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Old 5 Feb 2017, 09:27 (Ref:3710087)   #16
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Many thank's RBS we move forward ...
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Old 5 Feb 2017, 10:21 (Ref:3710093)   #17
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S griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridS griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridS griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridS griffin should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Did Perry McCarthy compete? I don't remember him mentioning it in his autobiography
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Old 5 Feb 2017, 11:50 (Ref:3710107)   #18
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One of the problems was it was very expensive to take part. After poor entries to the first round, the grid was filled by giving cheap or free entries to some quite quick drivers - can you imagine Perry paying? This must have severely cheesed off the amateur drivers who paid full whack.
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Old 5 Feb 2017, 12:08 (Ref:3710112)   #19
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Did Perry McCarthy compete? I don't remember him mentioning it in his autobiography
I have him down as starting the second race.
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Old 5 Feb 2017, 13:22 (Ref:3710130)   #20
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after little work first engine start after many years , soon on the tarmac
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Old 6 Feb 2017, 06:28 (Ref:3710392)   #21
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Hi Bidochon. Obviously we never met before (avant l'Eure c'est pas l'Eure…) but I had a race car prepared at Pacy and use to have my licence made by St André's club. Thousands moons ago… Do you intend to race this car or re-create an historic series in spite of the rather modern engine? Good idea considering that we have the Mazda MX-5 series starting now…
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Old 6 Feb 2017, 10:34 (Ref:3710452)   #22
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Comme disait De Funès : but you are French !
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Old 6 Feb 2017, 10:57 (Ref:3710462)   #23
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Comme disait De Funès : but you are French !
Yes, indeed … ma biiiiche !
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Old 6 Feb 2017, 12:55 (Ref:3710489)   #24
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tu faisais préparer ta Sierra je suppose chez Jean Pierre Lepée ?
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Old 6 Feb 2017, 13:17 (Ref:3710493)   #25
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Do you intend to race this car or re-create an historic series in spite of the rather modern engine?

at time just for the fun in track days , is it possible to race in historic series with this car ? is it possible to have a HTP ?
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Old 6 Feb 2017, 16:28 (Ref:3710520)   #26
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No, not a Sierra, much more older it was a Simca after a R12 Gordini made in Echalard ! He was so good with spanners. He use to prepare a MEP X 27 for one of my blokes Bernard … somebody! Two of his sons are still around running a Renault garage.
As to htp, I dont think so at the moment its gonna be a kind of "parcours du combattant" if you see what I mean. Anyway, keep on bringing all the documents you can get, not forgetting the original series regulation approved by an ASN (in this case, probably MSA).
Club racing shouldn't be a problem, just for fun, you have to comply with safety as described in the appendix K which is a very good thing.
If you raced in the F 3 Classic french series maybe we met before, I use to write some race reports a while ago for the racers through HVM.
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Old 9 Feb 2017, 11:02 (Ref:3711200)   #27
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The engines were originally built by Holbay, who were already in financial troubles at the time they took on the contract, and eventually went bust after the death of founder John Read in a flying accident- by this time, Wheatcroft had written off the entire Formula Classic project (at a cost of £1.6m apparently), although some development work did apparently continue on the car for some time after the series was canned.

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Warrior supplied the heads at the time according to Tim Swadkin.
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Old 28 Apr 2017, 16:41 (Ref:3729697)   #28
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Another Formula Classic

I own car number 9. I have replaced the engine bearings as a precaution. Fitted new plugs, belts and fuel lines and also added an alternator. But still not driven it!
I think someone needs to create a registor to log the movements of all the cars, including the ones that have been broken.
Any details to add to the history would be very much appreciated.
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Old 2 May 2017, 11:55 (Ref:3730543)   #29
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chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!chunterer has a real shot at the championship!
There was one in the Paddock at Donington!
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Old 2 May 2017, 17:35 (Ref:3730596)   #30
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There was one in the Paddock at Donington!
For Sale, less engine and gearbox (and maybe other less obvious parts) £8,000 reduced from £15,000
Track day car or piece of history?
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