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Old 24 Jan 2023, 13:03 (Ref:4141096)   #226
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My biggest spin at 3S was when we went testing at Alfa 75 after upgrading the front brakes and installing a balance valve. My mate took the car out first, then came back and told me to have a go.


I did a couple of bedding-in laps then gave it some beans on one of the straights and braked really late for the corner - at which point the car swapped ends instantly.....


I came back into the pits and opined that there was perhaps a little too much rear end bias........to get the reply - "Yeah, I thought that"..... but of course he never mentioned it to me....
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 01:17 (Ref:4141124)   #227
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Engaged wuth a "webinair" with MSUK this evening.....amongst other things some encouraging noises from Dave Richards about looking urgently into the issues with the "lifing" on seats, belts etc that needlessly put up costs for Clubmen.


Hope the talk turns into action.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 07:04 (Ref:4141138)   #228
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I'm surprised you're allowed or even encouraged to express yourselves about this kind of subject. We're not. Contractually forbidden. Pay and put a sock in it. And vice versa.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 08:05 (Ref:4141144)   #229
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I think Dave Richards is a reasonable bloke. Mind you, he's been promising movement on lifing for a while now and little action.

Does anyone read the MSUK pdf magazine? I just lose the will to live with the acres of pixels covering the CEO blurb and now a long article from DR. I just scroll to the court stories then press delete.

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Old 25 Jan 2023, 09:58 (Ref:4141155)   #230
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Derwent has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
I was impressed with the webinar. I regularly speak to Dave, Hugh and Claire and they are going in the right direction. There are so many different pressures on the sport now.
I actually enjoy Revolution, remember it has to cover a wide range of interest and many at club level are casual enthusiasts to who tours and autosolos etc. MSUK are very open to discussion and reply to queries. I send them our club magazine and sometimes get comments of the articles. Dave came up last year to Cumbria to our new Club House for our Awards ceremony.
The biggest issue is funding. Historically the RAC/MSA etc never did things that created income and of course Bernie took the GP money. When you think the LTA had £40m to spend on development this year and event sports like hockey and bowls have decent amounts. Our sport is now so commercialised it's difficult to for the governing body, or clubs to make money.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 12:34 (Ref:4141168)   #231
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I do, generally read Revolution, although in general I dislike online publications - being old(fashioned) I greatly prefer a paper magazine, although I understand the costs and logistics in favour of electronic...


Motorsport has always been bedevilled by our piecemeal approach - something like 700 clubs, of vastly varying sizes and levels of engagement, loosely organised by regional associations which themselves send delegates to national committees. Given the lack of interest that the average club member has in getting involved - rather than whinging on a forum or other social media - its not surprising that governance is often sclerotic.....


I speak as one who has been (and remains) a club delegate to Regional Associations, attendance at who's meetings is almost invariably by a small percentage of those clubs eligible to attend.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 12:56 (Ref:4141172)   #232
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I dislike the online version with a vengeance, I find it really hard to use, especially when I'm only interested in the Judicials.

I would much sooner have a paper copy.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 14:43 (Ref:4141186)   #233
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Derwent has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
I learnt today that a number of motoring magazines from the Kelsey group are going to be subscription only, or on line and will not be in newsagents due to the high fee Smiths charge for distribution.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 15:07 (Ref:4141189)   #234
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For those who may not be familiar with Kelsey Publishing titles: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/magazines/...tyle-magazines I confess, I haven't seen Sea Angler in the shops for a few years now.
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I learnt today that a number of motoring magazines from the Kelsey group are going to be subscription only, or on line and will not be in newsagents due to the high fee Smiths charge for distribution.
Sadly print media appears to be a thing of the past. From my early teens I used to buy Hot Car, CCC & Custom Car magazines every month (and keep them, in pristine condition). As I grew older I added Classic Car magazines (many different titles), Autosport, Fast Car, Top Car, Performance Ford, Classic Ford and occasionally Motor Sport to the list too. Nowadays the only one I subscribe to is Classic & Sportscar magazine, many of the others are out of print anyway, but there just isn't the demand for that kind of thing anymore.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 15:11 (Ref:4141191)   #236
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I recently joined a local cars and coffee group. On one of the FB posts a member is talking about his next car which may be an 80's/90's hot hach or an oldskool(sic) Ford. It reminded me of Hot Car mag which I bought regularly. I suggested he gets hold of a Mk1 cortina and sticks a stage 2 1600 crossflow in it.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 17:06 (Ref:4141203)   #237
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Oldskool Ford: Cortina 1962, Escort MkI 1967, Sierra 1982 and Mondeo 1993. Matter of generation.
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Forgot to mention, he aslo said rear wheel drive.
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Old 25 Jan 2023, 21:02 (Ref:4141222)   #239
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I dislike the online version with a vengeance, I find it really hard to use, especially when I'm only interested in the Judicials.

I would much sooner have a paper copy.
Me too. Plus what Max said.
I've a nice new 27" screen and still have to scroll all over to try to read a page. #
If actual printed material becomes a thing of the past can we get away from portrait A4 format to something that fits the technology?
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