Good Luck!

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

Post Reply
Oldconn
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1517
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Location: Haute-Saône,France
Has thanked: 54 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Good Luck!

Post by Oldconn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:44 pm

Just spotted Graham Walker's entry in the HERO Winter Challenge, with Sean Toohey as co-pilot! Not in a Scimitar ( maybe they haven't got one that works! :lol: )but an old Range Rover! - is that really a Classic Car? - anyway, good luck guys , you will be passing fairly close to "chez moi"(actually about a day's drive away), I won't ask you to bring any spares over, but I might just come and watch your progress . Maybe Chris Johnson can get a picture at the finish?


"When I grow up, I want to be me"
-Kermit Weeks
Current: SE6A; 998 Mini.Previous: Morris Minor,Ford8, Cortinas Mk1 &2,MG Midget 1932,Morgan 3W 1934,Lagonda Rapier,Honda S800, Austin Maxi,Citroen GSA, Riley ElfMk2,Peugeot 505,Rover 420 SDI

User avatar
toomanysabres
RIP
Posts: 5373
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:27 pm
Location: Leatherhead
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 88 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:45 pm

Link Here

Note also Richard Prosser Coupe & Sabre owner but in his Alpine this time.

My! haven't the entry fees gone up. I entered the event in 1992 with Tony Richardson in a Beetle. Entry was £900.
Just looked at my old accounts and total spend including an extra night in Monte and motor-rail back to Calais was £1896.


Now: '62 Sabre 4, '63 Sabre Six, '65 SE4, '00 BMW E38 740i sport.
Prev: '53 ZephyrZodiac, '64 Sabra GT, '68 Elan S3SE, Mk3 Cortina 2000GXL, Mk4 Cortina 2000 Est, 3 SE6a's, 2 SE5a, SE4a Turbo, 1800Ti.
Company: Cav SRi, Cav SRi 130, Honda Concerto 1.6 (yuk)

Oldconn
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1517
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Location: Haute-Saône,France
Has thanked: 54 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by Oldconn » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:37 pm

Yes, its a very expensive pastime nowadays! I wanted to do this one with my bruv next year, until I looked at the entry fees ,added on the exras (like getting home again afterwards) and realised I could buy another Scimitar for less!


"When I grow up, I want to be me"
-Kermit Weeks
Current: SE6A; 998 Mini.Previous: Morris Minor,Ford8, Cortinas Mk1 &2,MG Midget 1932,Morgan 3W 1934,Lagonda Rapier,Honda S800, Austin Maxi,Citroen GSA, Riley ElfMk2,Peugeot 505,Rover 420 SDI

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 35884
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 820 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:28 pm

Graham usually enters in a Scimitar or his Lotus but the hybrid coupe (ARF109D) was rebuilt with classic rallying in mind - I wonder why he's not using that?


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19291
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 118 times
Been thanked: 450 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:31 pm

Perhaps he decided it was too nice to risk?
I'd certainly class a '73 Range Rover as a classic (a very different car from the "Prestbury footballer's pimp-mobile" that it's become these days!).


....Roger

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

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

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 24055
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 526 times
Contact:

Re: Good Luck!

Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Yep - Graham changed his mind on rallying the Coupe -"too nice to risk bending" I think was the phrase..


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
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
toomanysabres
RIP
Posts: 5373
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:27 pm
Location: Leatherhead
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 88 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:17 pm

philhoward wrote:Yep - Graham changed his mind on rallying the Coupe -"too nice to risk bending" I think was the phrase..
Especially (not his fault though) writing off the Ferrari in a summer marathon. Alpine snowy conditions far more of a risk anyway. We were lucky with the weather in 1992 only one bad icy up and over I seem to remember and we got a class win. Phillip Young even thought we could win what with the engine over the back wheels.


Now: '62 Sabre 4, '63 Sabre Six, '65 SE4, '00 BMW E38 740i sport.
Prev: '53 ZephyrZodiac, '64 Sabra GT, '68 Elan S3SE, Mk3 Cortina 2000GXL, Mk4 Cortina 2000 Est, 3 SE6a's, 2 SE5a, SE4a Turbo, 1800Ti.
Company: Cav SRi, Cav SRi 130, Honda Concerto 1.6 (yuk)

Oldconn
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1517
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Location: Haute-Saône,France
Has thanked: 54 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by Oldconn » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:01 pm

If I have read the results correctly, they got a class win, and 19th overall, which is about halfway down the field. A very good result, considering the snow and ice just about all over Central France and the Alps. I would still love to see a Sabre or Scimitar tackle one of these events !


"When I grow up, I want to be me"
-Kermit Weeks
Current: SE6A; 998 Mini.Previous: Morris Minor,Ford8, Cortinas Mk1 &2,MG Midget 1932,Morgan 3W 1934,Lagonda Rapier,Honda S800, Austin Maxi,Citroen GSA, Riley ElfMk2,Peugeot 505,Rover 420 SDI

User avatar
toomanysabres
RIP
Posts: 5373
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:27 pm
Location: Leatherhead
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 88 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by toomanysabres » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:07 pm

Richard Prosser also won his class and 6th overall


Now: '62 Sabre 4, '63 Sabre Six, '65 SE4, '00 BMW E38 740i sport.
Prev: '53 ZephyrZodiac, '64 Sabra GT, '68 Elan S3SE, Mk3 Cortina 2000GXL, Mk4 Cortina 2000 Est, 3 SE6a's, 2 SE5a, SE4a Turbo, 1800Ti.
Company: Cav SRi, Cav SRi 130, Honda Concerto 1.6 (yuk)

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19291
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 118 times
Been thanked: 450 times

Re: Good Luck!

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:30 pm

Oldconn wrote:If I have read the results correctly, they got a class win, and 19th overall, which is about halfway down the field. A very good result, considering the snow and ice just about all over Central France and the Alps. I would still love to see a Sabre or Scimitar tackle one of these events !
Well Done Graham, excellent result! :D

There was a Sabre 6 belonging to a forum member in the Historic Monte Carlo Rally in 2012 :D Read all about it in this thread
Sabre on 2012 Monte.jpg
Sabre on 2012 Monte.jpg (78.49 KiB) Viewed 2608 times


....Roger

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

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

Post Reply

Return to “General Rallying Chat”