View Full Version : British Invasion at CMP

Hap Waldrop
07-23-2008, 07:00 AM
Hey folks, here's an event the guys at CMP (Carolina Motosports Park in Kershaw, SC) and myself have cooked up for the LBC crowd. You're all welcome to come and join in on the fun. It looks like now we have folks form 3-4 states coming down. Here's a link to the event flier. Spread the word, the more, the merrier.

www.fbccsc.org/files/BritishInvasion08.pdf (https://www.fbccsc.org/files/BritishInvasion08.pdf)

07-24-2008, 07:40 AM
Hap, where in Kershaw is the park? (Address)? I don't see it on the map. Driving directions?

Hap Waldrop
07-25-2008, 07:31 AM
Paul here ya go, it's just outside of the town of Kershaw.

www.carolinamotorsportspark.com (https://www.carolinamotorsportspark.com)

07-25-2008, 09:01 AM
Thanks Hap. If at all possible, we'll be there. 3 hrs from the house.

Hap Waldrop
07-25-2008, 01:31 PM
Paul, you won't regret it, it should be a fun time.

07-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Hap, I added your event to the Event Calendar (Calendar link in the upper nav menu). Added for 15 November.


Hap Waldrop
07-30-2008, 07:19 AM
Thanks Basil.

Hap Waldrop
09-24-2008, 08:55 PM
Someone suggested I list this event here, and I told them I had, so I guess a bump is in order.

09-27-2008, 05:41 PM
I might try and make that. If we can drive our cars around a track that would be fun. If we have the gas situation sorted out by then. We got some fuel trucks in today and several places had gas.

Hap Waldrop
10-13-2008, 06:04 AM
Just a little bump for this as we only a month out. If you want to put a little drive in your event, this is your kind of event.

10-15-2008, 04:31 PM
Hap, did you order a nice sunny day for the event? https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/happy0148.gif

Hap Waldrop
10-18-2008, 05:12 AM
Got my order in :smile:

Hap Waldrop
11-05-2008, 03:43 PM
We're less than two weeks out on this event now, and the phone is ringing and I'm getting plenty of emails, so I think we're going to have a good turn out. Hope to see some of you all there.

Go the below link for the event flier and more info.

11-06-2008, 05:36 AM
Hi Hap,

Would you please do me a small favor.

Please find my a buyer for my house here in NE PA so I can join in on the fun down south!!



Hap Waldrop
11-06-2008, 10:22 AM
No problem Russ, consider it taken care of :smile:

Mickey Richaud
11-06-2008, 10:25 AM
Looks like you're gonna have a good show - too far (about 9 hours) for me... :frown:

11-08-2008, 04:41 AM
No problem Russ, consider it taken care of :smile:

"Thanx" Hap;

I`m really looking forward to meeting with the Buyer!! LOL!!



tony barnhill
11-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Hap - hope you guys have a great time...we'll want to see photos!

11-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Were planning on being there Hap. Just hope the weather stays like it is now, sunny and cool. Leaving here around 7:00 with the B, we probably won't be there till 9:30 or 10. Of course, that's if I can make it without a breakfast break, or maybe an egg Mc muffin on the run. https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/happy0001-1.gif

Hap Waldrop
11-12-2008, 07:59 AM
See you guys there, looks like the weather is half way cooperating, we may have a few light sprinkles real early, but it supposed to clear up and be about 68 degress. I fiquire we'll be ok, this is not a trailer queen/ show only car type of event, this is the type of event for the guys that drive the hound out of their cars, and won't let a little sprinkle scare them away.

11-14-2008, 05:15 AM
The weather isn't looking very good. T storms predicted clear into the evening hours. We'll play it by ear. https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/confused0031.gif

Hap Waldrop
11-14-2008, 07:27 AM
Yeah, we're leaving to go down early this afternoon, it looks like by the time the track session goes down all will be well weather wise, makes no bones about it, I'll be there anyhting short of a globel melt down :smile: I guess we will find out who the hard core folks are. I think what will probably happen is the numbers will be down and the sessions will actually be less crowded, meaning better.

If we do this agin next year, I shoot for late spring, early summer,and use Sunday as a rain date, lessons all being learn from a first attempt.

11-14-2008, 12:18 PM
Hap. I was hoping to bring out the new 72 MGB. It will run in the rain but the 67 GT may get called to duty again. I WILL be there...Looking forward to it! If you are coming thru Monroe on your way thru call me and stop over.Bob 704-907-0986

Hap Waldrop
11-16-2008, 07:24 AM
Well here's a report from the British Invasion at CMP. The weather scared off a few folks, but we still had 17 diehard LBCs and their owner show up, their determination to come to this event in lue of the threats of bad weather got rewarded with 70 degree shirt sleeve weather and no rain. We got two 15 minute sessions on the 2.2 mile CMP road course, which equated to about 10+ laps. We all had a ball. The CMP staff gave us the green light to make this a annual event, so next year we'll plan in a more weather friendly time of year. You that were on the fence about this event due to the weather, all I can say, is you missed out, and wish you were there.

Hap Waldrop
11-16-2008, 07:39 AM
A on track photo form Bob White's in car view

11-17-2008, 10:17 AM
Well, needless to say, we didn't make it to the event. We got up around 5 AM to leave by 6:30 and it was pouring rain with thunder and lightning. So we stayed home. It cleared up later, but not enough time to get there at a reasonable hour. Glad it cleared up for those who went. Oh well, next year. https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/confused0022.gif

11-22-2008, 08:50 PM
Thanks for setting up this event for us Hap! About 6 cars from the Columbia British car club drove up together on Saturday. Yes the weather was hit or miss for awhile but I am glad I was there. My Mini and I had a great time on the track! I sure was not expecting 10 laps-that was an early Christmas present. Eric

Hap Waldrop
11-24-2008, 07:48 AM
Eric, glad you had fun. We're definately going to do this again next year, maybe in a warmer time of year, however it was fairly warm this year. So as soon as I get a look at 2009 Southeastern car show shedule, I going to try to pick a date thet will work for most.Next year, we'll use Sunday as a rain date as well.

12-14-2008, 04:17 PM
Hap- couple of nice write-ups in this month's British Marque Car Club News. The one on pg. 18 is very complimentary. The track time seems to have been a big hit.