2019 UK Targa/Road Rallying Thread

2019 UK Targa/Road Rallying Thread

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thepawbroon

712 posts

129 months

Tuesday 7th May
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velocemitch said:
Another giant killing performance from young Mr Pullan in the box standard Granny Car (Suzuki Alto), beat all the Targa cars and all the Historics too.

though I understand Car 8 should have won if their alternator hadn't packed up on the way from the last test to the finish.
I don't think that's correct, the results seem to suggest Andy and Nicky would still have been 7 secs ahead.......but then again......there are some odd times in there (check Car 15 test 2, Car 46/49 Test 5, Car 35/82/17/33/46 Test 14).

velocemitch

2,677 posts

165 months

Tuesday 7th May
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You are probably right, I was just going on what Andy Fish told me, but he may have done his sums wrong. He also tends to see things with rose tinted specs as well!.

Still an incredible performance from Andy and Nicki though.

nickc59

23 posts

21 months

Saturday 11th May
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Bath Motor Club Rally Preparation Services Autocross at Long Newnton, Gloucestershire
Saturday / Sunday June 1st 2nd 2019

A round of the 1st Choices Finishes ASWMC Autocross Championship

Classes for Standard Production, Cars, Modified Production Cars, Specials, Junior Autocross, Stage Rally Cars and Road / Targa Rally Cars

Regulations and entry forms on link below.
http://www.bathmotorclub.co.uk/autocross

robg2

304 posts

160 months

Saturday 18th May
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^ Any ideas how many runs competitors are likely to get?

Wingo

195 posts

116 months

Friday 31st May
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Ilkley Targa this Sunday. Pretty full entry with a mix of historic and modern cars. 25 miles of tests. First car away from the Bridge inn at Walshford at 9am.

Shaw trophy for those who will venture further north on 9th June. Run by Whickham and district motor club.

Wingo

velocemitch

2,677 posts

165 months

Saturday 1st June
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Wingo said:
Ilkley Targa this Sunday. Pretty full entry with a mix of historic and modern cars. 25 miles of tests. First car away from the Bridge inn at Walshford at 9am.

Shaw trophy for those who will venture further north on 9th June. Run by Whickham and district motor club.

Wingo
See you at Tockwith Ray smile

Wingo

195 posts

116 months

Monday 3rd June
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Not our finest work on the Ilkley targa, we got a wrong test on on test four, headed off in the wrong direction looking for cone 4.

So obvious where it was when we returned for a second go at the test.mad

Got back from 31st after test 4 to 18th at the finish.

The rain just about stayed away apart from one short downpour of about 3 mins. I think think marshals might have appreciated a shower to settle the dust at some test venues.

Great tests, good food and thanks to the Marshals.






FactoryBacked

173 posts

177 months

Wednesday 5th June
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I'm just finishing up screwing a Saxo VTR together to get out on some Targas and road rallies in the South West.

Anyone else out at Washingpool at the end of the month?

PaulV

Original Poster:

224 posts

171 months

Thursday 6th June
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We have entries for Washingpool, was good fun last year.
Should be better this time now the car is riding a bit higher and have decent shocks (B6).

Pwig

11,919 posts

215 months

Saturday 8th June
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Well my season started off with the Ryemoor which we were going well at (Probably lying 3rd or 4th) but Mark's wheel nuts decided to sheer so we nearly lost a wheel! Rally over just before half way.

Next came to John Robson. I was CoC. Massive stress and worry but had a good team this year instead of trying to do it all myself. Many positive comments which makes it all worth while. Currently deciding what to do for next year. A longer event like the Bagger? Possibly. We will be heading north of the A69 again so fuel stops are our main limitation. We will certainly be using the same start/finish venue!

Off out on the Shaw Trophy targa for a giggle tomorrow.

Then the GPMC Memorial next weekend. Sat in with Bossen which I think will be interesting to say the least!

velocemitch

2,677 posts

165 months

Sunday 9th June
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Yes Bossen is a nutter..... That Escort is bloody quick too.

A long Bagger style Hexham sounds good.

Cyder

6,501 posts

165 months

Sunday 9th June
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Pwig said:
Well my season started off with the Ryemoor which we were going well at (Probably lying 3rd or 4th) but Mark's wheel nuts decided to sheer so we nearly lost a wheel! Rally over just before half way.

Next came to John Robson. I was CoC. Massive stress and worry but had a good team this year instead of trying to do it all myself. Many positive comments which makes it all worth while. Currently deciding what to do for next year. A longer event like the Bagger? Possibly. We will be heading north of the A69 again so fuel stops are our main limitation. We will certainly be using the same start/finish venue!

Off out on the Shaw Trophy targa for a giggle tomorrow.

Then the GPMC Memorial next weekend. Sat in with Bossen which I think will be interesting to say the least!
If you’ve never done it before then I highly recommend the Bagger. It’s an epic event on fantastic lanes that feels like it’s never going to end and the pace is relentless at the front end of the event with usually upwards of 40 experts in the entry.

However, there’s nearly always some low seeded crews who keep out of trouble, head the right way all night and pull out a top ten result at the end.

Did I mention we came second O/A this year?! biggrin

I think we’d be prepared to travel from darn sarf to a longer event oop norf that offered a similar sort of challenge.

velocemitch

2,677 posts

165 months

Sunday 9th June
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Having done plenty of northern events and also organised four, I don’t think we could pull off an event like the Bagger in the North. We just don’t have the roads.

I also can’t help thinking that most crews in the North would not respond well to an event where three quarters of the field had gone OTL in the first third of the event.


Cyder

6,501 posts

165 months

Monday 10th June
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velocemitch said:
Having done plenty of northern events and also organised four, I don’t think we could pull off an event like the Bagger in the North. We just don’t have the roads.

I also can’t help thinking that most crews in the North would not respond well to an event where three quarters of the field had gone OTL in the first third of the event.
You're probably right actually, I've done a few northern events and can understand what you mean, the Bagger works because the Devon lanes are so tight and twisty with so many junctions that it's relatively easy to keep the average speed down.



velocemitch

2,677 posts

165 months

Monday 10th June
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I like to think the closest we have got to a Bagger in recent times in the North was the second running of the revived Colman Tyres in 2016.

I used just about every tricky road I could to get us from Otley up to Catterick Ranges and back. The weather was atrocious and a lot of crews went OTL at petrol or just gave up. We felt obliged to simplify the following years and yet many still complained it was too tough.

2016 was the one which was won by a Vauxhall Zafira to every bodies surprise (Not me mind I knew who the crew were!)

You would need to put a lot of private land mileage into a Northern Event to get it close to the challenge of the Bagger, ie forests or MOD bases.

DWD

1 posts

68 months

Monday 10th June
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PaulV said:
We have entries for Washingpool, was good fun last year.
Should be better this time now the car is riding a bit higher and have decent shocks (B6).
Does anyone has a test diagram from a previous Washingpool. Just curious how complex / tight it is?

FactoryBacked

173 posts

177 months

Thursday 27th June
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Anyone else out at Washingpool this weekend?

I'm at car 55 so hopefully should have some lines to follow!

Looking forward to my first Targa. Hopefully won't be too dusty.

PaulV

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224 posts

171 months

Thursday 27th June
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Sadly, we have had to withdraw our entries.
The car isn't running right and I haven't had the time to investigate.

Am really frustrated about it

FactoryBacked

173 posts

177 months

Friday 9th August
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Hatsford Targa this weekend for me. Not very well prepared after a month of travelling for holidays and work but looking forward to a day out doing some skids in the mud on my second ever targa rally

Anyone else out?

velocemitch

2,677 posts

165 months

Friday 9th August
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St Wilfrids Rally for me, last but one round of the HRCR championship. Was a good event last year with plenty of forest tests and interesting regularities on the roads around the North York’s moors.