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Old 21 Nov 2003, 15:48 (Ref:790764)   #1
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New to the forum/Roll Call

This the a kind of, 'Welcome' thread to the Trackdays section.

If you are new, then please post here and tell us a bit about yourself, what car(s) you have, and your experience etc. This is for existing trackday'ers too!

Oh yes, and a definitive 'Welcome to the forum!'

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Old 23 Nov 2003, 18:41 (Ref:792306)   #2
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I guess I'm new , sorta...
I have a 1995 5.0 Mustang that I've highly modded. It started out at 215 hp and is now running about 410 hp. It was my daily driver , and I used to drag race it ,but now it's a summer cruiser. My daily driver is an 2002 SVT Focus. Last year I competed in Solo 2 for the first time with the Focus. I finnished third in G/Stock. I also
went to some track lapping events.Next year I'm going to compete in Solo 2 again , in the same class, to get some more experience.
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Old 24 Nov 2003, 00:51 (Ref:792509)   #3
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Newbie!

Hi guys.. thought i would post up just to say hi! And according to the forum rollcall i'll post up about the car!


Engine:
2.0 16v ABF (Mk3 Golf) running on K-Jet injection.
Jetex full stainless
50mm inlet manifold
Early 8v Mk2 GTI box (ACD ratios)
MK3 Weighted shift rod

Chasis:
280mm G60 Corrado brakes - Zimmerman Disks Pagid FR pads
Standard rear brakes
SPAX RSX Coilovers
Eibach Anti Roll Bars (22/25)
Compomotive MO 15" Toyo Proxes Z1s 195/50/15 (soon to be Eagles again!)

Other crap:
Momo Champo wheel
Sparco 3 point harness
Nice Sparco track gloves - lol

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Donington Park -- Please right click, save as. 10Mb
You are in car with me, following a similar specced Golf.

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My car is the front one in the 1st pic.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dooley.dooley/tubgvk.jpg
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dooley.dooley/tubpit.jpg

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Old 24 Nov 2003, 13:13 (Ref:792903)   #4
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Old 26 Nov 2003, 19:13 (Ref:795361)   #5
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Well proving you dont need a quick car i have a 1998 citroen saxo vtr and all ive done to it is add a K&n filter (helps on the daily long motorway runs) and replaced the front pads with Tar.ox ones.

My vast experience consists of only having done Knockhill twice as every other circuit seems to charge 150-200+ even though its the furthest track to where i live!

Anyway, hello everyone

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Old 27 Nov 2003, 11:49 (Ref:795972)   #6
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Hello,

I'm Alex from Berkshire in the UK and I'm a automotive engineer working for Ford at the moment.

I've been doing trackdays since 1998 (I think) but not in huge numbers, so far been too:

Castle Coombe
Thruxston
Brands Hatch
Goodwood
Wroughton
Bedford Autodrome
Bassingbourn
Bruntingthorpe

My current trackday car is a mini with a 1.3 turbo engine
www.afracing.com/minit.htm lots of pics and a write up on there.

Other cars I've used on track (and own!) are a 1992 RS2000 and a Vauxhall Firenza HPF.

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Old 30 Nov 2003, 20:53 (Ref:799540)   #7
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I'm Gary 31 from South Lincs, work as Ford Technician/mot tester

I'm the one usually pushing Tubthumped around Donny

Have been doing a few track days in the last couple of years after visiting the Nurburgring for the first time in 2000 ( yes that was the first track I drove on)

Have only done ;

Bruntingthorpe in 2002
Alconbury air field in 2002
Castle Combe in 2002
Donington 3 1/2 days this year
Been over to the 'Ring 3 times (22laps)

Car is mk2 Golf GTI 16v
2 litre 9A motor
modified suspension and brakes

Plenty of track vids,info and pics on my site

www.gvk-motorsport.co.uk
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Old 30 Nov 2003, 22:00 (Ref:799587)   #8
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donny

Neither of us could beat our 1:31 though G --- maybe pushing each other is a better phrase!
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Old 29 Dec 2003, 18:36 (Ref:822696)   #9
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I'm Will from Kent. I have a 1989 944 Turbo (everyday car) which I plan to do a few track days with it in 2004.

Not sure where or when, but I am keen to try...
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Im Paul from Derbyshire and also Norfolk. im an Avionic Technician in th RAF, I work on an aircraft front line Tornado GR4 Squadron. Im going to get my competition licence this year.

Ive a 1992 VW Corrado G60 as my daily driver but it is currently running without the G60 supercharger due to it blowing up soon after I bought the car - I wasn't too happy since the charger didn't show any signs of pending doom.(

Im currently building and is now very nearly completed a 1991 VW Polo G40 for use on track days and possible racing in 2005 depending on what engine is allowed. Its based on a VW Polo G40 Super Coupe Cup race car, and has all the race car's chassis and handling mods but with a slightly modified engine.

Spec: 1272cc rebored to 1308cc, lightened, balanced, forged pistons, flywheel etc. Race ported head with solid lifters revving to 8000rpm. Fully ported, flowed and polished G40 supercharger, aquamist 1s. Good for over 200bhp )

Full rollcage, sparco seat, 6point harness, fully stripped out interior with usual race car safety features. Weighs 730kg dry.
G40 Race Cup Car suspension.
Audi 256mm front brakes, standard golf 16v discs with ferodo DS3000 Pads, tilton Lever Type Adjustable Brake Bias Regulator.
Thinking about sticking 229mm rear discs on it.
14" compomotive MO's
And I need a Ricardo LSD for my gearbox!

Ive done a few track days in my old Polo G40 but that was in 1999-2000 and at Castle Combe only. So I havent been doing it in a few years, Im very keen to get out this year as much as possible on the track although I consider my myself a total track novice.
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Old 6 Jan 2004, 09:27 (Ref:829221)   #11
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Welcome to 10Tenths Paul. I love the G40 Polo, I used to go to Cadwell Park and watch them in the Super Coupe Cup - nice.

Looks like you have a good setup there. It should fly on track.
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Old 11 Jan 2004, 18:15 (Ref:834497)   #12
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Me & my Motors

Ok. My name is Dom and I'm a newbie to all things racing.

I've harboured a desire to race since I was very young and as usual got carried away doing lots of other things until the Mrs. got me an Audi Trackday at Brands for xmas in 2002 - that brought all those desires back and in Nov I decided to take the plunge.

I bought a BMW 325 that has been racing in the Kumho series and I have set about getting instruction and as many outings as possible to date. Got my ARDS in early Feb and the car is being delivered to a reputable car prep co next week for an overhaul in prep for more trackdays and the upcoming Kumho BMW series - Can't bloody wait.

I've done quite a few things in my life but nothing that excites me like the prospect of a seasons racing.

The website - www.bigdracing.com should be up and running soon so check it out

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From West Midlands
cars at present - new Avensis D-4D (company car), BMW E36 325i (she drives that)
past cars - tracked a 205 1.9Gti and 106 Rallye, various trackdays and a couple of hill climbs and sprints (nothing serious)
looking to get another 205 for trackdays and road rallies.
Will be very low budget due to expanding family.

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From Cardiff. Drive an Audi A4 1.8TQS as my daily driver and BMW E30 325 that I'm racing in the Kumho BMW Championsip. I also arrange trackdays / corporate hospitality motorsport days and professional instruction.

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Old 30 May 2004, 18:43 (Ref:988456)   #15
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Hi I'm from Surrey, currently own 2 cars: a very boring Peugot 206 that I use for daily transport a 911 GT3 Mk1 (in Speed Yellow) that I use at weekends.

I have owned the GT3 since February and intend to do a few trackdays at some point. Fantastic car and it's a Clubsport model with a full rollcage, recaro bucket seats and a sports exhaust.

This is my third Porsche, having previously owned a 944 turbo and a 3.2 Carrera Sport Coupe. Prior to that I owned a variety of hot hatches, the best of which was a 205 GT1 1.9.

Never done a track day in my own car though a couple of years back I attended a couple of trackdays arranged by a Porsche Dealer (one at Brands & the other at Thruxton)where I got to drive a varirty of Boxter's & 911's accompanied by an instructor. In addition I have had numerous passenger rides at circuits including Brands, Mallory Park and Snetterton in my mates TVR and recently had a ride in another GT3 at Goodwood.

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