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    Great day!

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    I`ve just looked through the videos, I took 21 beneficiaries out during the day

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    I did 120 miles!

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    I don't know if that's good or bad.

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    The car says it wants pads.

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    I did two tanks of fuel. Didn't count the passengers 😂
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    Mine says it needs emptying of water. There's a sloshing alarm in the passenger footwell.
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    Floyd probably owes me at least twenty with the interest rolling up...

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    Sure that's water, high chance it could be either piss or tears of cold weather misery ha
    Ermmmmm

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    I went through about a tank and a quarter which is no mean feat in the little derv. I had no way of recording passengers or miles short of having a piece of paper in the car to make notes on, but I was pretty much out solid between 9 and 3 (including lunch dash to BP for more diesel) until the oil cap blew. Still not cleaned it.... But I have got an oil cap to fit at least.

    I think actually I probably took out only around a dozen people, maybe 14, but I likely stayed out too long on each session - usually did between 12 and 15 minutes per person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDIfurby View Post
    I had no way of recording passengers
    I just looked at how many videos I had. I turned it off at the end of each session then back on again for the next. Dead easy to count the session that way.

    I did around 180 miles.

    I happened to follow the 918 for a couple of laps

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    Good that

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    I wonder if there's a video anywhere else in the world from a Mk2 Golf on track with a 918, a Senna.....and a Fabia diesel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I did around 180 miles.
    Cracking video Nige, very enjoyable to watch!
    That Mk2 Golf of yours is bloody swift, you've created a Monster!
    And those gear-changes are impressively slick & smooth!

    Well done to all involved, it looks like a great day was had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Langeveld View Post
    The car says it wants pads.
    Were they on fire again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I just looked at how many videos I had. I turned it off at the end of each session then back on again for the next. Dead easy to count the session that way.

    I did around 180 miles.

    I happened to follow the 918 for a couple of laps
    I did 125 miles but only took about 5 people out... I was enjoying myself. And nearly ran out of petrol.

    Work call took the piss in the afternoon and knocked well over an hour off my track time, which was annoying.

    Silverstone was pretty good in the wet. The MPSS in the front of the Leon dug in well and my mentality of drive at 90% of my ability and 90% of the car’s ability saw it one of the faster cars in the wet. One of the passengers said ‘wow, I never expected a Seat to be faster than all these Porsches’. I promptly pointed out that they are probably 4x harder to drive today, so don’t be so quick to judge...
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    One of the passengers said ‘wow, I never expected a Seat to be faster than all these Porsches’. I promptly pointed out that they are probably 4x harder to drive today, so don’t be so quick to judge...
    Bollocks did you. You said they were all rubbish I bet ;)

    Was one of those Darren... (trolling)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    Bollocks did you. You said they were all rubbish I bet ;)

    Was one of those Darren... (trolling)
    He was one of the faster ones. 4WD cheat.

    Faster than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I just looked at how many videos I had. I turned it off at the end of each session then back on again for the next. Dead easy to count the session that way.

    I did around 180 miles.

    I happened to follow the 918 for a couple of laps
    Pesky Skoda getting in the way!
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    Recon I got through 18 people. Given I had to swap the tyres back to front and went at 3:30, that’s good going.

    The bog stock GTI was faultless, brakes held up well, enough power to not be a sitting duck (rain helped) and I simply packed up and drove it home.

    Great day and a pleasure to be of some help/source of fun.
    Takes a lot of skill to look this bad you know...

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    Harry and I did a similar number.

    Watching videos of Harry lift off oversteering into the final chicane, following the Senna, with both him and the beneficiary giggling at the absurdity of the situation kinda sums it all up for me.

    What a fab event
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    Thank you everyone. Mega day.

    300 beneficiaries and spouses
    80 cars
    91 staff and volunteers
    18,200 track miles driven

    Hi Mark and the team

    I just wanted to say thank you very much for what was a fantastic day, it has given both my son and I an experience we will never forget, my son Josh managed to get into two of his dream Porsches,
    thank you so much for doing this for us, the look on Joshuas face will live with me forever, and it was nice to give him a reward for caring for me.

    Please would you give a massive thank you to the team the amount of work that must have gone into such a fantastic day sometimes isn’t always appreciated, so thank you so much

    Please could you also say thank you to all the car owners what a bloody fantastic lot of guys they are with such beautiful cars………..Im really looking forward to the next time.
    Dear Mark,

    I just wanted to say thank you so much to Mission Motorsport for putting on such a fantastic day.

    My partner and I both loved it, it was the first time either of us had experienced anything like that. The drivers were really friendly and engaging, and I felt completely safe in their hands. We very much enjoyed the blindfolded driving too, we haven’t laughed so much in ages.

    Having had a chronic back problem for many years I thought I had become a bit too risk averse compared to how I used to be, but I found myself wanting to go faster so I can’t be that bad!

    My partner has recently been diagnosed with PTSD and struggles with large crowds, but he managed to find and chat to people who have had similar experiences to him. He even made some friends who he intends to meet up with in the future, so that is a big step. It was great that there were people there who could assist with employment, he’s not quite ready for that step just yet but hopefully he will be once he’s more settled.

    Thanks again!
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    I just want to say how much I enjoyed Monday at Silverstone and wanted to say a few words of positive feedback.

    Arriving, all Volunteers and Staff were extremely helpful as they were all day. Not only helpful, but willing to go the extra mile to make sure we all had a great day. I had a ride in a McLaren 720S which absolutely made my day right off from the start.
    Our leader of Group 4, Andy, was amazing! Although I was in a wheelchair, he included me in everything, including the tour of the Control Room and gave me a choice of going to see the Podium, but only if I was up to walking a few steps up to it. Always up for a challenge, of course I said “Darn right” or words meaning the same thing! My carer helped me in what was a little more difficult than I thought.
    Unfortunately, I overdid it, but it was entirely my own fault. I went to the main room and asked an MM Volunteer if there was anywhere I could lie down. I was shown to the room where the OT’s were.
    Two OT’s assisted me and helped me lie down when by that time I was in extreme pain. The two OT’s whose names I have forgotten were amazing. They gave me heat packs and also we did some Mindfulness and the young lady helped me through an extremely painful time with “Colour Breathing”. Later, I spent some time talking to them and I cannot thank them enough and am miffed that I forgot their names; but pain does that.

    As a beneficiary, I know that despite the back pain I had an amazing day and talking to other guys I know they did too.

    Please, if you can thank all the Volunteers who were all brilliant and thank you to Mission Motorsport for making it happen.

    Best Wishes

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Cameron View Post
    Thank you everyone. Mega day.

    300 beneficiaries and spouses
    80 cars
    91 staff and volunteers
    18,200 track miles driven
    Impressive!
    Huge well done to all involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Cameron View Post
    Thank you everyone. Mega day.

    300 beneficiaries and spouses
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    18,200 track miles driven
    Interesting to hear the miles driven. Was there a system there counting cars across the start/finish? :)
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    Andrew Frankel has mentioned the day in his latest McLaren long-term report:

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...ng-term-review

    You can even play spot-the-northlooper in the pitlane:

    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autocar
    Anyway, the order of the day was for those of us with interesting cars to give passenger rides to beneficiaries who might otherwise never hope to sit in something truly exotic. And they turned up in force: in one garage alone there was a Senna, a Porsche 918 Spyder and a new Ford GT, plus the head Ford of Europe’s product communications in a Raptor pick-up
    and a bloody diesel skoda.
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    Oh yeah, how's the car now? You cleaned all that oil off??
    Takes a lot of skill to look this bad you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Roberts View Post
    Oh yeah, how's the car now? You cleaned all that oil off??
    .... I've left it to mother nature, kind of - well, erosion or something...

    A boost hose off the turbo has sprang a leak, probably due to it being smothered in hot oil

    So I've barely touched it since the trackday but hopefully get new hose on ASAP.
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    Well, at least it was 'just' the oil cap - and not losing its oil via a hole in the block!
    Takes a lot of skill to look this bad you know...

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