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em177

1,698 posts

50 months

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Rawwr said:
Chris Harris said:
Will you be jumping up and down on my bonnet any time soon?
Worst euphemism I've ever heard. Disgusting.
rofl

365daytonafan

233 posts

71 months

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Chris Harris said:
My friend Richard Meaden was the bloke from a car magazine.

Great result for him, the others and Toyota.

Equally feel we should congratulate the Mission Motorsport chaps in the 370Z: cracking performance.
+1 on both counts

Wasn't there but followed Mission Motorsport via their Facebook and twitter feeds. Superb performance down to borrowing a few bits off a road 370Z to keep in the race.

TallTom

141 posts

45 months

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em177 said:
Chris Harris said:
em177 said:
Sorry Monkey but when I read that first line I thought of this!



  • Apologies to anyone with a Mk1 Cortina who doesn't understand the above pic
Will you be jumping up and down on my bonnet any time soon?
Depends.... did you tick the gap insurance box on the finance form for the Ferrari laugh

getmecoat
laughclapbiglaugh

em177

1,698 posts

50 months

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TallTom said:
em177 said:
Chris Harris said:
em177 said:
Sorry Monkey but when I read that first line I thought of this!



  • Apologies to anyone with a Mk1 Cortina who doesn't understand the above pic
Will you be jumping up and down on my bonnet any time soon?
Depends.... did you tick the gap insurance box on the finance form for the Ferrari laugh

getmecoat
laughclapbiglaugh
bowtie lol

dxg

3,500 posts

146 months

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Well, given the stories emerging from early US customers about vanilla cars being absolutely NOT reliable, the timing of this PR fluff piece raises an eyebrow...
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ukaskew

875 posts

107 months

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Kudos to the Civic and 120D as well, I understand they were as good as standard yet still finished remarkably high up the finishing order.

The GT86 looked great bouncing a wheel off of the curbing at Copse lap after lap, it was by some margin the quietest car out there (which given the noise 'issues' during the race, is I guess at least a promising sign that quiet motorsport can still be interesting to watch.)

y2blade

54,388 posts

101 months

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Garlick said:
E30M3SE said:
griffdude said:
Thought the Britcar 24hrs was at Silverstone.......
The one I went to was.............
banghead We were there too....but Matt wasn't, and he never will be if he carries on like this smile
Bring back Riggers wink

slarnge

356 posts

77 months

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Take my hat off to Toyota,these cars really do go on and on. We have a 1999 Yaris which we have in our family for 8 years now,and has never missed a beat. smile

Captain Muppet

8,082 posts

151 months

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dxg said:
Well, given the stories emerging from early US customers about vanilla cars being absolutely NOT reliable, the timing of this PR fluff piece raises an eyebrow...
You think Toyota rigged the date of the race? Or your eyebrow?

Also the thing about vanilla cars - could you post a link because I'm not really sure what you mean.

Ta.

Blackpuddin

5,719 posts

91 months

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slarnge said:
Take my hat off to Toyota,these cars really do go on and on. We have a 1999 Yaris which we have in our family for 8 years now,and has never missed an opportunity to bore us to death
Edited that for you. Know what you mean though.

Tankslider

819 posts

109 months

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The GT86 (s) looked great. Fun to follow, dancing through Maggots / Becketts / Chapel. Flawless race for them, many congratulations.

Thanks Chris, too smile

teamHOLDENracing

4,931 posts

153 months

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...the other GT86 at the 24 hour race was also a brand new car but required a new engine in testing after completing only a handful of laps. So out of a sample of two, one failed spectacularly.

As I understand it modification is required to the sump and the oil pick up pipe otherwise any track work is likely to result in the same fate. That's a little disappointing for a sports coupe....

Captain Muppet

8,082 posts

151 months

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teamHOLDENracing said:
...the other GT86 at the 24 hour race was also a brand new car but required a new engine in testing after completing only a handful of laps. So out of a sample of two, one failed spectacularly.

As I understand it modification is required to the sump and the oil pick up pipe otherwise any track work is likely to result in the same fate. That's a little disappointing for a sports coupe....
Odd that 50% of all the GT86s tested at race tracks during launch events didn't die.

Unless there is a link between using slick tyres and the baffling required to ensure the oil pick-up is always under the oil, which, of course, there is.

Silly Toyota for not doing all their sump surge work on slicks.

storminnorman

2,263 posts

38 months

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ukaskew said:
Kudos to the Civic and 120D as well, I understand they were as good as standard yet still finished remarkably high up the finishing order.

The GT86 looked great bouncing a wheel off of the curbing at Copse lap after lap, it was by some margin the quietest car out there (which given the noise 'issues' during the race, is I guess at least a promising sign that quiet motorsport can still be interesting to watch.)
yeah it was quiet wasn't it! unlike the other one, which was bloody noisy and yet still looked really slow...

er by the way, I was pleased to see Dan Trent down as one of the drivers in the programme, what happened there then? There was me thinking I was cheering on a PH car all bloody night confused

dxg

3,500 posts

146 months

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Captain Muppet said:
dxg said:
Well, given the stories emerging from early US customers about vanilla cars being absolutely NOT reliable, the timing of this PR fluff piece raises an eyebrow...
You think Toyota rigged the date of the race? Or your eyebrow?

Also the thing about vanilla cars - could you post a link because I'm not really sure what you mean.

Ta.
Here you go:

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15...

Rawwr

14,500 posts

120 months

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dxg said:
Appearances can be a little deceiving. Whilst that may look bad, for a first generation unique engine in a first generation chassis, that's probably not bad at all. It's probably also not too bad considering that's just a sample set of data from people who happen to be on that forum.

Captain Muppet

8,082 posts

151 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
dxg said:
Captain Muppet said:
dxg said:
Well, given the stories emerging from early US customers about vanilla cars being absolutely NOT reliable, the timing of this PR fluff piece raises an eyebrow...
You think Toyota rigged the date of the race? Or your eyebrow?

Also the thing about vanilla cars - could you post a link because I'm not really sure what you mean.

Ta.
Here you go:

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15...
Thanks, so "vanilla" means GT86.

braddo

4,459 posts

74 months

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dxg said:
So there's an idle issue on some cars? Does it seriously affect the use of the car? Suggesting these cars are 'absolutely not reliable' might be stretching it.

RINGMEISTER

154 posts

67 months

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Toyota need to get thoses wheels on the option list, the stock ones do the car no favours. Quite like the retro Toyota GB colour scheme, reminds me of the old Celica Supra 2.8i

LordPetroleum

183 posts

56 months

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The vehicle gets a general thumbs up from me. Saw my first one 'out in the wild' the other day. Not sure if it was on a test(pilot)drive or it was an over zealous new owner but it passed me (just below mach1) approaching a roundabout on my local bypass and performed a lovely squirrel/scandanivian flick.

This made me chuckle as I am certain it was unintensional, especially as a large chunk of forward momemtum was carried through the negotiation of the roundabout and resulted in a very near 'excuse me' with the central reservation on t'other side of said street furniture.

Looks like fun if you have got your st together and can handle yourself but I can foresee many unsuspecting civvy streeters climbing out of hedges/ditches/centralreservations/garden walls (delete where appropriate) whilst scratching their heads and balming road surface/other road users/facebook/twitter/Simon Cowell/the Government etc etc
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