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Mr Deano
23-01-04, 22:47
is any one going to the santa pod track day on the 28th of march?
i'm new to the site and i was just wondering if there was anyone gong that i could meet there.

i wouldnt mind having a couple of sprints aswell, get some times and build on experience.

i think its similar to 'rung what you brung'.
if the wheather holds out it should be cool day...

let us know!!!!!!!

Mr deano

Terminator
23-01-04, 22:57
Check out www.thefastshow.com

Fastest Toyota, now let me guess that would be a......

No paperweights:p

Pod is still crap as a venue

Mr Deano
23-01-04, 23:02
Originally posted by Terminator
Check out www.thefastshow.com

Fastest Toyota, now let me guess that would be a......

No paperweights:p

Pod is still crap as a venue chill out dude!!

Terminator
23-01-04, 23:08
I am chilled ------ way out ---- Its Friday


Pod make a fortune, but is like a third world venue compared with other countries.

They need to spend some money on the place cause its crap:cool: :upside:

Scooter
23-01-04, 23:08
i think a lot of us will be here (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15023&pagenumber=1) , so why not come along to this? nearer than pod too..........

There are at least a couple of RWUB dates every year at pod where Branners etc suggests that we all go as a group(normally later in spring /summer).

Searching for 'Bunfight' should reveal threads on past events.

BTW Good to see peeps up for big trips.........

Nick@TC
23-01-04, 23:08
Yeh Phil chill out, what you maoning about 25 entry, crpa roads, have to park your P & J on grass, and all refreshments and toilets at the start line, great venue :innocent:

Terminator
23-01-04, 23:15
You forgot to mention the the club parking area for 50 cars that will be big enough for 15. I love pot holes, smelly toilets and dirt track roads, all special feature of a venue waiting for you.

Mr Deano
23-01-04, 23:19
Originally posted by Terminator
You forgot to mention the the club parking area for 50 cars that will be big enough for 15. I love pot holes, smelly toilets and dirt track roads, all special feature of a venue waiting for you. glad to see there's some enthusiasm put across to the newcomers on this site....

Nick@TC
23-01-04, 23:20
Sorry I was just refering to the biggest event of the year, the European drag finals, havent been to a RWYB, nice to see it improves for them :D

SimonB
23-01-04, 23:20
Hey, don't forget the suberbly organised road layout and knowledgeable marshals that will direct you down the queue for the dragstrip to get to your display area, thus enabling you to experience the thrill and tension of the queue for an hour before being able to turn off and actually park up...

SimonB
23-01-04, 23:23
Don't mind us Mr Deano, just some bad experiences at the Japanese Performance show this year - the organisation was terrible. Not that wer'e bitter and twisted about it of course...:p

Terminator
23-01-04, 23:32
Originally posted by Mr Deano
glad to see there's some enthusiasm put across to the newcomers on this site....

We had a big issue with POD over a big Jap event in the summer, I made sure we were the first club to book and was promised a prime location, with over 50 MKIV's. Even the printed plan showed our space to be one of the largest on the site. When we got to the club space it was taken over by another club and we had space for about 15 cars.

As a drag strip it does not favour cars on road tyres especially when it is cold.

I am sure there will be members going as there are prizes for makes so someone with a MKIV stands a good chance of picking up prize and some good publicity.

Please accept my apology Mr Deano. I hope you enjoy it, many will go and I am sure it will be a great day out.

ad500
23-01-04, 23:33
Originally posted by Mr Deano
glad to see there's some enthusiasm put across to the newcomers on this site....

Its not meant to sound that way, POD was just very bad last time at organizing anything.

Mr Deano
23-01-04, 23:34
Originally posted by SimonB
Don't mind us Mr Deano, just some bad experiences at the Japanese Performance show this year - the organisation was terrible. Not that wer'e bitter and twisted about it of course...:p what happened?, i went to that, i didnt have a supra at the time, i drove there from cardiff in a mondeo estate deisel, it took hours, its just i got my supra now and i'm obviously willing to drive to any event>>>>>

Mr deano

Mr Deano
23-01-04, 23:38
Originally posted by Terminator
We had a big issue with POD over a big Jap event in the summer, I made sure we were the first club to book and was promised a prime location, with over 50 MKIV's. Even the printed plan showed our space to be one of the largest on the site. When we got to the club space it was taken over by another club and we had space for about 15 cars.

As a drag strip it does not favour cars on road tyres especially when it is cold.

I am sure there will be members going as there are prizes for makes so someone with a MKIV stands a good chance of picking up prize and some good publicity.

Please accept my apology Mr Deano. I hope you enjoy it, many will go and I am sure it will be a great day out. if thats the case then your more than entiltled to be bitter about it, i would be too, i gathered thats where everyone would meet as its a day out, whats the venue about on the same date???

Mr deano

Terminator
23-01-04, 23:40
See my post above. We got treated badly even the tiny space we got was partly unusable due to huge holes in the ground. As said above the Marshals had not got a clue and sent people all over the place. The road out and to the strip was through all the refreshment and other vans so was full of pedestrians who wondered why we should be driving our cars through them. It was a joke, they were lucky some one did not get hurt.

I spent a lot of time organising the event for the club and felt very badly treated and let down. Pod will have to improve a great deal to get any money out of my hands in the future.

Mr Deano
23-01-04, 23:41
Originally posted by Mr Deano
if thats the case then your more than entiltled to be bitter about it, i would be too, i gathered thats where everyone would meet as its a day out, whats the venue about on the same date???

Mr deano is the lexus/toyota owners event where everyone will be going in warick?

SimonB
23-01-04, 23:44
Well like Termy said, they messed up the club spaces, and they way they had the roads laid out you couldnt get to the club areas without queuing up for hours in the main queue for the dragstrip. There were far too many people trying to run, so as a result it took a good couple of hours to get in. Then because we were parked about 5 deep there was much shuffling of cars to let people at the back out etc.

Highlight of the day was when lust2luv locked himself out of his car while demonstrating how to wind his windows up from outside with the keys in the ignition and drew a massive crowd while we all tried to break in with a coathanger. :innocent:

Terminator
23-01-04, 23:52
POD did not give a sh1t, they took a small fortune that day and I bet not one penny of it was spent on improvements.

Rant over, chilling out more now.:cool:

Mr Deano
23-01-04, 23:52
Originally posted by SimonB
Well like Termy said, they messed up the club spaces, and they way they had the roads laid out you couldnt get to the club areas without queuing up for hours in the main queue for the dragstrip. There were far too many people trying to run, so as a result it took a good couple of hours to get in. Then because we were parked about 5 deep there was much shuffling of cars to let people at the back out etc.

Highlight of the day was when lust2luv locked himself out of his car while demonstrating how to wind his windows up from outside with the keys in the ignition and drew a massive crowd while we all tried to break in with a coathanger. :innocent: not very emmbarssing for him, i guess he wont be doing that again, was lust2luv the supra with the reg plate LUST on it? if it was i remember that car..

Mr deano

Mr Deano
24-01-04, 00:08
Originally posted by Mr Deano
not very emmbarssing for him, i guess he wont be doing that again, was lust2luv the supra with the reg plate LUST on it? if it was i remember that car..

Mr deano i'll be going to as many meets as i can mate, any excuse to drive far!!!!!!

Mr deano

SimonB
24-01-04, 00:17
Nah, that's someone else I think. You would have heard lust2luv rather than seen him - he's got an NA with a very very loud exhaust :p Here's (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10596) the link to the big thread about it if you're really bored...

Mr Deano
24-01-04, 00:42
Originally posted by SimonB
Nah, that's someone else I think. You would have heard lust2luv rather than seen him - he's got an NA with a very very loud exhaust :p Here's (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10596) the link to the big thread about it if you're really bored... cheers mate!!!!!!!

Mr deano
p.s. i might have a look

Supraguy
24-01-04, 08:25
Santa Pod...:looney:

I remember driving up as one of the first few cars, and looking at the Marshall like he was nucking futs to fit 50 cars in here. Not only did they screw that one up for the Supras, but then was cool enough to tell us ot move the barracades and fencing ourselves. Way to go pod! Nothing like driving show quality cars up dirt and gravel paths to the "premium stand".

Bitter? Naaa..... :innocent:

MONKEYmark
24-01-04, 20:13
next time you want to try get a bit further back on thar flat big area where the scoobys and evos were up near finish line lots of space for a group section. its got to be better than been on grass and getting blocked in. last time it was my first time racing there and i thought it was good. them bottom toilets want blowing up. like you feel unclean when you went in there.

the food was muck, we got some chicken nuggets with mayonaise that looked like cum, never again
take sarnies n get coffees on the go.

the racing was ok, like the times above the track to see what other cars are doing. and you can see your reaction time as you driving down strip. its a long day out from leeds. i prefer local track york

still a good day out to see lots of top cars

dude
24-01-04, 20:16
Originally posted by MONKEYmark
next time you want to try get a bit further back on thar flat big area where the scoobys and evos were up near finish line lots of space for a group section. its got to be better than been on grass and getting blocked in. last time it was my first time racing there and i thought it was good. them bottom toilets want blowing up. like you feel unclean when you went in there.

the food was muck, we got some chicken nuggets with mayonaise that looked like cum, never again
take sarnies n get coffees on the go.

the racing was ok, like the times above the track to see what other cars are doing. and you can see your reaction time as you driving down strip. its a long day out from leeds. i prefer local track york

still a good day out to see lots of top cars

Hey Monkey , when does York start , thought i might come up and show you northern dudes a few tricks !!! of course id have to kip on yer couch the night before !!!!!!!!:D

Dude:flame Dev

MONKEYmark
24-01-04, 20:48
you can dream how to show us.

this is the york drag strip site
http://yorkdragway.intrica.co.uk/index.pl

they are a bit old school, they seem to think only american v8`s can go fast, seems like us max power boy racer cars is what keeps it going. always see lots of old american cars. and get to see a lot of people who go all the time. its only 9 entrance to spectate and 15 for as many runs as you can.

they have good ticket info and all scores are recorded and put on web for all to see. none of this i lost my ticket but i ran a 8 second pass.

results page http://yorkdragway.intrica.co.uk/results.pl



my times from last event of last year
http://yorkdragway.intrica.co.uk/results.pl?date=2003-10-05;car=X47

i normally go in the class system where you race same sort of power cars its the top class for 4wd 2l + turbo and nos

i came 3rd behind 2 mad cars a manta with v8 and TC and nos he did a mid 10 and he blew it up on last day. and then there is ian in his mk2 cortina with 4l twin turbo 4wd + supercharger and a huge 300 shot of nos something mad like that has done a 11.6 @120mph, he also uses metonol injection i think.he was telling me he has bought a big block chevy for it and going to put 2 t78`s on it, he was saying the engine has done 7`s on engine alone in a ford anglia. its an 11 liter engine.

skylinelee
24-01-04, 23:17
Originally posted by dude
Hey Monkey , when does York start , thought i might come up and show you northern dudes a few tricks !!! of course id have to kip on yer couch the night before !!!!!!!!:D

Dude:flame Dev

dude
theres no room on his couch m8 as his 2 wippets sleep on there :D
ive got room at the inn if ya stuck, just dont be 5 hours in the bathroom in the morning putting ya make up on ya southern fairy

lee

dude
25-01-04, 10:09
Not open till April then , thats a shame i was looking forward to watching Monkeys one wheel spinning for 1/4 of a mile trick and picking up some SAS survival tips at the same time :D Thanks Lee i may well take yo up on that :thumbs: is there room on yer drive so as i can park next to your Taxi !!!!!!!!!:cool:

Dude:flame Dev

lust2luv
26-01-04, 12:49
Originally posted by SimonB
Nah, that's someone else I think. You would have heard lust2luv rather than seen him - he's got an NA with a very very loud exhaust :p Here's (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10596) the link to the big thread about it if you're really bored...

Cheers Simon for bringing that up again! :innocent:
...just when people were starting to forget...
Still scary how (relatively) easy it was to break-in.
Oh and my plate is "L111UST". :cool:

:looney: