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Post by chrisgallacher » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:16 pm

The efforts of characters like - to name but two - Mikey doing bonkers things in a dayglo GTE, or Josh showing it possible for a teenager to jump into a £2000 SS1 and post a faster time than each of the 17 Ferraris should not be underestimated. Fantastic guys. This is the route to getting new competitors to try their hand at sprinting imho.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:57 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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I heard the racket and quickly engaged the MSA Steward in small talk lest he go investigate :hand: :hand: :hand: :hand: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Think I owe you a pint or two matey. I'm very conscious now at the drivers meeting when the instruction is to keep it nice and tidy and not act an idjut your trying not to look at me. :doh: :doh: :doh:


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:07 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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I heard the racket and quickly engaged the MSA Steward in small talk lest he go investigate :hand: :hand: :hand: :hand: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Hahaha brilliant


I got a 10 minute long MSA bollocking at goodwood once for doing something similar... :)



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Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:16 pm

Quote of the weekend (CNH spotting Mikey had just turned up on site):

"The entertainment has arrived!"


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:22 pm

James, I did note we were trying to out do each other. Bit like torvill and dean (ask your dad if you don't know them) :D


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Post by greeny » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:30 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:57 pm
CNHSS1 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:09 pm
I heard the racket and quickly engaged the MSA Steward in small talk lest he go investigate :hand: :hand: :hand: :hand: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Think I owe you a pint or two matey. I'm very conscious now at the drivers meeting when the instruction is to keep it nice and tidy and not act an idjut your trying not to look at me. :doh: :doh: :doh:

You mean you actually attend those Mikey?!?!?!?!?


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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:10 pm

Great weekend had by all it would seem! Thanks to all those that helped with the set up and anyone that stopped by for a chat, was great to meet so many new people this year and obviously catch up with the regular bunch.

I feel that a new ban on beer pong is coming into effect next year...

And I'm absolutely definitely ever never ever drinking with the King Clan again..... my poor head.... :lol:

Either that or next year, I pick the drinks!! ;)

Well done all.

(PS Christine kicked her heels in at 7pm on Sunday on the way home...the AA man ham fisted the spark plug when we were checking for a spark and snapped the plug in half....so I didn't get home til 3am in a taxi after a proper faff....I actually current don't know where my car is.. I'm sure it will turn up)


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Post by greeny » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:20 pm

(PS Christine kicked her heels in at 7pm on Sunday on the way home...the AA man ham fisted the spark plug when we were checking for a spark and snapped the plug in half....so I didn't get home til 3am in a taxi after a proper faff....I actually current don't know where my car is.. I'm sure it will turn up)[/quote]

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Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:21 pm

Lukeyboy46 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:10 pm
(PS Christine kicked her heels in at 7pm on Sunday on the way home...the AA man ham fisted the spark plug when we were checking for a spark and snapped the plug in half....so I didn't get home til 3am in a taxi after a proper faff....I actually current don't know where my car is.. I'm sure it will turn up)
Oh cock, sorry to hear that and hope she soon turns up intact, seems to be a theme atm, another club member had similar with hos VW campervan.

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Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:55 pm

Lukeyboy46 wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:10 pm
I feel that a new ban on beer pong is coming into effect next year...

And I'm absolutely definitely ever never ever drinking with the King Clan again..... my poor head.... :lol:

Either that or next year, I pick the drinks!! ;)
You said that last year :D

Sorry to hear about the car, I'm sure you'll get it fixed quickly enough!


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Post by toolmanchris » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 am

Just wanted to say thanks for letting me have a go on the course with my Blue Z4. It was my first time on the track and I had a great time.
Thanks especially to Craig for letting me have a go and Geoff for sitting in with me for the first few laps and giving me some tips he was a top teacher.
Started on a 99 second lap and finished on a 78 second lap so really chuffed about that.

I can see why people get involved in this racing lark its a hell of a buzz 8)

Cars making a few funny noises on the way to work this morning though so hope I haven't broken it :lol: :shock:

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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:11 am

Christine arrived all in one piece yesterday afternoon, albeit with a flat tyre! Will get round to have a look this weekend...


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Post by Oxymoron » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:04 am

Lukeyboy46 wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:11 am
Christine arrived all in one piece yesterday afternoon, albeit with a flat tyre! Will get round to have a look this weekend...
I hope that Christine doesn't take after the Stephen King car by the same name? :shock:


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Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:11 am

That's the general idea ;)

She can be wicked when she wants to be...


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:45 am

A big thank you from me to all involved in a very enjoyable weekend! :D :hurrah:

A bit late, as I went up to Cheshire on a family visit before returning. The car performed well most of the time, an electrical gremlin did creep in on my return - the electric widows stopped working, the wipers stopped working, and the engine developed an intermittent missfire - I'm tending to suspect a faulty ignition switch, so I'll try changing that as a first step. The lack of wipers wasn't a problem as it was dry, driving all the way from Oxford to the Sussex Coast with the driver's window open, was "interesting" :shock:
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It was great to meet fellow-Cornishman Mikey yesterday :)

Mike, your route around Curborough might not always be the shortest, but the spectators loved it! Your pirouette at that bottom hairpin got a round of applause. Hopefully Roger managed to get some pics of the rest of the run with the tailgate open :D
Loads of photos to sort out, I did, I think, manage to capture most people in action, whether on track, in the autotest, or the Concours. Mikey was, as ever, a sight to behold - here he is escaping from the scene of the spin: (is the hatch a NASCAR tweak, where flaps open up to slow the car in a spin?)
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