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12valver
16-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Some would say that today was a long time coming, but after a 6 year rebuild, Ali M's Mk1 20vt race car moved under it's own steam today for a pre-season testing session at Knockhill.

I was along to help out where possible and managed to get some snaps when I was probably supposed to be doing a job!

On the way down:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/08-Ontheway_zps9d8faa83.jpg


Arrived at the destination:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/09-Arrived_zpsa20d6e35.jpg


Unloaded from the trailer:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/10-Offthetrailer_zps8acf035a.jpg


Getting ready for the off:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/11-Awaytoheadout_zps37dbbf22.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/12-Awaytoheadout2_zpsc56886cb.jpg


In the zone:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/13-Gettingprepared_zps1d99660d.jpg


First session on track, it moves!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/14-Ontrack_zpsa4598fe8.jpg


In the paddock awaiting the green light:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/15-Waitingforanothersession_zps87e30dba.jpg


Away out for another session:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/16-Leavingthepaddock_zps2fdbdc24.jpg


Job done and away back on the trailer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/18-Readytoheadhome_zpsd4a62a3d.jpg


For the first time out with a base alignment done last night, it performed very well and was straight on the pace. Running slicks on a wet track it put in some very decent times.

Needless to say, the two people involved with the build were very happy it never missed a beat all day:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/17-Proudaspunch_zps3739489e.jpg


Ali M - very happy he did not break it:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/dub16/Mk1%2020vt%20testing%20KH%2016%2002%2013/19-Stillinonepiece_zps19f774f2.jpg

First race beginning of April so time for some further tweaking.

Martin

-Jamie-
16-02-2013, 09:19 PM
Awesome!

Look forward to having a nosey about this at Knocky

Dan
16-02-2013, 09:24 PM
:thumb:

Ali M
16-02-2013, 09:43 PM
Thanks to Martin for actually taking photos. **** me it is fast!

Martin also got a few outside car vids and I did manage to get an in car video of the car which I think is quite cool :)

Will copy this and post the vids in the other thread.

Rory
18-02-2013, 04:27 PM
Well done on all the work, it looks great. :thumb:
Love the seating position and interior set-up...
great to see a Mk1 being loved and enjoyed like this.