This car was purpose built by Dave Burnham who began his career in the world of Citroën by accepting a job as a mechanic in John Carmichael’s Citroën dealership and repair shop in New York.  He purchased his first Citroën for $1.00–a 1966 DS21 with a badly rusted rear.  He then purchased a second DS21, with a corroded front end.  Before long, Burnham created the car you see before you.  He added his own bit of design by leaving out the back seat portion of the car. This new hybrid car provided transportation for a year.  Then, an interest in ice racing found the DS a competitor along with the other modified cars on the ice.  In the winter of 1982, the car began its career as an official ice racer.  “Pumpkin” has seen a long run of race wins including class and modified championships-- its latest was Feb. 2006 when Jeff Lane won 1st place in the screw tire class.

Weight:   2300 pounds
Carburetor:  Weber 48 IDA
Intake manifold:  Custom by Dave Burnham
Headers:  Custom by Dave Burnham
Flywheel:   Lightened (18 pounds)
Cam shaft:  Ground by Cam Techniques
Transaxle: Locked differential 7:35 ratio; DS 1st, 2nd gears; SM 3rd, 4th gears
Wheel base:  97 inches
Suspension:  Front spheres lower pressure, altered shock valving, -2 degrees camber, +6 degrees castor, .25 inch toe-out; Rear Carrera Coil-over shocks with 150 pound coil springs, SM suspension arms and disc brakes
Steering rack:  SM


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