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#61 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:09 PM

Anyone else want to see DW take the Invacar?


No not really! Unless the track was closed especially for it. Otherwise it's likely we'd see a Porsche badge imprinted into back of the fibreglass or it squashed under a flipped Mégane RS.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

I'd love to go but chatting to a colleague at work has put me totally off. He said that the Brits are notorious over there. Not helped by the vast majority of our insurers actually providing insurance to drive on the road - despite it being a public road. You can see there is no run offs at all, but its even more apparent when on the road.

If you make a mistake, you're almost certainly going to go in hard. Even if you manage to escape heroically* it's likely someone else will hit you anyway.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:16 AM

Comparing the Ring with other tracks is futile.
The Ring is a standalone in history and sadly also tragedy.

There is a tree at Hohe Acht that should have been planted elsewhere, for all I care.
I went back to it after I was released from hospital and nailed a silver badge to it.
It reads: This is my tree. Do not reuse!

Also, the tourist driving sessions are timed bridge to gantry, since the main straight cannot be drive at full speed due to the entry/exit.
A lap is thus about a mile shorter than during a race. I used to do sub 8 minute race laps in the late Eighties.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:21 AM

No not really! Unless the track was closed especially for it. Otherwise it's likely we'd see a Porsche badge imprinted into back of the fibreglass or it squashed under a flipped Mégane RS.

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: lets get a crowdfunding page setup to make this happen


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:08 AM

I would agree with an earlier comment about how safe modernz appear to be in terms of protecting over-enthusiastic drivers from themselves and I'd hazard a guess that the manufacturers could get a lot of useful crash test data from those real life scenarios than running things off-set into concrete posts at 30mph.


Surely part of the reason that the vast majority of Modernz are so much safer and stronger, and protect their occupants is *because* manufacturers have been running things off-set into concrete posts at 30mph for so long now?


The prospect of driving on the Nurburgring is a very interesting one to me. The prospect of driving on the Nurburgring (or indeed any track at all) with the absurd mix of vehicles and capabilities that exists there frightens me silly.

Oh look, there's a 2CV / Coach / other absurdly slow vehicle right in front of me and I can't easily pass.

Oh look, there's a complete wanker in an Audi/BMW/Porsche 3" from my rear bumper, travelling about 50mph faster than me.

*huge fucking crash*
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:56 AM

Anyone else want to see DW take the Invacar? 

 


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:42 AM

Anyone else want to see DW take the Invacar? 

 

DW does not want to see this. I'd love to take the 2CV around, but only if they had a 'no more than 40bhp' session. Similarly, I'd love a sub-40bhp track day in the UK too.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

ok so its not in real life but its worth a watch until someone does actually drag a 2cv/invacar to the NR  :mrgreen:

 


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

DW does not want to see this. I'd love to take the 2CV around, but only if they had a 'no more than 40bhp' session. Similarly, I'd love a sub-40bhp track day in the UK too.

 

They should do a three wheeler challenge, under 40bhp, all drivers dressed as a Loony Tunes character.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:24 AM

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Something to take away from that video is how nice it must be to roll a Beetle, uh, compared to other cars :D

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:41 AM

I'd like to be taken round in a "Ring taxi", see how it should be done.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:31 PM

ok so its not in real life but its worth a watch until someone does actually drag a 2cv/invacar to the NR  :mrgreen:
 
https://youtu.be/poPYUm3iu0o


That was excellent!
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:31 AM


The prospect of driving on the Nurburgring is a very interesting one to me. The prospect of driving on the Nurburgring (or indeed any track at all) with the absurd mix of vehicles and capabilities that exists there frightens me silly.

Oh look, there's a 2CV / Coach / other absurdly slow vehicle right in front of me and I can't easily pass.

Oh look, there's a complete wanker in an Audi/BMW/Porsche 3" from my rear bumper, travelling about 50mph faster than me.

*huge fucking crash*


You’ve got the idea.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:06 AM

Been there a few times to watch - seen some fairly daft (i.e. wholly avoidable) crashes occur. I've no desire to ride around their either*. The roads around the area are great though, and pretty much empty during the day.

 

I used to do quite a few trackdays on bikes, but dont enjoy them anymore, preferring the deserted roads in most of Europe. The only trackday i do now is the BSB one at Blyton Park near Gainsborough, mainly for the instruction given. Proper instructors, no just blokes in hi viz vests wanting to race their mates all day.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

 Blyton Park near Gainsborough

 

I had no idea that place existed! Been out round that way lots & never seen any signs.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

ok so its not in real life but its worth a watch until someone does actually drag a 2cv/invacar to the NR  :mrgreen:

 

Will a 2CV really do 65 in third?  I've obviously been short-shifting then...



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:57 PM

I had no idea that place existed! Been out round that way lots & never seen any signs.

 

 

Nice circuit worth checking out. 1.6 miles round, well surfaced, good run off on most corners, and fast. The British Superbike School use it, and they have some great instructors there. they only put 12 out on the circuit at once, 3 riders to each instructor. They don't care what bike you ride either.

 

https://britishsuperbikeschool.com/

 

Maybe we should have an AS bike trackday?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:09 AM

I've done two Blyton trackdays as I get invited for the charity event in August. It's a good circuit with loads of run off and it's a lot more challenging than you'd imagine. I went to the classic Mini event 2 weeks ago, ace.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:43 PM

So far it was said that the 'Ring is unpredictable, dangerous, overhyped and many other things. And I hate it.

 

There is a track not too far from it, that is grossly underhyped, even more unpredictable, has an even bigger altitude change

and like no other is able to separate the men from the boys. Spa Francorchamps. And I love it as much as I hate the 'Ring.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:09 PM

I've been to The Ring twice and driven it once.  There are some really good spectating points where you can spend all day and watch others crash.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:23 AM

We went round in an Allegro. One very slow lap in pouring rain was enough but I'd like to go again.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:14 PM

Could we see TWC take on Oulton Park then? 


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