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oulton park gold cup 29th/30th august

PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:35 pm

Hi
The full entry list is on the HSCC site under calender then enrty list.
The Gaurds race for GT cars should be good with the elans up against some big engined opposition.
Malcolm Ricketts will be out in his (dare I say it) SHAPECRAFT (i'll take lots of pics!!!!)
How can we get together during the lunch break Monday?
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:29 am

shapecraft?????? SLOWLY I TURNED ---STEP BY STEP--- :lol: ---ed
dont close your eyes --you will miss the crash
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:32 pm

twincamman wrote:shapecraft?????? SLOWLY I TURNED ---STEP BY STEP--- :lol: ---ed



:twisted: Ed, how is it going with you? Let's see how many 26/R cars we have at Oulton tomorrow- twice as many as last year I'll bet. 8)

Rickets (Kosher) Shapecraft is a nice car but shame about the fixed roof. :roll:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:26 pm

toomspj wrote:I'll be there in my Elan # 46 in Historic Roadsports. Debating whether to race the Red/White S4, or the Green/White S1. Oh how fortunate I am to have the choice. S1 is quicker, but I haven't driven the S4 since it was pummeled at Spa last October, so it might be nice to see how quick it is.
Tough decision. I'll look forward to seeing any of you there in the paddock Saturday or Sunday.


On the first lap it was all going so well........ :twisted:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:49 pm

After a ding-dong with the Ginetta G4, Paul got just a bit too much momentum into the chicane and almost disappeared out of my frame sideways!

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PostPost by: theelanman » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:01 pm

Gold Cup Rendezvous

Little Chef Middlewich
A54
just off J18 (Holmes Chapel) off the M6

http://www.littlechef.co.uk/findalittle ... ant&id=119

meeting time 10am to depart at 10:30

first race is 11.20am.....

any spare tickets (if you want to bring a friend in a lotus), or for those who have a problem and cant make the rendezvous time
these will be left at the LEFT hand ticket booth/lane at the entrance.....

we will probably be parked in front of the Foggarty Moss centre...in our own enclosure

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:17 pm

Thanks Gareth, the arrangements worked well enough today (after I persuaded the ticket booth lady to take the spare tickets from me!). At least one person said to me that he would be arriving late on Monday, so if you could leave any spares on the gate..... etc.

Forecast looks good, see you folks tomorrow.

btw, any racers who want photos, drop me a PM, I usually snap anything with a Lotus badge, e.g. all the Elans and Sevens today, plus some with only one seat.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:39 pm

For once the forecast was correct- best day at Oulton for years, great to meet so many Elan fans and old friends.
I seem to have lost the ability to link large images from flickr, maybe I changed one of my settings, or lost some of my marbles (or maybe they "improved" it). Any advice?

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PostPost by: paddy » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:48 pm

I thought the Guards GT race was fantastic, almost the right result at the climax.

Met a few CLOGgers but nobody I spoke to seemed to have heard of Pete :)

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:45 pm

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PostPost by: Old English White » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:04 am

bigvalvehead wrote:Some pics from today
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Hi Dave ,
Nice pictures .Thanks for sharing .
Seems than the Elan's were fast each side of the channel that week-end...
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:46 am

paddy wrote:I thought the Guards GT race was fantastic, almost the right result at the climax.

Met a few CLOGgers but nobody I spoke to seemed to have heard of Pete :)

Paddy


Yes, so close to a perfect ending.

Funny how ALL the CLOGs deny knowledge of me. :twisted:

Good photos of a brilliant event.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:05 am

I've put just a few on flickr (had some images stolen from there so I don't use it much now).

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I'll put some more on my website over the next few days, look in the "Motors" gallery.

I think that all photo posts should really be in the Elan Gallery section, not in Racing- probably my fault. :oops:
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:29 pm

a pic of the infamous oil warning light in a very original 26R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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