Would you be interested in a track day event at Knockhill.

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Would you attend a track day event at Knockhill.

Yes.. Definitely.
14
54%
No.. not interested.
5
19%
Yes.. if I can have tuition and practise beforehand.
7
27%
 
Total votes : 26

Postby kevham » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:26 pm

Douglas,
What's the deal with passengers? My wife - whose helmet is better than mine :-( wants to get some passenger rides in (I think she's particularly keen on David's Caterham!)
Is there an extra charge?

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Postby Si » Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:10 pm

At club events it's only the drivers that pay. Any passengers will have to sign a disclaimer with Knockhill (free) and have a helmet. Knockhill have helmets that you can hire.

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Postby David H » Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:01 am

No charge from me either Kev! :D

The good news is that I'm now back with 2 front wings on the car again, and off to get the new one resprayed on Saturday!
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Postby DouglasH » Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:52 pm

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Postby kevham » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:19 pm

Guys,
I was down in Engerland yesterday and I met up with Lazza who gave me a ride in his supercharged beast.
Time to be afraid, I think. It is a seriously well sorted machine that would outpace most 'performance' cars costing 3 or 4 times more money. Although not the fastest MX-5 I've ever been in it is pretty close. And he's only running 8 psi at the moment!
If the speed at which it appears in your rear-view mirror doesn't scare you then the whining noise of the 'charger will - it could be heard half a mile a way - literally :shock:
Fortunately, he's only done 1 or 2 trackdays before so I might still be able to keep up with him - and he'll be really tired after about 2,000 miles of driving the week before...........

I'm sure any MX-5 modders who don't want to take their cars on track should come along anyway just to see this car! (pressure's on now Laz! 8) )
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Postby smujer » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:51 pm

Hey everyone,

hoping to make it up to this for some spectating 8)

Will be cool to see so many different cars with different power mods in one place, and getting to compare them to other 'similar' cars...

See you all there!
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Postby Miataman » Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:58 pm

Hey hey hey Smujer!!!

I'll hopefully be attending as a spectator as well (new job permitting), maybe we can meet up towards EK and batter down in a wee convoy (of two......... :lol: )


Are any of the Glasgow attendees heading down together??? Maybe we can all meet up somewhere near the M8........


Ah go on.

Go on go on.

Go on go on go on go on go on GO ON!!!!!
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Postby Lazydonkey » Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:01 am

Just to say I got a 1 hour track session with an instructor at Knockhill for my birthday (mid life crisis - where ?) and I did it last night.

Just sooooooo much fun its not true!

If anyone (like me) is scared of hurting their pride and joy but would like to do a track day this would be a great introduction. It sounds quite expensive at ?90 but it is well, well, well worth it.

Can't wait til the night in May now ! Just makes me wish I'd tracked the 5 when i had it (although Phil is probably happy i didn't :lol: )

Full report from my-good-self and another VX'er on the vx site

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Postby smujer » Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:31 pm

Hi miataman - sounds like a good plan. Anyone else heading from EK/Glasgow area?
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Postby Petrolhead » Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:13 am

ummmmmmm, maybe ;)
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Postby smujer » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:46 am

Nah Dave - you need to go on your own cos I can't keep up with your car :lol:

I've still wanted a s'charger since the day you said "hello" to me on the EK Expressway many moons ago....

(for hello, read a demonstration of how fast a well sorted '5 can accelerate from 40 to 70mph :shock: )

Are you going on track?
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Postby Lazydonkey » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:14 am

I'm in Hamilton so I'll be heading that way :D
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Postby Petrolhead » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:52 pm

Would love to go on track, but have a couple of things stopping me:

1 - Money

2 - Going to Rotorstock the next morning and would like to make sure the car is prepared.

But you never know, If I have a good month I might still make it, if there's any spaces left of course.

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Postby Si » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:13 pm

I'll be heading through from the West (after my last day at work :D)

What time were you thinking of leaving? I want to get there by 5.30pm at the latest.

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Postby DouglasH » Fri May 06, 2005 9:42 pm

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Postby smujer » Tue May 10, 2005 2:23 pm

What time were you thinking of leaving? I want to get there by 5.30pm at the latest.

Si


Not sure how long it will take at that time of day, but I'd be keen to get there as early as possible as well. Anyone else got a good idea of when the Glasgow convoy would need to leave?
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Postby Si » Tue May 10, 2005 4:13 pm

Takes just about an hour from Cumbernauld area (40 miles), so looking to leave there about 4.20pm ish.

How about meeting at Royston Asda just off the M80 for a 4.15 departure?

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=g66&ll=55.890961,-4.186417&spn=0.016571,0.027250&hl=en

Just off r/b at centre of map where Robroyston Rd meets Saughs Road

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Postby PaulDS » Tue May 10, 2005 5:15 pm

Anyone going from NE Scotland, what time and by which route?
Maybe meet up too.
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Postby PaulDS » Tue May 10, 2005 5:18 pm

Sorry, made mistake, above should have been posted NE.
Don't know how to correct it.
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Postby rockdoc » Tue May 10, 2005 7:56 pm

Paul /
I was going :lol: - but i,ll be stuck in the states :)
You can have my place if you want
Pity i was looking forward to a thrash
Anyway ya,ll have a good time
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