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by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41559

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.
by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

It was the hit from the Cortina that did the most damage - might have been able to pull out the front wing enough to run.

I think I am ok for bits, thanks. Panels were an issue initially, but I think we are getting there. The rest is easier, it all depends on what Mike can do.
by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Lots to my car, a fair bit to the red Mustang and the Cortina that ran into the back of me might need a shell. But no-one hurt - just a couple of bruises. Cars can be replaced, finances permitting. What I have found so far: Front offside Rear nearside Bonnet Engine lid Gearbox (both legs sheared off...
by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vixen Vb1
Replies: 37
Views: 30658

Re: Vixen Vb1

Looking great - well done
by SimonBenoy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Had a look at my in car video and have uploaded it to:



Not a pleasant watch - be warned.
by SimonBenoy
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Not a good day at the office for either me or Steve Platts. I got edged off the track at the first corner and was collected in the front driver's wing by a Mustang as I came back onto the circuit at 90 degrees, just about come to a halt and hit again on the rear passenger side very hard by a Cortina...
by SimonBenoy
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Full English, Club camping weekend - may 2017 near Banbury.
Replies: 111
Views: 80262

Re: Club camping weekend - may 2017 near Banbury.

James

Have you checked whether the Irish plan an Experience? If so it will be in May...
by SimonBenoy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Timetable for Oulton Park?
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Re: Timetable for Oulton Park?

5 Imps entered. First up for practice on Monday, first race mid morning and second race later afternoon.

Frank, no need to hide your head in shame, we'll still talk to you, hopefully after showing the minis how it should be done! Which car are you supporting?
by SimonBenoy
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Timetable for Oulton Park?
Replies: 5
Views: 3482

Re: Timetable for Oulton Park?

Hi Lars - Times not published yet, but the 2 HTC races are both on Monday. Probably published on Friday on hscc.org.uk
Cheers Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Camshaft capers
Replies: 5
Views: 4118

Re: Camshaft capers

Also had good experience of GE3 cam, more tractable than an R23 and better lap times.
by SimonBenoy
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Here is a link to Bob Bullen's in car video from an Anglia at the recent Cadwell meeting.

by SimonBenoy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looking for Simon Frost
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: Looking for Simon Frost

Try the new forum member simonfrost who has just posted a wanted add for a bogbrush oil cooler...
by SimonBenoy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Hillman Imps at the Le Mans 24 hours race
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Hillman Imps at the Le Mans 24 hours race

As far as I know Roger Nathan's 1967? entry in his Costin-Nathan was the only Imp powered entry.
by SimonBenoy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: 2013 IMP 50 ans
Replies: 114
Views: 39490

Re: 2013 IMP 50 ans

Looks like Graham Anderson, Steve Brindle and Graham Townsend's cars on a run!
by SimonBenoy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

There should be video but I haven't had time to check yet.
by SimonBenoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Snetterton was a much quieter affair than the first 2 rounds of 2016, so an Allcomers grid was included alongside the Historic Touring Cars. But they were treated as separate races and the Allcomers (a very varied selection from Chevron B8s, Chevrolet Corvette, E Types and Elans, a Sports 2000 etc) ...
by SimonBenoy
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Where's the report ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: Where's the report ?

I didn't win, but I did get on the podium, I will put something in the HSCC thread.
by SimonBenoy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 27768

Re: Going Dutch 2016

Another fantastic Going Dutch - many thanks to the organisers and all who attended. Especially big thanks to Ernst-Paul and the crew who sorted me out with a water pump when mine failed on the run to the brewery. Missed the brewery tour, but the compensations were that we were able to sample alleged...
by SimonBenoy
Wed May 18, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Going Dutch 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 27768

Re: Going Dutch 2016

Alan

I pay for my ferry with Tesco vouchers - great value!

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Thu May 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: HSCC 2016 Race Series
Replies: 77
Views: 65208

Re: HSCC 2016 Race Series

Got the timetable for Silverstone on hscc.org - our race is now on Sunday 22nd May, much to my surprise, late in the afternoon.
by SimonBenoy
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts
Replies: 199
Views: 64315

Re: Pimp2 - the rebuild starts

Awesome work sir! Love the colour scheme (and the roof is really good too :wink: )
by SimonBenoy
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Imp Club Spares
Topic: Fluffy seals & Door Cards
Replies: 10
Views: 4954

Re: Fluffy seals & Door Cards

Yes, Imp Club spares do universal door cards in white plastic which can be cut down as necessary and then you need to glue your existing vinyl over it.
by SimonBenoy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Suitable race series for my Imp
Replies: 2
Views: 2871

Re: Suitable race series for my Imp

You might well be OK for Swinging 60s with the CSCC?
by SimonBenoy
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Sport, making progress
Replies: 30
Views: 11094

Re: Sunbeam Sport, making progress

Just need someone to take over as treasurer and then I will have a bit more time for the restorations!
by SimonBenoy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dunlop racing tyre supply problem
Replies: 5
Views: 4497

Re: Dunlop racing tyre supply problem

Yes, they are up and running and I have been using the new tyres - some people think there are differences, but not that I could detect, they did wear quite quickly, but that could have been abrasive tracks. Tell us more about your car - does it still exist, do you have any photos that you can post?...
by SimonBenoy
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Model and Scale Imps / Imp Based Talk
Topic: 2013 IMP 50 ans
Replies: 114
Views: 39490

Re: 2013 IMP 50 ans

Hi Dan - that is terrific, well done.
by SimonBenoy
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3334

Re: HSCC Race Series 2016

Adrian

Looking at the latest dates on the HSCC site, it appears that the Brands Indy race is non-championship with the roadsports. Do you have any update?

Thanks - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3334

Re: HSCC Race Series 2016

What a lame excuse :D
by SimonBenoy
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC Race Series 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3334

Re: HSCC Race Series 2016

Adrian

Sadly the HRSR website is out of date! Brands Indy is now the 17th Sept leaving us free to go to WWW!

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ONY649E - Trackday imp
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: ONY649E - Trackday imp

Hi Colin

Only just seen your reply - thanks for the offer but I have already got a new bonnet - just need a reliable laminator to finish preparing it for the race car! Let's see what the New Year brings...

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: Wicked Welsh 2016
Replies: 91
Views: 41559

Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

The provisional HSCC calendar has changed and Brands Indy is now on 17th, so WWW looks a distinct possibility in 2016 - fingers crossed!
by SimonBenoy
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ONY649E - Trackday imp
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: ONY649E - Trackday imp

Mmmn, nice fibreglass bonnet and engine lid. Might have to steal those if replacements for mine aren't forthcoming by the time I get my shell back from the body shop!

Be nice to gain some Imps bits for a change rather than them disappearing from my shed :lol: :lol:
by SimonBenoy
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Events - Club and Non Club
Topic: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS
Replies: 36
Views: 14277

Re: NEC SHOW FLOOR PLAN WHERE THE IMP CLUB IS

Hi Phil

Sorry, my race Imp is already stripped down (and had a few battle scars!). Not an ideal time for a race car...
by SimonBenoy
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Motorsport News Rally Championship
Replies: 45
Views: 38349

Re: Motorsport News Rally Championship

Ho ho, we are only allowed to go to 1150 (class limit), just need a couple more horses to be able to keep up with the 1300 Minis on the straights!

Is your championship for classics or moderns too?

Cheers
by SimonBenoy
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Motorsport News Rally Championship
Replies: 45
Views: 38349

Re: Motorsport News Rally Championship

Good luck Alan & Ron, hope you have as much fun as I had this year and that your Shrigley special does as well as mine did!

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13312

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

OK all - I have created a video from the in car at Silverstone, but only from my old camera as I forgot the memory card for the new camera, so quality not so good.

If you are interested, the url is

Hope you enjoy it, I certainly did!

Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13312

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

Mike

Sorry to have missed you - we did go for a walk to look at the classics and the Imp Club stand.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13312

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

Great pictures John, the detail is fantastic, you can really see how the cars are behaving and how close the action was!

The pictures you supplied for the end of season supporter's awards went down really well - thanks for your help with that.

Cheers - Simon
by SimonBenoy
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13312

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

Full results are on MST - if you want the full details, go on to the website and select motorsport etc.

The link to the race result is http://www.mstworld.com/resultshsc/seri ... hsc/2015/4
by SimonBenoy
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations
Replies: 25
Views: 13312

Re: silver stone finals Saturday 17 th oct celebrations

Excellent end to the season and so many Impers there to share the day (and the cake!). I was involved in a race long battle with 5 1300cc Minis - it was very busy and we were very evenly matched so it was great fun to be a part of and decent entertainment for the spectators. Steve was also fighting ...