Track Days

Discussion in 'Community' started by robbieduncan, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    There seem to be a lot of car people around here so this might go well! :D

    Yesterday evening I spend a couple of fun hours at Brand Hatch (pictures here) learning something about the handling of my little MX-5. Great fun although I need to get some better tyres for next time (and maybe better suspension...).

    Anyone else taken their own car on the track?
     
  2. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

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    sounds fun, however i can't see the pictures (with safari)
     
  3. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Odd. What can't you see? Just the pictures themselves, or the whole site? The site is hosted from a shared server (can you see http://www.robbieduncan.net/ ?). The pictures are hosted from .Mac. The whole thing works for me :(
     
  4. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

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    i can see and browse the site. I just can't see ANY pictures anywhere
     

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  5. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Very odd. Can you see this (direct link to one of the pictures on .Mac).
     
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    I'm not a big car guy myself, but I wanted to let you know that the pics are visible on my system running Panther (10.3.9) in both Firefox and Safari.
     
  7. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

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    yes I see that one (nice: how fast did you push?)

    I am running 10.2.8 and safari 1.0.3
     
  8. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    i tried with IE and it worked, so it's a safari version thing
     
  9. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    The tyres I have on the car are not really suited to this kind of thing (I was aware that they would not be great, but only needed new rears when I bought the car so got them to match the fronts). I was hitting 100 (mph) along the main straight and did not need to drop below 60 round most of the corners :) A couple of interesting moments as the car went sideways at that sort of speed, but that's the point of doing it somewhere safe!
     
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    i gotta try something like that some day! (of course I need a decent car to do it)
     
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    Probably not a whole lot of fun to try cornering my truck. My boss's 911 on the other hand... Where'd he put those keys? :D
     
  12. Chubypig macrumors 6502

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    Do you brits really spell tires "tyres"? wicked weird. :p
     
  13. iGav macrumors G3

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    Never driven Brands myself... do they open up the GP circuit? or is the Indy configuration you get to run on?
     
  14. robbieduncan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Was Indy only. In an MX-5 that was fine though, the long straights would have been a waste. The do run track days on the full GP circuit though...
     

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