Kames Sprint - 13 April 2008

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Kames Sprint - 13 April 2008

Postby kevham » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:12 pm

As some of you may be aware, the sprint/hillclimb season kicks off this weekend with the first round of the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship at Kames on Sunday.

This year, thanks to an application by the MX5 Owners Club, MX-5s are eligible for class A8 - Marque Road Sports Cars. This means that instead of competing against 200bhp Westfields and Caterhams, I'll be mixing it up with other sports cars.

The downside is that the class includes the 2007 Scottish Sprint Champion, Graeme Bremner in his unfeasibly quick Lotus Exige !!

On Sunday, I'm entered as car no. 30 and the class includes a TR7 V8, a Porsche Boxster and the aforementioned Exige. There is a reasonably full entry list including the awsome 3.5 litre Gould of Roy Napier.

The club has organised a run to Kames (see the events section) so I hope to see some of you there. I wont have my support crew with me (Jools can;t drive at the moment) so there will be a parking space next to my car in the paddock.

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Postby skinnydoug » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:38 pm

Heh, do you mean you need a spare car to keep the sarnies dry? :lol:

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Postby Hawkeye » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:31 pm

We'll be there to cheer you on. Whatever you do, beat that Boxster!
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Postby kevham » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:54 pm

Hawkeye wrote:We'll be there to cheer you on. Whatever you do, beat that Boxster!


Hmmm...... I can't see it somehow!

I'll be glad if I beat my 100.99 secs personal best!
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:44 pm

Kev...you choose who you want to Park beside you, would be fitting for Big Douglas since he helped you set the car up, alternatively Robin cos he will be the chuckmobile :lol:
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Postby Robin » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:48 pm

DouglasH wrote:Kev...you choose who you want to Park beside you, would be fitting for Big Douglas since he helped you set the car up, alternatively Robin cos he will be the chuckmobile :lol:

Happy to defer to BigD...he is bigger & fitter :shock:
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Postby skinnydoug » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:57 am

Whats a chuckmobile? :oops:
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Postby Robin » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:14 am

skinnydoug wrote:Whats a chuckmobile? :oops:

Tsk tsk.....kids today :roll:
An historic and jocular reference reflecting the days of pioneering wagon train horse drawn vehicles which formed the central point for the pro bono supply of sustainance, delicacies , and a variety of life saving liquids for the common good of the collective. (It has nothing to do with throwing away your Nokia) :lol:
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Postby skinnydoug » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:12 pm

I'd be honoured to be on chuckmobile duties.

Will an MX-5 suffice? I have a devastingly effective cross-country Passat Diesel available if there's stuff that needs stowed for the duration. We could livery it up in club colours and pretend it's Japanese??? :D

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Postby Robin » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:49 pm

Joking aside Doug..a Passat tail gate will be very handy.
I bring the chuck...you dole it out...how's that? :D
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Postby Davy » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:49 pm

I take it , it is not an official day at Kames ? As I have been there before a few times and there is always a kitchen open and someone selling burgers, chips, coffees teas and other snacks ... :?
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Postby Robin » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:58 pm

It is official...depends on gastronomic preference...
Home made chicken breast tikka, fresh sarnies & ground coffee all free....or....an eye/nose/ear & lip & quorn burger & catering coffee.
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:02 pm

Yes it is an official day, so may be best if we leave it at Mx-5's so as not to upset anyone, besides Big Doug's five would look better in the pits than the Passat, Robin could park with the others at the parking area, which is also the best spot for pictures, so coffee options at both areas, and new Cafeteria are not offended. Trust this is ok with everyone.
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Postby kevham » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:51 pm

DouglasH - sounds like a good pragmatic plan. :lol:

SkinnyDoug - you're more than welcome to park in the Paddock.
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Postby skinnydoug » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:49 pm

OK, excellent. I'll bring the 5 and I'll be honoured to park it in the paddock. :D

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Postby Hawkeye » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:21 pm

I'm sure the Passat is very nice though :)
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Postby skinnydoug » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:23 pm

I'm sure the Passat is very nice though


It carries 4 times as many passengers, has more than twice as much luggage space and uses amost half as much fuel as the Mazda, but in my opinion it's less than half as much fun.

It's a great means of transport, especially for the money it was bought for, I offered it up as a sort of Diesel powered barn as Kev's usual support car is of fairly epic proportions, but if he can get away with just packing his toothbrush we'll be fine. :D

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Postby Hawkeye » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:17 am

We just need the weather to sort itself out now..
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Postby DouglasH » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:04 am

Kev...I noticed in the practice sessions at Kames in March, they were driving the circuit anti clockwise, will this be the norm in future.
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Postby kevham » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:02 pm

Douglas - most events run clockwise. The double header weekends normally run anti-clockwise one day and clockwise on the other day. This weekend is all clockwise. (In case you didn't know there is a non-championship sprint on Satruday but I'm not competing)

I've done 2 runs ant-clockwise at a practice session in December - it is a totally different experience! :shock:
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