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Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster

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Radio Luxembourg

208 Dragster

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This is actually last years 'Quartermaster' dragster, repainted and re-liveried in Radio Luxembourg 208 colours. The Quartermaster dragster was raced successfully by John Woolfe in the UK in 1970 and 1971. John Woolfe was a British racing driver, who specialised in sports car racing. He was killed as a result of crashing on the first lap of the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans race, an event which caused the traditional "Le Mans start" to be abolished the following year.

Quartermaster's power plant was the 354 inch Chrysler taken from Pete Millar's Crescent Coupe. The engine had been built by Sid Waterman in California. The car managed a best of 8.4 seconds at 193 mph before being destroyed in an accident in the shut-off area at Santa Pod. Following the demise of the Quartermaster rail at the end of 1970, the team produced an all new car for 1971. It was painted blue and yellow and sponsored by John Woolfe Racing and Mattel toys, it was known as the Hot Wheels car, which is why Corgi stuck with the old one I guess. (thanks to the accelerationarchive.co.uk)

The Radio Luxembourg version of the car was made from 1972 to 1977 and was always blue over yellow with Radio Luxembourg sponsorship stickers.

These are not easy to find so I have satisfied myself with this one from which all the decals have been removed by a previous owner.

Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170  
Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170  
Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170  
Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170 Radio Luxembourg 208 Dragster - 170  
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