[MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

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[MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby adhar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:39 pm

Who had the white wagon with the club stickers at Rob Roy Hillclimb yesterday?
I didn't catch the number plates.
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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby Ric » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:47 pm

adhar wrote:Who had the white post-facelift wagon with the club stickers at Rob Roy Hillclimb yesterday?
I didn't catch the number plates.


This one? ;)

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There were all sorts of interesting cars there.
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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby adhar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:19 pm

Oh Ric, that was you!

Did you get any pics of the black Liberty competing, number 8? I asked my dad to take some photos of me launching it but he couldn't work out the camera. My dad doesn't mix with technology!

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Where's Wally, i mean Andrew? There is he!
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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby Ric » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:26 pm

I didn't realise you were there. Car #8 is listed as a "Subaru WRX" on the results, but car #291 (with the same surname) is listed as just a "Subaru".
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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby adhar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:30 pm

Car 291 was my Dad, in an STI WRX.
Car 8 was me in my Liberty, they listed WRX by mistake, but i heard the commentator tell everyone that its listed wrong. I was entered under WRX club, maybe that's where they got confused.

Good day though.

EDIT: I found a photo at the starting line, it's definitely not a WRX! haha!
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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby Ric » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Here's a full res copy of that bit of my photo

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and I inadvertantly took another photo with your car in

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full res

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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby adhar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:05 pm

Thanks Ric! Gee you can blow up the picture heaps! Looks good :D
Not trying to digress too far from the spotted thread here , but what were you doing at the event? Working, spectating?
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Re: [MEL] Spotted?

Postby Ric » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:09 pm

Working.
If you saw someone in the Octunda trying to get the printer showing live run times to work, that was me.
(I eventually gave up. It worked sporadically, I'm not sure yet if there was a hardware problem, or something interfering with my radio signal.)

The rest of the time I was up in the timing hut, which is where that second photo was taken from.

FYI I just posted updated results on the MGCC website. Sorry, you just got pushed down one position ;)
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby adhar » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:02 pm

Haha! sounds like the MG car club is trying to get modern!!

All good about results, i only put that car in for a laugh, i've never punted this car up that hill before, its not a race car, but i was surprised how it went!
And i'm friends with those cars that were ahead of me in the class and i know what they have spent on their cars, so my little lib didn't do too badly! hahah

Oh, and thanks for moving to new thread, i was starting to clog up the spotted one! :lol:
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby Sentinel » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:25 pm

Hey Andrew,

Nice rims! Haha :wink:

Oh, and good time too! First run was bit slow, but you nailed the next few. You were only 2.5 sec behind your old man's WRX - not bad numbers at all! Well done. :good:
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby Ric » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:38 pm

28.86 is a damn good time for a first ever run.
My best EVER in the MGA is 29.90, but that's just a 1.8L non-turbo engine! :)
Now it has a fire extinguisher fitted (and is out of warranty), my Spec-B will probably get a run up there during the MG club event on Nov-17.
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby Sentinel » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:57 pm

Ric wrote:28.86 is a damn good time for a first ever run.
My best EVER in the MGA is 29.90, but that's just a 1.8L non-turbo engine! :)
Now it has a fire extinguisher fitted (and is out of warranty), my Spec-B will probably get a run up there during the MG club event on Nov-17.


Hey Ric - I wasn't saying that it was slow 'altogether' - I was saying that it was slow with respect to his next times. :wink:
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby Ric » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:03 pm

Looking back, I can see how it looks like I'm commenting on you saying "First run was bit slow", but I just meant he did damn well for his first run up the hill.
I've done it heaps of times in the MG, but I'm still a bit nervous about my first "flat out" run in the Liberty. I know I can drive flat out to the first right hander in the MG, and keep my foot to the floor going around the corner. I'll probably land in the dam if I try that in the Liberty (coz I'll arrive at the corner a hell of a lot quicker!)

FYI, I was trying out fitting a video camera on the back shelf when I did that 29.90 run. :)
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby smythie » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:27 am

adhar wrote:Haha! sounds like the MG car club is trying to get modern!!

Not until they ditch the Lucas electrics :P
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Re: [MEL] Rob Roy 21-Jun-2009

Postby adhar » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:52 pm

First run of the morning was quite greasy so that was my taking it easy check the track out run.

And yes Steve, nice wheels! the tyres stood up to some 4 wheel burnouts for the length of first gear too!

I've been up there before in my old car, and 2.0L n/a Gen 3 Liberty. The best i could get out of that was 30 seconds flat, it was foot flat the whole way!

Ric, you can't quite do the first turn flat in my liberty , you have to balance the throttle slightly but it handles really well, not scary at all. You do have to lift slightly when you hit the bump but you bury it immediately after that and shut your eyes and hope it goes around the second corner! Its flat out the rest of the way though.
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