Any of you guys take your cars to track days that often? Looking forward to buying a 1275 soon but was looking at track days and they're £110-150 a piece! That's without the huge registration fees, noise restrictions, banning of stopwatches and annual costs of membership. You can pickup a second hand turbo for £50 and weld your own manifold if you spend enough time on it, £150 for a track day where you can't even overtake people unless on straights seems a bit absurd in comparison.
Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:44 AM
I've never done it but if it's that regimented and restrictive nor am I likely to !
Surely once one has signed their life away (hopefully not literally) insurances are in place and they circuit owners have covered their ass then one gets on and does what one came to do, ie sample what we all like to watch as spectators.
Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:52 AM
Going back a while when I had a track car, I used to turn up at Javelin Trackdays late morning or midday for an afternoon of testing and they'd let me pay around half the fee (usually around £50 in cash) with a quick briefing of the rules. I found that easier and cheaper than turning up at the crack of dawn and sitting around for hours waiting to get on the track. They usually run til at least 4pm so I always found that gave plenty of time, and most people have broken their cars by then so the afternoon is quieter.
Elvington and Blyton airfields were the handy ones for me.
Now? Quiet B roads at quiet times of the day!
Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:00 AM
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