TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by Conan » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:33 pm

I've turned my garden into RX-8 only parking :thumleft:
I'm going to politely ask other cars to go away :)
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:39 pm

Does that include the Colt Auto Pete :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by Conan » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:44 pm

You said you would buy that off me Nigel as your daily
Then you could buy another RX-8 :)
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: RE: Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by SeanP » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:37 am

Conan wrote: I'm going to politely ask other cars to go away :)
Ah yes, magic moment of the day... Me to that bloke who parked his V8 dodge on our stand "I say old chap, would you kindly remove your vehicle from our (paid for) club stand?"...
Seconds later... Conan: "OY!! [edited]! MOVE! THAT! [edited]! HEAP! OF! sh*t!! NOW!!"

I didn't know whether to laugh or run & cry! :) :)

After some squaring up with Pete in the paddock (blokes mate, though mouthy seemed reluctant to get involved)... Said bloke throws his toys out of the pram and rather childishly tries to leave a set of 11s as he races off across the paddock!

I rather though that he'd hunt you down Pete, and we'd see you cable-tied to his grill like the bear in Toy Story 3 as he left the site... ;)


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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by Mpv2k3 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:21 am

Here's another dashcam footage including the rear camera. :thumleft:

Again, excuse the bleeping from the dashcam lol

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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by Harrizone » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:40 am

Was a good day despite my aversion to static car shows, but the interest for me lay in the track action from the Time Attack crowd, the cars on display in the pits and the extreme that some of the 'teams' go to was for me an eye opener. Some had full telemetry and a shed load of spares etc. along with their own hospitality.

One thing not mentioned so far is that PeteH came first in class with a time of 57.472 =D> although I have no idea of his overall position among all the classes, despite searching the net.

As said static shows leave me a bit cold but what did appeal was the Hummer hearse, a Koenigsegg, an Ultima and a nice Exige.

Our track session was somewhat spoilt by a Ford RS2000 that held up a procession of RX8's, :evil: myself included, although uncharacteristically my car felt unsettled through Clearways (but could have been my playing with different damping forces) so will be looking at drop links possibly, or then again my driving. :oops:

Was going to remark about the reliabilty of RX8 engine swaps but not nice to see any car implode. #-o

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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by PeteH » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:39 pm

Harrizone wrote:One thing not mentioned so far is that PeteH came first in class with a time of 57.472 =D> although I have no idea of his overall position among all the classes, despite searching the net.
Thanks Ray. Good of you to pop by at the end (And good to see so many of the rest of you in the pits as well). My partner asked what car you were driving. She said it was so modified she didn't recognize it as an 8 8) . It always looks bad to compare my times with other classes, because I'm in the slowest class! But for reference, in the qualifying there were 7 cars from higher classes that went slower than me. In the final there were five cars from higher classes that went slower than me. I was particularly happy to get within 2.5 seconds of the very heavily modified Golf Type R in Club Pro (he's running slicks etc.)
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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by Lemon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:10 pm

It was great to have a chat with you there pete and congrats on your class win!!


i do need to get a camera riggd up or something, as all i have at the mo is the video that Mark kindly too of my car as we were going round :lol:
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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by untakenname » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:12 am

Thanks for all those who organised, had to leave slightly earlier than I'd wanted due to prior commitments.
Took a couple of photo's of some other RX-8's that weren't on the stand, the large wing on the back suits the RX-8 quite well.
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Re: TunerFest South, Brands Hatch 25th June 2017

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:57 pm

Thanks Simon nice to see my car picking off a few others for a change!
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