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Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:23 am PostPost subject: SMRC Mini Cooper Cup
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Can anyone give a realistic break down of the season costs?

Car purchase <10k

Each round - say <250 entry fee (Initial 500 fee too yes?)
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:24 am PostPost subject: Re: SMRC Mini Cooper Cup
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Can anyone give a realistic break down of the season costs?

Car purchase <10k

Each round - say <250 entry fee (Initial 500 fee too yes?)


Alot Laughing

Not too bad iirc the mini alex got was under 10k entry fee is i think 220 per round and a couple of new tyres ever couple of rounds.
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:12 pm PostPost subject:
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Do you know if there are any hire drive cars available for a sample?
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:21 pm PostPost subject:
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Do you know if there are any hire drive cars available for a sample?

No idea maybe malcolm might know more about that?
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:26 pm PostPost subject:
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Malcolm?

Who drives the Bruce Taxis mini anyway? Doesnt look like Alex in the vids...
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Malcolm?

Who drives the Bruce Taxis mini anyway? Doesnt look like Alex in the vids...


Carol Brown she works at xtreme karting and john and george from extreme raced it at the speedfair
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:39 pm PostPost subject:
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Tied for 5th in the championship.... not bad Smile

Just trying to think what to do with Fee next year..

TA will be very very expensive if she wants to try and be competative in Club Pro. If she gets moved up we'll need to spend a fair bit to make the car eligable in the first place.

Options are TA, Scottish Saloons (I think that would be MORE expensive than TA), Nippon, AAA.

All of the above would require a better cage in the Skyline.

There is the option of using my Impreza though and competing at lower classes - its pretty much ready to go with regards to Blue Book Regs.

I was thinking of the XR2 challange or Mini Cooper Cup for some cheap fun Smile
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:44 pm PostPost subject:
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Malcolm = me

Car:

I bought in at the cheaper end of the car market, mine was 7350 with some spares and a set of wheels. Spares were trim bits and bobs and mostly hit the bucket tbh.

Carol has Jordan Gronkowski's old motor, dont know what it sold for but he was advertising it at 9500 at the end of last season but seem to remember he then fixed the bodywork and some other stuff and relisted at 10500. Duno what it actually sold for though Wink

Cosmo's car was still available last I heard and was pretty cheap. Manios car was listed in the 6k bracket and sold to Mervyn, assume Cosmo's is similar price/spec.

There is always the option of buying an English clubman car and converting it, they cash in at 5k odds but need coilovers, wheels and possibly have illegal head flowing, havent managed to find out yet.


Season

Assuming licence etc is teaching granny to suck eggs so ignoring licence and clothing costs.

Entries

Registration fee for the championship is 500. Race entries are 220/230 thereafter (really should know that seeing as I wrote a cheque for one only a few days ago!)

Away rounds vary.


Consumables

Tyres

If you want to be competitive, really you're going to be at least putting on a front passenger every meeting. Possibly a pair of fronts. Theyre 116 a go.

Servicing

Engine oil and filter every other race meeting ~50 a go
Brake discs, fronts probably twice a season @ 20 a disc, rears should last all year. Pads are up to you, I run normal Pagid pads on the rear, proper race pads on the front. Fluid, upgrade it and change it as often as required

Maintenance

Expect to go through a few windscreens a year with stone chips and ditto sidelights. Mirror caps and bumpers get some abuse even just from the kerbs and floppys.

Radiator shrouds / front panels are a PITA. The chicane is enough to flex them in to cracking and changing them is 70-95 for a replacement and a couple of hours of your time and a coolant bleed.

Accident Damage

Realistically, you will pick up some. Become friends with breakers and MiniSpares. I had a very bad start to the season but using some new and some second hand parts managed to be back out 1800 lighter.

I've got a massive spreadsheet of stuff if you want any more specific info etc, just gimme a shout.

Thoughts on the series' coming up in a second, I'll make it a second post Wink [/b]
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:50 pm PostPost subject:
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I posted my thoughts on the series' available in this thread:
http://trackscotland.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1620

Nothings really changed from that.

In my view, in terms of number of races, TV exposure, closeness of racing and sensible costs, the Minis are still the ones to go for.

But you can forget the costings posted on the official championship website. They dont tally with my own experiences.
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Fiesta ST's Smile
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:22 pm PostPost subject:
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whats your views on formula ford's & legend's?

Iv been looking at this for 3 years now. always been put off with working offshore and missing to much meetings, i work onshore now so swinging back to this again.

Iv always wanted to race in a single seater open wheeler. Would love to race in monoposto.

But think cost effective formula ford scottish championship would be ideal for a few years.

I nearly bought a legends car a few years ago after talking to Hunter but i was always stuck between formula ford and legends,

Forumula ford has the simple qualify & race standing starts.

Legends has rolling starts and reveresed grids different class's etc

ha ah, sorry rambling finished.
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I don't really fancy single seater/open wheel.
I like to feel like I have something all round me Laughing

I dont know....i think entering the SMRC and being mainly at knockhill might bore me a bit in the end...
I just can't decide what to do
Any sort of competing will mean either throwing some more cash at the skyline, or throwing cash into another project....but just doing trackdays and not competing would seem a bit too mundane!!!
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Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:20 pm PostPost subject:
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Daveb wrote:
Fiesta ST's Smile


Compartive costs and action?
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I was down at Costal Racing at the weekend down in lancaster picking up some second hand slicks, they build the Minis, clio cups and just got into the fiat 500 arbrath ths year. I see on their website they do a arrive and drive thing its for the year though, not sure if they do it for just one race. worth a call to find out.
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Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:34 am PostPost subject:
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ouch Laughing

Fiat 500

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An arrive and drive season with Coastal Racing includes everything you will need for a full season of Abarth Trofeo From entry fees to driver coaching its all covered.
2010 season 49,000 + VAT

An arrive and drive one off race with Coastal Racing includes everything you will need for a full race weekend. We have many cars available for every race of the season all year round.
Prices from 7500 + VAT per round
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Clio Cup

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Arrive and drive

An arrive and drive season with Coastal racing includes everything you will need for a full season of Mini challenge From entry fees to driver coaching its all covered.
2010 season 70,000 + VAT

An arrive and drive one off race with Coastal racing includes everything you will need for a full race weekend. We have many cars available for every race of the season all year round.
Prices from 7,200 + VAT per round
Track/ Test days

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