Last flight of Vulcan Bomber over North of England Saturday 10th Oct

On Saturday the Vulcan bomber is doing its last tour of the North of England and is flying over Samlesbury then it will turn over Blackpool and fly over Warton on its flight from Carlisle to Manchester, I thought it was too good of an opportunity to see her fly one last time. I don’t know flight times at present but you can visit website for more details.


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Final sprint of season at Anglesey

Last weekend Andy Lynch, Heath Briggs and I entered the 2 day event at Anglesey. The format was two laps of the National Circuit on the Saturday and two laps of the International on the Sunday. We travelled down on the Friday night with Heath and I sharing a room in a boarding house in Rhosneiger. The first night I slept on the couch the due to Heaths “snoring” Yes he is now known as “Chain saw Briggs” The second night I am told it was me who snored and I do seem to remember being “prodded” in the night by Heath. Anyway enough of that!

It was the first time Longton M.C. had run a two lap event at the circuit and with an entry of over 122 it was a long time between runs. However when you were actually on track it was a hoot. On the second lap of the national circuit we were approaching school bend after the long down hill straight flat out in fourth gear which does focus the mind. Times for day one were Heath 146.08, Andy 142.19 and I clocked 134.93. I defo had a faster run and actually caught an escort at the last bend before the finish and followed him over the line but no time was recorded for me. (In all fairness the escort was struggling with a dodgy fuel pump)
Andy, Heath and I dined that night in a Thai restaurant in Rhosneiger which was truly excellent the only downside was the locals had the Australia Rugby match on the telly down stairs and every time Australia scored there was a great cheer. With Australia winning England were out of the cup. We decided to beat a hasty retreat in case they heard our English accents!

Sunday was a hot sunny day and was the first time any of us had gone down the famous Anglesey “corkscrew” It looks worse than it is. Times for the Sunday were Andy 196.48 Heath 193.41 and I clocked a 184.93.

So that’s it for this year apart from a possible track day In November at Oulton Park if anyone is interested.

After some consideration in the bar on Saturday night I have revised the overall result of the Zimmer & Zoomers challenge as follows 1st Duncan Woodcock, 2nd Andy Lynch and 3rd “Chain saw Briggs”

Thanks boys for the company
Andy at Aanglesey

Chims at aAnglsey

Heath and Andy at Angsey
me at anglesey

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Information relating to coming events.

Chatsworth House 4th October
I have advised the Lanc’s region R.O. that those going from the Blackpool Region will be at the Mc Donalds at the end of the M67 at about 9:00am and will meet the rest of the regions there.

Lakes trip 11th of October
confirmed going are:-

Philip Corkhill (Cumbria Region)                                                                                             Heath Briggs
Bill Campion plus 1
Ray Morrison
Dave Welton
Jim Edwards
Please confim by the end of the month if you are intending to come so I can arrange tickets to the Museum and book the Swan at Newby Bridge for the meal


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Club Meeting at the Phantom Winger this Sunday the 18th Sept

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James has been informed that the Corvette club and Aston Martin club also meet at the Phantom Winger on the same day as the PSSC. He suggests arriving by 9:30 if you want to park in the main car park.

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Christmas Lunch at the Ship Inn Elswick Sunday 20th December

I have booked the Ship for our Christmas Lunch starting at 12:00. The prizes for the Blackpool Zimmers and Zoomers challenge will be presented after the meal.

The menu is shown below (just click on it to enlarge) Please let me know if you are attending ASAP along with your menu choices.

Xmas menu 2015

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Charity Karting Challenge Tuesday 8th Dec

Duncan Woodcock and his company Reid Hamilton have organised a karting 2 hour endurance race for charity at Cumbria Karting in Barrow in Furness.The event is for 10 teams of 4 people and 8 teams have already registered including a team from the Bay Radio station who will be covering the event.

The cost of the event is £200 per team, which will include a charitable donation of £80 per team. With ten teams competing, this will provide a prize fund of £800 to which, as sponsors, Reid Hamilton will contribute a further £800, bringing the total raised for charity to £1,600.

Prizes: Each team will be asked to nominate a local charity for whom they will compete, with awards will be presented to the nominated charities of the top four teams as follows – 1st £750, 2nd £500, 3rd £250 and 4th £100.

In summary for £50 a head you can have 2 hours racing and possibly win some money for a charity of your choice. NOW I KNOW THERE ARE SOME VERY GOOD KART DRIVERS IN THE BLACKPOOL CLUB and I’m sure there at least 5 or 6 people in the club capable of winning this event, despite Duncan thinking his team are the “canine attachments” So come on you racing and kart drivers lets enter a team.

Kart champions include James Campion, Heath Briggs, Dave & Angela Courtney
Current racing drivers include Keith & Janet Malpus
Current sprinters include Andy Lynch I exclude myself as I get travel sick driving Karts!

The completed entry form and entry fee have to be with Duncan by the 30th of September

So lets be quick if we are to enter this. Please contact me by the club meeting on the 20th at the latest if you are interested in being a member of the team

Many thanks David

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Jonathan Kay is now importing Ferrari’s and has two 355’s for sale

silver 355

I have over 20 other photo’s of car but too much to print

silver front view

Here are a few more details and photos about the first car due here around the end of September.

The car has full service history and is a 1999 model of which they only made a total of 1053 Spiders with the F1 transmission

Has covered 13,250 miles in total with 3 owners.

Had its last major service with cam belt change late 2014

Last service was 29-7-15 just prior to shipping, at the local Ferrari dealer and a PPI completed at that time which will be available to any prospective buyer, along with an inspection report for John at GT cars in Warrington ( 355 specialist and Ferrari master technician)

Has had sticky interior switches (common issue in hot climates with the 355) addressed by the same Ferrari dealership in January 2015, along with inspection

Had the hood alignment checked and adjusted in 2014.

Had full PPI check carried out same time as the service in July 2015 which checks 108 points on the car , and includes a full road test.

Has covered a total of 200 miles since the belt service in 2014.

Extras include:

F1 transmission

Tubi exhaust ( fitted when new by dealer)

Stradale challenge grille

red caliper brake pack with the Fiorano cross drilled ventilated discs.

In all there is around £14K of extras fitted to the car.

The carfax report showing the full history of the car will be provided.

The car has all books ,leather cased tools, tyre inflator , and comes with 2 sets of keys

This car came out of a Porsche dealers private collection. The owner has an number of other cars including a new 2015 458 challenge ,and this original 355 was simply was not used over the last couple of years as the mileage attests.


Black 355

black 355 side

Hi David, we just have another 355 coming direct from a Lamborghini main agent in Florida.
It was just too good to pass up

This is a black one owner car ( one of the last ones ever made) and has done 7K miles from new with FSH.
Its coming in mid to late October, and its in fantastic condition with no stone chips..
The body and fit are as new, void of any scratches or dents. The engine compartment is clean.
The engine out major service performed in 2014, including a new set of Michelin Pilot sport tires for $11,700.
A new battery installed in 2015 with only 110 miles since major service. The car has had only one owner from new, and has been meticulously cared for.
It comes complete with Factory car cover, leather tool cases, workshop manuals ( on CD) and all three key fobs (2 black , one red), along with service records
This and the silver car will have a Ferrari service, and come with a PPI so whoever buys these cars can be assured they are in the condition you would expect.
( belt service was performed in 2014 on both cars).
We will have a full belt service performed at Ferrari in the UK for extra security and peace of mind, even though the last service was only performed last year, and its covered less than 200 miles since.
Anyone interested is welcome to ring me for a chat to discuss the cars – thank you.

Please contact Jonathan direct for more info and photo’s

Best regards
Jonathan Kay
01772 619527

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