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Old 21 Apr 2012, 18:23   #16
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That's why so many Scottish drivers head south to race where bad driving and nerfing is frowned on!

I agree and am seriously considering not entering the May meeting.
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Old 24 Apr 2012, 09:09   #17
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I dont normally comment on these type of things but having just watched the piece of film from thredhotporsche, what in the name of God was the TR7 driver doing? Perhaps the A30 had wandered a little but he had already made an a**e of the previous corner so his lap was finished. He should have given her room. Disgraceful driving and quite possibly someone out of racing as a result.
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 17:37   #18
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I would have thought the A30 was on the correct line and the TR7 was on the wrong line regardless of the attempted pass. The TR7 on that line would go wide through the dip and end up well off line for the entry to the next corner over the brow and add even more time to an already partially ruined practice lap.
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Old 1 May 2012, 21:11   #19
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Rounds three and four of the Championship are at Knockhill on 6th May.

A warning has been issued regarding driving standards - hopefully, there
will be no repeat of the incidents at last month's event.
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Old 2 May 2012, 19:27   #20
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Will be up on Sunday but sadly in mufties not a racesuit, hoping to have the Fiesta engine back together for Oulton or more likely Croft.

If all goes well, Rodger Motherwell (2011 Class A champ) should have his orange Sprint #68 out. Its had a lot of work over the winter including a full Trofeo kit so should look stunning and (barring teething troubles) go like the clappers!

Lots of changes at the top of SMRC so chat in the paddock should be interesting.
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Old 11 May 2012, 14:09   #21
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Scottish classic competitors were spared the rain and snow which prevailed during other races
at Knockhill on 6th May. Eight of the twenty-six drivers were having their first outing of the year,
including newcomer Bruce Weir. The trend which developed in 2011, of many drivers choosing selected
events rather than the complete calendar, seems to be continuing this year.

Anyone studying the results would see a very close finish to both races, with the top three cars
between one and two seconds apart and those in fourth to sixth places very close behind.
This conceals the effortless manner in which Andrew Smith (Morgan +8) won both races.
His nearest rivals, however, had intense battles to maintain their positions.
Further down the order, many cars were closely matched, especially those
in the smallest capacity class.

Class Winners (both races unless stated) :
A Nic Boyes (Mini Cooper)
B Donald Laird (Lotus Elan)
C Robert Marshall (Ford Escort)
D Raymond Boyd (Porsche 911), Stan Bernard (Porsche 911)
E Andrew Smith (Morgan +8)

The next two rounds are at Oulton Park on Saturday 2nd June.

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Bruce Weir - Lotus Sunbeam
Andy Walker Triumph Special , Cameron Gilmour Austin A30
Keiron Baillie Ford Escort RS1600
Nic Boyes Mini Cooper
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Picking up on previous posts in this thread, is the last picture a TR7 or a TR7 Sprint? Or maybe even a TR8?
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Old 11 May 2012, 20:29   #23
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Though I can't vouch for what the chassis started life as Willie (along with the other members of 'The TR8 Squadron') runs a stonking V8 of 3.9L.

For more info on the championship see:
http://www.smrc-uk.com/championships...ics/index.html

With away rounds including BTCC at Croft we're not back at Knockhill until 12th August!

In the meantime I've got to get my engine re-built!
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Old 12 May 2012, 09:42   #24
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Last time I saw the "TR8"s none of them were genuine factory cars but ones built up for the racing at KH using old TR7s and Rover V8s. Not the tidiest of cars, I seem to remember the first one to appear was an ex rallycross car with it's carbs sticking through the bonnet.
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Last time I saw the "TR8"s none of them were genuine factory cars

I think most people on here would realise that! My personal preference is to call such hybrids 'TR7V8', but you could say 'what's in a name?'.......

Malcolm, what is John Marshall up to this season?

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Last time I saw the "TR8"s none of them were genuine factory cars but ones built up for the racing at KH using old TR7s and Rover V8s. Not the tidiest of cars, I seem to remember the first one to appear was an ex rallycross car with it's carbs sticking through the bonnet.
Have you ever got anything positive to say? Quite pleased you stay south of the border.
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I think most people on here would realise that! My personal preference is to call such hybrids 'TR7V8', but you could say 'what's in a name?'.......

Malcolm, what is John Marshall up to this season?


Mike,

John Marshall is rallying a MKII Escort this season. I read recently that he had been at an event in Anglesey and saw that he was entered for
The Manx.
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Have you ever got anything positive to say? Quite pleased you stay south of the border.
A bit offensive that! I speak as a Scot. Please note the Saltire! I have done a lot of my motorsport in Scotland, in speed events and racing. I think I still hold four classic class records at various venues.

As for what I said, it's purely fact. I would love to do some KH classic events if driving standards were improved and the cars were genuine historic spec!
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I would love to do some KH classic events if driving standards were improved and the cars were genuine historic spec!
The first part of your post has been addressed I believe, as to the latter, who cares? The series appears to attract good grids so it must be doing something right.

I speak as someone with cars built to App J Gp 1 and App K.
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The first part of your post has been addressed I believe, as to the latter, who cares? The series appears to attract good grids so it must be doing something right.

I speak as someone with cars built to App J Gp 1 and App K.
Thankyou - SMRC classics isn't trying to be HSCC, there are probably not enough cars up here to fill a grid let alone have enough in each class!
There are plenty of one-make championships around to excite (or bore) spectators.
SMRC classics provides a great variety of cars for spectators to see and some close racing in and between classes. Sure it has issues within the regs - a large bank balance can produce a massively quick car, The Marshall's Escorts being a case in point, but if you are prepared to invest (and race at virtually one circuit all season) then surely you deserve success. It also provides opportunities for newcomers like myself, with a decent (non grp 1) set of carbs and a bit of work then a lot cars can be in the mix. No-one wants to be at the back of the race or class all the time knowing that their car is 'period'.
For those that can't afford an original race classic, or fund tours of the UK and and European circuits, SMRC classics is a great place. The expanding grids, variey of cars and the fact we have now been invited to support TWO BTCC rounds this season is testament to its popularity with drivers and spectators alike.

PS DM - I am an englishman in scotland enjoying SMRC classics so dont assume my comments are nationalistic and I'll not assume MGCC regs include the requirement for a beard
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