I moved over to the UK from the US a few months ago, but couldn't bring my car so I gave it to my dad to use while I am here though it doesn't sound like he wants to give it back
I have an R50 MINI Cooper lightly modded for track events but still street legal (15 mins of fame): http://killboy.blogspot.com/2009/06/...ittle-16l.html
Gets ~1.4G peak
Being close to so many tracks and missing driving a lot -> I am on the lookout for a fun track car (I live walking distance from work) and figured I can't go wrong with something like a well maintained 3-series or similar. Not after the biggest hp beast but something that won't need much work outside of standard maintenance (couldn't bring my tools either ) and will be a blast to drive.
So I will be prowling the For Sale side of the site rather often. I prefer buying from forum members because I feel like they care about keeping the car in good upkeep and I had plenty of OCD car care practice just keeping my white wheels white with organic street pads and track pads (both put absurd amounts of dust out). Things like cages and fixed back seats are a plus but not required. Comfortable street driving is last on the list of "things to check for"
The MINI forum in the US had some great support and help and I hope to learn a lot and start giving back in knowledge as soon as I can. My background is automotive engineering (I did the brakes and carbon fiber chassis on a couple race cars in the US). But most of all I can't wait to get to some track days and figure out shifting with my left hand