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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 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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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:18 pm

Took me a few days but here's some proof of Tim's presence haha. Sure he will add some more comments...

New 'n loud exhaust for the B6

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Nice collection of cars!

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Rare MVS Venturi

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Tim's family

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One of my all time dream cars, short video below!

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Veyron showoff



That DB5 again! :P how I love its song! :crazy

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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:46 pm

Thx for posting the pix - since my Flykr a/c is misbehaving!

guy with the TCB Racing hat is Barry Whizzo Williams who had a v hot sequential Clio 172- hit the wall at pardon on 1 timed run! Guy running the Veyron demos was Andy Wallace (Le Mans winner etc)!

Venturi MVS looked lovely especially the E21 rear lights?
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:54 pm

Andy Wallace does ring a bell lol, and the MVS used E21 tail lights indeed! See this topic as well: http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21983
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:11 pm

One of my favourite cars there was the ratty old DB5 which really had been raced and hillclimbed all its life and was pretty scruffy

that was until he set off!

Noted the flared wheelarches and good rubber Avons I remember

The guy competing in an E36 in our class (soundly beaten by Herman ahem!) also has a DB5- he too has owned it for years mid 70's but says he can't do competitions in it anymore as it is insured for £360k!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:12 pm

Becoming too expensive. Spoke to a Dutch 507 owner, he used to do like classic car rallies and all but his insurance won't let him anymore haha
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by Jeroen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:12 pm

And a few of THE man and THE car hahaha

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