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  • in reply to: Frankie’s Classic Car Fest @ Dunton Sunday 1st September #1255

    soaringace
    Participant

    Thanks to all of volunteers and helpers for the show last Sunday, especially the Essex SP team who, as usual, were magnificent!!

    We almost closed the roads around Dunton with all of the visitors and the Capri 50th Birthday Display was undoubtedly a big attraction. Hundreds of cars, thousands of visitors and some great food and music made up an unforgettable day.

    And what’s more we raised a record amount of over £33,000 (plus more to come in) for Saint Francis Hospice, which they are understandably delighted with.

    Alan

    in reply to: Frankie’s Classic Car Fest @ Dunton Sunday 1st September #1233

    soaringace
    Participant

    This will be an amazing day with over 650 cars booked in to display, including 254 Ford Capris – that will be quite a sight on the Dunton Test Track, and is probably the biggest Capri event anywhere in its 50th anniversary year.

    As usual the Essex SP group have come up trumps and are providing great support with marshalling and judging.

    Our display areas are now fully booked but anyone can come along on the day for £5 per head to enjoy the day.


    soaringace
    Participant

    Just 3 weeks to go before advance booking closes, so get in now if you want to join us.

    So far we have over 350 cars entered including over 150 Capris and it’s increasing every day!

    Alan

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #956

    soaringace
    Participant

    Apologies as the final link from the previous post is corrupted – hopefully this one will work,

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k4hnOi9cAaQ&t=13s

    Alan

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #946

    soaringace
    Participant

    Some video clips from the Spa Classic trip, uploaded these to YouTube

    First track lap on the Saturday, cut short by red flag due to some stupid Corvette drivers
    https://youtu.be/XIAXxobsC1o

    Second track lap on the Saturday, cut short at end of lap by another incident
    https://youtu.be/nwGnxG7xwAw

    SP250 parade lap from the rear of the pack
    https://youtu.be/

    Alan

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #941

    soaringace
    Participant

    Just back from a fantastic Spa Classic weekend , with a great bunch of owners. Should be able to post some pics and YouTube clips shortly.

    Driving this iconic circuit in the SP250 is an experience not to be forgotten!

    We must do it again next year so get in early if you are interested.

    Alan

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #925

    soaringace
    Participant

    I am still getting some enquiries about joining the SP group at the Spa Classic.

    It is now too late to get club discounted entry tickets, entry into the on- circuit club parking area and the anniversary parade lap (on the Sunday), but ‘public’ tickets to the event are still available if you want to join us at the event. Use this link to book tickets
    https://www.ticketmaster.be/artist/spa-classic-billets/968079

    It should be a great event and an interesting road trip across France and Belgium.

    Alan

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #894

    soaringace
    Participant

    Just about to finalise the numbers and have had a cancellation. If anyone else wants to take on the hotel booking, before I cancel it, please let me know urgently.

    Thanks

    Alan

    in reply to: National Car Club Awards 2019 #817

    soaringace
    Participant

    Laurence. Jones, Stewart Amos and Andrew Shepherd joined me at the event last night and it was a great team effort.

    We are so lucky to have such a great bunch of people who are willing to do their bit to help others. Aren’t SP owners fantastic!!!!!

    Alan

    in reply to: Le Mans Classic YouTube Clip #792

    soaringace
    Participant

    Certainly John.

    It was me driving my left hand drive car (well spotted with the wipers!) 13 ACM.

    It was very damp and the SP has the rear telescopic shock absorber conversion ( one of the development models working with Robert Grinter). It has since had a front anti-roll bar fitted, but this was not on it at the time.

    The car in front I believe was a Lancia Flaminia Zagato, which was quicker on the straights, but could be outcornered by the SP – after a cautious first lap, we overtook it on lap 2.

    On the Mulsanne straight some of the more modern cars were going very fast but we kept it mostly to around 100 mph ( the road was obviously closed to the public at the time).

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #734

    soaringace
    Participant

    Have just had confirmation from the organisers that the SP250s will have a 60th Anniversary Track Parade at 12.35 on the Sunday.

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #723

    soaringace
    Participant

    Have now made the trip initial club booking after a few last minute changes.

    We currently have 12 cars going, of which 10 should be SPs, and 4 of us doing track laps on the Friday. Just waiting to hear if the organisers will let us do a 60th Anniversary parade.

    If there any changes or additional bookings, please let me have these by 31st March.

    Looks like being a great trip.

    in reply to: Spa Classic SP250 Trip 2019 #635

    soaringace
    Participant

    Will be making the initial club booking for the event in the next few days, for circuit entry tickets, club parking passes and track laps.

    If there are any other requests, please let me have them by Friday 8/2.

    We can make additional bookings up to March, if needed.

    Thanks

    Alan

    in reply to: Donations #577

    soaringace
    Participant

    Great idea – so please ignore my comment about using my PayPal account mentioned in the calendar post, as this is a better option.

    It would make a real difference if all forum users made a donation of just a few pounds!

    Alan

    in reply to: Mot exemption #578

    soaringace
    Participant

    My personal view is that rack and pinion would be an acceptable change, although my SP still gets an annual MOT, so that it gets an objective and independent safety check.

    Alan

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