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18ClassicTouringCarRacingClubMemberFeatureAndyRobinsonOnTheHillAfteraninvitationearlyintheyearfromGoodwoodtotakePWR004totheFestivalmuchworkneededtobedoneonthecar.Ithadbeenpaintedinsideandoutandwasbasicallyarollingshell.Thebiggestjobwasrettingthewiringharness.EasyforaracecaryoumightsayButno.Thistypeofracecarhasasmuchharnessasroadcarbutunlikearoadcarmostofthewiringplugsarethesame.RunninglategettingthecarreadymeantthetestdaybookedwascancelledandaquickrunupanddowntheroadwasthemostdataIcouldgettogivetomyenginemappingmanjustbeforetheevent.AndsothecarwasuntestedaswesetoffforGoodwoodwithnoup-to-dateenginemaponit.OncewehadarrivedatGoodwoodandsetupinBay19moderntechnologymeantwecoulddownloadandinstallanewenginemapontheWednesdaynight.TheplanwastorunthecarupthehillonwettyresasthenormalslicksIusearereallyhardandIdidnotwanttospendmanypoundsonasetofsofthillclimbslicksforjustsixrunsupthehillThursdaywasjustscrutineeringfortheracecarsandrunsfortheMovingMotorShowwhichwastodemonstratenewcarsupthehill.IusedthistomyadvantagedrivingalittleFiestaonthehilltolearnitFridaymorning.TherstrunupthehillandwowlookatthefamousnamesinthequeuewithmeThatrstrunwasterriblelearningtheroutebutlotsworsethecarwasoversteeringreallybadly.Investigationshoweduidwasleakingfromthepassengerrearshocker.Notwhatyouwant.Lotsofddlingwiththerestofrearofcarmeantruntwowasnotmuchbetter.FridayinourcampwasspentdecidingwheretojusttoshowoffgoingupThunderracerAndyRobinsonloveshisFordsandAustralianFalconsinparticular.ImaginehisdelightwhenhewasinvitedtotakeoneofhisFalconstoGoodwoodfortheFestivalofSpeed.HerecountshisexperiencesoftheweekendthishistoryofhiscarsandtheirAustralianheritage.AboveMadeitAtthetopofthehill.PhotovanCauwenbergGoodwood.RightThegangreadytogo.LeftAndyRobinson.