FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24 - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > FPV & Tickford Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FPV & Tickford Forum GT, GT-P and all FPV Discussions. Formerly Tickford.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2003, 07:07   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
GTP 320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Posts: 2,627
FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

The FPV Performance Driving Course held at Calder on the 24th Sept was an awesome sight seeing some 21GT's lined up before the 9.00am drivers briefing lasting till 9.30am,for the first session the GT's were divided into 3 groups of 7 each which consisted of one group doing ABS Braking' the second group doing Controlling the car around a bend with the Traction Control features and sliding and getting used to the characteristic's of the beast and the third group did the Slalom driving,the three groups then rotated till they all did the three sessions.
Then it was for lunch all provided and a break for 1 hr.The afternoon session were divided into two groups one doing the race circuit for about an hr and the other group doing the motorkana consisting of a course set up with witches hats and a timed session using the TC both on and off,with the overall winner with the best time winning a $350 voucher for a High Performance Drivers course,and then the groups rotated once again.
Conducted by John Bowe Institute of Driving,all the Drivers gained valuable experience in respect of the driving and handling abilities, Performance and safety features that these GT's have to offer. I was most impressed with the professionalism of all the instructors and confidence that we gained as a result. I really got to appreciate what great vehicles these GT's are and came away smiling.
Thanks to David Cuff and his support staff, Ford and FPV for initiating this program.
Cheers John
__________________

"FPV & XR Owners Club of Victoria"
If you have an XR6, XR8, T-Series or FPV vehicle (GTs) why not join.
Motorsport,Show n Shine,Cruise days,Factory tours,Special events
FPV and XR Owners Club of Victoria

www.fpvxrclub.com
Extra's Leather seats, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Satellite Navigation, Reversing Sensors,

Last edited by GTP 320; 09-25-2003 at 07:09.
GTP 320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-25-2003, 09:39   #2 (permalink)
walking power
 
Fordy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: who cares
Posts: 3,035
Re: FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

Any pics????
__________________
Fordy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 16:33   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: melbourne
Age: 47
Posts: 15
Thumbs up FPV day @ CALDER

Fully echo GTP320's comments - fantastic day - should be compulsory for all drivers.
I have some pics - not sure how they'll come out.
davidc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 16:40   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mygt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: melbourne
Posts: 760
Re: FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

did any of the owners had mods done?
mygt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 17:18   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: melbourne
Age: 47
Posts: 15
As far as I know there were a few with exhaust mods, and the other ute had suspension mods, but I assume most were bog stockers - being only 3 or 4 months old.
davidc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 17:48   #6 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Re: FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

How do you run the time for a Pursuit with TC on?
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 20:27   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: melbourne
Age: 47
Posts: 15
confused

I'm not with ya ???
__________________
Pursuit #117, white, manual, leather, premium sound, tint windows, towbar, cold air intake, herrod s/s cats back - permanent grin!
davidc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 21:57   #8 (permalink)
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
 
Aussie Pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 7,777
Re: FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

Wooossshhhhhh!!!!!

(The sound of that joke wizzing past davidc's head LOL)

Of course the Pursuit has no TC so how can a Pursuit owner win da prize????????
__________________
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes

'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006.

'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Aussie Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2003, 23:46   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
GTP 320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Posts: 2,627
Re: FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

Pics will be uploaded Sunday night.
Cheers John
__________________

"FPV & XR Owners Club of Victoria"
If you have an XR6, XR8, T-Series or FPV vehicle (GTs) why not join.
Motorsport,Show n Shine,Cruise days,Factory tours,Special events
FPV and XR Owners Club of Victoria

www.fpvxrclub.com
Extra's Leather seats, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Satellite Navigation, Reversing Sensors,
GTP 320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2003, 00:01   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: melbourne
Age: 47
Posts: 15
Re: Re: FPV-Drivers training course Calder Sept 24

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussie Pete
How do you run the time for a Pursuit with TC on?
Now I'm with ya Pedro - for everyone else, translation : "How were your times due to the lack of Traction Control?"
Well, as it turned out, my times were middle of the road. Some GT's were quicker, some slower.
Also, in some sedans, absence or presence of TC didn't make a big difference. One bloke was 1/10 sec either way!
The ute's biggest downfall in the timed motokana was extra long wheelbase and bigger turning circle. Not to mention a couple of racers in the group.
Of course you and me know Oz, that we do have traction control. It's faster, more precise and produces bigger hard-ons than any computer module. You know what I'm talking about.
So to all those sedan drivers, cut the wires on your TC buttons and turn them into another fog lamp switch.
Who needs TC.
__________________
Pursuit #117, white, manual, leather, premium sound, tint windows, towbar, cold air intake, herrod s/s cats back - permanent grin!
davidc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > FPV & Tickford Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Distracted drivers fuel debate on auto safety Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 06-08-2003 00:26
Board urges cell-driving ban, NTSB: Measure would prohibit phone use by young drivers Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 06-04-2003 00:39
91% of drivers admit to risks Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 05-28-2003 20:20
Senile drivers cleared by GPs Falchoon The Pub 1 06-30-2002 21:48

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:55.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.