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    Default HSRCA // Old Stuff is Cool

    HSRCA held an event at work on the weekend, is always a friendly good sort of weekend with all the fun stuff.

    It still warms my heart to see 70 year old, role up with $$$$$ Lola's and Brabham's on the back of single axel open trailers that look like they have been found on the bottom of the ocean.

    We are used to seeing at semi trailers with multi pit crew at state rounds, with tyre warming tents and a whole bunch of sh1t. The paddock becomes chock-a-block because of all the parts they bring, service crew, tools, engine hoists, and for what. a M3 or a 911. Fook of with all crap.

    These old dudes usually have a small chest tool box (mostly filled with sandwiches) and they can comfortably do sub 1m30 laps in some of the quicker stuff all day long.

    I would love to see race meetings where they have a weight limit of crap you can bring into the paddock No doubt the guys in group N would use the weight for beer and ice whilst the open wheelers would preference jumpers for sale and laptops.

    Anyway, modern day rent over. It's always good to see old stuff chucked around the race track.

    Richard
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    This is the president of the club. Along with organising it prior, during and after, he still manages to get out (for every session) in his Sunbeam Alpine. Be like Richard everyone.

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    Austin are just the happiest looking cars of all time;
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    If I confess however, I'd probably take the Dato over it however, maybe.
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    Just the right amount of opposite lock from the 928, I mean, drift yo.
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    Lancia? and MG? dance for each other;
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    And look! they even have modern stuff, like this TR7
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    One of about 50 Torana's here over the weekend.
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    And it was nice to hear things thing make welcomed turbo noises, we all just wished he pushed it a little harder,
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    I guess that's the problem when these old tin tops become valuable, there is interest in ensuring it is kept original and in perfect condition. An investment for some no doubt.

    Sadly nothing from the cool Sports Cars that I love so much, had to get back to work.

    Go racing with your historic cars everyone!
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    There is generally a lack of Renaults at these NSW race events whereas Phillip Island attracts quite a few A110ís. I was hoping to see the A310 that has appeared recently so I could check out the PRV V6, however it was not entered.
    At least there was some Renault technology present. My car has a very rare odd-fire V6 Chev engine which needs a PRV dissi cap to operate.
    We have an average sized toolbox, a bin full of small spares, jack, a fuel churn and an Esky for the sandwiches. Sometimes we use the portable fridge for interstate events. You donít need a B-Double full of spares and a crew of 12 if the car is prepared correctly, the driver has some mechanical sympathy and keeps the car on the track.
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    The Datsun belongs to a friend and former work colleague of mine - Andre Breit. He was secretary of that club for quite a while and has organised these events a couple of times. I think it started life as a 1600 rather than a 2000 sports if I recall. When he first started 25+ yrs ago I gifted him all my old race gear - Nomex balaclava, gloves, socks, boots and the suit etc (but the suit didn’t fit). It wouldn’t have fitted me either by that stage!
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    Ah smal world! Yes Andre is a nice enough block from the dealings I've had with him.

    Controversial, but the promoters / organisers / competitors do tend to be a little more chilled out then regular meetings. Something about been there done that no doubt.

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    Great photos Dan...I drooled at this caged Integrale Evo....great to see it out on the track...gives me some incentive to dust off mine (not an Evo unfortunately) for the next rally sprint!!

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    On the way to the track we were following one of the Porsches when my wife commented on how great those Martini colours looked on a Porsche. I then started talking about how cool Lancias look in those colours when that Integrale Evo parked beside us in the pits!

    10 Minutes later I was trying to remember if it was Williams F1 that ran Martini colours when two spectators stood at our pit garage, both wearing Williams F1 Martini Team shirts.

    What a great atmosphere at those HSRCA events.

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