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New DD and Motorsport car

Postby miles thomas » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:34 pm

Ok so I have gone all modern this time with a car just 2 years old. I have had it just over a week and only done the work run but loving it. Not sure why this car hasn't been that well received I know it's not a manual but I must be getting old because I really like sticking it in D and just wafting along. Anyway I have a Spider for the analogue stuff.
I think the first vid (link below) gives a very good idea of the car and Chris Harris gives as always a fair opinion. And it's better than me trying to tell you what it's like.
The second vid is just a nice little look at how they nail them together in the Dieppe factory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsUPixwMDg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxFMoyNgCno

I would like to see how the car goes at Prescott and anyway it's a good excuse to use the launch control :D So watch this space I think it's going to be fun getting to know this car.
Not really had much time for photos but here's a couple and you can see it polishes up nicely ;)

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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby eastlmark » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:48 pm

nice in red Miles and pretty rare I think. cant wait till we have a get together and chat all night about flappy paddles and R link's
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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby Miles » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:30 pm

Miles,
Looks great, love the colour too.
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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby simontaylor » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:45 pm

Cool, get some numbers on the doors for race days.
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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby miles thomas » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:26 pm

Ok bit late posting this up but I am doing it now. In April I went off to Prescott to do the refresher hill climb school. This is a great day out and as it was the refresher there was not much fannying about just walk the hill and then off you go. In total I think we did 13 or 14 runs up the hill and had the usual breakfast,lunch. and tea and cake. I was in good company in the paddock,as I was put next to a V6 Clio and there was about 30 cars on the hill in total.
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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby PaulC1959 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:55 am

Looking good Miles, pity you didn't have a go up the hill on Sunday at the La Vie en Bleu/Rosso/Porsche weekend! :angel
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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby miles thomas » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:38 am

Hi Paul
I know what you mean. When I booked it that was the intention but with the changes for that weekend I didn't want to just do the sprint. For me I really enjoy the whole weekend and by that I mean the social side on Saturday and then the racing on Sunday. All getting together having a club stand, staying the night and making a whole weekend of it that's what I liked.
We will have to see what happens next year. Or as a club maybe we could pick a new hill climb to support and get behind.
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Re: New DD and Motorsport car

Postby PaulC1959 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:58 am

miles thomas wrote:Hi Paul
I know what you mean. When I booked it that was the intention but with the changes for that weekend I didn't want to just do the sprint. For me I really enjoy the whole weekend and by that I mean the social side on Saturday and then the racing on Sunday. All getting together having a club stand, staying the night and making a whole weekend of it that's what I liked.
We will have to see what happens next year. Or as a club maybe we could pick a new hill climb to support and get behind.


Indeed!

I went along to have a nose at the new format and watch the RAOC boys attack the hill, but yes it was all about the whole weekend experience for me during previous years.
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