2006 DVD available
All, I have just received the first
batch of Snetterton 2006 DVDs. If you want to buy one they
are priced at £10.00
each if collected from me, or £11.00 each including p&p
if you want me to send them. Email
me to reserve
your copies and post the cheques (payable to 2CV Racing
Club) to me at my home. Buy early to avoid Xmas disappointment! Trevor
Wiliams, Club Chairman
And so, after a period of infantile enthusiasm and
boundless optimism, with the departure time less than
24 hours away, I am reduced to rigidly defined compartments
of self doubt and anxiety. Whilst I have plummeted
below the 13 stone barrier (12 stone 13 lbs, admittedly
on dodgy scales), the months of training have paid
and I now have the benefit of a groin strain and boils
on the bum. Combined with the predicted spectacular
end to the worst drought in 100 years, panic is just
around the corner. I confess I do not understand the
drought theory, every time Ive been outside I've been
soaked. Of the last two people who attempted to use
the Harwell standpipe, one was struck by lightning
and the other washed away in the ensuing flood.
On the bright side, sponsorship is beyond the £2,500
barrier, thanks to everyone. This is an amazing amount & of
course brings no pressure. The luggage is packed. The
space taken up by miscellaneous ointments and embrocations
is embarrassing and will no doubt cause merriment and
possible arrest at customs.
We have carried out more research with the objective
of helping us get on with the French. I hadn’t
realised the French tradition of eating garlic was to
make their breath smell less primeval, so we will follow
suit. We will also mix better if we smell the same, so
soap and deodorant are barred.
It’s taken millions of years for huge hairy baboons
with embarrassing red bottoms to evolve by coming out
of the trees, I suspect when I return it could be a sort
of reverse evolution, maybe without the hair, although
climbing back up the tree may be difficult.
we at Team Simply The Breast would just like to thank every
one that helped in our fundraising, however small,
however large, thank you to every single person. Without
the help of all of you our target would not have been
possible! we started off aiming for £5,000, we
have now reached that and more and are slowly on our
way to £7,500 with more to come in, it would
be nice to finish off with £10,000, but we'll
see! We had a fantastic time at the race, although
fundraising is so hard and almost as exhausting as
the race itself, so perhaps this year I will hang up
my hat and leave it to someone else to have a go! Again
thank all of you, and the club itself with out your
generosity we would have done nothing!
MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR)
is holding a race meeting on the full Cadwell Park circuit
on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May. As well as the MSV T Cars
Championship, we will be holding open races for single
seaters up to 1800cc, and some up to 2000cc by agreement
(Monopostos, Formula Fords etc), saloons (Fiestas, Honda
Civics etc) and sports/GTs (Caterhams, Ginettas etc).
The entry fee is set at £150 for an hours tracktime
- that's 1 x 20 minute qualifying and 2 x 20 minute races.
There are separate classes within each event.
These race meetings provide an opportunity for licence
holders to take part in affordable non-championship racing
mid season, gain two additional signatures and provide
an attractive alternative to testing. MSVR will be bringing
the same team who ran the hugely successful Season Starter
at Brands Hatch on 19 March and more recently F3/GT at
Oulton Park, so you can be assured of a professionally
run event by some of the most experienced officials in
I would be grateful if you could make your competitors
aware of this event at Cadwell Park, and that entries
are open. I have attached an entry form and supplementary
regulations, but more information can be found at www.motorsportvision.co.uk/msvr29May.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
With so many cars and drivers at snet this weekend
paddock space is going to be VERY tight especially
for camping. Nick frost and I have discussed the paddock
plan and have agreed that the area designated for the
caterhams that is closest to the 2cv area can be used
for 2cv camping.
Could you please ask all your team members who are camping
to only park one vehicle with each tent and not to leave
trailers on the grassed areas at all. We all want to
have as hassle free a weekend as possible, so please
try to ensure all your team members are aware of this
There is a 2CV Road-Car Parade lap
at Snetterton on April 30th between 13:15 & 14:00 -
Participants to sign in beforehand with Race Admin
Dick Roberts 2CVTV
ATTENTION ALL YOU TEAMS!
Ok, now we're all now 'PINKED UP' and ready to go, we have
arranged a special treat for you all - AN AUCTION!
The auction of fantastic prizes will be held in the bar
on Friday evening, we have many fantastic thing to include
a wee trip round Mclaren, an evening and meal with The
Club Stud, Race car parts, tools, an arrive and drive at
Mallory and LOADS more, so bring your cheque book and don't
be shy, It's all for BREAST CANCER CARE!
Ps don't forget it's never too late to offer, so if you
have anything you can give please get in touch ASAP or
bring it along to the circuit
Build a race car!
The club and Simply
the Breast have been offered the chance to build
a race car during the course of the 24 hour week end,
that we will all benefit from, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! Stingray in conjunction
with ECAS are putting
up the car and all the parts requires for the build,The
car will belong to Stingray,
but in return Team Simply
the Breast get a cash amount for their charity
BREAST CANCER CARE, and the club (and you) get to use
the car for charity events, celebrity drivers, or just
to encourage new members in the club, have a go in
the car before they build their own?!
We need volunteers, I know I have already spoken to
loads of you, but for those I missed, the chassis and
body will arrive on Thursday, with engine, all the
parts we need are on order and will be there in a gazebo
by the side of the ECAS TRADE STAND, wiring and any
fabricated metal parts has already been sorted, we
just need a spare hour or two from anyone that can
help, mechanical or not, Friday or Saturday. Sunday
will be a push, so we are not expecting any one to
give time that would be spent on their own car. The
build is important to the charity and the club, BUT
if in any way at any time, it compromises your own
time with your own team, all work will stop! So come
on lend a hand if you can.
Let me say right at the start, I have nothing
against breasts, I think they are a marvellous invention.
In fact, I was thinking of growing some in my retirement
as a sort of hobby to help get through the long winter nights.
However, in the past few years, there has been
a massive increase in the screening of breasts. Each year,
woman of a certain age are invited to have their bits clamped
and x-rayed. Because of this, death through breast cancer
has fallen impressively.
For some reason, the humble prostate doesn’t
attract the same attention. You never hear the statement ‘look
at the prostate on him’. As for checking, what normally
seems to happen is you have some problem with a toilet organ,
go to the hospital and some bearded nurse has a rummage round
your pants. If you are unlucky, you get zapped between the
legs with enough radiation to make the marble pouch look
like it has had really good ironing.
So whats the point of all this toilet stuff?
I am helping a revolution. Prostate cancer is the biggest
cancer killer for men after lung cancer. Its not the most
accessible part of the body & there are only two ways
in. One is to send a television crew up the willie, leaving
the patient with a John Wayne stance and interesting expression
for several days afterwards, while the other is to sneak
up on it through bum. Little checking is currently done,
its not a popular inspection. This revolution will redress
the balance. It will become the right of every male over
the age of 50 to have the jellied finger of a marigold inserted
into his rectum and wiggled about on an annual basis. Theres
a bit more to it than that, but the dignified bits don’t
seem to capture the imagination.
To support this noble objective, myself and
three friends are cycling from Harwell to the Mediterranean
and hope to raise some money. While this won’t quite
break 1000 miles, it’s still a long way for a fairly
ancient body, complete with prostate, to pedal. I refute
all the jealous and hurtful statements of ‘it’s
just a pub crawl on a bike’. It is a noble quest dominated
by the desire to push forward the frontiers of medical science.
If there happens to be a pub on the route, I have to confess
we may well succumb to the cause and go in and ask for sponsorship.
I was heartened to learn from friendly and
supportive colleagues, that other than the odd hill at the
end, France is flat, so that’s OK. We have done much
research. Apparently, saddle sores can be combated by putting
a slice of ham down your shorts. I suspect by Le Mans I will
be sitting on a T-bone steak. At the end of each day, I was
thinking of barbecuing it up and selling it to a passing
It’s a very good cause, and your support
(preferably your money) will be much appreciated. Ive got
sponsorship forms or I will happily collect money. All of
the funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Charity.
Thanks Mike Storey 20.4.2006
18 cars confirmed for the grid at Pembrey (16
Is there anyone out there that has a service or gift that
they could offer for our auction/rtaffel to be held over
the weekend of the 24hour? Last year with the Bellas Boys
Car the auction/raffel went
down so well in the bar, with lots of great prizes and
services at much reduced prices (ok so there were some
bad/naff prizes too!) We thought we'd have another go.......................
So if you can help in any way at all PLEASE GIVE US YOUR
SUPORT (We need it!) email-me
Important notice regard Friday testing/garages
at Snet. 2006.
For those people who sent a deposit or payment in full to the
2CV Racing club or those who require to test you will have
to contact MSV at Snet direct. Pay MSV Snet direct the total
amount. The deposit left with the club will be refunded to
you asap. They won't take a booking unless payment is made
in full at the time of booking.!!!!! [I.E.] Only card transaction
will suffice - Snet Number : 01953-887303
Proud parents Sarah Valentine and Andy
Bull are please to announce the birth of a bouncing
baby girl called Eleanor Imogen Valentine Bull.Eleanor
was born on Friday the 17th of March at 6.02 am (a rather
Mother and baby are well but Dad isn't sure what's hit
him. Eleanor will be available for viewings at Pembrey
when things start returning to normal and Andy is back
on the spanners.
We are sure that young Eleanor will soon learn to love motorsport,
2cv's, roof bars, music and accountancy.
It won't be long before she will be dispatched to 'get dad
from the pub' along with all the other kids in the 2cv paddock.
On behalf of all the members of the 2cv racing club we would
like to welcome her to the mad house.
the Breast have been given the go ahead by the 2CV
Racing Club to provide the official t-shirts for this year
24 Hour event. A sample of our t-shirts is being modelled
here by the two top drivers of Simply
the Breast, Annabelle and Ethan Sparrow. T-shirts are £10
each and available in sizes XL, L, M, S, XS. You can reserve
your t-shirt by emailing Katrina Sparrow on [email protected] and
they should be ready for collection/sale at Pembury until
the 24 Hour Race (we will have a trade stand in the Stingray
Village Marquee). Dig deep and make sure your whole team
is wearing them.
Thank you, Lynn ....Team
Simply the Breast! 17.3.2006
Dale Wells, Pembrey Official, has
granted Simon Shields, Chairman of the Pembrokshire Puffing
Snails 2CV Club (01239-831872 or [email protected])
permission to organise a 'Parade Lap' of enthuisiasts' 2CVs
to take place during the lunchtime break on Sunday 16th April.
Not only that but special prices will be available to
2CV enthusiasts spectating and participating in the Parade
Lap. For more details contact Simon (details above)
Exciting breaking news of ECAS providing
parts assistance at the Stingray 24. Roy will
be at Brighton but ex-multiple 24 hour winner, Richard
Dalton, is to be present with a large trade stand. This
should provide cover on most parts required during the three
day event. A comprehensive list of parts to be available
will be agreed shortly. This should benefit the newcomers
to the race enormously and help out also the veterans. Richard has
also suggested that if anyone requires parts that are pre-ordered
he will be pleased to ship direct to the event himself. This
is great for those last minute requirements.
This year’s Citroen 2cv
24 hour race at Snetterton, The Stingray 24 Hour, over
the weekend of 29 April – 1 May, is set to be the
best in history with a record breaking grid, and confirmation
that Stingray and Pistonheads will be running ‘PistonFest’,
a festival for motoring and motorsport enthusiasts over
the bank holiday.
This will be the third PistonFest and we are hoping there
will be between 500 and 1,000 campers over the weekend enjoying
the atmosphere and the racing. The camping will be based
around ‘Stingray Village’ which will be a marquee
in the middle of the camp site with a 24 hour bar (on Sunday/Monday),
a live band, a seating/eating area, trade stands and lots
Stingray are also bringing a PA system for entertainment
in the marquee and are supplying 2 52” plasma TVs for
live links to the timing screen and to the racing on circuit
for the entire race.
Terry Grant will be doing his stunt show in a Rage Buggy
and a ‘to be confirmed’ celebrity will be making
the presentation after the race.
All proceeds from the event will be going to Simply The
Breast’s charity for Breast Cancer so get any friends
or family coming to see the race to book their tickets at www.pistonfest.com and
join in The Stingray 24 Hour festival weekend.
28 has now become 32
entries for the 24 hour race and with 9 more very
likely to the grid is well on the way to being a record entry.
Please welcome Stingray 90
who have finally persuaded "Smiling" Gary Byatt to come on
board for them. The race would not be the same without Gary "Blues" Byatt. John
Coyle of Red Bull Construction has viewed his cars under
construction this week and confirms his inclusion on the
grid for both cars. Indeed he has requested that they are
required for the Pembrey
meeting. Good to see John back on the grid as the last
time was at Mondello. Finally JD has
the required medical and now confirms his 2
Smoking Barrels entry. This is good news as his more
important role is to look after MH in
the Fine Print Garage!!!!
This morning I was interview by BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE, about
our team in the 2CV Racing Club's 24 hour Race and what we
are doing, charity etc.
They are going to run a bi weekly on us just to keep track
of our progress, so we hope to generate a lot of interest
from this as it goes out on 5 station across the whole of
Berkshire (Paul Millen show).
Jamie Hopper has confirmed that Friday
testing for the Stingray 24 will be four 50 minute sessions.
Two in the morning and two more in the afternoon. the cost
here is £200 per car with any number of drivers. Use
of the garage is £65 for Friday.
Those not testing but desire to set up on the Friday will
also have to pay the £65. Details for booking will
follow. Several teams have already left deposits with the
club and those details will be confirmed and then booked
with the circuit.
Any further teams can either contact Snetterton direct
and book or contact me at [email protected]
Today, a deal has been agreed with Stingray Media Solutions
Limited to become the title sponsor of this year’s
Citroen 2CV 24 hour race at Snetterton on the weekend of
29 April – 1 May 2006.
Over the past few weeks, the 2cv Racing Club has been
in talks with Stingray’s Managing Director and 2cv
racer Simon Leith,
to agree terms for the sponsorship agreement. The race
this year will be called ‘The Stingray 24 hr’ and
as well as Stingray having branding on the cars and around
the circuit, they are hoping to transform the weekend into
a much bigger event with entertainment and activities running
throughout the 3 days.
The activities will include stunts from ‘holder
of 11 world records’, Terry Grant, a tongue in cheek
version of the 2cv Olympic Games as well as plans to turn
it into a ‘festival’ style weekend, subject
to permission from Motor Sport Vision, owners of Snetterton
Simon, who has bought Phil Myatt’s car to race this
year and has landed a plum drive with Tete
Rouge 1 for the 24 hour race said, “It was an
easy decision for us to sponsor the 24 hour race this year.
Team Stingray had such a fantastic experience racing last
year and we were keen to put something back into the Club,
as well as trying to capitalise on the commercial benefits
it may have to offer through networking and publicity.
We also want to try to help raise the profile of grass
roots racing in motorsport, which 2cvs and the 24 hour
race definitely fall in to.”
Stingray are currently talking to Autosport and MotorSport
News regarding a regular slot for 2cv racing in their publication
as well as negotiating with Motor Sport Vision to help
raise the awareness and profile of the race series, and
the 24 hour race. They are also offering their knowledge
and experience in motorsport PR and marketing to help the
club attract more drivers and spectators to the series.
Watch this space for updates on what will be happening
at the 24 hour race!
It has come to our attention that there are still some teams that have not
got up to speed with all that is needed to prepare for the 24hr race this
year .For those entering please make sure that you have a spares package
,tools, equipment and people on hand to help you get through the event.
There will be little or no spares for sale at the event. Many of the people
preparing cars will also be racing themselves and the closer you leave
things to the event the more difficult it will be to get things sorted
out. For those who are veterans of the event please don't forget the race
is a month earlier. Vehicle lighting will be most important as we have
at least another hour of darkness and overloading the electrical system
is very common causing alternator failures and unwanted pit stops for repairs.
If advice is wanted please put a posting on the forum.
Two more (24 hour race) entries
received this week bring our total of confirmed
entries to 28. Welcome to Russell Munns and their
'Boss Hoggs Army' entry from the Ipswich area. Not far to
travel to Snet for them. Also Staurt Dean with the Imbroglio
Racing have confirmed their entry. Watch out for this
car. Up to the last hour in last years race Stuart was up
for a podium finish. Be warned!!
Major race sponsor has been found - Watch this space
for further details....
I am very pleased to report that we have had a very enthusiastic
response to our invitation to the marshals to our Barbeque
at the Snetterton 24hour Race. Terry Scannell has written
up the view
from the marshal's perspective....
I am Pete Sparrows wife we, that is my team, Simply
the Breast, is racing in the 2006 2cv6 24 hour endurance race, we are
the only all woman team entered and are hoping to raise money for BREAST
CANCER, please even if it's only a £1 could you sponsor us, it couldn't
be easier, you can follow the link below and do it on line! It is all very
secure and is done through the Breast Cancer Care trust. Go on JUST HAVE
Entry now up to 26
24hr race grid slots leaving only 20 grid slots left.
Latest entries come from Bob
Rice with his BRM entry.
Also from Andy Findlay with
a welcome return to the 24 hour race under the banner of
Findlay's JD No.7. Ben Allan also
has entered a team under the Argent Provocateur name. But
the most interesting news is the disclosure of the Rod Stead
number 54 car driver lineup. Everybody will welcome back
the super quick partnership of Nick Woodward and Pete Simpson.
There's always a dark horse for the race and I believe this
is the one to watch.
The 2CV 24 hour Race - The Ultimate Club Race - Still in January and the entry for the 24 hour race at Snetterton is set to exceed any previous running of this event. The potential of filling the grid of 46 cars for the race to be held 30th April/1st May looks possible making it the largest ever single make car race in the UK. 38 options with 23 confirmed have been taken. In an event which new MSA chairman, Alan Gow, regularly competes there is some space left, with a number of cars available for hire for any teams interested in competing in the longest running 24 hour race in the UK.
Carrying on the initiative started last year where one lucky team won their race entry, the organisers are issuing raffle tickets to all competitors who enter the race. This year, five lucky teams will win their fuel for the race.
For further information and details of how to enter this fantastic motorsports event go to www.2cvracing.org.uk, or contact Steve Panas
I am organising this year's sponsorship including: - Fastest lap, Pole position, Best turned out car, Most improved driver, Best rookie, Team championship.... The sponsors include Catalyst systems, Avo Shocks, PTS Developments, Stickman, Millgate Motor Factors,Glenfiditch, Whitwell Motorsport, Ecas, Sabelt and King Dick.
If you know what you would like to sponsor please let me know.
STOP PRESS23 Confirmed entries - 23.1.2005 S E Panas Latest news : Sponsorship. Best Turned out car for each race in 2006 has attracted new sponsor in the shape of Whitwell Motorsport. A brand new trophy is in the offing for the car which gains the most points in this competition. MSA scruitineers will be asked to judge the top three turned out cars at each meeting next season and points will be awarded. Each winner will receive a sticker for the car and at the end of the season will be awarded with the new trophy. This is be awarded at the AGM/Dinner Dance.
news is that one of the favourites for next seasons
championship has finally found a plum seat in one of
the Tete Rouge cars. Simon Leith(above) from Stingray
Racing is now confirmed to be one of the drivers due
to the withdrawl of Jacky Lockyer within Tete Rouge
Racing. Simon is expected to ruffle a lot of feathers
next season having bought Phil Myatts and ex Tricky
Dickie [Richard Dalton] car for the championship. Having
secured a top team drive ensures that the ex-championship
winning car is kept rested for the expected close season
The 2006 24 hour race is going to be the best ever. We already have 21 confirmed entries and are well on the way to a full grid and a fantastic race. The programme will be similar to last year with practice on the Friday and, in the evening, a barbeque for the teams and the marshals.
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