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TimST2 last won the day on May 16

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  1. To be honest I don't understand how young people today afford the cars they have. My first car was a 10 year old 1.1L Peugeot 205 when I was 19. These days (how old do I sound?) people are coming on here asking for advice about buying Fiesta ST-Line's as a first car. Then you get all the modified Corsas etc. How much do all those mods and insurance premiums cost? You're at uni - you'll get a good job and be able to afford nice cars too (although your current car is already nicer than my first car)
  2. LOL, that's @zain611's mental image of me sorted! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  3. To be fair, since there was a clamp down they still go there but there seem to be less tyre marks on the road. I'd always advocate keeping that sort of thing for a track day or airfield day, but at the same time I'm all for encouraging an interest in cars, even if it is just hanging around kicking tyres. It beats the local youth hanging around outside Tesco. I just hope for their sake they're declaring all their mods so they don't have a problem if they have an accident. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  4. It's funny. Cheddar Gorge is quite a magnet for that sort of thing in the evenings. If I drive home late across the Mendips the wide boys think I'm one of them in the ST. If I'm on my way back from a track day in the Lotus they just stare as I go past Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  5. I appreciate there's some man-maths in there, but I'd rather spend more money on buying a car where I'll get it back when I sell than spend less (but too much) maintaining a car if that makes sense. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  6. That's why I bought a second car when I decided to start doing track days. It's not the inconvenience, or that I can't afford the repairs, but I am starting to resent the amount I'm spending on maintenance. Yes I would get weather gear, just in case it rained on a track day or on the way to an MOT, but it's really a car to drive in the sun only. My wife and I looked at Caterhams before we were married but one wouldn't have been suitable for commuting. Here's the sort of spec I'd be looking at: http://www.gpsevens.co.uk/portfolio-item/caterham-roadsport-1-6-sigma-140-bhp-5-speed-8292-miles-2011-19995/ With a 7 I could stay a member of the Lotus club too which would be good. Plenty of them at the track days I attend...
  7. I can't believe it but I'm considering selling the Lotus I'm starting to think that maintenance and servicing costs on a 20 year old car are just too much when it only does 3 track days a year. First world problem I concede, but I do love the car and it's been a member of our family for nearly 14 years now. Currently the instruments are out of the car for repair, and that's after also replacing the radiator, master cylinder, fuel hoses and a brake caliper in the last 8 months... I think I'll run it until the autumn (so another two track days at Brands Hatch and Castle Combe) then see how I feel. If I do sell it I'll probably replace it with a newer, low mileage Caterham 7 (with a Ford engine) - something I can work on and service myself. It'll mean a bigger initial outlay but lower running costs and it should hold its value just as well. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  8. Ian's actually stood under a car in that photo telling the owner the exhaust is knackered Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  9. Actually on that subject, when @Zain611 was talking about imagining what we all looked like I was thinking that it's only you I have a mental image of Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  10. If you look like your profile pic I'm not surprised! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  11. Had an interesting day at the track today. Although it was a Lotus day a chap in a nice Racing Puma turned up for a chat and to watch, and I was overtaken on track by a Focus RS! ***** cheek! The biggest surprise though was a glider landing on the start-finish straight while the track was live and causing a red flag! I'm now relaxing after 7 track sessions and enjoying a beer in the sun down by the lake [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  12. A really interesting chat with the 2nd generation GT40 designer... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  13. This forecast for tomorrow's track day :) Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  14. I don't think I'm quite on par with your mate. I've always had expensive hobbies though - I gave up flying when we had our second child and decided to do track days instead as it's more convenient and less time consuming. That's when I got back into Fords and the Lotus bcame a track toy rather than a daily. Water I'm not so keen on, so I don't think I'll ever do the boat thing... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  15. Err, thanks for sharing? Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk