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A possible meet?

I have been thinking that it would be good to organise something pending any changes there may be of the official reps.

I have never been Karting and this:-

http://www.angliakarting.com

caught my eye.

Is anybody interested in getting together and trying this out? If so I would be happy to organise it.


For now just reply yes if you are interested and, if there is enough uptake, I'll sort out the fine detail later.

Don't be shy - come along and mock the mod!
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We always talked about this in the past, Paul
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Paul....It's a YES from me & Jackie
 
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We always talked about this in the past, Paul
So now is the time for you and the lovely L. to say yes- go on Phil you know you want an old man to show you up again (remember the bowling).
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We may be up to six already:-

Me and L.
CC and Jackie
Phil and L.

Keep it coming folks it could be a great meet - a nice polite look at our respective cars but then a dispersal to blast each other off
the face of the earth....... what could possibly go wrong?
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The last time I drove a kart, it was a home built with a Villiers 197cc engine across a farm yard before the drive chain broke!
Last time I had my backside so close to the ground was at Santa Pod doing a standing 1/4 mile in a home built kart/dragster with a Norton Dominator engine/box in the late 60's.
I think karts now, are way advanced and the experience would be enthralling for any backside burners!
 
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The last time I drove a kart, it was a home built with a Villiers 197cc engine across a farm yard before the drive chain broke!
Last time I had my backside so close to the ground was at Santa Pod doing a standing 1/4 mile in a home built kart/dragster with a Norton Dominator engine/box in the late 60's.
I think karts now, are way advanced and the experience would be enthralling for any backside burners!
Never driven one before.


Bring it on - old man up for it.
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So now is the time for you and the lovely L. to say yes- go on Phil you know you want an old man to show you up again (remember the bowling).
Haha! Go on then. Provided I can do the date, we'll be there.

And yes, I remember the bowling
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I'll hang on for a bit - we need MORE!!
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Could be interested in this! Depending on when it is. My shift pattern is very odd!
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Could be interested in this! Depending on when it is. My shift pattern is very odd!
Not a problem at all.

I am going for numbers and you are now counted in.

We will work out the date/time once I know how many of us there are. Rest assured we'll fit it in to a time that suits you.

This is looking good.

Any more? - come on this could be fun.
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Hello is there anybody there?

We just need 2 more people to make this viable.

I have roped in my son - not a member here but he drives a Giulietta so not all bad.

I am really up for this - come on people - watch an old man make an idiot of himself.

Join us.
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Last call folks.

Just two more and we have an event.

Would you deprive an old man his first chance to drive a kart?
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I feel that there is a great air of apathy among Alfa owners, when it comes to meeting up. Yesterday, I attended the Bury "cars on the green" show which was a good sized show with 00's of cars attending and a good public attendance because the show was also free.
I had exclusivity with my spider on the Bury club stand (It got alot of interest) as well as a nice gt1300 junior who I believe was independant.
The MX5, Lotus, Mitsubish, V dub, mini, Ford XR, (Many had travelled and there was great camaradery)blah blah blah, but no Alfa club!
I can see why the previous Reps gave in as there appears to be a lack of interest among Alfa owners, certainly in the EA area and Maybe here Paul, you are on a hiding to nothing for this Kart event.
Maybe many viewers are doing that...just viewing for hints and tips and have no further interest other than doing that, and that is why I drifted off to what appears to be a brilliantly run car club, rather than flogging a dead horse on here. Good luck with it....It appears you certainly need it!!
 
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I think I am going to have to leave this one.

If anyone new comes along and sees this I will happily consider resurrecting it.
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At least you tried!:thumbs
I still can't get my head around the idea of having area "reps" on a forum. It's not a club as such with a membership and regular meets...just a forum and as such, is a great success.
 
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I used to run the AROC east anglia section (now no longer an AROC member), your right it is damn hard running a section in east anglia, be it AROC or AO or anything else, probably harder for AO, as I'm guessing there would be no financial support from the mother ship.

But the main problem I found was for a few reasons:
The area covered is HUGE, covered by a crap road network, so getting regular or irregular meets at any location was difficult, but anything geographically central is in the middle of no where, are probably on the a140 or a14. Meetings at Perimeter locations were always poorly attended.

Unless a event is linked to a car show, commitment to attend or stump up the cash for an event, meant lots of interest, but then leading to many drop outs.

Other members readily offer ideas, or criticism, but rarely offer assistance or help.

Just my experience, but might be valid.

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I used to run the AROC east anglia section (now no longer an AROC member), your right it is damn hard running a section in east anglia, be it AROC or AO or anything else, probably harder for AO, as I'm guessing there would be no financial support from the mother ship.

But the main problem I found was for a few reasons:
The area covered is HUGE, covered by a crap road network, so getting regular or irregular meets at any location was difficult, but anything geographically central is in the middle of no where, are probably on the a140 or a14. Meetings at Perimeter locations were always poorly attended.

Unless a event is linked to a car show, commitment to attend or stump up the cash for an event, meant lots of interest, but then leading to many drop outs.

Other members readily offer ideas, or criticism, but rarely offer assistance or help.

Just my experience, but might be valid.
Totally valid but I still have hope.

I was the AO rep here a few years ago. I used to organise venues in Cambs. Norfolk and Suffolk. I'd rotate venues so that everyone got a chance to drive a maximum of 20 miles or so from home to a meet (I'd do a 200 mile round trip paid for by me but was happy to do so). It worked quite well for a few years - my immediate successor had the same experience.

Recently the interest in meets seems to have diminished but I think this is only temporary and I am sure people in East Anglia will want to get together.

My experience of the AROC EA organisers is wholly positive - we had a few joint meets (I am now an AROC member purely because I was so impressed by them) - and it is now interesting to hear that it was difficult for them too.

Onwards and upwards - come on people lets get something organised!

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I have been thinking that it would be good to organise something pending any changes there may be of the official reps.

I have never been Karting and this:-

Anglia Indoor Kart Racing | Anglia Indoor Kart Racing

caught my eye.

Is anybody interested in getting together and trying this out? If so I would be happy to organise it.


For now just reply yes if you are interested and, if there is enough uptake, I'll sort out the fine detail later.

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Yes count me in love Karting not been for years. Hope you can get enough interest.
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