Tragic news of the passing of's creator, Phil Baxter

Submitted by stevebaxter on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:44

It is with deepest sadness that I share the news today that Phil Baxter, the creator of, the owner (alongside his wife Alison) and CEO of CVP and a dearly loved Husband, Father, Son and Brother, passed away suddenly on Wednesday 4th September.Phil built a broadcast products and solutions business from scratch to become one of Europe's leading suppliers with a turnover of £55m and 90 staff.  Phil's desire for CVP to be the leading supplier of broadcast products and solutions, resulted in him creating the industry's most comprehensive and informative website, a highly skille

Parking your MP4-12C

Submitted by PhilB on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 23:05

The McLaren MP4-12C's dihedral doors turn the task of getting in and out of a car into a special event, but how do they fare in a typical UK car park?

As you'll see from the image below it's a tricky affair - You have to find a wide space, an end bay or just hope that whoever parks next to you gives you a wide berth...

The MP4-12C and Speed Humps (Speed Bumps)

Submitted by PhilB on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 23:25

I live in a rural area where surrounding villages are full of nasty environmentally unfriendly speed humps.

I thought that the best approach with the 12C would be to have the Handling (Suspension stiffness / damping) in 'Normal' mode in order to minimise the effect of the humps and the possibility of grounding...

So up until a few days ago that is precisely what I did, however the underside skid blocks and air deflectors just behind the front wheels almost always scrape over the crest of the speed humps.... It's nasty.

McLaren to deliver +25PS upgrade to MP4-12C

Submitted by PhilB on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 21:06

Here's a scan of a letter received today from McLaren Automotive's Managing Director Antony Sheriff confirming that MP4-12C owners will receive a 'free' 25PS power upgrade for their car along with a range of other enhancements including a fully functional Iris system :)

The downside is that I'mgoing to have to wait until October for this :(

Swings & Roundabouts:


Submitted by PhilB on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 20:35

Last night I was away from home but was contacted on four occasions in the middle of trhe night by my alarm company to say that my garage alarm had been activated... I immediately checked the live CCTV stream and couldn't see any problem at all, so I presumed it was just a false alarm...

But on close inspection of my DVR footage upon my return today I discovered that there had been a genuine intruder:

It seems my 12C is the preferred choice of BATS!


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