|FDMC Spring Solo, March 2004
(Pictures - Tony Large and Bruce Driffill: to display captions, rest cursor on pictures)
This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.
Our first Solo (or AutoSolo) attracted an encouraging 60 entries, from FDMC and six invited clubs. The drivers took two runs through four large tests, with the best of two times to count.(For more information about Solo's, and examples of the course layouts, see our AutoSolo's page.)
Final times and positions, as usual with this all-forwards format, were very close, with five seconds covering the first five places, and Ross & District MC's Simon Harris took first overall, in his Golf.
Dolphin Motor Club's Ian Harrison took the 2 litre Mondeo to an impressive 3rd overall, with son Stuart also driving this car. Terri Pearson took the Ladies award in this R5 GT Turbo, which Adrian May also used to take first in Class D.
Team mates Nick Davies and Dave Dockree drove this Vectra with their usual enthusiasm, finishing 5th and 8th overall, and taking class awards.
Martyn and Edward Crowe shared this Metro GTi, while Martin West presses on with the 405 estate, owned and shared with father in law Dennis Futcher (Dennis won).
From 6 entries in the Diesel class, Bristol MC expert Steve Conner led the way in this Seat Toledo, also finishing 7th overall.
Andrew Skeggs shared the family XR2i with brother David, and Mike Relf took second in the Diesel class with the Golf.
Among 15 entries in the 1600 class, Simon May demonstrates some left foot braking, on his way to second in class with the Orion.
For more pictures, and results, click to PAGE 2