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Whistlin' Jack Smith >> Photos >> John Christie & Pink Hot Rods


National Hot Rod World Champion John Christie is noted as one of the fastest guys on four wheels around our raceways, well, soon we’ll see how good he is on two, with pedal power! John, and members of his regular racing crew have been training with four new bikes “At about £200 each, plus a few puncture kits!” which will carry the team in relays from John’s hometown near Crumlin, N.Ireland via the Belfast ferry to Birkenhead on Merseyside, and then it’s pedals all the way to Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, in time for the 2014 World title race at SpedeWeekend. The car will, of course, arrive by more conventional means, and just in case the planned two days travel goes into extra time, there will be a support vehicle shadowing the bikes. The riders, as well as John himself, will be Michael McCambridge, Mark Davidson, Jonny McCoy, Paul Magee, Jim Brennan and father Trevor, and Roy Brown. This charity fund raising effort is on behalf of Action Cancer. The charity is particularly dear to the Christie Crew, as Trevor Brennan’s wife Heather is currently in recovery, while Roy Brown’s daughter is undergoing treatment currently.

As well as the ride itself, there will be pink t-shirts available at the World Final, and John will auctioning part of the car – the roof panel; painted for World, National, Irish Open and European Championships and will be autographed by all the drivers in the race. This could be one of the most significant items of Hot Rod memorabilia ever.

Funds are already being collected and you can help too by donating at www.justgiving.com/962 and support Action Cancer.

- Click on image to see larger version of photo to see the boys and girls that have raced in pink.

Thanks to Laura Dewar, John Christie, Frank Love - Retrostox, Top Banana Photography and Keith Duke for their photos.
Spedeweekend 2014

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