British artist Paul Whitehouse has been a long-time supporter of the Allard Chrysler restoration project, donating several original paintings for auction. When he heard that we needed to obtain additional parts plus the services of other facilities for the engine rebuild he was straight on the telephone and donated his fabulous painting of Rat Trap and Pure Hell at Dragstalgia. Signed by Ron Hope, Brian Hope and Rich Guaso, what a great souvenir it is of a truly amazing event.
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Today we got a taste of what we’ve been looking forward to ever since it was announced months ago and that was when the fuel altered’s of Rat Trap and Pure Hell from the USA took to the Santa Pod blacktop for a couple of checkout pass and didn’t disappoint.
Both cars sounded awesome on the burnouts and weaved
down the 1320 with Brian Hope in Pure Hell clocking 204mph and that’s just in practice.
This meeting has the feel of the “Old Days” we talk about so much with that added American ingredient that we love and remember so get to Santa Pod tomorrow and experience this for yourself because it’s gonna be great