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World Citizen

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About World Citizen

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  • Location
    Oxfordshire and Slovenia
  • Interests
    Extreme DIY, free diving, snow boarding

Previous Fields

  • Current 911
    Porsche 930 and 964 C2
  • Daily Driver
    1994 Toyota 4Runner, 2013 Fiat 500 Twinair
  • Lottery Car
    Ferrari F40
  • Day Job?
    Freelance Motorsport Design Engineer
  • Favourite Food
    Mexican
  • Drink?
    Rootbeer
  • Drive of your life
    Any drive in the mountains

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  1. My son is a wrong un, I can't be his real daddy 😲 as he's desperate to go to this, me not not so Interesting to hear what you think so Ian please report back
  2. All the smart people drive dull new Euro boxes 😪 glad so many of us aren't smart
  3. Phil, good write up, thanks for posting
  4. Defo good to get out and about, been too long.... Had a great day out yesterday out with my son, spent the morning collecting parts for my Toyota from a very interesting gentleman from Wolverhampton. He breaks about 30 Toyota Surfs/4Runners and sends container loads of the bits to Africa. Managed to get rid of some on my parts and come home with a few other parts without spending much wedge. Afternoon pitstop was a really cool garage https://www.dynotorque.co.uk/253-2/ they fit V8's into all sorts of interesting cars. There was a TVR 3000M having 500hp engine fitted, a sleeper BMW 3 series E92 touring sleeper with a 6.7ltr, a Porsche 996 waiting to have a 7ltr twin turbo fitted. Also the owner was just finishing off his bright red Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution with 700bhp super charged V8. His daily driver is a Aston Martin Vantage with 700bhp super charged. We then had a quick tour of Driftworks, lots of cars, even a wide bodied Porsche 964, all appeared to have broken front track rods and rear quarter panel dents from synchronised display driving. Drifting ain't racing!
  5. Got to be AC DC Thunderstruck at volume 11 🤩 while coal rolling them with my truck 😅
  6. Do you think a Rick Astley CD would scare them or should I try a Bananarama album? We're an AirBnb for birds, the crows have only just left after nesting in our inglenook chimney, this is what I removed from their last stay a couple of years ago
  7. Delivery day (again), 750kgs of pizza oven building materials, bit of budget creep over spend on this project 😲 Mrs WC and I could fly 1st class to Milan, have a night in a nice hotel, evening meal at a fancy pizza restaurant and still have change left over. Hoping with enough home cooked pizza's 🤪 we might break even in 10 years Back to the main event, I've spent time doing minor fettling of the oak joists fakery to give room for a layer of 12mm 30 minute fireproof plasterboard. Very pleased with it as I took my time so there were no visible joints or gaps to the oak joints Well it was a job done well, right up until I stuck a 🤬 big hole when my size 10 foot which was swiftly followed by my leg broke through when I stepped somewhere I shouldn't have 🤔 All patched up and now busy joisting out the bathroom and en suite bathroom areas above, 🤞 crossed I don't make another hole. In other news, squatters have moved in to the garage end. I spent a week ripping down Mr and Mrs Pigeon's nest as fast as they could build it, they were so determined that in the end I left them to it. Thought it was a bit heartless not to and Mrs Pigeon seems very relaxed and settled , not even my loudest cursing has made her leave the nest
  8. Finally got my Lexus back today after a few delays and interruption Power steering pump couldn't be rebuilt in time for our long needed holiday up to Edinburgh while a new pump was ordered from Japan. We were lent a new NX300h for the trip and all agreed the LS400 would have been a much more relaxing place to spend hours on a long trip. Spent all last week feeling healthy self isolating thanks to the NHS app Bill came to 3 pages but oh so worth it, service guys at Cheltenham have a lot of love and genuinely enjoy looking after the older cars and the service/experience has been exceptional Aircon now ice cold, had to turn it down as I was getting too chilly 🥶 Front heated seats now work too so we're all set for an adventure as soon as travel opens up Mini adventure today was adventure taking this Circuit Pack Yaris GR out for an unaccompanied test drive, should have been 30mins but was so much fun I was gone an hour 😁 As I'm a tight wad with unrealistic expectations (I blame the McLaren F1 for that self inflicted delusion) there are very few affordable new cars over the last 10 years or so I've ever considered buying and none I wanted badly enough to take time out for a test drive My list has been tiny eg BMW 1M, Cayman GT4. Jimny, Alpine A110 and Toyota Hilux 2.8 and most recently the Yaris GR 1st impressions before driving, it's not that big, looks purposeful but not shouty like the Civic Type R, seat position/comfort was fine, visibility better than I was expecting, rear head/leg room big enough for a teenager, boot space is long weekend size, rear arches make for are a very WRC pleasing side view mirror view Driving impressions after driving some great roads NE of Cheltenham, B4632 through Winchcombe then right on the B4077 to Ford. Last climb up to Ford reminds me of mini version of sections of the Wurrsen Pass from Austria into Slovenia we did on the Slovenia Tour Gearshift feel is precise and just the right amount of clakty clack feel, suspension/tyres really soak up our bumpy roads well without being overly harsh, brakes are great too. Goes up the rev band with easy, not peaky, just smooth and linear. Noise is ASBO and Alpine cyclist friendly, with enough turbo whoosh to keep you smiling, windows down was about the same as windows up so any piped exhaust music must be quite subtle. Hit the rev limiter once in 2nd, defo not a smooth cut Handling, this was the surprising bit for me in a very pleasant way, it really reminded me of my 964 C2 but in a slightly more fronted weight biased way. My son reminded me it has a similar power to weight and performance as my 964. It also has a rock sold build feel to it from what must be a very stiff shell and feels every bit as light to drive as you would expect from what is a very lightweight car by todays standards (bravo Gazoo, bravo!) 80kgs lighter than a Lancia Delta Evo 2 which is amazing considering all the safety improvements between then and now Was slightly apprehensive it would be too fast, too good making it only fun at stupid speeds but it was fantastic fun at sensible speeds just like an IB era Porsche. Found the performance spot on for A and B road fun without driving like an idiot, perfect car for cross country progress where over taking is required. Switched between sport and track modes but couldn't feel any difference as the dry grip was well beyond the speeds I was doing. In summary, for me it 100% lived up to all the hype and a perfect example of motorsport makes the breed stronger. As a practical one fun car does all I can't think of anything that would do a better job on sale today. As a rally inspired homologation special and I'm sure will be one of the last great cars before the EV revolution takes over it will be a car enthusiasts lust after for a long time
  9. I'd score Rally Legend a solid 10 out of 10 😎 well worth it
  10. Mark do you mean this http://www.rallylegend.com/en/ ? It's in San Marino, great event been a few times, Group B, classic and modern rally cars going for it on tarmac, gravel. One event I'll do one day is the Zell am Zee Ice Race in Austria, lots of Porsche content in a beautiful location, only need to stick a set of winter tyres on for an epic road trip https://www.curves-magazin.com/en/blog/the-ice-race-in-zell-am-see-was-a-frosty-festival-of-speed/ The 'real' 😗 Gmund isn't far away so it could be combined with a pilgrim trip
  11. There's no class in punting off your main rival..... Max Max Max Super Max Max Super super Max Max Max Super Max Max Super super Max Max Max Super Max Max Super super Max Max Max Super Max Max Both McLaren driver up there too, good to see Ferrari and McLaren at the top Thinks it's going to go down to the last race this year 😎
  12. That was a decade ago 😲, another life, was great fun too! My comment wasn't aimed at anyone just an observation after reading through past threads on the Euro Road Trips and Tours section Noticed how few trips have been done over the last few years and I wasn't including the COVID thing putting a dampener on things
  13. I was thinking the same too..... Was even fondly reminiscing back to when people used to start threads about open invitation driving tours instead of the invite only driving tour threads that occasionally pop up now and as far back as before COVID Those were fun days 😎 was a much more welcoming place for newer members, without involving newer members in 'events' this place will become more and more tumble weed city as time goes on Would be a shame to let this place be over run with tumble weeds as I've met a lot of great people through this forum
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