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Old 7th September 2017, 06:43 PM   #1
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The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Any one else going to Spa and this glorious meeting and circuit next week ?

I,m racing in the One hour race with the 917K and hoping for some better fortune this time round. Some recent issues have been sorted out, and I,m praying for dry weather, at a circuit which is famous for giving four seasons in one day !!!!!!

Only one GT40 in my race, but seventeen in the six hour one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 8th September 2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Looking forward to seeing some images of the 917. That event is on my list just have not been able to time it right so far. Was in Brussels a few weeks ago should have planned better I guess
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Old 9th September 2017, 01:41 AM   #3
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Will follow you thru the net as like you are telling about weather and I lived when racing there with LMP's I am not keen to go and get rain every 2 hours or so !!! LOL
Good luck for your Belgium week end !!!
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Old 11th September 2017, 11:10 PM   #4
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

I'm told that there will be a few T70s there, as my tyre supplier in the UK is sending all of the stock of the size I need, to Spa for them!
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Old 12th September 2017, 02:01 AM   #5
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

There are plenty of Lola T70s, and every other type of sports and GT cars you could wish to see, at this fantastic 3 day meeting.

With 600 cars competing, the tyre suppliers are going to be working flat out !!!!

I,m off tonight to get the ferry, hoping that the weather Gods will look favourably on this coming weekend. Bit "iffy" on current forecast !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 14th September 2017, 03:30 PM   #6
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

step 1 - install V8
step 2 - dominate race

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step 1 - install V8
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Step 1 - completed I assume?
Step 2 - you should
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Old 14th September 2017, 05:20 PM   #8
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Step 1 - completed I assume?
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1 - yes
2 - if somebody pays air freight I'll totally show up!
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Old 15th September 2017, 05:09 AM   #9
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Hi Graham,

I particpate with a Lotus XI in the Master Gentelmen drivers.
Had practice yesetdar and it was a heel of a rainy slippery track.

Good luck foryou race and I will try to pass by .

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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

It seems that it was not a good week end for Graham.
As I can see from race results....
qualifying time was very slow. (technical issue ?, Rain ?, both ?)
and he must retired at the beginning of the race. I hope it's not due to an accident.
will wait until more detail from graham...
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Old 18th September 2017, 08:49 AM   #11
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It seems that it was not a good week end for Graham.
As I can see from race results....
qualifying time was very slow. (technical issue ?, Rain ?, both ?)
and he must retired at the beginning of the race. I hope it's not due to an accident.
will wait until more detail from graham...
Guss,

Dreadful weather from Tuesday onwards .... should have been power boat racing instead!!

Lots to tell, but the photographs taken on "iphones" just will not download onto this site.

All in one piece and no technical issues, but lots more to tell and of interest to you GT40 owners.

Sadly my friend who I had come down in convoy with, topped and tailed his GT40 in a big way at Fagnes during our qualifying on Friday, and that cast a big dark shadow over the week for us.

Anyway, once I can download pictures, all will be revealed.
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

details Graham, we need details!

save your photos from your iphone to you computer, and then upload them to this site ('manage attachments' below when you create a post; depending on what file size and dimensions they come out of your phone as you may need to resize to make sure it's below the maximum the site accepts)
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details Graham, we need details!

save your photos from your iphone to you computer, and then upload them to this site ('manage attachments' below when you create a post; depending on what file size and dimensions they come out of your phone as you may need to resize to make sure it's below the maximum the site accepts)
Alex,

I,ve downloaded them onto the computer, but when I try to put them on this site it just keeps saying " upload failed".

I have lots to tell but I need to provide pictures to back up the story.
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Alex,

I,ve downloaded them onto the computer, but when I try to put them on this site it just keeps saying " upload failed".

I have lots to tell but I need to provide pictures to back up the story.
I must see the pictures!!! I sent you my email address - email them to me and i'll upload them for you
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Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Right, here goes.

These 3 pictures were sent to me by other photographers who were there for the early Friday morning first qualifying session. The other pictures taken by me just will not download onto this site, so I am sending them to Alex, who in turn will then put them onto this post, and I shall be able to tell all, and the tales of woe !!!!!

For starters though, it is a cold wet start, 8.55 am and 4 degrees. Two of the shots are of me waiting to go out of the paddock and onto the circuit, with the GT40 that I mentioned earlier in front of me. The other is coming round the "bus stop" and on to the pit straight.

The story will continue once we have the other pictures to relate to.
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