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Old 25 Oct 2021, 12:07 (Ref:4079914)   #1
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This weekend rounds the MRL season out with a joint meeting including HRDC. Qualifying and racing both days with the Pall Mall Cup 3hrs closing out the racing on Sunday.
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Old 25 Oct 2021, 19:25 (Ref:4079993)   #2
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The Silverstone website is rubbish at saying what's on, and the HRDC site is even worse........
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The Silverstone website is rubbish at saying what's on, and the HRDC site is even worse........
The timetable and entry lists are on the MRL website. Not very inspiring
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The timetable and entry lists are on the MRL website. Not very inspiring
Some big entries for most of the races I found? HTCC, various Sportscars and the Jag challenge all well subscribed.

Shame about the GT40s though. Bit thin.

14 quid to get in, kids free.

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Some big entries for most of the races I found? HTCC, various Sportscars and the Jag challenge all well subscribed.

Shame about the GT40s though. Bit thin.
An 80 minute race for 7 cars is a bit thin!
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An 80 minute race for 7 cars is a bit thin!
Indeed, but as I said the other races seem pretty well supported.
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Myself and HRTR5 will be there Sunday morning .James is running his MK5 Elva in 30 minuet race. " in the wet "
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I'll be there Saturday pm. Entered in the 3hrs so Sunday qually and racing.
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Trying to decide whether to trek back down there again on Sunday, as the Classic Alfa Challenge is running in the All Stars race, constituting over a third of the entry....though I only found that from a competitor....I find tracking down the entry lists on the MRL site baffling......
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Trying to decide whether to trek back down there again on Sunday, as the Classic Alfa Challenge is running in the All Stars race, constituting over a third of the entry....though I only found that from a competitor....I find tracking down the entry lists on the MRL site baffling......
It would be brilliant to catch up lanky.
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Trying to decide whether to trek back down there again on Sunday, as the Classic Alfa Challenge is running in the All Stars race, constituting over a third of the entry....though I only found that from a competitor....I find tracking down the entry lists on the MRL site baffling......
is the All stars entry on the HRDC site?
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is the All stars entry on the HRDC site?

HRDC site is worse than MRL - apart from the 2022 provisional dates, everything else on there seems to be months, if not, in the case of the Classic Alfa page, a year out of date......


I've tried to attach the list my competitor friend has sent

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Looking at that, some interesting cars in a mixed bag. What is a Pandora SP. I feel I should know!
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Looking at that, some interesting cars in a mixed bag. What is a Pandora SP. I feel I should know!
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Roger Phillips:
“Our racing car (yet to be named) was conceived in the White Horse Pub, Chichester. There were three of us in this marriage that conceived the car; Tony Cowell, a Master Blacksmith of the old Wrought Iron School, who wielded a torch as an artist wields his brush, he even used to weld up speedo cables! Alongside him was Michael Homer, the son of a noted Selsey Lobster Fisherman and both of them lived a few doors apart in Selsey.

I joined these lads as the third of the ‘Three Musketeers’ as we were known, after noticing Michael’s much modified 850 Mini, which had all the Downton bits and went like a rocket.

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Not wishing to risk my daily driver again (which had morphed into a Mk1 Cortina GT 1500) I was listening to Michael when he suddenly came up with this wild idea of building our own car. He was full of the news that there was to be a new 1100cc Sports Racing Class and he reckoned he could design and he and Tony could build a super low and light weight car to these new regulations using a BMC engine, which he reckoned he could put together with his brother in law’s help. I remember Michael saying that the regulations called for doors of a certain area and he had come up with the idea of making the doors long but low, complying with the area requirement but enabling us to build a ‘proper’ race car. At the same time, Mr. Chapman and later others were having similar thoughts, all unknown to us.

[...]

The arrangement between the three of us was that I would fund the cost, Michael would design the car and build the engine and Tony would do all the fabrication. We would own the car jointly and share the driving.

[...]

The Jackson company was growing and getting busier all the time, plus the commute from Selsey was a bind so Michael managed to sweet talk a wonderful lady in Selsey who had a lock up garage that she never used and she kindly offered it to us as a workshop. The lady’s name was Pandora and when the question of a name for the car came up we thought that would be a nice name, so PANDORA it was with the add on of ‘Powered by Austin’, (Austin sounded so much better than BMC).

[...]

Work and progress was slow though and so to speed things up I suggested we get our own premises and start up our own garage business which we called, ‘Pandora Motor Engineering’.


I would recommend a read of the full article - even if I've got the wrong car....

There was also an article in the 4 Apr 19 Autosport where the current owner Andy Prill reunited the car with Roger following restoration, and Roger had some time in the car.
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Roger Phillips:
“Our racing car (yet to be named) was conceived in the White Horse Pub, Chichester. There were three of us in this marriage that conceived the car; Tony Cowell, a Master Blacksmith of the old Wrought Iron School, who wielded a torch as an artist wields his brush, he even used to weld up speedo cables! Alongside him was Michael Homer, the son of a noted Selsey Lobster Fisherman and both of them lived a few doors apart in Selsey.

I joined these lads as the third of the ‘Three Musketeers’ as we were known, after noticing Michael’s much modified 850 Mini, which had all the Downton bits and went like a rocket.

[...]

Not wishing to risk my daily driver again (which had morphed into a Mk1 Cortina GT 1500) I was listening to Michael when he suddenly came up with this wild idea of building our own car. He was full of the news that there was to be a new 1100cc Sports Racing Class and he reckoned he could design and he and Tony could build a super low and light weight car to these new regulations using a BMC engine, which he reckoned he could put together with his brother in law’s help. I remember Michael saying that the regulations called for doors of a certain area and he had come up with the idea of making the doors long but low, complying with the area requirement but enabling us to build a ‘proper’ race car. At the same time, Mr. Chapman and later others were having similar thoughts, all unknown to us.

[...]

The arrangement between the three of us was that I would fund the cost, Michael would design the car and build the engine and Tony would do all the fabrication. We would own the car jointly and share the driving.

[...]

The Jackson company was growing and getting busier all the time, plus the commute from Selsey was a bind so Michael managed to sweet talk a wonderful lady in Selsey who had a lock up garage that she never used and she kindly offered it to us as a workshop. The lady’s name was Pandora and when the question of a name for the car came up we thought that would be a nice name, so PANDORA it was with the add on of ‘Powered by Austin’, (Austin sounded so much better than BMC).

[...]

Work and progress was slow though and so to speed things up I suggested we get our own premises and start up our own garage business which we called, ‘Pandora Motor Engineering’.


I would recommend a read of the full article - even if I've got the wrong car....

There was also an article in the 4 Apr 19 Autosport where the current owner Andy Prill reunited the car with Roger following restoration, and Roger had some time in the car.
Very interesting. Thanks
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