Aircooled Drag Racing on Sold as Seen Podcast with Ben Lawrence

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In this episode, we talk to Ben Lawrence (56 Oval), who with the backing of Straightliners will be timing a series of drag racing events here in NI. Despite living in the province for nearly two decades he hasn’t lost a hint of his Essex accent, and we talk about his obsession with aircooled VWs, drag racing and how he relishes the challenge of getting on the tools of carbureted classics.

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Ben worked on John Peden’s Mk2

Ben is constantly working on carbs. As binoculars.

Ben’s old 12s Quarter Mile Beetle with the ’56 Oval’ window, now owned by another RMS Member

The Peppermint Beetle

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Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

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Cooper replied at 09:18, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
Gordon Murray's Mk1 Escort ZcqDAv5utAY Black Current: UoFbG4ayg7U
Boydie replied at 09:58, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
Drive home sorted!
Big Pimp replied at 10:20, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
It was an amazing show to record, and Ben is one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet
56oval replied at 12:40, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
Ah man it was a thoroughly enjoyable couple if hours. Thanks so much for having me on ?
gary1365 replied at 13:05, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
I’ve downloaded it to listen to tonight in the car. Enjoyed listening to you on the reloaded pod cast so this should be another good sold as seen one too.
natogreen16v replied at 19:27, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
| I’ve downloaded it to listen to tonight in the car. Enjoyed listening to you on the reloaded pod cast so this should be another good sold as seen one too.
Ben is genuinely one of the most popular guests we've had on. As Ross said, he's a fantastic fella. Looking forward to sticking this on tomorrow!
Alastair_S replied at 19:53, Thu 20 Oct, 2022
Great episode!
Boydie replied at 07:42, Fri 21 Oct, 2022
Unbelievable @Cooper
56oval replied at 07:50, Fri 21 Oct, 2022
| Unbelievable @Cooper
"Phenomenal" @Boydie ??
Boydie replied at 07:52, Fri 21 Oct, 2022
I have 20 mins left to listen too, great so far! Making me excited for next season and putting plans in place for improvements