Knockhill Tracknight Friday18th July 2008

.... for those that enjoy 'tracking' their car.

Postby Hawkeye » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:26 pm

Great fun! Thanks for sharing the pics, Douglas - a brilliant record of a great evening.
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Postby L111CHT » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:29 pm

yeah it's not every day you share a track with a Lister Jaguar and a Diesel X5 :lol:
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Postby nutter » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:54 pm

skinnydoug wrote:I was tootling about with a camera this evening. I am glad I did. It was nice to see everyone and put some more names to faces.

Here's some of the pics I took:
http://picasaweb.google.com/skinnymcdoug/MX5ScotlandKnockhillTrackNight18072008

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Tootling! Thats an understatement. Those pics are awesome! I went for a bit after my work just to spectator in my Euphonic. Think I saw the Bronze MX5 spin at the hairpin just as I arrived. Should make good footage as assume it was a cam on the bonnet?

Also saw the maddo in the Evo spin out twice at high speed also at the hairpin. He's lucky it stayed on a four wheels as its a bit of a drop down there. Must say did get a bit envious. Looked great fun!

How loud was the TVR and that huge green thing! They where mental.
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Postby rockdoc » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:58 am

Oh and apologies to the chap in the silver mk1 -musta got a fright when i dropped x2 wheels onto the kitty litter at exit scotsman and almost did a 180 in front of you! :o

The cone marks will t-cut out :lol:








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Postby sgibson » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:09 am

What a night! The first half hour or so was very nerve racking with all the water on the track (which my tyres didn't like!) and watching out for fastery machinery coming up behind me, which was every 3 seconds! Once the track dries out a bit I was able to press on a lot harder though.

There were some amazing cars there though. The mustang looked very intimidating as it sat behind me at the pitlane lights as I was waiting to go. I had one eye on the red light and another on the Mustang's massive gub filling my mirrors!
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Postby Robin » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:49 am

Your photos are real knockouts Doug. Except for the one of some drip trying to figure out a camera :wink:
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Postby Jim » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:29 am

Great to see some old (and new) faces in the pit lane but you couldn't see much on track for all the spray :shock: More Whathill than Knockhill!

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A much greater mix of cars than I had anticipated. I'm glad I didn't take mine out this year with those conditions, lots of spin offs and two red flags :oops: I know that feeling :oops: :oops: :oops:

Maybe more 5s and dry weather next year :)

PS Thanks for the great photos Douglas 8) - much better than mine :oops:
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Postby Richardn » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:43 am

A bit greasy, must get rid of the Firestones on the front :?

Good night though
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Postby Stonehaven » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:42 pm

Great night, although going off and ending up facing some very fast cars was a bit of an experience :oops: - I am just going out to wash off the bits of the Knockhill verge and gravel trap which I took home with me.
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Postby kevham » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:35 pm

top fun had by all. That jag was just fantastic. Managed a comedy spin in front of Ben. Hope his video was working. Ill post some video when i get back from holiday.
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Postby sgibson » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:39 pm

Great pics skinnydoug! 8)

There are some pics on the pistonheads thread as well and the other drivers are giving kudos to the Mx5 guys for our driving spirit!

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... 51678&i=20
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Postby Coco » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:20 pm

i went to the Isle of Skye. then remembered about this. man i suck. :lol:
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Postby Hawkeye » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:30 pm

Quote from Pistonheads -

"Particular shout out to the MX5 club, who were nothing like I'd imagined!"

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Postby mk1_salami » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:02 am

Some very impressive looking 5's at knockhill. I was making a flying visit to collect an engine. Thanks Rockdoc - nice to meet you.

Hopefully the next track night I'll be there with my own car.

Are there any plans for another one before summer is out?
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Postby thistle5 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:22 am

mk1_salami wrote:Are there any plans for another one before summer is out?


The tracknight was hosted by Dreadnought Garage, there's one more date this year which I'm thinking about booking: http://www.dreadnoughtgarage.co.uk/trac ... ckhill.htm

I'm not sure if anyone else is interested...?
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Postby mk1_salami » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:09 am

I'd be up for the 20th August...
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Postby thistle5 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:25 am

I'll phone the Dreadnought Garage tomorrow to check if there's any places left.
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Postby bjperez » Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:09 pm

some of the more interesting laps, apologies for the rather loud radio1 sound track...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvrge3Pj-LM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc69FgcMVpM

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Postby thistle5 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:14 pm

Great footage Ben.

What was the loud bang in the vid where you came off the track?
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Postby Coco » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:17 pm

:shock: what was the bang!
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