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Elliott
28-11-2011, 20:14
A heads up for The Supercar Event held at Dunsfold, the home of Top Gear, on June 23rd and 24th 2012

Known in previous years as "Dad's Day Out", this event has really taken off. With many activities, including rides on the Top Gear track in Supercars, Hypercars and other interesting vehicles. Last year, an Enzo and an F40 were amongst the cars offering sponsored passenger rides.

The guys at Petrolhead Nirvana have an open invitation for clubs to have a stand at the event. So, I'm posting their initial blurb to see if anyone is interested in attending.

If you're interested in joining a Club stand then please post your name below. Once we see how many fancy attending, we could take it forward.

Here's a link to the official site:

http://www.thesupercarevent.com/

Here's the PN original post :



Brand new name for 2012 and a new format too.

A Saturday and Sunday which means double the opportunity to attend and extra fundraising opportunities...

A new website is being launched, www.thesupercarevent.com (and .co.uk) some time in the next week or so.

We are also welcoming some new partners to help make the event event better...
The Sporting Bears will be joining us on both days giving longer rides in their cars either elsewhere on site or if we can manage it, off site as well. All proceeds from their activities will go to the Trust.

The 96 club are also joining in with a massive display of classic cars and some of them will be joining in with the track event and the sporting bears too.

Another addition will be a host of manufacturers who will be displaying their wares but also offering test drives (once again either on site or off site depending on permissions) in exchange for a donation to the charity.

The old favorites will off course still be there, so the track event format will remain, but the pits will be moved from their current location to the other side of the track, closer to the rest of the action.
Also due to the overwhelming numbers wanting to take part, the track event will be by invitation only for 2012. However we will be ensuring that there is a wide range of marques represented to provide the broadest possible appeal, this will also include (for the first time) a number of Classic cars from our new supporters.

The Caterhams will be back as will the helicopter and (hopefully) the hovercraft.
We'll be inviting Goodwood to join us for young driver training and the Auto solo will be back as well.

The format for car club display will also be changing.
We will be dividing up space for clubs to have stands and whilst the space for the clubs will be free, each car will pay a reduced rate as in previous years.

Car clubs will have exclusive opportunity to take part in the autosolo and will also be invited to join the sporting bears and give rides to the public, as before there will also be an opportunity to drive on track.

All these changes mean the potential for additional revenue which has allowed us to keep the entry prices relatively low at;
10 per adult 6 per child and 25 for a family ticket. (advance prices)
a 2 day ticket will be;
15 per adult 10 per child and 35 for a family (advance prices)
the 'on the day' prices will be;
15 per adult 10 per child and 35 for a family the same as an advance weekend ticket but will only entitle you to a day.

Those buying a Saturday ticket will be given the option to come back on Sunday with a discount voucher in the brochure.

Ride prices will stay at 25 for normal supercars, 50 Blue ribbon tickets will be replaced by 50 'fast track' tickets which allow you to choose any car you wish and join the fast track queue and finally after the feedback on the Enzo and Zonda, cars of that ilk will be given their own group priced individually.

Finally we will be splitting the event into zones with stands stalls and displays to suit, still to be decided, but likely to be along the lines of...

Supercar zone
Kids zone
Interactive zone
Entertainment / Catering zone
Classic zone
Manufacturers / Dealers Zone
Bikers Zone
Car care/maintenance zone
Motorsport Zone
Car club zone
Modified zone
Arts and crafts zone

StruanR
29-11-2011, 17:43
Reckon I could do that one!
Struan

Elliott
01-12-2011, 10:37
Excellent. I shall start a list.

1. Elliott.
2. StraunR
3. The Slug

The Slug
17-01-2012, 15:43
Bump.....

Anyone else intrested in this what with all the new cars being completed this year????

peteracs
17-01-2012, 15:52
Hi All

Hmm... Anyone know why after all this time there is no website at

http://www.thesupercarevent.com/

Is it still on or changed its name?

Peter

Elliott
17-01-2012, 19:45
Hi All

Hmm... Anyone know why after all this time there is no website at

http://www.thesupercarevent.com/

Is it still on or changed its name?

Peter

This forum on the Petrolhead Nirvana who are the organisers, forum, should suffice untit the main site is up and running.

http://www.petrolheadnirvana.com/torque/forumdisplay.php?f=38

Elliott
19-01-2012, 10:46
A list of the clubs provisionally signed up for this year's event.

Sporting bears
96 Club
Supercar Driver
Pistonheads (will be arranging a Saturday/Sunday service)
911UK
AMOC (Aston Martin)
Sports maserati/The Maserati forum
Scud Italia
S2Ki (S2000 Forum)
PCGB (Porsche Club GB)
TLF (the Lotus forums)
MOCGB (Mustang Owners Club)
CSL Register (BMW M3 CSL)
FGear.tv
LCUK (Lamborghini owners Club)
South East Scoobies
Ford RS Owners
GTR Owners Club (John F)
McLaren Life
Fueltopia

other classic car clubs
military vehicles

Elliott
20-01-2012, 20:11
The website is now up and running. :)

http://www.thesupercarevent.com/

The Slug
21-01-2012, 02:47
So who told them we were going, and does that person/persons have this link we can display?

Thanks

These car club specific tickets will not be on general sale and the online purchase are can only be accessed via a link which will be displayed on your car club forum or in the case of clubs without a forum will be provided via email to your coordinator.
Car Clubs attending in 2012...
CSL Register (BMW M3 CSL)
FGear.tv
LCUK (Lamborghini owners Club)
South East Scoobies
Ford RS Owners
GTR Owners Club
McLaren Life
Fueltopia
Stratos Enthusiasts Club

Elliott
21-01-2012, 11:42
Dunno Ian,

I did say that I'd put a link to the event on here, merely because I attended and volunteered last year and had a great time. SO, I thought to give a heads up on this forum.

The Slug
21-01-2012, 13:33
I think its a great looking event and I will be going, but if members with cars can support it and get a discount even better but we need the link by the sounds of it.

If anyone knows the likn then can they post it for the rest of us please....

Thanks

Elliott
26-03-2012, 10:39
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q299/elevy_bucket/dfde3bf8.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q299/elevy_bucket/3828f7c6.jpg

rutthenut
28-12-2012, 13:31
fyi - I was at this event in 2012 with FDMC, running a small Autosolo event on a section of the runway. Bumped into Vince too (hiya) who was there with his Strat.

This coming year's event is on Father's Day weekend again, 15th/16th June - any Stratos interest?
http://www.thesupercarevent.com/ (more info on the PH site too, if you want to know more)

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28-12-2012, 14:42
I'd love to go to this but am away on holiday so can't make it :(

The Slug
28-12-2012, 15:28
fyi - I was at this event in 2012 with FDMC, running a small Autosolo event on a section of the runway. Bumped into Vince too (hiya) who was there with his Strat.

This coming year's event is on Father's Day weekend again, 15th/16th June - any Stratos interest?
http://www.thesupercarevent.com/ (more info on the PH site too, if you want to know more)

If mine is finished John yes.....

pim
28-12-2012, 19:09
Hi John,
How are you doing? Long time o see hope you are ok, still racing Hawk?

Best wishes for next year!!!

Cheers,

Pim


fyi - I was at this event in 2012 with FDMC, running a small Autosolo event on a section of the runway. Bumped into Vince too (hiya) who was there with his Strat.

This coming year's event is on Father's Day weekend again, 15th/16th June - any Stratos interest?
http://www.thesupercarevent.com/ (more info on the PH site too, if you want to know more)

rutthenut
28-12-2012, 22:09
Hi John,
How are you doing? Long time o see hope you are ok, still racing Hawk?


Car rarely gets out for anything serious, I'm afraid. Did take it Zolder this year - really need to get more people onto that as it is so much fun thrashing the Strat around that circuit. Even in downpours!

Have been competing as a co-driver for a couple of years, but only one event in 2012. Though fitting in one other tomorrow with John O'Gorman (O'Crikey) in the E30 BMW 325 for a bit of Christmas fun :D

I need to re-assess what I am going to do, competitively, or just for fun. The Stratos needs to be given much more exercise.

How's things going for you?

Regards,
John

Elliott
29-12-2012, 10:26
The event will be even bigger and better this year. It really has become a highlight of my motoring year alongside the Silverstone Classic. I shall be there as a volunteer once agan. However. I doubt whether I shall be takng the Hawk.