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all like going really fast - all track related stuff here

The old racing @ snetterton thread has changed into a general chat about getting out on track. So I have decided to add this thread and abandon the old one.

Add as you see fit guys.
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Last Years AROC Donington track day

For you guys still thinking about the AROC Donington Track Day, click the link below, it has all the pictures from last years meet, I have spent most of the evening looking through these. Seen a nice 156 GTA in one of the folders, nice one Simon.

http://xtremesportsphotography.net/g...2_itemId=38292

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xstremesports charged me £30 for a cd of those 15 shots of my car, but a good momento nonetheless. This year I am intending to bring along a mate who does a bit of photography in his spare time.
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xstremesports charged me 30 for a cd of those 15 shots of my car, but a good momento nonetheless. This year I am intending to bring along a mate who does a bit of photography in his spare time.
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Sounds like a plan, I will bring my camera and try get some good shots too.

If Paul and any of the other East Anglians go then we can do another line-up, maybe on the track this time.
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So who else has booked up for the AROC Donington Track Day? Have you done it yet Paul?
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So who else has booked up for the AROC Donington Track Day? Have you done it yet Paul?
No - I have been so lazy this week - will get on to it tomorrow- honest.

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The SZ's are just so photogenic on track

The old GTAs too..

Thanks for the link, found a few of me too

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For you guys still thinking about the AROC Donington Track Day, click the link below, it has all the pictures from last years meet, I have spent most of the evening looking through these. Seen a nice 156 GTA in one of the folders, nice one Simon.

http://xtremesportsphotography.net/g...2_itemId=38292
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The SZ's are just so photogenic on track

The old GTAs too..

Thanks for the link, found a few of me too

No problem, are you going this year TB?
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Unfortunately not this year.
I would have to go to one of Donny unsilenced days I think first, and get measured for sound there while I'm at it.

My car is way quieter than when I went last year, and was asked to leave soon after beginning because I substantially smashed their conservative 98db driveby limit
..Rigorously automatically computer enforced!
Many other track days are 105db, and I would have passed the 98db static test if it was taken, but driveby results are very environment dependent.

I'm not sure is the placement of the sound monitering stuff on the exit of a 2nd gear corner picking up some induction noise from the supercharger probably at max rpm.
Somebody was telling me that apparently there can be random spikes of noise due to the sound reflecting under the car from the s/c and back towords the listening source.

Its a hell of a track though, I loved all of the measly 6 laps I got in (3 of these being no-overtaking warmup ones..)

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Unfortunately not this year.
I would have to go to one of Donny unsilenced days I think first, and get measured for sound there while I'm at it.

My car is way quieter than when I went last year, and was asked to leave soon after beginning because I substantially smashed their conservative 98db driveby limit
..Rigorously automatically computer enforced!
Many other track days are 105db, and I would have passed the 98db static test if it was taken, but driveby results are very environment dependent.

I'm not sure is the placement of the sound monitering stuff on the exit of a 2nd gear corner picking up some induction noise from the supercharger probably at max rpm.
Somebody was telling me that apparently there can be random spikes of noise due to the sound reflecting under the car from the s/c and back towords the listening source.

Its a hell of a track though, I loved all of the measly 6 laps I got in (3 of these being no-overtaking warmup ones..)

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Shame you won't be there, but I hope I like the track as much as you did. It does look good from the YouTube stuff I have been watching.

I am trying to learn the track a little before I get on it.
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All going a bit crazy here which is why I haven't posted.

Just sold the house - moving mid October into rented accommodation whilst our new place is being built - begining to look like we are gonna be a bit preoccupied - sorry I'll have to say no- I was really looking forward to this as well.

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Shame, Simon and I will wave the AO flag.

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Work commitments prior to our holiday mean I won't be able to make it this time. After our chat am really keen to have a go though so will look to sorting something out for the next one.
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Work commitments prior to our holiday mean I won't be able to make it this time. After our chat am really keen to have a go though so will look to sorting something out for the next one.
No worries, I am sure there will be more track days. I will be looking to return to Snetterton in the new year, maybe we can all go then, Paul may be available next time too.
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Paul, am I allowed to steal your signature logo?
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No worries, I am sure there will be more track days. I will be looking to return to Snetterton in the new year, maybe we can all go then, Paul may be available next time too.
I really am disappointed about missing this but we now have to pack a whole house up, store it, find somewhere to rent and oversee a build - from mid- October on - could be a little hectic.

The next time though - I'm your man.

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Paul,
Could you not rent a wing of Castle Donington?
Good luck with the build, if you need any QS advice, "I'm your man"!
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Paul, am I allowed to steal your signature logo?

NO It is the Reps sig so they stand out when they post.... so slapped wrist go and stand in the corner for 3 days
 
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NO It is the Reps sig so they stand out when they post.... so slapped wrist go and stand in the corner for 3 days

Just in case you were wondering vantastic is not my alter-ego.

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OK, just thought it was cool and thought I would try use my extreme computer guru skills to steal it...which worked

Will now go to the corner for 3 days...
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OK, just thought it was cool and thought I would try use my extreme computer guru skills to steal it...which worked

Will now go to the corner for 3 days...

OK one day will do as you did ask
 
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Neil (Gentari) - I am sounding out opinions on this and will get back to you .

Personally I think it is a great idea for people in various regions to show their enthusiasm for their area.

As I say - I'll get back to you asap.

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ASAP means over a week its being looked at and maybe a area sig or badge below your avatar....watch this space
 
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Keep me posted, I may make my own with a big tractor on it!!!
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