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Old 19-04-2010, 02:25 AM
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Track Days

I'm over here in the Uk for business, decided to take a client out for a track day.

Went to an airfield (Oldham) about 90 mins out of London.

I hired a Carterham R400 for the day.

200BHP but weighs only 550Kgs

Wow, what fun.

My client also has a TVR Tuscan which he also put around teh track.

Track had a 1 mile long runway that was used as the main straight.

Was chasing a new BMW M3 CSL around the track, he was sideways through one corner, smoke coming off the rears, and I am side by side till I get in the gas a tad too early out of one corner onto the straight and spin out

These things are seriously fun, talk about forgiving, coming out of a corner sideways and just stick the boot into it and power slide out.....

man we need days like this in Australia.....

Carterham, topped at 145MPH down the straight






TVR Tuscan, very very cool car, we got it up to 167 MPH down the straight



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Old 19-04-2010, 05:56 AM
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You definitely are living the life of Riley, nice one.I agree on the tvr`s, bloody nice cars.Up here in qld I think they do have track days at lakeside.
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Old 19-04-2010, 07:20 AM
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The West Aussies seem to do well with track days at Collie.
SA has track days at Mallala arranged thru KPM Motorsport

Looks like you're having too much fun.

How would an old school musclecar aquit itself on a track like that?

Yes the TVR is cool.
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Old 19-04-2010, 11:25 AM
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Wow thats cool. Must have been an absolute hoot for you Chris. We do need more days like this here - the problem is the costs. Its about 180 a day at lakeside. But it is very fun. I took the torana around there.
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The West Aussies seem to do well with track days at Collie.
Weve also got Barbagallo and the RAC/MC Motorsports Driving Centre track at the International Airport...
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.......and you've got a drag strip.Spoilt buggers
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Old 20-04-2010, 06:30 PM
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The West Aussies seem to do well with track days at Collie.
SA has track days at Mallala arranged thru KPM Motorsport

Looks like you're having too much fun.

How would an old school musclecar aquit itself on a track like that?

Yes the TVR is cool.
Actually the Charger Club has a track day at Collie very soon.
Here's the info I just received from the club in an email if anyone's interested in going.

Hi Charger Club members,

Just a reminder the annual Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day IX is on again 1st May.
Start time 8:30am

This event is open to all car enthusiasts, not just club members, so please let your friends know!
Please forward on this email!!!
We are a bit short on entries, so if you have never had a go on the track, come and check it out.

A few simple requirements for entry:

Helmet AS1698 and clothing to neck ankles and wrist, good shoes
Battery to be securely mounted and terminals covered, and a blue triangle to show position ( just use blue tape!)
Fire Extinguisher, 1kg, tagged and mounted in the vehicle, see WA Fire Protection in Balcatta unit 4 18 Gibberd road 92401002, they sell them already tagged for $46.75
two throttle return springs
no retread tyres

Road worthy vehicle
The track can be hard on brakes, so it's a good idea to check them beforehand , maybe time to replace the brake fluid!
FYI Collie is an excellent track, with large runoff areas, so very little change of damaging your pride and joy even if you have a mishap, also it's not a race, so you won't be rubbing panels with other users.

You could even bring your daily runner, falcon and commodores are welcome! ( something for the Vals to show up )

Any enquires please call John 9733 5533
Cost will be divided by the number of entries, but allow $50 or so.


Also see for more details at:
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=...0NWJmLTg2OTAtY
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