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A selection of cars - in no particular order - that currently carry the Bristol Hotrods badge.

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Pete Moore's Ford Popular 'Ute' (pickup)

Pete Moore's newly finished Ford Pop Ute made it's show debut at the 2007 NSRA Billing Fun Run, where it received a 'Top Ten' award.
To give it it's full description, the 'Ute' is an Australian Ford Popular Coupe Utility.

The Ute features an owner-built chassis, fitted with Wisbech suspension, and a Chassisworks Diamond case rear axle, all rolling on Radir Tri Ribb III wheels.
Motive power is a 383ci Chevy V8, rated at 348 BHP, coupled to a Tremec TKO 5-speed gearbox via a Weber HD clutch.


Ute was featured in the November 2007 issue of Custom Car magazine.

Colin Fox's '34 Ford Coupe

(has a new home in the Channel Islands)

The 1934 Ford 3 window coupe has a chopped Rodline body mounted to a Rodline steel box section chassis.
Engine is a Chevrolet 350 overbored to 355 ci, fitted with a polished Weiand 6-71 supercharger, fed by Holley carbs via a BDS bugcatcher scoop.
Other goodies include an Edelbrock cam, Yella Terra roller rockers and a Crower stud girdle. Chrome headers are by Hooker. Transmission is through a Fred Whittle built Chevrolet TH350 with B&M Megashifter.
Rear Axle is a four bar linked Jaguar MK2 'live' axle with outboard disc brakes, mounted with 15" steel rims with 31 x 10.5 General Hydro 2000 tyres. Ford 13" steel rims with 165 R13 tyres support the front end.
Interior has a Rodline fibreglass headliner moulding with overhead switch panel, and a set of Moon gauges set in a So-Cal '32 turned ali dash panel. Best quarter mile time so far is 14.0 secs.

John & Lesley Cable's Fordson

John & Lesley's 1953 Fordson (or Thames panel van) was originally built as a hotrod in 1984 by Geoff Kremer. To achieve the ultra low stance, ten inches was chopped from the bottom of the body. The body was then channeled a further six inches over the chassis, making it only 50 inches tall.
The 2 litre Dolomite Sprint engine, built by Jigsaw Racing, has +30 thou JE racing pistons, a 16 valve full race head, and racing pumps, with everything lightened and balanced. Fuel is fed through twin 45 Weber carbs, supplemented by a 100bhp Nitrous Oxide fogger direct injection kit, all ignited by a MSD 6-way electronic ignition. Transmission is via a full race 4-speed manual box with competition clutch.
Space frame construction results in a strong but light chassis, with the car weighing just 780kg ready to race. Custom made front suspension is fully adjustable, and the rose jointed rear carries a Dolomite Sprint axle with Quaife limited slip diff transmission. John's best quarter mile time to date is 12.97 seconds at 105mph, achieved at the 2007 Hot Rod Drags.
Wheels are Image billet split rims; paint is Bentley black metallic with a touch of flake. The 'real' flames were applied using nine colours of pearl by John Hooper of Killer Paint in Dawlish (
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