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Old 6 Mar 2021, 06:18 (Ref:4039137)   #16
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How was the first day, Dave?
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Old 6 Mar 2021, 07:58 (Ref:4039140)   #17
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How was the first day, Dave?
Well at least dr bob remembered me and my right name. Had a great day thanks and met up with the good Dr....he is suffering from a misfire so of course I suggested the coil to discover Iain had already suggested that by phone
I’m sure dr bob will have something to say.
I’m just sitting by the beach pondering whether to have a curry or fish n chips. Sun is shining. Happy day!
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Old 6 Mar 2021, 10:11 (Ref:4039160)   #18
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If its the rotary engine, dont tell him about the head gasket… Good to hear you can assist and enjoy the show for real. Curry or chips?
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Old 7 Mar 2021, 17:56 (Ref:4039470)   #19
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Hé bien, Dave, on oublie ses vieux potes du forum maintenant? No pics, no news, no nothing? How is the Doc'?
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 03:03 (Ref:4039542)   #20
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Hé bien, Dave, on oublie ses vieux potes du forum maintenant? No pics, no news, no nothing? How is the Doc'?
No friends forgotten, more a case of a busy long day yesterday, getting home last night and falliing asleep as soon as I sat down.

I will try and post some pics later this evening.... have to get my camera nd PC to talk to each other first.

Re dr bob I will leave him to tell the details, but basically the previous misfire on Saturday was thought to be a fuel regulator issue... the only thing that had been altered from previous racing. Sunday race 1 and dr bob stopped on the warm up lap with flames emanating. The marshalls contained that swiftly and the car was returned to the garage on a truck. Overfuelling had led to the fire which fortunately had been dealt with swiftly and no major damage.

We managed to find a new regulator, but dr bob's men with knowledge and spanners despite there best efforts and swapping of parts still had problems with fuel pressure.... the decision to pull the pin and not race was made, as dr bobs Torana needed race prep (the man with the spanners was racing that), so I left dr bob with my sorrow for his curtained racing and wished him a safe long journey home to NSW, as I had to help organise some prizegiving stuff for our car club (the other HTC class running)

Next thing I saw was the Heritage cars (dr bob's RX7 runs in the Heritage class) heading out on track for their final race. Much to my surprise with dr bob's Mazda taking the start.

I watched the race and the car seemed to be running sweetly, and certainly finished.... but have not spoken to dr bob since then. I did not want to be asking questions and interrupting when he was loading up and trying to beat the traffic out, and he had plenty of helpers... my additional help would likely have been hindrance. So whatever the fix was or how it ran I know not at this stage.

Im sure when he arrives home maybe later today and gets his feet back on the ground he will update here with more reliable news on his weekend than I can offer.

From my point of view it was great to get out to the first proper decent size motor race for 12 months, (Last years PI race was the last historic event we got here) and I feel fortunate to have been one of the lucky 1000 allowed in to get a pass this year.

Always great to catch up with the likes of dr bob, who was the usual welcoming sharing and hospitable gentleman he is.

Despite the lack of international content it was still a superb locally sourced entry list (I heard 450 cars) across all categories from Ferrari F1 cars, Indycar F5000, F2 etc through Can Am type cars (the ex Keke Rosberg Budweiser Spyder was there) Porsche 962's right through the Heritage and other Touring Car classes of all eras to MG Midgets MGBs and FFs, all providing great racing in beautiful weather.

The competitor / car list is still available here: https://vhrr.com/forms/2021-PI-Competitors.pdf

Watch this space for some photographs.

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Old 8 Mar 2021, 06:30 (Ref:4039561)   #21
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Thanks fir keeping us informed Chris . Glad you had a good time . Looking forward to the photos .👍
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 08:13 (Ref:4039566)   #22
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OK I have got myself totally confused now.... dr bob, I need your help when convenient!.

I just looked up the Natsoft results service and specifically the Group A / Group C race, and it shows dr bob as a class winner in the last race. But I saw another looked like Group C Mazda just ahead of him.

Looking at Natsoft it shows dr bob in the Group C 2-3 litre class, yet the other RX7 in Group C over 3 litre class. Their fastest laps are within a tenth of each other.

This is the results page for the race in question. (dr bob is #42 entered under the Muddle Bar name.)
http://racing.natsoft.com.au/6391874....83u/Result?43

Ifit is true that dr bob won the class then congrats.

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Oh and I believe I have here a video of the race onboard from a car a few behind dr bob.
I have to admit I have only watched it on my phone so far, so will cast it to the big screen later on to check in more detail.

https://youtu.be/KTvmqRu3YVI
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 08:59 (Ref:4039571)   #23
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I forgot to mention that David Towe, also of this [10/10th] parish, scored a clean sweep in all the Heritage races driving his beautiful JPS BMW M3.
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 09:21 (Ref:4039579)   #24
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I did spot dr bob taking sneaky photos of another car in the paddock. (sorry dr bob for outing you without warning)

What was he snapping? This little beauty.

The other pics are a quick fix for an exhaust bracket, make sure everything is where it was last year and then to the track.....

Edit: apologies I must have uploaded them in the wrong order. You are a bright lot.... you will work it out.

Oh, and the yellow Torana in the garage in front of the Mazda is also owned by Bob
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Had the same 'Vette body, must be a lightweight one. The rims are incredibly wide! Thanks for the pics, good dr looks great and fast.
Shhhh he's typing at the moment!
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Old 8 Mar 2021, 10:02 (Ref:4039586)   #26
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Thanks E.B. I’m just home. I have lots of stories to tell and photos and videos but unfortunately I will have to leave it for a day or two before posting. Real life intervenes.
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Thanks E.B. I’m just home. I have lots of stories to tell and photos and videos but unfortunately I will have to leave it for a day or two before posting. Real life intervenes.
Glad to know you made it home safely. Look forward to your updates in due course
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Thanks E.B. I’m just home. I have lots of stories to tell and photos and videos but unfortunately I will have to leave it for a day or two before posting. Real life intervenes.
Looking forward to your report.Man those photos bring it all back. What a fantastic place.
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ok some more pics to make Iain jealous and make sure he has it on his planner for next year, all things allowing.

First of all I snapped this possum on the bridge across the track early on day 1.... he would not be impressed once the "Gentleman you can now start your engines" at 9am.

After that a bit of what I saw....

including the Genoa Racing Ralt RT2 Sports car conversion and the ex Rosberg Budweiser Spyder. Oh and the ex Shelby Allard. (owned by the same guy who owns the Corvette posted above)
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