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#1 mariner

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 18:09

It is Birkett Relay time at Silverstone tomorrow and it might not rain.

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Thanks to moderrn technology and media you  can apparenlty watch it worldwide now so if you like British club racing wherever you are please put it on

 

 

https://www.silverst...b-birkett-relay


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#2 2F-001

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 18:27

Gosh, we know the world has really moved on when we can watch the Birkett live on the internet!

 

I won't be going to Silverstone (getting over a few days of feeling unwell and want to be fit for the Formula Ford Festival) so thanks for the link, Mariner.

 

Mind you, at the recent 750 MC Mallory, even some of the practice for the historic 750 Formula race was online, and that's about as grass roots as it gets...


Edited by 2F-001, 22 October 2021 - 18:29.


#3 mikeC

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 08:27

Thanks for the link; that's my day sorted :clap:



#4 mariner

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 10:41

It was dry all race, it was 13 degrees C so not icy and a great day's club racing with over 200 cars.

 

One highlight was the amazing Cunningham " Le monstre" replica going out to do battle with a vat array of tiny ( by comparision) cars. See it go out at 1:31 on teh video link above.

 

The husband and wife team who built it are so dedicated and practical too. It rteired due to overheating leading to low oil pressure, and with a 70 old old basic engine better safe than sorry. It has already run at Le Mans BTW



#5 DouglasM

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 16:52

Great stuff, so many different cars. Good camera work and commentary.



#6 john aston

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 06:04

I have chatted to the Le Monstre owners several times and what a delightful couple they are, epitomising the bedrock enthusiasm for the sport. I know some of we ..umm ..ageing enthusiasts can get terribly worked up about recreations and continuations but I don't. The only way I was ever going to see Le Monstre on a race track was if a visionary like Derek Drinkwater created one.  



#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 09:28

Having driven the real car several times - I can only say I actually admire the replicator's taste...  Does it have five carburettor chokes and three on the tree?

 

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#8 2F-001

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 12:00

And it's not as large as a current Formula 1 car!



#9 mariner

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 16:12

It is all  is described here 

 

https://www.classica...llacs-recreated



#10 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 21:14

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Having driven the real car several times - I can only say I actually admire the replicator's taste...  Does it have five carburettor chokes and three on the tree?


I'd love to see it, and these features are a part of the car.