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    FJ

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    FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:24 pm

    I just got off the phone with Team Hutch Ford and they have invited Me to a FPV drive day next week at Ruapuna.......Who else has had the invite and are You going?? Great

    I'll take My camera too, They want the Cobra there too and I will get a chance to drive a FPV F6 and GT around the race track. Twisted Evil
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FNTMV8 on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:58 pm

    FJ wrote:They want the Cobra there too...
    So does that mean a few punters will get to test out a Cobra on their spins around the track too... Shocked Shocked
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by H0WL1N on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:10 am

    I wonder if I take the ute down and say I am looking to upgrade to a cobra they will let me thrash the crap out of FJs Cobra


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:19 am

    No one gets to thrash My car except Me.............But we can thrash Team Hutchies cars. Twisted Evil

    Last time I went to a FPV drive day they had it over 2 days cos there were so many cars and on the day I did it there were about 40 cars.

    Best give out the forum address too. Thumbs Up

    Hutchies didn't even know I had the Cobra so they were inviting Me there just in case I was looking at buying an FPV, but once they heard I had the Cobra they asked if I would bring it with Me, I said......Like I would turn up in Anna's tezza?? Embarassed


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:13 pm

    Two more sleeps to go........ Cool


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by Zamiam on Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:18 am

    FJ wrote:Two more sheep to go........ Cool

    WTF?
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:39 am

    You really do have something for sheep don't You?. Gimp


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:02 pm

    I'll be leaving in a couple of hours, the camera is all charged, the car is clean. I'll see who ever is going to the track tomorrow morning.


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by Guest on Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:45 pm

    i'll meet you there aye ?
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:35 pm

    I bet You $1000 that You don't show up. Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil

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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by Guest on Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:45 pm

    haha, you win, would of been good though to you too lol
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:37 am

    What a fricken awesome day, I will post some photos in the gallery soon.

    They had two track sessions today, one in the morning and one after lunch, I was in the morning session and I had the only cobra but another one turned up for the 2nd session, In my group there were 2 GT40ths there was one of only 2 302kw BF GT's too, there were a lot of FG GT's and F6's, 2 chicks pulled up in their own FG GT's too Cool

    One of FPV's general mangers Dave Mutt (Hope I got it right) was there too, he flew over to come to the event to show FPV's support to Team Hutch who are by far NZ's biggest and best FPV dealer, they have sold more FPV's than anyone else and their sales last year were up 227% and it showed. And there were no Dickford members which was good to see, (Not that big after all aye?). Embarassed

    I had a good long chat with Dave and he informed Me that the Cobra's that Frosty drove around Bathurst in were done up 290kw GT's and no one had changed the engine plate from 290 to 302 so once they finished their lap of Bathurst they put them on the truck and sent them home before anyone noticed, the reason being that the Cobra's weren't out when Bathurst was on and being a limited number they couldn't drive a customers car, it was the same dressed up GT that they used for the photo shoots too.

    He also said that HSV were suppose to be making 427 models of their new W427 but they will only make 200 cos no one wants one.

    I went for a couple of laps in an F6 Tezza which was just as fast as the F6 sedans, I asked Dave if the 310kw motor was going to go into the Tezza and he couldn't tell Me shit cos he's not allowed, but he did say that if the I6 motor plant closed down then FPV would only be a V8 car brand, he said the American V6 engine didn't have the power or torque that the I6 has and they weren't interested in having a F6 V6, so if they close the Geelong engine plant in 5yrs time then FPV wont make the F6 any more.

    I'm a little bit tired from such a big day out, Team Hutch will post the photos on their website soon too so keep checking it from time to time, I got a cool prize for best driver of the day, judged by the instructors and they were in the car with Me too so I was wrapped
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:53 am







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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:17 am

    SS wrote:haha, you win, would of been good though to you too lol

    Pay up now bitch..
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by ThMule on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:02 pm

    hell if you got best driver the others must have been pretty bad !!!!!
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by ThMule on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:05 pm

    on a serious note - when we got Bronwyn's XR8 (from north harbour ford) we got (and I went) invited to a drive day at Pukekohe which was great - when i got the SP Ute John Andrew Ford said yeah mate we'll do one of them and send you an invite ........ over 2 years ago now and still waiting ........! Gimp 's

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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by 4DPrincess on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 pm

    You can always cough up $125.00 and come to our track day on 28th Sam. Great
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by H0WL1N on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:27 pm

    ThMule wrote:hell if you got best driver the others must have been pretty bad !!!!!


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by Zamiam on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:48 pm

    FJ wrote: ... I went for a couple of laps in an F6 Tezza ...

    Say WHAT! FJ admitting to driving a Turbo
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:50 pm

    Allshookup wrote:
    ThMule wrote:hell if you got best driver the others must have been pretty bad !!!!!

    Your all just jealous

    We weren't allowed to overtake and I had to keep slowing down for that green FG F6 Ute, I kept catching up to it, I thought those F6's were suppose to be fast. Rolling Eyes


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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:52 pm

    Zamiam wrote:
    FJ wrote: ... I went for a couple of laps in an F6 Tezza ...

    Say WHAT! FJ admitting to driving a Turbo

    The damn thing was pretty fast, I said to Anna, time for her to trade her Tezza in. But the Tezza wouldn't go sideways.
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by FJ on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:57 pm

    4DPrincess wrote:You can always cough up $125.00 and come to our track day on 28th Sam. Great

    Yeah Sam............$125 is cheap as, does it include a feed too?

    Team Hutch put on a good feed too, it was all free the whole day cost Me nothing, they had most of their employees running around working, I feel sorry for one of their Customer Relationship Manager she worked in the kitchen and BBQ all day, but it was a fricken good feed though. Great
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by Zamiam on Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:35 pm

    FJ wrote:
    Allshookup wrote:
    ThMule wrote:hell if you got best driver the others must have been pretty bad !!!!!

    Your all just jealous

    We weren't allowed to overtake and I had to keep slowing down for that green FG F6 Ute, I kept catching up to it, I thought those F6's were suppose to be fast. Rolling Eyes

    They are driver must have been a pussy
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by Zamiam on Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:36 pm

    FJ wrote:
    Zamiam wrote:
    FJ wrote: ... I went for a couple of laps in an F6 Tezza ...

    Say WHAT! FJ admitting to driving a Turbo

    The damn thing was pretty fast, I said to Anna, time for her to trade her Tezza in. But the Tezza wouldn't go sideways.

    Have to admit considered changing to one - apparently they are no longer available - as told by FPVB Salesman
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    Re: FPV Drive Day

    Post by ThMule on Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:44 pm

    4DPrincess wrote:You can always cough up $125.00 and come to our track day on 28th Sam. Great
    I could but thats not the point i was making - these people promise you everything right up till they have your money, for nearly $80K you would like to think they will give you SOMETHING for nothing! 's

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