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    Big Jim made me laugh. He went to the loo and said Andrew must have been there before him!

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    This one is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Langeveld View Post
    Great day - super to see everyone

    Highs and lows all round and I really scared myself in the Beetle - Thruxton is SO f'in FAST.

    Then I went in the Supra with Simon who defined fast for me
    As said super day out, thanks for coming out with me, sorted my lines out
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    Really enjoyable day.

    With the slicks I was running, my car was absolutely wild until it got some heat into the rear tyres. Which took a lot of concentration and about 4 or 5 laps even with yesterday's weather! I think I'm going to ditch them and try another set for the next track day

    Simon your Supra is literally the fastest car I've ever seen. Mad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    Big Jim made me laugh. He went to the loo and said Andrew must have been there before him!

    Ha! Not guilty! Luckily I woke up early enough to not need to use the ablutions at Thruxton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbosam View Post
    Really enjoyable day.

    With the slicks I was running, my car was absolutely wild until it got some heat into the rear tyres. Which took a lot of concentration and about 4 or 5 laps even with yesterday's weather! I think I'm going to ditch them and try another set for the next track day

    Simon your Supra is literally the fastest car I've ever seen. Mad!
    Cheers buddy, i may turn the boost up next time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedVan View Post
    I must say that given the temperature I did appreciate having air-conditioning
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    Awesome day, massive thumbs up to CD for such a slick (pun intended) run event. Gold track and CD are in a class of two for me. To be fair, MSE's overly coned and oddly marshalled Thruxton was a smooth run day last year. As UB reminded me. However, CD's 'grown-up' approach of no cones was even more appreciated. Thruxton, I LOVE YOU :D. It's pipped Dony as my favourite UK track when there aren't odd cones at Good Wood & Church.

    We too enjoyed aircon :D. It struggled but it was there, just. Without it we'd of had a far less pleasurable day. Given we hope to make some 'Ring events in the Clio it's proven fixing AC, rather than removing it, was the way to go. Further proven by a few laps in the Shit box Golf (with cheating slicks on the front, hence pun above). Tony ruined everything by letting Si and I drive the Golf on slicks. Now all I am going to get is "when are we getting slicks?". It won't be for a while. We need a suspension refresh and some more seat time before we start cheating.


    Before lunch, we got some quick laps in and a lot braver. After lunch, the tyres weren't so happy and we found ourselves 10 mph slower through Church and struggling for grip at the chicane and complex. We seemed to go from mega turn in and helpful lift-off-oversteer to having to manage understeer (trail braking and going slower in). All good fun but semi-emotional finding out the grip was reduced while trying to show Prawn 'my line' at Church. Si found it more emotional and identified some long grass that needed a buzz cut with Nige & Matty's friend paxing.



    Really enjoyed taking some of the MM guys out. They said their MX5 was faster and felt glued to the road, the Clio felt more loose and fun. I'd say that was fair and a good summary. For a change, I didn't come away wanting anyone else car (other than Paul's z3m and G's m3 but that's a given/standard).

    Over 250 miles of fault-free driving in the Clio, other than the tyres dying (second set of wheels purchased :D). Then... We let Tony drive it... He got black flagged for a heat shield falling off, and the driver's seat is now broken...

    As ever, great to see everyone! Sorry for people we didn't get to speak to. Gutted for Iain, everything crossed for your next adventure. The meal the night before was good fun, sorry I was sooooo tired. Highlight of the day: two hugs with the reptile king. Tiny bit creepy when he grabbed my ass but worth it overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    Over 250 miles of fault-free driving in the Clio, other than the tyres dying (second set of wheels purchased :D). Then... We lent the car to Tony and he got black flagged for a heat shield falling off, and the driver's seat is now broken....
    Well if you're not going to drive it hard, why bother turning up?
    Really enjoyed lapping the Clio thank you. Such a nice chassis and brakes that actually work, makes the Golf feel a bit lead-footed but your awful driving position, no front end grip and a limp-wristed engine need improvement......


    Really good to catch up with NL'ers, some I haven't seen in ages and loved surprising Mission Motorsport beneficiaries in the Sh1tbox Racing Golf. Many thanks to those who also took them out, particularly Simon in the lunatic Supra. Watching one veteran getting out the car, wide eyed shouting "we just hit 170mph down the back straight" was almost the highlight of the day!

    However, that accolade has to go to my ride in the Pinderwagon. I'm not quite sure how circumstances had conspired to prevent me from lapping in it before now, but it totally lives up to the hype. A very big thanks to Nige for making a particular point of coming to find me for a few last minute laps at the end of the day - MEGA

    The Golf, whilst unbearably hot, ran almost perfectly again. Trialing old second hand slicks for the first time was a mixed bag. First set did this in three laps
    Thruxton June 18 by Tony Eyles, on Flickr


    However, fitting slicks on the front and Federal 595 on the rear gave a much better balance and the speed you could carry through Church was hilarious. Didn't realise how sh*t the brakes were until we lapped in Olly's Clio which has RC6 pads. However, the set of RC8 pads I bought from Nige (many thanks ) should solve that one and Si's rear axle adaption to make it more mobile should make the Golf better. Might need to refit the aircon though......

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    Great write-ups Brando & Tony, looks like a fun day was had.

    Would have liked to have been there, but couldn't for locational reasons,
    what with there being a big river in the way...

    Next time Gadget, hopefully.

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    The last one is my fav pic of the day :D. Sums it up perfectly, those laps were ACE :D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    The last one is my fav pic of the day :D. Sums it up perfectly, those laps were ACE :D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    The last one is my fav pic of the day :D. Sums it up perfectly, those laps were ACE :D.
    That is a quality shot. I enjoyed those laps too.
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    Who won?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    Who won?
    The man with the Supra, we only held him up once :D (well, once while I was driving - I either got the finger, a wave of disgust, the wanker sign, or thanks - it was too much of a blur to tell)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel View Post
    Who won?
    Dazzler was there so "No F*cking Racing"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Dazzler was there so "No F*cking Racing"
    Dazza was egging me on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Cameron View Post
    Thanks very much everybody who took out MM blokes, sorry I had to scoot
    It was a pleasure, great blokes, had a right laugh with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    The man with the Supra, we only held him up once :D (well, once while I was driving - I either got the finger, a wave of disgust, the wanker sign, or thanks - it was too much of a blur to tell)
    I was putting my thumb up honest
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon hart View Post
    I was putting my thumb up honest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    :D

    Ace vid of you on the CD FB page: https://www.facebook.com/circuitdays...6818373386417/
    Nice 1 cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post

    Highlight of the day: two hugs with the reptile king. Tiny bit creepy when he grabbed my ass but worth it overall.
    Couldn't resist, I've told you your hugs unleash suppresed unnatural urges, had to buy a CD of show tunes on the way home!

    Great day, tho I'm not sure yet if my later afternoon coolant loss that I then had rather a moment on, has caused a wallet injury, further investigation needed, i managed not to hit anything tho, which was something of a result.
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    A lap just after lunch following a Clio Cup car

    Phone which logs the ECU, driver and rear cam both overheated and turned off I`ve had this before on very hot days and I`ll be fitting cooling fans behind them to address this in the future. Just irritating when you don`t get the footage / data you want.

    Apologies for the wobbling camera. That will be fixed before the next outing.

    Those Clio`s have some slow speed mechanical grip don`t they

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    How stiff is the rear of that thing?!? And, obviously, I was on a cool down lap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    obviously, I was on a cool down lap...
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    Just uploaded the footage of my dad trying his best to kill me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqldFOgrAcw

    He's easily intimidated on track, and you'll notice how often he looks behind him, rather than where he's going. Pretty sure that's the most scared I've been on track, you can see my heart pumping at the end of the clip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post

    Great day, tho I'm not sure yet if my later afternoon coolant loss that I then had rather a moment on, has caused a wallet injury, further investigation needed, I managed not to hit anything tho, which was something of a result.

    A pic from the following pinderwagen camera showing the aforementioned incident!

    & no I'm not quite sure how I didn't embed it into the wall either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    Just uploaded the footage of my dad trying his best to kill me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqldFOgrAcw

    He's easily intimidated on track, and you'll notice how often he looks behind him, rather than where he's going. Pretty sure that's the most scared I've been on track, you can see my heart pumping at the end of the clip!
    Fun! "Clutch and Brake" is what I've always suggested to Dad if he finds himself in a less than optimal situation... Don't try to catch it, just clutch in and brake. Never tested, thankfully.

    Edit: Jeeez those tyres have some grip/stored energy!!!!!!!!

    Edit2: Church is a shit for that because you really want to lift if anything goes wrong and lifting just makes the back lighter and your situation worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    Fun! "Clutch and Brake" is what I've always suggested to Dad if he finds himself in a less than optimal situation... Don't try to catch it, just clutch in and brake. Never tested, thankfully.

    Edit: Jeeez those tyres have some grip/stored energy!!!!!!!!

    Edit2: Church is a shit for that because you really want to lift if anything goes wrong and lifting just makes the back lighter and your situation worse.
    Agree with everything you say. It was like slow motion when I felt it go - tyres made it without flat spots - canít quite believe it tbh.

    Thatís probably his last time on track, he got back on the horse straight away that day and had a good session but I think his days of track driving are over now. Was good to experience it with him rather than not.

    Anyway I send him this clip occasionally - good bit of father and son banter.
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    Hoping to get my Dad to a NL event in 2019. He's 70 next year and keen to do some more. Perhaps we could do a NL & Dad's day :D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    A pic from the following pinderwagen camera showing the aforementioned incident!

    & no I'm not quite sure how I didn't embed it into the wall either!
    That looks emotional :D. At my first ever Thruxton TD, on what turned out to be the last lap of the event, we saw a lovely Imola red e46 m3 just drive straight into the pit wall. It made a real mess of the e46, I can thoroughly recommend not driving into it.

    The driver was an older gent and his excuse was "didn't slow down enough to make the chicane".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    Thatís probably his last time on track, he got back on the horse straight away that day and had a good session but I think his days of track driving are over now. Was good to experience it with him rather than not.

    Anyway I send him this clip occasionally - good bit of father and son banter.

    How old is your Dad Andrew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    How old is your Dad Andrew?

    Regardless of how scary it can be, I'll always be thankful for the years I've spent doing trackdays with Dad!
    Heís 68 now and has good health but needs some new hips so having them done in a few weeks. I think realistically getting down into an mx5 is going to be challenging for a while so heís called time on it.

    Weíve had some good fun over the years, Iím pleased we got the chance to do it for sure!
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    I think he'd have been ok if some nutjob hadn't grabbed the bloody wheel
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