2011 Kop Hill Hillclimb Photo Gallery

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    I have a photo gallery from the Kop Hill Hillclimb yesterday. There was an extraordinary turnout of cars with examples of many British marques that are now just a memory

    A quick list: Brough Superior, Jaguar, Sunbeam, GN, Frazer-Nash, Lagonda, Riley, Railton, Triumph, Berkeley, Wolseley, Aston-Martin, Lotus, MG, Singer, Vauxhall and Austin

    Not many French cars - bar a nice DeEsse in the car park - but a few German cars, an amazing-sounding Hispano-Suiza and a few Americans like Ford and Allard

    Lots of historic bikes as well, supercars and a nice turnout of E-Types

    2011 Kop Hill Hillclimb Photo Gallery
    2011 Kop Hill Hillclimb Photo Gallery | Bolide

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    Thanks for pics-the modern marvels of a digital camera with a large memory (not to forget the obvious skill of the photographer!):thumb:
     
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    A great day out, thanks to Nick for the prompt to attend.

    A few snaps from me (nowhere near Nick's shots)

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    Lovely photos, thanks to both Nick and Charles.

    I was about to go weak at the knees at the SS100 Jaguar, but I smell a rat. Can someone do a reg no check on 'DTF 28', as I think all is not as it appears? Is it a Suffolk?

    All those E-Types... (Drool) And C-Type, D-Type, plus a rather nice Tojeiro Jaguar too.. Heaven!
     
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    Corned - it is listed in the Programme as an SS100 3.5 litre from 1939. Restored definitely, but not a replica.
     
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    Great shots, thanks guys. That Daimler Dart has a Hastings Reg no. 'DY'
     
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    Thanks Charles.

    I've done a little more digging. The reason I first became suspicious is that the handbrake lever is clearly a V12 E-Type item (how @nal is that?!), but then again I do know a thing or two about E-Types.

    From a current 'for sale' advertisement (yours for a mere £235,000 incidentally):

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    And from the Suffolk website:

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    Note the E-Type handbrake lever.

    I have to say that Suffolk replicas are very good indeed, but they're not the real thing. By the way, this is not meant in any way, shape or form to be critical of you or the owner of that magnificent motor car.
     
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    Corned- that's a standard fly off handbrake, fitted to numerous British sports cars up to the 70s. My Morgan had one. It certainly is not beyond the bounds of possibility that it was retro-fitted so I would be disinclined to take that as evidence of anything inauthentic, especially in a restoration. I think the killer evidence is the grille of the car. I don't think the Suffolk says Jaguar.
     
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    What a strangely styled car, somehow looks ok but rather odd as well and not that many sold I think so quite a spot nowadays. In great demand by aficionado's though.

    Think about it, you love it and hate it all in one go, and can't think of the last time you saw a Cortina MIII 2 door...
     
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    Cortina Mk III... I spotted it in the photo but didn't look hard enough to see it was a three-door. That must be very rare now - when did you last see a Cortina III or IV?

    I like the fact that Mk IIs are finding a following. Mk Is went stratospheric quite some time ago but I felt there was never the same love for the Mk II till fairly recently

    There was a nice, apparently period, V8-powered Mk II at the Brighton Speed Trials recently. Very tidy & quite quick!

    Snap up a Cortina III now before they appreciate like Mk I Escorts!

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    Great pictures Nick, love the Morgan Aero. I found the lawnmower racing galery on there too, that looks a laugh :rock:
     
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    Lawnmower racing is the best-kept secret in Motorsport. Driving standards are high and the best drivers can nail a line through a slippery corner and drift the mower through on opposite lock

    I had a deep discussion with one team member about camber and caster settings - for a lawnmower! This is what the front-end looks like:

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    The mowers have no suspension so it's all in the tyre wall. They are running 20 mm stub axles - bigger than a small hatchback - and the whole front end is adjustable via rose joints

    This team blew their Honda engine 20 minutes into the race. They were planning to retrofit another engine - not a Honda - and continue racing

    Great mechanical skills and lots of dedication

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