Santa Pod Meet Review 31.05.08

joesouthgate

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I can confirm that NeX, MicraFish, Shiftysg and Napster have just left! Really wish I could be there guys :(

MicraFish's bumper change :p
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Ceirwan

Ex. Club Member
Just got back, good day!

I was chuffed with the economy on a long run, got 310miles to 30 litres, normally get 230! (That includes 70 all they way, and a lot of engine revving whilst there!)
 

bolton_18

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i had a well gd day tired and me car is lol but goin to alysbury to night wont be back home till 2 again then got work . oh well. lol, the meet was great to meet new ppl i think it shud be a yearly thing lol. hu is coming to jap show next month i made a thread on it on the national meets forum.
 

hoodedreeper

Ex. Club Member
looks like an awsome turn out! Sorry i couldnt make it guys & gals,i booked last weekend off for Mod Nats and couldnt get time off for this one. But will try my hardest to get to the next one!
 

paddymarsden

Iggy Iggy oooooooooo
been back for bout an hour now, was an excellent day and a good turnout.

Im sunburnt !!!

will load the videos up soon, got quite a bit of material !

cheers guys and see you all at JAE :D
 
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Kev

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MSC beats record attendance at Santa Pod!

Back home, exhausted as usual after Santa Pod! lol

Awesome turnout and we beat the record for the largest MSC gathering at Santa Pod!!! :D We'll have to do an official count as it was a little chaotic, which was a shame.

Thanks to all that made the effort to attend, sorry I didn't get to speak to you all, but I'm sure you can appreciate it's difficult getting round to everyone and getting runs in on the strip, of which I managed 10! lol!

No opportunity for a group shot at the end or during the day and with Santa Pod being about 70% cordoned off while they got ready for the Fast Food Show, left little space to get the cars together. I took several images of single shots and then my camera died......great!

I think I have worked out what the issue is with my car, it appears that the previous owner had several aftermarket items on the engine at one point, I think the engine needs mapping and setting up properly. Managed to run a 15.4 which is poor as I was aiming for high 13's early 14's. On the way back on the road it drove great, pulled really well and the top end is emense and I have to say the sound it now makes is mesmorising!

I'm sure people will upload images shortly and Paddy with his video.

I hope all that attended enjoyed the day, meeting new people and putting faces to names from the forum. It was great to see new MSC members and meet up with old friends.

Roll on JAE!

Kev :)
 
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Kev

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Rich, can you remember that guy's forum name on TGTT?

Thanks
Kev
 

Primal_Concrete_Micra

Ex. Club Member
First meet and the largest! Had a really good day, was nice to put some faces to names and to look at some of the other micras in the club!
Didnt get down on the strip but had plenty of fun, got plenty of pictures which i'll post up at some point soon!
 

Robb

Site Supporter
Same as Primal above excellent first meet, im sure i didnt meet everyone but a fantastic collection of Micras! Was very good fun cant wait for the next meet now. That will hopefully be JAE.

Only managed two runs :doh: but given that i had to mission it to a jet wash after plastering the car in mud in the morning AND the unfortunate incident that required the paramedics, im not too miffed :)

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Here is my second time :grinning: , im #120, #65 was a mk2 Escort RS2000, id like to think i could manage around 17 dead if i hadnt hit the rev limiter in second oops.

Sorry i have only a few pics and they are crap, forgot camera and had very little memory on phone for pics so resolution is rubbish.
 

Low Rider

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Great day, good to meet some new faces and catch up with some of the regular MSC crew.......weather held out too, which is always a bonus!

Managed to tweek a few things on the car since it's rebuild, so it's got a tad more torque.....shame my clutch didn't hold out though.......just couldn't get the power down, slip off the line and slip on every change......could barely get to the top of 3rd gear through the traps........will give it some more use but I think it's a strip down job :( boooo!

1st run of 16.806 was the only good one with a boggy start, retarded timing, (d'oh), and some slippage in 3rd.........next time will be with an Omex and ITB's and a non slipping clutch.....so should hopefully see comfortable low 16's.
 

Ian

Ex. Club Member
*just* got home and im knackered! Managed a 15.9 in the GTi, got 5 runs in total. It'll be a different animal next time im there :)
 
Hi, I'm PhilG's mate that was with him today.

I just thought I'd post up some of the photo's I took today. Some are reasonable, but some didn't turn out very well.

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That's the lot!

If anyone doesn't want a photo on here, let me know and I'll remove it, otherwise, mods please feel free to delete as requested/required.
 

Ceirwan

Ex. Club Member
Lol my car still covered in mud after blasting through that field :).
I know love wet grass, the best hand brake turn ever, was only doing like 5mph but the car was just revolving on the spot :) :) :).
 

Arnold

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So who won this race then!! LOL

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Great day. Nice to meet loads of new faces and catch up with some familiar ones. Glad you all made the effort to be there! Got 450 photos to go through, but will get them online soon.
 

solarice

Ex. Club Member
Clearly Arnold thats the Micra all the way :laugh:

will await any other pics that will pop up...shame i couldnt get the car there, but i guess theres always next time :)
 

Rob..

Ex. Club Member
well its safe to say i was the first one back anyway haha. sorry i didnt talk to everyone i had to be back home for 2 to go to bed ready for work as i'd been up 24 hours when it hit 10 o clock... actually fell asleep at the wheel on the way home but luckily the road was empty so i wound my window down haha.

by the way, what was the name of the song you played for us to show us how good your audio sytem was kev? got it stuck in my head but i really cant remember it lol

and yeah ceirwan the field was great and the revving haha, think you'll be glad to know i havent stalled since i left the pod either lol
 

shiftysg

Ex. Club Member
what a day best meet ever what a surprise to pull into the meeting point at 8 to see micrafishes car in bits awsome cant wait for jae :grinning:
 

jim_bling

Ex. Club Member
was a great meet finaly glad to put some names to faces shame i didnt get to go down the strip because my wheel nuts were loose just glad i made it there with out one of my wheels falling off put a link for everyones pics check them out add some if ya have any i was the one handing out the mints by the way
 
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Kev

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was a great meet finaly glad to put some names to faces shame i didnt get to go down the strip because my wheel nuts were loose just glad i made it there with out one of my wheels falling off put a link for everyones pics check them out add some if ya have any i was the one handing out the mints by the way

doh! I had a wheel brace you could have used!

I usually have just about everything in the car with me at events :)

Kev
 

jim_bling

Ex. Club Member
ha ha na would have been areet just would have opened me door insted cheers any way kev anth had one i didnt even no it was me wheel nuts till we had a look at me wheel area because thats where the noise was comeing from
 

MicraFish

Rollin' with Diesel and V8 Power
Got back about 11 last night and went pretty much straight to bed! :grinning:

Great to meet all you peeps, glad I could finally make it to an MSC meet!
Some fantastic looking Micra's all there - I think I fell in love with Napster's, NeX's and Antony's cars! :love:

I've popped some pictures in the pictures thread, but they're not all that great!

Thanks again to NeX for letting us stay over, and him, Napster, and Shifty for the drive up - much fun was to be had! :grinning:
 

Napster

And the Wide Green Bug
i had an awesome time thanks guys! ignoring my 12hour round trip drive :(

was definately a great experience that im pleased i did!

was great to see all the micras in real life!!! and the faces to the forum name!

Kev interesting bout previous owner!!! get it mapped and then try again ;)

napster
 
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Kev

Kev

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More boost vicar!

I have been on TGTT and it looks like I need some more supporting modifications to get the best out of my hybrid and new setup.

So hopefully a HKS fuel cut defender and Sard Fuel pressure regulator and 1.0bar I'll be smiling again, shame about my wallet....oh well lol!

Kev
 
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