Tuesday, 6 December 2011

SSVC night at the Ace Cafe


Tuesday December 20th is the last SSVC night at the Ace Cafe of the year and, thanks to the forthcoming changes to the LEZ, it will be the last night possible to attend for most diesel T25s and T4s without getting stung for £100. With that in mind let's have as many of these as possible there on the night for one last hurrah!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Coming up...

Sunday 13th November sees the Slough "National" Swapmeet, at the Montem Sports Hall. Now in its 28th year, it has become the traditional season closer and is as much a social day as a swapmeet. If you're after spending some money then get there early but if you're after a bimble and a natter then what's the rush.

Pollock has booked a table so although he'll be able to make a list he won't be able to do the shopping!

Doors open to the public at 9am.

As is the Lo 'E' Nuf way any cruzzes will be decided/organised by sometime on Saturday evening. Ask the usual suspects for details...


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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Updates update

A quick recap on Pollock's and Josh's progress so far.

Pollock is nearing the end of the "Not a body off rebuild" of his '72 Beetle, despite fitting the wrong headlights.


Current deadline is the Slough Swapmeet on Sunday 13th November so hopefully we'll see it there or he'll never hear the end of it.

Meanwhile Josh is nearing the end of the beginning of his Brazil or Bust rebuild. After running out of rusty metal to cut out he's moved onto removing the paint and glass.


Josh's deadline is Bug Jam but helpfully didn't specify which year...

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Kop Hill 2011

September 24th & 25th saw the third Kop Hill Climb revival at Princes Risborough. The organisers were blessed with 2 days of unseasonally sunny weather although it did mean cars left with a souvenir coating of dust. This year's event was noticably busier than last year with more viewing platforms lining the hill and a large increase in the number of spectators.

Entrants on the hill

And in the paddock.

For the first time the complete Ecurie Ecosse collection was on display and in action up the hill.

There was a Hot Rod prescence...

...and Outlaw Flat Four were represented by Jason Rew and his 11 second Oval
complete with its set of genuine BRM alloys.


George Thomas again provided the recory truck.

As well as competitors in the Paddock there was a display of classic and sports cars.
Ferrari 288 GTO

Koenigsegg

AMG Mercedes SLS

Mercedes F1 car

Jay Kay brought along his Dodge Charger

 1968 Vignale Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake

Royal Enfields

The front rows of the car park are reserved for spectators' classic and sports cars.

Flaming Falcon

Mercedes SL convertibles

Haurel & Lardy entertained the crowds in their original Ford Model T.

It was announced during the weekend that the site has been secured for a further 5 years so see you there next year.

Friday, 14 October 2011

VW Action 2011

Back in September we trooped back up to Santa Pod for VW Action. Good weather on Friday and Saturday gave way to monsoon conditions on Sunday.

Lo 'E' Nuf in the fire up lane

Alex on track

 Tim on track

Danny Pike on track
Danny won a Top Ten prize for his 12.4 second run, a new personal best.

The weekend theme was Pirates and Ninjas with plenty of fancy dress and 2 pirate ships on site.
Built on a Beetle floorpan

Built on a Caddy, and street driven.
Pulled by the Police but let off cos it's for charidee, mate.

Errr....

Well...

Ummm....

Beetle floorpan based mutants

Incredible hand made D&S replica.

As part of the run up to the European Finals the following weekend the track was open (before the rain started) on Sunday for a Test & Tune day. ProMod racer Steve Hall had a hairy moment in his Corvette, riding both headers and grazing the wall before landing on all 4 wheels again. Luckily the resulting damamge was quite light.

The next VW Action event is VW Action South West
April 13-15, 2012
Stithians Showground, Cornwall