Autobahn Monday 9/14


sickmint79

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i just want a reliable workhouse that someone else worked out the kinks of already, and to just drive it and swap pads/fluids/tires. all the better if less often because it is light. i've had a reasonably good record of this with new brz, buying someone's sorted e36 or something seems like an attractive way to go too.
 

Phalabala

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i had the motor oil and differential fluid changed after every track day in my vette (per the owners manual)


back in the early 2000s i figured out i was spending north of 20k a year on track days and that was on a motorcycle. when you factor in hotels, fuel, transportation, tires/brakes/fluids/food it all adds up fast.
gotta pay to play! this is an expensive hobby... but for me this is the most fun I have all year, pants on or off.
 

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People give me funny looks for running my 145 hp Mazda3.. but 450 bucks for tires for the year, change brake fluid for SRF once a year 75 dollars, 250 dollars in front pads and oil changes every other event (unless it is stupid hot) and it costs me about 300 bucks a day to run the car including the cost of track times. I camp at almost every event and bring my own food. Just can't beat that. Really want to take the next step with a lighter/faster car and keep it that reliable.

Driving my lemons car this year showed me how far behind I am as a driver so hoping to improve that next year now that my racing budget is hopefully restored.
 

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