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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DSLiverpool, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. DSLiverpool

    DSLiverpool Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I was too busy wandering about like a love sick puppy to take any proper pics, an amazing place and the tip of the year was to take an Audi key as Audi had a private grandstand on the hill accessible to key holders only lol. Stand out moments where the SLS I badly want one in a totally unjustifiable way!, the supercar section seeing a Aston 177 wow, (no DBS) and all manner of other stuff including dome amazing Citroën concepts but this section left me feeling inadequate - so much metal. We had 2 full days and got to everything but the rallying which was too far away but we now know you can book a car to take you there. Stunt bikers amazing, food crap and they missed a trick with no sit down decent food available, stalls interesting - a 1984 Aston Virage Volante in BRG nearly found an overexcited puppy of an owner (me) at £35k - I was very tempted. Spoke to a German AMG engineer who was minding the SLS on the pits, he said to get it with steel brakes for road use and as I'm a fatty to get the normal seats - the SLS engine is the true spec it was always intended to be, in all other cars it's a lesser variant. As we flew in (treated by a supplier, not my money) each day the number of big big houses in the surrounding area is amazing and you wouldn't know they were there apart from flying over them. Once you land they have a little bacon bitty and coffee part then you que for a jag or a skoda (or a Rolls for some) to take you to the entry point by the classic pits, our jag had the speedo disconnected lol. Loved it loved it loved it, want a SLS!
     

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  2. Robert-Black

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    It was a great show as usual, did you see the Red Arrows? or the Cayennes being ragged around the dirt/dust track?
    Shame you missed the rally stage it wad one of the best bits, 10 minute walk into the forest and a further 10 mins to the beginning of that stage.
     
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    DSLiverpool

    DSLiverpool Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    We saw the red arrows from the Honda big wheel which was inspired thinking ;-) great view, saw the Cayennes being ragged about and paid £20 to go passenger in the rally buggys . My SLS "want" feeling has not yet subsided, but the MB offer is £60k to rent it for 2 years and that's a major drawback.
     
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    Cabe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That McLaren MP4 is surprising in red, it's very very Ferrari. Mind you, looking at Stephenson's recent career you can see why.
     
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