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Old 10 Nov 2019, 08:42 (Ref:3939653)   #46
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That is quite a calendar.

Good to see them back at Silvestone for the Classic.
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 10:00 (Ref:3939665)   #47
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That is quite a calendar.

Good to see them back at Silvestone for the Classic.
It’s been said many times- owning an FJ gets you to more high profile meetings and interesting circuits than any other historic race car.....
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 18:22 (Ref:3939749)   #48
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It’s been said many times- owning an FJ gets you to more high profile meetings and interesting circuits than any other historic race car.....
Shame (current owners excepted) about how high the values have soared in recent years, even in the relatively short period that I have been involved in the sport.

That said, I am reminded that the problem of “not fitting in the car” does prevent me from ever racing some of the more competitive models anyway!
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That said, I am reminded that the problem of “not fitting in the car” does prevent me from ever racing some of the more competitive models anyway!
Funny, I was going to add ‘if you can fit in one’...... Presume you’re OK in your FF?
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Our lad Richard Bradley is no jockey .
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Shame (current owners excepted) about how high the values have soared in recent years, even in the relatively short period that I have been involved in the sport.

That said, I am reminded that the problem of “not fitting in the car” does prevent me from ever racing some of the more competitive models anyway!

I could not now afford to buy any of the cars I raced in the previous 30 years (with the exception of the most recent, the much-loved Camaro, and possibly the 1965 Alfa 2600 Sprint coupe).


Is this progress ?
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Old 11 Nov 2019, 11:42 (Ref:3939933)   #52
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For those really interested in, you can have a special entry fee at 2 Tours d'Horloge, 6/8th of November 2020, Paul Ricard, to be sent before 25th of December. More info: https://vdev.fr/les2toursdhorloge/
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Funny, I was going to add ‘if you can fit in one’...... Presume you’re OK in your FF?
Just about! The Titan was ok, always struggled with the brakes as with the top-hinged pedal arrangement my toes were already inline with the pushrods!

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My main problem is an argument between my knees and the crossmembers
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Back to race dates and I have had email from Masters and F2 saying we have to wait for final calendar until next week .
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Yup, Masters bit late to the party......
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Shame (current owners excepted) about how high the values have soared in recent years, even in the relatively short period that I have been involved in the sport.

That said, I am reminded that the problem of “not fitting in the car” does prevent me from ever racing some of the more competitive models anyway!

It is true that some front running Juniors are hugely expensive now,
especially the Lotus 22 and the Brabham BT2 / BT6, going for 150.000 pounds or more

Also some Front engined Juniors, especially the rare and the quick ones, command big money, six figures in many cases Mainly because they offer the chance to shine at Goodwood every 3 or 4 years.

Buuuuut, the rear engined drum braked Juniors, that also get their race at Goodies every 3 or 4 years cost a fraction.
You can still get some of these for 40.000 pounds give or take.
Yes, of course, 40.000 pounds is a lot of money, but really cheap im comparison to a Lotus 22 or a Lola Mk. 2
Which - if anything - shows the lack of imagination by some, who just need to have THAT frontrunning car

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Let’s hope the organisers can negotiate a date back to mid October for next year. Weekend after Estoril would be neat......
Algarve Classic Festival 2020- Sounds like the above wish is not going to happen, as the ELMS race has now moved to the 16-18th Oct 2020 from the following one. So at a guess the CF will be 23-25th......

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French Formula Ford Championship 2020 dates show the following:

Estoril Classic 9/10/11 October.

Algarve Classic 30/31 October, 1 November.

Nice long break in the sun for Mike after Dijon.
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Sorry Eamonn but I guess your 2020 calendar is more up to date than mine. Because this is not the relevant thread it will be easy to correct me Mike, so do feel free, bearing in mind that Challenge Formula Ford Historic France has been attracting many English competitors for a long while. What I had in mind:
17/19 April, Albi; 8/10 May Dijon; 30/31 May, Pau ville; 18/21 June, Charade, 31 July/ 2 August, Spa; 11/13 September, Nogaro; 25/27 September Val de Vienne; 16/18 October, Hockenheim.
For the record, three different classes: période GR: 67 to 71; période HR: 72 to 76; période IR: 77 to 81.
http://www.formula-ford-historic.fr

We have another series involving HFF's, called Trophée Ford Kent-Zetec, sometimes both calendars differ: https://www.formulaford1600.fr
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French Formula Ford Championship 2020 dates show the following:

Estoril Classic 9/10/11 October.

Algarve Classic 30/31 October, 1 November.

Nice long break in the sun for Mike after Dijon.
Looking carefully at that calendar the last four dates seem to be ‘OU’ / ‘OR’ suggesting they’re thinking of one of the four, but the date shown for Algarve is of concern.......
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