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2004 Short Circuit Magazine July


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The Stimsons – A Fully Functional Family
National Hot Rod followers have become used to seeing the Randall Motor Sport/Toovey Engines 271 cars of Neil Stimson around the tracks in the four or so years he has been in the top oval saloon class. In fact, he’s been seen over a wider area than many, doing last winter’s South African tour, and actually enjoying racing at Wimbledon – a track many of his contemporaries won’t run – even in the adverse conditions out of the main racing season. By Paul Huggett.

World Final Snippets
Some last minute news on the drivers in the 2004 National Hot Rod World Championship. By Matthew Bull including all photos from press day.

Two Kews and a Few Two’s
With the number of cars running in Spedeworth’s home grown Hot Rod formula seemingly increasing by the day, we decided it was time to take a closer look at some of the cars and stars, and this was duly arranged in the run-up to the World Final, after father and son team Chris and Jason Kew offered us a chance to try their cars, which was arranged for Swaffham Raceway (a regular stop for the class and always accommodating for test and practice sessions). By Malcolm Foskett.

Stainless Simpson
Malcolm Foskett carries out an expert blag to get a sweeter sounding (and faster running) National Hot Rod – we visit Matt Simpson’s exhaust emporium. (Pictures Dave Smith).

World Record Midget Crowd
Although Midget car racing is accepted as being very much a sport centred on the USA, Australia and New Zealand, a British track which staged only one meeting, is claimed to have attracted the sport’s biggest ever crowd.
By John Hyam.

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Weight 210 g
Dimensions 210 × 297 mm