DS Automotives

Just wanted to say: THANKS! Despite the attempts of Royal Mail to sabotage my cars clutch fitting, they persevered and got it ready with plenty of time to spare for the trackday. Go visit them and buy something expensive

Geared up

After two weeks I have to admit defeat and give up my quest for a 6 speed gearbox to replace the broken 5 speed. Once again Dave comes to the rescue by offering his old 5 speed and Sachs clutch for a friendly price, so tomorrow the car will be towed/pushed/driven to DS Automotives where they are going to do the work. Also asked them to replace the front brake pads as one of them is bordering dangerous. At least I’m now going to be ready in time for the trackday

FIA GT series

Silverstone was home to the FIA GT series this weekend, and we were there to witness it all. Although the weather wasn’t particularly spectacular, it was dry and I still managed to walk away a lobster.

I tried for ages to get one of the fire spitting Lamborghini’s on my D50, but my photographing skills are none existing, so I settled for this Aston Martin instead ;)

Aston Martin

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Cooked

KaputOh deary me. Yesterday was just an ordinary day, but the ending was far from it. I set off for home, driving as normal (like a granny ;)) and once on the M11 I started to shift up through the gears until I had to change from 4th to 5th. Except that my gear stick was not to be persuaded to move out of number 4… at all :(

KaputI managed to get all the way up to J20 on the M25 in 4th gear, but getting onto the A41 turned to be impossible without stopping. Fortunately I was able to get going from standstill (in 4th!) but halfway up the A41, I got stuck uphill in a traffic jam which meant I had to admit defeat until the traffic cleared. I could not afford to stop too many times along the way.

After an hour or so I went on my way again and this time I made it home (eventually) with only 1 long stop at the bottom of the A41. By the time I had reached home, the clutch was completely burned out. Smells lovely though… NOT!