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    Curborough today

    A good turn out of 5 escorts in the Old Fords Class today. 3 newbies who are definitely hooked on sprinting.

    Round of applause to Jason Greenwood. He'd driven his immaculate MK1 Mexico all the way there, thrashed it to within an inch of its life, then drove home. Passed him on the motorway driving home & he still had a big grin on his face.

    Good to meet up with Gavin & Dean & see the cars.

    Anyone got any pictures?

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    Re: Curborough today

    A good day's sport. Can't afford to make a mistake with Windy up your chuff!

    The Mk1 was a very smart example.

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    Re: Curborough today

    Definitely a very enjoyable and relaxing day out

    Made all the late nights worth while as Fly was running perfectly

    It was nice to be able to do my runs and then watch Windy and Bernard do theirs

    Lots of variety of cars out there to keep people entertained
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    Re: Curborough today

    Fly was looking a bit "nose high" obviously looking for the next stage start!

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    Re: Curborough today

    Quote Originally Posted by bernard100 View Post
    Fly was looking a bit "nose high" obviously looking for the next stage start!
    I don't know what you mean

    We did try to lower it after first practice but the spring seats had seized up so we left it. It will be a lot lower next time out
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    Re: Curborough today

    What will be your next event?

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    Re: Curborough today

    Great day and would recomend it to any one who wants to get involed in motor sport and like me has to do it on a shoe string.

    Only pic I have is of my mex on the day..............
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    Re: Curborough today

    well done chaps and well done Jason for popping ya cherry, see all that worrying was for nothing.


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    Re: Curborough today

    well done,cant wait to have a go myself

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    Re: Curborough today

    Quote Originally Posted by bernard100 View Post
    What will be your next event?
    I've entered Shelsley Walsh and Loton Park hillclimbs, then I'm off to Millbrook for the rally, then 2 days at Pembrey sprinting so that'll keep me busy

    Quote Originally Posted by jasongreenwood View Post
    Only pic I have is of my mex on the day................
    And that's Dean's Pinto powered Mk2 and Fly in the background




    A few unofficial times from the afternoon:
    Driver..... Run 1..... Run 2
    Bernard... 34.06s... 33.88s
    Windy..... 35.47s... 35.71s(?)
    Gavin...... 37.32s... 37.03s
    Dean....... 41.69s... 42.43s
    Jason...... 43.06s... 41.84s
    Doesn't mean that much as its all on handicap and we're still trying to figure out how that works
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    Re: Curborough today

    Gavin,
    If it is your first visit to Shelsley you will want to walk the hill. I am there all w/end, fri-mon if you and the guys want advise. It's quick!!!

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    Re: Curborough today

    Quote Originally Posted by bernard100 View Post
    Gavin,
    If it is your first visit to Shelsley you will want to walk the hill. I am there all w/end, fri-mon if you and the guys want advise. It's quick!!!
    Yes that would be very helpful, thanks

    Out of all the venues I'm planning on going to this year, I've only been to Curborough before (in 1992-3), I've driven a rallycross nova round most of Llandow and used part of Pembrey on a stage rally so I'll be learning all the time
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    Re: Curborough today

    Dont forget I have videos taken from the Fiesta XR2 at some of the venues you're talking about.

    http://www.zetecinside.com/xr2/incarcamera.html

    My best time at Shelsley (with slicks, 180BHP and 715KGs) was 36.29s

    Its very much a do or die hill, with little reward if you get it wrong.
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    Re: Curborough today

    I can't wait to get my car finished, hopefully in a few months I can join you guys

    She's built like a Steakhouse, but handles like a Bistro

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    Re: Curborough today

    Shelsley has been totally resurfaced this season. The May event will be the first competitive use it will get!
    First practice anyone????

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    Re: Curborough today

    There were some interesting cars up there on Sunday.

    It seemed the Audi Sport was in a league of its own in terms of power compared to the white Scooby and white Evo.

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    Re: Curborough today

    Not having seen the results yet, i was amazed to see that the fire breathing Audi finished on the same second as my old Escort!
    Wait for the official times I think!

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    Re: Curborough today

    Quote Originally Posted by bernard100 View Post
    Shelsley has been totally resurfaced this season. The May event will be the first competitive use it will get!
    First practice anyone????

    Was beginning to wonder when there would be mention of my little hiccup at Shelsley. This will be the first time back there since, so will be a bit nervous about the esses.

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    Re: Curborough today

    Try starting out at slightly less than your opening 110% perhaps! Think of the Tarmac, it's all new. Shame to scratch it!

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    Re: Curborough today

    Quote Originally Posted by bernard100 View Post
    Try starting out at slightly less than your opening 110% perhaps! Think of the Tarmac, it's all new. Shame to scratch it!
    So my dinks in the old tarmac are gone then

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    just got mine going so hopefully will join in soon,cany wait.

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    Re: Curborough today

    Yes Windy all evidence removed!
    I was surprised to see that we managed to better both the Audi and the EVO. half a second off the Subaru! Nice!

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    Re: Curborough today

    I'd have come to watch, but I'm on the Performance Ford Magazine stand with the Fiesta at FITP on the 13th May. Shame.

    Not to worry, there'll be other opportunities. And watch out for that Green Tarmac. Hope it doesn't rain?

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    Re: Curborough today

    Thanks for the encouragement Graham! Not!

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    Re: Curborough today

    Tell you what, I never realised that Tarmac could look sexy, but looking at the photos on the MAC site, I wish I was there on the 13th. Looks fantastic.

    I still think they should chop the trees down at the Esses. Been too many accidents there due to the poor drainage and the shade makes it the last place to dry out properly.

    You'll be fine Bernard

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