Penultimate round of the Classic Marques Speed Championship at Goodwood this Saturday. It’s free to get in & the championship contenders are going to be there. Hopefully if the outlet arrives today, I should get my MX5 done in time. If it stays dry, it should be tight between me & the S2000s, if wet the Porsches with all their electronics will disappear into the distance.
A bit of a nervous gentle drive down listening for any tell-tale noises of impending doom. The weather was a bit soggy driving over the South Downs but luckily when I got to Goodwood it was bone dry. At the driver’s briefing, we were told 1 practice & 4 timed runs, unfortunately CM only count 3 timed runs so we came to an agreement for 2 practice & 3 timed which was to prove useful.. P1 was a restrained attempt, seeing where the grip was as it was my 1st time on R888Rs at this circuit & was shifting at 6000rpm. Ended up leading the class with a 101.8 which I was really pleased with- I needed to do a 97.7 to justify the tyre change though. I made a bit more of an effort on P2 & used 7000rpm & came over the line in 98.98, ahead of the class outright & on handicap. For T1 I decided to get my prarrie canoe together & go for it. I really was trying & managed to get a good line through Lavant which in turn got me a really high speed down the straight, however, nearly outbraked myself into Woodcote & managed to save it... Over the line with 97.62, a new PB. T2 was going well until I tried to carry too much speed into St Mary’s & had a massive sideways moment- 99 secs I was up on the paddock roof watching the action when my friend sent me a msg saying didn’t I want the last run? prarrie canoe, I’d forgotten! Ran across the paddock & jumped into the car, scooted up to the holding area. For T3 think I benefitted from the tyres being warm as I pushed even harder through the corners & crossed the line with another PB- 97.06 beating the the whole class outright & also on handicap.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
JamesMk3: Main dealer prices. Would only replace entire rear hub assy. Needless to say, I'll be giving it a go myself. Already ordered a bearing.
Sept 4, 2019 19:16:08 GMT
wannabe: I'm hoping they weren't surprised when you politely (or impolitely) declined!
Sept 5, 2019 12:06:31 GMT
FFS Corders: Suzuki Baleno GSR advert written and posted to Facebook...now I can sit back and have my time wasted by dozens of people for the next few weeks
Sept 7, 2019 22:04:40 GMT
howardb66: Went to Caffeine & Machine on Saturday- petrolhead pub near Stratford on Avon. Loads of interesting cars + a few 5s
Sept 10, 2019 15:15:59 GMT
Horney: I'm heading up there Saturday for the MX5OC meet. I've been before, it's an ace place.
Sept 11, 2019 15:20:41 GMT
FFS Corders: Could be worth trying a mighty5s meet
Sept 11, 2019 18:41:31 GMT
FFS Corders: *tumbleweed* never mind then
Sept 16, 2019 12:58:06 GMT
wannabe: I'm hoping to get mine back together this week/end (he says, again...) so I am hopeful I'll get a run out somewhere before it's freezing! V6's will be ready before mine at this rate, lol.
Sept 16, 2019 20:38:28 GMT
JamesMk3: No project car is ever truly "finished". Even with my daily, the day I'm done mucking about with it will be the day it's sold.
Sept 17, 2019 12:14:35 GMT
Rasc: It’s windy in Somerset, very windy
Sept 29, 2019 15:27:38 GMT
FFS Corders: Cats and dogs in Biggin Hill
Sept 29, 2019 16:23:57 GMT
Zed.: drove to Bath earlier, was somewhat soggy on the m4...
Sept 29, 2019 23:34:56 GMT
FFS Corders: M4 in the rain is not enjoyable
Sept 30, 2019 8:33:33 GMT
wannabe: M4 is not enjoyable, full stop! lol
Sept 30, 2019 19:03:26 GMT
JamesMk3: Will be even less so when they've finished turning it into "smart" managed motorway.... 50 mph all the way from London to Reading. Plsno.
Oct 1, 2019 8:14:49 GMT
howardb66: Smart motorways are anything but..
Oct 2, 2019 7:40:23 GMT
FFS Corders: The users of them don't are certainly not
Oct 2, 2019 11:49:19 GMT
Zed.: Bought another one......... oops
Oct 4, 2019 19:59:17 GMT
Zed.: collected my other one
Oct 9, 2019 19:29:33 GMT