anyone fancy a trip down the A3? i just realised that there is a nice shiny new tunnel there just about 12 miles from my front door.....and not seen a mention of it on here....(its a big one too)...
im going off there on saturday to see what the traffic and length of it is, so i will report back. anyone who fancies it just add something on here...no dates or times as i can do it every night in about 10 mins from my place, so just make a suggestion.
Last month driving through the tunnel, I found it a pleasant experience booting it through with a passion red Corvette Z06 up to 70 and back down again a couple of times.
It's 1.4 miles long and if you go to the Devils Punchbowl, you can grab yourself a quick afternoon drink too. It's national speed limit - so 70mph through the average speed check. However, if you enter the average check at 40mph and plant your foot at the tunnel entrance, you can "theoretically" hit 80 twice as long as you slow down in between times.
I used the tunnel twice per day for 3 months for a contract role. I could've gone a quicker way to the job, but it wasn't as much fun! Only drawback is when there is heavy rain or fog as the speed tends to be reduced to 40mph. Still fun though!
oooh thanx max, i used to work down there but avoided hindhead like the plague. never actually been through the tunnel. thanx for the info on the speedcams (maybe i should take my big wire cutters .....)
The mivec roar in an enclosed space is astonishing, especially in chorus!
I completely agree with you there! I had the priviledge to do it with a red Corvette Z06 if memory serves me right - the guy looked at me, I looked at him, we had both entered the tunnel at 40mph. He planted it a split second before me and was in my rear view a couple of seconds later. We performed this trick twice!! I couldn't hear the Z06 over the Mivec roar. It was after the tunnel that his top speed overtook my nerve!
im up for a meet at the punchbowl julys ok with me, august im away for a week on the 16th, start a list and date im sure a few more sotherners will join in
so july is the first date.......any advances on "july" someone fancy picking a day? and we can start a list...
like i said i don't care when it is i would go now if someone fancied it.....ok maybe not right now im just off in the bath...or is that too much information?
been thinking about the speed limit too....im sure i could manage to stay within both the speed limit and in mivec mode for a mile n some......1st would be a bit off but second is a possible...after all its the noise we need in the tunnel, not necessarily the speed......and yes i do know what happens when you get a few fto drivers together for a "run" i was at the back of thirteen going to gatwick........nice n steady was the word b4 we set off, i turned onto the m25 and there were fto's all over the place...even one passing on the hard shoulder......
if we take some dr pepper......whats the worst that could happen....lol