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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339167
01/05/2012 00:26
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Originally Posted By: Lego
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 hada disappointing nervous first session and problem with car due to me probably overdriving.
I had a much better and infinitely mor enjoyable second session after I started at back and kept away from all the powerfull cars, and-just 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 Lap 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.

Thank you Fiat Coupe Club


Ha, that's some crit! Can't imagine how much fun your lad had too, good for you for putting in all that effort!

Makes me want to do something similar with mine [help I have 3] before I'ze a too ancient and before I get told off yet again for not going [you know who you are laugh ]


BumbleBee carer smile
Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339168
01/05/2012 00:38
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Originally Posted By: Lego
if you own a Fiat Coupe you owe it to yourself and your car , to take it to Spa


^^^ Great quote from a great post Marko, glad you enjoyed it thumb

Back 2 hours ago, now unpacked and off to bed. Sooo much to cover, so many funny moments and plenty of video content to go through. More to follow in due course this week whilst we all digest events!

Good to see all the familiar faces (even Senny Dave), and some new ones.

The ol' 20vt covered 1,100 miles and over 3 hours tracktime faultlessly. Maybe a broken spring from hurdling the rumble strips at the top of Eau Rouge, but SO worth it.

Equally enjoyable and what makes the whole 4 nights we make of this, was the company over these days, from all at Ashford on Thursday and mostly those at the campsite and boy were there some very tasty meals out this year yum

Only right to thank and congratulate those responsible for organising the clubs presence at this truly epic event, namely Pete, to whom a MASSIVE thank you is due, please take a bow good Sir!

Same time next week? yes

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339175
01/05/2012 01:38
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Been home a couple of hours myself. A very Hard few goodbyes said leaving the ferry at Dover to the people that make my holiday ever year, love you guys.

Huge thanks to Reuben for letting me have 2 laps behind the wheel of his, bringing me there and taking me home. A lot of jaw ache from laughing so hard all weekend. Thanks to PeteP for all the hours making this possible, and to my dad for just being there and organising digs/pampering me.

Next year really can't come soon enough, I should be in a cheap Spa dedicated turbo.

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339177
01/05/2012 02:38
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I was the unfortunate/fortunate/brave/foolhardy ( delete as appropriate :-)) passenger in Barbz car. As everybody has said- what a truly unforgettable experience ! Many thanks to the organising team and of course Barbz for inviting me.

Although I have owned my coop since 2002 and been a forum member from then I have not accumulated many posts and not been to many meets or events. So it was great just to some meet fellow owners for the first time - you know who you are.

There were so much exoctic machinery out there but the car that impressed me most coming out of the corner heading towards "eu rouge" was JBT's beast. It was immense and in my eyes carried the fastest speed. The sound it made was second to none also, Barbz - you were a close 2nd :-)

The tussle between us and the French boys were extremely exciting and at times frightening. I held on so tight to the door handle I grazed my knuckles !. Barbz applied a lot of pressure to them but lost out in the end because of their better knowledge of the track I reckon. Full respect to them though.

This experience has kick started my enthusiasm to coop ownership once again and I will attend one or two track events this year. When the time comes I will need some advice from the track veterans on how best to prep up my car.

I have a few photos and a couple of vids to post up once I learnt how to do it.
So for now - cheers guys !

Ps. - have I mentioned our drive from Calais to Spa :-)
That was an event all by itself !


Enjoying Coop ownership, second time round . Also enjoying RWD action in a thundering V8 E90 M3.
Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339193
01/05/2012 09:20
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Sounds like you had an epic weekend chaps, and I'm a bit gutted that I didn't pull my finger out to try and come.

Maybe next year. It won't be in a coupe though frown

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339194
01/05/2012 09:27
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Originally Posted By: Alesi
Here she is looking at a rather nice bottom wink
click to enlarge
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

Check out this photobucket album for more action idea
Nice pics thumb

And guys please add all videos to Youtube smile


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339214
01/05/2012 10:50
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I had a pleasure to participate with Pete in the organization for the second time.

Unfortunately I forgot the BBQ with you and I apologize.

I am back home too, this year I have not managed to drive a lap.

so I trained my poor english language, I spoke with a lot of people, but unfortunately I said goodbye to anyone, you were almost all gone.

Glad to know that everyone has arrived safely at home with or without coupé.

No highlights on track for me, and it is the end of life as a coupe for me.

it will go on spare parts.

We will meet again with another Italian car I hope.

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339217
01/05/2012 10:55
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Freddan ask about videos on youtube
Here we go yipee

My playlist of videos with Coupés :
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1F21934FA5BC1B17

Enjoy love

@Marcouzze : Sad news cry

Last edited by crazyf1; 01/05/2012 10:58. Reason: Marcouzze post

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339218
01/05/2012 11:05
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Originally Posted By: Sean_C
So it was great just to some meet fellow owners for the first time - you know who you are.




Was nice to meet you too Sean cool



Originally Posted By: marcouzze
it is the end of life as a coupe for me.

it will go on spare parts.





So sorry to read this Marc cry

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339226
01/05/2012 11:20
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Indeed, Marc. It's a shame.

But good to meet you, and thanks for organising the hotel.


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339261
01/05/2012 12:47
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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


I suggest everyone forward this video to 3:00 and see what marco says.
laugh laugh laugh


Quote:
There were so much exoctic machinery out there but the car that impressed me most coming out of the corner heading towards "eu rouge" was JBT's beast. It was immense and in my eyes carried the fastest speed. The sound it made was second to none also, Barbz - you were a close 2nd :-)


Barbz in your face.Even your passenger said im quicker laugh





Quote:
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.


Thanks Paul,
Was nice seeing that all 7 of the cars i have built recently drove there and back reliably without an issue including the car we built and mapped in 3 weeks prior to spa that ran near on 500bhp.
My car was immense,and i have never been so frightened/scared delighted.
Paul worked out that i beat over one million pounds worth of supercar and race car per lap.
All in a Fiat.

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339268
01/05/2012 13:16
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Who is this driving? French owner - Very good driving, And powerful enough at 10:10 to see off a ferrari 360 Challenge!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfCFcn9q79M

Chrissy

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339270
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3.00 mins exactly laugh laugh

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: chrissy] #1339278
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it's guyt20+, with red coupé with white wheels and full empty inside.

Gt2860rs and cufaro mapping, 318 hp.

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339283
01/05/2012 14:09
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JBT overtaking that Ferrari 360CS was impressive but too overtake the Ferrari powered race car was something else. You have one hell of a car fella. cool

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339286
01/05/2012 14:29
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What a fantastic weekend, even without doing any track driving myself cool It was great to meet up with the regulars again and meet some new people. The organisation was top notch thumb

Thanks for the passenger rides. The word 'monster' is often overused when it comes to describing cars, but JBT's really is. The way it worked with slicks was shocked Committed driving as usual, but smooth as well confused tongue If you get bored of that car, I'll take it off your hands.

Glad to see that most cars/people made it unscathed. To those that didn't, come back stronger next time love

At the start of the weekend, my chances of having a coupe again was around 20%, it might be around 30% now tongue

I will be back to Spa cool

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339290
01/05/2012 14:36
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Jonny you really made me laugh..

From now on you will be known to me as jonny cheesesweats!


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339295
01/05/2012 14:45
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it was nice to see you again Jonny!

smile

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339323
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Sounds like a great weekend again! Kinda sad that I missed it, but it's just not the same without a coupe and some tracktime.

Although obviously I do miss the hotel bar sessions with all coupe nutters as well, might be enough for me to join in again next year :-)

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: ] #1339338
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Quote:
Barbz in your face.Even your passenger said im quicker


Phffft!
I had to let you in front otherwise my fire breathing beast would of set you alight mate. laugh

Sean's senses were discombobulated after several fierce laps in mine, so dont listen to him wink

Anyway, big thanks to all involved in this spectacular event. thumb laugh

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339342
01/05/2012 16:22
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Hi,
can you tell me who is the owner of this car?
I am uploading a video where he is a long time in front of me and as he had a Go Pro on its roof I am interested to see his video too smile
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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339343
01/05/2012 16:24
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Just for Barbz


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339344
01/05/2012 16:24
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Originally Posted By: crazyf1
Hi,
can you tell me who is the owner of this car?
I am uploading a video where he is a long time in front of me and as he had a Go Pro on its roof I am interested to see his video too smile
click to enlarge


Yep, that's Mayzon. He's got hours of video content to sort, don't worry smile

Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: coupedummy] #1339346
01/05/2012 16:26
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Originally Posted By: coupedummy

From now on you will be known to me as jonny cheesesweats!


I don't know what that reference relates to, but it instantly reminds me of when the mighty doogong took her Matalan trainers off on the journey back - the smell was horrendous hurl

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01/05/2012 16:32
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Thanks bud smile

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01/05/2012 16:42
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Originally Posted By: Barbz
Quote:
Barbz in your face.Even your passenger said im quicker


Phffft!
I had to let you in front otherwise my fire breathing beast would of set you alight mate. laugh

Sean's senses were discombobulated after several fierce laps in mine, so dont listen to him wink


biglaugh biglaugh biglaugh


I saw Sean after he got out of Barbz's car he was definitely discombobulated, he was "dis"-everything;

disorientated, dishevelled, dismayed, disturbed looking, etc etc wobble

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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: crazyf1] #1339360
01/05/2012 17:02
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Originally Posted By: crazyf1
Hi,
can you tell me who is the owner of this car?
I am uploading a video where he is a long time in front of me and as he had a Go Pro on its roof I am interested to see his video too smile
click to enlarge


hi crazy as Dan said I've got loads of video to sort out! It will take a week or 2. What car was yours and what session?


Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339375
01/05/2012 17:51
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Hi Mayzon, my car was a black ink with a french plate and 92 at the end (the only one I think). I did the 3 Fiat Coupé session.
Take your time to sort out your videos, I can wait wink


Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: crazyf1] #1339382
01/05/2012 18:25
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WOW looks like another fantastic Spa trip. You guys have turned Spa into a fantastic annual event. With so many UK Coupés again taking part it is a far cry from those early days of just Peter, Boosted7, Magoo and me. I'm so glad to see so many Coupé owners manage to stretch to attending what is I beleive one of the best Italian car events in Europe cool

I am really gutted to have missed another and truly hope familly events don't mean I won't be there again next year rolleyes


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Re: SpaItalia 2012. The dates. [Re: PeteP] #1339383
01/05/2012 18:27
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hi had a brill time at spa, was nice to see barbz again after all these years, from the tipo days, happy to say mine made it there and around the track and back home with out any major probs apart from my worped front discs from saturdays session.
Marco all that hard work paid off, and at least we got one project there.

Have to say what a bunch of friendly and helpfull lot you are,and hope to see you all again.

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