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  1. Happy Birthday Greg! Looking forward to seeing you sometime soon for a catch up and a beer! Jeff & Joan.
  2. Apologies to all Forum users for the outage this afternoon. Our IT got service back as soon as possible, but again, sorry for the interruption in service. Regards, Jeff-W Chair
  3. 2021/07/11 NEW YORK CITY, U.S. – Nissan e.dams took a double top 10 finish at the New York City E-Prix this weekend in round 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, season seven. Racing once again on the Red Hook Circuit in Brooklyn, New York – the venue for Nissan’s first Formula E race win, in season five – team drivers Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland took P6 and P7 respectively in Saturday’s close-fought first race of the weekend’s double-header event, having qualified in P5 and P8. Buemi was fastest in group qualifying and ran as high as P3 in the race. In Sunday’s race, round 11, tricky dry-to-wet conditions in group qualifying saw Buemi qualify in P13 and Rowland in P16. Another exciting race saw Buemi running as high as P9 before rear contact dropped him down the order with damage and he crossed the line in P15. Rowland had contact at the start of the race which caused damage and hampered his pace. He finished in P19. Overall, the team took away 15 championship points from the event and moved up to P9. "The race result today was affected by a poor qualifying performance due to rain arriving at the worst possible moment for us," said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director. "In the race we tried to recover and Seb was making up positions, but a collision from the rear took him out of the points. In Saturday’s race we took some solid points and improved our position in the teams championship. Now we look forward to London and the chance to strengthen our race pace." Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. "Seb’s P1 in Saturday’s group qualifying shows us that the single lap pace is good with our new Nissan Gen2 Formula E powertrain, however we have work to do with our race pace," said Gregory Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams. "We have just under two weeks until the next races, but we will double our efforts until then in the search for improvements." The championship heads to London next for rounds 12 and 13 on July 24 and 25. DRIVER QUOTES Oliver Rowland "This morning was a bit unlucky with the rain in qualifying, which meant I started 16th. I didn’t really have the pace in the race, and I had some damage. Overall, it was just a bad race, really. Hopefully, we can come back better in my home race in London." Sebastien Buemi "A disappointing day today. I had a good start but then we struggled with the energy management. We need to look at all the data and understand where we went wrong, and then try hard to regroup for London. Yesterday was a better day, I had good pace in qualifying." More information Please visit Global.NissanNews.com/FormulaEPressKit
  4. Happy Birthday, Alex. Long time no see - hope you are well.
  5. We will be there, all current things permitting. I'll add us to the list.
  6. Jeff-W

    Nissan Cufflink

    Sounds quite harmless, John.
  7. Many Happy Returns! May your sharp eye continue spotting Zeds for many birthdays to come! Jeff.
  8. Team heads back to venue of Nissan’s first race win in the all-electric world championship RELEASE PHOTOS [8] RELATED NEWS [5] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2021/07/06 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan e.dams is back racing on New York City’s Red Hook Circuit in Brooklyn – the venue for Nissan’s first Formula E race win, in season five – buoyed by a strong performance at the previous race in Mexico. Another season seven race double-header, will see the all-electric racers contest rounds 10 and 11 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on an exciting but unforgiving street track with impressive views of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Last time out at round nine, the Puebla E-Prix, Nissan e.dams team driver Oliver Rowland took pole position and a podium, showing improved pace with the new Nissan Gen2 Formula E powertrain. The team is still working hard to build pace and consistency with both its drivers, with Sebastien Buemi looking to push hard in a bid to take the top step of the podium in New York City again. “We land in beautiful New York City with strong momentum from Mexico,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan’s global motorsports director. “Oli’s pole and podium shows us that we’ve got the speed and efficiency we need from our new Nissan Gen2 powertrain, so we must build on our performance in Puebla here in New York. Our Gen2 powertrain is the result of continued cross-business collaboration between our road car and Formula E engineers. The advancements we make in Formula E help drive the development of our future electric road vehicles." Nissan races in this world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. First introduced in the U.S. for the 2010 model year, more than 500,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sold worldwide. For 2021, LEAF is available in two versions – LEAF and the extended-range LEAF PLUS. Ariya – Nissan's first all-electric crossover– will be available in the U.S. starting next year and represents the next chapter for Nissan electric vehicles. “Our result from Mexico puts the team on the right performance trajectory for New York, but we are not quite where we want to be yet,” said Olivier Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams. “Seb’s lights-to-flag victory here in season five inspires us to push even harder for the full team performance we know both our drivers and cars are capable of.” Driver Quotes Oliver Rowland “It was great to get our first pole position and podium of season seven in Mexico, and it feels like we are beginning to build speed and confidence with every race now. Our new Nissan Gen2 powertrain is clearly fast, and I am working well with the car and my engineers. We just need to make sure our consistency matches our pace and the results will come. I’m really excited to race again in New York City.” Sebastien Buemi “My P7 in qualifying in Mexico shows some improvement in our pace, but the race results are not what we would want or expect. I’m working hard with the team and my engineers to understand how to unlock the performance we know the car has, and I’ll be using all my racing experience and knowledge of this great Brooklyn track to score points this weekend.” TV details https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/watch/ways-to-watch #FANBOOST Fans of Nissan e.dams can help its drivers access an extra boost of energy during each race by tweeting using the hashtags #fanboost and #SebastienBuemi or #OliverRowland. They can also vote by visiting nismo.com. Voting opens three days before the race and closes 6 minutes into the race. More information Please visit Global.NissanNews.com/FormulaEPressKit
  9. Most regard the tire sealant simply as weight to carry around and would never dream of using it. Sealant was merely a requirement for cars without a spare wheel - it doesn't actually guarantee much and most folks wouldn't touch it. Struggling to find a positive for sealant - sorry.
  10. Nissan e.dams scores podium finish at the Mexico Formula E race Super Pole winner Oliver Rowland finishes third at the new Puebla E-Prix RELEASE PHOTOS [47] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2021/06/21 PUEBLA, Mexico – The Nissan e.dams team fought hard in today's thrilling ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Mexico E-Prix, with car #22 LEAF driver Oliver Rowland winning the Super Pole shootout and a podium finish in an action-packed doubleheader on the new Autodromo Miguel E. Abed. Rowland led the early running of round nine of the 2020-21 all-electric racing series, but his aggressive, early Attack Mode strategy couldn't retain the lead. He ultimately finished fourth in the 32-lap race, however Werhlein received a five second time penalty for an improper use of FanBoost, and moved Rowland into third. A result that propelled him four places higher in the driver standings to 10th position. Teammate Sebastien Buemi finished 14th, and Nissan e.dams picked up 18 valuable points in the Formula E team standings. Rowland put his Nissan Gen2-powered Formula E racer on pole position for the race by topping the field in the Super Pole shootout. It was the fourth pole position in his Formula E career. Teammate Sebastien Buemi qualified seventh on the unique superspeedway road course configuration of the east-central Mexican circuit. The team had a disappointing Saturday, when both Nissan e.dams cars were disqualified from the round eight race for a technical infraction. Rowland, showing fast form all weekend, had qualified on the front row. Buemi had struggled with pace on Saturday, starting P19 after qualifying. Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. "Overall, we must be focus on the positives of the weekend," said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director. "We have come back with a stronger race pace compared to the first half of the season. We have been at the top of free practice, and in qualifying we were P2 and pole position. We know the car is fast and have improved a lot. It is disappointing that yesterday we got disqualified for an FIA procedural failure. Today we started in pole position but our P3 results shows that while we have recovered race pace we are still not at the top. Unfortunately, Sebastien was not feeling confident with the grip of the car the whole weekend. We still need to improve." Nissan is a pioneer in the electric mobility field in Mexico. Nissan LEAF was launched in Mexico in 2014, becoming the country's first mass-market 100% electric vehicle, while the second-generation LEAF was launched in 2018 with great success. Recently, Nissan reached the milestone of 700 charging stations across the nation, both in public spaces and throughout its dealership network, forging the path for a new era of mobility. "Oliver's results, starting on the front row both rounds, reflected his great pace all weekend at Puebla, but the weekend overall was disappointing," said Gregory Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams. "We need to convert that potential into what really counts, victories. This will be our mission as we head to New York in two weeks." The championship heads to New York next for rounds 10 and 11 on July 10 and 11. Driver Quotes Oliver Rowland "Overall a pretty reasonable day. I scored three points for pole, then finished fourth in the race, but now into third. Bit disappointed to not quite make the podium right after the race, but I think we did the maximum today. Today there wasn't much left. I didn't quite have the speed, ultimately, in the end. Struggled a little bit with tyres. But we showed we had great pace in qualifying and we have something really to work on for the remaining races, and I think we just need to focus on just making the small details in the race a bit better. There's no reason why we can't challenge for the championship til the end of the season." Sebastien Buemi "I'm happy for Oli today. He's done a great job. At least that's good for the team. On my side I got a bit unlucky. I started P7 and got pushed and obviously had to drive off line. There was lots of stones and I couldn't get it back on track and lost like eight or nine positions in one lap. So, at the end I tried to recover as much as I could but obviously that was over for points. So, disappointed weekend again but I feel like we have some speed. Hopefully in New York, we will be able to convert it into some results." Nissan Formula E Press Kit Contact Anna Teslik Head of global motorsports communications Phone: +33 7 7614 7286 ATeslik@nissan-europe.com
  11. Nissan e.dams to race on new circuit for Formula E Mexico E-Prix Team heads to Puebla for double-header event RELEASE PHOTOS [11] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2021/06/15 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan e.dams is back racing in Mexico for the third time this weekend for rounds eight and nine of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on a new circuit for the all-electric racers. The multi-configuration Autodromo Miguel E. Abed facility outside the city of Puebla will host the Formula E action for the first time. Team driver Sebastien Buemi scored a podium last time out in Mexico, at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit. “This is a brand new track for us all in Mexico, and a brand new challenge,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan’s global motorsports director. “We’ve been working hard since Monaco to understand and develop our new Nissan Gen2 Formula E powertrain and the drivers and engineers are keen to continue their work on the track this weekend. Our latest Gen2 powertrain was developed between our Nissan EV road car engineers and our Formula E team.” Nissan races in this world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. Nissan is a pioneer in the electric mobility field in Mexico. Nissan LEAF was launched in Mexico in 2014, becoming the country’s first mass-market 100% electric vehicle, while the second-generation LEAF was launched in 2018 with great success. Recently, Nissan reached the milestone of 700 charging stations across the nation, both in public spaces and throughout its dealership network, forging the path for a new era of mobility. “The team has been busy at the factory since the Monaco E-Prix, with strong focus on the speed and efficiency intricacies of our new Nissan Gen2 powertrain,” said Gregory Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams. “We had some good pace in Monaco, but now we must work hard to turn our racing performance into championship points in Mexico.” Driver Quotes Oliver Rowland “I had some good pace in Monaco, got into the Super Pole shootout, and scored some solid team points. Of course, we always want more, so with a fresh new track to race on it’s a chance for the team to reset and attack some new challenges. This is always exciting.” Sebastien Buemi “I suffered some bad luck in Monaco when it felt like I had good pace in the car. That’s racing sometimes, but we’ve been working hard to improve our race set up and the new Nissan Gen2 powertrain for Mexico. It’s always great to feel the passion for racing here in Mexico, so we’ll be looking forward to trying out the new track.” TV details #FANBOOST Fans of Nissan e.dams can help its drivers access an extra boost of energy during each race by tweeting using the hashtags #fanboost and #SebastienBuemi or #OliverRowland. They can also vote by visiting nismo.com. Voting opens three days before the race and closes 6 minutes into the race. More information Please visit Global.NissanNews.com/FormulaEPressKit
  12. Great news! Please add your name to the Members thread of the same name then I will get registration started in July. It's a VC-10 K3 and still very dear to my heart!
  13. Just a reminder that this fantastic meet is still scheduled to take place. It is members only though, so have a read of the info above and fit it into your diary if you can! Full details of how to register in the Members Events section.
  14. Phew - as long it is being put to good use!
  15. Auto Glym Polar Blast has to be one of the best smelling car products around. I see a Chamois in picture - surely not for the car!!
  16. Eventually finished with the clay bar (don’t have to do the front as it’s wrapped) on Saturday, got the whole car detailed and put it away all Sunday as we had visitors. Today eventually went hazy, so managed to machine polish the 4 areas needing a little attention (nothing serious), get the Bilt Hamber wax onto the non-wrapped areas and finish off with a coat of Manzerna wax sealant. I was pleased that so little machine polishing was required, but I guess I had only done 3k miles last year. All that remains now is to get all the insect remains off the wrap with detailer, hot water and a lot of elbow grease. Jeff-W OCDT.
  17. Yep, all documented above, unfortunately for you for whom it is too late.
  18. Today started hazey, so I thought that a long-overdue external clean was in order. I was unable to get a clay bar to the panels last year for various reasons so this was the next logical step. I started with the roof, which was a mistake as the sun had been peeking through and it then took me 25 minutes to remove the clay residue with detailer. Lesson re-learnt. After that came the driver’s door, which had very little residue on it and turned out well. I also did as much of the OS rear panel as had been in the shade, but the whole car was cooking in the full sun by this stage, so I had a beer instead. The sills are showing a little wear after 22k, but such is life.
  19. We have been invited to participate in the Motorsports section of the RAF Brize Norton Families' Day this year on Sept 4th. This is how their Ctte present the event; I would like to start by saying thank you so much for agreeing to be a part of Royal Air Force Brize Norton’s Families Day 2021. We are very grateful to have you joining us and having all your wonderful vehicles on display really is quite a spectacle, especially whilst parked alongside the largest aircraft in the RAF’s strategic transport fleet. I just need to remind you of a few points, and detail some information for the day below so please do read through carefully. Those of you who are MDs, chairs, and organisers for your clubs and companies please pass this email on to all of your drivers. What is a Families Day? For those of you who have not joined us before the Families Day is a chance for all the serving and ex-serving RAF families and friends to get together to enjoy a wonderful day out. It is a chance for us to give back to them and say a big thank you for all their support, patience and understanding of the roles and responsibilities we fulfil all over the world on behalf of our country and Her Majesty the Queen. The event will consist of a funfair, static aircraft displays, a fly past, a parachute display, food stalls, traders, an open air concert in the evening and a ton of other entertainments and festivities. Being part of the Autosport Display you will get exclusive access to an active airfield and will be parked on the 99 Sqn pan alongside the UK’s strategic transport fleet and various other static aircraft. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get access to an active military airfield, park alongside some of the most iconic transport aircraft of the modern era – the C-17 Globemaster, C-130J Hercules, A400M Atlas and Voyager; plus also be part of a day that brings happiness to thousands of RAF personnel and their families. How will the day run? Between 8:00am and 10:00am you will arrive at RAF Brize Norton Main Gate. On arrival your information and ID will be checked, and you will be issued passes. You will then be put into groups of 10 cars + and escorted to the airfield. Once at the airfield you will be under the direction of Marshals at all times. They will be wearing High Visibility vests and will direct you to where we wish you to park. Once on base you will be directed and parked as you arrive, there will be no ability to wait for friends or other members of your groups as it would hamper the process and make it extremely difficult for the small numbers of volunteers we have to control everything safely. To that end, if you wish to be parked together or in groups then please arrange to meet somewhere in advance and drive to RAF Brize Norton in convoy, it would also be advisable to arrive early on to avoid the traffic. Once you are parked up the day is yours to enjoy. There will be plenty going on and plenty to see. If you wish to bring chairs etc to sit by your cars feel free. In fact, we encourage this to enable you to chat with interested members of the public. Please make sure you keep hold of all belongings and litter however as a stray item can be very bad news for an aircraft engine. Please bear in mind the event timings; we cannot cater for display vehicles leaving early because of the large volume of foot traffic expected. We would appreciate sensible behaviour and to keep noise levels to a minimum, so no loud stereos or revving engines please. We are happy to accommodate photos of you and your vehicles with the aircraft, this is a unique opportunity for a very different kind of backdrop. This will take place at the end of the day, and again, will be under the direction of staff to avoid potential damage to you, your vehicles or our aircraft. So, this is going to be a fairly special opportunity for those of you with an interest in aviation, particularly of the military and large kind, to spend a day quite literally "in the middle of it". The photo opportunity afterwards sounds too good to miss. Please note that this will be a "Members Only" event and that full details will be posted in the Members section. Because of the closing date for registration (which I will do as Event Organiser) for access to the base you must be a member of the club on the date you apply, latest 20 July 2021. We are not limited in car numbers, either high or low - there's a lot of parking there! Any questions to me please by PM or by Chairman@nissansportz.club.
  20. I’m pleased for you both, Paul. I hope the renovations aren’t too onerous and that they go well. Your back garden is a splendid size and the house looks cracking. Get yer DIY hat on!
  21. John, reach under the arm upwards towards the blade fitting. Just before the fitting, you will feel a small lever. Move this lever up and the blade can be removed downwards. This applies to all standard blade fittings, although there are others. Jeff.
  22. I did the Cornering Masterclass - just looking for what I posted about 4 or so years ago. Epic. It rained almost all day; we got soaked; there was no need to wet the skid pan; I got a hat for being "most improved" (read - I was rubbish at the start); brilliant day, and as big a learning curve as the intro course which has just happened. I seem to remember, as I was Events guy at the time, that CAT were prepared to allow Club members to do this course even if they had not done the Performance Driver one, but we would have to check.
  23. 2021/05/08 MONTE CARLO, Monaco – The Nissan e.dams team raced hard and fast in a thrilling ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Monaco E-Prix today on the world-famous Monte Carlo street circuit. Round seven of the 2020-21 all-electric racing series, the fourth running of a Formula E event here and the first race to take place on the familiar full circuit, brilliantly entertained the socially distanced fans in the grandstands. Team driver Oliver Rowland showed the improved performance and efficiency of the new Nissan Gen2 Formula E powertrain by putting his race car into the Super Pole qualifying showdown. He would start the race from P6. His teammate Sebastien Buemi had his group qualifying session interrupted by a red flag and would ultimately qualify P13. In an intense and exciting 45-minute +1 lap race in sunny, high-grip conditions, both Rowland and Buemi battled back and forth for position with the cars around them in what was one of Formula E's most entertaining races. Rowland eventually crossed the line in P6, with Buemi in P11. The team scored eight championship points. Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. "We were expecting a little bit more from the Monaco race," said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan's global motorsports director. "However, Oliver scored some good points for the team and we improved our position in the teams championship, which is very positive. Unfortunately Seb finished out of the points. We now have five weeks until the next race to come up with a solid plan for the second half of the season, and we are already looking forward to going racing in Mexico again." Racing for the first time with Nissan e.dams and used in the new Nissan Gen2 powertrain was partner Shell's bespoke all-electric race car E-Fluid. The Shell E-Fluid is tested and refined in collaboration with Nissan's powertrain R&D team to analyze and showcase the benefits that specifically designed EV transmission fluids can have within a Formula E powertrain, to deliver maximum performance and efficiency. In the days leading up to the race, Nissan displayed its all-electric road cars to the public at the EVER Monaco sustainable mobility event. On show were several models of the pioneering Nissan LEAF, as well as the all-new Nissan Ariya crossover. "Great to race here at one of the world's most iconic street circuits, but definitely not where we want to be in terms of points scored," said Olivier Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams. "We will now refocus and double our efforts in the weeks before heading to the new track in Puebla, Mexico." The championship heads to Mexico next for rounds eight and nine on June 19 and 20. Driver Quotes Oliver Rowland "Overall a decent day at the track. Getting into Super Pole is always important, but I didn't quite put my Super Pole lap together. The race was good, I had good pace and I managed my energy and Attack Modes well. In the end we finished where we started which I would say is okay, and we scored some solid team points." Sebastien Buemi "Tough day today. I was unlucky in qualifying with the red flag as I was on for a very good lap. We had to run again and by that time the tires were not in a good operating window. It was difficult to come back through the pack in the race. So, the interrupted qualifying really put us on the back foot. We look ahead to Mexico." Contact Anna Teslik Head of global motorsports communications Phone: +33 7 7614 7286 ATeslik@nissan-europe.com
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