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We are the Trashers, a Dutch Car Club. We build, modify, kustomize and drive all kinds of old vintage US cars. So what's the deal ? Well...since the 1920's speed addicts try to push their vehicles to the limits on salt flats and dry lake beds like El Mirage and Bonneville, USA. And that's exactly where we want to go too!
But...instead of using a high-dollar, computer-controlled car we like to break a land speed record like they did in the fifties, using a vintage flathead engine for power and the best possible body to put this in; an all aluminum fighter airplane droptank... Yes you heard it right ! We're planning to go to the salt lakes with our bellytank racer!!!
And that's where you as a reader come in. We sure could do with some funds!
So, if you like speed, vintage cars and share the same enthousiasm in breaking a speed record as we do...
Join in and make a donation to our bank number on the right. Or buy yourself a "Trash-Can" t-shirt or some cool stickers. We'll keep you informed about the progress of 'your' project!
Thanks for making our dream come true!!
Trashers Car Club

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Info about the tank:

Where does one find one of these bellytanks in the Netherlands?
Well, we actually found one in the free ads paper !

After dragging the 4,5 meters long 'drop' home it seemed in pretty good shape!
In the early days these 'bellytanks' were used for their perfect low drag and being leightweight you couldn't wish for anything better !

It was bolted underneath an F4 fighter plane in 1972 and dropped above sea somewhere when it was empty of gas

We cut it in half to see witch member would fit, Erwin didn't!

How it all started

We all have our own different ideas on how our perfect car would look like. Club-member Erwin for instance has had a weak spot for land-speed-racers since he first drove his home-build soap-box down a hill just 6 years old ! Now some 30+ years later Erwin wants to make his dream come true and convinced the rest of us to help alongon this crazy ride.