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Thread: A visit to Donington Park and Silverstone in a Caterham

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    Beautiful pictures & nice use for your NY plate
    Thanks Mike!

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    Great shots Croc, kudos to the photographer!

    For some reason, I totally identify with all the folks in the gravel traps..... I must be an especially empathetic person. I can tell you that they were still on the power in the fading hope of driving back out of the trap (nope, not going to work).

    Of course, that is just a wild guess, I have no personal experience with traps (except the one at Mid-Ohio that I skated completely across, after which I hit the tire wall). But I blame the car: too much lightness, any other car would been stopped by the gravel.

    But back on topic, looks like a great day at the track. If drool and envy were colors, that would be my shade at the moment.
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    I was such an animal behind the wheel at Donington today!



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    Wow! Croc is on to something. Just what all the Formula 1 drivers will have next year. The variations are infinite. Of course, Adrian Newey will come up with the optimum fur length and texture to calm the air flowing off the helmet. The ears might even be electronically controlled (soon banned).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    I was such an animal behind the wheel at Donington today!



    .....so, is that akin to getting the fuzzy steering wheel cover at NJMP?
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    Any action shots? How do those ears behave on track?

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    When the photographer stopped laughing long enough to steady his camera, he may have taken a few photos. I need to wait for him to sort them out.

    I had to take it off after a few laps as:
    1) I was black flagged
    2) The dog's upper "lip" was developing into a receding hairline
    3) They were concerned that it was not particularly fire retardant.

    Despite me explaining that fire was not an issue with organically harvested cute little polyesters (I compared them to mature cottonistas that were humanely killed in an abbatoir) and that they were confusing me with Sir Spinalot (Kitcat) or Sir Crashalot (Xcarguy), I had to take it off.

    In the short time I experienced it at speed, the ears were acting as wings and there was definitely downforce pressure on my head and neck. I so want to see a photo myself!













    PS: For the gullible people called Mark on this forum, cotton is grown and not killed. Polyesters are cute at a cellular level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    . . . I had to take it off after a few laps as:
    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    1) I was dog-eared
    2) The dog's upper "lip" was developing into a receding hairline
    3) They were concerned that it was not particularly fire retardant.


    Despite me explaining . . . they were confusing me with . . . Sir Crashalot (Xcarguy), I had to take it off.
    Fixed some of that for ya! LOL, I have a new moniker. And Croc has a new avatar.
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    Sticks and stones....
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    "PS: For the gullible people called Mark on this forum, cotton is grown and not killed. Polyesters are cute at a cellular level."

    I'll have to check with Mr. Newey. I'm not sure polyesters will cut it. Nomex fibers perhaps, or a natural fur - boar, terrier, something stiff? He'll figure it out. Buy the way, my house is on land that was a cotton field as late as the mid 1960s.

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