Aintree Sprint

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MSCC Techniques Speed Championship - Aintree 2012

15 Morgan drivers competed in the Liverpool Motor Club Jack Neal Memorial Sprint. There were showers on the way to the circuit but it stayed dry until the first timed run when there was a very heavy downpour. After lunch, it dired up with only an occasional few spots of rain. It was very windy all day with a headwind along railway straight that reduced the top speed.

Again, the Liverpool Motor Club’s excellent event organisation allowed two practice and four timed runs.

[ Scrutineering ]
Scrutineering

[ Paddock ]
Morgans in the paddock

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Morgans in the paddock

[ Noise ]
Sound testing

[ Waiting ]
Waiting for a run

[ Rain ]
Very wet indeed !

[ Bird ]
Watch out for birds along Valentines Way

[ Anglia ]
Ford Anglia on the start line


MSCC Techniques Speed Championship - Aintree 2011

There was a very good turn out of 18 drivers in the Morgan class of this, the Liverpool Motor Club Jack Neal Memorial Sprint. Early morning rain had passed over by the time the competitors arrived, and the rest of the day remained overcast, breezy and just about dry.

The Liverpool Motor Club’s excellent event organisation allowed two practice and four timed runs and we had a good day’s competitive motorsport.

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Cars are prepared in the paddock.

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Morgans wait for a run.

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Relaxing between runs.

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Lined up before the start.

On Board for a Lap

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Start line marshals set the car up on the timing beam.

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First bend is 90 degree left-hand Country Corner.

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Approaching Village, a banked, sweeping right hander.

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Pick up the late apex...

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... and on to Valentines Way.

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Turn in to Bechers Bend, a long uphill right-hander.

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Hold the inside line

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Accelerate over the finish

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Glance at your time (bottom) and speed through the trap (top) as you brake.





MSCC Techniques Speed Championship - Aintree 2010

The Morgan Sports Car Club's Speed Championship sprint at Aintree was held on 26th June 2010 as part of the Jack Neak Memorial Sprint event. A good turnout of eighteen Morgans were running in Class 10 of this event, organised by the Liverpool Motor Club. The weather was dry, hot and sunny with a breeze starting as a tailwind on the finish straight and finishing the day as a headwind.

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Cars are prepared in the paddock.

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Morgans wait for first practise run.

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Lunch break in the sunshine.

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Paddock

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Waiting for a timed run.

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Jonathan and Simon share the car.


MSCC Parc Ferme Speed Championship - Aintree 2008

The Morgan Sports Car Club's Speed Championship sprint at Aintree was held on 28th June 2008. The Morgans were running in Class 10 of this event, organised by the Liverpool Motor Club. The weather was dry and cloudy with a strong breeze causing a headwind on the finish straight.

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SpeedMoggers in the paddock between runs.

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Morgans wait in line for their timed runs.


The event was very well organised and competitors had two practice and five timed runs.

Click for the picture gallery from the 2008 event.


MSCC Parc Ferme Speed Championship - Aintree 2007

The Morgan Sports Car Club's Speed Championship sprint at Aintree was held on 30th June 2007. The Morgans were running in Class 10 of this event, organised by the Liverpool Motor Club. The weather was wet, conditions varying between drizzle and heavy rain.

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The paddock became wetter and muddier as the day went on. All Morgans except Simon run with hoods up.

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Clive on the start line.

[ Dick ]
Dick leads the competitors out for the final run.

[ John ]
John on the start line.


The event was very well organised and competitors had two practice and four timed runs.


MSCC Speed Championship - Aintree 2006

The Morgan Sports Car Club's Speed Championship sprint at Aintree was held on 24th June 2006. The Morgans were running in Class 10 of this event, organised by the Liverpool Motor Club. The day started with a few light showers making the track quite slippery for the first practice run. It stayed warm and the rain held off for the rest of the event.

[ Scruitineering]
Competitors sign-on on arrival and then the cars are scruitineered (sticker). The noise testing is done on the way to the first practice run.

[ Walk ]
Competitors have the opportunity to walk the course before the drivers briefing.

[ Paddock ]
The Morgans are prepared in the paddock area. Timing struts and numbers are fitted, spare wheels and contents of the cars are unloaded.

[ Called up ]
The next group make their way to the circuit, when called up.

[ Start ]
The start line marshals position the cars on the timing beam. The light changes to green and the competitor is off.

[ Times ]
Competitors review their times.


The event was very well organised and competitors had two practice and four timed runs, although only the first three were taken into account for the Championship.

Thanks to Roy for taking some of the pictures seen on this page.

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