Post by Jay TrackAddict on Jul 24, 2017 7:25:37 GMT
Just something I've been thinking about lately. I've had my Puma for over 9 years now and its gone from daily driver to track car over that time, but since it became my second car I've barely used it on the roads.
I think I'm partly worried of the wrong sort attention it might attract having bright orange wheels and huge wing on the back and I just can't be doing with the hassle of being pulled over in it.
I only now ever use the car for track days and I think last year I did less that 1500 miles in it.
Do I just need to man up and drive it or am I not alone here?
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Well I've only just bought mine so haven't actually used it on a track yet but plan to, have a set of white STI wheels with Toyo Proxies fitted that I shall use instead of the black OZ's when I do.
I don't use it as a daily driver though, it's a little too loud for long journeys plus it's not very economical as you can imagine, just take it out for a run now and then to keep everything ticking over and turning.
Think it takes some of the fun away from it if you drive it every day but that could just be me! Hell mine has only done 300 miles since it's last MOT as my mate hardly used it before I bought it off him
Like most of us, we have a nice road car, and as it evolves into a track car, we seem to not use it as much on the road. I am in a similar position, but i dont use mine as much on the road due to the amount of camber and castor i am running and it will kill the new track tyres i bought.
Still a great car on the road, and ok for the weekend blat, but not long journeys. Like has been said when you only use it occasionally it puts a smile on your face
I think this is prob the biggest challenge - you can build a nice fast road car that will be compromised on the track, or a track car that is compromised on the road, so its always a bit of a balance..
Regarding what other people think, unless your car is bright green with a cartoon dragon on the bonnet I think you should just man-up and drive it
For me that's half the fun, having a road legal track car that's driven to the track day and driven on the road ect. I see no point in having a trailered car for track day use. At that point you may as well go racing and have a full race car. Plus anything you do to the car ect you can get a feel for and test before going to a track day and having issues