Rye House Global Cup August 2013

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Rye House Global Cup August 2013

Post by briansa3 »

Hi all

Rye House Global Cup – 17/18th August

RetroRacer provided a brilliant event at the famous Rye House Stadium, the premier Class 1 venue in the 60s and 70s where World and European championship events took place. This was another first time venue for historic karting, with over 100 entries including many old faces that had not raced there for many years. In particular it was great to see Colin Deavin driving Paul Wilkes immaculate Deavinson Kalmar/Komet K88, the same kart he used in 1972 to become British 100 National Champion and Rye House Champion of Champions. He certainly gave it his all in practice with a smile that never left his face all weekend. This prompted many stories about how the facilities had changed from sheds and wooden buildings in 1961 to the modern structures in place today, though the track has changed quite a lot it still features the famous Stadium Bend that often catches out the unprepared!
Internationals are always enjoyable as it gives contact with the overseas clubs and it was good to catch up with the Dutch, Germans and the Channel Islanders, all over in force. A great relaxed atmosphere bolstered by the social in the onsite restaurant Saturday evening.

The meeting again featured non-race track sessions for all abilities including novices, juniors and those wanting to try a kart.

Brian Malin
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Re: Rye House Global Cup August 2013

Post by anthonybarkas »

Dear Brian
Thankyou so much for your kind remarks no of this would be possible without the support of the members.
It was nice to see both new and old faces, as you said the circuit had changed slightly however the atmosphere was great on
both days. When i arrived on Friday lunchtime the place was buzing.The excitement in the air was as if we had returned home, drivers were loking at Stadium and thinking is that really flat out, Well yes it was, as so many proved. The practice on the saturday was exciteing enough, but sunday was just unbeleiveable.

RetroRacer would like to thank you all for your attendance and cooperation.

Welldone tou you all

Best wishes to you all

Tony Barkas RetroRacer & BHKC member. ;)
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