Simply Sideways AutoSolo/Gymkhana £35 Sunday 14th August Bovingdon

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  1. jamesg6r

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    Hello Everyone, My motorclub The Middlesex Motor Club have arranged to run a AutoSolo Gymkhana style course at Bovingdon Airfield for Sunday 14th August. Its a relaxed, full of sideways style event. Any local lads are welcome to come and compete. The event will be run alongside with the RS Owners Club, so there will be plenty old school Blue Oval metal ripping up the concrete.

    The event will consist of 3 classes as follows:
    -Drivers who have not competed on more than two tarmac autosolos
    -Drivers who have not won more than one award, other than novice or ladies, on a tarmac autosolo.
    -All other drivers.

    Me and a few other local guys off Driftworks have done one previously, and It was great fun. The courses and layouts change throughout the day, some becoming more technical but nothing too difficult to follow. There are always large figures of 8 type layouts and plenty fun sweeping bends. This Gymkhana will be have a larger layout than last time, so more seat time. The cars can vary largely, from 2 seater specials to Mk 2 Escort Rally cars to Drift cars etc. There will be scutineering to make sure the car is safe and not too noisy. The last two times my exhaust was'nt checked and its straight through, so as long as it's not piercingly loud it's fine.

    Awards will be presented on the day for:
    - Fastest time of the day
    -Best MCAC compeditor
    -1st,2nd and 3rd in class
    -Best Lady compeditor

    The price is £35 for a full day which includes membership which is needed to compete. The cheapest form of compeditive motorsport around.No racesuits or roll cages needed!Bring plenty tires and fuel. :D The maximum amount of cars to enter is 60.

    If your interested pm me and I will send you the regs and an entry form, or email me at jamesmansfield79@yahoo.co.uk or email the organiser Chris Keys at chris-keys@fsmail.net

    I will upload a video later of the previous Bovingdon Gymkhana.
     
  2. littleT_23

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    I done the bristol motor club auto solo last month and would totally recommend it to any motorsport drifter fan. Bargain motorsport. Check me video on vimeo just search souldrifting or bristol autosolo to get an idea of what autosolos are all about. I ve wasn't In bournmouth for the matchams drift day I would be taking part.
     
  3. jamesg6r

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    Yea they're great fun dude. We hold a few over the summer so if we are having another one I will drop you a pm. This is a video of me and another club member in his ae86 ripping it up at Bovingdon a few months ago! Any local lads interested drop us a pm

     
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    bump.one week to go
     
  5. drifter r32

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    Can i pay on the day, i would like to see how much room there is,I am local 10 mins :thumbs:
     
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    Fuck I wish I wasnt away!
     
  7. littleT_23

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    Next Saturdays drift event at matchams has been cancelled so might have to enter.
     
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    I m already a bristol motor club member so can I get an invite so I don't have to pay membership to take part.
     
  9. jamesg6r

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    Yea sure you can pay on the day :thumbs:. Little T I have contacted one of the organisers and he has told me it should be fine for you to be invited becuase of your Bristol Motor Club membership :). Can't wait now guys, should be a good laugh.
     
  10. chazbob

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    ello lads, i literally live like down the road? Can i just turn up on the day with the cash? :) Really looking forward to this, just got my car finished aswell! :D If i p.m you my details can you put my name down for reservation? Cheers cant wait!
     
  11. jamesg6r

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    Yep you can just turn up on the day with the cash :) Just a few forms to fill in and you should be all good. There is usually a drivers briefing and a tour around the course so can get familiar to its layouts. Thats awesome I have two friends from Amersham who should be coming in their mx5 drift cars. It will be a good place to test your newly built car :nod:. Yea dude just pm me and I will make sure you get a place on the entry.
     
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    awsome i will be there! Complete novice so i'm starting on airfields etc with loads of run off haha :p dont expect much of a car when i say newly built lol! Just got it up and running recently - so shall be expecting a few niggles i spose! Will bring plenty of rubber :p
     
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    Here are the Regs guys:

    SIMPLY SIDEWAYS AutoSOLO/Gymkhana


    The Simply Sideways AutoSOLO is an all forwards slalom type event for
    road going cars using the perimeter tracks of Bovindon Airfield. The venue is
    Bovingdon Airfield, near Hemel Hempstead, Herts (map ref: 166/009046). It is within 6 miles of the M25 junction 20 and the M1 junction 8, approached via the A41. You should leave the A41 at the Bourne End Services sign and take Upper Bourne End Lane, which is a turning off the slip road to the Services. Continue to the end of the lane, turn right through gate and follow arrows on to airfield. Note - there is no access from B4505 or Bovingdon village.


    SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS


    1 The Middlesex County AC will organise a Clubman AutoSOLO on Sunday 14th August 2011. The event will be at Bovingdon Airfield, off the A41 between Hemel Hempstead and Tring, Herts.

    2 The Meeting will be governed by the General Regulations of the Motor Sports Association (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions that the organising Club may issue for the event.

    3 MSA Permit Number 66434 has been issued.

    4 The event is open to ;
    Fully elected members of Middlesex County AC, Harrow Car Club, RS Owners Club, Green Belt MC and Farnborough & DMC.

    5 The event is a round of The Middlesex County AC Challenge

    6 All competitors must produce a valid Club Membership card.

    7 The programme for the event will be ; Scrutineering starts at 8.45 am. Any competitor not signed on by 10.15 am may be excluded. The first car will start at 10.30 am.

    8 The event will consist of 3 classes as follows:-
    A - Drivers who have not competed on more than two tarmac auotests or two AutoSOLOs.
    B - Drivers who have not won more than one award, other than novice or ladies, on a tarmac Autotest or an AutoSOLO.
    C - All other drivers.

    Note that all Junior Drivers (those aged 16/17) and those without a full RTA licence must drive a saloon car. All vehicles must be road legal and driven to the event. Tyres from List 1B will not be allowed.

    9 Awards will be presented as follows:-
    Fastest Time of the Day An award
    Best MCAC Competitor An award
    1st in class An award
    2nd in class (subject to 7 starters) An award
    3rd in class (subject to 10 starters) An award
    Best placed lady competitor (subject to 3 starters) An award

    10 The entry list opens on publication of these Supplementary Regulations and closes on 14th August. The entry fee is £20 up to Friday 12th August and £25 thereafter.

    All entries must be made on the official entry form and accompanied by the appropriate fee. All entries must indicate on the entry form whether ot not they hold a full RTA driving licence. Those who do not must drive a saloon car.

    11 The Secretary of the meeting to whom all entries must be sent is;
    Chris Keys, 93 Windsor Road, Pitstone, Bucks, LU7 9GG
    Tel: 01296 660464 email: chris-keys@fsmail.net

    12 The maximum entry for the event is 60. The minimum is 15. The maximum for each class is not set, the minimum is 3. Should any of the above minimum figures not be reached the organisers have the right to either cancel the event or amalgamate classes as necessary. Entries will be selected in order of receipt. Entry fees may be refunded in full up to the closing date for entries, thereafter at the organisers’ discretion.

    13 Other Officials are :-
    Club Stewards - Brian Catt
    Clerk of the Course - Peter Cox, 19A Oxford Street, Lambourn, Berks, RG17 8XS
    tel: 01488 72027 email: drpeter.cox@virgin.net
    Chief Marshal - Darren Pike tel: 01753 683899 email: darrenp@mcac.co.uk

    14 Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the finish of the event.

    15 Any protest must be made in accordance with C 5.1.2

    16 a) Details of the tests will be sent with final instructions.
    The definition of test performance and a wrong test is as follows: In any diagram illustrating a test, dimensions will be approximate and for guidance only, whilst the sequence of manoeuvres will be mandatory but not exclusive. A maximum penalty will be imposed when the mandatory sequence of manoeuvres has not been correctly completed. A test will not be incorrect if the driver realises his/her mistake, goes back to the point at which the mistake occurred and then completes the test correctly as required by the diagram.
    b) Each driver will have at least two runs at each test, the slowest time not to count for awards..
    c) Timing will be by hand held watches to 0.1 sec
    d) The starting signal will be ‘in your own time’ and timing will commence when the front wheels cross the next line and finsh when the front wheels cross the flying finish. Competitors must stop at the stop line.
    e) Order of attempting tests will be numerical

    17 Marking and penalties will be as follows:
    Hitting any pylon 5 secs
    Failing to stop at stop line 10 secs
    Not performing a test correctly 20 secs plus the lowest penalty on that
    run in the class.
    18 Practising will NOT be allowed.

    19 Competitors will be identified by numbers which will be provided by the organisers.

    20 All other General Regulations of the MSA apply as written except the following which are modified:-
    M 13.4 A vehicle may be entered three times by three different drivers.
     
  14. littleT_23

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    So does that mean I can come down on the day and enter. Got you emails and said that it was to late to take part.
     
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    I m definitely in though.
     
  16. jamesg6r

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    There are plenty spaces left, hope you got my PM about me handing your details to the organisers?. Saves you he hassle on the day mate. Hope to hear from you soon :thumbs: This is starting to look good entry wise, We have provisionally 7 members from the drift community attending so far :D. Not to mention all the RS Owners club, Farborough Motor club, Middlesex MCAC. There will be a good turnout :)
     
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    Pm'd... hope I'm not to late as it's only down the road from me !
     
  18. ollie_247

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    I won't be running this time but i think ill pop down and have a look.
     
  19. Lead_foot

    Lead_foot DWYB ConekillR

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    Only 2 mins from me, can we turn up and watch?
     
  20. jamesg6r

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    Yea sure mate come along and spectate, its free to get in :)
     

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