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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Hey, I can see air under those tyres - I'm not blind .  He's cooking.  :D

yeah... but the crash was not caused by speed.

it was a silly notes error. Car JUST got a LITTLE wide and almost had a non event/escape (like 100 other times)... but slipped on some loose stuff... clipped a stump, then whipped around to T bone a tree...



Offline AshSimmonds

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Ok, but that's what they all say!

So long as you've had it said and written to you... you can do what you like... of course!

You guys are in a totally different class of driver to us (I consider myself on the same wave-length if not same league as mhh - sporty, but sympathetic to machine and human).  I've spent time with guys like 1neon and beama who are a lot more competitive, and the number of echelons of hard driving above what we would do are indescribable.  I'm a good driver, but I'm never going to win a trophy because I'm not willing to push hard enough for it.  Sure, you can crash as slow speeds without any prior indication of talent/ability too - but everything in life is a compromise - I mean sometimes I have to put up with $12 wine. :p



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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You guys are in a totally different class of driver to us (I consider myself on the same wave-length if not same league as mhh - sporty, but sympathetic to machine and human).  I've spent time with guys like 1neon and beama who are a lot more competitive, and the number of echelons of hard driving above what we would do are indescribable.  I'm a good driver, but I'm never going to win a trophy because I'm not willing to push hard enough for it.  Sure, you can crash as slow speeds without any prior indication of talent/ability too - but everything in life is a compromise - I mean sometimes I have to put up with $12 wine. :p

I just joined the cash and carry.

I can get a very good 4 litre cask for $14. ($8/glass in restaurant)

But yeah....

What i don't get though...

is that you guys ahve a great social time driving the roads anyway... for free...

this event IS amazing... but it's not cheap... and it's not doing anything you don't already do.



Offline AshSimmonds

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What i don't get though...

is that you guys ahve a great social time driving the roads anyway... for free...

this event IS amazing... but it's not cheap... and it's not doing anything you don't already do.

I can only parrot what I hear from all the guys I know who do both (social and CA) - and that it's basically that it's just different kinds of great fun.  At brekky after a great run we're all buzzing and it's great, but each night during CA and for a few weeks after these guys are completely giddy.  From what I see - it's worth doing.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I can only parrot what I hear from all the guys I know who do both (social and CA) - and that it's basically that it's just different kinds of great fun.  At brekky after a great run we're all buzzing and it's great, but each night during CA and for a few weeks after these guys are completely giddy.  From what I see - it's worth doing.

Yeah... "regretting what you do is better than regretting what you don't do" is a great line of advice, rarely given the respect it deserves!

Preparation is the key.

You locals have a clear advantage of the road knowledge... which is a major bonus.



Offline mhh

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What i don't get though...

is that you guys ahve a great social time driving the roads anyway... for free...

this event IS amazing... but it's not cheap... and it's not doing anything you don't already do.

That's why I'm thinking twice about it. :p

For most of the guys I know who enter, the cost isn't an issue.  And it is fun to have 4 days off to go driving. 

I'm not a networker by choice but I have to admit it is good for business too as a lot of the guys in it seem to be or become clients.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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That's why I'm thinking twice about it. :p

For most of the guys I know who enter, the cost isn't an issue.  And it is fun to have 4 days off to go driving. 

I'm not a networker by choice but I have to admit it is good for business too as a lot of the guys in it seem to be or become clients.

In that case, my only little insight and advise left to offer is to choose your navigator carefully...

Think to yourself... How riskily will I drive with this person in the car with me...? Either of you could kill the other. It's a big call.

And get a top quality intercom set up... one missed call is all it takes.

Oh, and did I say preparation yet? And practice....



Offline Aircon

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way to spoil the fun.

I love my car. Buy your own



Offline mhh

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In that case, my only little insight and advise left to offer is to choose your navigator carefully...

Think to yourself... How riskily will I drive with this person in the car with me...? Either of you could kill the other. It's a big call.

And get a top quality intercom set up... one missed call is all it takes.

Oh, and did I say preparation yet? And practice....

I've got John, the same navigator as joined me on the last 2 CA's.  It's unlikely he can kill me since he isn't allowed pace notes.  His job is to shut up and enjoy the ride.  We've got helmet intercoms so we can pass the time - and to look impressive.  Once we are rolling, John doesn't say much but he does exhale heavily at the end of each stage. :D

He's the best navigator in town - he washes the car every morning despite my protestations not to worry.

You are right about the need to practice - I'm out there every weekend, rain or shine.  :thumbsup:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Great to hear.

You're all sorted then!

I LOVE Tarmac rallying... but it IS the most dangerous form of motorsport.



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