GTG: Castle Combe Skid Pan

Discussion in 'Events' started by Flyer, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Gizmo750

    Gizmo750 Active Member

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    Just to add my thanks to Andy for sorting out a great day. Me and the wife had a great time.

    Hope that everyone got home in one piece through the downpour that followed the second session and also hope that I haven't given anyone else my cold after sneezing all over the place :crazy:

    Nice to meet everyone and put some faces to the names

    Guy
     
  2. NormanB

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    Hi Gizmo

    Did you do the scenic A36 route or wimp out and so the M4?

    The A36 route was not pleasant with oodles of standing water and some 'floods'!

    Had a very pleasant dinner in the George on the way back though. :)

    Regards
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  3. Steve_Perry

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    Was your car muddy when you got back home or had all the rain washed it off? ;) I thought I was gonna come a cropper too coming off that grass verge, fortunately I didn't.

    S.
     
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    Andrew, top dog. Top day. Brilliant, what else is there to say but a big thanks from me and the round one (wife). My time at the end was absolutly terrible and as a result am now licenced to drive Miss Daisy. That aside I learnt a lot. One being, I dont want to own a Beamer :p Thanks Mate :bannana: :bannana: :bannana:
     
  5. Gizmo750

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    Norman,

    I bottled and headed down the M4 - it was really not pleasant and nor was the A34 - lots of standing water and too many idiots.

    Not to worry.

    PS Top effort Steve P for the pushing in the rain :bannana:
     
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    As I've probably said elsewhere, or to somebody else, it was a [murray] fantastic [/murray] day that I think everybody enjoyed - and that's what makes it worthwhile.

    And be thankful they were BMWs - if they were Mercs you might have treated them with some respect, instead of revving the b*ll*cks off them, and trying to blow up the diff! :p

    Just checking the Karting out - how does a 2.5 hour endurance race for approx £60 sound? :devil:

    Cheers
    Andrew

    PS. Scott - leave the swearing in - your 'ring video wouldn't be half as funny without the swearing ;)

    Ian - you have a very understanding wife :D
     
  7. Ian B Walker

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    Karting, did someone mention Karting? :D Book me, my lad, my brother and quite possibly my daughter in as well.
     
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    Sorry Steve

    Was that you who rather gallantly gave me a push assist?

    Sorry but I have advanced alzheimers and couldn't recall and identify
    who carried out that great deed!

    To my eternal embarrassment - I should have hung around to check you got out OK too:eek:

    Many thanks - and sorry :eek:

    NormanB

    PS: That was the first and last time I take my old Merc off road.
     
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    Yup that was me!! :) LOL 'push assist' sounds like a new fangled Mercedes optional extra... :D
    Sales monkey: "What options does sir want fitted?"
    Customer: "Xenons, COMAND, parktronic and ooh ooh push assist please" :D :p

    Don't worry, no need for apologies mate. After I gave you a push out, I put my car in 'W' mode and didn't touch the throttle, I just let the car creep out and all was fine. :D You had loads of mud over the back of your car and tyres, I hope that washed off in all that rain.

    S.
     
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    OH Karting!!!!
    PUT ME DOWN if this goes ahead!!!! (and poss wife, brother in law)
    Still I'm knackerd on power to weight at 20 stones :(
     
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    Depending on when - I could be up for this.

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    I'd be up for a karting session too :D

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    Do they do longer sessions??
     
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    No, but the endurance sesssion would be say, a team of three, alternating every 10-15 minutes - believe me, you will need a rest after 15 minutes unless you have forearms like Popeye :p .

    I would have thought we could book two, maybe three sessions to cater for the number of karters expected.

    The other option is a Kart Grand Prix for individual drivers, but I need to find more info about this. Perhaps a new thread is in order ...

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
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    Just call you Mr FIX IT :D
    New thread may be a good move from the looks of things
     

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