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jimbro1000

1,617 posts

253 months

Friday 1st March 2002
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My car will be especially shiny - mostly because I will be picking it up from the bodyshop about 2 hours before we start......

GreenV8S

28,981 posts

253 months

Friday 1st March 2002
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My car will be especially shiny - mostly because I will be picking it up from the bodyshop about 2 hours before we start......


Hey, I'm not working tomorrow after all, maybe I'll come along to watch.

Cheers,
Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)

JonRB

67,134 posts

241 months

Friday 1st March 2002
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It would be great to meet you at long last if you were able to come, Pete.

Regards
Jon

jimbro1000

1,617 posts

253 months

Saturday 2nd March 2002
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I may not have come first in the race - but it looks like I'm the first to get home!

Thanks for organising the event Tony, I really enjoyed it (and was firmly put in my place).

jeremyc

19,890 posts

253 months

Saturday 2nd March 2002
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Many thanks to loon for organising a fantastic event, and to all the PistonHeaders who turned up - what a fun afternoon

Roll on the next one (at which anyone under 14 stone is excluded, eh Ted)

jeremyc

19,890 posts

253 months

Saturday 2nd March 2002
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Smeagol - email me through my profile and I'll sort out the return of your deposit.

loon

2,270 posts

245 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Hope everyone enjoyed the karting, I know I did. We will have to do it again sometime soon. Thanks to everyone who turned up and made the day possible, and a special thanks to Petrolted for supplying winners prizes etc.
Regs
Tony...

GreenV8S

28,981 posts

253 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Looked like you all had a good time. Hope the bruises aren't too painful this morning!

Cheers
Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)

JonRB

67,134 posts

241 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Hope the bruises aren't too painful this morning!
I have bruises on my bruises and aches in muscles I didn't know I had!

Ferret Boy

235 posts

247 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Iโ€™d also like to add my thanks to Tony for organising the event. A shame that I only got to enjoy 3 laps of racing! I would particularly like to extend my thanks to Simon Pullan for not only taking me out but also crushing my foot - I spent a most enjoyable 4 hours in A&E last night, being vomited over by drunken 14 year olds, while waiting for a junior doctor to drill into my foot to release the pent up blood. An experience I would highly recommend to anyone who has no need to walk. On the plus side the podiatrist did say that my foot should be fully recovered in 9 months so at least I have a nice Christmas present to look forward to. For those of you who missed the โ€˜incidentโ€™ it was the result of a slightly more ambitious (and aerobatic) version of the move Glenn Reyland pulled last year in Super A that resulted in his 3 month ban by the MSA. To his credit Simon did apologise profusely about his โ€˜stupidityโ€™ (and has promised me some tickets for the Powertour) I wish him and the team all the best for 2002 and hope that no one inadvertently smashes his foot with a large sledgehammer while he isnโ€™t looking.

JonRB

67,134 posts

241 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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To be even fairer to Simon, he did ask me if I, or anyone else for that matter, knew who it was he had injured so he could go and apologise. He seemed very concerned about it (I can understand why now, although I knew nothing about it at the time) and I guess he found you in the end by the sound of it.

Whilst I'm writing, I'd also like to thank Tony for a great afternoon's karting, even if we did have a less than usual number of laps, and it was great to meet so many Pistonheaders (is that what we're called).

BTW - to the bright yellow Cerbera and Chimaera who I briefly followed out of the venue and off towards the M1 - you guys are either nuts or superb drivers, because I let you go in the end as I was acutely aware of cold tyres, cold engine and a damp road and felt it unwise to try and keep up with you. I was in the Cherry Pearl Chimaera 500, BTW.

Catch you all later
Jon

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Great event and great to put faces to names. I hope Simon Pullan courts similar controversy in the GT paddock (especially whilst wearing his PH polo shirt )

Given the level of enthusiasm from those attending and the number of people who wanted to attend but couldn't I shall be organising similar events in the months to come. I've now got an online booking service in place to ease the process too. More news when I get my arse in gear later in the week.

jamesc

2,820 posts

253 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Sorry I did not make it; I will make the next one. Well done to all those who did make. Can't wait fot the report and the photos.

James

jimbro1000

1,617 posts

253 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Jon - I believe the two cars we were "trying" to follow were Tony and Jay (judging by the plates) - which pretty much copies the events of the race.

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Sunday 3rd March 2002
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Karting, Milton Keynes (02/03/2002)

It was off to Daytona raceway in Milton Keynes on Saturday for 25 readers of PistonHeads. After putting faces to names it was time to slog it out on the track.

With a lengthy track and plenty of skilled and highly competitive drivers it was a tough race rather than a casual Sunday drive.

Tony Freeman organised it and despite holding the lap record there he succumbed to the pressure but his son did him proud and won, beating British GT racer Simon Pullan in the process. Pete Nixon took third with er... everyone else behind him

Many thanks to Tony for organising the event and based on the success of this outing, there will certainly be more opportunities for readers of the site to get together and more importantly, to compete!

Thanks also to Tony Hall for these pictures.

Link:www.daytona.co.uk

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pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Monday 4th March 2002
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thanks to loon for organising the event, to everyone for a great afternoons racing, and to PetrolTed for the gassing station without which none of it would have been possible!. Congratulations to the podium finshers and I hope its the first of many similar events. It was a good to put faces to names.
Finally, (though not really applicable to myself!), thanks to Daytona for deploying two marshalls to keep watch over the car park during the race!

spnracing

1,554 posts

240 months

Monday 4th March 2002
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Yep, cheers to Tony for arranging this. As Robin (Muttley) and I were driving down the M1 afterwards, we both agreed the karting was at least as enjoyable (if not more so) than races/sprints in our cars that cost ten times the amount.

Sorry to hear about the foot injury, I assume that caused the first red flag? What was the second one for?

Peter N.

ohidunno

489 posts

241 months

Monday 4th March 2002
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Cheers Loon for organising the event....and not forgetting Pablo who started the thread.
Count me and fat arse in for any future races.
BTW Ted, any chance of scanning the stat sheet please?

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Monday 4th March 2002
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BTW Ted, any chance of scanning the stat sheet please?


Dozey git that I am I left it behind! Did anyone else pick it up?

SMiles

138 posts

253 months

Monday 4th March 2002
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Second red flag was when Mrs Smiles was in a shunt. I think she hit her head on the steering wheel cos she couldn't see for a while and her eyes were bloodshot to the point where there was no white left, thankfully all ok now. She can't wait to go again. I'm quite worried by her enthusiasm.