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  • John C
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    Beespeed did nothing at all on the car and let me down on the arrangement, so I've had to take it back -very disappointing.

    It's now at Autoskills. Here's their initial update:


    The spares in the back- 3 rims with tyres, all look good but will double check and get back to you.
    - 2 rims without tyres, rims look in good order.
    - Under-tray- do you know if it has bolts/nuts/screws with them?
    - Gear Box- do you know where it has come from? what should we do with it ETC.
    The maestro came with one flat tyre- NSF.
    The car has signs where it has been left for a while - Paint Faded, moss around the car will send you another email with more details.
    The car came with a flat battery like literally flat ( no lights were on when ignition is on, the battery will be charged)
    No fuel in the car.

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  • John C
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    Here's one person's list of what the car might need -but it's only an opinion and needs to be verified (some of it is definitely unnecessary):

    Larger Petrol Tank
    Plastic side and rear windows
    Exhaust manifold as its cracked
    Bumpers front and back before its painted
    Battery box to move from where it is to accomodate a larger petrol tank
    Gear linkages need new rosejoints
    Alloy sheet for tankguard
    Sumpguard needs modifying as it's too low
    battery box & battery

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  • John C
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    the manuals given to Nick for Sean...

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  • John C
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    The car leaving the college on BEESPEED's trailer...

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  • John C
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    and gone to BEESPEED in Caernarfon
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beesp...60939407529930
    for upgrading and then hiring out as a Historic rally car...

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  • John C
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    The car has now left Myerscough College...

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  • John C
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    Now liaising with Paul Loveridge & HRCT to confirm exactly what car eligible/ineligible for
    http://hrct.co.uk/contact/

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  • John C
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    Under the 2017 MSA rules, the car is now eligible for the following:
    Cat 4 "HISTORIC ROAD RALLY" 82 - 85

    Cat 4a "STAGE RALLY" 82 - 85

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  • John C
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    Danny is considering doing this event in the car later in the year:
    http://www.maltonmc.co.uk/component/...e-classic.html

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  • John C
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    Dear Sir,

    I'm interested to know:
    a) if this car is eligible to join the HRCR http://www.maestro.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=16986
    b) what events would it be eligible to enter

    Any guidance would be appreciated!





    You're just in!

    If you look at www.hrcr.co.uk under Get Started, then Vehicle Eligibility you see your car is classed under Category 4 '82 -'85. This is classed as a modern, so you'll be able to complete on many HRCR events and compete for Class Awards, but not overall awards.

    We sometimes compete on non HRCR events with a later '93 car and fighting for Class Awards is no mean achievement.

    Look at the site for more info, then look at regulations for events you like the sound of. The download the regulations and check Cat 4 exists for that event.

    Kind Regards

    Mike Spindle
    HRCR Bucks/Oxon

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  • John C
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    The car is eligible for the following:

    http://www.rogeralbertclarkrally.org/
    mixed Forest & Tarmac championship

    BHRC
    http://www.itsmymotorsport.co.uk/MSA...ampionship.htm
    The MSA British Historic Rally Championship is organised by the
    Historic Rally Car Register

    https://www.hrcr.co.uk/cars-for-competition/
    Just Tarmac events
    Last edited by John C; 15th January 2016, 13:24.

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  • g200mss #146
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    Mine is probably the only other genuine mg 1600 rally car to compete in the last 5 years. Far from an mg1600 now obviously

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  • John C
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    Is this car the last surviving MG Maestro 1600 historic rally car in the world?

    I ask because there are 2-3 other 1600 motorsport cars out there that I know about but these are from a racing background in period (rather than rallying).

    https://www.hrcr.co.uk/cars-for-competition/ [Class 4]
    Last edited by John C; 13th January 2016, 09:52.

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  • John C
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    Update from Nick:

    Car is now at the body man we use in Southport and will be getting a respray to tidy it up. Get rid of the various shades of pink!
    Let me check later this week on his time scales but can't see why the windscreen couldn't be fitted there.

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  • John C
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    Found a replacement new windscreen for this car (in garage roofspace)!
    Nick reckons it is bonded in but that he can fit it for 2 tubes of SIKAFLEX (which will be about 20), or we could always get a fitter to do it.

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