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Forum: Multimedia 07-07-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 517,887
Posted By Matra et Alpine
we're a tough breed in Scottish Sprint and...

we're a tough breed in Scottish Sprint and Hillclimbs.
Never see an F1 driver get a shower :)
Check out 27s in !!!
I'd gone through earlier in the '8 , so walked the paddock and warned everyone.
...
Forum: Multimedia 06-26-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 517,887
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Yeah , was pushing too hard :( Myself and a...

Yeah , was pushing too hard :( Myself and a lightened S2000 were on exact same times and was a Personal Best time for me, tried too hard after a mistake at start and didn't turn in early enough...
Forum: Multimedia 06-25-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 517,887
Posted By Matra et Alpine
A nice angle on a wee run up one of our great...

A nice angle on a wee run up one of our great Scottish Hillcimb venuse.

Doune - King of the Hills :)

Doune hillclimb | Homepage (http://www.dounehillclimb.co.uk)

doune 2015 06 21 t2 ground...
Forum: Car comparison 06-01-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 85,575
Posted By Matra et Alpine
On that one ( and following anecdote ) the Matra...

On that one ( and following anecdote ) the Matra Bagheera, Brendan :)

I owned one in the 70s, parked outside our office in Glasgow. Came out to car to find an enthusiast looking over it and we...
Forum: Books, magazines, brochures and posters 03-31-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,932
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Nice, but not sure other than a "coffee table"...

Nice, but not sure other than a "coffee table" collector would want whole series as info is not very broad.
eg take A610, no mention it was available in RHD, the first Alpine to come from the...
Forum: Racing forums 03-31-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,063
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Yep, when Ducati do well in bike racing always...

Yep, when Ducati do well in bike racing always check the regulations :)
eg this time the weight versus engine size is silly and the who has to use MM hardware and software versus who can play with...
Forum: Gaming 03-30-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,742
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Try AC LTS, you'll be taken aback at how good the...

Try AC LTS, you'll be taken aback at how good the handling is and the tyre feel/interaction.
Still a long way to be a polished sim, but they've got the most important part right first.
Way better...
Forum: Gaming 03-18-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,742
Posted By Matra et Alpine
The Nordschliefe release on AC is as good as it...

The Nordschliefe release on AC is as good as it can ever get with the handling of the cars in that sim puts it way in the lead right now.
It "suffers" that they don't produce cookie-cars or tracks,...
Forum: Gaming 03-10-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,742
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Assetto Corsa

Been an early adopter and beta tester on this and the handling is excellent.
Lots of missing bits , ep multiplayer

BUT, tomorrow they release the first laser scanned Nordschleife and am waiting...
Forum: General Automotive 01-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 160,514
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Just wait for electric hub motor RWD. Already the...

Just wait for electric hub motor RWD. Already the European student car guys are producing cars beating the best of the petrol :)
Forum: Technical forums 12-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 275,680
Posted By Matra et Alpine
yep, in UK very common for each bus company to...

yep, in UK very common for each bus company to have had their own fleet of recovery vehicles.
As many old busses were designed on truck platforms then they formed a good basis for a towing vehicle...
Forum: Technical forums 09-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 135,176
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Never park a DS in the evening at high/med and...

Never park a DS in the evening at high/med and come back in the morning on lowest :)
But, yes I was playing to the stereo-type
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8,036
Views: 935,797
Posted By Matra et Alpine
I found all the bigger wheels succeeded in doing...

I found all the bigger wheels succeeded in doing was making the ride rougher. So bad I asked the dealer to check the tyre pressures !
In terms of handling it was negligible, it MAYBE pitched into...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 09-19-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,477
Posted By Matra et Alpine
yep, the 8 weighs 1500K with me and race fuel in...

yep, the 8 weighs 1500K with me and race fuel in it :(
The Hamster Racing Mk 2 MX5 is 1100kg in same trim.

For hills and sprints that hurts. Long track/circuit got em beat all the way, but in our...
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 37,776
Posted By Matra et Alpine
K, you just typed "evar" :( Please tell me it...

K, you just typed "evar" :(
Please tell me it was a typo
Forum: Technical forums 09-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 135,176
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Is it using the Peugeot system ? IIRC its tank...

Is it using the Peugeot system ? IIRC its tank empties in less than a 1km of driving so pretty much it's being used as a transmission rather than a drive I think :)
Mind you given past experiences...
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-19-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8,036
Views: 935,797
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Close call between it and the new PHEV Outlander....

Close call between it and the new PHEV Outlander.
Very impressive with electric rear wheel drive AWD setup :)
Forum: Technical forums 09-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 135,176
Posted By Matra et Alpine
"simple challenge" :) AS a designer and manager...

"simple challenge" :) AS a designer and manager in an R&D facility for a major multinational developing highly complex electronic devices let me assure you it is not "simple" unless you make it easy...
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8,036
Views: 935,797
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Nobody else knows yet, picking it up Wednesday. ...

Nobody else knows yet, picking it up Wednesday.
Can tow the horse and the race car and still turn in the mpg's :)
http://www.thecar.com.my/images/img_car/20120131kelvin2222A0608.jpg
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 09-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,477
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Reduced the weight. Quickened up the steering....

Reduced the weight.
Quickened up the steering.
Shortened the body, slightly increased the wheelbase.
All the things you do to make a fast sportscar :)

On the looks the side I have come to like...
Forum: Classic cars 09-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,826
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Worth going back for, off to book a ferry. The...

Worth going back for, off to book a ferry.
The museum staff are real enthusiasts and very helpful. They opened up the 916 so I could get photos for friend building a replica :) I thought they might...
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-18-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 37,776
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Rotaries are dumb in cars expected to be...

Rotaries are dumb in cars expected to be workhorses. Rotaries are awesome to drive hard :) At single revs Rotaries are winners. :debate:
Skoda sedan VRs diesels will smoke (pun intended) many...
Forum: Technical forums 08-05-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 135,176
Posted By Matra et Alpine
HI, been a while and see you are still following...

HI, been a while and see you are still following your dreams.

BIG problem when you try to completely seal any substantial electronics ( inc batteries ) is heat management and dissipation. In a car...
Forum: Multimedia 04-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 517,887
Posted By Matra et Alpine
Not posted or been on in ages, sorry guys, ...

Not posted or been on in ages, sorry guys,

BUT , to prove it CAN be warm and sunny in Scotland we had a great hillclimb at "the king of hills" in Doune and enjoy :)

Peter Locke Doune 19 April...
Forum: Classic cars 03-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,968
Posted By Matra et Alpine
yeah wiki :) A more plausible option would...

yeah wiki :)

A more plausible option would be an early Toyota Supra as the animation was drawn in Tokyo studio !!
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