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#1 luvemfast

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:55 AM

Just competed in the Haunted Hills Hillclimb over the weekend.
Track is extemely good fun. You tube doesn't do it any justice, much steeper in real life.

The bad news is I only got 2 runs in (+1 practise lap), as I share the car with my dad. The half shaft adaptor failed on his 3rd run and the car had to be towed off the track. Lucky we took a trailer and didn't drive it down.
With more runs I would have gotten my time down a bit more as I got to know the track.
Run 1 -1:11.49
Run 2 -1:08.59
Was aiming for a 1:05, which I think I would get with more runs.
Its a bit daunting when you are approaching a crest of a hill and you need to change up to 3rd gear, you don't know where the track goes as you can't see it and you know theres a corner coming up somewhere thats off camber. YEAH HA

Couldn't get the smile off my face.
Highly recommend for others to do in the future!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 12:53 PM

Pics from a 300ZX forum, fellow competitors

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:04 PM

Glad to hear you had fun Simon - would have been a fair hike from Moo though...
My old man said it was a fairly intimidating track with lots of off-camber turns & blind crests.
And those pics look awesome, Gippsland has really 'greened' up :)

BTW did you happen to notice the shortish, portly chap with a grey goatee & possibly an Akubra hat on, doing the start line duties?


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:05 PM

Good stuff Simon, good to hear someone getting active in their Z.

Got any pics of your car at the track?  ;D

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:35 PM

BTW did you happen to notice the shortish, portly chap with a grey goatee & possibly an Akubra hat on, doing the start line duties?

Yeah, is that your ol' man?
Nice fella

Good stuff Simon, good to hear someone getting active in their Z.
Got any pics of your car at the track?  ;D

Yet to meet up with anyone from this forum at an event. Where is everyone?

Have some video of my dad driving. Would have some of me, if he could turn on the camera.
Why are old men so technologically challenged?
I mean really, you flick the switch to on, then you press the button that is near your thumb! WTF is with that.


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:26 AM

Yeah, that's the old boy. He went down as a spectator & ended up officiating :P
Did he say anything about your Zed?

My old man isn't 'too bad' with technology, but some thing's he just has NFI...


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:04 AM

So this is a closed private track then?? hmmm  ;D

do they hire it out to clubs and such, no doubt they do, what about a track day, kill two birds with one stone meet everyone (that comes) and give people a good idea of what hill climb is all about.

your mission should you choose to accept is to get info on what costs involved, could be a good weekender actually, mine should be on the road by next week sometime hopefully so I'm in for it.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:21 AM

HI

My friend Ross with the GT40 was telling me about a black zed running there on the weekend :)

Sound like fun might have to give the RBzed a run there do you know when the next event is?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:49 AM

My friend Ross with the GT40 was telling me about a black zed running there on the weekend :)

The GT40 was the best sounding car for the day. Awsome car.
Black Z twas me (& dad. I was the faster one ;D, he was the one who broke it :'( )
Next event is next year some time with MSCA. plenty of time to trick up my car to smash my time.

do they hire it out to clubs and such, no doubt they do, what about a track day, kill two birds with one stone meet everyone (that comes) and give people a good idea of what hill climb is all about.

Not a bad idea to chase up, brings up the whole NDSOC affiliation debate again though. CAMS approved club's only I would say.
Would definantly be interested in going again.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:36 PM

$2000.00 get you the track for the day
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 01:04 PM

$2000.00 get you the track for the day

Does that include timing?

Maybe we should see how many people would like to go and organise an event.
50 entries would cost $40 each, add a bit extra to the cost and the club can make a bit of money.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:21 PM

Hey guy's, track looks great, would definitely be in if we can get the numbers. Had the Z back for a couple of weeks now, hanging to get on the track.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 05:10 PM

Couldn't get the smile off my face.


No wonder you couldn't get the smile of your face, that track looks awesome!

Wish we had something like that here in Tas.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:04 PM

There's quite a few good shots over at Aus300ZX.com:

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And the guy in the black cap is Gerhard - be warned! :P
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And good incar footage from a Lotus:
http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=DabvreufiVU

Kevin Mackrell launching his 4WD Chev powered 260Z 2+2:
http://uk.youtube.co...?v=2Xld-Di50-M  :o



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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:04 AM

Can't complain with the results, except for the car not to break.
I got 6th in class with only 2 runs when most others got 5 runs.

Not bad to come up from 2nd last spot to upper 3rd in 3 events!
This is addictive, plans are on the way to improve my times.........


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#16 Lurch ™

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:15 PM

How can I upload this file as a pic?

Open it in word.
Right mouse click & select copy.
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Save as JPEG.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

Hi All

Just checking the gippsland car club website and they have a multi club hillclimb there 21st Sept :)

Ash

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:40 PM

Multi-club = if you have a CAMS licence & are a member of ANY CAMS affiliated club :)


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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:49 AM

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 09:59 AM

Now thats confidence building Lurch.....not!  :D ;)

Sulio




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