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Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(179 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 10:09PM

Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Graeme Harvey Autocrossing HARV8 in Barrie, Ontario
Posted by: harv8
Date: June 28, 2009 09:34PM

Hi All,

Graeme autocrossed HARV8 at a meet in Barrie, Ontario yesterday. There was stiff competition from modern cars like Subaru WRXs, Civics, Miatas, etc. There were some interesting V8s too.....like a 240Z Chevy conversion, an Impala SS, Camaros, and BMWs. There were a couple of classic machines too.....Lotus Elan, MG Midget and BMW 2002 tii.
Many people asked ........"Is there really a V8 in there?". I have lots of pics of Graeme "flying the flag" for BritishV8s.
Here's a few of them.

HARV8 Autocross small.jpg
HARV8 Corners Pylon small.jpg
HARV8 Corners small.jpg
HARV8 Autcross tent small.jpg

Cheers,
Martyn

(PS I'm sorry I couldn't make it to this year's Meet)


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: Graeme Harvey Autocrossing HARV8 in Barrie, Ontario
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 29, 2009 07:59AM

You're forgiven.

Make it to Indy nect year!


madmax
Max Fulton
Durham, NC
(186 posts)

Registered:
10/19/2008 07:45PM

Main British Car:
1974 1/2 MGB 1972 MGB 1977 V8 project 1972 B r 1860 cc

Re: Graeme Harvey Autocrossing HARV8 in Barrie, Ontario
Posted by: madmax
Date: June 29, 2009 10:09AM

Martyn!

Well!?!? How'd he DO?!?

We missed you both at VIR to kick Pete's (and Carl's and Dale's...) ass!

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harv8
Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(179 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 10:09PM

Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Re: Graeme Harvey Autocrossing HARV8 in Barrie, Ontario
Posted by: harv8
Date: June 29, 2009 11:09AM

If he had done really well I definitely would have said!!! However, I thought he did great.
Most of the competition were running comp tires and were quite experienced autocrossers. HARV8 was on street tires of course and Graeme hasn't driven a course since the Cleveland V8 Meet in '07 AND since he could n't get the driver's seat close enough to the pedals (I offered to duck tape wooden blocks to them) I think he was disadvantaged. Even so, he drove smoothly and the car performed admirably!!! The stock Lotus Elan with experienced driver and street tires did 59 seconds and most competitive cars were between 56 and 60 seconds. Graeme's best was a 62......but looked a heck of a lot faster!

Elan small.jpg
HARV8 Corners 3 small.jpg
BMW.jpg
Midget small.jpg


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: Graeme Harvey Autocrossing HARV8 in Barrie, Ontario
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 29, 2009 08:55PM

Yep, we certainly missed y'all. I think Graeme would done very well at our go-kart event.


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