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Conor D

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1,922 posts

60 months

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Thursday 30th September 2010 quote quote all
For some reason this is the first time I've seen this subforum.. But it seems to have quite a bit of activity.

What the hell is PistonFest?

dirty boy

13,504 posts

94 months

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Friday 1st October 2010 quote quote all
Generally lots of people gather in a field, watch some racing, drink, move tents, take the piss out of Saxos and freeze to death.

Stu R

20,799 posts

100 months

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Friday 1st October 2010 quote quote all
dirty boy said:
Generally lots of people gather in a field, watch some racing, drink, move tents, take the piss out of Saxos and freeze to death.
Isn't that Le Mans?

Kermit power

16,817 posts

98 months

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Monday 4th October 2010 quote quote all
It was a camping weekend at a racing venue which was a load more fun than BTaP, and also a whole load cheaper. Sadly it didn't make any profit for PH Central, so it got dropped from the agenda. frown

_Dan_

2,374 posts

164 months

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Monday 4th October 2010 quote quote all
I loved the Shakespeare County Racing venue! Great couple of years! Snetterton was good too, but not a patch on the drag racing!
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Slinky

15,514 posts

134 months

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Monday 4th October 2010 quote quote all
dirty boy said:
Generally lots of people gather in a field, watch some racing, drink, move tents, take the piss out of Saxos and freeze to death.
Not forget going for a pee in the middle of the might and being illuminated by many thousand candle power... boxedin

Balmoral Green

30,033 posts

133 months

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Monday 4th October 2010 quote quote all
Kermit power said:
It was a camping weekend at a racing venue which was a load more fun than BTaP, and also a whole load cheaper. Sadly it didn't make any profit for PH Central, so it got dropped from the agenda. frown
A bit too low rent and not really an event popular with the PH elite for whom even BTaP can be said to be slumming it.

There doesn't appear to be any interest in a cheaper fun weekend for the ordinary PH'er, based around camping and beer rather than penguin suits and four star hotels.

Slinky

15,514 posts

134 months

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Monday 4th October 2010 quote quote all
Balmoral Green said:
Kermit power said:
It was a camping weekend at a racing venue which was a load more fun than BTaP, and also a whole load cheaper. Sadly it didn't make any profit for PH Central, so it got dropped from the agenda. frown
A bit too low rent and not really an event popular with the PH elite for whom even BTaP can be said to be slumming it.

There doesn't appear to be any interest in a cheaper fun weekend for the ordinary PH'er, based around camping and beer rather than penguin suits and four star hotels.
Very true chap, it scares me to think what the average cost of BTaP is per head (all in)..

deevlash

10,442 posts

122 months

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Monday 4th October 2010 quote quote all
pistonfest was great, as it was over a few days it was more relaxed too and you met everyone.

Kermit power

16,817 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 5th October 2010 quote quote all
Balmoral Green said:
Kermit power said:
It was a camping weekend at a racing venue which was a load more fun than BTaP, and also a whole load cheaper. Sadly it didn't make any profit for PH Central, so it got dropped from the agenda. frown
A bit too low rent and not really an event popular with the PH elite for whom even BTaP can be said to be slumming it.

There doesn't appear to be any interest in a cheaper fun weekend for the ordinary PH'er, based around camping and beer rather than penguin suits and four star hotels.
Bah!

How many BTaPs have you been to where you got to hide Vixpy's tent at the other end of a field and watch him have a paddy?

It doesn't need everyone to go, but surely there would be enough people interested to generate a reasonable showing?

Bob the Planner

4,600 posts

154 months

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Tuesday 26th October 2010 quote quote all
Kermit power said:
Balmoral Green said:
Kermit power said:
It was a camping weekend at a racing venue which was a load more fun than BTaP, and also a whole load cheaper. Sadly it didn't make any profit for PH Central, so it got dropped from the agenda. frown
A bit too low rent and not really an event popular with the PH elite for whom even BTaP can be said to be slumming it.

There doesn't appear to be any interest in a cheaper fun weekend for the ordinary PH'er, based around camping and beer rather than penguin suits and four star hotels.
Bah!

How many BTaPs have you been to where you got to hide Vixpy's tent at the other end of a field and watch him have a paddy?

It doesn't need everyone to go, but surely there would be enough people interested to generate a reasonable showing?
TBH there SHOULD be room for both but as Warben said there may be not enough profit in a pistonfest. Pity really as the first 3 where so much fun. We all need somewhere where we can take the P out o the saxo squad and create a new classic like 'Porscha Boxtaaa', 'Blue LED Maxody' and 'Isn't it moronic'. Class !

Edited by Bob the Planner on Tuesday 26th October 12:16

Cotty

27,571 posts

169 months

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Tuesday 26th October 2010 quote quote all
Slinky said:
Very true chap, it scares me to think what the average cost of BTaP is per head (all in)..
I think this year its working out £100 for a shared room and meal then you have to add on fuel and your bar bill

Edited by Cotty on Tuesday 26th October 22:15

Cotty

27,571 posts

169 months

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Tuesday 26th October 2010 quote quote all
Balmoral Green said:
There doesn't appear to be any interest in a cheaper fun weekend for the ordinary PH'er, based around camping and beer rather than penguin suits and four star hotels.
Shame, I would be up for another Pistonfest, just a bit warmer this time.

Garlick

40,600 posts

125 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
The lack of a PF event is not about lack of profit as BTaP is run at cost level (genuinely).

The main reason for not continuing with PF is the apparent lack of interest, yes we have 30 or so folk who are keen to attend but it was on a slow decline towards the end of it's life and the decision was made to not renew in 2008. I guess it has been off-radar since then, with the effort being put into arranging the monthly Sunday Service meets instead.

I am talking with two of our partners to explore the possibilities of a PF style event in 2011, but it is just a discussion at this stage, although there are some good possibilities being raised.

Slinky

15,514 posts

134 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
Cotty said:
Slinky said:
Very true chap, it scares me to think what the average cost of BTaP is per head (all in)..
I think this year its working out £100 for a shared room and meal then you have to add on fuel and your bar bill

Edited by Cotty on Tuesday 26th October 22:15
and with the nature of BTaP, neither of those bills are going to be small... wink

Garlic, totally understand the position of lack of attendees, it's just a shame that there isn't a more "grass roots" type of event...

Garlick

40,600 posts

125 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
We just might return in 2011, and are looking at ways to keep the ticket price low (sub £30)

Kermit power

16,817 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
Garlick said:
We just might return in 2011, and are looking at ways to keep the ticket price low (sub £30)
woohoo

As a suggestion, might it be better to look at something central such as the Silverstone Classic weekend, rather than heading off to the tundra?

Getting to do 360 degree spins on track and absolutely not at all really not even think about doing 1080 spins in neighbouring fields to the delight of American security guards was great fun, but hammering tent pegs into permafrost was a right pain in the arse!

dirty boy

13,504 posts

94 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
Kermit power said:
Garlick said:
We just might return in 2011, and are looking at ways to keep the ticket price low (sub £30)
woohoo

As a suggestion, might it be better to look at something central such as the Silverstone Classic weekend, rather than heading off to the tundra?

Getting to do 360 degree spins on track and absolutely not at all really not even think about doing 1080 spins in neighbouring fields to the delight of American security guards was great fun, but hammering tent pegs into permafrost was a right pain in the arse!
Vertically and folically challenged American security guard (sing)

I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not too sure on the camping inside the circuit at Silverstone though, may have to be one of the other tracks with a decent event on.


deevlash

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122 months

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Garlick

40,600 posts

125 months

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Wednesday 27th October 2010 quote quote all
Completely agree about venue Kermit, might not be Silverstone but it definitely won't be Snetterton smile
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