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Hmm. Mickey, what speeds were you going at exactly? 950 miles in under 12 hours means an average speed of 80 mph! Not counting for traffic or fuel stops, etc. that means you must've been traveling at hypersonic speeds.
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Originally Posted by karlfranz View Post
Hmm. Mickey, what speeds were you going at exactly? 950 miles in under 12 hours means an average speed of 80 mph! Not counting for traffic or fuel stops, etc. that means you must've been traveling at hypersonic speeds.
Well, 79.1667 (rounded to 4 places). Needless to say, they were moving!! Good stuff!!!
 
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He said under 12 hours, which is why I rounded it to 80 mph.
 

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Plus pit stops
 
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Plus pit stops
and a 45 minute train Journey under the channel (that was even faster!)
The BR package means even at that "rate of progress" it's still like sitting on the living room sofa watching a film of scenery fly by
 
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Whatever radar/laser avoiding system he has, I want it.
 
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Hello Mike and Greg
Great to have you back on this board and right in my desert landscaped backyard! I have been very interested in BR products and services I'll definitely be giving Greg a call or bringing my AM by to say hi
 

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Mike, do you perform the gearbox swap that can change a 2006 Vanquish S to a manual?
 
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Mike, do you perform the gearbox swap that can change a 2006 Vanquish S to a manual?
no we don't, but we have looked into it for a client who decided not to do it after actually driving a manual. The conversion is quite simple in reality.

our approach is to make work the best it can the current system. This does include a gearbox strip / evolution and rebuild then set up of asm unit which returns fast / faultless shifts and good traffic crawling.

but if you are set on going manual, perhaps because you have driven one, then ok. But for me, driving manual vanquish has one aspect which makes it a supercar removed, and the sense of occasion for me was dulled by having stick shift instead of asm, another reason why faultless set up of asm is our approach.
 
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You know, England's a teeny, tiny place. Scottsdale? Might as well be on the moon for us East Coasters (where most of the AM dealers are, cough, cough).

If I were setting up shop, AZ wouldn't have been my first choice...look at a map of US AM dealers, put your facility in the midst of the greatest concentration.

I agree. A sound long term strategy might be a location in the middle of the USA (Texas sells a disproportionate number of Astons) and one on the east coast should be considered. If you choose your partners closely, those three locations could generate a fair amount of business without losing the exclusivity or Q/C expected.
 
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Hello from British Automotive Repair

Hello to all 6 Speedonline members.

My company, British Automotive Repair, would like to thank all the board members for such a warm welcome to your site. Mike and myself are very happy to be part of the forum group.

British Automotive is a full service repair facility located in the wonderful, rust free, Scottsdale AZ area. We are a short 1 mile drive from Barrett Jackson Auction. We welcome all Aston Martin owners that may be in the Arizona area to stop by a see our facility. We have a wonderful tribute wall to the winning 1959 Aston Martin racing team. Our service facility is clean and very well orginized. We have the most current AMDS. All service parts are factory OE.

I welcome the opportunity to work with any forum members.

Check out our web site at. www.Britishautoaz.com An independant Aston Martin Repair facility.
 
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Welcome aboard, Greg. Glad you've partnered with Mike. Judging by the pictures, your facility looks really nice and you come highly recommended. Your website, on the other hand, needs a little help. It has a bit of '90s vibe going on. You might want to hire a web professional to look at a redesign to give it a look worthy of a business working on such fine automobiles. Cheers.
 
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I stopped by British automotive today and spoke with Greg, shop owner and Mike from Branford Rose who was in town. First off let me say Greg has a beautiful shop with a definite focus on modern era Aston's with plenty of old school eye candy around! I spoke with Mike for quite some time he truly has a vast knowledge of our cars and how to make them perform. I have been researching all high horse power options supercharging, TwinTurbo's and building the motor. The Bamford Gt4 engine definitely sounds like a sweet option. It's great having Bamford Rose here in the states especially working with such a great shop like British Automotive of Scottsdale I would recommend anybody who has a chance come check it out.
 

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