David Grover

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Harpen­den, UK @prop­er­type­trol­heads Model 991 Car­rera S Year 2014

Ac­quired March 2016

Model 997 Cup

Year 2014

Ac­quired De­cem­ber 2016

With win­ter now set­tling in and the year com­ing to a close, it’s prepa­ra­tion time again for the 2018 race sea­son.

First stop was a trip to GT Mar­ques to see how they were get­ting along re­pair­ing the panel post the lit­tle ‘off’ at Snet­ter­ton. As we thought, it was only panel dam­age, but to make sure the car is 100 per cent straight it’s been nec­es­sary to strip the car back to its shell in parts just to make sure.

New ra­di­a­tors and a new steer­ing rack, which bent af­ter touch­ing the tyre wall, are also about to be fit­ted, then it’s time to re­build the car ready for the sea­son ahead. Then we need to re-de­cal the car to make it look the part. If any­one is look­ing for a race car, they have a cou­ple of nice 991 Cups for sale if any­one is in­ter­ested. One I raced at Brands GP ear­lier in the year, and I know is an ex­cel­lent car.

Next was time with the spon­sors to see who might be in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the cham­pi­onship next year. Ini­tial feed­back is prov­ing pos­i­tive, so we are pre­par­ing a full pack to ex­plain the choices busi­nesses have, and what level of in­volve­ment they can ex­pect in 2018 if they back the GT Cup again. The aim is to se­cure enough sup­port to sign up for eight to ten races by the time the Au­tosports Show comes around at the NEC in Birm­ing­ham in Jan­uary.

This com­ing week­end is a planned trip to Palmer­sports near Bed­ford as a treat

to my son who has just turned 25. If you haven’t been, I still be­lieve it’s the best track-day ex­pe­ri­ence you can have in the UK un­til you up­grade to per­sonal track and test days in your own race car. I will give a full re­port next month, as some of the cars are new since I was last there. It’s cer­tainly not a cheap day out, but com­pared to the ex­pe­ri­ence days for a cou­ple of hun­dred quid, the ex­tra money is 100 per cent worth it. A fa­mous quote (from one Steve Mcqueen) says “Rac­ing is life and ev­ery­thing else is wait­ing.” It cer­tainly feels like that at the mo­ment.

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