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DAN THE MAN
30-06-2007, 07:11 PM
Ring time again. 3 cars this year, NSX V2220 and audi a4 AVANT TDI. The audi boys had to work late on thursdau so could not make the ferry time at hull. They were to set off early friday morning to make the tunnel at 7.30 and meet us at the guesthouse around the same time on friday lunchtime.

Literally last minute on the tursday for me, swapped the discs, pads and fluid for better items just in case, last thing i need in a new car at the ring is fade!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/21062007439.jpg

Usual antics on the ferry- watch the crap bands or show thats on and get an early night, fresh up and on it to the ring next day on a buzz.

Just off the ferry, always good seeing other cars and bikes and getting the nod as your all going the same place
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0050.jpg

after the usual motorway blatt. scott always keeps good chase if i gun it for a bit :D so perhaps good job job autohabit wasnt on this trip as we would be waiting for him :whistle:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0053.jpg

We arrive and its wet :angry: I know how bad it is from previous experience but sometimes u just cant resist. :unsure: I did 2 dry laps and was going steady as still learning the NSX and its fruits. 3RD LAP.............

WET- im thinking ok go steady no harsh steering, no heavy throttle, u know the track u know its bad so go easy and u ill be fine.... :shark:

Exiting Hatzenbach i ease the throttle ( i think) and she snaps out. Downhill bend full of grease in mid-engined 280bhp car- with unexperianced FWD DTM at the helm..

I caught her once, caught her again, and agin but the pendulum effect of that big arse got the better of me, i saw the kurb, saw the grass and thought shit the barrier..WHACK. we hit and bounce back onto the track.. lots of noise and crunching and i fear the worst.. the arch liner is catching so i push it free and check the damage. not as bad as i thought so jump back in the car and pull of at briedschied to be pulled by marshalls... :( :(

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/22062007444.jpg

they take me round and i play dumb but i give in and show them were..900 english pounds they want for repairing THAT! what a joke. I leave it for a few days as best i could but in the end gave in and paid in the main office :angry:

Saturday was again-wetdrywetdrywetdrywetdry

everytime i went to lap it rained so i avoided like the plague.took the guys to the museum where i did my usual fondelling of the statues..
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0061.jpg

Alistar of the group whos a BIG lad desided to get in the F1 car :blink:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0060.jpg
piss funny twas it!

did 3 laps on saturday as was scared to death of the rain, didnt take much pics or do much driving..feeling low. rain and a crash meant this year was bit different.. :(

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0056.jpg

off to pistonklause sat night..booked a 6 seat table and we squeezed 8 on it :thumb:
As a lone travveler called John from OZ had found our group so i invited him along, he was in rental SLK and as part of his world mission he had stopped off at the ring- a top guy who we had lots of laughs with- JOhn wherever u are hope your well. :)

he is far right
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0062.jpg
john took this pic of the group so not on it
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0064-1.jpg
right motley crue :lol:

DAN THE MAN
30-06-2007, 07:13 PM
Went to bed praying for a DRY day...but in the middle of the night i woke up to a loud CRASH THRWAPP BANG WTF !!!

turns out sean had stretched in the night above his head and knocked the picture off the wall- which knocked off the lamp on the table all the clutter- out of deep sleep i shot up expecting a robber in the room... sean fast asleep the GIT. :lol:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0066.jpg

SUNDAY DRY!! thank god hopefully ill get some laps in. John the traveller was at the hotel at 8.30 to head up to the track with us.
was an ace day for me with nearly 20 laps done so got a much better feel for the car. The usuall exotica was in the car park and as dry usual fullness

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0067.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0072.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0074.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0075.jpg

DAN THE MAN
30-06-2007, 07:15 PM
halfway through the day i went to the local ford garage and they patched me up a treat. mixed some paint for me and cut an old ford reflector up and i siliconed it in place. sorted. :lol:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0054.jpg

with help from his boy. :thumb:

DAN THE MAN
30-06-2007, 07:15 PM
managed to stay on track all day :lol: and was on till the very end and the track was closed when i came off. still had two laps but forgot it was closed monday morning and i was off at lunch to get the ferry :angry:

so did some snooping about near manthey racing as never been on those estates, went to bike village thing too which was ok for a nose about. saw the GT3 which had crashed at schwedenkreuz on the sunday.. :blink:

Visitied various parts of the track, some i have never been to before as not enough time. took some pictures at brunchenn and on the road leading to the car park as the view is excellent. :thumb:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0084.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0082.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0080.jpg


really want to get back this year but with repairs and other stuff i might not get too... :( oh well ibiza in 3 weeks with Laura so bit of sun and surf to look forward too.

nice to meet stevegill, pooky, cpu freak, garyK, thorlief and ed, names to faces are coming together a bit more for me now making the trip even more friendly. :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
30-06-2007, 07:32 PM
Nice to meet you Dan The Man ..... shame it wasn't under better cicumstances :(

pye21
30-06-2007, 07:42 PM
Damaged could have been worse, and at least it didn't end your trip!!!!

Good report though!!

Joel
30-06-2007, 07:55 PM
Hi Dan, shame about the damage, but on the bright side it could have been so much worse. Sounds like you still managed to enjoy the rest of the weekend anyway.

Here's a pic from early on friday afternoon when I parked my Lotus next to the X

:thumb:

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/8361/dsc2530fx4.jpg

Andrew Mulholland
30-06-2007, 08:09 PM
good to meet you dan.

sorry about the damage, but glad its just cosmetic, and the ford guy did a great job making it almost invisible - and it sounds like you still managed to have a good time -especially on sunday.

Take care, hope to see you out here again soon.

cheers

Andy

Floyd
30-06-2007, 09:09 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0066.jpg
No wonder he had a smile on his face - I recognise the tube on the floor, anal lube and for good measure he's got a tube of Savlon on the table for those pesky rips :blink: :hehegay:

Ouch on the armco bill, such a shame the NSX got spanked :(

F

Dave Malings
30-06-2007, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 30 2007, 10:09 PM
No wonder he had a smile on his face - I recognise the tube on the floor, anal lube
....anything you want to tell us Floyd :greddy:

Floyd
30-06-2007, 09:48 PM
It's the result of Stag w/e preparation :ph43r: Ball gag - check, Gimp mask - check, Stag - check, Camera and lube - check :ph43r:

F

Nige
01-07-2007, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 30 2007, 10:48 PM
It's the result of Stag w/e preparation :ph43r: Ball gag - check, Gimp mask - check, Stag - check, Camera and lube - check :ph43r:

F
^^^^
:thumb: :thumb: :lol:

Good report Dan, sinking feeling when you hit the barrier though isnt it... Glad you were able to get back on track in the dry and do a load of laps :thumb:

DAN THE MAN
01-07-2007, 07:08 AM
thanks for the pic joel- a nice shot of the rear quarter how it used to be :)

It must have been after 1st or second lap that letting her cool a bit.

cheers for replies guys and whats funny is i lost her ona slip road yesterday in the rain... same thing- bit slapper on but i got it back after a few left to rights.. my passenger just looked at me and said wtf u werent even doing anything :blink:

So im even worse now, gona get the geometry checked and just dont even take her out in the rain :gay: plus re040 / 50s dont help.

onwards and upwards B)

Micky P
01-07-2007, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jun 30 2007, 09:09 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0066.jpg
No wonder he had a smile on his face - I recognise the tube on the floor, anal lube and for good measure he's got a tube of Savlon on the table for those pesky rips :blink: :hehegay:

Ouch on the armco bill, such a shame the NSX got spanked :(

F
looks like he has been sniffing to me lol. Also looks to be a good dream with that smirk lol.



O well dan only a peice of metal that is easily repaired and drove away from it.
This is the only thing that puts me off taking the FN2 there

DAN THE MAN
01-07-2007, 07:51 AM
Lad FN2 is fwd, and traction on that too! get there with sean next year.

few more pics to add, one in the karussell autohabit found and i love it :thumb:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0058-1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0083.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/IMG_6146.jpg

:D

Steve Gill
01-07-2007, 10:11 AM
Good to meet you Dan, shame about the damage :( No way of avoiding the armco police though, its better (and cheaper) to wait for the marshalls - when I drove off at Breidscheid (after having finished with the marshalls) I was stopped and produced my receipt to prove I hadn't just driven off.

You should come along to a drift day, sounds like you had/have the same problem as me, tankslapping. :D

See you at the next one. Does Ibiza have a track? :lol:

autohabit
01-07-2007, 10:45 AM
Nice report Dan, and what do you mean - good job autohabit wasn't with us or wouldn't have kept up ;)

Could have been a lot worse with the damage, at least you were able to keep lapping, I'm sure many people reading this can tell you much worse stories, hope you are making progress with sourcing second hand parts, can't be easy as so few NSX's in Europe, never mind in the UK!


Hope it dryer at end of July


Alan

Pooky
01-07-2007, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Steve Gill@Jul 1 2007, 10:11 AM
You should come along to a drift day, sounds like you had/have the same problem as me, tankslapping. :D


I thought your problem was just slapping?

Steve Gill
01-07-2007, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Pooky+Jul 1 2007, 11:46 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Pooky @ Jul 1 2007, 11:46 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Steve Gill@Jul 1 2007, 10:11 AM
You should come along to a drift day, sounds like you had/have the same problem as me, tankslapping. :D


I thought your problem was just slapping? [/b][/quote]
You&#39;re confused Dave, my problem is not &#39;just&#39; slapping - I have lots of different problems :lol:

Dave G
01-07-2007, 12:42 PM
Shame about the damage mate.

Car looks lovely, that side profile picture shows the car off beautifully. :thumb:

DAN THE MAN
01-07-2007, 01:37 PM
ibiza will have a track..in fact bloody hundreds..of dance tracks :thumb:

not doing too bad Al, found bumper, light and rear wing..all for maybe 650 if im lucky :ph43r: :ph43r:

Strut
05-07-2007, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by DAN THE MAN@Jun 30 2007, 07:11 PM
Ring time again. 3 cars this year, NSX V2220 and audi a4 AVANT TDI. The audi boys had to work late on thursdau so could not make the ferry time at hull. They were to set off early friday morning to make the tunnel at 7.30 and meet us at the guesthouse around the same time on friday lunchtime.

Literally last minute on the tursday for me, swapped the discs, pads and fluid for better items just in case, last thing i need in a new car at the ring is fade&#33;
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/21062007439.jpg

Usual antics on the ferry- watch the crap bands or show thats on and get an early night, fresh up and on it to the ring next day on a buzz.

Just off the ferry, always good seeing other cars and bikes and getting the nod as your all going the same place
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0050.jpg

after the usual motorway blatt. scott always keeps good chase if i gun it for a bit :D so perhaps good job job autohabit wasnt on this trip as we would be waiting for him :whistle:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0053.jpg

We arrive and its wet :angry: I know how bad it is from previous experience but sometimes u just cant resist. :unsure: I did 2 dry laps and was going steady as still learning the NSX and its fruits. 3RD LAP.............

WET- im thinking ok go steady no harsh steering, no heavy throttle, u know the track u know its bad so go easy and u ill be fine.... :shark:

Exiting Hatzenbach i ease the throttle ( i think) and she snaps out. Downhill bend full of grease in mid-engined 280bhp car- with unexperianced FWD DTM at the helm..

I caught her once, caught her again, and agin but the pendulum effect of that big arse got the better of me, i saw the kurb, saw the grass and thought shit the barrier..WHACK. we hit and bounce back onto the track.. lots of noise and crunching and i fear the worst.. the arch liner is catching so i push it free and check the damage. not as bad as i thought so jump back in the car and pull of at briedschied to be pulled by marshalls... :( :(

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/22062007444.jpg

they take me round and i play dumb but i give in and show them were..900 english pounds they want for repairing THAT&#33; what a joke. I leave it for a few days as best i could but in the end gave in and paid in the main office :angry:

Saturday was again-wetdrywetdrywetdrywetdry

everytime i went to lap it rained so i avoided like the plague.took the guys to the museum where i did my usual fondelling of the statues..
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0061.jpg

Alistar of the group whos a BIG lad desided to get in the F1 car :blink:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0060.jpg
piss funny twas it&#33;

did 3 laps on saturday as was scared to death of the rain, didnt take much pics or do much driving..feeling low. rain and a crash meant this year was bit different.. :(

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0056.jpg

off to pistonklause sat night..booked a 6 seat table and we squeezed 8 on it :thumb:
As a lone travveler called John from OZ had found our group so i invited him along, he was in rental SLK and as part of his world mission he had stopped off at the ring- a top guy who we had lots of laughs with- JOhn wherever u are hope your well. :)

he is far right
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0062.jpg
john took this pic of the group so not on it
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b99/DTMDC5K20/DSCF0064-1.jpg
right motley crue :lol:
:""quote "" DTM says" i woke up to a loud CRASH THRWAPP BANG WTF &#33;&#33;&#33;

turns out sean had stretched in the night above his head and knocked the picture off the wall- which knocked off the lamp on the table all the clutter- out of deep sleep i shot up expecting a robber in the room... sean fast asleep the GIT.

Ha ha i was getting you back lad for waking me the other morning whackin the shit out of a fly with one of your big trainers, ha ha kent. :D

bad_roo
05-07-2007, 07:11 PM
You got off light there.

I had a moment in an NSX once. I managed to put it through the wall of a fireworks factory and then smash it into a parked Transit. Honda still hasn&#39;t forgiven me.

Simon
05-07-2007, 07:15 PM
^^^
pmsl :lol: . You have got to elaborate on that &#39;ride&#39; Andy :thumb:

DAN THE MAN
05-07-2007, 10:04 PM
sean- u didnt have to post all the pics again..major thread clogging&#33;&#33; at least i didnt FAINT in the pistonklause.. :lol:

and bad roo sounds fun&#33;"

Strut
07-07-2007, 08:44 PM
my first post kent, so didn&#39;t mean to repost the pics dad &#33;&#33; :P