Tuesday, March 20, 2007


His name is Charlie Stanton, and he's in his hand-built trolley "Red Lightning". He is 86 and is a former F1 mechanic. The local paper, Leader, told us he built 5 successful racing car in his life, one of which had a New Zealand Land Speed Record for 12 years in 1950s and 1960s, with an aircraft engine... What a fantastic guy!

The picture on the left picture was taken just after his run, being interviewed by, I assume, the Leader.

This is the end of series forks.


  1. Very neat photos. We call them soap box racers. I think that is the name.

  2. Oh wow Ben, this is fun!
    Very impressive too. I don't think I'd be brave enough to try one of those human bombs!

  3. Fun series Ben and this last gentleman is quite amazing.

  4. I couldn't believe his age is 86, he looked at least 15 years younger than that.
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting to the series. It was fun.


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