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About patently

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    The nearest gravel trap, usually :-/
  • Biography
    Officially declared a smart arse by Tipex:
    http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/topic/141938-apple-watch-launch/?p=1774960

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    Caterham Bodyshop
  • Interests
    Driving round and round in circles, interrupted only by the occasional flag and/or tyre wall.
  • Occupation
    Patent Attorney
  • Car Make
    yes, I did.
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    Porsche 911 (996) C4S Cab, Caterham 7, LR Discovery

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  1. New pants please

    Either that, or it was actually a calm day and they're all utterly appalling pilots...?
  2. 'Inside Team McLaren' on Amazon Video

    I always thought there would be a sequel to "What Not To Wear"... I wasn't expecting "How not to run a Formula One team"?
  3. Post a pic of your car

    I think mine came first? Which makes you the one with good taste
  4. Post a pic of your car

    Nah, that's GORGEOUS
  5. Post a pic of your car

    That looks lovely, Thorburn. Very envious! Thought I'd pop this photo of the 911 up, as yesterday was the 14th anniversary of when I collected her from the OPC...
  6. SPOTY 2017

    My trackside chaps
  7. I think I might have finally trained YouTube?

    Bugger. Should have posted this in the LoJ where Google aren't watching. The ad for the Google wiretap is back
  8. After years of faithfully skipping boring adverts the instant the "Skip Ad" button appears, and more recently actually closing the window and giving up on the whole site as soon as I spot that unskippable ad for the Google wiretap-in-the-home device, they've now twigged. Every single video I've watched for the last few days has been prefixed with this ad. So I let it run to the end every time Want to buy an M5 again now, though
  9. Getting side steps fitted on an Outlander?

    So which end is it, then?
  10. The Caterham Build

    Teensy moment with that Matt LeBlanc off Top Gear...
  11. The Caterham Build

    It was indeed, E Here's session 1, roughly from 2:15 til 3:00. 4 opportunities to spot Rory Reid in a Rolls Silver Shadow. And the changeover in the video above, from my perspective.
  12. The Caterham Build

    It's all down to the changeovers
  13. The Caterham Build

    We have a habit of entering the Birkett Relay (http://www.750mc.co.uk/formulae/birkett.htm) a 6 hour team endurance race for between 4 and 6 drivers, held on the Silverstone Classic GP circuit on the last weekend in October each year. The idea is to have an end-of season jolly with as many of us as possible, it's a good laugh, and fun racing because there is such a huge range of machinery there so we get to play with stuff we're not used to. As there is such a range (from sports prototypes to Smart cars, sometimes) it is run on a handicap basis - you submit lap times for all the drivers in the team, in the cars they propose to drive, and your team is allocated a number of handicap laps. So anything can win, even if your cars are not hyper-speed prototypes. With 70 teams, each with 4-6 drivers, it's a massive event. There are always more Caterham teams than you can shake a stick at. We go there for shits & giggles. It really is fun. But we only went and came second in class this year 5th overall, too Oh - you might be able to see a piece about it on telly sometime next year, btw. A certain BBC motoring show was there filming. And taking part, in ridiculously unsuitable cars.
  14. The Caterham Build

    Postscript. I've done it. I've finally done it. I've won a pot