H.C.O.C (Henry Catchpole on Carfection)

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Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:49 pm

Joking apart that is very surprising to hear. I think he's an absolute natural.

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Post by Coaster1 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 pm



Too short!

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Post by Barry » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:47 pm

Ha, just posted this in Random thread too. Same age as my Civic, and same model my Ex had. Fun little cars but still not a patch on a DC2 IMHO.

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Re: H.C.O.C (Henry Catchpole on Carfection)

Post by Richard » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:14 am

182s are popular amongst those that know, aren’t they? Jethro, Henry and Harry all have them

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Post by Marv » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:57 am

Mate of mine in NZ had a 172 when I was over there back in 2012. I drove it on the South Island for a few weeks, they are a great little car.

Barry is correct though, the DC2 is much more special.
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Post by scotta » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:50 pm

Richard wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:14 am
182s are popular amongst those that know, aren’t they? Jethro, Henry and Harry all have them
Ive driven Neils 182 a few times - its an absolute hoot. nothing nothing nothing 5000 rpm BLAAAAHHHHHHHH Limiter.....Repeat.

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Post by Foz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:00 pm

All dependant on the very expensive Sachs dampers wasn’t it?

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Post by Marv » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:07 pm

Foz wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:00 pm
All dependant on the very expensive Sachs dampers wasn’t it?
Are you thinking of the Trophy?
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Post by Barry » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 pm

I drove the Clio 182 Cup quite a lot, while I owned the DC2 (did I mention that?) and I must be missing something as it just felt like huge grip and growly midrange to me, nowhere near the adjustable chassis the teggy has. Huge fun to throw down a B road don't get me wrong, and no doubt same pace in real world terms, but just not as engaging for me.

I actually rate the 106Gti higher, that was a sublime little car.

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Post by scotta » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm

Barry wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 pm
I drove the Clio 182 Cup quite a lot, while I owned the DC2 (did I mention that?) and I must be missing something as it just felt like huge grip and growly midrange to me, nowhere near the adjustable chassis the teggy has. Huge fun to throw down a B road don't get me wrong, and no doubt same pace in real world terms, but just not as engaging for me.

I actually rate the 106Gti higher, that was a sublime little car.
So it wasn’t quite as good as what’s universally renowned as one of the best handling FWD cars of all time?

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Post by Barry » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:37 am

scotta wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Barry wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 pm
I drove the Clio 182 Cup quite a lot, while I owned the DC2 (did I mention that?) and I must be missing something as it just felt like huge grip and growly midrange to me, nowhere near the adjustable chassis the teggy has. Huge fun to throw down a B road don't get me wrong, and no doubt same pace in real world terms, but just not as engaging for me.

I actually rate the 106Gti higher, that was a sublime little car.
So it wasn’t quite as good as what’s universally renowned as one of the best handling FWD cars of all time?
Correct. I would add that I put it behind the 106GTi that wasn't even included in that test, but what would I know I'm not a fancy pants motoring journo.

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Post by Nathan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:02 am

Barry wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 pm
I drove the Clio 182 Cup quite a lot, while I owned the DC2 (did I mention that?) and I must be missing something as it just felt like huge grip and growly midrange to me, nowhere near the adjustable chassis the teggy has. Huge fun to throw down a B road don't get me wrong, and no doubt same pace in real world terms, but just not as engaging for me.

Crap steering. No one says this

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Post by McSwede » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:16 am

Barry wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:37 am
scotta wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Barry wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 pm
I drove the Clio 182 Cup quite a lot, while I owned the DC2 (did I mention that?) and I must be missing something as it just felt like huge grip and growly midrange to me, nowhere near the adjustable chassis the teggy has. Huge fun to throw down a B road don't get me wrong, and no doubt same pace in real world terms, but just not as engaging for me.

I actually rate the 106Gti higher, that was a sublime little car.
So it wasn’t quite as good as what’s universally renowned as one of the best handling FWD cars of all time?
Correct. I would add that I put it behind the 106GTi that wasn't even included in that test, but what would I know I'm not a fancy pants motoring journo.
One of my friends had an early 106xsi a that was a fabulous little car to hurl down a B-road. It was a little cracker!

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Re: H.C.O.C (Henry Catchpole on Carfection)

Post by Foz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:37 am

Marv wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Foz wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:00 pm
All dependant on the very expensive Sachs dampers wasn’t it?
Are you thinking of the Trophy?
Probably, don’t really do french, although I would have an R26R

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Post by Mike1215 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:45 pm

Barry wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:37 am
scotta wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Barry wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 pm
I drove the Clio 182 Cup quite a lot, while I owned the DC2 (did I mention that?) and I must be missing something as it just felt like huge grip and growly midrange to me, nowhere near the adjustable chassis the teggy has. Huge fun to throw down a B road don't get me wrong, and no doubt same pace in real world terms, but just not as engaging for me.

I actually rate the 106Gti higher, that was a sublime little car.
So it wasn’t quite as good as what’s universally renowned as one of the best handling FWD cars of all time?
Correct. I would add that I put it behind the 106GTi that wasn't even included in that test, but what would I know I'm not a fancy pants motoring journo.
The 182 was one of the cars I tried after the Saxo VTS ( same as a 106gti to all intents and purposes ) but I couldn't really get on with the seating position. Felt like I was sitting on it rather than in it. Like Barry, I'm not a motoring journo either - preferred the supercharged Cooper S even though it wasn't as quick

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Post by speedingfine » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:09 pm



I missed this video when released. Obviously I love it, it's a lightweight lotus, but mainly I love that retrimmed steering wheel 😍

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Post by JonMad » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:26 pm

That does look good in that blue. Lovely film as ever.
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Re: H.C.O.C (Henry Catchpole on Carfection)

Post by Coaster1 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:51 am



Fake vents, WHYYYYYY??? :evil:

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Post by Coaster1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Oh yes.


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