Donington Park 31 October 2010

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Donington Park 31 October 2010

Post by BigBobPilot » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:09 pm

The Classic Sports Car Club was racing at Donington Park on 31st October. There were 1 Sabre & 2 Scimitars in the "Swinging 60's race in the day, below is a link to some photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/octanephot ... 167515773/

Also there was an inter-series night race - a first for the CSCC. For this 2 Sabres & 2 Scimiars were entered. Unfortunately John Leslie's engine expired in his red Sabre #4 in the day race, you may have noticed the pictures with the bonnet up in the above group of of photos. Therefore he had to withdraw from the night race

The Orange Scimitar #14 unfortunately didn't make the race due to a misfire after the distributor magnetic ring broke up; but there are photos of it in qualifying.

Iain Daniels Sabre #54 was sporting a Sabre rally replica bonnet with 4 x 7" headlights, made specially for the race. Unfortunately he had to retire after qualifying too, but again there are some photos of it in the night qualifying.

The Yellow Scimitar #71 driven by Colin Swinnerton (Previously John Milligan's SSSC Championship winner car, which also passed through Ben Gough's ownership for a period of 2 years, but is now re-sprayed yellow, rather than the original British Racing Mustard) did make the race, but after a good day race, he had the misfortune of a broken throttle cable about a third of the way into the night race.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/octanephot ... 139652940/
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Re: Scimitars & Sabres at Donington Park

Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:40 pm

Sounds like Haloween wasn't good for "our" guys - crying shame... :cry:


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Re: Scimitars & Sabres at Donington Park

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:55 am

Big Bob Pilot omitted to mention he took a class win in his 'pointy GTE', er, sorry Marcos, good work Mr. G. 8)


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Re: Scimitars & Sabres at Donington Park

Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:43 pm

Cheers for the mention Craig,

The posting wasn't so much about the results for the Scimitars & Sabres, more the fact that I thought the night photos may be of interest, as a night race is not something that happens all the time, especially with such a good Scimitar & Sabre entry list. I thought they were cool anyway...


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Re: Scimitars & Sabres at Donington Park

Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:43 pm

ive always thought GTEs look better in the dark.... :lol:


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