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Author Topic: Not much at Bonneville this year, how about some Pendine photos?  (Read 2517 times)
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« on: December 28, 2014, 01:45:20 AM »

As there wasn't a huge amount of action at Bonneville this year (not of the racing kind anyway) and very few photos to look at, how about some shots from the Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races in the UK?

Not exactly high speed compared to B'ville, but some very cool stuff to look at.

http://the-rumbler.com/wordpress/pendine-sands-hot-rod-races-2014/
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 06:57:00 AM »

What a fun bunch of pictures. Thanks Brootal!  cheers cheers cheers

It looked like a great event.

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 09:52:24 AM »

Awesome!
I liked car #302 and the Escort Mexico (bought a new one while stationed in England in '74. Loved that car.)
Was that a Lancia Stratos ?  shocked
Lots of history in that place.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 10:19:47 AM »


Lots of history in that place.

Absolutely.  For Great Britain, Pendine was ground zero for record attempts.

On a note dear to my heart, MG established records at Pendine in the early 1930's.

I realize this is a club event with membership required to run, but I would dearly love to put the Midget on the sands. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 11:20:44 AM »

At last -- there are some C/AIR cars competing as they should!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 11:58:20 AM »

Here's a video of John Renwick at Pendine in 2013. I think he was there this year too but I can't find a video.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 11:22:01 PM »

Now that was cool.  Thanks for sharing!  cheers
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2014, 02:37:34 AM »


Lots of history in that place.

Absolutely.  For Great Britain, Pendine was ground zero for record attempts.

On a note dear to my heart, MG established records at Pendine in the early 1930's.

I realize this is a club event with membership required to run, but I would dearly love to put the Midget on the sands. 


That definitely won't happen at a VHRA meet. Cars need to be pre-'49 AND of US origin. Kind of funny, a Yank driving a Pommy car is OK in the US, but not in the UK. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2014, 07:10:53 AM »

Pendine Sands eventually became the beach of choice in the 20's (and since for some) but World speed records were set at Southport (Lancashire cost) and Saltburn (Yorkshire coast) and a few other beaches became locations for speed trials (Filey).

Whilst an MG is British and not old enough for the VHRA ...... the Straightliners Events/UK Timing Association have a Pendine records meeting on their 2015 calendar.  Dates 21 to 24 May.  Sands may be hard and smooth for the meeting. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 01:08:04 AM »

Thanks for posting- what a great bunch of hot rods!
There's an engine photo on the third page of a blown Chrysler hemi- I've never seen a blower mounted so far forward. It makes me wonder how the crank snout can survive. It also must really starve the rear cylinders, especially since the helix of the rotors tends to move air toward the front.
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 02:55:45 AM »

Thanks for posting- what a great bunch of hot rods!
There's an engine photo on the third page of a blown Chrysler hemi- I've never seen a blower mounted so far forward. It makes me wonder how the crank snout can survive. It also must really starve the rear cylinders, especially since the helix of the rotors tends to move air toward the front.

If you're talking about the one in the Alchemist gasser, it seems to be surviving just fine. That car has been around quite a while and runs pretty hard. It could just be the angle of the photo as well.
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