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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:06 pm

howdy. dont know if anyone has been to blyton before (between gainsborough and scunthorpe) but there used to be a rally school there. they had a tarmac track about a mile long and they used to allow people to use it for "test days". i have not been for a few years but it used to be about £50 for the day and generally there were very few people there. they would also rent the track out for £450 a day.

it is now under new ownership but i have just emailed them to see if they still operate in a similar manner.

if they do is anyone up for some track action? you dont need a fancy car and you dont have to push it. remember, it is a test day not a track day!

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Post  caistor_bmx on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:44 pm

I would be well up for this, so thats your price halved already lol
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:55 pm

ha i wasnt planning on renting the whole track just for myself!

it was ace when we used to go. the first time we had a bit of a safety briefing then the owner took us for a sighting lap in his impreza, pointed out the rough line and where the pot holes were (its rough offline. concrete surface so eats slicks). gave us a few hints and advised us against putting the car on its roof.

the rules were to give the people on rally driving days a bit of space when they were on track and if anything happens dial 999!

they know we were using it as a cheap trackday but knew we were sensible too.

after a few sessions there he gave me an fia spec matter cage for the golf. he really was a great guy.

last time we were there we were on track with a few rally teams. 911, nissan 240z, astra , escort cossie and a couple of mk2 escorts. there was a metro 6r4 there once too. i think they were all actually testing though and were considerably faster than us!

hopefully the new owners are just as enthused.

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Post  lemski on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:14 pm

amup for beating you round a track dave. Smile
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Post  caistor_bmx on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:25 pm

mite just take the safe option and steal my dads jag Very Happy or persuade him to come
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Post  Lowlifedubber on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:27 pm

I used to banger race there on the odd occasion,years ago when our track at Brampton was closed for repairs.Bunch of pussys there too lol.
I had heard that the owner had gone now im sure it was Shaun Woffinden who used to race Ka's in the uk rallys against the woofter from boyzone.
Id be up for havin a laugh Smile

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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:31 pm

the owner was called gordon, no he wasn't. similar to gordon but begins with an h. that's going to annoy me now.

sam, your dad's car would be interesting round there.

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Post  caistor_bmx on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:36 pm

lewis1641 wrote:the owner was called gordon, no he wasn't. similar to gordon but begins with an h. that's going to annoy me now.

sam, your dad's car would be interesting round there.

Be the smoothest by a county mile, its rediculas. It does have an 'S' button though. Would map tech map a XJR?
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:40 pm

is is supe-diddly-upercharged isnt it?

it isnt on the list of mappable cars but that only means nobody has set the protocols for one as yet. i will ask gareth. if its a serious enquiry then exact model would be needed purleese

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Post  caistor_bmx on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:01 pm

lewis1641 wrote:is is supe-diddly-upercharged isnt it?

it isnt on the list of mappable cars but that only means nobody has set the protocols for one as yet. i will ask gareth. if its a serious enquiry then exact model would be needed purleese

Eye it will be a serious enquirey, my dad has been looking as pullys and stuff to Very Happy so im sre I could persuade him to map her. Its the 4.2 supercharged lump. From wiki it looks like the code is AJ?
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:02 pm

what year is it?

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Post  caistor_bmx on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:06 pm

lewis1641 wrote:what year is it?

2002/3. I have just had a look on paramount perfromanced website and it seems to be offering only 20hp gains for like 600 quid. They are meant to be top end jag tuners too
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:29 pm

ouch. depending on whether the boost can be altered on the charger will have the decider as to the gains. with 20bhp by a specialist, i suspect it can't. Gareth would be £200 tops, unless it was a full custom map in which case £600 isnt too bad

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Post  lemski on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:52 pm

dave you gunna invite diamond hell so he can show us all how its done. haha

on a serious note, we swappin your engine b4 this day is organised?
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Post  caistor_bmx on Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:17 pm

DH should deffo come along, he would feel at home on the farm tracks pro race circuit.
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Post  DubaHolic on Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:32 pm

Defo count me in on this little day of fun, this will give me some tips before my supercar driving experiance with 6th gear in york, booked to drive the Lambo Gallardo Laughing Laughing Laughing

DH face would be priceless when he saw all us lot going round a test day track Laughing
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:36 pm

I would like to get the new motor in.

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Post  lemski on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:45 pm

we;; ;ets start to get this moving with the digi then. start the clean up mate. ive been waiting for ages for the engine swap to happen
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