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May 24, 2011

Hants V Surrey Activity Day - 22/5/11

We all like to see how our car would perform on the track and take it closer to its limits than the roads will allow, so it was decided an activity day at North Weald (with a certain Mr Walsh - thank you carlimits) was in order with a nice little twist being the competition between two regions of SELOC.

Then...... purely i believe to make people look silly, our ultimate-organisers 'GingerS1' and 'Pinkie' made it fancy dress for all involved which caused some interesting looks throughout the day - especially lunchtime at the pub!!

The day itself started in true SELOC fashion with each and every arrival at the airfield being greeted with applause and much laughter for individual coastumes - thanks to various people here's just a couple to give you an idea....

Once everyone had made their grand entrance we had the all important briefing to make sure we all knew what we should and shouldn't be doing throughout the day.

With the 'official' stuff covered it was on to the 'high speed bend' a very useful start to the day getting a few spins in early on and brings most self confessed super-drivers down to earth with a bit of a bump - from memory the highest speed recorded (and controlled) was a very respectable 81mph by Tim Baker with Fatwomble close behind at 80mph.

We then split into our two regions (with some outsiders on both teams) to tackle the seperate layouts at either end of the airfield (keeping us all well away from each other) with times being recorded on both by volunteers giving up their own track time.

At around 12pm we all re-grouped and headed to the pub for an interesting reception - it still amazes me how the barmaid didn't 'get it' when Bugs Bunny asked for a pint of carrot juice!!

So after a nice bit of grub and a dash to the local petrol station for a few individuals it was back to the airfield for the afternoon....

Once again splitting into our two regions we had a little more time on the two seperate tracks with the option to try which ever you preferred after a while. Walshy then arranged his little cones to form a larger course incorporating both of the smaller courses as well as the high speed bend thrown into the mix, which, while it meant a slightly longer wait also meant a fresh challenge for most involved.

Now if you've read this far you must be desperate to know the overall result of the day and which region came out on top in this battle between Surrey and Hampshire.......

Was it even in doubt????

HAMPSHIRE stand victorious with the help of mighty fine driving from Gibney (in his pimp suit) setting fastest times on both of the smaller tracks to the point where if someone got close to his time he seemed to just go out and improve his time!!

Overall a brilliant day had by all and a good way to catch up and meet a few new faces at the same time. Once again a big thank you to our RL's for organising, as well as the volunteers throughout the day time keeping.

If anyone is reading this and has any questions about 'activity days' or 'driver training days' i'm sure 'Walshy' or anyone else in the carlimits team would be more than happy to help and they have venues at various points throughout the country. contact www.carlimits.com

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May 19, 2011

Regional Meet - May 2011

Regional meets take place every month at various venues throughout our region and its always nice to catch up with familiar faces and hopefully at times some new faces too!!

Last nights meet was no exception - held at the Alice Lyle pub just outside of Ringwood, the only thing that let us all down was the weather (the threat of rain and a chill in the air).

Organised by one of our Regional Liason (RL) super hero's 'Pinkie' it was a great choice of venue, with a large car park and the food was great. The pub gave us a nice seating area which we filled with a good turnout.

Good to see a couple of new owners joining the crowd - see we're not THAT scary!! but as usual I for one did not get the opportunity to speak with everyone that was there. Although it seemed a good time was being had by all with varied conversations and laughter throughout the night.

Managed to get a couple of pictures of the Loti in the car park (as the light was fading, apologies for the quality) - and yes the BMW shaped Loti was owned and driven by our other RL 'Mr Pink' But no photo's of the members in attendance.

As mentioned the monthly meets are varied in location and day of the week to try to make them as accessible to as many members as possible but if you have a request for an area that may have been missed- feel free to post in the region's forum and i'm sure an RL will do their best to accomodate.

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