HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

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HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by SimonBenoy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:19 pm

Congratulations to Steve Platts for securing the 2017 HTC Championship today at Silverstone with another 2 class wins, even surviving a late clash in the second race with a spinning Ford Anglia (Popular shape) that had been tapped by a Mini.

Great day and as usual, great support for the competitors from Imp Club members out in force (I'm sure it wasn't the lure of the chocolate cake) - thanks to all who braved the very cold wind to join us.

Also a successful day for Adrian Oliver who managed to get his new build car out and after taping down the flexi bonnet after practice enjoyed 2 cracking races and will surely be up with Steve next year.

Stuart Kerr was also out and dicing with a Mini and the aforementioned Anglia - a great 2 second improvement in race 2 after some minor adjustments.

I had a slightly below par qualifying but the races were good - couldn't quite catch the battle between Steve and the Mini of Barry Sime in race 1 but managed to pick up the pace in race 2 and set a personal best on this track, despite this I was still edged out by the new champ!
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by ImpJimbo » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:34 am

Great news. Well done Steve.
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by Grahame59 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 am

Fantastic news. Could someone send something to Impressions please?
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by benwick3 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Well done to Steve and thanks to Simon for the help with the alternator bracket. Unfortunately the belt was shredded again but not until after being attacked by a Spitfire. Despite the very loud impact damage restricted to tyre marks and slight paint removal - don't know about the Spitfire. Strong cars these Clans. Alternator belt problem solved now.

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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by bazzateer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:58 pm

Good news!
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:53 pm

Well done indeed to Steve for the Championship win! :D It was great to see some hard fought racing on Sunday.

Here are some of my photos. Grahame - let me know if you would like any at full resolution for Impressions. :wink:
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by Grahame59 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:09 am

ImpManiac wrote:Well done indeed to Steve for the Championship win! :D It was great to see some hard fought racing on Sunday.

Here are some of my photos. Grahame - let me know if you would like any at full resolution for Impressions. IM 8)
Yes please, Paul. But I need at least one of Steve's Imp which I think is red and doesn't seem to be in your selection!

I also need a few paragraphs for the mag to accompany pics. So far nothing received.
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by philgsmith » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:48 am

Grahame

I've sent you a couple of mine that I took of Steve and his car. My photos taken from the grandstand were mostly poor - poor light conditions or into sunlight and through fencing.. not best conditions - so no Imps in action.
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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by eebiegeebie » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:14 am

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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:52 am

I kept missing Steve's car! Either it passed me by before I could get a picture or it was obscured by other cars on track. Anyway, it looks like Phil Smith got some really good pictures of Steve's Chamois.

I shall email mine to you later this evening. :) Alas, I was too focused on the photography to pay very much attention to the racing, so I'd better leave the written account to someone else. :shock:

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Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Post by hazzah » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Well done... and to all the Imp competitors for their efforts.


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