Would you be interested in a track day event at Knockhill.

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Would you attend a track day event at Knockhill.

Yes.. Definitely.
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54%
No.. not interested.
5
19%
Yes.. if I can have tuition and practise beforehand.
7
27%
 
Total votes : 26

Would you be interested in a track day event at Knockhill.

Postby DouglasH » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:35 am

Please take the time to vote on the above, I know there's lots of people that would like to try a track event, I feel that some members, myself included, would be more confident if we could arrange a few hours track tuition and practice laps before the actual event.
What do you think. :!:
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Postby Si » Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:05 pm

Yes .... definately!!

Worth considering having the tuition a month or so in advance so that all the expense isn't for one day (i.e. tuition in the morning, track session in the afternoon).

Also, I don't personally see the need for practice laps (tuition is far better) as at the end of the day, any track day you do organise is a practise session as there will be no racing allowed. Even after only 4 or 5 laps (i.e. less than 8 minutes at Knockhill), you'll be suprised at how comfortable you can get with a track.

Nice one Douglas!

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Postby PaulDS » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:27 pm

This is a great idea, I have been keen since 2003 annual rally seeing the cars at knock hill then and I know a couple of other 5 owners would be interested too. Hope this plan comes together.
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Postby boydie » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:51 pm

I'm up for this :D I've never done a track day before but have always wanted to do it, so some tuition would be good before the event.
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Postby Mak » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:56 pm

Put me down for a Yes with tuition :shock:

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Postby lowflyer » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:08 pm

and me :D
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Postby Fee » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:52 pm

I am very interested, obviously depending on cost and availability. Defo need tuition and practice though as I have never been to anything like this and don't know the first thing about it.

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Postby Hardtrack » Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:21 am

I voted no for myself personally due to lack of interest at the moment of the whole car :roll: ,but i do think it's a good proposition for the club and should be an option for more enthuesiastic members :D ...so yes for the club,no for myself :)
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Postby Si » Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:37 am

Hardtrack wrote:I voted no for myself personally due to lack of interest at the moment of the whole car :roll:


PMSL :lol: ..... have you EVER been enthusiastic about the car???? ;)

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Postby Hardtrack » Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:03 am

nope :lol:
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:14 pm

Have a few more details I can now post... more than likely this event will be on a Friday night, early to mid May, (will tie up the loose ends at the Planning meeting) times are 6pm-8pm. Cost will be ?46.00 per car, based on a maximum of 30 cars. I would really like to see 30 MX-5's on the track but realistically that might not be possible, therefore I would invite cars from other clubs such as SS-R to get the numbers up to the max.

We have about 15 names so far, from both the poll and after speaking to other members, but there may be others that voted yes and did not leave any comments or names, if so could you pm or mail me.

Lets make it a good one.

The Track School is also booked see other post.
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Postby JohnPaul » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:06 am

I'm up for it i'll see you on sunday about it.
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Postby Dave » Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:33 pm

If you cant get all MX5's can I be considered? Would be good to help make up numbers and go on track with similar cars/sensible drivers. :)

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Postby Richardn » Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:24 pm

I voted Yes :D

For those worried about insurance.

If you are on the club scheme they will cover you with an excess of ?1000 for ?20 (may be ?25 this year) If you have done a previous trackday. If you haven't the training session count as one
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Postby Gavin » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:49 pm

Douglas, I've voted Yes. It would be good to see how good the brakes are this time. :lol:
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Postby Richardn » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:47 pm

and if the wheels are tight :lol: :wink:
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Postby Gavin » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:30 pm

Yeah Yeah, didn't want to mention that :oops:
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:04 pm

Track Night booked for Friday 27th May

Will contact you shortly about deposit.

Names I have so far are :-

Doug (me)
Si
Gavin
Dave Makein
Mino
Don
Paul DS
Alex Boyd
Richard
John Paul
Kevin Hamilton
Robert (Dixie)
Dave MR2
John Sim
Jim Logan
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Postby kevham » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:39 pm

DouglasH wrote:Track Night booked for Friday 27th May

Will contact you shortly about deposit.

Names I have so far are :-

Doug (me)
Si
Gavin
Dave Makein
Mino
Don
Paul DS
Alex Boyd
Richard
John Paul
Kevin Hamilton
Robert (Dixie)
Dave MR2
(John Sim)
Jim Logan

If you don't see your name here, please contact me.


Some of my old MX5 driving mates from West London are coming up that week for our annual Scottish bash - I'll ask if any of them are interested. It would be a nice way to round off the week!
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:42 pm

Great Kev, the more fives the better :D
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