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Had my first ride...in an F50 !

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  1. tonyh

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    #1 tonyh, Oct 11, 2004
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    I was very lucky to be invited to a private track day at Brands Hatch today. Our cars for the day were race prepared M3, the only 2 Pro-Sport Spiders ever made and an F50.I was a passenger in all the cars and am still grinning like a fool 2 hours later after leaving the track....
    The F50 was simply sensational; quite a heavy car but nonetheless, it performed like a true thoroughbred on the track.There were numerous Porsche GT 2's and 3's and several GT3RS too, as well as some turbo F1 cars.
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  3. itsarevolution

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    Great pics!! I'm glad you had a lot of fun and I totally love the F50!!!
     
  4. riverflyer

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    Tony, great shots, and some very very nice hardware to sample from. Lucky guy, I bet you are still buzzing! What is the silver car about 8 or 9 shots down?
     
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    Ultima GTR
     
  6. GrahamS

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    Wow, looks like you had a great day. I'm dead jealous :)
     
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  8. Dan Ciezniewzky

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    awesome pics looks like alot of fun.....
    would u happen to know if that NSX was a type S or S Zero. It wasn't an NSX-R and i dont think it was available in that color til 02 and it has 97-01 wheels. How did fair against comprable Ferraris, I'm more than sure the F50 and some of the other cars killed it :)
     
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    Yes, do you have any more info on the NSX. I will have to check with the Prime guys.
     
  10. Dan Ciezniewzky

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    Dam netviper, you're everwhere.....well gotta represent the NSX's
     
  11. tonyh

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    Guys,
    how can i tell what model of NSX is ? The car had private plates which means i can't tell the year of manufacture...Interestingly-or not- the front of the car was covered in what looked like cling film, which i understand was to protect the paint . Subtle it wasn't !
     
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  13. MarkCollins

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    Damn, if I'd known I'd have been there , the Pink Le Mans Porsche and F1 Arrows cars are run by RH Motorsport who setup my 7's :)
     
  14. tonyh

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    Hi Mark,
    there were a few Caterham's on track today...Are you a member of the Paddock Club?
     
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    no too poor :D only kidding, not heard of it, will now investigate!

    I was at Brands on the GP circuit week before last, brilliant day :)
     
  16. Schatten

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    Great pictures! The F50... with slicks.. incredible!
     
  17. netviper

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    Thats right. Someone has to represent :)
     
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    It looks like a normal 97+ NSX in orange. The wheels fit the 97+, so I am guessing it is not a Type S.
     
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    Thanks for the pics Tony. What kind of car is that on pics#9 and #10? and also on pics#25, I saw a blue Elise- like mine. How does it fare with the rest of the field? Henry

    Btw, did you recieved the CD-Rom yet?
     
  20. tonyh

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    Hi Henry,
    the silver car's an Ultima GTR. There was a big Lotus presence today, Elise and Exige, and they held their own with the big boys ;) And yes, thank you v much for the CD.Most appreciated. I did reply on another thread but i guess that's been washed away....
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  21. Dan Ciezniewzky

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    tonyh,
    you could tell what type it was by if it had a type s badge on the right by the bumper, but anyway how did it stand up to other similar cars there like the 355?

    keep representn' netviper we need it in some of these forums :)(mostly not here though, except for avid 348 and 355 fans)
     
  22. tonyh

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    Dan,
    because this was a private track day, the only Ferrari on track was the F50. Numerous variant of 911 and single/2 seat track cars , like Radical and new Palmersport/Jag cars. The NSX held it's own against the older 911's but wasn't really a match for the GT2 & 3 or GT3RS, as you would expect.
     
  23. zjpj

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    You are so lucky! The F50 is one of my top 10 favorite cars ever, the only one from the modern era.
     
  24. tonyh

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    Zach,
    i will remember this day for sure. The F50 owner drove 2.5 hours to get to the track, changed into slicks, blasted around nearly all day, changed back into road tyres, then drove 2.5 hours home. Respect :)
     
  25. bostonmini

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    Your in great company as far as track cars when an F50 is HEAVY!!! it weighs like 2800 lbs or something right?
     
  26. dmcgill

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    Sweet pics man, a rare opportunity for sure. So give us some more details/impressions on the F50!
     
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    The Pink Le Mans Porsche looks like the one that Nick Mason raced, or was involved with the team that raced, at Le Mans and owns (or owned) ... refer 'Into the Red' first edition.

    Pete
     
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    Must admit I didn't know it's history with Nick Mason, RH Motorsport was preparing it a while ago for Wynn Percy to drive, then sadly Wynn was paralysed in a freak incident in his garden :(
     

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