Absolute Pace

Welcome to Club Cobra.

You are currently viewing the world's largest resource for Shelby related information as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Club Cobra > Club Forums > Australian Cobra Club

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

MMG Superformance
Nevada Classics
MMG Superformance
Main Menu
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
Keith Craft Racing
June 2018
S M T W T F S
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree251Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #181 (permalink)  
Old 08-27-2017, 04:46 AM
guye's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: AP Pace427 (AP4033) GM L77 6.0L TR6060
Posts: 838
Not Ranked     
Default

Coincidentally, I just noticed a limited sale of the Kiwi3 ODB2 Bluetooth dongle thingy. If you have an odb2 port, this thing will hook up with your Harry LapTimer app and provide heaps more cool racing info like revs, gear, economy (hah!), etc that maps into your lap data. And this price is pretty good.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/kiwi-3-...referer=YB6RD3
__________________
Guy
Cobra Progress guye-cobra.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #182 (permalink)  
Old 08-27-2017, 07:06 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

Well, Im ahead of last year. On the weekend did my pre-nats oil and filter change and valve lash and valve train check and all is sweet. A far better result than the same process last year.

Things are looking good. Long range weather is......>?
Reply With Quote
  #183 (permalink)  
Old 08-27-2017, 07:10 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

THUSEP 28
18 /3C
Mostly cloudy, showers around

FRI SEP 29
16 /3
Variable clouds with a shower

SAT SEP 30
17 /4
Clouds and sunshine

SUN OCT 1
18 /3
Overcast with a little rain
Reply With Quote
  #184 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2017, 08:27 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

A little more promising
Southern Tablelands 28-day Rainfall Forecast - www.farmonlineweather.com.au
schipps likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #185 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2017, 08:32 PM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,378
Not Ranked     
Default

Mate, it is dry as a dead dingos donga down here. Would have to be the unluckiest bastards ever to get rain that weekend.
schipps likes this.
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
  #186 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2017, 09:46 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

Here too mate. We've not had rain since Christmas and have run out of water. Brought in 32k ltrs in case we get fires again. May it rain like Noah AFTER the nats!
schipps likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #187 (permalink)  
Old 09-17-2017, 02:07 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Canberra, ACT
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC, Ford, Tremec, Dana
Posts: 31
Not Ranked     
Default

With entries closed last Friday - how are we looking for total event numbers and numbers in each class?
Reply With Quote
  #188 (permalink)  
Old 09-17-2017, 02:05 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

Back in the day qld would have maybe 25 + entries but that's slowly shrunk. This year we've got 8 doing the big trip but the enthusiasm is equal or more.

I'm sure whatever the count it's going to be awesome!!! Can't wait.
schipps likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #189 (permalink)  
Old 09-17-2017, 03:26 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Hills, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Absolute Pace
Posts: 1,279
Not Ranked     
Default

A few of the Committee members came over on the weekend and we got the entrants bags put together. Some pretty cool stuff in the bags this year.

I think there are about 50 cars entered from memory.

Cheers,

Ben
schipps likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #190 (permalink)  
Old 09-17-2017, 04:14 PM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,378
Not Ranked     
Default

I heard 55 from Jules on Friday, including one Hot AC making a come back after a few years off. Not too late though if you want to get in.
spookypt, Gav, Kimbo and 1 others like this.
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
  #191 (permalink)  
Old 09-17-2017, 06:29 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

I just did a rough count of people who have done the nats with me over the last 10 years or so. While I know I have missed a few you can see that many QLDers either have no car/not involved anymore or are OS/away.

Cam Parsons - OS
Scotty H - No car
Geoff T - No car
Garry H - No car
Ash B - Not competing
Ron F - Not competing
Wazza - Not competing
Greg Q - Not competing
Yve and Chris - Not competing
Peter Ransom - No car
Denis Stone - Not competing
Wayne Proctor - Not competing
Eric Roth - No car
Mike Verner - OS
Mick Warnock - OS
Gary Sims - OS car being rebuilt

Then when you look at our current list of attendess
Paul
Me
Pete
Tony
Jim
Mic
Phil/Ros
You can see there's no newbies replacing those that have dropped away. Whether thats a reflection of club health, a sign of the times or other reasons is speculative but certainly there does seem to be a lack of NEW people wanting to attend from up here.

We could argue weather/distance etc but every name on the current list for 2017 has had more than their fare share of Nats weather and yet we still go.

From a grass roots perspective perhaps its just a sign of the times with time money and effort all playing a large factor in the choices we make. From my last CnC experience there are alot of cobra owners out there not club affiliated and perhaps that why.

All I can say is THANKS AGAIN to the NSWCCC for putting on another great event. Nothing bad about 50+ cars. Cant wait.
Reply With Quote
  #192 (permalink)  
Old 09-18-2017, 03:39 AM
Kimbo's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Camden South, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison 302 Windsor
Posts: 134
Not Ranked     
Default

My entry count puts us at 49 cars and with double entries we are at 58 entrants in total (last year was 62 off memory).
55 full entries, 3 Saturday entries
Many thanks to everyone that entered.

Clubs Represented
Melbourne – 5
VIC – 8
QLD – 9
NSW – 36
There were 21 people that entered last year but did not enter this year
There were around 17 people who entered this year that did not enter last year

Entries by class
Class 1 - 10
Class 2 - 4
Class 3 - 14
Class 4 - 6
Class 5 - 4
Class 6 - 5
Class 7 - 7
Class 8 - 8

Almost everything is now organised and ready to go – thanks to the many that help make this happen.
We are still looking for volunteers to help us out at the track, so if you know anyone that may be available to help out, please put them in contact with our secretary Tasman McManis (secretary@cobracarclubnsw.org.au).

As last year we have two raffles, one is dedicated to the Baume & Mercier Watch ($25 per ticket – limited to 300 tickets) and our general raffle ($1 per ticket) with some great prizes including a great Hare and Forbes toolbox worth around $700.

I’m really looking forward to another great Nationals this year - see you there.

Thanks,
Kim
Reply With Quote
  #193 (permalink)  
Old 09-18-2017, 05:52 AM
LoBelly's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC, carb 347 TopLoader and Jag running gear ~ so old school I time it with an hour-glass :D
Posts: 1,281
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spookypt View Post
I just did a rough count of people who have done the nats with me over the last 10 years or so. While I know I have missed a few you can see that many QLDers either have no car/not involved anymore or are OS/away.

...


All I can say is THANKS AGAIN to the NSWCCC for putting on another great event. Nothing bad about 50+ cars. Cant wait.
Firstly I want to echo that thank-you to the NSWCCC.
I think that the Nationals has a very positive influence on the Australian Cobra community - well beyond being a three day track event assessing performance and presentation.

Also, as a bit of a placeholder for the analysis to come, it might be instructive to see ourselves as others see us - perhaps by reading this article.

Car is nearly ready
spookypt and Legless like this.
Reply With Quote
  #194 (permalink)  
Old 09-18-2017, 09:49 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

STILL LOOKING GREAT!

Thurs 24/5 Clouds and Sunny
Fri 25/7 Clouds and Sunny
Sat 20/2 Clouds and Sunny but Cooler
Sun 20/6 Clouds and Sunny

https://www.accuweather.com/en/au/go...t/12766?day=13
Reply With Quote
  #195 (permalink)  
Old 09-18-2017, 10:37 PM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,378
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoBelly View Post
Car is nearly ready
Wish I could say the same - still waiting on the top to get back from the fibreglasser....he said a week to make to mould....its been 3... Wanted to get it painted this weekend.....
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
  #196 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2017, 03:51 PM
Kimbo's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Camden South, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Harrison 302 Windsor
Posts: 134
Not Ranked     
Default

Hi Guys,
If you are entered for the 24th Cobra Nationals and were planning on getting a AASA license at the track,

this post is a quick reminder that YOU CANNOT GET A AASA LICENSE AT THE TRACK for the Cobra Nationals - the track no longer sells them on site.

You need to organise your AASA licence BEFORE you go to the track.

You can apply for them online at the below we address:

https://aasa.com.au/licences/club-ra...e-application/


If you already have a current AASA or CAMS L2S licence, please disregard this post and I'll see you at the Cobra Nationals.

The weather is looking good - can't wait.
Reply With Quote
  #197 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2017, 04:43 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 2,694
Not Ranked     
Default

Kim, got your hands full putting this across the various online mediums. Just want to say thank you again for putting on this event. It can be a thankless task but it doesnt go unappreciated!

DRIVE SAFE everyone on their journey to from and at.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you ALL go to Paul Gillis's Garage (12,13 or 14) on pit row his travelling companion WAZZA is putting on free beer to all that drop in and say hi! THANKS WAZZA!

Last edited by spookypt; 09-25-2017 at 04:48 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #198 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2017, 06:21 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Melbourne, Vic
Cobra Make, Engine: Cobra RMC 377ci Windsor, Harrison Daytona Coupe, Ford XC Coupe.
Posts: 1,587
Not Ranked     
Default Brian Wilson's passing

Hello All,

I received some sad news yeseterday that long time Victorian

Cobra member Brian Wilson passed away. Brian was a regular at the Nationals

for many years until a stroke limited his driving.

My thoughts to his family and friends.

Rohan
Rog246 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #199 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2017, 10:05 PM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,378
Not Ranked     
Default

Back home after another nationals. Great weather and lots of track time and some great driving and cars on display. Congrats to John White and Robyn Hudson on King and Queen. I got a few pics and video Ill put up when I get time.

A real shame not more attendees. It is such a terrific event that deserves to be as popular as it was a few years ago. That said, it was good to see a few old faces return after a bit of a lay off.
guye, Mrs flatchat, gjkrv8 and 3 others like this.
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
  #200 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2017, 12:21 AM
Tenrocca's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Revival #3199. 366ci L76, T56 6 speed, Blue circle custom paint, Australias most original cobra 2009-2010
Posts: 2,378
Not Ranked     
Default








mate, LoBelly, gjkrv8 and 2 others like this.
__________________
Proudly registered since 2013.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy