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Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Eddie. » Mon May 26, 2014 6:12 pm

I went to this, what a fantastic day (I went on the Sunday).

The Alpina B6 was stunning, that was the only E21 I saw on the hill unfortunately. There was a 2002 that was awesome, such a fantastic induction sound.



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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Tue May 27, 2014 12:53 pm

Dear Eddie
Di you get any shots of Herman BAC? Video etc?

I have an in car that I will post up IDC
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Tue May 27, 2014 1:14 pm

impatient here :wink:
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Wed May 28, 2014 5:04 pm

What an event!

great fun- the amount of French cars and spectators was spectacular!

I was put in a post 1971 class against Barry "Whizzo" Williams and modern hot car s(won by Sierra Cosworth Turbo)- so no chance of siverware- I missed the prizegiving as I had to dash for Liverpool Docks for Seacat

Anyway herewith 1 timed run in Herman 59 seconds something in slightly damp conditions - managed a 57 seconds later (but battery in Go Pro had died):



this clip in 2CV captures the event well:

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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Peter V. » Wed May 28, 2014 7:03 pm

That was a nice event indeed. but......... beaten by a 2CV?
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Wed May 28, 2014 7:58 pm

Peter V. wrote:That was a nice event indeed. but......... beaten by a 2CV?
ahem.......
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Wed May 28, 2014 8:49 pm

:wink: :lol:
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Wed May 28, 2014 8:51 pm

in defence- a year apart...................
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Wed May 28, 2014 9:28 pm

Lol
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Peter V. » Wed May 28, 2014 10:09 pm

Don't be mad please. :innocent

It is a very nice type of sport and i only can imagine how it is to drive it.
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Thu May 29, 2014 8:57 am

promise I am not "mad" about being teased- it was a fair spot!!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Thu May 29, 2014 11:11 am

Must have been hard on the damp road. And don't you feel like the car's gearbox ratio's aren't really suitable for a relatively slow hillclimb like this? Or would it be ok in 2nd at slightly higher speeds like on a dry road?
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Thu May 29, 2014 12:37 pm

There is also a fair bit of self preservation going on in my mind! Not just the value of Herman as being one of only 2 in British Isles but also the track conditions!
After a mini hit the wall in first damp practice and even the legendary Whizzo managed to hit the bank on his first timed run in the Renault - I had to drive 140 miles after the event to catch the Seacat back to IOM

OK so I don't mind being called a Wuss- but better that than crunching Herman -and missing the ferry etc!!!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Thu May 29, 2014 12:52 pm

Fully agree on that, better not damage the car! Just thought with the long 1st gear on the B6 you might have been a bit low in revs on 2nd. On a dry road a shorter diff could be of help. But hey its not a track car!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Thu May 29, 2014 12:54 pm

yes I was in between 2 and 3 most of the time- either gear was wrong
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