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Chris L

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #15 on: 06 Feb 21, 08:12 pm »
Can i reserve the Number One.
 As it features on several pics of the Austin Seven Twin Cam Racer (my next inspiration kart, got some parts already)  of which i have borrowed /made up the tail section for my current Sir Malcolm Campbell Austin Seven special .
 Plus the Campbell car didn't have a number as built for Class H Land speed record 94 MPH.

Love those 1930's GP racer back ends ....beautiful.


Chris L

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #16 on: 06 Feb 21, 08:54 pm »
Sorry Stef,   Its Chris Loader .  1931 Campbell Car.....with a bit of artistic licence  ;D

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #17 on: 07 Feb 21, 05:00 pm »
Could I reserve 49 please for my Maserati. Its the number on the beautiful car that has inspired me .
No problem, please could you confirm the year and your full name - thanks

Maserati is 1938 , full name Simon Glenn.

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #18 on: 11 Feb 21, 01:50 pm »
Could I please reserve 25 for the 1924 Renault NN, it's the birth date of the little girl in the back of the car.

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #19 on: 13 Feb 21, 11:21 am »
Stefan, you may as well release 5 as it's now dismantled, and 42 as it has disappeared.
We must avoid torturing our brains with false problems, it occupies but it can annoy. In jest!

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #20 on: 08 Apr 21, 08:07 pm »
If you've joined the forum recently and are in the process of building, you might like to register your cyclekart number in this thread.

At some stage we might introduce a chassis number register.   But for now, its racing numbers and the stories behind them.   Have a look at the first post in this topic and you'll see the format needed.   To register just reply here and I'll add you.   Thanks

Scotty

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #21 on: 10 Apr 21, 11:16 am »
StefanN,

In response to your posting, and having commenced "the build", could I please bag number 44 for my Panhard & Levassor 35C (1926) creation.
As for the background for/to the number ( 44 ) it's a bit mundane really, in that this is the number to the house from my childhood years as every other property we have lived in since then has always been name, "such and such cottage etc".

For the record my full name is Charles Scott a.k.a.(Charlie)//Scotty

Thanks in anticipation,

Scotty 

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #22 on: 03 Aug 21, 04:07 pm »
I would like to have the number 14 for the Wee Beastie please.
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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #23 on: 04 Aug 21, 11:23 am »
Could I reserve No. 15 please - relevant for a car I have in mind

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #24 on: 08 Aug 21, 08:11 pm »
No 15 requested is match my chosen inspiration car - the Aston Martin 'Coal scuttle' as it was nicknamed and the 1st Aston Martin to race at Brooklands - and had some success at Strasbourg. It later became known as 'Green Pea'

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #25 on: 30 Jan 22, 10:12 am »
If you've joined the forum recently and are in the process of building, you might like to register your cyclekart number in this thread.

At some stage we might introduce a chassis number register.   But for now, its racing numbers and the stories behind them.   Have a look at the first post in this topic and you'll see the format needed.   To register just reply here and I'll add you.   Thanks

Stephan, might I make the suggestion that as the Club is turning into a more organised and formal organisation on 5th March, that the chassis number registration is adopted sooner rather than later.

The reason for the request is that there are some issues that I see with the present car numbering arrangement.
Firstly, as has already been mentioned in this thread, some of the prototype cars never carried numbers.
Secondly as has also been mentioned, if inspirational cars are followed they often had numbers that have already been taken, and therefore you lose some of the connection between kart and original, and this is already happening with only around 20 karts registering.
Finally there will hopefully soon come a time when only numbers in the 100’s are available, and this is unusual to see on the cars we are trying to emulate.

If the purpose of the numbering is just to keep track of the number of cyclekarts it seems a pity to take away some of the connection to inspirational cars when a chassis numbering register would fulfil that objective, particularly when under the present system only about half of the numbers are actually running.
I can't see duplicate cyclekart numbers posing a difficulty, it doesn't seem to have held Carlos back from organising world wide statistics, even though there are many duplications.
The only downside I can see is with identifying electronic timing such as that which I saw in use at Castle Coombe, but I can't see this as being an insurmountable problem.

For all sorts of reasons, such as insurance, publicity, scrutineering, Club organisation etc. it would seem to me that chassis registration by the Club is a better route, and that numbers issued only to rolling chassis, or maybe completed cars, evidenced by photos, is the future, and that the sooner it becomes adopted the easier it will be to implement. This way there should always be an accurate record of the number of running cyclekarts in the Club, and if necessary, that they have been ‘looked at' to deem them fit to participate in events. Again, it's better to give grandfather rights to cyclekarts that have proved themselves when numbers are small.

And lest you think this post has been brought about by my inability to find an appropriate number  :) you would be wrong, the fact that Chris Loader and I are both building the same cars is not likely to find us fighting behind the pits over the no1, it's something that was dealt with very simply by the Works team, - the simple addition of a, b, or c, on the tail!

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David F-R

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #26 on: 07 Feb 22, 06:28 pm »
Please can you pencil in 74 for me - my age when I finally start building. It will be a Riley 12/4 Special but haven't finalised the year and exact model yet.
I'm not quite as green as I'm cabbage sounding.

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #27 on: 07 Feb 22, 08:28 pm »
Stephan, might I make the suggestion that as the Club is turning into a more organised and formal organisation on 5th March, that the chassis number registration is adopted sooner rather than later.

The reason for the request is that there are some issues that I see with the present car numbering arrangement.
Firstly, as has already been mentioned in this thread, some of the prototype cars never carried numbers.
Secondly as has also been mentioned, if inspirational cars are followed they often had numbers that have already been taken, and therefore you lose some of the connection between kart and original, and this is already happening with only around 20 karts registering.
Finally there will hopefully soon come a time when only numbers in the 100’s are available, and this is unusual to see on the cars we are trying to emulate.

If the purpose of the numbering is just to keep track of the number of cyclekarts it seems a pity to take away some of the connection to inspirational cars when a chassis numbering register would fulfil that objective, particularly when under the present system only about half of the numbers are actually running.
I can't see duplicate cyclekart numbers posing a difficulty, it doesn't seem to have held Carlos back from organising world wide statistics, even though there are many duplications.
The only downside I can see is with identifying electronic timing such as that which I saw in use at Castle Coombe, but I can't see this as being an insurmountable problem.
Yes I'm sure we can introduce chassis numbers.     I'll garner some views, have a think and suggest a system.  At this stage, it probably makes sense for the final decision to fall to the committee (when it exists).

Of course, there's nothing at all to stop two cyclekarts having the same number on the current list, or even to be on the list without a number - this isn't a racing number, it's a bit of a fun way to have a view of what cyclekarts are out there.  Perhaps the section should be called "Cyclekart Register", or even "A list of cyclekarts".  It's certainly not correct or complete at the moment - that relies on people posting updates (ie if they're building, have decided not to finish a build, or have sold a cyclekart).    As you suggest, its shot through with flaws and problems.

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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #28 on: 17 Feb 22, 07:19 am »
Can't find the reason why but Number 5 if it is still available please.
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Re: Race Number Register
« Reply #29 on: 17 Feb 22, 09:52 pm »
could i possibly reserve number 72 for my kart as its my year of my vauxhall firenza seems quite fitting especially as my firenzas colour is bluebird blue