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SOLID AIR RACING
PELLAND LSR

2015 PLAN ..... !!!.... In two years time 2016 the plan is to have a PELLAND RACE CAR which is to be called ""SOLID AIR"" built and ready to race in the 36hp Challenge.

This will involve building a full tube space frame chassis to the SCTA rule book and using one of my Pelland cars as a body shell ..... Supercharged 36hp motor ....... !!!

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"---THE PELLAND SPORTS---"

One of the most unique kit cars ever made, based on VW Beetle/Bug BUT not using the floor pan. The main chassis is an all fiberglass monocoque with the seats built in as part of the structure and is very strong but extremely light weight.
The Bug beam bolts into the monocoque at the front and at the rear a steel tube sub frame holds a Bug swing axle transmission/gearbox upside down bolted to the monocoque with the motor hanging inside in a mid-engine configuration. The fenders/wings bolt on and off and the removable targa hard top includes the windshield rear window with lifting roof panels and hinged perspex side windows.

Originally developed in Australia by Peter Pellandine ( see Wikipedia below) and then in the UK with the help of his son Paul.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelland_Engineering#The_Pelland_Sports

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pellandine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelland_Engineering

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellandini_Cars

They were sold in England in the late 1970's / early 80's as "The Pelland Sports" and the "Ryder Rembrandt", then modified in a Mk 2 version as the "Listair" and lastly as the "Dash".

The photos show my original car in Yellow without the wings/fenders or the hard top, then as the complete finished car after I sprayed it red. These photos as far as I know, are the only ones on the Internet.....if you can find any more , PLEASE let me know !

I will buy complete cars , parts , magazine articles , photos , literature ..... just about anything anyone might have or know about these wonderful vehicles ....!

I have 3 of these kits ( including the one in the photos, now metallic blue ?) but am always looking for more information to fill in the Lost History.

If anyone would like know more about them, please feel free to get in touch by e-mail or phone

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AUGUST 2009..........Back from Bonneville Speed Week, the new plan is to build one of my Pelland's for the " 36hp Challenge", aiming to beat the current 1963 record set by Dick Beith of 129.100 mph..........check out below

http://www.saltflats.com/36_HP.html and http://www.burlyb.com/

THREE PHOTOS OF THE RED CAR ARE PETER PELLANDINE'S LAST STEAM POWERED LAND SPEED RECORD CAR WHICH IS IN A MUSEUM BACK IN ENGLAND.

My new LSR car will be called " SOLID AIR " in tribute to the Late Great and Wonderful.......

Mr. John Martyn....look & listen... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg_Utj4Aljc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UikPQOaJpfU&feature=related

John Martyn information :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_Air

Thanks for looking,
Richard Bell
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