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by SimonBenoy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Costin Walker F3/F4 Imp Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Costin Walker F3/F4 Imp Rebuild

Interesting thread - good luck with the rebuild and keep the updates coming!
by SimonBenoy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 7164

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

A popular and undisputed winner of that award Bazz!

We are home safely too and echo Bazz' sentiments - a great WWW!
by SimonBenoy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 7164

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

Mmmmmn - cake. See you Friday!
by SimonBenoy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: SMRC Knockhill - 1st September 2019

So that must be more than 50p in the pot!

Glad to hear that you are ok and the car not too bad.
by SimonBenoy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 2165

Re: National awards winners?

Imp 2019 Awards Presentation Class A, Best Rootes Hillman Imp (1963-’68). Sponsored by Merlin Motors 3rd Brian Gray MMG 703C 2nd Roy Blunt DDY 408D Best in Class also receives Bob Saward Model perpetual award 1st Graham Crompton JCA 71E Class B, Best Chrysler Hillman Imp (1968-’76). Sponsored by Rod...
by SimonBenoy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: National awards winners?
Replies: 33
Views: 2165

Re: National awards winners?

Please have a little patience and they will be posted.
by SimonBenoy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Imp club floor panels
Replies: 4
Views: 6746

Re: Imp club floor panels

A new batch of floor panels were produced today by Chris and I and should be ordered via Bob Allan at Imp Club spares. They can be collected only from Stevenage at present - I will get some to Bob as soon as I can. They can be sent out by courier but only overseas or as a last resort as it is comple...
by SimonBenoy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Silverstone Classic 26-28th July 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Silverstone Classic 26-28th July 2019

Bazz

We have booked tickets for Sunday with the Stiletto - see you there.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Irish Experience 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Irish Experience 4

Fantastic weekend - big thanks to all the organising team, hope everyone got home ok. It was very wet on the way back through Wales but otherwise a trouble free run.
by SimonBenoy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 65
Views: 7164

Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT

We tried to book a caravan (we did have one shared with others, but they decided not to come along and cancelled it) so if anyone is planning to cancel a caravan or might have space available, we would be interested, before we look into B&B or camping.

Thanks
by SimonBenoy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

Excellent weekend with some lovely driving roads, especially the later part of the Sunday run round Loch Ken. Hotel looked after us really well. Journey home was going really well until our windscreen went 130 miles from home. Drove slowly to the next services, removed it piece by piece (though ther...
by SimonBenoy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

We are coming from County Durham across the A66 - we'll aim for midday but won't be surprised if you haven't got there before us!
by SimonBenoy
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

Hi Bob

We will be passing through Penrith so will try to meet you at the truck stop - what is your approx. eta?

Cheers - Simon & Karen
by SimonBenoy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: 2013 IMP 50 ans
Replies: 114
Views: 39877

Re: 2013 IMP 50 ans

Very nice! Mine's a 99 :lol:
by SimonBenoy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp Ecosse 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Imp Ecosse 2019

Hotel booked - looking ahead to 2019 already!
by SimonBenoy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.
Replies: 65
Views: 25427

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

I have weeded this thread at the request of a member and to keep it on topic - apologies if anything has gone that you wanted. If anything remains that you would like removed, please PM me.

Thanks - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Tue May 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2018?
Replies: 54
Views: 32066

Re: Going Dutch 2018?

I will hopefully get the Stiletto back from painting this evening, plenty of time to put it back together for Wednesday ferry other than work getting in the way. See you in Harwich with luck...
by SimonBenoy
Mon May 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell May 2018 support
Replies: 19
Views: 5767

Re: Cadwell May 2018 support

Yes, this will be fine.
by SimonBenoy
Tue May 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell May 2018 support
Replies: 19
Views: 5767

Re: Cadwell May 2018 support

The HTC only allow Dunlop CR64 tyres - a historic crossply, only available from HP Tyres. They are at most meetings but best to pre-order if you need tyres and be warned, they are expensive. Races are typically 20 mins to brake pad (or shoes if you have drums) will last for a season or 2 at least. H...
by SimonBenoy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: New Ginetta G15 model
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: New Ginetta G15 model

Me too - they seem to be about £90 for similar models.
by SimonBenoy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Ecosse 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 34194

Re: Ecosse 2018

Lots of Imps and 2 variants!

Fantastic weekend, home before 7pm 465 miles, great scenic run on Saturday, lovely weather for the Air Base and a stroll on the beach on Sunday, hotel was superb, great start to the season. Thanks to all who made it possible.
by SimonBenoy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2018?
Replies: 54
Views: 32066

Re: Going Dutch 2018?

We have booked the ferry out - note that you can use Tesco vouchers at 3 times face value if you have such things.
by SimonBenoy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Ecosse 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 34194

Re: Ecosse 2018

Similar problems so we are in the Star Hotel nearby. Not sure why the arrangements aren't being publicised to all the club.
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion
Replies: 10
Views: 4752

HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Congratulations to Steve Platts for securing the 2017 HTC Championship today at Silverstone with another 2 class wins, even surviving a late clash in the second race with a spinning Ford Anglia (Popular shape) that had been tapped by a Mini. Great day and as usual, great support for the competitors ...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.
Replies: 76
Views: 73876

Re: Wicked Welsh Weekend 2017.

Hi Phil & Lesley

Karen and I and Chris and Caroline Wittering are coming and will be staying in a local B&B. See you there..

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN
Replies: 61
Views: 51913

Re: IMP NATIONAL 2017 ROLVENDEN

Wonderful relaxed weekend in Kent. Big thank you to all who made it possible and all who made the event so enjoyable. As always, too many people to talk to and not enough time.
by SimonBenoy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: DT1 - club spares list
Replies: 7
Views: 3825

Re: DT1 - club spares list

The top plate doesn't tend to be affected by corrosion as it isn't exposed like the lower one. Regrettably you would end up with imperial bolts in the top plate and metric in the lower. But once refitted, it should be good for many years.
by SimonBenoy
Thu May 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English - a huge success!
Replies: 23
Views: 17305

Re: Full English - a huge success!

Splendid event, many thanks to all who helped or offered help when I was short of coolant. Superb weekend, we had a great time, the runs were on lovely quiet roads and a good length, the format worked really well and the campsite came good, the pod was ideal and the cake up to the usual standard. Th...
by SimonBenoy
Wed May 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Not Imp related...
Replies: 10
Views: 4727

Re: Not Imp related...

Good luck Frank, keep out of trouble and try for consistency, but most of all, enjoy!
by SimonBenoy
Tue May 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Water and oil temp
Replies: 5
Views: 3374

Re: Water and oil temp

Good news - how did you get on?
by SimonBenoy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English, Club camping weekend - may 2017 near Banbury.
Replies: 111
Views: 80510

Re: Full English, Club camping weekend - may 2017 near Banbu

James - have you decided on a pub for Friday evening yet, as we might not make the Archive Centre?

Thanks - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Water and oil temp
Replies: 5
Views: 3374

Re: Water and oil temp

Keith A lot of unknowns here, but temperatures should stabilise quite quickly and then remain at a fairly steady level if your cooling is adequate. I guess you are appendix K if you are at Donington this weekend, we were there about 3 weeks ago and it was quite warm then, probably warmer than this w...
by SimonBenoy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC classic car show 11th Nov
Replies: 19
Views: 9561

Re: NEC classic car show 11th Nov

See you tomorrow!
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English, Club camping weekend - may 2017 near Banbury.
Replies: 111
Views: 80510

Re: Full English, Club camping weekend - may 2017 near Banbu

James - we've booked. Should be good. Thanks
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65599

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Hi JayPea - great photos, as always - thanks for posting, need a like button!
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65599

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Hi Colin - yes, the race 1 result was enough, championship secured, got second in class behind David Heale in race 2. Sadly, Colin's gearbox cried enough on lap 1 after losing top gear in race 1 and Steve had as issue with his drive train, something went bang and didn't work any more. Great to see l...
by SimonBenoy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65599

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Pleased to say there are now 6 Imps, as Ian and Colin Gunton have swelled the entry list. Should be fun, though if it is wet, the Minis might disappear...
by SimonBenoy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65599

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Well, 4 Imps entered for the Silverstone finals - Steve Platts, Shaun Hazlewood, David Heale and myself - all racing on Sunday with qualifying first thing, first race late morning and second race mid afternoon. Due to outstanding work by Mike Hanna and help from many others pitching in, I have got m...
by SimonBenoy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Imp club floor panels
Replies: 4
Views: 6746

Re: Imp club floor panels now available.

Panel update - Chris and I have been to the press shop today and as a result floor panels are again in stock. As before, they are all at Stevenage for now, I will get some to Bob as soon as I can. We are keeping the price at £75 per panel inc. VAT. Anyone who visited Imp Club Spares at National migh...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41855

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Another superb WWW - yes, there was some rain, but mostly overnight. Runs out were terrific, Rising Sun did a very good job and the company was outstanding. Thanks to all who helped to make it happen and took part - glad to be back after missing the last couple due to racing commitments.