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Silverstone Classic
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The Biggest Classic Festival in the UK. Among many grids it will include a round of the Jaguar Challenge AND a race for HRDC Academy cars.

HMRN have also confirmed the 'RAC TT' race for Pre 63GT cars and U2TC will each have 50 minute races.
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Old 31 Jul 2017, 15:57 (Ref:3756446)   #151
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The one car rolled right in front of us, I think it was the rower guy. Anyway it was Turn 1 of the GP circuit.
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Old 31 Jul 2017, 16:58 (Ref:3756461)   #152
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What were the grid sizes like at the Classic? As full as ever? What about at club racing? I haven't been for ages so can't comment.

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Apart from GpC, very good grids. Masters GD race had reserves and then reserves for the reserves....
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Old 31 Jul 2017, 17:46 (Ref:3756468)   #153
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Our Jag race was red flagged. My heart sank as we drove back in to pits passing the E Type with a crushed roof. Roll cage did its job and driver ok. Dont know about his wallet.
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Old 31 Jul 2017, 17:47 (Ref:3756470)   #154
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A couple of the E-Types

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Old 31 Jul 2017, 17:55 (Ref:3756478)   #155
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The unquestioned highlight for me was when we brave souls standing in the rain near Village on Sat evening saw a sublime drive from David Pittard in the Elan 26R. Utterly mesmerising to watch the little Lotus carve its way through TVR V8s, E -Types etc . I watched the car at Vale in dry practice and its pace was astonishing.

Good to hear the howling V10 Renault in the Williams ; lots to enjoy - people to talk to , access all areas wonderful . But I really don't need oxymoronic sleb races contested by people who once appeared on Holby City - or anybody else falling into the sleb catgory .

ps for pure racing , yet again the rule that nothing is better than a big field of FF1600 was proved .
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Guessing this thread will be well served with great images so Ill just add a couple or so. Silverstone is an awful place for 'backdrop' photography so thank goodness for some rain. Sad the Ferrari picked up a penalty, but Simon (Hadfield) certainly drove another great race. Copyright www.retro-speed.co.uk
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Old 31 Jul 2017, 18:53 (Ref:3756499)   #157
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Wikipedia sugges that just over 1000 of the original Lotus Elite were made one way or another.

The entry lost for the Classic seemed to suggest, at a quick glance, that nearly all of them were entries ....


(OK, I may be exaggerating slightly there ....)

Certainly a lot though. Where have they all appeared from?
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Think you're right on both counts, Percy. Was the pic of #64 taken just before the red flag was shown? If so, #94 (Gary Pearson) spun just after lapping me at Becketts, then nearly T boned our car as he recovered. Not sure if he lost the lead to the Dodd car (#21) during the spin, but the red flag was shown seconds later, so the result would have been wound back to the previous lap. It could be #21 right behind, and the gap between 1st and 2nd was just over one sec.......
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Elites are great to drive a reasonable cost.
That's why people think they are good value
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Think you're right on both counts, Percy. Was the pic of #64 taken just before the red flag was shown? If so, #94 (Gary Pearson) spun just after lapping me at Becketts, then nearly T boned our car as he recovered. Not sure if he lost the lead to the Dodd car (#21) during the spin, but the red flag was shown seconds later, so the result would have been wound back to the previous lap. It could be #21 right behind, and the gap between 1st and 2nd was just over one sec.......
Yes he did lose the lead according to the Live timing and the commentary. The Dodd car was a lot faster at that time and would have won as the flag was about to be shown if my memory and mental arithmetic were both correct.
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Yes he did lose the lead according to the Live timing and the commentary. The Dodd car was a lot faster at that time and would have won as the flag was about to be shown if my memory and mental arithmetic were both correct.
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[QUOTE=john ruston;3756186]A new lightweight and it's a historic race meeting.
A joke!

No wonder historic racing is not expanding or changing
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I don't know how many 'lightweight' E Types there were racing, John, but I don't think there was a genuine one among them was there?
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Anyone know how the guy who rolled his Formula Ford on Sunday is doing?
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Yup, that's the moment!
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Our Jag race was red flagged. My heart sank as we drove back in to pits passing the E Type with a crushed roof. Roll cage did its job and driver ok. Dont know about his wallet.
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Allow me to kill two birds with one stone as it were. Dad is fine Iain - lost a wheel due to mechanical failure somewhere within the rear upright/halfshaft when he was halfway through Stowe and the car tucked in around the failed corner and rolled onto its roof. Thank you to everyone for their concern The car can be repaired, and with the exception of a minute cut on his finger dad was uninjured.

AFAIK Stuart Baird was OK after his roll in HFF - the roll hoop did its job well but took quite a beating in the process.
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