Ty Croes 4/5 May 2013

Moderators: scimjim, Roger Pennington, Lukeyboy46, philhoward, erikscimitardemon, nickkeyser

User avatar
CNHSS1
RSSOC Member
Posts: 13249
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:13 pm
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Has thanked: 95 times
Been thanked: 153 times
Contact:

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun May 05, 2013 3:04 pm

hope the meetings going well Chaps, cant wait to hear results and reports :-)
sat at work feeling rather p***ed off I cant come along and watch :bh


Racing is life, everything before and after, is just waiting--Steve McQueen
6 time Class Champ, 2006 & 2014 SSSC Champion

RIP Batmobile, await the Rise of Dark Knight 8)
Sabre 'Light Sabre' 360hp!!
Image

J55 JGL
RSSOC Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 2:07 pm
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by J55 JGL » Sun May 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Hear on the grapevine Trev the rev thrashed the TVR,a and MG,s


Stirred not shaken!

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 22614
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 404 times
Contact:

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by philhoward » Sun May 05, 2013 3:46 pm

That's the sort of grapevine news we like to hear...


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1's - 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5
SE5a Barn Find Project 24 Valve conversion
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
CNHSS1
RSSOC Member
Posts: 13249
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:13 pm
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Has thanked: 95 times
Been thanked: 153 times
Contact:

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun May 05, 2013 4:26 pm

J55 JGL wrote:Hear on the grapevine Trev the rev thrashed the TVR,a and MG,s
8)

shame you and Steve weren't there John, youd have been in front of the MGs and Blackpool Scimitars too! 8)


Racing is life, everything before and after, is just waiting--Steve McQueen
6 time Class Champ, 2006 & 2014 SSSC Champion

RIP Batmobile, await the Rise of Dark Knight 8)
Sabre 'Light Sabre' 360hp!!
Image

J55 JGL
RSSOC Member
Posts: 208
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 2:07 pm
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by J55 JGL » Sun May 05, 2013 5:35 pm

Next year Craig defo been an expensive year


Stirred not shaken!

User avatar
Corky
RSSOC Member
Posts: 9816
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:02 am
Location: Macclesfield
Has thanked: 62 times
Been thanked: 75 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by Corky » Sun May 05, 2013 8:22 pm

Cracking weekend :D :D :D

The grapevine is correct :wink:

Will post some times shortly


Steve
Current:- SS1 Ti sprint car, project. VW Touareg 3.0 V6
Prev:- Sabre Ti, 2xSS1 Ti, SS1 16v Turbo Racer, 5XGTC, 2XSE6B, 2XSE5A, 2XV6 Coupe, Sabre 6
Project Threads & YouTube

“It's not the winning, it's the taking apart that counts"

User avatar
Oaksey
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5308
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:45 pm
Location: Sheffield
Has thanked: 38 times
Been thanked: 93 times
Contact:

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by Oaksey » Sun May 05, 2013 8:37 pm

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

The one Trevor wanted me to show :lol:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Josh Oakes
2015 and 2016 SSSC Champion
1974 Yellow Se5a Overdrive
1987 White SS1 Ti
1971 Blue Jaguar XJ6
1977 Yellow Se6a Overdrive
1966 Blue Coupe Straight Six
Previous- SS1 Ti, SE6a x2, SE5 Auto, SS1 CVH, Mk2 Sabre, Rebel Estate

User avatar
Corky
RSSOC Member
Posts: 9816
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:02 am
Location: Macclesfield
Has thanked: 62 times
Been thanked: 75 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by Corky » Sun May 05, 2013 8:42 pm

OK here we go........

Saturday was the double lapper of roughly half the circuit. Lots to learn ! loads of camber changes, uphill, down hill, hairpins and some were an amalgamation of all those :lol: Not only that, with it being a wide track, the best lines were far from obvious. For the two new boys (Steve O and myself) it was pretty daunting, but we kept chipping away at it :lol:

72 - Brian
73 - Steve O
74 - Me
75 - Red Rocket

Image

Sunday was the full international circuit. This was just fantastic and we got lots of goes at it. It's not quite as technical as the double lapper, but it's bloody fast (I saw in excess of 120mph on the speedo :shock: and was hitting 100mph coming out of Church on my final run :D :D :D ) . I think the key to this is picking the right line, being late on the brakes and having a huge pair of gonads to carry the speed through the fast corners :lol:

Unfortunately after destroying the TVRs on on Saturday, RR had to retire with broken water pump after just one timed run. Even with that I think he was 2nd in the inter marques :clap:

Image


Steve
Current:- SS1 Ti sprint car, project. VW Touareg 3.0 V6
Prev:- Sabre Ti, 2xSS1 Ti, SS1 16v Turbo Racer, 5XGTC, 2XSE6B, 2XSE5A, 2XV6 Coupe, Sabre 6
Project Threads & YouTube

“It's not the winning, it's the taking apart that counts"

User avatar
CNHSS1
RSSOC Member
Posts: 13249
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:13 pm
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Has thanked: 95 times
Been thanked: 153 times
Contact:

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by CNHSS1 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:59 pm

fantastic work Chaps, very well done.
bet the guy with the Tuscan racers mighty p***ed a getting his bum kicked by Trevor and RR :-)


Racing is life, everything before and after, is just waiting--Steve McQueen
6 time Class Champ, 2006 & 2014 SSSC Champion

RIP Batmobile, await the Rise of Dark Knight 8)
Sabre 'Light Sabre' 360hp!!
Image

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 22614
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 404 times
Contact:

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by philhoward » Sun May 05, 2013 9:07 pm

Well done all! Good scalping by Red Rocket!

Has BC been adding loopy juice to his tank, or is that new engine now matching the hooligan nature of the driver?


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1's - 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5
SE5a Barn Find Project 24 Valve conversion
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

red rocket
RSSOC Member
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:31 pm
Location: Cheshire
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by red rocket » Sun May 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Firstly - it was a great weekend and good to have the company of BC and Mrs BC, SC and SO and family all there. Brian was charging with his new engine, both Steves put in some really quick times in their first time at Ty Croes and we all left a happy bunch. :D :D :D

We were invited to join the Classic Inter Marques for the weekend covering the MG classes and TVR classes. All use the same power/weight/tyres/track length adjustment handicapping system. Steve who runs the championship (debated elsewhere on the forum) is a very nice chap who drove up (not competing) from South London for the weekend and produced the results after every run for 23 competitors - and a nice pot for the overall winner each day. He is a TVR man but seemed genuinely pleased that a Scimitar took honours on the Saturday and an MG today. I know there are differing views on running the inter marque alongside the SSSC - I've got to say that I found it fascinating to be pegging our times against other marques and the results on both days were very close at the top of the table with a good mix of all 3 marques throughout the results page.

The Inter marque is with us next at RSSOC Curborough and Steve is again offering a weekend joining fee for Scimitars. (and before I get shot down in flames I am NOT (and neither is Steve) suggesting it as an alternative to the SSSC). :w

TY Croes is an excellent event - 2 different circuits over 2 days and up to 5 timed runs each in excess of 2 miles.....worth travelling to 8) - oh and there's also a clubhouse :pint


I only ride 'em - I dunno what makes them work

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 18465
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 85 times
Been thanked: 388 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun May 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Good result! Well done all! :D


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

User avatar
swoakes
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5976
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 43 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by swoakes » Sun May 05, 2013 9:57 pm

Yes a really excellent weekend; thanks to Steve C, Brian and Trevor for all their help and support over the weekend. The track really was superb; Saturday more demanding technically the double lapper took the Ti standard brakes to absolute limit :w and Sunday was very fast and a real test of nerve as Steve C says.

This was my first time towing the car to an event (first time towing actually :oops: ) and it was a long 3 hour drive through the BH traffic. A bit stressful towing with my RR Classic which did not like the hills of Wales.

Further stress created by a scrutineer who was not happy with my harness during noise testing (I'd already passed scruntaineering by then :? ). It was sorted by removing the passenger seat harness and using a second fixing plate on the drivers side. Another job to sort out now :roll:

Well done to TS for his win in the inter marques; pretty sure he would have won Sunday too but for the pump failure. BC was as smooth as ever and pipped me on time by 6/100 of second today (murdered me on handicap though) :roll: . SC improved every session today and put in a great time on the last run but not sure it was enough to beat BC on handicap :?:

As for me I was a bit up and down both days with a few missed gear changes and obvious errors here and there. Still very much finding my feet and my way round these hills/ circuits. My car is pretty fast in a straight line; trouble is that there don't seem to be too many of them out on track; corners keep getting in the way and decisions on line and braking points have to be made :lol:

A very enjoyable weekend; cheers again guys :pint


Steve Oakes
SS1 DET Sprint Car

Former cars
SS1 DET Turbo sprint Project
Sabre Ti
SS1 Ti
1971 Yellow 5a
1985 SS1 1600
1978 Green/Silver 6a

Image
"Fail to prepare and you are preparing to fail."
Benjamin Franklin

User avatar
Corky
RSSOC Member
Posts: 9816
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:02 am
Location: Macclesfield
Has thanked: 62 times
Been thanked: 75 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by Corky » Mon May 06, 2013 8:07 am

Brilliant weekend in great company :D

Already looking forward to doing it all again next year. It has to be the best value sprinting available for £'s per mile on track, and what a track :D . Plus free camping, with good facilities.

I've got some on board video that I'll try and post later.


Steve
Current:- SS1 Ti sprint car, project. VW Touareg 3.0 V6
Prev:- Sabre Ti, 2xSS1 Ti, SS1 16v Turbo Racer, 5XGTC, 2XSE6B, 2XSE5A, 2XV6 Coupe, Sabre 6
Project Threads & YouTube

“It's not the winning, it's the taking apart that counts"

User avatar
swoakes
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5976
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 43 times

Re: Ty Croes 4th/5th May

Post by swoakes » Mon May 06, 2013 5:45 pm

Some in car video from P2 Saturday below showing the 2 lapper.

Last edited by swoakes on Fri May 10, 2013 7:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Steve Oakes
SS1 DET Sprint Car

Former cars
SS1 DET Turbo sprint Project
Sabre Ti
SS1 Ti
1971 Yellow 5a
1985 SS1 1600
1978 Green/Silver 6a

Image
"Fail to prepare and you are preparing to fail."
Benjamin Franklin

Post Reply

Return to “Events”