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HUGE thanks to all of you who attended despite the horrible weather with special thanks to Japi and his wife and daughter who flew in from Finland to be with us.

Between you all, you showed excellent examples of most of our Rotary models from beautiful standard cars through to modified and even James Wildays record holding 8 second quarter mile RX-7 race/ road car. Plus we had three amazing Rotary bikes turn up and we even got our bikers involved by getting them to pick our winners of the show.  

You will see our winners pictured below.:Thumbsup!  

We are very sorry not only about the weather but also the fact that the big classic car show that would have given people lots of things to look at did not happen---------- nobody told us they were condensing the event down to the Sunday :3Confused

Rotorstock was devised for all of the Rotary community for the celebration, appreciation and promotion of our wonderful Mazda Rotary\'s however with the decline of numbers in older RX-7\'s etc and only the real real fans of RX-8\'s having interest to attend, leading to lack of support for this event, the time has come to end the Rotorstock story which over the years has served a big purpose in helping people to take the brilliant Rotary engine under the bonnets of all RX\'s seriously with many converts.

Enormous thanks go to all who have helped and supported the event over the last 11 years, thank you :WaveBye
« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 10:06:32 AM by clive »
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 10:54:18 AM »
I must say I love Rotorstock. But with all the hard work Lisa and yourself put in to it. For the community to show so little support. I must say I really don\'t think we actually deserve to have this event. It hurts to say but it seems that there is lots of talk but bot many wheels on the grouns when it comes to show time.
I commend both Lisa and Clive for trying something different. But it still needs the fupport of a community. A community that seems to have factions within that are set on killing an event that is not about MRC or about Lisa and Clive\'s (ego\'s as some would have you believe) but is meant to be about the cars and the owners.
I must say it is seriously disappointing to see so fe specialists bringing their cars along to show support. It would have been nice to see for one day a year them put work aside to put on a show (all be it static this year) of what can be done to these cars.
I really do hope that we have not seen the end of Rotorstock but I doubt that it will be back unless so,etching serious can change in the community.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 12:08:18 PM »
i will hold my hand up here , i had been watching the weather over the last week , and up to Wednesday i was going to come

The weather then took a turn for the worse , and at a over 300 mile round trip i just couldn\'t justify the petrol costs to stand in the rain for a day

I had noticed that there was non of the usual convoy threads this year as well

Maybe the running costs of these cars is starting to hit people in the wallet , hence the low turn out

Im sorry to see that this was the last RS

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
Weather was a factor for me ( although i went) it was bucketing down in Wiltshire proper high speed wiper action and doing 35 mph on the m4. We nearly called it quits and turned around but glad i went my first Rotorstock and nice to put some names to faces. Ever though a poor turnout what was there was quality ! I loved the Elford turbo and defo want 1! The bikes where a added bonus as being an ex biker and they where mint condition and sound awesome...i got a short running clip if anybody wants to hear it?
I met Re-Japi for the first time and his enthusiasm for Rotaries is amazing and flying in for a show is tantamount for that!lol.
Me and the misses had a great day and never seen it before but she proper loves her R3! I was passenger there and back! doh!

I loved the drag car seeing it leave with the parachute on the back was awesome and again ( soz forgot your name) the owner bubbling with enthusiasm is infectious!

so Great cars great people chatted with most of you pls. Dont make this be my first and last!
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 12:47:31 PM »
Well me the misses and pup had a great day out, yes we got a little wet (but who didn\'t). It is always nice to meet new people and talk about the things we love, however there is never enough time to talk to everyone. Really sad to hear this is the last one as we have great memories of Rotorstock from my first one I attended (Rotorstock 5 where I saw the FD I would end up buying a couple of month later), and a few years later the one where we got married.

Looking at the turnout I can understand why as it must take up a fair amount if time to organise to end up with such a small turnout.

Thanks for all the good times and lets hope it can come back at some point in the future!

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 12:54:29 PM »
Unfortunately CrissyUK and I headed off for a spot of lunch, that tool longet then expected at over an hour for our food to arrive. Luckily we missed the downpour but by the time we got back a lot had packed up and left.
I know running costs are a factor but we took two car, my RX8 and our TurboII, this was an event that really needed the support to keep it alive.
I see mumbelings on FDUK of people saying there was nothing to do at billing so it didn\'t appeal and they didn\'t go however I noted that Era (oldone) did make a positive comment sayiing that he has noticed the lack of rotaries going down the strip these days so billing seemed fitting (not his exact words)
It is hard to see a way forward for Rotorstock (if there was to be another) when numbers where so low it kind of discourages Lisa and Clive from trying again.
It seems with it backing on to USC the next day at the pod, some have chosen to go there today instead of billing the day before.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 01:42:11 PM »
I have to admit , if i was clive and lisa i think i would be calling it quits on RS

over the years i have seen the numbers get smaller and smaller

I think i have done about 6 or 7 of them , and every year there seems to be less an less ( although i dont know if this is true or not )

I can remember the 1st one at shakespear ( not sure if its spelt like that ! LOL ) and having fun on the strip :)

To me its usually the distance that gets me every year .. but i suppose they have to hold them reasonably central to the UK

I reckon it would have cost me about £150 for a day out .. and the better half pointed out that for that price would could probably take the kids to Alton Towers and stay over for the the evening

I reckon if the weather had of held it would have been a better turn out .. but thats something that we cant be 100% certain of

I bet clive and lisa thought they had cracked it this year .. i reckon we must have had a good month of glorious weather and then it all changed in a few days .. it must be like a wedding .. you book your day and hope for the best :)


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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 04:40:20 PM »
Well iv made every Rotorstock since Rotorstock 3 and iv enjoyed everyone of them :)
The 250 mile round trip in the RX3 and rain was exciting to say the least but always well worth the journey.
Ill be sorry to see Rotorstock fade away, as me and Michelle have enjoyed everyone we have attended.
Thank you Clive and Lisa for all the effort you have put in over the years.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 05:55:10 PM »
Such bad weather and such a shame this meeting might go

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 07:58:25 PM »
At the end of the day we have always put this event on for all the Rotary community regardless of club or even if people were not in a club, those who know us properly will know it\'s never been for any personal reasons other than stated in the first post on this thread.

Leading up to this year (and last year) there had been very little interest in Rotorstock, no the weather did not help but I am certain this actually made very little difference because if people are really enthusiasm for something they will go regardless of weather predictions also taking into account previous Rotorstocks where weather has mostly been bad anyway.

Another big factor is the numbers of older Rotarys is dwindling, indeed somebody said there are only 200 and something FD\'s on the road now, but when Rotorstock started I put the figure at 1,000 plus easily,

Yes, there\'s lots of RX-8\'s but as said above proportionately very few of the RX-8 guys actually have a full blown interest in what powers there RX-8 down the road and even fewer actually attend events, especially when you consider there are currently 17,000 RX-8\'s currently on the road!

Regardless of what people think, as said above we have always put this event on for the Rotary community, not for Lisa and myself personally and now with apathy for two years running the general Rotary community clearly has no interest in a collective celebration for our Rotarys each year any more so it\'s now time to end the event and consign it to history.

Over the years despite the rubbish people have thrown at the event and us personally, we know many many people have enjoyed Rotorstock in the the past and to us that\'s all that\'s ever mattered, indeed to us on a brighter note the constant nasty Rotorstock detractors who have always tried to kick this event to bits will now have to find something else to throw stones at :rollin

To me Rotorstock has served its purpose because 11 years ago very few took the Rotary seriously ---------many do now, in fact it was quite fitting that James Wildays 8 second  car was there for the last one because from memory at Rotorstock one I think the fastest Rotary only managed 11\'s, like I said now the Rotary is taken seriously :3gears-lh
« Last Edit: August 03, 2014, 08:04:10 PM by clive »
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 08:05:45 PM »
not 100% accurate but a good indecation as to how many are actually left on the road
http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=mazda+rx7
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2014, 09:13:38 PM »
Not going into the why and what for\'s as there are too many, but just like to say thank\'s to Clive & Lisa, for the huge work and effort they have both put into Rotorstock over the last 11 years.
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2014, 10:03:56 PM »
I have also been to every Rotorstock since Rotorstock 3 in 2006 although I appreciate we only live up the road in Milton Keynes.

Yesterday\'s turnout was disapointing, yes the weather forecast wasn\'t great but we\'ve had far worse. It will be a shame if that\'s the last one but I do understand why - it\'s not fair on Lisa and Clive to put in all that effort to organise if people aren\'t going to come.

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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2014, 10:39:48 PM »
proportionally i think more for us went to holland than attended this i know why i did not attend this year but we can all make excuses but when its gone people will then reflect and say it was a shame. it seems the meeting event of the year for rotaries will be japfest one i will try to stay away from !!

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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2014, 11:00:59 PM »
My first rotor stock also took five hours to get there with the wife and two small kids but I think well worth the trip. The wife stood in the pouring down rain with our six month old under her coat while we chatted to the feed addict and his wife, two crazy car nuts. I would be happy to go to a small meeting in billing again the classic show picked up on Sunday with lots of car stands for different makes so I think a Mrc stand would be a good edition to there show. Went to the pod today and my god what a :censored::censored::censored::censored:e hole rubbish everywhere beer cans and food wrappers all over only stayed a short while and seen one rx7. Actually seen two 7\'s going into billing on our way out. Thanks to those who attended and showed my wife why I love these cars, she is now looking for a pram to fit in an 8.
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