See you there!
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I thought i'd put out the feelers for people's preference on 2 things;
1. Frequency (i.e. monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly)
2. Preference on day, so Saturday or Sunday basically.
Once i've got a decent amount of feedback then we'll go live and it'll be in the diary for ever more
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So I have absolutely decided that the M5 is not anywhere near as fun as my Cayman (s) have been up in the mountain roads. The long journey down however was definitely best done in the M5 - horses for courses. Speaking of horses, I saw Donkey sausages in a supermarket in Lake Como today...yes Donkey!
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This is really starting to do my head in and any suggestions as to potential diagnosis would be gratefully received. I have a 2007 2.7 manual Cayman. At crawling speed in gear and out of gear I get a tinny clunking (as if a rod or something similar was tapping the sub-frame) from under the front of the car and its intermittent but more often than not, depending on the road surface I guess. Anyway, in order to rectify the problem which I thought was correctly diagnosed but evidently not, the anti-roll bushes, lower suspension arms(Coffin arms) and tuning forks have been changed (as an aside the steering since has improved greatly) but I've still got that frustrating sound at low speed and its driving me nuts.
Any ideas guys please?
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Strasse will have the bar open and a hog roast available with all proceeds going to Charity, yet to be announced.
The concours is open to both R7 members and members visiting from other Regions. Entry forms will available in June.
Entry to the event is open to everyone, members and non-members alike. Advanced tickets can be purchased HERE at £6 per car. You can pay on the day, but this will be at Lotherton Hall's standard entry prices of £7.50 per adult and £3.75 per child.
Your entry fee not only gets you into the event but access to all the facilities at Lotherton Hall.
Gates open at 10.00am.
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I just recently done a Perfomance Driver Club day at Millbrook with CAT Driver Training and had an absolute blast.
I am looking for anyone interested in a Cornering Masterclass day -- will get prices and dates availability, meanwhile here some info
Cornering Masterclass Day
Enjoyed the Performance Driver 'Track' Day and would like to progress to the next stage advancing your skills further? Or perhaps you're not getting the most from your track days, and would like to hone your performance driving skills in a safe and challenging environment? Through presentations and demonstrations in our cars, and nurtured training sessions in your car our instructors will guide you through a structured, fun and exciting training experience, dissecting the cornering process to a professional level. Polarised training designed to galvanise the relationship between minimised driver input and vehicle stability, with presentations in advanced vehicle dynamics and motor industry exercises designed to challenge both you and your car.
A full day experience for you and your car:
Professional in car tuition
Access to your favourite circuits
Professional motor industry training exercises
Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
Full emergency services on hand all day
1 hours 40 mins driving time with your personal instructor
CAT Driver Training info
CAT Driver Training is run by Colin and Jo Hoad. Colin used to work for a leading motor manufacturer in the UK as a Vehicle Evaluator and Driver Trainer and has gained extensive experience and qualifications in driver instruction. Colin is also certificated to instruct at Millbrook, his life has been spent working with his passion; motor cars - from racing Minis to the race preparation of performance cars. He has much experience of vehicles on both road and track and brings a very different approach to driver enjoyment.
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If you had a base spec Cayman and could only add 3 options, what would they be.
For me its:
1. Sports Steering Wheel
2. Bluetooth Phone Prep
3. Sports Seats
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The event's main sponsor is the Porsche Centre Bournemouth.
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This Friday Porsche introduced the official name of its new electric GT car that will take on Tesla's Model S marking 70 years of Porsche sports cars.
Taycan, roughly translated as "lively young horse," references the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which features a leaping horse.
"Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom," Porsche chief Oliver Blume said in a statement. The car is expected to be open for orders in early 2019, with deliveries being taken later that year.
Powered by two synchronous motors generating more than 600 hp, the Taycan can do 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. The vehicle has a driving range of more than 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge under NEDC testing.
We will be keeping a very close eye on this car and welcome potential new Taycan owners here at CaymanOC. Forget flat-4 shinnanigans, here's the future people, is it bright...?
Meanwhile, enjoy this official trailer from Porsche.
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If those seriously considering coming along and would like to join us, then put your names down and we can gauge interest.
Those who have never been, it's a great event and weather has often been fantastic, it's a great day set in a lovely part of the country.
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Allow me to introduce M’s Machine Work's Cayman GT3.
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I noticed today that the black insert on the lower part of the front bumper has popped out on the driver's side. It also looks like from the picture that a catch may have broken.
Basically for me as a noob, how can I pop this back in please?
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I tried feeding the towel through and pull each end (like you dry through between your legs?) but still dusty, and really shows up in this bright late evening sun!
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Date: Sunday 29th April
Time: 9am until Midday
Location: Super Sausage Cafe, Towcester
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A member started a thread on the forum this week entitled ‘what’s in your garage’, and it got us thinking, the garage, man-cave, ‘office’, call it what you will it’s the pride of many a petrol head’s home. In fact some examples that can be found around the web are indeed enough to make you realise that even your bedroom is more than due for a lick of paint, because some people are taking better care of their cars than you are of yourself and your family it seems.
Many of you have probably seen ’12 Gauge Garage’, the pride and joy clearly of one man and his classic 911 – it’s worth a look because this particular garage has its very own website.
Jack Olsen’s Garage
You delve a bit deeper into this micro universe of garages and you begin to realise that this is more than just a passion for some folk, We’d almost put some owners up there with the likes of Howard Hughes. Eating your dinner from the bench is standard, some appear to be of a level of cleanliness that has far surpassed that, it would without a doubt put the NHS to shame; although open heart surgery is tricky with a 13mm ratchet, we’ve been told..
The garages (or garage rooms as some should be) that really impressed us are those which have an element of architectural interest about them or with some imaginative design aspect. This particular garage is a marvel to behold, enjoy…
TR Built Garage
We would prefer to see some more members garages personally, if it contains your pride and joy Cayman or a selection of fine vintage and classic Stuttgart metal then that it goes without saying it will be more than welcome here, but we’re equally intrigued to see what else graces your should-be car space, washing machine and ride-on lawn mowers included.
Show us how original you can be here: Whats in your garage thread
Famous US TV chat show hosts need not apply.
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For those of you that don’t know allow me to introduce Magnus Walker and if you don’t know the man chances are you’ve seen his ’71 911T no.277 which has graced the covers of several Porsche magazines over the last few years. Like the R-Gruppe founder Cris Huergas before him Magnus is a marmite man… If you love early 911’s then you’ll either love or hate what he does. Either way his passion for Porsche and particularly his love for the 911 is plain to see but before we get into the cars let’s talk about the man.
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So how much do you want to know about the real Mission E, the all-electric performance car that Porsche are bringing in to production in 2019.
The details are interesting, the car looks fantastic, travels at ludicrous speed and provides some much needed competition to the Tesla cars.
The 2019 Mission E will launch with a sports coupe style with a low and sleek profile, very similar to the first concept we saw in September 2015. There are some subtle changes though, namely the wide arches which is a shame but maybe to be expected.
The car will use a slightly re-desinged version of the body shell from the Cross Turismo, albeit with a different roof and will ride much lower.
Mission-E will do 0-62mph in ‘less than 3.5 seconds’ and It’ll also get to 125mph in ‘less than’ 12 seconds and have a top speed of ‘more than’ 155mph says Porsche officially and we believe the 'less/more-than' is the important aspect of these claims phrase. We fully expect typical Porsche conservatism on the numbers here.
These bonkers statistics are delivered by a pair of powerful motors, front and rear, totalling more than 600bhp. They’re the permanent magnet synchronous type, as used by Nissan and others. They’re more power-dense and temperature-stable than Tesla’s induction motors.
To keep the acceleration strong all the way to top speed, two-speed gearboxes will be used. The 918 decouples its front motor at speed; it’s conceivable the Mission E will have a two-speed box at the back and a decoupling clutch at the front. It’s fundamentally a rear-biased car anyway, as the rear motor is more powerful than the front.
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The 20"Carrera Sport alloys I specced on my car are half an inch wider than the other 20" options and the Pirelli P-Zero 265 section rears look stretched on the rims.
Below is the reply I received from Michelin earlier this week.
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