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firehawk
25-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Back in Blighty now :D

What an awesome 5 days. Highlighted by Monday afternoon was the best day, mainly just british flying round.

Thanks to Martin STI for organising. We tried a new Hotel this year in Adenau the Blaue Ecke. We have to thank Michaela for her hospitalitly second to none, after 2 years of stopping ath the Ringhaus, this was much nicer, and we will be booking for next year (Big thanks to Michaela) :D .

The trip down through England was that good we managed to get to Dover to catch an earlier Ferry!! but then on the other side we hit the Brussels Rush hour and then aloth of road works on the German Autobarn so lost a good hour to that. We still managed to get a few beers and something to eat at the Blaue Ecke.

Next morning we got up to watch the VLN racing. to be honest they seemed a little slow!!

Then 2 olclock our time on the ring had come. It soon got busy though and quite a few accident cause it to be shut a few times, I only got 2 laps in!!! Took Pete out for both of them, due to every time I went out it closed LOL. Martin Got 3 laps in his Clio F1, Lee got a couple in his WRX , H started where he finshed off last time and was doning 9.30's in his bog standard 318is, but had to go looking for some brake pads as his simply wernt up to the job!! he got some Hawk ones from a local dealer. Big Al got a lap in his M3. Lee and Al are ring Virgins, so where in Awe of the place

Sat evening we went to Pinochio's awesome food and the worlds biggest pizza's!! luckily I only ordered a Salad! (Which was big enough!!) followed by a few beers in the Blaue Ecke.

Sunday All day TF still mega busy, lots of stoppages managed to get 2 laps in the morning. We took pity on the British Clio driver who turned his "talent button off" and went for one last run!! oopps!! his mate was petrified as he had not come back and the track was claosed, luckily for him the closure was for some one else but 685 for the barrier brought it home. Track opened so we all went out, and I took the Clio driver and his mate out for the last lap of the day, Was my best lap ever to this day, we had to stop and wait at Adenau brigde where there was a big accident with the "blinged up 306" but they claimed I had done a sub 9 minute lap, taking off the time for the accident, well happy with that!! I got over taken by a M3 prior to the Accident and then no one after the accident!!

Dai (supertouring on here) hired a Golf GTI DSG from rent a racecar, I took him down on the Sunday morning and we where given a guided tour of there workshops and made very welcome, I think Dai enjoyed his time in the Golf and did a 9.30 so was happy.

Sunday evening we went to the Pistenklause for Argentinian Steak. One of the quotes of the night was "its raw!!" LOL. Food as usual was superb, but the service was not what it had been in previous years!! we only got one round of drinks in!! so went back to the Blau Ecke for some more beers :D

Monday morning was a lazy morning, I was going to go to the Museum but no one seemed interested. We we slowly wandered down to the track. Monday afternoon was bliss we got lots of laps in and very little stoppages, the last 2 laps I took out Ash (Martins Nephew I went off at Adenau Forst the first year second lap across the grass so he is nicknamed CRAsh now) the 2 laps where the best I had ever done, and to overtake 5 cars in the spectator area with one of the TVR's videoing was cool (note to myself I need to find that video).

I was speaking to Herr Teflon in the car park afterwards and I was happy to call it a day there I was well happy.

Dai had the Golf again I did a couple of passenger laps with him and he was going very well in deed. Also got my first passenger lap with "H" the driving God, boy he can drive!!!! in his little old 318is he was embarassing M3's etc round the corners simply awesome until we got to a hill!!! lol. I wish I had gone in with him in the Exige 2 years ago!! Martin Lee and Big Al all got lots of laps in.

We had a queit meal at the Blaue Ecke with Michaela, Gearge and E500TAT and a few of us went to bed the others got taken to the "night Club" accross the road by the Bar staff of the Blaue Eckte lol

In the morning lots of sore heads and a few missed breakfasts lol, time to set off back to blightly on Georges route!! firstly Andy and Will ( the crashed Clio owners)turned up as we had promised them a lift to birmingham. We had a good drive home and spotted the police trap in Belguim this time so went past them slowly, followed by a swift drive back to Manchester and home sweet home!!

Good to meet up with other Northloopers during the weekend

Das Chin (PS which was the most crashed car of the weekend!! LOL)
Herr Teflon
Andy Thompson ( nice car :D )
E500TAT
George (next year can I have a pass lap)
Emma W
Trevor Wood
Dale

And others I may have spoken to without knowing (sorry)

A top trip and will post some piccies up soon

Looking at the dates for next year already :D

Simon
31-10-2008, 12:03 PM
Nice one. Sounds like you all had fun :thumb: . Has Dai still got the ex Clio Cup car? Had a few pax laps around Sliverstone South last year, bloody loved it :thumb:

firehawk
31-10-2008, 06:33 PM
No he lost his job last Christmas so sold it to a lad that works for me, whos turned it into a rally car!!!Its even road legal!!!!

He's currently on the look out for something else at the minute, hence the reason for hiring a "rent a racecar"

Was fun and no one in the barriers this year!!! :D

just losts of clios and BMW's !!! lol

Floyd
31-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Thanks for sharing your story :thumb: Any pictures? :D

Simon
31-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by firehawk@Oct 31 2008, 07:33 PM
No he lost his job last Christmas so sold it to a lad that works for me, whos turned it into a rally car!!!Its even road legal!!!!

He's currently on the look out for something else at the minute, hence the reason for hiring a "rent a racecar"

Was fun and no one in the barriers this year!!! :D

just losts of clios and BMW's !!! lol
Road legal. Bet that is bloody brilliant with the sequential box :thumb:

Glad Dai sounds as if he is getting sorted. What does he fancy next then?

Michaela
01-11-2008, 09:23 AM
Nice to hear that you enjoy your Ringtrip and the stay in the BE...
Looking forward to welcome you here again :rolleyes:

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firehawk
03-11-2008, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Simon+Oct 31 2008, 10:07 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Simon @ Oct 31 2008, 10:07 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-firehawk@Oct 31 2008, 07:33 PM
No he lost his job last Christmas so sold it to a lad that works for me, whos turned it into a rally car&#33;&#33;&#33;Its even road legal&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

He&#39;s currently on the look out for something else at the minute, hence the reason for hiring a "rent a racecar"

Was fun and no one in the barriers this year&#33;&#33;&#33; :D

just losts of clios and BMW&#39;s &#33;&#33;&#33; lol
Road legal. Bet that is bloody brilliant with the sequential box :thumb:

Glad Dai sounds as if he is getting sorted. What does he fancy next then? [/b][/quote]
Ulitimately he wants a new style Clio cup racecar, he hired one at Oulton Park, it was very quick

There will be something inbetween though rear wheel drive possibly.

firehawk
03-11-2008, 08:45 PM
Right here you go picture that I forgot about&#33;&#33; LOL

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The ferry going out nice and still beautiful day and 2 hours early :D

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The VLM racing

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A Calibra&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

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Pete showing his bend&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

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British Black Ferrari

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Me lining up :D

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firehawk
03-11-2008, 08:57 PM
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XXXXXXXXL haha


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and it has gone :o

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Sabine waiting to go out after yet another closure&#33;&#33;

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British Lambo 1

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British Lambo 2

Both sound Gorgeous :thumb:

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"H" having fun

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Petes own Ring Taxi :lol:

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hhhmmmm

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firehawk
03-11-2008, 09:00 PM
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Dai and BIG AL

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Big AL

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Me

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John

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Ash

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"H"

firehawk
03-11-2008, 09:03 PM
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Dais Rent a racecar with "KW" Suspension

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KTM now you dont see one of them every day&#33;&#33;&#33;

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Georges Beast, Awesome

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our hotel
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a quality trip with quality people :thumb:
cant wait till next year

firehawk
03-11-2008, 09:15 PM
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Me waiting to go on :D

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Martin chasing hard (Blue Clio)

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going to buy this one :D

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Petes ring taxi

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Pete in Georges car

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Martin

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Me (nice pic)

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Lee with his fog lights on&#33;&#33;&#33; All the time&#33;

Simon
04-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Some good pictures and the weather looked as if it were kind to you :thumb:

Floyd
04-11-2008, 12:16 PM
Pictures, harrah :thumb: B)

Das Chin
04-11-2008, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by firehawk@Oct 25 2008, 03:06 PM

Das Chin (PS which was the most crashed car of the weekend&#33;&#33; LOL)

jap cars&#33;&#33; scoobies caused most of sat to be shut i heard.

i saw one m3 in the barriers on the sunday. is that what you meant?? :whistle:

i came out in the dark grey lambo and the other one a mate of mine. the SE is awesome&#33;&#33;

firehawk
04-11-2008, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Simon@Nov 4 2008, 01:12 PM
Some good pictures and the weather looked as if it were kind to you :thumb:
Weather was awesome, little bit slippy first thing Sunday (icy in places&#33;&#33;)

Monday was superb

Floyd
04-11-2008, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by firehawk@Nov 4 2008, 07:32 PM
Weather was awesome, little bit slippy first thing Sunday (icy in places&#33;&#33;)

Monday was superb
It&#39;s bad enough when it&#39;s wet :blink:

Simon
05-11-2008, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by firehawk@Nov 4 2008, 07:32 PM
Weather was awesome, little bit slippy first thing Sunday (icy in places&#33;&#33;)

Monday was superb
:thumb:

George Bolton
05-11-2008, 03:19 PM
Thanks for the pics