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Shelsley Walsh Breakfast club 18/03/12

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Shelsley Walsh Breakfast club 18/03/12
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:47:43 AM »
As well as my Yamahas I also run an old and rather unfashionable Lotus Excel SE. I love the old crate and was pleased last week when it passed the MOT with virtually no expense. To treat the old girl I took it up to the charming Shelsley Walsh Breakfast Club. This is held at the famous hill climb venue only 15 miles or so from where I live, nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of rural Worcestershire.
The Excel revelled in the brief thrash along some fun roads...she has 180bhp on tap and a taut, well controlled chassis and hustling the car along typically English back roads and flicking through its slick gearshift is great fun if not quite as involving as riding a really quick bike.

Anyway once there there was a interesting collection of cars on show, brought along by some like minded owners. Three bikes that are used to run up the hill were also on display and they looked impressive pieces of kit.

I enjoyed a heartl 'light-salad' and then rounded off a pleasurable visit by walking the hill. It is a tight and twisty strip of tarmac and I would love to attack it anger in either the Excel or one of the bikes.

A few pics:


My Excel at the meet venue  


Yamaha TRX850 modified to suit the hillclimb..looks awesome and I bet it is amazing to ride  


Very business like KTM  


It holds 2011 title for bikes  


Pretty specialised rubber caught my eye  


As did the wheels and brakes  


This older RM based Suzuki 2 stroke looked very purposeful, I was itching for a go or even just to hear it run  


There was an interesting spectrum of ages represented  



The track is narrow, and even on a grey and overcast its setting is stunning...England at its' best


An enjoyable morning, even if I was confined to four wheels!

www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk

 
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 12:53:25 AM by Radar »



Shelsley Walsh Breakfast club 18/03/12
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:55:22 AM »
looks like a cracking day out mate, 130mph on that KTM..... blimey I bet that is scary lol [:D]

Shelsley Walsh Breakfast club 18/03/12
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 10:53:38 AM »
How the hell you got away with going there on Mothers' Day I'll never know, but nice pics. Will join you on the next one.

Those KTM tyres look like nothing I've ever seen before!

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 01:22:58 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by imperialdata

How the hell you got away with going there on Mothers' Day I'll never know, but nice pics. Will join you on the next one.

Those KTM tyres look like nothing I've ever seen before!



MrsRadar was working an early shift down t'pit

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Shelsley Walsh Breakfast club 18/03/12
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 01:24:41 AM »
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Originally posted by Pete247

looks like a cracking day out mate, 130mph on that KTM..... blimey I bet that is scary lol [:D]



I would love to have a crack at sprinting or hill climb

Re: Shelsley Walsh Breakfast club 18/03/12
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 07:22:36 AM »
crack at sprinting or hill climb

Do It Do It Do It! :D

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
crack at sprinting or hill climb

Do It Do It Do It! :D

It is still something I am considering, but life keeps getting in the way!