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jim

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Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« on: 03 Mar 22, 05:57 am »
I have applied for a club stand at this show http://www.sywellclassic.co.uk/ with the intention of a display and perhaps setting up a course on the runway for roundy roundy and also doing the corona speed challenge. This is a full weekend show with an excellent art deco hotel (and BAR) or camping. There are bands playing on the Sat evening. Entry for club members is £5 per car which includes 2 tickets for the whole weekend. Camping is £40. There are prizes for best club ect. They are doing sprints up the runway so if your feeling athletic have a go at that lol. I might take my dragster which should be a bit quicker than running and less effort. This is usually an excellent weekend show with plenty going on so put your names down so i can give the organisers some numbers.
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #1 on: 03 Mar 22, 10:38 am »
Well done Jim. Yes put my name down please.

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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #2 on: 03 Mar 22, 06:27 pm »
Me too Jim. Looks a Brilliant Weekend !

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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #3 on: 04 Mar 22, 08:51 am »
yes sir

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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #4 on: 08 Mar 22, 09:57 pm »
Sounds too good to miss!
I'll go, fancy the Art deco Hotel or the camping.
Either way count me in.
Are we going as a group under CKGB?
What if we take two vehicles?
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #5 on: 09 Mar 22, 06:08 am »
I would think the hotel will book up quickly. I will probably camp and have a huge berghaus inflatatable tent that has 3 seperate bedrooms. Two vehicles should be fine.

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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #6 on: 09 Mar 22, 01:29 pm »
I would think the hotel will book up quickly. I will probably camp and have a huge berghaus inflatatable tent that has 3 seperate bedrooms. Two vehicles should be fine.

It does. In my opinion it is over-rated. It is not in the nice airfield building, but across the drive in the modern building. Chances are it is already booked up.

I love a lot of the design detailing on the deco building - real inter-war aerodrome stuff.

I learned to fly there
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #7 on: 09 Mar 22, 03:02 pm »
Count me in please Jim.

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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #8 on: 09 Mar 22, 05:15 pm »
Very likely, I'll bring a birthday cake.
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #9 on: 09 Mar 22, 06:52 pm »
I will aim to come. I'll be looking forward to seeing Rhys's kart :)
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« Reply #10 on: 09 Mar 22, 08:38 pm »
I will aim to come. I'll be looking forward to seeing Rhys's kart :)
Challenge to the OAP?
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« Reply #11 on: 09 Mar 22, 09:11 pm »
I will aim to come. I'll be looking forward to seeing Rhys's kart :)
Challenge to the OAP?

Good idea. Be a chance for you to show us slightly younger blokes how it should be done.
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #12 on: 09 Mar 22, 09:59 pm »
There is no such thing as how it "should be done", for me that's the joy of these silly things, there is no "right answer", just variations, and for me that's a great thing.
Each of the ones I have part done so far explore different ideas and methods within a very meagre budget. Original Stevenson for the ERA except using 60 x 30 x 0.7 mm rails, pure plywood for the Austin, separate chassis for the Bentley, stressed skin alloy with a space frame for the Voisin and all of those were runners. Then there was the GN Kim, wooden chassis rails, plywood monocoque with thin alloy sheet jut like the old MG Midge.  I think that qualifies me to say I don't slavishly follow a " method". Did they work, yes all did, which was better or worse? The Bentley was at the bottom of the list with a separate chassis and body on top. They have all been fun, and all a thinking exercise with new skills to discover. Next is reverting to what Mike Stevenson suggested in the first pace. Will it be completed? NHS will have a big say in that.
 Bodily medical stuff may throw some hiccups in the way, a cancelled operation due two covid hasn't been a great friend, and another waiting list .
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #13 on: 09 Mar 22, 10:15 pm »
Does that mean you haven't finished one?

Is it time to take the challenge and finish one incorporating the best of what you have discovered?
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Re: Sywell Classic pistons and props 24-25 sept 2022
« Reply #14 on: 09 Mar 22, 10:47 pm »
No, it means i have finished 5. If you look back you will see video of the ERA running in NZ, photos of the Voisin at Tieton where it ran all events over the weekend, and the GN was at the first ever meeting in GB at Stretton when Graham Hill, Geoff May and I were the only attendees with cyclekarts. I'm unsure, perhaps Chris Brown was there too.

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