Cars will be handed to Marek tomorrow at Checkpoint Charlie on the Quebec/Ontario frontier. He will conduct the two Qualy sessions later this week. The races will be run on Sunday 10th. Look for Race Reporting to begin on Monday 11th.
Post by ferrari1950 on Dec 5, 2017 21:44:52 GMT -5
Early this morning in a secret location at a Tim Horton's Coffee Shop located on the frontier land near the Quebec/Ontario border Steweee handed over a plain brown box containing the 15 cars in the Canadian Grand Prix 50th Anniversary Proxy in honour of Canada's 150th Sesquirrelcentaintail or something like that. Cars are getting a shake down and clean up tonight. All look good...car 13 nose glued on fine, my 69 has a crack on the right rear body panel...it will hold up and 36 Eagle has an exhaust tip missing on one side...should not bother performance. As Stewart has clarified the final two races will take place this weekend at the Autodromo and the Omordotua.
"...uummm..yass..Sir Nigel here to cover the festivities along side my cousin Sir Legin and our old friend…hhrrrumph...yas....Benzo Pherrari..."
So looking forward to quali in both directions later this week. Benzo..anything to add?
"Datsa nice!...itsa Chrismasa party for da boyce of WIMC&C too...donna worry first we race..den we party"
"36 Eagle has an exhaust tip missing on one side...should not bother performance."
Just a scratch - On the Eagles very first outing ('01 I think), it had made half a lap around the Blue King at Rad Trax in Las Vegas when some (censored) ran some kind of a flying wedge flat out around the bank and came into the Deadman without braking just as the Eagle was navigating it, flying off at full tilt and taking the Eagle with it - both exhausts, the roll bar and drivers head and the rear of the body ended up as separate pieces! (Since that time, I have never put a car on the track when any of those missiles was in sight)
Post by David Mitcham on Dec 6, 2017 2:50:31 GMT -5
Looking forward to the final two races. I hope Benzo has one of his Italian GP spec motors ready for the Amon Ferrari. I guess I'll have to stay up all night to get the results due the time difference between Canada and NZ.
Post by ferrari1950 on Dec 6, 2017 20:39:42 GMT -5
Ciao bambini!...howa manni time I tella da boyce stop playa wid da motocyclet from da OO sss eh...get a Vespa...the beautiful women love dem as much as da Ferrari! So we at de Omordotua today....run konter de clock wize...some bigga de surprise...but how you say...don hold you breadth!..dis not wat can appen in da race!
Well, I’m looking at this and I am stunned! Just 0.083 seconds out of pole position with Bob’s Honda just 0.016 seconds behind that? Actually the entire field is excitedly close, but we got second!!! One might endever to hope that this would be indicative of the final outcomes (plural) but heck... I’m starting the work day happy...
Post by ferrari1950 on Dec 7, 2017 21:05:06 GMT -5
Dougy Doright here of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, eh? Friends at Tim's call me Bob, eh? My horses name is Whitey, eh? The hoser to my left, eh, is from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulatory force,eh? Puts away a two four and a dozen donuts a day. Its getting cold soon so's we'll put on our plaid dress shirts, mits and touques...that's a hat for you 'merkan fellas, eh? So's i was asked to tell ya aboot the quali for the Autodromo tonight. No! Yeah! Fer sure. Holly! Like the results were a tad different from the Omordotua,eh? Yous are just as confused as us. Time for a double double, eh.
Well, it seems my car is consistent. Consistently bad. I assume the main issue is lack of grip? Again.
Interesting variations in order between the two "circuits", pole position aside. Our two main Championship contenders each can claim the advantage for one race of the two. It all should make for a very interesting race(s) day!
Post by ferrari1950 on Dec 9, 2017 11:17:13 GMT -5
Kris O'Kindawackey here once again at the 'drome as we prepare for the wrap up of the great Canadian Proxy. Its gonna be a double header Sunday and people are anxious as qualifying may not be indicative of how things will turn out. Always surprises here. Its the first proxy with two races at one venue run in opposite directions and so far track times indicate there are challenging variables. In the end winners will emerge, a great deal of tears will be shed into spilt beer and after the races a champion will be declared and the boys will celebrate their annual Christmas event.
The Royal Canadian Princess Fridgidaires have started marching behind their mascot the bejeweled turtle,as tradition dictates careful never to get ahead of it and since this usually leads to mishap or lateness the parade has started today. Carry on boys!
The nonpartisan crowds are enjoying the carousel at carousel curve already.
Hotel balconies are beginning to fill with visitors from afar come to enjoy the spectacle. These green lads seem to show up at the first race of the series and now here....hhhmmmmmm...
Early prognostications are not clear of a winner and so excitement rises. Red Rose tea leaves ( only in Canada you say?..pity) will be read and chicken bones scattered but only the race will tell.
And we have located our friends Sir Ligen and Sir Nigel honouring the season not forgetting to wish all a Merry Christmas, let the racing begin and the annual WIMC&C celebrations follow. Stay tuned for results. Of the races not the party...uughh that could be ugly.
I‘m checking this page a few times per day. Nervosity is growing and I hope Hubert can keep his pace from the qualification runs during this long race day. Another great race event in this series will happen this weekend. How long with these heats be? Best regards Thomas
Post by ferrari1950 on Dec 11, 2017 18:04:40 GMT -5
(All to be read in a tiny squeaky voice.) Bonjour...hi! I'm little Cindy Lou Who. I show up this time of year at the track to celebrate Christmas. This year the boys ran the final two rounds of the Canadian Grand Prix Series circa 1967. They partied after and consumed vast quantities of food and amber liquids. They all ran off to Sir Nigel's house, along with Sir Legin, Kris O'Kindawacky, Benzo and all the WIMC&C bunch with the pit crews and Carerra girls. They left a box for you with some pictures and notes inside.So lets take a peek. First a note from Jack E. Stewart...says all the cars were crap because they are not Scottish....hm...great insight on speed and handling there...oh here is something a lap chart of the first race and a podium photo...congratulations to all.
oh...and there is more here in the box...another result lap chart and another picture....congratulations to them also. ...oh there is note from Steweee....he has more final tallies, maybe pics and concluding remarks which he promises to post before Christmas sometime. That's nice.
Oh...and another note in the box. A huge thank you from Marek to the WIMC&C crew who make these events possible. Expert drivers, studious number crunchers, and fine chefs. The post race festivities were superb. Thank you to all for great day.
Congrtulations to all and to all a Merry Christmas.