Tuesday 16 February 2016

Final preparations

With the first test day of 2016 looming on 28th February at Silverstone, the Cupcar is in heavy refurb at the moment. 

If anyone fancies a little drive up there to watch and to blow the cobwebs off their road machines, I am sure the garages will be packed with interesting machinery to view, no entry charge is involved too! You may also be brave enough to sign up and get some early on track activity, Goldtrack are the organiser if you fancy it.

I will drive up early that morning for breakfast at the circuit and its a bit of a good one hour road run as well if you avoid the motorway.

The pic below shows the new gearbox coming together being built by Ollie at RPM Tring, after we discovered a poor rebuild last time has caused significant damage a big investment has been needed. Some very expensive cogs and a new casing in the background. Let's see if it performs well on the 28th.

With the diary now beginning to fill with events (aside from racing/testing) here are some to share

We collect our 991 cabriolet this weekend in agate grey, which is a replacement for the Audi cab, I have only done a short test drive but it's a very capable 911, meanwhile the 968 race car is on the market for sale (if you know anyone who might be interested it's a very well sorted race/track car for £15k plus spares package. Ask for full details, it's race ready for 2016.

Re events and activity

Goodwood members weekend is 19/20th March (still undecided to go, what are thoughts?
Easter weekend should give some little trip opps to get out as we are home the entire time (maybe a coffee/breakfast one morning if enough people are interested?) Again let me know.
We are dodgem racing (off road car racing in Birmingham) on 2nd April
My first race weekend is at Donington is 23/24th April
Brands full test day on 26th April
Second race weekend supporting Blancpain at Brands on 7/8th May
Mille Miglia in Italy between 16-20th May
First PCGB race at Silverstone on 5th June
Track day (time for you to sign up and bring your car along....we have a good selection already signed up) at Silverstone on 9th June, it's a great track with safe run off areas...don't be shy!!
Goodwood FoS is between 23/26th June
Top gear track Dads day out on Sunday 3rd July, this is a charity day where high speed runs are offerred (I will take the 458 or maybe Cupcar)
Classics at Luton Hoo on 6th July
23rd July as the second PCGB race this time at Brands GP, a great venue to watch
27th July Classics on the Common in Harpenden

So plenty to get involved in

Please mail me if you are thinking about going to any or have other ideas and events you are thinking of going to


PS a few pics of the old race car now for sale, looking good

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