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Etretat 2017 - results


27th Aug 2017
Event Date: 27th Aug 2017

Our annual pilgrimage to Etretat went off well – the returning participants nursing hangovers, over-full bellies and sunburn.  Once again we have Tim Pryke to thank for organising the Nash contingent and Michel Deldon and his colleagues for providing us with a weekend of great competition.

Julian Grimwade was the fastest pre-war entrant, while David Leigh was fastest of the vintage racing cars and Jo Blakeney-Edwards the quickest sports car. 

David Knight was enjoying the first outing in his newly-acquired Le Mans Rep and was getting to grips with it over the weekend.

The full results of the Nash entrants in the event were:

Julian Grimwade; Norris Special                                 01:02.013
David Leigh; Spider                                                           01:08.175

Paul  Baker,  FN Richard Bolster Spl.                          01:08.882

Jo  Blakeney-Edwards; Supersports, Meadows    01:10.671
Mark Roper; Supersports, Ford engine                    01:11.857
Alastair Pugh; FN-BMW 328                                         01:13.608
Steve Pryke; TT Rep, Meadows                                    01:14.424
David Knight; Le Mans Rep                                           01:16.778
Paul Weston; TT Rep, AC engine                                01:17.393
Annabel Jones; Boulogne Vitesse, Meadows       01:18.631
Tim Pryke; Colmore, BMW engine                            01:18.688
Bob Mellors; TT Rep, Meadows                                   01:22.942
Robin Lightwood; Supersports, Meadows            01:24.138
Andy Cawley; Supersports, Anzani                          01:28.590

Paul Baker didn't get his last practice and first timed run as the oil pressure warning light switch split and started leaking  oil all over the place! Still, it was really lucky that it happened on the start line and not 30 seconds later which would have dumped oil all over the track and probably hurt the engine to boot... Fortunately Paul was able to get a blanking fitting from one of the MG crowd which let him run on Sunday.

And worth mentioning that Jo got the best sports car time in spite of a badly misfiring engine which thwarted all attempts at curing it - she got through 3 coils!!