Monday, 15 November 2010
This man is a con artist. He is dangerous to deal with and has no right to live. He will sell items in lethal condition and have his excuses pre planned. He will deny all responsibility and knowledge of any problems and will be selective about what he has said earlier.
This man should be avoided like the plague. Do not buy or even deal with him at all and that way we may avoid someone getting hurt in the future.
I cannot stress strongly enough, never never deal with this wanker.
Do not let him make a victim of you.
you have been warned.
His real name is Andy Phillips, Earls way, Chorley.
If you see him in the street, don't forget to spit on him.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Jim doing a brave job in the extreme wet.
The sidecar races did not go smoothly with good starts being penalised by Phil leaning the wrong way through the esses. It did not make for fast laps but it was entertaining. Phil leaning the wrong way and me screaming "get over the other side before you f***ing kill us" must have been amusing to the marshalls on that corner just before they dived for cover. Needless to say we finished last on both races Sunday but thanks anyway Phil.
If nothing else, we looked fast.
The solo races went much better and i got a blistering start in both of them. I fought my way from the back of the grid through the tightest corners and salvaged the weekend. Both races were pretty similar but the last race gives you your grid position for the next round. I came in 11th but as luck was on my side, two 10 second penaltys were handed out for a false start and that put me into 9th.
A rare pic of Jim still upright.
Martins fall on investigation was due to his engine casing snapping and throwing him off. Jim fell in the wet due to having a road compound tyre and not a race one so all the problems are fixable.
So what about the paddock gossip? Well not much this meeting but one of the riders did fall off in the holding bay in full view of everyone.
Tune in next time when we shall be at a propper circuit again and we may even get Martins bike fixed (if he is recovered in time)
If you would like to sponser our team please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Cath and Jack, Gaz got in on this one some how.
Practice went ok with the group4 bike running fast and feeling good. Martin on the group6 bike did not have it so smooth. He was trying a new teflon coated piston and it did not work. The coating is so thick that you need to get your barrel resized to fit them in. After practice Martin complained that it was running tight and slow and was worried that it would seize. We opted to up jet the engine and short change the gears as we did not have another piston with us. The sidecar felt ok but a bit off the boil. It's the first outing since the winter rebuild so I was not too worried about it yet.
Race 1 solo's. I got a flying start and moved up near the front at the first corner. I was very pleased with the bike off the line and moved from 17th on the grid into the middle of the pack in one corner. I am still learning to ride the bike and just got my head down and worked on trying to go fast and smooth. Before i knew it the race had finished and I forget how many people I had overtaken but I came in something like 5th overall and second in class. Martin did not have such a good race as the bike was running so tight and cruised round to the finish but got it over the finish line safely.
Race1 sidecars. A good start sent us into first position. We were holding the opposition off ok and going well enough when we caught up a back marker from the bikes at the worst place. (the bus stop). We had to stop and select first gear, crawl behind him and relaunch again. By the time we had got going again Ralph and Chris got such a good run on us that we were overtaken on the exit. I managed to get past Chris and was getting my head down to pull Ralph in that I pushed too hard through edwina's and Martin missed his hand grip and fell off. Race over DNF.
Race 2 solo's. Again a good start from me but I got boxed in on the first corner and had to fight in the middle of the pack for elbow room. As it cleared I started making my way through the field but my clutch started slipping and found it impossible to get past a gaggle of group 6 bikes featuring Eddie (mobile chicane) Goode. Two laps from the end my throttle cable popped out of its seating and stuck half on. I managed to get the bike over the finish line in roughly 10th place. Martin did little different than in race 1 but still got it back safely.
Race2 sidecars. Not such a good start and with Martin a bit bruised after his fall I did not push too hard. The first time we went into Edwina's the front end locked up and I had to go down the escape road and emerged in third place. Ralph by this point was too far away but Chris was catchable. We started pulling him in when when luck started going in our favour for a change and he broke his elastic band and handed us second. We finished in that position but some adjustments are needed on the outfit. It will not rev out like it did last season so we will have a look at that.
Martin has been gaffer taped on for this race.
A traumatic start to the season but we will get better and smoother as time goes by. The t-shirts are a big success and we look quite professional as a result. Thanks to the crew for the help, next round is Three Sisters (spit).
Track gossip, Well no shortage of gossip and the usual cries of "cheating bastard" could be heard about the place. Loads of engine upgrades could be seen and the racers are all getting faster. Word is that Charlie is kicking out in the region of 40hp and he is certainly faster this year. Also which racer forgot to bring his boots?
Tune in next time and see if get all the issues sorted. Thanks to Replay scooters, Clock Hill scooters and of course the AONSC.
Saturday, 11 April 2009
"Who is this wonder team?" I hear you cry, well we are a club based race team with every racer and supporter being a member of Coventry's premier scooter club, the All Or Nothing Scooter Club. So lets meet the Team.
Martin Wing #642
Ed Hocking #643
Ed and Martin #600 classic sidecar.
Gaz and Phil, support crew.
There are a couple of other members of the team that i have not got pictures of yet but as soon as i do i will put them up for you. Jacky and Cath do the more domestic side of things, making sure we make time to eat and drink properly not to mention Jacky's efforts behind the scenes with the t shirts. Also there is a new member to the racer side of things and as soon as we have signed him up i will put him on the blog. This season also sees a team mechanic joining us called Pat. His dad Paddy owns a scooter shop in Nuneaton called Clock Hill scooters and for a 15 year old lad is very competent at fixing Lambretta's so welcome Pat.
Keep an eye out for us at the race meeting as we may not have the fastest riders and the most powerful machines but we are improving every race and with the winter rebuilds and tune ups giving us more performance than we have ever had before, we are expecting a good result this season. Martin and I are trying to get the solo bikes into the overall top ten and another win or two in the sidecars would be great. Thanks to The All Or Nothing Scooter Club, Replay scooters (Chalky's Tuning) Pro Porting, Clock Hill Scooters, Carl Neath, Newco Catering Equipment, Rock Oil, and In Me Shedspeed. Racing starts Easter Monday at Mallory Park so if you can make it then come along and support us. If you would like to sponsor our team then you can contact Ed email@example.com
I will also try to keep everyone informed of any gossip and hearsay, if there is non to be had i will make some up. So tune in next week and find out if we have any of the bikes in one piece.