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Post  CAM on Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:49 pm

My car is being prep'ed as we speak in order to get it's mandatory power test in March ahead of the first race at Brands Hatch 27th-28th March. The car should be up to it lets hope the driver is too. Anyone from the southern region who is interested would be made very welcome on the day.
Margaret is threating to dress up and become a "Lycra Babe" just for the race??. Anyone else game for a laugh?? I am sure we can get some good pics for the LDC website.

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Re: 1st Race

Post  the83man on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:08 am

Good man. We all wish you the very best of luck.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  Atthelimit on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:06 pm

Chris

I must admit I had failed to see your name up there with

Fairuz FAUZY
Heikki KOVALAINEN
Jarno TRULLI

I also have to confess that I thought that the first race was in Bahrain but I am not as well informed on Lotus matters as I used to be. I will be looking forward to your first outing in the F1 car, quite a spectacle I would think. I am sure that Margaret will be the best of all the "Pit Pets" and a sure contender for the centerfold of Pit Babes monthly!

I doubt we will be able to make it to your debut in person as I suffer badly from jet lag but rest assured I will be thinking of you, if you have time can you post a lap by lap comment via Twitter? I suppose the gloves might get in the way though.

Seriously, all the very best, can't wait for the post race analysis.

P.S. Can I have your autograph please.
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Post  Trigger on Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:12 pm

Laughing made me chuckle Kim! lap by lap Twitter posts ... hmmmm

I do think it was bad not to invite us to the launch party for CAM Racing though Chris ... or are the tickets in the post. Seriously, good luck with your venture this year, I would love to come and support you at the first race but I doubt I will be able to make it. Keep us posted on which races you are doing and I will plan to make as many as I can.

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Re: 1st Race

Post  CAM on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:08 pm

Atthelimit wrote:Chris

I must admit I had failed to see your name up there with

Fairuz FAUZY
Heikki KOVALAINEN
Jarno TRULLI

I also have to confess that I thought that the first race was in Bahrain but I am not as well informed on Lotus matters as I used to be. I will be looking forward to your first outing in the F1 car, quite a spectacle I would think. I am sure that Margaret will be the best of all the "Pit Pets" and a sure contender for the centerfold of Pit Babes monthly!

I doubt we will be able to make it to your debut in person as I suffer badly from jet lag but rest assured I will be thinking of you, if you have time can you post a lap by lap comment via Twitter? I suppose the gloves might get in the way though.

Seriously, all the very best, can't wait for the post race analysis.

P.S. Can I have your autograph please.

I am expecting the Bahrain tickets in the post soon; as I told Tony that I am not going to Spain if it's raining and to let the other's drive as they need the wet practice more than me.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  Atthelimit on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:26 am

Someone told me you were driving yesterday, but had to borrow a helmet!
Green flashes on it or something like that.

Anyway best of luck again today.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  CAM on Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:33 pm

March update:
Car is now running after some sleepless nights.
Power test March 6th
General testing Mallory 10th March
1st race Brands 27th & 28th March.
I am 5th reserve at Silverstone in April and they assure me that a drive is still very possible...Sorry I might not make Malvern.

I am also booked for Snetterton June 19th & 20th. Big Lotus festival and I hope to see some of you there???

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Re: 1st Race

Post  GrumpyBodger on Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:32 pm

Homesick, that's me

Tearfully Grumpy
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Re: 1st Race

Post  CAM on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:24 am

I had the power test yesterday and passed OK. The regs state max 151 HP at the hubs and I had peak 147.5 @ 6540 rpm adjusted for atmospherics 142.5. So I can probably remove the CAT.

I am now looking forward to Mallory on Wednesday morning.....sofar, so good.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  eclat22 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:08 pm

Hope it all goes well, I have allways enjoyed driving at Mallory Park, and the cafe is good!
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Mallory general test day

Post  CAM on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:00 am

I survived!!!. I feel totally wasted!!!!

I completed my first test day at a dry but very cold Mallory today. The car performed well and without incident and the only challenge was my glasses steaming up ( must get some anti fog). I managed to overtake an E Type who waved me by....did I scare him??? maybe not. That Lola Le Mans car scared me big time as I tried to get the hell out of his way. He didn't waste much time in flying past me and the noise.....WOW thats what 500HP at 6 feet sounds like.
Big shame about the Lotus type 22, a 1.5 litre V8 Coventry Climax. It only managed a couple of laps and was towed back.

All in all a great day and a nice track. Best of all less than 1 hours drive away.

Looking forward to Brands now I have driven it at last.A very BIG thank you to my cheery crew:

The wonderful lady with the hot coffee flask Gill Edwards
Race Manager & main mechanic Steve Edwards
Photographer Kim Eaton

Sadly no lycra girls.....too cold

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Post  eclat22 on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:19 am

Hi Chris
Nice to hear it all went well, I know what you mean about the Lola, I was testing at Silverstone a couple of years ago and was on track at the same time as a Ferrari p3 Le Mans car that was testing in preperation for Classic Le Mans that year, past me as if I was standing still, the sound of it was awesome, not a Ferrari fan but have to admit to checking it out on the internet to see exactly what it was.
Hopefully see you at Lotus Silverstone next week.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  the83man on Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:56 am

Well done Chris! Fantastic news.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  TimS on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:47 pm

Well done Chris, as you know...my favourite track, I knew you would like it. Wish I could have been there, I'm quite handy with the stop watch and pit board - but then if your glasses were steamed up you wouldn't have seen it anyway I believe Rainex or a spud does the trick!
Cheers,
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Re: 1st Race

Post  Pierre LP on Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:24 pm

CAM wrote:I had the power test yesterday and passed OK. The regs state max 151 HP at the hubs and I had peak 147.5 @ 6540 rpm adjusted for atmospherics 142.5. So I can probably remove the CAT.

I am now looking forward to Mallory on Wednesday morning.....sofar, so good.
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Hi Chris,

What year is your car?..that determines whether you can remove the cat as per blue book regs.

Your chances of racing at Silverstone have improved as I withdrew yesterday as my broken arm will not be ready in time.

Whats your number so I can say hello at Brands.

Incidentally I can get Rain-X exterior and Anti fog for 4.50 for 200ml - usually 6.99. Let me know if you want some.

Peter


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Re: 1st Race

Post  Pesky on Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:26 pm

Good news Chris & well done to your support crew - top bananas

Look forward to seeing you all in Anglesey
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Re: 1st Race

Post  CAM on Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:08 am

Pierre LP wrote:
CAM wrote:I had the power test yesterday and passed OK. The regs state max 151 HP at the hubs and I had peak 147.5 @ 6540 rpm adjusted for atmospherics 142.5. So I can probably remove the CAT.

I am now looking forward to Mallory on Wednesday morning.....sofar, so good.
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Hi Chris,

What year is your car?..that determines whether you can remove the cat as per blue book regs.

Your chances of racing at Silverstone have improved as I withdrew yesterday as my broken arm will not be ready in time.

Whats your number so I can say hello at Brands.

Incidentally I can get Rain-X exterior and Anti fog for 4.50 for 200ml - usually 6.99. Let me know if you want some.

Peter

Hi Peter,
I have a S2 Elise circa 2003/4 so I am supposed to have a CAT. I presume yours is an S1 pre 99 so you can avoid it??. My number is 53 and the car is Yellow ex Russ Treasure if your are into LOT. I look forward to meeting you at Brands. Yes please if you can get me some anti fog and bring it with you I will square up with you then.
Thanks
Chris
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ps I am sorry to learn about your arm. Hope you are soon on the mend.
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Post  CAM on Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:10 am

Pesky wrote:Good news Chris & well done to your support crew - top bananas

Look forward to seeing you all in Anglesey

Thanks Rob,

I will be there!!! with lots of warm clothes.
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Re: 1st Race

Post  Pierre LP on Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:02 am

Hi Chris,

I know the car - mine is a '97. I'm currently testing a product (which complies with the LoT regs!!) in partnership with a University that may increase an engines power by 2-5%. We have another 4-6 weeks testing to confirm the results.

I'll bring the Anti fog with me to Brands on the Sunday.

Cheers,

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