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oh heck!, so its that time of year already, apparently the brits and french have finished their races and its time to kick up the dust in sunny spain.
here , the enormous team have spent the whole of the last year preparing the course, with nationwide advertising to make sure this illustrious international event, becomes one of the highlights of the auto sport calendar .
the only hitch was the director of race operations went missing a month ago, with some of the funds.....well actually all of the funds, he left a 6 pack of beer in the fridge!....but luckily due to a scrupulous search from the guardia civil, señor pujol was found in malaga, where he was said to be "researching" talent for the start line.(...i believe the vernacular is "grid girl")
here is señor pujol, going undercover, in his research program


anyway as time was limited the catalan team, sent down a limousine to urge our director back up to the frenzy which is the catalan village


soon after arrival back in the north, the team was back up to its normal breakneck speed, with systematic and highly technological new enhancements to make the running of the spanish leg of the world tour, truly unmissable


however, sometimes it is important to respect local tradition and custom, in accordance with international ethics and law, so all of this radical technology has to be done after the siesta....or maybe mañana!
 

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Sig,
Good to hear that the cars are on there way to you, nice to hear the event is going to progress. Sorry it means you need the hoover out! You will need to get all that sand off the track... please don't go on about 40C..... it's about 4C up here in Scotland, need salt out on the track to de-ice!

Tore... thanks for your efforts in resolving the issues, credit to you for seeing this event through.

Regards to all - Highlander[SCXWW]
 

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Subject to confirmation the overalls are shown below

Gazza or Highlander if you could put a link on the SCXWW forum for this I would appreciate it thanks



All the Best Sig, we certainly enjoyed the class of 2011 when they were in our patch

Ian J
 

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Very happy the cars were allowed to visit the South.

Joao Sacana, the driver of my car, just text me saying that he is going to get his s....t together in the Catalunia rally. The managing team here at the headquarters has its doubts, after Sacana's nights at the English pubs and getting his photo taken by The Sun and The Daily Mirror going to some clubs with the teenager daughter of a competitor. How is he going straightning himself up with all those chicas around him? In fact, we might have to ask you dear friend to tell Sacana to change his position with the navigator, Miguel Tudo Bem.
 

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QUOTE (rallyP @ 26 Jun 2011, 18:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>J after Sacana's nights at the English pubs and getting his photo taken by The Sun and The Daily Mirror going to some clubs with the teenager daughter of a competitor. How is he going straightning himself up with all those chicas around him? I

i´m sure the daughter of the local mechanic will straighten him out (as it were!
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remember, after catalunya, we´re off to bandit territory in mexico for a while before italy!
one of the rules was for armourplating on the cars wasn´t it!
 

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Dear friend,

Sacana says he needs the phone number of the local mechanic, he needs his pistons checked as soon as he arrives in Catalunia. We can not see what can be wrong with the car since we serviced the car after the rallies in England, but Sacana is adamant about having his pistons checked.
 

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we´re in business , the track has been cleaned to death, all faults corrected, and my over zealous ninco porsche has started to jump off the track of its own accord (always a good sign!)
a word of warning, if any of the wider cars arrive home with bodywork damage to their rear right hand side, then that will be due to contact with my metal safely barriers and the 2mm clearance i have with the rock face!
if anyone wants me to drive like an old lady to save their bodywork, then speak now or forever hold your tattered rear quarters!!
i´ll post some fotos of the danger zones soon
 

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Hello Sig,
Driving like Michelle Mouton would be OK with me...
A few battle scars will only enhance my cars :- )
No matter what though, you will still be quicker than me myself !!

Kind regards, Leo
 

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consider it done leo!


ok so heres the track reminder, with a few (not all of the tricky zones), remember this was designed to be as realistic as possible, and not particularly practical, the danger element and the obstacles make it fun and difficult, and its very different to drive on depending on the car.
i´d say long cars are disadvantaged as are wide cars , also too much grip is a bad thing as, the fasterst way to go is 60% tail out, also high revving motors are fast but tricky to drive due to lack of long straights!!!...we´ll see!

anyway heres the track if you didn´t know it


small but tight with ups and downs and loads of too tight corners, the idea was the conection of muddy off road and the main country by-pass

ok so starting with the main road, the short fast sprint ends in a 90 degree right handed up hill in mud!

over do it in the straight and you´ll miss the turn by a mile.
then you need to tail out all the way up the hill, but not too much or you hit the rock faces



then its into the village square, minding you slacken off the speed for the steel railings and the mechanics near the bar



then flash the throttle past the church, and speed over the bridge, but fast with the brakes for the muddy lefthander, missing the steel crash barriers and the rocks again, and trying not to end up like young jordi junior their.....they´re still trying to clean that mess up!



the down hill under the tunnel is ok, at deccent throttle but slacken off again before the hairpin onto the main road again, thats where the 2mm clearance is at the entrance of the cave!!

ok, whos gonna win?

cheers till tomorrow sig
 

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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

ooh what a nice way to start the day, imagine the roar of old engines, the whoosh of air through the weber carbs, and the blue grey soke of unburnt petrol fumes, on the morning breeze in a sleepy village, all the old dears peering out of their balconies in their dressing gowns to see what the fuss is about, loads of local dogs barking nervously, and the distant chatter of the backup, mechanics as they drink a cafe con leche or something stronger.
first thing to do was a parade of the track, to check out the danger zones and generally chulear a bit (show off)







 

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ok just given them all a test drive, around the track, in no particular order whatsoever, i liked the idea from wolves of a short description of handling of each car, so here goes, remember no times or serious driving done yet

graham lane 7 very tail happy and light suits track but tricky driver
anthony 56 stable, solid and easy to drive
otfs fiat( 52) fast solid stable
devious dave (1) nimble ,solid but lacking top speed
ben m (11) fast and low, stable but very long for some of the clearance on this track
highlander (50) typical escort, tail happy, solid , lacking some top speed
mr M (10) turbo´d! smooth and slidey, good drifter
356 speedster ciroen ds (195) sounds rough, only 1 headlightbut handles very well, stable and tough, no large problems with its length
team red 99 fast and reliable
reek 455 (3) drives well, low maybe a bit wide for the track, drives like a ninco!
kidvoltage 26 only firing on 3 cylinders but is trying hard!
reek 455 18 sunbeam, slides well smooth good drifter
anthony 5 some contact problems electrical, on the curves
gazza 9 very fast even on half throttle, could cause some problems on some curves
yngwie 55, very smooth, good control fast
zero 5 305, very low, feels every bump but fast and controllable
wolves ferrari 103, very very fast! loose cannon for sure, wide and fun, but could have trouble
jexy 61 fast reliable and controllable
chuck E 14 seems to run on diesel, very stable and reliable, will run forever!
zero 5 205 wide tail happy and fast
wolves 101 renault slow and small but pokey and strong
col de turini 4 tail happy and wide but good top speed and very good brakes
356 speedster mini 177 drives itself, strong and stable but no top speed, but then it doesnt matter, you don´t have to do anything!
anthony 32, heavy but has power to pull it off
rally 9, fast, like its got a magnet, very breezy drivers compartment
col de turini 17 nice driver, fun lacking some power
lancia B renault 5 (15) tricky little bugger, arse heavy, mind of its own
356 speedster 28 zero grip, very slidey but smooth
kid voltage ford 66 4 wheel drive fast as hell, absolute maniac, and some lead has fallen out
OTFS lancia 19 fast maybe too much, something loose inside
wolves 102 fliat, solid but needs and extra top gear for speed
scott sierra 18 fast very good driver

i´ll have a look at the lead and loose bits issue and see if i can do anything with anthonys electiacal trouble

hope this helps build the excitement, top speed isnt everything on this track!!
 

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Love the pics Sig. Thanks for the report. I'm sure we are all looking forward to the event. Just having a car(or two) on your tracks is a buzz. If you could find and fix that loose bit in my Lancia that would be great.

Most of all have some fun with the event - enjoy!

Mel
 

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Just so that you know it's not only those who are directly involved in the event that are looking on this round with excitement.

'Twas actually Lars' round of the last SCRP that introduced me both to the proxy and SFI. And in Sig we find a similar combination of crazy track builder and natural story teller. I've been looking forward to this round since the inclusion of Sig's tracks in the Proxy was announced.

Hoping I may have progressed far enough in the tuning stakes to participate in the next SCRP event (if it happens). Until then, I'll just sit back, pour a nice glass of red, relax and enjoy reading a good tale.

Good luck everyone.
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