Spring Steel Sidewinder chassis
This is the first of several beautiful and historic vintage chassis
contributed by John Secchi. Thanks so much, John!
"Inspired by my good friend Phil Niyazi, I am sending you pictures of several
cars/chassis which I have restored. This first sidewinder belonged to another good
friend, Bob Hallums, who was (and still is!) a top pro racer during the late 60's
and early 70's. Bob tells me that the Spring Steel Sidewinder chassis was purchased from
Martin Finnesey (another regular finalist) and could be the work of Ed Lewis!
It even has the guide tab cut and formed out of the spring steel centre section!"
"This chassis made the final (7th) at the September 1970 Tottenham Open, and is
featured in the November 1970 Model Cars magazine, on page 539. This chassis still races regularly
at our Tottenham retro races and is still quite competitive."