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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: Sedicivalvole] #1338955
30/04/2012 12:32
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At Bicester services having Breakfast. It's great not having to rush anywhere for the first time in 5 days. A bit sad it's over. crazy 5 days for Lewis and I. I'll post photos /more when home.

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339025
30/04/2012 16:56
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Wow.

What an un-expected weekend,

High lights... Too many to list...
Seeing KJ's face light up like Proccy at an all you can eat buffet was one..
And Joes (CC) look of confusion was good also!!

I'm glad mrs marcos little 147GTA gave some of you standard 20vt's a run for your money.

And nismo, you still got passed.

Biggest low... Well... We lost a coupe... But we did bring back a new member of FCCUK...
Chandou. Chandou is/was No1topshotta. laugh

Hope your ok mate!

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Massive thanks to the club and all who organised this brilliant event!!

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339032
30/04/2012 17:18
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Well as always in the 3 years i've been going this turned out to be a brilliant experience exceeding what i'd hoped. As Marco the bottler says, too many highlights to list but the best was probably a blazing session in the passenger seat of Barbz monster car. It was absolute utter mayhem and the adrenalin rush was just unreal. The guy was doing 100mph+ slides round corners whilst oevrtaking people but it was all (just!) under control.... i'm sure he won't mind me repeating my description that he might not be the "tidiest" driver ever to grace Spa but no-one is more committed or exciting imo. There were helmets, bottles of water, extinguishers, shoes, tools etc etc flying around the cabin, and i can honestly say if i was about to die it would have been with a massive smile on my face!!!!

Another highlight was a 3 lap duel with Nismo where there was not much other traffic and we went at it hammer and tongs with me getting past him and him getting past me until i finally nailed him on the pit straight. Absolutely top fun and anyone who has doubts about coming to this weekend really needs to make it their top priority, i'm no track expert by any means but i enjoyed as much as the high power, high boost heroes..... laugh

My thanks in no particular order go to;
Pete for magnificent organisation and leadership of the event bow

Theresa for being a brilliant companion and assistant and for giving as good as she gets in the P taking stakes...but having the worse "arse-crack" you've ever seen when bending over changing my wheels laugh

JBT for making it possible for me to even have this car out on track and finally being reliable allowing me to drive it with confidence bow

Barbz for building the engine and making it great, fast, fun and torquey and for the mental/manic/extraordinary few laps on the ragged edge between life and death bow

Also to MCMullet, Porkster, Dan and the others all of whom I overtook at various times thanks to the work done on my car by the above gurus of coupes.

Mario, Sedicilashes and Nismo for polishing my car laugh

Marco for being the home-from-home village idiot.

Shaun (crazylegs) off here who is a mint bloke and top driver in his stealth weapon LE - he wanted a plus, better luck next time kid laugh

The Magoos for great company, and anyone i forgot - i'm sorry but you were great too.

Sorry about the crash guys but he'll be back i'm sure.

Finally to Marcouzze - I hope you have good luck in the future because so far it has been terrible. You are the only guy I know with worse luck than me!!!!

Theresa - the doogong of awesomeness laugh

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339034
30/04/2012 17:25
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You wouldn't think the bloke that wrote the above was really this fellow, now would you?

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: barnacle] #1339035
30/04/2012 17:29
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Originally Posted By: barnacle
You wouldn't think the bloke that wrote the above was really this fellow, now would you?

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Hmmm thanks for that Neil - but i'm glad you caught T skiving off, i'll crack the whip harder next year laugh

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339039
30/04/2012 17:31
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i have to agree with Marco ^^^ was a cracking weekend and good to meet other forum members that i haven't met before . My dad enjoyed himself and will be coming next year and will try and keep his eyes open for a full lap laugh but Marco you didn't pass me i let you go as you would have pushed me off the track as it was getting very dangerous . Thanks to proccy for the mighty battle we had out on track as it was the best one of the weekend for me .

Massive thanks to the club and all who organised this brilliant event and see you at spa next year . wink




Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339051
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By the way Nismo, you really drive that car well and seem to use every ounce of power it has - i look forward to part 2 next year mate thumb drink

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: barnacle] #1339052
30/04/2012 18:30
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Originally Posted By: barnacle
You wouldn't think the bloke that wrote the above was really this fellow, now would you?

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I would.... cool

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339053
30/04/2012 18:38
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What a fantastic weekend, apart from the cars that had there problems.
Must say a huge thank you too JBT for the work on the car, it was the best it's ever been. Great too see everyone old and new faces.

Roll on next year.

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339059
30/04/2012 18:55
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Gill and i are just home now safe and sound. 1,250 miles round trip.

This years Spaitalia has been just fantastic and easily one of the best i have been to.

Thankyou Peter and Marcouzze for all your hard work.

Lots of laughs and great fun with everyone from the UK and French Coupe clubs which i will never forget.

As for my track driving,i am very happy with what i have achieved this weekend with the help from Gill and Patrick (Nos 20vt).
My coupe is now suffering from a slipping clutch,but that is a small price to pay considering the punishment i have put it through. It still got us home though .

It was great to see everyone and nice to meet some new faces.

One highlight for me was Patrick screaming at me not to brake as i decended down to Eau Rouge at 120mph and actually nailing that tremendous corner.

Klass thanks for the fun Sunday morning mate,great driving pal.

Photo's to come later.



Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: magooagain] #1339062
30/04/2012 19:07
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Really pleased that it seems to have been a wonderful weekend; nice to hear that JBT has been keeping his hand in on holiday cool . Hope to be able to have the funds to come next year.

Trust that everyone arrived home safely; by the way, the weather here over the weekend was censored box punch

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339073
30/04/2012 19:46
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I got home just after 5 pm today, been to the chippy and the shop, for food and beers, just to finish off the last few days laugh

Thanks to Pete for arranging for us to take part again cool

Many thanks to proccy for taking me across and for putting up with my whinging, although 95% of that was his fault anyway laugh

Been a good weekend, with unexpected, but lovely weather.

Nice to catch up with everyone again and was nice to meet stuart81 and his mate, orion, Lego, little Dan, marcouzze, Alesi, Simmo (Gary) Barbz and others cool

Gutted about the smashed Coupe and marcouzze's car too frown

Always a bit of a come down when I get home, but hopefully looking forward to going again next year cool

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339074
30/04/2012 19:46
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Did any one manage to get photos or a video of my mrs's 147 GTA??

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P.s nismo, fingers crossed for next year you have the minerals to push on!!
Letting a little 147 bully you nearly off the track laugh

I will upload the video soon!!
smile

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339078
30/04/2012 20:09
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Did any one manage to get photos or a video of my mrs's 147 GTA??
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Black one with S14MY T plate?

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339079
30/04/2012 20:15
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@Theresa: very nice to meet you too thumb
Would have loved to talk to you a bit more but you were so busy;
1) looking after those lads in purple jumpers
2) hard labour on an electric blue 20vtplus
3) and looking after those lads in purple jumpers

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339083
30/04/2012 20:28
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Originally Posted By: Alesi
Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
Did any one manage to get photos or a video of my mrs's 147 GTA??
smile

Black one with S14MY T plate?


Yes mate!!

Gutted I missed you mate!! May be next time!!

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339117
30/04/2012 22:15
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Here she is looking at a rather nice bottom wink
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Looking forward to see you next year.
Now do get that engine of yours sorted for you deserve to take on Raidillon at full throttle crazy

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339121
30/04/2012 22:38
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Mayzon - if you have footage of my spin - I think you mentioned you did - I'd love to see it!

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339122
30/04/2012 22:39
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Looks like you guys had fun, I'll try to make it next year as I could kill two birds with one stone by driving to Amsterdam after spa! smile Mr. C


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why are your brake lights on Marco or was that sam driving laugh

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339126
30/04/2012 22:44
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No, Chandou was holding me up!!!!

Here is the video of are little race nismo laugh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL2yAGMkw7c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339133
30/04/2012 23:00
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What an awesome weekend, great company (you all know who you are - such a great bunch of people, each and every one who was there), cool cars and some very exciting track driving. driving

I had a great time on the track, with some fun with Barbz green monster barbequeing my front bumper with his exhaust flames, and a very exciting side by side run down to Eau Rouge with Porky Paul. thumb

I felt decidely queasy after Nick did his man's work and chucked me and my LE round the bends. yes

My car never missed a beat, I even managed 35mpg on the drive back home and clocked up 216,000 miles along the way.

I'm looking forward to next year already !!!

A big thankyou to Pete for organising this fantastic event, and thanks to Kayjey for the excellent stickers laugh

Will post pics / vid over the next few days

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339141
30/04/2012 23:18
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Well... Got back half an hour ago and all is well.

Massive thanks to everyone in the club who made this weekend possible and such a laugh.

I've got 30 gig of video to get through so it may take a week or 2 to sift through it all and make a vid. Nigel yes I have footage of you in a cloud of smoke laugh I'm sure you'll all feature in it once its done smile

But right now... BED laugh


Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339145
30/04/2012 23:26
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Originally Posted By: mayzon
I'm sure you'll all feature in it once its done smile


Nah, was out first on track in all sessions and apart from 4-5 French guys (not all known as 'careful' drivers) I haven't been in any traffic. Apart from a very very nice friendly chase with Joe Magoo. My brakes made the difference coming to corners, his power made the difference on the straights. Best time on track ever that sunday morning spin, even if it lasted just 15 minutes.


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339156
30/04/2012 23:49
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Just got in knackered= sleep.

Post pics tomorrow..

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339159
30/04/2012 23:53
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Originally Posted By: Marco20ValveT
No, Chandou was holding me up!!!!

Here is the video of are little race nismo laugh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL2yAGMkw7c&feature=youtube_gdata_player


So much better watching this with a bigger speaker laugh

Really enjoyed watching this, nice driving cool

Who the eck were those two that flashed past a couple of minutes in? Barbz??

And btw pardon my ignorance but why do the brakes shudder like that, is it intentional for this stuff?


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339160
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The shuddering under braking looked as if he had a wheel on the kerb; mine was doing that too.


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339162
01/05/2012 00:15
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Got back 6.30 this evening. All I can say is wow what an experience, what a mad, crazy, fantastic 2 days at Spa racetrack. I really don't know where to start as I still haven't assimilated it all yet. So for nowI'll just say thanks to all of those who organise this event every year;

especially

Pete for organising my participation at short notice.
Marcouzze for getting me club rate at Hotel de la Source again at short notice. (sorry I didn't get to meet you).
Mayzon for letting letting me follow him down to Spa from Calais.
All those who gave me advice and info on Forum the last few weeks.
All those people who helped me and my Son Lewis at the track .

If you own a Fiat Coupe you owe it to yourself and your car , to take it to Spa.
A dream come true for me and my boy who is an F1 expert.

I had a disappointing nervous first session and problem with car due to me probably overdriving.
I had a much better and infinitely more enjoyable second session after I started at back and kept away from all the powerfull Coops, and- ust drove the track instead of getting involved in trying to race or getting out of way.
Starting at the back again I was completely at home with track by the third session and managed a best of 3.33. Lewis - who was so happy that he got to be on the pit wall- was timing me and giving me info about safety cars etc via his walkie talkie cool
Lewis finally got to come out onthe 11 to 12 Parade session on Sunday and was so ecstatic At finally getting to go round the famous Spa.
I thought the parade lap (when you are mixed with all the different makes) was going to be a slow jolly round the track . no way! it was fantastic. And just as fast as the coupe sessions for me. I started at back again and did loads of hugely enjoyable overtaking and got myself right behind the pace car. Driving alongside and against all those other makes of car, made me realise even more what a fantastic Car the Coupe is. incredible

Why the hell didn't I buy one years ago when there was a ferry from here to Zeebrugge banghead

Thank you Fiat Coupe Club

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: barnacle] #1339164
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Originally Posted By: barnacle
The shuddering under braking looked as if he had a wheel on the kerb; mine was doing that too.


Not referring to the edge of the track, just each time Marco braked.


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339165
01/05/2012 00:22
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The brakes on the GTA are well and truly fu-bured.

We drove back on metal on metal.

They where insanely warped.

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