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Dave B
11-12-2017, 09:31 AM
Hardly a trip report but...

This event seems to epitomise to me what 'low-level' motorsport is all about. Some of the cars are worth tens of thousands, others are less than a grand...very much less than a grand. These are not garage queens and all the better for it. Cars are not made to sit in collections in heated air-con garages !

Everyone looked like they were having a great time. Organisation seems bang on and the event is something I WILL do at some point soon..she may regret it if she accepts being the co-driver/navigator.
It is a Reliability Trial...TRIAL being the optimum word. Todays final run starts at about 9am somewhere around the Scottish border and finishes 24 hrs plus later at John O Groats...with a variety of 'stages' along the way and a few hour long comfort stops. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon (Snickers to you young 'uns)

I'd quite like to help for the full weekend but for now it's just tagging along for a few hours. You can see how excited the wife gets about it...

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The lunch stop was at Simonstone Hall Hotel.....http://simonstonehall.com
Scene of Clarksons kerfuffle

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Proper Mini.....

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They'd had a rough evening up through Wales and many sported bruises...

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(Yep, that's a...Nissan Stanza)

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German humour. :thumb:

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Dave B
11-12-2017, 09:32 AM
Going up Buttertubs...I was freezing my nads off and aren't the best at photos when stuff moves.....

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tallchap
11-12-2017, 09:45 AM
You can buy my 2002 (when I finish it) which would be a perfect steed for this event ��

Neil Mac
11-12-2017, 10:24 AM
Great stuff, Dave. :thumb:

I was wondering where the sub 1000 stuff was, until I got to the Stanza and 340 :lol:

Rory
11-12-2017, 12:48 PM
Cracking report Dave, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

Loving the old-school machinery, and that back-drop scenery is just spectacular!! :thumb:

Sim
11-12-2017, 01:32 PM
Great report Dave and don't put yourself down, the photos really get the atmosphere of the event! :thumb:


Have you decided what car you want to do LeJoG in?

Dave B
11-12-2017, 01:35 PM
:lol::lol::lol:
I had.....I fancied something like a TR4 but she has seen Saab seats and would want a comfy barge like a 99. Like a mong, I've been looking. :shame:

chilled
11-12-2017, 02:00 PM
Got married at Simonstone Hall in August :-) That should trump Clarkson's kerfuffle...

Dave B
11-12-2017, 03:35 PM
Trump and Clarkson in one sentence. That does not bode well....

autohabit
11-12-2017, 06:15 PM
Thanks for the pics Dave, I decided to do some jobs at home instead, I must be getting soft in my old age!

Dave B
11-12-2017, 06:30 PM
I'm still warming up. It was very cold !

Gary Kinghorn
11-12-2017, 07:12 PM
Nice shots Dave.

When you're ready to buy something, give me a shout and I'll let you know what Rob has around him or on its way. May be something which takes your fancy. You never know :thumb:

Dave B
11-12-2017, 07:35 PM
:lol::lol::lol:
I'm the opposite of most I suppose.
Financially ready now, mentally...still looking and mulling it over. :shame::karl:
I spoke with him about an RS2000 a few months ago but I felt like I was buying for the sake of buying (Not wanting to miss the boat if you like)

Gary Kinghorn
11-12-2017, 07:52 PM
He was getting different stuff in recently, as well as the escorts. That's the reason for my comment, in case he has got, or knows the whereabouts of something you might fancy :wink:

Uncle Benz
11-12-2017, 08:18 PM
Red PV is Jurgen's. 4th in class at the moment.

Joel
13-12-2017, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the photo report, Dave. Here's a little video that popped up on my youtube feed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SCSsFKmiG4
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Joel
26-01-2018, 03:43 PM
And the official event video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQwnPorMn5s
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Stu
26-01-2018, 03:57 PM
Great photos and report, Dave - thanks for sharing. All those old Volvos are a bit much for me, I need a lie down... :happy:

Dave B
26-01-2018, 04:58 PM
Cheers for them update chaps. :thumb:

orsonbuggy
14-02-2018, 12:12 PM
Great to see so many pics of historic cars against super winter scenery :thumb: