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engines with two Shorrock superchargers,
Pegasus was designed and built in 1973 bu
owner-riderIan Messenger and mechanic Derek
The machine competed widely
capturing many victories and awards at international
meetings before making its final face appearance
in August 1979.
With its two-speed transmission
and a power output of some 350 hp, Pegasus
ran on a heady mixture of 75% Niteo-Methane
and 25% Methanol, burning 1.5 gallons on
a 1/8 mile run.
During its race career, Pegasus
achieved a fastest standing start 1/4 mile
time of 8.4 seconds and a best terminal
speed of 170 mph over the same distance.
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