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Old 11-06-12, 18:14
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Jos got a thoroughly well deserved Man of the Meeting Graham.
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Old 11-06-12, 20:46
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Had a great day spectating for a change and watching the top line cars strut their stuff. Thanks to the drivers who let my 5 year old lad sit in a couple of 'formula' cars - he was dead thrilled - made his half term holiday. You wont get that type of hospitality in a British Championship circuit racing paddock....



Massive well done to Keith Murray in his new Audi 80 quattro 3b modprod car - new class record and a 1.9-something to 64ft...in a saloon....amazing.

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Old 11-06-12, 22:45
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It didnt rain at Curborough either . How weird is that.


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Very weird! I was expecting a repeat of the weather conditions we had for last years OMC Graham Hill Sprint....

But it was a perfect day and one of the best so far at Curborough this year
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Old 12-06-12, 02:49
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Must be that great weather redturner bought with him from those frenchies....
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Old 12-06-12, 10:59
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I heard its been 60yrs since a 1600 has held the hill record but am sure jerry or steve will correct me on this .
The last time a 1600 held the record was 1981 at Bouley Bay - Martin Bolsover was the driver in his Pilbeam MP50 BDA ably assisted by a seagull according to myth!

Pior to that it was Patsy McGarrity at Craigantlet in 1976 driving a Chevron B29 BDA - Patsy wasn't registered for the Championship though!

In 1970 Brian Nelson (Crossle 18F FVA) held the record at Craigantlet when only a couple of registered runners went over.

The last time an 1100 held the record was in 1956 (Ken Wharton at Bouley in his Cooper-JAP).

Final Factoid: in 1967 all 10 of the drivers in the Run-off at Shelsley Walsh were inside the Hill Record!
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Old 12-06-12, 11:55
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Final Factoid: in 1967 all 10 of the drivers in the Run-off at Shelsley Walsh were inside the Hill Record!
Following the first resurfacing since Nineteen Hundred & Frozen To Death.

Haven't got my copies of Ton-Up or Simon Taylor's book handy at the moment.
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Old 12-06-12, 12:58
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Following the first resurfacing since Nineteen Hundred & Frozen To Death.

Haven't got my copies of Ton-Up or Simon Taylor's book handy at the moment.
It almost happened again at Bouley some years later however one driver failed to get to the top on his first run and damaged the car forcing him to retire.
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Old 12-06-12, 13:03
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The yellow/blue sticker on the aeroscreen is significant as it celebrates Keith Holland's win in this car at the Madrid GP at Jarama in 1969.
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