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Japfest..?

Post by bc-49 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:58 pm

Hi Guys,

I've searched the forum to no avail, so please excuse if I'm late on this, but where is the Japfest thread?

I can't see it mentioned for this year at all. I went last year seperate to the OC and despite it being freezing, enjoyed the day quite a bit. I would have thought as it's one of the larger shows we would have some presence even if the OC decided upon JDM Combe to be the flagship show.

Could anyone shed some light on this?

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Post by Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:04 pm

It was decided that RX8OC would not officially be in attendance this year
There were some shenanigans last year. I don't know the full story so I'll leave it for the events team to explain fully
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Post by Garydeery » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:09 pm

I just got a email about this at silverstone on the 30th April for £25 to get in just got my ticket from silverstone web heard last year was great so can't wait

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Post by Toru Watanbe » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:35 am

It was a reasonable enough show but was over priced and the was a nightmare to organise I seem remember partly due to tickets turning up last minute. So this year our main event is at Castle Combe instead.

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Post by boosted » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:02 am

Its really overpriced at £25 per person...at other shows that will get a car and 4 people in....and mid track session i had to drop a poorly passenger off and they would not let me back on track....and the price of food was very expensive seems more about the money to me. Compared with Combe not a patch onit...Japfest organisers maybe got a bit to big for there boots imho.

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Post by Lemon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:06 am

dear god i remember it being really cold at silverstone, yeah sure it was great cruising up to Silverstone with bunch of mates (something i will miss out on for JDM combe) but silverstone just didn't feel special to me, plus there weren't really any unrestricted views of the circuit which kind of sucks for taking photos.
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Post by Toru Watanbe » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:12 pm

I've also just remembered the abysmal driving standards on track that nobody should have to experience.
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Post by boosted » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:47 pm

^ soz about that lol^

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:19 pm

To give you a little insight to how bad Japfest was last year,I was on the Skype Phone to Bermuda 3 or 4 times a day talking to Pete aka Conan Events Coordinator as it was problem after problem with the shear lack of organising skills that Kelsey had on their part in running their Car Shows :evil:

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JDM at Castle Combe [June]
Tunerfest South at Brands Hatch [June]
Tunerfest North at Oulton Park [July]
Simply Japanese Cars at Beaulieu [July]
Scottish Car Show at Edinburgh [July]
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Post by Lemon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:37 am

i'm going again this year with some mates so i will be able to feedback on how crap it is.
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Post by Tayl » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:40 pm

So is no one going to this Japfest from this club but as an individual? Only asking as I might be going in my RX-8 with a few mates (non RX-8 owners) and it'd be nice to say hello to a couple of club members!
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Post by Lemon » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:08 pm

i'm going to be there, the stand i will be on is Autosyndicate / Team PH
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Post by Velocity_Dan93 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:15 am

I will be there with another group, feel free to come say hi :D
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Post by Tayl » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:50 pm

Nevermind, upon being hopeful and checking at work today it would seem that weekend I'm on call so I can't do jack or go anywhere when on call encase I get called in. Bloody typical! Seems I won't be going after all. Then again, it's not the same when not going as part of a club anyway so I'm not overly disappointed.
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Post by cheekybabe96 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:49 pm

I will be going, went last year and I agree it was a shambles but my partners got his skyline on a different show stand this year so hopefully it will be better. Be nice to see fellow rx8 owners, I am a new owner so be nice to see a few rx8 about on the day.

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