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Re: Detroit Devil 15 Apr 2014 21:33 #140890

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Cool video Swishy, legendary stuff there.
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Re: Detroit Devil 16 Apr 2014 06:12 #140891

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I read a story many years ago ( I think it was in Truck and Bus?) about some crazy old dude in Victoria who strapped a jet engine onto the back of a 1950s Atkinson to try and set a land speed record. The end result was a spectacular crash that killed him on a trial run. This was before Waltzing Matilda, anybody know of this one?

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Re: Detroit Devil 16 Apr 2014 07:14 #140892

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Yep ... Seen photos too ... Just can't remember where .... Was it an Atki ... Or Foden ?
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Re: Detroit Devil 16 Apr 2014 10:34 #140893

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Scrounged off the net jist 4 U

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Re: Detroit Devil 16 Apr 2014 21:07 #140894

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Thanks for posting that Swishy! Another fast truck I remember came to Townsville dragstrip in the late 70s or early 80s was a W model called "Son of Satan" or something similar. Frank Gaffiero in the Bandag Bullet (the Road Expeditor version) and Billy Gordon in the Mean Machine were booked to match race at a highly publicised truck drag meeting, and this W model appeared (allegedly uninvited from WA) and blew the doors off both of them. Apparently they were a bit put out as they were vying for the title of Australia's quickest truck. We heard the W model then headed back to WA on a float and was destroyed in a fire on the way home.From memory it was running low 14s, with Frank running low 15s and Billy running high 15s, pretty awesome for a B model!

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Re: Detroit Devil 18 Apr 2014 11:09 #140895

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Knew I found a photo of it some where .... Not my photo .... Found in the net
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Re: Detroit Devil 18 Apr 2014 12:48 #140896

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Thanks for posting that Swishy! Another fast truck I remember came to Townsville dragstrip in the late 70s or early 80s was a W model called "Son of Satan" or something similar. Frank Gaffiero in the Bandag Bullet (the Road Expeditor version) and Billy Gordon in the Mean Machine were booked to match race at a highly publicised truck drag meeting, and this W model appeared (allegedly uninvited from WA) and blew the doors off both of them. Apparently they were a bit put out as they were vying for the title of Australia's quickest truck. We heard the W model then headed back to WA on a float and was destroyed in a fire on the way home.From memory it was running low 14s, with Frank running low 15s and Billy running high 15s, pretty awesome for a B model!


Didn't Billy Gordon have an 871 or 892 in that B model?
I'm thinking it was green and 892 but I could be wrong.. :)

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Re: Detroit Devil 18 Apr 2014 14:23 #140897

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Yep, I'm pretty sure it was an 8v71 at about 600hp. I think it was green when he was working it, but was painted metalflake purple as a race only truck. I remember seeing him unhook a trailer outside the Norgate servo in Townsville, do a ubolt, head into town laying rubber for about 50m up the road. Late 70's awesome stuff!

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Re: Detroit Devil 19 Apr 2014 08:23 #140898

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Yep 8 71 with a quad box fantastic to watch Bill yankin' on them sticks
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Re: Detroit Devil 19 Apr 2014 08:32 #140899

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Surfers Paradise late 70s
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