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Roger Portman
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Hi All,

Entered the revived Firle Hill Climb last Sunday organised by Rob Bryant of the Bo Peep Drivers Club. All done in aid of The Chailey Heritage Foundation for disabled children, a worthy cause.

A great day out, an eclectic range of cars from 1092's onwards, good food, music, & four runs up the hill ! The only problem was the dust in the farm paddock !

Well worth a visit.  A couple of pics including a rarity:-  the Stovebolt Special, once used by Stirling Moss as the HWM works car with an Alta engine, then used in film, then raced with a Chevy small block, now back in the UK.

Bye for now,  Roger

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Paul Blore
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Well done Roger. How did your times compare with other’s on the day?  👍 

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Colin Newbold
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Good for you Roger 😀 Hope you had more success than I did racing the Fiesta on the Silverstone International circuit.  Left rear wheel bearing seized coming out of Stowe at 60+ mph but lots of run off so no damage apart from the bearing and a shredded tyre!

FYI the Stovebolt Special belongs to well known classic muttering rotter Simon Taylor, who also owns a 2.6 Ace.

Colin


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Roger Portman
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No times I'm afraid, however there was an Ace with a Bristol engine unrestored from the day it was made I would think judging by the fact that every panel had dents & the interior & engine bay were extremely well worn. Still that is what we call 'Patina' these days. Does a

AC Ace Bristol 02

nyone know this car ? 

AC Ace Bristol 01

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