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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:27 am
by onomatopoeia
james wrote:The Bristol University Motor Club is promoting an Autosolo run by the Bristol Motor Club*- and I will (hopefully) be taking part.

My biggest concerns are the donuts (as they are fairly tired) and the (do)nut behind the wheel.

The other problem is the oil leaks- don't think they would go down too well.

James

*BUMC and BMC are 2 different entities- BMC is the club that ran the first autotest that onomatopoeia is involved in.
I was a member of BUMC once upon a time, from when this incarnation was started in 1988 until a few years after I graduated, the trek to the SU on Queens road getting a bit long on a Thursday lunchtime when we moved offices from Redland to Westbury-on-Trym. Still got a load of trophies from 12 car rallies in the loft, plus the souvenier glasses from all the BUMC beer festivals we ran in the Anson room :lol: .

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:32 pm
by rootes
james wrote:
My biggest concerns are the donuts (as they are fairly tired) and the (do)nut behind the wheel.
you should be fine if theta re in (and the bolts) are in good nick - unlike autotest there is no transition from fwds to reverse etc etc...

if yours are kancked might be time to fit new ones

they are great fun so just do one!

Si

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:00 pm
by rootes
just done two more..

CSMA at hatfield and Cotswold Motorclub at Finmere Airfield..

some imps in the first (go benoys and frank - no sign of any at the later..

FDMC solo on the 4th may - also no imps entered so far...

whats stopping you?

if you can't afford sprints and hillclimbs - do these, great value and great fun

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:01 pm
by skamanfrank
Are there any entries left for FDMC still? I know there were last time I asked, but I still don't know if I'm actually going to be back in Essex that weekend


Hope I'm not blacklisted either.... got a call today, apparently my cheque from the last one bounced! Oops!

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:26 pm
by rootes
skamanfrank wrote:Are there any entries left for FDMC still? I know there were last time I asked, but I still don't know if I'm actually going to be back in Essex that weekend


Hope I'm not blacklisted either.... got a call today, apparently my cheque from the last one bounced! Oops!
get the app in asap (doubt there are many spaces left) - you can always pull out

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:32 am
by stustiletto
Hi guys, I am very interested in the whole post and joining in with one of my cars. My Stiletto is awaiting 930 and discs and my time to get it back together. Where is the next event? I would love to come and watch and hopefully join the club. Will make me pull finger out and get car done.
Any info greatfully received.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:07 am
by rootes
stustiletto wrote:Hi guys, I am very interested in the whole post and joining in with one of my cars. My Stiletto is awaiting 930 and discs and my time to get it back together. Where is the next event? I would love to come and watch and hopefully join the club. Will make me pull finger out and get car done.
Any info greatfully received.

the next FDMC event is this sunday, but there are others.

have a look at the events calenders on:

www.fdmc.org.uk

www.oxfordmotorclub.co.uk

www.rossmotorsports.co.uk

http://www.cmsg.co.uk/AutoSolo/AutoSolo ... onship.htm

www.bristolmc.org.uk

Si

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Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:58 am
by rootes
just did the first Southsea motorclub solo...

very tight couse and got 7th overall, event won by a mini - the course would of been great for an imp!

Si

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Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:44 am
by rootes
Solo at Western Supermare - great course very fast 3rd August

http://www.bristolmc.org.uk/

nice to see some impers (in imps Mark ;-))

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:16 am
by onomatopoeia
The MOT on the Singer is up two days before and it has a big hole in the floor as a result of using a trolley jack to change a wheel after a puncture on a trial. I wasn't expecting it to go through the floor :shock: ... I am going to try to get it fixed in time, whether I'll also be able to get all the trialling suspension off as well remains to be seen - it will not be fun doing a solo with 10" of ground clearance to the sills.

I also seem to have something in my diary for that weekend in Yorkshire ...

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Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:20 pm
by rootes
onomatopoeia wrote:The MOT on the Singer is up two days before and it has a big hole in the floor as a result of using a trolley jack to change a wheel after a puncture on a trial. I wasn't expecting it to go through the floor :shock: ... I am going to try to get it fixed in time, whether I'll also be able to get all the trialling suspension off as well remains to be seen - it will not be fun doing a solo with 10" of ground clearance to the sills.

I also seem to have something in my diary for that weekend in Yorkshire ...

nah you are ok as you do these - any other impers?

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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:13 am
by rootes
A solo ate North Weald - near Sevenoaks - 27th July:


for more info on this an other solo's keep an eye on:

http://forum.fdmc.org.uk/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=3&

Si

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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:33 am
by skamanfrank
rootes wrote:A solo ate North Weald - near Sevenoaks - 27th July:
Si
Have you got the regs and entry form for this? Any idea if it's a BTRDA one? Looked on the Sevenoaks website but couldn't see anything.
Will email the events sec there or something if you haven't

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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:40 pm
by james
rootes wrote:
onomatopoeia wrote:The MOT on the Singer is up two days before and it has a big hole in the floor as a result of using a trolley jack to change a wheel after a puncture on a trial. I wasn't expecting it to go through the floor :shock: ... I am going to try to get it fixed in time, whether I'll also be able to get all the trialling suspension off as well remains to be seen - it will not be fun doing a solo with 10" of ground clearance to the sills.

I also seem to have something in my diary for that weekend in Yorkshire ...

nah you are ok as you do these - any other impers?
Been invited through BUMC - might be there if I can find the time to change the donuts beforehand.

James

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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:33 pm
by rootes
james wrote:
rootes wrote:
onomatopoeia wrote:The MOT on the Singer is up two days before and it has a big hole in the floor as a result of using a trolley jack to change a wheel after a puncture on a trial. I wasn't expecting it to go through the floor :shock: ... I am going to try to get it fixed in time, whether I'll also be able to get all the trialling suspension off as well remains to be seen - it will not be fun doing a solo with 10" of ground clearance to the sills.

I also seem to have something in my diary for that weekend in Yorkshire ...

nah you are ok as you do these - any other impers?
Been invited through BUMC - might be there if I can find the time to change the donuts beforehand.

James
get your entry in then you will have an incentive to do the donuts!

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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:51 pm
by onomatopoeia
rootes wrote: get your entry in then you will have an incentive to do the donuts!
In fact, get your entry in as the last one we held in February filled before the closing date and we had to turn something like a dozen people away, either by sending back their entries or telling them not to submit them at all.

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Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:46 am
by rootes
skamanfrank wrote:
rootes wrote:A solo ate North Weald - near Sevenoaks - 27th July:
Si
Have you got the regs and entry form for this? Any idea if it's a BTRDA one? Looked on the Sevenoaks website but couldn't see anything.
Will email the events sec there or something if you haven't

frank keep an eye on~:

http://forum.fdmc.org.uk/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=3&

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:58 am
by rootes
some solo's coming up in southsea and oxford....

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Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:45 am
by rootes
picture of Chris Benoy in his Clan

http://www.fdmc.org.uk/marchsolo2009repb.php

finished depsite snapping and having to repalce his throttle cable - did one round on 1/2 throttle!

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Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:51 am
by ChrisBenoy
When I got home I honestly thought i'd come last (didnt bother looking at the board when I was there due to the aborted first run and poor driving in the second.) but seeing the results now i'm much happier, came 3rd from last =p

More to the point in my last run when I'd gotten used to the format and set my car up a little I was faster then 12 other cars on the last run including Mazda MX5s and Toyota MR2s so hopefully at the next one I can start a little better and finish somewhere up the field.

Quite like that picture as well, can see me turning that into an avatar. :D

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Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:07 pm
by rootes
ChrisBenoy wrote:When I got home I honestly thought i'd come last (didnt bother looking at the board when I was there due to the aborted first run and poor driving in the second.) but seeing the results now i'm much happier, came 3rd from last =p

More to the point in my last run when I'd gotten used to the format and set my car up a little I was faster then 12 other cars on the last run including Mazda MX5s and Toyota MR2s so hopefully at the next one I can start a little better and finish somewhere up the field.

Quite like that picture as well, can see me turning that into an avatar. :D
yer shame about the throttle issues - some good times in there..

did you see the regs for the Bocardo Solo up at Silverstone - FDMC are an invited club so no need to join Oxford MC, plus one one at hatfield as well

Si

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Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:09 pm
by ChrisBenoy
I'm not doing the Boscado solo but I've entered the Hatfield one again, also planning to do the other 3 FDMC solos.

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:03 pm
by JamesImp
Wheres the list of up and coming events? I cant find it... Is it worth joining loughborough car club?

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:10 pm
by ChrisBenoy
Top of the motorsport forum, 'Autosolo dates 2009'

http://www.theimpclub.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11487

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:31 pm
by JamesImp
haha, i knew that :roll: :oops:

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:57 am
by rootes

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Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:28 am
by ChrisBenoy
ITS NOT A KIT CAR! :twisted: :D

Was great fun though.

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Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:55 am
by onomatopoeia
Regulations for the 2nd August Bristol MC event at Weston-super-donkey airfield are here: http://www.bristolmc.org.uk/EventRegs/solo2regs.htm

We've played with the entries selection criteria a bit so members of invited clubs not doing the CMSGCC championship get a fair chance of getting an entry this time (it was a bit embarassing last time having to turn so many away).

I'm Clerk of the course. How did I get volunteered for that? :shock:

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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:48 am
by rootes
well seems like Chris in the only / one of few out their using imp power on Solo's - Chris was out at last sundays FDMC Summer Solo

where are the rest of you? solo are great fun, and not hard on cars.....

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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:17 am
by ChrisBenoy
and not hard on cars.....
I've been trying to convince my car of this, it seems to be allergic to Montgomery lines. :lol: Hopefully it will cope a bit better at North Weald in a week and a halfs time (And I hear that the entry is still open so if your about...).

It is about time a few more impers joined me, a well sorted imp could be very competative in the FDMC class A. Its good fun and my car control skills have already improved as a result.

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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:40 am
by benwick3
I'm surprised by the lack of Impers involved in this low cost entry into Motorsport. It's an ideal way to hone your driving skills in a safe and controlled environment . Skills learnt here will serve the aspiring motorsport enthusiast as they ascend the ladder.

Come on all you who say you want to get into motorsport, stop talking and get competing. You only need a standard car to take part.

Pete Richards

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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:10 am
by rootes
benwick3 wrote:I'm surprised by the lack of Impers involved in this low cost entry into Motorsport.

Pete Richards
i'm not lol :roll:

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Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:58 am
by benwick3
Thinking about it I'm also not really surprised. I was just trying to get some of the talkers moving.

Pete Richards

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:07 am
by ImpManiac
As a self-confessed talker :( , I am keen to enter a few 'Solos myself. Life has been getting in the way somewhat and the car remains virtually untouched since last year. However, our house is really getting there now and I shall be taking most of next week off work to go over the Chamois and try to get it through an MOT. Once it's moving again, I can get the roof fixed and get out there and use it again. :) Then Autosolos become an option... :wink:

I'd say you'll have competition, Chris but have you seen my driving?! :lol: Or just the consequences?! :wink:

IM 8)

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:11 am
by ChrisBenoy
If you think my driving is any better you obviously haven't seen the back end of my clan recently :oops:

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:28 am
by ImpManiac
^^ Sounds like we both have some learning to do, then, Chris! :wink:

IM 8)

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:31 pm
by onomatopoeia
rootes wrote: where are the rest of you?
If you look on the SR's for the Bristol MC event in a fortnight, I'm clerk of the course! :P. The usual clerk is at Kames with the British sprint championship so I got lumbered. Last week he forgot he'd roped me into this and tried to get me to go to Scotland to run course control for the sprint :roll: .

Still spaces available for those not contesting the CMSGCC championship, Farnborough are invited ;).


IM - do you have a car other than an Imp? Basically you need something with four wheels and an MOT, you do not need an Imp or anything fancy / competition prepared. Whenever I've entered a solo I have done so in my everyday road car.

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:49 am
by ImpManiac
onomatopoeia wrote:IM - do you have a car other than an Imp? Basically you need something with four wheels and an MOT, you do not need an Imp or anything fancy / competition prepared. Whenever I've entered a solo I have done so in my everyday road car.
I do but I don't think it would be great on an autosolo. :(

IM 8)

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:26 pm
by onomatopoeia
On the very first autosolo ever I competed in a (as it was then) 17 year old Audi Coupe, which is an absolute barge with all the manouverability of a pregnant cow, especially the 4wd version that I had. Great on autosolo it wasn't, but it was a huge laugh. Last year someone in a completely standard, almost new 1800 Mundano set one of the quickest times.

It's a discipline where the car makes a limited amount of difference, which is why I never do very well :lol:

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Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:42 pm
by ChrisBenoy
To be fair, in the last event I did there were people out in nissan almeras, ford escorts, a ford mondeo estate, a vauxhall astra and various little daiwoos and and kias that got supprisingly good times. It really doesn't seem to matter what you do it in, its just alot of fun throwing a car round a bunch of cones in a car park.