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Innovative signage and design company, Impact Signs and Print in Lynch Lane, Weymouth, were recently commissioned to apply graphics to The Silverline Tools dragster owned and driven by Dave Wilson -  four time winner of the prestigious FiA series and current speed record holder for his class  -  279mph for the standing start quarter mile.

The graphics produced by Impact Signs, in collaboration with Weymouth’s Power Race Graphics, one of the motor industry’s leading vehicle insignia designers, will be showcased around Europe as the dragster competes in the 5 FiA European Drag Racing championship events starting in May at Santa Pod Raceway (England) and at events in Finland, Sweden, Germany and the final round again at Santa Pod Raceway near Northampton.

The vehicle was stripped down and resprayed in a sleek pearlescent white in preparation for the new scheme, with sponsors Silverline and Playstation vinyl branding applied on top. The project was eagerly watched throughout by Dave Wilson who said: “looking for a fresh, sharp new look for the Silverline/ Playstation for the dragster for the coming season, Impact Signs came up with just the vinyl solutions I was after”.  

Taking just two days to complete at Impact’s specially converted vehicle bay, Dave Wilson went on to say “Impact Signs delivered the high quality finish that is generating very positive comments from both my sponsors and race fans alike!”

The new look vehicle was immediately taken back for its flamboyant inaugural event at the season opening event at Santa Pod raceway at Easter, impressing the main sponsor to such an extent that Impact have been commissioned to do  a second drag car, which  will be completed later this month.

Silverline Dragster - Image courtesy of Rose Hughes and Ivan Sansom