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Old 08-11-2017, 03:50 PM
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Roger Albert Clark Rally 2017

Hi folks, the R.A.C. takes place this weekend starting with 2 stages early Friday at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb near Worcester. There is a 240Z entered:

Car no 87
Driver Pete Johnston
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Co Driver Charles Johnston
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:54 PM
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Went today - great!

Pics and story of Z to follow later.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:42 PM
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I had a fun morning at the rally today.

Weather bright and dry, scenery fantastic and a good array of cars. Cost 5 - worth every penny, to go to the NEC this weekend to see static exhibits will be 42 (incl. parking).

Most cars were Escorts but there were a few 'strays' including this 240Z (and Steve Perez's Stratos).

That Datsun was ok but horrible wheels (and yes the indicators were the wrong way around but I wasn't going to be so trivial on an event like this).

Unfortunately the son (driver) 'lost it' in the chicane (downhill slippery tarmac) and clouted the bank. It was a good 'clout' but these cars are strong and the headlight 'sits' back from the front (unlike an Escort for example). However the headlight was well out of alignment.

So the car was damaged after only 1 mile - easily done.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:44 PM
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:46 PM
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:06 PM
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Well worth it

nice place to go shelsely walsh
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:17 PM
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nice place to go shelsely walsh
Hi Kristian, I first went there with my Dad to watch a Vintage meeting. I must have been about 12/13 so 52 years ago! AND I can remember the ERAs screaming up the hill - in fact I have a book left over from Dad's house clearance.
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The 240Z passed me in Meltham West Yorkshire today!!! Only the second timeI have seen a 240Z on the road without being in my way to a car show!
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:32 PM
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The 240Z passed me in Meltham West Yorkshire today!!! Only the second timeI have seen a 240Z on the road without being in my way to a car show!
Are you sure it was the same one? They were in Wales all day and then most would be transported on a trailer up the M6 to Carlisle this evening.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:57 PM
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Put 2 and 2 together and got 7. The 240 That passed me was taking part in the RAC Chester to Harrogate!!!
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:29 PM
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Pic shamelessly from a FB feed, somebody happened to tag me in this morning.

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:32 PM
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Good picture - considering the impact (I saw it and heard it) that is minimal damage. These are strong cars as long as they are rust-free. The Safari Rally history is testament to this.

Unfortunately the Datsun is struggling and currently last as far as I can see. Still a long long way to go - it finishes on Monday.

I've pointed this out on previous years but Bob Bean (who was a well known driver when I did a few rallies in the 70s) is in about 35th place (out of 90) in a low powered Lotus Cortina. How old is he -- 80!!!

Jimmy McRae (Colin's dad) in a V8 powered Vauxhall Firenza is about 18th, he is 74.

This is not a rally just for old men by the way - there are lots of good younger guys doing well.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:13 PM
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Just seen this on Facebook
another smash
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:47 PM
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Thanks Steve.

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I see Bob Bean is now 25th.
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