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the life of rolie 
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Talking of British winters, just to let you know, what with Covid there's not much going on here in the UK...check out the famous Paddock Hill bend at Brands Hatch at the moment.
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Tricky tyre choice.

Bit different from the boiling hot day when Big Simon did this at Paddock Hill!!!!!!!!!!
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whoooops..... he got it together at the end though.....

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Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:26 am
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Well, the UK winter is pretty much over, and Covid is nothing more than an irritation...so we thought it time to pull the old car out of the mothballs and wake him up with a shakedown at Goodwood.
Apart from the inevitable leak here and there and a small gearbox issue, consistent 1.45s was the pleasing result....I also rather like this shot taken on the day...
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Compare this with the shot of Mac at the same spot back in 65
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:49 am
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Hi Marc,
Great picture indeed, would be great if you manage to replicate the japanese number plate too!
About the 1.45 s : if I can remember well you were doing 2 minutes + on Good Wood in the beginning?
That is a big step
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Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:23 pm
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Great pic! Nice to see you are able to get back to your passion. Normal life is returning.
:D Matt.

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Sat Mar 19, 2022 9:52 am
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We got a late invite to Lydden Hill with the Bellett, and so Simon and myself and the crew trundled down to Kent to compete in four short 15 minute races between us.
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Apologies for the rather camp pose, but in my defence it was very hot!
In the end, including practice and qualifying Simon and myself put in 106 untroubled laps, finishing 5th from 15 and 9th from 16 respectively.
I say untroubled, I did have this little moment at the start of my first race.
https://youtu.be/kmUwRBHqPoU
'Biting the seat' I think they call it.


Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:33 am
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Looking good mate, glad you're having fun.
Cheers, Matt.

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Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:18 pm
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Kind words Matt, although 'looking good' might be pushing it a bit!....I've finally got a few shots of the race, and some of them I must admit do look good. Hope you like.
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Being such a short circuit, you're always in amongst it.
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Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:18 am
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Kind words Matt, although 'looking good' might be pushing it a bit!....I've finally got a few shots of the race, and some of them I must admit do look good. Hope you like.
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Long long time since I saw an early Cortina. But it looks way wider than a Bellett ??

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Yes Glen, wider by a few inches....although there was still not enough room at one point, and there was a little rub.
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The car looks odd without a wing and a door....makes it easier to get in and out of though!
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Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:10 am
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Rubbing IS Racing
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Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:37 am
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Yes Glen, wider by a few inches....although there was still not enough room at one point, and there was a little rub.
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That will polish out, as they say.

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Polishing as we speak Glenn!
Have a look at this.....my old mate Polara Jim finally got bored of the blank panel on the back of the car. So he investigated getting a replica plate made to match the original. (See top of this page)
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He found an outfit in Germany that specialised in Japanese plates and came up with this, apparently even the colour's correct for the region where the plate was issued.
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It won't make us any quicker, but I reckon it'll complete the look of the back end.


Tue Oct 25, 2022 8:36 am
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Perfectttttttt :P :P


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