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Supercar saturday October 28th

Supercar saturday October 28th

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Stuart J

931 posts

181 months

Tuesday 24th October
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Cartoony

20 posts

44 months

Tuesday 24th October
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Master Bean said:
What is the new engine?
2L Zetec but still on carbs, for now.

Yellow Fever

256 posts

155 months

Tuesday 24th October
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Car update, unfortunately, the Ultima owner contacted me earlier to say the car blew its engine in testing on Monday and won't be joining us. Great shame as the driver is a quick race driver too.

We have added another Cayman GT4, a Lotus Elise S1, an immaculate Evo 7 and a Porsche 944 competition car so numbers are up but gutted to lose the Ultima.

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Wednesday 25th October
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DanMalkin said:
I'll be taking passengers in my caterham..

And I promise not to hang about! It's only 150bhp - it looks like a shed... but the old girl and the fat bloke driving promise to make passenger rides fun!
(White caterham with cage fitted - number 559 - from L7 Club speed championship)

GOOD MAN!!!! clap

Yellow Fever

256 posts

155 months

Wednesday 25th October
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Delighted to say we've added this superb example of Woking's finest:



This car will be on track in the morning only - probably. Depends how it goes in terms of tyre wear and so on. The driver is an ex single seater racer at Combe so he knows his stuff.

Also signed up we have added a Lotus Elise S1 Sprint, an immaculate EVO 7, another Porsche Cayman GT4 and a very nice Aston Martin N430. Oooh, plus a Morgan race car (not sure which model exactly, yet).

Enjoy!

Edited by Yellow Fever on Wednesday 25th October 20:58

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dickbastardly

347 posts

132 months

Saturday 28th October
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Thanks All
What a great day.
I hope you made loads of money for an excellent cause

Stuart J

931 posts

181 months

Saturday 28th October
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Enjoyed the day , well done for organising it so well, as previous post really hope it raised a decent amount for a good cause

D_G

1,669 posts

133 months

Saturday 28th October
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Thanks to everyone who drove or had passenger rides on the BMC Autosolo course, didn't get a chance to walk round but the paddock looked great but we were busy all day. I'll report back with the charity amount we raised once it's been calculated.

Cheers

Dave
Bristol Motor Club

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Sunday 29th October
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Word is that the amount raised was around the £14 grand mark! WOW! What a great day and a fab result, well done to all involved.

the chav

Original Poster:

971 posts

116 months

Monday 30th October
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Fantastic day the gf really enjoyed the passenger ride in your car Tony

Though she was a little worried about going out again as she was in the passenger seat of the white mx5 the lost its brakes into quarry corner. But the tyre wall did it's job

I need to get my car ready and get it out on track I think

Cartoony

20 posts

44 months

Monday 30th October
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Glad to have been of service sir & happy she enjoyed it. Always try to push a bit but massively important to stay within ones limits and also not scare the passenger too much. Sounds like I judged it about right.

Hope that her becoming another quarry statistic hasn't put her off.

See you next year. Hope sorting the car goes well.

Edited by Cartoony on Monday 30th October 17:26

Yellow Fever

256 posts

155 months

Thursday 2nd November
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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the drivers involved in the Stroke Association Supercar Saturday 2017 and to the large number of PHers and other car fans who turned up on the day to support the event.
As always, a bunch of 90+ volunteers (drivers, operations crew, Stroke Association volunteers and Bristol MC members) come together for one day to make this event happen, which is a bit of magic really. Everyone gets on together and works hard, all of the ego and attitude you sometimes see around car and motorsport events gets put to one side and an event is put on.
As has been said above, the driving parts of the event raised over £14.5k and with quite a few other bits to add in yet, we are confident that the total will be well over £15k.

Thanks to all involved, I hope everyone had a good time, made better by knowing that you were doing good for something really worthwhile.

Ross Parker

498 posts

116 months

Friday 3rd November
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Sounded fanatastic and can't wait to be fully involved again next year. Peggy really enjoyed helping out again.

F1 ASBO

418 posts

43 months

Saturday 4th November
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Ross Parker said:
Sounded fanatastic and can't wait to be fully involved again next year. Peggy really enjoyed helping out again.
I had the pleasure of meeting your young lady Ross, she was doing a cracking job and I picked up one of your cards from the MX5 windsceen. With any luck I will get to do one of your track days next year - just as soon as I can get my car throught the damned noise test!

Yellow Fever

256 posts

155 months

Sunday 5th November
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Peggy was absolutely brilliant Ross and we really appreciate her help, as well as the many others putting their time in to make the event run the best it can. Looking at the numbers, we provided over 440 rides during the day, which allowing for the track stoppages we unfortunately suffered this year, means the volunteer team were processing more than one passenger per minute! I suspect it was actually much more than that at the busiest times during the day. Like I said, the amazing thing is that all these people come together on one day and make it happen.

I include the hard-working and friendly team from Bristol Motor Club in this. Their Autosolo competition contributes a very worthwhile amount to the Stroke Association and adds to the attractiveness of the whole event. Adding their input to the track event means that for just £55, someone who is interested in motorsport can turn up, meet numerous race drivers and find out more about racing, get a 5-lap circuit ride in a race car and then take part in their own car in the Autosolo which is an MSA permitted event. So that's from 'watching over the fence' to active motorsport competitor in one day for just £55 and all laid on for you in one place.

Once again, a huge thank you to all the volunteers who work so very hard to make the event happen.

Ross Parker

498 posts

116 months

Tuesday 7th November
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Haha thanks I will let her know. I am constantly reminded that i should put a ring on her finger before she gets bored of me wink .