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Post by rootes » Wed May 02, 2007 1:39 pm

yer apparently the first rolled car on an solo..

better pics of that incident here:

http://forum.fdmc.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtop ... 8&start=15

chap was alrite and witha few hammer blows/rejig was able to keep competing!

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Post by skamanfrank » Wed May 02, 2007 1:57 pm

I was going to ask if there's a risk of rolling the car after I saw THIS photo!
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Post by rootes » Wed May 02, 2007 2:10 pm

skamanfrank wrote:I was going to ask if there's a risk of rolling the car after I saw THIS photo!
that guy (Simon) spent all day on three wheels!

risk of rolling is very low - more of an issue for the taller front drive hatches

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Post by gdbushell » Wed May 02, 2007 3:49 pm

Quote from Wessex MC forum, where one of their members ran his pug 106.

"The clan was mighty impressive. Vey fast, and very manoeuvrable. The speed it changed direction was incredable."
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Abingdon Carnival AutoSolo

Post by rootes » Wed May 23, 2007 9:08 am

Ok, reckon quite a few impers could easily get to Abingdon..

there is an AutoSolo taking place as part of the Abingdon CARnival on the 9th June 2007...

get out there an compete - reckon imps could do really well.

Regs and Application forms here:

http://www.abingdoncarnival.com/html/entries.html

you need to be a member of one of the organising clubs - but FDMC membership is only £15
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Re: Abingdon Carnival AutoSolo

Post by rootes » Thu May 24, 2007 8:09 am

rootes wrote:Ok, reckon quite a few impers could easily get to Abingdon..

there is an AutoSolo taking place as part of the Abingdon CARnival on the 9th June 2007...

get out there an compete - reckon imps could do really well.

Regs and Application forms here:

http://www.abingdoncarnival.com/html/entries.html

you need to be a member of one of the organising clubs - but FDMC membership is only £15
any impers fancy taking part...?

can't believe so few fancy doing such cheap motorsport - no point doing all this tuning work, suspension mods just so you can tootle on a sunday drive and do a bit of polishing ;-)

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Thu May 24, 2007 8:28 am

Doesn't seem to happen in North Yorkshire...

..plenty of rallies maybe, but a totally differen't level of preparation is needed for that..

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If I still lived in Winchester I'd be there at every event you entered. :twisted:

And I know what would happen next.....I'd be forced to strip the Clan to nothing.... just to get close :roll:

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Post by rootes » Thu May 24, 2007 9:26 am

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Doesn't seem to happen in North Yorkshire...

..plenty of rallies maybe, but a totally differen't level of preparation is needed for that..


Peter
http://www.bdmc.org.uk/larkspeed/2007/ - not north yorks I know but

apparent hartlepool DMC run some

Airedale and Pennie club ran some last year - website is not upto date so may be doing soem this year
http://www.apmcc.co.uk/autosolo06.htm


one in grimsby
http://www.ancc.co.uk/calendar%202007.htm
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Thu May 24, 2007 10:26 am

Thanks for this Si....it pays to be connected...obviously I'm not.


There's plenty of events here afterall!

Tockwith airfield is definitely do-able (30th September)

And the Elvington Sprint in June is worth a viewing (obviously can't enter that).

And Hartlepool is possible - have to fit locking wheel nuts and remove the snap-on steering wheel when parked mind you....

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Post by Husky-hound » Thu May 24, 2007 12:01 pm

Don't bring any pet monkeys,if you have any, either!!!
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Thu May 24, 2007 12:05 pm

Monkeys & Hartlepool :lol: :shock:

That'll be wasted on the Southerners then Les :wink:

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Post by bazzateer » Thu May 24, 2007 1:35 pm

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Monkeys & Hartlepool :lol: :shock:

That'll be wasted on the Southerners then Les :wink:

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I'm a Southerner and I know exactly what you're on about! During the Napoleonic wars IIRC :wink: :lol:

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Post by rootes » Thu May 24, 2007 1:53 pm

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Monkeys & Hartlepool :lol: :shock:

That'll be wasted on the Southerners then Les :wink:

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explained a book by Stuart Marconie 'In search of the north' - quite a good read if you are looking for a book to read

so aprt from monkeys - anyone going to give these event ago? Abingdon on the 9th June looks to be good - even my Mum is entering in an MGA

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Post by rootes » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:39 am

anyone entered the Solo are Abingdon Airfield this saturday coming?
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Post by rootes » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:57 am

well I must say shame there are so few people willing to give these cheap motorsport days ago... they are available across the country...

well I suppose talking about power and speed and polishing is less hassle



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Post by onomatopoeia » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:27 am

I know one person that's entered for Abingdon, but he uses a Mitisbushi Lancer (although last night he was talking about taking his Bongo Frendee :shock: )

I'll be doing the Bristol MC event in August in the Boxster (the Davrian is banned from solos as it is not road legal*), unless I get roped into the organising team.

*requiring all vehicles to be road legal was not in the original vision for autosolo when we introduced it, we just ran the first one that way while we were finding our feet but it was thought that eventually anything could be used, up to and including single seaters. Didn't quite happen though :?
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Post by rootes » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:38 am

on the whole autosolo seems to be sdoing well, FDMC should have an extra one this year at Dunsfold aerodrome..

just a shame not to see more imps out there - especially as I think they could do well...

if I persuaded FDMC to list the Imp Club as an invited club for an event, would that help? seeing as the imp club is now MSA registered again

would would have to get at least 5-8cars (def!)

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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:47 am

I'd enter one but the Chamois is not running right now, money is tight and I need to learn the car too. I've only done 250 touring miles in it.

But soon... :D

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Post by rootes » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:46 am

ImpManiac wrote:I'd enter one but the Chamois is not running right now, money is tight and I need to learn the car too. I've only done 250 touring miles in it.

But soon... :D

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money tight! £240 on a clutch! just get a new centre plate, save your cash and use the car

plus no need to learn the car as you only will use 1st and 2nd so will not be going quickly

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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:10 am

rootes wrote:money tight! £240 on a clutch! just get a new centre plate, save your cash and use the car

plus no need to learn the car as you only will use 1st and 2nd so will not be going quickly

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If I were to have gone for the Helix clutch package and flywheel, I'd have had to borrow :shock: some money. But luckily, with help from you lot, I came to my senses! :lol:

I'll have a look at what events are coming up. Pending some issues in my personal life, I hope to compete sooner rather than later. As you said, Si, that is what the car is built for! :wink:

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Post by rootes » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:42 pm

well did not get the clan fixed in time for yesterdays solo at Bordon, annoying as I was leading the FDMC championship...


BUT a kindly chap let me double drive his MGB - great fun and very different from a clan..


there is a solo coming up on the 15th nr oxford - we going to see any imps there?

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Post by impmad2000 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:21 pm

And the Loughborough car club are holding an evening one at Donnington park (Sunday Market venue) tomorrow evening. Starts at 6:30 to 7:00 ish.
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Post by rootes » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:15 pm

got any entry to the Oxford motorclub solo this sunday... looks like the only imp engined car again...

can't believe so few impers fancy giving this form of motorsport ago..

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Post by ImpManiac » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:05 pm

:lol: Motor sport? I just want my car to work! :lol:

Soon, though... :wink:

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Post by onomatopoeia » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:16 pm

Bristol MC has a solo coming up on 12 Aug if anyone in the Bristol / Weston area fancies having a go - SRs here:

http://www.bristolmc.org.uk/EventRegs/S ... Aug_07.pdf

As usual only a club membership card from an invited club is required.

Edit - I wont be there, I've got a housefull of people coming to stay that weekend for the Balloon fiesta and dragging them all down to an airfield in Weston-super-donkey at 0830 would probably not be too popular. :lol:
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Post by rootes » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:38 pm

wow just got pipped yesterday by a scooby doo for FTD on the Oxford Motor Club autosolo..

if I had not clipped a cone on one of my runs I would of had FTD! though I suppose the excursion through a wheat field did not help matters when the rain made a grippy bit, slippy!

great fun though - no imps present though.

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Post by pimpdriver » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:43 pm

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Well done mate, you have definately got the hang of these Autosolo's 8) 8)

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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:34 pm

Well done, Si! :shock: :D

Mine is getting nearer to being ready for autosolos! Honest! :wink:

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Post by bazzateer » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:20 pm

Si, where does that leave you in the champeeeenship?

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:26 am

Me thinks you'd have first place if you'd done them all in the Clan (clutch probs wasn't it?)

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Post by moose » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:02 am

well done Si, similiar rules as with some of the classic rallies, cones and line faults drop 10 sec's then very hard to claw back. i see you are fully up to speed with the motorsport ethos, if, but, maybe, i once had a navigator who was a sales manager who produced a spreadsheet based on the if, but,maybe, formula and when you entered a seasons results on it we won the championship every time! :lol: I may enter one of the auto solo's one day but at the moment i have a championship to consider. I was once told by an ex british auto test champion "go clean, go quick" keep competing. I agree Si more people should compete with their imps they handle really well and ok without loads of expensive tuning parts we may not win outright but class wins are achievable, and you can set your own class in your head based on your cars age level of prep and CC, taking part is just as much fun as winning and the driver controls the potential level of damage, drive it like you stole it expect the clutch to go, calm clean driving will put you suprisingly close to some one who looks quick. Sam and Matt (thompson1248 and RFK demon) will tell you that they spectated on a rally and were very impressed with the MK 1&2 RS's sunbeam lotus's etc when they watched them but found out they were beaten by other smaller cars on the tests. regards mike
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Post by rootes » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:29 am

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:Me thinks you'd have first place if you'd done them all in the Clan (clutch probs wasn't it?)

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YER i HAD A LEAD OF 50SECS!

BUT THE mgb was fun and I still managed a class win in it. Just grateful to the owner fo letting me double drive it so I could complete the championship.

the cone clipping event was not a championship round though was fun - first event where I have clipped cones -

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Post by rootes » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:07 pm

Nice little vid:



I was in the MGB that day
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Post by forum_admin » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:45 am

Dolphin AutoSolo at Culham near Abingdon

absolutly no excuse not to go £25...

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/hiksystems/D ... tosolo.htm


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Post by bazzateer » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:56 am

If the Clan's sold what are you going to use?
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Post by rootes » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:31 pm

bazzateer wrote:If the Clan's sold what are you going to use?
may well miss this one myself - but not excuse for other impers to give it a go..
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Post by rootes » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:23 pm

bump,

seasons autosolo coming up - cheap to enter £20-30 per event, no need for overalls, helmet etc and great fun..

no need for a modified car either
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Post by james » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:17 pm

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.

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Post by ChrisBenoy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:18 am

I have to say this Autosolo lark looks like a good bit of fun =p
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