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Post  Hampton Caught on Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:22 pm

Wondering if any other rallycross fanatics or indeed any first-time rallycross spectators are heading to North Yorkshire for the opening round of the 2015 Championship?

I'm going to be there, though not exhibiting a model display this time. That said, I will be showing a recent build to the full-size car's owner: I've completed the Porsche 911 Turbo of Barry Stewart - he hasn't seen the model yet but will be in for a very pleasant surprise. Cool

Would be great to meet up with some DRM'ers there, including those from the frozen north Razz . I'll be watching the on-track activities and milling around the Retro Rallycross Arena. There's an ever-increasing variety of cars competing, including several that are new to the series.

The Championship fininshes in October back at Croft and I'm anticipating, by then, to have built most (if not all) of the retro rallycross cars plus some of the Supercars too. afro If so, I'll have a full display up as I had this last October.

Hope to see you there - give us a shout if you can make it. Details here: http://www.croftcircuit.co.uk/racing/brit-rallycross

Cheers, Steve
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Post  Sal on Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:35 pm

Steve

Any sight of an entry list? I know Mark Flaherty is doing the BRC this year but is missing Croft as he's doing a rally/race in event in the Balearics that weekend!

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Post  Cowley on Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:02 pm

Sorry, but I won't be able to make it Steve - I have no holidays remaining for 2014-2015, and I'm down to work that weekend! Sad

To quote the Retro Rallycross Facebook page, Chris...

This is the official entry list that all you Retro Rallycross Fans have been waiting to see for our Mothers Day Retro Rallycross Special event at Croft Circuit 15 March. We are looking forward to seeing you all again as we get set for another year of Retro Action, so as usual please stop by and say hello; there is always a warm welcome at Retro Rallycross...‪#‎RRRC‬

RETRO RALLYCROSS:
James Harrold VW Beetle
Ian Biagi Mini
Ray Morgan Ford Escort MK3
Lance Foster Mini
Stuart Bowes Mini

SUPER RETRO:
Paul Smith VW Polo
Dave Black Vauxhall Astra
Darren Grimston Vauxhall Nova
Danny Greaves Mazda 323

Information of how to become a member of this popular, fast growing team, visit us at www.retrorallycross.com
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Post  Cowley on Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:07 pm

Note the absence of Rob Gibson's MG Metro 6R4!...

...apparently, he's still waiting for new camshafts! Sad
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Post  Hampton Caught on Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:19 pm

Cowley wrote:Note the absence of Rob Gibson's MG Metro 6R4!...

...apparently, he's still waiting for new camshafts! Sad

Blimey! That's a blow! Mad Didn't know about that, David. Sad

Am glad to see Lance and Ray's names on the entry list since yesterday lunchtime, when I texted Lance asking why he wasn't going to be there!!

To more-fully answer Chris' question, here is the provisional entry list of competitors for Croft on the 15th. There's a healthy list of 11 good quality Supercars! http://www.rallycrossrx.co.uk/assets/img/uploads/CROFT-ENTRY-LIST-Rnd-1.pdf The Supernations looks VERY healthy too and more can join the entry list before the event itself.

Mark Flaherty is absent only due to having a rally to complete in somewhere warm and dry, much like Croft really! Rolling Eyes but will be competing in the rest of the season's rounds. Come on Chris, you can make it!!!!! Very Happy

Cheers, Steve

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Post  Sal on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:33 am

Pass request already turned down Crying or Very sad

Not a great day to hold a motorsport event!

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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:16 am

i'll be there
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:16 am

Mark,

Are you spectating or 'on duty'?

Drop me a PM with your mobile and I'll do the same so we can meet up. Will be good to put a face to the name after all these years! Very Happy

All the very best, Steve
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Post  Mark Lowe on Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:05 pm

spectating
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:45 pm

Look forward to catching up with you, Mark.

See you there!

Anyone else going?

Cheers, Steve
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Post  Mark Lowe on Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:55 pm

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Post  Hampton Caught on Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:52 pm

Great shots, Mark.

I'd love to know the time gap between the two photos!!

Good to see Kevin getting stuck in himself. Very Happy

Bet it won't look quite like that in 24 hours time, though!!!! Laughing

Game on, warm clothes and water proofs on, and away we go! Yeehah! cheers
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:46 pm

Well, had a great day at Croft today. Spent over 9 hours in the car but was well worth it.

The racing was very good, met Mark (Lowe) and Steve Beresford (soon to be a member here) there, caught up with several drivers, Shirley and Rob Gibson and the retro rallycross family and hatched a cunning plan!

Having made a model of Ray Morgan's Ford Escort Mk3 with the Gartrac body it on it, which makes it look near identical to the Gartrac G3 Escort as used by Martin Schanche, John Welch, John Smith, Barry Squibb and several others, I thought it would make sense to make another and have the body cast in resin so further versions can be made, as per the list here and several others of course.

Whilst at Croft, seeing the Mini Clubman of Stuart Bowes competing for the first time and using the same moulds front and rear as Lance Foster and Ian Biagi, it occurred to me to make a moulding of the Mini too, so that several wide-bodies Minis can be produced.

Watch this space. Or this forum, anyway, to be more accurate! tongue

Cheers, Steve
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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:17 am

Hampton Caught wrote:Well, had a great day at Croft today.  Spent over 9 hours in the car but was well worth it.

The racing was very good, met Mark (Lowe) and Steve Beresford (soon to be a member here) there, caught up with several drivers, Shirley and Rob Gibson and the retro rallycross family and hatched a cunning plan!

Having made a model of Ray Morgan's Ford Escort Mk3 with the Gartrac body it on it, which makes it look near identical to the Gartrac G3 Escort as used by Martin Schanche, John Welch, John Smith, Barry Squibb and several others, I thought it would make sense to make another and have the body cast in resin so further versions can be made, as per the list here and several others of course.

Whilst at Croft, seeing the Mini Clubman of Stuart Bowes competing for the first time and using the same moulds front and rear as Lance Foster and Ian Biagi, it occurred to me to make a moulding of the Mini too, so that several wide-bodies Minis can be produced.  

Watch this space.  Or this forum, anyway, to be more accurate!  tongue

Cheers, Steve

Great to finally meet you and of course chat about the resin castings Wink
Will chat again and i will sort those details out for you.
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:50 pm

Excellent Mark, thank you! Look forward to that.

I can confirm that Kevin Proctor's Fiesta didn't look like the above photo after the meeting yesterday. The transfers on the front of the car were in tatters... amongst other 'modifications'! Wink

Opinions on Julian Godfrey's new colour scheme? I took some photos of it as he was loading into the lorry. The colour is all 'wrap' and that's NOT cockney rhyming slang... though the use of pink and green is 'unusual', or being generous 'distinctive', but given he hasn't had the outright performance to win in a straight line, I wonder why he's added extra weight (albeit not much) to his car!?

http://www.rallycrossrx.co.uk/news/british-rallycross-boosted-by-top-gear

Haven't seen any shots from Croft yet, but there is a picture on the link of the car looking muddy at Lydden for the Top Gear item.

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