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mitchjazz
22-10-2008, 04:44 PM
hi peeps just give you a heads up on the visit which saw a total of 1200 road miles covered using the coupe not counting 38 miles each way on the norfolk line- dover to dunkerque ferry. saturday 18th october midday.
we missed the chance of a saturday half day session as we didn't reach nurburg until 7pm german time +1hr g.m.t
stopped for a german steak meal and then proceeded to our hotel 200m from the track entrance
sunday was a full day at the ring with an 8am start and with an 8 lap ticket prepaid we headed to the track at 8.10am which was dry in places but drying from a cold autumn night,-- brilliant sunshine meant it was drying quickly in places not in others-- which was to catch out a few unhappy motorists on the day.. for us me father in the back and brother in the front + 3/4 tank of v-max we got on very quickly with no real wait-- my brother timed the laps with no real pressure but i defy anybody not to want to know if any improvements were made!!! suffice to say
note of caution to anybody looking to go keep your passengers to a minimum of 1 as back seat passengers even on cloth trim will become nauseous very quickly but not too bad in front seats.. 4 laps was enough for the rear occupant
initially but was brave enough for another two...
pre visit i bought wider tyres for the front extra grip on the std rims upgraded to the ferodo ds2500 pads up front but felt after a few laps maybe the discs had warped leaving some uneven braking... however the experience was an awesome one and felt the car behaved excellent really
and surprised a lot of people including myself really... the track is simply inspiring to drive and i would without hesitation recommend a trip for any of you guys+gals
regards m.j
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll141/mitch01_album/PA190027.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll141/mitch01_album/PA190007.jpg :veryhappy: :thumb:

mitchjazz
03-11-2008, 07:28 PM
car has now sold after 3 days on auto trader :thumb: memorable car and experience.. now to sort the scooby :thumb:

Steve Gill
03-11-2008, 07:56 PM
love the last picture :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
03-11-2008, 07:58 PM
Glad you had a good time :thumb:

Simon
03-11-2008, 08:33 PM
Is there a bug going around?

Yup, there sure is :thumb:

Floyd
03-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Like the seat cover.

DVW
03-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Nov 3 2008, 10:50 PM
Like the seat cover.
is that not the passengers jacket? :P

JamesW
03-11-2008, 11:19 PM
that would be a fiat coupe i presume?

5 pot noise :wub:

BCA
03-11-2008, 11:50 PM
Magic tree is worth 10 seconds a lap... :thumb:

fthaimike
04-11-2008, 12:20 AM
Had a fatastic time there the other week.


Originally posted by BCA@Nov 4 2008, 12:50 AM
Magic tree is worth 10 seconds a lap... :thumb:
15 sec's if you can find one in the German colours.

mitchjazz
05-11-2008, 01:51 AM
cheers fellas was a fiat coupe yes .. magic tree was "black ice" so - 2mins a lap so that gives us a sub 7min btg!!! tbh it really was slippy early on and i see why its not so busy now!! seat covers nooooooooo more like back massagers!! :thumb: brilliant experience a wealth of enthusiasts and the bug is now permanent!!! RESPECT to all of you guys who have it too ;)