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Photos from Reims + Nurburgring trip recently...

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    I thought some of you might like to see a few pics of myself and David R's recent European trip...

    From the ferry:

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    Through France:

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    To Reims...and the old circuit:

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    Had a look around Manthey Racing, just outside the Nurburgring:

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    Then onto the Nurburgring for 4 days of fun.
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    Some of the other weapons of choice:

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    Nice pics...... Nice line up of yellow porsches....
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    Nice pics glen. Your cars looking great...Actually looks a fair bit nicer than the GT3's

    RIch
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    Sweet! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    Glen who was in the other Porsche which seemed to be following you there?David R? How were your tyres afterwards did they hold up ok? Nice pics BTW. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    Great pics. The Nurburgring certainly looks like Porsche country!!

    I hope to go one day!
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    Glen who was in the other Porsche which seemed to be following you there?David R? How were your tyres afterwards did they hold up ok? Nice pics BTW. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif

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    That was Johnny...one of David's mates in his 964 C4.

    David was co-driving mine.

    The tyres worked superbly...barely any wear all week...especially when set to correct Nurburgring pressures as advised by a friendly local with a GT3!
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    So tell us how fast did you manage flat out? Any hairy moments?
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    So tell us how fast did you manage flat out? Any hairy moments?

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    We never tried a flat out run...but saw 165 when cruising.

    Hairy moments?
    Yeah...two. Both on the same corner at the 'ring, Both due to driver panic and lifting off...both by me.
    This corner then became known as 'PSM corner' as without it I'd have a very large repair bill to pay.

    No hairy moments with Dave driving - although as car owner I was known to take a few deep inhalations of breath whilst pressing the 'imaginary' brake pedal!
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    Thats very good of you to let David have a blast. Top guy you must be!!

    I have seen David at Knockhill and he is pretty good with the S3.

    Cheers
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    Thats very good of you to let David have a blast. Top guy you must be!!

    I have seen David at Knockhill and he is pretty good with the S3.

    Cheers

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    David and I have shared cars before...he is one of the few (very few) I do trust with my car.

    He's also 20 seconds a lap quicker round the 'ring than I am...even in my car!

    I had the title deeds to his house as security though...
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    He's also 20 seconds a lap quicker round the 'ring than I am...even in my car!

    Nothing like a bit of healthy competition!


    I had the title deeds to his house as security though...
    Excellent! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Thats very good of you to let David have a blast. Top guy you must be!!

    I have seen David at Knockhill and he is pretty good with the S3.

    Cheers

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    David and I have shared cars before...he is one of the few (very few) I do trust with my car.

    He's also 20 seconds a lap quicker round the 'ring than I am...even in my car!

    I had the title deeds to his house as security though...

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    Wow, I wouldn't trust my best mate in my S3, total respect!, especially as he's faster!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif
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    nice car EssThree! I used to drive a 911 very much like the blue one in the very last photo. Can you tell me what the red 911 is, saw one like this on the M20 a while ago, from in front I thought he had his bonnett on the catch!
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    Lap times??


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    David around / just under 9.00.
    Perhaps 8.50 on a good lap.

    Glen just over 9.00....maybe 8.05 on a good lap (a very good lap!)

    Roger (Evo 4) well under 9.00...around 8.40, if not faster...video proven. F'in quick!

    Johnny, in the 964 C4 also around 9.00 minutes I'd guess.

    To be honest...we never did too much serious timing...it was my car after all...and 1000 miles home...so you have to at least try to be sensible at times like these!


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    (you do remember my invitation now don't you) : )

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    No, I don't...
    Remind me?
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    It was the first red 911 but both have the black insert at the bottom of the bonnett, the central yellow GT2 also has it but not the outer one? I have also seen the Ruf without this insert, must be optional venting.
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    It was the first red 911 but both have the black insert at the bottom of the bonnett,


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    Indeed they do...the first is a factory GT2 (body coloured slat accross the main radiator inlets in the front bumper)...the second is a Ruf R Turbo (different shaped front bumper)


    The black venting is the air outlet for the 3rd radiator which sits behind the low central bumper vent...the air vents in front of the front compartment cover and reduces front end lift as it does so.


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    the central yellow GT2 also has it but not the outer one? I have also seen the Ruf without this insert, must be optional venting.

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    The yellow ones are GT3s (apart from mine, obviously) and one of them as a GT3 RS front bumper PU fitted.
    This also includes 'vents' which allow smooth passage of the air over the 3rd radiator and out into the airstream.

    No optional, as such...just optimised on the higher power output versions.
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    Nice pics guys! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
    and respect to taking your cars (and what cars!) on the ring /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bravo.gif

    Glen,
    maybe you would have been quiicker if it wasn't yours...
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    And to think I was gonna get a yellow Porsche....gone off them now I think they are a bit common! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    J/k nice pics /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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