Jack and I have had a few discussions about this recently.
I have been making a few enquiries about hiring Calder Park for a meet. This would mean that we could race, do burnouts etc and it would be legal.
I managed to get in contact with a guy today and here's the details:
Calder Park to hire right out for a day costs heaps! The club could buy a couple of good EA's or maybe Bass's Ea plus another $1000.
So that idea was not possible.
Here's what the dude at Calder Suggested:
We should turn up on one of their Sunday Legal Off Road Drag days as a club. This would mean we can get discounts and a few perks. At the moment anyone off the street would have to pay $55 if they had a car and $17 if they were a spectator. We can get that down to $45 per car and $10 per spectator. We also get our own club space in the infield to do with what we wish, be it a barbque or something. They will also provide trophies for fastest car, slowest car etc. The club would have its own numbering system for the drags. Cars will be scruitineered at the start and checked for tires, oil leaks, catch cans etc. I asked about what would pass and what wouldnt. For example my car, the power steering has a "sweat". With a clean up, that would pass. A constant drip wouldn't.
If it all sounds good till now, heres the catch:
The next Legal Drag Day they have is on Oct 28th.
The one after that is Nov 24th.
I feel October is too close for proper organising. The November date is also the same day as the Springnats on in Shepperton, so tunout may be limited on that day, although this may limit the turnout to a smaller number which may be a bit better. There are no days in Dec when this is happening either. There is also rumours of the Ford Tour on the 30th of Nov.
There is usually about 120 cars there on the day so a competitor may get 8 runs in
We have thought about inviting the CCC along as well which would be an awesome day but there may be the problem of having too many cars involved which may limit the amount of runs people get.
LOL. I just commented on this in the other thread...
Anyways, this sounds like an excellent idea to me. I'd love to take my baby down to the drags for a run. The cheaper cost, trophies, club space, etc. only serve to sweeten the deal.
However, I think that some people might be a bit reluctant to go, due to them feeling that their car is not built for speed. So we'd need to somehow show people that it would be all in the name of fun, and it wouldn't really matter how you finished....
OK Guys, I had to break a few knee caps for this. If we can get 100 cars, we may beable to get our own day. Its a bit close to christmas however being Sunday 21st. Im thinking lets make the Holdens, the XR Club etc part of this to get numbers...
Originally posted by NZinAUS OK Guys, I had to break a few knee caps for this. If we can get 100 cars, we may beable to get our own day. Its a bit close to christmas however being Sunday 21st. Im thinking lets make the Holdens, the XR Club etc part of this to get numbers...
I'll enquire with the CCC for some responses right away. And we'll inform the XR club in good time too.. :)
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
The CCC explored this idea in june this year. It worked out to be very complicated and alot of people just ran around in circles.
Its a VERY good idea , but it needs a big planning time and people who will actually go!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunatly it seems the days we have avalible aren't really suitable for a big turnout which is needed for the day to happen. I am exploring some other options at the moment to perhaps have a day next year. Thank you to those who showed enthusisam. Hopefully we will get more support next time.
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