John Purser
....along with several others, wives, children, cars. The weather has not been too kind with the first Aston class practice in the wet (and a lot of dropped oil) on this really narrow twisty 'street circuit' (it's just on the edge of the main shopping area). Saturday afternoon cheered up a lot and drivers were more able to open up. The Aston race is at about 4.00pm but right now it's showery/gloomy 25 miles away from Pau.
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99hjhm
Where can I find results?
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Webby
Nothing here yet but that is where I would expect to find them. http://www.grandprixhistorique.com
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lml698
Can't seem to find any  official results yet either but the race was won by the Reeds class A4 DB2 from the Brewer Project 214 replica and  in third was the A4 Sharp DB2.  Michael Dee's "Red Dragon"  won the Pre War section of the race. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the Gala dinner on sunday night.
There are special Aston posters for the event  as a limited edition run of 100 if anyone wants to buy a copy. Also a long DVD of the event will be available shortly and lots of pics!!
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john curtis
BRAVO David  ;D
No doubt Anne will give us some news.
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99hjhm
Could we have more of a run down Mark?
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rik2
Well done to the Reeds, great news lets hope for the same at the Horsfall
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Mr Toad
Well done David,great result,Now can I have my car back. gunbarrel
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John Purser
It was indeed a great drive by David Reed, who was 3rd on the grid and managed to get past both Andrew Sharp (in the green Four Ashes-prepared DB and Martin Brewer (in the Project 214 replica) and stay away from them is pxxxing rain, all race long. The circuit stayed wet and  got more and more slippery. The drivers got a great cheer as cars either came in and people changed over, or got out to do a run around the car if they were staying in. Michael Dee got out very carefully and nonchalantly strolled around before hopping back in !
Sadly, Mark Campbell himself was the main victim of the conditions - very near the finishing lap in this hour race, he spun ever so gently at the Casino (before my very eyes....) and his nose (OK, the car's - you know what I mean !) just touched the Armco with which the circuit is lined for nearly the entire length. He stopped back at the pits to check and decided not to go back out.
Car was pretty much OK, unlike others in different classes which had whacked the barriers with far greater force and ran with lots of gaffer-tape or not at all.
It was good weekend (bar the poor weather) winding up with the splendid gala dinner and prize giving at Villa Navarra, a famous old hotel in Pau.
All congratuations to Mark for getting I think 18 cars down for the race. It was a great sight and sound to see them lapping this historic circuit that makes Monaco look positively safe !
Not only will these cars be out at the Horsfall, but at the Silverstone Classic event the next month.
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lml698
Some details then
We all practiced as said earlier in the dry and got good times from about 1.44 up to 2.15.  Doug Barker sheared a hub and only got a dozen or so laps in. Otherwise it was great to drive and we all improved during the 40 mins. In the race which got progressively slippy we missed Nick Rudell who had done a halfshaft in an earlier race but lent a hub tot he Barkers so they were back in!!  Tim Parker then lost his electrics a few laps in and then managed to fix them beside the armco and got back in to complete the race in 9th.  I was running well up in 4/5th until my spin and should have carried on but needed a team manager to send me out after a quick inspection !!!  I think we all had some hairy moments as the armco is imposing and the track narrow and the cars get very skittish at high speeds when braking and turning in the wet!!!  The top corner was almost impossible to steer around !!!  We'll get some reports etc. on racingfelthams.org ( race organisers ) very soon
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David Lewington
Hopefully a report for the Club publications too?
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lml698
Yes Brain Joscelyn is doing an AMQ write up and has over 100 stills to use !!!  There is also a hour of video if you need a life.
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99hjhm
Youtube?
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lml698
will they take 1 hr ???

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annereed
Photos are done and report has gone to Webby to ok for submission. So should be up on the Area 13 website tomorrow.

Anne
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Webby
Up now, not sure why it is in Area 13 but there it is. http://www.amoc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=801&Itemid=51
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john curtis
Never mind where it is. It's up and posted so soon after the event.
Thanks Anne.And of course Webby.
(And why not Area 13, David won ;D)
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lml698
The full story ( results etc.)  will be on the Racing Felthams website (www.racingfelthams.org)  - who put on the Aston Race - as soon as the  web man has got BT to reconnect his line.... so next week should be fine.
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lml698
If anyone want to see more photos go to  http://www.gbphotosports.com  and look under the Historic GP tag
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