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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2008, 10:52:19 PM »
It was a great weekend....just got back from Sydney about half an hour ago!

The VRA boys put on a great weekend.  It was really good to catch up with some of the sparring partners from previous meetings and meet some new ones.

The grid looked incredible!  38 Alfa's, and if you lok at the times they are all pretty well matched considering the variation.  After race 3 (first race on Sunday) we all headed over near the scrutineering shed and took some big group photos, there must have been 15 105's, about the same in Alfetta's and a mixture of other 'odds and suds' thrown in for good measure.

My weekend started well Q 8th, R1 5th, R2 in fourth chasing Hollywood for third, but went onto 3 cylinders at high RPM, tried to chase it for the rest of the weekend, thought i had it sussed, went out and after a lap it returned, so I just pulled in....no point spoiling other competitors weekends.

Congrats to David Stone, Bill Magoffin and Tony 'K' who all had great results in very quick cars.  But also to John Hollywood Pucak who had to be the most improved on the weekend, his car was an absolute rocket ship all weekend long.  And a big thank-you to Tony Harriot who put a lot of work into getting this event off the ground, a tough weekend for you Tony in many ways.....but well done.

And comiserations to Colin Wilson-Brown, who lunched an engine in the last race.

As i eluded to elsewhere, the strong rumour is that next years event will be held at Lakeside in QLD.  Lets get together at LEAST one transporter of Vic's up to this event.....it is well worth it.  Then we can convince these guys to come to Winton and play on our turf!!!!!!!!
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2008, 09:48:16 AM »
Fantastic Phil.  So, how was "my" car?  Did it still look good?
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2008, 10:25:23 AM »
Fantastic Phil.  So, how was "my" car?  Did it still look good?

Yup, looks great.  I met Colin, the guy who bought it....he was looking over my car saying 'wow, its like looking at mine!'.

Some photos...
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2008, 10:26:40 AM »
more.
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008, 10:27:34 AM »
still more
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008, 10:28:47 AM »
still more
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2008, 10:29:50 AM »
and more
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2008, 10:31:11 AM »
All photos thanks to Tony Harriot.  Any Victorians recognise that yellow 105?

Wish I knew how to put 'em all in one post!
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2008, 12:54:48 PM »
Brilliant set of shots and a brilliant array of Alfas.  If i am not mistaken the yellow 105 #32 is Bruno's old car and i suppose Scotts' 116 is in there somewhere too!
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 02:42:22 PM »
It's impressive isn't it!  Would love to see that at Winton or even PI.  (not Sandown - a field of Alfa's deserves corners)

What were the eligibility rules?
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2008, 07:50:22 PM »
Gee Phil you kept that event a big secret. I can't wait to race up there and be part of it next year. I have read the format, lets try to get a big group organised for next year. What's writen on Spencer's shirt?
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2008, 10:00:26 PM »
Gee Phil you kept that event a big secret.
WHAT :o Is that sarcasm.....I'm not sure ???  I tried lots to get some more Vic's to come along with me.  It was worth going along just to mention the Broncos v Storm game to the QLDers on Sunday!!

What's writen on Spencer's shirt?
My dad's car is faster than yours. (hehe)

If i am not mistaken the yellow 105 #32 is Bruno's old car and i suppose Scotts' 116 is in there somewhere too!
Yes and yes. Elephant stamp for Edward!

What were the eligibility rules?
I will PM them to you.  Anyone else interested in getting a copy, PM or email me.
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2008, 12:18:59 PM »
No sarcasm Phil just envy. When I grow up I hope my car can one day be faster than Spencer's dads.
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2008, 09:29:42 PM »
If you want to see more action from the ECC, check out Classic Restos tomorrow night at 8pm on TVS31 (Sydney)
Lots of in car footage , interviews and lots of Alfa action. The Melbourne show is on next week ,check local guides
(google C31 Melbourne) and while your there click onto classic restos episode 21(FoSC Bathurst)
Enjoy
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Re: Veloce Racing Association presents The East Coast Challenge
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2008, 11:49:24 AM »
Check out this weeks Auto Action (with the Homebush V8 story on the
cover) and turn to the "National" page where you will see an article
in red by yours truly on the VRA East Coast Challenge.

Then turn the page to "Reports" and feast your eyes on a large format
photo from Mother of the start of Race 1!

Thanks to my mate at Auto Action, the former Rev Limiter Luke West for
assisting in getting this into a national circulation motorsport
newspaper.
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