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#1 swast4

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:39 AM

I've just come back from Cadwell Park on Thursday and had a great day, it s an amazing circuit, which I'd love to do more but it's just so far for me. Its also pretty hard on the car but loads of fun.

I ended up having a passenger ride in a mk1 RS1600 Escort, as I had a, good battle with the guy and his dad told me he had won his championship for the last 5 years. I was absolutely amazed how well it handled, it was so solid and stable and the speeds that he could go into corners with no understeer was unbelievable, he was also a very talented driver who new his car very well. I have really under estimated how much extra speed a properly set up car will give you....... Wow.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:43 AM

I have found memories of my old RS escorts. Standard they were not that great, but with a set of billies, a tuned engine with twin webers and a Janspeed exhaust made them great fun to drive rallly



#3 swast4

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 10:47 AM

This was built at the factory as a rally car and had twin 48s. It was insane, I can't understand how a 45 year old car can drive so well.....
He said it was valued at 60k but its probably more as they are going up all the time.

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#4 C8RKH

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

I've just come back from Cadwell Park on Thursday and had a great day, it s an amazing circuit, which I'd love to do more but it's just so far for me.
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Pah, it's not that far from d' Wirral - try living up here in Sotland then driving south for Croft, Blyton Park, Oulton Park, Severn Sisters, Silverstone, Donnington and even fooking Bedford for the National!

 

You southerners are getting too bloody soft lol.....  :rolleyes:



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:17 PM

 

I've just come back from Cadwell Park on Thursday and had a great day, it s an amazing circuit, which I'd love to do more but it's just so far for me.
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Pah, it's not that far from d' Wirral - try living up here in Sotland then driving south for Croft, Blyton Park, Oulton Park, Severn Sisters, Silverstone, Donnington and even fooking Bedford for the National!

 

You southerners are getting too bloody soft lol.....  :rolleyes:

 

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#6 swast4

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:37 PM

Very true, at least I'm closer than you are, but you have the luxury of great quiet non speed camere'd roads.

It also doesnt help when your removable tow bar comes off on the motorway and turns a 3 1/2 journey into 5 3/4, but hey I'm alive

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