Got to agree there - in my eyes the only single seaters in the SMRC classes are the FFords... And whilst I love the Legends they most certainly are not "single seaters" in the true sense of the word as you say... why not just have a "best prepared Legend" category?
To me if any single seater should be awarded prizes like that it should be Alan Kirkaldy's Fford given it's age etc it performed pretty well throughout the year and he managed to mix it well with the Junior FFord and National Series runners when they visited. Though how much of this was down to the car compared to Alan's input I don't know!
"Bintcliffe's done it again and the car's f**ked." RIP David Leslie.
Lol, TL, exactly! I think the SMRC should stick with the single-seater definition that most people use, ie. one seat enclosed in the c*ckpit, uncovered wheels, and no roof! That's what I call a single seater, anyway, and Legends fail on two of those criteria, even if they are designed to only have one seat..... :rolleyes:
THINK YOU`RE MISSING THE POINT HERE, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, ALL CREDIT TO THE GUY`S BUT HIS CAR IS NOT KNOWN AS A SINGLE SEATER (UNTIL SATURDAY NIGHT) DO WE HAVE TO ADD ROOF`S TO THE F/FORDS TO BE IN FOR THE AWARD NEXT YEAR !!! GHIRLRACER`S SPOT ON WITH HER DEFINITION !!!
Post by JapaneseElvis on Dec 17, 2002 19:54:13 GMT
Oh well, that woke you all up then!
A cursory glance at page 238 of the 2002 MSA 'Blue Book' will define the term single seater for you.
Part (b) of that definition states "It must be possible to enter or leave the driver's seat without it being necessary to remove or detach any part of the vehicle, other that the steering wheel or seat belts/harness."
I figure that all these wee Legends have little doors to get in and out of, and that means that they don't fit the technical definition of a single seater.
It does also flag up that there probably is a need to create an award for the Legends rather than hijack one which was intended for a completely different class.
Giving an award for a single seater (as defined) to another class does seem to be outwith the true spirit of motor racing.
WELL SAID ELVIS, AT LEAST SOMEONE HAS HIS FACTS RIGHT, I DON`T KNOW THIS PARTICULAR LEGEND BUT BY ALL ACCOUNTS IT`S A WELL PREPARED CAR, BUT SHORT OF CUTTING THE ROOF & THE WINGS OFF IT WILL NEVER BE A SINGLE SEAT RACING CAR !