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PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Saturday 16th February 2002
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Is there anywhere we can meet before 3.30 ie about 2.00ish so we can get to know each other. I for one would like to know who's lapping me


Good idea. Anywhere nearby or are the facilities at Daytona suitable? Cafe?

loon

2,270 posts

245 months

Saturday 16th February 2002
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There is a cafe bar at the circuit that serves the usual tea,coffee and light snacks etc and would seem the obvious place to meet up earlier. 2 ish sounds fine to me, I will speak to the circuit management to make sure there is someone there to serve us at around that time.
Regs
Tony.

smeagol

1,947 posts

253 months

Thursday 21st February 2002
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Hi guys, sorry I've not posted much today but I've received some bad news regarding my car (involves major, major repair which I'm struggling to justify re the new business and all). So apart from one thing and another, I've got to cancel my social calender for a while. This includes the Karting I'm afraid. I know I've lost the deposit and anyone is welcome to take my place. Have fun.

In the words of Arnie "I'll be back", I've got too much petrol in my veins

ohidunno

489 posts

241 months

Friday 22nd February 2002
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Bad luck Paul. Hope things work out soon.
Another novice drops out......things do not bode well.... I've checked out the profiles of other people attending and there seems to be no shortage of driving talent.
Don't spose anyone is bringing a Tamora?

JonRB

67,134 posts

241 months

Friday 22nd February 2002
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Personally I'm looking forward to being up against some drivers that are way better than myself. It tends to get a bit boring at social karting functions when everyone else has to be reminded which pedal does what.

I think it will be quite healthy for me to be humbled a bit by some truly talented drivers - roll on 2nd March!

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Tuesday 26th February 2002
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Right, I will be bringing a few goodies to the event for prizes, but does anyone want me to bring some stuff to buy (in case you don't win!)? No P&P to pay etc

www.pistonheads.com/shop

jeremyc

19,890 posts

253 months

Tuesday 26th February 2002
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Is there a reserve list of drivers?

If smeagol isn't able to come I'd be happy to take his place and pay him his deposit back

Of course, this is only to ensure the contingent of 'novice' drivers is bolstered ...

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Tuesday 26th February 2002
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Hopefully loon (Tony) can answer that question later.

Given the interest in this event, I'll organise another myself in the not too distant.

spnracing

1,554 posts

240 months

Tuesday 26th February 2002
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Anyone heading up from the London area want to share cars or travel in a little convoy? I probably won't leave until about 13:30, aiming to get there for about 15:00 (just in time to sus out the opposition).

Peter N.

GregE240

10,857 posts

236 months

Tuesday 26th February 2002
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I might be there as a spectator (plus I get to meet some of you good people)

I don't know what Ted or whoever is organising it has done apropos directions / map but if you mail me off list I'll happily knock a GIF file out of AutoRoute for you.

WRT somewhere to meet beforehand, if you take the roundabout between Abbey House and the Charles Schwab building and head up towards the "Central Shopping Area" there's plenty of pubs etc up there, and parking outside so you can keep an eye on your collective P & J's.

There's a Chiquitos as well, but bear in mind that you'll be sitting on your butt for a few hours

Greg

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Tuesday 26th February 2002
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Glad enthusiasm is still high, i have no idea if there is a reserve list of drivers. If anyone else has had to retire from the event please put a message up and maybe we can fill the spaces with reserve drivers.
There are some directions further down this thread or you could try www.daytona.co.uk
look forward to seeing you all on saturday!

>> Edited by pablo on Wednesday 27th February 14:21

MattC

266 posts

244 months

Thursday 28th February 2002
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Sounds like there's some confusion over the "social" rendezvous. Would be nice to get as many as possible together in the same place (even though I may only know 1 other!). As no-one has yet stated that the track cafe is rubbish, or come up with a clearly superior alternative, shall we go for that? And folks that manage to find a nice pub - drag yourselves down to the cafe in plenty of time before suiting-up (say 2.30)?

Better suggestions welcome, but some consensus would be grand!

Cheers again to Tony for the admin-age.

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Thursday 28th February 2002
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Agreed. Meeting at the track is the safest bet. I'll be there about 2:30pm.

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Thursday 28th February 2002
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Just spoken to James Crofts who unfortunately can't make it due to a death in the family. James has done us proud though and roped in Simon Pullan to race. So if any of you racers reckon you're any good, now's the time to prove it. Let's try an avoid any carnage in the process though!

pablo

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15,837 posts

242 months

Thursday 28th February 2002
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clearly ITV have their cameras at the wrong race this weekend! I have roped in my girlfriend as chief photographer so there will be a record of the days events......or pictures of sky and tarmac!

MattC

266 posts

244 months

Thursday 28th February 2002
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Oh marvellous.

I've already been beaten (4 seconds/lap) by Callum Lockie at a "social" kart race. And now this!

Could someone please post that he's about 15stone, just to keep my enthusiam up?

jeremyc

19,890 posts

253 months

Thursday 28th February 2002
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Could someone please post that he's about 15stone, just to keep my enthusiam up?


www.pullanpower.com

Looks far too young, fit and lightweight to me
Oh, and he seems to be able to drive a bit

WWP

100 posts

253 months

Friday 1st March 2002
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I hope to be there early to see meet the competition.

Guess I just need to look for appropriate baseball caps or shirts.....

Alan
G400 WAR

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

272 months

Friday 1st March 2002
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I'll be sporting a PH logo or two about my person

loon

2,270 posts

245 months

Friday 1st March 2002
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Weather forecast looks good for tomorrow, see you all there with shiny cars and crash helmets and.........
Regs
Tony...