Just a little teaser to keep you all interested before the August Soft Top Hardtop lands on your doormat. Whether you can make all three days, or just fancy the one, the £30 Club-special three-day ticket will arrive with your in-field pass, meaning you'll have the freedom to come and go daily as you please. Parking will be tight, so cars that are planning on staying in situ for the whole three days will get the best places at the front.
We're also going to build our own, short, race track; just enough to park an ecclectic mix of race and road cars spanning all three generations of the car thus far. Anyone with something a little special they'd like to volunteer for this display, please shout out. The 'track' will be flanked by the remainder of the 100 cars lucky enough to secure these very special tickets.
We'll also have the club marquees and flags on hand so that no-one can fail to see /find us!
The plan: to get 100 MX-5OC Club Members' cars onto our Club 'village' stand, right in the heart of the action. we have been granted exclusive 'in-field' access so that you, a passenger and your car get to drive under the hallowed 'Welcome to Silverstone' sign, through the gate, over the bridges and into the paddock. The red circled area below is ours:
If you decide to camp, then the camping area is just a short walk away, through the paddock, under the pedestrian bridge at Copse corner onto the 'out-field'. Details and booking for camping are already on the 1st tickets website: www.1st_tickets.so.uk
If you're planning on staying somewhere more substantial then you're only a Google search away from the hundreds of hotels, lodges and B&Bs that surround the circuit.
Then there's the small matter of a parade lap at Saturday lunchtime and we're convieniently parked right next to an access gate! We'll all get to parade our cars behind the BRITCAR pace car and experience first hand what the likes of Button, Hamilton and De Resta call their home circuit.
To be absolutely clear, we, the MX-5 Owners Club are the only Club to be allowed into the 'in-field'. All other car Clubs are stuck outside the track, behind the Paddock Straight. We've only secured this because, over the years, we've impressed the BRITCAR owners and organisers with our dedication and loyalty to the marque.
This really is your chance to be part of something uniquely special...hope to see you there
Update 1st August:
Our area just got a whole lot bigger...
Update: Sun 05 Aug:
Time to release the first little suprise, Mazda have kindly lent us this for the stand:
It's rather special, one of a kind...and very orange
Update: Fri 10 Aug:
Gone off Orange, thought we might have Green instead...in fact one of last years actual race cars
Update: Tue 11 Sep:
Parade briefing is 9am, Parade laps between 10.10 and 11am.
Please don't be late!!!
Update Wed 12 Sep:
Mission Motorsport press release on page three of this thread; these are the guys you'll be watching in just over a week's time...
Hopefully the smells eminating from the OC marquee won't all be last nights curry...
You have to taste this...
Update: Thu 13 Sep:
This just announced:
Any Father/Son or indeed Mum/Daughter combos might like this as an opportunity to experience working within a team for the day...and get driven at pace around the circuit in a 'proper' race car.
Err, not sure I can mention this on here but this lot are coming too to support the Mission Motorsport guys (currently being described as three blokes with five legs...)
That should perk up attendance...anyone interested in their cause, just Google 'hotties4heroes' but I'm not responsible for the search results if the parental controls are off...
Update Tue 18 Sep:
From another Club Member:
Just to confirm, MacG Racing are there from Wednesday night onwards, & if anyone wants to pop their heads in to see the manic side of a race team :-) , feel free. Incase anyone gets bored, which I doubt!!, apparently this year we are also getting the simulator which The Gadget Show used last year for their 24hr endurance session. There is a small charge for this, with proceeds going to charity. Nothing technically to do with us, just he is setting up within our hospitality area, but should be worth a giggle.
Feel free to stick your heads in & cheer us along.
Shane, (York) Team MacG Racing - Ultima GTR Endurance Britcar
It's this one for those that didn't (a) sit staring at Polly-Anna's...err...eyes in the garage last year or (b) didn't see the Gadget Show episode that followed
MX-5 Owner's Club Motorsport Co-ordinator / Mission Motorsport Development Manager: jon dot earp at mx5oc.co.uk
'95 Mk 1 1800cc, plus a few minor, subtle changes...
The only one at the Blyton weekend who didn't break a record!