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by onomatopoeia
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

wow cheers for the information Eric, looks like Ive got my work cut out for me then! Would the full cage need to be a safety devices type all marked up? Or would say a 32mm CDS made cage be sufficient? Do you think I would stand a chance in Sports Libre? I would stay with the imp engine/box but if ...
by onomatopoeia
Sun May 15, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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 ...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

skamanfrank wrote:Local motor club only does Autotests from what I can see :( Oh well, I'll have a proper look soon
Imps are good at autotesting as well ;), provided the tests are set so as not require the handbrake to negotiate them.
by onomatopoeia
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

Mark The HSA classes are scored independent of the class the car is run on the day, but - our championship regs were passed back to us last year when they went to approval, because we had classes the had multiple categories. We had to do some work to appease the MSA, which was very galling to see a...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

The problem we have for a championship is the only way we can have cars from all the above 4 categories in a Class is to make the Class for Modified Specialist cars which allows all the cars in but all the cars need to conform to the safety regs for the Category of the Class. We are not allow to re...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

Bristol MC are running a solo at Castle Combe (in the paddock, not on the track) tomorrow. Entries are full but there shouldn't be a problem getting in to spectate as the track is only being used for a track day as far as I know. I will be wielding a stopwatch.
by onomatopoeia
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

I withdrew my entry to our March event as it was oversubscribed, and because I'd had too many continous weekends of motorsport and evening meetings in the preceeding week. The August one I ended up clerking. Had to exclude one of my club committee for failing scrutineering (expired MOT). Made the cl...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

I am going to do autosolos some day - hopefully next season. My car is not up to scratch at the moment and would not have got through any scrutineering required. The driver's door does not shut properly Shouldn't get through an MOT like that, never mind event scrutineering! :shock: (to be honest it...
by onomatopoeia
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

On the very first autosolo ever I competed in a (as it was then) 17 year old Audi Coupe, which is an absolute barge with all the manouverability of a pregnant cow, especially the 4wd version that I had. Great on autosolo it wasn't, but it was a huge laugh. Last year someone in a completely standard,...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

where are the rest of you? If you look on the SR's for the Bristol MC event in a fortnight, I'm clerk of the course! :P. The usual clerk is at Kames with the British sprint championship so I got lumbered. Last week he forgot he'd roped me into this and tried to get me to go to Scotland to run cours...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

Regulations for the 2nd August Bristol MC event at Weston-super-donkey airfield are here: http://www.bristolmc.org.uk/EventRegs/solo2regs.htm We've played with the entries selection criteria a bit so members of invited clubs not doing the CMSGCC championship get a fair chance of getting an entry thi...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Re: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N

Congrats on the class win Eric :). If the CoC (who lives about 1/2 mile from me) had travelled up from Portishead on the Saturday morning to the event I would have got a lift with him so I could spectate - I like MIRA but there's no way I could have blagged my way past the security on my own. He did...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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

rootes wrote: get your entry in then you will have an incentive to do the donuts!
In fact, get your entry in as the last one we held in February filled before the closing date and we had to turn something like a dozen people away, either by sending back their entries or telling them not to submit them at all.
by onomatopoeia
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

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 onomatopoeia
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

The Bristol University Motor Club is promoting an Autosolo run by the Bristol Motor Club*- and I will (hopefully) be taking part. My biggest concerns are the donuts (as they are fairly tired) and the (do)nut behind the wheel. The other problem is the oil leaks- don't think they would go down too we...
by onomatopoeia
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

I know someone in Bristol that has just bought a bright yellow Clan with a 998cc / R17 engine and intends to do some HSA rounds.

I'd like to do some, need to start looking at the car I suppose :roll:
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

Bristol MC has a solo coming up on 12 Aug if anyone in the Bristol / Weston area fancies having a go - SRs here: http://www.bristolmc.org.uk/EventRegs/Solo_Regs_Aug_07.pdf As usual only a club membership card from an invited club is required. Edit - I wont be there, I've got a housefull of people co...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

I know one person that's entered for Abingdon, but he uses a Mitisbushi Lancer (although last night he was talking about taking his Bongo Frendee :shock: ) I'll be doing the Bristol MC event in August in the Boxster (the Davrian is banned from solos as it is not road legal*), unless I get roped into...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

Well done :)

eta - slightly better than the Clan entered at our event in February, which came 30th.
by onomatopoeia
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

Not me, too close to Mayday Colerne and I will be working on the Davrian. I never plan anything the weekend before I am competing.
by onomatopoeia
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

I haven't got the results in front of me but from memory: The event was won by an Elise and there was another just (0.8s over the whole day I think) ahead of me as well. The other people ahead of me were driving Pug 309, Golf GTi and Mistibushi Lancer and they're all a lot more experienced at this t...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

Yep, I used the Boxster since everything entered had to be fully road legal (and the Davrian most certainly isn't!)
by onomatopoeia
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

Just back from our event, I had a great time despite the rather inclement weather.

6 o/a from 34(ish) wasn't bad either, considering I'm a bit of a numpty behind the wheel :mrgreen:
by onomatopoeia
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

rootes wrote: need a nice flat bit of tarmac.
That's the hardest part, we spent 2-3 years looking for a bit of tarmac. We've found one now but the owners have just put planning in for a housing estate so how long we will be able to use it for is anyone's guess.
by onomatopoeia
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

It is fun, you can do it in any car and it is not hard on the car like an autotest can be. I'm doing our next club one in my boxster and at 150 quid a tyre there's no way I'd do that if I thought it would wear them out ;).
by onomatopoeia
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

ImpJimbo wrote:It does look like fun. I would like to have a go sometime. I wonder if one of the motor clubs would organise an Imp Autosolo for us. If we could get enough people together.
Is the Imp club not currently an MSA registered club?
by onomatopoeia
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 205352

Good to see interest in these taking off, the first ever in the UK was run by my local club after our chairman got the MSA to issue a special permit for it (since the event type wasn't in the blue book). I did it in the Audi Coupe Quattro I was using as an everyday car at the time, which was quite a...
by onomatopoeia
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

If your budget is limited you don't need gloves to comply with the regulations. One thing that should be mentioned is that if you fit an item of safety equipment to the car then it must comply with the regulations, even if the fitment is optional in your class. I was told I had to remove my Halon ex...
by onomatopoeia
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

I started sprinting in a completely standard Imp. The beam splitter, yellow tape on the earth lead and a visible throttle return sping (one on each spindle) were the sum total of car preparation. Cages, extinguishers, what-have-you are all optional in roadgoing. You must have a beam splitter, specs ...
by onomatopoeia
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

A few thoughts in Barkston. There were no Imp / Imp powered vehicles present unfortunately and the entry was quite small at 58. The weather on Saturday during setting up could best be described as "howling gale", on Sunday it was more of the same or "monsoon" or both! I was very glad to be in the NS...
by onomatopoeia
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Any of you going to Barkston Heath on the 13th? I will be there, not competing but as course controller, so if you see a suspicious looking character nosing around the back of your cars in the lunch break, it's probably me!
by onomatopoeia
Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Welcome to the forum and to this rambling thread on all things sprint/hillclimb/circuit related, Mark. Clerk of the Course in our midsts - we'd better behave ourselves lads! Cheers Gerry. Took me an age to get round to registering, but now I am here I'll try to contribute a bit. As for clerking, if...
by onomatopoeia
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 351412

Since the Davrian is together and provided nothing bad happens between now and the end of the year, I'm hopefully going to do some HSA rounds next year, at least the MIRAs as I think it's a great venue and hopefully a Loton. I'm not a great fan of hills, or of curborough so not sure about how many o...