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The David Coombs Trophy

You'll have seen that this was won by Terry Clark, but here are pictures which help to explain why. All of the parts became this shape during the year - but Terry and his team still managed a wry smile.Such is the spirit of Monoposto.



Tristan Clife reports from Zolder:

On the Friday morning when we were walking the track (we're so F1), a crane was merrily driving
along mind its own business. The driver didn't see the large bridge. Contact was made. The bridge
didn't budge. The driver's nose did.

As you can see the crane didn't do so well, as it ripped the suspension and driveshafts out of the gearbox. I don't think they intended that much camber, or a front ride height that high.


When we went out for Free Practice later in the afternoon, the crane was still there!!! A few cones
and a man with a flag were marking out the area we shouldn't drive in (which was obvious, as it had
a crane in it), and we were allowed to do what we want. They didn't even punish anyone for going
past it flat out, which I think was everyone except me.

In England, the track would still be closed awaiting an engineer's inspection, but Belgium go to the
other extreme.


Waitrose offends Monoposto members

The following picture, taken in Wolverhampton Waitrose, seems un-necessarily agressive and offensive to the high speed small capacity class, especially those of a certain hue.


Down Memory Lane

With the season of goodwill to all here, thoughts turn to the halcyon days of youth when Christmas gifts consisted of simpler things. They were days when nobody had even heard of a digital watch. Much like now, really. As well as my Dan Dare space communications station (it buzzed and a little needle moved. Kept me happy for weeks) I would often have an Airfix kit. I don't remember the Sunbeam Rapier kit but recently saw a box for one on eBay. It isn't the Sunbeam itself which interests me (though I am rather taken with the artist's idea of a racecar) but the Mk1 Cortina behind with very wide wheels which is on fire in true Nick Catanzaro/Kevin Mason style, driver exiting through a window, and a man in a tweed jacket and trilby running with an extinguisher.

Paul Moffatt writes:

Carlos Juan Finlay (19th century yellow fever researcher) was recently chosen as person of the day on Google. I was struck by the resemblance between him and Eddie Jordan.. I've never seen them in the same room together. Perhaps we should be told how old EJ really is!

And finally.....

Especially for the Ambassador of the Premier Class, David Parkinson, here is a picture of 2 cakes which the website asst ed got for Christmas. The baker is currently being pressured to enter the 2014 Baking Grand Prix, so in Monoposto terms this is like Mercedes being given details of the new Ferrari 1.6 V6.


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