Spa6 2010

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dinkel

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Monday 27th September 2010
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This years Spa6 was a bit wet . . . but huge fun as always. I arrived at 10 and brought two friends: Joop and Robin.

First say hi and then shoot:


Oliver handing over the Lotus to dad Bryant.


Bryant Lola T70Mk3B rear.


Cobra HEM6 (reg GPG46) resting before afternoon 6 Hrs testing.


Marc Devis concentrating before Masters Sports Cars qualification.

jellison

12,803 posts

244 months

Monday 27th September 2010
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We missed you Dink! Roll on the pictures / stories.

Busy doing the biz in Richard Garage wink

Steve_T

6,356 posts

239 months

Monday 27th September 2010
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jellison said:
We missed you Dink! Roll on the pictures / stories.

Busy doing the biz in Richard Garage in the Brasserie
ETA: the truth wink

jellison

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Monday 27th September 2010
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Steve_T said:
jellison said:
We missed you Dink! Roll on the pictures / stories.

Busy doing the biz in Richard Garage in the Brasserie
ETA: the truth wink
I tightened 32 Nuts! Yesthe New Brasserie IS Very Nice. Ideal to watch the last 2 hours from with mucho beer.

Steve - RE is not paying you and Karen enough - I presume it was a VERY nice meal on Sat nite wink

dinkel

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Monday 27th September 2010
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The Brasserie is absolute top - pretty waitresses well - and we were there off and on. Beers with Alasdair McCaig and later with Corin and his bunch.

You were with tha black JPS Cerbera?

Shame we missed - but you were not the only one I missed!

Roger Wills entry in the Macca:


Joe on his way.


And back.


Superb Elite.


Superb 15.

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Edited by dinkel on Tuesday 7th June 13:08

a8hex

5,482 posts

190 months

Monday 27th September 2010
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challenging conditions!

hope it didn't cause too much a problem to the essential work of photographing the proceedings for those of us not lucky enough to be there.


dinkel

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Monday 27th September 2010
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Nah Ken, you know me.

WDK stickers on these, so thoroughly taken care of:

Roger Wills working out in the 327.


Joe Twyman working out in the 289.

a8hex

5,482 posts

190 months

Monday 27th September 2010
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bet the YankTank was a handful in the wet conditions.

Just what we like to see, lots more torque than traction.

Erich Stahler

2,876 posts

237 months

Monday 27th September 2010
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Ah Dinkel, still dint get to say hello, I was also doing my bit with Jellison and Steve_t, both in the garage of car 96 and the Brasserie.


jellison

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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The Cerbera in the Paddock got more looks than any of the Race cars! It was like it was a space ship from another planet!




The Winner



The Result


Edited by jellison on Tuesday 28th September 09:44

dinkel

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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Some more of the Wills team:

Roger and his immaculate and original Bizza 327 Competizione.


What a splendid garage, what a superb team.


Joe in the Lotus. They will bring this car to the Algarve Historic.


Fantastic Elite has period livery and races in the U2TC class.


Roger - with Joe Twyman Teenage Cancer Trust sticker. Donations welcome at:
http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/get-clued-up/you...


Fab car this.

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johnnymaestro

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190 months

Tuesday 28th September 2010
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Hi Dink,

Any of Aston 55 in the Rain in British Sports Car Race.

From all accounts it was a exciting one to watch.

Bomber Denton

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235 months

Tuesday 28th September 2010
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I thought the conditions made for very exciting racing, especially all the sideways action onto the pit straight!

dinkel

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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johnnymaestro said:
Hi Dink,

Any of Aston 55 in the Rain in British Sports Car Race?
'Fraid not, I had to choose from so many cars because of the rain forced me to stay only 15 mins or so, sorry.


Neil Twyman in the 11.


Roger went absolute mental in his Cooper T51 2.5 litre huge fourpot Climax riot.


Alasdair McCaig came close but had to retire - thought he mentioned a box failure. Roger won.


Wide lines for the fuel-heavy Comet.


The pretty Bizza stormed the field up to 4th, first half of the race closely tailed by the monster Vette Roadster.

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jellison

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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Erich Stahler

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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The drivers of this car did quite well. wink

dinkel

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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Richard! How did we miss . . . well, and not even at Espers party. I had two plates of pasta.

Will look for photos.

On with the show:


Mercury Comet Cyclone family hack bang on apex.


Passing Pork Bizza.


V8 heaven.


Bit of opo here.


I'd steal it one day . . .

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a8hex

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Tuesday 28th September 2010
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I just love those pictures of the Cooper T51

Joop!

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158 months

Tuesday 28th September 2010
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Nice pics Dink...

...will post my pictures asap in this thread.

dinkel

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Wednesday 29th September 2010
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a8hex said:
I just love those pictures of the Cooper T51
And what a blast that race was! Roger explained the car to me and I got interested. Particulary because of the neighbouring paddock was packed to the max with 50s open wheel formula cars: never saw anything like it.

The torquey 2.5 Climax four banger did a 2:48 best!