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Author Topic: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept. 2008  (Read 7427 times)

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Karl

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Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept. 2008
« on: 22, September, 2008 - 14:46:47 »
The challenge is to get to the top of the Brooklands hill test on a Sinclair C5

The prize is a complete set of new tyres for your C5. If more than one person makes it, then the quickest is deemed to be the winner.

This is the challenge ;










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Karl

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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #1 on: 22, September, 2008 - 14:52:21 »
As you can see, the hill starts off as 1 in 8 , changes to 1 in 5 before changing to 1 in 4.

Once you get to the top there is a further reward in that the return route takes you through some nice wooded area before bringing you back out onto a section of the original racetrack and back to where you started .

Some pictures from the return route ;










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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #2 on: 22, September, 2008 - 14:56:28 »
Sadly under no circumstances are we allowed to go down the test hill, although it is very tempting , the route is strictly one way and thats up hill !

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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #3 on: 23, September, 2008 - 11:15:32 »
i will give it a go for sure

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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #4 on: 23, September, 2008 - 17:21:25 »
Will rolling 'backwards' down the slope screaming HELP! be admissable?

Karl

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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #5 on: 23, September, 2008 - 22:47:49 »
Will rolling 'backwards' down the slope screaming HELP! be admissable?

...that might be a way around the rules  :D ;D

mind you, there isnt much of a "run off" area at the bottom  :o

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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #6 on: 24, September, 2008 - 21:08:23 »
Tyres checked, chain lubricated, brakes adjusted, greased wheel bearings and pedal crank, give Charlie a clean and i'm ready for the challenge, had thought about getting some board wax from the surf shop down the road and wax the bodywork so Charlie slips through the air like a knife through butter, but as Lotus designed the body there's no need.
P.S:- Karl can you send me another front decal please before Sunday ? because i want him to look his best when i arrive, as i have found out that the cleaning spray i have used from work is great for the white body, but thats what caused the colour to come out of the grey stripe, so i've messed the new ones up. I will settle up with you Sunday
many thanks.

Retro Andy

Karl

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Re: Hill climb competition at Brooklands meet 28th Sept.
« Reply #7 on: 25, September, 2008 - 07:35:13 »
Andy, no worries mate -  I'll bring along a set for you on Sunday