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Re: Digital photography isn't really free

I have always known Brands short circuit as the Club circuit, but it may have a different name.

I really didn't like Brands for some reason, but loved Cadwell Park. Lydden and Mallory were fun too.

As for Health & Safety, I don't suppose 100LL Avgas (mixed with Four Star) was the healthiest or safest fuel to be using. The smell of Castrol R hanging on the cool, moist air through Glen Helen during early morning practice was nothing short of addictive (and almost hallucinogenic), to the point that I am surprised it hasn't been banned yet.
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Re: Digital photography isn't really free

Yeah, the smell of Cazy R was rather addictive.

Thinking about it, wasn't the short circuit called the Indy Circuit? Brands was, sort of, my local track as I was living in North London at the time and I actually liked it. Mallory and Cadwell Park were fun. Considering I'm originally from Cheshire and therefore my home track would be Oulton Park I never really liked it.



Me riding Malcolm Newell's personal Phasar. Shortly after the photo was taken I was tooling past Oulton Park when some guy on a Laverda Jota thought he'd show me how fast his bike was. I let him have a few yards until we hit serious speeds and then I ripped past him as if he'd missed a gear.
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Looks similar to something designed by Sir Clive Sinclair
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Looks similar to something designed by Sir Clive Sinclair
Except it was good for a genuine 168mph. Not that I ever did that on the public highway of course.
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Thinking about it, wasn't the short circuit called the Indy Circuit?
Yes it was. Apparently it started as a grass track circuit, as did Cadwell.

Years ago I knew an old chap who had raced at Brands when it was still a grass track. That would have been the Indy circuit. The 'International' circuit would have been added when Tarmac was laid I suspect.

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Re: Digital photography isn't really free

Modern jap bikes are capable of wheelies if the rider is too spirited with the throttle, however with a conventional riding position one can alter the centre of mass to counteract. With a recumbent you'd be off in a flash; it's no wonder the style didn't catch on.
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Re: Digital photography isn't really free

Brands is such a beautiful circuit.

My Dad was taken there by a business contact for the 1964 F1 British grand prix and he took me along, aged 9. I barely remember anything about it, unfortunately, but I've been back regularly for the past decade or so, and I always enjoy it.

The Palmer family have had mixed fortunes in F1, but they certainly know how to run a circuit well!
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Brands is such a beautiful circuit.

My Dad was taken there by a business contact for the 1964 F1 British grand prix and he took me along, aged 9. I barely remember anything about it, unfortunately, but I've been back regularly for the past decade or so, and I always enjoy it.

The Palmer family have had mixed fortunes in F1, but they certainly know how to run a circuit well!
I'm sure I could work out your age if you give me a few more clues
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