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by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pictures of your rally/race imps
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

Re: Pictures of your rally/race imps

My rally car has it's own Facebook page ("Shammy Moo") where there are lots of photos.

Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Season

The HRCR open day at Gaydon - Apart from being pinned to my car all day talking to historic rally enthusiasts about rallying an Imp and Imp enthusiasts either building an Imp rally car or contemplating it, Henry and I met many of the 'famous' Imp stage rally people of recent times. I continue to fai...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Season

Rosemary Smith To Be Guest Of Honour At HRCR Open Day I quote from the HRCR press release:- "Returning to her Rootes - ‘60s rally star Rosemary Smith will be guest of honour at Historic Rally Car Register's Open Day This year's Historic Rally Car Register open day at the Heritage Motor Centre near G...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: 2013 Events information
Topic: HRCR Open Day Imp Special
Replies: 68
Views: 12199

Re: HRCR Open Day Imp Special

Rosemary Smith To Be Guest Of Honour At HRCR Open Day I quote from the HRCR press release:- Returning to her Rootes - ‘60s rally star Rosemary Smith will be guest of honour at Historic Rally Car Register's Open Day This year's Historic Rally Car Register open day at the Heritage Motor Centre near G...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Season

Rod

I've heard no news of Gary but we definitely won't be seeing Mike Barratt.

Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Season

The December HRCR Newsletter reads as follows:- New BHRC award will celebrate 50 years of the Hilman Imp Competitors contesting next year’s Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship in a Hillman Imp or its Sunbeam / Singer derivatives will now be eligible for a special award, given to help cele...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: 2013 Events information
Topic: HRCR Open Day Imp Special
Replies: 68
Views: 12199

Re: HRCR Open Day Imp Special

Just to explain - the HRCR Open day at Gaydon is the annual launch of the club's motor sport calender and embraces the whole range of rallies from stage and road rallying to tours. It consists of stands manned by the various organising clubs of the events that form part of the HRCR championships try...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Season

Rod. Neither Geoff nor I were involved in any discussions about the Imp Cup prior to the announcement by HRCR. As the only two Imps in the BHRC this year it does seem a bit odd that at least Geoff, who has competed regularly in the championship for the last 4+ years, wasn't consulted. Perhaps someon...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mini/Imp Rally Challenge?
Replies: 7
Views: 4346

Re: Mini/Imp Rally Challenge?

See my post on this subject in the British Historic Rally Championship 2013 thread.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Season

Concerning the Imp class that the HRCR are planning for the 2013 stage rally calendar, it has been announced that the 'Imp 50 cup' which will be run as part of the HRCR Clubman's Challenge (a National B championship running at the same events as the British Historic Rally Championship but less stage...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship -2013 season

The British Historic Rally Championship and HRCR Historic Stage Rally Challenge (including a possible Mini / Imp championship) have set the following calendar for next year. 1 Mid-Wales Stages Rally Gravel Newtown March 3rd 2 Bulldog Historic Rally Gravel Welshpool April 6th 3 Pirelli Historic Rally...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mini/Imp Rally Challenge?
Replies: 7
Views: 4346

Re: Mini/Imp Rally Challenge?

There are few details out and particularly about any Imp / Mini Challenge but the dates for the British Historic Rally Championship and the Historic Stage Rally Challenge have been published:- 1 Mid-Wales Stages Rally Gravel Newtown March 3rd 2 Bulldog Historic Rally Gravel Welshpool April 6th 3 Pir...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mini/Imp Rally Challenge?
Replies: 7
Views: 4346

Re: Mini/Imp Rally Challenge?

Rod Even registered members of the BHRC know no more than that contained in the Motorsport News ad. A little bit of chit chat on the British Rally Forum but I suspect both the BHRC/HRCR and de Lacy Motor Club/Roger Albert Clark organisers are waiting for each other to declare their hands before rele...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Ulster Historic Ra

Two small clips on video at

http://www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/146736

Geoff at 06:05 minutes in and Henry and I at 09:30 mins.

Don't blink or you'll miss us.

Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Ulster Historic Ra

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We're a bit short of photos of the cars on the stages but here are a couple. I'll publish more of Geoff and I in action when I get them.

Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Ulster Historic Ra

The Imp team had a great time at the Ulster Rally last weekend spurred on by great company and weather and the warmest of welcomes by the people of County Antrim. Geoff Taylor and Steve Greenhill were supported in service by Alan and Neil Lutton and Roy. Henry and I were supported by Mike Dent (Moos...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Ulster Historic Ra

The BHRC Imps are out again next weekend (17th / 18th August), this time on the Ulster Rally. Geoff Taylor and Steve Greenhill are all set for the event and hopefully Henry and I are also! Geoff still has a Porsche 911 in his sights! The event comprises two days of tarmac rallying on closed public r...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC / HRSR 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 80805

Brands Hatch Superprix 1st July.

Jim

As I said earlier I am a lousy photographer but I do have some shots residing on a Picassa web album. You are welcome to look at them but I am too embarrassed to publish them here. I have your work e-mail address to send you an invite to view the album - is this suitable?

Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC / HRSR 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 80805

Brands Hatch Superprix 1st July.

Simon's car has a really stiff shell (I imagine partly thanks to the body prep by Mike Hanna and his rallying experience) and he appeared to lift that inside wheel on all the occasions we watched him at Paddock Hill and Surtees, in the two parts of the race, and practice. I took lots of photographs ...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC / HRSR 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 80805

Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Couple of short clips of the first lap at Brands on Sunday and of the first lap of the restarted race following the red flag incident caused by oil at Druids.



Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC / HRSR 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 80805

Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Henry and I will be at Brands tomorrow - last time we planned to see you circuit guys we got the wrong weekend and ended up outside Donnington a week early.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Meltdown Motorsport - In the bleak midwinter
Replies: 762
Views: 137446

Re: Meltdown Motorsport - Heading back to the track

Nick, very best of luck tomorrow - haven't spoken to my navigator yet but we'll try and get along to wish you and all the Imp racers well.

Regards
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: alloy rad
Replies: 5
Views: 4644

Re: alloy rad

Having built a Chamois over the last two years to comply with and compete in UK historic stage rallying I entirely sympathize with any confusion you might have about interpretation of the regulations. The highly competitive Escort world of historic rallying constantly pushes the boundaries that are ...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Pirelli Historic R

3 Images taken from the Pirelli including the wet ditch. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U_neZHQIO98/T50xXW4HbiI/AAAAAAAAGfs/xQk41EJUtbE/s800/Service%2520at%2520Carlisle.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7Kkn_oBUnyo/T56H4aHTCcI/AAAAAAAAGfo/kKiUm_WlcvU/s800/01%2520Stage%25203.jpg https://lh6....
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Pirelli Historic R

And a little bit of video at


Start at 02:00 minutes in.

No doubt there will be more to follow.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Pirelli Historic R

Another great days rallying with unexpectedly good weather - some of the stages were even dusty! I am glad to say after recent difficulties my car ran faultlessly all weekend so it was a great pity I put it in a waterfilled ditch on the 4th stage. It emerged completely unmarked but Henry and I and a...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Pirelli Historic R

For those hoping to see and hear the Imps in the Kielder Forest on Saturday the three stages after service in Carlisle are served by public car parks. Geoff Taylor (car number 110) is due to start these stages as follows:- Shepherdshield at 12:02 Pundershaw at 12:40 Archys Rigg at 13:07 I am due off...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Pirelli Historic R

Paul Not many forests near you in 'NW London'. Hopefully we can persuade you to take a trip North sometime! Geoff and I had tentatively decided not to do the Severn Valley Stages on 9th June (based in Builth Wells which isn't so far away) in order to keep ourselves (or rather our cars) in tact for t...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Pirelli Historic

Two Imps will be out on the Pirelli Historic Rally on Saturday 28th April. Geoff Taylor will be hoping to repeat his excellent Bulldog result and I hope that on this, my first British Historic Rally Championship round, I will be able to keep up with him! I had a string of engine issues that kept me ...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

Yes a National A stage rally licence is needed to compete in the BHRC but there are plenty of good stage rallies possible with a National B licence.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

More HD footage at



about 02:44 minutes in.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

Yes, Geoff had a really good day with very few problems and some good times against the 911's and Lotus Cortina's. There is a little bit of footage (wrong aspect ratio, out of focus and wobbly!) at

starting at 02:08 minutes in.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

Scott Quite agree - seems like a very fundamental error but it was before my time. Mike Hanna's take was that the seat was perhaps held off its correct position by a small fragment of aluminum which subsequently came out allowing the seat to pop down square into its recess. Hopefully this is now cur...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

Re: British Historic Rally Championship - Bulldog Historic R

Sorry Neil I only mentioned Facebook because I’d written a little synopsis there about the string of issues that led to our withdrawal from the Bulldog. We have basically run out of time which is entirely self inflicted. We were aware of a misfire at the last event we did (Longmoor Stages at the end...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update
Replies: 214
Views: 93819

British Historic Rally Championship - 2013 Update

After a treble dose of legal advice from Sod I have sadly had to withdraw from the first round of the British Historic Rally Championship that the Imps are doing – the Bulldog Rally (this Saturday 24th March in the Welshpool / Dollgellau area of North Wales.) Geoff Taylor and Steve Greenhill are sti...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC / HRSR 2012
Replies: 160
Views: 80805

Re: HSCC / HRSR 2012

Have a great season guys and enjoy your outing Nick.

Geoff Taylor and I start our season in two weeks at the Bulldog rally - posting to follow here shortly.

Regards from me and the Imps on the British Historic Rally Championship.
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lifing competition rotoflex couplings
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

Re: Lifing competition rotoflex couplings

Many thanks for the contributions to this thread. To answer the various questions posed. Paul:- I have found some high tensile cap head bolts (7/16") which I cut down to length (64mm from the underside of the head) for those where the head is on the wheel side and conventional 3" high tensile 7/16" ...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lifing competition rotoflex couplings
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

Lifing competition rotoflex couplings

Does anyone have any advice on lifing competition Rotoflex couplings? Whilst the stage rallying I do isn't really comparable to circuit racing (we might have 7 or 8 starts at an event and lots of incidence of losing and catching grip) I would be very interested to know what policies people adopt. On...
by Nigel Webster (anrw)
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 3 Imps entered in a stage rally in the South over Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 8090

Re: 3 Imps entered in a stage rally in the South over Christ

Scott I had a pair of wishbones (which were already strengthened and better than the originals) that I had believed to be the early type which I put on the car when I switched it back to high pivot. The difference between early and late wishbones is very small (3mm in length) so I may have this wron...

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