Show us your track day cars

Show us your track day cars

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handbraketurn

1,343 posts

133 months

Wednesday 10th March
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Loved this thread, some great cars/photos, love the variety and creativity in set ups.

The Peugeot race car is <3

Happy to see a Fiat coupe 20vt still being driven in anger, rarely see those on the road now, much under-rated car I always liked.

400bhp supercharged VX220 looks amazing, another initially under-rated car, which I think its great, reflected in pricing these days.




Hol

6,231 posts

167 months

Thursday 11th March
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bigothunter said:
the chav said:



Full caged st170

After a few drinks up the boozer I decided I wanted another track car so bought this on eBay

It’s a gamble and it’s still in the garage having sone much needed welding

Castle Combe this yr I’ll try it out
If you don't mind FWD, ST170 is an excellent cheap track day car thumbup
These are also now a popular engine donor swap for older Ford vehicles, which has unlocked the access to relatively cheap (for the gain received) standalone Injection throttle body and mappable Ecu conversions.



Terminator X

11,149 posts

171 months

Thursday 11th March
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The marshals were somewhat surprised to see me wink it went well tbf and not just the once.



TX.

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Thursday 11th March
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Hol said:
These are also now a popular engine donor swap for older Ford vehicles, which has unlocked the access to relatively cheap (for the gain received) standalone Injection throttle body and mappable Ecu conversions.
Plus a 6-speed Getrag box biggrin

honda_exige

2,975 posts

173 months

Thursday 11th March
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Posted here about a year ago with my K20 Honda Elige, since then had some stuff done;

Quaife RWD K20 LSD
Uprated steering arms for more -ve front camber
2-11 Race car front Splitter
Extended rear diffuser
Reverie canards
1.6kg battery

Drove it to and on the Ring on three trips, trackdays and Spa, Zolder and multiple UK tracks oh and Misha Charoudin drove it for his channel:

https://youtu.be/fzN7XGP-HQw

I had some fun annoying a BMW at Spa:

https://youtu.be/1uqw3aHmSp0

About 8k miles done in a year and the only thing that went wrong was a split hose. Otherwise been fabulously reliable.









phazed

19,801 posts

171 months

Thursday 11th March
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Have gone from this 400 horse piece of fun, (loads of TDs, club sprints and several drag days).

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To this little relative cheapy. Lots of mods, brakes, steering, suspension, wheels and tyres etc, etc. about 240 bhp.

Really looking forward to trying it out on track. After the TVR I'm even looking forward to wet TDs!



Just noticed, TDs are filling up really fast..........

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Thursday 11th March
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Here's the racer which has been exposed to several track days. Just 38 years young biggrin


phazed

19,801 posts

171 months

Thursday 11th March
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bigothunter said:
Here's the racer which has been exposed to several track days. Just 38 years young biggrin

I've been passed on a couple of TD's by the same V8 Sierra, (not the car above).

Great to see them on track, reminds me of my company cars back in the day............

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Thursday 11th March
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phazed said:
I've been passed on a couple of TD's by the same V8 Sierra, (not the car above).

Great to see them on track, reminds me of my company cars back in the day............
Never seen another Sierra XR8 at track days but there's a couple which race in other series.

Do you have any details including which circuits please? scratchchin

phazed

19,801 posts

171 months

Thursday 11th March
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A white Sierra, side exhaust, I believe it may have been a special.

Both times at Snetterton. I have a clip somewhere where he passes me on a bend from memory. Tut tut smile

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Thursday 11th March
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phazed said:
A white Sierra, side exhaust, I believe it may have been a special.

Both times at Snetterton. I have a clip somewhere where he passes me on a bend from memory. Tut tut smile
Thanks thumbup

Snetterton is our local track which we use fairly often for shakedowns and development. But never seen a white Sierra XR8 there (the proper colour).




phazed

19,801 posts

171 months

Friday 12th March
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What a memory!

It was a red car! It was five years ago. It was you!

Obviously in the early stages of development, it went really well.

I had just left the pits on my first lap in the blue Chimaera.





Happy days!

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Friday 12th March
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phazed said:
What a memory!

It was a red car! It was five years ago. It was you!

Obviously in the early stages of development, it went really well.

I had just left the pits on my first lap in the blue Chimaera.





Happy days!
Before it sprouted XR4/8 biplane wing and XR8 eyebrow spats. Got much faster since those early days. With anticipation of derisory comments about car and driver, here's my son racing at Oulton driving





phazed

19,801 posts

171 months

Friday 12th March
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Not at all. I enjoyed that over a cup of coffee.

Nice and tidy, no drama!

Off topic. I drove to Spain in my company Sierra 2.0 GL back in about 86. Once we were through past Paris you could really keep your foot down. We covered just under 800 miles in less than 9 hours. Including lunch and fuel stops. Traffic was none existent! Sierra was shagged on returning to Blighty. Less than 30K on the clock and using oil like an Essex girl on a sun-bed!

Very happy memories!

BTW, what was the power of your Sierra back in 2016?

Sammo123

1,751 posts

148 months

Friday 12th March
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bigothunter said:
Before it sprouted XR4/8 biplane wing and XR8 eyebrow spats. Got much faster since those early days. With anticipation of derisory comments about car and driver, here's my son racing at Oulton driving

That sounds amazing! It looks stupidly fast in a straight line too!

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Friday 12th March
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phazed said:
Not at all. I enjoyed that over a cup of coffee.

Nice and tidy, no drama!

Off topic. I drove to Spain in my company Sierra 2.0 GL back in about 86. Once we were through past Paris you could really keep your foot down. We covered just under 800 miles in less than 9 hours. Including lunch and fuel stops. Traffic was none existent! Sierra was shagged on returning to Blighty. Less than 30K on the clock and using oil like an Essex girl on a sun-bed!

Very happy memories!

BTW, what was the power of your Sierra back in 2016?
I wasn't anticipating those derisory comments from you biglaugh

We are a little coy about disclosing exact dyno power figures but let's say well over 500hp. Engine spec hasn't changed since the car was built, but initially the chassis couldn't cope. After much development, the chassis works well now even though we still experience both rear wheels spinning up to 120mph on wet track surfaces.

Edited by bigothunter on Friday 12th March 12:43

dapper

95 posts

42 months

Friday 12th March
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Great to see everyones machines. Hoping to get on track a fair bit this year with my MX5 but we will see what time brings.

phazed

19,801 posts

171 months

Friday 12th March
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I no longer have a TVR but hopefully will be able to meet up with past TDers and new faces.

bigothunter

1,414 posts

27 months

Friday 12th March
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Here's the other thing (which I posted earlier) in a sea of Caterhams at Brands. Halfway down the grid but close to front of the saloon contingent. Not bad for a little car of 1958 vintage.

We only run ridiculous cars biglaugh



DomesticM

259 posts

41 months

Thursday 18th March
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Bought on the Friday, track day on the Monday. Nothing in comparison to some of the cars on here though!