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November 1983...the debut of the Houndog 'Vet
Alan Currans

Just about to go on one its first runs...at the top of the fire up road
Alan Currans

In the pits in Nov. 1983
Alan Currans

 


Another pit shot from Nov. 1983
Alan Currans

 


The Vet backs up after its burnout against Alan Reitmeister's dragster prior to the fateful race that took Alans life.
Easter 1984.

The Vet burns out

yet another 
with thanks to

 


Up close with the 'Vet
R Hayward

They were heavier than you thought...
R Hayward

(Good looking chap pushing the car next to Nobby is me!)

Ready to win...
Richard Cottingham
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Great B&W shot
Jez Batch

 


1984...a bit warmer in the pits
Alan Currans

 


1984...Cold Easter
Alan Currans

1985 ( with new trailer)

Alan Currans

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JWR Houndog...end of an era?
1986 / 7 at York Dragway

Darren West


Where's the chassis gone?
1986 /7 (as a guess) in JWR colours

Alan Currans
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1986/7  near the end of the saga...

Jez Batch

JWR Houndog in action

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Corvette on a charge in 1984

Nobby Hills

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Corvette on a demo at Aintree in 1988

Nobby Hills

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Another of the Corvette on a demo at Aintree in 1988

Nobby Hills

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1988 Corvette paint scheme

Nobby Hills
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Berretta bodied F/C in 1989, probably only ran a couple of times before Nobby "retired" from the sport; Steve Read and then Norm Wilding took over the running of the car.

Nobby Hills

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 1986/7 period, pit shot

Nobby Hills

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 York, I believe in JWR colours...86 / 87

Nobby Hills

 

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Launch on its way to becoming the first European 5 Second Funny Car, 
driver Alan Bates


Nobby Hills
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Remember these types of burnouts ?

Nobby Hills

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1987 Motor with twin everything...

Nobby Hills

Backing up, before what we believe was the first 5 second run, Alan Bates on board.

Darren West

 


 

Superb low down shot of the 'vet

Peter Donaldson



Another great shot of the 'vet

Peter Donaldson



The 'vet on a run

Peter Donaldson



The 'vet in the pits

Peter Donaldson

Houndog 11 and in foreground the old 'Dog 9

Peter Donaldson

Alan Bates at the wheel of Houndog 11

Peter Donaldson

Alan Bates burning the hides

Peter Donaldson