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#980516 - 27th Oct 2008 1:06pm Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out *****
BMW Joe Offline
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Knock Out Round - Ends 3rd November at 9pm

Only 3 cars will make the Final Vote.

Please Read the Details of members cars.

Keep the banter fair and in the spirt of the competition.

Tell us why your car should win!!


7 Cars to choose from
Pictures are from members MMC Topics,
Find and host your best ones - Good luck everyone happy



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Mi_Craig - Deavinsons Sprint




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StuyMac - Honda Civic Race Car




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BMW_Joe - BMW E36




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krisGTi - Ford Escort GTi




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Golfvr - Passatt Estate




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sonyj - Subaru Impreza




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Mondeo_Scott - Ford Mondeo




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#980517 - 27th Oct 2008 3:14pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: BMW Joe]
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Registered: 13th Oct 2004
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My car should win, as it was built on a tight budget under 2.5k,including buying the car!!!!.
Its used every day and often driven hard.
Does everything it says on the tin,including last fri,was seen lugging:-
6 sheets of 4ft x 4ft plaster board
and
12, 9ft lengths of 4"x2" timber.
and
a medium size super-lambanana.

AND STILL TURNS HEADS
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HERE IS THE FULL RUN DOWN,bought standard.

Engine Bay
1.8T AEB engine,
57i Kit,
N75J valve,(holds boost longer)
AwesomeGti AMD remap and rolling road - 190bhp
Forge Oil/Water/Petrol Billet caps,
Painted Engine cover,
Polished Strut brace,
Custom sebring backbox,

Bodywork
FK crystal headlamps/indicators,
Japspec. Front bumper strip,
Clear side indicators,
Custom exhaust,
De-badged grill,
Headlamp eyebrows,
Aero wipers,
Full window tint.

Chassis
19” Ace alloys,
215x35 and 235x35 tyre combo,
Custom mix P.I. lowering springs,inc. Heavy V6 rear springs,
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#980518 - 27th Oct 2008 3:28pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: golfvr]
BMW Joe Offline
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Originally Posted By: golfvr

Forge Oil/Water/Petrol Billet caps,
Painted Engine cover,
Polished Strut brace,


Pics???


For me, it's a choice between yours and Stuy's race car.

Convince my vote with some decent engine bay pics wink
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#980519 - 27th Oct 2008 3:40pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: BMW Joe]
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Well, Mine started out in life as a lightly modified road car!!



..then over last winter I transformed it in to a full on race car to compete in the Classic Touring Car Series. Car is still road legal, and is still MOT'd, though I have let the Tax lapse as its a bit uncomfortable to drive on the road.

Pretty much all modifications have been done by myself, on the drive, come rain or shine...

As the season has progressed Ive got more and more used to the car, and Ive evolved the handling with additions to suspension parts, and adjustments to suspension parts. The last race showed just how competitive it had got - qualifying 4th out of 18 cars in the wet at Silverstone!!!

There are so many things that Ive done to this car now, bet thing to do is look at my MMC as the number of pictures would take this thread over :Grin:

Here is how she looks now....

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#980520 - 27th Oct 2008 4:16pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: golfvr]
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#980521 - 27th Oct 2008 4:53pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: golfvr]
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Registered: 16th Apr 2006
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Loc: Spital
Where should I start....

Mine should win as its definately something a bit different. Its certainly not something you see every day.

I bought it as Ive been dying to get myself racing since an early age, and with Karting becoming more popular, it seems a fantastic series to begin in. Huge fields made up of people from all ages and backgrounds.

Even though not 100% finished, over a busy and hectic motorsport based summer, I managed to eventually take delivery of it, take it all apart, cleaned and put back together again.

The only thing Im waiting for, as you all know, is the engine. Considering that it is a Single Pistoned, 100cc 2 Stroke Vortex, it has performance levels that will put the majority of cars on Britains roads to shame.

Top Speed - 80 mph (Single gear and chain)
0-60 - 5 seconds

It has the ability of becoming a shifter kart, which basically means that a 100 cc engine will power the kart through 5 gears, onto a top speed of around 135 mph. If I were to use a 250cc Gearboxed engine, top speed would be around 160 mph !!!!!!!! All this without a seatbelt omg

For power to Weight, NOTHING even comes close thumbsup



Edited by Mi_Craig (27th Oct 2008 4:54pm)
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#980522 - 27th Oct 2008 6:21pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: MGCraig]
BMW Joe Offline
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Registered: 30th Apr 2006
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Loc: Birkenhead
Although not much work has been done recently, a lot has changed from when I first got it.

Started off completely standard.




Modifications include:

- M3 Mirrors
- Front Splitter
- Lowered 40mm/60mm
- Reconditioned Head with Fast Road Cams
- New Gaskets, Plugs, Leads, Water Pump, Pullys & Battery
- Spal 12" Electric Fan
- DVD Player (inc. TV, DVD, MP3, Bluetooth, SD/MMC Card)
- Front & Reverse Camera with Digital Video Recorder
- Fog Lights
- Spoiler With Brake Light
- M3 Gear Knob
- 57i Induction Kit
- Blueflame Twin DTM Exhaust
- Integral A2 Alloys (White) with BMW centre caps
- M3 'Vadar' Leather Front Seats (rear ones are still cloth)
- 60mm Steering Wheel
- Smoked Angel Eye Headlights & Indicators
- 5000k HID Kit
- Colour coded trim
- Sound deadening foam under carpet & in doors
- Black Carpet
- Smoked side repeaters
- Toad Text Alert Alarm
- Wind Deflectors (which came off on the motorway)
- New Reg Plate (which I got a £30 fine for)
- Footwell Lights
- Painted front calipers












Still to do:

- Back leather seats
- Front Strut Brace
- Rear Tints
- Cruise Control
- Digital Clock
- Cup holders
- Poly bushes
- Uprate bolts to Stainless Steel
- Door courtesy lights
- Sort Amp & Sub out
- Finish wiring
- Leather Door cards
- Reverse Glow Dials
- Rear Disc Conversion
- New Clutch
- Fit petrol cap release cable

Oh, and fix the pissed exhaust

Then I'll be happy smile

After rebuilding the engine and not managing to even get it, nevermind back on the road, I came 3rd for Car of the Year 2007.

Hopefully 1st This year?
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#980523 - 28th Oct 2008 6:42am Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: BMW Joe]
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#980524 - 28th Oct 2008 10:11am Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: golfvr]
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Time to vote
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#980525 - 28th Oct 2008 10:18am Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: BMW Joe]
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Should the voting buttons not be in the first post wink
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#980526 - 28th Oct 2008 10:47am Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: StuyMac]
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Registered: 17th Aug 2007
Posts: 134
Loc: Wallasey
I has voted,,, Joe next year can we have a van of the year comp please??
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#980527 - 28th Oct 2008 11:41am Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: BMW_Sparkie]
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Originally Posted By: Vivaro_Sparkie
I has voted,,, Joe next year can we have a van of the year comp please??

mine would win cos its got windows!

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#980528 - 28th Oct 2008 12:35pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: StuyMac]
BMW Joe Offline
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Should the voting buttons not be in the first post wink

Yeah but I'm a mong and forgot to put it on, and people may have already voted now smack

learn
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#980529 - 28th Oct 2008 6:22pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: BMW Joe]
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Tis a tough one this..

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#980530 - 28th Oct 2008 9:23pm Re: Car of the Year 2008: Knock Out [Re: StuyMac]
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Registered: 11th May 2004
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Loc: Happy Home
Voted goodluck peps.
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