Track Tuition 2006 Tuesday 18th April

.... for those that enjoy 'tracking' their car.

Track Tuition 2006 Tuesday 18th April

Postby DouglasH » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:40 pm

Would you like to take part in a Track Night, but feel you'd benefit from some tuition first...Knockhill's first Newcomers Track Tuition Day of the year will be held on Tuesday 18th April 4.30pm. Cost is ?99.00.

How many are interested...!!!
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Postby Richardn » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:02 am

For that money you can book a 1 to 1 session with an instructor in your car for 25 laps. (at Knockhill)
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Postby mike9jr » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:14 pm

?99.00 for 3 hours!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry, that would be a very expensive day out for me!
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Postby Hardtrack » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:29 pm

I'm sure Douglas is only trying to do his best,if you think it's too expensive or you can get more for your money on another day out,fair enough............maybe a private message to Douglas would be more appropriate,i know how much time he puts into the Scottish club.Plz remove if you think my post has no place :)
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Postby mike9jr » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:05 pm

Whow....no offence intended.
Keep your shirt on bud, no need for you to reply like that all.

Without people like Douglas putting in all the effort they do these clubs wouldn't work. I expect people close by will jump at the chance.

For me though, thats a dear day out. Thats all !!
The other post about the day long skid pan seems better value for those of us who have a long way to travel to get anywhere.

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Postby PaulDS » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:21 pm

I'm sure no offence was intended by mike 9, he's a nice guy, not in his nature!
I'm sure Douglas isn't going to take offence either at members expressing opinions, he's a genuine guy too, with broad shoulders.

You can't get away from it, it is expensive for some of us, but it's just a case how much do you want it and what sacrifices you are willing to make?

But my wife and daughter won't let me put daughters wedding on hold :twisted:

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Re: Track Tuition 2006

Postby kevham » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:29 pm

DouglasH wrote:Would you like to take part in a Track Night, but feel you'd benefit from some tuition first...Knockhill's first Newcomers Track Tuition Day of the year will be held on Tuesday 11th April 5pm-8pm. Cost is ?99.00.

How many are interested...!!!


Douglas,
Can you post some more details - what do you get for the ?99? Do you use your own car?
Might be a bit near to 'baby day' for me but I'd consider it.
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Postby boydie » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:16 pm

thinking about this aswell. done it last year and cost ?56 IIRC and only lasted an hour, so ?99 and 3 hours with quite a few instructors on hand for advice doesn't seem that bad to me.
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:51 am

For that money you can book a 1 to 1 session with an instructor in your car for 25 laps. (at Knockhill)

1 to 1 session lasts 1 hour, Track Tuition lasts 3 hours.
I did the 1 to 1 last year in between our Track Tuition and Track Night, was a family gift and it gave my confidence a boost, but Track Tuition was much more beneficial to me as a novice and guess what...that's what its aimed at.

Mike...No offence taken, I understand its an expensive day out for the furrybooters :wink: which could even mean an overnight stay since its been changed from a Saturday to an evening mid week.

Hardtrack...thanks for your support.


thinking about this aswell. done it last year and cost ?56 IIRC and only lasted an hour, so ?99 and 3 hours with quite a few instructors on hand for advice doesn't seem that bad to me.


Boydie & Kev...I've copied last years timetable here, we were ?55.00 last year but all the prices are up for 2006, I have yet to get a clear answer over the price hike but will ask again.

Here is the format for the Novice Track School

13.00 Arrival and registration
13.30 Safety briefing and all the ins and outs of track day etiquette
14.00 Tour of Knockhill in MG ZS's with ARDS Instructors showing you all the lines and giving you all the tips you need to know

14.30 Take your car on track and follow your instructor as the pace slowly builds
15.15 30min open track session
15.45 Cars out of pit lane and all drivers back to briefing room for final de-brief and any questions.
16.00 finish



For anyone thinking about this, I can't stress enough how rewarding and enjoyable last years event was, I think I enjoyed the 30 minute open track session more than I did the 3 subsequent track events, probably because there were only the course participants on the track. There may be some who would just like to do the the Track Tuition and not go on to take part in Track nights, well that's ok... I'm sure you will enjoy it just the same and go home with a big grin on your face. :D like the rest of us did.
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Postby mike9jr » Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:49 pm

Cheers Douglas, you too Paul, happy new year by the way!!
An overnighter might be nice :wink:

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

Track Tuition takes same format as last year ie 3 hours. Price has gone up because last year was the trial for this type of course, now its part of the Bronze gift package, where all events are ?99.00.
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:38 am

I would like to book this as soon as possible and before all the place's go. If your interested, could you indicate here or pm/e-mail myself or Gavin.
Remember you won't be on your own, even if only a few book it, Gavin and /or myself will come along to support you.
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Postby Jim » Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:30 pm

I want to give this a bash but not too literally so insurance is still an issue :oops:

We briefly discussed insurance at the New Year meeting and the discounted insurance for members. As I recall, if someone does at least two track/tuition sessions then thay can have a few other sessions per year incuded by the insureres who advertise in STHT.

I had a 1-2-1 session at Knockhill in thier MGTF last year and if I do the 11 April session would I be eligable for the discount on the insurance - my renewal isn't due until late May? I would hopefully then be covered for the track night mentioned in the other posts.

If this is OK Douglas, then please count me in for 11 April :)
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:19 pm

Ok Jim, don't see a problem with your two prior (by 9th June) track events to qualify insurance for 5 track events per year, besides they both come with certificates if AON should need them.
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:14 pm

Could all interested in the Track Tuition Night, phone Knockhill direct and make your booking, this event has not yet been advertised to the public but will be within the next few days, Tel Number...01383 720044, ask to speak to Rita and quote Mx-5 O.C.
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Postby kevham » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:49 pm

DouglasH wrote:Could all interested in the Track Tuition Night, phone Knockhill direct and make your booking, this event has not yet been advertised to the public but will be within the next few days, Tel Number...01383 720044, ask to speak to Rita and quote Mx-5 O.C.


I won't be doing this as it's too soon after our expected b-day and I want to save my cash for the skid pan and track night.
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Postby Jim » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:32 pm

Problem :shock:
Knockhill have phoned this morning to say they have to move the whole event from 11 April to 18 April and are making it a slightly earlier time (4.30) to allow extra track time.

Spoke to Laura at Knockhill about this and she confirmed it would effect all who are booked in. I can still make the new day and time and hopefully others in the Club can too :?
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Postby DouglasH » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:39 pm

Thanks Jim, spoke to Rita this afternoon. I will change the dates.
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