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    Yup, it can be quite warm this time of year. it was a bit dull and wet last week though. Hopefully there won’t be any rain this weekend! I’ve just bought the tickets. I’ve got tickets for tomorrows Camping World Trucks and nice tickets to see all the pitlane action on Sunday. I even splashed out on a pit pass for Sunday. I’m so excited!

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    Glad I could help. I’ll keep an eye out for you!

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    I’ve been twice before and I’m going again this year.

    It’s a fantastic event on a great circuit. I love the range of cars from the FIA GT spec Porsches and Moslers all the way to Diesel VW Golfs. Last year I was lucky enough to be involved in one of the parade laps (see my avatar). It’s well worth taking a few crates of beer and some friends with you though! I cant think of a better way to spend a weekend than drinking beer with friends whilst watching race cars on a world class circuit. A brolly might come in handy too. The camping was very well organised both times I’ve been before…although it is quite expensive nowadays.

    Seeing the cars streaking through the dark and completely un-lit sections of the circuit is amazing. This is the only opportunity to see a 24 hour race with a variety of machinery in the UK so I’m amazed it’s not more popular.

    So yes, this is a great cheap event to go to!

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    Yeah, personally I think they’re one of the best kept secrets of the sports car world. Because they’re “not a real porsche” (apparently) nobody wants them so the prices are criminally cheap. That’s a good thing for me though!

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    Annoyingly my car driving history is pretty tame. I’ve never driven a true exotic but I have driven plenty of saloons and a few random sports cars. I guess that the best indication of what I deem to be the ‘best’ cars are the ones I’ve actually bought. I’m an absolute tight-arse so I spend months researching and test driving before I buy any car. So, my current cars (and therefore what I consider to be the best cars for me) are:

    Rover 75 CDTi: Unbelievably comfortable cruiser with loads of gadgets and fantastic fuel economy.

    Porsche 944 (1984): Tactile and raw as you’d expect a car designed in the 70’s to be. Lighter and more agile than the later ‘fatter’ 944s. It’s not especially quick, but the noise and sensations you get make it feel like a super car!

    #182411
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    Indeed. It wasn’t all that long ago that I thought the BTCC was going to die. 10 cars on the grid wasn’t great!

    The Insignia looks fantastic. I presume it’s the same platform as the Cruze so it stands a good chance of being competitive.

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