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Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:36:54 AM »
Just a quick post as I am typing this on my phone while waiting for this mornings first group S race....as a spectator :(

The attrition rate of the Alfa's this weekend has been terrible, like nothing I've ever seen.  The all Alfa races started with 23 entrants, this morning we are down to 12!

Anyway, must go I can hear the group S cars starting and about to do formation lap.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 10:03:03 AM »
Oh dear.  I did a diff first race yesterday, Neil did a diff first race this morning.

Going home early  >:(
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 07:35:12 AM »
Engines,,gearboxes,diffs,clutches,waterpumps,stuck in 4th gear,no gears,no drive,rattles in drivelines,lets chuck a rod and put oil on line at turn 2,,,,1 destroyed Alfetta GTV.,,fountain out of No1 plug on removal,5th gear not wanting to play,tyres crying no grip after 2 qualifying and 8 races..I dont want to start,,Ive had enough.

A cruel weekend of racing.

On a positive side= I had fun.

BBQ at Billys (enforcer) place on Sat night ,all worshiping the the heater -fire and good food and mates and stories.
Thanks also to the 2 Victorians ( Phil B and Neil C) and the 3 Qlds guys for making the effort and joining in the spirit Of VELOCE racing and their mates

When the flag drops= NO MATES.

Robert

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 08:46:09 AM »
Sorry to hear about the destroyed GTV Rob  :(  Hope no one was hurt.
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 11:14:47 AM »
Actually it was an Alfetta GT that was written off. There aren't too many left now...  :'(

Driver Peter Tillett was fine, but lucky... Thankfully it hit the wall on the passenger side.

The Tilletts (father and son) have an Alfetta GTV bodyshell gathering dust in the shed that they planned to build into a Group S car.

Well, I guess that plan now has the green light...  ;)

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 11:51:47 AM »
Hi aggie57.

Yeah,,was a super hard hit with the front  and Lh rear quarter.
Must have been a wild ride.
Most disturbing to me was the solid mounted race seat that moved about 6 inches to the middle of the car + still solidly mounted.
Driver Peter,was in good spirits after the incident,so thats the most positive
Im sure he will have a few aches n pains.
Thats motor racing.
Phil B and Niel C  (victorians) were enjoying themselves untill gearbox or diffs cried enough.
2 great guys that you can take anywhere,,cause they have great attitudes n great company.

Robert

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 12:54:26 PM »
Good to hear Peter is OK; shame about the GT though.  As Paul says they are getting fewer and fewer......
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 03:50:32 PM »
Here are some pics of the Alfa's still running Sunday morning.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 03:51:27 PM »
Some more.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 03:52:08 PM »
And more.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 03:52:43 PM »
And those not running.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 04:13:07 PM »
'Tis the moment my weekend ended.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 04:39:50 PM »
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'Tis the moment my weekend ended.


If its going to end its always nice that it ends  near the pit entry. Bad luck. Must have been something  Damon did to it at Sandown last month.    
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 07:29:20 PM »
'Tis the moment my weekend ended.

Sounds expensive...  ::)
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 09:46:37 PM »
Bad luck Neil and Phil. I know from my experience of Philip Island 2010, it's a shit feeling to tow your car interstate and have the damn thing break. Hope to see you at Winton.

Cheers,

Brent