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Topic # 23388 27-Jun-2008 12:00
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If so - tell us all about it, show off your car - its probably better than my little Nissan club car!

I have another race this Sunday (assuming my neck comes right having slipped a couple of discs on Monday)




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  Reply # 140958 27-Jun-2008 18:11
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We tend to ocaisionally take the car out to Ruapuna (is that spelt right?) for the track days out there. Not gonna tel you what car though, to much of an embarrasment lol.




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  Reply # 140966 27-Jun-2008 19:36
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No racing now... Wife and kids put a stop to that.

But used to be a part of a team running a rotary powered Mk1 Escort and a RX7 with a Porsche body kit. The team was called FK Racing and was a bunch of guys from around Wellington. Also had a black RX2 Coupe at one stage.

Would love to get into something but no spare $$. But hoping to get one of my sons into karting.




 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 140970 27-Jun-2008 19:55
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AllNightNerding: We tend to ocaisionally take the car out to Ruapuna (is that spelt right?) for the track days out there. Not gonna tel you what car though, to much of an embarrasment lol.

Go on - have a look at my motorsport blog - my "race car" is a grandma bluebird single cam I bought for $400.

Yours cant be much worse!!




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  Reply # 140973 27-Jun-2008 20:05
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We used to have a Porsche 911 Carerra Cabriolet 2005 but now we have a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2006.

Usually we tend to just go out for a couple of laps around the track, no competing (yet). Thinking of getting somthing for competing soon though.




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  Reply # 140976 27-Jun-2008 20:13
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AllNightNerding: We used to have a Porsche 911 Carerra Cabriolet 2005 but now we have a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 2006.

Usually we tend to just go out for a couple of laps around the track, no competing (yet). Thinking of getting somthing for competing soon though.

Nice.

I have a modified SS Commodore thats has pulled 0-100km about 0.1 seconds faster than the factory rating of the '06 Cayenne (5.2 seconds for the Porsche).

Its really tempting to take the Commodore out racing, but its my everyday car, and I would hate to smash it up.

Seems a bit silly to be towing a slow old Bluebird to an event with a fast V8, but the Nissan is heaps of fun to drive!




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  Reply # 140977 27-Jun-2008 20:16
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I am quite keen to put a twin turbo kit on the Commodore as well - 550+hp is attainable without having to do the bottom end up I believe (I have 400hp+ now naturally aspirated).




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  Reply # 140978 27-Jun-2008 20:17
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you dont want to stuff up your main car, at least if you have a racing car you can 'play' with it, and it can be a true toy, rather than one that you have to have always start up on that cold monday morning...




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  Reply # 140986 27-Jun-2008 20:38
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AllNightNerding: you dont want to stuff up your main car, at least if you have a racing car you can 'play' with it, and it can be a true toy, rather than one that you have to have always start up on that cold monday morning...

Yeah - thats right.

It doesnt bother me when I am bouncing the 'ssan off the limiter and to close to my braking point to worry about changing gear :-P




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Reply # 141252 29-Jun-2008 16:04
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Woohoo. I won today...

It was a tad muddy too...






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  Reply # 141267 29-Jun-2008 17:14
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Good work, How much did you win by?




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  Reply # 141278 29-Jun-2008 17:57
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AllNightNerding: Good work, How much did you win by?

11 seconds in my class.




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