Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Fri 30.03.2018, 18:37

My local brewery, Borders Brewing, have just released a brew in commemoration of Jim Clark's untimely death 50 years ago. It is called Racing Green, it's 3.8% ABV and very drinkable. I've just had 3 pints of it :cheers:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Fri 30.03.2018, 18:41

John_W wrote:Just looked up a picture - nice blue; slightly more purplish than Pacific blue - nearer to Azure. I should be able to find you.
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Mine’s the usual Pacific Blue BFG and Mark will be in whatever colour goes with his outfit of the day.


I think "All Black" might be my theme for the w/e. However, I haven't worn my mustard corduroys and yellow fleece for a while ;-)
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby John_W » Fri 30.03.2018, 18:47

Rambo wrote:My local brewery, Borders Brewing, have just released a brew in commemoration of Jim Clark's untimely death 50 years ago. It is called Racing Green, it's 3.8% ABV and very drinkable. I've just had 3 pints of it :cheers:

Does it come in bottles, or am I going to have to fill up in person?
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Rambo wrote:mustard corduroys and yellow fleece

Mmmm... nice!
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Fri 30.03.2018, 18:57

John_W wrote:
Rambo wrote:My local brewery, Borders Brewing, have just released a brew in commemoration of Jim Clark's untimely death 50 years ago. It is called Racing Green, it's 3.8% ABV and very drinkable. I've just had 3 pints of it :cheers:

Does it come in bottles, or am I going to have to fill up in person?
:drunk:
Rambo wrote:mustard corduroys and yellow fleece

Mmmm... nice!


Straight from a hand pumped barrel John. I hope the Black Bull in Duns may have it on a week tomorrow :cheers:

PS I lied about the mustard corduroys ;-) But I do actually have a bright yellow Musto fleece :lol:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby John_W » Fri 30.03.2018, 19:40

I look forward to the pub! Maggie can drive back to Edinburgh.

Maggie made me throw out my mustard cords years ago, along with my green velvet flares, brown stripe platform shoes and Crimplene safari jacket. :( They’ll all come back into fashion, mark my words. :roll:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Fri 30.03.2018, 20:01

They have never gone out of fashion down here. And if you have eyebrows that are joined in the middle you are considered a local. And that's just the girls :shock:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Scott J » Sat 31.03.2018, 09:05

Swanston has a fine collection of cords, I'm sure he could pass on his suppliers details :lol:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby John_W » Sat 31.03.2018, 20:26

ab2cv wrote:Hi John,

I’ve missed this the past couple of years so definitely want to make it along this year, especially now I have an Elan to turn up in again.

Alan
Oi! Alan! :poke: You coming?
Or at least do you fancy a curry in Edinburgh on the Saturday night?
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby ab2cv » Mon 02.04.2018, 14:48

John_W wrote:
ab2cv wrote:Hi John,

I’ve missed this the past couple of years so definitely want to make it along this year, especially now I have an Elan to turn up in again.

Alan
Oi! Alan! :poke: You coming?
Or at least do you fancy a curry in Edinburgh on the Saturday night?


Just caught up on all the banter I've missed! I'll be there! What time are you and Mark setting off? I could take a detour via Innerleithen and join the back of the convoy to Duns...

Also up for a curry on Saturday evening - where are you thinking? I've heard good things about Dishoom on St Andrews Square...
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Mon 02.04.2018, 20:24

ab2cv wrote:
John_W wrote:
ab2cv wrote:Hi John,

I’ve missed this the past couple of years so definitely want to make it along this year, especially now I have an Elan to turn up in again.

Alan
Oi! Alan! :poke: You coming?
Or at least do you fancy a curry in Edinburgh on the Saturday night?


Just caught up on all the banter I've missed! I'll be there! What time are you and Mark setting off? I could take a detour via Innerleithen and join the back of the convoy to Duns...

Also up for a curry on Saturday evening - where are you thinking? I've heard good things about Dishoom on St Andrews Square...


About 0730ish Nae Esprits or Elise's though. Just an M100 convoy :burnout:

Dishoom is good, albeit expensive. They have a fixed 10% tip added into the final bill which I hate. Service is good and attentive though. And food is good. I went in for Indian breakfast :D Including Singh's beer :cheers:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby ab2cv » Mon 02.04.2018, 20:36

Rambo wrote:About 0730ish Nae Esprits or Elise's though. Just an M100 convoy :burnout:


OK that's maybe a tad early for me to be getting to you, but how's about I meet you guys enroute instead - say at Lauder or Earlston (depending on which route you're taking) around 8am? I'll be in the Medina green machine...
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby John_W » Mon 02.04.2018, 21:02

ab2cv wrote:
Rambo wrote:... that's maybe a tad early for me ...

Alan, I thought you were referring to the Singha for breakfast ( :smt078 ). Rambo continues to be an animal - “ age does not weaken them”.

You’re right that a diversion through Innerliethen doesn’t make sense from Edinburgh. It would be great to get in a convoy with you. I leave it to Mark to suggest a meeting point if possible (as he knows the routes) on the understanding that if you’re not there, we’re not waiting as there is a 70 car limit to the parking in front of the Jim Clark museum.

Maggie and I are up for a curry (or whatever other cullinary delights The Capital has to offer). We have been used to eating near where our kids student flats are, so the high life of St Andrews Square would be a definite step up.

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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby ab2cv » Mon 02.04.2018, 22:31

John_W wrote:I leave it to Mark to suggest a meeting point if possible (as he knows the routes) on the understanding that if you’re not there, we’re not waiting as there is a 70 car limit to the parking in front of the Jim Clark museum.
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Roger that :smt023. Whatever the agreed meeting point / time is I'll aim to be there early and tag on behind. I'm I'm delayed for whatever reason then just proceed and I'll catch you up :burnout:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Scott J » Tue 03.04.2018, 07:47

Alan, I'll be coming along M8 and ring road probably. We could have a mid engined convoy from Embra, after all Jim Clarks race cars were mid engined monocoques. :poke:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Tue 03.04.2018, 19:31

Sorry boys, can't make the curry on Sat. evening. Sticky Vicky is coming o'er fae Glesgae for the rest of the w/e :roll:

Will plan to leave at 0730ish and should be at Earlston by 0800ish. Will wait in the main street (just off A68) for 5 mins for the late sleepers and stragglers :asleep:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Wed 04.04.2018, 17:50

It's been blowing a right hooly all day here. Blizzard conditions and lots of snow and salt on the roads :? The Black Beastie will be staying tucked up in the garage so its Custard Mustard for the JC event. Might have to take it a bit easy on the cross country back roads
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Scott J » Wed 04.04.2018, 18:19

See you all at Duns, Earlstone too far/early fae Glesga. Just jet sprayed the underside of winter salt and full valet last Sunday so not wanting salty roads again :(
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Rambo » Wed 04.04.2018, 18:25

Better weather for Thurs and Fri. Rain from 15900 on Sat :?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0/2650673
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby ab2cv » Wed 04.04.2018, 20:09

Scott J wrote:Alan, I'll be coming along M8 and ring road probably. We could have a mid engined convoy from Embra, after all Jim Clarks race cars were mid engined monocoques. :poke:

Valid point Scott but I fancy giving the Elan a run out this time out. Going to book the Esprit in for Thirlstane in June however.

Rambo wrote:Will plan to leave at 0730ish and should be at Earlston by 0800ish. Will wait in the main street (just off A68) for 5 mins for the late sleepers and stragglers :asleep:

See you on the main street - will aim to be in the parking bay by the Post Office at 8 o clock 8) :asleep:
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Re: Jim Clark 50th Anniversary, 7-8 April 2018

Postby Scott J » Fri 06.04.2018, 16:31

Jamie N wrote:
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I was told Atlantic Blue, but now I'm not so sure. Marks car became Rambo and my punk mates call my car BuzzCock due to number .


Pretty sure BuzzCock is Atlantic blue Scott, I got a custom paint shop to make up a touch up for it in Atlantic
and the match looked spot on to me and the guys at the shop, unless there are 2 different blues that are very very close?.

Funny that... my Heavy Rock mates and Neighbours call my car "noisy bastard" due to the speaker emanations :-D .


Jamie, you are correct, B97 on the VIN is Atlantic blue. Just to confuse matters Lotus have two other paint codes, B73 is also Atlantic Blue and B78 is AtlantiS Blue. Never make it easy do they .
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