TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

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TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby TrackScotland » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:34 pm

TrackScotland are running a track evening on Thursday 15th September 2011.

We are using this trackday as a fundraising event for 'TrekScotland' with donations for additional drivers and passengers
See here for more details - http://www.trackscotland.co.uk/trekscotland/index.htm

TRACKDAY
* Open Pit lane 2 hour session from 5-7pm
* £75 per CAR

Tickets booked via
Track Scotland Shop


The Online Booking uses PayPal ONLY, so you can only use Credit/Debit Cards VIA PAYPAL FUNDING OPTIONS. If you would prefer not to use PayPal, cheques or bank transfer will be fine. Email for details. fee@trackscotland.co.uk

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS
For this trackday, and the rest of our trackdays this year, we will be asking for donations from additional drivers and passengers to go towards our fundraising efforts for TrekScotland.
We would suggest a £10 donation for additional drivers and an open donation for passengers, to be given at sign on. I will be there to badger you!

Please remember we need you to book in advance to make these days happen!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch :)

ak@trackscotland.co.uk
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:42 pm

yep, count me in !

a quick snap from the august event, my new roadster being put through its paces

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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Five Alive » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:22 am

I'm interested in this.....

Is there likely to be a horde of track-day Novas panel beating there way around the hairpin?

Any info form previous attendees that might help me commit would be appreciated.

My first time taking my own car onto the circuit in anger btw.

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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:59 pm

i've done loads of trackdays with trackscotland, they bear no resemblance to the 'hot hatch' days knockhill used to run that gave trackdays a bad name. driving is of a good standard, idiots are not tolerated, anyone not behaving themselves would be sent home and barred (although this has never been required)

last time, there were two mx5s in attendance, myself and a chap called Chris in a white mk1, other cars i can recall were : 2 x mr2, a bmw m3, a vx220, several civics, integras and a prelude, a couple of big evos and subarus, a couple of elise / exiges, a few caterham / westfield / super7s but the track never felt crowded. open pit means you can go out and come in as often as you are comfortable with.

there are likely to be 3 or 4 mx5s on the next event, i would encourage anyone to come along, even just to spectate or jump in for a few passenger laps. i'm by no means an expert but would be happy to sit with a newbie for their first session to give guidance if needed.

go on, you know you want to !

(there's a dreadnought session on 7th sept 6-8pm that could be worth a look at - i've done several of their days too, the format is the same with a good mix of cars and a friendly bunch to chat with in the pit lane)

loads of pics of mx5s on track HERE
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Five Alive » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:04 pm

"go on, you know you want to !"
:D

SOLD!

Great sales pitch there sir. You on commission? :wink:

I know what you mean about the Hot Hatch days though, that was my biggest fear. They were always a great spectacle but I'd be gutted to be twatted by someone driving a shed with nothing to lose.

I'm off to get signed up. Look out for a black MK1 and a driver with the 1000 yard stare!!!

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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Five Alive » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:20 pm

.....and done. See you there. :mrgreen:
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:32 pm

i just noticed your spec

1993 Brilliant Black V-special Roadster

GReddy turbo, Bailey twin BoV


i might have to bring the porker instead just to keep up !
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Five Alive » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:10 am

:lol:

Trackday noob here. Its going to be a bloody steep learning curve but I've been wanting to do this since I bought the car two years ago.

Can't wait.

Kev

ps....ANY advice gratefully received...before, during and after.
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby TrackScotland » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:49 pm

best adivice is prob to garb a couple of laps with someone that knows (or looks like they know LOL) what they are doing and get some tips :)
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:17 pm

3 mx5s confirmed for this one so far - anyone else tempted ? (12 spaces available just now)
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Five Alive » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:20 am

Went along to Ingliston yesterday for the Trackscotland sprint event. Wish I'd paid my money...looked great fun. Saw a few of the cars that will be on track next week for the track evening as well. oooft! Quick.

Getting excited..... :mrgreen:
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:10 pm

i only managed to nip along to Ingliston for 5 mins, as soon as i got there, work was on the phone dragging me away ! looked like great fun though.

looking forward to next week already, hope the weather is kind. i'm debating whether or not to sign up for the dreadnought this week - if it's sunny and i've got my brakes fixed by then, i reckon i might be tempted. see you there ?

Dreadnought track night 7th spetember

i see there's one mx5 booked, not familiar with the name, anyone know Ross Taylor ?
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby TrackScotland » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:26 pm

Thats 10 spaces left now :)

If you want to get on track please book now.... not in 1 week when it may be full!

http://trackscotland.co.uk/booking/inde ... bb88bbda2e

cheers

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(ps - 4 MX5s confirmed)
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Kerrcgk » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:06 pm

Glad I found at least two other like minded mx5 owners in this part of the country. Been getting frustrated recently at the lack of owners getting on track up here be good to see a few out there.

Really looking forward to the 15th, I'm also booked up.

I'm Chris by the way with the white mk1 1.8 as mentioned above.

Saw you pull up on Sunday Mark, shame you couldn't hang around. Was an awesome day, I managed 6 runs altogether I think.

Kev, no worries at all with track etiquette at trackscotland events and if you're unsure of the layout or setup you're more than welcome to come round with me for a few.
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:20 pm

hi chris,

glad you found us here !

so next week, we will have :

mark (gm) - blue mk1
chris - white mk1
dave - red mk1
kev - black mk1 turbo

and hopefully

paul - green mk1 vr-limited B

i'd better get cracking with my brakes - new pads and discs to go on plus an oil change and front lip to fit tomorrow.
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Kerrcgk » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:08 pm

We're taking over!
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Five Alive » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi Chris.

I saw your 1.8 on Sunday. That was a rough old track btw. Nice to see you edging the MR2 on the day though. :wink:
That narked my mate no end being a rev2 owner. !

I might take you guys up on your offers of a couple passenger laps. Every little helps as they say. I'm hoping to nip along to the Dreadnought night tomorrow. Maybe see you there Mark.

Cheers lads.

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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Kerrcgk » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:51 pm

Track wasn't actually as bad as it looked, for the most part it was really good. Good mix of corners and grip levels.

I was actually a full second and a half ahead of the mr2 which doesn't sound much until you consider the Ariel Atom was only five seconds ahead of me. Just showing off now!

Gaps get a lot bigger round knockhill mind.
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby gm » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:12 pm

4 spaces still available if anyone fancies joining the FIVE MX5s that will be there !

I'm planning to be there for 4ish, plenty of time to check fluids, tyre pressures etc before the briefing. The forecast looks promising, dry would be nice, a little bit of sun would be lovely.
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Re: TrackScotland Knockhill Track Eve - Thursday 15th September

Postby Kerrcgk » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:06 pm

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