MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

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MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby MIKEP » Tue May 07, 2019 7:31 am

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST WANTED

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This year is the 25th anniversary of our wee club so we are going to celebrate it!!! We even have cool new Stickers to celebrate

You are invited to the 1st NZ MR2 Nationals at Manfeild NZ 23rd November 2019. The event will be over the weekend of the 23rd 24th November.

We have booked the 3km Chris Amon track at Manfeild ,Fielding for our exclusive use.

https://www.manfeild.co.nz/user/inline/ ... 20Pack.pdf
Quick Stats
Licence: FIA Grade 3
Length: 3kms
Width: 12 metres


The weekend will include
Trackday
Gymkhana
Drag Racing (Dial Your own or Grudge)
Show and Shine

Visit to Coach house Car Museum and a possible tour through the Toyota Facility in Palmerston North . And a few more activites we are working on.

There's even something for the ladies planned. A great social weekend so come and be part of it

COSTS:
As this is a sponsored event . The Full days with Track day; Gymkhana, Show and Shine, Drag racing Goodie Bag and Tee shirt -$70.00 per Car
Show and Shine only (inc goodie bag and Tee Shirt) $20.00

THESE COSTS ARE A MAXIMUM AND DEPENDANT ON NUMBERS MAY BE LESS!! :mrgreen:

You are responsible for your own accommodation though we are negotiating deals subject to numbers.

For South Islanders we have a special ferry deal we will release shortly ]

What I Need is an expression of interest and it gives you time to raise funds in your area to help members out.

It is open to every MR2 in NZ whether a club member or not. The Australasian Record for MR2s at one place at one time is 65 cars so id like to blitz that and have bragging rights

What you need to do here is just tell me whether you are in or out so we can finalise arrangements.

SO LETS PARTY :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: MR2 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby mknz » Tue May 07, 2019 8:38 am

I'm in, two cars

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Re: MR2 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby mickeyduck » Tue May 07, 2019 5:49 pm

mknz wrote:I'm in, two cars


Likewise. :mrgreen:

Hey Mike is the 3km circuit the U shaped one?

Toyota, Higgins and Dunlop corners, with Castrol Esses thrown in for added fun...

That the one?

With banked corners too eh? Sounds wicked. :twisted:

Need good brakes I reckon cos that's two serious looking straights.

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I see the lap record for a saloon car is about a minute five. Do the 2k Cup fellas do Manfield? If so, I wonder how they go on it? :?:

Judging by Google Maps each straight is about 350 to 400 metres long? So we might just squeeze in a quarter mile? With a corner and a gravel trap at the end. :shock:
Sounds like fun, I'm in...! :lol:

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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby MIKEP » Tue May 07, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi Charlie

Yup it's the U shaped one. Toyota Dunlop Higgins and the Castrol twisties.Hope you like it .

We are going to use the front straight for the drag racing.Sorry we couldn't get you the big circuit but budget doesn't run
to it.Glad your coming though

1.25 .502 is 2K cup record on Manfeild.Was a fast Honda Integra
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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby mickeyduck » Wed May 08, 2019 12:21 am

OK so this is real weird, this topic says it's locked and that I can't post to it... WT...???

Don't let it put you off posting a reply folks. That said, if you can't post on this thread, please PM mknz so he can take a look. I won't just go jumping in there in case there's a reason it's like that and he's busy doing some under the hood webmastery stuff...

I actually thought I locked the Motorsport section ages ago when the Club decided to try merging it back into a single Events section. Something odd here if I think about it but hey... :?

Michael will sort it out. 8)

Anyway... threw together a route from AKL to Manfield aka Fielding just now. A nice wee blend of interesting twisties and cruisy stuff, plenty of gas stations with stints of either 1 or 2 hours at a time depending what suits. And lots of great scenery. Total distance approx 500km and travel time approx 6 hours.

I'm intending to travel down on Friday 22nd November, probably leave BP Drury about 8am. I don't want to get stuck in Auckland traffic trying to get from my native Westieland to Drury, so I'll hit the Nor-Western about 7am.

Hanyooo, if you are interested in tagging along and heading down on the Friday (anyone) you're most welcome.

There are a ton of awesome back-roads between Drury and Mangakino then more epic scenery down the west side of the lake to Turangi (brilliant fun too) and I'll skirt the mountains of National Park on the western side where the traffic is light and the scenery again is epic. In fact I might even hit the summit for lunch. :idea: That would be mint. And there'd be plenty of time for it. :mrgreen:

Yeah. And I'll go home the other way via Taumarunui and Te Kuiti. Less back roads and more cruisy but still lots of twisties and a ton of great scenery. There's Raurimu Rex which is a total must for a shot, and an old barn I need to remember to get a pic of just north of Taumarunui.

Anyway like I said if anyone wants to tag along heading down from Auckland on the Friday, or on the way back on the Sunday, you're most welcome. :)

And seeing as I'm an old bastard now with snow white hair and skin that's turning blotchy I'll take the Monday off so I can blob out and recover. Zzzzzzz....... :lol:

I can't wait for this event, it's going to be truly EPIC FUN. :mrgreen: Well done Mike & co for organising it...! :D

MIKEP wrote:1.25 is 2K cup record on Manfeild. Was a fast Honda Integra


There you go fellas. 1 minute 25 is the lap time to beat. Don't let a dirty smelly Honda get the better of your MR2. :wink:

Oh yeah - while swooping down to ground level on Google Maps to check the lovely back roads are sealed and not gravel, I spotted this fella. Darrell seems to have stopped for a rest near Stormy Point lookout (down below at the river) and taken a selfie with the Google Maps 360 degree car camera. So there you go, I found your "Easter Egg" Darrell. Whoever you are... :lol: Keep up the good work mate. It's VERY useful for scouting out a route...!


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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby mickeyduck » Wed May 08, 2019 12:34 am

Yep there we go, something must have gone awry with permissions during the recent migration to a new server. No biggie.

:arrow: Michael, you might want to move this thread into Events and ensure the old MR2 Motorsports section is locked
so well-meaning folk like Mike can't start threads in there in future? :idea:

Cheers mate.

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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby MIKEP » Wed May 08, 2019 5:52 am

Sorry I hijacked the thread even though it said locked.Feel like a 15 year old hacker " I have the power" .Thought it might have been easier to see.MY BAD AND I'll post in the right area next time
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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby mickeyduck » Wed May 08, 2019 6:15 am

MIKEP wrote:Thought it might have been easier to see.


Nope. harder, not easier.

We decided to merge all "event" type stuff back into a single Events section because things posted in Motorsports or "Non-MR2OCNZ Events" tended to get missed.

We wanted to promote things like track time or caffeine and classics or burger meets as Events, just as much as a run. :)
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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby Benckj » Wed May 08, 2019 6:27 am

This seems like an awesome event to participate in. Depending on the ferry deal, count myself & wife in.
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Postby ClanFever » Wed May 08, 2019 3:09 pm

I've got 12+ from the Lower North putting their hands up. Should we start to take deposits into the bank acc Mike?
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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby mickeyduck » Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 pm

Benckj wrote:This seems like an awesome event to participate in. Depending on the ferry deal, count myself & wife in.


Would be good to meet you Jim. 8)

On another note, I will move this topic into Events where it ought to be as I have a feeling the forum permissions are muddled (perhaps a group ID has become attached to a group other than what it was, or some such, Michael?) It's looking very much like only ACs and Admins can post here so I'll move it to the Events forum so we can be sure that anyone can post to this thread.

Otherwise this might become a very exclusive track day... :lol:
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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby MIKEP » Wed May 08, 2019 5:25 pm

Good idea Charlie as I already have squillions of PMS confirming attendance and better here for questions anyway.


Should we start to take deposits into the bank acc Mike?


I don't want money yet Olaf. This is expressions of interest . We are still juggling the money and just finished our Bronze ,silver , and gold sponsors packages.

Once I have the magic number of cars I need and see what the sponsors will give then we will take money. It is likely to be August to take money but thanks anyway.
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Postby ClanFever » Wed May 08, 2019 5:56 pm

MIKEP wrote:Good idea Charlie as I already have squillions of PMS confirming attendance and better here for questions anyway.


Should we start to take deposits into the bank acc Mike?


I don't want money yet Olaf. This is expressions of interest . We are still juggling the money and just finished our Bronze ,silver , and gold sponsors packages.

Once I have the magic number of cars I need and see what the sponsors will give then we will take money. It is likely to be August to take money but thanks anyway.


Best way to express interest is to give (even part) payment as a deposit - there is definite interest, however you're always going to get people changing plans or un-committing in the weeks leading up to it. August is a good amount of time from November away to get our t's dotted and i's crossed
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Re: MR2OCNZ 25th Anniversary-Nationals 23rd Nov 2019

Postby psyguy » Wed May 08, 2019 6:45 pm

The Dunlop corner gives me anxiety looking at it on the map but I'd like to have a look in person anyway.
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Postby ClanFever » Wed May 08, 2019 8:35 pm

psyguy wrote:The Dunlop corner gives me anxiety looking at it on the map but I'd like to have a look in person anyway.
8)


You have to be committed to continue accelerating through the first part of the corner, then get on the brakes and power back through the rest of it. I most definitely have a bad line through it
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