Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby DJ. » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:15 pm

Can we have a show of hands as to who is def going along for this?
(and if applicable can I leave someone who has a working car to shout out a run from where to Brooklands - obvs if everyone is carless then not so applicable!!)

1/ Mark G - taking Mrs G, so expecting to get there for 9.30-10.00.
2/ Mike S (“Rexholme”) - YES
3/ Weathers - Good spot Mark - something a bit different
4/ Richard, might blagg a pass ride anyone, YES
5/ Kegco maybe
6/ Duncan YES (thanks Richard)
7/ Gary
8/ Martin - Yes, but in MX5 (unless the weather forecast improves) with Mrs T.

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby Kegco » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:08 pm

I’m not sure as I’ve got man flu and feel like crap, so seeing how I feel

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby gdp66 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:32 pm

1/ Mark G - taking Mrs G, so expecting to get there for 9.30-10.00.
2/ Mike S (“Rexholme”) - YES
3/ Weathers - Good spot Mark - something a bit different
4/ Richard, might blagg a pass ride anyone, YES
5/ Kegco maybe
6/ Duncan YES (thanks Richard)
7/ Gary YES
8/ Martin - Yes, but in MX5 (unless the weather forecast improves) with Mrs T.

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby gdp66 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:58 pm

From the website
The timetable for the day is as follows:


09.00 Gates open
10.00 Museum display areas and aircraft open
11.00 Fastest lap competition opens
12.00-13.00 Mercedes-Benz World Track demonstrations
14.45-15.30 Ascents up Test Hill
17.00 Event finishes

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby greenwoo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:53 pm

1/ Mark G/Mrs G- OUT - sorry guys, Mrs G struggling with headaches/sore eyes last cple days, hoped it'd clear by now - hence last minute post. Sorry. To those that do - have a good one!
2/ Mike S (“Rexholme”) - YES
3/ Weathers - Good spot Mark - something a bit different
4/ Richard, might blagg a pass ride anyone, YES
5/ Kegco maybe
6/ Duncan YES (thanks Richard)
7/ Gary YES
8/ Martin - Yes, but in MX5 (unless the weather forecast improves) with Mrs T.

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby martinq357 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Good to catch up with everyone today, albeit too briefly. Spent most of the time sheltering and under the umbrella... Brooklands as interesting as always but the weather put a lot of people off.
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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby Rexholme » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:44 pm

Expensive day out - I'm now fleabaying Mircas for AutoSolos :D

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby DJ. » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks for organising this Mike, I enjoyed meeting up with you all :)

Richard and I chose just the right time to go for a coffee, it was very civilised meeting in the cafe 8-)
Here is a short video of the Napier Railton being push started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6ZeJ__NlP8&feature=youtu.be

For those who haven't sen this car- it has a 24 litre Napier Lion W12 aero engine and holds the lap record for the Brooklands circuit at 144 mph in the 1930s :o

Great to see it move after all the times I have seen it in museums.
Some photos to follow.

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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby DJ. » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Some Ferraris out on a wet day! All gone soon after lunch:
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Very nice "Totally original" S3 Seven, the owner said someone desperate to buy it had been hassling him at a classic car show...............so why display it again! Bet it has had most of the chassis tubes replaced and is more like Trigger's broom :lol:
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Got to love an Intergrale, even if the steering wheel is the wrong side and they rust like my old Strada Abarth :cry:
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My favoutite car of the day, a Fiat Abarth 1000, based on a Fiat 850 rear engined coupe I believe:
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More Abarths, they were very loud on the circuit :twisted:
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Original 911 meets the latest, at least 1 foot difference in width. I know which would survive and SKCC blat better.
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Rather nice Elan and Escort combo, I'd give both room in my garage if I had the space and money :D
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Re: Group Get Together 13th Oct - Brooklands

Postby Rexholme » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:52 pm

DJ. wrote:Thanks for organising this Mike, I enjoyed meeting up with you all :)

Credit has to go to Mark G for organising that. You’re spot on with your favourite car choice - that’s was great.

I also really enjoyed the awesome spectacle of autotest and autosolo passenger rides put on by Farnborough District Motor Club, Maidstone and Kent Motor Club, and Basingstoke motor club.


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