Andi's Weekend In Pics (56k warning)

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Had a decent weekend of motoring goodness (that involved me doing no driving at all, oddly :D), so I thought I'd share the pics with you all. Started on Friday at about midnight, with my mate asking if I wanted to go up to Blackpool to see his mates newly mapped car. Wasn't a confirmed thing though, so he text me at 07:30 the next morning to tell me we were off at 08:30 (I wasn't expecting him to ring really, didn't go to bed till 05:30 :knackered:).

After a trip to the local tyre place for two new tyres on his Fiesta, we finally set off about 09:30 to Motorsport Developments in Blackpool. Not many pics, but we went to see a mate pick up his 1.8 Zetec Turbo Fiesta. My god is this thing quick, 210-220bhp in a fiesta, and the turbo chatter is so loud, its fantastic :D

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Us on an Esso forecourt. Rawli (my mate)'s Fiesta RS Turbo, with another RS Turbo on the left, and James' Zetec Turbo on the right. I'm the one in the light blue T-Shirt.

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The two RS Turbos.
 
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Then we left the other RS Turbo behind, and went over to see one of James' mates, and to have a good blast round Preston. The journey was awesome, Rawli's RS Turbo thrashing along, chattering away, letting off then letting the Zetec Turbo pass, chattering away too, the looks on people's faces was brilliant.

So we got to Preston and met up with this guy, utter nutter, had a really beat up Jetta he thrashed the nuts off everywhere, even when it was cold, looked well looked after, honest. Shame. Anyway, went over to a retail park and took a few pics and had a chat..

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The Zetec Turbo is a real monster, he reckons its just about the right power, it was mega quick, and he's not even switched it onto high boost yet. Makes me want a Mk3 Fiesta..
 
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Sunday, about 12:30, just settling down to watch the F1, and Rawli rings again, do I fancy going up to Preston (again) for an RS meet. Why not. So off we trot down the motorway to a little pub just off the A6. Proper mad seeing all this cars in the middle of a carpark full of people carriers and little hatchbacks and stuff.

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Rawli's FRST and a Martini Sierra Cosworth

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Bloooo wheels

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Awesome Cossies
 
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Nice Saph

Then we convoyed off to the Waterside pub on the docks in Preston. Highlight of the day, thrashing down a nice road with loads of roundabouts on, the faces of people we passed was brilliant. Thrashing round all the roundabouts, some serious sideways action, and the noise was glorious, some fantastic exhaust notes and incredible chatter, so, so loud.

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Leaving the pub

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First Roundabout

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Managed to get a random Escort Finesse caught up in the middle of the convoy
 
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Of all the cars going round this roundabout, I managed to press the button as a Merc went round, ah well. This ones for you Gurdas!

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In front...

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...and behind

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Can imagine the looks as we went through the town centre

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Then we managed to get split up, and we got lost
 
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Then this went past..

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I swear there was a cossie here when I pressed the shutter..

Discovered we'd actually stopped about 100m from the pub, we'd have seen it if we'd have gone on a bit further. So arrived at the pub, had a drink and a chat, and took a few more pictures.

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More Cossies..

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More escorts..

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..and some chuffing big brakes

And that's how I'll leave it. Apologies for melting your modems. These are actually the edited down pics, I've left the more random ones out, honest..
 
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Slime101 said:
Hmm, i'm not overly convinced by the massive collection of very dated and nastily chavved up cars...specially the whale tails :eek: :(

You do know that the Whale Tail comes as standard on the RS Cosworth escort, right? :confused:
 

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Slime101 said:
Hmm, i'm not overly convinced by the massive collection of very dated and nastily chavved up cars...specially the whale tails :eek: :(

None of those cars are really chavved up though, and the whale tails are standard and give the cars so much character...

Great pictures Andi, I love seeing fast Fords, we need more on here. :D
 
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Some fantastic looking cars there. I want all the Escort cossies and all the S1s :p

Slime101 said:
Hmm, i'm not overly convinced by the massive collection of very dated and nastily chavved up cars...specially the whale tails :eek: :(
Eh?
 
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Slime101 said:
Hmm, i'm not overly convinced by the massive collection of very dated and nastily chavved up cars...specially the whale tails :eek: :(
You mean the whale tails that were standard fitment from the factory and are there for real downforce, right?
 
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Slime101 said:
Hmm, i'm not overly convinced by the massive collection of very dated and nastily chavved up cars...specially the whale tails :eek: :(

idiot! learn about cars :p

stunning pics that martini cossie is yummy, and a big *salute* to the series 1 RST boys! and norty tw fox :D
 

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do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS
do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS
do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS
do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS
do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS
do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS
do not FRP / Turbocharge the ZS

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Nice pictures andi :)
 
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