Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Archived Snetterton 300 - BMWCC Trackday - Nov 7th

Discussion in 'Archived Posts (Read Only)' started by Nick Wright, Jul 25, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Nick Wright

    Nick Wright Newbie

    Joined:
    May 28, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    4
    BMW Car Club On Track Season Closer

    Snetterton 300 Circuit

    Wednesday,7th November 2012

    Exclusive booking
    Open Pit Lane
    Capped entry – I’m keeping this one down to just 60 cars.
    Noisy (105db static - no 'drive by' here)
    Free ARDS instruction
    Friendly club atmosphere
    Everyone and everything welcome.
    Trophies and prizes

    £130

    I'm waiting for your call..

    Nick Wright
    [email protected]
     
  2. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Guys

    I was at Gaydon today and in the conversation we were having BMWCC GB have to make decision in the next week or so if the Snetterton event is going to go ahead. if we want the track day stuff to continue we need to start booking in advance rather than at the last possible moment.

    I may be talking to people who already know about what goes on if so I apologise but for those who do not know I am going to put up some general posts on both this and the Silverstone threads.


    First the track days do not need a modified car. As long as the car will pass a MOT on the day that you go on track you will probably be OK. I did break a spring but I drove home the 380 miles without a problem.

    My first track day was Cadwell park and my second was Croft on both of them I was so nervous before but they were both well run and at no time was I out of touch with what I needed to do. Nick makes sure they have special session for the novices where the track day specialists are off the track so that we are a little more relaxed about the guys catching us up.

    What you do is when you start into a corner that corner is yours till you are out of it, then you indicate and the let the faster cars go before you get to the next corner.

    Some people have said that they need to do work on there car before they sign up for a track day! if you would feel comfortable to get in your car and drive to a show say 200 miles away then that should mean that your car is fine for the track. I know the track day guys do special stuff BUT (and it is a big but) they are doing something very different to us as they know the lines etc. the first thing I found out was that everything I thought I knew was not relevant. Now that nicely leads me onto that there are Instructors there that we get to book some time with and that is included in the price.

    All the guys, even the track day specialists, want us along because they know they need the numbers for the days to stay available. they are all so welcoming as well I have made some real friends much like at Zroadster.org except that the track days is very much a face to face things with the Guys and Gals.

    Now, mentioning Gals. On the BMWCCGB trackday postings for my first track day I said that I was worried and A lady called Nick posted that I should not worry as she was worried as well on her first track day and a few years later she won the track day star award! As It turns out Nick is a great character and really know what she wants so has just got rid of a 1M as she didn't like it and the number of people that are saying they would have bought it off her is surprising but she now has a M3 Dakar special.

    I could go on for ages but come on lets get a group from here going I would love to meet up at the hotel the night before with a load of my friends and combine both my group of friends.

    If you have question please post and if I do not know I will get answers for you either post your question or PM me.

    I am hoping to get a group coming from Devon (both members and non members) but will co-ordinate a group from here as well if you want. please let me know. I hope to confirm numbers from Devon by the end of this week or maybe next week if I can't get it done this week.
     
  3. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    I forgot to say about insurance because people think it is a real problem. It s not. What happens is not as complicated as people think!

    First the track covers damage you cause to the track so you do not have to worry!

    Second if you spin and cause damage (which has not happened at a BMWCCGB meet, from what I have been told) then you are responsible for your car and if you hot someone they are responsible for theirs.

    Third there is a statement that track day insurance is hard to get, it is not. If you contact competition cars you can get the day covered to whatever the value is for your car. In my case I asked for a quote for black for the track and I said value was £3000 the quote I got was £75 for the day. In fact I have not bothered and the other guys that I have spoken to at the events don't bother either. (one point of interest though, is that I contacted Competition cars recently because of "tweaking" the car. My insurance has gone DOWN by £70 AND I can modify it in any way I like as long as I do not increase the BHP above 250 HP. oh and if I do I will just have too pay a higher premium and I have 8000 miles a year on my policy for Blue and 6000 miles for Black for the track. Oh and I get 5 track days a year thrown in for free I just have to tell then 2 working days before the track day!

    I hope this helps guys and gals
     
  4. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Just to add that this one is a go I am going to Snetterton on the 7th with lack for the track signed up for the special deal price and got it.

    It would be great to see some ot,.her friendly faces.
     
  5. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
    British Zeds The West Country

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    90
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Guys/Gals

    Just in case anyone is interested I got am email from Nick today which is copied below: the price he Quotes is for members and I think there is an extra £20 for non BMWCCGB members but you could always try and barter. I hope he does not mind me posting his email to me I and a friend are already booked on and it would be good to see more Zeds at the track. the hotel we are booking I will happily post if people do want to go and also meet up the night before


    Snetterton 300 Track day - Wednesday, 7th November 2012 - Just £100

    So we can close the book on this event we are offering a special 'buy-it now' price of just £100. However, this special offer expires at close of business tomorrow (28th Sept)

    After that it returns to the regular price of £130

    I have already sold 49 places which leaves just 21 places remaining.

    If you want one of those last places please call the office on 01225 709009 and book your slot.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page