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Discussion in 'Silverstone New GP - 21st March 2011' started by steve curtis, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. steve curtis

    steve curtis Junior Member

    thank the team for anther great day.:) :) well except for my car throwing all its coolant on garage floor after 2 sessions :( :(

    my passanger for the day Andy has asked me to extend his thanks to all for making him welcome and making his first MG day so enjoyable by offering him rides ( he even got in a lotus) whilst i got lumbered with his camera.

    car is been looked after by a very good ex mg dealer back home in sheffield and i can visit when ever i want :)

    hope to see you all at donington and thanks again for another great day

  2. Mike Hall

    Mike Hall Active Member

    Ditto the above sentiments. Another excellent day, even if I was feeling under the weather. Well done guys!
  3. meredith1

    meredith1 Junior Member

    Thanks to all on organising team

    Well done guys on a really great day again at Silverstone. Excellent organisation as always. Good track manners from all drivers as always which is what makes these days so enjoyable (and safe!:rolleyes: ) and nice to spend a day with so many friendly and helpful people.
    Roger Meredith
  4. MRP

    MRP Junior Member

    Thanks for me too

    I'd like to echo the sentiment too - thanks to all for organising another great day.

    Special thanks to Jonathan Hall for his technical support (charity donation on its way) and to David Keeling for giving us a rotor arm that got us mobile again - true gents, both!

  5. Bigfoot MGF

    Bigfoot MGF Active Member

    good day for safety fast

    thanks to the team if only we could do this every day:D
  6. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    I know where you're coming from Paul.............but I don't think Dave and I could stand the pace :p

    Thanks to all for the feedback the team (committee) really do appreciate it.

    It was really great to see you all yesterday and what a terrific selection of cars........just fantastic :D
  7. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    I didn't have much to do with the preparation and didn't get involved with any issues on the day.
    Great job and thanks Martin and Dave :)

    Great to see Dave back with us and expertly doing his managing stuff. Even nicer to see him back on track, taking the opportunity to sneak in a session at the end of the day after a few had left early.

    Thanks also to Martin Holmes for organising the meal the evening before. Despite somewhat shonky service, I think a great time and a lot of good crack was had by all. From my perspective, it really adds to the enjoyment of the event to have a few jugs and a meal together.
  8. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    We couldn't do the any day without the work you, Fran and rest of the committee put in before and after days ;) I have to say there were no issues on the day for Dave or I, just a little reminder here and there, it was a normal great MGoT day :D

    Ahmm! Mr. Ex-Chairman and pillar of MGoT, after much arm twisting by Fran and myself did two sessions. Boy was he sweating after the second, and the sweat was slightly red? Then Pete Smith sussed it, it was the rustiness coming out :rolleyes:

    Indeed I forgot to also to thank Martin for organising the evening meal, great crack and I enjoyed my side order of chips being my pudding....................mind you so did Dick "Dasterdly" Owens who helped clear the bowl :eek:
  9. Jonny Boy

    Jonny Boy Junior Member

    Great day at Silverstone with excellent organisation as always.
    Well-done to all.

    John & Scott
  10. Ollie Neaves

    Ollie Neaves Junior Member

    Great day out, really enjoyed meeting a few of you. Really chilled out and hats off to the organisers!

  11. michaelcngm

    michaelcngm Active Member

    Total agreement with all the above, and you even fixed the weather - at least ten days in advance according to the long-range forecasts. If I can find a way to get the video from the camera to my pc I can look forward to a great memento of the day. And the other job is to stop the exhaust from touching the subframe and making a horrible racket. Only does it when it's really hot!
  12. Martin C

    Martin C Senior member

    Hi Ollie,
    Good to meet you again yesterday, really pleased you had great day, no problems ;) . But before we let you play again..................get that bloody boot lid painted :p

    We hope you and the rest of boys can find time to come out again later in the year. :D
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  13. Ollie Neaves

    Ollie Neaves Junior Member

    Funny you mention the boot, picked my new one up on the way home last night!

    Would be good to see some of you at our first race meeting at Brands Hatch on the 10th April
  14. steve curtis

    steve curtis Junior Member

    to all those that said it was water pump and those that said pipe the winner is
    water pump :( :( :( :(

    that didn't last long

    see you all at donny:)
  15. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    Bummer, sorry to hear that Steve.
    I said both at one time or another, can I have a half prize ;)
  16. Trophy-Steve

    Trophy-Steve Senior Member

    Very Big Thanks.....
    to ALL of the MGOT committee for organising yet another well run day... from the previous evening's meal (which started off as 3 and ended up as 18!) through to very efficient signing on and ultimately getting us out on track and also supplying perfect Track Day weather !
    I dont think we appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes to put on events like this throughout the year...well done chap's and chapesses (fran)

    It was good to meet some new faces and also join up with the more 'seasoned ones' :D

    As usual, I have provided a video of the day...and if I didn't get you all in, then slow down a bit and let me catch up !!!! :p
  17. yellowzed

    yellowzed Senior Member

    It was certainly an interesting day. The new layout provide some good challenges.

    I was in the yellow ZR, the one that span midway through Luffield and ended up facing a Grey ZT-T. It's my first spin and not one I care to repeat anytime soon.

    Overall a good day.
  18. Richard Wale

    Richard Wale Junior Member

    Very many thanks to all the organisers and really good to see Dave again. Great to get to drive the new 'Arena' circuit for the first time, bit of a tight last LH corner towards the end of the infield part to get back on to the old 'Club' straight!

    Just as I was really getting to enjoy the first session after lunch, it went on to what sounded like 3 cylinders coming out of Vale, so we missed the last 2 sessions, but thanks to all the help offered to identify the problem. As we live near Oxford, we limped back home and it turned out to be the head gasket between 1 & 2, caused by high speed detonation, which has also burnt 2 of the fairly new pistons.

    Long tale, but an error a number of years ago by a very well known tuning company resulted in a CR of 11:1! After going to Peter May's (he is not the problem!) this morning, he suggested getting a special, thicker gasket to reduce it to around 10.5:1, which is what it should have been all along!

    Hopefully will be able to put it all back together this coming weekend with 4 new pistons etc.

    Thanks again to Martin and the team.

    Richard & Julian

    BEECH HILL GARAGE Junior Member

    Dancing Yellow ZR

    Ah! That was me in the Grey ZT-T. Didn't quite know which way to go but no paint swapped so all's well! Cheers Will
  20. yellowzed

    yellowzed Senior Member

    Indeed, no harm done. From my point of view my ego took a small hit and the engine had a wobbler(I have a quick vid of the spin). I hope I didn't screw up your flow too much.
    That is a very tidy ZT-T, it's nice to see cars looked after like that.

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