Bob Roberts has kindly sent a gallery of pictures taken by him whilst the build of Roger Moore's Shakespeare Engineering-sponsored Pro Modified Dodge Viper took place at Eurodragster.com sponsor Robinson Race Cars.
Crew chief and Roger's brother Dave says: "The basic chassis rails and cage were built by "Robo", Andy Robinson Race Cars, back in roughly 2006. The body, from a Billy Harper mould, was then shipped in from the States. The car then spent a couple of years at Roger's garage in Essex, with mega hours spent on it. It was a big learning curve for Rog and myself as we were a lot younger then. We got the 706ci nitrous motor from BA racing when they went blown. The car was painted and finally finished in 2008 just prior to the Euro Finals.
"We spent almost ten years in Pro Mod, a very tough game but the best fun ever, and the best teams in drag racing. The highlight was becoming the 2012 MSA championship.
"The car was sold this year during lockdown, and was split three ways, rolling chassis, motor, Lenco and clutch.
"We then bought the Yellow Metal Funny Bike from Bob Brooks and tested it this year which went well for Rog. There is lots to learn but that's the whole point of having a change to two wheels. We can also bring some of our Pro Mod experience into the bike game. The bike will be going through a winter re-build with a brand new paint job to make it feel like it's our bike, with a new team name. Watch this space, we plan to license and race with the big boys next season if all goes well".
The best times for the Viper were ET of 6.353 recorded at the 2016 National Finals and speed of 218mph at the Mopar Euro Nationals earlier that year.