Hill climbing 2019

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n3il123

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1,586 posts

154 months

Monday 13th May
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Thanks Coppice, definitely trying one of the others next season!

Next on the list for persuasion is an evening at one of the Brisca meets...

coppice

5,188 posts

85 months

Monday 13th May
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NEXT season? Carpe diem ...

n3il123

Original Poster:

1,586 posts

154 months

Monday 13th May
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True however I do have quite a bit of circuit stuff going on so can't overload the goodwill too much!

IanUAE

2,742 posts

105 months

Monday 13th May
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n3il123 said:
Thanks Coppice, definitely trying one of the others next season!

Next on the list for persuasion is an evening at one of the Brisca meets...
Spent many a Saturday night watching F1 Stockcars at the Long Eaton track. Race finishes, dive into the pits to see who was welding / hammering cars straight, then back up the banking to watch the next heat.

Drumroll

1,287 posts

61 months

Monday 13th May
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Edmundo2 said:
There may have been a few pootling but no doubt some were pressing on. The thing is a Ferrari will never live with a race spec saloon or sports car around a hillclimb because it's too heavy, let alone a single seater. Add to that the power and noise and lack of weight of a racer and everything else looks slow...The big single seaters are circa 1200 bhp per ton + and doing 0 - 115 mph in 4 seconds...??
I will rephrase this for you, The Ferrari's at Harewood where not being driven to their full potential. (I Have been around speed events long enough to know how cars are classed and the noise (and or lack of it) some make) I have little doubt the drivers enjoyed themselves (and that is the main thing really) and when you have that much invested in a car then you don't really want to damage it.
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Edmundo2

782 posts

151 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Indeed/understood. I too would be driving a bit gingerly in something that valuable that needed driving home after the event! No doubt it felt much quicker than it looked for the drivers and sure they enjoyed it. Lovely cars and great to have them there..

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Edmundo2 said:
There may have been a few pootling but no doubt some were pressing on. The thing is a Ferrari will never live with a race spec saloon or sports car around a hillclimb because it's too heavy, let alone a single seater. Add to that the power and noise and lack of weight of a racer and everything else looks slow...The big single seaters are circa 1200 bhp per ton + and doing 0 - 115 mph in 4 seconds...??
I will rephrase this for you, The Ferrari's at Harewood where not being driven to their full potential. (I Have been around speed events long enough to know how cars are classed and the noise (and or lack of it) some make) I have little doubt the drivers enjoyed themselves (and that is the main thing really) and when you have that much invested in a car then you don't really want to damage it.

coppice

5,188 posts

85 months

Tuesday 14th May
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And one has to admire the lovely gent, no longer in the first flush of youth , in his 50 year old, million quid's worth of Ferrari 275GTS. It is no F458 in performance , obviously , but to see an example of the definitive Maranello V12 , wheel-spinning off the line , is very special .

shaunroche

176 posts

87 months

Wednesday 15th May
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In the first instance I'd have a look at something like this, and just get your finger out and have a bash!

http://www.javelinsprintdays.co.uk/sprint/

I contest a 1975 Dolomite Sprint in the TR Register series and the Classic Marques Speed Challenge which obviously I need a specific car to take part in, but the above series caters for anything from bog standard cars onwards and appears at venues all over the country.

Really, you have no excuse, get on with it! wink

griffdude

1,550 posts

189 months

Yesterday (14:42)
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shaunroche said:
In the first instance I'd have a look at something like this, and just get your finger out and have a bash!

http://www.javelinsprintdays.co.uk/sprint/

I contest a 1975 Dolomite Sprint in the TR Register series and the Classic Marques Speed Challenge which obviously I need a specific car to take part in, but the above series caters for anything from bog standard cars onwards and appears at venues all over the country.

Really, you have no excuse, get on with it! wink
Well done on your 3rd place at Goodwood Shaun.

OP, this coming weekend at Prescott is a good one to come spectate at, lots of stands too for the OH. Classic Marques are there Saturday too, think about 35 of us are scattered around the classes.

coppice

5,188 posts

85 months

Yesterday (18:57)
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I find myself mid CSCC meeting at Oulton on Sunday - action on Sat and Mon - and as I am staying over there to avoid the 300mile round trip home I was thinking about Prescott . Still a fair run , but through a part of the country I don't know well, and finally to see Prescott. I have been to Harewood and Barbon for decades , Shelsley for the first time in 2017 (loved it ) so Prescott it is. Any hints ?

Jim Spencer

77 posts

163 months

Hi

Prescott is lovely, a complete hidden gem of the countries motorsport scene - really nice place to be, well worth a day out.

I'd firstly suggest getting there early (I do the Cheshire to Gotherington run a bit..) I'd go first thing Sunday morning (M6, M5 - not pretty but quick at that time of day) and by 9 I'd be in the club house (really excellent..) having breakfast.

It's a very compact venue, so getting around is really easy, the most popular place to watch is the inside of Orchard corner (the first left hander) but personally I'd suggest going a bit further up to Ettores, it's a good view watching them anchor up.. the other place that's nice is the seating in between Pardon and the Esses.
But you can wander round it easily and it's worth the effort doing so..

Coming back the M5/M6 can be a right PITA, if I wasn't in a rush - and I often go this route - I'd suggest, off at M5 J6, head towards Kidderminster, but turn off at Ombersley and country lanes to Bewdley, then more lanes and B roads to Bridgenorth, A442 for a bit, then B roads to Shifnal, and onto Newport, then A41 & A49 to Little Budworth
It's not quick (but then neither is the M5 & M6 on a Sunday evening!), but it's a nice run with lots of nice places to stop for a bit of dinner etc..

HTH