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$500+ Later... $500+ Later...

The Mini is getting new rotors, stainless steel brake lines, and Hawk HP+ brake pads! Plus $100 in lunch money for using the coupon for taking part in the track night that resulted in me needing new brakes in the first place! So much for my first paycheck from the new job.

Track Days are fun. Track Days are fun.

My dad and I brought his BRZ and my MINI to Thompson for an SCCA Track Night in America event today. Fun times were had and my brake fluid was properly boiled (seriously, my brakes now need to be bled so bad you can hear it squidging when you touch the pedal). Sadly, no on track SR20 until the track photographers…

And she's done And she's done

Patched up the area the tape took off and she’s good to go. The paint that has gotten sunlight seems to be fading to match the existing paint nicely.

Well it came out pretty good Well it came out pretty good

With the exception of that area by the tail of the P which came off with the tape. I’m going to try patching that area up tomorrow once I know the paint is 100% cured enough that I can put tape on it.

Update: Base coat is on Update: Base coat is on

Clear coat will go on tomorrow morning after Monaco. Not to bad for my first paint job if I do say so myself.

Color matched spray paint? Color matched spray paint?

So the Mini has begun to develop a small bit of rust on the bottom of the drivers door. Nothing major but it bugs me none the less. I would like to sand it back and then paint it so that it looks good from a few feet back and isn’t going to spread further.

Parked outside my dorm Parked outside my dorm

I wonder how much it costs to replace that windshield.

The over-sized red firesuit really goes well with the green chassis The over-sized red firesuit really goes well with the green chassis

Not really. But at least I only got cooked to a nice medium rare in the sun by using it instead of the black suit.

Screeeeeccch Screeeeeccch

500tw Hankooks aren’t too happy when you autocross them. The Mini will still tripod even in the damp though.

Well I know what I'm doing today Well I know what I'm doing today

Podracer (did anyone ever refer to this by its official name?) is now on GoG as of yesterday. The people at GoG have tweaked the game files so you can now run this amazing game on modern PCs and at high resolutions. Now I just need a USB N64 controller to complete the experience...

Just in time for the first AutoX of the year Just in time for the first AutoX of the year

My magnetic number panels are here, courtesy of RallyGrafix!

Damn, Forza 7 is way faster than Forza 4 Damn, Forza 7 is way faster than Forza 4

Back in the day I used to spend hours on Forza 4, desperately trying to break into the 6:30s with the prototypes. In Forza 7 breaking the 6:00 barrier is nothing. 5:49.059 with a somewhat sloppy lap, just a bit tidier and I think I could pull off a low 5:47.

Watching WorldRX Watching WorldRX

No front brakes on the new Megane? EDIT: Apparently the Megane runs inboard brakes at all 4 corners.

I think I need a booster seat I think I need a booster seat

Or a smaller steering wheel. Ferrari F-158, Forza 7.

I like mine better I like mine better

But the Countryman S still gets a thumbs up from me.

MTOD's new update really likes scroll bars MTOD's new update really likes scroll bars

One for most of the scrolling and another for the final 5 pixels. In other news the video now scales with window size, allowing me to simply snap it to the side and not have to adjust the window to see the entire video.

Well aren't you special Well aren't you special

Just park on the sidewalk in front of the doors to move back in after break. I see no problem with that.

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