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Old 03-12-2007   #1
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dedicated fiatforum track car

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I know it's a big idea that if went ahead would take alot of time and preperation but.

What about a dedicated Fiat Forum track car? for people who want to take a car round a track but don't want to wreck their pride and joy.

could get something like a punto or a bravo, people who want to have a go could put say 30 or something to the initial cost of the car and then when they want a go, pay something like 15 for 5 laps.

Obviously the costs would go to the cost of the trackday (wherever the track is) and some of it to the person who keeps the car and maintains it and if there's any left over to the forum.

Just an idea, please discuss
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would be quite a tricky one to put into practice if you ask me
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

it would be very tricky but could possibly make the forum quite a bit of money
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

I think this is one of those ideas which everyone thinks would be great, but it would just be too hard to organise.

Picking a car for starts. How many Cinq owners think it should be something small that handles well? How many Bravo owners think it should be something with a bit of grunt(20V) and how many Punto owners think it should be somewhere in between?

Then who looks after it and how is a budget planned for it?

The forum is actually maybe too big to have a track car of its own.
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we nearly had a coop, but the seller didnt know how an auction worked, so wouldnt sell it for my winning bid
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

it wouldnt work nor is it practical
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

Trackday costs are pretty high - plus what if someone as you say - wrecks it?
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

insurance would be hard to get,see the point of idea though....how about a FF sticker on Hamiltons F1 car
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

quite a good idea

in reality hard to administer and would take a lot of contributions to get the idea going. I could rent a workshop bay at work (an RAF base) for 15 a month but I think thats for a 1-3 month basis for doing extended work etc. Also it should be upto the driver at the time to sort insurance. it aint that expensive for a days insurance even on the track (well worth it if you ask me).

Unless someone is generous enough to donate a car then I think its not possible .
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Unless someone is generous enough to donate a car then I think its not possible .
Use joshuas stilo
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

Yeah would need a petrol engine transplant tho. Would be embarsing in a tractor engine car when no one else can see and crash cause of all the smoke
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you bloody well stay away from my stilo

after all, whos gonna want to drive a diesel around a track

i think we should use yours T
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I vote for this option lol

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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

good idea, but as said it would be hard too actually get up and going...
but if this idea was too be done, then we could have -top gear- like lap races and see who the fastest FF member.....
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Re: dedicated fiatforum track car

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good idea, but as said it would be hard too actually get up and going...
but if this idea was too be done, then we could have -top gear- like lap races and see who the fastest FF member.....
dont think we have the budget

we would have those who would be happy to hand over say a little bit towards it, and then those that wont, yet i bet the people that dont put anything towards it will still want to drive it

then theres the upkeep off it
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