Clive Skilton is famous as a Top Fuel Dragster pilot, but like many other British racers of seventies, he also raced a funny car in order to run more often. One of Skilton's funny cars used in 1975/76 was a Cavalier Mk1 bodied car and was sponsored by Castrol and ran in their colours though it did run in plain black and red to start with. The car had six-second potential on the strip at Santa Pod. Clive moved to the U.S. full time in 1977, where he raced the NHRA Top Fuel tour and finished runner up to Shirley Muldowney at the NHRA Spring nationals. Today, Clive lives in California and runs a Jeep dealership. If anyone has any further information on this car the club would be very grateful to receive it.
The Cavalier Mk1 Dragster in the plain black and red colour scheme.
Cavalier Mk1 Dragster.
With thanks to Stephen Stringer for these two pictures.