After picking up the Clubsport last weekend it got me thinking about the cars I've had my number plate on and thought I'd put together a bit of a potted history.
Not expecting anyone to be overly interested just something to put out there.
The original H5 LRW, replacing my Alpine white MK2 CL
Was convinced to buy the MK4 in 2005 by the incarnation of Mrs LRWmotorsport at the time. It was the under powered 2.0 version. Big mistake but allowed me to take the MK2 on track.
Golf GTI Championship was announced late 2006. 8v was built to spec.
Little incident in testing
1st race 3rd in class, June 2007
Last race for the red 8v, collected at Coram, spin and win from the back of the grid, October 2012
Bit of road car history missing pictorially here.
MK4 went in favor of 2.0 16v Corrado in Red.
Relocation to Cheshire saw the demise of the Rado and welcome to MK GTI 150 diesel that promptly ate two tappets
MK4 GTI was replaced with a proper car:
Black co-part bargain replaced the red MK2 on track
Grubby finger build pic
Corrado had to go for practical reasons. I think Ken Lark is riding round with bits of it.
The only non-VW vehicle on the LRWmotorsport fleet
Ordered in August 2015 to make up for not having time to commit to a full seasons racing in 2016
Golf GTI Edition 40 Clubsport, fittingly the 7th vehicle to wear the plate and one it will be staying on for a long time.
The car is awesome.