Peter Crane

Peter Crane’s introduction to straight-line acceleration came in the early sixties when his interest in bikes led him to meet bike sprinter Bill Bragg. Teaming up with Bill he competed in sprints at Duxford and Ramsgate on his modified Triumph 500 street bike while Bill ran his Triumph “Yellow Peril”. In 1965 Peter emigrated to […]

Terry Gibbs

In 1973 Terry Gibbs bought a 1967 Chevy Corvette Roadster. This started a love affair with the American car scene, which his family still share today. But it was in 1976 that he purchased a 1969 Camaro, which was to be the first of many Camaros that would pass through his hands including ‘Black Magic’ […]

Brian Sparrow

Early drag racers will know the name Brian Sparrow, even though it may not be familiar to those who are relatively new to the sport. Through his efforts, Brian can rightly be regarded as one of the founding fathers of drag racing in this country. He is a true motor sport enthusiast in the broadest […]

Pete Davies

Pete Davies: Manufacturer of Puma Motor Cycle/Drag Race Components Pete was born in 1944 in Crick, Northamptonshire, where he still lives.  By his own admission he was not very clever at school until a new Head Teacher encouraged him to do art and handicrafts. This was when he discovered that working with his hands rather […]

Harlan Thompson

The World Series at Santa Pod in September 1980 saw the largest ever entry of nitro Funny Cars in one place outside the USA. Twenty teams from Sweden, Norway, America and the UK were there to qualify for a sixteen-car field including Don Prudhomme, Tom Hoover and Gene Snow, but when the smoke had cleared […]