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Kirsten van Croonenborgh laughing and sitting in front of dragrace car SuzyQ

KIRSTEN

Being the backup girl for a Nostalgia Funny Car is what dragged me into the colourful world of dragracing back in 2011. It didn’t take really long before I realized I definitely wanted to race myself. In 2013 SuzyQ entered my life and has become a big part of it ever since.

Nowadays I drive and wrench, backing up cars has become something I occasionally do for fun. Having grease up my elbows and black fingernails has proven to be so much more satisfying to me than running around in short skirts and high heeled boots.

My love for Mopar and especially the E-body Barracuda (1970-1974) has always been guiding for my weapon of choice at the track. It’s absolutely true: Mopar or no car!

kirsten

Being the backup girl for a Nostalgia Funny Car is what dragged me into the colourful world of dragracing back in 2011. It didn’t take really long before I realized I definitely wanted to race myself. In 2013 SuzyQ entered my life and has become a big part of it ever since.

Nowadays I drive and wrench, backing up cars has become something I occasionally do for fun. Having grease up my elbows and black fingernails has proven to be so much more satisfying to me than running around in short skirts and high heeled boots.

My love for Mopar and especially the E-body Barracuda (1970-1974) has always been guiding for my weapon of choice at the track. It’s absolutely true: Mopar or no car!

barracuda

1973 Plymouth Barracuda streetcar, one of the Kingston Eight

suzy q

1970 Plymouth Cuda, with special paint and supercharged V8

upcoming event

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DrachtEn internationals


DRACHTEN AIRPORT (NL)`

proud to be supported by

KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, since we are finally ready for take off!" πŸ”₯

After the greatest efforts, SuzyQ is finally up and running again, ready to go out and play. Her new Hemi appears to be a real powerhouse and has the nicest roar.

Let's start packing. There's still so much work to do, but we are so ready to attend the Hot Rod Drags at Santa Pod Raceway, together with SuzyQ's beloved Supercharged Outlaws! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #hemi #hemipower #nostalgiadragracing #specialpaint #seventies #plymouth #cuda #smokeshow #superchargedv8 #racecar #racer #dragstrip #femalesinmotorsport #wrapsareforlunch
Taking my favourite turn to the left, at Santa Pod Raceway πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ At this very moment I can't say which event will be the first time to come out and play for SuzyQ this season.

A lot of work has been done, and a lot of work still has to happen. Things have to be done right instead of being rushed, and personally I would never want it any other way. She'll be ready once she'll be ready. And how sweet it will be once SuzyQ is and I'll get back into my happy seat 😊

Do you have plans for the upcoming Easter weekend? I'm going to spend some time in the garage here πŸ”§ Whatever your plans are: Happy Easter, enjoy! πŸ˜„

πŸ“Έ : @blackettphotography
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracer #dragracinglife #santapodraceway #ukdragracing #specialpaint #wrapsareforlunch #seventies #smokeshow #raceready #cuda #mopar #moparornocar #femalesinmotorsport #femaledriven
πŸ”₯ Update πŸ”₯ from the SuzyQ headquarters! Even though I have been really busy lately with all sorts of things I love, the work on SuzyQ had slowed down. But next week things are about to change, my girl will finally go to the chassis guy for a good ol' improvement!

It will probably be very disturbing for me to watch SuzyQ literally being cut in half, but I have 100% confidence in the skills of @henks_customs to get the job done πŸ’ͺ🏻

During the work I'll be around to assist Henk wherever I can, during this kind of work a second pair of hands is never useless. It's also a great opportunity for me to learn more about working on a chassis πŸ”§

I'm sooooo excited, I literally can't wait!! πŸ˜„

πŸ“Έ : @mk1kieran
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #dragracecar #racer #nostalgiadragracing #plymouthcuda #thatsmygirl #chassis #letsgofaster #hemipower #moparornocar #v8power #femaledriven #femalesinmotorsport

KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, since we are finally ready for take off!" πŸ”₯

After the greatest efforts, SuzyQ is finally up and running again, ready to go out and play. Her new Hemi appears to be a real powerhouse and has the nicest roar.

Let's start packing. There's still so much work to do, but we are so ready to attend the Hot Rod Drags at Santa Pod Raceway, together with SuzyQ's beloved Supercharged Outlaws! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #hemi #hemipower #nostalgiadragracing #specialpaint #seventies #plymouth #cuda #smokeshow #superchargedv8 #racecar #racer #dragstrip #femalesinmotorsport #wrapsareforlunch
Taking my favourite turn to the left, at Santa Pod Raceway πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ At this very moment I can't say which event will be the first time to come out and play for SuzyQ this season.

A lot of work has been done, and a lot of work still has to happen. Things have to be done right instead of being rushed, and personally I would never want it any other way. She'll be ready once she'll be ready. And how sweet it will be once SuzyQ is and I'll get back into my happy seat 😊

Do you have plans for the upcoming Easter weekend? I'm going to spend some time in the garage here πŸ”§ Whatever your plans are: Happy Easter, enjoy! πŸ˜„

πŸ“Έ : @blackettphotography
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracer #dragracinglife #santapodraceway #ukdragracing #specialpaint #wrapsareforlunch #seventies #smokeshow #raceready #cuda #mopar #moparornocar #femalesinmotorsport #femaledriven
πŸ”₯ Update πŸ”₯ from the SuzyQ headquarters! Even though I have been really busy lately with all sorts of things I love, the work on SuzyQ had slowed down. But next week things are about to change, my girl will finally go to the chassis guy for a good ol' improvement!

It will probably be very disturbing for me to watch SuzyQ literally being cut in half, but I have 100% confidence in the skills of @henks_customs to get the job done πŸ’ͺ🏻

During the work I'll be around to assist Henk wherever I can, during this kind of work a second pair of hands is never useless. It's also a great opportunity for me to learn more about working on a chassis πŸ”§

I'm sooooo excited, I literally can't wait!! πŸ˜„

πŸ“Έ : @mk1kieran
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #dragracecar #racer #nostalgiadragracing #plymouthcuda #thatsmygirl #chassis #letsgofaster #hemipower #moparornocar #v8power #femaledriven #femalesinmotorsport

SUZYQ DRAGRACING

SUZYQ DRAGRACING

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Suzy Q Dragracing

Last week I already posted an update about the work on SuzyQ on Instagram, but somehow Facebook slipped my mind πŸ˜… Better late than never, here we go for part 2️⃣

After the big cutting and TIG welding work on the chassis, it was time to move on to the interior. SuzyQ always had a nice aluminium sheet metal interior and I really wanted to keep her that way.

Due to the different angle of the new rear clip, many aluminium panels didn't fit anymore. But this wasn't a problem at all, since Henk's Customs & Restoration worked his magic and made beautiful new ones. The sheet metal work isn't finished yet, so you'll see more of this in update number 3️⃣

What do you think of these aluminium panels? I absolutely love them! 😍

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Kirsten
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Last week I already posted an update about the work on SuzyQ on Instagram, but somehow Facebook slipped my mind πŸ˜… Better late than never, here we go for part 2️⃣ 

After the big cutting and TIG welding work on the chassis, it was time to move on to the interior. SuzyQ always had a nice aluminium sheet metal interior and I really wanted to keep her that way.

Due to the different angle of the new rear clip, many aluminium panels didnt fit anymore. But this wasnt a problem at all, since Henks Customs & Restoration worked his magic and made beautiful new ones. The sheet metal work isnt finished yet, so youll see more of this in update number 3️⃣

What do you think of these aluminium panels? I absolutely love them! 😍

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I'm looking for the passenger seat to take me down the pod track lol πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

Ready for Clastres in may ?

Craftsmanship πŸ‘πŸ‘

Great job πŸ‘

Awesome!

Nice πŸ‘Œ zijn ze ook te bestellen voor een dart 😜

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KIRSTEN

After getting involved with dragracing as a back up girl in 2011, I quickly realized I wanted to be a driver instead. In 2013 SuzyQ entered my life and has become a great part of it ever since.

Throughout the seasons I also started to learn everything I can about the mechanical aspect of racing on and off the track, besides my driving duties. Grease up to my elbows and black fingernails have become a rather common state of appearance.

My love for Mopar and especially the E-body Barracuda (1970-1974) has always been guiding for my weapon of choice at the track. It’s absolutely true: Mopar or no car!

barracuda

1973 Plymouth Barracuda streetcar, one of the Kingston Eight

suzyq

1970 Plymouth Cuda, with special paint and blown V8 engine

upcoming event

drachten internationals

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10-12 june

Airstrip Drachten (NL)

proud to be supported by

KIRSTEN_SUZYQ

"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, since we are finally ready for take off!" πŸ”₯

After the greatest efforts, SuzyQ is finally up and running again, ready to go out and play. Her new Hemi appears to be a real powerhouse and has the nicest roar.

Let's start packing. There's still so much work to do, but we are so ready to attend the Hot Rod Drags at Santa Pod Raceway, together with SuzyQ's beloved Supercharged Outlaws! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracing #hemi #hemipower #nostalgiadragracing #specialpaint #seventies #plymouth #cuda #smokeshow #superchargedv8 #racecar #racer #dragstrip #femalesinmotorsport #wrapsareforlunch
Taking my favourite turn to the left, at Santa Pod Raceway πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ At this very moment I can't say which event will be the first time to come out and play for SuzyQ this season.

A lot of work has been done, and a lot of work still has to happen. Things have to be done right instead of being rushed, and personally I would never want it any other way. She'll be ready once she'll be ready. And how sweet it will be once SuzyQ is and I'll get back into my happy seat 😊

Do you have plans for the upcoming Easter weekend? I'm going to spend some time in the garage here πŸ”§ Whatever your plans are: Happy Easter, enjoy! πŸ˜„

πŸ“Έ : @blackettphotography
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#suzyqdragracing #dragracer #dragracinglife #santapodraceway #ukdragracing #specialpaint #wrapsareforlunch #seventies #smokeshow #raceready #cuda #mopar #moparornocar #femalesinmotorsport #femaledriven