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Post by Useless Eustace » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:20 pm

Hows about some new action shots then Rallyclan :twisted:
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Post by rally clan » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:37 pm

Shot of the imp was only two months ago, no new rallies for a while IOM, too expensive and Ulster is badly supported, so it will be October with Marcus Grohholm next.

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Knockhill speedfair

Post by moose » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:16 pm

Again an excellent event at Knockhill i was hoping to improve on my 2nd O/A last year but when the entry list came through i thought it was a tall order as there were some very quick crews out including the irish crews who came over. i pushed the imp hard on the rally stages and i was lying second 1 second behind Ronnie griffith in the opel kadet and Noel cochrane in the midget who were tied first on 393, making it a close battle were Archie simmonds (midget) 401, Stu caris (rs2000) 402, Paul mcculla (TVR 3000M) 406. It was then onto the longer autotest type run (2 x 360's x2 chicanes) on the main circuit that i knew the imp would struggle with lack of power on the long run to the hairpin. This was proved correct as the irish lads showed me the way to go round 360's, they are inch perfect and very quick, Stu and Archie gave them a better run for the money than me to keep it close for a result. combined times on the last 3 tests were.

1. Paul 185
2. Noel 191
3. Stu 196
4. Archie 197
5. Me 203
6. Ronnie 226

This put me 3rd overall and 1st in class which i was happy with, i finished 30 seconds clear in my class. Scott clement was fourth in class with a standard engine and it was a very tough class with the two midgets in there one of them peddaled by the 10 times irish auto test champion Noel cochrane. It was nice to meet Jim and the impers at the circuit although this was done in two passing visits due to the running times for the tests in the car. I have posted some results in the wrong place sorry Si i started a new topic by mistake! i will finish the write up for the cumbria when i get some time (started it at work!) i will try and compilate my results for the year and post on here when i get chance. regards mike
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:30 pm

Great work, Mike! 8) Very interesting. It always fascinates me how well Imps and Imp-engined cars fare against much more powerful and exotic machinery.

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Post by moose » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:38 pm

thanks. I was once told by a fellow competitor that if i was daft enough to buy an imp then i was probably daft enough to drive it quick! he was a very un-educated man :D I will try and produce more updates on the rallying and compile a seasons review but this is all pending having the time to prepare car, (i do all the work myself) work and compete. regards mike
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Post by moose » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:35 pm

Next event is my own car clubs Devils own rally on sunday the 12th of August hopefully local knowledge of the tests should help! anybody want to watch the best views are by being a marshall check out http://www.klmc.org.uk/news.html for info on the rally and championship standings etc. if you want to enter do the same great event running this year without the night rally due to organisers commitments outside of the club. regards mike
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Post by RFKdemon » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:15 pm

Good man Mike!
You should be absolutly proud of those results, must be ace beating all those much more powerful cars :D
Thanks again for the subframe, popped an extra fiver in the envolope i gave to sam to get yourself a couple of pints to say thanks again :wink:
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Post by moose » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:37 pm

No problem Matt hope you get the car together for the National. there is a large sense of satisfaction beating newer more powerful machinary in what most people consider an inadequate car, but the are just un-educated. the imps handling is one of the best on a variety of surfaces and conditions and when driven well can be up there, reliability has been my issue but then again i am expecting alot from the poor thing, it gets pushed very hard and when it keeps its toys in the pram it is competitive. paul in the TVR was a nice bloke and told me the moral victory was mine as i was only beaten by cubic capacity. regards mike
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rally preparation essentials

Post by moose » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:22 am

competition preparation tip no1 get a supportive navigator who understands you!

i may have got a tad angry after gearbox/driveshaft/donut/engine/hit boulder etc no6 please bear in mind i am now so well practised i can have the engine and box on the floor out of the car (usual imp engine position according to my step dad) in 25 mins i have have also had the engine and box in and out 5 times in one saturday and rallied on the sunday.

Ian my navigator sent me this, excuse some of the language, it is nothing compared to what he listens to on the phone when he rings the day before and says everything alright? maps have gone up again!




BBC Breakfast news, today 01 / 08 / 07 [/color][/b]reported an unusually high amount of decapitated action men and mutilated toy rabbits together with several 13"
tyres, all burning on the A6 near the New Holly, near Garstang. There was a noticable increase in the number of on-screen captions and rolling text that I found particularly useful and informative.
The 'Breaking News story' reported a middle aged, grumpy tw*t who was reported as being 'on the edge' and in need of 'a considerable amount' of support.
The News report focussed on the ritual like chant coming from within the garage of "fetch me, feed me, bring me, carry me ... WHICH F**KING WAY !?"
followed by a repetative clang of metallic thuds then a very loud vocal outcry of "IMP!!"
The report claimed that the chant was repeated, continuously for some 19 hours, during which time the man was seen to be foaming at the mouth and rocking backwards and forwards with clockwork precision in time with the the automated garage door as it opened and closed.
Eventually the incident resulted in some 342 toys and burning eforgies being launched with extreme force and aggression towards the North of England during Wednesday 31st July 2007.
As the clear-up got underway, the man was removed from the garage where Police found a large quantity of empty bottles of red wine & real ale and as a bizzare twist, several dozen French brie cheese wrappers. The man was reportedly holding out in a makeshift cave costructed from several thousand metres of Grey pipe lagging. The Words "NESCRO 2007 - never again!" had Been daubed using spent gearbox oil on the walls of the garage. A spokesman said "As, yet, we have no motive and our investigation continues..."
Anything to do with you Mike...?
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Ian Lawman.

Cheers Ian top man for keeping calm and putting up with me.
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devils own rally

Post by moose » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:04 am

preparations under way for the Devils own rally run by Kirkby lonsdale car club, slowed slightly due to Thurs+Fri 12 hour days Fri night drive down to Castle Combe to mechanic on some Mallock race cars, black tie dinner Sat night, get up Sunday drive back to Lancashire, 12 hour nightshift statring 19.00 Sunday. but the new oil return pipe is now fitted, engine cleaned, gearbox going in now again, 2 new driveshafts and the usual pre rally checks. i am in a competitive class 4 cooper S's, 2 coopers MG TC, Healy sprite, Wolsely hornet. in the other classes are porsche 911, 3 talbot sunbeams, 3 escort RS2000, 1 avenger etc etc. want to watch/Marshall be at Kirkby motors map ref 97/598789 kirkby lonsdale. regards mike
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Post by Useless Eustace » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:52 pm

Did you get that gearbox sorted Mike or is it still up the spout :shock:

Best of luck for the Devils. Hals-und Beinbruch.
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Post by moose » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:49 pm

gearbox in again all hooked up engine run and no leaks etc so tomorrow back on the wheels and test run hopefully no problems, fingers crossed. regards mike
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Post by moose » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:32 pm

gearbox jumps out of 2nd and 4th only slightly angry!! back to a standard one again.
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knockhill results

Post by moose » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:53 pm

knockhill results

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d2f6vmc_0hnbzdh

If this works well done me and thanks to Si.
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Post by Useless Eustace » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:47 pm

Congrats to Moose yet again. First in class on the Devils Own. Fourth overall beaten only by two Mini Cooper S types & a Ford RS2000.
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Post by thompson1248 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:00 am

video clips from the devils soon to be on you tube, keep your eyes open will post here when they are on

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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:12 am

Excellent work, moose! :shock: What a result!

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Devils own rally results

Post by moose » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:56 pm

http://www.klmc.org.uk/Wordregs/RESULTS%20PAGE%201.xls
http://www.klmc.org.uk/Wordregs/RESULTS%20PAGE%202.xls
http://www.klmc.org.uk/Wordregs/ENTRY%20LIST.doc

last one is the entry list so you can see who was driving what, top two are results, the low times i.e. 9 seconds for me are regularity penalties 0 being the best. Thanks for the kind comments. regards mike
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durham dales rally

Post by moose » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:16 pm

Durham dales rally coming up Bob is the plastic fantastic coming out to play?

Organisers: Durham AC Ltd
Contact: kevin hutchinson

The Durham Dales will offer a more compact route of around 120 miles in the picturesque Dales of Durham and Weardale with a more central starting point. A simple Tulip style road book will guide competitors between the timed tests with no complicated navigation - ideal for beginners, no competition licenses will be required. With classes for Historic, Post Historic and more modern cars, everyone is eligible. The entry fee will include lunch and an evening meal for the crew.
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Post by Useless Eustace » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:43 pm

Short answer Mike is no I'm afraid. Not going to go into a long litany of problems, excuses & what have you................Just put me down as totally & I do mean totally P***** off at present.

Parked it in the garage & I think that I'll leave it there this year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by moose » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:43 pm

pm me and drain down if you want i can take it been there suffered that and have bottle of red standing by. regards mike
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:20 pm

Sounds very nice. :)

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Post by Useless Eustace » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:39 pm

Nice one A. but the wheels are too skinny for the arches :twisted: Yes I know it's historic but what's wrong with a 60 aspect ?????

Whats with all the holes drilled in the rear end ?
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Post by rally clan » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:39 pm

Useless Eustace wrote:Nice one A. but the wheels are too skinny for the arches :twisted: Yes I know it's historic but what's wrong with a 60 aspect ?????

Whats with all the holes drilled in the rear end ?
60 is illegal, yes they are too skinny, it looks awful, but some nice 8 x 13's go on nicely when sitting in the garage.
Holes are for cooling, but more effective in this case for letting hot engine air out, big problem with rallying imps/Clans
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Post by moose » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:13 am

just a quick update on the Durham dales rally 5th overall 2nd in class but 10 points for the championship as i beat the RS2 and the lotus cortina, will sort out a full report and season review soon. regards mike











thanks for the clips Sam.
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championship rsults

Post by moose » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:22 pm

GK Ford Northern historic rally cahampionship 2007

The Challenge is open to Pre- Historic (pre 1959); Historic cars (1959 to 1967 inclusive);
Post Historic cars (1968 -1974)., Classic (1975-81) complying with K21.14 c in the Blue Book.
These four groups will be subdivided by capacity at 1500cc
These classes may be merged or altered depending on the number of registrations in each class.

Pre Historic F1 Up to 1500cc, F2 over 1500
Historic: H1 Up to 1500cc, H2 over 1500
Post Historic: P1 Up to 1500cc, P2 over 1500
Classic C1 Up to 1500cc C2 over 1500.

I run in H1

1st O/A S Cariss MK1 RS2000 147 points P2
2nd O/A M Dent 998 IMP 144 points H1
3rd O/A D Marsden lotus cortina 140 points H1
4th O/A D Agnew Porsche 911 83 points H2
etc etc.

There will be an additional award for the best crew in each of the four age groups subject to the number of entries.

CCTi North of England classic rally championship.

results to follow when finalised (last round may be back in championship) but i am provisionally second O/A!

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Post by moose » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:49 pm







----imp



more clips from the rallying the reason we all slow down at the bit with the big red truck in the background is there is a code board there on the cone it is usually a six digit number that the navigator has to write down. regards Moose
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Post by benwick3 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:40 pm

Slight oil smoke problem then? What rings are you using?

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Imp was in a different class 8)
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Post by moose » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:40 pm

Hi pete yep slight oil burning going on, the rings came from my engine machinist (no idea of manufacture) when i ran a big end shell earlier on in the year when we dismantled the engine we decided a re-bore was required to make perfect but with the pressure on for the next event we gave it a quick hone and re-ringed it because we were in there. to be fair to the engine it has only come apart due to the big end problem since it was built by Hartwell in the 80's it did 6 thousand miles as a fast road car and has been rallied by me for 8 years so it is due a birthday. do you have a rcommendation for rings? i also suspect the use of 10,000 rpm on corners etc and probably slightly worn guides with no seals is adding to the problem, like a i say it has been a good engine and i owe it a refresh.

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Post by benwick3 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:08 pm

Hi,

Just asked about he rings as I've had a similar problem with a new engine. These were Deves rings which I had found previously to be superb even when fitted to worn bores. After perservering I stripped the engine to have another look at the rings. I had fitted them but at the time I was not sure they were correct but when checked against another set that I had they were the same so I left it as it was. It turned out that the problem was due to the second scraper ring being substituted by a second compression ring. I had a third set which had the scraper ring and the 1040 rings all had the scraper ring. I got Alan Petersen, who had supplied the two questionable sets and has had the same problem, to have a word with Deves. They admitted that for a short period that they had run out of oil scraper rings and replaced them with a second compression ring but they did not think this would cause a problem. We disagreed with this and they did eventually agree to replace the additional compression rings with scraper rings but wanted the compression rings back as they were running short! Last week I stripped the engine to find the original honing surface to be present. I replaced just the second rings and hey presto no oil smoke.

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Post by moose » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:15 am

i will check with my supplier as to the make of rings and let you know what type they were and i will inspect mine when i do the rebuild to see what the rings are like, thanks for the info. regards mike
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Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Imp was in a different class 8)
Absolutely! :twisted:

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Hexham night rally

Post by moose » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:55 pm

to round off the season and championships the Hexham night rally is back on it will not count for the GK ford championship and i entered in case it was in the CCTi whethter it will count or not who cares we are out for a play now. thanks to Skamanfrank i will hopefully have on board footage, at the moment i have recorded pictures in the lanes at night (bit dark on the playback even with the cibies) i need to get the sound working and adjust the light sensitivity to get a better picture but it should work ok for the daylight rallying. Result to be posted. regards mike
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Post by moose » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:49 am

2007 season.

Provisionally I have come second in the CCTi championship and second in the GK Ford northern championship and second in the NESCRO summer challenge, (if, but, maybe, time) had the expensive gearbox I paid to have built hadn’t taken 18 months to arrive and then jump out of second and fourth when fitted, I would have competed on the Ilkley and picked up some more points. We had some good results when the car held together seeing of some fierce competition, the events I competed on this year were all good, the organisers seem to be hitting a good balance of tight and flowing tests to suit most cars and the odd section of regularity kept simple to act as a leveller between powerful cars and the older vehicles. The usual camaraderie has been there on every round when I broke down offers of help were always there and lifts back to the tow car etc always available (thanks to AML photography for the lift to our hotel door on the Berwick). Ian has taken to the navigation and improved every round, when you consider the first time he sat in a rally car was one week before the Devils own rally 2005 and then had to wait till the 2006 season for another go.

Johnston Trophy rally

This event is run by Berwick and district motor club and I was looking forward to competing on some of the tests that we use on the Berwick classic. We were setting reasonable times and if I remember correctly leading our class, we came to one of my favourite tests a place called coastal grains it is a grain store in a large concrete yard that the wagons have polished to a very smooth surface it is always coated in a fine grain dust that is almost as slippery as ice. The organisers use every inch of the yard and have you doing 180’s and 360’s through the steel uprights that hold the hoppers up to load the wagons, which can be interesting! They would not move if you hit one. It was on this the last test just before the 6 mile regularity section back to the finish that we damaged the engine, a little too much exuberance on the final 360 produced a slight engine knock. Whilst sat astride the finish line oil pressure looked ok but the knock was there, we drove out of the test and onto the road section discussing whether to carry on (the regularity was only 25 mph) or to save further damage. We opted to try the regularity as we would be heading towards the trailer anyway. It soon became apparent that we were in danger of wrecking the whole engine if it nipped up and through the rod. So reluctantly we parked up and got back to the tow car and collected the imp, a pint and pie and pies was waiting at the finish giving us time to contemplate the engine re-build and the time available before the next round the Croft historic in February. With work and other things it was difficult to fit in a full re-build but I managed to find a rod, weight match it, fit a new crank and re-assemble the engine with new rings (it really should have had a re-bore). The engine was built by Hartwell in 1984 it served its first few years in a fast road stiletto covering 6000 miles; I bought the whole car and ran it for a year whilst re-shelling the rally car. The engine was transplanted and put into service in the rally car and had never been looked at until after the Johnston rally. So I can’t grumble that it needs a re-build, saying that it is still due and has competed all season!

Croft Historic

The engine was back in the car and going well we arrived at the Croft circuit early in the morning, it was cold with ice in places but very sunny (if you have seen the pictures you will notice the daft hat with shades!). We were complimented by the scrutineer on having “an imp engine that was not covered in oil” we passed with no problems and Ian went off to look at the paperwork whilst I stood around eating bacon buns and gassing with the other competitors, this is how the WRC lads prepare I am told. Looking at the entry list I noticed that Russ swift was competing he is the autotest man that does the driving stunts (look him up on the internet) so I knew he was going to be quick In a mini, there were the other usual competitors in the MK 1 escort RS 2’s and the midgets and mini’s that I struggle to beat (all of them have bigger engines! Well that’s my excuse). We set off at a steady pace due to the unknown conditions which was a wise choice, there were patches of ice in all the right places to catch out the unwary and some of the special tests saw high speeds we were pulling 9000 rpm in third at one point on 155/70/13 tyres (10.1 mph per thousand rpm on 12’s). the day progressed without mishap until the second to last test which was the first test run backwards and altered slightly, we came to a set of cones flat in third when Ian called out from his notes through the first pair then 180 your side, to 90 right, to finish. Well this looked good on paper the cones appeared to be well spaced, but in reality by the time Ian called “through first” we went past the 180, the next call came and we both realised we were well past where we wanted to be so I stood on the brakes and pulled on the hand brake swung the car round when the sped had dropped enough to get away with the change in direction dropped it a gear and powered back to the 180 drove past on the correct side, shot round the 90 and to the finish. The test was completed correctly so no penalty but we wasted a few seconds by putting in the few extra yards. We went a little mad on the last test a flower petal (one cone in the middle and 5 surrounding it you drive to the middle cone do a 180 out to the first cone back to the middle and out again to the next cone etc) I pushed the car hard, all in first gear sideways throughout revving to god knows what (Mr valentine I take your comment on board!) we were clean and finished the rally 4th overall and 2nd in class, with no problems and the car fighting fit for the next round.

I missed the next two rounds opting not to compete on the tour of Cheshire and having no time to exchange the gearbox 3 attempts (long story) it was onto the next round.

Saltire classic rally

Based in Kenmore this is a great rally we were all booked into a hotel that was the rally HQ so the crack was great, we were running car 1 which made Ian so nervous he took a 1 hour break from the drinking to plot and work out times to ensure we did not make a mess of it. We were running well the car standing up to some quite punishing conditions on one of the slipperiest events I have ever competed on. One test in a sand filled quarry proved difficult on the second run through we were approaching the finish when I cut the corner almost exactly like on the first run but this time I either miss judged it or the ruts pulled us into the waiting boulder. The boulder did not move but it bent the wishbone and shoved the tyre into the passenger footwell, bending the wing in the process. We limped it down the road about a mile with the tyre locking up if you used any left hand lock. When back outside the rally HQ on solid ground we jacked the car up and with the assistance of Tot the fast mini driver we wedged the car on some timber that Ian had found along with various large lumps of metal including a scaffold pole. The scissor jack was used between the inner arch and the wish bone packed with bits of wood and we managed to straighten the wishbone enough to get the wheel to clear when the lock was applied. We were now running with about 5 degrees negative camber on the left and the car handled a bit strangely but we pressed on. The next few tests were completed without mishap so it was off to the last test. The rain that fell on the venues and organisers in the days leading up to the event was copious the only test that should have been cancelled really was the one I broke the donut on, this was the second run through with an amendment to miss the really deep mud, towards the end of the test a stop astride was there to keep the speed down (not needed we could hardly get going) it was when we set of from here that the car was tracking to the left in other peoples ruts that I pinned the throttle to try and gain some momentum and control over the car, the wheels were spinning wildly in the mud and we hit a tree root which gave the left tyre some purchase and this sent a shock load down the driveshaft and split the donut. We were pushed out to the start and I swapped the donut assisted and encouraged by the other competitors. We nipped straight to the finish between cars to prevent losing road time and took a maximum for the test, the short road section took us back to the finish venue with a slightly battered car. When we got the results at the finish we were pleased with our finish position 7th overall and 1st in class we also picked up the sprit of the rally award for being so determined to get the car to the end of the event.

Berwick classic.

This is an event that I really enjoy excellent tests and a real challenge to the car and crew; I have competed on this event a few times and whilst the layout of the tests changes you get to know the roads and conditions. We were running at a reduced pace as we had a second hand gearbox in that came out of the shed and this was a two day event, we were second in the CCti and we needed to finish to score good points. We only made it to test 7 before the familiar sound of the driveshaft beating the living daylights out of the Janspeed combined appeared, we were on the loose, I though I was driving with a considered approach, Ian disagreed. We came to a grinding halt near a silo storage area, I jumped out of the car hoping to see a broken donut I can do these through the wheel arch (sump guard prevents access from underneath) in about 20 mins, but it was the gearbox casing again. We had a lift home from the AML photography people who delivered us to the door of our accommodation Thanks Angie and co. we left the car abandoned in the field for the night and I got drunk! In the morning we watched the other competitors away from the start and went and recovered the imp, took it home and removed the engine and box again, re-fitted the competition box only for it to still jump out of 2nd and 4th so out it came again, look see inside, swap selector forks put back, no better, take it all out again. I then found another box in the shed and fitted that in preparation for the next event.

Viking classic


Cumbria classic

This is another fairly local event for me and runs in Ian’s territory, we were well prepared for this event, the day before I drove to Ian’s and we set about a case of Stella and played McCrae rally 2 on the playstaion repeatedly running special stage 1 Warwick on the RAC as was, we got slower as the Stella got less, strange that because we were convinced we were going faster (faulty clocks) 3 mins 6 sec’s in the focus if you want to have a go (no Stella) 3 mins 14 sec’s 4 cans. The Cumbria was one of the first events I competed on and is a brilliant event to lead yourself into rallying, we set a couple of fastest times in Lowther park beating an RS2, Porsche 911, Lotus Cortina, mini cooper. The road sections are kept simple and we only had to put a correction into one test dropping only a few sections. A hard push on a really rough test paid dividends, it was new to the event and it was passable in a standard car without a sump guard but you wouldn’t be travelling very fast, I opted to try and fly over the rough stuff and it worked to a degree only having my feet knocked off the floor pan and pedals twice due to rocks hitting the underside. Look up rally imp on youtube or follow the links on the forum pages to see Lowther. One other good bit of forest was Greystoke not the inner roads that M-sport use but a track on the edge provide to be a good test bringing a smile to our faces as it finished down hill a fair pace, it is always interesting trying to pull the car up to stop astride on gravel without losing too much time. The event made its way back to the Penrith truck stop for the final test (youtube, thanks Sam) we set the fastest time on this which was a nice way to end a good day, pie and peas for tea (this rallying is all about a healthy lifestyle) and the results we were 3rd overall and first in class.

Devils own rally

This event is run by my car club KLMC the usual blast around the brick works (youtube Thompson1248) is always a favourite and watching my step dad hurl the Lotus Cortina about was impressive (but not as fast as me!) the tests were a good mixture including one with regularity in it and another one where you had to do one lap stop take a time off the marshal for the lap and then set off again and match the time double the penalty for early single penalty for late. Thanks to Ian’s ever improving navigational skills using the trip and the stop watches and marking 6 points on the first lap to compare on the second lap we managed the route only dropping 1 second. The event did not have the usual night section in it this year due to business commitments for the main man who sorts the route for the night section Kevin Savage. Kevin navigates for some of the best drivers in the world and is currently world champion navigator in the classic scene, so when he puts on a route it is always good especially round our local lanes (check out Hardknott and ryenose pass if you are ever in the area). So it was disappointing not to have the night leg this year but a good event on some new tests kept us all happy this year even with the threatened second outbreak of foot and mouth. 4th overall and 1st in class was another good result and helped us progress in the championship tables. In case you are wondering the class I run in is pre-1967 up to 1500cc.

entry list for cumbria classic so you can see what i am up against

NO. DRIVER NAVIGATOR MAKE Class
Tot Dixon Bob Hargreaves Austin Mini H1
1 Stuart Cariss Linda Cariss Ford Escort RS2000 P2
2 Andy Beaumont Graeme Potter Ford RS2000 P2
3 Mike Dent Ian Lawman Hillman Imp H1
4 Richard Cook Edwin Cook Austin Mini Cooper S P1
5 John Bertram TBA Ford Escort C2
6 Andy Nixon TBA Ford Escort Mexico P2
7 Tom Hall Cath Hall Riley Elf H1
8 William Thompson (Jnr) William Thompson (Snr) Hillman Avenger GL P2
9 David Marsden Tony Payne Ford Cortina GT H2
10 Robert Wilson Donna Wilson Land Rover Series 1 F2
11 Ross Butterworth Alison Butterworth Talbot Sunbeam Lotus C2
12 Kevin Clark Tom Leeming Talbot Sunbeam Lotus C2
13 Neil Dowie Steve Conner Triumph GT6 P2
14 Robin Murray Stephen Murray Austin Mini Cooper S H1
15 Ian Mitchell Andrew Fish Alfa Romeo GT Veloce P2
16 Graham Payne Nick Payne Ford Escort Mexico P2
17 Dougie Humphrey Peter Humphry Austin Mini Cooper H1
18 Peter Bell Charles Cracknell MG Midget H1
19 Alan Kitson John Roberts Talbot Sunbeam Lotus C2
20 Roger Humphrey John Humphrey Austin Mini Cooper H1
21 Nigel Cardale Robert Leech Ford Anglia 105E H2
22 John Wood Ian Whittley Saab 96V4 P1
23 Paul Bonsall William Brunskill Austin Healey 3000 H2
24 Stuart Bankier David Alexander Volvo 122 H2
25 David Shaw TBA Ford Escort P2
26 Sam Barker John Barker Volvo 144S P2
27 Mike Farrar Len Coulthard Ford Anglia F1
28 Joe Norman Katy Mashiter Morris Mini Cooper S H1
29 Ralph Miller Paul Miller Triumph TR3A H2
30 Keith Graham Sue Hoffman Austin Healey 100/4 F2
31 Hamish White Andrew White Alvis 12/50 F2
32 Mark Powley Steve Hilditch Frazer Nash Super Sports F1
33 David Lewis Dan Lewis Escort RS2000 P2
34 Tony Brunskill John Forrester Jaguar MK2 H2
35 Adrian Stewart Craig Wallace Morris Mini Cooper S H1
36 John Willis Mike Nellis Austin Mini Cooper S H1
37 Roy Perkins Justin Perkins Ford Anglia H1
38 Archie Simmonds Richard Simmonds MG Midget P1
39 Gary Rigg Claire Rigg Austin Mini P1
40 Graham Birtwell TBA MG BGT P2


last 2 rounds to follow regards mike
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