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this has a bit of a story to it, but i'll make it quick.
i was invited to the release of the new Alfa Romeo 147, a big party hosted by Barbagallo Motors. it was all glitz and glamour and stuff. but the best bit was last week they let me take them for a test drive. so i arrived at the Barbagallo Raceway, where they race the V8 super cars (Perth Australia). first of all they take you around with a professional driver, and they teach you how to drive on the track. after a few laps, we pulled over in the pits, and swapped. so i'm thrashing this car at 160km/h and loving it. i must say it was a joy to drive. the first one i drove had the Selespeed sequential gearbox, it took a while to get used to changing gears on the steering wheel. then i drove the normal manual.
there was some time left over, so the guys running the show let me take my 93' Excel around the track. i raced against this other guy that was there in his crappy colt. he took off ahead of me, because i had to give way to an incoming Alfa, but i quickly caught up to him and over took him on the straight at 150km/h. all the while my friend was in the club house over looking the track and taking photos.

so i must say, there is nothing like official racing your own Hyundai on a world class professional race track.

i can't upload the pics, but i can email them to someone who can. thats if you want to see them
 

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Nice.. that's privaliged, racing cars on a professional track for free.... <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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You know I wouldn't miss checking out these photo's for the world! Send em on over to me! "[email protected]" Thats so cool! I'm still on the look out for blue plastic for my mud flaps. No luck yet. I may compile some sort of slide show for people about Hyundai Excel's....

Timothy Zacher
1991 Excel Evo II Rally Project
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cupdaddy, did you get the pics?
Pumbaa, i'll send them to you now, plus with the mudflaps, get a soft plastic, sort of almost rubbery. that way, it will be easy to cut with a jigsaw, and it won't break in any serious offroad driving
 

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Damn man! Send them over here to [email protected]

I always dreamt of racing my car(although I would buy another car for normal, sane use :)), but I figured that you'd have to stiffen the shocks and springs up, get more power from that 1468, and bigger wheels and tires......<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Question about the mud flaps. What are the dimension of yours? I am thinking that looks the best on the Excel...

Timothy Zacher
1991 Excel Evo II Rally Project
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http://www.geocities.com/nwhec/
 
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