Register now to get rid of these ads!
  1. NEW JALOPY JOURNAL & H.A.M.B. MERCH!
    Hey fellas, we've just re-stocked the store with a couple of great new t-shirts, an incredible jersey, and just about the best damned ball cap ever made. Put it all in your wardrobe and you'll be the sharpest dressed man in the pits - that's a promise!

    Anyway, to check it all out just CLICK HERE!

    (To get rid of this notification, just click the little grey 'x' located in the top right hand corner of this notification box.)

Sydney Allard's Dragster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,587

    Jive-Bomber
    MODERATOR
    from Moraga, Ca

  2. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,717

    Weasel
    Member

  3. funnycar
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 49

    funnycar
    Member

    I'm sorry, Jive-Bomber, but you're wrong about the "sole" dragster built in Europe.
    In 1967 the "DRAGoon's CLAN", the first italian hot rod Club etablished in Europe (November 11, 1966) built "DRAGone", sponsored by CALTEX, WEBER, SAFFA, POLISTIL and maybe someone else, a "rear-engine dragster" presented at Autodromo Internationale di Monza in September of 1967, before the start of Gran Premio d'Italia.
    I'm unable (sorry again) to post some picture but if you are so kind to give me your E-mail, i can provide atachemets suitable to be published.
    More: in the Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum, you'll find a little model of the car I gave to Big Daddy in February 2008.
    Thank you!
     
  4. Fatbrosracing
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 135

    Fatbrosracing
    Member
    from Australia

    As it sits now in the National Motor Museum in the U.K.
     

    Attached Files:

    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. The website hasn't been updated in a couple of years and I didn't dig deeper.

    From the website...
    "2011 will be the car’s 50th birthday and plans are being made for the car to visit the USA and attend Bakersfield as well as be on display at the NHRA museum."

    Did this happen?

     
  6. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,587

    Jive-Bomber
    MODERATOR
    from Moraga, Ca

    You may have read my words wrong- I said the "first" purpose-build dragster in Europe, not the "sole" or only one:

    "In 1960 Allard decided to build Britain’s (and actually all of Europe’s) first true dragster."
     
  7. Pretty amazing..I knew the name but not the history. Thanks.
     
  8. History, Gotta love it. What a slick looking ride for sure. Tons of beauty :)Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. jdustu
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 720

    jdustu
    Member

    Funny how timing works....I was just in Ron Fournier's shop today, he was giving me a bit of a history lesson on Allard as he's restoring one of the original sport cars. Pretty cool.
     
  10. 8 fucking replies? This thread rocks as much as jays last one. I do think the Allard dragster is ugly since the first time I saw a picture 30?40? years ago..............but IT IS A MILESTONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. CanUFelix
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 477

    CanUFelix
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from venice CA

    There's something weirdly British about old sidney (I assume that's who it is) sitting in that thing in a suit and tie whilst it belches exhaust out of he zoomies. Pure Monty python.....great bit of history from my homeland Jay. Thanks

    Felix
     
  12. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 11,998

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Ugly?????...
    I think it looks slick! :)
     
  13. englishhemi32
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
    Posts: 78

    englishhemi32
    Member

    one of the allard dragon dragsters is still being raced now, has a very simular blown 4 cylinder engine like the one used in the video, usually turns up at the hot rod drags in september, gonna hunt for a picture now..
     
  14. englishhemi32
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
    Posts: 78

    englishhemi32
    Member

    found it!
     

    Attached Files:

  15. MUNDSTER
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 208

    MUNDSTER
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I really enjoy all the old drag stuff. I love old film clips from hot rodding's past, and what a gorgeous suprise at the end. I am just as happy to see all the stuff in the back ground of vintage race films or movies. Also I have a friend with the last name Allard, who turned me on to the marque. No relation, he just became interested by the name. Thanks for the post.
     
  16. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,509

    flamingokid
    Member

    Personally,I think it looks pretty darn sexy.Kind of reminds me of a Dan Gurney Eagle transformed into a dragster.
     
  17. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,896

    moefuzz
    Member

    Just caught this thread and have to say how cool is it that the driver held the camera with one hand and wrangled the dragster down the track and that this film still exists,

    Thank you Jive Bomber and Thank you HAMB for bring us this.

    moe
     
  18. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 2,923

    autobilly
    Member

    That's a good size SU!
     
  19. reefer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2001
    Posts: 609

    reefer
    Member

  20. Fugly Too
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
    Posts: 255

    Fugly Too
    Member

    Kinda looks like a Ken Fuller copy. No disrespect, just thinking out loud.
     
  21. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,037

    JEM
    Member

    "This one-and-a-half-liter midget compares very favorably with the seven-liter American giants"

    - from the video embedded at the first link.
     
  22. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,037

    JEM
    Member

    It is pretty attractive, and anything with a front-mount blower gets props as far as I'm concerned.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.