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Knox Mountain 2015

Postby Chickenman » 14 May 2015 15:52

Just wonder who's going up to Knox this year to run or spectate?

Don West and I are heading up in the 280Z on Friday morning. Hopefully around 9:30 Am to 10:00 AM at the latest. Anyone else going and want to Tag along?

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby bertvorgon » 14 May 2015 20:11

I'm heading up early Saturday morning, leaving my place at four AM, will be there when gates open, have some pan cakes and do some hiking. See you up there. I'm going to say hi in the pits, then work my way up to the top for the second runs of the day.

I will watch for you guys, be nice to see you and Don!
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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby zKars » 15 May 2015 18:18

Myself and another Z guy will be there Saturday for sure. We just got in to kelwona now after a very fun run on the backroads from Cranbrook to here.

Hope to cross paths with some of ya.

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby bertvorgon » 16 May 2015 03:13

Morning World, 3:00 Am here,going to be a 510 day as I call them, 12+ hours, where today it will be at least 15 hours for sure, for the days trip.
I will be leaving here at 4:00, should be at the gate by 7:30, have the pancake breakfast and enjoy the day. Weather looks to be ok, hiway should be clear. Some stupid traffic stuff yesterday afternoon for those trying to clear Vancouver. Glad I don't have to do that any more.
I will take lots of pictures and post them up tomorrow.

Everybody drive safe!
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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby Chickenman » 19 May 2015 22:40

Looks like 2015 results are up.

http://www.knoxmtnhillclimb.ca/results/2015results_overall.pdf

New GTO record of 1:48.344 goes to Wouter Bouman in his 3 rotor FD RX7. Guess the MGB is gonna need some more HP!!

Campbell Carlyle came oh so close to reclaiming the SP4 Record with a 1:55.258.

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby 510rob » 20 May 2015 10:29

where is John Haftner?

16th, GTX, #38, Thorkelson Cam, 2:04.406
59th, GTLite, #329, Finniss Mark, 2:29.321

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby bertvorgon » 20 May 2015 11:01

What car was Mark in?
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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby Chickenman » 20 May 2015 11:06

510rob wrote:where is John Haftner?

16th, GTX, #38, Thorkelson Cam, 2:04.406
59th, GTLite, #329, Finniss Mark, 2:29.321


Talking to Joe Cheng, it sounds like John is pretty much retired. He is after all 72 now. His Butt kicking foot is probably sore after all these years....

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby 510rob » 20 May 2015 13:39

bertvorgon wrote:What car was Mark in?

...the one you took a picture of. You two guys must have been within 50 feet of each other but neither recognized the other...
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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby bertvorgon » 20 May 2015 13:57

CRUDMUCKER...I said hi to him...he acknowledged me by name..but, he was sitting in the car with full face helmet on........did not realize that it was Mark.....
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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby Byron510 » 20 May 2015 15:57

You're not the first guy to make that mistake Bert - been there, done that!

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby bertvorgon » 21 May 2015 18:11

Wow....1982...my first run at Knox. I had walked and watched it the year before and thought, hey, this could be fun. Little did I know that 14 years later I had been bitten by the BUG!

My friend Dave and I talked to each other on the drive up, telling ourselves to take it easy, but, he had old, cold tires and wrote his 510 off in Turn 5 on his second run. ( If you have heard this story,...sorry ).

as you can see, it was pre-flares. Then, in 1983 I had my oops at Westwood, so when the car was finished, with flares and real deal tires and suspension, I concentrated on the B.C. Solo Championships. After I knocked off 4 of those in a row, it was than back to Knox, to try for the elusive sub 2 minute category.

I was so lucky I never crashed at Knox, when you look at all the 510 written off there, and most of the guys I knew/know, all have had crashes.

Other than a couple of bad call years with the TOO BIG TURBO, and bald race tires, i really had a good go at it.
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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby zKars » 21 May 2015 18:16

Incredible video! Brian Elliot did that? Good Lord, he's still the videographer guy and still doing the Datsun thing here in Calgary. I'll have to see if he has any more that old video to share.

Better yet, 82 was the first year I went to Knox. I have a ton of still pics from then. I'll see if I can find them and scan them in. I seem to remember a LOT of 510's on the hill that year. And maybe a go kart?

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Re: Knox Mountain 2015

Postby bertvorgon » 21 May 2015 18:43

Go Carts never "officially" ran. They came up as demonstration only. A fellow with an insanely fast shifter cart came one year, Ed Leach was his name. I ran into him at a car show a few years ago, and he said he scared himself silly and if he had known what it was like beforehand, he would never have run.

There was a guy here this year with a drone filming at turn 3, I would like to see that video when done.

Second time I ran Knox I rented a Sony VHS camera that was the size of a dresser drawer. Over time, most of us killed VHS cameras as the vibration through our rolls bars just killed the tape heads.

I would be cool if you had a picture of my car there, on the hill. I was so focused, that I took very few pictures
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