Record Attempt and HSCC racing

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Record Attempt and HSCC racing

Postby theelanman » Thu 24.01.2008, 13:56

Ive been contacted again......for the 2008 event

24th and 25th August 2008 Oulton Park

so as last time if we wanted to have a go at the GBoR thing and have a get together this'd be good.....and this time its in plenty of time to sort out

I have just spoken to Oulton Park as we (Cheshire Lotus Owners Group...who all happen to be Elan owners) have been invited to take part in the International Gold Cup Event over the August bank holiday weekend........its open to many clubs an I tend to invite anyone with a lotus....however........
whilst talking to the guy about a parade lap for all the invited clubs, I accidentally dropped in that we were looking at a GBoR event at some point......to which his voice pitch went up and so did his rate of chatter..
after a 20min conversation they seem rather keen to do this.......

the event takes place on the sunday and bh monday in august and is classic f1, f2, f3, ff, gts, touring cars and all sorts of other stuff from before 1977 racing round the full international circuit.....

as a participating 'club' all drivers and cars get complementary tickets (however you're supposed to pay for you passengers...this hasnt always happened.... )

they do camping for the weekend too.......there are b and b's near

there will be no cost incured by anyone regarding the track as the sunday morning no racing is allowed (neighbours complained abiout the noise...typical!!!)...before the racing all gets started the track is 'free'.......and hence they are looking to let us do the lotus parade then.

Sy, Stef.....anyone.....what did GBoR say???

we could do 100's of elans but it'd go down as Lotus but we'd know....
last year we had 60 lotus each day....from the original elite, cortina, Elan......up to esprit, m100 and elise/exiges.....

thoughts.......
this is do'able......and we could make a weekend of it

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Postby Monty » Thu 24.01.2008, 18:05

Wasn`t there a GBOR for the most lotus already done last year at Brands :?

Can`s see you beating that :?
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Postby theelanman » Thu 24.01.2008, 19:47

yeah....down at brand hatch.......just thought it might be possible to put the number up further and have a weekend bash out of it at the same time.......
I couldnt get to the one down south......
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Postby Dave Eds » Thu 24.01.2008, 23:18

Monty wrote:Wasn't there a GBOR for the most lotus already done last year at Brands :?

Can's see you beating that :?


not that many Elans there though.
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Postby Gazza » Thu 24.01.2008, 23:27

I was at Brands and if I remember the number was about 430.

You all have to be moving around the track at the same time to break the record. This was very hard to do as the front of the pack was virtually touching the back cars.

There was alot of hanging around and then we had to drive around for 4 laps at walking pace before we managed to all be moving at the same time, but it was still a good day out.

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Postby Dave Eds » Thu 24.01.2008, 23:36

Gazza wrote:Gazza - Current World Record Holder :wink:


Joint :wink: with Spud, Nobby, NChase amongst the other LEC Elite :D


Was a good day, enjoyed the half mile blast from the track entrance around to the back of the queue.

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Postby Gazza » Thu 24.01.2008, 23:43

Dave

I was told when they were counting, my car was the one that set the new record. :wink:

and still the undisputed world record holder - Gazza :roll:
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Postby Monty » Fri 25.01.2008, 00:28

Dave Eds wrote:
Monty wrote:Wasn't there a GBOR for the most lotus already done last year at Brands :?

Can's see you beating that :?


not that many Elans there though.


The Elan attempt can`t be counted as a record only as the Manufacture ie Lotus, this is were Stef had problems with GBOR :roll:

Saying that didn`t the Mini break the record? so can`t understand why they won`t allow the elan :twisted:
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Postby theelanman » Fri 25.01.2008, 03:05

so do we fancy have a do then?
it'll be free tickets (well I got 100 last year and MSV are keen to do it) for all lotus cars
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