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Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 01 Jun 23, 05:54 am »
Good news Ian, I look forward to catching up and having a beer with you.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 31 May 23, 03:16 pm »
Thanks Ian, They are printed off and will be given to the commentator.
Only 10 days to go people!

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 31 May 23, 05:51 am »
Thanks Graham and Simon for your light hearted and fun notes. I am popping into the Star and Garter tonight after work to do a final sweep of the field for any straggling tyres before the farmer comes in with his gang mower. The commentator is possibly going to be there and hopefully we can chat about the drivers and CK's. I also have other CK related errands to get done this evening so I may be late or not have time for the zoom later.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 30 May 23, 07:51 am »
After another visit to the field yesterday with Andy Boulton and Colin Stringer (who isn't a member of the club but a massive help to this event with the prep and marshalling on the day) we cleared the field of many many tyres for the grass cutting later this week. The course we rolled is still very smooth and has dried hard because of the lack of rain which should make it perfect for some drifting round the corners and kicking a bit of dust up.
BTW If anyone else wants to help with some marshalling, let me know.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 30 May 23, 07:28 am »
Hi Jim, how many entrants so far .Graham A.
Hi Graham, I think 8 or 9 entries so far.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 29 May 23, 04:43 am »
Great stuff, Thanks Andy. I will copy and print it out for the commentator. Do you have a number for your CK registered on here? I had a quick look but couldn't see one.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 27 May 23, 07:00 am »
Here is my first draft and probably the last of my commentators notes, I have also done loads for cyclekarts in general like rules and build ect, so drivers please get me yours asap.

Kart No. 8   1935 Dodge Baquet driven by Jim Tanner

Jim has been involved with the hobby for nearly 5 years.

This is his first Cyclekart build but has built many other cars and bikes over the years. All the cars got fitted with a big V8 engine so the little 200cc engine in the cyclekart was a lot easier on the back getting it in.
He liked the cyclekart idea because it is so simple to build and therefore should be quick to get it finished. Mine took just under 6 months. Having a Partner who lets me get on with things and keeps me fueled helps more than I can say.

Jim Said, I built it to drive it, not just to look at or parked in the garage under a cover. It’s one of those hobbies where you can make a model/toy and actually drive it. I have given it a lot of abuse over the years causing many things to have broken and/or fallen off. I am sure the field today will take its toll on the components and tinkering will be needed afterwards.

His achievements with the club are:- King of the Beach at Lundy Flyers Saunton Sands Beach race, Going to Brooklands and driving on the historic track there, Second in the Cyclekart world championship 2021, The CKGB award for taking it all too seriously, 2018-present.

Other Awards.
Winner of the East Midlands Most Boring Bloke Championship 1997-1998. A small chap from Leicester has been crowned it ever since with landslide victories.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 20 May 23, 05:30 am »
Thanks for the info Glynn, Much Appreciated, I will print it off and pass it on to the commentator. I am just waiting for the rest of the entries, so get writing some old cobblers chaps and send it to me.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 19 May 23, 06:00 am »
We have a commentator for the races so can the people who are bringing a kart to the S&G please give me some info on your Kart and yourselves. It doesn't need to be serious or to fact heavy. I can always make up stuff about you if you can't think of what to write. So get your details to me ASAP.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 13 May 23, 08:03 am »
The BBQ is booked and the ice cream van is booked. There is possibly going to be a commentator so bring plenty of info and anecdotes about yourselves and your karts. I have a few vintage style oil banners and some bunting to create a vintage ambience. I'm currently working on a trailer made from a 1928 Morris minor front dropped axle and wheels that could be used to display some sort of vintage trinketry if anyone has some to bring along.
A couple of us are going up there today to start prepping the ground for a smooth track.
 So people get those entries in for what is looking like a great weekend.

Where to get stuff / Re: Hyundai engine sale
« on: 10 May 23, 05:34 am »
Jim, they seem like reasonable prices to me. I use a Hyundai 6.5hp electric start engine in my generator and it has worked perfectly without any issues. Mine even has a remote control start which would be a bit Buck Rogers on a CK.

A big thanks to Chris S, Stefan and Graham for all the hard work put in to make this happen. The bacon roll was real good, thanks to Grahams son.(I think that's who he is). I managed to get quite a few laps in with Ian and Mark where we were fighting for position and that was a huge amount of fun. My commiserations to those who broke down or upside down and hope you're all good for the S&G.

Events / Re: The Star and Garter Charity Grand Prix
« on: 04 May 23, 06:28 am »
We have a new rule regarding tyres on the day. Moto-X tyres won't be permitted as they'll tear up the ground and give an unfair advantage on the other drivers. Basically the tyre tread blocks need to be quite a bit bigger than the gaps between. Sorry about this folks but we have had a chat and this is favoured opinion.

The weather is looking good and sunny for tomorrow so get your racing flipflops, budgie smugglers and knotted hankies ready.  I am packed and ready to go. 

I need to catch up with you simon to get the rope pins that we used at Grimsthorpe. If you can take them to the Nostalgias I could get them from you there, I'm not going to race my dragster though as I have too many other races that weekend. Hope you get your motor sorted mate.

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