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Old 1 Jun 2021, 12:59 (Ref:4054225)   #31
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I can only second this - a very enjoyable day spent overlooking the Craner Curves and the Old Hairpin in the sunshine.
It was a great two days with a wonderful variety of cars and absorbing racing. Donington looked splendid in the sun. I thought the spectator numbers were very strong and I was struck by how young many looked with lots of kids too. I love the cars because they were part of my youth but what relevance they have for someone of forty or so I don't know. Perhaps it's just a great spectacle. Good to see though. Mind, everyone looks young to me nowadays
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Old 1 Jun 2021, 13:36 (Ref:4054230)   #32
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Yes it was interesting to be in the SC and hear (and be part of) all the comms, and to those that moan about SC deployments or about race control i would suggest people go and try it, it is an eye opener, particularly when you consider the amount of info beinfg sent in to RC if there are multiple incidents
Indeed; as someone who sits in the passenger seat reasonably frequently (and did a full season with British GT in 2019) I've found myself juggling several handsets at some meetings:

SC specific radio (two way)
Incident radio (listening)
Post chief/flag radio (listening)
Coordinator radio (two way)
...and sometimes listening to the race director's teams channel, too.

When something big happens, the channels light up and once we have an idea where it's all happening, the volume gets turned down!

Club meetings at e.g. Mallory are simple by comparison, as everyone is on the same channel.
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It was- I saw it too and it was stunning , and so much prettier than the poor old TR3 which spawned it.

And the styling seems to be a precursor to the Fiat 2300 Coupe of the 60s.


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Old 1 Jun 2021, 19:01 (Ref:4054270)   #34
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If you look at pictures of a Ruffino and a Gilbern, you understand why MGD appreciates both. The 2300 S was somewhat special for a coupé because it offered enough room for four adults and their luggages. And the Abarth built engine was powerful while offering a lot of torque all over the powerband.
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Old 1 Jun 2021, 22:22 (Ref:4054292)   #35
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Watched the YouTube coverage of today's racing, and am curious to know the reasoning for CTCRC permitting the Anglias to run with pre-crossflow 1500 engines because as far as I can recall, they were never produced by FMC. Maybe Robyn of this parish will know, as he pilots one in the pre 66 series?

To help Anglias become more competitive against Lotus Cortinas/Mustangs.
Same for Austin A30s/A40s at 1293cc or Minis at 1380cc.
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To help Anglias become more competitive against Lotus Cortinas/Mustangs.
Same for Austin A30s/A40s at 1293cc or Minis at 1380cc.

Thanks for that information, Peter, but still a little confused as, back in the day, all these cars would have been battling for their individual class honours not trying to compete directly with the Lotus Cortinas and the Yank tanks.
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HRSR and CTCRC have always run 1500 Anglias, its because they're a prehistoric half chassis/half monocoque shell and heavy. Homologated weight for a 1200 Angle box is only 10kg less than a Cortina GT. MInis are lighter by a full size passenger.

I had to bust a gut to get to 730 with my car, likewise you'd have a job with an Anglia if it had proper windows and factory steel panels.

a good mini will have a similar power to weight ratio to a 1500 Anglia. and If memory serves all raced pretty closely together in CTCRC with Cortina GT's as well. . . Subject to the nut behind the wheel !
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Thanks for that information, Peter, but still a little confused as, back in the day, all these cars would have been battling for their individual class honours not trying to compete directly with the Lotus Cortinas and the Yank tanks.
very few bother trying these days. I was tempted to build an ultra light 1200 delux Cortina some years back, just for a laugh!
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