RE: 2019 PistonHeads Sporting Tours announced

RE: 2019 PistonHeads Sporting Tours announced

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Audi-Ben

25 posts

26 months

Monday 11th February
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I hope the time trials are a little bigger this time. All of a sudden my car felt very big last year. Plus with no hand brake to pull just a switch as most later vehicles it was a challenge to say the least.

BenLowden

1,386 posts

115 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Monday 11th February
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Audi-Ben said:
I hope the time trials are a little bigger this time. All of a sudden my car felt very big last year. Plus with no hand brake to pull just a switch as most later vehicles it was a challenge to say the least.
They're a lot bigger this time biggrin I don't think you'll be disappointed. Especially with a full unobstructed run on the tarmac rally stage at Brands...

Audi-Ben

25 posts

26 months

Wednesday 13th February
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crmcatee

5,315 posts

165 months

Friday 15th February
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Interesting, but bloody pricey.

I'll give you a comparison (but without the tests) - The Lions run a Tour of Kent each year starting in Tonbridge, same tulip diagrams but includes a nice three course lunch for you and your passenger. Starts with coffee, lunch half way round in a hotel and then finish with the Mayor and a cream tea.

All in cost £70. The bulk of which goes to charity.

Audi-Ben

25 posts

26 months

They are quite different events. Both for charity I hasten to add. The lions tour is a classic car tour for pre 99 vehicles. This is open to all types and ages of vehicle. I believe it has been mentioned earlier in the posts that the cost is driven by the cost of paying the marshall's and the rental of the area of brands. As someone who completed last years event I for one requested a more challenging test section so would expect an increase in cost to cover the use of Brands Hatch. All I can say is the Mrs and I had a great day last year. The mix of cars made the day. Everything from about as late as you can get McLarens and Porsches to a beautiful 60s Mexico and everything in between. I think I even spied an E type.
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rgw2012

435 posts

81 months

crmcatee said:
Interesting, but bloody pricey.

I'll give you a comparison (but without the tests) - The Lions run a Tour of Kent each year starting in Tonbridge, same tulip diagrams but includes a nice three course lunch for you and your passenger. Starts with coffee, lunch half way round in a hotel and then finish with the Mayor and a cream tea.

All in cost £70. The bulk of which goes to charity.
I couldn't comment on the Lion's tour as I haven't done it, but I can report that the last tour around Suffolk was worth every penny as far as I am concerned. Therefore I think having Brands on the itinerary plus knowing how good the last one was, the uplifted cost is worth it.

One question though - the cost for the Suffolk tour included the membership of the Motorsports club - that membership expired in Dec '18. Membership is included again for the Kent tour but when it comes to doing any of the other planned tours this year, will anyone who has been on the Kent tour get a discounted rate as membership has already been paid for?

BenLowden

1,386 posts

115 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Yesterday (09:09)
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rgw2012 said:
One question though - the cost for the Suffolk tour included the membership of the Motorsports club - that membership expired in Dec '18. Membership is included again for the Kent tour but when it comes to doing any of the other planned tours this year, will anyone who has been on the Kent tour get a discounted rate as membership has already been paid for?
While it’s mandatory to be a member of a motorsport club for all Motorsport UK approved events, the GT Motorsports Club membership is included for free as part of taking part in a Sporting Tour. So there isn’t any saving to be made in this case but we're working on some ideas of added benefit for those that take part in all three biggrin

rgw2012

435 posts

81 months

Yesterday (11:13)
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BenLowden said:
rgw2012 said:
One question though - the cost for the Suffolk tour included the membership of the Motorsports club - that membership expired in Dec '18. Membership is included again for the Kent tour but when it comes to doing any of the other planned tours this year, will anyone who has been on the Kent tour get a discounted rate as membership has already been paid for?
While it’s mandatory to be a member of a motorsport club for all Motorsport UK approved events, the GT Motorsports Club membership is included for free as part of taking part in a Sporting Tour. So there isn’t any saving to be made in this case but we're working on some ideas of added benefit for those that take part in all three biggrin
OK, no worries, thanks for the clarification Ben. Here's looking forward to the Kent event and hope I can make the others too thumbup