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Brooklands Test Hill Conquered!

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7 months 2 weeks ago #1569 by Paul
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Huh! My 1904 de Dion-Bouton needed disengagement of the differential free-wheel and application of its emergency-reverse and sprag at the lower end of the 1 in 4 section, and it still flew for eighteen feet.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #1570 by Roger
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As a regular hill climber and Brooklands volunteer I have to set an example by crossing the finishing ine at walking pace to demonstrate that I am in total control of my vehicles at all times.  I believe that I am the only person to have driven the hill on two, three and fours wheels in a single day.
One of my colleagues attempted to beat the Francis Beart record of 6.99 seconds and only just managed to stop before going off the edge of Members Banking.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #1571 by Paul
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Not more than four wheels? You should have seen me with my Scammell Mechanical Horse and articulated trailer! All FIVE wheels spinning in the air at the top.  

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7 months 2 weeks ago #1572 by T. Baxter
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This conversation brings to mind the old saying, "The older I get, the faster I was" 
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7 months 2 weeks ago #1573 by Paul
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Keith, this is all your fault.

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7 months 2 weeks ago #1574 by keithsams
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when i logged in i though i was on facebook     sometimes you  wished you had never ask the question

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