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*resurrects thread*

 

Here's a video ad put out by Caterham for the Academy.  Watch it, then rush to Caterham and sign on the dotted line.  You know you want to.

 

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Id love to do it. If i could ever, ever clear our garage to the point of getting a car in it, id be very much up for it. By which time, the flux capacitor will probably be ready. :roflmao:

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Order it first.

Clear the garage second, ideally in a last-minute desperate panic while the truck is on its way.

JFDI +++

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Brilliant. I can't drive for toffee though and my diary is already crammed.

 

I was looking at used Caterham prices. Not much below £12k and the good stuff is £15k and upwards from the Caterham showroom. That makes the 160 a snip at £15k new. I am really rather tempted. The 165 (the LHD version) I scrounged for a few days was ace. I suspect, also, that the 3 pot turbo could be tweaked a bit more too... :)

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You'll love it.  You know you will.  And on the next Motorpunk outing, everyone will be in awe of you and your driving skills*.

 

 

 

 

 

*provided you fiddle things so that I can't come

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Postscript.

I've done it. 

I've finally done it.

I've won a pot :)

File 28-10-2017, 21 09 19.jpeg

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9 minutes ago, patently said:

Postscript.

I've done it. 

I've finally done it.

I've won a pot :)

File 28-10-2017, 21 09 19.jpeg

Congratulations....

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Well done Mr P, tell us more?

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21 minutes ago, E-bmw said:

Well done Mr P, tell us more?

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 :blink: 5th overall, too :o

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. 

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It's all down to the changeovers :cool:

 

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Sounds a right hoot, once again well done to all.

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It was indeed, E :cool:

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.

 

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Teensy moment with that Matt LeBlanc off Top Gear...

 

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Looks like you had a great time really well done. ++++++

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On 29/10/2017 at 9:41 PM, CarMad said:

Looks like you had a great time really well done. ++++++

What he said. Car right way up :grin: and a cup to boot, well played P. 

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