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#21 peteslag

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:11 PM

Nice pics Tomo. I did my second race there when I had my MGB GT. Brilliant circuit and quite easy to get wrong and make a mess of things.

 

I didn't know you had an MGB GT, cool car mate.  Got any pics?

 

Lewis, I spent the first hour on this track making a total arse of myself.  It is a great circuit but by Christ it is difficult to learn.  To make things just that little bit harder I am trying to train my hands to stop feeding the steering wheel at the moment (not sure my first time at Cadwell was the ideal time to start).  Scuffers and Mike (Cliffie) pointed out on one of my videos that my hands weren't at the correct 10 to 2 position.  It is really hard breaking the habit but I'm nearly there:

 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

nice lap. nothing like following a sotty seat pd tdi :D 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

nice lap. nothing like following a sotty seat pd tdi :D 

That wasn't a seat, it was James bonds DB6. Did you not see the smoke screen coming out the back?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:08 PM

Looking better! Got to love the horn position though!

 

Had it while on 43.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:24 PM

Did I ever see it? I remember that crazy horse fiat coupe and some sort vw turbo thing but not the mg. It is a bloody nice car that mate, good photos to.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:35 PM

Not sure if you did see it. It was sat outside the motor club for quite a while. I still had it when I had the Fiat Coupe.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

Well, my week started with the knowledge that I'd be working all weekend.  Last thing on the Friday I get the nod that I'm not needed.  The wife and kid are up in Scotland so what to do..............keys, suncream, wallet,  lets go!

 

My route was horse shoe pass, Evo triangle then down to lake Bala and lake vymvy (think that's how you spell it).  All in all an utterly brilliant day.  Here are some pics (first time I've used flickr, hopefully it has worked).

 

http://www.flickr.co...ith/9376674729/



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

Nice day for it. Just been out in mine for a play as I fitted some quantums yesterday.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

Nice day for it. Just been out in mine for a play as I fitted some quantums yesterday.

 

 

What is the verdict on the quantums?



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

Slightly better damped than the Gaz i had. Still a firm ride and I spec'd road use and got 325f and 250/500 progressive rears.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

Stunning scenery, car looks good. I've wanted to do the Evo triangle for years, maybe soon. When is Nelly next organising a hoon?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

I found a few more pics from a track day at goodwood lurking in the bowels of my computer.  There were some interesting cars there that day, including a few VX's.  

 

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

My car is back from the sprayers and is looking mighty fine, just a few minor cosmetic jobs left to do. Here are a few pics:

 

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:33 PM

Looking great again Pete!

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

That looks awesome, as does the VXR8 :wub: Keep up the good work!

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:54 PM

Looking great again Pete!

 

Cheers Lewis, I'm feeling quite good about the car at the moment. The only slightly annoying thing, the radiator started leaking the day after the clam was painted........... :9mm:  :drink:  :ffs:

 

That looks awesome, as does the VXR8 :wub: Keep up the good work!

 

That was no ordinary VXR8, it had an eye watering 690 BHP!



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

That's got to sound like Thor clearing his throat! Certainly one to watch for a "sensible" car

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:10 PM

Listen for yourself (about 7 mins into this vid):

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:22 AM

Very nice work Pete. How much for the respray?



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:39 AM

I was lucky enough to get a mate rate so only paid a few hundred quid.




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