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Andy has explained it probably better than I could apart from the driving like a fanny in my younger years, I’m still at that.

I love mine, decent enough place to be with enough comforts but not too many that you get distracted from actually driving it rather than just being a seat warmer.

Snetterton on Monday :drive1:

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Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional Frazer :cool:
 

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You taking it to Bedford aerodrome
 

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Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional Frazer :cool:

Cracking, I’ll go with that.

You taking it to Bedford aerodrome

No, Snetterton. It’s about 45 minutes from me. Want to do Brands Hatch but it’s a bit pricier and a wee bit further away. Would love to do Knockhill, might have to save up for the diesel her bus would drink getting there mind.

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I have had pleasure of track day with BMW at Brands and Knockhill, both great tracks, and loads of fun was had
 

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Hi folks,

Just a few photos from Snetterton on Monday. Car ran well after sorting the map out but it has highlighted a couple of issues. I could’ve done with my lsd to help me drive through corners and my standard oil cooler wasn’t keeping up so I’ll fit a front mount at some point with some poly bushes too.

I was sure @billyboym3 was there and I went to have a chat but there was no one around. Anyway, onto some photos and a video.










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Looking good Frazer great to see it on track:D
 

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Looking good Frazer great to see it on track:D

Aye it was a magic day and felt like I done well, maybe a bit of tuition next time to improve.

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Aye it was a magic day and felt like I done well, maybe a bit of tuition next time to improve.

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I thought I was ok till in with pro driver :muttley:never to old to learn I got some training with AMG at Brooklands was great fun
 

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I thought I was ok till in with pro driver :muttley:never to old to learn I got some training with AMG at Brooklands was great fun

I’m quite happy to admit I could improve so will sort that out.

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Keeping in with VXR boys n girls;)
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This was nice, but I was manta Man:muttley:
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There's a gorgeous white VXR with white alloys near me. Think I remember a Nurburgring edition (correct me if I'm wrong!) In the same shape as yours. I'll try pap it next time I go passed. Always looks immaculately turned out.
 

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Yes definitely like this!
 

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There's a gorgeous white VXR with white alloys near me. Think I remember a Nurburgring edition (correct me if I'm wrong!) In the same shape as yours. I'll try pap it next time I go passed. Always looks immaculately turned out.

Yes definitely like this!

Aye they are nurburgrings, they came with a Remus exhaust and the chequers but apart from that they are exactly the same. Rare to find a clean standard one now.

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Looks clean, I would love a set of those wheels but they fetch a pretty penny now and I can’t justify three sets.

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That was at the show on Sat? I thought it was a tidy one
 

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Every time I see your VXR, it reminds me that I should have bought one as well. I've been going on and on about it for quite some time that I want one as an every day car but I ended up buying a Mercedes CLK :rolleyes:. It looks good but the performance is weak. The VXR must be fun to drive

Car looks very nice :)
 

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Every time I see your VXR, it reminds me that I should have bought one as well. I've been going on and on about it for quite some time that I want one as an every day car but I ended up buying a Mercedes CLK :rolleyes:. It looks good but the performance is weak. The VXR must be fun to drive

Car looks very nice :)

Ha, you do keep going on and on about it, every time I see an update from you I remember.

Thanks, it’s great fun to drive, I should do it more really, giving it a rest after Snetterton can be my excuse just now.

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Ha, you do keep going on and on about it, every time I see an update from you I remember.

Thanks, it’s great fun to drive, I should do it more really, giving it a rest after Snetterton can be my excuse just now.

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I'm juts going to shut up and post pic's when I buy one :D
I'm blaming one of my mates that used to have an Astra 888 and I told him i was looking to buy one and he said they have too many problems, gear box, valve stem seals and some other things and apparently they are very bad on fuel? He ruined it for me and I thought it might be too much of a headache. It's not like the CLK doesn't have it's problems. The chain can go on them.
 

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I'm juts going to shut up and post pic's when I buy one :D
I'm blaming one of my mates that used to have an Astra 888 and I told him i was looking to buy one and he said they have too many problems, gear box, valve stem seals and some other things and apparently they are very bad on fuel? He ruined it for me and I thought it might be too much of a headache. It's not like the CLK doesn't have it's problems. The chain can go on them.

Boxes are bad if you run them low on oil and thrash them in a Tesco car park but that’s to be expected. I still need to fit mine that’s been refurbed and has an lsd in it. I done the valve stem seals in mine but done them with the head on, not a big job for a man like yourself. As for fuel, my worst is 13.8 but that was at Snetterton, my best is 33.9 on a haul up to Edinburgh, average is 29.4 and that’s all calculated.

Now that’s sorted, get one bought :drive1:

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Aye they are nurburgrings, they came with a Remus exhaust and the chequers but apart from that they are exactly the same. Rare to find a clean standard one now.

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It was rare to find a clean standard one 10 years ago Frazer!
 

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