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by jimblockley
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Cadwell Entry Fee
Replies: 11
Views: 7623

Re: Cadwell Entry Fee

Putting the price can often be a mistake and actually reduce revenue, if there are 12 potential entries at £400 that bring in £4800, if 2 drivers decide not to enter at because of the increased to £435 the take would only be £4350 a loss of £500, I used to work for company that kept putting there pr...
by jimblockley
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Zandvoort
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

Re: Zandvoort

New Zealand is cheap entry fees range from 50 dollars to 300dollars, hahaha just a light hearted take on costs outside Europe, I have had a fantastic time racing my Formula Junior, 26 races in 5 weekends, I need a holiday.
by jimblockley
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22091

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

point taken Steve, thanks
by jimblockley
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22091

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

i don't think anyone is against have a very bright rainlight,and having raced at Spa in the wet many times it is vital, especally when there was an incident in the past with a torch was being strap to a car(in the collecting area) with non functionig rainlight, this was at Silverstone, it fell off o...
by jimblockley
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22091

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

I feel these flashing lights are very distracting at the start and potentially to cause an incident, i think some drivers will get mesmerized by them and mis the red light going out at the start. I agree with Dermott where did the flashing light rule appear from. perhaps we should have the option of...
by jimblockley
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Rain Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 7547

Re: Rain Lights

total agree i realised years ago the bigger the better, but if they on not switched on its pointless, cars without a rain light switched on should be black flagged immediately
by jimblockley
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17418

Re: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year

Its all about choice, the pro's probably outweigh the con's for wearing an FHR , Some of you still smoke, that can kill you but its your choice. Yes Mark i have the same problem i don't see how i can wear one in my Ralt.Looks like the days of the Ralt are finished I don't often agree with Kevan, but...
by jimblockley
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 7078

Re: gearbox

Here,s one for Kevan, no doubt will produce suitable rude response. I bought a box of mk9 series 5 gears from a f3 team in 1988, most are still going strong and not showing any signs of cracking at the base of the teeth, where they tend to go before breaking. In fact one of the few failures i have h...
by jimblockley
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 19114

Re: Monoposto 2014

nothing confusing Tony The way i read it. tyres are free for 2014 same as 2013 , the regulation will only implemented if it is felt a competitor is abusing the spirit of Mono by throwing muliple sets of new or newly scrubbed tyres at the car in one weekend. which apparently someone did this year. As...
by jimblockley
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 19114

Re: Monoposto 2014

sorry but do not understand the point the previous post is making. Even if the regulation is implemented anyone can still buy one set of new tyres for each meeting, 10 sets a year !!! £8k, like Geoff says all it would do is penalize the least well of competitor. More concerning is the wet weather ru...
by jimblockley
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 19114

Re: Monoposto 2014

One, is probably the answer Mark, its a perception that there is problem that isn't there.

I agree anything that makes the meeting harder for the one man band is wrong.

It would have been been more constructive to banned the number of personnel. lol
by jimblockley
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 19114

Re: Monoposto 2014

but surely the idea is to control cost. by not allowing used tyres to be free,cost go up. after all you have the used tyres already. If you don,t have a good set of used tyres you would have to go and buy a new set. When my tyres are near the end i buy 2 tyres for the left side and maybe use 4 used ...
by jimblockley
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 19114

Re: Monoposto 2014

what happens when you start the weekend on a set of used tyres that will barely do one day, and want to use another set of worn out tyres for the next day.

I thought this was to stop more than one new set of tyres being used in a weekend,
by jimblockley
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 19114

Re: Monoposto 2014

Was anybody actually putting on a new set every meeting, i use 2 1/2sets and thought that was extravagent?
by jimblockley
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Reynard 883 F3 body panels
Replies: 2
Views: 2903

Re: Reynard 883 F3 body panels

I think you will find Kevan is right, when i ran Reynard 903 & 923 i bought panels from John Duff who was on the Southampton area. They were panels he had left over from when he did them for reynard, but he told me the moulds were long gone.They were to bulky to keep. It might be worth contact N...

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