James Sa­muel

Poole, UK @James­samuel4

Total 911 - - Living The Legend – 911 Owner Reports -

997.1 Turbo Model 2008 Year April 2015 Ac­quired 996.1 GT3 Model 2000 Year Jan­uary 2018 Ac­quired

Well the weather has started to turn colder and with the nights draw­ing in it must mean it’s time for just one thing… win­ter car plans!

I love us­ing the win­ter months to get all the long-term jobs on the cars ti­died away as there are less days to re­ally en­joy the cars. A lot of re­search is be­ing done at present.

Back in the real world, since a house move we quickly re­alised that hav­ing five cars and two park­ing spa­ces was not con­ducive to a happy home. We de­cided to do away with the front gar­den and re­place it with much-needed park­ing and an in-and-out drive­way. It has made such a dif­fer­ence to daily life and means none of the cars end up blocked.

The Turbo hasn’t been very far this month, mainly due to work, but I did take it out for a blast early one morn­ing and it never fails to dis­ap­point. The Öh­lins dampers are so good at con­trol­ling the mass of the car and the Miche­lin 4Ss seem to have end­less grip. I know a few peo­ple run­ning the DSC PASM up­grade, but for me I will take a pas­sive set-up with the height ad­justa­bil­ity any day.

The GT3 and I have just got back from Spa. Last track day of the year and it was two days of wet weather. That said it’s an amaz­ing place steeped in his­tory and I still man­aged plenty of laps. The peo­ple are re­ally what make these trips, and trav­el­ling with my friends Richard and Ju­lian made it all the more spe­cial.

I can’t wait to get next year’s track ses­sions and road trips booked as and when the dates come out. Cir­cuit Days op­er­ate a fan­tas­tic event at Spa, so I would highly rec­om­mend if you are think­ing of go­ing. I used the in­struc­tors from RSR, who again I would have no is­sues rec­om­mend­ing.

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