23rd Feb - Return of the Cold Weather Rolling Road

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23rd Feb - Return of the Cold Weather Rolling Road

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This time last year I started to organise an OC session at Surrey Rolling Road, a fantastic set of well maintained rollers operated by a knowlegable and helpful bloke.

http://www.surreyrollingroad.co.uk

The idea behind the cold weather RR is that the engines / turbo's are sucking on cold, dense air and the radiators / Intercoolers are all that bit more effective. To my mind that gives you the best chance of getting a good set of figures in relative safety.

So, Christmas is coming and we'll all be spent for a while. By common consent this will be 23rd Feb once we've had time to install those Christmas modifications and put some cash back in the bank.

Price will be £35 so long as we get more than 10 cars. There's a form to sign in advance but I won't need to take payment in advance as the turnout was so good last year.

Names on the list if you're interested...

1) Al.
2) TLF
3) Olly.Dent
4) Dasher_GT
5) MR2TurboTom
6) Gavsdavs
7) PBee
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12) nedward (via IMOC)
13) Alex O (via IMOC)
14) Sabre74
15) Highwaystar

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1) Andre - Seat Cupra


Price confirmed at £35 so long as we get over ten cars. Looking good at the moment but we managed 16 last year IIRC so I want to beat that!

Location is;


Surrey Rolling Road Ltd,
Unit 120
Longcross Studio
Chobham lane,
Surrey,
KT16 0EE

First cars will be let through around 10am.

There's a car park outside the security gate and we'll gather there. Only four cars at a time can go through but we can all walk through and watch the action.

Cost is £35, pay direct to SRR on the day. I'll bring a printed stash of the forms but for the sake of efficiency I'd prefer if you all PM me your email address and I'll send them over (alternatively I'll try and find the login details for my Dropbox account and let people download it from there).

Chances are that it'll be cold so wrap up warm. There's no vending facilities on site so make sure you're fed when you arrive. Anyone can leave at any time so no worries if you want to go to the local greasy spoon during the day.

If anyone wants to just "drop by" on the day and decides that you'd like to run after all you just need to get a form from me and pay SRR. They'll fit you in somewhere.

Total time on site is likely to be around 5 hours if everyone shows up, last year a few of us stayed on afterward to watch other cars running.


Rolling Road Day Instructions and Disclaimer

Please read the following, and sign at the bottom to say you have read and
understand. Your car will NOT be allowed onto the site without the driver
having a signed form. This is regardless of whether you are running on the
Rolling Road or not.
I’m afraid our landlord is having serious problems with local residents blaming
the site for noise issues, it’s generally not the site, or SRR fault, but we get
blamed for it anyway. Due to this, it is extremely important that you read the
following and take it in! I cannot understate the importance of this!
1) The main road (CHOBHAM LANE) you use to enter the site is used by
bikers, we get blamed for the noise, Please Please do not race up and
down it, It’s a public road, but our landlords and us get the blame for
the noise it creates. When you leave our Site, please keep the noise
down for at least a mile or so.
2) Please stick to 10 mph on the site, people walking around, noise again
etc
3) Be polite to the Security Guards, at least wave at them without the
middle finger raised.
4) The Car parks, these are for parking cars, not doing donuts, it leaves
evidence and there is CCTV. Someone was killed on the site a couple
of years ago in a car, so you can understand the sensitivity surrounding
this.
5) We are lucky to have the premises we have (well, maybe not the loo,
but that’s in hand). The Landlord will kick us out if we cause them
trouble. I’m afraid in exchange for letting us continue to do Rolling
Road days the landlords have asked we do this form. This is due to the
fact that despite being asked not to, a car with a screamer pipe raced
up and down the road outside and straight past the Site manager!
Thanks for reading, have a nice day at SRR
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Re: Return of the Cold Weather Rolling Road

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I really do need to get my car on the rollers... I think this year it will actually be mechanically ready for it too! :th:

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Probably interested in this. Need dates....

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I've emailed Charlie to ask if there are any "blackout" dates.

Best guess would be 2nd, 16th or 23rd Feb. 23rd is the preference AFAIC. That should (hopefully) be plenty cold without us all being buried in snow.
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Looks like it'll be the 23rd, but the 6th is also available if common consent dictates that'd work better. :)
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if i get my car ready by then i would be intrested in this
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Hi Simon,

You've got three months, get cracking! :)

BTW: Did we meet at the Torque of the Devil RR day that Oddshoes organised? I was in the silver MX5 back then.

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_Al_ wrote:Hi Simon,

You've got three months, get cracking! :)

BTW: Did we meet at the Torque of the Devil RR day that Oddshoes organised? I was in the silver MX5 back then.

Cheers
Al

Yes mate :D

if I have got the 2 on the road then then i will put mine on as it would be good to see what mines running before i up the boost from 0.5bar. I want to see what she is running at 1.1 / 1.2 bar

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Do we get to play warm up on the track next-door?!
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... again! :blush:

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Will bring something blue.....

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Re: 23rd Feb - Return of the Cold Weather Rolling Road

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i might be along if i find a turbo to buy by then.

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Put me on the list. :th:

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List updated!

For those who haven't seen my project thread we're going to try some science - I'm buying an XS-Power Intercooler from Olly so we'll attempt a back to back RR with it and with stock to see if there's actually truth in the "+20bhp" power claims.

If I'm really organised I'll bring a temp sensor so we can see what the cooling effect of each really is..
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