Racing at Knockhill? - piece of cake!!

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Racing at Knockhill? - piece of cake!!

Postby Stella & Nige » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:01 pm

Nige had his 'day out' at Knockhill last weekend. Had a shot in the Legends - thoroughly enjoyed himself, so much so he had extra laps!!

Wants to go again, but sorry, couldn't let him go in the '5'! :( What a spoilsport I am I know, but hey, I just couldn't bear to see him fling the '5' round the same way as he tanked it in the Legend!

Great fun though, even for the spectators!

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Postby lowflyer » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:15 pm

Stella

I'm sure that Nigel would be extra careful with the 5 as I know he just loves it to bits - and after all the little car is just built for the track - go on you know it makes sense

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Re: Racing at Knockhill? - piece of cake!!

Postby Si » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:25 pm

Stella & Nige wrote:Wants to go again, but sorry, couldn't let him go in the '5'! :(


After spending all that time at Automotive Services getting trick suspension/bracing it'd be a waste not to take that car on track!!

I'd say a track day at Knockers with the OC is probably safer than a blast down the B roads ;)

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Postby Stella & Nige » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:06 pm

Listen you lot, if you all chip in with the cost of NEW TYRES, DISCS ETC, I'd be happy to let the old chap fly round, but I don't have the pennies, and he CERTAINLY doesn't!

AND the owner of Automotive Services didn't recommend it either, so I shall take advice from the specialists!!!

Told you I was a spoilsport! :roll:
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Postby Stevie » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:22 pm

Stella a track day is just a bit of fun. :D Not to see who can race there car into the ground first. :shock:

Get your car on the track and test out your suspension mod's. :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Richardn » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:27 am

New Tyres, Discs etc :shock:

Never gone through those, and mine did 3 tracldays last year

If you look at it that way best not use the car, after all it may wear things out :D
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Postby Mak » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:20 am

I agree with Richard.
Get out there and enjoy the car.
Caroline had 5 laps and was glad she did as she was a little apprehensive.
I've had 3 sessions round Knockhill and didn't need any new brakes or tyres.
Go on Stella give it a go!(and Nigel of course)

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Postby Si » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:43 pm

Stella & Nige wrote:AND the owner of Automotive Services didn't recommend it either, so I shall take advice from the specialists!!!


From what I've heard, Jiob/Yob ( ? ) is pretty good at "testing" cars on the back roads so I'm suprised he advised against taking a car on to Knockhill :lol:

What do we know though. ;)

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Postby PaulDS » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:07 pm

You don't have to go ballistic, it's enough to be a little :twisted:
2 hours on the track was well worth a weeks use of brakes and tyres.
Set me up all year, and it's soon to come again :P :P :P
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Postby kevham » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:11 pm

Stella & Nige wrote:Listen you lot, if you all chip in with the cost of NEW TYRES, DISCS ETC, I'd be happy to let the old chap fly round, but I don't have the pennies, and he CERTAINLY doesn't!

AND the owner of Automotive Services didn't recommend it either, so I shall take advice from the specialists!!!

Told you I was a spoilsport! :roll:


A 2-hour session at Knokers is hardly going to warm up your tyres never mind cause any serious wear and tear :roll: Especially if it rains!!!!!

I'm a specialist. Take my advice. GET ON TRACK :lol:
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Postby Stella & Nige » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:07 pm

Okay, okay you lot, got the hint.

Tell you what, if you all chip in a tenner I'll let the old chap have a shot. Sorry guys, haven't got the spare cash and that's the bottom line.

Anyway, none of you (I think) have been with Nige when he's putting our five through its paces, but I can tell you this, even Nige was impressed when Yob gave it a spin over the Knockhill road! Yob, of course, was just testing the suspension!! :roll:

We'll still come and watch you lot going round.

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Postby Richardn » Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:44 am

Stella & Nige wrote:Okay, okay you lot, got the hint.

Tell you what, if you all chip in a tenner I'll let the old chap have a shot. Sorry guys, haven't got the spare cash and that's the bottom line.

Anyway, none of you (I think) have been with Nige when he's putting our five through its paces, but I can tell you this, even Nige was impressed when Yob gave it a spin over the Knockhill road! Yob, of course, was just testing the suspension!! :roll:

We'll still come and watch you lot going round.

TTFN.


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