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Post by New Duke » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:36 am

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Post by v-rex » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:16 pm

New Duke wrote:
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Theses come in handy. I've got both makes but prefer the Quality of the Heyner. Just make sure you get the right size set.

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-a ... 70QAvD_BwE

:whathesaid: I keep my track wheels in Heyner covers. Really good quality and the handles are surprisingly resilient if you're lugging wheels around.
Thanks New Duke, Mpv2k3, some Heyner covers have been ordered in size 14-18.... Due to arrive Dec 15-17 so just in the nick of time !!

I got the idea to get tyre bags, as probably for the first time in 10 years I decided to look at the Demon Tweeks catalogue that appears in my letterbox without fail annually. It turns out they do the Richbrook bags so I am glad I am going for german quality.

The federals I have were stamped 45/15, so are 5 years old. I don't mind, and hopefully they still work for a few track days before I need to change. However on the same page as the tyre bags at Demon Tweeks was this stuff....

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/demon-t ... er-245304/

Rejuvenates old or part worn tyres it says.... so I am going to put this out there as I bet some of you know about this stuff, whether it's really great or a placebo.

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:56 pm

We should have all received an email this Evening from Javelin regarding sign on details =D> =D> =D> =D>

Don't forget to action them by the due date :thumleft:


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Post by v-rex » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:45 pm

So more prep...

1) I called Javelin and told them that London is going into tier 3 and the guy on the other side was fairly nonchalant about it and said we are going ahead as long as you take all the right precautions ... so does anyone know if I shouldn't come to this anymore ? It's a sod this is happening in London 2 days before the event.....

2) Trackday insurance - I spoke to my insurance company Adrian Flux and they quoted me £150 with £750 excess. I need to call back with my 2nd driver's details. Seems a bit much for a 4-4.5K car ? ( What's it's worth, sadly not what I've spent on it ). I take it one of two things will probably happen, there will be a minor ding and I'll end up paying for that due to the excess, or the car will probably be written off as the damage would get that extensive in which case I guess I'll be glad to have had the cover. Am I over simplifying this ? I know alot of you have trackdays included in your overall cover, so maybe this is not a question most of you have had to answer. I'd probably be happy to take the risk and just pay for any damage, unless trackday insurance is mandatory....

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:48 pm

The only time I have track insurance is when I drive the Nürburgring :thumleft:
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Post by MightyCondor » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:50 pm

Given how many garages we have between us, is it possible to get them situated together?

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Post by New Duke » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:51 pm

Welcome to the dilemma of track day insurance V. Only you can make that decision on the merits of it.

That is an expensive quote and high excess tho. Try insuremytrackday.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Yes and will call Javelin later today :thumleft: - Events Team
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Post by Mpv2k3 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:23 pm

Thats a steep quote for insurance. Try insuremytrackday for a quote. I usually pay around the £80-100 price. But again it is your choice.
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Post by v-rex » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:29 pm

Thanks guys, I think it seems a bit pricey to me, but then again apparently I am a track day noob, as I haven't done one for 10 years so i think that upped the premium a bit. I also said I would do about 200 miles on track, but no idea what mileage I would actually do, so not sure how that affected the quote.

I'm leaning towards just taking the risk and if it turns out to be fatal for the rex, then I take the hit financially, and at least the car died doing what it loved, rather than dying from rust or carbon from being stuck in traffic in the boring roads we have these days...

That being said I'll wait to see if Nigel says I am allowed to come..... I think that would make me the most sad, as I have been really looking forward to this.

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Post by v-rex » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:30 pm

Thank's New Duke and mpv2k3 for the insuremytrackday recommendation. I may go ask them for a quote, just for info, once I get my 2nd drivers details.

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Post by New Duke » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:37 pm

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I'm leaning towards just taking the risk and if it turns out to be fatal for the rex, then I take the hit financially, and at least the car died doing what it loved, rather than dying from rust or carbon from being stuck in traffic in the boring roads we have these days...
That's my view exactly. Death in battle is an honourable end for any RX8. Hopefully it won't come to that though :lol:

I insured my car for my first 5 or 6 trackdays. Then stopped and now just accept the risk as part of the overall deal.

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Post by MightyCondor » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:45 pm

I've never insured any of my RX-8s. Maybe if they appreciate a bit more then I'll reconsider.

My FD was insured, and I'm certainly glad that it was given that I made a £15k claim

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Post by Mpv2k3 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:47 pm

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I've never insured any of my RX-8s. Maybe if they appreciate a bit more then I'll reconsider.

My FD was insured, and I'm certainly glad that it was given that I made a £15k claim

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Post by MightyCondor » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:48 pm

It was an add on to my road policy for 6 track days taken out through Reis and underwritten by MarkerStudy

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Post by v-rex » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:17 pm

New Duke wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:37 pm
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I'm leaning towards just taking the risk and if it turns out to be fatal for the rex, then I take the hit financially, and at least the car died doing what it loved, rather than dying from rust or carbon from being stuck in traffic in the boring roads we have these days...
That's my view exactly. Death in battle is an honourable end for any RX8. Hopefully it won't come to that though :lol:

I insured my car for my first 5 or 6 trackdays. Then stopped and now just accept the risk as part of the overall deal.
Yes, I am sure when it comes down to a claim, they will quibble over price and the process will take ages etc. The chances of a total wipeout happening are rare, never say never, but I trust myself enough on track to know my limits so the chance of me stacking it should be smaller ( perhaps false calc there ) than perhaps someone else going into me. Comes with the territory I guess and hopefully we have a sensible lot on track with us at Donny.

To be honest when I've done karting, even when I've ended up in a wall, I still am more comfortable there then on the road, where there are some right dufuses. I am hoping the track day will be similar, but there's always a driver that dunning kruger applies to, so I'll try to stay clear of them.

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Post by v-rex » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:19 pm

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I've never insured any of my RX-8s. Maybe if they appreciate a bit more then I'll reconsider.

My FD was insured, and I'm certainly glad that it was given that I made a £15k claim

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Ouch. £15k. You can get 6 RX-8's for that !!

I do love the RX-7 though, such a beautiful car. If I understand FD correctly, then that is probably the best looking iteration and worth £15k on looks alone....

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:31 pm

You do not have to insure the car for the full value. When I insured the M3 for Blyton Park I had £10k cover as unless I rolled it, T boned a barrier at high speed or it went on fire £10k is a fair bit of damage. Probably the wrong logic but it almost halved the premium.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:33 pm

v-rex wrote:That being said I'll wait to see if Nigel says I am allowed to come..... I think that would make me the most sad, as I have been really looking forward to this.
If you are referring to "Little Old Me" :snog: , then I couldn't care too hoots, as this is an Outdoor Sporting Event, hence why Javelin said it was OK to go to the trackday :thumleft:

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v-rex wrote:That being said I'll wait to see if Nigel says I am allowed to come..... I think that would make me the most sad, as I have been really looking forward to this.
If you are referring to "Little Old Me" :snog: , then I couldn't care too hoots, as this is an Outdoor Sporting Event, hence why Javelin said it was OK to go to the trackday :thumleft:
Sorry not that I wasn't being considerate for you Nigel ;) , it was more if something came up from your conversation with Javelin that said something to prevent me coming ....
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Post by Ranjan » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:33 pm

This is only my opinion so please disregard but unless you have a rare car or a really expensive car track day insurance is a total waste of money; and even if you do have insurance and have to claim, the companies will bend over backwards trying to get out of it or reduce the pay-out.

If you must, I have a few friends who use Competition Car Insurance who do some multi-track deals which work out quite good value.

The MX5 is only worth £4000 and if I bought insurance for a year’s worth of track days, I would soon be reaching that sum in fees.

I have only ever done one track day that required compulsory insurance (Nordschleife excluded) on a supercar day and they wanted £££££££££££££££s. Ridiculous :!: :!:

Have fun, the weather looks promising.

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:58 pm

The best “value” track insurance I ever had was with REIS when I insured T200 CAD as they included cover for 6 track days at no extra cost. However this year when I came to renew the RX did not qualify as it was under £5k value and the real cruncher was that it did not meet their underwriters definition / criteria for a sports car because it has 4 doors and 4 seats, the critical point being 4 doors! Despite this there are several members who still have the REIS policy renewed annually with the 6 track days cover.
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Post by nightfire10 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:11 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:The best “value” track insurance I ever had was with REIS when I insured T200 CAD as they included cover for 6 track days at no extra cost. However this year when I came to renew the RX did not qualify as it was under £5k value and the real cruncher was that it did not meet their underwriters definition / criteria for a sports car because it has 4 doors and 4 seats, the critical point being 4 doors! Despite this there are several members who still have the REIS policy renewed annually with the 6 track days cover.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:49 pm

Same renewal month for me too!
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:17 pm

The 5 Garages that are booked under your names will be put together :thumleft: , so we can all socialised to a certain extent =D> =D> =D> =D>

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