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Limavady Custom Cruisers
- Me, Myself, and I
- > Join Limavady Custom Cruisers, a club for those passionate about > motorsport,> wanting a bit of craic and committed to 'doing it safely'. Club meet on > 2nd> Thursday of each month, Greystone Road Campus, Limavady. 7.30 pm. > Current> project involves preparing a Mondeo ST (given by Roads Policing, Maydown)> for straighlining.>> Full Membership, 16 years+ - £10. Registration takes place on 8th May at> Greystone Road Campus, 7.30 pm. There will also be Need4Speed playoffs,> winners to have opportunity to sit with WRC (World Rally Champion) driver> Richard Hogg at the Shackleton Motor Sport event, July 2008.>> Future club outings include: Bishopscourt on 11th May to benchmark the> Mondeo over the 1/4 mile and 15th May to North West practice night > including> tour of the pits.
Talk from PSNI @ Limavady College<u/>
Inspector Stevie Haslett of the Roads Policing unit, pulled no punches as he set the scene to a group of 50 young people with a few exceptions as they packed into one of the conference rooms at Limavady College. Stevie used a powerpoint presentation to show images of crashed cars and then outlined statistics relating to road traffic collisions in Northern Ireland, between speed and distance and the legal side of buying a car.
He pointed out the factors and highlighted that young drivers (17-24 years) were responsible for 70% of 282 fatal collisions and 61% of 2093 serious collisions. The main hazards in the Limavady area are Careless Driving, Excess speed, emerging from a minor road without care, pedestrian fault, alcohol/drugs and other. More importantly he emphasised that every accident is more than a statistic, it is a life and affects families and has serious affects on health service staff, police services etc.
After warm food and some tea, William and Adrian, then started to explain what will be involved in the project and its different stages. The other team members also got the opportunity to introduce themselves to the group and make themselves known and also explain what part they will have in the project. The PSNI brought in the Mitsubishi Evo that they use for road trafficking and let the group see the gadgets that they use and let the group try them which made for some interesting conversation.
Students were then asked to think up possible project names and volunteers to carry out regular media releases and video diary.
Did you know that at 40 mph – 9 out of 10 pedestrians are killed?
Did you know that at 30 mph – 5 out of 10 pedestrians are killed?
Did you know that at 20 mpg – 1 out of 10 pedestrians are killed?
Talk by Richard Hogg & Jon44w @ Limavady College<u/>
Richard Hogg who has been a Rally Driver for some time came in and took the opportunity to talk about his interest in car sport to a group of over 50 which gathered at the College. He used a DVD from inside his Ford Focus at the Dogleap rally to highlight the damage caused to his car at a low speed collision with a tree stump, but more importantly he wanted to show the injuries that his navigator received from the accident. His co-pilot received a broken back due to crashing at around 30mph.
There were many questions and answers and Richard told us that his interest had started from being involved with stockcars. He encouraged us all to keep our sport off-road and that low level entry to motor sport can be relatively cheap.
Following Richards talk on the rallying scene, John and Baz from jon44w encouraged us all to set our sites high for the upcoming project and gave us a talk on the modified car scene and about www.jon44w.com itself.
After their talk they gave us all copies of “LegaLimits” which is a DVD “that takes you into the underground world of the modified cruise scene” . John also brought his Renault 5 turbo which Can do a ¼ mile drag in just over 13 seconds and Baz also brought his Vauxhall Monaro which has a 5.7 V8 engine producing around 400bhp. The group then spent a lot of time looking around the two vehicles which brought an end to the meeting.
Group Visit to East Coast Customs, Lisburn<u/>
Now where do you start? What a night it was for everyone. Andrew (the owner) from East Coast Customs closed the workshop down early to allow a bus load of us to get up close and personal with the cars that were in the workshop area and also the rolling road. Not only did he close the workshop, he arranged for a whole load of hardware e.g. Turbos, 10 second ¼ mile Evo engine etc. to be there for us to see and photograph whilst learning all about the cars at the same time.
If that was not enough, he spent loads of time explaining on what way to best modify the ca
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