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by ChrisBenoy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: Club triumph autosolo 2016 Gaydon May 8th
Replies: 0
Views: 3095

Club triumph autosolo 2016 Gaydon May 8th

I have been emailed about the club triumph autosolo being held on May 8th at Gaydon. I have done this event several times now and it is great fun and filled with interesting classics. I am putting the info I have been given below. If you want full details and an entry list please PM me with your ema...
by ChrisBenoy
Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Recommended Non Imp Traders
Topic: 12v Batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 17498

Re: 12v Batteries

I've been using a gel battery in my clan for some time now. Its a 25 a/h ODYSSEY EXTREME RACING 25 BATTERY (PC680) which started life in one of my dads sprint cars, then was used in both race cars for a while and has been in the clan for at least 3 years now. The battery itself must be close to 10 y...
by ChrisBenoy
Tue May 21, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp et

My pace wasn't bad although it was far closer to an autotest than a solo and quite honestly remembering twisty courses isn't what I get out of bed for so I just enjoyed myself and left it at that :lol: Did do an FDMC solo the weekend after though which was more what i'm used to. 11th overall with a ...
by ChrisBenoy
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp et

Less than a year on, did the Club Triumph solo again, 4th again. Behind the same 3 cars in a slightly different order. Was a good fun event and I don't think I could have gone any quicker, particularly with only an 875 in. http://www.club.triumph.org.uk/uploads/ct_autosolo_results12_9368.pdf If anyo...
by ChrisBenoy
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 198757

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Well done Nigel, its great to see you doing so well. 8)
by ChrisBenoy
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I had a fun day this sunday, competed in the Club Triumph solo at Bovingdon airfield (near hemel hempstead) This was a bit different from anything I have done before as it was an all classic solo (well any car type designed before 1981) and it was just as good seeing 60 classics lined up in the padd...
by ChrisBenoy
Sun May 15, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

That is what I always tell people who are doing their first event, the ones powersliding around cones look good but the ones being precise and getting close to the cones without hitting them are the ones that do well, looks slower but is quicker. I try and stick to precise, then I usually see someon...
by ChrisBenoy
Sat May 14, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

If you want a taster then I wouldnt be against you double driving it if there are any events that are close enough to both of us. 8)
by ChrisBenoy
Fri May 13, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Thought I should probably mention that I did another solo last sunday, this was run by Oxford motor club and was at Silverstone using one of their car parks. The event was won outright by Steve Woodings in a MK Indy (lotus 7 style kit car with a Honda Fireblade engine) so he didn't count for class h...
by ChrisBenoy
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Couple of random vids, will put a few on of other courses when I get the time.

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Another course.

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by ChrisBenoy
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Just converting the vids into a useable format at the moment.

Frank - Bristol is the only one I can think of in the area but they pioneered the event in this country so they probably do it really well. If there are any motor clubs local to you then there is a good chance they may do one?
by ChrisBenoy
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

The CSMA solo was a pretty fun one, slightly strange in that I normally have a pretty good engine but slightly poor suspension, this time I had a smokey knackered misfiring standard 875 in but with good suspension on and somehow I ended up winning my class and was 5th overall (out of 35), the grip w...
by ChrisBenoy
Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I've just entered one on the 17th April at Bovingdon airfield. Only £22. Details here if anyone is interested. http://www.csmanel.btinternet.co.uk/events/concorde.htm
by ChrisBenoy
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: How to use the for sale section
Replies: 0
Views: 5760

How to use the for sale section

All for sale topics must have a price, location and contact details. The price may be 500 (or near offers) for example but cannot be offers only, a guide price must be listed. If you cannot see your advert after posting it this is because it hasn't been approved yet, please don't repost it. If it m...
by ChrisBenoy
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for Sale
Topic: How to use the for sale section
Replies: 1
Views: 11099

How to use the for sale section

All for sale topics must have a price, location and contact details. The price may be 500 (or near offers) for example but cannot be offers only, a guide price must be listed. If you cannot see your advert after posting it this is because it hasn't been approved yet, please don't repost it. If it m...
by ChrisBenoy
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I've had a nice little drive around an airfield in Essex today, was an autosolo organised by the Sevenoaks motorclub and was a fun day, one of the fastest events i've experienced, got up to about 55mph in 3rd gear going through the finish on my final run (give or take a little bit of speedo inaccura...
by ChrisBenoy
Mon May 10, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Me and my dad did the Oxford motorclub solo at Silverstone yesterday. This was the first solo I had done since improving and sorting out my suspension so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from it but it was absolutly flying and once I got my tyre pressures right It had an amazing ammount of grip an...
by ChrisBenoy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

The regs are up for the first FDMC solo of the year if anyone is interested, at Montgomery Lines parade ground near Aldershot, just off the M3.
Would be good to see some imps out, would be competative in class A against the historics. 8)
by ChrisBenoy
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Just done the last FDMC event of the year, got through 12 clean runs getting gradually quicker as I went along which was exactly what I had planned to do. Done 6 solos this year without seeing anything else imp based which is a little bit disappointing considering how cheap and how fun it all is. I'...
by ChrisBenoy
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Did the North Weald solo yesterday, was pretty good fun, very fast in the afternoon. Got lots of comments on how good my car sounded :) They had a photographer as well, have just ordered these photos. http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn39/Chrisbenoy/Clan1.jpg http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn3...
by ChrisBenoy
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

To be fair, in the last event I did there were people out in nissan almeras, ford escorts, a ford mondeo estate, a vauxhall astra and various little daiwoos and and kias that got supprisingly good times. It really doesn't seem to matter what you do it in, its just alot of fun throwing a car round a ...
by ChrisBenoy
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

If you think my driving is any better you obviously haven't seen the back end of my clan recently :oops:
by ChrisBenoy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

and not hard on cars..... I've been trying to convince my car of this, it seems to be allergic to Montgomery lines. :lol: Hopefully it will cope a bit better at North Weald in a week and a halfs time (And I hear that the entry is still open so if your about...). It is about time a few more impers j...
by ChrisBenoy
Wed May 20, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

ITS NOT A KIT CAR! :twisted: :D

Was great fun though.
by ChrisBenoy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I'm not doing the Boscado solo but I've entered the Hatfield one again, also planning to do the other 3 FDMC solos.
by ChrisBenoy
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

When I got home I honestly thought i'd come last (didnt bother looking at the board when I was there due to the aborted first run and poor driving in the second.) but seeing the results now i'm much happier, came 3rd from last =p More to the point in my last run when I'd gotten used to the format an...
by ChrisBenoy
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 180334

I have to say this Autosolo lark looks like a good bit of fun =p