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Knutsford & District Motor Club - Tour of Cheshire 2015
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: Knutsford & District Motor Club - Tour of Cheshire 2015 Reply with quote

This year's Tour of Cheshire takes place tomorrow, just waiting for the spectator info to be uploaded to their site.

RJ

(Photos from 2014 can be seen here: http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15499)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I popped down to Tilstock for a few "on the road" photos, then back up to Beeston Cattle Market for the last stage. I heard the venue changes next year as the cattle market is to be developed.

Tilstock





Beeston








I've got a load more but to be honest they all look quite similar after a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year we went to Beeston, but this time decided to head over to Shrewsbury and the livestock market tests. The cars ran through twice, so there were plenty of photo opportunities for junior and I during the afternoon.

If I had to pick a favourite car, it would probably be the Sunbeam Tiger which sounded wonderful and looked like a proper handful Cool

Below, a mix of 100 photos taken by us both.






































































































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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a pretty good venue for shots Rick, I'll have to have a wider look next year perhaps. Interesting how many cars are the same as those from last year, though not necessarily with the same drivers. And the field must have spread out (or thinned out) by the time they got to Beeston for the last go - I stuck around until nothing had arrived for quite a few minutes, and stuff like the Avenger and the red BMW '02 hadn't arrived by then. That said, they were quite spread out at Tilstock - nothing for ages, then six or seven cars all together.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it was a good location. The surface isn't as broken up as at Beeston, but there's still plenty of tail-out action. The parking is directly alongside the test area.

I don't know if it's the same every year, but the timing worked well for us too. The first run through commenced at 12 midday and ran until about 1.30pm. The second go, which used an altered course through the cones, commenced at 2.15pm, giving us time to nip down the road to Tesco to use the facilities inbetween both sessions Smile There are also a garage and one or two eateries close by.

By comparison, the two runs at Beeston are at either end of the day. Sorry to hear that the site's being re-developed though, so is the auction centre going in its entirety?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know, it was just a comment made by the chap in the Viva. I noticed recently that the old Beeston Castle pub has gone, though I forget whether that's a building site or actually built on, and didn't pass it on Saturday.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heads up - TOC 2016 is this weekend coming up, spectator info will be released 3pm Friday (ie tomorrow).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have half an eye on this, but I think we're going to the NEC Restoration Show on Saturday.
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