2019 SS Calendar

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LanceRS

1,329 posts

76 months

Friday 1st March
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Thank Jack. I would far rather have to cope with cancellations than not knowing about events until it’s too late to be able to go.

blue al

86 posts

98 months

Friday 1st March
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in the spirit of compromise a "visible" rolling 8-10 week calendar, could work ?
leaves some flexibility for planning ahead and allows a more realistic timetable for venues to be confident in availability of staff/facilities budget etc ?

SAS Tom

2,268 posts

113 months

Friday 1st March
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To be fair I like the idea of no calendar. It should make it much easier to get on the list as they are already well over subscribed. Last year I was on the list for Ginetta but by the time I got there (the posted start time) there was loads of people there and no chance of going on the factory tour.

Steve Barrett

287 posts

77 months

Friday 1st March
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A full calendar list is far better so we can get in 1st on the calendars at home lol


Steve

ecsrobin

9,592 posts

104 months

Saturday 2nd March
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SAS Tom said:
To be fair I like the idea of no calendar. It should make it much easier to get on the list as they are already well over subscribed. Last year I was on the list for Ginetta but by the time I got there (the posted start time) there was loads of people there and no chance of going on the factory tour.
I also like the idea of no list. It stops the owners clubs signing up to events like BMW, the best bit of PistonHeads for me is that it’s varied.

Personally though I’d publish the calendar and limit the attendees to those who have been registered over a year or x amount of posts. So may attendees only sign up to the forum for the event.
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I Love Cake

2,333 posts

110 months

Saturday 2nd March
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Would charging not remove people who sign up but don’t turn up? The money could be given to a good cause.

SpikeBmth

1,206 posts

94 months

Sunday 3rd March
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I Love Cake said:
Would charging not remove people who sign up but don’t turn up? The money could be given to a good cause.
May also stop those turning up who arn't on the list!

eybic

8,493 posts

113 months

Monday 4th March
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The logistics of a charge would be massive, the idea was toyed with previously. I agree that there should either be a minimum number of posts or membership time as a lot of people sign up purely to attend a Sunday Service.

FIREBIRDC9

523 posts

76 months

Monday 4th March
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Ditto on the calendar.

A lot easier knowing well in advance!

Perhaps a deposit system that gets refunded on successful attendance at the gate?
Might discourage the no-showers if they lose 20 quid.

Edited by FIREBIRDC9 on Monday 4th March 09:43


Edited by FIREBIRDC9 on Monday 4th March 09:44

Steedie

12 posts

104 months

Monday 4th March
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eybic said:
The logistics of a charge would be massive, the idea was toyed with previously. I agree that there should either be a minimum number of posts or membership time as a lot of people sign up purely to attend a Sunday Service.
Whilst I agree, it can be tricky to enforce. People like myself who have been visitors to the site for years and regularly consume the news/articles would be penalised because we don't post on the forum much. I'd probably hit the minimum time though tongue out

andrew james

33 posts

82 months

Monday 4th March
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Crazy not having a calendar, who ever thought that was a good idea, we have a large car group on Facebook which we always put the PistonHeads calendar on for all of us to work out what event we would like to do.
It’s a shame that Mercedes world doesn’t happen anymore. looks to me that PistonHeads (site, Group) is not being very well organised anymore.

ecsrobin

9,592 posts

104 months

Monday 4th March
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andrew james said:
Crazy not having a calendar, who ever thought that was a good idea, we have a large car group on Facebook which we always put the PistonHeads calendar on for all of us to work out what event we would like to do.
It’s a shame that Mercedes world doesn’t happen anymore. looks to me that PistonHeads (site, Group) is not being very well organised anymore.
Then I would say this is a good thing. Your large car group shouldn’t be the audience for these events it should be Pistonheads members. If they are active members on here then they will see the posts and sign up to the ones they want to attend.

C70GT

134 posts

26 months

Monday 4th March
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ecsrobin said:
andrew james said:
Crazy not having a calendar, who ever thought that was a good idea, we have a large car group on Facebook which we always put the PistonHeads calendar on for all of us to work out what event we would like to do.
It’s a shame that Mercedes world doesn’t happen anymore. looks to me that PistonHeads (site, Group) is not being very well organised anymore.
Then I would say this is a good thing. Your large car group shouldn’t be the audience for these events it should be Pistonheads members. If they are active members on here then they will see the posts and sign up to the ones they want to attend.
As he said. Also the fact Mercedes will not have us back is not a lack of organisation on the part of the PH staff, it is a result of the knucklebrain members who could not leave the venue in a sensible manner. If I was MB management, I would not want to be associated with the forum.

eybic

8,493 posts

113 months

Tuesday 5th March
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With the likes of MBW, they have to think of their commercial side too. Loony driving wasn't the main reason for them not wanting us back. Hosting an SS costs the venue money and they have to weigh up the commercial advantages/ benefit of holding them.

giger

711 posts

133 months

Tuesday 5th March
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I also like having a calendar - it gives me something to look forward to and i'll make plans in advance to keep the date free. Pretty frustrating not knowing what is coming up and when

timtime

183 posts

135 months

Tuesday 5th March
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andrew james said:
Crazy not having a calendar, who ever thought that was a good idea, we have a large car group on Facebook which we always put the PistonHeads calendar on for all of us to work out what event we would like to do.
It’s a shame that Mercedes world doesn’t happen anymore. looks to me that PistonHeads (site, Group) is not being very well organised anymore.
I wonder why your very large car group doesn't organise its own events that would be very well organised instead of leeching off Pistonheads. I miss seeing the calendar of events but with posts like that, I can see strong merit in doing it at short notice.

Some of the Sunday Services I enjoyed the most last year were the lower key ones such as Bruntingthorpe and JCB, seemed to have a much better feel about them.

xjay1337

11,557 posts

57 months

Tuesday 5th March
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C70GT said:
As he said. Also the fact Mercedes will not have us back is not a lack of organisation on the part of the PH staff, it is a result of the knucklebrain members who could not leave the venue in a sensible manner. If I was MB management, I would not want to be associated with the forum.
Yeah, and as an aside, can you really get funny if someone pops a few skiddies in their c63 on the way out??

3795mpower

292 posts

69 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Jack Mansfield said:
I can now confirm that our next Sunday Service will be on 31st March at Abarth HQ in Slough! Its Abarth's 70th birthday, so we want to go along and celebrate with them smile

Sign up and full details will go live on 13th March.

This year we're thinking of announcing each SS as it is confirmed; this is because last year we had a lot of cancellations and it got annoying (to you and us) with the constant back and forth without 100% knowing whats going on. Announcing them as they are confirmed alleviates the annoyance (hopefully).

Silverstone - unfortunately that's a no go for PH this year frown Aston Martin is now using the circuit as the home of their testing, which means other areas have been squeezed a bit and we can't have our track days there. We have other track days planned for the year though, so keep your eyes peeled!
It’s a shame for me personally (and many others I suspect) if the events
Get drip fed.

I only manage to make it along to a few by knowing long in advance they are happening.
Ditto the “sign up” dates because being mobile for my job means I’m not glued to
The F5 key on the day.

I do appreciated the hard work that goes in to putting events on and
I plan to volunteer at some point this year.

smile

ecsrobin

9,592 posts

104 months

Wednesday 6th March
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3795mpower said:
It’s a shame for me personally (and many others I suspect) if the events
Get drip fed.

I only manage to make it along to a few by knowing long in advance they are happening.
Ditto the “sign up” dates because being mobile for my job means I’m not glued to
The F5 key on the day.

I do appreciated the hard work that goes in to putting events on and
I plan to volunteer at some point this year.

smile
It will work for some and it won’t work for others. But hopefully the drip feed will enable more genuine members to attend. The gentleman above who posts it to his 600 strong car club will only be able to do it last minute now.

wolfie28

83 posts

83 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Would prefer a calendar but I’ll roll with whatever is decided on.
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