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#2951 barrykm

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 15:32

Welcome back to one of my favourite threads  :clap:



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#2952 Giraffe

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:26

There were 2 further test days scheduled for this year, but one has been superseded by another event, and the other due to take place on Thursday September 6th is no longer on the website but appears on a list of events in the cafe.


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#2953 dwh43scale

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 19:29

While I was working I never found time to get to Mallory on a Wednesday. Now I have lots of free time, so I headed up there last Friday for the bike and sidecar test day.

 

Of course, for the snapper, Mallory is a dream and the variety of two and three wheeled machinery was really good. However, I am not very good at identifying bikes where the name isn't clearly printed on the tank ...

 

A couple of intriguing three wheeled car-like "sidecar" class vehicles. Any info gratefully received !

 

Gallery here -

 

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#2954 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 15:25

A nice set of photos, David. Looks like a worthwhile day



#2955 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 17:23

Looking at the list of events at Mallory, it underlines how most circuits make their money from non competitive events like track days, testing etc. That's why entry fees for club racing are now so high.



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 17:33

An excellent gallery, many thanks for posting. The chap riding the Velocette, (350?) must be a big man as I know how big the Velocette is. A pal at school was given a non runner 350 Velo for his 15th with direction to overhaul it and make it all work by his 16th, which he did very successfully. It is nice to see a Vincent 1000cc outfit, which takes me back to a similar rig which a neighbour had when I was a small lad. The gymnastics of the passengers remain intriguing. In many ways it takes me back to my youth as an ardent fan of Fritz Scheidegger, pioneer of the kneeler IIRC.
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#2957 Geoff E

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 18:42

 

A couple of intriguing three wheeled car-like "sidecar" class vehicles. Any info gratefully received !

 

 

 

The No.27 certainly looks like a Berkeley.

 

At a meeting at Cadwell Park in 2015, the No.27 was described as a Berkeley T60.  Engine was said to be 1293cc and the crew was Steve Hutchinson and Julie Kay.

 

At that meeting, there was another T60 (No.19), with 900cc engine, driven by Jim Teagles with no passenger, just "ballast".

 

The British Historic Racing Club have a meeting at Mallory on 13 April https://www.vmcc.net...ion-Runs-Events

 

There are some 2018 results here ... Hutchinson still in No.27, passenger now called Millington (see event 12) https://www.ukclubsp...g-round-5-2018/

 

It may also identify other people for you.



#2958 Giraffe

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 12:11

There are MSA & ACU test days listed for April 11th & 25th, and May 8th (cars in the morning and bikes in the afternoon)..

 

Mallory Park, please note that the MSA has rebranded and is now known as Motorsport UK. :cool:



#2959 BRG

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 16:58

There are MSA & ACU test days listed for April 11th & 25th, and May 8th (cars in the morning and bikes in the afternoon)..

 

Mallory Park, please note that the MSA has rebranded and is now known as Motorsport UK. :cool:

So will they now be abbreviated to MUK?



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#2960 Charlieman

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 17:35

Three wheelers: There is so much potential to "cheat" with a Berkeley using the right BMC bits and tyres. It is to the credit of bike competitors that they put the things to go racing for the fun of it.



#2961 Stephen W

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 11:20

So will they now be abbreviated to MUK?

 

Apparently not as the blue blazer brigade didn't see that one coming. Thus we will have to refer to the body as "Motorsport UK" - personally I still call it the MSA (old habits!)



#2962 Allan Lupton

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 12:58

Thus we will have to refer to the body as "Motorsport UK" - personally I still call it the MSA (old habits!)

Older habit makes me think of (and refer to) it as the RAC-MSA . . .



#2963 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 14:07

So will they now be abbreviated to MUK?

They have asked that it is not abbreviated. Some years ago the Football Association had a similar idea to be Football UK but they thought better of it!



#2964 2F-001

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 15:33

“FA” is not a whole lot better, in some folks’ minds at least.

#2965 john aston

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:12

We abandoned our Practice Management Team nomenclature because of acronym related ..umm..  challenges



#2966 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:25

Many moons ago, for perhaps two days or so, my then work department was officially renamed Combustion, Reheat and Pollution.

#2967 Allan Lupton

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:47

When we were students at Hatfield College of Knowledge in the 1950s, we founded the South Hertfordshire Institute of Technologists - and we were all in it of course!



#2968 JacnGille

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 17:56

When we were students at Hatfield College of Knowledge in the 1950s, we founded the South Hertfordshire Institute of Technologists - and we were all in it of course!

Did they offer a course in Special High Intensity Training?????????



#2969 MCS

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:17

There are MSA & ACU test days listed for April 11th & 25th, and May 8th (cars in the morning and bikes in the afternoon)..

 

Mallory Park, please note that the MSA has rebranded and is now known as Motorsport UK. :cool:

 

Might try and get along in May, but isn't everything silenced now?



#2970 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:13

An excellent gallery, many thanks for posting. The chap riding the Velocette, (350?) must be a big man as I know how big the Velocette is. A pal at school was given a non runner 350 Velo for his 15th with direction to overhaul it and make it all work by his 16th, which he did very successfully. It is nice to see a Vincent 1000cc outfit, which takes me back to a similar rig which a neighbour had when I was a small lad. The gymnastics of the passengers remain intriguing. In many ways it takes me back to my youth as an ardent fan of Fritz Scheidegger, pioneer of the kneeler IIRC.
Roger Lund

In the nanny state UK how have they shut up a Vincent? At full song they sound glorius but when muffled they do not go.

That is what killed them in speedway here in Oz.

The custom Mini Minor is well??????? different?



#2971 john aston

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 06:59

Contrary to what you may hear in the colonies , our nanny can be surprisingly benign - as long as you don't believe every story in the more reactionary tabloids. That's why I was watching very noisy racers last weekend , and will be doing the same the next. And it's also why some of the more  bonkers VSCC folk can drive aero- engined Edwardian monsters on the road  . And why I have lost most of the hearing in my left ear. .... :cry: 



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Posted 03 April 2019 - 20:20

Contrary to what you may hear in the colonies , our nanny can be surprisingly benign - as long as you don't believe every story in the more reactionary tabloids. That's why I was watching very noisy racers last weekend , and will be doing the same the next. And it's also why some of the more  bonkers VSCC folk can drive aero- engined Edwardian monsters on the road  . And why I have lost most of the hearing in my left ear. .... :cry:

Pardon...  :smoking:



#2973 elansprint72

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 20:28

I'm afraid that since I gave up the day job and with it the opportunity to drop in on a Wednesday, en route, my visits have been limited to the yearly VSCC race meeting.

 

Guess what? For some reason,which I've yet to see properly explained, the VSCC are not going there this year. 

 

Anyone know why? Last time I looked at the VSCC website there was no cogent explanation and not a little angst from competitors, spectators and just about everyone else involved.



#2974 RogerFrench

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 13:40

I'm afraid that since I gave up the day job and with it the opportunity to drop in on a Wednesday, en route, my visits have been limited to the yearly VSCC race meeting.

Guess what? For some reason,which I've yet to see properly explained, the VSCC are not going there this year.

Anyone know why? Last time I looked at the VSCC website there was no cogent explanation and not a little angst from competitors, spectators and just about everyone else involved.


Maybe the 85th Anniversary Brands Hatch extravaganza??

#2975 Giraffe

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 15:56

Not a Wednesday, but the third of six general test days scheduled for Mallory this season took place today........

 



#2976 Giraffe

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 16:05

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#2977 Rob Ryder

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 16:25

Thanks for the pics Giraffe, good to see that the traditions live on.

Any breakfast?  :confused:  :rotfl:

 

Rob



#2978 john winfield

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 16:35

Thanks Giraffe. In your last batch, the single seater that features four times, is that a Tecno? Or am I hopelessly wrong?  :drunk:



#2979 Giraffe

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 16:38



Thanks for the pics Giraffe, good to see that the traditions live on.

Any breakfast?  :confused:  :rotfl:

 

Rob

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#2980 Belmondo

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 16:40

Giraffe – fabulous. Glad to see this thread is back in business.



#2981 Giraffe

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 16:40

Thanks Giraffe. In your last batch, the single seater that features four times, is that a Tecno? Or am I hopelessly wrong?  :drunk:

Correct John. Simon Hadfield shaking it down for a customer who lives in Hong Kong.