Knockhill Skid Pan 2006

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Knockhill Skid Pan 2006

Postby DouglasH » Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:01 pm

As discussed at the Planning Meeting...Knockhill can offer us either a single half day session for 6 cars or two same day sessions am & pm for 12 cars, cost would be ?99.00 per car with discounts for 6 cars:- ?90.75 per car. Still to confirm dates.

edit...oops I can see how that could be misleading, so its
09.30-12.00 for first 6 participants.
13.30-16.00 for next 6 participants.


Using the Knockhill cars:- front and rear wheel drive.


Are you interested...!!!
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Re: Knockhill Skid Pan 2006

Postby kevham » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:33 pm

DouglasH wrote:As discussed at the Planning Meeting...Knockhill can offer us either a single half day session for 6 cars or two same day sessions am & pm for 12 cars, cost would be ?99.00 per car with discounts for 6 cars:- ?90.75 per car. Still to confirm dates.

Are you interested...!!!


Could you post more details? I've never done a skidpan with my own car - cars have always been provided. Is it an 'oiled' skid pan? Price is higher than I've ever paid in the past but I'd still consider it depending on date.
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Postby MichaelG » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:58 pm

I did the Skid Pan just yesterday! Excellent! Was great! I learned a few things and ways of avoiding situations that I never knew about!

Getting your hands on the 2.0 Ford Sierra GT's with no tread on the rear tyres and pumped to 110psi is great fun too!

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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:19 pm

Cheers Michael, was hoping you would tell us how you got on. What other type of car did they use :?:

Only other info I could get was that its a bitumen covered surface with constant flowing water, cars used don't have outrider skates.
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Postby MichaelG » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:43 pm

At the start you use a Vectra front wheel drive and you learn how to control skiding and control your breaking! You spend most of your time in the vectra because most cars are front wheel drive! You learn a lot of great tips in these sections.

Then you move on to the best bit, the 2.0Lt GTs! In this section you learn how to control your rear end in the event of it hitting out. Its great fun and good if you can get it to power slide.....even though the instructor didnt like it much! :lol:

I would think that if you said that its a group of MX-5 owners coming along then they would most likely make the rear wheel drive section longer!

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Postby Stevie » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:27 pm

I,m up for the skid pan. Sounds like a good day out.

Cheer,s Mike. :D
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Postby Fee » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:27 pm

Is there someone with you in the car at all times? And is there only one car on the track/whatever it is at any one time?

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Postby MichaelG » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:38 pm

hi fee,

No you are in the car with the instructor an 2 other people on the course!

There is also another car but you take it turn about!!

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Postby DouglasH » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:43 pm

Your names down Fiona.
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Postby Fee » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:40 am

ok, I'm defo up for this then if an instructer will be with me.

Got a birthday coming up soon (a big one :cry: ) so hopefully will have some pennies to spend :D

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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:47 am

Date to follow.

List so far:-

Douglas.
Stevie.
Fiona.
Gordon.
Kev.
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Postby MichaelG » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:25 pm

Douglas I have a 10% off voucher if you are wanting to use it for further discount?!?!

Upto you if you want it!

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Postby DouglasH » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:12 am

Thanks Mike, very kind of you to offer, I will ask about it.
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Postby DouglasH » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:36 pm

Been in touch with Knockhill again, they were suggesting for us to take the Skid Pan on the afternoon of the Track Tuition day, however finally came up with an agreeable date:- Saturday 24th June 1.30pm.
Hope this is ok with everyone. (also any one else that may be interested)
Could you call Knockhill directly to book this:- 01383 723337 ask to speak to Rita, quote Mx-5 Scotland, then pay by credit card etc..
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Postby Fee » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:27 pm

Just for info.
I phoned today to book, Rita is on holiday, and the other woman said I couldn't book until the first week in April so need to call back then. Also the woman I spoke to didn't know the special rates.
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Postby Miataman » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:22 pm

I'm not up for the skid pan, but i'll happily head along to chew the fat with some fellow MX5 groupies.......
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:57 pm

Rita is back from holiday, so bookings are being taken (thanks Fee)
Booked my place, good news is we get the discount even if we don't get the numbers, ?90.75.
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:09 pm

Six places now taken:-

Douglas.
Stevie.
Fiona.
Gordon.
Andrew.
Iain.
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Postby kevham » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:44 pm

Douglas,
Were we supposed to pohone Knockhill direct to book?
I never did this (other things on my mind!!). What should I do?
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:05 pm

Oops, that would explain Kev, Iain (Ford Focus on Friday night) took the last place, I forgot Gordon and his Son were booked on.
Unless another five people show an interest it looks like that's it.
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