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At last!

In flight at Cadwell ParkI and a floating collection of mostly like-minded nutters have been competing the annual 750 Motor Club 6 hour “Birkett” relay race for some years now. If you’ve never seen it and you’re a petrolhead you ought to make yourself go along one year as there’s really nothing like it in club racing. Essentially you’ve got 70-ish cars on the Silverstone GP track each of which is a representative of a team of up to 6 cars. That means that there’s something like 400 race cars in the paddock taking part in the same race which is verging on the awe-inspiring.

Before lurching into full on rambling, here’s a gratuitous photo from the meeting at Cadwell Park as reported on here. Continue reading At last!

And so it ends; again

Climbing the mountainSo, we’re already at the end of the season and we all made the final trek to deepest, darkest, Lincolnshire for a double header at Cadwell Park. This circuit is unique in the UK for the combination of elevation change and general twisting and turning. There isn’t really much of a straight there and it needs a huge amount of work to build up to the flow around the circuit ┬áthat’s needed. (Along with the requirement at one point to just grab the car by the scruff of its neck and throw it down a particular series of bends.

The photo on the right is due to Bryant Photography, have a look at their Facebook page.

Continue reading And so it ends; again