Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

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Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

Post by Ferngar » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:18 pm

Thanks David, I'd appreciate that.
I checked out the Thunder Road cars and it looked like a job lot from a scaffolders yard!

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Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

Post by clive » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:58 pm

The only Hawk that I know of that had a full roll cage was Marcus Price's Yellow Peril, (which is now blue) built by Graham Fry in conjunction with Gerry H. Unfortunately I don't have and pictures showing the roll cage but if you can bear it, look at this video, it features the car, now pained blue, and there are some shots around the 11.30 mark where you can see the roll cage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WfS-6O ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

Post by simonjrwinter » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:31 am

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Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

Post by Colin Newbold » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:40 am

My Kirkham has a roll hoop/forward stay good enough to satisfy blue book rules...it was also appraised by a Motorsports UK scrutineer who declared it strong enough to gain a Historic Technical Passport. Not sure how different it is to a Hawk though, both in terms of material diameter and thickness, as well as securing points.

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Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

Post by peterpjb » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:13 pm

clive wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:46 am
Rob's car is an original 289

at least it is a perfect original-like car
usually all replicas that are built to the original homologation (FIA HTP), which includes the original rollbar with the forward stay are allowed to compete in (FIA) hillclimbs

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Re: Hillclimb rollbar/rollcage

Post by Ferngar » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks Colin Newbold for that information. It is my hope to be able to run with just the roll hoop and the forward facing petty bar. I will have a chat with my local scrutineer to get his thoughts on the Historic Tecnical Passport. Thanks everybody who has replied to this post.

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