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Thread: Save the Date - 2020 Annual Sevens HPDE Event at NJMP - October 8-10, 2020

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    You must be proud to have a son that uses all of 10000rpm on a Duratec....

    ...you taught him well! :-p
    Mike
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    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
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    and another project car coming....

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    Does it make any sense to come if I don't plan to take the Caterham on to the track?
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    Only if you want to hang out with a bunch of fun crazy 7 owners. You’d have to try really hard not to laugh a lot and have a good time. KitKat alone is worth the price of admission.

    They are currently not allowing passengers due to the COVID. But we are hoping that might change. I think it would be unlikely to be transmitted in an open car at speed wearing a full helmet. But I’m not a doctor. But if they change the policy. Croc, JohnB, Simon and I are instructors and can take passengers.

    Oh. And you should have a thick skin and good sense of humor as there is usually a fair amount of good natured ball busting. Hopefully you will join us and have some fun. Tom

    I’ll also add that if you’ve never been on track before the do have a novice group that is led by a pace car and is a great way to learn your car and the track in a progressive way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anker View Post
    Does it make any sense to come if I don't plan to take the Caterham on to the track?

    I think it does for a variety of reasons:

    1) You get to meet in person a bunch of like-minded car enthusiasts and geek out on their cars and how they solved problems encountered in their ownership. You will take away something new from the experience. You can build a network of local enthusiasts for joining you at club events, back road drives, autocross, etc.

    2) As Tom noted, a bunch of us are instructors and can give instructor rides so you get a sense of what the cars can do in their natural environment they were designed for. I have already been negotiating the resumption of instructor rides in open cars - that should be resolved by September. There will be precautions to keep people safe - disinfected helmets, nomex balaclava (as a mask), open roof car only, etc. Final details still evolving but all looks achievable.

    3) Its exciting - where else would you get to see Simon, Seb, Mike, ....who else?.....oh yes Dan, spray off into the scenery when they run out of talent. The 4 story observation tower at Thunderbolt gives a spectacular view of the track.

    4) If you are a keen photographer, then bring your camera and I can have you shadow the official track photographer, Mike. Top guy.

    5) If you are new to circuit driving, then maybe sit in the green group classroom session to pick up some ideas.

    6) If you dont bring the seven but you have another suitable road car then think about signing up for the green group which uses a pace car to start slow and build up gradually.

    7) Join in the comedy. This is not a serious event. Its not timed. We are relaxed. We are laughing. Its very social.


    I understand Covid-19 has caused many to re-evaluate plans for later this year but we have resumed days at the track and it has been good on a social distancing basis. They are still fine tuning the breakfasts and dinners for social distancing but it has been on the right track and to be fair they are struggling with the various Government chopping and changing of rules/regs this year. I expect everything to be perfect there by October. The only part of the event we have not decided on yet in a post-Covid world is the dinners. But I think I may solve that via BBQ catering at the garage where I can socially distance people at tables given the space available there.

    No rush to make a decision now - long ways before October.
    Last edited by Croc; 07-30-2020 at 05:36 AM.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Anker - my advice is that if you are going to drive all the way down there, bring the seven and get it on the track. It'll be worth the hassle and expense of renting a trailer and truck, if you need to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anker View Post
    Does it make any sense to come if I don't plan to take the Caterham on to the track?
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    My hesitation about taking it on the track isn't because I haven't driven on tracks. It is more that the harness is a 4-point and old and it just has the standard roll bar. I have had my Porsche Boxsters on tracks many times. I am also taking a Chris Barbar one-day racing class this coming Monday at Lime Rock Park.

    It sounds like a great time, so I'll give it serious consideration!

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