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by rootes
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

FDMC Autosolo - first one in March

Regs - cheap easy to enter motorsport
http://www.fdmc.org.uk/FDMCmarchsolo2010regs.pdf

would be nice to see an imp on some of them
by rootes
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

ChrisBenoy wrote: 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.
too true - top marks for getting out the chris! real shame no imps all year
by rootes
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

benwick3 wrote:I'm surprised by the lack of Impers involved in this low cost entry into Motorsport.

Pete Richards
i'm not lol :roll:
by rootes
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

well seems like Chris in the only / one of few out their using imp power on Solo's - Chris was out at last sundays FDMC Summer Solo

where are the rest of you? solo are great fun, and not hard on cars.....
by rootes
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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 a...
by rootes
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

picture of Chris Benoy in his Clan

http://www.fdmc.org.uk/marchsolo2009repb.php

finished depsite snapping and having to repalce his throttle cable - did one round on 1/2 throttle!
by rootes
Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351428

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

also for lots of local non HSA speed events to look out for.

Si
by rootes
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

some solo's coming up in southsea and oxford....
by rootes
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

A solo ate North Weald - near Sevenoaks - 27th July: Si Have you got the regs and entry form for this? Any idea if it's a BTRDA one? Looked on the Sevenoaks website but couldn't see anything. Will email the events sec there or something if you haven't frank keep an eye on~: http://forum.fdmc.org.uk...
by rootes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

The MOT on the Singer is up two days before and it has a big hole in the floor as a result of using a trolley jack to change a wheel after a puncture on a trial. I wasn't expecting it to go through the floor :shock: ... I am going to try to get it fixed in time, whether I'll also be able to get all...
by rootes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

A solo ate North Weald - near Sevenoaks - 27th July:


for more info on this an other solo's keep an eye on:

http://forum.fdmc.org.uk/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=3&

Si
by rootes
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

The MOT on the Singer is up two days before and it has a big hole in the floor as a result of using a trolley jack to change a wheel after a puncture on a trial. I wasn't expecting it to go through the floor :shock: ... I am going to try to get it fixed in time, whether I'll also be able to get all...
by rootes
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

Solo at Western Supermare - great course very fast 3rd August

http://www.bristolmc.org.uk/

nice to see some impers (in imps Mark ;-))
by rootes
Fri May 30, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

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

just did the first Southsea motorclub solo...

very tight couse and got 7th overall, event won by a mini - the course would of been great for an imp!

Si
by rootes
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Hi guys, I am very interested in the whole post and joining in with one of my cars. My Stiletto is awaiting 930 and discs and my time to get it back together. Where is the next event? I would love to come and watch and hopefully join the club. Will make me pull finger out and get car done. Any info...
by rootes
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Are there any entries left for FDMC still? I know there were last time I asked, but I still don't know if I'm actually going to be back in Essex that weekend Hope I'm not blacklisted either.... got a call today, apparently my cheque from the last one bounced! Oops! get the app in asap (doubt there ...
by rootes
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

just done two more.. CSMA at hatfield and Cotswold Motorclub at Finmere Airfield.. some imps in the first (go benoys and frank - no sign of any at the later.. FDMC solo on the 4th may - also no imps entered so far... whats stopping you? if you can't afford sprints and hillclimbs - do these, great va...
by rootes
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

My biggest concerns are the donuts (as they are fairly tired) and the (do)nut behind the wheel. you should be fine if theta re in (and the bolts) are in good nick - unlike autotest there is no transition from fwds to reverse etc etc... if yours are kancked might be time to fit new ones they are gre...
by rootes
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

bump,

seasons autosolo coming up - cheap to enter £20-30 per event, no need for overalls, helmet etc and great fun..

no need for a modified car either
by rootes
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

bazzateer wrote:If the Clan's sold what are you going to use?
may well miss this one myself - but not excuse for other impers to give it a go..
by rootes
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Nice little vid:



I was in the MGB that day
by rootes
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Me thinks you'd have first place if you'd done them all in the Clan (clutch probs wasn't it?) Peter YER i HAD A LEAD OF 50SECS! BUT THE mgb was fun and I still managed a class win in it. Just grateful to the owner fo letting me double drive it so I could complete the championship. the cone clipping...
by rootes
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

wow just got pipped yesterday by a scooby doo for FTD on the Oxford Motor Club autosolo.. if I had not clipped a cone on one of my runs I would of had FTD! though I suppose the excursion through a wheat field did not help matters when the rain made a grippy bit, slippy! great fun though - no imps pr...
by rootes
Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351428

autosolo on sunday, but looking to do some sprints got one in september
by rootes
Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351428

Eric,

what is the next event you are doing?

Si
by rootes
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

got any entry to the Oxford motorclub solo this sunday... looks like the only imp engined car again...

can't believe so few impers fancy giving this form of motorsport ago..

Si
by rootes
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351428

where is harewood?
by rootes
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

well did not get the clan fixed in time for yesterdays solo at Bordon, annoying as I was leading the FDMC championship...


BUT a kindly chap let me double drive his MGB - great fun and very different from a clan..


there is a solo coming up on the 15th nr oxford - we going to see any imps there?

Si
by rootes
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

I'd enter one but the Chamois is not running right now, money is tight and I need to learn the car too. I've only done 250 touring miles in it. But soon... :D IM 8) money tight! £240 on a clutch! just get a new centre plate, save your cash and use the car plus no need to learn the car as you only w...
by rootes
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

on the whole autosolo seems to be sdoing well, FDMC should have an extra one this year at Dunsfold aerodrome.. just a shame not to see more imps out there - especially as I think they could do well... if I persuaded FDMC to list the Imp Club as an invited club for an event, would that help? seeing a...
by rootes
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

well I must say shame there are so few people willing to give these cheap motorsport days ago... they are available across the country...

well I suppose talking about power and speed and polishing is less hassle



:wink:

Si
by rootes
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

anyone entered the Solo are Abingdon Airfield this saturday coming?
by rootes
Thu May 24, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Monkeys & Hartlepool :lol: :shock: That'll be wasted on the Southerners then Les :wink: Peter explained a book by Stuart Marconie 'In search of the north' - quite a good read if you are looking for a book to read so aprt from monkeys - anyone going to give these event ago? Abingdon on the 9th June ...
by rootes
Thu May 24, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Doesn't seem to happen in North Yorkshire... ..plenty of rallies maybe, but a totally differen't level of preparation is needed for that.. Peter http://www.bdmc.org.uk/larkspeed/2007/ - not north yorks I know but apparent hartlepool DMC run some Airedale and Pennie club ran some last year - website...
by rootes
Thu May 24, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Re: Abingdon Carnival AutoSolo

Ok, reckon quite a few impers could easily get to Abingdon.. there is an AutoSolo taking place as part of the Abingdon CARnival on the 9th June 2007... get out there an compete - reckon imps could do really well. Regs and Application forms here: http://www.abingdoncarnival.com/html/entries.html you...
by rootes
Wed May 23, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

Abingdon Carnival AutoSolo

Ok, reckon quite a few impers could easily get to Abingdon.. there is an AutoSolo taking place as part of the Abingdon CARnival on the 9th June 2007... get out there an compete - reckon imps could do really well. Regs and Application forms here: http://www.abingdoncarnival.com/html/entries.html you ...
by rootes
Sat May 19, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 227118

Re: motorsport

moose wrote:only just spotted this, i am guessing you want all my drivel in here and so not poluting the rest of the forum? will have a look at the HSA one. regards mike
not drival - v interesting - just thought it would be good to keep all the rally stuff in one place ala the solo and hsa stuff..

Si
by rootes
Wed May 02, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205375

skamanfrank wrote:I was going to ask if there's a risk of rolling the car after I saw THIS photo!
that guy (Simon) spent all day on three wheels!

risk of rolling is very low - more of an issue for the taller front drive hatches

Si