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Russ Carpenter Update ~ 11.08.15

It’s time for another Russ Carpenter update!

See our last update post by clicking here or read more of the cars back story here!

We thought we’d update you on the Russ Carpenter Racing Car, where it’s been and where it’s going!

We had cacklefested the car at the Hot Rod and Custom day at Beaulieu so the car needed some essential maintenance doing before we went away to race. All seemed fine and we went to Santa Pod with high hopes for a good weekend. Unfortunately when driven under load the car wasn’t performing’

‘After a lot of diagnosis and fault finding we deemed the old 35 year old magneto ignition system was failing so we’ve sent it away to the US to be remanufactured. We did however manage to partake in the annual evening cacklefest at the event’

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‘In August we have 4 large events we are attending over 3 weekends.

– 16th of August we are one of the main attractions at this years Cranleigh Classic Car show having been asked to do an arena demonstration of the car. We plan to cacklefest the car infront of the press and show goers.
– August 22nd is the 5th Annual Camberley Car Show in the heart of Camberley. With over 10000 attending last year its sure to be another busy day this year.
– August 29th and 30th we are on static display at the Wings and Wheels Show at Dunsfold Aerodrome.
– August 31st we have been invited as guests of honour to the Victory Wheelers’ Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

– Andrew Carpenter

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Russ Carpenter Classic Car Update ~ 19.05.15

Russ Carpenter Racing ~ this car is a special one for us, and many others in the area. ‘Construction of the car was started in 1970 (first raced in March 1972), although it has been updated several times throughout the years

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‘The car is one of the most successful dragsters in Europe and quite often races in the 6 litre category with fair success. The car has featured in several cinema films, adverts and pop videos, photos of the car have also been used on sleeves of LP records’ (snippets taken from their Facebook page)

We will be posting regular updates on what the car and its team are up to! The car is currently on show at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Andrew Carpenter went to chat to Doug Hill, the museums manager and chief engineer. He showed Andrew around the workshops at some amazing machinery and he met some of the staff who will be looking after the car. (Picture below)

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You can keep up to date with the car and the latest news here