TVR Car Club Cadwell Trackday 24th May

TVR Car Club Cadwell Trackday 24th May

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Dougal9887

53 posts

19 months

Monday 11th February
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TR4man said:
Registered my interest with the club office today.

Woo hoo - going on my first track day at 59!!
You're starting young then, my first was at 62. Hooked on it now smile

QBee

16,300 posts

82 months

Monday 11th February
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Dougal9887 said:
TR4man said:
Registered my interest with the club office today.

Woo hoo - going on my first track day at 59!!
You're starting young then, my first was at 62. Hooked on it now smile
My first track day in a TVR was at 59, since when i have done about 6 a year in six years.

Tips - personally, I would try to stick to race circuits, airfields tend to be rougher, rather gritty and can play havoc with your paintwork.
Race circuits are the smoothest cleanest tarmac you will find anywhere, including motorways. And the facilities are better than at airfields.
Cadwell Park (my favourite), Snetterton, Oulton Park, Anglesey, Castle Combe are probably my favourite five.

In a few weeks someone will start a thread on preparing your car and for the track.
A few simple steps to make sure you don't run out of tyres and brakes, and enjoy your driving.

ukkid35

4,641 posts

111 months

Wednesday 13th February
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TR4man said:
I'd like a go at a track day.

Is it suitable for a complete novice like me? Other than turning up in a TVR what are the entry requirements?
Seriously recommend doing some passenger laps at an earlier event if at all possible

I did PAX laps at TVR track days for several years before I was in a position to drive at a track day

I'm very grateful to the friend who took me to Snetterton and Brands so many times



Not sure I can thank him for getting me hooked on the Cerbera - the damn thing has taken over my life

ginkent

96 posts

32 months

Wednesday 13th February
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QBee said:
Dougal9887 said:
TR4man said:
Registered my interest with the club office today.

Woo hoo - going on my first track day at 59!!
You're starting young then, my first was at 62. Hooked on it now smile
My first track day in a TVR was at 59, since when i have done about 6 a year in six years.

Tips - personally, I would try to stick to race circuits, airfields tend to be rougher, rather gritty and can play havoc with your paintwork.
Race circuits are the smoothest cleanest tarmac you will find anywhere, including motorways. And the facilities are better than at airfields.
Cadwell Park (my favourite), Snetterton, Oulton Park, Anglesey, Castle Combe are probably my favourite five.

In a few weeks someone will start a thread on preparing your car and for the track.
A few simple steps to make sure you don't run out of tyres and brakes, and enjoy your driving.
Ok here comes the first tip lol.
I’ve done a few track days now, and the biggest shock to the system is the speed.
To explain: if you’re used to driving your car at speed on the public roads, you get used to the vibration from the road etc and without looking at the speedo, you’ll have a fair idea just from instinct as to your speed.
On a track though, with a silky smooth finish, what I found is, I was coming into a corner way faster than I assumed, because I was using the same instinct to judge speed - the reduced road noise plays havoc with your senses.