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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:06 pm 
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what car would be good as a track car? was looking at a si stripped but i already have one and i think i want soming diffrent

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:29 pm 
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honda eg civic 92-95 with 1.6 vtec :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:49 pm 
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hate ka lol i want somethomg like a fez... cheep and eserlly repered like a ford

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:52 pm 
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depends on what you fancy, road car or purly track?, how much you want to spend, and what type of tracks you want to do, a light good handling 2litre Si is a good forgiving track car and can supprise a few more powerfull cars round the twisty bits if its not got the legs down the straight of a turbo car. i still like front wheel drive.
also i hate to say it but Clio's,saxos, golf are another option,
i think only thing i got wooped by was a 200+ clio and golf turbo in the wet on Sunday at Snetterton and thats with long straights anything with a turbo had problems getting power down.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:05 am 
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i live in essex basildon area can someone tell me a good track near me and what rules and regs and do you have to be a certon age to race on a track?

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i live in essex basildon area can someone tell me a good track near me and what rules and regs and do you have to be a certon age to race on a track?


thinks do vary between different tracks, but generally need a full licence, helmet, meet a maximum noise level and a road worthy or MSA race care standard.
Lots of info on web, but somewhere like Bedford Auto dromehttp://www.clubmsv.com/car-home/event-details.aspx?productid=250 on a Novice day is a good starting point, alternatives are Woodbridge (ex airfield) and brands hatch.
one good thing to do to start with is just find a track which is doing one and just turn up and have a look as think all are free entry to watch. Some do single taster sesions for £25.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:14 pm 
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if i wanted a track car i'd get a 205, 106, saxo, 306 (in that order). Basically anything with a good chassis to start out with that can be potentially cheap to buy. The only reason I don't say fiesta's is i didn't like the way mine always understeered, and it wasn't a fun car to drive hard even with uprated/renewed suspension/eibachs springs.

Depends on the price range really. :thumbsup: I was guessing you were looking under 1k?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:13 pm 
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yh under 1k to start as i am just starting out

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are you thinking of a every day road car to use on track, or a purly track car to trailer to tracks?
keep an eye on Pistonheads few on there at mo <£1000
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1322708.htm
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1282914.htm
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1331057.htm
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1331057.htm
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1253914.htm
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1289966.htm

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205 gti, or 106 gti. as standard both cars handle really well, fairly easy to get parts for them, and cheap to buy.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:01 am 
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im looking at trayer so i can not worry about tax and mot ect as i want to wack a huge engine in at some point so tralier

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:02 am 
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just thinking about it the old 106 rally sport my m8 has a 1.4 one and it is silly quick standered and light soming like that be good what they handel like?

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its french it will handle brilliantly :P

seriously, yes it will handle well

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:16 pm 
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seems a few cheep Vtr saxo's about recently on piston heads at around £500, ive not had one but mate did as a track car and seemed ok
one on there at the mo open to offers
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1295886.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:23 pm 
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You should go for a cheap redtop corsa quick small car :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:40 pm 
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go for the corsa red top (even though the engines are well heavy)
but 205's are meant to handle a dream because of how close the wheels are to each corner of the car.
but generally i hate french cars!!! (no offence to pug owners :lol: )

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i cant believe i haven heard it.. MK2 FEZZA!!! light and with a 2.0 zetec or a rst lump it will fly!
or how about a 205 rallye? or the 106 they are racing pedigree afterall

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:06 pm 
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how about a 1.7 puma ?
or a mk5 zetec s


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after witnessing the RS day at Lydden hill on sunday:

mk5 ZS with strut braces and suspension will be ample or a mk3 Si with mods as there was a blue one flying round :) (2.0)

or ST's as they were ripping it up, but a bit ££££

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