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#2251 thebullet

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:55

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#2252 Giraffe

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:12

Weather forcast for Hinckley doesn't look too bad right now so I feel a Mallory breakfast coming on...... :wave:

#2253 Giraffe

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 16:38

Another relatively quiet Wednesday morning....

Gareth Williams' lovely little Lotus 41-F3-12b returned to Mallory....
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& TNFer BarryD was getting used to his splendid Lotus 11.....

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Also present was Sid Hoole's Lotus 18-F1-917....
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& his Cooper-Climax V8.....

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The ex-Agostini Chevron B42 was there, owner Grant Tromans and a guest driver out in it, albeit briefly......

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The Singers brought along their Kurtis Roadster.....

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Simon Hadfield shook down Leo Voyazides' Cobra....

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...Oh, and this reminds me, where was Cyril?!?!

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Mr & Mrs Hadfield & Ben Mitchell were present in Formula Fords this morning....

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I was amused by this Van Diemen pilot's clever use of helmet space....

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#2254 BarryD

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 19:26

Good to meet you Giraffe.
Going well in the Eleven with the newly rebuilt FWB until a driveshaft let go.
Best
Barry D.

#2255 cyrilmac

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 23:18

Sadly, Tony, my Bank Manager does not share my enjoyment of Wednesdays at Mallory ! Hope to see you all again before the year is out . :wave:

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 23:56

Another relatively quiet Wednesday morning....

Gareth Williams' lovely little Lotus 41-F3-12b returned to Mallory....



Lovely photos Giraffe.

First time I've sat in the '41 since Monaco last year, and the first time I've sat in any racing car since I shunted an Aston at Donington in June, so was feeling a little bit rusty - 60 laps later and I think my arms are about to drop off...

See you next time,


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#2257 Giraffe

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:34

Good to meet you Giraffe.
Going well in the Eleven with the newly rebuilt FWB until a driveshaft let go.
Best
Barry D.


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You were looking good up until then Barry!


Sadly, Tony, my Bank Manager does not share my enjoyment of Wednesdays at Mallory ! Hope to see you all again before the year is out . :wave:


Hope so Cyril! The post was due to your recommendation of the "Pukka" Chicken & Mushroom Pie, and I've never looked back! :up:


Lovely photos Giraffe.

First time I've sat in the '41 since Monaco last year, and the first time I've sat in any racing car since I shunted an Aston at Donington in June, so was feeling a little bit rusty - 60 laps later and I think my arms are about to drop off...

See you next time,


Gareth


Always great to see you and that great little 41, a car that I first saw in GLTL livery in 1968 for John Miles (possibly a 41X?)

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#2258 rwills

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:52

A heads up for this Wednesday in case anyone is interested.

I can't be at Mallory as I won't be in the UK but we are shaking down the 6 wheel Tyrrell P34-2 after a total restoration. If it all goes ok I plan to race it at Portimao next weekend.

Joe will also shake down the ex-Bruce McLaren Cooper T51 as we've had overheating problems the last 2 outings at Silverstone Classic and Spa. Lets hope it is sorted as it is also due out at Portimao.

Roger

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 13:55

A heads up for this Wednesday in case anyone is interested.

I can't be at Mallory as I won't be in the UK but we are shaking down the 6 wheel Tyrrell P34-2 after a total restoration. If it all goes ok I plan to race it at Portimao next weekend.

Joe will also shake down the ex-Bruce McLaren Cooper T51 as we've had overheating problems the last 2 outings at Silverstone Classic and Spa. Lets hope it is sorted as it is also due out at Portimao.

Roger


Thanks for the info Roger. I'll hopefully will be there. With a bit of luck the weather in rural Leicestershire will be as warm and dry as Portugal...but I doubt it :)


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#2260 Gatmo

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 18:44

Thanks for the info Roger. I'll hopefully will be there. With a bit of luck the weather in rural Leicestershire will be as warm and dry as Portugal...but I doubt it :)


I'll make sure "the bin" is moved for you, Alan........... :lol:

#2261 alansart

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 18:47

I'll make sure "the bin" is moved for you, Alan........... :lol:


You've got a good memory.

Facebook tells me it's your birthday for this week. Have a good one :)


#2262 Gatmo

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 18:49

Cheers, Alan.

39+1.................................................. :eek:

#2263 thebullet

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 22:22

I have just spent a fair amount of money on some new glass to attach it to my camera.

All you lucky people will see its results this Wednesday or it itself if you are there. I have to say, I don't think my arms are going to enjoy this.

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#2264 Giraffe

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:44

I have just spent a fair amount of money on some new glass to attach it to my camera.

All you lucky people will see its results this Wednesday or it itself if you are there. I have to say, I don't think my arms are going to enjoy this.

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Is it one of those big white monstrosities that all the "pros" use Matthew?;)

Should be worth taking it as I understand the Hadfield crew are bringing out Bob Tabor's Lotus' 48 & 21 in addition to Roger Wills' Tyrrell & Cooper (weather permitting).

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#2265 thebullet

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:56

Is it one of those big white monstrosities that all the "pros" use Matthew?;)

Should be worth taking it as I understand the Hadfield crew are bringing out Bob Tabor's Lotus' 48 & 21 in addition to Roger Wills' Tyrrell & Cooper (weather permitting).


I guess so :cool:

Looks like a promising day! fancy the trip, Giraffe?

#2266 Giraffe

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:17

Weather not looking it's normal sunny self for Mallory but I think I'll pop in for an hour or two as this morning could be a good one...... :cat:

#2267 Giraffe

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 13:41

Weather not looking it's normal sunny self for Mallory but I think I'll pop in for an hour or two as this morning could be a good one...... :cat:


I was wrong on the first count, & right on the second..... :clap:

TNFer Roger Wills rebuilt Tyrrell P34 was shaken down by Joe Twyman this morning....

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John Delane's Hall & Hall run Tyrrell......
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Simon Hadfield in Bob Tabor's ex- Clark / Watson Lotus 48......
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The famous Rand GP winning Lotus 21 that told Stirling Moss that Jim Clark had arrived......
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Hall & Hall run Lotus 18 Formula Junior
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Rob Hall in Nico Bindels Lotus 77.....
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The Mike Wrigley / Paul Pochciol Lotus Cortina......
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Joe Twyman in Roger Wills ex-Bruce McLaren Cooper T51.....
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Ex-Jim Russell Cooper FJ from 1958.....
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Very nicely prepared March 712M chassis #6....
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Greg Thornton's Surtees TS11.....
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This little Cooper S was driven on the edge for an hour or so early on.....
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Alfa TZ shaken down this morning by Andy Newall....
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Hall & Hall run Williams FW06 - 02
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Apologies for not putting the captions up earlier Alan..... :well:

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#2268 elansprint72

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 16:28

I believe that all of Giraffe's photos from today are fakes. 70 miles NW of Mallory i.e. HERE it has rained all day, the 5th consecutive day that it has done so. :mad:


Nice set Tony. :up:

#2269 alansart

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 16:41

An interesting morning with some impressive machinery on display although at times the place was silent with the odd TNF's there waiting for a car to appear on circuit.

I'm still getting to grips with my bigger lens and am struggling to make it work consistently. The light was a bit weird today as well.

Mallory Testing is a mixed bag
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Joe Twyman was out in Roger Wills Tyrrell 6 Wheeler
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Hall & Hall had a JPS Lotus 77(?)
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Plus a Williams...
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...plus a Tyrrell :)
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#2270 Giraffe

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 17:51

More images of the morning.....

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Ben Sims was out winding up a watching Ben Mitchell.....
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Blackpool rock.....
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one of Mike Wrigley's Capris....
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....& for the Hadfield boys, this is who was in the white car with the green stripe...... :wave:

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#2271 alansart

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 18:00

A few more.

A couple of Coopers..
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This Mazda driver braked a tad to late for the hairpin...
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#2272 Giraffe

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 18:09

This Mazda driver braked a tad to late for the hairpin...


As you said Alan, he was too busy waving to you to notice Shaws looming up.... :lol:

#2273 cyrilmac

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 18:16

Well played Chaps ! At one stage I did think I would make but sadly not . I echo elansprints view - when I finished work at stupid o'clock there was no prospect of sun or dryness ! :eek:

#2274 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 18:26

An interesting morning with some impressive machinery on display although at times the place was silent with the odd TNF's there waiting for a car to appear on circuit.
I'm still getting to grips with my bigger lens and am struggling to make it work consistently. The light was a bit weird today as well.

Thanks for taking the trouble to caption your photos, Alan. Looks like another good Mallory Wednesday - and you seem to be shaping up with the new lens :)

#2275 MCS

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 19:10

I didn't arrive until just before eleven thanks to a meeting starting nearly an hour late earlier in Leicester. Once I'd changed...ah well.

The Tyrrells looked quite superb, the colour of the 002 in the paddock sunshine was startling. Absolutely beautiful - worth the effort just for that. So nice to hear the unsilenced engines as well at Mallory.

Bumped into alansart for all of five seconds :lol: and Giraffe had already gone. A lovely hour and a half though!

#2276 David Beard

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 19:45

Some great shots of interesting machinery, Alan and Tony. Only wish I could wangle a Wednesday morning one of these days , to join you...


#2277 David Beard

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 19:49

More images of the morning.....

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Great shot. The Details thread?

#2278 Giraffe

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 20:55

Happy Christmas Wayne :)


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A health warning, Gatmo-guy has his second Christmas this year on Friday.
The man responsable for this thread reaches the Big Four 0, and he told me today that he's taken the day off..... :clap:

#2279 thebullet

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 21:58

My new lens arrived 5 minutes before leaving the house this morning after a long battle with Amazon and City link and was first opened at the circuit in my car. It was all trial and error and as tony said to me walking up to the hairpin "it is what you call, hit the ground running" and I couldn't agree more. But first impressions are good and it is going to be a learning curve.

I had a proper go when the bikes came out!

Linked from facebook so quality is down.

See you all next week!

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#2280 Peter Morley

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:49

Ex-Jim Russell Cooper FJ from 1958.....
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Surely the exhaust is sticking out of the wrong side for this to be a Formula Junior?

#2281 David McKinney

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:24

Of course

It claims to be the ex-Russell F2 Cooper-Climax

(But you knew that, didn't you...)

#2282 alansart

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:03

As you said Alan, he was too busy waving to you to notice Shaws looming up.... :lol:


He gave me the wave afterwards, so it was his fault :)

Bumped into alansart for all of five seconds :lol:


That's cos I told you what was sitting in the Paddock! You should have seen the look on your face when the 6 wheeled Tyrrell appeared at the hairpin :D

Oh, and I forgot to thank you for the FF2000 PRS info.

Looks like another good Mallory Wednesday - and you seem to be shaping up with the new lens :)


At the moment I'm a bit disappointed with it. I'm struggling to get it to focus consistently. The Auto focus is unreliable and the Manual focus seems to keep adjusting itself without me touching it. Matt (thebullet) made an interesting comment that he may have to re-adjust his camera settings for his new lens. Perhaps I need to do the same.

Anyway a few more.

This pretty Alfa trundled around for much of the morning.
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A beautiful March 712.
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Back seat driver?
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#2283 thebullet

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:27

This bloke was well on it, 53 seconds a lap and the bike record is 52!!

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and problems for this towards the end as it kept having what sounded like a misfire! and then it kept spraying stuff out the back. Looked like water vapour to me!

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facebook really does ruin photos! I may be back with one more later.

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#2284 cyrilmac

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 14:57

Any idea who was on the bike ? Reason being bike is a Triumph, rider in Yamaha team leathers and quick ? Just being nosey .
BTW Happy Thirty tenth birthday Wayne . Can't wait for mine !! :rotfl: :wave:

#2285 Peter Morley

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 14:59

Of course

It claims to be the ex-Russell F2 Cooper-Climax

(But you knew that, didn't you...)


Hmmm, sort of - had guessed the Climax part...
The bodywork looks slightly odd, but Coopers did vary a lot and the unusual colour scheme possibly makes it look different?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 15:29

BTW Happy Thirty tenth birthday Wayne . Can't wait for mine !! :rotfl: :wave:


I managed a quick chat with Wayne (Gatmo), the man responsible for this happy thread.

Cyril - can you remember your thirty tenth birthday :rotfl:


#2287 alansart

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 15:38

Hmmm, sort of - had guessed the Climax part...
The bodywork looks slightly odd, but Coopers did vary a lot and the unusual colour scheme possibly makes it look different?


I can't help with it's authenticity, but it looked quite smart with it's shiny polished Ally bodywork.

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#2288 thebullet

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 15:44

Any idea who was on the bike ? Reason being bike is a Triumph, rider in Yamaha team leathers and quick ? Just being nosey .
BTW Happy Thirty tenth birthday Wayne . Can't wait for mine !! :rotfl: :wave:


They said it was Billy Mcconnell! :)

#2289 elansprint72

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 15:45

Which lenses are we talking about here?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 16:01

Which lenses are we talking about here?


My new one is a Olympus Zuiko 70-300mm, 1:4-5.6 zoom.

Nothing expensive, but I'm surprised it behaves so differently to the 40-150mm I've been using up to now.




#2291 alansart

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 16:05

and problems for this towards the end as it kept having what sounded like a misfire! and then it kept spraying stuff out the back. Looked like water vapour to me!


It did sound like it had dropped a cylinder and it looks like it's got a whisper of steam behind it here.

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#2292 cyrilmac

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 16:43

I managed a quick chat with Wayne (Gatmo), the man responsible for this happy thread.

Cyril - can you remember your thirty tenth birthday :rotfl:


Cheek ! :up:
Slurprisingly yes !!

#2293 cyrilmac

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 16:45

They said it was Billy Mcconnell! :)


Thanks Matthew.
That would do it . Quick lad is Skippy :)


#2294 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 17:46

A beautiful F2 Lotus 69.

Looks like a March 712 to me, Alan  ;)

#2295 alansart

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 18:17

Looks like a March 712 to me, Alan ;)


Whoops. Looks like one to me as well :rolleyes: :blush:

#2296 Gatmo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 19:57

Any idea who was on the bike ? Reason being bike is a Triumph, rider in Yamaha team leathers and quick ? Just being nosey .
BTW Happy Thirty tenth birthday Wayne . Can't wait for mine !! :rotfl: :wave:


Cheers Cyril, i'm looking forward to the day off and the following week as well, happy days indeed. :)

#2297 Giraffe

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 20:13

Whoops. Looks like one to me as well :rolleyes: :blush:


712M #6.... pay attention in class please! :wave:

#2298 MCS

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 20:29

That's cos I told you what was sitting in the Paddock! You should have seen the look on your face when the 6 wheeled Tyrrell appeared at the hairpin :D

Oh, and I forgot to thank you for the FF2000 PRS info.


Yes, I was aware of something worthwhile as I walked to the entrance - on the simple basis that the noise was terrific! Wish I had arrived earlier. The Williams was throwing out smoke, especially as it went into Devil's Elbow, but it was so much faster (when it was running well) than the six-wheeler. Interesting.

Anyhow, a question for Gatmo (and thanks for letting us all know about this wonderful diversion): how many more sessions are left this year?


#2299 Gatmo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 20:51

Possibly 2, maybe 3 test days left as i think last week October/first week November has been mentioned as a cut off for this season, with the usual pre Boxing Day run out slated to appear subject to Jack Frost etc.....

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#2300 Giraffe

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 21:14

Possibly 2, maybe 3 test days left as i think last week October/first week November has been mentioned as a cut off for this season, with the usual pre Boxing Day run out slated to appear subject to Jack Frost etc.....


According to the office this morning, Wednesday 26th is the last one. However, a special Wednesday after this date is pending.......... :cat: