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Post  CDM on Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:55 am

Race Retro 2017.

The first Historic Motorsport show of the year will be on 24 - 26 February, at the old Royal Show Ground, Warwickshire.

With new organisers this year, we can only hope its better than 2016!!

Show details and updates can be found here http://www.raceretro.com/

The rally stage will only run on 25 & 26 and with 70 cars. No details on what yet.

As ever the South Hants Model Auto Club will be attending located in our usual place in Hall 1.

Not giving too much away just yet but Dave 'Cowley', Dave 'Zeus', Steve 'Hampton Caught', Chris 'CDM' and Paul H will be there.

More news about our displays nearer the time

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Post  Cowley on Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Excellent news Chris, and I look forward to contributing to the SHMAC display in Hall 1 - business as usual! - and spending some time in your, and the company of the others, over the course of the weekend.

I have the whole weekend booked off work, a few days before, and the obligatory day or two afterward to recover, as well. I'm sure the first few days of the 10 days off, will be well spent finishing off my last few contributions to the display...   ...it's not Race Retro unless I'm busy right up to the last minute! Shocked

My dedicated XXXXXXXXXXXX  Rolling Eyes display is coming together very nicely, not only with the acquisition of certain existing 'mass produced' model subjects, but also in the creation of some future CODE343 decal releases, and model builds.

See you all at RR2017!.... bounce
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Post  CDM on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:45 pm

Latest email from Race Retro

Race Retro brings Rally Legends to Stoneleigh Park

Rally fans are in for a treat at Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, as we
have lined up a ‘clash of the titans’ as Finnish rally legends Ari Vatanen and Markku Alén join our 15th anniversary celebrations by getting back behind the wheel on the bespoke Live Rally Stage.

Vatanen and Alén are larger than life characters who are guaranteed to delight the crowds. To have them with us at the show is one thing but to have them in action, driving these amazing Group B cars on our Rally Stage is something you won’t see anywhere else. We are thrilled to have them as part of our ‘Super Show’.

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Post  JOB on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:43 am

Hope it's a success Went to Autosport Show yesterday Unfortunately it was even worse than I remembered it from when I was last there four or five years ago I suppose it's horses for courses and there was a large turnout of the engineering suppliers but for those of us whose interests lie more in the model memorabilia books etc end it was to my mind a complete waste of time

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Post  CDM on Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:48 pm

Latest news from the SHMAC stand at Race Retro

The organisation has been a bit frenetic this year with far too much online paperwork being issued by the new organisers, and their left and right hand are not in sync..

So the SHMAC stand in in our usual corner spot in Hall 1 on Stand 450 and we will be looking directly into the real Ford RS500 car display

Dave S will have a Tribute to Tony Pond display (its not all 6R4s!!!)

Steve N will have a 50 Years of Rallycross display

Chris D will have a Tribute to Colin McRae 10 years on display

Paul H will have a 60 years on pit scene from the 1957 Le Mans 24hrs featuring the Jaguar D Types and Lotus X1 cars.

...and also the 'Goffer' Dave C who will be there to support all the effort.

Thank you to all the above for supporting the Team effort at RR2017.

If you are visting the show you wil be most welcome on our stand. We dont know everyone on the forum so come along and say hello.

I have not seen a list of the real rally cars performing outside, on a new track layout. But it will be busy with 70 cars. They might get p***** off with less runs for them? NOTE these cars only run on Saturday & Sunday and that Ari Vatanen & Marku Alen will be attending the show

Check out full details on the shows website at www.raceretro.com

See you all there...

Cheers
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See you all there

Cheers
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:41 am

Found this posted on the BR forum!

1 - Ari Vatanen - BMW M3
2 - Markku Alén - Subaru Legacy
3 - Russell Brookes/Kerry Michael - Opel Manta 400
4 - Chris Ingram - Adam R2
5 - David Llewellyn - Subaru Impreza 555
6 - Ryan Champion - Subaru Impreza 555
7 - Geoff Jones - Nissan Micra Kit Car
8 - Chris Birbeck - Opel Ascona 400
9 - Mick Strafford - Firenza Can-Am
10 - Ian Gwynne - Renault 5 Turbo
11 - Matthew Ceen - Fiesta R5
12 - Craig Pennington - Polo WRC Proto
13 - Steve Goode - Subaru Impreza S11 WRC
14 - Niall Moroney - Subaru Impreza WRC
15 - Gordon Winning - Ford Focus WRC
16 - Graham Butler - Ford Escort WRC
17 - Alan Wilson - Ford Escort WRC
18 - Steve Chamberlain - Proton Satria S2000
19 - John Clayton - Mitsubishi Evo9
20 - John/Gareth Lay - Proton Pert
21 - Dave/Jade Paveley - Mitsubishi Evo3
22 - Chris Daykin - Subaru Group N
23 - Nigel Hepburn - Ford Escort RS2000 F2
24 - Tony Shields - Vauxhall Astra F2 Kit Car
25 - Chris Butcher - Nissan Sunny F2
27 - Alex Willan - Vauxhall Astra Gp N
28 - Adrian Kermode - BMW M3
29 - Steve Magson - Mercedes 190e Cosworth
30 - Zak Hughes - MG ZR S1600
31 - Tom Delaney - Peugeot 205 Gti Gp A
32 - Domenic Delaney - Peugeot 205 Gti Gp A
33 - Duncan Waite - Ford Sierra Cosworth
34 - David Vardy - Ford Sierra Cosworth
35 - Jason Lepley - Ford Sierra Cosworth
36 - Terry Pankhurst - Peuget 205T16 Evo
37 - Dave Higgs - MG Metro 6R4
38 - John Saunders - MG Metro 6R4
39 - Grafton Beddoes - Ford RS200
40 - Tom Blackwood - Ford RS200
41 - Nick/Tom Barrington - Audi Quattro
42 - Adam Marsden - Audi Quattro
43 - Tim Clarke/Andy Traynor - Audi Quattro
44 - Neil Brighton - Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
45 - Andrew Cooper - Renault 5 Turbo
46 - Lee/Kevin Jones - Renault 5 Turbo
47 - Simon Powell - Opel Manta 400
48 - Steve Harkness - Opel Ascona
49 - Terry Maynard - Lotus Esprit
50 - Lee/Kevin Jones - Ferrari 308 GTB Michelotto
51 - Martin Williams - Triumph TR7 V8
52 - Jeff Williamson - Triumph TR7 V8
53 - Stuart Anderson - Vauxhall Chevette
54 - John Midgley - Toyota Celica
55 - Mike Barratt - Talbot Lotus Sunbeam
56 - Shaun Clorley - Talbot Lotus Sunbeam
57 - Dave Wright - Ford Escort Mk2
58 - Paul Howarth - Ford Escort Mk2
59 - Dave Willet - Ford Escort Mk2
60 - Alan Watkins - Ford Escort RS1800
61 - Russ Mason - Ford Escort Mk2
62 - Paul Holmes - Ford Escort Mk2
63 - Alan Davis - Ford Escort Mk2
64 - Rob Dennis - Ford Escort Mk2
65 - Duncan Pearcey - Datsun 260Z
66 - Paul Hunter - Chrysler Avenger
67 - Trevor Hancock - Triumph TR7 V8
68 - Neil Maynard - Triumph TR7 V8
69 - John Anderson - Porsche 996 GT3
70 - Greg Crozier - Ford Escort Mk1
71 - Ian Houston - Ford Escort Mk1 RS 2000
72 - Julian Burch - Ford Escort Mk1
73 - Anthony Harrison - Ford Escort Mexico Mk1
74 - John Cadwallader - Mini Clubman GT
75 - Roger Platt - Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1
76 - Patrick Walker - Triumph 2.5 pi
77 - Patrick Walker - Mini Cooper S
78 - John Partridge - Rover Mini GpN
79 - Derek/Nick Wilkins - Cox GTM
80 - Mark Tabor - Volvo Amazon
81 - Bronwyn Burrell - Austin Maxi
82 - Patricia Smith/Wright - Austin 1800

Times for the live stage for both Saturday and Sunday:

10:15am – 10:30am - Historic Karting
10:30am – 1:00pm - Rallying with Group B
2:00pm - 2:15pm - Historic Karting
2:30pm – 4:00pm - Rallying with Group B

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Post  CDM on Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:20 pm

Mmm...

So not all fire breathing Grp B monsters (I really do hate that phrase) they keep banging on about?

Two 2.5 hour sessions each day to accomodate the 83 cars.

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Post  Cowley on Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:37 pm

CDM wrote:Dave S will have a Tribute to Tony Pond display (its not all 6R4s!!!)
...and it's not all 6R4s and Rovers either!!! Rolling Eyes

I broke up from work yesterday afternoon at 3pm, and now have five and a half days of model making ahead of me, as I ready my final plans for my display. Fingers crossed that the last model kits, base models, and decals all arrive back in good time! Shocked

Mrs Sims is of course very supportive at this time of year. I cannot speak for the other 51 weeks of the year however, as based on previous years, that will be a case of earning sufficient 'Brownie points' in readiness for the next Race Retro. flower

See you at Stonleigh, one and all...

PS - My tickets and extras arrived safely in the post on Thursday - many thanks, Chris.
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Post  CDM on Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:21 pm

Good effort Mr Sims

I am sure it will all be worth it.

So when are you fitting the new kitchen....

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Post  cowfeeder on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:41 pm

Evening

Thank you for David and Steve making myself and my youngest boy welcome on the club stand today, it was great to meet you both.
Steve's rallycross display was superb, attention to detail was great. David's rover and TP Very Happy display was second to none, there is even a couple of non rover pond cars in there Laughing . David's pond chequered flag stratos is excellent.
It was also good to see Chris's McRae display/ collection again a credit to you.

Well done guys

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Post  Sal the 2nd on Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:12 pm

After the slight debacle getting in on Saturday( finally snapped after 20 minutes queuing trying to get off the motorway and found another way in!) had to go straight to the stage. Interesting mix of cars this year a lot more " moderns" but the stage seemed to run better than ever and was really pleased to see the "Monte" spec Brookes Escort.

As had the missus in tow spent a lot less time in the jumble than usual as she is trying to get me to sell stuff rather than buy but to be honest think I may have struggled to spend a lot and ended up getting some Gas Monkey merch and that was it.

Quick visit to the stand and nice to see Chris and Dave and the displays as good as ever.

Will be interesting to see how the show goes under the new owners but guess it will try and go up market which may be sad...

Took loads of pics on the stage so will post later.

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Post  CDM on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:21 am

The SHMAC display at Race Retro 2017

Chris D  - Tribute to Colin McRae – 10 Years On









Steve N – 50 Years of Rallycross





Dave S – Tribute to Tony Pond



Paul H – 60 Years since Jaguar, Lotus and the Brits dominated the 1957 Le Mans 24hrs









Big thanks to all of the above for their tireless dedication into putting on these displays every year. Also to Dave C for supporting all our efforts this year with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Also to their above wives and girlfriends for letting their boys put so much time into these displays.

Hopefully the new organisers don’t crap in their own nest and we will be back next year.

In the meantime I am looking for a caravan…..

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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:39 am

cowfeeder wrote:Evening

Thank you for David and Steve making myself and my youngest boy welcome on the club stand today, it was great to meet you both.
Steve's rallycross display was superb, attention to detail was great. David's rover and TP Very Happy  display was second to none, there is even a couple of non rover pond cars in there Laughing . David's pond chequered flag stratos is excellent.
It was also good to see Chris's McRae display/ collection again a credit to you.

Well done guys

Mark
Great to meet you at last, Mark - your enthusiasm and your collection are a real credit to you.

Many thanks for your kind words regarding my display, and those couple of particular models you mentioned. Watch this space though, as those decal sets, and others, will be available in due course.... Rolling Eyes

PS - Thank you for noticing the 'non-Rovers'! Laughing
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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:43 am

Sal the 2nd wrote:After the slight debacle getting in on Saturday( finally snapped after 20 minutes queuing trying to get off the motorway and found another way in!) had to go straight to the stage. Interesting mix of cars this year a lot more " moderns" but the stage seemed to run better than ever and was really pleased to see the "Monte" spec Brookes Escort.

As had the missus in tow spent a lot less time in the jumble than usual as she is trying to get me to sell stuff rather than buy but to be honest think I may have struggled to spend a lot and ended up getting some Gas Monkey merch and that was it.

Quick visit to the stand and nice to see Chris and Dave and the displays as good as ever.

Will be interesting to see how the show goes under the new owners but guess it will try and go up market which may be sad...

Took loads of pics on the stage so will post later.

Chris
I did see you chatting with Chris & Dave, but didn't get a chance to pop over before you left, Chris. Glad you liked the displays, the stage, and the show in general. Fingers crossed the new organisers go from strength to strength, rather than change the format too much, put up the trade stand prices, and alienate the regulars.

Looking forward to next year's display already - and I even have a theme to work on.... Rolling Eyes
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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:30 am

CDM wrote:The SHMAC display at Race Retro 2017

Big thanks to all of the above for their tireless dedication into putting on these displays every year. Also to Dave C for supporting all our efforts this year with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Also to their above wives and girlfriends for letting their boys put so much time into these displays.

Hopefully the new organisers don’t crap in their own nest and we will be back next year.

In the meantime I am looking for a caravan…..

Chris
Don't thank us, Chris - it is ourselves that MUST thank you for your tireless efforts behind the scenes, for your hospitality, for your companionship, and for your general support and banter. THANK YOU, Chris!

I must say that the build up to the show from my point of view was somewhat more challenging this year.  Rolling Eyes I had taken a week off work prior to the show as I knew I wouild be racing to finish off a few late additions to my display - as always. However, on the Sunday night whilst trimming an MGF interior door panel so that it would fit around the roll cage that I had added, I sliced through the end of my finger - approx 25mm in length and almost a centimetre deep! Following a dash to A&E, I emerged with about a dozen strerastrips, Super Glue and a bandage that had to remain on for several days. Talk about hampering my agility and model building / decal placement ability!

Then my Android mobile dies and was sent off to have the sealed in battery replaced, and I was lent an old iPhone as a replacement.Not having the phone back in time I had to rely on the iPhone as a SatNav to get me to the show on Thursday evening.

The culmination of being late to leave home on the Thursday as I was still finishing off my last models - due to my restricted ability caused by my injury - the fact that my last decals didn't arrive from the printer until 10:40am that day, and then reliant on a SatNav system that I was totally unaccustomed to, supported by Storm Doris and the enevitable traffic delays, meant that I didn't actually arrive at Stonleaigh until 8:30 in the evening - by which time there was only 30 minutes to set up, and Chris, Dave, Steve and Paul were completely emaciapated (sp?) and bordering starvation!

But don't mention anything - I think I just about got away with it! Rolling Eyes
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Post  Cowley on Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:38 am

The show was superb this year, and manically busy on the Saturday morning - almost bordering on the rush hour on a Lundon underground tube at times! affraid

The new organisers seemed to carry on pretty much with the old format throughout the weekend, and that was probably the safest option, with more changes to come in subsequent years once they are a little more accustomed to the format, and can see what works and what needs a revamp.

The SHMAC stand generated a great deal of interest over the weekend, and I would like to thank you - Chris & Paul - for making myself, Dave and Steve feel most welcome as 'club outsiders' or honorary members. Thank you gents.

I had so many more plans of model subjects to include in my Tony Pond display...

1981 Vauxhall Chevette HSR - Arena white metal kit ordered on 10 February, and still not arrived!
1983 Trimoco BSCC 'Unipart / Daily Express' Grp A MG Metro Turbo - decals didn't arrive in time, and decided not to rush it.
1983 Austin Rover Rallysprint Grp A Rover Vitesse - ran out of time, and hampered by injury.
1989 Birmingham Superprix MG Metro 6R4 - as above.
1984 Mewla Stages MG Metro 6R4 - as above.

However, apart from my existing Metro 6R4s, other off the shelf subjects, and some others lent to me by Chris & Dave, I also managed to build the following for the show - some of which will be available as CODE343 limited edition models or decal sets releases in due course...

1968 road rallying Mini Cooper
1974 Welsh Rally Escort RS2000 Mk1
1976 Boucles de Spa 'Checquered Flag' Lancia Stratos
1978 Manx Rally 'Alitalia' Fiat 131 Abarth as tested in Autocar magazine
1980 Aurora AFX F1 Championship Arrows as tested in Cars & Car Conversions magazine
1984 Spa 24 Hours 'Gitanes' Grp A Rover Vitesse
1985 Manx Rally 'Computervision' Grp A Rover Vitesse
1988 Birmingham Superprix MG Metro 6R4
1997 MGF Cup test & development car
1997 Goodwood Festival of Speed MG Metro 6R4

Watch this space, and see you all again in 2018!

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Post  Mark Lowe on Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:34 pm

Mint pics.
Thanks for sharing
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Post  CDM on Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:40 pm

Dave

Cough cough.....

.....I had so many more plans of model subjects to include in my Tony Pond display...

I think yuou are hiding something here. Do you wish to come out and talk about it or you do you want to feel the force of Dave, Steve and myself ..... you know we wont take the p*** well not too much we have already done that!!!

Thanks for all the cooments. The Organisers did their best to do my head in this year, but we prevailled and stood up to the plate once again.

Thank you all

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Post  JOB on Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:25 pm

Well done guys. Incredible display. I know just a little of what you went through. From the outside the rest of us can marvel and compliment you on the incredible display but you are "mourning" the models that you wished were ready on time and didn't make it. Huge time effort and no small amount of expense gone into this. Congrats and maybe I will make it over next year. James

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Post  Zeus on Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:52 pm

Great weekend as expected, great displays, company, banter & hospitality. Good to see some familair faces pop by plus a few others ogling & pointing. I dint have a case this year but will make up for it next year. Theme already sorted Laughing
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Post  Zeus on Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:54 pm

cowfeeder wrote:Evening

Thank you for David and Steve making myself and my youngest boy welcome on the club stand today, it was great to meet you both.
Steve's rallycross display was superb, attention to detail was great. David's rover and TP Very Happy  display was second to none, there is even a couple of non rover pond cars in there Laughing . David's pond chequered flag stratos is excellent.
It was also good to see Chris's McRae display/ collection again a credit to you.

Well done guys

Mark

David did say you were there, will catch up with you soon Mark Cool
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Post  Zeus on Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:56 pm

Cowley wrote:
Don't thank us, Chris - it is ourselves that MUST thank you for your tireless efforts behind the scenes, for your hospitality, for your companionship, and for your general support and banter. THANK YOU, Chris!

Agreed 100% with you there mate Cool
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Post  Sal the 2nd on Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:41 am

A few quick snaps:










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Post  cowfeeder on Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:38 pm

Good pictures Chris, Penningtons's evo 9 based polo looked effective on the stages. Perez's S1 Quattro, went like the clappers once it came on boost Shocked . It really brings home how far turbo rally cars have come in 30-40 years.
The fiesta R5 was serouilsy rapid, its change of direction and weight transfer were quite noticeable compared to the older cars.
Still cannot beat an escort, manta or a V8 for sheer theatre Very Happy :

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Post  CDM on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:18 pm

Mark

You are right there is no sound like a proper Escort, a V8, a Quattro. Legacy etc. We all have our favourite old car sounds

Steve N and myself had a trip out with Jeff W in his TR8 but with too much power, hard old slicks on slippery tarmac there was just no grip.

We watched one session from the far side and Matthew Ceen in the modern black Fiesta R5 was just visibly fast, the car had no problem with any surface.

As you say it just shows how far technology has come.

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