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Old 1 Oct 2008, 08:45 (Ref:2301730)   #1
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MGCC, Snetterton, 4/5 October, 2008

I've decided a trip to Snetterton would be kinder on my wallet and fatigue levels (and the environment!) than going to Donington this weekend, so who else is going?
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 13:11 (Ref:2301958)   #2
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I was running in the 4 hour event but due to one team member suffering serious damage to his car at Spa last weekend and another with man flu (thanks Mr Mallett) we have cancelled although I may see if I can transfer my entry over to the Thoroughbreds race.
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 13:15 (Ref:2301961)   #3
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PenelopePitstop should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I am sharing a MG Montego in the 4Hour event
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 15:29 (Ref:2302066)   #4
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terence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridterence should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Did'nt know it was on,the four hour sounds good though,shame my engine's dead!
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 18:35 (Ref:2302187)   #5
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I was running in the 4 hour event but due to one team member suffering serious damage to his car at Spa last weekend and another with man flu (thanks Mr Mallett) we have cancelled although I may see if I can transfer my entry over to the Thoroughbreds race.
I didn't damage any cars!
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 19:38 (Ref:2302234)   #6
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No, it's the man flu you gave to Mr K
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Old 1 Oct 2008, 22:27 (Ref:2302362)   #7
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midgetman has a real shot at the championship!midgetman has a real shot at the championship!midgetman has a real shot at the championship!midgetman has a real shot at the championship!midgetman has a real shot at the championship!
I'm kicking around Saturday evening and Sunday mopping up Penelope Pitstop's oil and polishing MG David's brake discs. No race car working so I'm just making a nuisance of myself "helping" those otherwise engaged.
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Old 2 Oct 2008, 00:16 (Ref:2302413)   #8
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yep, team # 25, with the Midget fresh from the Nordschleife 400km and the Monty not fresh at all! Do look in and say hi if you are near pit 25...
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Old 3 Oct 2008, 12:54 (Ref:2303379)   #9
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I'm popping over for a spot of spectating since my self inflicted (temporary) withdrawl from the driving seat.

Anyone got an idea of the timetable? Not sure whether to go Saturday (most likely) or Sunday. I want to see an Equipe race and the Thoroughbreds if I can.
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Old 3 Oct 2008, 13:41 (Ref:2303417)   #10
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Dave, timetable is here

OK my car is repaired....ish and I'm now doing the Thoroughbreds race

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Old 3 Oct 2008, 16:36 (Ref:2303497)   #11
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Thanks for that - looks like you've got yourself an early start on Saturday then!
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Old 3 Oct 2008, 19:59 (Ref:2303607)   #12
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Iam there in my Tomcat with the Lunar racing team #17 in the 4hr race on sunday
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Old 4 Oct 2008, 19:48 (Ref:2304215)   #13
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OMG, what were the scrutineers on this morning? It was like queueing up in Tescos, start on the shortest line and watch everyone get done first. The guy who did mine then told me "you're no the driver are you" when I replied "yes I am, why" he said "I need to see your overalls", well I was wearing them so I'm not sure how he missed them.

JT, nice to see you there and sorry I didn't recognise you but you shouldn't try and confuse me by shaving.

I had an excellent race only to be outdragged from the exit of Sears to the chequered flag by fellow Dtype racer Peter Dubsky by around 200ths of a second.
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Old 5 Oct 2008, 11:18 (Ref:2304575)   #14
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Good to catch up with you, too, Tim, and also Ken Paton, as well as, for the first time, Rod Begbie (TVR Gantura), another 10-Tenther, down from Aberdeen. There was some great racing and some interesting moments, some of which I captured. The most dramatic event of the day was the series of barrel rolls undertaken by Rob Spencer's MGB GTV8 when he got onto the grass on the exit of Coram and one side of car dug in and launched him. We reckon at least 5 rolls, and the height the car reached off the ground was extraordinary. It was the most violent roll I personally have seen in over 40 years of spectating, and a massive relief to see Rob get out of the car and walk away unaided - a real testament to the strength of the roll cage and safety harness.

I'm afraid the commentary irritated a little with the occasional high pitched rendition of 'whoosh, whoosh' as well as the odd comment which suggested that the spectators were mainly composed of children! Nevertheless, a good meeting, and I was rather surprised not to see more MGCC members cars in the car parks. The forecast may have put a lot of people off, but in fact, the rain pretty much held off all day although the wind made it feel a lot colder than it actually was. I have 'bottled out' of going back today, as the cold wind has now been joined by rain, but I deny all charges of being a 'fair weather' enthusiast.

Pics, later!
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Old 5 Oct 2008, 11:54 (Ref:2304592)   #15
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My buddy and Autosport snapper Richard Styles got a great sequence of yesterday's roll which he e-mailed to me last night. The most spectacular one I ever saw was also at Snett, back in the 1960s when a Mini looped the loop several times at the Esses, now known as the bombhole. The only injury was a broken foot, but this was after he had crawled from the wreckage and kicked the car a bit too hard in revenge!
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