|August 16th-18th 1968
||Scandinavian Raceway, Anderstorp,
Sweden. S.H.R.A. 'First Go'. The S.H.R.A. sponsored the trip over to Sweden
for the Sluggett/Priddle 'Tudor Rose' and the Allard/Skilton rail. Both teams
arrived on the Friday and opted to make a practice run. Skilton flew in on
the Saturday afternoon to find his car waiting at the start line! Legend
has it that the Swedes couldn't understand why he would not climb straight
in the car and drive it in his suit and tie! Skilton put in his first run
and had trouble on the launch, almost killing the motor, but recovering to
a 10.60. Plugs and oil were checked and the timing re-set. They even oiled
the slicks in an effort to break loose. Approaching the start line Clive
pushed the brake on and the car slid forwards, he pulled it back into stage
and ran over Rex Sluggetts foot. Rex spent the rest of the weekend on a crutch.
The first run off saw both machines pulling wheelies with Priddle winning
at 8.80 seconds. Priddle took the second round also, both cars launching
more smoothly, but Skiltons chute failed at the top end, someone forgot to
remove the safety cord. The final round saw Skilton take an early lead but
in his bid for revenge the blower let go and Priddle powered through for
the win. Christine Skilton was loaned a 1968 Mustang to run on the Sunday.
She managed a best of 14.90.