Nats are over Thanks All.

2008 RX8 Nationals - October 4th

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Nats are over Thanks All.

Post by mdr » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:01 pm

I want to thank everyone for coming and for all the support we had.
It was a great day and what a great bunch of guys and gals we had.
Track was simply fantastic, it was a bit tricky in places and not one you want to be day dreaming on for sure, but man was it fun to drive.

My times sucked but a 1:15 for a guy that had never done it before and on cheap road tires I was happy.

Special shout out to MACCA and Don for the great job they did keeping us all on time, in line and safe. Couldn't pulled it off without you mate.

If and when there is another one put me down for it.

You guys that did not come, you missed a really really good day and a fantastic track. You guys that had to pull out at the last minute I have your T-shirts and will mail them out later this week to you.

Thanks everyone.

Youtube vids to follow soon as we can get them edited and up.
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The BMW 128i, Nissan 350Z and Mustang GT provide better performance and/or fuel economy for a similar price. Of course, none of those cars provide the practical four-door coupe body style or that one-of-a-kind styling inside and out. In other words, if the RX-8's your type of weird, there's no other choice.

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Post by zoom » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:14 pm

So jealous :( Hope all went well and everyone left straight. Cant wait to see the pictures.

Cheers

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Post by RX-8 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:09 pm

zoom wrote:So jealous :( Hope all went well and everyone left straight. Cant wait to see the pictures.

Cheers

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Post by ORX800 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:02 pm

Had a fantastic day yesterday guys!!! :D

The RX-8's performance out of the box is simply sublime. 8)

To Monte, MACCA, Don and the flag marshalls thankyou for all your efforts, it is much appreciated.

...and it was especially great finally meet to the forum members who attended.

Hope to see you again at Natmeet 2009.:rock: :twisted:

Cheers,
Danny

Here's a few piccies I took yesterday.

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L10A - 0810 10A
L10B - 0813 10A
M10A - 0820 10A
M13P - 13A
SA22C - 12A
HBSN2 - 12AT
FC3S - 13BT
FD3S - 13B-REW
SE3P - 13B-MSP
JCESE - 20B-REW

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Post by RX-8 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:16 am

Good to see a Canberran made it 8)
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Post by Nocty » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:06 pm

I'm home again; thanks to the organizers for all their efforts, and everyone who was there.

Was good to see familiar faces, and meet new ones :)

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Post by ORX800 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:14 pm

.....and a short vid.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2NPJMblEUk

Cheers,
Danny
L10A - 0810 10A
L10B - 0813 10A
M10A - 0820 10A
M13P - 13A
SA22C - 12A
HBSN2 - 12AT
FC3S - 13BT
FD3S - 13B-REW
SE3P - 13B-MSP
JCESE - 20B-REW

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Post by privatepang » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:14 pm

Nice one guys

how many turned up for this?

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Post by generis » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:04 pm

Well spotted Will, and just for the record, what an awsome track :shock: Have some great in car video of Otto and I playing chasey around the track. Will share when I get back home.

Les and I had a great time all thanks to Monte and the crew who organised the whole shebang.

Am currently sitting in a B&B in Port Macquarie drinking red wine. On our way to Sydney to catch the Motor Show before getting back to town on Friday.

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Post by RX-8 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:39 pm

I hate you 'cause I'm jealous :mrgreen:

Can't wait to catch up with you both :!:

I believe Nikoid is going to be organising something for us Canberrans real soon...

Edit: Spoke to soon... Nick's already posted a get together here :D
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Post by ottog » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:11 pm

Hi Everyone,

Steffan and I made it home safe and sound after a leiserly 2.5 day trip back

What an awesome day at Lakeside :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .

Monte, thanks ever so much for organising it - well done for a fantastic job.

Len and Don - a big thanks for controlling the show on the day. A superb job as always.

A big rasberry for the sound Nazi :twisted:

This was one fun circuit to drive that had the potential of being very unforgiving if you got it wrong. Fortunately everyone kept their sanity switch turned on and we all came out unscathed at the end of the day.

Between Tony and I we captured some great footage of everyone in our group. About 45 mins in total including the odd sound effect of loose change tinkling away in my ashtray (me bad :oops: ). I will follow-up with Tony how best to share this.

I also have some pics that I'll share - watch this space for a link over the next few days.

2009 already marked off in my calendar - 362 more sleeps zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Cheers... Otto

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Post by Matt13b » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:51 pm

Thanks to Monte for all the efforts organising such a top day(and great accomodation) and to Len and Don for their expertise in running the day so smoothly..Can't wait to do it all again!
Well don to Rod who again showed me that I should spend more time and money on learning to drive better than looking to make the car better. Watching you and Dan doing your sessions was an eye opener and an impressive sight. I think I read in wheels or Motor a few months back that a C63 AMG got a 1.03.something at Lakeside with a pro driver so to see the RX8's just off that and easily capable of that I think is great!

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Post by PIN111 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:50 pm

Wow what an experience! Thanks to everyone that had input on the day it was really well done and run perfectly!
I learnt heaps and had a great day! Came 8th with 20's on my first track day so I couldn't be prouder :P
Special thanks to Dave who let me have 2 laps around the track with his Turbo'd RX8! Best experience of my life, not only did I get to feel that amazing power (and it was only on LOW boost!) but also got to feel the grip of those semi-slicks! Amazing, wont ever be forgotten!

Overall fantastic Day! Cant wait to see these photo's getting posted!
See you all again next year!

Hinrich

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Post by PIN111 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:56 pm

Come on guys! Where are all the pics from the day! Every time i came around that first corner sliding i saw a cameraman taking some pics!

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Post by Nocty » Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:41 pm

I have no photos, alas. And all my lovely camera footage of my roof lining is kind of redundant to post :|

Better camera mount, next year, methinks.

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