Mazda Rotary Club

Events => Events Calendar => Topic started by: Casey on April 08, 2017, 10:13:44 AM

Title: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 08, 2017, 10:13:44 AM
As some of you will know Mazdarotaryclub (MRC) held a "Mazda Day" for two years with all types of Mazda's attending, but now after virtually a year of negotiations there will be a new name and a new venue for this event.

The "Mazda Fans" Weekend to be held at Mazda UK headquarters across the weekend of the 20-21 May 2017, with Cars and fans attending being invited to attend either a morning or an afternoon session each day.

As with Mazdarotaryclubs Rotorstock events which were held across many years, the event will not be club specific, allowing  a cross section of older, newer, standard and modified selection of Mazda vehicles and enthusiasts to attend.
 
The event will feature the following:
There are limited spaces on each session for this event so places will be available on a first come served basis.

If you attend any other Mazda related clubs or forums please feel free to re-post this, as this event is open to all Mazda enthusiasts.

If you would like to attend please send and email to team@mazdarotaryclub.com , giving your full name, contact email address and Saturday/Sunday preference (if any). Please also state which Rotary model you will be looking to attend with.

There is no charge to attend  :D

Just a heads up that, so far, the most popular session requested by the RX-8 OC and MRC members is Sunday pm. If you want to try and meet up with other members of these clubs (and drool over their cars  ;) ) then that's the session to choose  :D
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: johnf on April 08, 2017, 11:45:42 AM
What a great event you've managed to organise.

Probably one of the best I can remember since joining MRC in 2003.

What a shame I don't own a rotary anymore, even if I did I will be on holiday that week otherwise I'd borrow one  :great:.

I'm sure there will be a comprehensive report with photos so those who don't go can drool........................

John
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on April 09, 2017, 10:57:55 AM
We have been asked to explain more about the event.

Quite simply this is a celebration of Mazda owners cars where we all get to see not just our own particular model of Mazda but also other Mazda enthusiasts cars and visa versa, this worked very well at the previous two Mazda days we held with all agreeing that it was refreshing to all share the Mazda passion for each others cars.

This is not an entire weekend event for each person as the limited space will restrict the number of cars being able to attend due to the limited parking area so the weekend will be split into 4 batches of Mazda's , morning/afternoon then repeated on the following day.

With that said there are other places around within a short walking distance should you wish to make a day of it with your fellow enthusiasts.

As said spaces are first come first served and we have got this out first on MRC and the RX80C and invited this to be put out on other Rotary forums because this invite will go out to many many Mazda clubs and dealerships around the UK, so please don't complain if you leave it till the last minute to register your interest .

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 12, 2017, 06:02:34 PM
Just a heads up that, so far, the most popular session requested by the RX-8 OC and MRC members is Sunday pm.

If you want to try and meet up with other members of these clubs (and drool over their cars  ;) ) then that's the session to choose  :D
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Clarky on April 12, 2017, 08:46:02 PM
Hi Casey, does the original post with people wanting to go still stand, or do i have message you? thanks john
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 13, 2017, 12:14:13 AM
Hi John. Please email the address in the original post, so we can collect all requests together in one account/place  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 23, 2017, 05:03:35 PM
Thank you to those of you that have already expressed an interested in the event,

The closing date to register your interest should you wish to attend is the 30th April.

Should anyone still be interested than please email:-

team@mazdarotaryclub.com
your full name
contact email address
Mazda vehicle attending the event with
whether you require Saturday/Sunday Am or Pm slot. 

Mazda will then contact you direct.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2017, 06:28:15 PM
Im working all this weekend....doh.

Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 24, 2017, 06:00:10 PM
Sorry you won't be able to make this one Jon  :(

Requests to attend are now coming in steadily and I've noticed that we should have at least one of each of the following rare models to drool over:

RX-2
RX-3
RX-4

As well as a pretty full set of RX-7 models and RX-8's  :)

That's in addition to what Mazda themselves manage to put on display in their Heritage Centre!

Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on April 25, 2017, 11:53:38 AM
News just in from Mazda,

The Mazda Fans Weekend will have an original 1985 World Rally Mazda RX-7 attending.

It is believed to be the only complete, fully original and working factory Mazda RX-7 Group B rally car in the world. There are lots of replicas and recreation rally RX-7s, but this is the real deal  8)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: B9 KLF on April 25, 2017, 10:48:30 PM
Hey Guys, how's it going.

I don't have a rotary now but could I bring my MX6 along?

John will you have the silver FD that I spent some time with .......

Keith
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 25, 2017, 11:28:45 PM
^^ Keith, of course you can bring your MX-6 :icon_thumleft:, just send the required details to the email address and you should then receive an invite from Mazda UK in due course. Hope to see you there, if you are able to make it on Sunday pm session.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on April 26, 2017, 08:42:58 AM

I don't have a rotary now but could I bring my MX6 along?



Really pleased to see your coming along Keith, your car will make a great addition to this all Mazda day.
 
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Clarky on April 26, 2017, 01:52:13 PM
^^ Keith, of course you can bring your MX-6 :icon_thumleft: , just send the required details to the email address and you should then receive an invite from Mazda UK in due course. Hope to see you there, if you are able to make it on Sunday pm session.


Hello Keith, yes will be bringing the Silver FD, if i get an invite, be good to see you.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 27, 2017, 12:43:30 AM
 :love4: a Cosmo Sport owner has asked for an invite to come along on Sunday.

And a triple rotor Cosmo is expected too  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: exiled-viking on April 27, 2017, 12:02:40 PM
 members please take lots of photos and post them up  :13: :13: :13:
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: rote8 on April 29, 2017, 11:05:14 AM
Well after the problem registering yesterday afternoon onto the Mazda web site for this event, after returning from the Essex meet last evening and once more attempting to register the option for Sunday PM is no longer available, so still unable to register unless I wish to go at another time. Which I don't, so looks as though I shan't be there. :angry5: What a let down. :(
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: AMH on April 29, 2017, 12:13:17 PM
Registering? Should I have had a notification? I get so much spam to my MRC email I might have missed that.

Sunday PM is the only session I can do as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 29, 2017, 12:53:10 PM
Oh no! I can't believe the Sunday pm session is full already  :(

Ann - email arrived with most people around noon yesterday. It was from support@mazda-events.com so maybe that might help you find it?

Maybe Clive can swing something behind the scenes re Sunday PM.........
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on April 29, 2017, 12:54:53 PM
Ann

Check your mail box there should be an email from  support@mazda-events.com

Ray - I have asked how the time slots are generated, whether it is just random or is someone actually taking into account the time requested.  Probably will not get a reply now until Tuesday
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 29, 2017, 12:56:50 PM
 :13: Looks like you were posting at the same time as me Clive  :)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: AMH on April 29, 2017, 01:18:24 PM
Hi guys,

Nope I've just gone through everything and I haven't recieved an email from that address.

Ann.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on April 29, 2017, 01:51:14 PM
I know you were on the list that Lisa submitted to Mazda, so you should have received an invite via your MRC email account. Not sure why you didn't, as mine came through OK on my MRC account at 12.10pm yesterday  :(
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on April 29, 2017, 02:23:57 PM
Ann, we will put your details back on the listing.  Lisa will be email Mazda the final names etc on Monday which will include yours, although they were on the listing initially sent over to them.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: AMH on April 29, 2017, 02:25:06 PM
Thanks Clive but if the Sunday  PM session is fully booked we can't make any of the others I'm afraid.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: B9 KLF on May 01, 2017, 09:17:25 AM
I can do Sunday am or pm but did not want to be nobby no-mates

Keith  :))
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on May 10, 2017, 03:09:55 PM
In case you missed Lisa's new topic, she started one over here:

http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=84292.msg900286#msg900286

so we could discover who will be going when over the weekend  :)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on May 18, 2017, 01:02:31 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the Sunday PM session  :icon_thumleft:

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ANYONE TRAVELLING TO/FROM THIS EVENT AND USING THE A12 Junctions 19-24 (Chelmsford North to Kelvedon).
The A12 will be CLOSED COMPLETELY in BOTH directions over the entire weekend for bridge replacement work. Major diversions will be in place and you can be certain of delays in the area. Try to avoid if possible, else allow extra time  :D
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: LINAS on May 19, 2017, 06:36:15 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the Sunday PM session  :icon_thumleft:

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ANYONE TRAVELLING TO/FROM THIS EVENT AND USING THE A12 Junctions 19-24 (Chelmsford North to Kelvedon).
The A12 will be CLOSED COMPLETELY in BOTH directions over the entire weekend for bridge replacement work. Major diversions will be in place and you can be certain of delays in the area. Try to avoid if possible, else allow extra time  :D
Quick question Casey, at the Dartford event on Sunday Pm , are we meeting prior to event ,so we go in together... or shall we just turn up individually...? Either way is ok with me... and Clive be nice to see your RX4, undoubtedly be in a Yellow livery... Cheers to all , see you there Linas


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on May 19, 2017, 06:49:08 PM
^^ We weren't planning to meet up prior, just turn up at the venue  :)

The venue, as I understand it, isn't that big, so shouldn't be too hard to meet up during the afternoon (I hope!).
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: LINAS on May 19, 2017, 06:58:39 PM
^^ We weren't planning to meet up prior, just turn up at the venue  :)

The venue, as I understand it, isn't that big, so shouldn't be too hard to meet up during the afternoon (I hope!).
Cool.. thanks .... ( shouldn't get lost in a small venue ) see you there ... Sunshine and lots of Mazdas .. should be a Rhubarb marvellous Day ..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 19, 2017, 09:06:39 PM
I wont spoil it, but having been down to Mazda HQ in preparation for the weekends event -----------------I was staggered to see two very very special older Rotary's sitting there, even Japan can't have examples that good  :love4:

Even if your not booked to park actually in Mazda HQ and you want to see whats going on, you could always park at the Wharf pub just around the corner and wander in for a look   :great:
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: re japi on May 20, 2017, 12:23:55 PM
Please, take lots of picks! :)

Lähetetty minun E2303 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Prototype on May 20, 2017, 06:56:30 PM
Please, take lots of picks! :)

Lähetetty minun E2303 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

Here you go, i'll start with the pic's :)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 20, 2017, 08:32:11 PM
Good day today, with the many Mazda staff in attendance making everyone feel super welcome, resulting in a nice relaxed atmosphere. 

I will post pics tomorrow as I don't want to spoil anything for people going tomorrow.

One thing that I didn't think would be there was a Race Car simulator which loads of people had fun on and wow I saw some strange lines round Brands   8)

 
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 21, 2017, 08:00:12 PM
Many thanks to all who came along today, great to see that many cars turn up and particularly great to see lots of Generation 1 RX-7's arrive.

The big surprise  of the weekend was the brand new condition RX-7 with just 59 miles on from new !!!!! Plus the best Generation 1 Works RX-7 on the planet, completely untouched and never ever used.

The day went exactly as planed with a completely relaxed atmosphere with Mazda owners mixing and talking to each other just enjoying each others cars, plus people got to drive any new Mazda they wished totally unaccompanied, indeed there were 100 plus test drives over the weekend, plus an F1 style simulator, in other words on the day this event had everything a Mazda Fan could wish for  :great:       .
       
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 21, 2017, 08:17:37 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 21, 2017, 08:23:48 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 21, 2017, 08:27:09 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Drew 007 on May 21, 2017, 09:40:43 PM
Great pics, thank you for sharing bud.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on May 22, 2017, 12:01:16 AM
This was a most enjoyable, chilled out event, with FREE (good quality) coffee and hot food on tap from Mazda :icon_thumleft:. There were loads of very enthusiastic Mazda staff on hand, but it was the enthusiastic owners and their great cars which made the event worthwhile. I attended on the Sunday PM session, only to find out the rare Cosmo had left in the morning, and the RX-3 was no longer to be seen either  :(

Great to meet a few MRC members (along with their cars) that I haven't seen for a while  :13:

Star of the show for me was this stunning FB with just FORTY-NINE miles on the clock :love4:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/FB%2049_zpsd8ypksdm.jpg)

My transport for the day:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/KIMI%202%201_zpsryagwdn9.jpg)

...with a friend  :)
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/KIMI%202%20and%20Friend%201_zpshxl7r68f.jpg)

The Group B FB
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/Group%20B%201_zpsqz5fcc6t.jpg)
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/Group%20B%202_zpsirul5a8w.jpg)
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/Group%20B%203_zpsnjwakcj8.jpg)

The venue:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Mazda%20Fans%20Day%20May%202017/Venue_zps5unj9zsu.jpg)
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: exiled-viking on May 22, 2017, 06:33:31 PM
some nice photos looks like a good event            :sign0098: Clive :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Kevint on May 22, 2017, 07:54:26 PM
Enjoyed our visit on Saturday afternoon , nice to see all the cars. Test drove a new MX-5 (needs more power) and saw the new CX-5 unveiled. Thanks to Clive for organising with Mazda UK and thanks to Mazda UK for the hospitality - great burgers and coffee  :great:
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: re japi on May 23, 2017, 05:29:11 AM
Really nice photos. :) I bet that event was brilliant  :13:

Hmm, Groub B FB, 49miles FB... NICE!  :P
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on May 24, 2017, 10:15:40 PM
Nice video of some of the cars at the event on Sunday afternoon - many thanks to Aston


Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: noyzboy on December 13, 2017, 11:31:13 AM
It would be great to repeat this  as a Sevens Day event on 7th July 2018 ( 7/7)which is a Saturday in 2018
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on December 13, 2017, 11:32:45 AM
Great idea  :13:

Any chance do you think Clive?
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: Casey on December 13, 2017, 11:34:15 AM
Darn, I'm on holiday 5-13 July  :(
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on December 13, 2017, 01:45:53 PM
I need to find out if we can make this happen in 2018, sadly I cant dictate dates but I will try.
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: clive on December 13, 2017, 03:03:40 PM
Not sure if I posted this before but here's Mazda's own film of the event.

 
Title: Re: Mazda Fans Weekend, Mazda HQ (Dartford, Kent): Sat/Sun, 20-21 May
Post by: re japi on December 13, 2017, 04:12:34 PM
I think I cant get vacation for July...

Lähetetty minun E2303 laitteesta Tapatalkilla