Worst/Best track day car ever ? - MG-Rover.org Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 24-11-2012, 21:57 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Car: MG ZS+ TD
Posts: 321
Worst/Best track day car ever ?

I was booked on a weekender track day with the Nissan 200sx owners club this summer and finally got a few lol worthy pics

Small issue - My Jaguar XJR was broken. My dolomite turbo was in bits.......

Only one thing for it then.



Yep, took the old dear for a day out - this car is just the best. all day I went out hammering it all day long.

The car was bought to take to Lemas to destroy but turned out to be a useful member of the fleet ! - so i kept it and use it for going back and forward to work.

Oddly..... The micra is more prepped for track than you might think.

Done a few track days and quite a few trips to the nurburgring but hammering round a under tyred under powered car with comedy suspension lean was fantastic.

The previous owner had fitted the following to a 1995 1.3 lx

Short Shifter

Brembo disks

EBC greenstuff pads !

Goodrich hoses

New clutch

danny found suble modfiction that was knocking around the workshop from his old RSI clio @519automotive

----

FULL RACE



And off I went !





LEAAAAANN








ever wondered how many people you can fit in a micra ?



Cheers all

Last edited by Dolomite; 24-11-2012 at 22:16.
Dolomite is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 24-11-2012, 22:00
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: lincs market rasen
Car: Discovery 300 V8 & TD5, MR2 Turbo.
Posts: 1,731
Blyton?

I did Cadwell in my Zafira as my MR2 had a mishap a couple of weeks before so thought sod it.
loudandproud205 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 24-11-2012, 22:04 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Car: MG ZS+ TD
Posts: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by loudandproud205 View Post
Blyton?

I did Cadwell in my Zafira as my MR2 had a mishap a couple of weeks before so thought sod it.
Yep blyton
Dolomite is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 24-11-2012, 22:56
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: lincs market rasen
Car: Discovery 300 V8 & TD5, MR2 Turbo.
Posts: 1,731
Nice local track to me that, a little short and can be a little boring in places but its a great track for not having to worry.
loudandproud205 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 27-11-2012, 10:52
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Car: Rover 400 (95-99)
Posts: 143
as long as you're having fun and not speeding on the roads.. who cares what car you have?
SuperGizmo is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 27-11-2012, 12:13
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car: MGB-K 222bhp, BRM 192bhp, MG ZS 1.6 141bhp
Posts: 3,240
Looks like a blast, you don't need the fastest car in the world to have fun on a track day!
Adam Y is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 27-11-2012, 12:49
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Essex
Car: now own a focus st3
Posts: 2,186
I'm hopeing my Zr 160 track car will live upto all the work I've put into it
zrfinch is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 27-11-2012, 16:56
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Spalding, Lincs
Car: MK2 ZS TD
Posts: 9,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by loudandproud205 View Post
Blyton?

I did Cadwell in my Zafira as my MR2 had a mishap a couple of weeks before so thought sod it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by loudandproud205 View Post
Nice local track to me that, a little short and can be a little boring in places but its a great track for not having to worry.
Which do you prefer??

I think Blyton looks a bit boring.. Cadwell is beast, love Cadwell, Snetterton is alright as well but it does get boring..
Chaz is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 27-11-2012, 18:21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: lincs market rasen
Car: Discovery 300 V8 & TD5, MR2 Turbo.
Posts: 1,731
Cadwell IMO is the best track in the UK and I think I've done most.

Blyton is great for car shake downs, and its where the MR2 will get its shake down.

But after that I will be going to the bigger tracks as IMO Cadwell is a bit small for the MR2 power and how it puts it down.

Mind that was another reason why I bought a 25 GTI so I could go back there.
loudandproud205 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 27-11-2012, 18:31
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leicester
Car: Fiesta 1.0
Posts: 14,126
Blog Entries: 1
Fair play
great_kahn is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 28-11-2012, 22:34
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: ROCK FERRY, WIRRAL
Car: 25X, 25 1.6, 25 2.0D Rep:■■■■■■■■■■
Posts: 35,367
Oulton Park is a good craic, did that in my 25, the tyres had ware on the side walls and the brakes were smoking when I finished lol.
ROVER-25X is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MG-Rover.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Track day car modded bumper for sale Jaffacakekilla For Sale 0 14-07-2012 10:57
What's the best track day car???? Sewb MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 13 03-08-2011 18:27
Oulton Park Track Day through MGs On Track StuBlake13 England - North 11 20-07-2009 21:48
First track day car what to get? duffgun Other Motoring Chat 14 05-01-2009 09:51

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome