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    First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Yesterday, I took my VX to the Nordschleife, I've had it for a month now, so it was about time for its fist track outing.

    I must say it blew me away, my first lap I was cautious, I didn't know the car yet at its limits, and it was a year ago I last visited the track, but from then on, it just got better with each lap, when the heat came in my R888's and my brakes started to get up to temperature, the car became much better than I dared hope.

    On the street, the car feels good, but the brakes or grip don't feel extraordinary, when they get some heat, they do, I wasn't hoping on that. The combination of AP-racing calipers and Pagid RS14's was stunning.
    So I started to get comfortable, and kept up with the  the somewhat quicker driving M3's, I had an absolute blast, I'll be back in september, no doubt.

    On our way there and on the way home, we decided to take the amazing B258-route, which stretches through the Eifel-mountains and is at times deserted, especially the way back, in the dark, no one to be seen except my friends trying to keep up, was a moment I'll never forget.
    My roof was off, stars above us, and the only sound my exhaust popping when I backed off for one of the many corners, pure automotive pleasure...

    Some pictures to give you an idea.

    Stopping on the way there in the summersun


    Getting held up on the B258


    Getting ready




    On track








    Some more pics





    Never return home without a pizza and beer from Pinocchio's in Adenau



    And back again




    Too much for me on the highway, the other way around on the twisty-bits


    Hope you enjoyed


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Congratulations on your new track tool! Smiley It's good to see Rennteamers really enjoying their cars.

    Surprised you went for a RHD Vauxhall instead of LHD Opel, but I guess it was just an opportunity which presented itself. Une occasion, n'est-ce pas?


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    fritz


    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Well, the exchange rate made my choice to go for a RHD VX220 a no brainer, the fact that this one has a huge list of upgrades only made the choice easier... I certainly have no regrets, I might when I'll have to try and sell the car Smiley

    Oh and before anyone asks, I will be wearing a helmet next time, I didn't feel safe without

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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    This Vauxhall front grille looks a terrible afterthought. The original Opel blitz looks much better.

    I hope you saved a lot though!


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porker,great!

    I think for a car freak is must make a trip to the Ring with is loved car,also only for the air that there is in that place!

    Great shots,thanks for sharing!

     


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porker:

    especially the way back, in the dark, no one to be seen except my friends trying to keep up, was a moment I'll never forget.
    My roof was off, stars above us, and the only sound my exhaust popping when I backed off for one of the many corners, pure automotive pleasure...

     

     

    Sounds familiar: when I drove home late Wednesday night it also gave me the goosebumps - all alone on the winding country road, clear sky and the moon reflecting in the rear wing of my GT3 Smiley Side window down: PSE & Moonlight serenade Smiley

    I'm glad you enjoyed your new ride on the 'Ring. Great lecture and very nice pics, Porker Smiley Next time make sure to shoot me a PM beforehand Smiley


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Oh and before anyone asks, I will be wearing a helmet next time, I didn't feel safe without

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    I was going to ask you. Where's the helmet? Smiley  Well i guess you've got a strong headSmiley Just kidding


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    As a true car enthusiast , you are giving yourself the best treats possible  

    BTW : did your girlfriend want to vomit or was she ok ?


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Cram:

    Oh and before anyone asks, I will be wearing a helmet next time, I didn't feel safe without

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    I was going to ask you. Where's the helmet? Smiley  Well i guess you've got a strong headSmiley Just kidding

    No, you're absolutely right, I should've had my helmet with me, I will not forget next time Smiley


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Gnil:

    As a true car enthusiast , you are giving yourself the best treats possible  

    BTW : did your girlfriend want to vomit or was she ok ?

    Well, it's been a good summer from an enthousiasts' perspective: new car, Festival Of Speed, 24h Spa-Francorchamps, Nordschleife, ... I'm happy Smiley

    The girl is not my girlfriend, I actually only met her there for the first time. She surely didn't want to vomit, I got the impression she really liked the laps Smiley Can't wait to return!


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porker:

    The girl is not my girlfriend, I actually only met her there for the first time. She surely didn't want to vomit, I got the impression she really liked the laps Smiley Can't wait to return!

     

    There ya go!  Smiley

    Your VX220 is obviously a chick-magnet!  Smiley

     


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    fritz


    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    fritz:
    Porker:

    The girl is not my girlfriend, I actually only met her there for the first time. She surely didn't want to vomit, I got the impression she really liked the laps Smiley Can't wait to return!

     

    There ya go!  Smiley

    Your VX220 is obviously a chick-magnet!  Smiley

     

    Well, in comparison to other cars on this board it's probably peanuts, but last week while stuck in traffic on the E40, a MINI appeared next to me, suddenly three cellphone numbers were pressed against the window on a piece of paper Smiley. They must have mistaken me for a rich man I think Smiley
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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porker:
    fritz:
    Porker:

    The girl is not my girlfriend, I actually only met her there for the first time. She surely didn't want to vomit, I got the impression she really liked the laps Smiley Can't wait to return!

     

    There ya go!  Smiley

    Your VX220 is obviously a chick-magnet!  Smiley

     

    Well, in comparison to other cars on this board it's probably peanuts, but last week while stuck in traffic on the E40, a MINI appeared next to me, suddenly three cellphone numbers were pressed against the window on a piece of paper Smiley. They must have mistaken me for a rich man I think Smiley

    Nah. Smiley  That was just the VX220 effect. Smiley

    PS: I hope you got all the phone numbers before the traffic cleared up? Smiley

     


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    fritz


    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porker:
    Gnil:

    As a true car enthusiast , you are giving yourself the best treats possible  

    BTW : did your girlfriend want to vomit or was she ok ?

    Well, it's been a good summer from an enthousiasts' perspective: new car, Festival Of Speed, 24h Spa-Francorchamps, Nordschleife, ... I'm happy Smiley

    The girl is not my girlfriend, I actually only met her there for the first time. She surely didn't want to vomit, I got the impression she really liked the laps Smiley Can't wait to return!

     


     

    So , you' re returning for the girl ? girls ? Smiley


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Gnil:
    Porker:
    Gnil:

    As a true car enthusiast , you are giving yourself the best treats possible  

    BTW : did your girlfriend want to vomit or was she ok ?

    Well, it's been a good summer from an enthousiasts' perspective: new car, Festival Of Speed, 24h Spa-Francorchamps, Nordschleife, ... I'm happy Smiley

    The girl is not my girlfriend, I actually only met her there for the first time. She surely didn't want to vomit, I got the impression she really liked the laps Smiley Can't wait to return!

     


     

    So , you' re returning for the girl ? girls ? Smiley

    Smiley

    I will be returning with the girl Smiley.

    No, she was there with a friend, and she wanted to come along the next time we went to the 'ring.


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porker:
    .... last week while stuck in traffic on the E40, a MINI appeared next to me, suddenly three cellphone numbers were pressed against the window on a piece of paper Smiley. They must have mistaken me for a rich man I think Smiley


     

    Hey Porker - no need to wonder why or question what comes your way - just make the most of the VX220 effect Smiley These things happen sometimes Smiley 


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Haha, reminds of a story which occured a couple of weeks ago. A friend (beautiful young lady in her early twenties) joined me for some PAX laps in the GT3. Maybe that was a bad idea as she's a car nut herself and after the laps she said: well, I thought after finishing university I'd save for a house first, but I guess I'll live in a trailer and will get a GT3......two laps later: make that trailer a simple tent Smiley

    Anyway later we had a coffee at the Breidscheid Café and after a while she felt a bit uncomfortable, hence I asked what's going on. "Errrr, these people are looking at me, what are they thinking...?" Haha, I knew exactly what they were thinking - look at this old fart, he's using the GT3 to date some young chicks SmileySmiley 


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    LOL  


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    Rennteam Moderator - 997.1 C2S Coupe GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    P-J: Only one question pops up: cellphone & facebook of that young lady, I'm in my early twenties too


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    Re: First Nordschleife-trip with my new VX220.

    Porsche-Jeck:

    Haha, reminds of a story which occured a couple of weeks ago. A friend (beautiful young lady in her early twenties) joined me for some PAX laps in the GT3. Maybe that was a bad idea as she's a car nut herself and after the laps she said: well, I thought after finishing university I'd save for a house first, but I guess I'll live in a trailer and will get a GT3......two laps later: make that trailer a simple tent Smiley

    Anyway later we had a coffee at the Breidscheid Café and after a while she felt a bit uncomfortable, hence I asked what's going on. "Errrr, these people are looking at me, what are they thinking...?" Haha, I knew exactly what they were thinking - look at this old fart, he's using the GT3 to date some young chicks SmileySmiley 

    SmileySmileySmiley


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