After missing out on this show last year I was sure not to miss out this time around. It pretty much marks the final show of the season, so it was fantastic to see such great weather for the turnout of VAGs at the Titanic Dry Docks. Yet again, another great show organised by GTINI…
Since getting the new car my mind was made up that I wanted a roof rack for transporting the MTB – I was tired of having no back seats in the Clio and I definitely didn’t want that hassle in the Cupra… Cue the THULE roof rack and bike carrier – I love it! Straightforward to put together, and I trust it knowing that everything is secure!
After 3 years of ownership the 172 Clio has moved on to it’s new owner. I didn’t like saying goodbye, I loved that little go-kart… But there comes a time when a change is needed, and so I made the switch to a VAG turbo.
Main highlights of the change was the size difference, build quality and noise (no noisy exhaust!). It’s very different to drive, with bursts of power rather than the nice equal power-band that you get from the F4R Clio engine. Oh, and it handles like a boat in comparison… but what wouldn’t!?
One beautiful day in July we decided to go to Rostrevor Forest for a walk and to take in the views. It’s a stunning place that I only found out about through the new bike trails that were built there.
I brought the camera along, and since the sun stayed out in made for some nice pictures!
Yet again another Rolling Road day, but this time at Auto-Tune in Ballymena. Auto-Tune moved premises recently, albeit just around the corner – but now their unit has a bit more space for parking – great for days like this. To find out more about Auto-Tune and what they offer, check out their website :: Auto-Tune :: http://www.auto-tune.co.uk/
I spent the majority of the day here watching the cars come and go on the rollers. The final number of cars that ran was just shy of 50!
As well as enjoying the cars that turned up I had a great chance to catch up with old faces, and get a chance to meet a lot of great like minded enthusiasts! I really enjoyed catching up with Mark from Mad Tuning, and Thomas from TM Auto Specialist, even though it was only brief chats!
So, a great first event for 2013 for me – let hopes more outings like this are to follow! Big thanks to Colin and Mark for organising the day!
Now for a selection of pictures of what was on offer today:
It’s a compilation of all the best Renault Sport pictures the French can find – and my word it’s brilliant!
Some of my favourites: