Lancia Motor Club

Model Technical and Interest => Aurelia => Topic started by: fay66 on 04 June, 2014, 01:06:54 PM



Title: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: fay66 on 04 June, 2014, 01:06:54 PM
While looking at the Bella Lancia Facebook page re the end of Lancia speech, I scanned down only to see photos of a very nasty racing accident to an Aurelia in Ireland, and I immediately thought of Kevin, and found that this was confirmed by commiserations from Louise Kennedy and Chris Gawne, two more of our Aurelia Racers,
I do hope that Kevin got away without being injured, but it must be heartbreaking for him to see the condition of his beautiful B20 after so much hard work that has gone into it, let alone his love for it.
Hopefully one day we will see it returned to it's former glory, but I doubt it will be any time soon :'(

See https://www.facebook.com/BellaLancia?notif_t=page_invite_accepted

Just had another look and it seems Kevin is a bit like James Bond's Martini, Shaken not stirred as someone else put it!

Brian
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Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: DavidLaver on 04 June, 2014, 01:20:45 PM

He's fine - other than his pride.

David


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: DavidLaver on 04 June, 2014, 01:22:24 PM

...and the car isn't as bad as it looks - it WILL get fixed.

David


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: Parisien on 04 June, 2014, 08:01:32 PM
Indeed, I can only wish Kevin all the best in both getting the B20 back on the road and getting back in the saddle when he can.

P


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: the.cern on 05 June, 2014, 06:14:11 AM
Best wishes Kevin and hope you are soon over the effects of the accident.

I sincerely hope the car is soon back in good order.

                                        Andy


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: Kevin MacBride on 05 June, 2014, 01:11:07 PM
Thanks for the concern. Im fine, not a scratch. Roll cage, harness etc all did thier job. Car is fairly bad but not unrepairable. Its not the first time Ive crashed in a race, although I can safely say Im in a unique club in rolling an Aurelia.
Im on holidays at the moment so Ill post a little more details when Im back.


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: DavidLaver on 05 June, 2014, 01:51:36 PM

I think "mine" was rolled - the owner before the one before the one before me.  His name will come to me...

David


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: Jai Sharma on 06 June, 2014, 09:30:07 PM
Commiserations, but if anyone can repair it, Kevin can.


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: Aurelia Adam on 07 June, 2014, 10:04:39 AM
Pleased to hear that all the safety equipment did their job.

If the car needs a new rollcage as part of the rebuild, give me a shout
as I have just removed my Safety Devices full cage with door bars etc that was tailor-made for my S4
(fortunatley never rolled as they say).

Best of luck with the rebuild.

Adam Tindell


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: GG on 07 June, 2014, 02:20:37 PM
Glad you are ok. Cars can be fixed, people are harder.


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: DavidLaver on 07 June, 2014, 10:27:02 PM

...not always - in this book (below) there's a picture of the owner/restorer with a gashed head from when he fell keeping both hands on the precious engine cylinder head.

http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/3446260-dagrada-formula-junior?redirect=true

An excuse to post back to a Formula Junior thread:

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7119.0

The single choke sidedraft carb is interesting - I saw six similar ones on an Alfa recently.  Is that a "normal" Appia head?   Anyone spot exactly what the box is?  I can't remember what makes an early or late Aurelia box let alone between them...

David


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: DavidLaver on 07 June, 2014, 10:40:23 PM

Later boxes split down the middle...


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: Kevin MacBride on 08 June, 2014, 11:27:41 PM
Just thought I'd stick this up as something to aim for with the rebuild.


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: the.cern on 09 June, 2014, 10:32:16 AM
That is what it's all about Kevin!!!!

Best wishes,

                   Andy


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: DavidLaver on 09 June, 2014, 10:56:41 AM

Up on three wheels there's no need to worry about it tracking or crabbing.  I wish I could remember the name of the racing driver who pointed this out to his setup obsessed team mate.


Title: Re: Hope Kevin is Ok
Post by: Kevin MacBride on 26 July, 2014, 01:40:54 AM
Finally got around to doing some work on the car. I'll just post this one photo as a teaser, before I get into the 'nitty gritty' bits......