Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 20:53 Post subject: Joint Clubs Event - JAE Japanese Auto Extravagana September
Mark here - Mod/ member at Sister club Pocuk - Pajero Owners club and MDocuk - Delica Owners Club and facebook groups etc
We (YD clubs) have been invited to have a club presence at JAE - Japanese Auto Extravaganza http://www.japcarclub.org/ on 10-13 September 2015
Basically, it is a big social meet of car clubs for Jap cars - the clubs have a stand, show their vehicles, and socialise.
There are trade stands and entertainments and there are various inter-club fun events as listed below :
- 5-A-Side Football – team event
JAE Go Karts – 2 person timed event
Tug of War – 8 man team event
Endurance – single entry timed event
Car Pull – single entry timed event
Joust – single person event
Bungee Run – single person event
Relay Race – 2 person team event
Food Eating – single person entry
Show and Shine
Pub Quiz (Kuiza)– 4 member team event
And, this year, their new site - Newark Showground has an off-road track, hence why we've been talking to the organisers!
They would like to see all the YD clubs - Pajero, Delica, Trooper, Land Cruiser, Suzuki attend.
I went to view the offroad track last week, along with another Pocuk club member Simon Hyde, who lives close by.
It is quite a small area, similar in size to the track that was at Abingdon, for those that remember - but no-where near the likes of Tong, Kirton, Frickley, Cowm, Drumclog etc etc
It is newbie friendly, and also has some "technical" sections more suited to experienced people, and there is a chance we can "modify" it a bit beforehand.
There is camping and entertainment on site, so it is literally a case of us turning up, and taking part, although, we will probably take a lead on running the 4wd track side of it. Costs to JAE are as here http://www.japcarclub.org/index.php/what-is-jae/entry-prices - basically, £35 a person, for 4 days, including camping.
They are still to get back to me about the insurance and liability cover for the track.
So, what do folks think, would you attend, for all the days, or just a couple - there are day entry prices as well, on the link above.
I think, this could be a good meet, with a lot of the infrastructure provided without a few of us having to sort this, and a chance for folks to have a go at offroad - even if they haven't before, with guidance from others, more experienced.
If I get a chance to modify the track beforehand, there will be some challenging areas, and we could potentially run some punch hunt type challenges on there.
It should be ideal for Newbies to test out their 4wd, ask questions and have a go, in a "safe non damaging" environment, with plenty of members on-hand - very similar to how Abingdon used to be .
Hopefully, as the Showground seem very keen for us to go, we'll also be able to provide a few more challenging obstacles on the course for the more experienced . - They have got a machine there, so it may be that a few of us go there a couple of days before and "modify"
Last 4wd track I built from just a field, with a couple of ditches, and made axle twisters, deep holes, side angles, mounds etc etc
Richie managed to get stuck - park here
and so did gareth
here's a couple of videos from the Landy event they did at Newark a few years back - so you can see a couple of aspects of the terrain - the 4wd track is maybe 2 or 3 acres, with some muddy holes, flatlands, bankings etc and definitely OK for newbies and more seasoned people - of course, by the end of the weekend, newbies will be tackling all parts of it judging from how it has worked in the past
Free Tickets to Notts Show this weekend - Sat and Sunday 9th / 10th May at Newark ShowGround and Free Full weekend Tickets to JAE - Japanese Auto Extravaganza in September
- In exchange for someone who can go with their Jap 4wd (preferably modified ) and have it parked on display on the stand for JAE at the Notts Show this weekend - can be 1 person (vehicle) Sat and Sun, or 2 different - one each day - send me a message if you can do this please
OK - the event tickets are now available here - (Yellow Diamond) - includes the 4x4 track use for drivers - £35 for 4 days - - Thurs - Sunday, including camping and all the activities .... other days, the 4x4 is £10 extra on top of the day ticket price.
I've just put a bit of a landing page up for it with a more 4x4 feel - so let folks know about it - www.jap4x4.co.uk a list of some of the activities at the bottom, then click through to the main JAE website via their logo.
Folks need to book up for this independantly - get a 4x4 "yellow diamond" ticket. But we can all camp / hang out in the same area - Caravans OK
Not long now - I am just sorting a date with the showground to go and "modify" the track a tad
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