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  1. What Have You Done to Your RX Today?

    Do I detect a note of rotary paranoia creeping in?
  2. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    Someone at Lidl must be monitoring this thread... https://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=526
  3. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    While I'd like to take all the credit for this, it was SWMBO Pauline that did much of the running about and encouraged the home invasion! We were left with a bit of tidying-up to do, with my gearbox and Buttercup waiting for her rescue in the carpark, but it was still the best weekend we've had in years and can't wait to do it again, even better next year. Pauline says that she can't guarantee that the jar of Nutella that Nico left will survive until next time
  4. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    We had a great time, starting Saturday evening with something like 28 visitors, of which 24 stayed the night, and 20+ rotaries in the car park - I must admit I lost count with all the movements. The weather was kind so our beer garden got to live up to it's name, with the front lawn looking like a (very tidy) version of the Calais Jungle camp. Some of the cars left around midnight, and others early in the morning, leaving only 13 for the convoy to the track. Really enjoyed the day at the track, both on-track and seeing the cars, chatting with the guys, putting faces to names only known on the forum and meeting new people. Did my fastest laps with Mum in the car (someone said 1min 8. something - timed from the pitlane, but I couldn't find them again later to verify) We did end up with a couple of unexpected souvenirs from the day; - my gearbox now has a nasty crunch changing from 3rd-4th at high revs, as the synchro started to play-up on the second session and only got worse during the day. - Owen's Yellow 7 is now sitting back in our carpark, waiting to be recovered. Owen, Claudine and Yak were already planning to stay over with us on Sunday night, but Owen's car had been dumping coolant into the air sep tank on the drive up, and it had overheated in the queue when we all arrived at the track. Long story short, we gave it a "champagne test" in the morning, which it failed spectacularly, so it was decided best to leave her here safe until she can be recovered and the coolant seals replaced. I've got masses of photos, and a couple of vids, of the evening before, stuff on the day and even the next morning. Is there a specific album, on here, FB or somewhere else that these are all being pulled together?
  5. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    JP and the guys managed to strike the balance between structured organisation and flexibility, to make maximum use of the facility while keeping everyone happy, and safe. Not an easy thing to pull off, especially for the first time. Already looking forward to next year Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
  6. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    Checked the BBC online weather forecast for Kirkistown on Sunday. Last night they were predicting cloud in the morning with light rain from 12:00 lasting all afternoon Just checked again and now they've saying that the cloud will hold off until 16:00 and the rain until after 18:00. So, who knows what we'll get but even if the sun's not out there should be some beaming smiles [emoji16] Sent from my B3-A20 using Tapatalk
  7. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    I've just been in touch with Richard, who manages the Kirkistown track, and arranged to have a room available for drivers to store overnight bags etc while they take their cars on track. I've also arranged to have a garage available for anyone that needs to change brake pads etc on the day. Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
  8. Irish (NI & Eire) trip to Anglesey Circuit

    The date for this event has now been changed to 4th November When this event was originally proposed we were looking at a date in August. Not only would the weather (more likely to) be better but the ferry service from Dublin would be running the Summer timetable, giving us the opportunity to travel across and back to Holyhead on the same day and still have more than 6 hours track time. By November the ferries are on their Winter timetables and this is no longer possible. Please feel free to make your own arrangements to travel from NI & Eire, as I won't be going this year.
  9. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    I just posted this on the Trackday Hints & Tips section of the RX8OC forum and am sharing it here, as it has particular relevance to this event.... Many of you taking your car out on track will be tempted to switch Off the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), because; the guy in the pub said you should you don't want to be hampered by it all your mates switch theirs off it would be "gay" not to Firstly, we've already identified that the man in the pub knows fuck-all about rotary engined cars and the RX8 in particular. Actually, he thinks he knows but it's nearly all wrong [-X The DSC on the RX8 isn't there to spoil your fun*, it's not a nanny, unlike many German cars. It's not intrusive, so don't think of it like training wheels on a bike, it's much more like a safety net for a tightrope walker. You can still run the tightrope of power, braking and tyre adhesion but if (when) you push it too far then it might just stop you breaking your neck. Having the DSC light blink occasionally as you go round the track is confirmation that you've got the car on the limit, any more than a blink and you're "over-driving" the road and not getting the best from it. The fast drivers wouldn't have that light coming on at all. Some of your mates might switch off their DSC, for the reasons above, but what cars are they driving? If you think that switching it off would make people doubt your manhood, just wait for the reaction when you spin off into the barriers. #-o * actually, the DSC will prevent you from drifting around the corners with armfulls of opposite lock but try this on a trackday and you'll be black flagged for the session and, in most cases, not invited back on track. There are times when it's appropriate to switch off the DSC - Car Handling days, where you explore and deliberately exceed the limits of adhesion on an airfield with masses of run-off. - Drifting - Playing donuts in a private carpark - On the dyno, otherwise you get false results because the front wheels aren't turning.
  10. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    For those staying overnight at our place, the swimming pool won't be open - you'll understand why when you see it - but the spa (hot tub) will. Bring swim shorts or budgie smugglers, unless you're an exhibitionist (Dara?)
  11. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    With just over a week to go, if this rain keeps up, it's not new brake pads people will need, we'll all have to fit bloody periscopes. Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
  12. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    There will be four groups for the track sessions. 50 isn't divisible by four, but 52 is...
  13. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    Someone was quick to react, as I now see that the entire Club Shop stock of these devices is now sold out http://shop.rx8oc.co.uk/CG-Lock/p664353_8044331.aspx I am in contact with the US distributor and may be able to get a batch delivered on time, if there's still a demand.
  14. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    Having identified that the best mod you can make to improve lap times is to sort out the nut holding the steering wheel, aka Driver Tuition, the next best mod is to fix the arse in the driver's seat. See this thread on RX8OC http://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=169&t=49359 The RX8OC shop is open to non-members, so any of you can take advantage of the discount offer. I've been chatting with Ian (RX8OC Shopkeeper) about the possibility of getting a few shipped over for me to take along on the day, as this would save on postage and provide "instant" delivery, with the option of free fitting (though that's easy anyway). You could buy on-line now and request delivery via me, or indicate on here if you're interested, just so I know how many to get shipped across.
  15. Annual Irish Rotary get together 2017

    The camping list is for the Saturday afternoon/night. However, given that the track is open until 6pm on the Sunday, if anyone wants avoid a long drive after, they're also welcome to stay over Sunday night. There are good clean changing rooms with showers at the track, in the same building as the restaurant. Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
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