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Noel Inman's 1922 Model T wins Boostane Outlaw Blown - Drag Challenge Weekend 2018

By Iain Kelly | Photos: Nathan Jacobs, 25 Apr 2018 Drag Challenge

Noel Inman’s ’22 Ford T-model edges out Canberra’s Greg Mason in his sweet turquoise El Camino to take out the Boostane Outlaw Blown class at Drag Challenge Weekend

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The Boostane Outlaw Blown class saw a pair of nitrous-huffing Drag Challenge veterans fighting for the win, with Noel Inman’s’22 Ford T-model edging out Canberra’s Greg Mason in his sweet turquoise El Camino.

Model TNoel’s Ford actually uses a fibreglass body sitting on a modified Model A chassis, with a gassed-up 302ci Ford feeding a built C4 transmission and an E-Type Jag independent rear end that’s been beefed up with custom-built 32-spline driveshafts.

Noel was somewhat disappointed with his initial 10.8-second pass – not because it was particularly slow, but because the car didn’t wheelie high enough for the fans.

Noel Inman's Model T“I went in Boostane Outlaw Blown this time because I thought that with slicks I’d be able to get the wheels up easier!” he laughed. “I’ll have fun until I get kicked off the track and then I’ll go to the next one and do the same.

Noel Inman“With nitrous it makes 426rwhp, and 346rwhp naturally aspirated, but it weighs 1250kg because it has stuff like air conditioning, electric windows and a fair bit of strengthening underneath. It’s a street car, but I race it on Sundays. Or Saturdays, or Fridays or any day I can race!”