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Old 08-01-2006, 01:36 AM   #1
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Blighline Racing

Has anybody got any history on the cat "Blighline", how did it run? etc
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Old 08-01-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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It won the '86 worlds on Guernsey as 'NZ-1', then became Blighline.

There is a thread with some old pics, including one of 'Blighline', you can see it here:

http://www.boatmad.com/forum/showthr...&threadid=4356

tis as rotten as a pear now.
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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anybody got any pics of it as it is now
if i remember right it was as lite as could be for the class, reason it went so quick
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:18 PM   #4
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Uncle bought it with no engines approx 6 or 7 years ago and had it re-painted, was left round the back of a garage after dad stopped working there, probably broken up for firewood now!!
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:40 AM   #5
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Believe it went upto the museum being set-up near Blackpool. Thet also have the 'Saken not Stirred' 2 litre Wright cat and the Mercury racing Forgecraft.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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does this museum have a web page?
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:24 AM   #7
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It was for sale just a couple of years ago, sat round at Clive Bakers house. I think Howard Wretham was involved with the sale.

I guess it could'a been longer than a couple of years, as time does fly eh!
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