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Old 18 Aug 2010, 18:21 (Ref:2746661)   #721
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At the end of the day and regardless of the spec of the cars it was a very enjoyable spectacle with lots of big colourful noisy cars, far better than the drab too long under 2 litre race, Silverstone needs big cars and this was OK.
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 18:50 (Ref:2746675)   #722
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Agree,but the entrants who pay all the money want a level playing field and spectical doesn't come into it.
If the race generates revenue that the test.20 +thousand pounds a race covers lots of spectators.
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Old 18 Aug 2010, 19:04 (Ref:2746683)   #723
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I also agree but the car has raced in that guise before so most people knew it was more of a special saloon than an genuine car. HSCC knew the spec and did not turn the entry away at any point. If the entry form did not ban it then it was eligible. Perhaps it was because the driver was not a "big" name that fuss was really about. I was a shame it did not race in the second race, but it was still a great specticle for all.

Bring on big cars next year, oh for a big grid of Can Am/Interserie cars and F5000's to back up the big saloons.
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Old 5 Sep 2010, 12:01 (Ref:2754693)   #724
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How bad was the damage to the E-type LWT?
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 10:40 (Ref:2755069)   #725
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I get quite upset when the HRSR cars are referred to as 'hot rods' - the rules are there and the weights are a great leveller. My car is being built to their rules as it is a cheaper proposition than FIA - plus the entry fees are around half, or less, of those for Masters or U2TC.

Best way to make a car faster is to change the nut behind the steering wheel - witness Dan Cox in his Dad's A40 at Brands last year.

If you care to talk to the HRSR guys you'll find them a friendly bunch and prepared to listen. The grids are varied and expanding (no mean feat in the current financial climate) and the racing is all pre-66. Not the mixed grids of cars from different periods - which seem to proliferate everywhere outside of the FIA based series - which, incidentally seem to be dying on their feet.
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 11:41 (Ref:2755089)   #726
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I get quite upset when the HRSR cars are referred to as 'hot rods' - the rules are there and the weights are a great leveller. My car is being built to their rules as it is a cheaper proposition than FIA - plus the entry fees are around half, or less, of those for Masters or U2TC.
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Times must have changed since I raced with HRSR as I thought only existing HRSR spec cars were allowed to run to Group 5..

IMHO it was a great shame the committee ambushed the annual meeting and reversed the vote from the previous year to phase out HRSR spec cars. Dont get me wrong I am not against Gp5 cars and in fact would love to see a series that embraced later 60's early 70's saloon cars
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 12:52 (Ref:2755120)   #727
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Marcus Pye addresses the point again in HMRN this week!

Worth a read!
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 15:50 (Ref:2755214)   #728
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Times must have changed since I raced with HRSR as I thought only existing HRSR spec cars were allowed to run to Group 5..

IMHO it was a great shame the committee ambushed the annual meeting and reversed the vote from the previous year to phase out HRSR spec cars. Dont get me wrong I am not against Gp5 cars and in fact would love to see a series that embraced later 60's early 70's saloon cars
Just to clarify, Simon, the AGM was ambushed by a group of members to reverse the decision of a couple of years earlier. The committee at that time, which included me, all voted to keep the earlier decision. We are a democratic club, however, and the majority of members AT THAT TIME voted to overturn the earlier decision.

As a further clarification the decisions taken at both meetings were nothing to do with HRSR specification cars but were about banning or allowing oversized engines. The Historic Racing Saloon Register was formed in 1984 (or late 1983) and has always catered for cars built to a set of regulations which allowed greater freedom of modification than those allowed under Appendix K. In fact there was no App K saloon racing in the UK to my knowledge until well in to the 1990s.

We are happy to embrace Appendix K car drivers who wish to race in the HSCC/HRSR Historic Touring Car Championship sponsored by 'ByBox' but, as has ween well noted in earlier threads, the drivers of App K cars tend to support the more prestigious meetings run by the HSCC and avoid the smaller scale 'clubbie' meetings.
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 21:31 (Ref:2755396)   #729
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at Oulton the Forward Mustang appeared to be carrying stickers on the windows defining its status/class
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 22:09 (Ref:2755406)   #730
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at Oulton the Forward Mustang appeared to be carrying stickers on the windows defining its status/class

So there we are. Can't be much clearer than that. Presumably it complied with all the HRSR Technical regulations rather than the Appendix K papers.
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Old 6 Sep 2010, 23:04 (Ref:2755425)   #731
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I had a good look at car at Oulton after the Silverstone debacle and it had a set of decals displaying its weight and class in the bottom left hand corner of the rear window - HRSR Class A 1475kg from memory

Whatever people's thoughts/tastes, the attention to detail on the car is excellent. Even the roll cage was immaculate metallic black. AP Racing calipers at the rear!
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Marcus Pye addresses the point again in HMRN this week!

Worth a read!
Indeed, Page 46 of the September issue of HMRN. And there I think that we will leave it.
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Old 19 Nov 2010, 20:05 (Ref:2793231)   #733
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OK its Friday and im on the sherberts. At the Classic this year my peak flew off my crash hat on Sunday in the HGPCA race. Dont suppose anyone picked it up. My mate Jason cant get me a replacement.Says i got to buy a new lid!!!!
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