North Weald 15th Sept

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North Weald 15th Sept

Post by McTrucky » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:23 am

Anyone going? I've just signed up for the "Activity Day"

Looking forward to learning. (and abusing the rear boots :D )
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Michalux » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:53 am

What's that about?

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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by McTrucky » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:21 am

It's my first time, but Google North Weald Activity day. My hope and understanding is that it is a few areas laid out with comes on an airfield where you can play. There are limited numbers so guess there will be some busy times and some quiet times. So plenty opportunity to play at going sideways. I think they also layout a track of sorts.

For £49, it is not a lot of money to invest in learning the limits of my skill in a safe and legal environment.
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Peter.V » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am

I thought it was just a static "car show"
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by McTrucky » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:15 pm

"Have fun driving in a safe environment in any car you have, increase your driving ability & have a laugh
Enjoy the high speed bend & 2 circuits on the day"

Cut and pasted from the website. http://www.carlimits.com/script/viewEve ... ldactivity

25 cars, with two circuits, a high speed bend (???) Should be good for a laugh. Only £49, will spend more than that on fuel!
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Peter.V » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:33 pm

Looks really tempting... just a bit of a track for me! 400 miles round trip
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Peter.V » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:36 pm

McTrucky wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:15 pm
"Have fun driving in a safe environment in any car you have, increase your driving ability & have a laugh
Enjoy the high speed bend & 2 circuits on the day"

Cut and pasted from the website. http://www.carlimits.com/script/viewEve ... ldactivity

25 cars, with two circuits, a high speed bend (???) Should be good for a laugh. Only £49, will spend more than that on fuel!
Is there any tuition? Or is it basically a track day?
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by git-r2 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:27 pm

If you imagine a huge car park with a track laid out in cones. The morning is usually just 1 high speed corner which is great if you want to learn car control but a bit boring if you've done it before. The afternoon they usually run two separate tracks that are timed.

I've been there loads and highly recommend it, its the only place I know that you can safely spin your car and learn car control. And it only costs £50.

Andy Walsh isn't there that often but the staff are always there to help, they'll come out in the car with you too for no extra charge.

Here is some footage of one of the tracks:

https://youtu.be/aw3D_Fovh38
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by McTrucky » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:28 pm

What is it like for creature comforts? Are there loos? Chuck wagon? Any place under cover if it is a rainy day (which I am hoping for to increase slippyness)?

Really looking forward to this.
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by git-r2 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:39 pm

It's ok, there are toilets and a place to leave tyres etc. Sometimes there's a burger van too but usually everyone goes to a pub for lunch together.
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Peter.V » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:48 pm

McTrucky wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:28 pm
What is it like for creature comforts? Are there loos? Chuck wagon? Any place under cover if it is a rainy day (which I am hoping for to increase slippyness)?

Really looking forward to this.
I'm half debating doing this. Where are you coming from?
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by McTrucky » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:01 pm

South of London, so can do a complete lap of the M25 Heathrow side in the morning, Dartford in the evening. Should be fun on a Friday.
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Peter.V » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:15 pm

McTrucky wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:01 pm
South of London, so can do a complete lap of the M25 Heathrow side in the morning, Dartford in the evening. Should be fun on a Friday.
Booked onto this now! Going to stay in a hotel the night before though.
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by McTrucky » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:24 pm

See you there 😊.

I hope it is wet, nice and slippy. Bone dry and I think my tyres may get fried.
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Re: North Weald 15th Sept

Post by Peter.V » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:56 pm

McTrucky wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:24 pm
See you there 😊.

I hope it is wet, nice and slippy. Bone dry and I think my tyres may get fried.
I know, tyres and pads :)
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