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Last updated 06/11/16

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Next generation Firestorm's run at Shakespeare County Raceway

First Five Second Run

On Board Footage capturing the First Five Second Run

On Board Footage showing the view from the rear

 

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Firestorm Test Sessions

 

Santa Pod Raceway 22nd/23rd October 2016

Photographs courtesy of Ian Blackett of Blackett Photography

 

Shakespeare County Raceway 24th/25th September 2016

Onboard images courtesy of Dave Derry

 

Firestorm testing at York Raceway 28th/29th August 2016

Photographs courtesy of ADImages.co.uk

 

Shakespeare County Raceway 23rd/24th July 2016

Start line shot by

Jeni Long

Now thats a fireshow!

Photograph by Mike Burrowes

Launch on full afterburner

Photograph by Mike Burrowes

Result 207mph in 6.37 seconds

shut off at 1/8th mile!

Photograph by Mike Burrowes

SCR Firecrew always go out of their way to check out new cars and safety systems.

Photograph by Pat Salt

Spot the onboard grasshopper!

Ratchet straps are an instrument of the devil!!

Photograph by Jeni Long

End of a great day!

Photograph by Pat Salt 

 

York Raceway 2nd/3rd July 2016

Ready & waiting!

On track for the first time!Photograph by Ashley Dale

Nope - still no fireshow....

Photograph by Phil Evans

Just a smoke show for now!

Photograph by Richard Smith

And more smoke....

Photograph by Richard Smith 

Going into stage

Photograph by Phil Evans

Launch on full burner

Photograph by Phil Evans

Towing back down the track

Photograph by Phil Evans

 

I think these photo's truly sum up what was an awesome weekend.  It may have taken some time but it sure is worth it now!Firestorm's first appearance - testing at York Raceway 2nd/3rd July 2016

You can see the grin even inside his helmet!

Looking very pleased with himself, and rightly so.

Photo by Phil Evans

This says it all......

Photo by Phil Evans

Now time to celebrate

Photo by Phil Evans

Particularly with friends. 

 

We couldn't have done it without good friend John Hughes help.

 

First Firestorm Jet Funny Car - images 2010 and before

 

Firestorm Team at Santa Pod Raceway for the Main Event 2010

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Fund raising the Blackett way! Ian & Paula Blackett out and about selling the Firestorm mounted prints which they kindly donated to the cause!

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Firestorm raffle Winner! A very excited Lynn McNally who won the ride of a life time in Santa Podís two seat dragster!

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Roger doing one of his many interviews over the weekend with good friend and commentator at the Pod, Colin Theobald.

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Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway at the 2010 Easter Thunderball - Easter Sunday

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Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway at the 2010 Easter Thunderball - Easter Monday

Photographs courtesy of Ian Blackett - www.blackettphotography.com

 

Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway at the 2010 Easter Thunderball

Photographs courtesy of Ivan Samson and Rose Hughes - www.dragracingonline.co.uk

 

Firestorm at Hockenheim in Germany 2009

Photographs courtesy of Ivan Sansom

 

Firestorm at Mirecourt in France 2009

Photographs courtesy of Herve Franquin from www.invaderjetcar.com

 

Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway for the Easter Thunderball 2009

Photographs courtesy of Rose Hughes and Ivan Sansom

 

Firestorm testing at Santa Pod Raceway for the Main Event 2008

Photographs courtesy of Ian Blackett of blackettphotography.com

 

Santa Pod Raceway's Easter Thunderball 2008!

 

Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway for the Flame & Thunder 2007

Photographs courtesy of Ian Blackett of blackettphotography.com

 

Firestorm at York Dragway's UK Open Nationals 2007

Photographs courtesy of Richard Smith of richardsmith.fotopic.net

 

Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway for the Easter Thunderball 2007

Photograph by Rose Hughes Photograph by Ivan Sansom Photograph by Ivan Sansom

 

We Finally Made It ....

Recognise the dodgy looking couple on the right?

Firestormer's invade Blackout Racing!

 

Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway for the European Finals 2006

Photograph by Rose Hughes Photograph by Ivan Sansom Photograph by Ivan Sansom

 

Gothenburg Drag Racing Festival

Afternoon Tea outside TBDGIT.

Roj perfecting his TV interview skills!

Firestorm putting on its now famous Swedish Fireshow.

Firestorm outside the Gothenburg Opera House.

Photograph's courtesy of Bostic of www.blackout.nu

 

Shakespeare County Raceway 2006

Photograph's by Ivan Sansom & Rose.

 

Firestorm at Santa Pod Raceway for the Easter Thunderball 2006

Photograph by Dave Jones Photograph by Ivan Sansom Photograph by Tog

Firestorm's 2005 Season

Firestorm at York Dragway for the UK Northern Nationals

25th September 2005

Photograph's by Gary Milburn of Autoart-uk.com

 

Halloween Showdown, Shakespeare County Raceway

29th & 30th October 2005

Photograph's by Tog of Eurodragster.com

 

NSRA Hot Rod Drags, Shakespeare County Raceway

17th & 18th September 2005

Photograph's by Dave Derry

 

Northern Sportsman Nationals, York Raceway

17th July 2005

Photograph's by Gary Milburn of Autoart-uk.com
Not everyday can be a good hair day! Have ya lost something?

 

Nostalgia Nationals, Shakespeare County Raceway

3rd & 4th July 2005

Photograph's by Sharkman of Topendtales.com & Eurodragster.com

 

Shakespeare Nationals, Shakespeare County Raceway

18th & 19th June 2005

Photograph's by Sharkman of Topendtales.com & Eurodragster.com

 

Shakespeare County Raceway

Thank you to the Firestorm fan who left me this photograph at the last meeting!

 

MRC Rotorstock, Shakespeare County Raceway

29th & 30th May 2005

Photograph's by Andrew King

 

MRC Rotorstock, Shakespeare County Raceway

29th & 30th May 2005

Photograph's by Steve Davis

 

American Car World Nationals

14th & 15th May 2005

Photographs by Sharkman of Eurodragser.com and Topendtales.com!

 

Shakespeare County Raceway 2005

Photograph by Ivan Sansom

Firestorm's 2004 Season

Allstar Nationals, Shakespeare County Raceway

28th, 29th & 30th August 2004

Photograph by Roger Gorringe Firestorm's new 'Party Tent' Photograph by Sharkman

 

Power Nationals, Shakespeare County Raceway

19th & 20th June 2004

Photographs by Ivan Sansom

 

Excitement Nationals 2004

Shakespeare County Raceway

Photograph by Sharkman of Eurodragster.com

 

Street Fighter Spectacular and Super Street Shootout, York Dragway

11th & 12th April 2004

Photographs by Shez of Doncaster!

 

Xtreme Wheels Show, Alexandra Palace, London

14th & 15th February 2004

On show outside of Alexandra Palace with the biggest tractor ever!

On display in the hall at Alexandra Palance.

Roj being interview by John Price.

 


Firestorm's 2003 Season

Allstar Nationals, Shakespeare County Raceway

23rd, 24th & 25th August 2003

Above photographs by Ivan Sansom

Photographs by Tog of eurodragster.com

Ian, we knew ........

 

Jurby Drag Race, Isle of Man

19th & 20th July 2003

Isle of Man Courier

Isle of Man Independant

Firestorm makes the Headlines in the Isle of Man!

 

Firestorm at the Jurby Drag Race 2003

Fuel kindly sponsored for this event by Manx Petroleums

Firestorm on Douglas Prom, Isle of Man.

 

Jurby Drag Race, Isle of Man

19th & 20th July 2003

Flame Show at Jurby

'Now sit down, shut up and hold on!'

Now, who's for a Beer?

End of a brilliant weekend!

Tribute to Joey.

 

Shakespeare County Raceway 2003

Photograph by Ozzy Ewing

Photograph by Ivan Sansom

Photographs by Tog of Eurodragster.com

Excitement Nationals 2003

Photograph by Sharkman of Eurodragster.com

 


Firestorm's 2002 Season

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Above photographs taken by Tog of Eurodragster

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Firestorm captured by Ed O'Connell who came all the way from America to take the picture.

 


Memorable Photo's of 2001

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Here's good friend Ronnie Picardo.  He's driven everything from top fuel funny car's to wheelie Stingray to Jet Truck. Here's Ronnie partying at Shakespeare County Raceway and NO we have no idea how he got in that hole!  

(Maybe he's still there)!

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A big thank you to Firecrew Glen & Andy for watching over us many times in 2001.

 

These are the guys that make Dragracing the safe sport it is!

 

Shakespeare County Raceway

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Above photographs courtesy of Tog from eurodragster.com

Also taken at SCR this excellent picture was captured by Ivan Sansom

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Who ate all the pies?

Who ate all the pies????

Picture taken by Sharkman!

 


Firestorm's first season captured by Tog & Sharkman of Eurodragster.com

 

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Roger strapped in car ready for engine start

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The view from Firestorm's cockpit

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     Ian starting Firestorm's 10,000hp engine

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A small part of the pre-run fireshow!

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Full Power Launch

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Firestorm on a 250 mph shake down pass!

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Looking down the barrel!

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Helen, Roger & Ian 'A Proud & Delighted Team'

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Firestorm - One Helluva Car!