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  1. I got a response from Driftland. It took me a couple of reads. For it to still be £42 for 8-12 people to hire for a couple of hours it would need to be a week day. Are people able/willing to bunk off on say a Friday afternoon for this? ’You can have up to a max of 12 currently due to Covid-19 restrictions, it did used to be 16, however we are geared up for only 12 just now, so that everyone has their own 12m x12m pit area, with 2m and 5m distances between each individual pit.This may change as different phases come into play from the Scottish government.I will send you a run down of our current costs and rules/regs etc for a private hire.Regarding dates I only have the last week in July free, nothing for the first week in August.Thanks for your message and thanks for enquiring about a Private Hire here at the Driftland Track. We offer flexible hire of the track 7 days a week. This allows the perfect opportunity for testing, drift practice with friends, grip work, or any other training/practice sessions.The venue is priced at £168 per hour for a weekday hire and £250 per hour for a weekend hire, with the minimum being 1 hour's booking for weekdays and 4hrs for a weekend. At this price, we allow a booking for up to 8 people with a car each (max 12 see rates below). It allows you to either use the track by yourself, or share the cost of the hire. At this price the track is self marshaled, and we find there is pretty much unlimited seat time available for the duration of your hire.We can secure your booking with a non-refundable deposit of weekday £168 or weekend of £250 (payable by BACS)On these days spectator entry is free, passenger wristbands are £5, and extra drivers sharing a car are £24 each. (NOT AVAILABLE JUST NOW DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)As an example - a 4 hour weekday hire for 8 people would cost £84 each. The group leader is responsible for making the deposit and paying the balance on the day. If there is a 9th car and driver, the 9th person would pay the same additional fee as the first eight i.e. £84. this continues for 10, 11 drivers up to a maximum of 12.As an example - a 4 hour weekend hire for 8 people would cost £125 each. The group leader is responsible for making the deposit and paying the balance on the day. If there is a 9th car and driver, the 9th person would pay the same additional fee as the first eight i.e. £125, this continues for 10.11 drivers up to a maximum 12.We can also arrange for a tyre van to be present and staffed at additional cost, please let us know if you would wish this. All cars and drivers must comply with standard Driftland rules available at: https://www.driftland.online/?P=rules’
  2. I think it is explained in this video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8gk8lNWp2PI I understand the track changed management at the end of last year though.
  3. 1. @Cheezey 2. Cheezey‘s pal 3. @Tayne 4. @Supernaut 5. @dc2100k 6. @320touring 7. @bigmancaff 8. @Flat4 9. @snagglepuss 10. @dome 11. @cort1977 12. @gm 13. @17-Coffees 14. @captain_70s 15. @paulplom Hopefully I’ve got the rough list of those that have registered interest correct. Is everyone ok with me following up my enquiry regarding a booking around late July or August? I assume a weekend would be best for everyone.
  4. @gm good stuff. I’ll nudge Driftland later to let them know I have a group of people. What are thoughts on a date? End of July, August?
  5. I’ll need to check with Driftland but I think open top cars need a roll bar/cage of some description. That’s what scuppered me doing this before with either of my MX5s. Not sure if it just applies for drift events though.
  6. It would be the Drift track not the oval. The track is bigger than that aerial photograph suggests. I think it would be big enough for a bit of fun. That’s the key thing with this. It’s a bit of fun with a small group of trustworthy people not going mad. We can lay the track out as we please in whatever direction. I’m still enquiring with Driftland on the viability of it all but I’ve heard of groups hiring the track before. I’ve fancied one of Crail’s track days for a while but never got round to it.
  7. 1. Cheezey 2. Cheezey‘s pal 3. Tayne 4. Supernaut 5. dc2100k 6. 320touring 7. bigmancaff 8. Flat4 9. Snagglepuss Driftland is in Lochgelly. I emailed them on Thursday putting out a feeler and got a fairly quick response. I replied but I’m still waiting on their response. If we have more than eight interested I’ll have a chat with them and explain it isn’t going to be anything crazy. There won’t be twelve cars say on track continuously for two hours.
  8. So far then it would provisionally look like: 1. @Cheezey 2. @Cheezey‘s pal 3. @Tayne 4. @Supernaut 5. @dc2100k I’ve asked about helmet hire and stuff. Awaiting a follow up email from Driftland.
  9. @Supernaut that’s kind of what this all about. A chilled out session with low numbers. I think quite a few people fancy a go on track but don’t want tied up with loads of high powered stuff going mad.
  10. I’m just scoping out if there would be any interest in this for later in the year. I’m making enquiries at the moment but it appears that the Driftland circuit can be hired for £168 per hour for up to 8 people. For a couple of hours it would be £42 each. I thought it might be a good opportunity for anyone who fancies a bit of easy going track fun without having to go to a full on track day. Would anyone be up for this?
  11. I’ve tried bits of card and stuff before for masking but it never seems to work. Brown paper parcel tape is good for quickly masking up tyres I’ve found.
  12. I think everyone has taken to the canal paths for their daily jaunt. There are few yards at the canal with interesting cars. Trying to remember the last time I was along that way. I seemed to spend last year walking up and down the forth and Clyde continuously.
  13. I might be wrong but I think I saw a few of these stored not in Bonnybridge but at a canal side yard in Redding. I might be completely wrong but maybe not all of them are gone.
  14. I would wonder how people get round to modifying cars. There are too many faults to deal with first before buying upgrades!
  15. I wonder if it has had a smack in the boot lid. The plastic number plate panel on the boot looks like a later one.
  16. I double checked the reg numbers there! The wheels were on the car when I got it. I think they were meant to be gold but they were more metallic beige. It came with the original steels and wheeltrims. I haven’t seen another 200SX with wheeltrims since. I forgot to pass on the wheels and trims when I sold it - I think my Dad chucked them in the tip.
  17. I had my 214 SEi. I truly loved that car. I put loads of miles on it. Going to Crail quarter mile racing in it at every opportunity. It was faster than any other 214 or 216 and would keep up with 2.0 stuff that was racing. Winning the forum bike 220 a while ago was a nice reminisce. Along side the 214 I then got a 200SX. It quickly developed a noisy exhaust and knackered brakes. I went to order new brakes from the motor factor but there were two types depending what callipers it had apparently. I phoned my Dad to ask him to pop a wheel off and check. He phoned me five mins later to say the jack was going up through the sill... As I wanted to save for a flat I sold them both and got my 306 about a month before I turned 21. I think I had that nearly three years. Being an auto it was a bit more sedate. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dRSH-0UZLfw
  18. Good work. I’m surprised how crispy the bonnet is under the grill!
  19. I currently drive 13 year old Civic Type R. Based on late sixties cars I think I’d be in an Austin 1300GT.
  20. @catsinthewelder might want the trims for the 220 bike. I fixed the broken one using an inner ring from a Clio wheel trim during my brief tenure but spares might be handy.
  21. Nice purchase. I liked your 218 as well, looked a fun project. This looks a good candidate for a funky paint job - dazzle camouflage?
  22. If you are putting a Volvo light in this you need to go the whole hog now - pop up headlight conversion and some Tundra badges.
  23. Before the recent change in ownership Driftland had a sub 1.4 micro cup. I fancied it if it ran again but I don’t know if it will with new management. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdQPO1cLYvI
  24. Wasn’t there a long running thread on retro rides trying to identify what looked like a vertically stretched Metro. Thinking it could have been one of these. Edit: it looks nothing like it. https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/183830/curious-tall-metro?page=1
  25. Is that phrase a Land Rover thing?!?! I saw the exact vehicle you are describing with a sticker saying that earlier! The sticker made me mentally tell him to FRO.
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