My parents had come to visit for the weekend and as the sun was shining it was a good opportunity to take my Dad out for his first ride. He's backed me all the way with this project and if wasn't for his help I'd still be some way off completion so it was a real pleasure to take him out on a run.
My Dad's first impressions were good and he said he was surprised how well mannered it was, he'd imagined the power would be a little more "on" or "off", the beauty of the LS3 engine I guess as the car is very easy to drive at low RPM. The run out over the hills saw a few small opportunities to exercise the right foot and give my Dad a little feel of what the car is capable of, all within the legal limit of course, just getting up to it rather quickly. It was on the way back however that I was reminded who the boss was! I'd just pulled away from my usual turning spot and as I changed up into second gear I guess I must have leant on it a little hard, both rear wheels broke traction, the back slid out and we went up the road sideways amidst a trail of screeching tyres and burning rubber ! Thankfully I managed to regain control and get it pointing back in the right direction.
The ride back was a little more sedate after that, a good lesson learnt I guess, just a bit embarassing to learn it with my Dad in the car!