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Postby Dumfriesman » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:53 pm

Hello everybody.
My name is John McGill and I bought my first MX5 in June at the age of 73!
It is a Eunos 1600 1991 in Mariner Blue but I am selling it and looking for an 1800.
I am the Secretary/Treasurer of the newly-formed Scottish Lowland Speed Championship MX5 Register.
Although not completed yet,you can see the details on our new web site http://www.eunosecosse.co.uk/
A group of us decided to form our own 'register' and compete in our own class with the blessing of the championship organiser.
At the moment there are 8 of us,with an encouraging number showing interest.
The whole idea is to encourage enjoyable competition in equal cars so modifications are strictly controlled.
In other words, it depends on driving ability rather than how much money you can afford to throw at the car.
This discipline is strictly non-race Sprints and Hill Climbs at Kames,Muirkirk;Forrestburn,nr Kirk O'Shotts; and the famous Doune Hill Climb near Doune.
We welcome enquiries and new friends,whether spectating or competing.
I have looked through this site and seen some beautifully cared-for cars and hope to meet some of you in the year to come.
Safe driving.
John
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby slartibartfast » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:19 pm

Welcome John.

Sounds like an exciting Project !

Maybe that's what to do with my Mk2 when we replace it with a Mk 3 !

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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby IanH » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:50 pm

Hello John and Welcome,

This sounds interesting, I hope club members manage to join in or spectate.

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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby slartibartfast » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:44 am

John

I may have just missed it but couldn't see where to download the form (re. the MX5 Sprint / Hillclimb Register).

Also a link to the key people's email and/or addresses might be handy

Good work :-)

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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby kevham » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:16 pm

Hey John, good luck with the venture. I blazed a trail for you guys. :D
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:35 pm

Thank you all for your welcome!
The site is still a work in progress...there will soon be email addresses and a downloadable form for joining.
Meanwhile we have had 3 serious enquiries who state they will join us next year so we are fast approaching an even dozen.
We believe we have come up with an exciting and classic logo for the register which we will be revealing once we have copyrighted it.
The plan is to issue this as car stickers along with the membership cards to all members.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:57 pm

I notice that many users have the MOC logo as their avatar...how do they get this? I am a member.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:16 pm

In reply to slartibartfast (???) entry about using his old MX5 to compete...that's a great idea.
I would like to point out that under MSA regs,we will be in the Road-going Production Car division.
This means that all cars must be taxed and MOT'd.
No doubt those that are interested will read the regs on the Register link...
basically we restrict mods to the usual exhaust and intake improvements,but no turbo/super charging or throttle bodies etc...stuff like that.
What our regs do not show are the general regs published by the MSA in their annual Blue Book.
This stipulates the type of fire-proof overalls,crash helmet and gloves that must be worn at the events.
At each event,MSA scrutineers check cars for suitability,no oil leaks,loose battery,tyres,bits hanging off etc...
Any questions... you can email me.I will do my best to answer.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Gavin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:31 pm

PM one of the Central Scotland ACs with your OC membership number and he will check your name on the database and arrange for the OC logo to go on your postings.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby IanN » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Dumfriesman wrote:I notice that many users have the MOC logo as their avatar...how do they get this? I am a member.


PM sent regarding this.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby slartibartfast » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:00 am

Cheers John :-)

Slartibartfast was a character in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (he designed planets and was particularly proud of the work he did designing Fijords :-) )
The name of the character always just tickled me :-).

The MK2 is all road legal. We just decided to try the more modern spin on the MX5

I've been navigating in some classic car rallys this year which was good fun and drove in a classic car event in the MK2 which was a long distance event with average speed sections (there was a class for modern sports cars).

Your enterprise sounds a great low budget way to compete. I don't know if I'd be dedicated or committed (or good) enough to enjoy sprints and hillclimbs amongst dedicated motorsportists though :-) But all power to you for getting this going
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:27 pm

To reassure those of you who are not too conversant with Sprints and Hill Climbs...and especially our group...we are out to have fun.
Yes, we do try to beat each other...but as an example, I retired to Scotland from Bermuda after living there all my life.
The speed limit in that 20 sq.mi. paradise is 20 mph...we were all very daring and used to do 30!
Now,in Scotland at Kames,I get out there on the track and have a 20mph psychological barrier to overcome to go fast!
The beauty of sprints/hills is that you are the only one on the track and basically you are simply trying to have fun,
and if you get it right, you beat your previous best time. It's amazing how good that can feel, even if you're nowhere near the fastest.
If you are really keen and want to break records and fit superchargers...you can always enter Class A8 and compete against
other marques like Lotus Exiges or Honda S2000s...but we decided to go this route.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:35 pm

Ian...thanks,but I can't seem find any PM...
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby IanN » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:10 am

Dumfriesman wrote:Ian...thanks,but I can't seem find any PM...


No problem, just sent you another one.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:49 pm

Hey,KOOL!
Got my wings!
Thanks Ian.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby robert craig » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Welcome to the club, might be interested joining up with you next year. Have a nice Xmas and all the best for 2014.
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:43 pm

The more the merrier!
(Speaking of merry,MERRY CHRISTMAS everybody!)
If you want a membership form,just email me at
jfmcgill@btinternet.com
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Re: New EUNOS ECOSSE

Postby Dumfriesman » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:12 pm

We now have our new logo on our improved web link
http://www.eunosecosse.co.uk
I think it looks great...
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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby MrCool90 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:11 am

Hopefully I'll pop along to some of the hill climbs (spectate) if I can find them haha.

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Re: New from Dumfries

Postby Dumfriesman » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:36 am

Where are you located,CoolDude???

Doune is famous, and halfway between Doune town and Callander...you wouldn't miss it,the whole field is covered in caravans and cars on the days of the Hillclimb!
Forrestburn is visible from the M8 Junction 5...to the north...alongside the Forrestburn reservoir...
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