My McLaren M10B has now been tested
Posted 02 November 2006 - 21:40
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 !
Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:22
Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:29
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...
Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:44
I guess you're not going back to Morgans in a big hurry then?
Posted 02 November 2006 - 22:53
Posted 03 November 2006 - 02:44
Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:15
Originally posted by Hugewally
It is November and one must keep warm!
Posted 03 November 2006 - 12:11
Any chance of some more pics ???????........
Posted 03 November 2006 - 18:12
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"
Simon H can be seen making off with the sarcophagus lid.
...and a nice paddock shot....
Posted 03 November 2006 - 18:29
...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.
I love it !
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