RAFMSA motorsport festival

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RAFMSA motorsport festival

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Matt told me of a possible opportunity to enter this meeting/festival and after talking to our FDMC Chairman at Goodwood , then the '' Sqd Leader '' concerned -------------- I'm off to play at the Abingdon sprint course for the day , on Tuesday 25th May :P (a sort of honoury ' pilot ') Apparently , the day is to put on a show for the '' top knobs '' in the Command , to show them what their RAF lads get up to in their spare time 8)
So ----------------- seeing as I'm not in the RAF , I'm going to need to behave myself :lol: no competition ----- demonstrations only :mrgreen: '' these is the rules '' :lol:

We'll see :P , but I mustn't show up our FDMC club :oops:
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Re: RAFMSA motorsport festival

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Had a really great free day out at this event and the RAF guys were very friendly too. A very relaxed affair , going out whenever you fancied it , about 30 sec's apart . Course was 1.5 miles with 4 corners and a bustop chicane . My only timed run was done on my second run so wasn't really on the pace because it wasn't the ABINGDON course that we have for ABINGDON CARNIVAL sprint. Other cars were being timed through out the day , however I was 4th fastest overall at 46 sec's , the 3 in front of me were from 44 , 43 sec's and were world rally cars , EVO , Darrion with big power . Observers said I was a lot quicker in the afternoon.

I took out quite a few passengers , most either being very surprised it was quick or saying f-----ing hell . One guy was the RAF Subaru WRC navigator and his feet were pressed very hard to the bulkhead --- when he got out , I said what do you think then ? he said , it just keeps pushing on each gear change and was expecting it to flatten off maybe in 4th or 5th --- wow :o

Our FDMC competition secretary took his twin rotary engined Westy to test out before the Abingdon Carnival sprint on 12th June. Had to pack up due to an exhaust bracket failure but before that happened it was bloody quick , so just needs to sort the handling then it will be MADNESS quick :shock:

I had a similar problem to my Goodwood test day , in that carrying passengers forces the front left wheel arch to foul the tyre around corners , so the tyre sort of melted over the outer 20mm's :roll:
I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.

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Re: RAFMSA motorsport festival

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Well , I went to this RAF do in 2011 too but this year there was no invitation so maybe it didn't go ahead ---- budget perhaps :? Shame , I was banking on it to try out the car's recent repairs re- bellhousing/box issues :wink:
I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.

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