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Spa 6Hrs Endurance
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The annual pilgrimage to Spa for the 6 hrs and support races.

The latter will include a round of the Jaguar Challenge and combined MRL sports car grids, plus Masters series. U2TC will also have 2 x 40 minute races.
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Old 22 Sep 2017, 09:27 (Ref:3769234)   #166
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RAM Cobra! GTD40! At least they were more honest about their replicas then!!!
That's Barry's race, and replicas have always been a part of it.....
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Fast fro an Anglia of course. But Saloon Cars are kind of Modsports and the track was probably slightly different.
Gerard, I think if you took a look at my Anglia you would be surprised at how "unmodified" it is. It still has a leaf spring rear end and front suspension similar to how it came out of the factory complete with steering box also still powered by a Kent pushrod engine. All of my races were done on Yokohama road legal tyres.
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zefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridzefarelly should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
U2TC 2007. it was about £500 a race then as well.
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Old 22 Sep 2017, 12:30 (Ref:3769249)   #170
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Maybe it's time for a new forum JT. Instead of historic racing today it could be called historic racing ten or twenty years ago. Everything was so much better then
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Noticed that it wasn't the Cortinafest that it has now become and there were far more Alfas entered. How did the race go, Joe?
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I can't remember much Peter . . . aside brakes fading toward the end as I still had steel wheels on from Goodwood a few weeks prior, no air gets through them.

It must have been cheaper & easier then as I've not done GW/Spa both in the same year since!
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It was, at least you could do it on a shoestring in comparison with today.
Racing has always been expensive but with newer regulations regarding towing/fuel costs/ever increasing entry fees/silly historic car prices etc the "normal" working bloke with a mortgage can't afford to have a go.

I counted myself very lucky in that I had most of my racing entries and parts paid for by sponsors that I picked up along the way, there was no way that I could have done any of it "competitively" on my own unless I was really silly and re-mortgaged my house ! like some that I know ! who lost everything thinking that they were the next Max Verstappen
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Gordon I do believe you about your Anglia stage of development. As you can guess, from the list you publish I do know many competitors (mainly French) and their cars. For instance, Christophe's 911 was something like full Grp 5, Claude's 2002 running a M12/7, Olivier's Camaro a light Group 2 and so on… Mainly on slicks. From my understanding, our french Saloon Cars could be compared to your Modsports. Is that right?
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Gordon I do believe you about your Anglia stage of development. As you can guess, from the list you publish I do know many competitors (mainly French) and their cars. For instance, Christophe's 911 was something like full Grp 5, Claude's 2002 running a M12/7, Olivier's Camaro a light Group 2 and so on… Mainly on slicks. From my understanding, our french Saloon Cars could be compared to your Modsports. Is that right?
Probably (and more beside) ! I think that the French race that I entered they took my money after looking at my car and decided that I would be down at the blunt end of the race, some of the cars had tyres wider than my car
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I remember the £500 U2TC Spa entry fee, just about my limit at that time. When it went up to £1000+ I decided that my happy times in U2TC were over. A most enjoyable race and series despite the fairly pathetic results I scored. But I was driving the GTA from London to Spa and my GTA's state of tune was nowhere near Dominik Roschman ... and neither was my driving skill ! We just enjoyed ourselves at a great track.
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Completely agree Nick, I'm in exactly the same boat. It strikes me that more , shall we say, 'Gentleman drivers' in 'period correct' cars stay at home than actually contest now.

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