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Old 5 Jun 2021, 17:24 (Ref:4054728)   #2491
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Great practice day at Shelsley.
We are just 3 drivers in the class, and predictably I'm the slowest.


The Metro and the Mini are very close, the edge going to the Mini.
For the Lola a decent 1st run of 34.24/2.21 start and 98 mph finish.
2nd pract ice much better @ 32.63/2.21/98 mph (!)


The others were 29/28 secs and sub 2 second starts and 18 mph faster over the line.


Lovely day, great class mates, good banter and I have a red nose.
More sun block tomorrow!
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Old 5 Jun 2021, 17:27 (Ref:4054730)   #2493
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Shelsley for the weekend!
Just 4 of us in this British hillclimb Championship round, all of them with 3 times my bhp!
So, think I know where I will finish unless they all break.


Should be live streaming if anyone interested. The Lola is car 78.

Enjoyed the live stream, especially seeing the Lola in action.
Great selection of cars.
Fabulous to see Richard Swindall still competing aged well over 80, in his Elan, a car which I remember in Scotland from the late 80s / 90s and has been his from new.
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Old 5 Jun 2021, 17:46 (Ref:4054732)   #2494
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Old 6 Jun 2021, 06:44 (Ref:4054801)   #2495
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>>>The Metro and the Mini are very close, the edge going to the Mini.

You make them sound so mundane but wow! What cars.

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Old 6 Jun 2021, 11:51 (Ref:4054824)   #2496
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Live stream link for today..... https://youtu.be/HCc9oKFAu-Q
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A wet track welcomed us this morning, and a wet Shelsley is a dangerous place as several found out.
Still the BBC were almost right and the day dried to sunny, over cast, very sunny with tha light breeze.


The Metro did not take the first timed run this morning so just the mini and the Lola. The hill got slippier as you ascended it so with nothing to loose took a gentle approach to a 37.
The Mini was well ahead, but slower too than yesterday with an iffy fuel pump making it harder.
Several competitors were not so cautious and paid heavy prices with considerable mechanical damage.


The track dried more and the second timed runs this afternoon were good but top esse was still awkward so the 3 of us set off in hope!


The 6R4 was just ahead of the Mini and after a very good missed gear I came in 3rd and last with a miserable 33 something.
It's all in the Live Stream!


However, a nice weekend of real hill climbing, really nice class mates and good weather all made for a top meeting and got home all intact.


Loton next week end, Prescott 'Porsche special day' the weekend after and then a long break for the summer hols.


The car is going well with the odd Operator Error, but so nice!
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Live Stream should be working at Loton this weekend, Lola is car # 76 for those how follow the meeting which is a round of the midland hillclimb Championship.
We are merged with the Under 2L mob, so bound to get duffed-up by the Young Kids.
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Live Stream should be working at Loton this weekend, Lola is car # 76 for those how follow the meeting which is a round of the midland hillclimb Championship.
We are merged with the Under 2L mob, so bound to get duffed-up by the Young Kids.
Good luck with everything this weekend Graham.... nice pic btw, the Lola on pole! (Looks like Prescott with Ettore's hairpin behind the cars?)
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Very close!
'Pardon' hairpin is off to the right.
Great track, lots of curves and bends so suits me and the car.


We have Loton this weekend, and a one day at Prescott next weekend.


3 races in a row, car and 'driver' will never keep up!
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Live Stream should be working at Loton this weekend, Lola is car # 76 for those how follow the meeting which is a round of the midland hillclimb Championship
Looks like the live stream is for Sunday only.... I checked the HDLCC website, https://www.hdlcc.com/ and it says on the home page it starts in 23 hours time.

Anyway the link for tomorrow is https://youtu.be/731u7WpdGho
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Yes, Sunday only this time.
Fab day at Loton, my Club's own hill and my favourite.
Real mix of tight bends and fast stretches where almost every next corner is out of eye line, so you need a good memory (at my age?)


5 in the Class. The class is amalgamated under and over 2 litre, so I'm the only one technically in the Overs.
Often, the little engine cars are quicker, esp Martin in his Riot, long time sparing partner.


3 practice runs in the sun with a cool breeze, perfect.


Lola did 3 x 2.02 second starts! Every start the same time! Left the line pdq.


Runs were
58.46, 57.51, 57.23
Martin
58.59, 57.56, 57.84
The other class mates were comfortably behind the 2 of us.


Hotter tomorrow, and the tension will be tight!


Odd scoring system in the Championship, if I win the Class I get 1 point.
If I come last, I get 1 point
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Old 13 Jun 2021, 12:57 (Ref:4056139)   #2503
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Had to have a little snigger just now whilst watching the live stream from Loton. They had a red flag stoppage because of deer at the top of the hill. (For those unaware Loton Park is, as well as a hillclimb venue, a haven for deer amongst its 300 acres..). Not everyday at a motorsport event you get a red flag for wandering deer.
(Didnt stop Graham posting a very tidy 56.47 sec. run on his first run of the day.)

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Quite a day at Loton, the sun and temperature were my biggest problems, we were fortunate to be under a Very Big Tree, so shaded with lots of visitors..


2 Class wins!
Very close between Marin in his 1000cc bike engines riot and me in the big old lardy 3200cc Lola. We have a lot of good banter between us with a pile of BS thrown in by us both, great fun, makes all the difference.


Morning run was good and strong:
Lola 56.47/2.06, Riot 56.61/2.26 (my pb is 55.41)


Afternoon was far hotter and a lot of sweat.
Martin rocketed off the line which was a worry, so I gave it death off the line and off we went. Red Flag.
Even hotter, off we went again.
Missed a gear which took ages to sort out and I found myself in the middle of Keeper's corner in neutral, one hand steering, other looking for 3rd.


Came rolling out of Keepers and in 3rd. Floored the accelerator and hung on.
Went like a bat-out-of-hell, through the evil kink in the Cedar Straight and off to a brave 90 deg left called Fallow (deer connection!) and ripped through there too off to the final blind right and off to the finish line.


Lola 56.56/1.96, Riot 57.09/2.14


That 1.96 sec start was great, you can really feel it in the seat, over 1g of acceleration, so good.


so, there we are, all of 2 points in the class points for all this effort!
Great weekend of club motorsport at it's best.


Martin came over to congratulate me, swore at me, punched me and high-5'd me.


What a bunch of kids!
Prescott one-day Porsche meeting on Saturday and then back to a championship weekend again at Prescott late July.


Feels very busy.
Feels great.
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Bit off the live stream, this morning's run:


https://youtu.be/731u7WpdGho?t=2382
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