All British Slalom … June 16th, 2001

Octagon Newsletter

By Jim Mills

A terrific variety of British cars with enthusiastic drivers, combined to make this year’s A.B.S. a fun filled event. It was a treat to see the 'T' series cars running in the 1:00 p.m. grid. A great Barbecue at Cam & Karen’s house was enjoyed by a large turnout of club members and out of town guests. Thanks to all those that helped to make this a very successful event.

Final Results:

Fastest British Car of the Day:  Stu Rulka (Morgan +8) … 55:73

Name

Car

Fastest Time

#1 Tom Eller

TR8

                  1:04:84

#2 Jack Baker

MGB

                  1:02:22

#3 Armande Morton

Morris Minor

                  1:11:85

#4 Ray Perkins

Morris Minor

                  1:07:68

#5 Roger Burgess

MGB

                  1:00:49

#6 Jack Bake

MGB

                  1:01:95

#7 Roger Burgess

MGB

                        59:34

#8 Russell Bowman

TR8

                  1:01:53

#9 Nigel Sinclair

Riley 1.5

                  1:05:02

#10 Cam Russell

Sprite MK II

                  1:01:47

#11 Karen Trickett

Sprite MK II

                  1:02:47

#12 Mike Owens

Mini

                  1:00:20

#13 Andy Nelson

Mini

                  1:04:84

#14 Angela Owens

Mini

                  1:05:38

#15 Richard Owens

Mini

                  1:04:90

#16 Jim Mills

TR3A

                  1:02:40

#17 Al Fraser

MG TC

                  1:16.56

#18 John Veale

MGB

                  1:09:11

#19 John Veale

MGB

                  1:07:24

#20 Alan Harker

Fiat X19

                  1:08:13

#21 Marie Harker

Fiat X19

                  1:09:92

#22 Wayne Watkins

MGB

                  1:02:22

#23 John Braybrooks

MGA

                  1:06:06

#24 Jennifer Whitworth

Midget

                  1:01:96

#25 David Whitworth

Midget

                  1:04:76

#26 Chris Wignall

MGB

                  1:03:76

#27 Andrew Baker

TR7

                  1:11:92

#28 Peter Lee

Arkley

                  1:07:24

#29 Rick Proom

Lotus

                        58:58

#30 Rick Proom

Lotus

                        58:66

#31 Susan Chapple

MGB

                  1:10:99

#32 Sean Windrum

MGB GT Sebring

                  1:04:31

#33 Erick Vesterback

MGB

                  1:01:54

#34 Peter Lee

Arkley

                  1:08:56

#35 Scott Watkins

Midget

                  1:02:23

#36 Andy Fraser

MGA

                  1:03:48

#37 Karen Trickett

MG TD

                  1:13:85

#38 Tom Murphy

Mini Traveller

                  1:07:27

#39 Doug Ingram

Jaguar XJ6

                  1:08:37

#40 John Korchinski

MGB

                  1:04:88

#41 James Benson

MGA

                  1:06:49

#42 Nigel Sinclair

Midget

                  1:04:38

#43 Ben Schriner

Riley 1.5

                  1:05:39

#44 Graham Prior

MGB

                  1:04:09

#45 Tom Brown

MGB

                  1:08:37

#46 Mark Stevens

Mini

1:10:76

#47 Olivier Martineau

Spitfire

                  1:04:72

#48 Tom Mohle

TR6

      1:05:35

#49 Chris Grant

MGC GT

      1:08:94

#50 Doug Passmore

MGB

                  1:05:59

#51 Paul Preston

Corvette

52:63

#52 John Abel

Mini

                  1:00:36

#53 Stu Rulka

Morgan

                        55:73

Al Fraser

Jim Mills

ABS Barbeque … June 16th, 2001

Karen Trickett and Cam Russell

Thanks to everyone who came out to the barbeque following the ABS on June 16th. Approximately forty people made themselves at home between the shop, deck and kitchen and hopefully everyone had as much fun as we had hosting it. Our neighbours are still asking about where all of the interesting cars came from, as they were parked right around the block.

Worried that copious amounts of food, drink and exaggerated slaloming stories were not enough excitement, we decided to melt the line from the propane tank on the Fawdry gas barbeque just to liven up the event. Some quick thinking and even quicker action by Bob Hughes resulted in us not being able to relive the story where the skydiver jumps from a plane and pulls his ripcord only to have nothing happen. About this time he meets another fellow flying upward at the same speed he is falling. The skydiver, desperate for some help shouts: “Hey, do you know anything about parachutes?” To which the other fellow replies: “No … you know anything about gas barbeques?" Again, many thanks to everyone for making the event such a success.

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