"Hello, I Should've Bought a..."
We're a bunch of guys interested in all things motors, whether it's cars, motorbikes, track days, watching BTCC and Formula 1, or travelling to LeMans.
The name, "Should've bought a...", originated during our first visit to LeMans. A group of snobs heckled our friend's VX220 Turbo with the chant "Should've Bought a Lotus".
The next year we all returned with our cars sporting suitably sarcastic stickers and the name stuck.
Submitted by Fraz on 17. August 2011 - 10:41.
A few months have passed since I took the BMW on my first full track day.
In that time I've replaced the front brake pads (they vanished on the way to LeMans) and now the car is in for its MOT. It needs two front tyres and a ball joint plus bushes. With labour and a bit of rounding that's £800.
Plus the fee for the track day the total comes to a cool £1000.
Do I regret it? No, not at all. Will I do it again? Not any time soon.
Submitted by Fraz on 14. April 2011 - 13:57.
A trackday has been top of my To Do list for a while but the expense and fear my car wouldn't last has always stood in the way. That is until now.
I took my BMW 323i Coupe (e36) to Brands Hatch for the day and it was tyre squealingly awesome. I loved every minute of it. Only the shorter Indie circuit was open which meant more oppertuniy to perfect the perfect line and squeeze the accelerator a little more each and every lap.
Submitted by Fraz on 14. February 2011 - 17:14.
As regular readers will already know I've been waiting to see what the new McLaren can actually do. well here is the news from the guys at Top Gear:
"It was fun, it was fast, and it rearranged my hairstyle".
I'm still not sure it's better than the Ferrari 458 Italia. I look forward to learning more and finding out.
Submitted by Fraz on 11. February 2011 - 12:57.
I saw this article on the Auto Express website:
I don't usually pay too much attention to concept cars. I've always been more interested in their real world derivatives.
But I thought I'd post this article as the new BMW roadster concept looks stunning and the open cabin must give that great wind through the hair feeling. I hope any real world derivatives don't venture too far from this concept.
Submitted by Fraz on 3. December 2009 - 10:21.
Submitted by Fraz on 25. September 2009 - 9:16.
A super car, designed for daily use and with the lowest carbon output per hp of any car currently on the market. Good work McLaren, just have to wait and see what the MP4-12C is like on the road.
And the McLaren website is just fantastic:
Can you get a mortgage on a car?