BvdV - The Dutch Engineer
dutchengineer
8/28/19
12:36 PM
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That looks amazing! The price seems really reasonable for the condition of the car. For the price, I would almost consider driving this thing across Canada for fun, and having it shipped to Europe afterwards. If only I had space for more cars...

8/22/19
5:10 AM
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Yeah definitely! For me the it’s only a few hundered km away, so not such a big problem. But I felt for gmporschenut, who had booked a Suzuki Swift Sport for the following morning, but decided to cancel it due to the weather.

8/21/19
3:42 AM
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Yeah, ideal situations are tricky enough for my liking, especially when it is busy. That evening most of us said that they were never going to drive the ring in the wet again.

8/20/19
12:51 AM
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Can confirm! I drove the track twice, once in the dry, where the Twingo was clearly near the limit, and once in the wet, where the track was totally undrivable. To make it worse this was on raceday, just after a 4hr VLN race, meaning their also was plenty of rubber and oil on the track. All I did was understeer under

8/17/19
3:19 AM
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Maurice (Maus) Gatsonides is a bit of a legend over here. Story goes that he was once competing in an autoslalom event, and asked if it was okay if he went last. After the other competitors posted a time, he put his foot down and ran over all the cones in a straight line, and won. He had calculated that the penalties

7/28/19
2:49 PM
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A petrol swap is definitely something I would consider too. For sound reasons I would prefer the Sport engine, but a GTI engine or a plain 2.0 16v would probably be easier to find. Although the torque of a diesel can be useful for hauling parts or a car.

7/28/19
8:45 AM
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Ones similar to those also existed in the Netherlands. However, this being a 93 I think it was built after a rule change, so it lacks the rear seats and windows, but has the normal roof.

7/17/19
1:13 PM
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Thanks! I don’t want to cut corners, and want to stay realistic, so I’m aiming for Spring 2020. But I’m going to make a more accurate planning once I have fully checked every part of the car.

7/17/19
12:34 AM
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They have been swappes into Twingo IIs, and that’s said to be a hoon. I can imagine the even lighter Twingo I would get a weird balance from such a big engine though

7/16/19
5:34 PM
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That’s one of the oddest combinations your garage must have seen! And given the cars that have been in there that’s quite an achievement :p