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Car Club 18-30 - a classic s2b2 adventure


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Apologies, it took a while to fix the pics and get all the words in the right sequence, but here's a taster of the 'car club 18-30' story...

We don’t normally need much of an excuse to conjure up a motoring jolly at s2b2 and this story is no exception. ‘Car club 18-30’ was our recent treasure-hunt and trackday for cars designed or built between 1982 and 1994, our logic being that this was the golden era of motoring when cars looked cool and went well but weren’t fettered with modern safety stuff. We love the fact that these quasi-classics have depreciated to affordability; someone described them as MILF-motors. You get the general idea.

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Starting at Shark Performance’s HQ in Mansfield early on day 1, we waited as the invited rabble turned up in various ’18-30’ qualifying cars, and queued to get into the dyno. The first challenge (of many, worth various points) was to see how many of each car’s horses had been turned to catfood since the car was in it’s prime. At this point the event had it’s first drop out. A Maserati 425 that hadn’t turned a wheel for 4 years before the event managed to boil it’s own brake fluid, seize it’s brakes and refuse to move, at which point the owner loudly announced that the car is for sale. Everything I’ve ever read about the Maserati BiTurbo range has been utterly damning, but… it has that oval clock and a squishy 70’s style interior, a V6 with some some turbos on it, and a Trident on the bonnet. Cool. The ultimate heart over head purchase humanly possible ? Amongst the faded exotica sat a Cavalier Cabriolet which, so the stickers said, had an SRi 130 engine conversion. No-one would admit to owning it. It is probably still sat in the carpark at Shark Performance now.

The rest of the words and LOADS of pictures are here > Car Club 18-30, a classic s2b2 adventure. | s2b2

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And the next one is when...? :D

This!!!

"Ben and Mikko of Shark Performance had brought along a Mercedes 190 Cosworth, none of the previous 18 owners had fixed the fuelling problem, although Ben had it running well enough to hang onto the spotless Quattro’s bumper through the hills."

I take it that comment was supposed to read. "Had it running well enough to light up the rear tyres and slither alarmingly round corners and it didn't stand a chance of keeping up with the Quattro."

In fact, they were so slow down the Cat and Fiddle that we went back to check they hadn't crashed! :)

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This!!!

I take it that comment was supposed to read. "Had it running well enough to light up the rear tyres and slither alarmingly round corners and it didn't stand a chance of keeping up with the Quattro."

In fact, they were so slow down the Cat and Fiddle that we went back to check they hadn't crashed! :)

this made me laugh alot! they wernt as slow as us, i think we must have circles oulton park twice before we finally found it, at which point everyone announced they were leaving!lol

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