PH Caterham Day

Last weekend we had the first PistonHeads Caterham Slalom Day and what a blast it was! In sweltering heat (hottest day since the big bang apparently), thirty of us lined up to blast around beaten up traffic cones on the old Brooklands runway in Surrey.

Four courses were set up during the course of the day, each one challenging us to put into practice what we'd learned on the previous one at lower speeds. The best thing about the day? The guys from Caterham are egging you on to get the tail out and slide your way around the course!

The cars are prepared by Team Parker Racing and they set them up to be particularly tail happy. Each course finishes with the driver required to do a full donut around the last cone. Cheered on by fellow PHers we all slid blasted around the circuits with huge grins on our faces.

There was an element of competition with each run being timed, but the chance to meet fellow PHers and indulge in some petrolheaded fun on a Saturday couldn't be bettered. And if Caterham don't sell more cars as a result of these events we'd be amazed!


Where's the cone...?

Caterham are busy trying to sort out a number of dates for repeat bookings for us as we know these are going to become very popular days. Weather isn't going to be a problem either - rain will just make it more manic out on the track whilst the spectators continue to sup coffee and eat Caterham's biscuits. Watch this space for news.

Results from 9th August at Brooklands

Place Name Average Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
1 Rex 115.19 21.41 30.09 32.9 30.79
2 PetrolTed 116.08 21.02 30.89 34.1 30.07
3 Painey 116.16 22.69 31.37 30.99 31.11
4 Jason Nemits 117.12 22.13 30.95 33.18 30.86
5 Suggs 117.26 21.61 30.75 34.41 30.49
6 Incorrigible 118.75 20.76 29.45 39.53 29.01
7 MrTony 119.24 24.74 31.19 33.11 30.2
8 Jane Gorringe 119.54 23.28 31.98 32.6 31.68
9 nigelbasson 123.07 24.72 31.04 35.85 31.46
10 Pinbot 124.78 23.52 34.04 34.26 32.96
11 williamp 125.27 23.11 31.61 39.51 31.04
12 mechsympathy 126.57 24.04 32.69 38.09 31.75
13 MikeE 128.89 20.86 29.99 33.77 44.27
14 Gary Duhoney 129.35 23.59 31.85 35.11 38.8
15 jhorsnel 131.57 27.58 36.44 34.12 33.43
16 DustyC 134.86 27.74 33.35 32.5 41.27
17 Pies 136.74 25.28 34.22 34.47 42.77
18 Dipika 136.88 23.54 36.8 38.1 38.44
19 trotter 137.46 22.91 31.24 38.06 45.25
20 miniman 139.69 28.05 39.5 33.99 38.15
21 thub 140.99 31.45 33.1 33.81 42.63
22 James Bingham 144.07 26.86 38.91 37.86 40.44
23 so&so 149.67 24.15 34.17 35.08 56.27
24 [member]Pete Rockey 150.73 26.93 42.07 47.03 34.7
25 RUSS.B 152.08 23.07 33.87 34.29 60.85
26 Christopher Pattison 158.29 22.18 33.91 34.76 67.44
27 Tony Cozens 163.29 24.23 32.1 42.73 64.23
28 Adrian Zacher 190.95 24.13 32.88 33.95 99.99
29 chrispbacon 191.41 25.75 33.4 32.27 99.99
30 SC5011 196.07 21.46 30.61 45 99

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  • MikeE 15 Aug 2003

    I'd 2nd what Ted says it was a fantastic day marred only by my last run If I'd known 'Rex' was only 0.2 seconds ahead I wouldn't of gone for a 28 second run

    Anyway well done to the top 3 and everyone else for making it so much fun

  • DustyC 15 Aug 2003

    So so adictive. I want more!
    Like my brother said; " Caterham are no better than drug dealers really, offering us our first taster cheap knowing we will become hooked and just want more and more until we eventually end up buying an R500!"

    Great day. The last "do or die" run was my favorite, marred only by my slide slightly over the garage limits to gain a ten second penalty.

    (Think thats me in the pic! I expect Pete Rokey had destroyed the cone!)

    I will send videos soon, I promise!

  • thub 15 Aug 2003

    If only I'd been able to stop in that there garage...

    But the competition wasn't that important, was it? (was it?) It was great fun hooning about. Thanks to all who participated.

  • Incorrigible 15 Aug 2003

    Ted

    Can you highlight all the fastest section times please

    What a completely fantastic top day can't wait for the next one

    Don't know if I'll bring Stubby along though

  • jeremyc 15 Aug 2003

    Incorrigible said:
    Don't know if I'll bring Stubby along though
    Good call - I have to admit to some trepidation giving a passenger ride at the end.

    Damn and blast it - there is already a PHer stubby - it'll have to be stubbypete then.

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