Published Tuesday, February 28, 2006 by Karen Phillips Racing.
If only it were that simple.
This evening has been rather strange... We got home from work and found a card on our mat confirming Karen's racing seat had tried to be delivered. So I set about preparing to retrieve it from a local parcel depot. before I managed to get very far, a neighbour knocked on the door and handed us another parcel. This turned out to be the 5 point Sabelt Harness. A little later another knock on the door from another neighbour. She was looking after a parcel for us, and when I collected the heavy thing from next door it turned out to be four new brake discs. Looks like Karen's going to be representing the local community at this rate.
Having sorted all that, I got to the parcel depot and collected the big box containing the seat. It wouldn't fit in the back of my Impreza! I had no choice but to remove the seat from the box and sit that in the front passenger seat. I was then able to deform the box enough to squeeze it across the back seats. Phew!
It's getting a bit crowded in our house, with boxes of bits everywhere. It's a good job we're buying a bigger house with a double garage and more room for racing gubbins. The only trouble is it means more stress. I've got a funny feeling everyone will want to move on the Easter weekend - The date of the first races!
Published Wednesday, February 22, 2006 by Karen Phillips Racing.
Here's a shot of Karen driving her MR2 around the Nurburgring. Actually, that's a total fabrication. It's actually one of several still captures from the GT4 game on the PS2, which the geeky bods at Priodev Media are using to help design the race cars vinyl graphics.
Karen has actually driven the full Nurburgring circuit several times in our Subaru Impreza Turbo, and had many passenger rides in various other cars including an Impreza 22B and a Honda S2000. Maybe one day she'll get to pilot her MR2 around there after all...
...Hot on the heels of Sabine Schmidt in the 'Ring Taxi?
Published Thursday, February 16, 2006 by Karen Phillips Racing.
Ever keen to cut down the costs involved with preparing our car, we've been bidding on eBay for a suitable racing seat or seats for the MR2. Our experiences thus far lead us to believe that eBay may indeed be loaded with bargains, but apparently these are not available to:
b) Anyone using a dial-up connection
c) Anyone not running dodgy software that outbids everyone at the last nanosecond
We'll keep trying until we win a suitable auction, or time constraints force us to pay over the counter for a brand new seat.