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HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Andy Hillman » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:42 pm

Who is out for Silverstone Finals? Can we make to the 8/9 we had last year ?
So far we have Vince Frost,myself ,simon benoy,Jimmy Mac,steve platts,take it the guntons are not playin out,maybe shaun,Aidrian,john will enter?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Meltdown » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:20 pm

No car, but camera's at the ready :D
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Adrian » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:06 pm

I will not go as its the Birkett the weekend after on the big historic circuit which compared to the bland club circuit is no contest!

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:59 pm

My entry went in the post today jonesy ! Looks like I have a bit of work to do ! Spend the next couple of weeks checking for loose bolts and bits ready to fall off ! To my shame have done very little with it since march ! :oops:
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by kenzimp » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:49 am

keep me posted on results andy . did you make 2nd at o park. tell your folks they are wellcome when they come over. had a great time and it was good to see all the imps go so well at o park regards ken
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:33 am

Is championship still open or still a fight on for class E ?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by ChrisBenoy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:40 am

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:52 pm

Don't look possible for Steve to win now ?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by ChrisBenoy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:05 pm

Its possible but very unlikely.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by colin rooney » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:09 pm

Steve could still win if the rest of the imps helped him, but this should have happened a few races ago ,years ago in ireland the imp drivers would help who ever was in with a change of taking the championship ,and would still do it now

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:34 pm

Going to be getting dark by the time we get out ! Am sure if the imp guys can do anything to improve steves chances we will do ! :?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Andy Hillman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:16 pm

Sorry to say guys but racing is racing,you win because you are the fastest not because your competitors waved you past.
plattsey still has a chance, if its ment to be then it will happen,afterall he is mr consistant :|
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by eebiegeebie » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:13 pm

I reckon Steve would want to win on his own merit anyway.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by colin rooney » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:11 pm

eebiegeebie wrote:I reckon Steve would want to win on his own merit anyway.
Yes he may well do i just think who ever is leading the class and has a chance of the championship near the end of the season as long as none of the other imps are in the frame for the title it would be proper club racing ,this is probably the differance between the historic saloons and the special saloons and also my way of thinking its better to have an imp win the champiship :lol:
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:32 pm

Well looks like I won't be out anyway :( sent my entry in almost 10 days ago and confirmed at the time that I was not to late , only to be told today I am first reserve ! Not to happy about things !
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by ChrisBenoy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:00 pm

I'd be stunned if no one pulls out.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:13 pm

Keeping places for guys who have been out much much more than me ........ ?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by SimonBenoy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:51 pm

HRSR has had good grids for the last 2 years so you need to get your entry in as soon as they arrive. But 1st reserve means you will almost certainly get to race. So make sure everything is ready to go.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:19 pm

If I get the nod before the 22nd I will be ready to go but not dragging myself up there on the sat just to practice and be told no race and be £220 worse off !!!
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by StuartC » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:21 pm

Surely you will get a refund if you don't get a start?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by SimonBenoy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:13 pm

Yes, you get half your entry fee back if you practice but there's still no room on the grid. Highly unlikely - in fact, the only time I was a reserve, it was only for a few hours and then I got in.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:17 pm

Can any racers answer that last question ?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:41 pm

:?
SimonBenoy wrote:Yes, you get half your entry fee back if you practice but there's still no room on the grid. Highly unlikely - in fact, the only time I was a reserve, it was only for a few hours and then I got in.
A racer just did. :idea:

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:46 am

Entry list just out : following imps are
Andy Jones
Simon Benoy
Vince Frost
Jon Orr (who is this ???)
Steve Platts
David Heale
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Adrian » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:01 pm

Its a bit rubbish I would not say practice is half as good as a race more like 20%. So refund should be 80%, but thats not up to me and is not the way to make money!

I spoke to Alan at the HSCC and there are no reserves now.

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:29 pm

Is every body ready for next sat ?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by bazzateer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:38 pm

It's looking like I'm going to be busy next weekend now so I'm probably going to have to miss this. Needless to say, good luck to all the Impers and make sure you stick it to the Minis et al! :D
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:13 am

Weather forecast sunny / cloudy conditions for sat with 17mph winds !

Would be nice if we can all get parked together for finals !
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:37 am

I'm planning to be there. It will be good to see everyone. :D

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by apeximp » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:54 pm

So , who is all pitching up tomorrow ?
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by SimonBenoy » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:45 pm

Not camping at this one - too cold :D
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by ImpManiac » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:47 pm

I'll be breaking out the winter gear - thick jacket, scarf, gloves and hat. :wink:

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Meltdown » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:08 pm

Silverstone is one of the highest places in Northants and, being a former airfield, is wide open to the elements so it seems to get the extremes of the weather. Wrap up warm but don't discount the sun :D
There's a BRSCC race meeting on the southern circuit tomorrow - mostly Caterhams - so if historics (aside from Imps) don't float your boat then take a stroll into Buckinghamshire.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by StuartC » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:55 am

Live timing on the MST site isn't working :(
Also the MST site is showing the date for the meeting as 23rd which presumably is just a typo as I guess somebody would have sussed that there were no time keepers by now.....
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by StuartC » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:36 pm

Live timing available for the races, just wasn't there for the practice sessions.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Meltdown » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:58 pm

A sunny yet chilly day in Northants saw seven Imps at play, the championship all but decided with the number 1 Mini needing only to finish to secure, Steve Platts being 8 points behind needed a class win with second-placed Lotus Cortina having to come second in its class for Steve to win (plus that Mini conking out). There were battles throughout the field, but the championship leader was playing safe and our Steve was running third in class. Midway through, Vince Frost stopped smack bang in the middle of the exit of Brooklands pointing the wrong way with what looks like a snapped driveshaft (where the hub nut goes) resulting in three wheels and a few sticky moments (see photo) before the red flag came out :o
After Vince had a change of underwear and his car was recovered there was a 5 lap dash for the spoils with the race restarted, No1 Mini staying well out of trouble near the back to take the championship.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by SimonBenoy » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:40 pm

Andy Hillman and David Heale had a cracking battle but Steve Platts secured the class E honours and 3rd overall in the championship with 3rd in class today, almost with David towards the end. Jon Orr has rejoined the fold and this was his first event since before I first raced! I didn't have my best day ever, a misfire in practice was cured and then I managed to spin on the second lap going into the complex, rejoined and only to have an engine issue - so a busy time ahead getting ready for the Birkett next Saturday. Jimmy Mack had a much improved run today and we hope to see more of him next year.

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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Andy Hillman » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:48 pm

Top day at silverstone today, great to see all the race imps and road imps full of hillman supporters! I think we have the best supported classic car gang ever.
Many thanks to a man called Andy who very kindly made me a paper gasket for my hillmans oil filter housing,after practice there was a worrying oil leak but with a good 4 hours between practice and race there was no excuse for not fixing it.
Great to see John Orr back out again,i think he said he had wrong gear ratios in, as he was well down field,back in 2002 he was the fastest man second only to sir A Oliver !
Jimmy Mac put in a stong performance considering only his second race this year,poor vince had rough time,myself and David had a great ding dong if you fancy a laugh you can check out the hole race incar on youtube, its says 13 hours remaining on part one of the video upload so will be tomorrow.
Congratulations too Steve Platts for wining the class by a country mile.
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by 19James » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:16 pm

I hope Andy doesnt mind me posting the videos :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/user/thehillmana ... Hfje0bnUPc part 1
http://www.youtube.com/user/thehillmana ... edl54Ui4Z4 part 2
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Re: HSCC Silverstone Finals saturday 22nd oct

Post by Grumpyoldmen » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:04 pm

14James wrote:I hope Andy doesnt mind me posting the videos :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/user/thehillmana ... Hfje0bnUPc part 1
http://www.youtube.com/user/thehillmana ... edl54Ui4Z4 part 2
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