View Full Version : The National SIDC event

3rd April 2000, 13:26
On the old BBS we had a thread running discussing options for a national event.

The consensus was for a Donington event.

Let the debate continue! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

3rd April 2000, 14:37

"The old BBS" eh? So we've given up on it returning already, have we? Hmmm... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

(Well done on getting this BBS up and running in the meantime... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif )

3rd April 2000, 16:21
OK the original BBS!
We all hope it returns as it has such a wealth of information on it! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

This BBS was intially designed to run in conjunction with the original BBS but with a more technical bias. It will be moderated ruthlessly. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/eek.gif

3rd April 2000, 16:47
Donington please
nice and central, nice track with big run-offs, near to motorways etc etc
and SUL is so cheap there too...

3rd April 2000, 17:36
Donnington has GOT to be the definative venue!

You just have to look at the turn out for the last 2 Trackdays.

Most imprezive. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

The fact that i live 20mins away has nothing to do with my opinion! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif


Danny Fisher
3rd April 2000, 18:33
Donno PLEASE. I fancy trying to spin the scoob again.


3rd April 2000, 21:11
When is it going to be ?

I should imagine many people will be contemplating holidays during the summer, and could do with finding out when it is asap. Preferably NOT 24th/25th June, as thats when the NW Summer Bash is planned for.

4th April 2000, 09:43
I agree with Donnington, not too far south, not too far North.

Don't think I'd want to go any further south, unless it was at Silverstone !!
But then again Silverstone is quite expensive if I remember rightly.

Track day would be excellent, might be a good idea to provide a cheap session for beginners, just after a taster ???

Organised charity track rides ???

0-60, as per Trax 99/2000 (Stef/Mike ????)

Other stalls/attractions would be good as well, adds a bit of variety. Just needs alot of organising.

Just a few idea's... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif
Probably all mentioned before...

Oh, and I'm prepared to help with organising e.t.c.


4th April 2000, 21:26
Trax 2000 takes place on the 10th September, and I'm hoping to get around 100 cars on the SIDC stand there.
Not exactly a national event, although several other clubs use it for theirs.


4th April 2000, 23:05
Maybe not going to be a popular suggestion, but here goes.... :)

How about deliberately NOT having it at a track? If we do that, then it'll be better for families and children..

There could be stalls and bouncy castles, and maybe an Autotest or something like that, but staying away from cars for once - to make it more sociable?

5th April 2000, 13:38
Why can't you have those things at a track?
You may as well rent out a playing field and hold a fete! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif


Jason L
5th April 2000, 15:13
Just a thought that IF it is decided upon Donnington for this national event.... then the thorny issue of security raises its head again (re: RB5 stolen at last Donnington meet.

It may not be as much fun to hold it in a non track location but it may be easier to police attendance...

Believe me i'm not against Donnington just adding a thought that may have crossed some peoples minds...


5th April 2000, 17:20
The point I was trying to get at, was that if it's a track day, I'll spend all the time on the track, rather than socialising....

It was just something I'd heard to try and make wives, girlfriends, and families feel more welcome, as Track driving is deathly dull for the majority of them!

6th April 2000, 21:24
I will personally attend Donno and any little (see pregnant Fish)who trys to "borrow" a car will have his fingers put in the door which will then be tested as to its mechanical stability when opened and closed several times.(I know that nobody would actually see this Would you????)

Ps It does help if you dont leave the engine running without security sat in the car!

7th April 2000, 16:49

Agreed, but if there are other things at Donno for people to do, they won't have to watch the track all day.


17th April 2000, 22:21
Definitely another Donno vote.


18th April 2000, 11:45
Put me down as a vote for Donington. There seems to be plenty of things already suggested as other entertainment and there is plenty of room at the circuit for these to be set up.