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    Why not to let others drive your car on a track day

    An old friend of mine headed to a trackday and let a mate drive his M3. Not a great idea in hindsight




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    Thats a write off I would say. What happens when you trash your car on a track day, is there no insurance at all?
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    Only if you take out track day cover but it's expensive and doesn't cover a lot of things. Most people don't bother

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    more pics here:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/06...yJ/M3%20Crash/



    from what I've read elsewhere, the driver had never driven a RWD car before this one. So I guess inexperience
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    Well the owner deserves all he gets if he let an inexperienced driver loose on a damp track in an M3
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    Ouch!!!

    I saw the first pic and thought 'eek' - but it could be worse. Then I scrolled-down and saw the rest! Doesn't look in a happy state at all I think perfect evidence that RWD needs a lot of care, especially when new to it. So did it go all the way around and hit the wall on the next rotation or did he manage to correct it enough to keep going forwards as he went off?

    I guess the only 'lucky' thing is that he didn't hit anyone else on the way off... Writing off your mate's M3 is bad enough, but imagine you totalled a GT3 or something in the process... With no trackday insurance

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    Ouch thats gonna hurt. Friend say much to other friend?
    What he gonna do about this car? take it he never took insurance out

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    OOOHHH Gutted!!!

    What now, are they still friends??

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    He should have asked the recovery guy to drop the car off in a ditch a couple of miles away from the track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    What now, are they still friends??
    Yep, The guilty party is buying the car from him and is breaking his own project to do it.

    This is why I don't let others drive my track car and also why I don't drive other peoples.

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    True..

    I have been offered to drive a fair few nice/fast cars in my time, but just dont bother as cant be doing with the hassle if anything was to happen!!

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    i agree with faction one, didnt think it was that bad untill i viewed the second pic, i had a mate that rolled another mates astra, he gave him his car on the spot, was the same value b4 it rolled lol'

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    Well, with a hidious colour like that, its better away to the scrapheap!
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    Well, according to this web site
    http://www.vehiclelicence.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/

    JAG 129L was registed in 01/01/94, so its one of the old 3 litre (not the manic M3 3.2 Litre EVO), so its 14 years old, so its not worth that much ! couple of grand ?
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    I only let friends or family who I know that can drive properly borrow my car, even at track days.



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    Crunch!

    That was an expensive mistake he won't make again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnboyC View Post
    Well, according to this web site
    http://www.vehiclelicence.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/

    JAG 129L was registed in 01/01/94, so its one of the old 3 litre (not the manic M3 3.2 Litre EVO), so its 14 years old, so its not worth that much ! couple of grand ?
    About 6k according to some of our people. It was wearing some good quality suspension and brakes as the car was a bit of a track day and Nurburgring veteran.

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    oh yeah.....I dont let anyone else except the wife drive my A4, I certainly would not loan ANYONE my car on a track day......oh well its only money.....will get a few quid back on the spares I s'pose...
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