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#2701 thebullet

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:09

Looks like I shall be making a trip to Mallory tomorrow. Maybe see some of you there!

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#2702 rbm

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:44

slightly OT, but does anyone know the outcome of the unfortunate moment in the VSCC meeting?


#2703 Giraffe

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:28

Looks like I shall be making a trip to Mallory tomorrow. Maybe see some of you there!


Coming down as I believe a young man is going to make his debut in a racing car.... :cat:

#2704 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:25

slightly OT, but does anyone know the outcome of the unfortunate moment in the VSCC meeting?

From the VSCC report of the meeting:

Peter Butler won the first Handicap Race in his 1924 Bentley 3/ 4.5, whist Tim Greenhill (Wolseley Hornet Special) was victorious in the second Handicap race which had to be re-started after an incident where Simon Blakeney-Edwards hit the Armco exiting ‘Gerards’ in his Frazer-Nash. Simon was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary by ambulance and underwent surgery on his elbow. He was also found to have two broken ribs. He is recovering in hospital and hopes to be discharged imminently.

Pleased to hear that Mr B-E is on his way to recovery.
(PS Sorry to see that the VSCC sees fit to insert a hyphen into Frazer Nash)

#2705 Mark Ballard

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 13:23

From the VSCC report of the meeting:

Pleased to hear that Mr B-E is on his way to recovery.
(PS Sorry to see that the VSCC sees fit to insert a hyphen into Frazer Nash)


This was posted on the Frazer Nash website last night

"Anyway, final outcome was 2 broken ribs and a bad open fracture of the right elbow which was wired back together. He's back home under strict instructions by the Dr not to go back to work for at least 2 weeks in any shape or form."

#2706 Giraffe

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 14:14

Coming down as I believe a young man is going to make his debut in a racing car.... :cat:


James Hadfield receives suitable encouragement before his circuit debut....

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A few samplers before the might of Arron & Co. hit the thread.....

Gregor Fiskin in Harry Levantis' Le Mans winning Aston....

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Simon Hadfield in the Peter Whitehead Aston....

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Ian Flux in Harry's T33....

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Trevor Groom's Lister...

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Gatmo's dumper truck....

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#2707 alansart

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 14:45

Looks a good turnout :)

#2708 thebullet

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 15:12

A good day today! nice to have a bit of sun too...

I think this must be a record, only got home an hour ago!

Enjoy...

Quality isn't great as they are from facebook.

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#2709 Phil Rainford

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 18:17

Quality both on track and trackside today ( Giraffe finally decided to make an appearance this year :) )

Few from me...

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Having fun

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#2710 elansprint72

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 18:33

Nice photos chaps, some quality machines too!

I was previously unaware that Giraffes hibernated; or do they migrate, possibly?

#2711 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 20:02

James Hadfield receives suitable encouragement before his circuit debut....

Top ice hockey player, too, don't you know...
http://www.guildford..._james_hadfield

#2712 rbm

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 20:25

This was posted on the Frazer Nash website last night

"Anyway, final outcome was 2 broken ribs and a bad open fracture of the right elbow which was wired back together. He's back home under strict instructions by the Dr not to go back to work for at least 2 weeks in any shape or form."


very pleasing to hear - it did not look pretty and always a worry for those of us without cages and belts.

#2713 Gatmo

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 20:48

The dumper is pictured having its pre FoS test, Lord March has been on bemoaning the fact that the identity of one of his major crowd pullers has been compromised.......

#2714 paulsenna1

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 23:34

Ian Flux in Harry's T33....

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Blimey, Ian Flux has barely aged at all since his 1975 Formula Vee days.

#2715 Simon Arron

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:02

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A clapped-out old has-been and a 1970s Alfa: Fluxie's attitude hasn't much changed since the 1970s, either...

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"With the leg bone connected to the knee bone, the knee bone connected to the thigh bone and the thigh bone connected to the hip bone..."

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Anyone know whether Dave is the name of rider, passenger or sidecar?

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Edvard Munch's Bugatti.

#2716 Giraffe

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:13

There was much comment on this seemingly "stretched" F3 Tecno; any clues anyone?

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Elsewhere, TNFers were out in force yesterday morning.....

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#2717 Simon Arron

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:47

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The F3 Tecno hails from 1966 and is owned by Mark Witherspoon. The Tecno Regsiter has details here: http://www010.upp.so...ecnoreg-204.htm

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:48

There was much comment on this seemingly "stretched" F3 Tecno; any clues anyone?

The first prototype (s?) of the Tecno F3 had this far-forward driver's position

#2719 Giraffe

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:11

This chap was lucky to walk away from a nasty accident at the Esses that concluded the morning's proceedings.....

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:22

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Anyone know whether Dave is the name of rider, passenger or sidecar?


None of them - It is advertising the television channel on which they are showing repeats of the 1863 series of Top Gear; in tonight's show Beau Brummell is testing Monsieur Renault's latest 1 horsepower fiacre...

#2721 Giraffe

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:37

Anyone know whether Dave is the name of rider, passenger or sidecar?


Edvard Munch's Bugatti.


It said "Chaz" on the other side and they hit a rabbit.... :cool:

.....Must have been a Bugatti screamer..... :smoking:

#2722 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 14:10

Better say hello to those TNF anoraks :)


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#2723 Giraffe

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 23:08

Better say hello to those TNF anoraks :)

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A tad politer than yourself, young man!

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#2724 thebullet

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:31

Expect to see me there tomorrow.

#2725 thebullet

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:12

Well it was an alright morning but a wet and pointless afternoon with 2 laps completed in an hour, more laps were completed by the medical car. Silverstone a couple of weeks ago comes to mind.

I know it is a bike and yes I know it isn't aloud but this was as the rain was getting heavy...

Note the river in the background!

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I decided to wear my swade shoes, what a mistake...

Those of you who are friends with me on facebook will have seen my video.

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It was a shame to see Simon and Martin leaving as I got there, was told there was a problem before testing even began!

We had a 30 minute delay because of a rather large oil slick around Gerards, this is where my phone comes into play...

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And now for some proper stuff... when it was mostly dry!

Again, modern car but! what do you all think to this angle for when I try out Rally cross this weekend?

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More later, still drying stuff out. The back of my car was a swimming pool and my Ipod fell in the water. I was drentched through and the entrace to the circuit was just a pool, I thought I killed the Mini but she carried on. Even down the lanes where floods were at some height didn't even effect it. Probably because of the Lumenition leads and dizzy cover.

Anyway... enough of my trip to the Water park and more photos later!

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#2726 Duc-Man

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 16:54

Again, modern car but! what do you all think to this angle for when I try out Rally cross this weekend?

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Turn the camera a bit to the left and a bit more up. That would make a great shot. Specially with one or two other cars in the background.

#2727 thebullet

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 19:44

Ah has my arty style ruined it? I will try that on sunday.

#2728 thebullet

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 19:48

Anyway here is the rest...

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I am pretty sure this Imp was what dropped all of its oil.

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Here is a link to the whole album for anyone interested...

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#2729 alansart

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 16:49

Not many Historics at Oulton Park this afternoon (unless you are into MK1 Golf's and 90's Dallara's) although ex FF2000 star Tim Davies was throwing his Lotus Cortina about a bit....

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....possibly too much as he came round with a very sick sounding engine on the next lap!


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:02

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One day I'll see an historic Lotus Cortina waving the inside front wheel 6" clear of the ground, like it should do...


#2731 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 13:11

One day I'll see an historic Lotus Cortina waving the inside front wheel 6" clear of the ground, like it should do...

A quote from Simon Hadfield on another thread commenting on two photographs comparing the handling of Lotus Cortinas in historic racing:

The difference is the first car was A-frame, the current one leaf spring - the most interesting thing is that in the time I have been involved with Cortinas (since 1990 ish) the engine horse power has gone up about 6 BHP but the lap times have fallen by almost exactly the same amount as the Historic Formula Ford times over a similar time frame. The formula fords have not had any more power, the frames have not been changed but we learn how to set them up and drive them better - it is not rocket science.......
I would also point out the car in earlier shot was on trick road tyres (as we had to use then) and the current car is on period M section Dunlops (as we have to use now) - see the FIA do get it right sometimes! The road tyre we had then slid then gripped then slid again - the Ms allow the car to be driven in a much more elegant fashion.



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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:25

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This one looks like an early U2 Mallock - but I'm probably wrong - either way it just struck me, in a moment of monday-morning-madness, that if there had been today's plethora of (yawn) spec series back in the early 60s , Major Mallock and his men might well have created Formula U2 ?

If so it would have had the most unfortunate abbreviation -

"FU2" :blush:

.... I'll get me coat.... :wave:

#2733 Macca

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:08

You have to wonder why, since the owner/driver is such an obvious Valentino Rossi fan, he doesn't race a bike instead....

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:26

Well the weather looks set to be a hot one. Lets hope they have removed all the gravel from the track. There was lots of it!

#2735 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 14:03

You have to wonder why, since the owner/driver is such an obvious Valentino Rossi fan, he doesn't race a bike instead....

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Probably like me - love watching bikes race but too damn scared of them to ride one myself!


#2736 Lee Towers

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 16:26

Not sure this is the right place but it seems the closest thread I could find to ask the question. There is an Oulton Park test day on Friday 27th which I plan to attend, does anyone know what might be turning up there??

#2737 Phil Rainford

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 20:19

Not sure this is the right place but it seems the closest thread I could find to ask the question. There is an Oulton Park test day on Friday 27th which I plan to attend, does anyone know what might be turning up there??


Would suggest most cars will be testing for the meeting the following day...

http://ww2.oultonpar...op_28072012.pdf


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#2738 Bloggsworth

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 20:21

Did not the early Mallocks have split-beam front suspension?

#2739 elansprint72

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 21:09

Did not the early Mallocks have split-beam front suspension?

I have no idea what that go-kart is... but it does not look like a Mallock to me. I'm usually wrong but if I'm not; period photo, anyone?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:03

I have no idea what that go-kart is... but it does not look like a Mallock to me. I'm usually wrong but if I'm not; period photo, anyone?


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It's a 750 Trophy Series car (Historic 750 Formula). Peter Chattins's HRC

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#2741 Lee Towers

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 22:10

Would suggest most cars will be testing for the meeting the following day...

http://ww2.oultonpar...op_28072012.pdf


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I'll be attending the meeting on the Saturday, was just hoping some other cars would turn up on the Friday too

#2742 Twin Window

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 19:16

Could someone tell me what time the testing ends on Wednesdays? And does one need accreditation to gain access?

Thanks! :up:

#2743 mfd

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 19:40

Could someone tell me what time the testing ends on Wednesdays? And does one need accreditation to gain access?
Thanks! :up:

Think you just need to cross the bridge ;)

#2744 Giraffe

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 20:03

Could someone tell me what time the testing ends on Wednesdays? And does one need accreditation to gain access?

Thanks! :up:


I think it is three quid on the gate Stu, but I normally get there early before the bloke arrives at his box, and drive up to the paddock with the competitors. :smoking:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:30

I think it is three quid on the gate Stu, but I normally get there early before the bloke arrives at his box, and drive up to the paddock with the competitors. :smoking:


Thanks for that useful money saving tip Tony :up:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 23:40

Many thanks for the advice chaps! Unfortunately plans have changed more than once, so we won't be there (in any capacity) on the 12th as had originally been planned.

Next year may prove different though!

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 18:19

Extra security has now been drafted in to head off Giraffe and arttidesco's cunning and devious early entry scam...... :lol:

#2748 Phil Rainford

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 20:46

Extra security has now been drafted in to head off Giraffe and arttidesco's cunning and devious early entry scam...... :lol:


A Season Pass an option?


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#2749 Gatmo

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 18:28

A Season Pass an option?


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It makes perfect sense, Phil. I'll ask the question.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:03

Someone mentioned to me on Saturday that they have lowered the Decibel Limit for the noise test (or are introducing a noise test) for the Wednesday testing - could anyone confirm this as I know a couple of people who might be interested if they haven't!

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