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Pac NW Drag Racers - Recognize this Anglia?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Racer83, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Racer83
    Joined: Mar 26, 2013
    Posts: 8

    from SoCal

    I'm wondering if anyone may recognize this Anglia? We recently purchased the car from a guy in southern Oregon, and the car had spent its whole life in that area. He owned it for around 10 years but never really did anything with it, and previously, according to his word, the car was built and last raced in the 1970's, was candy apple red, and Twig Zielger had some kind of involvement in it.

    This is a very unique car, as it is not a left hand steer door car; it's a flip top, center steer, altered, with a torsion bar front end and ladder bar back end with a 9' floater. You can tell the cage has been updated and is fairly new, but otherwise, again according to the seller, this is the exact chassis and configuration the car has been in its whole life.

    If anyone recognizes this car, has pictures of it, etc., I'd sure like to hear about it.


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    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,059

    from OHIO

    Don't know anything about it.... But it's badass.
  3. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,340


    seems like it was on ebay a while back...early 00's. seems like it was done by the same guy that did the green flip thames that surfaced in the early 00's.
  4. Blown Red Ram
    Joined: Jul 1, 2011
    Posts: 27

    Blown Red Ram
    from Kelso,Wa.

    Twig Ziegler has a transmission shop in Pendlton Ore. You could call him and ask. He's a good guy to talk with.

  5. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,389

    from Wa.St.

    Here's a bump for a nice Anglia............................
  6. Racer83
    Joined: Mar 26, 2013
    Posts: 8

    from SoCal

    Thanks for the responses, guys.

    Another name given of a guy who might have been involved with the car was Harold something or other, Catch (sp?) maybe?

    Yes, eBay is where we found the car a few months back.
  7. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,668


    Not familiar with this one (great car!), but I'll ask around. I thought I knew of every Anglia in the Northwest, but this one broadsided me. Congrats on a killer score!

    Have you contacted Bucky Austin, or Marty Strode (he's a HAMBer). They know everything about everything!
  8. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,003

    Marty Strode

    It could have belonged to Harold Ketch, Harold built chassis in Portland. His company was "Custom Chassis". He was a great fabricator and a nice guy, he passed away over 10 years ago. BTW he did race an Anglia in the early 70's.
  9. Racer83
    Joined: Mar 26, 2013
    Posts: 8

    from SoCal

    Ok, Harold Ketch, that is obviously the guy, thanks Marty Strode! Are there any good websites out there of Oregon/Washington drag racing from that era where I might get lucky and find a pic?
  10. onefaststude
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 19


    Or Bob Gibson from Salem who built, owned, and drove a Killer A/GS Thames with independent front Suspension in about 1970.
    Bob also built the Bryson and Bryson 33 Willy's A/GS (later named the Bryson and Ziegler A/GS, and then the Bryson and Gibson A/GS).
    Bob also built a Maverick gasser with a SOHC injected 427 Ford which to the best of my knowledge never ran.
    He is (or was?) one hell of a craftsman and the first fabricator I ever met who was smart enough to say: "give me the money first, and I will build it".
    That got rid of most racers who by nature are somewhat "flakey" if you get my drift. Bob
  11. voodoo1
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 452


  12. Project Paladin
    Joined: Nov 10, 2012
    Posts: 229

    Project Paladin

    Try posting over on lots of the old gasser madness guys there. Bitching car
  13. Racer83: The original owner is Tom Griffin, from Gresham Oregon..
    He said if you want more info on the car call him.
    Send me a PM and I will give you his Phone#
  14. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,703

    1. a veteran died today

    Jack Corley from Gresham, knows a lotta stuff, might even have pictures of Tom's car.

    Marty, who I never met, Is certainly correct about Harold being a great guy,,he checked out way too young,,

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