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Title: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Graham Hill on 02 August 2021, 11:09:57 am
Chris Loader has identified another venue for us. The Haynes Motor Museum is very keen to host a day for CKGB. We will have the use of the adjoining karting track (test track) for the day together with access to the museum and restaurant. This is an interesting event for both us as a group and the Museum; they are keen to utilise the event themselves for marketing use.
It's another up-front lump-sum fee of £400 for the track for the whole day; we are hoping to separately negotiate museum entrance.
Therefore we need early indication of drivers who are interested and willing to commit to a fee. A target of eight drivers obviously equates to £50 each, any additional numbers is a bonus.
So far I know interested are:

Chris Loader
Graham H
Stefan Nahajski
Jim Tanner
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Applejack on 02 August 2021, 05:16:36 pm
Hi Graham I would like to be put on the list please    Graham A.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: ChrisS on 05 August 2021, 08:11:45 am
Please can you include me on the list. THanks.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: RhysN on 05 August 2021, 09:11:41 am
Not me, I'm sorry. Some of us have to work   :)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 14 August 2021, 05:57:40 am
I have booked the day off work and I'm looking forward to this with hopefully enough time to wander around the museum.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Graham Hill on 14 August 2021, 08:25:41 am
Good man Jim. Chris is still corresponding and the track is booked.
Photographers from Haynes are being arranged.
I'm hoping that if we dress up for them again we may get into the museum for free? What about it Chris?
Anybody else committing to joining us on the day please?
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Applejack on 14 August 2021, 09:30:00 am
I am looking forward to being there, my outfit is still drying out from the downpour at Brooklands but I hope to sort out  some suitable attire .
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 14 August 2021, 01:44:12 pm
Good man Jim. Chris is still corresponding and the track is booked.
Photographers from Haynes are being arranged.
I'm hoping that if we dress up for them again we may get into the museum for free? What about it Chris?
Anybody else committing to joining us on the day please?

I can only try Graham. Hopefully we can get the numbers up, Ten would be great , same as Brooklands .
Do you make that six Karts committed so far ?

As we will be using the Museums excellent cafe/restaurant (sit in or outside), and helping to promote Haynes, (and ourselves) by allowing them to film us in all our finery,   their's a good chance , we will get discount at least .



Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 14 August 2021, 05:17:02 pm
Would like to go to this, but unlikely to be able to get the CK there.
Sorry.
But happy to still contribute towards the 'lump sum'.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: RhysN on 14 August 2021, 08:19:07 pm
I have no CK any more , but like Bill ...
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Andy_B on 15 August 2021, 08:56:17 pm
Hi Graham

Sounds good - I can bring two Karts along as my friend Mark (photographer) would most likely come along. Happy for others to have a few laps if they want to as well.

Andy
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 15 August 2021, 09:42:04 pm
Nice one Andy  :).    That will be brilliant.

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 01 September 2021, 10:29:53 pm
Hi All, Thank you .

 Graham H; do you make that 7 karts committed  ;D so far ?

Adrian are you up for this one ?

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 02 September 2021, 08:38:36 pm
Hi All, Thank you .

 Graham H; do you make that 7 karts committed  ;D so far ?

Adrian are you up for this one ?

Chris L
We could say 8 karts (Andy B bringing 2).  ;)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 05 September 2021, 08:26:00 am
Andy B and myself have booked into the Sparkford Inn for the Tues night before the meet. There are some rooms still available.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 06 September 2021, 01:21:03 pm
I will be coming yes so I'll book myself in to the Sparkford Inn. Is it the one in Yoevil?
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 06 September 2021, 03:25:42 pm
It's in Sparkford high street.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 06 September 2021, 04:33:02 pm
I'm booked in. What time do you plan to get there, half six ish?
:>)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 10 September 2021, 05:16:43 pm
Here is a very poor map / location of the museum .  Apologies.   Gives a rough idea and postcode.

Glad your coming Adrian . Might call on your "being interviewed" skills  ;), as you came over very well at Brooklands , talking into their microphone .

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 10 September 2021, 05:19:47 pm
Adrian I would like to get there about 4. I can book a table for about 7.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 16 September 2021, 04:44:11 pm
Puttees again then, Cavalry twills, Harris tweed Jacket, cap and Brown boots. Turned up collar and bow tie of course. Oh, and an umbrella.
:>)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 16 September 2021, 08:58:16 pm
Very Dapper , Adrian  ;D

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 16 September 2021, 10:28:57 pm
A little bit of a update for Haynes. The Cafe opens from 9.00 am onwards, so there will be time for coffee etc , before Track opens at 10am. Vehicles/trailers can park up by the track . Cafe 750 is over the road(part of museum complex).

 I will book a table for lunch for those that want it . If  i can get an idea of numbers on here .

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 17 September 2021, 07:42:45 am
Put me down for the Duck ala Orange at lunch please Chris.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Andy_B on 17 September 2021, 11:20:03 am
yes please add me to lunch - cheers
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: StefanN on 17 September 2021, 09:27:51 pm
Yes please for lunch
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 18 September 2021, 08:34:12 pm
Ok, A little about Haynes kart track. as it's getting close. 
  Until Winter 2020 the track was longer/fast straights etc. 
Haynes Museum decided they want more corporate and parking space and as they own the Kart track land , reduced the size of track to gain this space.   The track was re-jigged and is now a real drivers track , with a three tight, but fun bends/chicanes.
 A little like Castle Combe , but level this time.  Perhaps like Whilton Mill Jim.  See the Aerial view pic.

Therefore certain parts are single file , taken steady .....please.    As we all want to come away safely.

Chris L

Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 20 September 2021, 07:33:37 am
It looks like a good track Chris and when I looked at google earth its a lot bigger/wider than i thought. I'm really looking forward to the day but as I live in Super Posh East Midlands (not like the west) I will unfortunately have to stand down from the builders meet. :)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 20 September 2021, 08:43:22 am
I would like to join you at the table for lunch please.
Adrian
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 20 September 2021, 04:22:19 pm
It looks like a good track Chris and when I looked at google earth its a lot bigger/wider than i thought. I'm really looking forward to the day but as I live in Super Posh East Midlands (not like the west) I will unfortunately have to stand down from the builders meet. :)

All welcome Jim.  ;D
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 26 September 2021, 01:52:23 pm
I rebuilt the Renault engine and finished fitted it in the car only yesterday.
When I took it out for a run up the road it wouldn't pull and performance was hopeless so in despair I changed the engine (the one out of the Wee Beatstie). Everything went really well. and I recon it was about an hours work.
In order to remove the engine I removed the engine driven clutch, swung it out of the way, undid the four mounting bolts and the the four screw holding the transmission to the engine. then out it came.
Putting the new one in was easily done and everything fitted nicely UNTIL I came to install the setscrew that holds the clutch into the crankshaft of the new engine. The Engine I bought did not have this screw with it of course. I tried to install the 8mm screw that I took out of the original engines clutch but, it was the wrong thread! Its 1/2" UNF and though I have searched my workshop from top to bottom I cant find one.
Its Sunday, about half one. Nobody open selling these.
In the morning I will scour the Earth to find one and fit it and hopefully take the Renault for a test run before I set off for the Haynes day.
I really hope I'm not in for another spectator day.
:>{
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: ChrisS on 26 September 2021, 05:46:19 pm
If you're really stuck for Weds, I might be able to knock one up.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Andy_B on 26 September 2021, 07:51:23 pm
I rebuilt the Renault engine and finished fitted it in the car only yesterday.
When I took it out for a run up the road it wouldn't pull and performance was hopeless so in despair I changed the engine (the one out of the Wee Beatstie). Everything went really well. and I recon it was about an hours work.
In order to remove the engine I removed the engine driven clutch, swung it out of the way, undid the four mounting bolts and the the four screw holding the transmission to the engine. then out it came.
Putting the new one in was easily done and everything fitted nicely UNTIL I came to install the setscrew that holds the clutch into the crankshaft of the new engine. The Engine I bought did not have this screw with it of course. I tried to install the 8mm screw that I took out of the original engines clutch but, it was the wrong thread! Its 1/2" UNF and though I have searched my workshop from top to bottom I cant find one.
Its Sunday, about half one. Nobody open selling these.
In the morning I will scour the Earth to find one and fit it and hopefully take the Renault for a test run before I set off for the Haynes day.
I really hope I'm not in for another spectator day.
:>{



Adrian - Fuel situation allowing  ??? I am taking two karts anyway plus my back is still not 100% so you are welcome to a spin in mine.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Andy_B on 26 September 2021, 07:52:59 pm
But I hope you get yours sorted in the first instance  :)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 26 September 2021, 08:54:16 pm
Update for Haynes Day   ;  I shall be there from 9 am  .  Track available to us from 10am.

 As you enter the Museum main gate (only one entrance)  , go straight ahead,  ignore the Museum on your left. Keep going past the Kart track on your right.   Turn right into main car park .
 I will park as near to the track as possible and hopefully reserve space. Look for my Grey van.

There is another Media event on that day , at the Museum (it's also a conference centre) but that doesn't start until 11.  So parking should be ok.
 Plus we could gain some extra spectators .....who are bored / want to escape the Conference  ;). He He

Don't forget to bring monies , thank you.

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 26 September 2021, 09:03:35 pm
I'm pretty sure they're  5/16 unf. I can bring a  bolt or something with me.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 26 September 2021, 09:22:43 pm
Yes they are Jim. I found the same.....thought were 8mm . so ordered 5/16 unf.  Have spare also.

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 27 September 2021, 02:18:03 pm
Yes they are 5/16th, sorry. I managed to get one this morning and tried her out. She's really slow, just like a Starship is really slow. Tee hee!!
:>)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 27 September 2021, 04:26:05 pm
So, Have you got "Warp" speed then Adrian ?  ;D :D


Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 27 September 2021, 06:17:59 pm
Does it look like this now?  ;D
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 27 September 2021, 07:03:03 pm
Yes, a bit.
By the way, have you checked your accommodation at the Sparkford Inn for Tuesday night?
This applies to everyone. I booked about two weeks ago but I'm not booked in.
I'm down here now (Monday) and they have not got me down.
Please call 07983578804 ASAP
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: jim on 28 September 2021, 05:13:46 am
We are leaving at 12 today and should be there about 4. I've  just checked and it says there is a conformation of the booking but i'll give them a tinkle later this morning. Is the place nice and can you leave a bit a pedigree for me?
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 28 September 2021, 02:04:13 pm
OK guys, I don't know what the fuel situation is like the closer you get to Yeovil?
But round here it's all lemmings swarming over a petrol station once a tanker
has delivered and then it's empty again a couple of hours later.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 28 September 2021, 05:16:59 pm
Hi Bill, at the minute we have fuel our the local area .

 I am about 35 miles West of Sparkford . Of course you will be coming down the A303 from the opposite direction, so not sure of fuel situation that side.

Chris L
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 28 September 2021, 09:16:45 pm
Sorry but Iím going to ware me sensible hatÖnot that it fits very well!
Canít risk getting stuck somewhere so I have to give tomorrow a miss
Happy to pay my contribution if I could have the appropriate bank details.
Hope you all have a great time.
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: ChrisS on 30 September 2021, 07:46:34 am
Had a great day at Haynes, and got home without any fuel issues. May thanks to Chris for setting it up! And congrats to Jim for another stunning performance in the Maybug Trophy!
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Andy_B on 30 September 2021, 08:29:59 am
Thanks Chris for setting this up - All round the Haynes circuit is one for the event calendar for sure!! great track and facilities with the museum, but needs two days next year to take in the museum as well, and a good little hotel just down the road!! :)

I will hopefully have some pics to share very soon on Facebook and i will try and upload them here as well

Andy
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Adrian on 30 September 2021, 02:20:25 pm
After the day at Haynes Go-Kart track  I would like to say thanks to Mr Silverman for organising the event and thanks to all those who turned up (6 in total) and commiserations to those who could get any fuel to get there.
The track was tight at times and offered a lot of challenges to those who wanted to race which of course was all of us,
I'm delighted to say that the Renault went well and was pretty quick but around three O'clock in the afternoon my engine mounting failed along a weld and the engine was pulled out of place causing the chain to come of the axle sprocket.
Still, never mind eh? My arms were aching by then anyway.
Many thanks are due to 'Jimmy de Fish' (Jim) who let me have a go in his Cyclekart in the timed sprint in which I can fifth.
Now we all know don't we that I am by far the best race driver in CKGB which just go to show you how much you need to drive your Cyclekart to get the hang of it! This was spectacularly demonstrated by one of the Track Marshalls who took a cyclekart out for a spin. Spin he did. He drove flat out into every corner and I watched as tried to take the left hander at the end of the straight. Going too fast he turned sharply left and the cart rolled over.
He was shaken-up and embarrassed by his excess of enthusiasm but apart from the multiple compound fractures of both arms, legs and skull he was fine. Actually he did hurt his back and we made him lie still on the track until he felt better. Stefan suggested we carry on racing and just put a few cones around him but we thought the corner tricky enough without having to cope with an additional obstacle in the way. He could have taken some good photos though from that level. He seemed comfortable and was having a laugh with the other Marshalls so we all went for a bite in the Museum restaurant.
We had a swift 'builders meeting' sort of chat for half an hour then went back to the track.
It was good fun and before you knew it, it was time to load up and go home, a mere 158miles away.
The drive home was a long one but uneventful and I had plenty of petrol so no worries there.
I have my Renault to weld up and Jim has offered to help me so I will be taking that offer up and who knows, it might make it to the end of the next event.
:>)
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: sylvaman on 30 September 2021, 08:34:19 pm
Yes was a great fun day. Thank you everyone for kind comments , for coming and for those that couldn't make it .

It's a great and friendly group who support/help each other.   Thank you all.

The Haynes karting guys enjoyed it too and are talking about building their own Cyclekart.

Chris L


Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: StefanN on 30 September 2021, 10:15:58 pm
Thanks Chris - it was a great day.

Hereís the results from the Maybug medal going towards the World Championship.  In reality this is more than the one lap standing start, because both cyclekart and driver have to survive the morning's driving.  It's a bit like the new format F1 in reverse.

Jim Tanner (8 Dodge Baquet) - 31.104
Chris Loader (1 - Campbell Austin) 31.383s
Chris Slade (17 ERA) - 31.804s
Stefan Nahajski (50 - Bugatti T37) 33.417s
Adrian Gosling (8 Dodge Baquet - 2nd driver) 34.914s
Andy Boulton* (Austin) 36.942s
Adrian Gosling (Renault 3A) - DNS

*Andy, what number Ck were you driving and what's engine is in it?
Title: Re: Haynes Motor Museum, test track. Yeovil, Somerset. Wednesday 29th September 2021
Post by: Andy_B on 01 October 2021, 08:22:16 am

*Andy, what number Ck were you driving and what's engine is in it?

number 33 - running a 5.5hp briggs