I blame it all on Don Garlits and Dean Moon, they visited the UK in the early 60's, I saw them demonstrate their dragsters at a Church Lawford sprint meeting put on by the Allard Car company, and I was hooked.
It all started back in 1965, myself, (Ray Archer) and a very good mate, Colin Shervington. We formed the 'Highwaymen Drag Raceing Team, the result - 'BlunderBus', a class CD dragster, (3 to 3.5 litre engines). That's a Jaguar 3.4 engine.
Pictures - Back in May 1967 - in the garage access road,
(middle of Rugby town centre), we didn't run the engine
long when the town was busy, but when we did, Oh what a
Colin became interested in another hobby, so we decided to sell the 'BlunderBus', less engine, as I had a need for it.
Go it alone.
So it's now 1971, it was one of the first rear engined rails in the UK, if my memory serves me well.
I can't remember the elapsed times or top speeds,
don't want too, it was not particularly fast, just damn
at the time, also a great bunch of blokes in the early
Link to a few more pictures of Blunder and Crabby - Dragsters2