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Old 27 Dec 2023, 00:13 (Ref:4189964)   #1576
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[QUOTE=andy97;4189855]Merry Christmas everyone.
I see Dr Bob has an Escort up for sale:
https://www.racecarsdirect.com/Adver...k-1-rs1600-bda
Sadly, Santa (or Mrs97)

Good news. Now sold in Oz.
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 07:38 (Ref:4189985)   #1577
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Merry Christmas everyone.
I see Dr Bob has an Escort up for sale:
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Sadly, Santa (or Mrs97)

Good news. Now sold in Oz.
Guess I will have to start looking for, and dropping hints for my wife to ignore about, suitable alternative targets then!!!
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 16:03 (Ref:4190018)   #1578
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I wish I was in that neck of the woods!
One holiday on the North Cornwall coast a year is never enough!
I totally agree with that. We tend to come twice a year now to the same rental cottage, firstly for a week in October, then back again for a week at Christmas.
Two years ago we decided to try somewhere else and headed diagonally opposite to the North East and have now also fallen in love with the Northumberland coast which is just how Cornwall used to be, but bigger (especially the beaches) and nowhere near so many precocious type tourists! We usually go up there May time...
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 16:34 (Ref:4190019)   #1579
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Practice from 09.45. Finish by 15.00 ish. Running order on Mallory Park Circuit FB page. Timing TSL.
A flavour of the 2023 Plum Pudding can be found here - https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjB8efZ - a good day out especially as it started with breakfast in the diner
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 16:40 (Ref:4190020)   #1580
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I've never been to either Cornwall or Northumberland & don't suppose I ever will now, but even my myleoved Norfolk is becoming totally over-crowded now with tourists, seemingly year round, many of them the Chelsea set - we've got Amanda Holden & Les Dennis to thank for that! It is now far from the idyllic place I grew-up in, and any thoughts of a possible return to live have been completely dispelled.

Nevertheless, I am more than happy to stay here in the Pas de Calais, and the Cote d'Opale especially is the equal of Norfolk - I can't understand why the illegal immigrants don't want to stay, but I am quite happy for them not to do so!!
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 18:00 (Ref:4190024)   #1581
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May be they find that there are already too many Brit migrants in your wondeful Pas de Calais area (translated by "no more Calais here)!
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 18:29 (Ref:4190028)   #1582
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I can't understand why the illegal immigrants don't want to stay, but I am quite happy for them not to do so!!
Same here in Spain, we often see the small boats come in and land on the local beaches. normally it's a dozen young men that just jump out and run up the beach and disappear. They then make their way to France and presumably catch the next rubber dingy to the UK as Spain won't give them anything at all. These all come via North Africa as it's a short trip across the straights of Gibraltar and then just hug the coast up until they find a suitable beach to land on in Spain. The police don't even bother with them as they know that they won't be staying !
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 19:05 (Ref:4190029)   #1583
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Same here in Spain, we often see the small boats come in and land on the local beaches. normally it's a dozen young men that just jump out and run up the beach and disappear. They then make their way to France and presumably catch the next rubber dingy to the UK as Spain won't give them anything at all. These all come via North Africa as it's a short trip across the straights of Gibraltar and then just hug the coast up until they find a suitable beach to land on in Spain. The police don't even bother with them as they know that they won't be staying !
Do you suppose some government agency is selling second hand rubber boats back in France?
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 19:42 (Ref:4190032)   #1584
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A flavour of the 2023 Plum Pudding can be found here - https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjB8efZ - a good day out especially as it started with breakfast in the diner
Thanks for photos David .Don’t suppose you know how that Imp got on . The car had Delta rear suspension .
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 21:05 (Ref:4190034)   #1585
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Thanks for photos David .Don’t suppose you know how that Imp got on . The car had Delta rear suspension .

Iain, I read elsewhere that it had technical problems; not certain if that was in qualifying or the race, but I think that it was the former.
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 21:43 (Ref:4190036)   #1586
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Do you suppose some government agency is selling second hand rubber boats back in France?
Assumling that for once you're not joking, I'd say it's possible.
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 22:44 (Ref:4190041)   #1587
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Iain, I read elsewhere that it had technical problems; not certain if that was in qualifying or the race, but I think that it was the former.
I think we only saw it in practice where it came round sans left hand door. Programme says Sunbeam Stiletto / Ray Rowan.
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Old 27 Dec 2023, 23:33 (Ref:4190043)   #1588
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Old 28 Dec 2023, 10:49 (Ref:4190055)   #1589
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Anyone on here race at Brands Boxing Day . Me and my mates had a great day racing there in 1979. I even got called up to see the C of the C. ?
Raced the Boxing Day Brands in 1978 (FF1600) and 1979 (Libre). The '79 Libre race was the last on the programme and I somewhat luckily won it in my first time out in an FF2000! "The Last Race of the Decade"! Must try and find the Autosport photo of the start...
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Old 28 Dec 2023, 11:12 (Ref:4190056)   #1590
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Raced the Boxing Day Brands in 1978 (FF1600) and 1979 (Libre). The '79 Libre race was the last on the programme and I somewhat luckily won it in my first time out in an FF2000! "The Last Race of the Decade"! Must try and find the Autosport photo of the start...

Was it on the Indy or GP circuit. I guess it would have been the Indy circuit, as that would have been better logistically, but you never know
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Old 28 Dec 2023, 11:14 (Ref:4190057)   #1591
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Was it on the Indy or GP circuit. I guess it would have been the Indy circuit, as that would have been better logistically, but you never know
On the Club circuit as the Indy was then known!
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Raced the Boxing Day Brands in 1978 (FF1600) and 1979 (Libre). The '79 Libre race was the last on the programme and I somewhat luckily won it in my first time out in an FF2000! "The Last Race of the Decade"! Must try and find the Autosport photo of the start...
I have the photo Tim of us at the start . Well done with the Winn.?
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Old 28 Dec 2023, 14:26 (Ref:4190072)   #1593
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Time's creeping on -any advances on the new name for this thread in '24?
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Viv, if you are strolling along the seafront, and see this chap, stop and say hello, he is hoping to see you.

Delta, if you see a really ugly git with a dog, shout here Nobby, and the dog will come - if it is VivaGT.

If not, run like hell!


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Viv, if you are strolling along the seafront, and see this chap, stop and say hello, he is hoping to see you.

Delta, if you see a really ugly git with a dog, shout here Nobby, and the dog will come - if it is VivaGT.

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Thanks as always for your help & advice Baub which has been sorely missed.
Unfortunately acting on information I gave him good old Delta headed into Padstow today. A change of plan suggested by the boss meant we went to another town about 5 miles away, so Iain remained safe... (Nobby was however still on full alert just in case).
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Sorry to if let you down Bob . The rendezvous just did not happen. Spent a good time in the pub looking out for Viv wearing a tenths badge . Mrs Delta and family were getting excited about this meeting . Enjoyed the day apart from awful pasty . Never mind the beer was good. I will sign off now and wish you all Happy 2024 .
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On the Club circuit as the Indy was then known!

Just as I expected. Thanks!
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Sorry to if let you down Bob . The rendezvous just did not happen. Spent a good time in the pub looking out for Viv wearing a tenths badge . Mrs Delta and family were getting excited about this meeting . Enjoyed the day apart from awful pasty . Never mind the beer was good. I will sign off now and wish you all Happy 2024 .
Iain did you get your pasty in the pub or from a bakers? There can be a marked difference!
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Not from Mrs Viva presumably!
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Mrs Delta got them from bakers . I was in the pub waiting for Viv. Might be best to stick to croissants
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