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Old 05-02-2010, 10:02 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp1AeGr9uiQ - professional footage from the day out. That reporter looked pretty good from behind *cough*

Can see me in the background in the pits at about 1.19, but a bloody good shot of car 43 (our boy) at 7.21 or so.

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Old 05-22-2010, 09:41 AM
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Track day at Snetterton yesterday. Cab was running in his new engine, so he took it nice and steady under the advisement of the guy who runs the organisation that built it. Damnably hot day and we had a fairly good time of drinking cola and applying sun cream. When instructed to 'give it some beans', he did. The cam belt disintegrated after two laps.

On the plus side, the valves don't intrude on the pistons, so it's a simple cam belt replacement job. Not like the guy two garages down whose belt went - apparently he was picking bits of metal out of his exhaust. Four-figure repair job.

Not even on his second race, but he's already on his third engine and broke that partly as well. As the Pit Monkey, I had the fun of driving him back behind someone else who knew the way to the repair area, and that guy's trailer power cable had been snapped by someone careless, so he had no active brakes. Oh, but that was interesting. Every time I left a decent distance for slowing down (needed a bit more notice as his brake lights didn't work), some pillock dove in there.

There may be some footage later.

Race day next week.

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:10 PM
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Full race day. Damn, but I'm tired. We're talking very tired. I didn't do that much, actually, but eating and taking some video footage is wearing.

Of note, many of the cars on the track suffered some damage, but the CS.com car is driven by someone who paid for his own and had seen the results of other peoples' folly and he got some good footage of other people hitting each other whilst staying out of it himself.

I managed to get some of the spills and slips on video, so I'm suggesting he compiles them to Yakkity Sax.

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Old 06-04-2010, 10:39 AM
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... and how did I miss this thread? Congratz, Raps!
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As someone who used to race her truck in the 1/4mile drags, I find this to be

AWESOME!!!!!
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I suppose it's time for a bit of an update on this. We in the second season and Cab, the chum who's doing some racing, has had mixed results. He's now in a far better car, though it doesn't have the CS logo, and he's made a few third places and on the podium fairly regularly. Having the time of his life. Next weekend it's Brands Hatch (I'll be there) and he'll be on the same track as Coulthard and Schumacher (at different times). We may even be ignored by them!

On a side note, there's a fair amount of backstory to this and this is where I'm asking a favour.

If you're interested in a little ... subterfuge, PM me and I'll give you some details. Nothing illegal, and it's in what I consider to be a good cause.

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Old 08-28-2011, 06:50 PM
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>_> can those not on the Isles help?
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:35 PM
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Absolutely. Everyone can help. Feel free to PM for details.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:54 PM
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Love it.

I'll have to email the link to this thread to my brother . . . he's a walking NASCAR encyclopedia. I'm sure he'll get a bang out of it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:13 AM
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For those interested, Cab's just started his third season. He was driver of the year last year, but after a somewhat active winter he's now man and machine in perfect harmony on the track.

Yesterday at Brands Hatch - qualified first for pole position, and he never lost the lead. First in his races - there was much rejoicing.

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