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Marky911
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Cool

Too right about budgets vs talent. At least he got as far as he did.
It must be a cracking series to race in. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Great thread. thumbsup

With apologies to all those that might be reading this and wondering why their amazing cars aren't on my list please consider yourselves to be joint 4th. Very Happy

My Top 3.

1st = 2 laps pax in a 997GT3RS around The Ring.
2nd = 2 laps pax in an F40 around Dunsfold.
3rd = 20 mins pax in a 997GT2 around Goodwood.



You forgot the laps around Goodwood in a 944S Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:


T8 wrote:


With apologies to all those that might be reading this and wondering why their amazing cars aren't on my list please consider yourselves to be joint 4th. Very Happy



You forgot the laps around Goodwood in a 944S Grin



No I didn't wack

but I did forget to give honourable mention to the hour I spent in a 7.2l V8 Camaro with flame spitting straight-through exhausts. Being part of a very noisy impromtu fire and (tyre) smoke show in Cardiff City Centre one summer evening was pretty awesome. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I was going through a loose end lad stage in my life after jusr coming out of an 8 year relationship. Every spare minute was spent in that boozer. Still can't believe how stupid I was doing what I did.


The night I met my (ex) wife I drove home in a paralytic state, let’s be honest early 80’s it was the done thing. I clearly remember hitting the kerb several times nooo sometimes you just have to admit to being a complete dick. Somehow I made it home alive and didn’t kill anyone else nooo
Thinking back now I can’t believe I did that. Anyway thinking of the 20 years of torture that lay ahead, actually rolling it and dying wouldn’t have been so bad Grin Question
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This incident was one of my tamer moments at the time. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First memorable experience was as a 11 year old passenger in a Pontiac Transam 6.7 USA litres V8 seventees rocket, that left an impression!
Later in a mates Lotus Europa which he used as at some racing school, that thing could shift.
Finally as an adult driving a TVR Tuscan Red Rose engine upgrades etc, down to Monte Carlo in one of those crazy Canonball events, great car only broke down twice and tried to kill us a lot which kept your wits sharp!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to my wedding in an Aston Martin DB5 was pretty special. The guy who owned it was only too pleased to drive it spiritedly and show us what it could do. He said his was worth IRO £1M and hats off to him using and enjoying it as often as he could.

When I owned my AMG I got to drive both the new E63S and the AMG GTR, "green beast from hell". Was part of an AMG showcase event. Spent a day with the cars / team and got to drive them fast on all manner of roads including some decent B roads.

Have also been treated as a passenger in a Noble M12 at a track day event. That thing was pretty fast.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in 1996, I sat in a McLaren F1 in their "showroom" on Park Lane. The very informative lady informed me it was the car David Coulthard had driven potential customers around a track in. Rioters had tried to smash up the premises and trash the car as part of an anti capitalism protest. I took a paving slab which shattered my riot helmet, but as a petrol head, I protected the F1!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My top 5.

1. Ex racing Lola T70 at Silverstone with a pro driver. Had to thread yourself through roll cage into passenger seat.

2. Veyron. 0-170 in a blink of an eye. Completely seamless gear changes. Loads of speed left but run out of road (not in UK).

3. Ferrari Daytona. Fantastic sound, cabin and presence.

4. Le Mans type blower Bentley. Spirited drive whilst sitting (very high up) on back seat. Used to be at local fete many moons ago where you paid £1 for a short trip. Best £1 ever spent.

5. My 997 C2S. Effortless power and poise

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..the old man's Ferrari Mondial when I had only just passed my test and owned a VW 1302s Beetle was quite something although the gear change was awful! And then his 944 Turbo Silver Rose when the boost when tits up...f'ing fast!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will Gollop in his Metro 6R4 around Lydden Hill race circuit.

Mental !!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts:

Best race car? Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 (600hp, RWD) @ Alastaro in the wet. Lots of noise, fuel, fun, and wheelspin, but the cage, bucket and harness were pretty tight.

Best rally car? Citroen C2R2 (FWD, sequential) in the winter at the Saukkola special stages (how do they stop so quickl?)

And the best road car (on a public road)? A white 9972 C4S PDK up and down Jebal Jais (a billclimb) in the UAE. Simply the best road and car combination I have ever experienced as the driver.
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