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JohnS
31st March 2000, 16:36
As most of you already know, the SIDC have organised a track evening for Friday 28th April from 6pm to 8pm at Knockhill (near Dunfermline - see Knockhill (http://www.knockhill.co.uk)).

We have some 30 cars lined up to take part, with hopefully at least 8 22Bs, and a handful of P1s. The event may even be filmed professionally!! (more details later once confirmed)

As well as having lots of fun on the track, we are also hoping to raise a lot of money for the Children 1st charity (Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Most of the drivers taking part in the event have agreed to take passengers around the circuit, for some safe, high speed thrills. When people sign up for passenger laps on the night (fill in an indemnity form), they will be asked for a donation (minimum of 5, but 10 would be nice). In return, they will be given a passenger lap ticket.

After the cars have been for their warm up laps, cars will pull up beside the helmet store in the pit lane, and the first person in the queue shall get into the car, already wearing their crash helmet. Please note that passengers shall only be permitted in the front passenger seat!! The passenger shall hand their passenger lap ticket to the driver, who shall then take them around this very challenging circuit for a minimum of 4 or 5 laps. Passengers will then return their helmets to the helmet shed (unless it is their own of course), or someone else waiting in the queue. There is no limit on the number of times you go out, as long as you don't jump the queue.

As an incentive to drivers taking part, each passenger ticket they return to the organisers at the end of the night shall be counted up, with the top 3 drivers being awarded some prizes (and possibly a trophy!). As well as this, each ticket returned by a driver shall be entered into the Grand Prize Draw.

As well as collecting donations for passenger laps, we shall also be holding a Grand Prize Draw on the evening as well. Tickets for the draw shall be on sale soon from myself, from some other SIDC members in Scotland, and of course on the evening itself. We have some great prizes on offer so far, but I'm still going to chase up a few other companies and dealers to get some more - each company/dealer donating prizes gets a mention in all publicity/write-ups regarding the event. The prize list includes the following:

A complete Mobile Phone package, including monthly rental and calls for one year donated by Sidlaw Communications in Dundee - (www.sidcom.co.uk)

A Wax Wizard (www.waxwizard.com) starter kit (top quality car cleaning kit, including cleanser, wax, towels, trim cleaner, wheel cleaner, shampoo etc).

A range of Official Subaru merchandise donated by a number of Subaru dealers across the country.

An Impreza "Ram Pod" air filter kit from Falkland Performance Centre (www.falkland.co.uk)

A Top Quality Fleece from Scoobysport (www.scoobysport.co.uk)

Numerous bottles of Champagne and malt whisky, donated by the participants themselves http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

XL Polo shirt, Tasco Rubber coated mini-binoculars, and Maglite Torch donated by Computacentre.

And various other smaller prizes such as keyrings, T-shirts, baseball caps etc.

This is where I hope that those of you who can't attend the event itself shall be able to help out. Like last years draw at the Granite City Rally, I will accept entries for the prize draw by e-mail and post. If you wish to enter the prize draw, then please e-mail with the number of tickets you wish to purchase (most people bought multiples of 5 last year), and I'll reply to thank you, and give you an address to send the money/cheque to, along with your postal address. In the event that your ticket gets drawn on the night, I'll post out your prize during the following week, or get the supplier to mail it directly to you.

If you or your company would like to donate some prizes for the draw, then again please get in touch directly by e-mail, and I'll gladly add you to the list of generous companies who are supporting our effort to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Please note that all monies raised during this event shall go directly to the charity, and also be matched by my employer, effectively doubling all money we manage to raise on the night!

I'm looking forward to seeing as many people turn up on the night, and for those who can't - please help a very worthy cause by buying some tickets for the prize draw http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Best Regards
John

John.stewart@aberdeen.entoil.com (work)

John@stewart.vhost.co.uk (home)

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Anders
3rd April 2000, 16:29
Unfortunately my car will not be in its final evolution by Knockhill http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/frown.gif

I a still looking forward to giving a few slow sighting laps http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/eek.gif (because I am not capable of going fast! http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif )

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rsquire
3rd April 2000, 16:35
Anders...

Wimp..... http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif Building excuses already or have you been struggling too much in the B an C roads Huh.. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Richard

Anders
4th April 2000, 02:15
Dear Richard your pucker is so much higher than mine I will lose!

You are proud of your off-spring!

I just have to find a woman that wants mine, hence from a gentetic imperative I have to be more careful than you........oh yes I am a crap driver and I love to blame my tools http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

My tool is a big slow one.

My car is faster than yours http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/tongue.gif

dumped
5th April 2000, 22:48
So whens the best time to arrive to sign for passenger laps as I've been told to experience a scoob before I pass judgement on them.
Cheers
Martin

rsquire
6th April 2000, 04:52
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JohnS:
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As an incentive to drivers taking part, each passenger ticket they return to the organisers at the end of the night shall be counted up, with the top 3 drivers being awarded some prizes (and possibly a trophy!).
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Mmmmm I know who my money is on as "top ticketed driver".. Just see
http://www.imprezars.freeservers.com/photo3.html

Oh and $500 says I'm right!! .. http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Well, it's for a good cause.

Richard

Oh and Anders... Na, Na, Na Na, Na http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/tongue.gif


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JohnS
6th April 2000, 21:19
Martin,

I would turn up early (ie before 6pm), and try and get signed up and on the track early. I'm expecting quite a big turn-out, and I'd hate for you to be disappointed not to get some passenger laps in.

PS Knockhill informed me today that they are going to donate a season ticket, and some race day tickets for our prize draw. They will also have a couple of Westfields available for passenger laps by instructors (10 for a few laps), and they will donate half the money from these to charity as well http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Wizard Of Wax
14th April 2000, 20:28
John

See my post on the bbs at SIDC. We have decided to donate 50 for the charity mentioned. Will give you chq when I see you at Knockhill

Anders
28th April 2000, 23:40
Arround 3000 raised and a good time had by all http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/biggrin.gif A couple of spins but no major traumas!

When's the next one?

Jack Macfarlane
29th April 2000, 10:13
An excellent night and it was dry !! Thanks to John for organising another great event

Ken Ross
29th April 2000, 14:33
Some snaps can be found at :- http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/ken.ross/sti

JohnS
1st May 2000, 10:56
Well I'd just like to thank everyone who came along on Friday night for making it such a successful evening.

I've just added up all the cash and cheques, and we raised a total of 2139 pounds for Children 1st, taking in 1357 pounds on the night, and the rest by prize draw tickets sales by mail order and from colleagues at work. My employer has agreed to match pound for pound the money raised at the event, meaning a total of 4278 pounds will go to a very worthy cause from our fun activities on the night.

Behaviour on the track was superb, and I believe we only had one person spin off during the whole event, closing the track for a mere 5 minutes during the two hours. Everyone I spoke to, said that that the track didn't appear to be busy at any time, and it was almost like they had the track to themselves for most of the time they were out.

The passenger laps in exchange for donations to charity proved a tremendous success, and I'm sure this will be repeated at future events run by the SIDC.

Duke Video were there during the evening, and did quite a bit of filming, including in-car footage from Colin Tinto's 22B, and we can look forward to it appearing on an Impreza video later this year. I think Bruce from Duke said that he would be returning to Knockhill for our next event in July

The prize draw was very successful (especially for the Lotus Elise owners who sat in the corner and seemed to win every 2nd or 3rd prize, especially if your name is N Rossi http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif - Mind you, they did contribute almost 1/3 of all prize draw ticket sales, and I just hope they wear those Subaru T shirts and baseball caps with pride http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Quite a few people from the IWOC and I-Chat mailing lists have also won prizes, and I'll be contacting you individually later today to tell you what your prize is, and I'll either get the supplier to send it out to you directly, or I'll post it out myself.

Knockhill said that we had such a high turn out of good cars and people, that they donated the money raised from passenger laps in the Westfield to the charity fund as well http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif

Cameron Leask had a huge smile on his face, having driven the Delfino Feroce ( www.delfino.co.uk (http://www.delfino.co.uk) ) up to the event, and no doubt Ian Cook had just as much fun driving it back down again. It certainly was quite an attraction parked up in the pit lane. Many thanks go out to Allard Marx for permitting this amazing little car to appear at the event. Cameron for one said he knows what he is spending his money on, should he win the lottery.

Many Thanks to all the participants who brought along prizes for the prize draw (mostly in liquid form http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/smile.gif), and the following kind suppliers who also donated superb prizes for the draw:

Autosonic in Aberdeen ( www.autosonic.co.uk (http://www.autosonic.co.uk) )
Sidlaw Communications in Dundee ( www.sidcom.co.uk (http://www.sidcom.co.uk) )
The Wizard of Wax (Mark Underwood) ( www.waxwizard.com (http://www.waxwizard.com) )
Falkland Performance Centre ( www.falkland.co.uk (http://www.falkland.co.uk) )
Knockhill Race Circuit ( www.knockhill.co.uk (http://www.knockhill.co.uk) )
Scoobysport ( www.scoobysport.co.uk (http://www.scoobysport.co.uk) )
Scoobymania ( www.scoobymania.co.uk (http://www.scoobymania.co.uk) )
Leonardo & Co Restaurants ( www.leonardoco.com (http://www.leonardoco.com) )
Sprint Racing ( www.sprintracing.com (http://www.sprintracing.com) )
Autoglym ( www.autoglym.co.uk (http://www.autoglym.co.uk) )
Computacenter ( www.computacenter.com (http://www.computacenter.com) )
Arthur Andersen ( www.arthurandersen.com (http://www.arthurandersen.com) )
Enterprise Oil ( www.entoil.com (http://www.entoil.com) )

Your assistance in helping us raise so much money is very much appreciated.

I'm now very much looking forward to our next event, which is planned for Saturday 22nd July, when we have the track booked up for the whole morning, albeit an early start with the track opening about 8am. Cost will be about 60 pounds, as final track price is still under negotiation http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif

Best Regards

John

leaskc
1st May 2000, 18:34
Delfino Feroce commentary is on the ScoobyNet BBS at
http://bbs.scoobynet.co.uk/Forum1/HTML/004544.html

Cameron