Mclaren Owners Club

Mclaren Owners Club

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Streetbeat

Original Poster:

109 posts

44 months

Monday 24th May
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Hi guys, trying to figure out whether to join the owners club. The page seems a little light on info, is there a forum, or just link to fb (which i dont have), is it just an events based thing. Can anyone enlighten me a little please.

davek_964

7,638 posts

143 months

Monday 24th May
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The FB group is pretty active. Lots of stuff gets discussed on there - issues with cars, servicing, events, feedback from their meetings with McLaren etc.

I didn't have FB before buying the McLaren. I created an account purely for MOC and find it useful. Being able to discuss things with people who actually own the cars, rather than the vast amount of crap on here from people who never have - is refreshing.

I think it's worth joining.

Having created an account, I use it for a few other groups - Thorney has a technical group, plus a few other car clubs.

I use it much like a browser just to visit those groups and ignore all the other FB crap. I've never looked at my 'wall', don't add friends etc. It's simply a different type of browser for me.

Streetbeat

Original Poster:

109 posts

44 months

Monday 24th May
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davek_964 said:
The FB group is pretty active. Lots of stuff gets discussed on there - issues with cars, servicing, events, feedback from their meetings with McLaren etc.

I didn't have FB before buying the McLaren. I created an account purely for MOC and find it useful. Being able to discuss things with people who actually own the cars, rather than the vast amount of crap on here from people who never have - is refreshing.

I think it's worth joining.

Having created an account, I use it for a few other groups - Thorney has a technical group, plus a few other car clubs.

I use it much like a browser just to visit those groups and ignore all the other FB crap. I've never looked at my 'wall', don't add friends etc. It's simply a different type of browser for me.
Thanks Dave, so does the official owners club just link to the fb page? Is there any real benefit to the owners club unless you just want the official meets etc?

davek_964

7,638 posts

143 months

Monday 24th May
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Streetbeat said:
Thanks Dave, so does the official owners club just link to the fb page? Is there any real benefit to the owners club unless you just want the official meets etc?
There are local WhatsApp groups which are useful for impromptu runs.
Apart from them, I don't think I've been to any owners club events - and although there are some coming up, they don't appeal to me. So for me, there is definitely value outside of events. It's basically just somewhere to discuss car stuff, but McLaren specific from actual owners.

I don't ever really use the owners club web page.

rickyneil

88 posts

92 months

Monday 24th May
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You’ll struggle to get better value out of £50.

I’ve been a member since I bought my car three years ago and the owners club has added to my enjoyment of ownership. To take this month as an example I driven up to Derbyshire with some owners local to me, we then met several other owners and had an organised drive throughout the Peak District, that was all free (apart from the hotel), one of the other owners is a driving coach and he has given me a days training at Millbrook, I paid for that but the link was through MOC, I’m off to Sywell this weekend for the Supercar Show, that’s all free, next month I’m off on a guided tour to Northumberland, again free. Over the years I’ve been invited to many events, I’ve had a guided tour of the MTC, been there also for the GT launch, been on other guided drives up to Scotland and Wales and had many local drives out via the local WhatsApp group.

The Facebook group also gives an opportunity to speak frankly about your ownership, issues and enjoyment of the cars that is harder to do on an open forum.

My own view is that it’s very good value.

Mr Noble

6,522 posts

201 months

Wednesday 9th June
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How do I find these WhatsApp groups for local drives, please?


MOC is well worth joining. A great community. I’ve not attended any meets yet but have “met” a few likeminded owners on the forum.

Sarnie

7,046 posts

177 months

Wednesday 9th June
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I'd never pay £50 to join a Facebook group.

I was one of the original members for the first few years but didn't see anything to warrant the payment.

Plenty of McLaren groups on FB already and if events are your thing then there are lots of other groups like Drive Nation, SCUK and SCD etc etc.

slf2012

300 posts

114 months

Thursday 10th June
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Mr Noble said:
How do I find these WhatsApp groups for local drives, please?


MOC is well worth joining. A great community. I’ve not attended any meets yet but have “met” a few likeminded owners on the forum.
The MOC Admin team should have added you. If not, drop them a message and they'll add you to the correct group.

M838T

81 posts

55 months

Monday 14th June
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Actually it’s an officially recognised Owners Club that uses Facebook for convenience for its day to day communications and has over 500 verified members across the entire UK. It organises drives out, meets and events in different areas of the country, some already mentioned above. Prior to Covid it offered factory tours, access to VIP hospitality and events plus much more. It currently offers members discounts off track days and preferential deals for servicing at certain dealers plus official merchandise at preferential rates. A community that continues to grow sharing information and assistance, plus it meets regularly with senior management at the MTC to provide feedback.

andrew

9,297 posts

160 months

Monday 14th June
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Sarnie said:
I'd never pay £50 to join a Facebook group.

I was one of the original members for the first few years but didn't see anything to warrant the payment.

Plenty of McLaren groups on FB already and if events are your thing then there are lots of other groups like Drive Nation, SCUK and SCD etc etc.
+1

M838T

81 posts

55 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Members out recently at a castle in Northumberland


r o n n i e

155 posts

144 months

Tuesday 15th June
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M838T said:
…preferential deals for servicing at certain dealers…
Does anyone know which dealerships this includes, and what’s the general offer?

Capcom

28 posts

31 months

Tuesday 15th June
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M838T said:
Actually it’s an officially recognised Owners Club that uses Facebook for convenience for its day to day communications and has over 500 verified members across the entire UK. It organises drives out, meets and events in different areas of the country, some already mentioned above. Prior to Covid it offered factory tours, access to VIP hospitality and events plus much more. It currently offers members discounts off track days and preferential deals for servicing at certain dealers plus official merchandise at preferential rates. A community that continues to grow sharing information and assistance, plus it meets regularly with senior management at the MTC to provide feedback.
500 members paying £50 a year is £25,000.

What costs are incurred to warrant that annual charge to members?

The discounts are only the same as what any group with numbers could receive if they approached a Dealership or Race Circuit.

How much does it cost to organise 13 people to drive to a castle?

davek_964

7,638 posts

143 months

Tuesday 15th June
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Capcom said:
500 members paying £50 a year is £25,000.

What costs are incurred to warrant that annual charge to members?

The discounts are only the same as what any group with numbers could receive if they approached a Dealership or Race Circuit.

How much does it cost to organise 13 people to drive to a castle?
Who cares?

If people think it's too much, then don't join. It's a fairly trivial amount of money compared to the cost of buying and running a McLaren.

johnnyreggae

2,632 posts

128 months

Tuesday 15th June
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As above - some folk enjoy clubs and are happy to pay to receive that benefit - some don't - do you have a problem with that ?

tyrrell

1,563 posts

176 months

Tuesday 15th June
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davek_964 said:
Capcom said:
500 members paying £50 a year is £25,000.

What costs are incurred to warrant that annual charge to members?

The discounts are only the same as what any group with numbers could receive if they approached a Dealership or Race Circuit.

How much does it cost to organise 13 people to drive to a castle?
Who cares?

If people think it's too much, then don't join. It's a fairly trivial amount of money compared to the cost of buying and running a McLaren.
+ 1

rickyneil

88 posts

92 months

Wednesday 16th June
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davek_964 said:
Who cares?

If people think it's too much, then don't join. It's a fairly trivial amount of money compared to the cost of buying and running a McLaren.
Well said

67Dino

2,536 posts

73 months

Wednesday 16th June
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My guess is the McLaren OC charge £50 largely to dissuade the fantasists and trolls who tend to frequent forums you can join for free. Mentioning no names…

By comparison Ferrari Owners Club is £130 (if I remember) and they don’t have a particularly useful Facebook page. They do have a very nice quarterly magazine though.

davek_964

7,638 posts

143 months

Wednesday 16th June
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67Dino said:
My guess is the McLaren OC charge £50 largely to dissuade the fantasists and trolls who tend to frequent forums you can join for free. Mentioning no names…
You need proof of ownership to join - for that reason I guess.

jeremyc

19,792 posts

252 months

Wednesday 16th June
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davek_964 said:
You need proof of ownership to join
Are you ejected from the club when you no longer own your McLaren? scratchchin