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Silverstone Grand Prix - Monday 11 April


John_K
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Hi All

The above open pit lane track day opened for booking today, and although it's not cheap, it ticked most boxes for me, so I have booked. Thought I'd let you know in case you fancied the same.

Silverstone Grand Prix circuit (from the National pits)
Convenient date (other dates also opened for booking today)
Passengers allowed (min age 16)...

This last point will make my sixteen year old daughter very happy!...and the date is in the school holidays!...

Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'
GT-R Brake Fluid II

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car all prepared for this

I don't think this has been out of the boot before;

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or been fitted before;

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here's hoping it remains unused! 

Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'
GT-R Brake Fluid II

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I've got one of those ... well the bit with the loop as far as where it sheared off!

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Nissan Current: - 350Z GT4, Ultra Yellow, 62/176 - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
- GT-R R35 MY21 Track Edition, Storm White – Factory options: Carbon roof, spoiler, bootlid (painted), carbon ceramic brakes, Nismo carbon seats and Nismo steering wheel…
Nissan Previous: - GT-R R35 MY09 Premium, Titanium; - GT-R R35 MY11 Recaro, Storm White; - Juke Nismo Manual, Blade Silver; - GT-R R35 MY14 Recaro Vermilion Red; - GT-R R35 MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition, Champagne.
Non-Nissan Current: - Suzuki Swift Sport (mild hybrid), Mineral Grey.
Non-Nissan Previous: - Austin A40 Farina*; - Rover 2000*; - Ford Escort RS1600; - Ford Cortina MkIII GT**; - Ford Capri 3L JP Special; - Saab 99 Turbo Lightweight 2-door; - Suzuki SJ410 4x4 (Imported new from Holland!); - Ford Escort XR3**; - Ford Orion Ghia**; Ford Sierra 4x4 2.8L Estate Ghia**; - Rover 414 Sli**(but then purchased, used until 199k+ miles on clock!); - Toyota Avensis Estate*; - Saab 9-3t Cabriolet; - Volkswagen Up! GTi 5-door.
* = Purchased: Used (all others: New) - ** = Company provided

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Fingers crossed it remains unused as you say John - look forward to hearing about it at the MOD day. Hope it's a great day - enjoy  :thumbs:

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2011 Gunmetal Nissan GTR Premium Edition - Litchfield Stage 1, Miltek Y-Pipe, Alcon Discs, Ferodo DS2050 Pads, Flat bottomed steering wheel
2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Morning all.

Fab day, all home in one piece, car was faultless.

More to come when i have the time!

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'
GT-R Brake Fluid II

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Looking good was there last week with the Ferrari boys there was an SF90 demolishing everyone

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2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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As promised, a fuller report, with pics, now time permits.

A nice early start saw us arrive for a perfect sunrise.

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And after the signing in, form filling, helmet hire it was time to have a wander to see any other early arrivals, before breakfast.

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The safety briefing took place in the pitlane, and it was obvious a wide variety of drivers and cars (95) were taking to the track together, from novices to an ex F1 driver! The theme was "be nice", and i have to say, in my experience, everyone was. So it was time to go out and enjoy ourselves - track time was 9-1 and 2-5, open pit lane, come and go as you please. Somebody didn't stop grinning all day...

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so off out we went.

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Approx. 42 laps were completed, including warm ups and downs. I think there were 6 red flags all day, very quickly dealt with, and none caused by me.

Box Box, Box Box.

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The car was faultless, and I loved every minute. I kept a close eye on temperatures, tyres and pressures, and had no issues. I went and filled up when the tank was down to half, at 3.45pm, the petrol attendant couldn't believe i only needed half a tank. He'd been watching me all day, and couldn't understand where else i was getting fuel from! At £1.99.9 for 99ron, I'm glad I didn't need more!

And the theme of the day was complements on the car. Other drivers, their mechanics (yes some drivers take their own mechanics), Strictly Come Dancing winners - never a bad word.

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The guy leaning in to the driver is Kelvin Fletcher, Strictly 2019 winner. He came over to me for a chat to tell me that he and his mechanics had been admiring my car all day. Which considering the variety of cars on show, was a massive complement.

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And no photo, but there were 6 BAC Mono's, one of which was delivered to the owner that morning at the track. Now that's how to take delivery of a new car!

And that was that. We took the chequered flag at 4.57pm, very happy.

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and if you've got this far, well done...when i say we were happy, one of us was very very happy. Remember that 720S earlier. Someone bagged herself a passenger ride for a hot lap (out lap, hot lap, in lap). It pays to turn up early, get chatting with others. The owner was an ex racing driver, known to the guy doing the safety briefing. What an opportunity, the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in a McLaren 720S driven by a racing driver! Priceless. He left at lunchtime, and let us use his garage space for the rest of the day too. "Be Nice"

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'
GT-R Brake Fluid II

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