Hello from Cookham - new F1 owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by 82DVY, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. 82DVY

    82DVY

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    Clio 197 F1 Team R27
    Morning all,

    Just though i'd say an official hello after buying F1 Team no. 285.

    I got the car two weeks ago to the day but as I have been abroad it's not turned a wheel since coming home!

    With that being said I saw it as an opportunity to whip off the steering wheel and send it to Jack at Royal steering wheels for a re-trim.

    So here is an introduction by car history:

    First came the beast - the only RWD car i could get at 18 and oh what a lady killer!
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    Then I got a little fast & furious for a while:
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    Before getting 2 fast 2 furious (i'm sure we all go through this stage in our lives!)
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    When i was getting the Supra ready to sell I needed something to bridge the gap of buying another car so got this monstrosity...
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    That was the start of the German phase and the arrival of the best rep mobile ever to hit the south east sales patch - i got it with only 7k miles on the clock and was a very happy 25 year old!
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    Then after putting a fantastic 70k miles on the Z4 I swapped it for a company car and the 1 series coupe arrived
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    I then got into a phase of having three cars - which is stupid... but good stupid.

    I had an A4 Avant diesel as a sensible car which isn't even worth a picture but then these two; a Mini GP and a Porsche C4S - both awesome
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    Now we come up to present day and I chopped the Porsche in for another Porsche as I am very inventive like that :smile:
    Got a Spyder...
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    And then a coupe of weeks back got the F1 as a sensible car to replace the Audi Avant (Lot's of man logic required there)
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    ...and meanwhile refurbished the house and driveway to keep the toys happy!

    so to cut a long story short............................. HELLO!
     
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  2. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP
    Welcome :french: nice collection of cars there!
     
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  3. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Welcome to the Family nice collection of motors love the C4S very nice enjoy the forum any questions just ask
     
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  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Welcome aboard !

    Lots of lovely car pics. Your gonna be popular :smile:

    Enjoy your stay.......
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Welcome!

    Great intro. Lovely car in the best colour. :smile:

    Never seen an F1 with a full sticker delete before!
     
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  6. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Welcome! Lovely cars :smile:
     
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  7. 82DVY

    82DVY

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    Clio 197 F1 Team R27
    Thanks all!

    Thanks! It is still in the family - it was such a great car - my uncle now has it. I bought it as a one owner car after being in Porsche warranty for 10 years! It is immaculate and i flew to Edinburgh to get the damn thing!

    Not for long... I already have bumper and door stickers to put back on it today!
     
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  8. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Good man. NOT a cheap do! :smiley:

    If you have not looked at the roof decal yet, I suggest you sit down before you look at the price!!! :smiley:
     
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  9. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Inverness
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome along. Love the C4S & the GP! Enjoy the F1.
     
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  10. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    Do you track any of them????
     
  11. 82DVY

    82DVY

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    Clio 197 F1 Team R27
    No, not yet - the only track days I've done to date are experience days in loan cars or if it counts karting.

    Doing that kicked off my master my plan to buy the Mini GP, run that car for a while and then turn it into a track car - however after 3 years of ownership it's still as valuable as the day i bought it so i just can't justify it!

    Now i have the Clio i would like to look at something like that, but initially with an instructor - if you have any recommendations please let me know!
     
  12. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Inverness
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    MSV Trackdays do "novice only" days that I've done. No pressure from experienced track drivers coming up behind you. Tuition available for a small fee. Well organised, recommended.
     
  13. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Welcome in mate. Nice selection of cars. Did you go for genuine F1 decals?

    Colin
     
  14. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    What a collection, I feel such a pauper now :worried:
    You should come along for the meet on 2nd April, we're a nice bunch of weirdos :smiley:
     
  15. Cossers

    Cossers Paid Member

    438
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Hi bud, welcome aboard, snap lol, you have good taste :smile:

    Had the c4s about 9years back now, great car, was actually close to buying a new gts Cayman but found it impossible to order one or it was a 2year wait!! Didn't even bother with trying for a gt4, would really have like one but no chance of it!! Really annoyed me that, real enthusiasts don't flip cars!!

    Had the supra for 14 years!

    Anyways, enjoy the 197, nice choice btw r27 ;-)

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  16. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    @82DVY as Johnny said novice days are OK but your find a open pit lane your be fine too 99% of guys are fine.I did one novice day then of to my playground in Belgium (SPA) but its down to how much confidence you have but iam trying to arrange a Sprint day at Curborough one car on at a time so enjoy
     
  17. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Don't get me started mate! The most ridiculous release of a car I've ever seen. If I could have bought one at list I'd have had one...

    "Can I get a GT4 please?"

    > "All sold out sir"

    Actually wait, there are HUNDREDS on eBay. For £30,000 above list price!!! Utter disgrace, fully managed by Porsche.

    Not a Porsche fan by a long stretch but I'd certainly have a GT4, and I'd cherish it and drive it as intended, but no I can't.

    Of course if you're rich as hell and want to hide one away in a collection never to see the light of day, no problem.

    Funny how that insufferable twunt Schmee (hurt even typing that) got one!
     
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  18. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    FB_IMG_1443073301921.jpg love you when your excited @///M
     
  19. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Ha, Porsche and Schmee in one post. A bit of red mist descended there! :smiley:
     
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  20. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
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    At the Ring last year their were GT4s buy the bucket load
     

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