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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:24 pm 
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I have booked Mondello Park for the afternoon of 11 May for a Minis trackday.

The event will be run by my company: Irish Racing Cars Ltd, and is open to all Mini owners to come & have a go. The cost will be 110 Euro (incl vat) for a car & driver, with an additional driver paying 20 Euro. Cars must be roadworthy and will be checked. Drivers must be over 18 years & hold a full licence.

The format is: arrive between 12.30 & 13.30, signon & briefing. On track from 14.00 to 17.30, in groups of 15 cars for 10/15 mins at a time. Cars will be grouped based on value & performance.

Book your space via email to: irishracingcars@yahoo.co.uk.

No space can be reserved without payment, details to follow.

I have good interest from about 20 drivers so far - the price is well below what Mondello charge for the public trackday.

Come & enjoy.

Eamonn


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:23 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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Well done for organizing this Eamonn. It's been a while since the IMOC had it's last track day, memories of Mr Fahey spinning the tyres on Ro's Turbo and Paul parking in the kitty litter come flooding back. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:08 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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time to dust off the turbo again


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:45 am 
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Has the Lotus been sitting that long ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:48 pm 
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And now Paul has a turbo to park in the kitty litter!
Do you think he'll let Eamon drive it?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:42 am 
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I wonder if there is a rev limiter on the ERA ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:29 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Lads, I think it's bookings not banter that Eamonn is looking for. There's loads from Miniresource signed up already. It's 8 years since our last Mondello outing, if people want another one, then send on the deposits as per Eamonn's e-mail above.

Billy


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:54 pm 
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Its a pity this is on before MTM, woody needs some engine work so I won,t be trashing it before then. When you say the car must be roadworthy does that include taxed and insured? Could take the turbo out of hibernation ,it hasn't moved for 2 years and bring it on a trailer.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:19 am 
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What I mean by roadworthy is that it will pass a a safety examination prior to going on track in respect of the following: steering, brakes, balljoints, not leaking oil & water.

The turbo will be fine if trailered up & from what I hear will be a great addition to the fleet. There will be several competition cars trailered to the event including DZU 499 - my Mini Miglia Historic Racer - The Ebay Mini from last year's Phoenix Park races.

Come on you guys, lets get rolling, I have had a dozen cheques in so far to book places but need the numbers up if its going to happen.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:53 am 
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What Minis have you?: Mk1 Austin Mini,Mk3 Layland Mini,72Van,81 Clubman Estate, 87 Race carand a 2000 Rover Cooper.
Modifications: Mk1: 998 with flat top slipper pistons, 286 cam, 12G940 head 11:1 compression twin inch and a half SU's 5 speed gearbox. Mk3 998 automatic no mods, 72Van is a pile of rust, , Racer is being built but has the works and the 2000 rover cooper needs an engine again :(
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sore Eamonn this is one event i wont be entering mostly cos as ya know my cars are only for driving and second a 988 and a 1000 auto is about exciting on a track as whatching paint dry but will hope to come along for the day to see that miglia hairing around well done orgnising the event im sure every one will have a great day.
Paul.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:40 am 
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All Minis are welcome - this is not a speed event or race, just the opportunity to stretch the legs of your car, irrespective of its speed capability, in a racetrack environment. You will also have a chance to smoop around under some very exciting bonnets & get some tips.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:17 pm 
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Update

To date I have had a good response, consisting of 22 firm interests declared & 6 conditionals - dependant upon having the car ready. There are quite a few who have not declared. 12 payments received, with a further batch in the post over this weekend. Looks like I will be able to reach the quota for this to become a viable project, but now need further firm bookings. Get your cheque books out folks & join us.

regards

Eamonn


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:11 pm 
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I'm in .Will send cheque.
Just need to sort another car now.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:01 am 
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STOP PRESS

Mini magazine have confirmed that they will cover the trackday - sending a reporter & snapper. Have been asked to to submit to them a short list of suitable cars booked for the event which will appear in future magazine features. They will do a full shoot on the afternoon of the trackday & will be around over the weekend to cover the featured cars.

This is a major coup, as they have been here just once in the last 8 years for car features & the waiting list for consideration at this mag is huge.

The shoot & features project is exclusive to trackday participants.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:00 am 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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Fair play Eamonn,May is shaping up to be a great month for mini events with the MTM on as well.Roll on May.

Show me the mini...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:13 am 
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Just to whet your appetites, here is a link to a lap around the National Circuit at Mondello on the computer game rFactor.

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO5a_1r66pw

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:20 pm 
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Whats an average real lap of mondello? The guy in the game did it in 59 secs....


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:48 pm 
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Eamonn reckons a lap time of under 1min 20 is good going.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:17 pm 
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A standard Mini should be about 1.20 - my Miglia racer will do 1.09. A racing historic Lotus Elan 1.03, Lotus 23b & Tiger 1.01.

The game is a simulation.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:46 pm 
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Whadda ya mean its not real?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:30 pm 
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[quote="Ciaran"]Whats an average real lap of mondello? The guy in the game did it in 59 secs....[/quote]

What I mean is Game = simulation. The times I have quoted are actual times recorded in race & my estimate of what a standard Mini will do.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:21 pm 
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[quote="woody"]I'm in .Will send cheque.
Just need to sort another car now.[/quote]

Hi Woody

Got your cheque for 2 car bookings today, many thanks, look forward to seeing you there.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:54 am 
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Myself and Colin are confirmed for this, who else from IMOC ?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:41 am 
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Very few from IMOC have booked. I have taken bookings & payment in full for 31 cars, with a further 5 pending at this time. My own historic racer will be there & a few tarmac rally cars - subject to them surviving the previous weekend action.

Photographer & reporter from Mini Magazine will attend for the event & will select 5/6 cars for special features.

Early cheap booking rate is now closed as of 1 April - the cost is €130 for car & driver, with additional driver @ €20.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:38 pm 
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Great that you got your numbers Eamonn, looks like you'll have a great event.

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