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Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:04 PM
Our trackday started on Sunday evening, with a cheeky 5 hour drive down the M6, via Glasgow, to Knutsford Services for an overnighter in the Travellodge. I drove to Gretna and Jemma did the remaining distance. 300 miles done :thumb:

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We’ve not stayed in a travellodge before but, 2 things I learnt; 1. You can only book 4 people into a family online for a reason (Ethan nearly had to sleep in the car :whistle:) and 2. their beds aren’t half as comfy as those in Premier Inn. Still, at £19 I shouldn’t really be complaining :rolleyes:.

Early start on Monday, up at 6 to leave for 6.30 with a quick stop off at McDonalds for pancakes and bacon rolls. Jemma drove this stint again so I would be fresh(ish) for the trackday. After driving around half of North Wales looking for a Tescos to fill up and eventually finding one 50 metres from the A55 (Jct 10 for the future reference ;)) we filled up with Momentum and headed to the circuit.

With our detour, we arrived shortly after 9am and quickly found Ian and Jude. Ian was setting the Golf up so I went and registered.

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I then came back and set the Megane up for track, which basically consisted of cross loading our overnight bag + lunch into Judes car as well as removing the sat-nav, the DVD player and Ethans booster seat :whistle:

...............Oh, I had to put the towing eye on too. Job done :D

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After the briefing we went and did a few sighting laps. Even Jemma came out with me :shock:

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Jude sneeked Ethan onto the pitwall for the sighting laps :whistle:

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During the briefing, Teffers mentioned that this circuit was very harsh on tyres and brakes, he wasn’t wrong! I knew the brakes would be fine but I was concerned for my tyres, we had a 400 mile trek back home later in the day so I decided to take it easy on the cornering.

Appart from a few snaps, all of these pics where taken by my kids. Josh (12) had the Canon 450D and used almost a complete 8GB SD card, Ethan (5) had my Sony Cybershot and Bethany (10) had the Canon Powershot.

Random track & paddock shots………(in no particular order)

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more to come, lots more.........

Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:10 PM
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JEMMA!! Are you feeling ok ??

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JudeM
03-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Tell the children they are really good photos, and it was a pleasure spending time with them :thumb:

Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:17 PM
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Eh, Solo is that you :fish: :lol:

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Mike Roberts

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Mr Rooney's pal. Driven like it was stolen :whistle: :D

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SHITROEN :rolf:

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Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:24 PM
One of very few of these seen all day :veryhappy:

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MENTAL !! I was following this through the tight left hander at the end of the long flat curve (ie the fastest part of the circuit). Anyhow, as it went round the front left wheel was about 2' off the ground :shock: ....

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Ian H
03-05-2011, 09:27 PM
Nice one Chris and family :veryhappy:

Really good to see you all there ;)

Was a cracking day.

Nige
03-05-2011, 09:28 PM
I think Anglesey is BRILLIANT :thumb:

Sounds like a great day. Well done with the photos too Josh :thumb:

Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:31 PM
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There are loads of these shots, throughout the SD card :whistle:

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It's still going :thumb:

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Tabs

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Ian H
03-05-2011, 09:38 PM
Keep them coming Chris :thumb:

Where is the one of my tyres :whistle:

Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:43 PM
I told you there was lots of pics.......

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Teffers :shout:

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:whistle:

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Kev_G
03-05-2011, 09:46 PM
Junction 10 is where i get fuel when ever im near the track as its dirt cheap at that tescos :D Your kids are crackers Chris really good photos aswell. Even got me :D

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Chris D
03-05-2011, 09:50 PM
Black flag incident, Ian :fish: :fishing: :whistle: :lol:

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Ian said early in the day that he needed to kill 2 of his worn 888’s. I think he succeeded :D

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Despite my conservation with the tyres all day, I took Teffers out for the last 10 mins of the day. I said I was open to criticism and would gladly take tuition. The bastard made me go fast and I must have used more rubber in 10 mins with him paxing than I did all bloody day. In fairness, he taught me the line and got me around a lot quicker (Jemma verified this from the trackside :whistle:). Despite what everyone else says about him, I think he’s alright :whistle: :lol: :thumb:

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At 5pm, the chequered flag was waved and we called it a day. We cross loaded all of our kit back into the boot, re-installed the sat-nav, Ethans DVD and his booster seat :D. After saying our farewells, Jemma jumped back into the drivers seat and we set off for a 400 mile trip home :shock:.

After stopping off at a Toby Carvery just off the M6 we eventually got home at 1am. The kids slept most of the way home and I swapped with Jemma half way.

All in all, a lick out journey but, bloody worth it :thumb: Fantastic weather, brilliant company, excellent circuit and for a complete off the shelf car, the Megane is a complete weapon :veryhappy:

Thanks to Ian and Mike for the pax laps. Shaun, his pal and Kev, Ian and Mike again for putting up with my driving and special thanks to Jude for looking after the kids now and again and keeping Jemma company :thumb:


Oh, thanks again to Ian for the patience he took in cooking our burgers :whistle:

Kev_G
03-05-2011, 09:53 PM
was great to see you again Chris and thank you for the pax laps. Also a pleasure to meet your wife and kids!

Ian H
03-05-2011, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Chris Davidson+May 3 2011, 10:50 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Chris Davidson &#064; May 3 2011, 10:50 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Black flag incident, Ian :fish: :fishing: :whistle: :lol:

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Certainly was :whistle:

Next time I will ban him :rolf:




Originally posted by Chris Davidson@May 3 2011, 10:50 PM
Ian said early in the day that he needed to kill 2 of his worn 888’s. I think he succeeded :D

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Nige, want buy two part worns :whistle:




Originally posted by Chris Davidson@May 3 2011, 10:50 PM

for a complete off the shelf car, the Megane is a complete weapon :veryhappy:


Certainly is, very impressed with this car :thumb:



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Don&#39;t ever buy those bloddy things again :angry: :pokeyeye: :lol:

crossie
04-05-2011, 07:05 AM
great photos and what looks like a super day&#33;

must get my car finished and do more track days&#33;

jem
04-05-2011, 12:17 PM
It was nice to meet u all and spend time with u all well done kids fab piccys xx

Ian H
04-05-2011, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by jem@May 4 2011, 01:17 PM
It was nice to meet u all and spend time with u all well done kids fab piccys xx
Good to see you on here now Jem :thumb:

Simon
04-05-2011, 12:36 PM
How many pictures? :shock:

Great btw :thumb:

Ian, looking at your tyre pics, they look like they were over inflated looking at the wear in the middle?

Ollie_247
04-05-2011, 02:27 PM
nice to see you had a good day

and also nice to see nicks car back out after what seems like 18 months

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Chris D
04-05-2011, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by Simon@May 4 2011, 12:36 PM
How many pictures? :shock:


That is less than half of what they took.

Kev_G
04-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Ollie_247@May 4 2011, 03:27 PM
nice to see you had a good day

and also nice to see nicks car back out after what seems like 18 months

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passed me yesterday morning going home

Stumpy
04-05-2011, 09:54 PM
How was Project Borat ?

Tabs
05-05-2011, 07:58 AM
Very good thanks&#33; Should be some vids of him in action soon.....

Gary Kinghorn
05-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Looks like a good day was had by all :thumb:

Mike Roberts
05-05-2011, 11:00 PM
Bora vid, I&#39;ll punt the rest over on a memory stick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71_J054hYeg...e=youtu.be&hd=1 ('http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71_J054hYeg&feature=youtu.be&hd=1')

Tabs
06-05-2011, 02:08 PM
Cheers mucka&#33;

Kev_G
06-05-2011, 02:27 PM
thats the last outing of the day as i remember that ZX nearly going into me and Ian then breaking down

Tabs
06-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Certainly was, seemed to be the last mad half hour. Was good though.

Ian H
06-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Kev_mk3@May 6 2011, 03:27 PM
thats the last outing of the day as i remember that ZX nearly going into me and Ian then breaking down
Not strictly braking down, got some knocking noises (possible cv joint starting to go), also didnt we get the chequered flag?