Time Machine Racing are pleased to announce that for the 2003 season they will be campaigning a 1923 Model T Altered in the Competition Eliminator class. Delivery of the car was taken yesterday (6 January 2002), and it is currently being stripped down to a bare chassis, ready for Roy Wilding to update it to 2003 specs. It is fitted with a 305 ci small block Chevy, which will be recieving some trick parts and special treatment in order to meet the teams target of running an 8 second run this season.
Driving duties will be filled by Martin Gleadow, who has been around the sport since he was able to walk, but who has not yet had the chance to put a pass in on the quarter mile. Later in the year will hopefully see Adam Gleadow taking a turn behind the wheel, and so becoming the first UK Junior Drag Racer to step up into a full class. The team are also planning a visit to Sweden for the Veidic Drag Festival in Junly, the event which last year inspired the team to race in Competition Eliminator.
This project will see a return to Altereds for the Gleadow family, having previously campaigned a Rover V8 powered altered in the late 80's and early 90's which mannaged low 9 second runs on a single carb. The team had been considering various options for a return to racing during the three years Adam has been racing his Junior Dragster (which is now up for sale), and it was while looking at pictures of the Rover altered that they decided an altered was indeed the way to go. While the team are looking to be out for Easter, the are making no promises, instead wishing to concentrate on building a killer car ready for a full assault on Comp Eliminator in 2004. But that is not to say they won't be trying hard this year either!
More information is available on the team website, www.eurodragster.com/timemachineracing/