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1 Stiletto, 4 Imps, a 106, a 924 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:16 pm

As a long-standing Imp owner I’d always fancied a Clan, as a lightweight rust proof version of the Imp. Just before Christmas last year (2009) I had the opportunity to buy a Black one from Tim Morgan, it came as a slightly rough rolling shell in need of a little work.

A little introduction to me, I learned to drive in my dads Sunbeam Stiletto before buying my first Imp, a black one which was made into one of the Vanguards models so some of you might remember it, although I think the models are currently selling for more than the car did.
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Learning to drive in Dads Stiletto
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My First Imp

A Green Imp Rallye followed this which got me into Road Rallying and then Endurance Rallies, competiting in the first Lombard Revival Rally
Although this soon proved to be a bit much for what was a fairly STD 32 year old car and it soon started to look like it needed a re-shell
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Lombard Revival Rally
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:23 pm

This lead to the purchase of a new shell to build up as a much more solid and re-enforced Rallye, However at about the same time I was offered a Peugeot 106 Rallye, which I then competed in the Endurance Rally Championship winning my class in 2010. Having just moved house and with the 106 now up for sale I’m getting back into rear wheel drive and the Clan.
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The New Shell for the Rallye
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Peugeot 106 Rallye
The Clan as it was when Tim first Dug it up
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So far I have found an 875cc sport spec engine to put in the Clan and got this running on basic Imp ancillaries which had been stripped from the old Rallye Imp and over the Christmas holidays I managed to get it running and MoT’ed.
I’ve still got some work to do to get it reliable and fully functioning, as one of the front brakes seized on, returning from the MoT and I had advisories on the wheel bearings. The Clan also needs a good clean and polish and probably a bit of work on the body to make it look smart in time for the forthcoming season.
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Clan up and running
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Still in need of a bit of TLC
I should be out and about this year so hopefully we will meet some of you at Washington 40 and the Imp National Weekend I might also be tempted to join Dave, Joan, John Slater and Co on some historic events during 2011.

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by Cally » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:21 pm

Hi Chris

Nice to see you back on Imp scene > seems long time since we did all those Yorkshire shows. Stiletto pic reminds me of time we all helped you fit Rally seats at Lotherton Hall.
Have my own Stiletto these days as well as Caledonian

Hope to cross paths with you soon

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by impmann » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:39 pm

Its good to know that Clan's back on the road. It needs some tlc to the body to make it pretty!

Good luck. 8)
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by bazzateer » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:54 am

impmann wrote:It needs some tlc to the body to make it pretty!
Don't we all! :lol:
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by Woodstock » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:32 pm

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
:idea: It's a nice round figure ... :D
......As is Barry... :lol:

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by moose » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:11 pm

Baz not posted at all this aft? anybody rung him to se if he is ok?
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by bazzateer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:35 am

I'm hurt :cry:
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by bazzateer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:49 am

Oh all right then! :D
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by Lars Hagermark » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:49 pm

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:..in fact ..he's gone into reverse....the post count is now 7,199!

What is HAPPENING? :shock:
Peter, I thought Baz had deleted one of his posts to be able to do a new post without disturbing your game. :)
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:42 pm

Up date as the clan is now up and running and looking a bit smarter
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looking forward to being out in the next few weeks, should be out on the cov ac run and at the kit car show
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Post by bazzateer » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:12 pm

Those wheels give it a bit of a Porsche 904 look. Looking nice! :D
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:36 pm

Another up date, we made it to Clan 40 and are now about ready to head to National
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At the hotel for clan 40
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by Clanman » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:53 pm

Looks great, thought I was cured of the Clan bug, but now I'm not sure :roll:
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:52 pm

Latest update on the clan, was out in october on a HRCR rally
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Managed a win, http://www.hrcr.co.uk/Easylarity_Rallies/
Not too bad for the first event with the car
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by ImpManiac » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:04 pm

:shock: Awesome result! Very well done!

I wouldn't mind having a go at this type of event myself. I contacted the HRCR about two years ago to find out about the old 100 Series events but never heard a peep out of them! :roll:

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:42 pm

Hi Paul

They can be a funny lot to get in with, but the events are great

If you still fancy doing something drop me a PM with your contacts and I'll sort you out

there should be 2-5 of these new events next year the Loughborough one & I'm planning to run one round coventry/rugby area

I should know more after I've spoken to a few people at Autosport show in Jan
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by ImpManiac » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:33 pm

Hello Chris,

Thank you for your post and your offer. :) Once my car is back in action, I shall quite likely look to do one or more of these events, I think. I am going to try to keep the car as eligable for stuff as I possibly can, including road rallies, if possible. Imp006 The regulations for the different types of motor sport baffle me, though, to be honest! :? :?

I shall look you up when the time comes. :) :)

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:50 pm

Well the clan has now been sold, and the 106 is still up for sale.

Up Date on progress of the rally imp, its been sprayed, but progress after that has been a bit slow so far
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I will have something on the road for next season!!! Maybe!!!
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 3 Imps, a 106 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Well I got distracted by a purple imp for Imp 50
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Then went rallying in a Porsche
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And Now I'm finally getting back on with the Rally car
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Guess I better try and update the title as well to add the extra Imp & Porsche
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 4 Imps, a 106, a 924 and a Clan

Post by Lars Hagermark » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:47 pm

Rally car (the Imp) appears to have a wide front track. Viva disc brakes? Camera angle?
Nice looking car. The blue looks pretty much like the Chrysler pentastar colour.
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:16 pm

The purple Imp looks good. The blue Imp looks fabulous! 8) Is that your 924?

It's good to see you back on the rally Imp. :D

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Re: 1 Stiletto, 4 Imps, a 106, a 924 and a Clan

Post by oli » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm

Sold my 924S a couple of years ago after restoring it - wish my garage had been big enough for me to have kept it. I noticed your name on the 924 Owners Club forum a couple of times.
Almost ten years since I sold my Clan too :(
Back to competing in local club sport in the Imp again now - won an Autotest at Snetterton last month with SCCoN.
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 4 Imps, a 106, a 924 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:56 pm

Well its taken 2 years since the Imp was at the NEC, but I've finally connected the battery and cranked it over
A spark was a bit optimistic for the first attempt
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 4 Imps, a 106, a 924 and a Clan

Post by rallyimp » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:23 pm

Its finally up and running, I wont go as far as finished, there are still quite a few more jobs to do to get it right, but it drives
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Re: 1 Stiletto, 4 Imps, a 106, a 924 and a Clan

Post by Richard Sozanski » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:45 pm

Nice one Chris
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