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My McLaren M10B has now been tested

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#1 BarryD

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 21:40

You may remember me introducing myself last April when I posted some pix of the ex David Prophet, ex Roy Lane m10b which I had been fortunate to acquire.

Well, my McLaren has now run for the first time.

Wednesday's shakedown at Mallory Park went extremely well, despite the freezing temperatures, and after Simon had bedded it in and made a couple of minor setup changes, I enjoyed 16 laps before electrical problems curtailed the session.

The performance is stunning, and the grip levels are way beyond my present ability to explore them.

I still have eyes the size of saucers and I can't wait to get back in the car once a few ergonomic changes have been made to make me more comfortable and a better fit.

If we can get some heat into the tyres next time .................

Mallory Park has shrunk significantly since I was last there in the Morgan !

Barry D.

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#2 Hugewally

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:22


#3 David M. Kane

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:22

Very good job, a pretty car.

#4 Twin Window

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:29

:love: It's gorgeous, Barry!

I cut my circuit racing teeth on F5000s at Mallory, and I can see and hear them again right now. A pity you had to fit silencers/mufflers, but I presume that's a locally-imposed restriction for testing. No matter; Goodwood testers were 'suffering' in the same way over thirty years ago.

A wonderful car; you're a lucky fellow...

#5 Ray Bell

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:44

Well done, Barry...

I guess you're not going back to Morgans in a big hurry then?

#6 Gary C

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:53

nice looking car!! I expect to see it out in the Derek Bell Trophy with the HSCC next year??

#7 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:44

How splendid that you've finally got 'er out for a run. I'm very happy...for the both of you!


#8 275 GTB-4

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:23

Beautiful car Barry.....lucky bleeder :D

#9 jcbc3

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:49

I'm envious.

;) :up:

#10 Stephen W

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:15

Originally posted by Hugewally

It is November and one must keep warm! :wave:

#11 ian senior

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:21

THAT is what a racing car should look like.

#12 Leo D

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 12:11

I want one!!!..... :up: :up: :up: :up:

Any chance of some more pics ???????........

#13 BarryD

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 18:12

Thank you all for your kind comments.
Happy to post a couple more pix as requested.

This one drew the comment from a young lady in my office :-

"That racing car is so old it's got a MUMMY in it"

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Simon H can be seen making off with the sarcophagus lid.

...and a nice paddock shot....
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#14 BarryD

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 18:29

....and I bet this is the bit that Twinny remembers best...that relentless urge out of the elbow as you get the wheels in line and give it the beans !

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...Which rather tenuous link (The Elbow at Mallory) gives me the opportunity to slip in a pic of me in the Morgan racing against the Cooper 500s in July ... equally exciting but in a completely different (somewhat more exposed) way.

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I love it !


#15 sterling49

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 18:41

Originally posted by ian senior
THAT is what a racing car should look like.

Lovely car, I must have seen it 1st time around......................love the colour and the looks, I am not sure, but is it based on the F1 M7? Great place to start........You will have to get a signwriter to put your name in script in dark blue, on the side, in Bruce and Denny style :clap:

Great Car!