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Events => Monthly Pub Meets, Race Meets, Track Days, Dyno Days, and Mini-Meets => Annual Rotorstock Meets => Topic started by: clive on July 06, 2007, 09:32:22 AM

Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: clive on July 06, 2007, 09:32:22 AM
Dear Mazdarotaryclub members,

For many many months we have been working behind the scenes to bring you hopefully the biggest and the best Rotorstock for not only all Rotary owners  but also the whole of Japanese car community.

Rotorstock 4 will give both us and them the first all Japanese car only event to incorporate, Drag Racing, Drifting, and Car Show in Europe.  

Today I will try and update you all and show you the media preview that we released over the last week and the adverts that have been constructed.

As many of you know who have attended past Rotorstock’s, whilst we must be grateful that Shakespeare gave us the chance to operate our own style of meeting, the reality of operating Rotorstock at a track with next to no infrastructure was from day one a painful experience and coupled with the many broken promises made a Rotorstock 4 virtually unattainable.

After an initial meeting with Santa Pod Raceway we not only found competent professional people but also people who wanted Rotorstock to be held at their venue, something I believe anyone connected with MRC or previous Rotorstock events should be proud of, as no other Japanese car club would have been welcome to operate an event the way we will be in 2007.  

From the very first meeting Santa Pod have been keen that Rotorstock remains a Mazdarotaryclub event as it always has been, it was also pleasing that after some initial negotiating they shuffled their calendar to give us the summer date that we required in August on the 11th & 12th, something which concreted their commitment to Rotorstock at Santa Pod.

Behind the scenes we still have work to do finalising particularly the Drifting at Rotorstock that for the first time will be open to all on a run what you brung basis the same as the Drag strip operates, this is to ensure that Rotorstock always remains as accessible as possible for all Japanese car enthusiasts be it for Drift or Drag, also a new Rotorstock website is being constructed that will only retain the forum from the previous website this is mainly so people are not confused with any previous trader contacts or Shakespeare County Raceway references from previous Rotorstock meetings

Over the winter we worked out exactly where we could operate a Drift Track at Santa Pod and how to accommodate the Drift cars based on lessons learned at previous Rotorstock events, this Track system was successfully operated at the Jap Show and is now seen to work well.

As for the Drag strip we have taken on board the cry heard from many members about queuing at Santa Pod and so there will be NO demo cars taking track time at R4 which will keep the track moving much faster without the sometimes hour delays while Fred or whoever shows how he can bounce his car on one wheel!, this event is about Japanese cars only and lots of em.

Another “upside” to moving the track faster will be that when you sign on you will sign on for 4 runs instead of the normal 3, also for the first time the track will remain open for action until 9.00pm on the Saturday evening.

Another R4 feature as with the Drift Championships will be that the Drag Championships will also be just as accessible to any Japanese car enthusiast in that if he runs fast enough on the Saturday and providing the car complies with the technical regulations required, they will then be invited to compete as a “Wild Card” entrant into the main events on the Sunday, indeed I am looking to a lot of our own Rotary cars going on to compete in this manner.

The only thing so far that has not worked out according to plan is the Bands for the evening entertainment but our own Ian@TunerUK will be DJ’ing for us to keep the fans happy.

Both days Rotorstock will open with our Rotaries from old to new, standard to modified lining up in pairs to show just how diverse our Club is to the Japanese car community

We also have Clash Productions who produce some Motors TV programs coming from France to film R4, and this will hopefully find its way onto satellite television.  

Rotorstock 4 will also have the most prize monies awards on offer with Exedy awarding a £1300 clutch to the Drift winner, Meguiars offering Trophy\'s to the Show winners and between Mazdarotaryclub, Santa Pod, Opie oils and Mazdarotaryparts there will be a purse of £2,000 between all the winners on the Drag Strip.

We have another meeting at the Track on Wednesday and will bring more news later in the week concerning tickets etc.

Please find attached the Rotorstock preview and an idea of the double page adverts that Mazdarotaryclub has placed, plus the rules for the Drag strip, also the flyers that will be made to hand out at JAE to further promote R4, also look out for our R4 double page advertisements in Japanese Performance and Banzai over the next few days . There will also be feature previews in both Banzai and Fast Car.

Lastly, for now we have booked a 200 car stand for all Rotary’s regardless of club or membership to a club but I am hoping that this will be much too small for the Rotary’s that will attend with even French Rotary contingent coming over and R4 will become by far the biggest collection of Rotarys by far seen in Europe.

We hope that if you only attend one event this year it will be this one and that you all enjoy yourself at what we believe will be Mazdarotaryclubs best ever Rotorstock,

ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
"SmileyCentral.com"
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Brett on July 06, 2007, 09:41:07 AM
Sounds like its going to be amazing!

Many thanks to all those who have been putting in the work behind the scenes :cheers :god
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: John_Hudson on July 06, 2007, 10:05:30 AM
I really can\'t wait, I actually have the weekend off for once, weeee !!

nice one clive
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: DRAGON on July 06, 2007, 10:11:56 AM
Great, I think it has some good little adavantages over the normal Japshow, so well-done to all involved.
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: mikeyh on July 06, 2007, 10:21:55 AM
count me in cant wait as long as the weathers alot better than japshow
if mrc has a club syand how does that work for guys staying in tents??
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: D2BBA on July 06, 2007, 10:29:15 AM
Cant wait for this one, sounds like its going to be the best event of the year!

And its on my birthday weekend too, great choice of dates there peeps!!!

Keep up the good work :)

Chris
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: John_Hudson on July 06, 2007, 10:31:35 AM
Quote from: D2BBA

And its on my birthday weekend too, great choice of dates there peeps!!!
Chris



Time to get Chris wasted :p
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Ian@TunerUK on July 06, 2007, 10:37:01 AM
Well done to all the MRC team, let\'s hope it\'s a great event and the weather is cracking! Hope a few of you can join me for the evenings entertainment aswell!
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: John_Hudson on July 06, 2007, 10:39:18 AM
Quote from: Ian@TunerUK
Hope a few of you can join me for the evenings entertainment aswell!


Def Ian, i always try to tune in when you post up that your broadcasting a set :)
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: D2BBA on July 06, 2007, 11:06:29 AM
Quote from: John_Hudson
Time to get Chris wasted :p


Dont normally need much help there guv, lol, but the more the merrier!!!

You keep buying and i\'ll keep drinking :Giggle
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: John_Hudson on July 06, 2007, 11:09:38 AM
Quote from: D2BBA
Dont normally need much help there guv, lol, but the more the merrier!!!

You keep buying and i\'ll keep drinking :Giggle


eep, my clientele call me guv lol.   But sure i\'ll buy you a drink for your Bday !
how old is the next question :Thumbs-up
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: D2BBA on July 06, 2007, 11:32:11 AM
Quote from: John_Hudson
eep, my clientele call me guv lol.   But sure i\'ll buy you a drink for your Bday !
how old is the next question :Thumbs-up


Oops, i\'ll stick to fella, or bud then, or something, lol

The next question...ooh, its not a good answer - 29 unfortunately, although I still look about 25, and feel about 21!.

Chris
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Lisa on July 06, 2007, 11:38:05 AM
Hi Guys

Please could we try and keep this thread on track with regards to RS4. sorry!
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Kash_ on July 06, 2007, 12:49:01 PM
Can\'t wait :D really looking forward to this, should be brilliant!!! :cool
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: bnaellis on July 06, 2007, 01:01:08 PM
Looking forward to this the only shame is that it\'s only 4 runs each, you just get the bit in between your teeth and that\'s it for the day:(
If the strip is open till 9pm what happens if all the people that intend to run their cars down the strip have had their 4 runs already  amd it\'s only like say 7pm? Are we then allowed extra runs?


Brian
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: d6277n on July 06, 2007, 01:01:57 PM
This looks like it is going to be awesome. I reckon some serious thanks are in order for all the people who have put in the behind the scenes work!

I might even be turning up in my own RX7 this time... ;)

Cheers,

Chris.
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: robedwards99 on July 06, 2007, 01:09:00 PM
Quote from: bnaellis
Looking forward to this the only shame is that it\'s only 4 runs each, you just get the bit in between your teeth and that\'s it for the day:(
If the strip is open till 9pm what happens if all the people that intend to run their cars down the strip have had their 4 runs already  amd it\'s only like say 7pm? Are we then allowed extra runs?


Brian


I would of thought you can pay double and have 8 runs??
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Laeeq on July 06, 2007, 01:24:08 PM
The weather forecast for 11th & 12th is rain rain rain..............:2eek I hope not.

We have waited and waited for this and lets just pray that this weather don\'t kill it......

If my car is ready i will be running this year i hope...:Thumbsup! :Thumbsup! :Thumbsup!

Are there shower facailities available at the pod and are we allowed to use the rex as tent???:2Rolleyes or are there any hotels near the pod???

I was planning to attend both days and can\'t do tent...:o :o
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Lisa on July 06, 2007, 01:36:37 PM
Quote from: Laeeq
are there any hotels near the pod???

I was planning to attend both days and can\'t do tent...:o :o


Hi Laeeq and all

Please see link below with regard to nearby hotels - better book up now - we have!!

http://www.santapod.co.uk/g_stay.php

and also Santa Pod website for all the other relevant information that you will need.

http://www.santapod.co.uk/e_rotorstock.php

http://www.santapod.co.uk/
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: D2BBA on July 06, 2007, 02:54:54 PM
Quote from: Lisa
Hi Guys

Please could we try and keep this thread on track with regards to RS4. sorry!


Sorry Lisa!
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: clive on July 06, 2007, 04:40:20 PM
Quote from: bnaellis
Looking forward to this the only shame is that it\'s only 4 runs each, you just get the bit in between your teeth and that\'s it for the day:(
If the strip is open till 9pm what happens if all the people that intend to run their cars down the strip have had their 4 runs already  amd it\'s only like say 7pm? Are we then allowed extra runs?


Brian


If you get four runs in there will be nothing to stop you signing up for another four,

Hope this helps,
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: mikeyh on July 06, 2007, 06:03:31 PM
will we be getting the lap dancers??lol
im well looking forward to this meet and this time in the rex
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: os giken on July 06, 2007, 08:48:40 PM
Quote from: clive


As for the Drag strip we have taken on board the cry heard from many members about queuing at Santa Pod and so there will be NO demo cars taking track time at R4 which will keep the track moving much faster without the sometimes hour delays while Fred or whoever shows how he can bounce his car on one wheel!, this event is about Japanese cars only and lots of em.


Clive

How is this going to work with Round 3 of the HKS Drag Series ?

I have not raced in that series yet but as far as i know everything stops for the pro cars ????

Can you shed some light on this

thanks Keith
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: ashc on July 06, 2007, 09:03:30 PM
cheers lisa for the reminder about hotels, i would have left it too late otherwise! booked hotel and pod tickets and ready to go!!!!

When are stand passes coming out please?
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: 20B_boy on July 06, 2007, 09:11:06 PM
Quote from: os giken
Clive

How is this going to work with Round 3 of the HKS Drag Series ?

I have not raced in that series yet but as far as i know everything stops for the pro cars ????

Can you shed some light on this

thanks Keith

How have the previous rounds of the HKS series been integrated this year? Imagine it will be similar to previous JapShows where they stop RWYB for 20 minutes or so, so the Pro cars can do qualifying runs, and then the knockouts?
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: jinx on July 07, 2007, 12:40:11 AM
Keith / 20B boy
Clive is at Silverstone for the Hamilton media love-in ATM. He has a meeting with SP next week to dot i\'s and cross t\'s on a long list of stuff. Do know that SP were keen to preserve as much of the \'friendly\' atmosphere of RS and accepted the idea of \'wild card\' qualifiers being included in finals if cars are eligible etc BUT pointless for me to speculate on the outcome of discussions in detail - More news follows ASAP.  Sorry not to be more definitive but did not want your Qs to go unacknowledged till after the period of national mourning if LH does not win on Sunday.
A
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: clive on July 07, 2007, 08:00:33 PM
Quote from: 20B_boy
How have the previous rounds of the HKS series been integrated this year? Imagine it will be similar to previous JapShows where they stop RWYB for 20 minutes or so, so the Pro cars can do qualifying runs, and then the knockouts?


Hi Keith hope your well,

Pleased to see you smelt that prize money all the way up there :Giggle  

20B boy (Rich) is correct but these will be the only stoppages unlike normal pod events, also don\'t forget we are looking for "wild cards" from Saturdays RWYB to go through to the Rotorstock Drag Championships that incorporates a round of the HKS series, providing of course the cars compliy to race in a specific class.

BTW It will be good as a Rotorstock Champion if you will be attending
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: os giken on July 07, 2007, 09:45:46 PM
Hi Clive

Not sure if my car can run at rotorstock 4 as its not road legal anymore, but it still runs with the std nissan chassis we have also been running on MT ET Streets but i have radials that i can put on ???

Keith
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: 20B_boy on July 07, 2007, 10:06:30 PM
You\'re in the HKS series Keith?
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: clive on July 07, 2007, 11:45:03 PM
Quote from: os giken
Hi Clive

Not sure if my car can run at rotorstock 4 as its not road legal anymore, but it still runs with the std nissan chassis we have also been running on MT ET Streets but i have radials that i can put on ???

Keith



Hi Keith,

Don\'t worry we are not running to "road car spec" as with previous Rotorstock events to find the overall winner so your car will be O/K

You would run in the "Pro" class which is for any car running quicker than 9.99, there is also a RWD/4WD street class for cars no faster than 10.00 and a FWD class for cars running faster than 13\'s but not quicker than 9.99.  

If you look at the opening mail on this thread you can download a copy of the rules.

Hope this helps .
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: adib on July 13, 2007, 12:45:07 AM
well done clive, lisa and all, ill be there
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: lewisneale on July 15, 2007, 09:13:07 AM
hi, anyone know if you can camp over on FRIDAY NIGHT aswell?
cheers.
Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: Lisa on July 15, 2007, 09:25:46 AM
Quote from: lewisneale
hi, anyone know if you can camp over on FRIDAY NIGHT aswell?
cheers.



This post is also showing on the Advanced Rotorstock Ticket thread:-

Just to let you all know that you will only be able to camp at Santa Pod on the Saturday evening.
However, a suggestion has been made for those of you who wish to come up to Northampton on the Friday evening is for you to camp over at nearby Billing Aquadome.

See the following details regarding camping there.

http://www.billingaquadrome.com/touringcamping.htm

http://www.billingaquadrome.com/rates.htm
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Title: Countdown to ROTORSTOCK 4 is GO!
Post by: adib on July 15, 2007, 10:21:44 PM
you can camp in my back garden lol 5 miles from pod