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Friday 21st September 2012

Charity Race Experience Day 18/11/2012

Snetterton plays host to a family-friendly PH day out, all for a good cause



Would you like to raise money for charity by riding shotgun in a supercar around Snetterton? Of course you would, so here are the details.

The Charity Race Experience Day will take place on November 18th, at Snetterton. Last year the day made £20,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which provide free accommodation for families of seriously ill children near hospices and hospitals. This year it intends to raise £50,000.

Expect some tasty classics too
Expect some tasty classics too
After an admission price of £5, passenger laps can be purchased by anyone over 12, with all proceeds going to the charity. Not only is there a mouth-watering selection of cars on offer (including a Ferrari F430, Aston V12 Vantage, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 and an MG SV), the driver line-up is also pretty special. BTCC racers Shawn Hollamby and Tony Gilham will be doing the driving, along with Ginetta GT driver Carl Breeze.

Martin Donnelly, former Camel Lotus F1 driver, will be there both as a driver and a strong advocate of RMHC. After his crash at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1990 which broke both his legs and ended his F1 career, Donnelly spent six weeks in an East London hospital. The huge costs incurred by his family visiting from Belfast would be typical of the type of situation in which RMHC could now help.

As well as the supercar passenger rides, Snetterton will play host to other Charity Race Experience Day attractions. The Wildcat Aerobatic formation display team will headline a lunchtime air display involving a number of acts. Moreover, three dealers (Bussey's Ford, Duff Morgan Citroen and Cooper's BMW) will be offering 'ride and drives' on the Snetterton 100 circuit. And if all that is rather exhausting, Monster will be sending its Monster Truck (see what they did there) full of energy drinks to perk you up.

Good sort Martin Donnelly will be there
Good sort Martin Donnelly will be there
Moreover, a selection of car clubs will be exhibiting its members' cars. Along with PH East Anglia, Snetterton will play host to the Triumph Stag Owners' Club, the BMW Car Club, Bigpower, the Wensum TR Group and the Norfolk and Suffolk divisions of Porsche Club GB.

So get 18th November free in your diary and come down to Snetterton for a great day out and raise money for charity. Further details can be found at www.charityraceexperience.com.

 

Matt Bird
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iluvmercs

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I will be organising PH East Anglia's attendance, so if you'd like to join the PHEA stand, please let me know thumbup

I'm looking forward to this, as it was a great day last year.

Darren

Wheeler88

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Hi,

Could anyone tell me how much it is to be taken for a drive/be the driver at this event day?

Many thanks,

Wheeler88

iluvmercs

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It costs from £10 for 3 laps.
The price increases depending on which car you choose - last year, cars were put into groups depending on car type.

Last year classic cars were a flat rate of £10, but I have no idea if that will change.
Entry to the site is £5 per car.
Information can be found by CLICKING HERE.

For futher information it may be worth emailing PHer KevF

HTH smile
Darren

Zed 44

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iluvmercs said:
It costs from £10 for 3 laps.
The price increases depending on which car you choose - last year, cars were put into groups depending on car type.

Last year classic cars were a flat rate of £10, but I have no idea if that will change.
Entry to the site is £5 per car.
Information can be found by CLICKING HERE.

For futher information it may be worth emailing PHer KevF

HTH smile
Darren
Seems reasonable. I paid 20 Euros for 3 passenger laps in a Ferrari 458 at the Val du Vienne circuit in June

sumo69

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I am driving my 600bhp Nissan GTR - you get 3 laps of the 200 circuit but this includes the out and in lap.

I tend to show the circuit to passengers at a reasonable pace on the outlap then do a flying lap followed by half at full pace and the last bit at a cool down pace.

Some of the more exotica is £25 so bring a large wad!!
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Blipi

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Looks fab!

Hope to be there smile

Charge99

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Did this last year in the F355, great fun, passengers all left the car with a big grin. I had a free play on track and raised £180 for charity - result! Going this year too :-)

sodslaw

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Looks temping tongue out

Cledus Snow

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I did this last year and boiled my brake fluid. smokin




Doing it again this year and looking forward to it. thumbup

Dangerdaz

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I'm doing this too.
Looking forward to giving passenger rides round the 100
Circuit in my Clio 200 8)

KevF

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Zed 44 said:
Seems reasonable. I paid 20 Euros for 3 passenger laps in a Ferrari 458 at the Val du Vienne circuit in June
Unfortunately you won't be able to get 3 laps in a 458 for £10.

Prices for the classics start at £10 and rise dependant on type and rarity.

Prices for the race and supercars will start at £25 again dependant on the type of car.

Last year we had the Aston Martin Vantage GT cars going for £60-90 dependant on the driver.

This year we have a lot of different cars with a great range of drivers too. So definately something for everyone.


Many thanks to PH and especially Garlick for sorting out the story for us. Really appreciate the support.

Kev

Edited by KevF on Friday 21st September 16:23

sumo69

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Kev

I drove at the event last year.

My main observation was that there was alot of people watching but not enough paying for the rides to keep the cars busy - there were quite a few with down time.Bearing in mind the financial position of many households is worse than last year, I was wondering whether you were pricing yourself out of raising the maximum amount.

I know the ASDA event at Brunters is cheap @ £5 for a 1.6 mile lap, but the 3 laps is really only 2 fast laps when you account for warming-up and cooling down.

Perhaps there should be premium pricing for the really special cars but some reduction for the remainder?

You also could offer a reduced price for a 2 lap ride, albeit that there probably wouldn't be a whole flying lap but I doubt most punters would worry as they are ecstatic just getting a ride in a car of their dreams.

I am sure that avoiding down time will maximise revenue on the day.

What do you think?

David

Zed 44

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KevF said:
Zed 44 said:
Seems reasonable. I paid 20 Euros for 3 passenger laps in a Ferrari 458 at the Val du Vienne circuit in June
Unfortunately you won't be able to get 3 laps in a 458 for £10.

Prices for the classics start at £10 and rise dependant on type and rarity.

Prices for the race and supercars will start at £25 again dependant on the type of car.

Last year we had the Aston Martin Vantage GT cars going for £60-90 dependant on the driver.

This year we have a lot of different cars with a great range of drivers too. So definately something for everyone.


Many thanks to PH and especially Garlick for sorting out the story for us. Really appreciate the support.

Kev

Edited by KevF on Friday 21st September 16:23
Well, having paid 20 Euros(£15.98)for 3 laps in a 458, I don't think I'll be able to spend £60-90. However, I do acknowledge it is for charity.

killingjoker

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Yikes! I used to enjoy going to these back in the day but considering for around £90 you can DRIVE an Aston or Ferrari around the Prodrive circuit £25 for 3 passenger laps is a fair price but above that, charity or not, is just too much.

KevF

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sumo69 said:
Kev

I drove at the event last year.

My main observation was that there was alot of people watching but not enough paying for the rides to keep the cars busy - there were quite a few with down time.Bearing in mind the financial position of many households is worse than last year, I was wondering whether you were pricing yourself out of raising the maximum amount.

I know the ASDA event at Brunters is cheap @ £5 for a 1.6 mile lap, but the 3 laps is really only 2 fast laps when you account for warming-up and cooling down.

Perhaps there should be premium pricing for the really special cars but some reduction for the remainder?

You also could offer a reduced price for a 2 lap ride, albeit that there probably wouldn't be a whole flying lap but I doubt most punters would worry as they are ecstatic just getting a ride in a car of their dreams.

I am sure that avoiding down time will maximise revenue on the day.

What do you think?

David
David,

Yep totally agree and I was trying to upsell a fair bit on the day. Issues we had last year, was a lot of very similar race/track cars so once someone had been in one, then they didnt want to do it again. Also, a fair amount of people had come with the racers so wanted to only go out with them.
With the day changed to a Sunday and media partnered with a large newspaper group, advertising is much larger locally than last year so I am quietly confident that numbers will be increased from 2011, which to be fair, was our first time at doing this.

This year we have taken on these learns and will be running the pits differently too.
Unless we have a 'named' driver in a car then the prices will be at the lower end of the scale to be fair.
With regard the punters being ecstatic just being in a car, LOL... we had people complain that the McLaren MP4 that was there was not being caned....even though they were seeing 160 down the straight...

We will not out price the cars and have a very decent spectrum of cars attending now too.

Very concerned with the current economic state so pricing will not be 100% decided until nearer the time but will take into account the above.

Kev

killingjoker

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Hello Kev, as per my comment above (as a potential member of the paying public), could you not nail the prices to more of a fixed rate? It's now the uncertainty of price that may put people off.

TonyF

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Kev, I am willing to come along in my Radical SR3 RS if theres space.
Do enjoy charity events like this.
Let me know.
Regards
Tony.

KevF

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killingjoker said:
Hello Kev, as per my comment above (as a potential member of the paying public), could you not nail the prices to more of a fixed rate? It's now the uncertainty of price that may put people off.
Classics will be £10, Group A classed cars £20, Group B £40 and Group C £60....

We have already had people offering higher prices to have specific drivers /cars but this year, you will be able to select the exact car you wish to go in.

Kev

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TonyF said:
Kev, I am willing to come along in my Radical SR3 RS if theres space.
Do enjoy charity events like this.
Let me know.
Regards
Tony.
Hi Tony,

Can I direct you to the registration page of the website.

www.charityraceexperience.com/drivers/

Once we have your full details, we can then go from there.

Many thanks

Kev

sumo69

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Kev

I just checked the driver listing and I am not there despite registering and completing the questionairre a couple of months back when I was contacted directly.

Can you check for me? My name is David Segal and I am bringing my Nissan GTR R35.

Thanks

D
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