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An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

Reading the thread below, this idea struck my mind.

The pod is pretty easy to get to no matter where you are in the UK.

They do run what you brung days at the weekend (usually sunday) pretty much throughtout the year.

Would be a good idea for a day out and a laugh for all you alfisti out there!

What does everyone think?

Would anyone be intersted?

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Re: An Afla day at the Santa Pod?

I'll go up, been a couple of times.
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Re: An Afla day at the Santa Pod?

Yeah could be up for that Do I need a helmet?
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Re: An Afla day at the Santa Pod?

only need a helmet driving an open top car.

So I'll let u work that one out.

If anyone is interested reply to this thread. So if we get enough people interested. I can set a date.
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

im 5 minutes down the road from the pod, so i'll pop in

Worth remembering that it costs £10 per PERSON to get in regardless of if you are running your car or not.

I went a couple of times last year and it was a good laugh, My advice would to plan a date well in advance and try to make some account of the weather conditions.... It can get really cold there and if it starts raining thats usually the day down the pan. (though they do use track driers where possible)

Would be good to meet a few people from here and tip the balance away from the usual crowd there and see a few alfas for once!!!

Following info and dates taken from http://www.rwyb.co.uk/

JANUARY 2006
Sun 22nd "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sun 29th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day

FEBRUARY 2006
Sun 12th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sat 18th Sat Night Special - "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung
Sun 19th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sun 26th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day

MARCH 2006
Sun 12th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sun 19th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sat 25th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day

APRIL 2006
Sat 8th PEAK PERFORMANCE TEST & TUNE DAY/SRS "RWYB" with maximum track time for serious enthusiasts. Car clubs, performance specialists and individuals all welcome.
Sun 9th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day

MAY 2006
Sat 13th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sat 20th PEAK PERFORMANCE TEST & TUNE DAY/SRS "RWYB" with maximum track time for serious enthusiasts. Car clubs, performance specialists and individuals all welcome. Plus Street Racer Saturday Series
Sun 21st "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day

JUNE 2006
Sat 10th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track day
Sat 24th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - JapShow Test Day - Japanese cars only

JULY 2006
Sat 1st "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day
Fri 14th PEAK PERFORMANCE TEST & TUNE DAY "RWYB" with maximum track time for serious enthusiasts. Car clubs, performance specialists and individuals all welcome.
Sun 16th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day

AUGUST 2006
Sun 13th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day

SEPTEMBER 2006
Sat 2nd PEAK PERFORMANCE TEST & TUNE DAY/SRS "RWYB" with maximum track time for serious enthusiasts. Car clubs, performance specialists and individuals all welcome. Plus Street Racer Saturday Series.
Sun 3rd "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day
Sun 17th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day

OCTOBER 2006
Sat 7th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day
Sat 14th Sat Night Special - "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung
Sun 15th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day
Sun 29th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day

NOVEMBER 2006
Sun 5th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day

JANUARY 2007
Sun 21st "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day
Sun 28th "RWYB" Run What Ya Brung - Public Track Day


The only thing you need to go drag racing at the famous Santa Pod Raceway is a valid UK driving licence, £10 for admission and a £20 signing-on fee. You'll be entitled to unlimited runs or as many as your nerves will allow! After each run you'll receive a personal performance print-out showing your reaction times to the start lights, ¼ mile and 1/8 mile times, 0-100mph and top speed. If you really get hooked you could then apply for a competition licence and enter a street class at a proper race meeting because, don't forget, the RWYB days are how most of the professional racers get started.

For further information call Santa Pod on (01234) 782828.

Venue normally opens at 8.00am with track runs starting at 9am - 5pm.

NB: Don't forget your driving licence! Helmets required for RWYB bikes and open top cars.
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

Just noticed that on Sat 12th August they are holding a Forza Italia, Italian Car Day/RWYB competition.... could be interesting
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

I am up for that, been to a few before but never put my car on the strip. From what I have seen my advice to anyone going on is ease off the throttle at the end, don't just come straight off after nailing it down the strip. Admittedly they were older but I have seen a few cars fly down and go pop!
 
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

would be interested in this, sounds like fun and a good chance to meet a few people from here!
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

Would there be any dates that people would be interested in attending?

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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

19th or 25th March?
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

25th would suit me...
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

Just noticed I can't do the 25th, sorry. this could get complicated!
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

People, put a list of dates you could make and we'll try to nail something down
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

Would be up for a normal RWYB before this if anyone else is, but the 12th august is an Italian Car Day at Santapod, including a RWYB, so we could aim for that maybe? I know the Ferrari Owners Club are going, so should be a fair few interesting cars there. Theres club display area too, could we possibly do an Alfaowner display stand?
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

the forza day at pod should be good. ive already heard about a few very fast road cars are gona be there and there is going to be an alfa crowd going. even if you have never done it before its a bit of a laugh and a chance to actually see how fast your car really is. the problem witht he normal rwyb days is that they can be a tad boring unless its on a major atttraction day as there will be other things to do also. but i would suggest a couple of trips up there to perfect your technique so you have the edge over your mates. im looking forward to the battle between a couple of alfas i know and the big guns i.e enzos f40 gayardos and even the 700bhp delta that maybe appearing


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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

Well I'm definately going to the Forza day, my dad's going with the FOC anyway. Anyone else going to come along? Although, I'm tempted to get to a RWYB before this as, like you say, it'd be good to get some practice in. Last thing I want to do is stall off the line lol!
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

lol ive seen so many people do this but on the other hand i saw honda civic type r launch so crazily that he touque steered straight into the wall lol it was most amusing.

where abouts would you be going from because my dad is also takin his ferrari and im going with a couple of deltas and a couple of other alfas
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Be leaving from Guildford, Surrey, you?
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im going from gatwick!!!! and some others from the surrounding areas with a bit of luck
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

I live about 5 minutes from the pod so i'll be at the pod for the forza and any other day that there is a fair turn out of alfas
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Re: An Alfa day at the Santa Pod?

nice, so a few of us going to the Forza day, great! Might try and fit a louder exhaust by then too. need to hear the revs to know when to change gear, thats my excuse!
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lol i got a stright through and out the side 3 inch with no silencers from the turbo so mines load but i still need a shift light lol
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I may be up for...I'll bring the caravan and race that

No seriously, I am up for it, but I won't be taking part Too worried I'll wreck the car, so I could be on the show stand, so long as there are some loooovly ladies sitting on my bonnet
 
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so long as there are some loooovly ladies sitting on my bonnet
You'd better bring some of your own mate, women of that type are few and far between in these parts!!!
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