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
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!
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.