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BCF last won the day on February 23 2017

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    2016 WSCC Speed Series Novice Champion
  • Birthday 16/08/1982

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  1. BCF

    Temporary Garage

    Could you rent a garage from your local council/housing association? Usually pretty cheap, certainly cheaper than a driveway tent, and eminently more practical, not to mention insurable!
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    Kendrew Barracks track day 04-08-18

    Decent layout, fun and fast, but as Andrew says the gravel rash and tyre wear is epic. Cover anything you don't want chipped (you can see the stones flying about in the video below). Worth doing though.
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    Awesome Dave! Great work.
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    Some example shots from a trackday a couple of years ago... ...some of the locations may not be competition compliant!!
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    I'm not sure Stephen, but based on the location and angle of some of the photos I have, I'd say some might have been from a Marshalls post but some definitely weren't, as there aren't any in those spots. I'll see if I can dig some out to show what I mean.
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    Wheels, tyres, ARBs - biggest gain?

    Lol, was just about to say seat time! A geo is a great place to start, but if you're going to spend money on wheels & tyres, wait until you've done that first. In all seriousness though, learning to drive the car as is, on the tyres it's on, and pushing yourself to the limit is the best way to learn. Do a season as is and start to learn where the cars limits are in terms of understeer/oversteer/mid-corner/exit etc and then you can decide what the right development step is for you and the car, not what everyone else says you should have (even if they turn out to be right - but instead of doing what you're told, you've learnt it for yourself). Sprinting is great for this as you're against the clock and can literally see/feel where the changes make a difference. Get booked in for some sessions with @AdamR (maybe even in his mx5 as we discussed - great way to learn car control!) and take it from there - just my tuppence worth.
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    And we haven't even seen the photo master's offering yet @Dave (OnliestSmeg) - Manchester AO
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    Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

    No, it's a separate unit powered by the main battery. Its bl**** incredible. There's a terminal between the main unit and the extension pipe, and then another terminal between the pipe and the head. You can use it without turning the powered head on and it still works well, but press the powered head button and it's unbelievable. The boost button just gets silly!! Great on wood flooring.
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    Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

    We've just bought a Vax Blade, can't fault it, it's fantastic. Bought it direct as although it was a little more expensive, it came with £50 worth of free accessories, all of which have been useful so far. When buying, I judged on price, weight, bin capacity, run time and overall voltage - the Vax won hands down. Has twice the run time of anything else. So much so we actually use it as our main vacuum now, as on boost and with the powered brush, it's absolutely brilliant. For other minor duties I turn the boost off as it's fine even without it. https://www.vax.co.uk/vax-blade-32v-cordless-vacuum-cleaner Amazon have their prime day discount on today so you might even be able to snap up a bargain...
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    Thank you for the update Ian, great photos!
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    Can be done, on trackdays with other partners they get shots from all over the track. Through "the wiggler" and from the entry into "Bunga bunga" are particularly good shots. Not sure what was needed to gain access though!
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    Blyton 2018 Feedback

    Agree with all the above - fantastic weekend. The unfortunate lack of numbers was our gain, in a fun and fast track day on Friday followed by an incredible weekends' competing. 6 runs both days! Winner. A good atmosphere and spirit from everyone, and given the focus on Shelsley and your illness beforehand, all credit to you @John Williams - WSCC Competition Secretary for pulling it together. One small observation - on Sunday, the young lad doing the start line marshalling - I witnessed a great number of competitors (not WSCC) completely ignoring him. Partly because he occasionally was asking them to move when cars were coming back in (so it was good the drivers were paying attention), but also there were times when they were just doing their own thing and ignoring him as his instructions did lack conviction. I understand there was a lack of volunteers, which was a shame, but in the position he was it may have been better having someone with a little more authority/experience/willingness to shout at people! Fortunately there were no incidents (that I'm aware of) so this is only a minor observation, and credit is due to him for being out there all day and having the patience to stay put. Really scratching the bottom of the barrel though as everything else was spot on.
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    Blyton 2018, The photo thread.

    Great photos Ian @IanK (Bagpuss)! Are there any more of the blue single seater 140/141 please? Cheers Barny
  14. You're welcome anytime mate. My s***ter feels better for the abuse
  15. Yep brilliant day, excellent hosting and great on track discipline as usual (except for the odd lout in a silver mx5 - wot me who me not me guv) Well done WSCC, cracking delivery as usual

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