Maurice Takoor

Maurice (aka Mr T) served on the tech crew at Santa Pod when it first began operations. He moved away from those duties around 1981 becoming more and more involved with the Hot Rod scene, and is now well known to members of the NSRA. Like Dick, Maurice was pivotal in returning Rough Diamond to the race track and is a welcome addition to the team.

Since returning with us to drag racing, Maurice purchased the ‘Spirit’ dragster in 2013. This original and tidy little dragster is a survivor from 1973 and features a 1295 c.c. BMC motor which is fuel injected and supercharged and runs on alcohol, but can run on nitro if desired. It has the ability to run high 10 second passes, but at the time of writing Maurice has yet to achieve this!

Mr t NW 5Maurice works in the executive vehicle hire business and runs his own company specialising in the supply of wheel nuts, bolts and associated parts.