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Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:06 pm

Well done Miles, sounds like your enjoying yourself. I was actually only about 20mins from the circuit so was going to try and pop over to say hi, but couldn't get away from a family visit :(

When is your next race?
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:42 pm

Slowly I am! By all means come say hello if you can - Brands hopefully in August but depends on how work goes... does anyone need a part time contract software engineer from next week?!?? :D
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:41 pm

http://www.deutschefest.co.uk/ Zoners by all means if you're there come and see the legendary car! We'll be racing but probably only at the circuit on the Sunday as there's nothing on for us Saturday. We'll probably watch some cars and bugger off for the day :D

Anyhooo... it's our 4th weekend of racing EVER. Aiming to make it 6 races complete, which has a special significance if all goes well. Last time we were at Brands, there was several pages to fill... 8O

Hoping for a good weekend! :D
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Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:59 pm

Good luck Miles!
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Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:31 pm

It went pretty ok 8)



Full write up here!!!!

http://cookracing.co.uk/index.php/8-rac ... ands-hatch

:D :D :D
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:59 pm

Wrote about some plans for next year, for an awning and livery musings here: http://cookracing.co.uk/index.php/8-rac ... ason-sucks

(Trying to up the site traffic, for more ad revenue more racing :D )
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:15 pm

New livery for 2018 8)

(You WILL need sunglasses too...)

http://cookracing.co.uk/index.php/8-rac ... new-livery
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:54 pm

Hopefully reduce the chances of another incident :D
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:09 pm

Motorhole wrote:Hopefully reduce the chances of another incident :D
Exactly :D :D :D

If you miss that you shouldn't be allowed to walk on the streets on your own nevermind drive...
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Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:02 am

Good to see you still plugging away mate. Are you planning to do the whole season? :)
E30 318iS 'Winston' race car: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=212937

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E30 318iS 'Emily': viewtopic.php?f=112&t=277288
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:48 pm

Certainly am, Rich!!

:D :D :D

Starts in April at Donington. Need to loose some weight my race suit doesn't fit any more.... 8O
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Great success!!

Not only did I manage to get finish the weekend unscathed (despite trying hard on Friday), I had a lot of fun! :D :D :D

Full write up ------> http://cookracing.co.uk/index.php/8-rac ... april-2018

Plenty of vids on the youtube channel too! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCff59E ... tSpC63iWAg

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The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:21 pm

We've also since done Brands GP, the first time since the smash :D :D :D

All went well : http://cookracing.co.uk/index.php/8-rac ... tch-review

Also, here's the past 10 years or so summed up...



A special mention and thank you to the zone! 8)
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:27 pm

Holy crap, the Zone looks a bit different :D

Here's a montage of our first full season last year 8)



Oh, and some rust pics! I remember how you all love a good rusty pic :D

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Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:31 am

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Holy crap, the Zone looks a bit different :D
Holy car :D Welcome back.

Great video, I love seeing E30s on the track. :thumb:
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Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:55 am

Steve wrote:
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Holy crap, the Zone looks a bit different :D
Holy car :D Welcome back.

Great video, I love seeing E30s on the track. :thumb:
Thanks Steve! It would be rude not to come back with all the work you guys have done :D

The PBMW championship is trying to get more E30 owners back out on track, with a nifty power dependant minimum weight introduced this year, so people with the stock power aren't disadvantaged by not having expensive engine mods begrudgingly permitted in the rules. Last year the grids weren't too bad but at it's minimum we had just 13 (at Cadwell which is always a factor).

There's easily a few more years left in this championship. We had a blast, as you can see 8)
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:18 pm

I can't imagine you'd want many more cars than 13 at Cadwell haha. You should put an M42 in there and come out with us in the BMWCC ;)
E30 318iS 'Winston' race car: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=212937

E30 318iS 'Poppy': viewtopic.php?f=25&t=200349

E30 318iS 'Emily': viewtopic.php?f=112&t=277288
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:14 pm

I have enough on my plate just trying to patch it up, Rich! :D

Speaking of which, will let the vid do the talking 8)

The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:45 pm

Yet more rust work... never ends!!!! And there's plenty more to do elsewhere :(

The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:31 pm

When are you next out in the car? Doing PBMW again?
E30 318iS 'Winston' race car: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=212937

E30 318iS 'Poppy': viewtopic.php?f=25&t=200349

E30 318iS 'Emily': viewtopic.php?f=112&t=277288
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:39 am

Yep, 14th April at Donny. I'm hoping we get to do the whole season again, but with a house move that's optimistic, but we'll see!

About to go out and get the old exhaust off actually. I have an Ashley exhaust so hoping it's a bit lighter. :)

https://www.msvracing.com/cars/race-ser ... mpionship/
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Ah we are up there the 22nd, Easter Monday! What layout will you guys be on?
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E30 318iS 'Poppy': viewtopic.php?f=25&t=200349

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:23 pm

National. Been watching all my youtube vids in prep. First corner is a really late apex... I need to remember this! :banghead:
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:59 pm

Bit of progress in the off season, not much though!



Need to get a shift on....
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm

How did the weekend go Miles?
E30 318iS 'Winston' race car: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=212937

E30 318iS 'Poppy': viewtopic.php?f=25&t=200349

E30 318iS 'Emily': viewtopic.php?f=112&t=277288
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Not too bad, the Ashley exhaust gave 10 more hp at the wheels which was a surprise! Caught me out down the craners as it's now more ballsy :D



I'm 2 seconds quicker than last year. Putting that down to having analysed my footage, new tyres and of course the extra horses. I was getting up to 5th which never used to happen!!!!
The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:24 am

10bhp is a pretty strong gain from an exhaust. Blimey. Did you do a power run?

A bit confusing how the car just let go like that? You should easily be able to take craners flat out mate. Lifting is probably what unsettled it but it sounded progressive or did you touch the brakes? Lucky it didn't roll going into the gravel sideways like that!
E30 318iS 'Winston' race car: viewtopic.php?f=88&t=212937

E30 318iS 'Poppy': viewtopic.php?f=25&t=200349

E30 318iS 'Emily': viewtopic.php?f=112&t=277288
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:04 pm

Yeah maybe I did lift? Can't recall. The tyres were brand new, and I probably aced Redgate so took more speed. My setup is crap, I need it corner weighted or something. Anyone you can recommend near you maybe? I can see visibly the arch has more gap between the tyre on one side than the other at rest, even though I've measured it (probably badly). On the same damper settings one side is harder than the other. Need to service the gaz struts really...

On the 10hp... yeah! My stock exhaust may have been worse for wear, there's pictures in the for sale section! Plus it was a really cold day, premium fuel at the circuit. Yeah we have a rolling road that follows us these days, as PBMW have gone to a power to weight chart. The more you've spent on your engine the more weight you need to run. To stop people needing to spend thousands on their engines.
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Fri May 31, 2019 10:34 pm

Hi miles .great to see you out again this year .just wondered what noise readings you been getting from the Ashley exhaust . I’m looking for a replacement for the rally car but when I spoke to Ashley they couldn’t tell me .thanks for your help .
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Hi miles .great to see you out again this year .just wondered what noise readings you been getting from the Ashley exhaust . I’m looking for a replacement for the rally car but when I spoke to Ashley they couldn’t tell me .thanks for your help .
I want to say 104 up from 98....? 104 rings a bell from the noise test at Cadwell. I'll make sure to clock it.

Oh yeah, another vlog vid:

The story so far... http://www.cookracing.co.uk/

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