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Below is a recounting of various car events I've attended along the years, from car club meets, autocrosses, track events, and enthusiast drives.

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2017/10/11 World Solar Challenge, Solar Cars Across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide
π 2017-10-11 00:00 in Australia, Cars, Ozsafari2017
We got lucky to see some of the cars while in Coober Pedy, and I even spotted some on the highway while flying up towards Ayers rock, turned around, and flew at low altitude next to them to take some shots:









2017/09/07 Droid and Friends, Thunderhill 4.3 miles with 458C
π 2017-09-07 00:00 in Cars
It had been a while since I had been to the track, thanks to Droid and Friends, that was fixed :)

My car performed fine since it wasn't nearly as hot as last time, and thanks to my coach's help (Roob from BR Racing), after getting some fresh tires on for the last session, I improved quite a bit, until I ran out of talent and spun on the track after making the mistake of downshifting during an off camber turn. Still, I'm happy that I barely got a 2:53:57 on the best lap just before the spin (vs a 3:13 best lap in my 650S, what a difference sticky tires on a race car, make):











The flight back was a bit more interesting than usual due to unusual weather:




2017/07/31 Bourton-on-the-Water Car Museum
π 2017-07-31 00:00 in Cars, Greatbritain2017
Bourbon on the Water is a charming little town in England, and happens to have a small car museum, so we went to visit it:

















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2017/07/22 Another Skyline Loop
π 2017-07-22 00:00 in Cars
It had been a while, time for another drive, just before my birthday and before our trip abroad. Great timing.
Roads were not very clear, but thankfully it was possible to pass a few cars to get some stretches of clear roads.

Thanks to James for being my co-pilot and Andre for helping lead the big group for that day, lots of nice cars:











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2017/06/22 Droid and Friends, First Thunderhill 5 miles with the F458C
π 2017-06-22 00:00 in Cars
This day wasn't going to be easy. I had just come back from EDC in Vegas 3 day prior with a schedule of 19:00 to 07:00, and had to get up at 06:00, an hour before I was going to bed, just 3 days later.
Once I got there, the temperatures peaked at 115F/46C, and all the cars got way too hot, including the drivers. Then again it was just as hot in Vegas, so I did ok considering but had to short shift to avoid overheating the engine. The tires were also probably more greasy than normal, but on my last lap of the last session I got a 3:20 when my best time ever in the Mclaren was 3:30, so that's not bad :)
(hopefully another time with cooler temps, I should be able to go a few seconds faster still)








I got a sound defusing kit for my car since it was a bit loud :)
I got a sound defusing kit for my car since it was a bit loud :)


2017/05/18 Droid and Friends, Thunderhill 3 miles, and first track day of the year
π 2017-05-18 00:00 in Cars
Tires were noe new, I was rusty, fair amount of slow traffic blocking on many laps, so not my best times, But eh, it was a day at the track, so still had a good time :)

Attila's new ride
Attila's new ride

Oh boy, this looks mean :)
Oh boy, this looks mean :)


Hopefully mine doesn't look too bad :)
Hopefully mine doesn't look too bad :)

Ovidiu doing a test fit :)
Ovidiu doing a test fit :)

tire testing, or something :)
tire testing, or something :)

BR Racing, to support us and our cars. Thanks guys!
BR Racing, to support us and our cars. Thanks guys!

Looking forward to the next one.

2017/05/05 NDA drive to Alice's
π 2017-05-05 00:00 in Cars
Nice day, lunch a bit far, twisty road on the way? Sign me up :)









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2017/04/29 FC Drivers Southbound to San Jose and Los Gatos Luxury Cars Open House
π 2017-04-29 00:00 in Cars
Nice weather, pretty clear roads, yummy crepes.


we got there 18mn early, we had time to burn :)
we got there 18mn early, we had time to burn :)

finally the other folks appeared :)
finally the other folks appeared :)






nice P1
nice P1










2017/03/19 First FC Drivers Outing of the Year: Skyline to the Sea
π 2017-03-19 00:00 in Cars
We had one day without rain at the right time, so we went for a drive. A few people too many on the roads, but still fun:







2016/12/30 Bruxelles Autoworld
π 2016-12-30 00:00 in Belgium, Cars
While in Bruxelles, we went to check out Autoworld, which turned out to be a really good. Two floors filled with cars, mostly European, some quite rare, some unique. I spent a couple of hours there while Jennifer was waiting for me, and it was time well spent.













double tire, interesting
double tire, interesting








This electric 'car' was the fastest one in the world in 1899*, at 105kph
This electric 'car' was the fastest one in the world in 1899*, at 105kph

















pretty colors :)
pretty colors :)




fancy futuristic car :)
fancy futuristic car :)


lamborghini
lamborghini










damn, a citroen-maserati, didn't even know those existed
damn, a citroen-maserati, didn't even know those existed





pretty
pretty

The belgians, kings of comic books, even had comic strips portraying a race car driver.



Bruxelles Autoworld, if you're anywhere close, go see it.

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