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Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:27 am

That may depend on the championship driver ballast factoring for next seasons' sprinting!
I'm an undersquare sort of lump, shorter in the leg, and a 34" waist would leave room for a few pies.
Colour, I'm not fussed, I stand little chance of blending in with the rest of the shoppers at Waitrose anyway :lol:

Jim, let's not kid ourselves, with the way Andy drinks he's still often found struggling across grass at the end of the night. :pint :pint :pint


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Post by Oxymoron » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:30 pm

What facilities will be at Scimfest regarding food and drink?


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Post by Terry Rickard » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:39 pm

We are not allowed to sell any food or drink on site due to the contractual tie up between the course and the on-site food outlet (burgers/chips/tea/coffee/etc.) hut and no alcohol licence.
The on-site food outlet will probably not be open Friday, may be open Saturday and will be open Sunday, but gets very busy and during the lunch time sprint break will only serve competitors and marshals - all others have to wait during that time.
So, I suggest you take as much of your own food and drink as you can. If it is wet there are chairs and tables in the marquee for 'indoor picnics' if required.



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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:41 am

A thought (I have these) on improving Curbs from my perspective.

The organised parking.

I find it very much a nuisance and counter productive. To me all models are of interest, and whilst I understand the desire to sort them accordingly into line ups of model, I don't particularly see the need of it. Not been at all fond of the small sports being crammed in against the verge on the entrance road the last few years and it hardly seem social for those parked there! Given the site is hardly brimmed, would it not make more sense to have them all closer together and parked as the owner wishes.

Gives for a bit more mixture of models and owners. Allows more convenience for day trippers and those who "set up" behind their cars with their chair and flask.

Most of all means I'm not several hundred yards away from where I need to be when the Scimitar class is called for the sprint on Sunday!


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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:14 pm

This is my first time visiting Curborough and to be honest I am not sure what to expect or where to go.
I am booked in Saturday afternoon for a whiz round the track in my Z4 (Scimitar not quite finished in time) but plan to arrive Saturday morning.

Is this organised like a classic car show with rows of shiny Reliant's to look at or more like a camping type festival.

Do I have to pay to wander round looking at the cars before I take my life in my hands on the track? (wife is already eyeing up the insurance policies just in case :lol: )

Any advice (like dont be so daft you old fool, stay off the track for goodness sake) would be welcome

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Post by swoakes » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:25 pm

Chris

Combination of both really :)

There are areas for the different models to park but many will be in the camping field too. If you've paid for entry either pre-booked or on the gate that's it re cost.

Re the track time. Good idea to go out with someone who knows the layout for a few runs and then on your own. Hunt out any of the Compies and they will be more than happy to sit with you when they are not running.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

If your arriving Saturday morning why not do the Auto-test :?: It's great fun and Wifey can guide you round (could be a quick way to a divorce though :wink: )


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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:30 pm

Thanks for the quick reply Steve.
I will be on my own as the wife is not really into cars and hates travelling in the Z :roll:
Does my entry fee for the track time cover me for the whole event ?

Sorry to be a pain but don't want to be short of cash on the day :wink:

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Post by Terry Rickard » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi Chris,
All very informal. Hopefully you have an advanced programme, but if not then as long as your name is on the testers list on the gate Saturday then you should get in on that.
If you intend to attend Sunday as well then worth buying a programme on the Saturday (otherwise £10 per person on the gate) then the programme allows all in your car in on Sunday as well (no more to pay once you have your programme).
Once on sight wander around and see the Sabres and Scimitars, the traders and the auto jumble, plus Merchandise and display in the marquee.
Saturday is not that crowded, so park where you like a as long as the roads and in front of and beside the marquee are left clear.
On Sunday non Sabres and Scimitars will be parked in a field close to the gate, so walk in from there looking at all the Sabres and Scimitars on the way in.
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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:37 pm

Thanks Terry
I am paying on the gate for the track and my name is on the list so that should be OK.
Actually I am doing an overnight stay in a local B&B but that's because by coincidence the Z4 - forum owners are having what they call "ZFest" on the Sunday at Shepshed Watermill near Leicester so I will be going to that as its on my way home.

Done well here got a 2 day pass from the wife - very rare things these days :lol:

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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:09 pm

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Hope you are bringing your carer this year, if I have to run to fetch you from the main show because you are buying more old car tat to ensure i dont get a rollicking from the MSA Steward, you wont need a vasectomy :wink:
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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:51 pm

Worry not. Mrs RR will be on hand to keep me in check. Wouldn't want you breaking yer gait and troubling the ole heart rate again this year.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:39 pm

Terry Rickard wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:31 pm
Hi Chris,
All very informal. Hopefully you have an advanced programme, but if not then as long as your name is on the testers list on the gate Saturday then you should get in on that.
Not been advised of any testing other than those on sprint entry list Terry, would appreciate if there are any that we could be advised accordingly


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Post by swoakes » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm



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Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Cheers Steve, if any add can you let me know please


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Post by scimjim » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:56 pm

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