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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  • mr_tony 18 Aug 2003

    quality day out, superbly organised by ted and the caterham crew.

    even better I didn't hit anything this time

  • Pies 15 Aug 2003

    Asda car park should be big enough

  • PetrolTed 15 Aug 2003

    I get sweaty mitts when I get excited all right

    Caterham came back to me today. They're working on a number of dates at Silverstone. Brooklands is hard to obtain but they are in negotiations for another venue in the south

  • MikeGF 15 Aug 2003

    THis sounds like a great day!! WHen is the next one at Brooklands, and how much? Count me in!!

    Cheers
    Mike

  • DustyC 15 Aug 2003

    MikeE said:

    trotter said:
    When I saw drivers with racing gloves on I thought the die was cast.



    AFAIK there was only one driver there taking it all too seriously wearing his driving gloves, some bloke called Ted I think? ()


    I guess he must have been putting the gloves and boots on when they told us the course directions

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