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Title: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on November 19, 2009, 21:31:35
This unique live televised club race meeting should be announced formally in 'Motorsport News' next Wednesday.

The editor there, Matt James (famous now for being able to talk about absolutely nothing during six hours of fog, with Alan Hyde, Lewis Beales, etc) is a friend of the club and I'm told may include a pic of a racing 2CV in the mention.

Out of the 300 each car will pay to race, the event organisers have to pay the normal circuit hire and race organisation costs, being handled by Ian Watson at BARC. They probably don't get the gate money. Then, they have to pay all the costs of the TV presentation and production, which is being done by HayFisher. They will be using some clever kit they own, which links the cameras to the production truck by radio rather than cable, which significantly brings down the costs. But it still ain't cheap. The live feed to Motors TV is provided at no cost, which is the norm nowadays. They are also chucking in free food and some other goodies.

To keep the event interesting for viewers and to maximise the organisers revenue, the race lengths will be a bit shorter than drivers would normally get for the race fee. However, you'll be able to tell all your relies and mates to watch you live on Motors TV, which I don't think has ever happened before for 2CV's. The club retains the car sticker rights and the naming rights for our races. If we can persuade a sponsor to come on board, then some of the fee will be used to offer a rebate to entrants.

It's important that we get 30 cars onto our grid, for the organiser needs the revenue. They've got, I think, seven other series there, including Kent FF, Kumho BMW, Caterhams (red flag, anyone?), etc. By my estimation, they'll be lucky to come out even slightly ahead of break-even. They really do want 2CV's on the grid, but if there is a significant shortfall in our numbers, then they'll be less keen to ask us to participate in possible future events.

I don't think the club has set up a system for the entries yet, so I it would be helpful if people put a note on here if they expect to be entering. Nothing formal at this stage.

I'll start the ball rolling with Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze

We should also have a spare Paul Robertson engine available that w/e, so if any newbie team is wanting to race but is short of a good engine or wants a bit of support in the paddock, then we'll we happy to buddy them.

I hope that other teams with good resources might feel able to buddy a car that needs some support.

This race meeting with live TV is a bold venture by the organisers and is a great promotional opportunity for Classic 2CV Racing. Let's fill that grid.





Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on November 20, 2009, 10:47:57
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: philip myatt on November 20, 2009, 10:53:27
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on November 20, 2009, 11:27:35
Depends on when my exams are, but I'm fairly optimistic......will find out.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Steve Panas on November 20, 2009, 11:36:04
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Lien93 on November 20, 2009, 18:02:38
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: John-Paul Wilkinson on November 20, 2009, 20:17:22
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Matt Hollis on November 21, 2009, 16:46:44
To be honest, I'm not sure it's worth it given the lack of track time, but as it seems the majority are in favour, I wouldn't want to be the one who causes it not to happen  :-[

Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on November 23, 2009, 12:25:51
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on November 23, 2009, 13:52:06
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques
SWCRacing - Driver tba (depends if a certain German joins Mercedes!!)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on November 23, 2009, 16:12:05
Rosberg? Yes he has, apparently. How come he's German? His dad's Finnish.

Oh, that one....forgot about him. Hope he doesn't.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on November 23, 2009, 17:10:53
Because his mother is German and he was born in Germany


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Mick Storey on November 27, 2009, 10:55:47



     Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 13:52:06 Quote 

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Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques
SWCRacing - Driver tba (depends if a certain German joins Mercedes!!)
Mick Storey
 


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Lien93 on December 08, 2009, 20:40:33
Are we racing before the Caterhams? I think we should. Do the TV people know what they were like this year?


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on December 08, 2009, 23:13:49
14 provisional entries so far, which is very encouraging at this eary stage. Only 16 more needed.

Lien - there has been a mention of 'special regs' for the event. I guess they might include no re-starts if a race is red flagged and arrangements for speedy track clearance.   


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on December 09, 2009, 09:04:10
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques
SWCRacing - Driver tba (depends if a certain German joins Mercedes!!)
Mick Storey
Mike fox


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on February 02, 2010, 15:58:13
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sandro Proetti
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques
SWCRacing - Driver tba (depends if a certain German joins Mercedes!!)
Mick Storey
Mike fox
Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on March 10, 2010, 09:04:39
Please cut and paste and add your name
"I'll start the ball rolling with"
Team Fine Print, car 97. Driver, Carl Breeze
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sammie fritchley
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques
SWCRacing - Driver tba (depends if a certain German joins Mercedes!!)
Mick Storey
Mike fox
Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
Darren Baker
Tim ward
Alec Graham
Lucy Cardell


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on March 11, 2010, 12:25:15
Tony Robinson,  car 88
Simon Crook
Roger Lott
Sammie fritchley
Philip Myatt
Gadget Racing #1
Gadget Racing #2
Lien Davies, car 93
John-Paul Wilkinson
Matthew Hollis
Steve Jaques
SWCRacing - Driver tba (depends if a certain German joins Mercedes!!)
Mick Storey
Mike fox
Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
Darren Baker
Tim ward
Alec Graham
Lucy Cardell
Nick roads car (driver tba)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Ainslie Bousfield on March 11, 2010, 20:36:08
 :D

That is great news Paul, thanks for all your help getting the information all together.

If the guys listed can get there money in to the approved sources (Steve Panas or Christine Thompson) depending on your championship staying power as soon as possible that would be a great help.

Dont forget, clean pants for the telly!

Ainslie


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on March 12, 2010, 13:21:22
Probably, if someone will explain the discrepancy between the original cost (300) and the current cost (360)
Cheers
Trevor


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Christine Savage on March 12, 2010, 21:18:10
just in the process of clariying this with the other members of the board.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on March 13, 2010, 21:42:07
< Dont forget, clean pants for the telly >

Sorry, I haven't got any telly-shaped pants....


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 16
Post by: Martin Harrold on March 14, 2010, 18:11:28
This is a copy of a email sent out on March 14 to Aubrey's email list:

2CV Racing At Mallory Park - Sunday, May 16

Live on Motors TV !!!  

This is a unique and new style race meeting. It is promoted by Magnus Laird, one-time racing manager of Caterham Cars and organised by our friends at BARC. The whole event will be shown live on Motors TV - that afternoon, obviously.

The event has eight different classes, each of which will do 2 x 10 minute races. The entry fee for the two races is 300, which includes normal official practice on Sunday morning. We're also told that there will be free refreshments.

Commercial testing is available on the Saturday, at a cost of around 35 for a 20 minute session. This is a separate arangement with Mallory Park.

Magnus Laird has invited the Classic 2CV Racing Club to participate in this unique live televised event, which is something unique in the history of the club's 21 years. But, Motors TV don't pay for the feed, they take it and air it for free. This means that Magnus has to pay all the costs, including circuit hire and the professional live TV production. Neither of those are cheap.

He has set a reasonable entry fee of 300 and needs a full field of 30 cars entered in each class. So far, we've 21 racing 2CV's who've indicated that they'll enter, and only need another 9 by the last day of March, which is extremely encouraging. Well gather up the entries and then sort them into those who have entered the full 2CV series and those who are entering races on a one-off basis, and deal with them accordingly.

The less good news is that if we don't get very near to the 30 entries, Magnus has other series wanting to join in the fun, and we could get deleted.

The post on the club forum currently shows the following:

1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    SWC Racing - Driver tba
14    Mick Storey
15    Mike fox
16    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
17    Darren Baker
18    Tim ward
19    Alec Graham
20    Lucy Cardell
21    Nick roads car (driver tba)
22    -
23    -   
24    -
25    -
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -

I can't tell quickly whether this email is going to everyone on the entry list above. If you do get it and you're not there and you want to enter and have your name added to the list, please reply to me by return. Once we have a full list of 30 cars, which looks like it could happen, Steve Panas will deal with entry admin.

If anyone is not sure about entering because they are short of a good engine, then I might be able to lend you one, built by Sammie Fritchley. No charge for the loan, but you'd have to chip in to any repair cost.

Best regards, Martin


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Matt Hollis on March 15, 2010, 12:17:50
Probably, if someone will explain the discrepancy between the original cost (300) and the current cost (360)
Cheers
Trevor

According to Martin's email and forum post the cost for Mallory is still 300, not 360


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Andrew Bull on March 16, 2010, 10:07:50
Normal races are 2 x 25 minutes for 360 = 7.20 per minute
2 x 10 minute races = 300 / 20 = 15 per min. 

Mistakes will be costly as there will be no time to recover back up the field, however it will be very close and frantic racing and the field will hopefully be pretty close and not strung out.  There should be a battle to be had wherever you are on the grid.

Will there still be two qualifying seesions? 

Cheers


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on March 16, 2010, 19:25:35
Yes, pro-rata it's a more expensive race meeting. But, uniquely, you can tell your pals to watch you on TV, for the first time ever (is Motors TV free to air? - does anyone know?) And, it's surely going to be better viewing than boring Bahrain.

We had the choice, we could have turned down the opportunity to participate, but at least 21 teams think that the club made the right choice.

Now, we still need a few more entries.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on March 18, 2010, 14:17:05
 Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    SWC Racing - Driver tba
14    Mick Storey
15    Mike fox
16    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
17    Darren Baker
18    Tim ward
19    Alec Graham
20    Lucy Cardell
21    Nick roads car (driver tba)
22    David O'keeffe(level 42 car)
23    -   
24    -
25    -
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Richard hollis on March 18, 2010, 23:26:49
Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    SWC Racing - Driver tba
14    Mick Storey
15    Mike fox
16    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
17    Darren Baker
18    Tim ward
19    Alec Graham
20    Lucy Cardell
21    Nick roads car (driver tba)
22    David O'keeffe(level 42 car)
23    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
24    -
25    -
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -


Title: Mallory - Please add a contact email and/or mob no
Post by: Martin Harrold on March 19, 2010, 20:49:02
I twisted Keith's arm, and I gather that Steve Panas is racing with Ainslie, so now we only need another 5, although we may get a few no-shows.
This list was set up in a hurry and we forgot to get you to add contact details. To save numerous copies on here, if your name is listed, then please send your email and mob to:  martinharrold@blueyonder.co.uk and I'll add them in one go. You'll see that we've dug out a few and inserted them.

<list removed - sorry Martin, but I agree with Andrew - not a good idea to post email addresses and phone numbers on a public forum>


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Andrew Bull on March 19, 2010, 21:03:28
Please remove my e-mail address from the list posted in the public forum!  I don't think its smart or very 'Spam conscious'. 
Why on earth would you need to publish the names, e-mail address and phone numbers on a forum.  Surely the contact of these people, once you have the details (requested in the post) should be Via e-mail or telephone.

I check the forum daily.  Therefore will be in the know if there are any issues posted, and will forward to Tony and respond accordingly. 

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Andrew


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on March 20, 2010, 13:42:17
Chris, Andrew:

OK - point noted.

The simple reason it was done is that it appears that the club does not have a complete and accurate emailing list for all car owners and active drivers. That includes several of the names on the Mallory list

There was a concern that some of those listed might not actually enter and we would have no quick means of communicating with them. Andrew - not everyone checks the site as regularly as you do.

So, can anyone suggest how best we can deal with the issue?  Getting bolshy with me is quite fair and understandable in the circumstances, but does not solve the problem. Ideally, it would be great if a volunteer came forward who would take on the task of maintaining an accurate email list of members and 'friends' of the club, and within it, a register of all the race cars out there.





Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on March 20, 2010, 15:34:39
Christine should have contact details from previous years, as matt and richard may do for mailing snails pace martin.If not i have copies of most years lists from 1997 .


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on March 20, 2010, 18:26:17
1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    SWC Racing - Driver tba
14    Mick Storey
15    Mike fox
16    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
17    Darren Baker
18    Tim ward
19    Alec Graham
20    Lucy Cardell
21    Nick Roads car (driver tba)
22    David O'Keeffe (Level 42 car)
23    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
24    Steve Panas + Ainslie Bousefield
25    Keith Shoebridge car
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on March 31, 2010, 22:58:51
1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott + Mark Evans
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    SWC Racing - Driver tba
14    Mick Storey
15    Mike fox
16    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
17    Darren Baker
18    Tim ward
19    Alec Graham
20    Lucy Cardell
21    Nick Roads car (driver tba)
22    David O'Keeffe (Level 42 car)
23    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
24    Steve Panas + Ainslie Bousefield
25    Keith Shoebridge car
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: philip myatt on April 01, 2010, 12:06:48
are 8 & 24 a duplicate?


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on April 04, 2010, 06:59:03
1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott + Mark Evans
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    Mick Storey
14    Mike fox
15    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
16    Darren Baker
17    Tim ward
18    Alec Graham
29    Lucy Cardell
20    Nick Roads car (driver tba)
21    David O'Keeffe (Level 42 car)
22    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
23    Steve Panas + Ainslie Bousefield
24    Keith Shoebridge car
25    -
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: philip myatt on April 04, 2010, 10:23:43
has tba had second thoughts?


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on April 04, 2010, 18:04:26
Nah, more like cba!


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Steve Panas on April 04, 2010, 18:13:14
 :D You should be a*********** Quick at Cadwell


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on April 06, 2010, 19:46:22
1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott + Mark Evans
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    Mick Storey
14    Mike fox
15    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
16    Darren Baker
17    Tim ward
18    Alec Graham
29    Lucy Cardell
20    Nick Roads car (driver tba)
21    David O'Keeffe (Level 42 car)
22    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
23    Steve Panas + Ainslie Bousefield
24    Keith Shoebridge car
25    Mark Paterson, Car 70
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -
Important - Entry forms, for those who are racing here as a one-off and have not paid for the four chamionship rounds, will be available very shortly.


Title: Re: Testing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on April 06, 2010, 20:57:41
If you want to test at Mallory on Saturday 15th, the day before the Motors TV meeting, the deal is:

30 for a 25 minute session. Divided into slow, medium and fast cars. Buy 4 sessions and get the fifth free.

Call Mallory Park direct to book - track space is limited. 01455 842931.





Title: ENTRIES for Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on April 08, 2010, 21:33:56
Time is now moving on.

All those who've signed up for the full Championship season need take no special action for Mallory.

If you are doing it as a 'one off', please use the club entry form - find it at http://www.2cvracing.org.uk/joinus

Complete as far as possible and send, with cheque, to Steve Panas at the address given, as soon as possible.



Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on April 09, 2010, 12:54:53
Will there be an entry form in the BARC stuff? I've finally sent off for everything...

Money....now you see it, now you don't....!

(Ok, never mind that; in a printer-friendly environment now and have forms......)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on April 16, 2010, 10:44:57
1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott + Mark Evans
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10    John-Paul Wilkinson
11    Matthew Hollis
12    Steve Jaques
13    Mick Storey
14    Mike fox
15    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
16    Darren Baker
17    Tim ward
18    Alec Graham
29    Lucy Cardell
20    Nick Roads car (driver tba)
21    David O'Keeffe (Level 42 car)
22    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
23    Steve Panas + Ainslie Bousefield
24    Keith Shoebridge car
25    Mark Paterson, Car 70
26    Mike Robinson
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -
Important - Entry forms, for those who are racing here as a one-off and have not paid for the four chamionship rounds, will be available very shortly.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: John-Paul Wilkinson on April 16, 2010, 19:09:09
1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott + Mark Evans
5    Sammie fritchley
6    Philip Myatt
7    Gadget Racing #1
8    Gadget Racing #2
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10   Matthew Hollis
11    Steve Jaques
12    Mick Storey
13    Mike fox
14    Derek Coghill (now, who needs paying...?)
15    Darren Baker
16    Tim ward
17    Alec Graham
18    Lucy Cardell
19    Nick Roads car (driver tba)
20    David O'Keeffe (Level 42 car)
21    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis (just sorting money and entry forms!)
22    Steve Panas + Ainslie Bousefield
23    Keith Shoebridge car
24    Mark Paterson, Car 70
25    Mike Robinson
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -
Important - Entry forms, for those who are racing here as a one-off and have not paid for the four chamionship rounds, will be available very shortly.


Title: Mallory Park, May 16 - Entry List
Post by: Martin Harrold on April 19, 2010, 20:28:10
Here, we hope, is the near final entry list for the Motors TV Live event at Mallory. There are still some spaces on the grid, so if you want to make a late entry, call Steve P soonest and he'll see what he can sort.

Any queries on the list, please contact me.

The races will be called:

1 - 'Professional Motor Sport World Expo Challenge'
2 - 'Crusader Vans Challenge'

Both are qualifying rounds of the 2CVParts .com Championship

1    Tony Robinson,  car 88
2    Carl Breeze in Team Fine Print, car 97
3    Simon Crook
4    Roger Lott + Mark Evans
5    Sammie Fritchley
6    Nick Paton in Philip Myatt's car
7    Gadget Racing #1 Wayne C + Simon Clarke
8    Gadget Racing #2 Steve P + Ainslie B
9    Lien Davies, car 93
10   Matthew Hollis
11    Aubrey B in Steve Jaques car
12    Mick Storey
13    Mike Fox
14    Derek Coghill
15    Darren Baker
16    Tim Ward
17    Alec Graham
18    Lucy Cardell
19    Hugh McCurrick in Nick Roads car
20    David O'Keefe in Level 42 car
21    Martin Riman + Richard Hollis
22    Keith Shoebridge car
23    Mark Paterson, car 70
24    Mike Robinson car 99
25    -
26    -
27    -
28    -
29    -
30    -


Title: Help with entry fees for Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on April 23, 2010, 21:56:46
We've got 24 cars on the Mallory grid, and thanks to all who've entered.

But, we really need another 2 to make 26. If anyone is undecided, then there is a sponsor who is prepared to pay 150 to any car which is not already in the entry list above and which will carry their very big stickers in TV friendly positions on front, back and sides.

If you are short of an engine or tyres, club members may be able to help with loans.

If you want to talk about taking up this offer, call me direct on 07973 303982 or martinharrold@blueyonder.co.uk



Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Simon Crook on April 25, 2010, 16:09:56
Is there a Website or anything else promoting this? its not on the Motors TV website or on the BARC site either........... (not even the race time table) - I am trying to get the sponsors excited about the race and its proving a little difficult!


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Martin Harrold on April 25, 2010, 21:39:36
We are currently in active contact with the PR people at Motors TV. Mick Storey has written a few words and they should use some of the cleaner paras in their build up to the event, with some pics from Maria, and which should start very shortly. They would normally only trail something like this a couple of weeks prior.

As for BARC - well it's possible that if we send the something they might place it on the website, but PR is not their greatest strength.

If you've got any angles you think you can get some more covereage, we'd be pelased to help you with pics and copy.





Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Simon Crook on April 26, 2010, 05:45:23
Thanks Martin I will keep looking - I am talking too a couple more companies at the moment (trying to secure funding for round 3) my worry is it will be too late for them to act on it - TV coverage interest them both and both may be able to help out later in the season with equipment (generators/tower lights and marquees) for the 24hr race...............


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on May 16, 2010, 19:11:23
The first race looked great at Mallory, but on TV it was AWESOME!!!! Well done to all involved!!


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on May 17, 2010, 01:28:36
My mum watched it, and said that the commentator (Barry Lee - I presume it's the same one?) really enjoyed it.

Having my post-race beer...at 2am.....


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Frank Barnard on May 17, 2010, 09:08:51
I chose Mallory over Monaco. Wise move. Race of the day? The first 2CV counter. Was it four abreast over the line? Fantastic. Overall a tribute to the health and competitiveness of club racing. Retired from racing? Forget it. Back next season. And yes Derek, it was that Barry Lee. Used to watch him on the ovals. In 1971 he presented me with a one-inch high trophy for winning my class in the Henley Motor Club's autocross championship. Great to hear him again, knowledgeable & as wry as ever though I don't recall him coming across as such a geezer. Anyway, congratulations to the Club for stageing such sensational racing. Driving standards were breathtaking as the established ace Michael Vergers discovered. Maybe consideration should be given to a driver team for the Vingt-Quatre Heures proper?


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Steve Panas on May 17, 2010, 09:43:28
Michael Vergers has competed in the 24 before with us and has already booked a car for his Le Mans GT2 co drivers. You want to race the professionals then book your grid slot now.  ;D


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Frank Barnard on May 17, 2010, 10:26:44
I wasn't including me Steve...


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Catherine Noble on May 17, 2010, 10:33:27
Unfortunately ... I don't have satellite tv so couldn't watch and it wasn't streamed online, pity. However! Thread was also started over on 2cvGB and people did tune in, one happy member who has given me permission to copy his quote over ...

"Originally Posted by peter johnston 
Watched both heats this afternoon. Really close and thoroughly enjoyable racing. Even the commentators were pro-2CV and helped to make the races even more fun. I hope that Motors TV can do this again.  :)

Pete."

Seen you about soon  ;)

C x


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Frank Barnard on May 17, 2010, 10:49:36
PS to Steve Panas:
My comments about Michael Vergers were intended to be a light-hearted compliment to the prowess of the Club's drivers, not to provoke a fierce defence of Mr Vergers ability and achievements of which I am well aware...


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Steve Panas on May 17, 2010, 11:53:11
Many congratulations to Martin Harrold for having the vision to arrange the necessary bits behind the scenes. The actual race was one of the best. The production by Motors TV was amazing. The 2CVs appeared to be just as fast as many others. As this was somewhat of a experiment for the promotor I believe he won't be disappointed. If the club were to invited to participate in further meetings of this type I think we should do our utmost to accept now we have seen how the whole project works This has potentially taken the club onto higher [safer] ground. Let's see what the written media have to say. ::)   


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on May 17, 2010, 14:03:15
It's been ages since we've had 10-lap sprints - I really enjoyed it (sorry about the tail-light...). My only slight grumble/ point of concern was to do with the forming-up prior to the start; whether this was due to people not knowing what they were supposed to do or because the pace car was going too fast I'm not sure, but from after halfway back the field wasn't really 2 abreast.

Like you say, I await the media reports with interest....


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Trevor Williams on May 17, 2010, 14:08:00
Derek
The 2CVs were the best behaved at doing rolling starts!! A couple of the other races started with some cars still going down Stebbe Straight!!
Must be all the practice we all get doing the 24 hour race!


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Roo on May 17, 2010, 15:52:07
Some photos here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=179955&id=564731860&l=79d2cadf13 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=179955&id=564731860&l=79d2cadf13)
and a bit of comedy grill footage from race 2 here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8FcYdGWePw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8FcYdGWePw)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Paul Robertson on May 17, 2010, 16:49:41
Excellent grill footage roo,car looks a bit too tail happy .How much fuel does the Fox car lose!!!!


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Roo on May 17, 2010, 18:31:24
Some ass cam from qualifying. ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMr55yyJrBs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMr55yyJrBs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh3ySW-0hS8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh3ySW-0hS8)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Simon Crook on May 17, 2010, 19:28:24
Excellent grill footage roo,car looks a bit too tail happy .How much fuel does the Fox car lose!!!!

Paul the answer to your question - LOTS at one stage I thought my washers had started on there own!


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Derek Coghill on May 17, 2010, 20:34:19
Yes, lots of fuel....that's the group I was in.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Simon Crook on May 17, 2010, 21:18:13
just watched the races -  ;D ;D ;D I am sure that this is from all of us a BIG THANK YOU to Martin and all involved for all the hard work in making this happen, I wonder if motors tv would be interested in the 24hr race?

I would also like to say a personal thank you to Martin Harold, Keith Shoebridge, Paul & Sammie and the club who without these I would not have been able to race - cheers


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Chris Yates on May 18, 2010, 18:18:06
Maria's photos from Mallory are up, here: http://www.2cvracing.org.uk/gallery/category/24-mallory-160510

Just been watching the highlights from Motors TV, and it seems they only showed race 2 as part of the highlights. I guess I'll have to wait for the DVD.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: David Bain on May 18, 2010, 21:08:48
Congratulations all round. I couldn't get there on Saturday so I've just watched the highlights and thought it reflected well on everyone involved. The racing was excellent and the camerawork and direction first class. The commentators deserve a special mention because they were enthusiastic, didn't natter for its own sake and gave the racing just the right mix of funny and serious. Here's to the next time.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Andy Craig-Smith on May 21, 2010, 15:49:04
I've copied to 2 races on to a dvd, if anyone has any server space spare I can upload them for all to see.

Looks like David was I bit naughty in the esses last lap !! and he knew it. ;D


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Chris Yates on May 22, 2010, 15:15:16
How big are the files, Andy?


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Lien93 on May 22, 2010, 18:30:50
Why not put it on Youtube?


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Andy Craig-Smith on May 24, 2010, 08:25:08
1.3Gig chris, can't place on youtube as each race from paddock to interview is about 20mins and they have a policy of no more than 10mins.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Chris Yates on May 24, 2010, 10:05:55
I've sent you a personal message, Andy. I'm sure we should be able to do something with the footage, somehow.

It's just a bit big for most people to download as-is, but there's ways and means :)


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Lien93 on May 24, 2010, 16:59:15
You can put more than 10 mins on Google video, you can put as much as you want on there.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Chris Yates on May 25, 2010, 10:17:23
Someone's beaten me to it anyway:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR3xO-auhR8
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHC4h_q3X7c

Enjoy :)

I'll update this when race 2 appears.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Andy Craig-Smith on May 25, 2010, 15:15:24
Bugger, should be finnished uploading it to you by 20:00. Broadband very slow with uploads!!!
Andy.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Chris Yates on May 25, 2010, 16:39:09
Thanks Andy :)

Speaking of videos on YouTube - I found this earlier too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmunRAglovQ - from an episode of Top Gear in 1990, covering the 1st 24hr race at Mondello. Perhaps we could incorporate this into the "20 years of the 24hour" feature, subject to copyright issues...


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Andy Craig-Smith on May 25, 2010, 18:24:20
Chris,
Copied the folders off the dvd. Hope you can do something with them.


Title: Re: Live TV from racing at Mallory Park - May 15
Post by: Chris Yates on May 26, 2010, 21:17:23
Thanks Andy :)

Meanwhile, Race 2 appears to have been uploaded to YouTube:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xabX5WI2Hnw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8RDdkUq5OQ