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Events => Monthly Pub Meets, Race Meets, Track Days, Dyno Days, and Mini-Meets => Topic started by: Marcrs on May 17, 2012, 05:14:49 PM

Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Marcrs on May 17, 2012, 05:14:49 PM
Hi all,

As you may or may not know, as well as skulking around here with my FB, I am events manager for my other club of choice, Club323F...and I am looking to organise a track day next year :)

However, it seemed that a normal "open pit lane" track day can still be quite expensive, and there is a mix of people and cars that attend (not always a bad thing of course ;) ) and I figured if we opened the event to other clubs, numbers would increase, and costs would decrease :)

I have been in contact with Thruxton, and if enough people are interested, I can book the entire track, complete with marshals, recovery, medical cover etc - and the resulting cost per car would be about the same as a standard open pit lane day...well, the same as a half day in Thruxton\'s case...£200
The event will be late May/early June, hopefully with some good weather!

£200 might seem like a lot, but it would be a full day - 9 til 5, all day track access (although they can only let 34 cars out at any one time) and I am trying to arrange for a few other things during the day, such as a Show & Shine competition etc
There would be an entry fee for people not going out on track, something like £15, if you just fancy coming along for the day out, and to watch :)

Currently I am looking at MRC, Club323F, RX7FB.com, various MX5 clubs, and the MPS club - basically, if it\'s a Mazda, it\'s in!



At the moment, I am gauging interest, getting a feel for numbers etc, so please let me know what you think, if you would like to attend, and any other comments ideas etc :)


cheers,
Marc
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Sicknote on May 17, 2012, 05:44:49 PM
Never done Thruxton.... I\'ll be there
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: GreySilver Beast on May 17, 2012, 08:13:04 PM
Am interested :)
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: lowslowandold on May 17, 2012, 10:02:07 PM
what about exile? fduk? some of the european guys on no pistons?
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: cyman on May 17, 2012, 10:39:27 PM
interested in this. sticking point though what is the noise limit at thruxton??
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: boosted on May 17, 2012, 11:04:48 PM
I\'ll defo be interested Thruxtons just down the road from me.
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: L18M on May 18, 2012, 12:33:51 AM
Should call it "Brap Fest" ;p
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: shaunwil on May 18, 2012, 07:27:24 AM
Would be very cool :D

Shaun
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Kodiak on May 18, 2012, 07:28:44 AM
This sounds promising!
 
That £200pp is based on how many people attending?
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Marcrs on May 18, 2012, 08:57:33 AM
Noise limit is 90dB at 0.5m 45 degrees
 
Cost of £200pp is based on 40+ attendees - I would like to think that across the clubs we would easily get that sort of figure.
If enough people are interested, ticket price would be reduced - this is not a profit making venture ;)
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Marcrs on May 18, 2012, 08:58:49 AM
Quote from: lowslowandold;823636
what about exile? fduk? some of the european guys on no pistons?

 
If anyone on here is also on these forums could post up details, I\'d appreciate it :)
 
I will be creating a website with more info in due course - at this early stage I am just trying to see what sort of interest I get :)
 
 
actually, when I say "I will be creating a website"...I mean Karissa will, of course :evillaugh
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2012, 09:07:15 AM
Quote from: Marcrs;823669
Noise limit is 90dB at 0.5m 45 degrees
 
Cost of £200pp is based on 40+ attendees - I would like to think that across the clubs we would easily get that sort of figure.
If enough people are interested, ticket price would be reduced - this is not a profit making venture ;)


ohhhh 90 dB thats low!!!!!! Mines 88dB:mmmm
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: cyman on May 18, 2012, 10:28:28 AM
90db that pretty much rules out most fd\'s unless they still have twins
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: rx7boy on May 18, 2012, 10:45:34 AM
Quote from: cyman;823686
90db that pretty much rules out most fd\'s unless they still have twins


Lol 115db here :) never going to get on lol,
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Kodiak on May 18, 2012, 11:10:56 AM
Quote from: Marcrs;823669
Noise limit is 90dB at 0.5m 45 degrees
 
Cost of £200pp is based on 40+ attendees - I would like to think that across the clubs we would easily get that sort of figure.
If enough people are interested, ticket price would be reduced - this is not a profit making venture ;)

90dB?!
 
I would have thought the BTCC cars were louder than that! :eek:
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Marcrs on May 18, 2012, 12:10:00 PM
Yes, most tracks follow the same rules. They are allowed a certain number of days for "racing" - where noise is not an issue. Thruxton are allowed 12 days per year!!
 
The rest of the time they are allowed to have track days for "road cars" - and the levels vary by track - agreed, 90 is quite low...
 
 
 
I have a feeling I will need a more central track with a higher noise level...
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Marcrs on May 18, 2012, 12:10:57 PM
Quote from: rx7boy;823688
Lol 115db here :) never going to get on lol,

I doubt you\'ll get into any of the track days :(
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Mir on May 18, 2012, 12:49:20 PM
I don\'t really know why does a DB really matter!! :/ what damage a sound going to inflict on the track??? Oh noise pollution is it? Whatever !!!!!!!!
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: RX8Head on May 18, 2012, 10:51:20 PM
It might be worth dropping Malcolm(Casey) a pm as he organises joint MRC/RX8OC track days in association with Mazda On Track.

Also if you\'re looking for somewhere a bit cheaper you could try Bylton Park Raceway we(RX8OC) did a track day there for our Annual Meet/AGM weekend back in March and it works out about half the price of most of the other tracks as it doesn\'t have the history or facilities that some of the more established tracks have.
The track it\'s self is on an old airfield(aren\'t most of them) with some new tarmac cut into the old concert, it\'s a nice track and it very good for first timers as there\'s no armco right near the side of the track so if you do make a mistake you\'re unlike anything hard.

I know there are quite a few guys over on the RX8OC club who do track days in fact we had two sessions at Japfest which were full with 20 cars in each session with about 30 different cars on track plus some of us were also out in one or both of the MRC sessions, I was out in both the RX8OC session and one of the MRC sessions, so might be worth throwing a post up there as well(if you need any help with that then let me know as i\'m a moderator over there).
Oh and I may well be up for this :3gears-lh.
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: shaunwil on May 19, 2012, 03:41:42 PM
Dbl levels are usually between 98 and 105 dbl. A lot of rotors run the 105 days because noise can be a big issue. Nobody had a problem at japfest and that was 100dbl.

Trouble is the more trackdays these tracks get the more they have too look after noise for their neighbours. Donnington has a counciler living near by and they have stupid levels of control over noise. If your black flagged they tell you to leave.

Shaun
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2012, 05:24:41 PM
It really is bull:censored::censored::censored::censored: don\'t like noise don\'t buy a house next to a race circuit! Castle Coombe  has the same problem 105 for race days 100 for track days.....its been a racing circuit since 1955!
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Casey on May 19, 2012, 06:28:36 PM
Marc, excellent idea to arrange something like this. I\'d encourage anyone to have a go at organising trackday events. As you can see it is a bit of a minefield, esp with things like 90dB sound limits. Even some RX-8\'s with aftermarket exhausts and decats will struggle with that.

As has been mentioned, I think a venue worth looking at might be Blyton Park. The price should work out nearer £100 than £200, which will help get more people interested. The circuit is fun, has lots of run-off and is reasonably central for UK (nr Doncaster). It\'s a bit like Cadwell Park in that there are no garages, but it\'s not as "daunting" a circuit if you are trying to attract people who may never have done a trackday before. There are no formal noise tests, but very noisy cars may be black flagged. It\'s a very "friendly" place for running a "closed" event, as the RX8OC found when they ran a club event there in March.

Bear in mind there are some of us regulars going to Oulton Park in June and Snetterton in July. August has Rotostock and lots of people may be on holiday. I\'d possibly be up for a return to Blyton in September/October...
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Marcrs on May 19, 2012, 08:21:52 PM
Thanks guys, yes, the 90dB limit is a bit too low methinks, shame, as I like the idea of Thruxton :(

I\'ll talk to the chap at Bylton, thanks for the info - should please most people as it is pretty central...although the facilities are pretty limited...I am hoping to find somewhere that can support is with a restaurant at least...maybe a burger van or something could be the answer there???

I\'ll be discussing it with a couple of other circuits in the coming weeks, see what else gets offered.

This will be next year, late May / early June...plenty of time yet :)
Title: For the want of a better title...MazdaFest 2013
Post by: Casey on May 19, 2012, 11:05:41 PM
There is a great burger van that usually attends Blyton - does some awesome meat pies!

Next year is good, plenty of time to plan around it in the schedule - I\'m in!