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Post by Basildon310 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:58 am

Well done Si! I looks bl***y wet in them photos!

Nice photo of you getting your prize :wink:

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Post by rootes » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:05 pm

Basildon310 wrote:Well done Si! I looks bl***y wet in them photos!

Nice photo of you getting your prize :wink:

Ben
yes very wet! and despiet my rain soaked trousers steaming nice whilst sitting in the car the Rain-X anti gof worked a treat with not a bit of mist on the window all day even with now heater of blower fitted!

yes nice photo at the prize giving :oops:

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Post by pimpdriver » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:12 pm

Si
Looked like a cross between an autotest & a regatta :D . Great to see the clan showing the correct place to put the engine 8) .
I see from the photo's that you decided to get the car working before you finished the headlights & respray - best decision - get it roadworthy then tweek it.

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Post by rootes » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:09 pm

pimpdriver wrote:Si
Looked like a cross between an autotest & a regatta :D .
well one of my neighbours thinks it is more boat than car anyhow
I see from the photo's that you decided to get the car working before you finished the headlights & respray - best decision - get it roadworthy then tweek it.

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yer better to get it used, that continue to tinker (which i must admit i like)
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FDMC March Solo Event Report

Post by rootes » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:29 pm

An event report for the FDMC Solo can be found here:

http://www.fdmc.org.uk/soloMarch2007repa.php

found out that I came 3rd overall!

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ps great fun - lots of these events round the country so lets get out there!
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Post by benwick3 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:05 pm

Wel done Si. Welcome to the Clan winners. Looking at the results I wondered what determines the classes?

Think that should be winning Clan.

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Re: FDMC March Solo Event Report

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:12 pm

rootes wrote:found out that I came 3rd overall!
:shock: :shock: Wow! That is really great for a total novice to motor sport! :D 8)

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Post by ImpJimbo » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:46 pm

Great stuff Si. Looking forward to seeing the Clan.
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Post by rootes » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:46 pm

benwick3 wrote:Wel done Si. Welcome to the Clan winners. Looking at the results I wondered what determines the classes?

Think that should be winning Clan.

Pete Richards
cheers Pete,

classes for the FDMC events in 2007 as follows:

Classes and eligibility:
A. Historics; any car, registered or manufactured before 01/Jan 1975
B. Other saloons / estates / 4 seat coupes, up to 1400cc
C. Other saloons / estates / 4 seat coupes, 1401 to 1800cc
D. Other saloons / estates / 4 seat coupes, over 1800cc
E. Production (open and fixed roof ) 2 seat sports cars
F. Low volume sports cars, kit cars suitable for road use, and others
ineligible for classes A to E

Cars eligible for Class A shall run in that class, rather than in the
corresponding class from B to E.

Classes with fewer than 4 entries may be amalgamated.

Class F includes all Caterhams, Westfields, Lotuses and similar. Diesels,
with or without forced induction, will run in the class corresponding to their
capacity. A petrol engine with forced induction, in class B or C, will move up one capacity class. A rotary engine will be classed at twice its nominal
capacity.

All cars must retain the original body profile above the hub centreline, apart from accessories such as spoilers. Cars not conforming to this requirement, or one-off specials, or kit cars of an ‘off-road’ nature, are not eligible for this event.

Suspension and transmission may be modified, within their original
configuration. Tyres marked ‘for competition use only’, or manufactured
without a full tread pattern, may not be used.

Additional eligibility requirements, Classes A to E:
In classes A to E, cars must retain the original panel and window materials
although additional panels, e.g. wheel arch extensions, and accessories may
be added. They must have full trim and seats although the type may be
replaced.
The engine must be of the original manufacture and original basic type (eg:
BMC ‘A’ series) and must be fitted in the original position, but may be a
different version, may be modified, and may be a different capacity, provided
the car is entered in the class corresponding to its actual capacity.
Cars not meeting these requirements are eligible only for Class F.
The organisers’ decision will be final, regarding the eligibility and most
appropriate class for any particular car.
As per GR F13.1; cars entered in AutoSolo’s must be registered, taxed,
insured, MOT tested if applicable, and driven to the event.
Please note, these requirements will be enforced. Tax discs must be
displayed; proof of insurance cover, and MOT’s (for cars over 3 years old)
must be available at scrutineering / signing on; and trade plates will not be
accepted.

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Post by bazzateer » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:14 pm

rootes wrote:Diesels, with or without forced induction, will run in the class corresponding to their capacity.
No benefit there then.......... :wink:

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Post by Useless Eustace » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:10 am

Well done Si. Car certainly got off the line well. As a matter of interest what tyres were you using & what width/aspect ratio ?
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Post by forum_admin » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:28 pm

some vids taken by one FDMC chaps here:

http://www.loggyboy.com/Autosolos/Autos ... Videos.htm
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Post by rootes » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:21 pm

most of the vids show the later 1/2 length course early in the day it was one car at a time on a longer circuit..
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:22 pm

Finally got internet access at home! :roll: So I watched the videos of the autosolos. That Clan of yours sounds wonderful and goes brilliantly, Si! Really great! 8)

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Post by rootes » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:16 am

seemed to be a litte blue smoke though...
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Post by ImpManiac » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:18 am

It's an Imp's way of showing its health, I think... :wink: Looks and sounds great.

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Post by forum_admin » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:32 am

actaully the oil drain pipe does drip onto the manifold...

grrrr always has it seem to have a cheap fitting at one end which does nto seal - have a another pne to try out

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Post by rootes » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:58 pm

Ok there is a Solo on the 29th of April nr Andover..

details
http://www.fdmc.org.uk/SpringSolo2007regs.pdf

anyone up for it?, remember any car will do a long as it has tax, insurance and mot - no need for overalls, helmet etc so it cheap and low risk...
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Post by rootes » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:19 pm

rootes wrote:Ok there is a Solo on the 29th of April nr Andover..

details
http://www.fdmc.org.uk/SpringSolo2007regs.pdf

anyone up for it?, remember any car will do a long as it has tax, insurance and mot - no need for overalls, helmet etc so it cheap and low risk...

anyone then? anyone doing any at other locations?
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Post by onomatopoeia » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:00 pm

Not me, too close to Mayday Colerne and I will be working on the Davrian. I never plan anything the weekend before I am competing.
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Post by forum_admin » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:20 am

There is and AutoSolo at Culham Aerodrome on the 15th April:

http://www.oxfordmotorclub.co.uk/

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Post by rootes » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:09 pm

anyone going to get there car out on some events then?

or on PCT as per April impressions
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Post by benwick3 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:43 pm

I'm out racing at Oschersleben this Saturday. (7th April)

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Post by rootes » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:47 pm

benwick3 wrote:I'm out racing at Oschersleben this Saturday. (5th April)

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cool!

nowt stopping others get their imps into comps in the PCT or solo route.... VERY cheap and great fun

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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:18 pm

benwick3 wrote:I'm out racing at Oschersleben this Saturday. (5th April)

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Good luck, Pete. :)

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Post by rootes » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:04 am

Paul,

you know abingdon and andover are not too far from you for these solos.

nor the sprint in june are the abingdon carnival

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Post by ImpManiac » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:53 am

Si,

I am likely to be away until the end of April. I do want to get along to some events this season but it may be a couple of months until I can do so.

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Post by rootes » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:22 pm

entry confirmed for the oxford mc autosolo on the 15th April..

hope the weather holds.


still time for people to get an entry for the FDMC /CSMA solo nr Andover on at the end of April...... entry £30

good to see some imps taking part

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Post by rootes » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:20 am

Bum oxford motorclub event for this sunday just got cancelled by the land owner...

shame as there was 42 entries and the eather looked good

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Post by rootes » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:00 am

just asa flavour here is the entry list for the FDMC / CSMA autosolo on the 29th..

see a mixed bag - no imps though, which is a shame - andover must be within striking distance for a great number of impers.......

Car CC Class

Toyota 1597 C
Renault Clio 172 2000 D
Sylva Striker 1340 F
Renault Clio 172 1998 D
Rover Metro Gti 1397 B
Rover Metro Gti 1397 B
Peugeot 106 Rallye 1296 B
Mini Cooper 1600 C

Peugeot 205 1360 B
MGB GT 1800 E
Toyota Corolla Gti 1600 C
Renault 5 GT Turbo 1398 F
Lotus Elise 1800 F
Clan Crusader 949 F
Peugeot 306 Gti 1998 D
Peugeot 306 Gti 1998 D
Austin Healey Sprite 1275 A
Austin Mini Mayfair 1300 B
VW Golf Gti 1780 C
VW Golf Gti 2000 D
Vauxhall Nova 1997 F
Mini 1300 B
Mini 1300 B
Mazda RX-7 1300 E
MG ZR 1396 F
Mini 998 A
Honda CRX SiR 1595 C
Honda CRX 1590 C
Honda CRX 1590 C
Austin Healey Sprite 1275 A
VW Polo 1390 B
Morris Mini Cooper S 1340 A

VW Golf Gti 1780 C
Nissan Micra 1275 B
VW Golf Gti 1800T D
Lotus Elise 1800 F

MGB GT 3528 A
MGB GT 3528 A
MG Midget 1500 E

Peugeot 205 1360 B
Peugeot 205 1360 B


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Post by impmad2000 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:10 am

I have just recieved an email from the Loughborough Car Club regarding their evening series of club Auto Solos: -

Tuesday 1st May – Evening Solo – Donington Sunday Market Site

As this is the first of the year and a number of people have been asking for details here is an outline of the event.

This is an event for members of Loughborough Car Club and Coalville Car Club. Non members are welcome but will be expected to join the car club before they can enter.

The event starts at 7.00.

Entries will be accepted from 6.30 to 8.00.

The event is expected to finish at 9.00 to 9.30

Food will be available afterwards as the Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel will be putting on supper at a very reasonable price. The choices will be circulated later and food must be preordered.

Cars must be Road Legal and driven to the event.

Two drivers may share the same car.

Access to the site is tricky as you will have to enter via the main circuit entrance and follow the road which runs alongside the circuit wall. Anybody who drives quickly on this road is jeopardising our future use of the site. The route will be arrowed.


See you there :) ?
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Post by forum_admin » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:19 pm

impmad2000 wrote:
See you there :) ?
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b it far from me mid week - but reckon there surely must be some impers more local - autosolo is great fun so get out there and give it a go!
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Post by rootes » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:08 pm

go on imps dudes get out there and have a go!
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Post by rootes » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:18 am

results from the FDMC /CSMA solo at Andover on the 29th

http://www.fdmc.org.uk/SpringSolo2007FinalResultsV2.xls

see crap old cars can do well!

lets get some imps out!
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:12 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Great work, Si! You really showed those moderns who's the boss, didn't you! 8) 8)

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Post by onomatopoeia » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:44 pm

Well done :)

eta - slightly better than the Clan entered at our event in February, which came 30th.
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Post by benwick3 » Wed May 02, 2007 11:06 am

Glowing report and picture in today's Motorsport News.

Well done Si. Good luck in the forthcoming sprint.

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Post by rootes » Wed May 02, 2007 12:28 pm

benwick3 wrote:Glowing report and picture in today's Motorsport News.

Well done Si. Good luck in the forthcoming sprint.

Pete Richards
cheers, must look out for motorsport news, no one in central london seems to stock it..
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Post by StuartC » Wed May 02, 2007 1:30 pm

Well done Si.

Looks as though the guy in the Nova tried a bit too hard trying to beat you....

http://www.ae-photography.co.uk/gallery ... E_7566.jpg
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