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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by colin rooney » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:51 pm

Well done steve all the hard work over the years is paying off now mate, nice to see you up there at thetop end of the class

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Post by steve platts » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Thanks Col, appreciate the it!
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Post by apeximp » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:53 pm

Yes mate , well done ! , my car up for sale sadly but won't be giving it away ! And if it's still with me plan to do the finals at silverstone !
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by apeximp » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:19 pm

Got busted screen ! Was going to do silverstone but can't see it happening unless I can find a new screen , hope it all goes well for the racers at oulton park this week !
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Post by ganderson888 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:20 am

apeximp wrote:Got busted screen ! Was going to do silverstone but can't see it happening
I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere but i can't see it... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by apeximp » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:01 am

:( No flies on you boss man , but am looking for new laminated screen ! As guy next door fell thro our adjoining garage roof and pulled it all down on my HSCC racer ! Need screen asap
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Post by apeximp » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:28 pm

Looks from the live timing that Mr Jones has just finished in a fantastic third place !!! Really well done mate . :D
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:14 pm

Andy did a great job today, he was absolutly flying. Made up for the lack of luck he had earlier in the year to grab a great podium, first from an imp in the last fair few years.
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Post by Meltdown » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:43 pm

apeximp wrote:Looks from the live timing that Mr Jones has just finished in a fantastic third place !!! Really well done mate . :D
Heard a rumour today that the second-placed Cortina was underweight so Andy might go up in the world :D
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by ganderson888 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:58 pm

apeximp wrote::( No flies on you boss man , but am looking for new laminated screen ! As guy next door fell thro our adjoining garage roof and pulled it all down on my HSCC racer ! Need screen asap
Hope your neighbour's ok, Jim.

In my experience as a former 'Man from the Pru' that should be a claim on his house insurance then you can get Auto Windscreens in! 8)
Best way to approach it though would be to speak to your own insurance company first and ask for their advice
Don't do it as a claim if though, use their legal helpline or legal expenses section if you have it on your policy.

Good luck in getting it sorted.
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Post by SimonBenoy » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:46 pm

A great race from Andy Jones to finish on the podium. David Heale took 5th and Steve Platts 7th and Adrian Oliver 16th - Vince and I non-finished with minor problems but enjoyed ourselves anyway. So a great show from the Imps where there was a capacity grid (with reserves) at a circuit that favours power over handling. And the first (1300) Mini was 6th!
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Post by apeximp » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:51 pm

Any news on tim Davies lotus cortina and it's weight yet ???
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Post by SimonBenoy » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:00 pm

If it was only slightly underweight, they would probably let him off with a warning.

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Post by Andy Hillman » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:59 pm

no problems with underweight cortina it was a mix up,well done to all the imps out today, we showed the crowd what proper little racing cars we have!well done to David heale who is only in his first proper season with the historics,and managed to bring his imp home 5th overall, i have put a little video on youtube if you want to see me and david battle it out.Just search ''Hillman imp Oulton park gold cup 2011'' enjoy :D
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Post by bazzateer » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:25 pm

Just watched it, looks like you were having fun there! Also watched the Spa one again, Mini for starters followed by a nice Lotus for main course! Yum Yum!!! :D
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Post by cov_climax » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:10 am

Well done Andy, I didn't catch you during the day to say hello, but the race was great, shame those cortina's have so much poke - i was secretly hoping for a bit of rain to level the power stakes for you.

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Post by colin rooney » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:55 pm

Well done Andy only 2 steps left to the top mate :D
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Post by Andy Hillman » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Brian, i did spot you but was deep in hillman conversation, we will catch up soon maybe wicked welsh?.
colin, it is my life goal to win a historic saloon car race outright,it may not be this year or next but it will happen :D
Chris benoy is in charge of car set up from now on, i will ask Hullse to surrender his shrigley t shirt and pass it on to you Chris :D
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by traco » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:27 pm

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Andys Imp after the race (note the mascot on the roof ! )
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by simon hulse » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:51 pm

Andy Hillman wrote:Brian, i did spot you but was deep in hillman conversation, we will catch up soon maybe wicked welsh?.
colin, it is my life goal to win a historic saloon car race outright,it may not be this year or next but it will happen :D
Chris benoy is in charge of car set up from now on, i will ask Hullse to surrender his shrigley t shirt and pass it on to you Chris
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:40 pm

Next Sunday's race at Brands Hatch is being televised in October on Motors TV apparently. Lets have an Imp 1-2-3 guys! :D
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by Meltdown » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:19 am

On a relatively twisty Indy track they could do well :D
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Post by SimonBenoy » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:57 am

There's a full grid of 34 cars, though only 4 Imps and we are in the garages for this one! But only 12 mins of practice and a 15 minute race....
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Post by bazzateer » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:11 pm

Garages to make the pre-race on-camera interviews easier for the TV crew?
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Post by SimonBenoy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:54 am

Well they are filming every race and only the saloons are in the garages - possibly because the meeting sponsor/our championship sponsor races a saloon?
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Post by Meltdown » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:57 am

Where will you pitch your tents? On the grass next to the Cooper straight? :lol:
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Post by SimonBenoy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:41 pm

We were hoping for sponsorship in the form of a camper loan but otherwise the usual place I suspect, behind the Kentagon....
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Post by apeximp » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:15 pm

Washed and polished race cars and dry cleaned suits for the telly :D
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Post by bazzateer » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:04 am

Overslept so won't be there today :oops: Good luck to all the Impers :D
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:47 pm

Andy set the fastest time an imp has ever done at brands indy in the HRSR championship. a 57.980. By contrast the 2l cortina of Dan Cox that won only managed a 57.805 so that was an amazing time on the way to 5th overall and a class win.
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:51 pm

ChrisBenoy wrote:Andy set the fastest time an imp has ever done at brands indy in the HRSR championship. a 57.980. By contrast the 2l cortina of Dan Cox that won only managed a 57.805 so that was an amazing time on the way to 5th overall and a class win.
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Post by Grumpyoldmen » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:15 pm

Wonder if he had the in-car camera on...?
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Post by ChrisBenoy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:20 pm

It was in there, I assume we will be seeing footage, he was in 4th but some backmarkers getting in the way and him taking it easy to save the engine meant he slipped down to 5th.
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:30 pm

Brilliant job. Clearly a winning combination of a very good car driven by a crazy driver! 8)

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Post by ChrisBenoy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:54 pm

Nah Andy isn't that wild these days.
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Post by ibbo » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:34 pm

how did simon and the others get on really wanted to go to this one but was busy tyre shredding in the westy doing a trackday
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Post by SimonBenoy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:49 pm

MArk

I think David Heale was 6th, Steve Platts 7th and I was plugging round in 12th, with not quite enough speed at present, but at least I finished and there were lots of bigger cars behind! So a great result for the Imps and hopefully some good action for the TV cameras. The 2 programs will be on Motors at 8pm on the 4th and 11th of October - if you don't have Sky, find someone who has :lol:
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Post by ibbo » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:27 pm

my lou lou wouldnt be without her sky so im in luck :lol: :lol:
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Re: HSCC Historic Touring Cars 2011

Post by KiwiHusky » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:06 am

Great effort from Andy and the rest of the Imp pilots. Who does your engines Andy? What sort of ball-park figure does a top spec. engine like that cost?
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Post by bazzateer » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:11 am

He does his own engines as far as I know! :wink:
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