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by stevengriffin
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Spa help
Replies: 0
Views: 2001

Spa help

Thanks to the generosity of the Timms family my car will be at Spa. I have a problem in that I'm flying in from overseas and I won't have any equipment, although Jeremy has kindly said I can use theirs. Is there any suitably qualified ( ie can hold a spanner at the right end) person who will be ther...
by stevengriffin
Mon May 11, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Curbs
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Curbs

I was watching some Formula 1 Rewind on BBC iplayer yesterday. I was struck that even in the 1980s the drivers kept well away from the curbs at all times. The more I watched the more it was clear they didn't even touch them. Nowadays even for us club racers one cannot get a decent time without being...
by stevengriffin
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: transportation to Spa
Replies: 1
Views: 1928

transportation to Spa

Fellow Monoposti. I have entered my car for the Spa weekend but as I no longer live in UK it is all a bit arm's length. Is there anyone out there that would consider making space in their transporter to accommodate my Formula Ireland? I can get it to you within reason and of course money will change...
by stevengriffin
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Dubai 24 Hour Race
Replies: 0
Views: 1716

Dubai 24 Hour Race

Fellow Monoposti may be glad to learn that the club was represented at the Dubai 24 Hour race last weekend. Peter Venn was aboard a Renault Clio Cup car in the 2 litre class and finished a hard won 45th (out of 95 entries). Much to the dismay of his team most of the cars in the race finished and the...
by stevengriffin
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17022

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

The suggestion that bacon sarnies could be used as influence with the scrutineers of our sport is quite outrageous. Next you will be suggesting that Qatar somehow influenced the awarding of the Football World Cup and President Putin is an enthusiast of democracy. Wash your mouth (keyboard) out with ...
by stevengriffin
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17022

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

As above. If the helmet has the pre drilled holes all you need to do is slide a thin spanner up inside the lining with a nut in place and screw the post on to it. I watched a bloke from Bell doing it in the paddock of the Nurburgring and realized it was a simple task that even I could do. It must be...
by stevengriffin
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: HANS devices (aka FHRs) to become mandatory next year
Replies: 31
Views: 17022

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

Anyone tried those newer HANS devices that fit on a sort of vest thingy? I see pictures of NASCAR drivers wearing them. I like the idea, they seems to make mechanical sense. At least we have had some progress with scrutineers now, I have had my HANS device for many years and to start with it failed ...
by stevengriffin
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Dermots Bits (07703 162409)
Topic: Seat belts - things you should know!
Replies: 12
Views: 8894

Re: Seat belts - things you should know!

I thought we should see the state of Broadside's internal organs. Sometimes I do my seat belts up so tight my internal organs risk becoming external organs.
by stevengriffin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Dermots Bits (07703 162409)
Topic: Seat belts - things you should know!
Replies: 12
Views: 8894

Re: Seat belts - things you should know!

The TRS belts I bought via Dermot have been very good, although I have not tested them in extremis.
by stevengriffin
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Hospitality - what would you like?
Replies: 6
Views: 3720

Re: Hospitality - what would you like?

What a good idea. Sorry I won't be around to help with the course. I have always believed that the safest place at a race circuit is the track. During my racing times I have been present at one racing fatality and it was a sobering and horrible day but I have come across so many more injuries in the...
by stevengriffin
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Drugs in motorsport
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

Drugs in motorsport

I read with interest Tony Cotton's piece on drugs in motorsport. We as part of MSA are already under the auspices of WADA which I think means world anti doping authority. The illegal drugs are specified in the very small print of the application form accompanying documents. In practice if you are on...
by stevengriffin
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Monoposto 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 18732

Re: Monoposto 2014

I am usually single handed as the many kind souls who have helped push my car to scrutiny etc will attest. I buy a new set of tyres per year and I don't trouble the podium a great deal. I'll take my chances on this tyre thing. Happy Christmas everyone. I hope I'll get to join you for a couple of rac...
by stevengriffin
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Steven Griffins Startline 'Rush'
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Re: Steven Griffins Startline 'Rush'

Thank you for your kind comments.
I'll fetch my anorak.
by stevengriffin
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: friday 7th snett testing
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

Re: friday 7th snett testing

Speaking as someone who has been known to go slowly. ahem... If you pay your money and you stay on the line you should not expect to be 'attacked' by anyone during testing. I am not suggesting that anyone should get in the way of the fast guys on purpose but it's a commercial deal, you want to test,...
by stevengriffin
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Silverstone race time
Replies: 17
Views: 10345

Re: Silverstone race time

No issues with Simon or his Hurculean efforts to organise things, just the over enthusism for red flags from the CoC when as far as I could see none of the stopped cars were in a remotely dangerous place. Silverstone is probably the least dangerous track we go to with all those open spaces and huge ...

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