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Loti out to play at Shelsley Walsh last Sunday

PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue May 05, 2009 4:50 pm

Just a few snaps of the Loti being given an airing up the hill. No particular association with the drivers, just a good day out, if a bit chilly....

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue May 05, 2009 5:33 pm

Great pictures, thanks a lot.
The N° 73 Europa looks mean, do you know if it's a "Banks" creation?
Shelsley is a scary old hill isn't it. Not much room to fall off in.

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PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue May 05, 2009 9:24 pm

No idea about No.73, my mate had the programme! It was also a bit too quick for my camera...

I had the opportunity to go up the hill in my lardy +2 and it took a scary 60seconds. The current hill record is under 23 seconds.... terminal speed over 150mph.

I go for the cars, beer, mates and the pork scratchings (pork rinds, but less refined, to our American friends).

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed May 06, 2009 2:46 am

great pics --unfortunately over er we cant even rent a parking lot for a gymnkana --everyone is scared stiff of some errant bit of car falling off and destroying the western hemisphere ----litigation and insurance paranoia rules -- ---and to close a public road for an hour or two with a hill on it is not even a consideration --ed
dont close your eyes --you will miss the crash
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PostPost by: rcraven » Wed May 06, 2009 9:25 am

Shelsley isn't a public road. It claims to be the first purpose built motor sport venue in the world.
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PostPost by: steveww » Wed May 06, 2009 9:42 am

Full details at http://www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk/

Good old fashioned motor racing, you can still stand right next to the track not 3 miles away behind gravel traps, armco, catch fencing ........
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed May 06, 2009 10:04 am

Thanks for the extra (almost) picture Jeremy.
During my stays in GB, in the not too distant past, Shelsley hill climb was a must do spectator day for me.
I was there when that record was set by a then very young lad who was following his father's footsteps.
Very memorable.
It's good that Shelsley is still with us; it was looking very shaky a few years ago, even I dug (not too deeply) into my pocket to support its future.
Pork Scratchings aaaaah my mouth's watering; it's the simple things in life isn't it :D

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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed May 06, 2009 12:28 pm

geez 20 bucks for practice and 28 on race day ------an average club race weekend here entry is 370 dollars ---what a buy --no wonder motorsport is thriving there and dying here--ed
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PostPost by: rcraven » Wed May 06, 2009 12:40 pm

I think the prices you've referred to are for spectators. Competitors pay much more.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed May 06, 2009 10:25 pm

ao whats an entry fee for --say a gt3 regional car at --saY Knock hill or Donnigton -cost ???
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