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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2745 on: August 20, 2019, 08:46:35 PM »
Oh and it's yellow lol
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2746 on: August 21, 2019, 08:59:48 AM »
Mr "Hansford" here.

A well known racing driver who I have known for years, told me at the event that it drove him up the wall the keep hearing "Hansford" over the tannoy ::).

Anyway, I recon you had a hand designing the MG monster thing  ;) 
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2747 on: August 21, 2019, 09:19:49 AM »
Hello Mr "Hansford" lol Here is Race 2

RACE 2 https://youtu.be/X7Xwkn8HIb8

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2748 on: August 21, 2019, 11:28:12 AM »
Mr "Hansford" here.

A well known racing driver who I have known for years, told me at the event that it drove him up the wall the keep hearing "Hansford" over the tannoy ::).

Anyway, I recon you had a hand designing the MG monster thing  ;)

I wish I did!

Its not my bag, not a fan of MG's, but I really appreciate the engineering behind it.

Its built at Chris Isaacs Race cars who you have probably heard of from your drag racing days.. they are a clever bunch of guys there.

I do get my inspiration from this build tho.
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2749 on: August 21, 2019, 01:21:04 PM »
Hello Mr "Hansford" lol Here is Race 2

RACE 2 https://youtu.be/X7Xwkn8HIb8

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Xwkn8HIb8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Xwkn8HIb8</a>

Im reaaallllyyyyyy confused over this commentator.

Why does he pronounce "Druid" as in Druids corner which should be pronounced as
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Druid

Instead he is pronouncing it as "Dru-eee-dee"

Am I missing something??, Am I wrong? is it a colloquial thing and that's how it should be said?

I know its trivial, but its really screwing with my OCD, its bad enough them calling you Hansford, ( I've heard haynsforth before now)

You should get Jon to knock up some stickers to go on the boot lid that says......

..... "The "Y" is NOT silent!!!
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2750 on: August 21, 2019, 01:22:29 PM »
just heard something from the commentator......

Maybe coz its an Italian event, has this corner been pronounced Dru-eee-dee from our friends in the boot shaped country??
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2751 on: August 21, 2019, 01:30:38 PM »
just heard something from the commentator......

Maybe coz its an Italian event, has this corner been pronounced Dru-eee-dee from our friends in the boot shaped country??

You got it, They renamed a few things on the day to be in the spirit of Italia  :)

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2752 on: August 21, 2019, 01:44:43 PM »
Yep good result all round..cars looking alot better in the corners...
I was amazed at that Ginnetta coming out of corners mind.


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2753 on: August 21, 2019, 04:27:07 PM »
Yep good result all round..cars looking alot better in the corners...
I was amazed at that Ginnetta coming out of corners mind.


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I saw that too, thought 0o0o0o0 whats the retail on one of those............

...............more than I can afford ! Ginetta

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2754 on: August 21, 2019, 05:43:51 PM »
You know the Black civics in Fast n Furious...that Torretto and guys drive...?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2755 on: August 21, 2019, 05:54:57 PM »
Yeah ?
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2756 on: August 21, 2019, 05:57:46 PM »
Im getting an ep3 tomoz...need a trackday need a car so bought 1...off to Ipswich tomoz..scooby fell through.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2757 on: August 21, 2019, 06:00:18 PM »
ok ep3 is the model yeah?

Ace!

Clive may see you as the enemy tho........... another potential Civic in his mirrors lol

Are you gonna wind down the window and shout LETTY,  JUMP !
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2758 on: August 21, 2019, 06:02:50 PM »
Yep good result all round..cars looking alot better in the corners...
I was amazed at that Ginnetta coming out of corners mind.

I still think I can get the car cornering quicker  ::)

I like outside pictures as it shows me what the car is doing.

I know Paddock hill is one pig of a corner and many deem it the most difficult corner on UK race tracks, but  if you look at the pictures below, its still too soft on entry  (keep the answers clean ;))as you will see the initial lean, not too bad further down the hill looking at the wheel arches though.

Over the winter I will up the spring rates all round to see if we can gain some more corner speed. 

Jamie I  have been called worse than  haynsforth , indeed I have been told to goforth on more than one occasion ( you know the rest of that sentence  ;))
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2759 on: August 21, 2019, 06:04:51 PM »
Yep good result all round..cars looking alot better in the corners...
I was amazed at that Ginnetta coming out of corners mind.

I still think I can get the car cornering quicker  ::)

I like outside pictures as it shows me what the car is doing.

I know Paddock hill is one pig pf a corner and many deem it the most difficult corner on UK race tracks, but  if you look at the pictures below, its still too soft on entry  (keep the answers clean ;)

Its just your mind Clive ! lol

Get your mind out the gutter and join the rest of us up here haha
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