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Re: Manx Classic 2014

Post by TopCat » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:00 am

The above pictures show some of the amAzing pre war cars out there- As well as my 13 year old at the wheel of Roddie Feilden's lovely Morgan Plus 8

I guess I should have photographed the more modern monsters- after the Audi Pikes Peak things both broke on day one- it left the way ahead for a 750 bhp Mitsubishi Evo Thing to blitz the records- fresh back from Pikes Peak as well.
Just goes to show that the way to go is to stick to classics or your momnet of glory is forever going to be eclipsed by something else with more £ and development money- that Evo had around £500,000 in it and it might be worth £80k!
Mark Higgins was demo running in a US spec brand new Subaru- giving him much needed practice before his new attempt on the record in the summer during TT. Not sure we were allowed to photograph it since it is a prototype (sounded horrid!).

I made an attempt to film the cars returning from the Ramsey Run- gives you an idea of the wacky machinery (chain gang) in the pre war section:


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Re: Manx Classic 2014

Post by TopCat » Thu May 29, 2014 2:43 pm

Just picked up July 2014 edition of Classic Cars

to find a great report on Manx Classic on page 26

(along with a picture of the winning classic car!!!).................
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:55 pm

Not sure where to post this but since Butch is mentioned and pictured in this thread I though I'd add it here...

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Re: Manx Classic 2014

Post by TopCat » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:37 pm

I thought I would post up my great rival - a really quick 65 Mustang with v loud exhaust and 530 bhp from a recently imported 12.50:1 compression stroker motor from the States:

the times were closer than I would have liked (and next year we will get my slow 3 to 2 gear sorted!!) sounds much better from in car than Butch!

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