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2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« on: 23 July, 2014, 03:27:40 PM »

Yes, that's right! Our awesome club will be holding it's National Meet this year in TAUPO!!

The committee is stoked to announce that the club has booked the Taupo Motorsport Park for Saturday, 1 November!

We can all stay in the DeBretts Resort - more details of packages will come soon.

The plan:

Meet in Taupo on Friday night,
hit the track on Saturday (8am-5pm),
have a prizegiving dinner Saturday night,
some fun activities on Sunday morning,
then everyone to make their own way home when they please!



A bit more info about the track day:

It's a practice day. So emphasis is on lots of fun rather than fast times and racing. Basically just a great way to experience your awesome handling FWD Nissan in a safe environment.

Standard stuff applies: All cars on the track need to have a current Registration, a current Warrant (and be at a WoF-able standard) and a secured fire extinguisher within reach of the driver. Drivers must be in overalls and wearing a helmet and there must be no loose items in the cabin. There will be scrutineering to make sure everyone's safe out there :).

Passengers are allowed so long as they are attired the same as the driver.

The club as booked two garages so that there is somewhere to gather, put tools, wheels, jerry cans etc. If you'd like to book your own garage (either a group of people or by yourself) then they are $50 (PM me if you'd like to).

3 groups will run in a hour rotation scheme - with ~17 minutes of track time and a cool down lap.

At lunch time, we will hold a show 'n' shine to take a break from the track and showcase maybe more of the show in the club rather than the go :). It's normally a great time to socialise and check out everyone's cars.

A superlap competition will be held near the end of the day for those who are keen on setting a time :)

The cost of the track day entry fee is $130. Paid Members from the South Island will have their entry fee paid for by the club to offset their travel costs.



The venue of the prizegiving dinner is Lone Star Taupo. We have booked an area upstairs and there will be a set menu on offer at $44 for a starter, main and desert.

http://www.lonestar.co.nz/_uploads/venue-info/set%20menu%202014.15%20web.pdf

There will be awards given out from the show 'n' shine, the track day and some fun ones too!



The club has booked the track so let's get some entries in ASAP and show some support for the club and come have some fun!

Please deposit your $130 into the club account (NZ Primera & Pulsar Car Club, 02-1244-0078132-000) with your forum username as the reference. Spots are limited so secure your spot now!

Final date for payment is 17th October 2014 otherwise it will be $150 cash on the day.

Don't be daunted at the prospect of a race track - it is in fact the safest way to enjoy your car, and the funnest!

This is the National Meet that I have been waiting for all year and I, personally, can't wait to see everyone and their cars in 99 days! See you all there!!




Accommodation Update:

DeBretts Spa Resort have provided us with the following options:

($175 per night) - 1 x One Bedroom Family Motel:
     Self contained, queen bed and single in the master bedroom, another single bed in the lounge area. Linen supplied, beds have electric blankets.  Shower and toilet. Kitchen with fridge, microwave. Sky TV with 5 in-house movie channels. Sleeps a couple and 2 singles.

($200 per night) - 2 x Two Bedroom Family Park Motel:
     Fully self-contained, one bedroom king bed, the second bedroom has a set of bunks and one single.  All linen supplied, all beds have electric blankets. Kitchen has microwave, hob, and fridge.  This unit is fully self-contained Sky TV with 5 in-house movie channels, shower and toilet.  One unit has wheelchair access. Sleeps a couple and 3 singles.

($130 per night) - 4 x Deluxe Cabins:
     King bed and set of bunks in an open plan room.  Linen and electric blankets supplied. Facilities include sink with hot and cold water, fridge, microwave, heatpump and Sky TV with 5 in-house movie channels. Does not have toilet or shower, but the campground facilities where you will find toilets and showers are adjacent to the cabin. Sleeps a couple and 2 singles

($120 per night) - 1 x Kitchen Cabin:
     Has a double bed with an electric blanket and a set of bunks in an open plan room.  Facilities include a fridge, microwave, heater, Sky TV with 5 in-house movie channels.   This cabin does not have its own shower or toilet, but is located adjacent to the facilities block where you will find kitchen, toilets, showers and laundry.  All linen is supplied. Sleeps a couple and 2 singles.

They are holding these under the name of Primera Car Club until 20 August and are giving us a 10% discount. To secure the booking, payment is required in full.

10% off equates to, respectively, $157.50, $180.00, $117.00 and $108.00, per night



The process of booking your accommodation goes like this:

Email (info@taupodebretts.com) or phone (07 378 8559) Taupo DeBretts and say you are from the Primera Car Club to receive your discount.
Organise your own accommodation; so either get into a cabin with friends or otherwise post up here and find someone in the same situation as you if you are wanting to combine with other members :)



The committee will probably grab a bigger option and everyone can hang out and meet up there :)




27 October Update:

AWESOME guys!!! The 2014 National Meet in Taupo is less than a week away now!

Just a couple of housekeeping things:

- Darryl (r3spct) and Kieran (more_fasterer) have prepared an outline for the scrutineering that they will be running at the track and other things that could be helpful to prepare for the actual track. Check it out here. Basic idea from it is that your car should be safe and that this is paramount for your safety and others. I hope everyone is going well preparing for the track day - the long weekend will be a God-send for some I bet!

- On the subject of the track day; we will be running a SuperLap series for those that are interested in getting a proper time around Taupo. Everyone on the track is eligible to enter and will indicate this by simply turning up to when it is run. More details will be given on the day but it is similar to every other SuperLap process (one warm up lap, a flying start into the timed lap and then a cool down/get off the track lap). Times and winners will be announced at the prizegiving dinner after, so make sure you attend (more below).

- In the lunchtime interval there will be a Show 'n' Shine run for those to show off cars and a vote cast on a few different categories; Best Pulsar, Best Primera, Peoples' Choice, Best Other Nissan, Best Engine, Best Interior and Best Wheels. Unfortunately, there will be no lunch facilities at the track so bring food and drink to avoid missing track time by driving to the shops. Pretty obvious to most but there is to be no alcohol at the track, this is non negotiable and will not be tolerated.

- The PrizeGiving will be held at Lonestar and we are to meet at 7pm with dinner to follow. Please pay when ordering your meal and drinks as to avoid confusion and tears.

- Most people are staying at DeBrett's which have hotpools available for a Sunday morning soaking - it would be a cool way to round out the weekend, sweat out a hangover and relax before going back to reality!

- Timing wise: most are planning on arriving Friday late afternoon and evening depending on work commitments that day. I will be at DeBrett's around 5-6pm hopefully and most of the committee so come say hi then. For the track day, on Saturday, the gates will open at 8am and we will finish up at 5pm with dinner at 7pm.

That's about all you need to know!

Checklist: Bring an appetite for fun,
a good attitude and,
lots of energy!!

For those of you umm-ing and ahh-ing - if it doesn't sound like you're missing out already; you're missing out! This is one of the main reasons I own a car, belong to an awesome club like this and why I work to make money to do these things. I have a final university exam the day before and the day after meet but I'll be there with my above checklist :) See you all there!!



Update: Timetable for Saturday @ Taupo race track:

8:30         Gates open
8:30-9:30 Scrutineering & sign-in
9:30        Driver's briefing
9:45        Track familiarisation, run at slow speed behind the recovery vehicle
10:00-12:30 On-track sessions
12:30-1:30 Lunch break, maybe swap out the marshals
1:30-2:30  Time attack session
2:30-4:30  Open track sessions
4:30         Track closes
5:00         Pits closed

Make sure you're there in time to be scrutineered prior to driver's briefing, and don't miss the driver's briefing - otherwise you may not be allowed out on the track.
« Last Edit: 30 October, 2014, 08:51:09 AM by more_fasterer »



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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #1 on: 23 July, 2014, 03:32:06 PM »
Attendee List:

1- Rob (robbo)         *PAID*
2- Darryl (R3SPCT)   *PAID*
3- Nick (N14_NEO)    Non track attendee
4- Kevin (Kevo)         *PAID*
5- Wade (Wmitchell)
6- Mike (mike_mooner)
7- Greg (NOGR1P)   *PAID*
8- Kieran (more_fasterer)  *PAID*
9- Mike (Photoglossy)
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11- Sam (Sam)
12- Aaron (Athrun) *PAID*
13- Conin (Psynneckt) *PAID*
14- Jess (Xx_jess_xX)
15- Zane (Zane)  Non track attendee
16- Mike (_impulsive) *PAID*
17- Brandon (Brandon)
18- Eden (Mr Smith)  *PAID*
19- Mike (91primera)
20- Johno (Rabbit)  *PAID*
21- ??? (ToxicCallum)
22- Steve (Kieran's mate)
23- Aiden (nutos)  *PAID*
24- Leighton (leightons) *PAID*
25- Matt  (Matt Shearer) *PAID*
26- Chris Moore MX5 *PAID*
27- Ryan Williams WRX *PAID*
28- C REED (Goat NZ Hondas) *PAID*
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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #2 on: 23 July, 2014, 04:46:41 PM »
Leave booked, wife advised!

Looking forward to it :D

so that's a yes from me.

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #3 on: 23 July, 2014, 04:52:10 PM »
I'm keen. What track layout will it be?

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #4 on: 23 July, 2014, 04:53:56 PM »
See everyone there :) +1 for the track layout info !

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #5 on: 23 July, 2014, 05:00:33 PM »
We've booked track 2:



If no one is using the back straight and we get good numbers then we might be able to use track 1.

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #6 on: 23 July, 2014, 05:08:53 PM »
I've raced tract 2 before. Good layout with a couple of corners that may catch some off guard.

I'm in, but will have to pay in a few weeks time.

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #7 on: 23 July, 2014, 06:16:23 PM »
I'm keen, provided I can get the money together, just have to confirm it doesn't clash with any exams.

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #8 on: 23 July, 2014, 06:16:59 PM »
i'm in will pay shortly

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #9 on: 23 July, 2014, 07:13:52 PM »
I'm so in.

Leave advised, wife booked!

Fixed that for ya ;)
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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #10 on: 23 July, 2014, 07:38:40 PM »
Any idea what the latest to pay/book would be?
I've never been on a track before so it would be awesome to do but the car is far from ready and i'm unsure of when it will be.
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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #11 on: 23 July, 2014, 07:51:10 PM »
Paid, im in! ;D

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #12 on: 23 July, 2014, 08:00:17 PM »
I'm so in.

Leave advised, wife booked!

Fixed that for ya ;)

lol lol I'll tell her you said  that!
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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #13 on: 23 July, 2014, 08:41:40 PM »
Any idea what the latest to pay/book would be?
I've never been on a track before so it would be awesome to do but the car is far from ready and i'm unsure of when it will be.

Will give you a goal to work towards then eh!?  ;D ;)
Will get back to you on that question

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Re: 2014 National Meet: Taupo; 31 Oct - 2 Nov
« Reply #14 on: 23 July, 2014, 08:51:03 PM »
Im keen to come along for the track day on Saturday, will be in the Honda though.