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Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:28 am
by Pat_imp_man
Castle Combe classic and sports car action day
Saturday 30th June

Usually lots of interesting classics and sports cars.
Sometimes Imps too :lol:

Any one going?

I am taking my k-series Imp to have a play on track.

Cheers

Pat

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:07 pm
by kilty
I'll probably be there.

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:07 pm
by ImpManiac
I might have turned up too but for Christmas from my brother I got tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for Saturday, so shall be down Chichester way instead. :mrgreen:

IM 8)

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:32 pm
by kilty
I've got 2 tickets for the lion king at bristol hippodrome. Swap ye?!?! :lol:

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:09 pm
by ImpManiac
^^ :lol: :lol: No, thank you. :wink:

:mrgreen:

IM 8)

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:02 pm
by basil imp
I'll be there. I also could do with a massive favour, I managed to smack the carbon bib spoiler earlier this week (thought the puddle was shallow, turned out to be a 3/4 inch deep dip and damaged it!) is there any chance I could buy some resin off ya to repair one part of it - I have other resin for my Ginetta but would rather use the same stuff as I don't want it dizzolving!


Oh also any chance of a drive of your car?!??

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:51 am
by Nugget
I'm going, I've got a pass for parking in the cherished car parking area but if the Imp Club are there I could always park with you guys Ginetta003

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:16 pm
by SimonBenoy
Nugget - if the Imp Club have a stand, then only Imp Club members can park on it, it is a condition of our insurance. But you can park close by and chat to the members present. Or you could join the Imp Club and get all the benefits - lots of G15 owners in the club already.

Hope it is a good day - I have been before in my G15 which is well suited to Combe circuit - can't make it this year as will be at Brands.

Cheers - Simon

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:11 pm
by Nugget
No worries Simon, I'm currently considering letting my goc membership lapse and moving to the dark impish side.

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:18 pm
by Lars Hagermark
Nugget wrote:No worries Simon, I'm currently considering letting my goc membership lapse and moving to the dark impish side.
Aha! You've seen the light! :wink: :lol:

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:18 pm
by basil imp
Nice to meet you nugget (what's your actual name out of interest as we didn't catch it!)

Nice to see pat again too! And drew etc!

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:16 pm
by Turboimp
I have been going to the action days at Castle combe since the 1980's . I have taken my Imp turbo around a couple of times and Clan around once .
Usualy one car/driver combination rises to the top throughout the day, a few years ago it was an old dirty battered orange mini pick up it was well driven and passed everything throughout the day . Another year it was a dirty old 3 litre carlton .. Then one year it was a 1967 volvo 122S with engine managment and throttle bodies .
This year driver of the day for me was Pat and his Imp , a lot of people in the crowd were making positive comments and looking forward to it's next appearance .( thanks for doing so many sessions for us ! ) the session with the Black BMW was like the special saloon races there in the 1990's ! Pity something let go right at the end of the day though . Did anyone get a lap time? i would guess 1:20 - 22 ? ... 130 mph going up to quarry? There was a white Mitsubishi Lancer evo a bit worried with an Imp getting bigger in its mirrors , pity the session ended .
Just a visual observation , does it need a bit less negative camber on the front and a bit more negative camber on the rear, and some kind of anti-roll bar or was that the extra 80 kg or so of the passenger ? :o

Keep it going ! Imp006

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:44 pm
by basil imp
All I know is he was hitting 130 at the top of Avon rise. Very impressive!

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:14 am
by GURNSIMPS
I would love to see this taxed and mot'd,would biva allow it?

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:56 am
by Turboimp
basil imp wrote:All I know is he was hitting 130 at the top of Avon rise. Very impressive!
I was spot on then ! must be my experience of 26 years not missing a race meeting there !

Seeing Mike Jordan in the British GT race in 2004 passing in a TVR Tuscan at 160 mph going into quarry was quite something ! As was when the outright record went on the old circuit with nigel greensall in a F1 V10 Judd , average speed 131 mph, and doing 182 into quarry and he said he could have done more with a few more laps .

This is an interesting read : http://www.nigelgreensall.com/index.php ... t-60-years

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:05 am
by Nugget
Was a good day and nice to meet a speak to some impers, highlight of the day for me was the parade lap when the elise that was in front of me lost it and did a full 360 at quarry, heh that'll learn him for leaving a gap to the safety car and ignoring the racing line on a wet track.

Regarding my real name Nugget is my nickname to all that know me so use that or Mark, oh and my membership form is in the post.

Cheers

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:14 am
by chris
Nugget wrote:Was a good day and nice to meet a speak to some impers, highlight of the day for me was the parade lap when the elise that was in front of me lost it and did a full 360 at quarry, heh that'll learn him for leaving a gap to the safety car and ignoring the racing line on a wet track.

Regarding my real name Nugget is my nickname to all that know me so use that or Mark, oh and my membership form is in the post.

Cheers

Good to hear it Mark, its 100000000000 % better over here!!! :lol:

Ginetta002 Ginetta002

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:28 am
by basil imp
Yeah mark was saying that. What's wrong with goc?

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:15 pm
by SimonBenoy
I hope that I didn't sound like I was knocking the GOC - there are some great people there and I am a member (or will be again once I renew) - but there are less of them and many of them have other models which are not Imp powered, so more diverse but less events, stands etc.

Glad Combe was good - we had showers in Kent but it was dry for our practice and race. Ginetta001

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:59 pm
by Nugget
There is nothing wrong with the goc they are a good bunch of knowledgeable guys, Simon has summed it up nicely. The imp club is more active in the south west due to the number of members and i have already met a few of them and known one of them for years (Bruce Gardener). given that cash is a finite resource i can't justify being in 2 car clubs so i think i will let my goc membership lapse, also i am seriously thinking about another imp powered project (non ginetta g15) and possibly selling the g15 :?

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:25 pm
by ImpManiac
Nugget wrote:given that cash is a finite resource i can't justify being in 2 car clubs
Hmm. Could be where I'm going wrong. Let me see... Imp Club... Stag Owners' Club... Vectra C Owners' Club... CSMA...

:o

IM 8)

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:52 pm
by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane
Theres a Vectra C Club :shock: :shock:
I could join the E30 Beemers club :lol:

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:53 pm
by basil imp
Nugget wrote:There is nothing wrong with the goc they are a good bunch of knowledgeable guys, Simon has summed it up nicely. The imp club is more active in the south west due to the number of members and i have already met a few of them and known one of them for years (Bruce Gardener). given that cash is a finite resource i can't justify being in 2 car clubs so i think i will let my goc membership lapse, also i am seriously thinking about another imp powered project (non ginetta g15) and possibly selling the g15 :?
Don't do it! Imp as well as the Ginetta!


Maybe that's where I'm going wrong 2 imps and a rotten g15!

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:54 pm
by basil imp
Noddy wrote:Theres a Vectra C Club :shock: :shock:
I could join the E30 Beemers club :lol:
There's a club for most things :shock: . Our vectra c is just a reliable car that I use when the Imp isn't a reliable car!

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:39 pm
by mad-dog lewis
Imp006 Imp009 Clan004
It was nice to see a few familiar faces and a good number of Imps & a Ginetta.
I was next door with ASOC, shame we could not match your turnout.
It was the Tiger's turn on Saturday :oops: , the Imp went to Prescott yesterday.
Had a couple of runs up the hill :twisted: , good fun.
Cheers,
Gethin. :D

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:54 am
by Pat_imp_man

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:33 am
by bazzateer
Pat_imp_man wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESCsmOL2 ... e=youtu.be

Words later when my brain works :lol:
Wish I could see the looks on some of the faces as you passed them,.......... several times! :lol:

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:51 am
by Pat_imp_man
Glad you enjoyed it :D It was my pleasure to do all those sessions for you :D a shame I didn't get to pop down and talk to some of you. As I was running a couple of cars I was rushing around all day as usual.

I would agree with you there Nick, front has a bit too much negative anyway, then with a heavy passenger even more and I think the front left may have dropped a bit too. The rears need some negative camber desperately and I should probably do the tracking whilst im at it. :lol: I have a rear anti roll bar which is fairly stiff already.
It's time to make a set of nice adjustable suspension bits to get it all set up nicely.

I wasn't timing but was told I did a 1:23 early in the day :evil: . I could do 1:22 without the supercharger, as I haven't driven the car much over the last few years I am in need of some practise to get back into it.

Unfortunately in the last session, I thought it felt a bit slow, then it filled up with oil smoke and then started to rattle badly so I called it a day. I think it has either run out of oil or oil pressure perhaps due to a vvc control piston sticking open. I will update when I have diagnosed properly

Thanks for the pictures,

I will upload a couple more videos soon.

Cheers

Pat

Re: Castle Combe, Classic and sports car action day 30/06

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:57 am
by greenbeast
A nice run, Pat!

More than a dab of oppo at 5.16. Well held. :D