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#5801 Phil Rainford

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:22

Just realised Pirelli haven't confirmed which two compounds they will be bringing to the Kilton GP :)


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Edited by Phil Rainford, 03 December 2012 - 19:15.


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#5802 Simon Arron

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:35

Pirelli haven't confirmed which two compounds they will bringing to the Kilton GP :)

I think Englebert nicked the contract for this one.

#5803 David Lawson

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:45

I would hazard a guess they will be Ortmann tyres.

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#5804 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:38

Indeed they are, David, and completely different rubber to that which was on the cars in 2009.

#5805 Simon Arron

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 22:00

Any tips on the Ortmanns' peak operating temperature? And will they last a full race stint?

#5806 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 22:19

Any tips on the Ortmanns' peak operating temperature? And will they last a full race stint?


That will depend on the angle of the twiglets, or summat like that :confused:

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:02

Who's driving the safety car and will there be a helicopter in attendance in case of serious injuries ?

#5808 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:18

Seriously, folks.... There is no doubt that the Ortmanns require the temperature in the room to be warm. They don't like cold and if you get the usual room, IIRC, it can be a bit on the frigid side.

Care will be required.

#5809 Stephen W

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:16

Just realised Pirelli haven't confirmed which two compounds they will be bringing to the Kilton GP :)


According to Bernie we have been allocated hard and rock hard!

I think Englebert nicked the contract for this one.


That Humperdink bloke is almost as bad as Bernie!

#5810 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:55

Seriously, folks.... There is no doubt that the Ortmanns require the temperature in the room to be warm. They don't like cold and if you get the usual room, IIRC, it can be a bit on the frigid side.

Care will be required.


Thats me fixed up with my "cold tyres" excuse then  ;)

#5811 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 17:49

Hi all

I'm pleased to report that the Maltese Fettler's consignment arrived safely in record time and have been nestling in parc fermé at Kingsley Towers. In the spirit of true sportsmanship I have resisted setting up my track and getting my eye in. Nor have I been injecting steroids into my right thumb, arranging blood transfusions, or snorting cocaine as seems to be the vogue amongst modern day sporting "heroes".

It's time for us all to peruse the offerings at the Kilton on the Festive Fayre menu, and pre-order. It gives them more time to prepare the food and remove all the taste. So peruse away and let me know please. Two courses £13.99, three courses £16.99. Shall we say by close of play Monday?

http://www.chefandbr...ive-fayre-menu/

Rob :wave:


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:26

Hi all

I'm pleased to report that the Maltese Fettler's consignment arrived safely in record time and have been nestling in parc fermé at Kingsley Towers. In the spirit of true sportsmanship I have resisted setting up my track and getting my eye in. Nor have I been injecting steroids into my right thumb, arranging blood transfusions, or snorting cocaine as seems to be the vogue amongst modern day sporting "heroes".

It's time for us all to peruse the offerings at the Kilton on the Festive Fayre menu, and pre-order. It gives them more time to prepare the food and remove all the taste. So peruse away and let me know please. Two courses £13.99, three courses £16.99. Shall we say by close of play Monday?

http://www.chefandbr...ive-fayre-menu/

Rob :wave:


I trust 'Boroughbridge pig in blanket' is nothing too terrifying from otherwise fine 'up north cuisine, so I'll go with Traditional Roast Turkey and Winter Fruit Crumble (HOLD THE CUSTARD) please Rob :up:

#5813 Simon Arron

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:47

Lord Kingsley of Punctual Uncertainty

I shall plump for French onion soup, thence cheese and onion tart. A set of Ortmann super-softs would suffice for pudding, but failing that I'll stick to two courses.

I suspect David Beard will order Lotus 12 as a starter, Lotus 16 for his main.

#5814 Phil Rainford

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 20:02

I will have :

Woodland Tart ( Oooh no Missus titter ye not )
Slow Cooked Rib of Beef


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#5815 condor

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:28

I rang up to enquire about accomadation and it seems the Premier Inn is next door to the Kilton Inn ( I thought if you were an inn you had to provide accomadation :well: ) - £74 a night for little old me :eek: That's nearly 2 weeks wages !

Does anyone know of a more reasonably priced B&B in the very near vicinity?



#5816 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 22:15

I will have.
Starter: ------------
Main: ---------------
Pud: --------------

see revised choice

Edited by Paul Hurdsfield, 09 December 2012 - 11:28.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 23:31

I will have :

Woodland Tart ( Oooh no Missus titter ye not )
Slow Cooked Rib of Beef
PAR


Please may I have the same (although as I no longer post on this censored forum, nobody will ever see my request because this post will be deleted before I have completed it)?


#5818 Stephen W

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:55

My selection is as follows:

Starter = Mini Turkey Pie
Main = Rib of Beef

I'll stick with the two courses, thanks Rob.

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#5819 David Beard

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:57

I suspect David Beard will order Lotus 12 as a starter, Lotus 16 for his main.


Much as I like them both, I can't eat a whole one...

Will PM our choices Rob

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#5820 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:02

Ladies and gentlemen I have been remiss in not allowing you to select from the menu ordinare at the Kilton. They have an evening deal with two courses at £10.95 and three at £12.95. Those who have already selected from the delights on the Festive Fayre menu may wish to reconsider - please let me know - thanks.

I'm led to believe by the bar steward at the Kilton that the deal menu isn't on the website, so those whose emails I don't have please PM me. To those lucky ones already in my address book - I will start sending the menu out now. If you don't receive one in the next half hour I either don't have your address or it's inside my old HP laptop which did the decent thing and set itself on fire twelve months ago.

Condor - I've been doing a spot of Googling for you. There's a single room at Wincham Hall Hotel near Northwich for £52.50, including a full Cheshire breakfast. Or the Pickmere Country House has B and B for £45, not too far from the Kilton. I assume you have Google facilities to check out for phone numbers or booking via booking.com.

Happy menu perusing

Lord Kingsley of Punctuality (I like that Simon!) :)

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Edited by Kingsleyrob, 09 December 2012 - 09:03.


#5821 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:32

I have in fact located the meal deal on the Kilton website. You can also order off the main menu if none of the deal offerings tickle your fancy.

http://www.chefandbr...s/evening-deal/

Rob :wave:

#5822 condor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:14

Thanks Rob :up: I'm now a definate and booked in at the Pickmere country guest house for the Thursday night.
I'll PM you my e.mail address so I can get to see the other menu and respond with my choice.

Can I be cheeky and ask if anyone is passing through Pickmere could they pick me up from said guesthouse and drop me back again?

#5823 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:30

My new selection from the £12.95 evening deal.
Starter: Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
Main: 7oz Rump steak
Pud: Hot apple pie

Edited by Paul Hurdsfield, 09 December 2012 - 11:31.


#5824 arttidesco

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 13:40

My new selection from the £12.95 evening deal.
Starter: Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
Main: 7oz Rump steak
Pud: Hot apple pie


x2

Call me a cheap night out but I'll have what Paul is having please oh Lord of Punctuality :up:

Condor I'll pick you up from the guest house.

What time do we have to sign on at The Kilton ?

Since I'm not a big drinker I'll gladly collect a max of two more within half an hours drive of the venue, first come first served :smoking:

#5825 condor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 14:08

Condor I'll pick you up from the guest house.



Many thanks :up: :up: :up:

eta you will drop me back there, won't you?

Edited by condor, 09 December 2012 - 15:08.


#5826 arttidesco

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:09

Many thanks :up: :up: :up:

eta you will drop me back there, won't you?


No problem :up:


#5827 condor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:57

Many thanks once again :)

Now transport and accomadation is sorted :D

can I have the C-type Jag please

eta I'll need the a la carte menu and from the website selection will pick moule mariniere and will have chocolate icecream with extra double cream - if I'm not being too difficult :)

Edited by condor, 09 December 2012 - 19:13.


#5828 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:42

Not many C-type Jaguars in 1959 F.2 racing, Connie.

#5829 condor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:49

Can I have the one that vaguely looks like the C-type then?

I can always pretend it is - I'm blessed with a vivid imagination :D

#5830 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:53

You'll need it.

#5831 condor

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:57

:rotfl:

I will pretend it's a C-type....or a Connaught at a push

#5832 condor

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 16:31

.

What time do we have to sign on at The Kilton ?



Thought I'd better re-post arttidesco's question because I'd like to know and be ready and waiting for when he arrives to pick me up - I'll be arriving at the Pickmere guesthouse approx 4pm but I'm sure it won't be that early :)

#5833 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:48

Thought I'd better re-post arttidesco's question because I'd like to know and be ready and waiting for when he arrives to pick me up - I'll be arriving at the Pickmere guesthouse approx 4pm but I'm sure it won't be that early :)


I'd recommend arrival around 7 for 7.30pm. I recall we had a spot of practice time before sitting down to eat. We also have to draw lots for our trusty steeds. I recall we might have had a knockout race or two before we commenced eating on previous occasions - feel free to correct me on this. I've been a mere participant at the two Kilton GPs so far rather than clerk of the course, so any reminders of timings/formats of earlier years are welcome.

I did a spot of car inspecting last night and found that on one the tyres rotated around the wheel. It was straight out of my chilly conservatory so may be the rubber needed a spot of heat. I didn't have the Diz patented tyre warmer to hand, a butane cigarette lighter.

Rob :wave:

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 10 December 2012 - 17:49.


#5834 Barry Boor

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 17:54

Which one, Rob?


#5835 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:58

I think it may have been one of the round black ones  ;)
Sorry I'll get my coat :wave:
Talking about coats it was a bit cool at the last Kilton GP, so dont forget your coats.

#5836 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:04

I think it may have been one of the round black ones ;)
Sorry I'll get my coat :wave:
Talking about coats it was a bit cool at the last Kilton GP, so dont forget your coats.

I think the Maltese Fettler has cracked it. Should be just the one car, running on silicones not Ortmanns. A spot of superglue should fix it.

Rob :wave:

#5837 Alan Cox

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:18

I've been a mere participant at the two Kilton GPs so far rather than clerk of the course, so any reminders of timings/formats of earlier years are welcome.

I seem to recall that Sergeant Wilko kept all the records at previous runnings so he may have the statistics/results filed away in his records ;)

#5838 Stephen W

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:41

I seem to recall that Sergeant Wilko kept all the records at previous runnings so he may have the statistics/results filed away in his records ;)


One is assuming that the course will be built in exactly the same layout which I doubt will happen or has happened.

As for keeping results all I did was keep the knock-out list without recording times & winning margins.

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#5839 Phil Rainford

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 13:50

Do we know where the Trophy is I managed to pinch out of the skip at Pirelli HQ?


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 15:06

Do we know where the Trophy is I managed to pinch out of the skip at Pirelli HQ?


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Probably looking a bit tyred by now :)


#5841 Alan Cox

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:20

Do we know where the Trophy is I managed to pinch out of the skip at Pirelli HQ?

I think the holder (ie.e KRob) has it safely lodged in his bank vault. I know he checks on it every few weeks and keeps it polished.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:02

I know he checks on it every few weeks and keeps it polished.


Rob also tells me he does the very same with the trophy (though hopefully not simultaneously). :smoking:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:32

Do we know where the Trophy is I managed to pinch out of the skip at Pirelli HQ?


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Yes, as my two esteemed fellow TNFers have alluded to, it is in the possession of the current Kilton GP champion, ie me. But for how long??

Giraffe, I recall your presence at at least one of the two previous Kilton GPs. Are you intending to set the room alight with a surprise entrance a la Lord Flashheart in that very funny scene from Blackadder?

I dropped by at the Kilton an hour or so ago en route home from entertaining a group of lady senior citizens in Congleton. I can assure you that unlike some of my more famous DJ colleagues, I am unlikely to be led astray by my typical audiences.

Rob :wave:

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 11 December 2012 - 17:36.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:05

Giraffe, I recall your presence at at least one of the two previous Kilton GPs. Are you intending to set the room alight with a surprise entrance a la Lord Flashheart in that very funny scene from Blackadder?


My trusty diary tell me that it was 17th December, 2009.........(ignore the ad.)



I recall a severe weather advisory prevented my attendance at the second running of the event. However this year there is an added ingredient... That Condor moment.....



.... a quite wonderful series of ads. I wonder if I should have a quiet word with the Clerk of the Course to see if I can secure a late entry...??? :smoking:

Edited by Giraffe, 11 December 2012 - 18:06.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 19:58

I've just spent some time collating the orders from this thread, PMs and my email inbox. I have almost certainly coq'd up somewhere.

This is the current entry, please let me know if it's at odds with your choice - I'll email the Kilton tomorrow afternoon:

Paul H
Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
7oz Rump steak
Hot apple pie £12.95

Alan C
Lasagne

Pat C
Brewer’s Chicken

David B
Pate
Steak and ale pie

Pat B
Pate
Scampi

Alan R
Stilton and Peppercorn Mushrooms
Brewers Chicken

Phil R
Woodland tart
Rib of beef

Phil H
Rump Burger
Apple Pie

Julie H
Brewers Chicken
Ice Cream (1 scoop Vanilla 1 scoop Strawberry, 1 scoop Cookie Dough)

Artie
Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
7oz Rump steak
Hot apple pie £12.95

Simon
French onion soup
Three cheese and baby onion tart

Sergeant Wilko
Mini Turkey Pie
Rib of Beef

Pete
Woodland tart
Rib of beef

Condor
Mussels mariniere
Chocolate ice cream (with extra double cream please)

Rob
Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
7oz Rump steak – medium

As usual we'll settle up individually.

Rob :wave:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 21:31

I've just spent some time collating the orders from this thread, PMs and my email inbox. I have almost certainly coq'd up somewhere.

This is the current entry, please let me know if it's at odds with your choice - I'll email the Kilton tomorrow afternoon:

Paul H
Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
7oz Rump steak
Hot apple pie £12.95

Alan C
Lasagne

Pat C
Brewer’s Chicken

David B
Pate
Steak and ale pie

Pat B
Pate
Scampi

Alan R
Stilton and Peppercorn Mushrooms
Brewers Chicken

Phil R
Woodland tart
Rib of beef

Phil H
Rump Burger
Apple Pie

Julie H
Brewers Chicken
Ice Cream (1 scoop Vanilla 1 scoop Strawberry, 1 scoop Cookie Dough)

Artie
Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
7oz Rump steak
Hot apple pie £12.95

Simon
French onion soup
Three cheese and baby onion tart

Sergeant Wilko
Mini Turkey Pie
Rib of Beef

Pete
Woodland tart
Rib of beef

Condor
Mussels mariniere
Chocolate ice cream (with extra double cream please)

Rob
Chicken, pork and heather honey pate
7oz Rump steak – medium

As usual we'll settle up individually.

Rob :wave:


Well done Rob sorry I coqued up not cancelling my Chicken Pork and Honey pate :blush:

for just

Rump Stake and Hot apple pie £12.95 :up:

But I'll take what ever is served :rotfl:

Edited by arttidesco, 11 December 2012 - 21:32.


#5847 condor

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:38

Been a bit of a rush this morning...but am setting off on my epic journey now
See you all soon
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#5848 David Beard

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:26

Anyone know if there is WiFi in the room so we could Skype Barry?

#5849 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 13:06

Been a bit of a rush this morning...but am setting off on my epic journey now
See you all soon
:wave:



See ya later Alligator :wave:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 18:26

I'm on my way in a mo...perhaps we should have agreed on period dress.

Rob :wave:

By the way Condor, mussels are off! :down: