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Team Rutpen finished the season on a high!

We are very proud of Team Rutpen after a double win at Donnington Park in very wet and rainy conditions!

Dave – Swinging Sixties Race Win

Race Start at 6min

Interview at 49min

Night Race at 5h 42min

After the Honda Civic debut last month Stuart was confident of a successful weekend…

Race 1 in the Turbo Tin Tops saw the car finish first with a 33 second margin, a great result in front of the Camera’s with the car also clocking fastest lap of the race.

Race 2 at night with a large 30+ grid qualifying 2nd and finishing 3rd overall, it was the team’s first adventure in night racing provided a mix of experience gained and a few close moments on circuit.

Stuart – Turbo Tin Tops Race win

Race Start at 3h 15min

Interview at 3h 50min

Night Race at 7h 4min

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Rutpen Civic Debut at Thruxton Circuit Race Weekend!

Sunday 22.09.19 saw the debut of the Type R Honda Civic FK2 at Thruxton Circuit competing in the CSCC Turbo TinTops Series.

Not a great start with a difficult qualifying session in heavy rain combined with a competitor’s car fire dramatically reduced available time to a minimal number of laps.

None the less clear skies in the afternoon and with the track getting quicker Stuart Emmett finished 2nd overall and under 3 seconds from the leader.

Such good efforts also meant that Stuart claimed the Driver Of The Day trophy!!

Meanwhile… In the Swinging Sixties Group 2 the Datsun qualified well 7th on the grid and first in class.

Lights out and the Datsun went sideways for about 10 meters with loads off wheelspin, a place lost now running 2nd into the first corner settling into a busy track into Campbell & Cobb combination, a number of cars bumped and tagged each other through the bends the Datsun coming out unscathed having managed to narrowly miss a rotating Ford Mustang, but lost another few places in the process.

Settled into the race and started to gather in the cars that had cone past finally managing to pass two cars on the way into club.

Unfortunately, with all the great work throughout the front left hand tyre blew out at the fastest corner on the circuit, fortunately the grass was dry and plenty of space to let the car come to a safe stop.

The tyre was totally worn out and shredded, lessons learnt for next time to really make sure there is enough wear in all the tyres for the whole race!

None the less a great start with the new Civic… next up Donnington Park late October for the last race of the season!

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Brands Hatch | Didn’t go as planned!

Team Rutpen attended Brands Hatch circuit this sunny bank holiday weekend.

After the great racing start this season Dave Roberts in the Datsun didn’t have the day we had all expected, with his first DNF (did not finish).

Both car and driver are in tacked and escaped with no injuries; albeit with the drivers pride bashed up a little!

On the positive Dave was able to get his licence signed off to step up to the global stage! Well done Dave!

Aside from this the MG continued as normal punching above its weight in class but expectations we’re not high given the sunny weather and a lot faster cars on the track.

However…

Watch this space with Team Rutpens new car making its debut very soon!!!

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Another great race weekend at Anglesey

With both the MG and Datsun in action at Anglesey, Rutpen enjoyed a very good show again!

Dave Roberts walked away with 2 trophies finishing 2nd (in class) Race 1 & 1st (in class) in Race 2 of the Adams & Page Swinging Sixties.

While Stuart Emmett and the MG is continuing to punch well above his weight in a tough Co-ordSport Tin Tops and Cartek Motorsport Puma Cup!

You can see the action though Marc Peters video highlights, here:

Full results are here: https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/192964

John Aston interviewed many of the drivers and he gives his personal views on his first visit to Anglesey: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/838e83_76f03ca443a446f49de4cec1b166e422.pdf

What a great track and weekend for all involved at team Rutpen!

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Rutpen are excited to announce the addition of Jim McCartney to our team!

Jim has worked in partnership with Rutpen over several years and he brings some of his key products for use within the metal finishing industry.

metal blacking solution
metal blacking solution

We will be adding the core products to our website in the coming weeks which will fall in with our Specialty Silicone Greases and Floc Blocks

… watch this space!

Jim will also continue to manage his existing customer base supported by Rutpens added quality and level of service!

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

Rutpen just wanted to share a flashback of the site progress over the last year!

We cannot believe how things have come together.

All of the investment has given Rutpen the foundations and diversity needed to be the market leader in contract manufacturing and solvent recovery!

Of course we are always growing and with such a great driven team we have more ambitious plans ahead!

Watch this space!

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Rutpen Driving Forward!

Continual Development at Rutpen!

Our youngest driver has added to his Licence.

Driving Cat C
Driving Cat C

David Whittle managed the reverse, coupling and driving elements of the test and added

the C+E entitlement to his licence.

Congratulations David, Great Work!

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Good Luck to Rutpen’s top clay shooter!

Rutpen would like to wish Beth Peacock good luck for the up coming English Open at Bywell this weekend!

Beth attended her last selection shoot for the North region of England team where she shot 91/261 which enough to gain her a position in the team for the English Open this coming weekend!

Beth also shoots Olympic trap and will be competing in the Olympic trap later on this year which again her goal is to get in the north of England selection team and in turn make the English open…

Then on to shoot in the Olympics for Team GB with a bit of luck!

If you want to follow Beth please follow her facebook page Beth Peacock Clay and Shooting

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Rutpen’s Oulton Park Race Weekend Update

Very good weekend for team Rutpen at Aulton Park!

Both Stuart & Dave finished 3rd in their respective races.

Dave was on Friday in the Datsun while Stuart had to wait until the Monday for his race in the MG!

With it only being Dave’s second competitive race the pressure was on after his impressive debut race at Silverstone.  Dave did however rise to the challenge even with a few hiccups along the way due to the rain and also some gearbox issues.  None the less with the team in the pit and some great driving got back into the race to finish 3rd!

Special thanks to the pit team and team recruit Karen supporting at Dave’s side!

Another day another Trophy!

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Sue Chandler Retirement

After nearly 14 years in the business Sue Chandler today retires here at Rutpen!

Thankfully she has not just rushed into the sunset, she spent quality time putting the team together to drive Rutpen into the future.

She has now handed the torch (should I say bunsen burner) down to Christian Baylies and Raluca Cristea.

We wish Sue all the best in her retirement; you will be missed within the team!

Sue Retires from rutpen
Sue Retires from rutpen

Sue’s send off ended with the rutpen team out at Silks on the Downs in Marlborough.

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Rutpen’s MD’s First Race

Last weekend Rutpens Managing Director Dave Roberts entered the Datsun 240Z into the CSCC Silverstone Spectacular; this was his first ever race! It’s a popular race with over 60 entrants so is split into two “grids” by engine size.

Dave was in group 2 for the larger engine cars, qualifying was first thing and starting at 18th on a grid of 30; pretty much mid field in the class!

When speaking to Dave he expressed how incredibly nervous it was being a standing start, the advise he was given was to hit first gear, 5000 revs and dump the clutch!

“I’d never done it before so just did what I was told said and managed to avoid a stranded TVR ahead on the grid & the field all made it through the first corner safely”.

“I pretty much worked & drove as hard as I could for 40 minutes and arrived exhausted and relieved to see the chequered flag. I didn’t really care where I had come, I was just elated to finish, but arrived back to the pits to discover I was third in class! Dazed and amazed I was presented with a trophy”.

Thanks to Stuart & Dan for coming out to Silverstone & to Dean Halsey & his team for their support and advice over the weekend, he runs another Datsun 240Z and came first in class!

A very well done from the team at Rutpen and we look forward to more trophies throughout the season from all the rutpen team!

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