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by Colin Valentine
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Silverstone & Donington Historic Weekends
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

Silverstone & Donington Historic Weekends

Silverstone Classis Weekend 26/8 july 2019 A weekend ticket for 1 car + 2 people is £102 if bought before 31 March. But I have been unable to crack the Silverstone Car Club Display price. I was hoping it might be cheaper, but it does, at least, get parking inside the circuit. It is not clear if you ...
by Colin Valentine
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Historic Sporting Trials
Replies: 4
Views: 3313

Historic Sporting Trials

Sporting Trials is the extreme version of Car Trials, and for many years Imp engined cars were at the top of this branch of "Mud Plugging". Julian Fack started the move to Imp engined cars and he produced some Replicas called Facksimilies. Early ones had Imp engines laid over at 45 degs, and later o...
by Colin Valentine
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Eagle Sprint - Goodwood 6 Aug
Replies: 0
Views: 1359

Eagle Sprint - Goodwood 6 Aug

Goodwood Eagle Sprint 6 Aug 2016.pdf
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The Club has been invited to the Eagle Sprint @ Goodwood on 6 Aug.
I have told the Secretary - Len, that it clashes with National, but just in case there are any Southern Members who might be interested.
Please see the atached.
Colin Valentine - Comp Secy
by Colin Valentine
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2016 Accomodation
Replies: 20
Views: 11019

Re: Imp Ecosse 2016 Accomodation

Just had an excellent weekend at IMP Ecosse. Despite pretty dire weather forecasts eariler in the week Fri & Sat were sunny and bright, if a little breezy. Sunday was much the same, but we did have a couple of showers during the day. This all contributed to an excellent weekend, thanks to Iain and h...
by Colin Valentine
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2016 Accomodation
Replies: 20
Views: 11019

Re: Imp Ecosse 2016 Accomodation

Ian,
Thanks for this. I have booked the twin bed room. It looks good on the pictures. And it is local to the Holiday Park
Regards,
Colin V
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 9455

Re: NEC MARCH

Thanks for that.
It never ocurred to me to look in the Adverts.
I expected it to be in a piece of Editorial.
Hiding in the open,like of the Best Spy Novels.
Or maybe I just need a visit to SpecSavers !
Thanks again.
Colin V
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC MARCH
Replies: 33
Views: 9455

Re: NEC MARCH

Richard,
I didn't find anything about the Discounted Tickets in the Feb Impressions.
It will be cutting it a bit fine to wait for the March Impresions.
So please could you PM or email the info.
Thanks.
Colin V
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2016 Accomodation
Replies: 20
Views: 11019

Re: Imp Ecosse 2016 Accomodation

Roger, If you have any spare places, I would be interested, as I haven't done anything about Booking yet, and I seem to be getting too old for camping. Please could you send me details, if there are any spaces left. Also Note to Ian Sinclair(wiskid) I am planning to come to Ecosse. I don't have any ...
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 27492

Re: Going Dutch 2016

Scott,
I'm just crawling out from under the Winter Duvet, and saw your note about the 8 persomn chalet on GD2016. If there is a room, or a bed left, I would be interested in sharing.
Perhaps you can update me on the current position.
Cheers,
Colin Valentine
by Colin Valentine
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2016 Blue Book (MSA Yearbook)
Replies: 0
Views: 2151

2016 Blue Book (MSA Yearbook)

As the IMP Club Comp Secretary I receive several copies of the infamous "Blue Book" which contains all the Rules and Rgulations for Motor Sport Events . As a Competition Licence Holder I also get my own copy of the Blue Book. So if there are any Club Members who think they might be interested in Mot...
by Colin Valentine
Fri May 15, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois
Replies: 39
Views: 16455

Re: An Argentinian Sunbeam Chamois

As a late entry to the Imps in South America. My "internet friend" (nudge nudge etc) Jose from Ecuador really exists, and some of you may re-call that he came to Going Dutch, at Barneveld, in 2013. He was doing an Ecology Phd in Germany at the time. His car has now been recovered from his Grandfathe...
by Colin Valentine
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Newby Hall Show 19 July 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Re: Newby Hall Show 19 July 2015

By way of a PS: Newby Hall Show is easily the largest Classic Vehicle Show in Yorkshire, with around 1500 vehicles on Show. It aims to attract large numbers of the general Public who pay to visit. This is very different to the Sunday Concours at National, which is essentially a Closed to Club, Membe...
by Colin Valentine
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Newby Hall Show 19 July 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Newby Hall Show 19 July 2015

Newby Hall Classic Car Show is on Sunday 19 July. The combined York ,Barnsley, Teesside & Northumberland AC's get together to organise. This year I have taken the lead as Alan Platten is rumoured to be "a bit busy" with National. We had a double figure entry last year, and are hoping for better this...
by Colin Valentine
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Stiletto model
Replies: 74
Views: 25180

Re: Stiletto model

Post script on the Over-riders. I suspect by the time the Sunbeam was coming along, then the Company &r Marketing-Demo Imps would have been sold-off as the car was out of production. You never want to talk about last years etc. The one they used was either borrowed, or the token Historic vehicle kep...
by Colin Valentine
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: Stiletto model
Replies: 74
Views: 25180

Re: Stiletto model

Like the sidelight issue, it was probably a problem for the Technical or Design Dept. They would have to show that they complied with maybe an angle of spread on the beams, or some such Regulation. Hence, the Official line was that the Manufacturer advised that over-riders were not compatible with a...
by Colin Valentine
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015

Last call for the Yorkshire Start of Season Run. So, let me know if you are planning to come along. It's about an 80 mile run with a break mid way at Stump Cross Caverns. There is a cafe at Stump Cross, and we have sole use of the "Cavern Room" so we can stay together for our Lunch. There will be a ...
by Colin Valentine
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015

Below are more details for the Run. Please let me know if you are coming by Thurs, earlier if possible. Start Wetherby Services 10.00 for 10.30 Time for a Coffee or a Bacon Butty if you arrive early. Stump Cross Caverns ETA: 12.00 You can use the café for tea, coffee, snacks etc Good selection. Loca...
by Colin Valentine
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015

Update: From Wetherby Services, the route will head off north following the course of the old A1 which still exists alongside the A1M. Then head off West through various small villages including Burton Leonard & Markington to Fountains Abbey. It then curves around to drop down into Patelely Bridge. ...
by Colin Valentine
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Yorkshire Start of Season Run 2015

The Yorkshire Start of Season Run is planned for Sunday 22 March. The Start will be from the Wetherby Services at J46 on the A1M. The Services are off the Motorway and access is from the Roundabout. This junction is well signed for the access to Wetherby Racecourse. Start Time will be 10.00 for 10.3...
by Colin Valentine
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 298599

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Peter,
I'm breaking out into a sweat, you must have better garages in Devon.......
In Yorkshire, they'd be hairy thighs, which takes the edge off.
As for Barnsley, I dread to think.
Garages ooop North are colder too.
Sorry going off topic.
Colin
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 298599

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Thanks, Peter.
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 298599

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

Gary, I must have mis-read some of the posts, as I thought that you were the one pointing out the Chrome trims.
That means that there are 2 of us looking for them now.
See you in March,
Colin
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 298599

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

I'm gonna lose points at Judging, as my new sills don't have the chrome trim.
I should have kept my mouth shut.
Colin
by Colin Valentine
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: 68 stiletto Restoration
Replies: 777
Views: 298599

Re: 68 stiletto Restoration

To Gary:
I also go to Barnsley Meetings, and have a 68 Red Stiletto with similar amounts of rust.
So we should swap notes sometime.
I think you are doing a great job.
The VIN No starts 301....
Although you might be better "talking dirty" to Dale who is doing the welding for me.
Colin Valentine
by Colin Valentine
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: HRCR A Night with Andy Dawson May 19th
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: HRCR A Night with Andy Dawson May 19th

Ooops.

I should go on the Forum more regularly

Colin V
by Colin Valentine
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.
Replies: 164
Views: 68050

Re: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.

Yep, we just need to get together and produce an "Authorised List" of well thought out ideas. These could be presented to Committee, and then used on stands at Shows, and maybe as part of the New Members Pack. I've lost track of what we do on this. I'm an irregular on The Forum so I probably missed ...
by Colin Valentine
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: HRCR A Night with Andy Dawson May 19th
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Re: HRCR A Night with Andy Dawson May 19th

Chris,
I've never met Andy Dawson, so would like to go to the HRCR Night, but am confused as 19 May is a Tuesday not Monday.
How far is it from Atherstone ?
And can I come to stay for a night, either the Monday or Tuesday.
Cheers,
Colin
by Colin Valentine
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.
Replies: 164
Views: 68050

Re: WTG950H, a 1969 Californian.

Lars, I'm very impressed with your improvements for the IMP. It has been my intention to put together a list of these and similar things for a long time. When my Nymph was on the Club Stand at the NEC several year ago, I also showed various items to improve the IMP. I called it "IMProvements" and st...
by Colin Valentine
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Classic Tour to Holland in 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

Classic Tour to Holland in 2015

My friend Martin Nolan at Ilkley Motor Club is organising anothe "Euro Tour" we've done Ferarri, Porsche , Mercedes, Bugatti etc over the past few years, but this time it will be mainly in Holland target is the Bridge at Arnhem, with a few other things on the way. DAF Museum & Austin Healy Museum. T...
by Colin Valentine
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Brighton & Hove Sprint 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Brighton & Hove Sprint 2015

The following info has come to me as Comp Secretary. Anyone interested needs to check the Website, and take it from there. It is over 300 miles each way, for me, so I'm not closely involved, so please look at the Website for more info. I think it is probably a great weekend, to go to the Speed Trial...
by Colin Valentine
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire End of Season Run
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

Re: Yorkshire End of Season Run

Hope everyone else enjoyed the day. I didn't get to count the cars but it must have been into double figures. With around 8 Imps, and a couple of moderns. Then a brief visit from Chris V and family trying out his "new" 924. It is a Pre 81 Model and so intended for Classic Rallies. The hope is that i...
by Colin Valentine
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire End of Season Run
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

Re: Yorkshire End of Season Run

Posted by Colin Valentine York ACO Final Instructions for Le Tour Des Imps has been received from Dave Cull - Lead Organiser. These are printed below: Final details Meeting car park - follow brown ""Elsecar Heritage - Servicing" signs - NOT general car park. "The Brambles" cafe at the start opens at...
by Colin Valentine
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire End of Season Run
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

Re: Yorkshire End of Season Run

Please let someone know asap if you intend to join Barnsley / York AC's on their Endo of Season Run as we ned to firm up Bookings and check on Parking at various Venue en route. Dave Cull has taken the lead and has been busy sorting a route. Much of it is in an Area used by "Le Tour", so in recognit...
by Colin Valentine
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Yorkshire End of Season Run
Replies: 9
Views: 3828

Yorkshire End of Season Run

Yorkshire End of Season Run Saturday 25 October The Yorkshire End of Season Run will be organised by Barnsley AC members Dave Cull & Dale Bishop. The Start will be at the Elsecar Steam Railway Heritage Centre which is at Hoyland, just east of J36 on the M1. The Elsecar Centre is “brown” signed from ...
by Colin Valentine
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 brighton & Hove Sprints
Replies: 6
Views: 4481

Re: 2014 brighton & Hove Sprints

Please find below an update regarding the Brighton & Hove Speed Trials: BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS ENTRY STILL OPEN Entry for the 2014 Brighton National Speed Trials is still open and although the Regulations say that they close on the 16th August we will be accepting entries up until the day as we need ...
by Colin Valentine
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Poppy Rally Ypres 20-22 march 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

Poppy Rally Ypres 20-22 march 2015

Rob Immers is planning to enter the Poppy Rally in Belgium next year. The Event is a Historic Rally and gets a huge entry. The Date is 20-22 March 2015 Anyone interested in navigating for Rob please get in touch. He will be at Huntingdon this coming weekend, if you want a chat. Also look at www.crae...
by Colin Valentine
Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A new South African Imp
Replies: 481
Views: 140583

Re: A new South African Imp

In my teens I did some sailing and quickly came to realise that the brakes on boats are rubbish. So plenty of scope, but much more of a technical challenge. I expect that Roy is way ahead of me on this. Perhaps we could use Fiesta Discs as an anchor ! Better stop her as we are drifting off topic. Co...
by Colin Valentine
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: A new South African Imp
Replies: 481
Views: 140583

Re: A new South African Imp

The repainted shell for Roberts car look excellent, so congratulations. I've been following this post, via Roy, so I know a lot of work has gone into this. Also Roy tells me this will be the 3rd South African Imp with a Fiesta Disc Brake Kit. Roy tells me that the Fiesta Disc Kit has 100% of the mar...
by Colin Valentine
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wales Rally GB 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: Wales Rally GB 2014

Yep. Ilkley Marshals were in the thick of try to sort that, as they were left to deal with the mess as best they could. The MSA Organisers are admitting that they mis-judged the situation and number of Spectators, and are saying that: "lessons have been learned" and they are planning big changes to ...
by Colin Valentine
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Wales Rally GB 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Wales Rally GB 2014

It's a bit early as the Event is not until Nov. Actually Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 Nov, but I've just had the call for Marshals to sign up. So below is the Summary of the Stages and Times. 2014 WALES RALLY GB Thursday 13 November: 18:30 Ceremonial Start: Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay Overnight Deeside Serv...