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  • #9247
    anonymous
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    Hi, I was searching the UK site the Acceleration Archive. And came across 6 pictures by Rickard Eklund . Here’s the text that go’s with them. These six pictures were sent in by Rickard Eklund and show work in progress on the restoration of his friend’s ’57 Chevy.
    So what? I hear you ask.
    Well this car is actually Super Pumpkin and the plan is to restore it to its original condition.
    Click here to see a picture of the car as it once was, as you can see they have quite a bit of work on their hands!








    The last picture is from the Alan Currans collection at the Acceleration Archive. Notice the Super Pumpkin is parked next to the former Brooklyn Heavy Dodge Challenger which was renamed London Heavy. Heavy’s pro stock Duster also ended up in the UK at the same time.
    Here’s the link for the Acceleration Archivehttp://theaccelerationarchive.co.uk/site_map.html

    #15684
    dino
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    as Video Bob would say …”Holy Hockey Puck!’ I will Get in touch with these ‘blokes’, henceforth ,to get on the forum and will supply them with some of our Archived photos ….Blimey … good show mates !!

    #15686
    billy-casey
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    WOW… i can’t believe thats my old car … i’ve wondered for years what ever happened to it…i wish i knew how to get a hold of the guy that owns it now … i could help him out … i still remember alot about the car ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Billy

    #15690
    anthony-r-terenzio
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    quote Billy Casey:

    WOW… i can’t believe thats my old car … i’ve wondered for year what ever happened to it…i wish i knew how to get a hold of the guy that owns it now … i could help him out … i still remember alot about the car ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Billy

    Billy that do’nt look like your old car the black car in the pic’s has the rear insert and the two pice trim over the rear tire. but you should know better than anyone.

    #15691
    dino
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    E-mailed dragfarout…he said Its for real…second owner over there, painted it black …BUT look underneath …it’s orange..they must have added the trim . He’s going to track down the guy restoring it…new DoverCSI operative.

    #15696
    vbob
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    Hey
    HOLLY HOCKEY PUCK !!
    BILLY,GET SOME EUROS TOGETHER AND GET YOU ASS OVER THERE!!!!
    COME ON ODFS LETS GET THESE TWO BACK TOGETHER!!!!!
    Pierce Bronson owes me for taking my girlfriend!!
    Borrow an C1A from Stewart AFB in Newburgh and get over there roll her up inside and bring her back home where she belongs!!
    Coould drop her off at Green airport in R.I. Billy !!!
    Save you the ride to N.Y.!!

    ‘V’

    #15765
    anonymous
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    Hi guys..New guy here from the UK.
    I was crew man on ‘Super Pumpkin’ for some of it’s time racing in the UK. My friends Pete and Maggie Devlin owned the car and it ran in the modified class over here. I have a lot of history and many fantastic memories of our times with it and my biggest regret in life is not buying it when I had the chance to. It actually feels quite strange having the opportunity of talking to Bill Casey about his car which had such a huge impact on me and certainly left it’s mark.
    I am in touch with the guys in Sweden who have it now and they have been restoring it to it’s 1976 condition using my photos as a helping hand. I’m very enthusiastic about seeing the car again when it is finished.
    Would you like me to put some of the history down here?


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    #15766
    anonymous
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    1976 at Snetterton UK.
    Hard to explain how much the car means to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    …Hey Plump!…Dino here: Doctored up the photo for the guys ! e-mail if ya like and I’ll edit / post [edit-dino]


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    #15768
    patina
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    WOW !!! Talk about history, world travel, intrigue, twists and turns. This is a book in the making. Steve welcome aboard, I can understand how much the car means to you, I’m lucky to have gotten a car that I use to crew with at Dover and am trying to get it back on the track. A lot of friends helped me to get it and they are no longer with us, so its even more important I finish it while the ones left are alive to see it. Again Welcome.

    Pat

    #15770
    vbob
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    Hey

    Man,I thought we got a lot on snow,that last pic says it all!!

    ‘V’

    #15772
    anonymous
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    Sorry about that pic! It’s the way I scanned it incorrectly. You need to pull the slider down to view….. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    ………………………I fixed ! [edit-dino]

    #15775
    dino
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    Don’t miss the “plump-mans” info, he wrote in “New Guys” too !

    #15776
    anonymous
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    Thanks Dino. Before the car left England it also raced under the name of ‘Hellraiser’…..

    Two pics here .


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    #15778
    dino
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    Well..Casey was and still is ! He’ll be here soon …What ’til he sees all this !

    #15781
    anonymous
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    HI , Glad I was able to get everybody together. this is definitely a story for a magazine. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks to the forum at UK Drag Racing Nostalgia Website which is a very cool website .http://www.ukdrn.co.uk/
    Here are 3 more pictures I found.
    The first one was taken at Blackbushe August ’74
    The Super Pumpkin parked behind the Ex Brooklyn Heavy Dodge Challenger Photo courtesy of (Nick Pettittโ€™s Photo Galleries)

    1977 — Pete Devlin took Best Competition Car Award for the imported โ€œSuper Pumpkinโ€ (Dave Elden pic)

    SANTA POD APRIL 1982 Easter Internationals-Dave Mingay was out in the ex-Super Pumpkin 427 ’57 Chevy
    Photo curtesy of (Nick Pettittโ€™s Photo Galleries)

    Nick Pettitt’s cool shots are part of the Time Travel Dvd’s British Drag Racing & Hot Rodding History website http://www.timetraveldvds.co.uk/index.html

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