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Re: What I did today....

Postby Dave Clark » Fri May 19, 2017 5:40 pm

Chris, the MG, the Honda S2000 and the supercharged MX5 are all long gone !
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Alan » Fri May 19, 2017 6:13 pm

I liked your MG D.C. its a shame you couldn't have got rid of the plastic 'pig' instead!
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Dave Clark » Fri May 19, 2017 6:50 pm

The dream was not the reality with the MG. Despite fitting an MGB engine, a 5 speed gearbox and disc brakes with a servo it was still a slow old tank and none too comfortable with it. TMT would have blown it into the weeds and was at least as comfortable.

I have realised very late in life that cars are for DRIVING not admiring, hence my preoccupation with trackdays and cars that both handle and accelerate.(well one out of two with TMT aint bad)
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Alan » Fri May 19, 2017 6:56 pm

Dave Clark wrote:The dream was not the reality with the MG. Despite fitting an MGB engine, a 5 speed gearbox and disc brakes with a servo it was still a slow old tank and none too comfortable with it. TMT would have blown it into the weeds and was at least as comfortable.

I have realised very late in life that cars are for DRIVING not admiring, hence my preoccupation with trackdays and cars that both handle and accelerate.(well one out of two with TMT aint bad)


I kind of agree on this. cars are for driving, yes. I get so much fun out of driving my A30 (more so now I have added further modification). also my german mile muncher. incredible bullet proof cars.
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Re: What I did today....

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Fri May 19, 2017 7:57 pm

Alan wrote:
Dave Clark wrote:The dream was not the reality with the MG. Despite fitting an MGB engine, a 5 speed gearbox and disc brakes with a servo it was still a slow old tank and none too comfortable with it. TMT would have blown it into the weeds and was at least as comfortable.

I have realised very late in life that cars are for DRIVING not admiring, hence my preoccupation with trackdays and cars that both handle and accelerate.(well one out of two with TMT aint bad)


I kind of agree on this. cars are for driving, yes. I get so much fun out of driving my A30 (more so now I have added further modification). also my german mile muncher. incredible bullet proof cars.


My German mile muncher's are the same, they are called Ford!
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Alan » Fri May 19, 2017 8:52 pm

at your age you should know the difference between a budget "dave runabout" and a "precision engineered german machine". if not, then you require education.
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Alan » Fri May 19, 2017 8:56 pm

I do find it highly comical that you think a "budget English entry level car" can be compared with a "german super power machine".

your supposed to be car enthusiasts. :rol:
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Big Daddy » Fri May 19, 2017 10:32 pm

Alan wrote:at your age you should know the difference between a budget "dave runabout" and a "precision engineered german machine". if not, then you require education.


Dave kilometre munching on the autobahn... :mrgreen:


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Re: What I did today....

Postby Big Daddy » Sat May 20, 2017 8:40 am

Dave Clark wrote:I have realised very late in life that cars are for DRIVING not admiring, hence my preoccupation with trackdays and cars that both handle and accelerate.

:iagree: ... :thumbs:
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Re: What I did today....

Postby OVY871 » Sun May 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Another one in the driving camp, that's why my car looks rough but gets driven all over.

What did I do today, got the A35 running again this evening after a few months tinkering with the car. Looks like I'll be starting the winter work much sooner next year! Cutting it too close for my liking!
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Re: What I did today....

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Thu May 25, 2017 5:02 pm

loaded the Connect with goodies ready for tomorrow evening :thumbs:
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Dave Clark » Fri May 26, 2017 6:26 am

Last night Wendy and I went for dinner in a tiny Bucks village called Little Missenden, the birthplace of Herbert Austin , founder of the Austin car company.

Somewhat taken aback to find a troupe of MORRIS dancers there !!
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Re: What I did today....

Postby Countryboy » Fri May 26, 2017 1:27 pm

Dave Clark wrote:Last night Wendy and I went for dinner in a tiny Bucks village called Little Missenden, the birthplace of Herbert Austin , founder of the Austin car company.

Somewhat taken aback to find a troupe of MORRIS dancers there !!


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Re: What I did today....

Postby gazza82 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Just got back from a day at Silverstone. Unfortunately not on the track, but watching some old and new Williams F1 cars at their GP Preview Day ..

The highlight for me .. seeing "Red Five" on the track for the first time since 1992 .. Mansell's winning car!! The last time I saw it was in the Williams Museum at Grove. It has had a full restoration and this was it's first real outing .. Nigel was there, but not in driver's seat .. Karun Chandhok had that privilege as the Williams Heritage Driver.

But as this is Williams' 40th Year in F1 there were a few special guests:

Sir Frank (obviously), Sir Patrick Head, Ron Newey, Nigel Mansell, Keke and Nico Rosberg, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Ricardo Patrese, Felipe Massa, Lance Stroll, Paul De Resta, Steve Soper, Jason Plato (I think), Ross Brawn (who started his F1 career at Williams!) and probably many more!!

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