TVR Car Club Cadwell Trackday - 21st Sept

TVR Car Club Cadwell Trackday - 21st Sept

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mk1fan

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10,098 posts

206 months

Monday 19th September
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Not seen info on an online briefing. Thought the email said there was an 'in person' one.

ETA;

Just reading the TVRCC Briefing Notes and they mention an online briefing.

Weather looks good.

porterpainter

370 posts

18 months

Monday 19th September
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mk1fan said:
Not seen info on an online briefing. Thought the email said there was an 'in person' one.

ETA;

Just reading the TVRCC Briefing Notes and they mention an online briefing.

Weather looks good.
My email from Jane had the following info:

Drivers and passenger will also have to complete the MSV Briefing, you can register both but can not completed until 24 hours before.

Link: https://cadwell-v1.msv.com/CheckIn/b090de3a-b1a6-4...


softtop

2,984 posts

228 months

Tuesday 20th September
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good reminder, follow the link to pre register or you end up doing it on your phone in the paddock.

mk1fan

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10,098 posts

206 months

Tuesday 20th September
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Great drive up to the hotel. Tamy running great. Roll on tomorrow.

mk1fan

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10,098 posts

206 months

Tuesday 20th September
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MSV online check in done. Now dinner and a couple of sherberts.

mk1fan

Original Poster:

10,098 posts

206 months

Tuesday 20th September
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Loads of familiar faces at the hotel.

Joyous times!

Plus a loverly looking Vixen in the car park. With a secret just visable through the bonnet scoop.

biggrin

phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Tuesday 20th September
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Looks like it’s going to be a great day tomorrow.

Just arrived and parked up in the pits for a quiet night sleep, had a nice meal at QBee‘s house on the way and now Billy no mates trackside which suits me down to the ground!

Oh, There is a Caterham on its lonesome lurking nearby…

phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Thursday 22nd September
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It was a great day. Nicely overcast which meant I didn’t look like a ripe tomato at the end of the day!

It is always a pleasure to do the TVRCC track day. Probably the only place nowadays that you can see these marvolous cars in action.

Good to catch up with Anthony, Anthony, Matt, Stuart and of course, Mat Smith, (many more but my memory is awful).

Cadwell is my favourite track by some margine, shame it 215 miles away from me, (600 miles done in 24 hours)

Back to yesterday, Matt’s little ST fiesta was brilliant on track. I had a very good dice with Mat Smith in his 4.5 chim as well as plenty of others.

I gave passenger rides to several people, hope they are okay!

I must say, Cirvy’s Lotus was epic and I was suitably outgunned and out driven, hats off.

I don’t think that there was any major mechanical failures. Stuart’s tam needs a bit more fuel tank plumbing. Anthony, (QBee) needs a new power steering pump, I need to fit a competition air/oil separator and quite probably a baffled sump as I felt at one with the baby Porsche and was doing my best to execute max G forces!

A big thank you to the club for organising this event, absolutely brilliant! One minor thing, why the briefing on site when we have all done it on line. As far as I am aware, no other TD organisers do this. I did think that maybe TVR drivers are special and need the rules drummed into them who knows…

Any pictures of the day?


cirks

2,340 posts

264 months

Thursday 22nd September
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phazed said:
Any pictures of the day?
I'll make the ones I took available later.
Another good day catching up with all. Despite being in the 928 rather than the 450 and not driving much, it was good to see a couple more wedges there for a change!
Thanks to Jane and everyone for another good day

phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Thursday 22nd September
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I love a 928!

mk1fan

Original Poster:

10,098 posts

206 months

Thursday 22nd September
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Indeed a great day.

Perhaps three next year? Two at Cadwell and one at Anglesey (as part of a mini tour)?

Drive home was eventful. Caught up with Peter's truck and trailer having stopped for fuel and taken a more country roads route back to the A16. Then caught Anthony's (Precat) softroader and trailer on the A14. A quick note that your trialer lights weren't working!

Finally got home at 5am. Alternator was dying most of the way (showing 12.8V charging most of the way). Slowly dropped and I hoped to get home but it went from 10.5V just inside the M25 to 8V on the sliproad between A12 and North Circular. 20-mins from home. Recovery took 8.5-hours.eekconfused

Still didn't take the edge of a great day. Was all over the shop at the begining of the day but was back in my [lowly] groove by the afternoon.

The internal fuel hose connection came off the flow pipe which was brilliantly diagnosed by Mr Smith the TVR Tickler. For some reason TVR didn't flare either end of the flow or return pipes, plus the in tank side of the flow is about 30mm long. As I was using fuel clips instead of clamps I swapped the flow and return around. The intank return pipe being 75mm long. Fitted an additional jubilee clip that Mr Smith had in his kit for good measure.

I have a couple of spare alternators so will fit one this weekend.

Looks like I'll join Peter at Brands in November and possibly in October if I don't do a Wales tour.

phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Thursday 22nd September
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What a nightmare!

Was that recovery by The AA?

mk1fan

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10,098 posts

206 months

Thursday 22nd September
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Insurance company uses RAC who farmed it out to a third party after three hours.

If the trackdayhad been at Snetterton, I would have made it home laugh

porterpainter

370 posts

18 months

Thursday 22nd September
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Really nice to meet you guys yesterday. Many thanks for all the help in trying to get my car below the sounds limit!

I really appreciate you all being so welcoming and supportive of me as a newbie, and for the passenger laps too!!

Sorry to hear about your nightmare journey home Stuart.

Look forward to seeing you all next time
Cheers
Andy

83HP

360 posts

161 months

Thursday 22nd September
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phazed said:
It was a great day. Nicely overcast which meant I didn’t look like a ripe tomato at the end of the day!

It is always a pleasure to do the TVRCC track day. Probably the only place nowadays that you can see these marvolous cars in action.

Good to catch up with Anthony, Anthony, Matt, Stuart and of course, Mat Smith, (many more but my memory is awful).

Cadwell is my favourite track by some margine, shame it 215 miles away from me, (600 miles done in 24 hours)

Back to yesterday, Matt’s little ST fiesta was brilliant on track. I had a very good dice with Mat Smith in his 4.5 chim as well as plenty of others.

I gave passenger rides to several people, hope they are okay!

I must say, Cirvy’s Lotus was epic and I was suitably outgunned and out driven, hats off.

I don’t think that there was any major mechanical failures. Stuart’s tam needs a bit more fuel tank plumbing. Anthony, (QBee) needs a new power steering pump, I need to fit a competition air/oil separator and quite probably a baffled sump as I felt at one with the baby Porsche and was doing my best to execute max G forces!

A big thank you to the club for organising this event, absolutely brilliant! One minor thing, why the briefing on site when we have all done it on line. As far as I am aware, no other TD organisers do this. I did think that maybe TVR drivers are special and need the rules drummed into them who knows…

Any pictures of the day?

I managed to make it back home without being sick biggrin

(Was the guy in the black clio)

https://thumbsnap.com/JBoQFNCR


Edited by 83HP on Thursday 22 September 21:00

phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Thursday 22nd September
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For those who are confused or interested, 83HP is a guy I took out on track in the Porsche. I believe all the difference in elevation and G force did its job!

Well done for lasting as long as you did!

Classic Chim

11,761 posts

130 months

Thursday 22nd September
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Looks and sounded like a great day.
Yeah that Lotus makes my mouth water.
Peter check out the pre 80’s Show thread. 5th picture down.
Looks like your old car?


phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Thursday 22nd September
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Where’s that Alun?

mk1fan

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10,098 posts

206 months

phazed

21,159 posts

185 months

Friday 23rd September
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That is definitely the car.

I wonder who owns it now?

In my ownership.