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Win a chance to be Paddy Hopkirk’s ‘navigator’ at the Kop Hill Climb

skidz-logoTo commemorate Paddy Hopkirk’s 50th anniversary of his 1964 Monte Carlo Rally victory, SKIDZ will be paying tribute to Paddy at the Kop Hill Climb by offering two visitors the chance to take the place of the late Henry Liddon, who won the Monte Carlo rally  with Paddy as his ‘navigator’, as Paddy makes a commemorative run on Kop Hill on Saturday 20th September and Sunday 21st September in his replica Mini 33EJB.

To be in with the chance of being part of this unique opportunity, we are asking people to submit their ‘best bid’ in a silent auction being held all this week (15th- 19th September) at www.skidz.org.uk

All you need to do is write your bid offer – be sure to make it your best offer to be in with a chance of winning this sought after experience.  You will also need to tell us your phone number, so that we can contact you should you win the bid.

33ejbClosing time is 12:00 noon on Friday 19th September.  Two lucky winners will be contacted shortly after, confirming their place with Paddy on the Saturday/ Sunday.

ENTER NOW by visiting www.skidz.org.uk

You can also visit Paddy’s replica of the iconic, winning Red Mini Cooper, where it will be displayed at the SKIDZ stand.  Paddy will also be signing autographs and his books on the Saturday.

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Entwistle HRCR Clubman Championship Update

Here is the latest update on Steven Entwistles progress in the HRCR Clubman Championship, courtesy of Neil Johnson of the Lancashire Telegraph:

entwistleSTEVE Entwistle snatched finish from failure on last weekend’s Vale of Clywd Classic.

An accomplished mechanic as well as rally driver, Entwistle used all his spannering skills to keep his Orangebox Mini on the road to claim third in class and 14th overall. Entwistle and navigator Bob Hargreaves were in the top five after the opening section, but hit trouble at the end of a forest test.

We were flat-out towards the end of the test, came round a corner and hit a large lump of bedrock that was sticking out.

Minis don’t have much ground clearance and the rock hit the sumpguard with an almighty bang,” explained Entwistle, who is sponsored by Mini Sport of Padiham.

I looked at the temperature gauge 30 seconds later and it was off the end. I knew we were in trouble. The fans blades had wrapped themselves around the shroud, and the fan belt twisted around the engine. It was a complete mess. We set about bending everything back in place using a hammer and a steel bar to get the car going.

Championship Table after 9 of 11 events

Championship Table after 9 of 11 events

But crews were only allowed 15 minutes lateness, and we’d used up most of that getting the car sorted. We had no choice but to miss three tests and go straight to the main time control. We would be penalised but at least we were still in the rally.”

Missing the tests dropped the pair down to 24th by the lunch halt leaving them with a mountain to climb in the afternoon.

An attacking drive on the remaining tests and regularites saw the pair claw back ten places, and that was enough to bag them 29 points in the chase for the HRCR Clubmans Championship.

Without the penalties we would have been fifth overall, enough to keep our lead in the series, but we’ve been overtaken by John Ruddock,” said Entwistle, left.

However, we’re still second and still in the hunt. There’s two rounds left and everything to play for.

As ever, we’ll be giving it one hundred per cent.”

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33 EJB Replica at Goodwood Revival

Goodwood-RevivalThe amazing replica of 33EJB, expertly built by the late Graham McConnell and now owned by paddy Hopkirk himself, will be attending the Goodwood Revival, a three-day festival held each September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998 for the types of road racing cars and motorcycle that would have competed during the circuit’s heyday between 1948 and 1966. The restored circuit is unchanged from its heyday and many visitors wear appropriate period clothing and no modern vehicles are allowed within the circuit perimeter throughout the weekend.

This is the perfect setting for the little Mini that ruled the racing scene throughout the 60′s and the ideal opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of some of the worlds most iconic car, including the 33EJB replica, the first Mini to win the Monte Carlo Rally, in the capable hands of Paddy Hopkirk.

revivalThere are also theatrical sets, shopping areas, bars with live music, a fairground and even a roller-disco that bring the past back to life including many historic aircraft. Everyone is encourage to enjoy and participate in the nostalgia and most people who attend dress in period clothes. There is something for everyone and it gets better every year.

The festival acts as a showcase for exceptional wheel-to-wheel racing around a classic circuit, untouched by the modern world and relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, which ranked alongside Silverstone as Britain’s leading racing venue throughout its active years.

The festival includes Grand Prix cars from the Fifties and Sixties, sports and GT cars, as well as historic saloon cars and little-seen Formula Juniors. Goodwood Revival offers possibly the most diverse range of cars of any event in the UK, if not the world! It is a major draw to all kinds of enthusiasts and professionals, including the top names in motorsport. The festival often teams up the amazing cars on show with some of the motorsport greats, and in the past, this has included names such as  Sir Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Sir Jack Brabham and Damon Hill.

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Mini Sport Restored Cooper T72 Returns to Goodwood

Here at Mini Sport we have been given the privilege of restoring a Cooper F3 T72 and have done so with the upmost care and attention to detail. To work on such a car, with such an amazing history isn’t an opportunity that comes around often and we grasped the chance with both hands, completely dismantling and rebuilding every part of the car including a new paint job, with the aim of completing it in time for Goodwood Revival where it will be reunited with Jackie Stewart. You can read more about Sir Jackie’s connection to the car here in this article from Goodwoods latest newsletter:

Goodwood-Revival‘It was obvious the boy was a bit special’

Goodwood Motor Circuit, a chilly morning early in 1964: two keen young racing drivers, both with wins behind them but still with plenty to prove, arrive at the circuit for their respective test drives, both for the Tyrrell team.

John Fitzpatrick, club racer, is there to test the Mini Cooper he will campaign in the 1964 British Touring Car Championship (he will be runner-up, at his first attempt). And Jackie Stewart, Ecurie Ecosse driver and emerging sports car talent from north of the border, is there to have his first go in a formula car, Ken Tyrrell having been tipped off about the 24-year-old’s potential from Goodwood circuit manager Robin Mackay.

It’s a big day for the pair, but John at least already has a contract for the ’64 season. Not so Jackie, not for F3 anyway. By the end of the day things are rather different…

c369f6a58fA_24A.jpgIf these things can ever be pinned down to a time, that day at Goodwood 50 years ago was the day that Jackie Stewart, soon-to-be three-times Formula 1 world champion, was discovered. Was the Flying Scotsman’s ability that obvious? GRR tracked down John Fitzpatrick in Spain to ask for his recollections…

‘I remember Jackie being just incredibly smooth. He didn’t look fast. He had this fabulous way of making a car look like it was floating through the corners. Most drivers when they are pressing on have some opposite lock on at some stage, but not Jackie. He didn‘t seem to need opposite lock. Ken Tyrrell was staggered at how quick he was.’

As in all likelihood was Bruce McLaren, Tyrrell’s star F1 driver who was also there on the day to help shake down the Cooper T72-BMC, an all-new car for the 1964 F3 season.

T72a‘During the day Bruce would go out in the car, come in, have a few changes made, go out again and do a decent time. Then Jackie would go out in it, and immediately be quicker. Ken said something like, come on Bruce, now go out and do a proper lap. I think Bruce thought by now he’d better pull his finger out, so he would go out again and go a bit quicker. Then Jackie went quicker still. That happened all through the day.

‘I hadn’t met Jackie before that day but I had heard good things about him. We were the new boys – that’s what brought us together. We all went to the Richmond Arms for sandwiches and found we had a lot in common, including golf (John left school to be a golf pro but took up motor racing instead after breaking his arm – ed).

‘There was no question at all in my mind that Jackie was a bit special. On that day he was sensational. Anyone who could get in a car he had never seen before and immediately go quicker than Bruce McLaren had to be pretty talented. I think Ken had a contract for Jackie to sign that day.’

T72He signed – and the rest is motor sport history, something that will be celebrated in finest Goodwood tradition at Revival with a special tribute to Sir Jackie, including an appearance by the very F3 car he drove for that first Goodwood test.

John and Jackie’s friendship has endured after their first encounter. ‘We’ve always been firm friends, always will be,’ says John. ‘At the end of that test day at Goodwood we drove back to my parents’ house in Henley-in-Arden. He stayed the night and drove back to Scotland the next day in his blue Austin 1100. I remember being very impressed because he had his own JYS number-plate!

‘There’s never been anyone quite like Jackie in the sport. And I don’t think there will be again. He is absolutely the best, so much integrity it’s not true, a fantastic business brain and someone who really cares about people. It’s a delight just to know him.’

All in all that day in early ’64 was a good day for Goodwood – John Fitzpatrick of course went on to be British Touring Car Champion in 1966, European GT Champion 1972 and ’74, 
Porsche Cup Winner 1972 and ‘74, 1980
IMSA Champion…the list goes on.

So is he coming to see his old friend at Revival? ‘I come every year to FoS but when I stopped racing three years ago I decided not to go to Revival any more in case I got tempted to drive something. This year though I would make an exception – I would love to be there for the tribute to such a great racing driver and friend.’

The event is quickly approaching but there is still time to book your tickets for Goodwood Revival

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Mini Grand 24 Hour Race

You may remember previously on the Mini Sport blog, a mention of a 24 hour endurance race for Minis. This is a relatively new event and is currently incorporated with the 2CV 24 hour race that takes place annually as the showcase event of the 2CV Racing Calendar.

24hr-3The aims of both the 2CV & Mini racing fraternities seem to run along parallel lines trying to promote a family friendly environment in which keen competition can flourish so the hope was that the combination of a Mini class within the famous 2CV 24 hour Enduro will strengthen both sets of enthusiastic members.

In 2012 they both finally got together at Oulton park with a Mini Grand & a 2CV to see who they would compare. Chris Slade 2011 Champion of the Mighty Minis & Sammie Fritchley 2011 2CV Champion drove the respective cars and were lapping consistently within 1 second of each other so all looked set for a great event.

24hr-2So with Minis now featuring for a third year, it took place at Anglesey race circuit and we have an update from Paul Moseley, father of Tom who was part of Team Misfit. The team, comprised of Might Mini drivers, did very well:

Neil Fearnley built the Team Misfit Mini Grand 24 car to take part in the 24 hour endurance race and joined in the event with 2 other Grand Mini cars and 27 other competitors.

 

24hr-1Although the 998 engines are slightly quicker than the 2cv they use more fuel in race setup and this the minis have to run shorter and have more stops loosing time back.

Plenty of fun technical issues lost the team plenty of time during the day and night sessions however they tought back with some great driving from all the team members to finish 21st overall and 2nd in class.

Team Misfit

Neil Fearnley, Thomas Moseley, Ade Tuckley, Nick and James Lyford.

 

You can find more information about the 24 hour enduro race here at the 2CV Website or on the Mini Grand 24 website

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Mini Seven Race Report – Donnington Park

Here is the latest Mini Seven report from Leon Wightman:

Still on a metaphorical high after my first podium and fastest lap at Oulton Park, Donnington and rounds 11 and 12 of the Mini Se7en Challenge couldn’t come quickly enough.

mini7-doningtonDonnington Park is nestled firmly on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border, and is my personnel favourite. It features gradient, off camber corners, blind apex and entries, and flows like very few race circuits. Indeed being a purpose built race track, it is something of a rarity in the UK. If the truth be known, I had been waiting for this race all year…

Qualifying was the normal struggle for me, with the exception of Brands Hatch, it isn’t my strongest element of a race weekend. But out of 22 entries I managed a respectable 9th and 8th for the two races over the weekend.

The first race was a typical English weather conundrum as 30 minutes before the start we had a light summer shower! Just enough to question which tyres would be the best to use, but not enough to warrant wets, so a dry race it was.

I didn’t get a great start, something I have been plagued with this year, but managed to make the first few corners running in 10 position . With some typical close mini racing and some new found confidence after Oulton, I was up to 6th by the end of the first lap. Another position taken and I was challenging for 5th. Crossing the line at the end of lap 2 I had taken 4th and was closing on 3rd. Some close racing and changing of positions saw me drop to 5th again but still in contention for 3rd, but there’s never enough laps in a mini race! So on lap 9, retaking 4th position was a fair result for the first race. A quick trip to the clerk of the course to review video footage after being questioned about overtaking under a yellow flag (something that you can not do) however it proved I had taken the position legitimately, so a great result considering championship positions are extremely tight.

mini7-donington2Starting 8th for the second race gave me a small jump up the grid but placed me on the outside of the track for the first corner. A good start however saw me maintain position, and with a non starter giving me an extra position I was now running 7th.

On lap 2, at the old hairpin mayhem ensued, as the front 4 cars tripped over each other and left the track. I just put my foot to the floor and drove my way up to 2nd!

Good luck? Well earned? Well deserved? Who can say, but I was enjoying every second!

Within a lap the front running cars had caught up and I had dropped to 4th, but I was staying with the lead group and driving well as my confidence was high. The lead changed hands several times, as did my 4th position and 3rd , as we all tried our best to make headway and claim the spoils . On lap 9 the 3rd placed car dropped out which gifted me the position, and we were all running within one second of each other. A scary moment at the old hairpin almost saw me leave the track, but I lost no time or track position as the lead 2 cars were squabbling amongst themselves. Sitting behind the front 2 cars has it’s benefits as you can see where they are losing speed, time, and you have time to assess. That may sound perverse as we are sat in a race car but ironically enough it’s true. When you have become used to race speed you can find time to think about what’s going on around you. I had a feeling that the 2 cars in front would be very defensive into the last corner (Roberts chicane). One would defend and one would attack.

As both cars went very deep into the first part of the chicane I was able to take the conventional line and planted the throttle to the floor. This gave me a great run out of the corner and I slung shot past 2nd pace to claim it for my own. A great result with a well driven race. What was really satisfying was not only equalling my best result, but knowing that my race craft was starting to develop, and I had driven at the front of the race with seasoned campaigners.

It just goes to show hard work and effort do eventually pay off.
Many thanks to Mini Sport yet again for their efforts and support for another great weekend of racing, which now see me lying in 4th with 2 races to go in the series.

Images courtesy of Matthew Barrington Photography

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Paddy Hopkirk will be attending the Rally Drivers Ball

The Rally Drivers Charity Ball will be held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington, Lancashire from 6.30pm on the 6th September and will include a motor show during the day, a charity bike ride and a fantastic line-up of live entertainment including an auction and rallying VIPs during the night at the Dunkenhalgh.

ball-papaer-2All funds raised at the event will go towards improving the living quality of former professional Rally Co-Driver Chris Wood. Chris has previously sat alongside Jimmy and Alister McRae, Martin Rowe, Jonny Milner, David Higgins and his great friend, the late World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, however, after a minor fall, Chris damaged two vertebrae at the top of his spinal cord which rendered him tetraplegic, with little or no movement below the neck.

Chris is desperate to regain full arm movement and this may be possible using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) equipment. FES is the most up to date and effective rehabilitation technique and may help his aim of being able to lead a more independent life. He also needs an electric wheelchair, hoists and other items. It is difficult to put a finite price on all of this but around £30,000-£40,000 is the figure being aimed for

You can get involved and help to do your bit for a worthy cause by donating a prize to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

All sorts of prizes are welcome – we want to make sure absolutely every guest at the ball finds something they are desperate to bid on so we can all be involved in the fun and raise loads of money for charity, so no matter what you have in mind we’re sure it will make a fantastic auction prize!

Tickets are £55 plus VAT, with a minimum of two tickets that will be allocated on to tables of ten. Individual tables can be arranged from groups of 8-12. The hotel prices starting at £55 for a single or £75 for twin or double. Family rooms, inclusive breakfast and pamper packages including spa treatment deals are all available.

If you would like to buy tickets please contact Kevin Furber directly on 07850 732867 or email kevin@scottdawson.co.uk

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Paddy Hopkirk will be attending the event along with Mini Sport, whilst also leading the afternoons Cavalcade of over 100 Rally Cars through Accrington.

Further information about the Ball, Celebrity Guests, Motor Show, Bike Ride, Venue and Table Plan etc is available on their website rallydriversball.co.uk

You will also find a donation page here

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Entwistle tightens his grip on HRCR Championship

STEVE Entwistle has tightened his grip on the HRCR Clubmans Championship after another giantkilling performance.

EntiEntwistle and navigator Bob Hargreaves outshone their higher powered rivals to claim a brilliant class win and third overall on the St Wilfrid’s Classic Rally. And the pair, who were in the ex-Roy Mapple Orangebox Mini, were only beaten by a pair of 2-litre Ford Escorts. It was one of those days when everything clicked, we didn’t make many mistakes and luck went our way,” said Entwistle.

Full credit to Bob, who was a star on the maps. The six regularities were very difficult for everyone, but Bob got it spot-on all day.”

The duo didn’t get off to the best of starts, lying 12th after the first two tests and regularity. But a storming run on three tests, which used an auto grass circuit near York, soon pulled them up the leaderboard. They then survived a lucky escape after flooding on the route.

It was unbelievable,” added Entwistle. There was a trough of cement water a foot deep and 70 foot long. The water was over the bonnet of Orangebox, and six inches deep in the footwell, then the engine cut-out.

At that point Bob was refusing to get out of the car and push, and I thought we’d had it.

Amazingly, a turn of the key and the engine started again, and we struggled out on three cylinders.”

Entwistle now has a 37 point lead in the series, with three rounds left. The next round is the Vale of Clywd, based in Mold, on September 6th.

 

Written by Neil Johnson – Lancashire Telegraph

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Mini Seven Race Report – Oulton Park

After some solid results at Thruxton 3 weeks before , Oulton Park and it’s inaugural Mini Festival was eagerly anticipated , even if the whole event, taking place on one day, was generally perceived as a hectic schedule.

Some maintenance work was carried out between rounds, namely new Pistons and Seals in the front Brake Calipers, plus new Mini Sport Superfins and Shoes to the rear.

Having arrived and prepped the night before it certainly took the strain away from the tight timetable, which was probably just as well…
Qualifying started well , and having driven this circuit before , albeit in the shorter version with a sick clutch, the corners soon came back to me from memory. BUT after one lap the clutch started to slip , a little unusual to suddenly happen… and nothing more in the way of problems for two more laps as the problem disappeared only to be replaced by a clutch pedal issue, which meant less and less travel and feel . By lap 4 I had lost the clutch altogether and decided all I could do was park up. So I limped around the back half of the track in 4 th gear to the pit lane . I was a bit miffed to have the problem , but to be held in the pits and not allowed to make my way to the paddock was even more frustrating , especially in full kit in 30 degree + cockpit temperature!

All things considered I should have been pleased with qualifying 9th for both races and having completed 4 laps, I didn’t need to start at the back of the grid.

The clutch housing was removed , slave cylinder line bled through, release bearing and arm checked, then all reassembled . The only problem we could find was a loose locknut on the free play adjuster assembly, all the problems looked to have been caused by the clutch adjuster winding itself in! Simple fix but so annoying.

oulton-mini7-2So for the first race , starting 9th and on the inside row was not such a bad thing. A reasonably average start saw me drop to 10th , only to regain 9th midway through the first corner and I was pushing on. By the third corner I was taking another spot and gaining on 7th. Another lap in and I was sixth and inherited 5th through a retirement in front. I was finding the car flowing nicely and my confidence was soon returning, realising what the car is capable of. I was rapidly hauling in 4th spot but running out of laps, but isn’t that the story of any race, never enough laps!
5th was a good solid finish again and more vital points in the bag .

The second race soon came around, having only a 3 hour gap between the races.
The usual nut and bolt checks, re-fuel, tyre pressure checks etc were completed in no time at all and I even had time for lunch which is something I never normally do!

oulton-mini7I managed a slightly better start this time but still lost a place, and recovered it by the end of the first corner. I kept pushing ….. Another place by the third corner and another within 50 yards, something felt great, maybe the penny has dropped!
I was pushing hard now as around the back section of Oulton I was visibly so much quicker and taking huge chunks of time out of the cars in front. Within another 2 laps I was upto 3rd , my highest running position to date. I could see a gap opening up behind me and I was starting to catch 2nd place. 2 more laps and I was overtaking the current Mini 7 champion and claiming 2nd place as my own. I couldn’t believe what was happening, but had to stay focused.

The car felt superb, I felt superb and was pushing all the while, another lap and who knows what could have happend. BUT I was overjoyed with a 2 nd place finish, my highest ever result and first podium.

The champagne tasted so sweet after all the efforts of so many and to finally step into the platform was a fantastic feeling, even more so when starting. 9th on the grid. I even got a mention in Autosport.
A few people need some thankyou’s at this point …

Selby race engines for a great product in “old faithfull” my spare engine!
All the team members in A L Motorsport for your help and precious time spared
And of course to my sponsors for all your support, knowledge and dedication that help someone like me progress and improve:

City Plumbing Supplies
C G Clutch
Emtome
And of course , my main sponsors Mini Sport!

 

Images courtesy of Matthew Barrington Photography

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Pikes Peak 2014 – Race Report

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Mini Sport are proud to say that we are supporting Jon Edwards-Parton at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this year. John is one of only two driver taking part from the UK and has written this race report for us:

After the trials and tribulations of getting to this point the Race Day dawns bright and sunny with no rain forecast. (But on the Mountain normal weather patterns rarely apply so its still fingers crossed time.)

At 8.30 it’s off up the mountain to meet up with the Crew and the Mini in the Paddock area set up by the Start Line. The pit activity certainly provides a real sense of atmosphere and a tingle down the spine hearing those race cars with open exhausts alongside the shriek of the Motor Bike engines as they are unloaded and warmed up. The Mini is parked up and all ready to go.

The team has set up camp in a delightfully shady area as the temperature is already moving up to 28 Degrees C. With cold drinks and snacks on hand here we can relax, chat with other teams and get ready for the race in relative comfort. The camp proved to be a very attractive place to many of the folk we had met both this year and last year. Nothing to do now but sit under the trees chatting to other drivers and crew, telling jokes and racing tales and trying to stay calm!

My start time gets later and later as a result of both cars and bikes crashing out on the mountain and having to be moved out of harms way. As the sun continues to shine the temperature soars and is already 30 Degrees C.

2.30pm and finally the Crew start to make a move to get me in line for the Green Flag. The Mini is being warmed up so race suit and helmet on and focus on the job in hand. Into the car, belts on, oxygen on (after last years start line panic with the oxygen all goes well this time) and good to go. Then with 2 minutes to go the red flag gremlins strike again!!! The course is closed as the Competitor before me has gone off the road.

pikespeak2Drivers are not allowed to leave the car once it is at the start so I sit there in the increasingly hot car (the temperature that afternoon hit 38 degrees C) in full race gear for nearly 30 minutes. The crew were giving me cold water through a straw as I had my balaclava on desperately trying and trying to keep me in the shade as much as possible. Last year the mountain threw a thunderstorm at me. While I was at the flag and on slicks and this year its trying to bake me – perhaps by next year it will be a plague of locusts!

The red flag finally comes down and I am under starters orders. The green flag is waved and I am off. My goal for this year is to do a sub 13 minutes. The Mini is flying up the Mountain – the Minisport close ratio box, the suspension mods and all the hours recceing and testing on the mountain are coming together now. The overheating of brain and body forgotten!!

For safety reasons the number of spectators on the Mountain for this years has been reduced and they have been restricted to certain areas but there still seems to be thousands at the side of road.

I push the Mini as hard as it will go through 156 bends to the 14.100ft summit pulling 6th gear on occasion (some 110 mph) but only managed 13mins 10secs. However car and driver are still in one piece (the Mountain was littered with cars either off the road or broken) I am followed by my Texan Team mate in his 500bhp Radical who only beats me by 40 seconds so maybe my time isn’t so bad and is 45 seconds faster than last year.

pikespeak3Lost of High Fives at the top and congratulations all round to the finishers.

However the jubilation is overshadowed this year however by news of the death of a Motor Cycle Competitor following a crash right on the Finish line earlier in the day.

I am whisked off for a Radio Interview with a local station (second one this week.) This feels a bit surreal at 14,000 feet. They are keen to understand why an English driver has traveled so far to do their local event!!

The next big event is the Victory parade down the Mountain. Applause and congratulations from the thousands of spectators lining the route. The Mini is now flying the Union Jack and attracts its usual ecstatic welcome from the fans. I think they can relate far more to the Mini and its 3 wheeling antics than some of the real exotica among the Competitors.

Back in the paddock its Champagne all round for Team and Drivers. A class win for the Radical adds an additional reason to drink the Champagne this year. Do we need an excuse??

Roll on 2015 – I clearly have to keep trying for that sub 13 minutes!!!!

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