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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 08, 2010 11:43PM

So where are they?


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 09, 2010 02:23AM

I didn't take enough photos of people or action today... mostly just photos of cars and parts. Here's a small, sampling:

2010-day1-1.jpg

2010-day1-2.jpg

2010-day1-3.jpg

2010-day1-4.jpg


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 09, 2010 02:24AM

two more...

2010-day1-5.jpg

2010-day1-6.jpg


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4475 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 09, 2010 02:45AM

Dan Blackwood took some beautiful photos Wednesday night after most of us had hit the hay. (Many more cars arrived today, of course, and a few more will arrive tomorrow.) Isn't this a neat photo!?!

2010-day0-1.jpg

I hope someone else will post photos of today's action on the racetrack... I don't have the right camera for that kind of photography.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 09, 2010 05:48AM

We had an awesome day at the track on Thursday.

About 24 registrants attacked the course. We sent them out in two different flights in 20 minute sessions, according to driver experience. We were joined by a 2009 Corvette Z06, and registrant Todd Noll made his presence known with a rental Cadilac (reminicent of the Mustang Hurst Specials that were thrashed, abused, and returned to Hertz back in the '60s).

We did experience a VERY tense moment when Dale Knapke's turbo boosted TR6 hit some coolant laid down on the front straight by Les Shockey's TR6. The rear of the car let loose; Dale hit the concrete retaining wall at about a 90* angle at what is estimated to be over 100mph.

Dale escaped with lacerations on his chin, knees, and legs.....the car did not fair to well. After a rather long visit to one of the local emergency rooms, (thank you for transport, Dave Kirkman!) Dale returned to enjoy the remainder of the evening with us.

We got the autocross course set up (thank you to Barry Rowe and Jim Hamilton of the Champaign County Sportscar Club) and almost every registrant got a run before the skies opened up. About 6 Lotus-7 clones joined us for this activity.

Thursday evening we visited one of the local Hooters Restaurants for an evening of comaradarie and fun....
End of the main straight.jpg
MGBs and a Triumph enter Turn One off of the main straight

Hagen and Moor.jpg
Mike Moor chases Merv Hagen

Noll chases Duhamel and Fulton.jpg
Todd Noll's rental Cadillac pursues Team Duhamel and Fulton

Hooters crowd.jpg
Fun at Hooters



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2010 05:59AM by mowog1.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 09, 2010 07:28AM

I can't take any more.

Sorry, Rob. I'm headed to Indy!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 09, 2010 08:13AM

WooHoo!!!!!!!!! See you about 3:30, probably in the parking lot!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 09, 2010 08:36AM

Good for you Carl! I'm headed back into surgery this morning but looking forward to seeing your mug in some of the pics from today this evening when I'm back home.

Very glad to hear Dale is ok! That was a very close call. While I'm sure he sees little solice in it, at least his car had a cage if I recall. Imagine if that had happened to one of the cars that didn't. After last year, Dale's probably rethinking whether he'll participate in the future.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 09, 2010 05:03PM

Dale's car had a hoop...I don't think it had a cage...but I could be wrong.

Dale is in good spirits...although a little sore today.

He opted out of karting (wise decision!!!) but did go to the track and enjoyed watching the fun.

His brother is coming to Indy tomorrow and will help Dale pick up the car...they are heading home early.

He is already planning on how to rebuild/repair...and will be back. It's like riding a bicycle. His spirit was NOT broken by this accident!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 09, 2010 05:12PM

Carl has arrived! All is right in the world.
Still HOT, but rain has stopped


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 09, 2010 05:20PM

Today's karting activity was a BLAST!

We had nine teams of four drivers and did a 90 minute enduro-style race.

Each driver got a five minute practice session before we began the race. We did a Grand Prix style staggered start and had mandatory pit stops every 15 to 20 laps (or so) as determined by the race-master (manager of the track)

Most teams ran from 160 to 170 laps in the 90 minute session.

Podium Apearance were made by: Team G Force (second) - Team Canuck (first)- Team Bodget and Scarper 3rd)

A good time was had by all!
Pit action.jpg
Pit line up before the first lap.

Mike Moor sets up his turn.jpg
Mike Moor sets up his turn

Stig Mantell gets advise from Max.jpg

Stig Mantell of Team Bodget and Scarper gets advise from Max Fulton

Podium -Team  G Force - Team Canuck - Team Bodget and Scarper.jpg
The Podium Appearance



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2010 05:27PM by mowog1.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 09, 2010 05:31PM

The facility.....
FasTimes Indoor Karting.jpg

Bill Yobi becomes a Knight WHo Says Niche!
Yobi Becomes a Knight Who Says Nich.jpg

Racer David Mantell
Racer David.jpg

Racer Jean Ingram
Racer Jean.jpg


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 09, 2010 05:33PM

"He is already planning on how to rebuild/repair...and will be back. It's like riding a bicycle. His spirit was NOT broken by this accident!"

Rick, that's the 2nd best news!!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: mowog1
Date: July 10, 2010 02:52PM

I found a registrant (Gordon McFall) who had taken a picture of Dale Knapke's TR6.

He is very lucky.

His brother drove over today with truck and trailer; they picked up the car at ORP and are on their way home.

Knapke TR6.jpg


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 10, 2010 03:18PM

If he hit the wall at about 100 I'm amazed the engine didn't get shoved back & the car start to fold up. Wow! Luck is an under statement!


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: July 10, 2010 06:40PM

Hello everyone, I am home and resting. After taking a closer look. The car seems to have more damage then what I was hoping to see. I will keep you posted with where it goes from here. Just wanted to say thanks for everyones kind words of encouragement and concern.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 10, 2010 10:42PM

V8 meet in Townsend Tn. Early May 2011 Plan NOW!


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(528 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: July 11, 2010 05:55PM

Dale, hope your recovery is speedy!! Keep us posted on what is happening with your car and let me know if i can help in any way I'm only 30 miles away..cheers
mike


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: July 11, 2010 06:13PM

Mike, I was on Ebay today checking things out. I need to pull it apart to see just what I am dealing with.

When I picked up the car Saturday the safety guy that talked to us before the event stopped by to see how I was doing. He indicated that he was within abut 100 feet of where I hit the wall looking for water on the track. If he thought there could be anything on the track he should have called for a yellow flag. I was told by a number of people that when Less lost the hose a lot of white smoke came from his car. That should have been enough to call for the yellow flag. This was not a NASCAR race. There was a lot of time between the white smoke and when I came around. If they were doing there job this could have been avoided. Sorry, I had to get this off my chest.

I will stay in touch.

Dale


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3946 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: BritishV8 2010 updates
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 11, 2010 08:01PM

Another awesome V8 Meet!

A regular family reunion, with a number of members very much missed. Hope everyone can make it next year.

Dale & Rob, a quick recovery to both of you. I know y'all will persevere on the cars & have them ready for Townsend next year.
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