E90Post
 


 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Oulton Park - November 4th - OPL - 120 !!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-02-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Oulton Park - November 4th - OPL - 120 !!

Open Pit Lane track day. Our last one of the season!

Oulton Park, Cheshire,
Full circuit,
Free Tuition,
Novices to Pros,
All BMW's welcome,
All Forum members welcome,
Organised and run by the BMW Car Club,
Trophies and raffle prizes
120
Wednesday, 4th Nov 2009

Taking bookings now.
sykehouse@hotmail.com
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
M3-FAST
Defected to the dark side.....
M3-FAST's Avatar
England
84
Rep
5,791
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M5 LCi
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stafford, UK

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Anyone on here going to this....quite fancy it
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:07 AM   #3
Darren Edwards @ Sytner
Darren Edwards @ Sytner's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
98
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 520D Edition Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Hi Nick

What is the score regarding taking non- BMW's- is that a no-no?
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:10 AM   #4
KadeSdad
Colonel
KadeSdad's Avatar
42
Rep
2,072
Posts

 
Drives: E350 CDI Sport Cabriolet
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3-FAST View Post
Anyone on here going to this....quite fancy it
I was considering this one last month when I was looking around?

I maybe up for this one!

Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:13 AM   #5
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
Hi Nick

What is the score regarding taking non- BMW's- is that a no-no?
You need to run it by me first - what you thinking of?
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:22 AM   #6
doughboy
Major General
doughboy's Avatar
United Kingdom
85
Rep
6,384
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3-FAST View Post
Anyone on here going to this....quite fancy it
My booking form is in the post, 'novice' box ticked!.... Donny on Monday was awesome.

A CSL and E30 M3 fest.....it needed a few more V8 M3's though.

I'll be wanting to try out my new diff and roll bars too.

120 is a bargain, and open put lane days are hard to find these days, the only risk is the weather that time of year.

also.... most of the drivers seem to be genuine BMW enthusiasts first, with their pride and joy cars, rather than nutter hooners out to prove a point in their track day specials risking your car in the process.
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:30 AM   #7
Darren Edwards @ Sytner
Darren Edwards @ Sytner's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
98
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 520D Edition Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

errr...my Caterham - can't really bring along one of our M3 demos

and the abuse starts..... now...
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:35 AM   #8
doughboy
Major General
doughboy's Avatar
United Kingdom
85
Rep
6,384
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
can't really bring along one of our M3 demos
Of course you can,

A great bit of PR, drives in one of your M3's?

Pursuade your boss, you know it makes sense...
__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:37 AM   #9
M3-FAST
Defected to the dark side.....
M3-FAST's Avatar
England
84
Rep
5,791
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M5 LCi
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stafford, UK

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
Of course you can,

A great bit of PR, drives in one of your M3's?

Pursuade your boss, you know it makes sense...
or even an M5/M6? Would be fantastic publicity!!
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:40 AM   #10
M3-FAST
Defected to the dark side.....
M3-FAST's Avatar
England
84
Rep
5,791
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M5 LCi
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stafford, UK

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Applied for booking form

So who is going from here, shall we start a list up......

M3FAST - Paul (M3)
Doughboy - Mike (335i)
Kadesdad? - (M3)
Darren Edwards - (any M powered car)

Last edited by M3-FAST; 09-09-2009 at 04:07 AM.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 03:41 AM   #11
doughboy
Major General
doughboy's Avatar
United Kingdom
85
Rep
6,384
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335i Sold.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3-FAST View Post
or even an M5/M6? Would be fantastic publicity!!
Make sure they put 'Sytner' logos underneath the car too, you never know

__________________
335i gone E63 AMG here at last!
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 04:36 AM   #12
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doughboy View Post

120 is a bargain, and open put lane days are hard to find these days, the only risk is the weather that time of year.

also.... most of the drivers seem to be genuine BMW enthusiasts first, with their pride and joy cars, rather than nutter hooners out to prove a point in their track day specials risking your car in the process.
Couldn't have put it better myself - thank you!
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 04:52 AM   #13
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
errr...my Caterham -
Which one? - which exhaust?
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 04:55 AM   #14
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
couldn't bring along one of our M3 demos
Yes you could - run it by your sales manager or DP - it's good PR and fully tax deductable.
Plus Sytner Sheffield owe me big time for a weekend display we are doing there this weekend
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 05:08 AM   #15
E92Fan
Moderator
E92Fan's Avatar
United Kingdom
103
Rep
5,492
Posts

 
Drives: .
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: .

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Wright View Post
Yes you could - run it by your sales manager or DP - it's good PR and fully tax deductable.
Plus Sytner Sheffield owe me big time for a weekend display we are doing there this weekend
Hahaha.... somehow I don't think Darren needs to run it by his sales manager or DP....

Darren, I think a call into Andy B at Buchloe might be in order - see if he can ship the B6GTR over for the day!!!
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 05:25 AM   #16
Darren Edwards @ Sytner
Darren Edwards @ Sytner's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
98
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 520D Edition Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Hi Nick

Caterham is a 150bhp VVC - exhaust was rated at 86DB drive by at Bedford week before last.

Dont need to ask anyone - I am the BMW Franchise Director at Sytner.

Am checking with our insurance company now re cover...may be able to bring along a few cars if the cost is not too prohibitive.

If it works out okay, would it be okay to offer forum members drives in the cars on the day?

Could bring along a selction of M product etc.

mmm... starting to like the sound of this.

Thanks
Darren
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 05:39 AM   #17
M3-FAST
Defected to the dark side.....
M3-FAST's Avatar
England
84
Rep
5,791
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M5 LCi
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stafford, UK

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
Hi Nick

Caterham is a 150bhp VVC - exhaust was rated at 86DB drive by at Bedford week before last.

Dont need to ask anyone - I am the BMW Franchise Director at Sytner.

Am checking with our insurance company now re cover...may be able to bring along a few cars if the cost is not too prohibitive.

If it works out okay, would it be okay to offer forum members drives in the cars on the day?

Could bring along a selction of M product etc.

mmm... starting to like the sound of this.

Thanks
Darren
I think it is a fantastic idea Darren, and a great bit of PR for BMW. AT the end of the day, we are all enthusiasts with many of us driving expensive Beemers. A drive in an M5 might influence our next choice of car purchase (it is highly likely to be my next motor) and there is little oppurtunity to test drive one in a 'proper' environment
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 05:46 AM   #18
KadeSdad
Colonel
KadeSdad's Avatar
42
Rep
2,072
Posts

 
Drives: E350 CDI Sport Cabriolet
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3-FAST View Post
A drive in an M5 might influence our next choice of car purchase (it is highly likely to be my next motor) and there is little oppurtunity to test drive one in a 'proper' environment
+ 1 - M5 is on my list, would be great to see one on track

Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 06:09 AM   #19
Darren Edwards @ Sytner
Darren Edwards @ Sytner's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
98
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 520D Edition Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Tony

Great suggestion!

I've got Andy Priaulx and his WTCC 320i giving hot laps at Brands in November for a sales exec incentive - trouble is it has to be the only car on the track at the time so I suspect the Alpina would be a similar situation so would take track time away from the fee paying drivers. I will ask though...assuming that's okay with you Nick?
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 12:02 PM   #20
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
Tony

Great suggestion!

I've got Andy Priaulx and his WTCC 320i giving hot laps at Brands in November for a sales exec incentive - trouble is it has to be the only car on the track at the time so I suspect the Alpina would be a similar situation so would take track time away from the fee paying drivers. I will ask though...assuming that's okay with you Nick?
Sorry Darren didn't know who you were - it's been a v long time since we went down to Leicester.. assuming thats where it all still happens!..

..anyhow, we would love to have you and a bit of Alpina presence.. it's a shame we didn't talk before as you could have come to DP and had a double garage alongside ACS and Hartge.

Manni Wollgarten drove the wheels off the ACS3 on Monday doing demo drives amid all the other drivers on track. We didn't have a problem and it was OK'd by Aachen.

The last thing I want to do is take away time from the customers - if the car really does need to be run solo then maybe we can make arrangements with OP to use the lunch hour.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 12:33 PM   #21
Nick Wright
Second Lieutenant
Nick Wright's Avatar
4
Rep
203
Posts

 
Drives: which one?
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Edwards @ Sytner View Post
Hi Nick

Caterham is a 150bhp VVC - exhaust was rated at 86DB drive by at Bedford week before last.

Dont need to ask anyone - I am the BMW Franchise Director at Sytner.

Am checking with our insurance company now re cover...may be able to bring along a few cars if the cost is not too prohibitive.

If it works out okay, would it be okay to offer forum members drives in the cars on the day?

Could bring along a selction of M product etc.

mmm... starting to like the sound of this.

Thanks
Darren
Thats all fine by me as well - don't forget to let the insurance company know that it is not a public trackday.
It's a BMW Car Club GB event run by and for the benefit of it's members.. with a few forum guests as well
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2009, 01:30 PM   #22
Darren Edwards @ Sytner
Darren Edwards @ Sytner's Avatar
United Kingdom
1
Rep
98
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 520D Edition Sport
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Okay. thanks Nick.

Should have some news on insurance tomorrow and will also contact Alpina at some point in the day. My email address is darrenedwards@sytner.co.uk - perhaps you can send me the neccessary forms? Also once you have the dates for 2010 let me know so that we can get something planned for each event.

Cheers

Darren
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST