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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby hmy7k » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:30 pm

The fifth gear review was a pretty weak bit of tv to be honest.

The autocar article is good though;
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/feat ... d-focus-rs
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby olliep » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:23 pm

hmy7k wrote:The fifth gear review was a pretty weak bit of tv to be honest.

The autocar article is good though;
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/feat ... d-focus-rs



yep agreed just noticed it was due to be on...

think Top Gear mag has it in also...
https://www.instagram.com/p/Boj88iTn5Nr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby apex_mb » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:03 pm

olliep wrote:
hmy7k wrote:The fifth gear review was a pretty weak bit of tv to be honest.

The autocar article is good though;
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/feat ... d-focus-rs



yep agreed just noticed it was due to be on...

think Top Gear mag has it in also...
https://www.instagram.com/p/Boj88iTn5Nr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


That'll be me :)

Top Gear mag is definitely worth getting this month for any new Alpine fans...
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Griff500 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:10 am

hmy7k wrote:The fifth gear review was a pretty weak bit of tv to be honest.


Can't understand why 2 sporting drivers gave the car such glowing reviews, no negatives, yet only gave scores of 7.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby paulrob100 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:37 pm

The review was very poor. No mention of how the car drove on the road, or any comparison with other cars. Plus 2 so called celebrities who made ne constructive comments.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby johnb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:20 pm

President Macron, at the Paris motor show, looks more enthusiastic.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby simontaylor » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:57 pm

63rd out of 260 cars that stig has driven round the Top Gear test track.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby hmy7k » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:05 pm

Topgear Magazine Performance Car of the year

https://twitter.com/ali_sommerville/status/1049263696105668609
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Prestonese » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:48 pm

I was at the Bicester Heritage Scramble yesterday. Fantastic event which has a wide variety of cars and met a few Alpine owners there. Friendly bunch but I can't help feel we should be out there in bigger numbers!

By comparison, I think even the Rover club outnumbered us.

Anyone going to the official Goodwood event this weekend? I was/am tempted but it's not cheap!
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby apex_mb » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:00 pm

Prestonese wrote:I was at the Bicester Heritage Scramble yesterday. Fantastic event which has a wide variety of cars and met a few Alpine owners there. Friendly bunch but I can't help feel we should be out there in bigger numbers!

By comparison, I think even the Rover club outnumbered us.

Anyone going to the official Goodwood event this weekend? I was/am tempted but it's not cheap!


Sorry I missed you! Too busy wandering around and taking all the sights in, such a fantastic event and well worth the trip. Garage goals have been upped to a whole new level now.

Great to meet those that I did chat to though; a few photos of our little group below. I'm not able to make it down to the Goodwood day but from what I've seen online, it'll be a great day.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Custard » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 am

What’s happening at Goodwood should be back from our trip for that.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby eastlmark » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:01 am

Custard wrote:What’s happening at Goodwood should be back from our trip for that.


Alpine (official) track day. £400 odd when I looked.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Prestonese » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:46 pm

Custard wrote:What’s happening at Goodwood should be back from our trip for that.



There is a Piste Blue event which was advertised via the app. There are a series of them held across different tracks in Europe but the UK one seems particularly expensive for some reason.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby stephendell » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:26 pm

Price is a shame although it will probably still be fully booked. A lower price would have attracted some of the classic Alpine owners.

Having booked Goodwood many times they should have been able to do it much cheaper on a winter weekday as that is the cheapest possible booking option.

Maybe the price was bumped up as they are a manufacturer and can afford it, perhaps Goodwood didn’t realise the cost would just get passed straight in to the owners.
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Re: The new Alpine topic

Postby Custard » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 pm

This can’t be an alpine only day as it terns out that the wife is taking the Porsche down as it is a charity thing, £400 to do track time so open to the people who open there wallet.
Thankfully the car is not taking part but doing a parade lap, as the old Porsche’s are not an easy car to push fast unless you are used to driving them on a track, even I don’t like the feeling of the car when you push it, just like the sound of the engine.
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