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Yazza54

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15,965 posts

141 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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Anyone here race with them? Would like to hear experiences good and bad. I'm looking at getting back into some form of affordable motorsport and some of the classes look like they would be great fun without (completely) breaking the bank.. I.e. Mx5s, hot hatch, mr2 cup and super coopers. Does anyone here run in any of these classes and are the grids healthy etc?

I've always looked longingly at the RGB class but it seems it's gone completely away from what I remember it being, I.e a fairly affordable way to race a bike engined car. Now they all seem to be rear engined prototypes at 25-30k a pop that are effectively full blown race cars that could pass an IVA. Seems a real shame to me as there are loads of bike engined 7 a likes out there, fisher furys, etc etc. That could be had for very reasonable money. I know there's still a front engined class but there only seems to be a couple of people on the results list in class F and they are still 15k+ arions.

I probably need to pop to a few meetings, but the criteria is basically something fun to drive, not a fortune to repair when the inevitable happens and healthy enough grids that it's not going to die out a year after I've started!

Any advice welcomed...!

cjslator

21 posts

126 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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I've run with 750MC for a number of years and more than happy with the service they provide me as a racer. So much so, I also use them to help me promote/organise a championship.

They have a healthy spread of well attended formulae available for you to enter, as you say it would be best to go along to a meeting or two for a look.

The Birkett 6hr is a great way to finish the season off too, and might also be a good starting point to look at as you'll more than likely see most (if not all) formulae represented on the 70-team grid.

MG CHRIS

7,281 posts

127 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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I'm racing next year within class c in the sport special race series with my mev exocet. Be my first year of club racing too. Went along to Thurxton few month back the mx5/clio/mr2 are good series with pretty healthy grids. Its only the birket relay race left for the 750mc race series but from what I've seen and heard hood series to begin with.

Yazza54

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15,965 posts

141 months

Monday 9th October 2017
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MG CHRIS said:
I'm racing next year within class c in the sport special race series with my mev exocet. Be my first year of club racing too. Went along to Thurxton few month back the mx5/clio/mr2 are good series with pretty healthy grids. Its only the birket relay race left for the 750mc race series but from what I've seen and heard hood series to begin with.
Do you mean that's the only race left this year?

RobM77

35,058 posts

194 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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I raced in 750MC "Formula 4" in 2009 and yes, I was impressed. There were a few things I'd like to have seen done differently, but overall it was a good experience yes

MG CHRIS

7,281 posts

127 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Yazza54 said:
MG CHRIS said:
I'm racing next year within class c in the sport special race series with my mev exocet. Be my first year of club racing too. Went along to Thurxton few month back the mx5/clio/mr2 are good series with pretty healthy grids. Its only the birket relay race left for the 750mc race series but from what I've seen and heard hood series to begin with.
Do you mean that's the only race left this year?
Yep end of year relay race. Last weekend was at Donny 2 weeks ago.

Thurbs

2,774 posts

182 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Raced with them for a few years. Great club, friendly and welcoming. Tend to be slightly more chaotic paddocks as there are a lot of competitors at a weekend. Also, they tolerate a higher amount of damage before enforcing driving standards than other clubs. This puts some off but others consider it part and parcel of single make stuff. Big grids, super close racing, very competitively priced and championship regulations are enforced.

Thurbs

2,774 posts

182 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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MG CHRIS said:
Yep end of year relay race. Last weekend was at Donny 2 weeks ago.
Birkett is in a few weeks which is 750's last (and best) race of the season. I am in a group of 6 hoping to do well!

Yazza54

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15,965 posts

141 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Sounds good, thanks for the info all

TimCrighton

987 posts

176 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Big thumbs up for Formula Vee which is run by the 750MC. Its a great class, highly competitive and great value for money racing.

750MC work hard to promote it and whilst no one gets everything right they do a good job in promoting and keeping proper club racing going in the UK. Its one of the friendliest paddocks around as well and with a variety of classes at different meetings there is always something different to watch as well.


andy97

4,032 posts

182 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Thurbs said:
. Tend to be slightly more chaotic paddocks as there are a lot of competitors at a weekend. Also, they tolerate a higher amount of damage before enforcing driving standards than other clubs. This puts some off but others consider it part and parcel of single make stuff.
Like many here I am a member of 750 and have also raced with, and a member of, several other clubs. They are very cost effective and do have big grids, and I particularly like their Roadsports and Club Enduro series, but I think the statement I have cut and pasted from Thurbs sums things up for me.


61GT

533 posts

140 months

Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Been a member of the 750 Motor Club for a few years and helping our eldest son build a race car to compete in next years Locost Championship.

The value for money, grid sizes and history/heritage of the club were all factors in deciding to race with them.

ginettajoe

2,071 posts

178 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Thurbs said:
MG CHRIS said:
Yep end of year relay race. Last weekend was at Donny 2 weeks ago.
Birkett is in a few weeks which is 750's last (and best) race of the season. I am in a group of 6 hoping to do well!
....not if we have anything to do with it!! woohoorofl

Yazza54

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15,965 posts

141 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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I've been speaking to some of the guys running in RGB and it sounds like there are some additions/changes coming to make it more attractive to the clubman racer, which is interesting as I love the cars. Find myself torn between choosing a class because I really like the cars and choosing a class because it looks like close and fairly level racing. Obviously a balance of the two is best!

rallycross

11,035 posts

197 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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its a good club to be part of lots of good series, relatively low cost, chose a series with big grids so you always have someone to race with .

smiles1

516 posts

182 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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Yazza54 said:
I've been speaking to some of the guys running in RGB and it sounds like there are some additions/changes coming to make it more attractive to the clubman racer, which is interesting as I love the cars. Find myself torn between choosing a class because I really like the cars and choosing a class because it looks like close and fairly level racing. Obviously a balance of the two is best!
It's a shame as Class F grids were good a while ago and it was enough to have a simple bike engined fury to have a good competitive car but things have really spiralled over the years with modifications, in that a relatively basic fury or similar just wouldn't be enough. Good to hear things might be changing to get the big class F grids back smile

Yazza54

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Wednesday 11th October 2017
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smiles1 said:
It's a shame as Class F grids were good a while ago and it was enough to have a simple bike engined fury to have a good competitive car but things have really spiralled over the years with modifications, in that a relatively basic fury or similar just wouldn't be enough. Good to hear things might be changing to get the big class F grids back smile
The changes aren't mainly focussed on F cars, pretty much anyone mid pack as they are making a kind of clubman championship within a championship. The class seems like it's at the point now where even some of the fastest R cars from 5 years ago are now only good for mid pack. I do get the impression though that some of that is just coincidental and the best drivers are actually in the best cars too. A class F Arion actually won the championship last year although quite a step forward from a fury it's impressive, but that was with a very talented driver. There was another 2 or 3 Arions knocking round the back so I think too much focus is placed on the car sometimes!!

Jerry Can

2,604 posts

183 months

Wednesday 11th October 2017
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I've raced with the 750 mc on and off for 15 or so years. I left them at the end of 2010 due to accident damage and a general lack of desire to sort this as well as suspect cars not being checked. I went and raced at other clubs and found the level of competition - i.e. driver ability, to be lower.

FWIW I think the most talented or perhaps faster club racers in the UK, race in the 750 club in all formulas but particularly tin tops. I would say that a decent front runner from another club would be in the mix, but for sheer numbers of quality drivers in any one championship 750mc wins.

I rejoined the club at the end of last year, and generally driving standards are a bit better and are certainly enforced a lot more.

So if you want to test your mettle against the best the UK club racing has to offer, then this is the club to go with.

McSam

6,753 posts

135 months

Friday 3rd November 2017
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This was my first season of racing, and I chose 750MC Roadsports for a number of reasons but the club's reputation as inclusive and cost-effective was one of them. As has been mentioned above, there are a lot of cars at every meeting (the privilege of Roadsports having pit stops and thus being assigned garages helped!), but they generally run smoothly and the standard of driving seems very good in most series.

Contact is very dependent on which series you choose. It seems very rare in Roadsports and Club Enduro and I never felt I couldn't go alongside someone. A few series who shall remain nameless but could easily be picked out just by reading the first line of their descriptions on the club website do, however, seem to end up having quite a few incidents!

I'll certainly be back with them next year, I was quite amazed how cheaply I could race competitively. I share the OP's disappointment that the frankly mega-appealing RGBs can't be a bit more accessible.

ol

2,183 posts

168 months

Monday 13th November 2017
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61GT said:
Been a member of the 750 Motor Club for a few years and helping our eldest son build a race car to compete in next years Locost Championship.

The value for money, grid sizes and history/heritage of the club were all factors in deciding to race with them.
I race Locost, it's a great championship and a very friendly paddock. Who's your son, and what does his car look like? I'm going into my third season, and run under SRB racing. Tell him to come say hi and I'll introduce him to people