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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

Friday, September 24, 2010

wanted: wheels

For our rear axle, we need two steel wheels in 15" diameter with a 5 on 5,5" bolt pattern. Preferably narrow, like 4" or 4,5" wide. These are early ('40s / '50s) Ford wheels, also found on the F1 and F100 pickups.
Other sizes, makes and models can be looked at too, just show us what you've got.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Trash-Can magazine feature; Auto Motor Klassiek

We'd like to thank Auto Motor Klassiek (Classic Car & Bike) magazine for the article on our Trash-Can bellytank landspeed racing project. Here's a sneak preview but you'll need to buy the magazine to actually be able to read it. Look for the September issue in stores as of yesterday.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The apearrance of our Bellytank story in a Dutch Classic Car magazine called 'Auto Motor Klassiek' sure catches attention. We get numerous emails from people who never believed a team of Dutch guys were preparing to break a Landspeed Record. These pics were send to us by Menno who just returned from Speedweek, still shaking the holy salt out of his shoes ! By the looks of the pictures he had a blast overthere, thanks for the pics and kind words Menno ! It's these things that keeps us motivated !

Salty white shirts; get'm while they still last !

We managed to book supermodel E. to show you our salty white shirts. To avoid any diet-issues they are only in L, with small logo on the chest, big logo on the back, both in fierce green !
Cost: a measly 15 euro; with free shipping in the Netherlands ! Outside NL, please ask !

Drop us an email if you'd like to dress like a hero, and take part in this excellent adventure !

Thanx !

Quickchange finds it's way down there!

That Rodsville quick change we scored at the Hayride in the UK quickly (pardon the pun) found it's way between the 70 year old Ford axlebells, and onto our welding table. Now we have to score the parts that need to go in it ! Lower shaft, yoke, rear cover, gears, bearings, gaskets...

If this looks like a request for a friendly is !