Post by David Mitcham on Jun 7, 2019 5:11:16 GMT -5
The cars are getting ready for Round 3 at Tyneside which will be held on 16 June. Here are some photographs of the preparations. Clive Armstrong's Alfa 12c, in the first two photographs, has arrived from South Africa after journey of 3 months duration!
Today's event was dedicated to the memory of Mac Pinches who sadly passed away in the last few days. Mac was a leading light in reviving interest in the type of cars running in this proxy series and was a prime mover in the Earlybirds meeting at Wolverhampton. The ITP enticed Mac out of retirement and he entered two beautifully made and fast cars. Mac, you will be missed.
Post by David Mitcham on Jun 17, 2019 16:05:02 GMT -5
Here are the detailed results from Tyneside. In the GP class it looks to have been a close race between Dave's Auto Union and David's Delahaye with the lead changing right up to the last heats. The race for third, fourth and fifth between the Auto Unions of Mike and Steve and Andi's Miller was just as close with all three finishing on 82 laps. It was little more spread out with around one or two laps between the cars. Fastest lap went to Mike.
The Voiturette race was equally closely fought at the front of the field with half a lap between Mac's winning Alfetta and Keith's Mercedes 165. In third and fourth were the Maseratis of Mike and John finishing just half 0.03 of a lap apart. Mac took the fastest lap and the two points.
The overall championship is still wide open although Mike has a 7 point lead over Steve with David a further 4 points behind in third place. Dave is two points behind David and then there is an eleven point gap to Andi's Miller.
Post by David Mitcham on Jun 19, 2019 2:16:10 GMT -5
I've asked Dave Wisdom what happened and he's told me that your car lost a rear wheel on lane 2. It was replaced, but again it came off on lane 3. Before the heat on lane 4 the wheel was more securely attached with a very tiny dab of glue.
Great pictures, thank you very much for your effort! Unfortunately the results of my cars leave - let’s say - some room for improvements. Any comments regarding the raceability of the cars? Best regards Thomas