Well its that time of year again where we honour those of us who have made a great Cliosport forum even better this year in 2002.
The first award is the "Big bang Theory" award to someone who has pushed the boundaries of clio engine development to the very limits of what is possible.
Captn Slarty with his turbo 172 with kept peps rivited to the forum through-out the year but it never came to fruition
Simon172 with his race ECU pushed N/A chip tuning to the limit but it wasnt enough to impress the judge.
Nick Read with Nitros 1.8 16v -it was a rocky road but he got there in the end!
Winner-Nick read pushed his clio to the outer universe and then it went BANG!(would of paid good money to see his face ) ) but this hasnt deterted him and as we speak has plans for a monster turbo clio to bounce back with next season.i await with interest.
Next.....".Fast and the Furious" award for street racers.now it would have given me great pleasure to have awarded this to a Essex street racer but Essex Cliosport street racers are as rare as rocking horse sh*t so its a no go there!
Simon172 was a early front runner with his escort cosworth kill but as the season went on just like Spurs he began to slip down the table .
172 Slayer was the new kid on the block and made a name for himself with his five 172 kills,and has shown he is not a man to be UNDERESTIMATED.
Craggy Who from the off has been consistantly banging in results
Winner-Craggy If craggy was a fighter pilot he would be the Red Baron he knows no fear and aint afraid to mix it with the big boyz,he is the man who has put Doncaster on the map as a street racers Mecca!
Next....".Magness Pike" award for best technical thread.
Now i had a good look at this one and found many which could have won the award including the "ram air thread " but Captn slarty with the ecotec thread hit the G spot for me.
The captn totaly proved his point by logic and thoroughly boxed his opponents around the ears with their feeble attempts at disproving him. well done Joe!
Finaly the "flame warrior" award
This hotly contested section has proved the hardest one for me to choose a winner from but heres my shortlist
Cooper s boy made a good start but went all soft and decided flame wars werent for him.
Captn smartarse was a late entry and made a name for himself very quickly but at the end of the day he was too smart for his own good.
172 Slayer made an impact like a claymore mine and managed to piss alot of people off in a short space of time.
twofast4u was a Trojan horse and took the war to smug 172 owners
Winner......Twofast4u made many momorable posts including "smug 172 gits "and "i whooped a GTI" but what made 2fast so perfect as a flame warrior was he was a clio owner and made the backlash against him even more venomous.
Its a measure of the mans genius that he is still talked of 6 months after his last posting.
Well done Twofast i look forward to your return.
Lets hope we can make 2003 an even better year!