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Japfest 2018 at Donington Sat 30th June

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Re: Japfest 2018 at Donington Sat 30th June -UPDATED RENDEZVOUS TIME

Post by SeeJay » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:25 pm

So is it 7AM at the services?..or can I meet you guys at the gate?..to be honest I'd rather be two or three cars back in the entry queue..subterfuge and all that :ninja: :lol:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:30 pm

We will burie you within our Convoy of cars CJ :thumright: and we aren't arriving at the Gate until about 7.30am :thumleft:

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Post by SeeJay » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:36 pm

See you co-conspiritors at 7-ish then,at the services :thumleft:
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Post by Devon_Fourie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:23 pm


Hi all. I will be at the services between 7 and 7:10.

On another note I seem to have 3 of the below, my guess is one is for entry to the ground, another is for entry to the track and I’m not sure what the third one is, they all have unique numbers and one is blank with car reg.


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Post by SeeJay » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 pm

What is E2?..or F2.. :-k

Nevermind..thanks to you posting that pic,at least I know my 'forgery' will pass muster ;)
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Re: Japfest 2018 at Donington Sat 30th June -UPDATED RENDEZVOUS TIME

Post by rickp » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Everything printed, ready.
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Re: Japfest 2018 at Donington Sat 30th June -UPDATED RENDEZVOUS TIME

Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:49 pm

Here are the Details regarding Japfest on Saturday 30th June :thumleft:

Show Opening Times
Public Entry: 09:00 – 5:30pm
Club Entry: From 06:30

The Advance Party will be arriving at 7.30am approx but you are still welcome to arrive at a similar time and then help us put the Gazebo up :thumright:

The quicker we set up the Stand, quicker we can get the Bacon Rolls on the go :twisted:

You all need to be on the Stand well before 9am and please allow plenty of time getting there, because there are bound to be queues :!:

We will have the usual Catering Facilities under the Club Gazebo being controlled by Events Team :thumleft: , Bacon Rolls, Hot Drinks, Soft Drinks including Water, Snacks and Sweets =D>

All that remains to be said is have a fantastic day on the Club Stand =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Would anyone like to meet Chris and Nigel at Donington Services at 7.00/7.15am to then Convoy into the Show at 7.30am to help set up the Stand etc..... :?:

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Re: Japfest 2018 at Donington Sat 30th June -UPDATED RENDEZVOUS TIME

Post by Devon_Fourie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:51 pm

SeeJay wrote:What is E2?..or F2.. :-k

Nevermind..thanks to you posting that pic,at least I know my 'forgery' will pass muster ;)
I think F2 is track/paddock pass as that came with track info.

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:53 pm

Hmm! now need to repack the car as there is no room for the bacon and rolls!!!!!
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Post by SeeJay » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:56 pm

Get packing,Chris.. I'm not bringing any fudz,and will be hungry come setup tiem ;)
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:11 pm

I got the Back Seat down in my car Chris :twisted:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:51 pm

SeeJay wrote:
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What is E2?..or F2.. :-k

Nevermind..thanks to you posting that pic,at least I know my 'forgery' will pass muster ;)
i trust this is a wind up!
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Post by Devon_Fourie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:56 pm

Guys, one last check as I have never been on a track with a car... only bikes. When they say legs and arms covered can it be jeans and some sort of long sleeve shirts/coat or must it be something more hard wearing as I don’t have any coveralls or anything like that.

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Post by qwakers » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:15 pm

in this heat light trousers and a long sleeved shirt will be fine.
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Post by Metelyk » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:16 pm

Not sure if I’ll make it to Donington Services by 7am as I can’t get away until 5.30.
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Re: Japfest 2018 at Donington Sat 30th June -UPDATED RENDEZVOUS TIME

Post by SeanP » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:23 am

Well on. My way... Will see you at the Donnington services!
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:17 pm

Another fantastic day with fellow members. Thanks to Nigel for all the behind the scenes booking etc: and of course maintaining the thread by the second 24/7!

Thanks to Karen and Dave for cooking the excellent bacon rolls. Note to self is for a bread knife and buttering knife next time to save hack sawing the buns and buttering buns with a plastic spoon, and not to forget the sauces!

Donington is a great circuit and I discovered that turning into Redgate at 90mph late is not a good combination and was followed by an excursion into the gravel at c70mph then back onto the track at c30mph. Advice from SeanP my passenger was "try using some braking! The video is processing now and the time to pay attention is 11:22:39

I passenger end with Sean later and once we got rid of the point and squirt early braking Civics he showed me a much faster way to drive, plus a little bit of grass tracking at Redgate!

Great to meet up with Andy 1969 after almost 3 years since we met on the NC500 Scottish trip and also great to see Ben and Kerr who had travelled all the way from Scotland.

Video is still cooking so I am off to crack open a cool beer while I wait.

Thanks to Ben Taylor (not from Scotland version) for the loan of your trolley jack and great to meet several new faces too. Ooh! Video is done so it's now open beer and upland to YouTube time.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:59 pm

Full session videos and some stills of the damage from the gravel excursion



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Post by Devon_Fourie » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Thank you RX8OC for the great day and to Nigel for arranging this meet. I really enjoyed myself on track and have my GoPro downloading the footage as we speak.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:58 pm

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Post by xamtex » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:16 pm

good day out,i enjoyed my first track day in the rx8.
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Post by RXX » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:48 pm

Had a great day, had a quick chat with some of you and hopefully will bring mine along once the air con is fixed!
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Post by TheManc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 pm

sorry about hitting the gravel chris could have been worse
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Post by Metelyk » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:11 pm

Cheers All.....
As usual I spent more time wandering around the show than socialising, but as always the bacon roll and your smiley faces contributed to a great day out!
Chris’s trip into the gravel reminded me why, even though considering track time, I once again bottled it. I like my car in one piece far too much!


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Post by Devon_Fourie » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:01 am

Here is my full track time which was my first time on Donnington and first time in my RX8.

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