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Cadwell - The wash up

Discussion in 'Cadwell Park - 22nd April' started by Tim Guy, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Finally the weather worked out for us.

    A nice clean event with only one red flag (a minor mechanical). Well done all for your good driving standards; staying on track ;) and letting faster cars by. I had no issues to deal with during the day and had very good comments from the Chief Instructor and Marshalls.

    Sorry to all those on the reserve list, the Cadwell tracksters were a tenacious bunch, only one early cancellation and a full turn-out on the day. I'm sure we will be trying to get a similar day organised for next year's calendar.

    Trevor took a lot of photos of the day which I hope will be in our gallery when he has found the time to sort and upload them.
    I also saw a number of cars sporting video equipment. Feel free to upload them to YouTube and post a link in this forum so that we can all enjoy memories of our day at this super circuit.

    Hope to see you all again on track soon.


    Tim & Fran
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  2. meredith1

    meredith1 Junior Member

    many thanks

    Thanks to Tim and Fran for a great day. As Tim says (and as so many people said on the day) its the good track manners that make MG days so enjoyable as well as the friendly participants. (Happy to move over for a 'big modified' anytime - but I do try reeeaaallly hard not to let it be necessary too often!!!) Roger
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  3. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    Trevor's been busy this evening - just approved 133 of his photo's :)

    Well done Trev' some cracking shots in there :D
  4. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Indeed, well done Trevor. I have just viewed the full slideshow. You must have done a fair bit of walking around the circuit to get that lot. Some really nice angles and perspectives there.
    Expect an email with my request for some full res files ;)
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013
  5. Trevor Leighton

    Trevor Leighton Senior Member

    Cadwell Photo's.

    Hi Guys,

    Thank's for the nice comments, I did manage to walk around nearly all of the circuit, the only bit I couldnt get to was the top side of the mountain ( typically the best bit for photo's )(but they wouldn't let me into that bit :mad: .)
    Anyway overall I took about 520 photo's ( got a bit carried away you could say:rolleyes: ) but don't worry I won't download them all. I have about another 50 shots to download so try and do them tonight.

    If anyone wants any shots just send me your E-Mail address and I will forward them to you.

    Cheers Trevor.:) :) :)
  6. Trevor Leighton

    Trevor Leighton Senior Member

    Cadwell Photo's.

    Hi Guys,

    Have finally updated all the photo's for Cadwell and I'm sure that I didn't miss anyone.

    Cheers Trevor.:) :) :)
  7. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    All approved for everyone to see, top job mate :D
  8. AGoaty

    AGoaty Junior Member

    Thanks to all who helped Luke, Kyle and myself, have a very enjoyable day. Shame it ended early due to my fabrication skills (alternator bracket snapped). :(

    Had some good comments from the people I talked to. There are some very quick cars amongst you. I was going flat out and still being overtaken!

    Hopefully should get round to editing the video's this weekend.
  9. AGoaty

    AGoaty Junior Member

  10. meredith1

    meredith1 Junior Member

    Lovely Photo's

    Thanks for some great photo's Trevor. When are you going to put that very pretty car of yours out on the track with us???:D
  11. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    He daren't Roger..........................I might buy it! :eek: :D
  12. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    Great video and a quick Clubby you have there :D

    Two questions, what camera are you using? Wheat is the sound like the exhaust scrapping on the ground?
  13. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Nice for your first time out.
    Is that the alternator pulley we can hear on the left hand bends.
  14. AGoaty

    AGoaty Junior Member

    Yes thats it. :(

    In this video it gets worse which is why I stopped before the end of the session.

  15. AGoaty

    AGoaty Junior Member

    The video is taken with a GoPro camera. Luke bought it as I said they were too much money to spend.

    The alternator bracket snapped making the pulley rub on the side of the subframe. It was ok in a straight line but when cornering caused the alternator to twist. When fixed properly they only clear by about 5mm.

    It didn't affect the driving. We think it broke in session 3 as one of the guys came to ask if something had fallen off the car. At that time I didn't see anything wrong. It drove perfectly for session 4, but on session 5 it just gets worse and worse.

    The new stronger and better welded bracket, also fitted with 12mm bolt instead of the standard 10mm one.


    All fitted and working again now.

    I also have got a set of vented 240mm front brakes off an MG F as the brakes were hard work on track. I don't have a servo either so intend to fit a remote one when I get time.

    Anyone who's interested can see what was involved in making this car.


    Last edited: Apr 30, 2013
  16. MG roger

    MG roger Junior Member

    Cadwell Park

    Tim and Fran - sorry for a delayed response but very many thanks to you both and all on the committee who contributed for a great day. As has been commented standards were high and am pleased to note these were appreciated by officialdom
    Roger D
  17. meredith1

    meredith1 Junior Member

    Not a lot of people know this!

    Did you know?
    Looking at Trevors gallery profile - he has posted 1.5 thousand photo's and had over a third of a million views!!! Now thats what I call dedication!!!
  18. Trevor Leighton

    Trevor Leighton Senior Member

    Cadwell Photo's.

    :eek: Thank's Roger,

    That even amazes me, all I can say is thank goodness for Digital Cameras.

    The trouble is once you start you never know when to stop. :D

    Cheers Trevor. :) :)
  19. AGoaty

    AGoaty Junior Member

  20. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Crikey Andrew, that looks super fast with the camera set down so low.
    Thanks for posting :)

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