Snoopy 4 - Latest info - 17th Aug 2022

Workshop Update - Aug 2022

Despite many weeks work we have found problems deep within an engine Block / Crank & we will be unable to repair & get Snoopy 4 back in time for the 2022 Season Final at Great Eccleston. 

Bernay - Eurocup - Invite 4th June 2022

Well after a 2 year break - Snoopy 4 travelled over to Bernay France the teams first trip since Bexit. By Invitation Snoopy 4 was running in the Modified class with the Eurocup Modified Round. It was exciting to be back in Competition. Having made the Channel crossing via Dieppe we arrived & set up. Kevan had a good start & Locked in but the Rear axle let go again & the RH engine over-revved & blew the Supercharger completely in a big Bang making 65.69m - See the Photo’s & Video’s Below.

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Click this link to see more photos from Bernay 2022 - Snoopy 4

Autosport 11th - 12th Jan 2020 - NEC Birmingham

Snoopy 4 attended the Autosport Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham over the weekend along with Snoopy 3, Legend & Hero owned & Driven by Edward Smith, we were also joined by Renegade Fuels, It was great to Promote the Sport & also see our Sponsor ARP over the weekend. 

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Legand & Hero at Autosport 2020

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Click this link to see more photos from Autosport 2020 - Snoopy 4

Great Eccleston - Guy Martin - Special Guest - 25th Aug 2019

Sunday also saw our Special guest arrive & later in the Afternoon our Guest Driver - Mr Guy Martin took to the seat & after his earlier drive on Snoopy 3 taking the drivers hot seat on Snoopy 4. He had a good run & managed 1 full pull, however when we went to tow it yet again we had a repeat failure of the Diff Pinion bearing so had to be lifted back to the pits. This meant regrettably that we are unable to attend the European Finals in Brande Denmark. 


Click this link to see more photos from Great Eccelston - Guy Martin & Snoopy 4

Great Eccleston - British Finals 25th Aug 2019

Snoopy 4 attended Great Eccleston British Finals on Sunday 25th August 2019, the first run was made by Kevan as he wanted to try the new Mitas Tyres out which we had fitted ready for Germany but had not had changce to run them. A great run by Kevan, saw him power through the 100m mark & had to shut off & coasted to a stop. 


Click this link to see more photos from Great Eccelston - British Finals 25th Aug 2019

Berghausen Invitation Pull - Germany 18th Aug 2019

Snoopy 4 was invited along with Snoopy 3 to Berghausen Germany to compete in both the 3.5T Modified & 4.2T modified, unfortunately the weather was against us & the Heavy Modified on teh Sunday got rained off so weighing up in the pits wa sthe closest we got to running. We had a great weekend though & the new truck & trailer went well on it’s first long distance overseas jounrney.


Click this link to see more photos from Berghausen Germany Aug 2019

Great Eccleston Show - 14th July 2019

Snoopy 4 attended the Great Eccelston Show on Sunday 14th of July. Kevan put on a impressive demo run getting to 110m, however when he got pulled, it turned out he had a broken drive Pinion in teh diff, so had to be lifted back to the pits. 


Click this link to see more photos from Great Eccleston July 2019

Zwolle - Holland - 9th February 2019

Snoopy 4 was invited to the indoor Tractor Pull at Zwolle in Holland, on the Saturday night competing in the Heavy Modified class. Driven by Kevan who managed only 21 Meters, however he could not return to Pull again as it turned out we had broken both Supercharger drive shafts. 


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Autosport - 12th-13th January 2019

Snoopy 4 attended the Autosport Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham over the weekend along with Snoopy 3, Just Smokey a 3.5T Super Stock owned & Driven by David Jones, & the 2.5T Modified Tractor On the Limit driven by Ellie Pacey. It was great to Promote the Sport & also see our Sponsor ARP on the Friday. 


Click this link to see more photo’s from Auotsport 2019

European Finals - Alphen September 2018

Snoopy 4 attended the European Finals in Alphen (Holland) on Sunday 9th of September. Competing in the European finals in the Heavy Modified class at 4200Kg. Kevan only managed 44.29m on the 1st attempt & 69.93m on the 2nd, so didn’t make the pull off - Timing issues again letting us down.

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Eurocup - Great Eccleston August 2018

Snoopy 4 attended the British Finals & Eurocup at Great Eccelston on Saturday 25th of August. Competing in the Eurocup Heavy Modified on the Saturday night, at 4200Kg, only managed ???m on the 1st attempt & 69.93m on the 2nd, so didn’t make the pull off - Timing issues letting us down.

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Click this link to see more photo’s from Great Eccelston Aug 2018

French Championships Mouzeil - 5th August 2018

Snoopy 4 attended the French Championships in Mouzeil on Sunday 5th of August. Competing in the 4200Kg Heavy Modified class, making a Full Pull on the first run & another Full Pull in the 2nd run, taking the win over Le Redoutable. It was extremely hot at 38 Degrees C & teh engines were breathing heavily but all ok. A great result & weekend.


 Click this link to see more photo’s from Mouzeil (French Championships 2018)

Great Eccleston Show - 15th July 2018

Snoopy 4 attended the Great Eccelston Show on Sunday 15th of July. Not competing just doing demo runs at 42000Kg weighted up to Heavy Modified to try & get some practice & data logged on teh Race Pack. Snoopy 4 make a Full Pull on the 1st run & later that afternoon made a 2nd Full Pull. All looking good we were pleased with the 2 runs & days pulling.


 Click this link to see more photo’s from Great Eccleston Show 2018

Autosport - 13th & 14th January 2018

Snoopy 4 attended the Autosport Show at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday / Sunday 13/14th January 2018, along with Ice Bear, (Prostock) Warrier, & The Knight Limit 2.5T Modified, promoting the Sport and also the 3 rounds of Eurocup Competiton, which were to be held at Great Eccleston nr Blackpool 25th / 26th August 2018.


Click this link to see more photo’s from Autosport 2018

Great Eccleston - August 2017

Eurocup - Brande July 2017

Great Eccleston Show - July 2017

Tours American Festival - July 2017

Eurocup - Made June 2017

Eurocup - Bernay June 2017

Ahoy Super Pull - March 2017

Autosport - January 2017

Eurocup - Brande July 2016

Great Eccleston Show - July 2016

Eurocup - Made June 2016

Eurocup - Bernay June 2016

Snoopy 4 attended the 1st Eurocup round of 2016 in Bernay France, on 4th June. Competing in the 4000Kg Heavy Modified class, managed only 91.93m & didn’t quite make it into the pull off. Timing issues causing uneven running & a disappointing run.


Click this link to see more photo’s from Bernay 2016

Snoopy 4 travelled over to Ahoy Rotterdam, invited to the Ahoy Superpull to compete in the Unlimited 4000Kg class. Snoopy IV was test puller and with a distance of 55.45m. The Full pull distance had been declared at 55m.

Unfortuently on being towed back to the pits, ready for the pull off, it became clear we had a failing Differential bearing so decided to withdraw, as no serious damage had yet been caused, and this diff ratio has to be changed back anyway for the summer season.


Click this link to see more photo’s from Ahoy 2016

Snoopy 4 made the long trip to Drande Denmark for the European Finals, with a respectable pull made ??? however the engines we not 100% and so we came up short, it turned out the drive to the Mags had slipped and so altering the timing. Some remedial work would be required in the winter ready for 2016.


Click this link to see more photo’s from Brande.

Snoopy 4 competed at Great Eccleston British Finals on Saturday 29th August 2015, in the first run we made a full pull, however in the 2nd run in the pull off we managed another full pull but a damaged exhaust caused a minor fire on stopping, which meant we could not compete on the Sunday.

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Snoopy 4 had its 1st run of the season at the Great Eccleston Show after completing the complete rebuild since our last run in August 2013. Since then the tractor has had to under go a full engine strip down, to improve the Heads, and has been upgraded to use 44Amp Mags. This proved a very successful run achieving a full pull and sounding very different with the new set up, clearly another big improvement. 

See the onboard footage to see how well we did


Click this link to see some other photo’s from the weekend

The winter of 2014 - 2015 has seen a great deal of time and effort, another complete rebuild of Snoopy 4. We had to strip completely both engines, repair & straighten the Chassis, then repaint it. We have currently rebuilt the heads and with the new Studs from ARP reassembled the Heads & Liners ready to drop onto the crankcase once we get the Big end shells back from the USA after re-leading (re-lining)


Click this link to see some other photo’s from the winter rebuild.

Following the run on Sat 25th Aug 2013, Snoopy 4 suffered from some major oil leaks, the heads had started to pull away from the liners. This meant we couldn’t run on the Sunday, it resulted in another complete strip down and rebuild and due to other commitments and the resourcing of some specialist bolts from our sponsor ARP, this meant we were not able to compete in 2014. The rebuild is again extensive & full taking us into 2014.

Saturday 25th Aug at night saw Snoopy 4 driven by Kevan take to the track in the 3.5T class against some strong European competition as well as Snoopy 3 driven by Josh. The tractor lit up from the start line but started to drift right, so despite pressing the brake ended backing off, straightening then re applying the power, managing a respectable 91.98m at least we had learnt more & seemed to have the ignition timing & fuel setting set more accurately. Unfortunately we could not return on Sunday so the weekend was over. See the following link for onboard & trackside footage.  team video section.


Sunday 14th July saw Snoopy 4 run in the 3.5T Modified class against two others, Kightmare & Snoopy 3. Kevan had another good strong run & managed another 1st place getting to 115.50m on the day. The engines ran well but a noise from the back end means some issues to be investigated so we can be ready for August. see onboard & trackside video with this link. team video section.


Saturday 6th July saw Snoopy 4 at Kirkbride competing at 3.5T. With a lot of hard work after Made (Holland), the tractor was ready and the team was keen to see how the tractor would perform. By holding at the line Kevan got the engines to boost and left the line with a storming run & the tractors 1st FULL PULL, travelling a distance of 108m managed to take 1st place. Some minor damage however meant we could not run on Sunday but the team was happy and we finally seem to be getting somewhere with the fueling. See the onboard footage from Sat night in the team movies section.


Saturday 15th June 2013 saw us catching the overnight Hull - Rotterdam ferry arriving in Made, Holland for the 3rd round of the 4.5T Eurocup. Kevan got back into the drivers seat after missing Bernay due to the new crossbox not being ready in time. However with the new heavier crossbox fitted we managed to make it to the Made Pulling weekend. Starting 1st in the running order saw Kevan decide to stop at 20 mtrs so we were dropped 6 places and run just before Josh so quick pit stop and refuel saw the 2nd attempt with a slightly disappointing 63.43m, it appears the 3rd stage fuel did not come it as planned. so back to the workshop and try again, the positive was the new crossbox works and no other issues, so just the fuel to sort for next time. See Movies for onboard footage.

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Saturday 9th March 2013 saw Snoopy 4 make it's 1st appearance at Ahoy, Rotterdam in the 4.5 T Modified class. This being it's 1st serious run since the winter rebuild and re setting up of the timing, fuel, & returns etc. With a run of 26.46m it was Kevan's 1st time since retiming & refueling and the engines ran ok but something went in the drive train & the RH engine hit the rev limits so a short run but we learnt loads. 

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August 2012 Bank holiday weekend and Saturday night was a complete wash out, having only just got both engines on the tractor running earlier Saturday afternoon, it was a late rush to get the tractor loaded and set off down to the show field. So apart from many interested looks from overseas teams Saturday was a total wash out.

Snoopy 4 at Great Eccestone Aug 2012 - The tractor ready in time for the 4.5T Eurocup.

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Sunday morning and the rain apart from a short shower stayed away and the tractors we prepared for the 4.5T Eurocup competition (Click to see the competition) and Snoopy 4 1st run down the track with much anticipation from all.

Some small issues with initial starting before the engines fired and the huge crown and onlookers saw Snoopy IV start and passed all inspection including kill switch test etc.

Snoopy 4 & Snoopy 3 at Great Eccleston Aug 2012 - waiting in the pits for the 1st run down the track

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Snoopy 4 made its 1st run and managed to get around 28.47 mtrs but was suffering from a combination of fueling issues and never really got going much to the disappointment of all the team and crown of onlookers. It will take time but we will get there, it's a whole new learning curve on Methanol, so we have to start from scratch and learn a whole new set of rules etc.

Sunday afternoon saw Snoopy 4 having a 2nd / demo run in the 3.5T Euro Challenge, which also meant that the tractor weighed in at under 3500Kg which was really welcome and meant that Kevan's clever design and attention to detail got us under weight, and a huge achievement. The 1st ever Twin Griffon running on Alcohol to run at 3.5Tons. Praise indeed for a cleaver design and build.

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Snoopy 4 managed 57.45 mtrs and we nearly thought it would clear, but we will have to rethink the fueling and try again another day.

Snoopy 4 after the 1st & 2nd runs, plenty of thinking to be done with the fuel etc 

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July 2012 at the Great Eccleston show saw Snoopy 4 making it's 1st public showing parked here alongside Snoopy 3, having recently been finished. Some small teathing problems with breathers and excess fuel meant that the tractor could not run. However Snoopy 4 was pulled onto the track and Kevan gave a talk all about the Tractor. Snoopy 4 picked up its 1st trophy for best turned out tractor with Snoopy 3 in 2nd place. 

Snoopy 4 & Snoopy 3 at Great Eccleston July 2012 - The 1st showing of both tractors together.

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