Just thought I had better add a note on here - I was definitely on for coming, but as is the way with family life, other things have got in the way, and I am gutted that I won’t be there as I have to help run a cubs camp over the weekend of the meet.
Sorry that I won’t be there to support - I was looking forward to being able to finally get the green machine out on track, but I hope that there is enough support that the Stuart isn’t out of pocket and it is able to happen again in the future.
'98 UK MX5 mk1 1.8 Berkeley edition making the transition to an Exocet
I am struggling to understand the apparent lack of interest here. 7 years ago we had a good turn out, since then we have sold over 1000 Exocet's, so where are they all? Surely this is too good an opportunity to miss, great fun, a wonderful way to test your car, use it for what it was designed for and have huge fun whilst spending time with like minded friendly folk in a safe environment. £50 has to be by far the best value track day in the world. Please consider dusting off your car or getting it running in time for this once a year opportunity. You know you will have a good time if you make that little bit of effort. See you there guys.
I'm already signed up but for those that are still thinking about it, this is a great day out and I can't think of another event where you get the track to yourself like you do at Curbourgh. There is only 1 car on track at a time and that makes it much safer than a regular track day when there can be tens of cars on track with lots of rules on driving style and behaviour to maintain safety.
With this event you have the track to yourself, you'll not be harassed by other drivers trying to overtake, you'll not have any risk of hitting another car on track and there are no kerbs to make the day expensive, just acres of grass if you do miss a turn and get lost.
Come rain or shine this event works brilliantly, If it is sunny then you'll get peak exhilaration as you have a go at all the corners. If it raining then you have the golden opportunity to learn how your car handles on the edge in a controlled environment where there are no kerbs. Where else are you going to learn how your car starts to lose it and practice correcting it safely. Try doing that on a regular track day and you'll get a black flag and be sent home straight away but not at Curbourgh as there is only 1 car on track at a time.
Curbourgh can be as much about learning how your car handles and becoming a better, more instinctive driver in a controlled environment as it about driving exhilaration on track. A few laps in and you get a lifetimes worth of experience in how to handle your car and react instinctively. Back on the public road that instinctive reflex training can be a lifesaver, for this reason alone I think it is worth making time for and well worth the money.
I completely agree with everything Guy says here. Im gutted I can't make it this year (as the wife booked a holiday) but have been to the last 3 and its just a brilliant weekend. If you haven't done it before I can highly recommend it. Keep supporting this event because I for one defiantly want to be there next year.
I completely agree with everything Guy says here. Im gutted I can't make it this year (as the wife booked a holiday) but have been to the last 3 and its just a brilliant weekend. If you haven't done it before I can highly recommend it. Keep supporting this event because I for one defiantly want to be there next year. [/quote]
No worries Pete. Glad you had a good time. The feedback from last year was really positive and everyone seemed to have a good day. I particularly enjoyed the 0-60 challenge at lunchtime! It’s just a shame there’s not as much interest this year. I hope it’s not the price putting people off, as £50 is nothing compared to what you’re getting out of the day. A chance to throw your car around a closed track with no one to hassle you
If we make a loss, so be it, I’ll just use the extra time to run in one of the race engines. Cheaper than a track day!
Lots of owners for various reasons cannot book too far ahead. Booking should be left open until the day before. That way those that need to check the weather/work/wife first can come along.
MEV owners that are under control by the other half may just be able to slip away and risk being castrated on their return.
Here is a tip, try this: "just nipping out for a spin darling, wont' be long, love you!" Return later that day and say "it over heated so that is why I have been all day, sorry boss, kiss kiss". Alternatively be a man and disobey SHMBO'd and have a great day out.
Briefing will be 830-9am, then you can hit the track whenever you like. If anyone misses the briefing come and find myself of Micky (we'll be the idiots in hi-vis vests) and we'll sort you out a wrist band and do a briefing