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by akirk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HPC Young Drivers Day 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 884

HPC Young Drivers Day 2018

There is still space if any one wishes to book: The High Performance Course is running a Young Drivers’ Day on 28th July 2018. This is open to those aged 26 years or less and hold a full driver’s licence. Info on their website: http://www.high-performance-course.com/index.php?option=com_content&...
by akirk
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF 100 Flypast
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: RAF 100 Flypast

I think we are getting 50 of them over here during RIAT - will wait and see - there are enough other noisy things up in the air!

Alasdair
by akirk
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1575

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Also thanks for the suggestions of driving instructors/courses. I'm already aware of most of them and their great reputations, but the reason I haven't used them is simply distance. North of Carlisle/Newcastle would be where I'm looking, but I know that rather limits my options! For the cost of a c...
by akirk
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1575

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Welcome to the forum - a good self-evaluation, which is 90% of the battle - being aware and wanting to not be that person - we have probably all been there... I would suggest that your best bet is an initial session with a decent coach - and then take their advice on how to move forward - if you did...
by akirk
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

On YouTube look for Harry's Garage and his road trip to see the northern lights in a 1969 RR Silver Shadow that was purchased off ebay for less than £5k, a great adventure. Then you can find his road trip to the Sahara desert in a Ferrari Testarossa. Thank you, hadn't seen those - I like his videos...
by akirk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

I keep reading that in my head as Rolls Royce. Just had an image of you wafting into the EZ escorted by motorcycle outriders sweeping the hoi poloi out of your way. Planet Horse returning control to Earth :) In a Range rover you dont' need an escort, you just drive over the plebs to be fair, it is ...
by akirk
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ultra low emmission zone
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Ultra low emmission zone

like all these taxes it has nothing to do with congestion / emmissions / toxicity...
my RR is excluded, yet must be the least efficient of my cars on emissions...
Alasdair
by akirk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Reg Local - Autobahn Driving (new video)
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Reg Local - Autobahn Driving (new video)

good point, youtube does have options for captions or even auto-captioning, no idea how good it is... https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2734796?hl=en worth talking to him about it, he is registered on here, but not active, so poss. best to contact him either on pistonheads, or via his websit...
by akirk
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: This Website
Topic: Website not secure ?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Website not secure ?

We still have to log in on here, which means a password is going unencrypted. I'm sure everyone has good hygiene and uses a different and secure password for each site ( :lol: ), but it's still a good idea to make people think more about online security. Seconded. It doesn't bother me personally be...
by akirk
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: This Website
Topic: Website not secure ?
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Website not secure ?

the big issue is really that a decent certificate is commercial and costs money every year, people won't bother spending it, plus for real protection you need to consider firewalls, etc. as well... and most hacking comes from a dodgy email and then something loaded on the computer, SSL only protects...

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