Monday, July 02, 2012

Allard Dragster roars to life

OK historians log these details in your book of legends. The date - Sunday July 1st. The place - the workshop at Andy Robinson Race Cars in the UK. The time - 2030 hrs local time. Those present - Andy Robinson, Bob Roberts, Martin Dunks and Brian Taylor. After a long day's work and fueled with methanol, Sydney Allard's 1961 Allard Chrysler dragster burst into life. The first time since 1964. The sight, sound and smell was amazing. Thanks to all those who have backed us and to an amazing team of people working on the car, we have brought drag racing history back to life. There is still plenty of work to do before Brian Golder's original restoration has been completed but nothing that will not wait until after Dragstalgia. We will be able to attend the Cacklefest Ball on the strip on Saturday evening on July 14th and during July 15th and for the first time since 1964 those attending will be able to see and hear the car that started it all in European drag racing terms. Make sure you are there. The start-up was recorded on video and we will release lots more info soon. How did I feel? Relieved, proud and so excited. I didn't sleep much last night just re-running that moment in my mind. Wow.

Dragstalgia, bring it on.

Brian Taylor