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#1 theduck

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:52 PM

I've mentioned to a few people that I intend to do some visits to Santa Pod next year, and there have been some positive sounding replies from other people who might be interested.  I've been looking at the Santa Pod website and they have various options we could look at, these include:
 
Single day events:  These are 9:30am - 5pm, costs £10 entrance (under 16s are free for those wanting to bring kiddies along to watch) and then £25 sign on fee if you want to go drag racing.
 
Saturday night specials - These are 2 day events that have drag racing all day both days and go up to 8pm on the saturday night.  You also get free camping thrown in for the saturday night.  So people could do the whole weekend and camp or just do a single day.  Cost wise its the same £10 entrance fee per day, but drag racing costs are slightly different.  All day pass 9:30am-8pm is £30, 9:30 to 4:30 is £25 and 5pm-8pm is just £10.
 
On some dates they an also offer club bookings at no extra cost which gets us our own club area, a meeting room if we want it and reserved tables for lunch which we could look at if we get enough definite attendees.
 
So, whose up for it?  Add your name to the list and once we have an idea of how many people are interested and whether the preference is a full weekend, single day etc I'll sort some dates.
 
more details are here http://www.rwyb.co.uk/
 
1) Stuart
2) Dan
3) Keith
4) zach
5) deanrudkin
6) Kevin booth
7) jez
8 ) Kevin the chicken
9) Bob Tucker
10) daveR
11) lotuspaul

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#2 DanE

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 08:03 PM

As long as the date / dates doesn't fall on my shifts I,d be up for blasting the supercharger down the 1/4 mile

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 08:52 PM

We're definitely up for it.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 08:58 PM

As long as the date / dates doesn't fall on my shifts I,d be up for blasting the supercharger down the 1/4 mile

don't kill it. take it easy 8)



#5 DanE

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:01 PM

don't kill it. take it easy 8)

I've built it to thrash it ;)

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:42 PM

Is this going to be a summer event

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:48 PM

We're definitely up for it.


To me, I read that as written permission from swmbo to build my own charger and buy a t5 gearbox!!
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Posted 14 December 2016 - 10:32 PM

Is this going to be a summer event


Will be May onwards.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 11:35 PM

Just a heads up.....

For open top cars, you must have arms covered.....

You must wear a crash hat

You MUST wear arm restraints.....

Luckily they can be bought from here....seriously!!

http://www.mothercar...CFcGfGwodRTMN6Q

Instructions will follow...

I will be at the Pod with Ray & the Vette for several events, but I will also try to join club events there if at all possible

in the Hood. 

Sadly, still no buyer for it....  :)

Ray will be attending a few RWYBs early in the year for shakedown runs.

At RWYBs you can take passengers if the have the same safety equipment as the driver.


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#10 Tim Norman

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:33 AM

To me, I read that as written permission from swmbo to build my own charger and buy a t5 gearbox!!

I looked at the T5 box but the £5k price tag put me off a tad, even as an early Christmas present.


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:07 AM

I looked at the T5 box but the £5k price tag put me off a tad, even as an early Christmas present.

 

to be honest if / when i get time to do it, it will probably be an rx8 box as much cheaper


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#12 WallerZ

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:51 AM

I don't remember saying yes but ok, I'm in....already... :p



#13 theduck

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:05 AM

You're interested, I just need a list of people who might be up for it so I have a rough idea of numbers.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:20 AM

to be honest if / when i get time to do it, it will probably be an rx8 box as much cheaper

poor ratios in rx8 box especially for that torque monster.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:25 AM

Base on trying to do this a previous year, I would not recommend booking/paying in advance due to unpredictable weather. I was going to do it this year by putting 3 dates together and get every one interested to pencil them in. Then just see what the weather is like and book the day before or something. 

 

If date 1 is no good we aim for date 2 and so on!

 

Our previous visit got rained off ( they gave us a voucher to go back) but was still disappointing.


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