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Donington Historic - first timer

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paulbarlow PCGB Member
2019/05/07 21:14:55 (permalink)

Donington Historic - first timer

We drove down from Aberdeen to spend two days (Fri/Sat) at the Donington Historic Festival. A most enjoyable event. A few photos to share here with lots more on the website and Facebook page  PLB Photos 




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    Re: Donington Historic - first timer 2019/05/08 12:40:23 (permalink)
    Nice pics Paul.
    I was there with a friend on the Saturday (my first time too) and enjoyed the day. Much lower profile than Silverstone, more of a "club" atmosphere as well, but I thought the races over-long. I suppose that with a more limited entry compared with Silverstone the organisers have to fill the time available.
    I was most impressed with the speed of a little Austin A40 (or Austin GT40 as it's called in the listings!) until I realised that it was piloted by the father-son partnership of Mike and Andy Jordan, both ex-BTCC Champions.! It ended up finishing about 7secs in front of the chasing A35 Speedwell and I would guess that they were both using the same engine, a 1293cc Swiftune A-series producing over 125bhp at 8000rpm (bespoke head, Kent Cams race camshaft and twin SUs) in a car weighing about 600kg - 100bhp/litre is very impressive for an ancient A-series engine!
    The shelter provided by the Porsche marquee and the endless supply of coffee were much appreciated on a bright but very chilly day, so many thanks to all those involved.

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    Re: Donington Historic - first timer 2019/05/08 17:06:27 (permalink)
    Glad you enjoyed it, Jeff - you should’ve come on Sunday, when the weather was much nicer 

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    Re: Donington Historic - first timer 2019/05/14 13:20:29 (permalink)
    Glad you both enjoyed Donington, although the attendance this year was much lower. I still feel the race length need reducing to keep the action closer.
    Our report and photos HERE

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    Re: Donington Historic - first timer 2019/05/14 21:06:07 (permalink)
    Great photos.  The baby blue R4 caught my eye, too; quite fancy one.
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