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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:32 am

Adam still gets to enjoy his Birthday Celebration Co-driving my car round the track, which was funny enough the original option back last year before we booked this Track Day :thumright:

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:40 pm

Car loaded up ready for the Track Day with a Box of Cans, two crates of 50cl Water, Crisps and a few Haribo Sweets =D> =D> =D> =D>

Brake Disc and Pads are loaded in the car :P of which Adam is changing the Rear Discs and Pads before we get to the Hotel in the Afternoon 8)

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Post by casey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:03 pm

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Post by MightyCondor » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:01 pm

Going to set off in the next hour or so and will hopefully be there well in advance of our dinner plans.

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:37 pm

Well, as predicted the job this morning has been a pain and I just got back home.
ETA if I left now would be 18:15 but I have at least an hours work before I can leave. Plus the clear weather forecast seems to be wrong and it is currently hammering down with rain.
My guess for my ETA would be nearer to 20:00!!!!
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Post by MightyCondor » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:58 pm

I've checked in.

Going to grab a quick shower then will go and prop the bar up.

Bumped into Pete when getting fuel, so know he's about. Anyone else here yet?

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 pm

Great banter during the meal tonight with Alan, Nigel, Pete, Adam and William. I hope we have as much fun on track tomorrow too.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:32 pm

Yes had a great laugh among friends as per usual and Adam was chuffed with his 25th Birthday arranged with the Restaurant months ahead :thumright:

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:09 pm

Great day on track today. Car went well so I must have built the engine alright!
That said it did blow out a bit of coolant and I topped it up at lunchtime. Currently sat at Wetherby services waiting for the engine to cool as the dash temp gauge suddenly jumped up to 3/4 yet the aux gauge still showed 90’. Dropped to 50mph and cruised a couple of miles to here.
Parked up and temp started to drop!
It’s been 30 minutes and one KFC 3 piece since I parked up so I am now going out to see whatever I can see! Pick of the NS front wheel covered in dried FL22!!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:25 pm

Update, just poured 4ltrs of FL22 into the car! Got the spare rad cap out and it seats better than the existing so hopefully that was the issue.
I will soon find out as I have 180 miles of motorway now to get me home.
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I've just had a flick through the photos I took during the morning, just over 1000, cut it down to 700 of the better ones. They're not all RX-8s, I snapped a few other cars while waiting for everyone to come round again. Just uploading them now but it might take a while
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Post by AdamGaltress » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 pm

Also like to add a thanks to Ian for his chocolate rotor cake that he made and a thank you to everyone that signed my card :mrgreen:

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:13 pm

Just arrived back home. The coolant losses must have been down to the failed cap seal.
Thank you Tony for including that spare cap, a real life saver tonight and to Pip for setting map yo cut power of the engine overheated.
Car pulled better than ever tonight in the way home, so it must have been hotter than necessary all day. Lucky it’s still running!
PS: the car was still accelerating at 7000rpm so what you may say it's redlined at 8000rpm well I was in 6th!
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Another great track day with the Rx-8 Owners club and what a great circuit, here's one of my sessions out on track, Following Alan :thumright:

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Another great track day with the Rx-8 Owners club and what a great circuit, here's one of my sessions out on track, Following Alan :thumright:

Pleasure holding you up :D
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:26 am

Am still not home yet as they shut part of the M1 so had to take a detour towards Silverstone and then turn up into Milton Keynes along the A5 :!:

Currently resting at Toddington Services enjoying a Costa Hot Chocolate :thumleft:

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Got home at 2.30am :!:

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Full length videos. Please excuse the terrible left hand grip etc:
Unfortunately the camera was not on to capture the near ramming incident at the hairpin in the afternoon, the closest I ever want to be to a shunt!



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Another great track day and social with the RX8OC. Well worth the long journey.

I found Croft to be a very enjoyable and challenging circuit, and apart from the straights the RX-8 did well over a lap with good relative cornering speeds. I found myself out-braking the GT3 and some other expensive weapons, which was quite satisfying. The traction control got a work out and I could feel the car moving around a lot, but was mostly in tune with it and able to control it, bar the odd moment of putting a wheel outside of track limits….

I probably did more laps than I’ve done on any previous track day and stopped around 4pm happy that I’d hit mine and the cars limits. Managed to get a lot of clear running, although did have some issues with traffic, especially in the morning. There were a few times when I was behind a train of Clios and Civics wishing for blue flags….

Harry’s Lap timer suggests that my best lap was a 1.45 something, with a lot of 1.46s recorded towards the end of the day.

Got home in 3.5 hours. Don’t think I got anywhere near the 26mpg I managed on the way up!

I’ll do my usual video editing when I get a chance. On holiday from Saturday, so may have to wait a few weeks. Plenty of footage with me following others 8s, particuarly Pete and Chris.



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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:49 pm

Well I think we all managed to have a fantastic day celebrating Adam's 25th Birthday this year =D> =D> =D> =D>

You make a good track side photographer Adam and hadn't realise you had gone round the track to get your photos of the cars around the track and I think we all owe you a big thank you =D>

Am I right in saying that there wasn't one Red Flag all day :shock: :?:

Many thanks to Steve for bringing the Pint of Milk for the Teas and Coffees :thumleft:

My car was fantastic going round the track :P and enjoyed watching it being driven when Adam was driving my car =D>

I noticed a notable difference with the New Tarmac laid as it was so smooth and the grip was far better that the other two times when I had driven the track 8)

Hey Adam's Birthday Cake was really nice in the afternoon :P and many thanks too Ian for making it =D> and indeed Ian has hidden talents :thumright:

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Post by Nicklaus » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Apologies I couldn’t attend this meet in the end. I need to sort the brakes on my car and I just didn’t have enough time to do it and didn’t want to be a liability on track!

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Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Croft Circuit - Tue 20th Aug **SOLD OUT**^^^ '25th Birthday Celebration'

Post by ChrisHolmes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm

AdamGaltress wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Photo's uploaded

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Efdn1TSes65yoxrM9
Excellent photos Adam. Caption competition for the ones of Pete and William with their phones I think. Also it looks like Nigel was jacking my car up which would be most out of character, not to mention dangerous!
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