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Silverstone Classic

Post by Bob Bull on Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:38 am

This is certainly one of the biggest, if not the biggest Historic race meeting of the year, and encompasses virtually every category of Classic and Vintage racing, as well as having a massive array of stands, exhibits, and displays along with many other attractions for the enthusiast and family groups.

Anybody get along to this?

You can see some pictures from the last few years at picasaweb.google.co.uk/rbmapics which will give you some idea of the scope of the event.

By the way you can now post on all forums after yet another blunder has been corrected.

It's hard work running one of these Forums I almost feel sympathy with old Double Vision himself.

Get cracking filling up the gaps.
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Post by Greg Mackie on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:29 am

Just noticed the warning about "New members" not posting "links" for 7 days. Will try without photo:-

Sorry, Silverstone clashes with my very busy schedule. Will be driving the 'Cooper' Porsche on 5th & 6th April, at Wakefield Park.



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Post by Pete Taylor on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:42 am

I have an aversion to freezing disused airfields.  Wink 
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Post by Greg Mackie on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:48 am

Pete Taylor wrote:I have an aversion to freezing disused airfields.  Wink 

So is it always like that? Only been there once - it was in July, and it was cold and wet.
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Post by Pete Taylor on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:26 am

Greg Mackie wrote:
Pete Taylor wrote:I have an aversion to freezing disused airfields.  Wink 

So is it always like that? Only been there once - it was in July, and it was cold and wet.

You were there in the hot and dry season...   Evil or Very Mad

Edit: just remembered what my Dad said about Silverstone: "if it was the last airfield in England to crash-land on- I'd head for Wales". He was just back from a 300 mile+ motor-cycle combination trip, where it rained all the way there, during the race (he went to see Fangio) and all the way back. Having said this- he was responsible for sparking my interest in racing.  Smile 
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Post by Greg Mackie on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:35 pm

Who, Fangio?  Smile 
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Post by Pete Taylor on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:43 pm

Greg Mackie wrote:Who, Fangio?  Smile 

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Re: Silverstone Classic

Post by Bob Bull on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:41 pm

Greg Mackie wrote:Who, Fangio?  Smile 

Come, come Greg, what better reason to go to Silverstone?

Pete if it rained it would have been 1954, Gonzales won for Ferrari, ahead of Hawthorn, Marimon, and Fangio in the streamliner Merc..
I expect I was standing next to your Dad, nice chap as I recall.

PS: Love the avatar, does you proud. Recent picture is it?
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Re: Silverstone Classic

Post by Greg Mackie on Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:12 pm

Would I need one of those 'rain-repelling-visors' if I went to Silverstone?

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Re: Silverstone Classic

Post by Pete Taylor on Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:27 am

Greg Mackie wrote:Would I need one of those 'rain-repelling-visors' if I went to Silverstone?

 jocolor

Thermal underwear would be appropriate, whatever month you go.

At race meetings I habitually carry a large stick, which I use to beat off the grid-girls, pit-babes and brolly-dollies.


Re the G. Hill visor- with a strip of dural across his eyes, how did he see where he was going?  cyclops 
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