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by Rod
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Lombard event
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Historic Lombard event

A tremendous event. I was manning the Passage Control at Colyford Filling Station and had a great time. Privileged to meet Bob Chapman, Dai Llewelyn who assured me he was Hannu Mikkola because that's what it said on the car.... err had to tell him he was Walter Rohrl because that's what it actually ...
by Rod
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Caerwent stages
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: Caerwent stages

Oh dear Mike, that's a shame. Will the car be ready for the Solway?
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by Rod
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 165999

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

So Mike, when are you going to do it in your rally car?

Great report, pity about the gearbox, sounds as though everything else was running well and Geoff on his way to a good placing in the "Old Stager" championship group.

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by Rod
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 165999

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Nothing to do with the Imp's renowned ability to stick to the road? Just asking...

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by Rod
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Future of Historic Stage Rallies?
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: Future of Historic Stage Rallies?

The reasons they give don't make much sense, anyone who has marshalled/spectated on stages will tell you that. They want to be seen to be doing something following the stupid actions in Scotland last year. Trouble is they clearly don't have a clue. :roll:

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by Rod
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Future of Historic Stage Rallies?
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Future of Historic Stage Rallies?

With the new MSA regulations which mean that older, weaker, slower Cat 1 cars have to follow the bulletproof modern cars and Escorts on stage rallies will we ever see Imps on historic stage events again?

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by Rod
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 165999

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Blimey Mike, how do know where you're going without arrows? :o

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by Rod
Sat May 09, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nice Transporters at Donnington!
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

Re: Nice Transporters at Donnington!

I had suggested it should be refused an export licence, a procedure used to keep significant antiques and suchlike from being exported. It has happened to less worthwhile things. Perhaps the owner is keeping it in Europe for the moment to attend the various meetings of the "historic season"? Imp003 ...
by Rod
Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

You would probably have to find 4 or 5 times as much for an Escort. I think this one has been built as a tarmac car so may not be up to the forests without a bit more work. Brakedisc, I doubt whether Geoff would agree on your estimation of the expected life of a rally car. Proper shell strengthening...
by Rod
Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

Yes its been advertised elsewhere and in Impressions. my colour as well...... All I need is £12,000...

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by Rod
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

So, can we assume that nobody, other than Geoff, is going to be stage rallying an Imp?

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by Rod
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: please read and sign
Replies: 19
Views: 8280

Re: please read and sign

Signed and shared on Facebook.
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by Rod
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

The 'old Stager' Clubman's Rally Championship Returns for 2015 Photo: Kevin Baldwin Photo: Kevin Baldwin The HRCR will promote a simple no nonsense closed to club stage rally championship for club members. The format will be a six round championship with seven scores available and the best four sco...
by Rod
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

Back when I started to take an interest again in historic rallying, must be about 10 years ago now there were bargains to be had. A freshly built all singing and dancing 998 Imp, £6,500. A couple of Mk 2 Lotus Cortinas, both fully prepped for £5,000 each, an Avenger Tiger for about 3 and a half, eve...
by Rod
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

Speaking as someone who rallied Imps back in the day but who has only watched and tried to encourage people into historic stage rallying that's interesting. I know there was hassle with tyres but has that not been resolved? The running order problem was a mess and probably the reason why the HRCR se...
by Rod
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest
Replies: 16
Views: 7024

Re: Stage Rallying 2015 - Gravel or Tarmac interest

Hi Geoff, everything seems to have gone very, very quiet on the stage rally front. The R.A.C. people seem to have taken over the HRCR ideas now they have the MSA championship but, although they talk value for money, costs just seem to drive anyone new away. Well me in particular since I have neither...
by Rod
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Competition clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

Re: Competition clutch

Why? Is there any reason not to use Imp parts?
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by Rod
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Historic Stage Rally Championships 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7915

Re: Historic Stage Rally Championships 2014

Hi Geoff, I was following the live results on the internet and thought you must have been out when you got a maximum. Great pity you would probably have been a couple of places higher overall, the times looked very tight! You got the class win back though and a pretty good result. Wonderful effort t...
by Rod
Sat May 03, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Historic Stage Rally Championships 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7915

Re: Historic Stage Rally Championships 2014

Congratulations to Mike Barratt, second in class and third overall in Category 1 on the Pirelli Carlisle Rally a round of the BHRC. Great to see the Stiletto getting to the end of another event.
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by Rod
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jack Night five speed
Replies: 7
Views: 4921

Re: Jack Night five speed

Off the top of my head and a quick glance at Doug Nye's Cooper tome. There was no such thing as a Formula 2 Tyrell. Ken Tyrell ran what were in effect the works Cooper Formula 3 cars in the first year of the 1000cc. pushrod Formula 3; 1964. These cars used a BMC A Series based engine and a Jack Knig...
by Rod
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

I've never quite understood why more people don't go for the small classes in rally championships, the way the rules are written are designed to give all the classes a chance yet they all seem to go for Escorts. Hope your Clan project goes well.
by Rod
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please
Replies: 42
Views: 31330

Re: Historic Stage Rallies All queries on eligibility please

Does anyone know if anyone rallied a Clan with the Viva disc brake conversion on the front, in the post historic period. My Dad's old 73 rally Clan is sat there doing nothing and its pretty much to Rally spec (Luff shell), 998, twin webbers, R21 cam, reg pattern head, front rad, monte springs, stre...
by Rod
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Historic Stage Rally Championships 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7915

Historic Stage Rally Championships 2014

As some of you will be aware there are 2 Stage Rally championship now. The longstanding BHRC run by the HRCR http://www.hrcr.co.uk/ and now the R.A.C. Rally Championship run by the people who have been running the R.A.C. Rally for the last few years http://www.racrallychamp.org/ The HRCR is pushing ...
by Rod
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

Happy New Year everyone. So who is doing what historic rally wise in 2014? Sadly Shammy Moo has been sold abroad so we presumably will be missing one Imp. The BHRC seems to have shot itself in the foot by agreeing to run behind the BRC cars in the forests which presumably will not go down too well w...
by Rod
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: quick!
Replies: 10
Views: 5028

Re: quick!

Ermm.. I suspect the Stiletto was not exactly... err... standard?

Never understood drag racing, what is the point of spending loads of money to travel a quarter of a mile? :roll:

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by Rod
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

On the roof :shock: , yes I'd forgotten that! The other advantage is that it takes induction noise well clear of the noise meter. :twisted:

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by Rod
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

Rod A tongue in cheek dig at Nigel over taking the credit for the Naca duct and Land Rover Air Filter on rear shelf which I came up with and told him about after asking about dust and air filters but unlike Moose :wink: never patented any of them so no redress :lol: Scott But there again Mike Farme...
by Rod
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

Nigel, sorry to hear you are selling Shammy, best wishes for your new project. Everyone, Nigel, Henry and Mike have come up with a tough, reliable and well built and thought out car. As we all know Imps are not the most reliable of cars! :o Anyone looking for a historic rally car here is a wonderful...
by Rod
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Jim Clark Historic

Pity you weren't there Geoff, second in Cat.1 could have been yours for the taking! I had been knocking the stages earlier on, certainly the "shakedown" stage where I marshalled on Thursday cut up very badly but where I was yesterday was in very good condition. Well done Mike, you looked to be going...
by Rod
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Jim Clark Historic

http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/855/ihr4.jpg http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/856/fd1g.jpg This should show a couple of shots of Mike Barratt on the Sunseeker yesterday, but since I never seem to be able to work out how to upload any pictures it could be anything! Imp022 Good Lord the pictures...
by Rod
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mike Ranger Rally Imp
Replies: 8
Views: 4520

Re: Mike Ranger Rally Imp

So far as I can remember Mike won the first stage rally I competed in, the Bournemouth Tyremen Stages in 1974. 86th. springs to mind for my finishing position!
by Rod
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Castle Combe Rally Car Show
Replies: 4
Views: 3480

Re: Castle Combe Rally Car Show

Great day out 8) and good to meet Nigel, Henry and Mike at last! :) Thanks for the tea. :)
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Oh and I forgot to mention Shammy Moo :oops:
by Rod
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: CCW 528 C
Replies: 15
Views: 2795

Re: CCW 528 C

I've got a feeling this may just have been my mother's Imp. The registration looks vaguely familiar but I've no record of that car. It was black with a red interior, I think all black Imps had red interiors? My father bought it around 1971/2 on one of the occasions when my mother decided she wanted ...
by Rod
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Severn Valley Stag

http://results.djames.org.uk/results/ov ... ection=all

Great results guys. Geoff you nailed one of those pesky Porsches again! :lol:

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by Rod
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Severn Valley Stag

Geoff, you are absolutely right on Historics running first on gravel stages. I did a couple of BTRDA rounds back in the late '80's in my 1300 FWD Kadett when they used reverse seeding and running quite close to the front of the field resulted in a much easier time. The argument then was that whichev...
by Rod
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 91620

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Jim Clark Rally

Hi Nigel, great result, there is something to be said, championshipwise, for doing the event a lot of the others don't! I sympathise over the seeding issue; we were seeded a minute in front of a Porsche on Eppynt... in a standard 1200 Lada! To be honest we hardly even saw him go past, just a blur! Y...
by Rod
Sun May 26, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?
Replies: 17
Views: 8828

Re: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?

no regularity daylight runs on narrow lanes at 30 mph average like the old motoring news night rallies. twin lane quiet roads maybe but the single track stuff is slowed right down to low 20's Phew that's a relief! Given the potential for "error" on the old Targa timing system 30mph averages in thos...
by Rod
Sun May 26, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?
Replies: 17
Views: 8828

Re: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?

That's what worries me, these regularity road sections take place in daylight! :o I moved from road to stage years ago because I was worried about what might just be coming the other way round the bend... at least in the dark their headlamps give some warning.

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by Rod
Sat May 25, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?
Replies: 17
Views: 8828

Re: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?

Hi Mike, no I don't at present. I had been putting off getting another car until retirement and more space in the garage loomed and I've realised that prices are shooting up at an alarming rate. I've also noticed that the best historic road events seem to be far to the north of here. How's your own ...
by Rod
Sat May 25, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?
Replies: 17
Views: 8828

Re: Affordable Stage Rallies. The future?

Hi, some interesting comments there. My problem is that I was a perfectly happy sometime rally driver until a business associate who is an RAC/MSA Steward started dragging me out to do a bit of marshalling etc. But then I'm too old and broke for a comeback anyway! :( I had forgotten about Endurance ...