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plus 2 at Castle Coombe

PostPost by: mikebailey » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:11 pm

There was a previous thread re plus 2 50th anniversary celebrations and quite a lot of interest in the event at Castle Coombe on May 27th.

Is anyone coordinating members attending, what exactly might happen etc?

For starters, I am attending with NEM531M, and staying at the White Hart in Ford Friday/Saturday night.

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PostPost by: JimE » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:19 pm

As things stand I'll be driving there from London in mine BNF 289N. So that's two of us.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:24 pm

Tim Wilkes (TRW99) is coordinating marking out the dedicated +2 parking area arriving early on the Saturday morning. I'm pretty sure he has roped me in to arrive early with stakes and string to assist.

The type 14 also has an anniversary this year (60 years) and HLR incorporating Club Elite have promised a big attendance, so it's important that we don't let our +2's get overshadowed by the admittedly pretty Elites.

There are always a large number of Elans and +2's at Castle Combe, it would be really good to see at least 50 type 50's in one place and this would ensure that we get a +2 only lunchtime parade on track.

The annual Club Lotus track day meeting at Castle Combe is always a great day out, it's totally free to attend, just turn up with your car and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the friendly crowd and the amazing cars.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:29 pm

Perhaps cut and paste this list and add your car in a reply to this thread?

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:27 pm

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H

Also staying at the White Hart on Friday night, there were a few people who have booked for the Friday night, sort of pre Castle Coombe Show :D

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PostPost by: tonyr27 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:39 pm

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H
5) Tony Robinson ESW693G

Traveling down on Friday with a few other Elans.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:42 pm

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H
5) Tony Robinson ESW693G
60 John Clegg VWW965F

Stopping both Friday night and Saturday night,hoping to bring some spares with me...

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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:51 pm

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H
5) Tony Robinson ESW693G
6) John Clegg VWW965F
7) Dougal Thompson GGG565L

The noise level concerns me a bit and no idea what 100db would sound like. I've got a TTR big bore exhaust but I have fitted an additional inline silencer so it is significantly quiter than it was. Any views?

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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:58 pm

You might have to suck it and see. I had a big bore exhaust on mine which drew far too much attention on the road, never mind the track where I'm sure it would have failed; then came across an original Lotus one which is on the car now.
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PostPost by: Maulden7 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:32 pm

100dB is very loud & you would be certain to know about this in road use.

I have a full TTR big bore free flow system fitted (manifold to end pipe - single silencer) & it normally sound tests at just under 98dB in the standard MSA test at all events (this is a lot quieter than 100dB - much more than the relative figures suggest - it's a logarithmic calculated measure of pressure)

There is also supposed to be a drive by measuring device in action on the pit lane wall, but if you pass the static test then this should not be a problem.

The sound test guys at Castle Combe tend to be very accommodating for these Club track days, & even if you marginally fail the test, you will probably be told to drive around the paddock to get the engine really warmed up, then have another go.

Hope that this helps.

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PostPost by: RichC » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:54 pm

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H
5) Tony Robinson ESW693G
6) John Clegg VWW965F
7) Dougal Thompson GGG565L
8) Rich & Mary Cronin RNG 930G

yes white hart it is! we'll be travelling down A12 round M25 north bit and up the M4 friday afternoon , unless the satnav advises otherwise... will be on the lookout for fellow travellers
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PostPost by: RichC » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:56 pm

Doh ! sorry but the figure eight with a bracket seems to have metamorphosed. it was unintentional :roll:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:16 pm

dougal9887 wrote:1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H
5) Tony Robinson ESW693G
6) John Clegg VWW965F
7) Dougal Thompson GGG565L

The noise level concerns me a bit and no idea what 100db would sound like. I've got a TTR big bore exhaust but I have fitted an additional inline silencer so it is significantly quiter than it was. Any views?

Dougal.


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You may possibly need a silencer extension can, I will bring at least one with me that you can borrow, my +2 Zetec produces around 102DB at 4000rpm which is the revs they test at for noise, fitting the extension reduces the noise to around 97DB. If you fail noise testing just look out for me and I should be able to help.
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PostPost by: dougal9887 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:31 pm

Ok, thanks for all the views/offers on noise abatement. I shall just wait and see.
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PostPost by: Wevster » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:47 pm

1) Mike Bailey NEM531M
2) JimE BNF289N
3) Alan Thomas SKK992G
4) Chris Soar CLF212H
5) Tony Robinson ESW693G
6) John Clegg VWW965F
7) Dougal Thompson GGG565L
8) Rich & Mary Cronin RNG 930G
9) Kev & Lisa Evans 1305

Coming in to Portsmouth on the Friday overnight boat from Guernsey, staying Saturday night.
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