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post #11 of 19 Old 23rd January 2014, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Race day at Hampton Downs 19th Jan 2014

Last Sunday I attended day 2 of the first weekend of the 2014 NZ Festival of Motor Racing, at the Hampton Downs circuit south of Auckland.
This was the M8's second day of racing, and both car and owner/driver "Fearless Fearghus" were in fine fettle.
That is apart from a restrictive camshaft oil breather issue, which caused some smoking due to oil blow-by past the valves.
This has hopefully been remedied by the removal of the breathers and the addition of larger hoses to the breather tanks.

Here are some pictures taken with my point-and-shoot camera - sorry they're not the best quality.
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The M8 was certainly in fine company, as this year's Festival is a celebration of Ferrari and there was a plethora of Maranello's finest in attendance.

On a related, but much sadder note, our thoughts and prayers go out to the great Michael Schumacher and his family.
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The look of this car is minblowing..........

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The look of this car is minblowing..........
The look and the sound...and this is just at idle!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWfb...ature=youtu.be

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And here's a clip of the ex-Gerhard Berger F1 car in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwco...ature=youtu.be

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Check out the August 2014 issue of BMW Car

For those who've not seen it yet, the M8 race car 'Venus' features in an article in the August 2014 issue of BMW Car Magazine.

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For those who've not seen it yet, the M8 race car 'Venus' features in an article in the August 2014 issue of BMW Car Magazine.
Those are some mind-blowingly beautiful cars. The M8 story was fascinating... I wonder what the M brand would have become had they made such a race-focused car.

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