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Sean
Small Ford Master

Australia

269 Posts

Posted - 29/09/2010 :  20:56:42  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Sharee

So we can take members' views into account can you explain a little more about what you propose by a change of tact Sean and Laurie. I am open minded no offence will be taken to anything you say. The committee is here to look after its members so I would really like to hear your views.



The track days at MDTC are great but I guess there is the risk of the "regulars" getting a bit bored with it after a while. There will probably always be first timers to keep numbers up even if some people only go every 2nd or 3rd time. Perhaps some variety with motorsport events will keep interest levels higher. Although more expensive, Wakefield could be good on a less frequent basis. This would cater for those wanting more speed as you can only go so fast at Marulan. There is also Eastern Creek, but costs gets high, even if piggy backing on one of their regular drive days... still an option I guess.

Another option is motorkhana or skid pan days. I have done a few motorkhanas at Eastern Creek, both on the skid pan and skid circuit and they are good fun. These days are ideal for a wide range of people as they are low speed events so you don't need a helmet and it doesn't really matter how much power your car puts out as they are more about technical driving. If you also add timing to the equation then peoples competitive nature comes out and it really makes the day quite exciting with something to aim for. Prizes could also be awarded for fastest times in various categories.

Maybe another drag racing night too. I know the first one didn't attract too many members, but atleast the club doesn't have to hire the track or fork out any money to run it.
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smcka
Small Ford Addict

Kazakhstan

702 Posts

Posted - 30/09/2010 :  08:09:55  Show Profile  Visit smcka's Homepage
I've just had a look at the calender in the June issue (last one up on the forum) and it shows that each month there was either a day including driving the cars or showing the cars. It also had dates.

My preference is for action days and had I not had a broken car for the last 2 and now a broken sister for the track day, I would have gone. So all the track events suggested are sounding good.

It's concerning that there is talk on Facebook about people expressing concerns. Some of us can't be bothered with that shiite and it would be better sticking it on here.

Also, it was not really made clear to all that the day had changed to a track day. I think it could have been made clearer in this post this was the case.
Could we look at mandatory subscription to the club events thread, and the email that is sent out includes the text of the lst post? that way, all know what is happening.

Have we lost the deposit? Do we need to stump up some cash if we said we would go and then didn't?

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The company I work for pays me in beer :)
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Bacca
Small Ford Guru

Australia

1239 Posts

Posted - 30/09/2010 :  13:48:05  Show Profile
We will be there in the "I wish I was a small ford" big block 2.6L beast.

Lucky the rest of you wussus aren't there cause we would've wiped da floor with youse

But seriously no need to panic, in the end we always have enough members turn up to events to make them worthwhile and they are always enjoyable with plenty of laughs. The last Dyno day from memory appeared touch and go but in the end we had more than enough members turn up and it was another great event.

Leave everything as it is, the mix of events is just right, now see you at the track.

Oh and don't forget your helmets


Edited by - Bacca on 30/09/2010 13:49:30
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gerrs2000
Small Ford Enthusiast

Australia

32 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2010 :  20:13:40  Show Profile
Are we meeting at the Crossroads again around 6.30-700 dont forget daylight saving starts.
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Neale
Small Ford Addict

Australia

889 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2010 :  22:04:10  Show Profile
I cant wait for this day, as always its going to be great fun

2006 LS Focus Zetec
1969 Mk2 Cortina 440L
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Phil
Administrator

Australia

1770 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  07:55:42  Show Profile
I'll swing past the crossroads on my way...probably about 7.15am or so. I was planning to be at the track by 8.30am.

Cheers,

Phil.

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pj1600
Small Ford Master

Australia

347 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  11:08:17  Show Profile
I will be leaving the Crossroads at 7.00 to make it ther by 8.20
PJ

Racing is cheap its when you want to win that it gets expensive
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Mark
Moderator

Australia

963 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  12:01:23  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Phil

Too true everyone There is some great opinions and feedback there. I think the track days will only become bigger personally with several ways of supporting this growth available to us. One way that Im sure will draw a large amount of support is a run at Wakefield in the future The key I believe is quality rather than quantity when refering to events

...Wakefield is a must. The track is perfect for Small Fords but also offers the option to stretch her legs down the straight.


1980 RS2000
2009 Mondeo XR5
2016 FGX XR6
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Mark
Moderator

Australia

963 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  12:16:00  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Sean

quote:
Originally posted by Sharee

So we can take members' views into account can you explain a little more about what you propose by a change of tact Sean and Laurie. I am open minded no offence will be taken to anything you say. The committee is here to look after its members so I would really like to hear your views.



The track days at MDTC are great but I guess there is the risk of the "regulars" getting a bit bored with it after a while. There will probably always be first timers to keep numbers up even if some people only go every 2nd or 3rd time. Perhaps some variety with motorsport events will keep interest levels higher. Although more expensive, Wakefield could be good on a less frequent basis. This would cater for those wanting more speed as you can only go so fast at Marulan. There is also Eastern Creek, but costs gets high, even if piggy backing on one of their regular drive days... still an option I guess.

Another option is motorkhana or skid pan days. I have done a few motorkhanas at Eastern Creek, both on the skid pan and skid circuit and they are good fun. These days are ideal for a wide range of people as they are low speed events so you don't need a helmet and it doesn't really matter how much power your car puts out as they are more about technical driving. If you also add timing to the equation then peoples competitive nature comes out and it really makes the day quite exciting with something to aim for. Prizes could also be awarded for fastest times in various categories.

Maybe another drag racing night too. I know the first one didn't attract too many members, but atleast the club doesn't have to hire the track or fork out any money to run it.



From experience all you need is the right key members grouped and committed showing interest and voicing it, the rest follow...


1980 RS2000
2009 Mondeo XR5
2016 FGX XR6
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Sharee
Small Ford Master

Australia

489 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  19:11:00  Show Profile
As mentioned earlier in this topic - Daylight saving will start in New South Wales on Sunday 3 October at 2am. (Clocks will be put forward one hour). Daylight saving will end on Sunday 3 April 2011 at 3am
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Phil
Administrator

Australia

1770 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2010 :  15:55:26  Show Profile
Well, what another sensationally enjoyable day out Thanks to all who came along and participated...the rain patches added a new dimenion of fun and Im sure helped to develop some new driving skills Im sure there were some great pics taken which we will see in due course

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Phil
Administrator

Australia

1770 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  09:01:14  Show Profile
Here are a few pics that Mark with the XR5 took to start us off






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Neale
Small Ford Addict

Australia

889 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  09:20:51  Show Profile
top day!!!! i love that track when its wet. Thanks for another top track day. I cant wait to see more pics & videos. So who ended up winning best loose of the day

2006 LS Focus Zetec
1969 Mk2 Cortina 440L
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pj1600
Small Ford Master

Australia

347 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  10:10:26  Show Profile
Top day the wet just made it so much fun My top speed was the same so it was not much slower just more sideways.
Loose of the day???you had a fue of them Neale
I think John and Joel had the most fun poor cortina.
PJ

Racing is cheap its when you want to win that it gets expensive
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Bacca
Small Ford Guru

Australia

1239 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2010 :  10:24:53  Show Profile
These really are fun days, even in a bog stock automatic! We blew the cobwebs out of the old girl, literally.
Here are some of my photos, will put more up on the website.














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