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Racing => Historic Group S Racing => Topic started by: Neil Choi on November 07, 2013, 07:14:10 PM

Title: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Neil Choi on November 07, 2013, 07:14:10 PM
VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November

A number of AROCA members are competing this weekend, so come on down and cheer them on.

Group Sa, Sb & Sc
6 Hung Do Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 1979
16 Christopher Blanden Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 1974
19 Dominique Chaleyer Alfa Romeo 105 Giulia Sprint GT 1965
48 Glenn Campbell Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 1979
69 Richard East Alfa Romeo GTV2000/105 1969

Sports Sedans
11 Peter Beninca Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV
28 Paul Thomson Alfa Romeo GTV 1985
30 Marcus Gordon Alfa Romeo GTV 1981

Historic Touring Cars
30 Vincent Parisi alfa romeo giulia 105 1750 1969

Regularity
17 Peter Donald Alfa Romeo GTV 1974
19 Paul Chaleyer Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT 1965
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: alfagtv58 on November 08, 2013, 08:58:57 AM
Good luck all, safe racing.  I'll pop in and say hello on Sunday.  Neil are you going on Sunday?
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Neil Choi on November 08, 2013, 05:50:46 PM
Should be there both days to help out Hung and others if needed, to change wheels and polish battery. 

I know my stuff, right to loosen and left to tighten.

See you there.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Evan Bottcher on November 08, 2013, 07:07:45 PM
Jack and I will be down on Sunday for a look. Hope everyone has a blast!
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: hammer on November 09, 2013, 08:15:45 PM
No Beninca Alfa on the Natsoft results. Did they not start at all?

Congrats to all of you who ran today. I hope you had a great time.

Cheers

Brent
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Neil Choi on November 10, 2013, 06:44:07 PM
Performance enhancer you add to a Grp S car.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: hmd on November 11, 2013, 02:11:45 PM
What a great weekend, weather was kind on the group S races.

I had a trouble free weekend for once, the only thing I had to do with the car was checking the tyres pressure.

Neil was on hand to help me tighten up the wheel nuts.  :P
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Chris Blanden on November 11, 2013, 05:16:28 PM
Hung the rose coloured glasses are in use! I could have sworn you announced that the pinion had broken and you were on the way home Friday, so not completely "trouble free".

We were lucky with the weather and it was great fun.

Having had a (largely) trouble free car for the last couple of years , in the last month I've been thru 3 fuel pumps, an alternator, head gasket and radiator but still have an unexplained loss of coolant and overheating. Looks like it might be a cracked head so off for more testing.

At least i finished all the races.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Stuart Thomson on November 12, 2013, 05:55:45 AM
And some photos of the event, tried to get out of the pits a bit more on Sunday to get more of the cars.

Lots of Grp A&C, some Nc, Sports Sedans and Group S.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rat156/sets/72157637470747493/

Cheers
Stu
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: hmd on November 12, 2013, 09:00:15 AM
Hung the rose coloured glasses are in use! I could have sworn you announced that the pinion had broken and you were on the way home Friday, so not completely "trouble free".

Chris,
The 'broken pinion' issue was only a 10 minute fix  ;D
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: hammer on November 12, 2013, 11:30:53 AM
Stuart,

Great pics. Thanks for posting.

What sort of running gear is in that black #28 Alfa sports sedan?

Cheers,

Brent
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Evan Bottcher on November 12, 2013, 02:10:39 PM
Sheldon had a glance at #28, said it was a toyota engine.  Very tidy bodywork - the flared guards looked great.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Paul Gulliver on November 12, 2013, 02:52:05 PM
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Very tidy bodywork - the flared guards looked great.
I saw that in the wet on Friday afternoon ( I must have been putting the rubbish tin out and away from the office for a few hours on Friday Arvo).

If did look really good . It had also been lowered and that squat wide stance looked really great in the darker color. Toyota engine is interesting. I thought turbo charged Nissan engines were  the weapon of choice for Alfetta based sports sedans. 

Have a look on page 5 of Stuart photos   
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rat156/sets/72157637470747493/
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Sheldon McIntosh on November 12, 2013, 08:35:58 PM
Yeah, there was nothing Alfa left in that black Alfetta.  Toyota 2.0, mid-front mounted, and a full space-frame chassis.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: hammer on November 12, 2013, 09:16:43 PM
I thought it must be pretty radical, considering it was doing 1.22 around Sandown. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Evan Bottcher on November 13, 2013, 09:11:04 AM
In Pit Lane coverage of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW9DlPiFsio

A 'moment' for Marcus G at 2:30.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: hmd on November 13, 2013, 02:08:03 PM
In Pit Lane coverage of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW9DlPiFsio

A 'moment' for Marcus G at 2:30.

BOG Alfas @ 1:50 in group S.
Title: Re: VHRR Historic Sandown 9-10 November
Post by: Neil Choi on December 05, 2013, 10:38:47 PM
Some great photos by Peter.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterellenbogen/sets/72157638272181703/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterellenbogen/sets/72157638272181703/)