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  1. Signed up and wishing you the best of luck. Requests: 1. Good alcantara reviver / cleaner 2. Association with a company that can economically and effectively reduce the visual impact of stone chips. 3. Invite to the opening of the premises 😁 Cheers Mick
  2. You have PM - I was waiting until the spring to sell mine but if you are looking now it’d be rude not to answer 😀 Cheers Mke
  3. Absolutely nothing to do with me but this 34,000 mile sub £40k Cayman R looks a good deal. Hope their not all heading south in value! https://www.autostoresales.co.uk/porschecaymanr Cheers Mick
  4. BMW 335D M sport touring. By far the best non-Porsche car I have driven. Fantastic all round car and 39MPG is not that's bad for something with enough torque to pull the tarmac off the road.
  5. Last track day I used half worn discs with part worn RS29 pads. Bite was good, stopping was good (squealing I could have done without). After that track day the pads were about half worn and the discs completely knackered. With the car in for service and advice to change the brakes I got the pads and discs changed for standard items and replaced the brake fluid with fresh racing (high BP) fluid. Saturday was my first track day on this set up. I was expecting poorer braking and more fade. In reality, the brakes lacked the immediate bite but fundamentally felt like they had all the stopping power required and didn't fade. So, I'm questioning whether there really is much wrong with the standard set up. On Saturday my friend joined me who races historic FF and Ferraris (I'm saying this to add background to his observations, not to sound like a knob). I let him take the car round the track for a couple of sessions. Again, his observations on the brakes was that they did the job and whilst a bit of additional immediate bite adds some confidence when pushing to racing speeds / commitment, for track day use assuming you are not trying to beat every car out there, the standard brakes were fine. This being the first time he'd driven a CR, his overall reaction was that it was criminally good and to say it was unmodified (save the MPSS tyres) it was testament to the excellent set up Porsche have given the CR. A car you truly can use as an everyday car and then take it on track and really enjoy. Despite his strong leaning towards Italian cars he was genuinely impressed and starting to ask questions about ownership costs! Just thought I'd throw this into the mix before it becomes gospel that in order to track a CR you MUST upgrade the brakes. Cheers Mick
  6. Maybe a bunch of us ought to book up a group session with these guys - based at Millbrook in Bedfordshire - I've heard good reports. http://catdrivertraining.co.uk/ Oh er... just seen a price... makes Silverstone look cheap!
  7. Next track day....? Sounds like we need some practice. Getting a dry track could be tricky for a while though
  8. Having received advanced driver training over a period of 30 years, I have become too conditioned to the safety side of driving to ever be that quick on the track. Braking too early is my main failing though the driver training has helped my to look ahead and drive relatively smoothly. It's all just a bit of fun though
  9. It's great coming home from a track day knowing you've learnt something new - something to add to the 'craft'. Planning any more track days soon? I'm starting to get the itch again (for a track day )
  10. You've found a ditch at Bedford? You must have been pushing it
  11. I get the feeling more and more trackday operators want to move to full face helmets (certainly for open top cars) so worth checking this out before splashing the cash. My comment on open top cars may not be pertinent to your car but it is not uncommon to get a passenger ride in something different which might not have a roof!
  12. I think Excel wheels use Lepsons who are based in Gillingham for the refurbs. This does not detract from the excellent services they offer around the refurb like wheel loan but I notice you are in Kent anyway so it might be just as easy for you to take it there directly.
  13. You're going to look daft stood there on your own. Count me in.
  14. I was due to come back off holiday on the Saturday and drive down on the Sunday like last year but alas, the holiday company just shifted my holiday by a day so I'll arrive back on the Sunday instead - gutted! For anyone who has not been this is well worth going to and it's sunny every year
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