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Name: Darren D Smith
Member Since: 27th September 2001
Total Posts: 3,007
Occupation: Garagiste' 
Region: North West 
Country: United Kingdom 
My Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/RETROWHEELSRACING
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<div>RetroWheels Racing. <br/> <br/>aka Whitechimp500. <br/> <br/>TVR CHIMAERA 500 <br/>reg: D5 LTR <br/>Roseberry white with black leather,walnut dash,union jacks,leventech badges and full alloy interior bits,no pre-cats and <br/>17" bespoke wheels front/rear . <br/>330mm AP 4 Pot Brake Conversion,braded hoses. <br/> <br/>Pipercross "special" air filter twice the volume of the weasely original <br/>Number plate now located on bonnet in a 70'S "Car and Car Conversions" style. <br/>Now runs cooler <br/>Wedge Automotive "Super Sports" Exhaust and Mark Adams Chip- loud and fast. <br/>Have V8i Discovery as daily driver so no let up on big petrol bills. <br/>Also got Lanny 90 Turbo Diesel swampy on 235 85 16 tyres <br/> <br/>Latest aquisition; Peugeot 309 Gti ,removed interior etc,cheap track day fun beckons! <br/>Tiv NOW FITTED with roll bar and NINTH !! go at trying not to fall off Oulton. <br/>Got to investigate this new Red Rose suspension next! <br/>Not many white Chims about ,wonder why ?!? <br/> <br/>Update Jan 03. <br/> <br/>Peugeot awaiting repairs to n/s/f after nudging armco at Cascades. <br/>Tiv to be hardened over the coming year into Track day beast-Bigger brakes,harder suspension,Harnesses. <br/>Bought my OWN Trailer (after 12 months of borrowing a {Works} ur quattro owning, mates)- You know when you've arrived when you own your own Brian James trailer. <br/>note to self - will anyone else ever read this? probably <br/>not. <br/>JAN 22 Pug repaired- bumpers removed -to be replaced with minimalist aluminium . <br/>Suspension and cage next. <br/>Going to try the Pug on an Airfield next. <br/>Plan to try a few more uk circuits in the Tiv and one day the 'Ring. <br/> <br/>31/01/03 New suspenion fitted to Pug-taking to Elvington tommorow for sum serious playing. <br/>Know a bloke who installs nitrous kits-thinking about it on the Pug !?! <br/>7/02/03. <br/>Elvington -too much fun - snow and ice a great leveller in performance/power terms.Pug not ultimately that quick on straights-but doesnt have to slow down much on corners -in fact at Elvington full throttle behaviour was de rigeur. <br/>Cage,Sparco seats and Harnesses next. <br/>Nitrous still a worringly big part of the game plan !. <br/> <br/>15/03/02 Taking Tivver to Oulton for its first Track-day of '03 -new layout. <br/>note to self 15/3 MUST fit Nitrons ASAP! <br/>22/03/02 Tivver back to Oulton in the company of some German Tackle - gulp!. <br/> <br/>April - Couple of Elvington dates in the Pug booked. <br/> <br/>17/03/03 -Tiv- Nitrons ordered, another grand goes west <img src="/inc/images/frown.gif"> <br/> <br/>Pug - Cage being welded in today.Aluminium front and rear "bumpers" nearly finished. <br/>Cut hole in bonnet for scoop that im currently fashioning -when its all finished -fear im going to look a total knob <br/>driving it <img src="<a href="<a href="<a href="<a href="<a 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href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">www.pistonheads.com/include/images</a></a></a></a><a href="<a href="<a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">">">www.pistonheads.com/include/images">"></a><a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">"><a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">www.pistonheads.com/include/images</a></a></a><a href="<a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">"><a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">">www.pistonheads.com/include/images</a></a><a href="<a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">">www.pistonheads.com/include/images"></a><a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images"><a href="http://www.pistonheads.com/include/images">www.pistonheads.com/include/images</a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a></a> alt="censored">ed tyres - Great day,total joyride. <br/>Back atElvington with pug 26/04. <br/>Elvington booked <br/>june,july,august wey hey !. <br/>Did Pistonfest on Sunday - Great drive there, <br/>Splendid day out, <br/>Great race Home ! <br/> <br/>Must get back on a real circuit with the Tiv ASAP before the Pug and Elvington turn me into a 'kin Joyrider. <br/>Elvingon in the Pug 5th July was Goontastic as usual. <br/>Taking Tivver to Elv on 12th July for a change. <br/>15th july -Elvington ! One f*cded rear tyre and a new radiator required-Brilliant day ! NEVER drove the Tiver like this before. <br/> <br/>Booked Oulton - TVRCC in August again. <br/>Pug 309 booked for 3 x Elvington in August, <br/>Sat 26th july - Bought another <br/>309 GTI ! 4 dr - this ones for the road, <br/>R-E-T-R-O motoring !! <br/>TVRCC at Oulton (2nd aug) was sublime (a few airfield days sure makes oulton feel demanding) <br/>Elvington 9th Aug <br/>Oulton 13TH Aug <br/>Elvington 30th AUG <br/> <br/>Bring it on !! <br/> <br/>Sept 03 , Pug now seriously worn out , saturdays track day saw 2 lites of water being burned per 20 min session ! <br/> <br/>Now for the Master Plan , how about 260 bhp and 4WD Porsche baiting for a grand. <br/>Now got another old 309gti which will donate its running gear for the TWIN ENGINED 309! <br/>Work starts in earnest some time Oct 03. <br/>Should be testing at Elvington late Jan 04 ......... <br/> <br/>New clutch , taking Tiv to elvington 4th oct <br/>Oulton also in Oct <br/>will need new tyres soon. <br/>New s03 fitted to Tiv 10 oct, <br/>Oulton 25 oct - Tiv <br/>Elvington 1s t Nov Pug (one engine mode) <br/>December Oulton in the Tiv with lots of exiges. <br/> <br/>December 03 - Pug plans on ice , currently being fettled (in single engine form !) for some Winter track days - Oulton 12 dec and Elvington early Jan. <br/>Lokking to add new Hot hatch to "stable" early next year - probably Updated Civic Type R <img src="/inc/images/smile.gif"> <br/>Update Dec11 03 - Might get a Land Rover 90 50th anniversary 3.9 v8 instead <img src="/inc/images/smile.gif"> <br/>of type R. <br/> <br/>Jan 04 Bought another 309Gti - fitted with MI16 engine- stripped it and added cage seats harnesses etc ,took it to track day,went extemely quickly for 7 minutes..... then blew up. <br/>Should be rebuilt for Oulton 31/01/04 <br/>Tivver waiting for factory upgrade and further track preparation <br/> <br/>Mi16 now rebuilt - lots of TD's ahead - here's hopin'she dont blow up again <img src="/inc/images/smile.gif"> <br/> <br/>8v 309 now become a lovely piece of garden ornamentation <br/><img src="/inc/images/frown.gif"> <br/>14/02/04 mi16 fast @ oulton till dizzy cap fragmented ! <br/>Back tues 17th and Sat after <br/>so see how it goes. <br/> <br/>Tues 17th / Oulton, mi16 Pug starts well,runs good ,for 1/4 hour,then drops oil , then sets on fire in paddock. <br/>home by lunch - not bad for £150/day. <br/> <br/>21/02/04 took Tivver to Oulton. <br/>Excellent . <br/>One of those days when everything gels,weather good, <br/>car does'nt blow up /set on fire (Pugs !!) , driving just about adequate enough , not to stuff it. <br/>Splendid <img src="/inc/images/smile.gif">. <br/> <br/>Elvington 6 march plus some Oultons. <br/>Tivver awaiting spider/brakes and SFR track set up. <br/> <br/>MAY/JUNE/JULY 04 <br/>Lots of track days booked - mostly Tiv <br/>Pug now running again - will do Elvington . <br/>update may 26th 04 -Tiv/Oulton , Ferodo front pads fcked by 3.45pm ! <img src="/inc/images/smile.gif"> <br/> <br/>July 17" bespoke split rim wheels ordered for the tiv <br/>8wks del. <br/> <br/>August , lots of days booked , Pug for sh*t weather , Tiv for the dry days.... <br/>New Image wheels fitted to Chim <br/>Sept/Nov 2004 , done lots of track days in both Tiv and Pug309 mi16 <br/> <br/>Dec 4th Pug Mi16 goes out in blaze of glory and drops avalve at Oulton. <br/>Dec l1th miss track day , buy 88 Golf Gti16v. <br/>Pug "resting" till next year. <br/>Dec18th will take Golf to Oulton - lots of plans for this one. <br/> <br/>March 05 golf going well ,330mm AP brakes due for Tiv. <br/>Buying yet another 309 ?!?. <br/>Been driving Tuscan Racer (genuine 450bhp dry sump challenge AJP) round Oulton ......... F*cking ludicrously -Class A - FAST...... <br/>Cant wait till next month <img src="/inc/images/smile.gif"> <br/> <br/>March - Golf on Slicks , Now got 309 Goodwood as well - being buit into Mi16 track day supercar : ) <br/> <br/>April '05 Just bid on ANOTHER 309 gti on ebay -FFS Whats Happening to me ? Think im going mental again redface <br/>may '05 . <br/>Fun with Tuscan Challenge 450bhp and the Chim all this month. <br/>"Le Peugeot 309 Gti Finales" <br/>Begins to take shape , light weight Mi16 track car. <br/>TVRCC track day booked for July <br/>Wallet worryingly close to removing the Nitrons from the Tiv and replacing with 2 way adj Ohlins !!! <br/> <br/>Update Sept/Oct 05..... lots of TD's booked for the latter part of the year ,Chim to Oulton 1st Oct - also thinking about taking one of the hatches back to Elvington this winter .... Im hoooning in the rain... <img src="/inc/images/wink.gif"> <br/> <br/> <br/>Nov....... Bugger Elvington ,back to Oulton Dec Jan Feb : ) <br/> <br/>Lots of really exiting Tiv based stuff happening next year ; ) <br/> <br/>Dec 05 finally own ex factory (race no 58) Tuscan Challenge car - It's Been a Long Time Coming .... <br/> <br/><br></div>