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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:46 am

Entry list, timetable etc now available on the HSCC website.

www.hscc.org.uk

5 Imps entered, sadly no Adrian. Our race is on Sunday 13/07.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by eebiegeebie » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:46 am

I hope the Imps do well tomorrow at Brands. Sadly, the Three Amigos can't make this one. :cry:
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:28 am

Hi John

A long way to go for what could be a wet day's racing - watch us on the live timing at 13:45.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ganderson888 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:32 pm

Not long to go now...

Here's the link to live commentary and race times

http://www.mstworld.com/timing/livetimi ... eries=hscc
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ganderson888 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:23 pm

Congratulations to Simon on another fine class win and 8th Overall on the Brands Indy circuit today.

I missed the first half of the race due to a late lunch but he was 4th O/A at 10 minutes.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by abth » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:30 pm

Well done Simon!!

I was having lunch in front of my computer and followed the race.
Shame there are no (live) pictures.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by eebiegeebie » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:31 pm

Yes, well done Simon, and to the other Imps. Sorry we couldn't be there to cheer you on. The live commentary is nice, but no substitute for being there! Looks like Colin only did 1 lap? I hope he's okay.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by Lars Hagermark » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:39 pm

Bravo! :D
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks everyone - great day today at Brands and we were racing on the GP circuit, contrary to Graham's post :lol:

Qualifying was almost dry with a slippery patch going through Clearways and some damp at Surtees, but mostly OK, at least until the last lap when 5 cars took a closer look at the Paddock gravel, though thankfully without any damage. I managed to pass and pull away from a Mustang (which went on to win the race) and a Studebaker and qualify 3rd overall - the appearance of damp conditions had obviously fooled a few who took it easier than they needed to. By the race,the track had dried completely though there were still some dark clouds around which failed to liven things up and though I ran in 4th for a couple of laps, power told in the end and some other cars came by - but I did manage a personal best time before having a bit of a moment on the grass-crete and deciding to moderate my pace a little. I finished 8th overall, within 10 secs of the 4th place.

Colin was OK but was still suffering from an oil breathing issue and retired on the second lap - the other 5 Imps all finished, with Steve Platts 2nd in class and 14th overall, Shaun Hazlewood 3rd in class and 19th overall, being held back by a Jaguar S type roadblock, Ian Gunton and Stuart Kerr were the other Imps. Ian had had trouble getting going and had started at the back whilst Stuart had ignition problems before the practice which I think were sorted for the race.

Croft is next, but clashes with National, so my next race will be the Gold Cup at Oulton Park on the August bank holiday weekend.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by bazzateer » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:49 pm

Well done guys, my weekend on duty and doing 12 hr nights so couldn't make it.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by chamois93 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:58 pm

Another, good weekend - very odd weather. One minute pouring with rain, next bright sunshine!

Arrived Saturday night with a broken car, looked like the electronic ignition module - Mr Heale, came to the rescue on Sunday morning with a new module and the car fired first time... quickly into scrutineering then out for qualifying, car temp normally runs at 65-70... thought slowly worked its way upto 90+ so pulled off after 4 laps..

ignition timing 60!! assumed to be the different module?? Retimed the ignition and out for the race.. though still running hot... but managed to finish the race, but with a little oil in the catch tank which is unusual for my car..

its due a check over, so off to the builders ready for the gold cup in August

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by apeximp » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:18 pm

Hope u get the car sorted out Stuart
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by chamois93 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:13 pm

Thanks, it was due an overhaul anyway - at least it didn't go pop! or drop oil :-)

Need to replace Mr Heale's ignition module too... and track down newly increase in water temperature... but pretty confident all will be good for Oulton Park
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:53 pm

Stu - mine ran hotter than Cadwell - it was a hot afternoon I think.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by Adrian » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:59 am

It was great to be back in the saddle with the car only just sorted for Oulton park, 2 wet races things could not be better!

Well done Simon 2 wins, Steve ran well also.
Shaun broke a doughnut and wiped a shocker out, also Stuart Kerr had a problem with water into a cylinder and my battery was dying 2 laps before the end!

found a few pictures.

http://charliewooding.co.uk/v/photos/40 ... 9002?ppp=0

http://charliewooding.co.uk/v/photos/40 ... 1002?ppp=0

http://charliewooding.co.uk/v/photos/40 ... 6402?ppp=0

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by chamois93 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:54 pm

Snapped crankshaft for me, which probably stops play till next year..

Will try and get to Brands Hatch and the Silverstone Finals
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 pm

Ouch - been there several times, hopefully not too much collateral damage.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by Andy Hillman » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:34 pm

Can anyone post results up from Brands today please? my phone had no internet so missed the live timing :(
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:38 pm

Andy

Try this link:

http://results.mstworld.com/results#

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by Andy Hillman » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Thankyou Mr Benoy, and congratulations on class win :D
I see the beetle failed to finish, did it leak oil round the circuit like Oulton ?
Anyway well done to all the Imps, i am very envious, Indy is probably my favourite race circuit
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by Adrian » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:34 am

Had great door handle to door handle battle with Steve and have now decided to to Silverstone finals for a change.

More of the same please Steve!

Found these great pix
http://charliewooding.co.uk/v/photos/40 ... 2402?ppp=0

http://charliewooding.co.uk/v/photos/40 ... 4602?ppp=0

http://charliewooding.co.uk/v/photos/40 ... 3202?ppp=0
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by philgsmith » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:51 pm

Just found this..



not great camera work.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:34 pm

Some nice pics here too...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126734924 ... 733807720/

Great to see Steve's pirouette - definately worth a 9.5!
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:36 pm

philgsmith wrote:not great camera work.
You're not kidding. It's enough to make you sea sick. :? It does show to some extent though how great HSCC racing is to watch. :wink:

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by chamois93 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:36 am

Nice to see, four Imps in the top 10 of the championship...

http://hscc.org.uk/images/HTC__Points_2014_sort.pdf

Next year, we've got to kidnap Simon from the National - and put him in his car and take him to croft :-) 2 years in a row that he could have won the championship...

Looking forward to the Finals... I'll have Mr Jones's fan club in tow...
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by philgsmith » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Lesley and I are driving up for the day. Who else is going?

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ImpManiac » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:00 pm

I'd love to come along but have too many projects at the moment, so can't really spare the time. I won't rule it out, though. :wink:

I wish all the racers well and hope that everyone supporting them has a great day out. :mrgreen:

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:41 pm

Great to hear that there will be so many supporters present - after the success of the post race cake last year, we have pushed the boat out and bought some chocolate cake to share. Sadly it won't match up to the quality of last year's cake, but it should still be good.

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by traco » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:27 pm

I'll be there in the Imp hopefully !
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ganderson888 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:39 pm

Mr & Mrs Chair will be there as well and looking forward to it 8)
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by pubcrawler » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:48 am

philgsmith wrote:not great camera work.Phil
Yes terrible camera work :roll:
Great photo's though, especially this one :o

What was the outcome :wink:
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by abth » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:17 am

Sadly I won't be at Silverstone today.
Due to personal circumstances we had to return to Holland yesterday.

Good luck and I will follow the action on
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by bazzateer » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:13 pm

On the south coast visiting family so can't be there. Hope it all goes well.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by RGWM » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:47 pm

Congrats to Simon on a pair of Class wins! :D
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ImpManiac » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:08 pm

Awesome work, Simon! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I wish I'd been there to see the racing. Next year. :wink:

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Re: hscc 2014

Post by SimonBenoy » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:16 pm

Great end of term feel to today's meeting and a superb turn out of members from far and wide - hope you all enjoyed the day and the choccy cake for afters!

But unfortunately it wasn't such a great day for Shaun - no 3 rod fell out with his crank and left the party via the block, causing a red flag in the race at about half distance.

Weather this morning was fairly awful - very wet for practice and it got wetter as practice progressed. Definitely seemed to be weather favoured by the Minis and a Mini was on pole, with a Mustang 2nd, another Mini 3rd, 2litre Cortina 4th, 1.6 Cortina 5th and an Imp in 6th, with a hoard of Minis just behind....
Steve Platts had tried out some new springs and was way off his usual pace, normal service was resumed for the race when he reverted to his previous set up.

By the time of the race in mid-afternoon, the track was almost completely dry but with the topsy turvy grid, there were going to be some changes, as several quick cars were spread out through the grid as they didn't like the wet practice. The 2 Cortinas and the Mustang got away well at the start, leaving me to fight with Roger Godfrey's pole sitting Mini, the 3rd placed Mini having dropped back. But by the 2nd lap, we were swamped by 2 more Cortinas, another Mustang, a BMW 2 litre and a 1500 Anglia in the length of the Wellington straight! It was worse than the M25 going into Brooklands and both Bob Bullen's Anglia and I tried to use the same bit of tarmac resulting in contact, both of us getting out of shape and losing some places.
Meanwhile, Adrian had been baulked at the start allowing Steve to storm through from his lowly starting position to be second placed Imp.
A big battle continued at the front with 2 Mustangs and 2 Cortinas, meanwhile I was having a lot of fun with the Minis, with 1 in front of me and 2 close behind. After a couple more laps, another Mustang joined in with our battle - he was much faster down the straights but lost out in the corners. Soon after this, the red flags came out, both Shaun and an Alfa had blown up at different parts of the track leaving fluids on the racing line. Whilst waiting for the restart, one of the Mustangs lost its water on the grid and was wheeled away.

After the restart, the cars were in roughly the right order and quickly resumed the earlier battles. The overall result would be the combined times from each part of the race. There were places where I could get close to or alongside Roger's Mini but he was driving well and keeping the inside line into the corners. Then I managed to get alongside coming out of Luffield but had to give way into Copse, but got the better run out, then at Becketts, much the same, I got a better exit onto the straight and pulled ahead on the outside and Roger braked very late into Brooklands allowing me to cut back inside and get in front into Luffield and lead onto the start/finish and the chequered flag - a really enjoyable race at a circuit that I don't usually enjoy.
Meanwhile, Adrian and Steve had continued their recent battles and although Adrian finished ahead on track, Steve came out ahead on combined times.

We finished off with photos of the 4 race Imps, 3 road Imps, 1 Clan and 1 Davrian and a bit of cake and a cup of tea for the 45 or so members present.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by Andy Hillman » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:22 am

Awesome show, well worth the drive down. Cake was added bonus !
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by eebiegeebie » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:48 am

Many thanks to all the Imp racers for providing some great entertainment throughout the year. Looking forward to next year already! :D
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by ImpJimbo » Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:26 am

I arrived around two as only wanted to see the Touring cars. I live 15 miles from Silverstone and spent the morning in the garden. No rain for us.

The race was great. I love the battles between the big engined and small engined cars. It was also great to see so many Impers there. The Imps must have the biggest following of all the cars racing.
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Re: hscc 2014

Post by brakedisc » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:10 pm

I was thinking about joining in next year and came down from Glasgow for a recce as I have a couple of cars ( Imp and Clan) that are suitable for some of the HSCC classes. One thing I did notice was that there is plenty of panel damage on the saloon cars whereas the sports classes have very little. Is it really that close or are driving standards slipping?
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