Some pics taken at the ELTA Big Go Drags in Sparta by Chris Howlett.
Dropped by to see Al Howlett this morning to show him the progress on his old dragster .. "Purple People Eater " ... for someone who's 86, Al still has a great memory for the history of this piece of vintage Canadian drag racing.
Outstanding weekend at the London Speed & Custom Show.....it was great to have Al Howlett (86) drop by to see his old dragster , the "Purple People Eater" he helped build in 1957 in Galt Ontario. Pretty special.
Day 2 with more awesome guests showing up at the London Speed & Custom Show...Andy Marsh the original driver (1957 - 1959) of the "Purple People Eater" dragster showed up today to take a look at his old rail job. Then the original members (3) of the Fergus Wheelers Car Club rolled in to see the dragster. They in around 1961 bought the original chassis from the "Purple Eater" for their flathead dragster build. Plus to top off a great day, even Hall of Fame dragster champion Scott Wilson and lovely wife Terry popped in to look the dragster over. Lots of great info and stories flying all morning....it was outstanding...big thanks to all.