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Dudders
16-11-2010, 10:55 PM
Following on from this thread:

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57351

I think we have a site for PERM track on the Farnham / Aldershot borders :woot::woot::woot::woot::woot::woot:.

I'm going to look tomorrow afternoon and take a full measure of the area and make a detailed site map. I think the track foot print could be around 20m x 80m + parking etc.

Luckily I know the site owner and he is happy to agree to either a fee per attendee or a monthly set fee. The site is great for travel and covered by CCTV and 12ft fencing. Good news is that this commerical site already has planning for a social/neighbourhood activity :woot:.

It has facilities for mains electric, water and plenty of hard standing for carpark.

I'll report back tomorrow - needless to say I'm rather excited by all this! :D

showtime
17-11-2010, 07:19 PM
sounds great :woot:

any update? :)

Dudders
17-11-2010, 09:42 PM
Yup :thumbsup:

1st proper meeting ok.... took measurements. Writing up what I'd require in the next few days then meeting again on site on Monday AM :D.

Hardstanding for track is about 18m x 60m and 3 or four times that for pits/parking.

Dudders
19-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Hi All,

Developements on the track site -

Went to a council meeting yesterday and its a no go. The industrial land has a covenant that part of it must be used for 'sport and social' needs.

Council do not deem racing/club as a sport but a hobby. I guess fair play but still disapointing :thumbdown:.

Not to be outdone, I'm back on the hunt :D

Hog
19-01-2011, 12:14 PM
I would refer the council to the RACMSA (RAC Motor Sports Association) who recognise the BRCA and hence RC car racing as a legitimate branch of Motor Sport, not a hobby.

Dr_UpGrade
19-01-2011, 12:17 PM
Also is it not a 'social' need too? i.e. part of society will use this facility?

Dudders
19-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks Hog, Will get back in touch.

Dr, Yes, but the council would prefer a Tennis Court or Basketball Court on the site for the companies staff...... even though it will be redundant by use.

Dr_UpGrade
19-01-2011, 12:28 PM
Must admit I don't know 'how' big, or how much room a tennis court can take up, but could there be room for both? - If they could get someone to actually put forward a plan for a tennis court too?

Dudders
19-01-2011, 12:32 PM
The council have already agreed a court, for tennis, basket ball, netball, 5 a side etc etc..... BUT they do not see the issue that it will never get used.

Which is why we went down the RC Track route....

Its historical on the site that part remains social / sport related, as well as 'business trade'.

Dr_UpGrade
19-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Ah sorry Neil, if yer having to go back over old ground in explaining this (to me)! bit of a bummer re the short-sighted council...

Dudders
03-03-2011, 03:25 PM
.....another meeting in 30 mins for a possible venue :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Why do I get so excited???? :lol::lol:

MK Racing
03-03-2011, 05:01 PM
Thats spooky, I just emailed you to see if you had got any thing sorted yet :lol:

Give me a call when you have time :cool:

Dudders
03-03-2011, 05:04 PM
Spooooooky indeed.

Good news from todays visit :thumbsup: have emailed you back.

mikeyscott
03-03-2011, 05:59 PM
I hope we won't be fighting over racers etc.

Dudders
03-03-2011, 06:00 PM
Looooooooooooong way off that buddy :thumbsup: The more the merrier :woot: Big up the South Massive!

(Check your email)

mikeyscott
03-03-2011, 06:02 PM
Looooooooooooong way off that buddy :thumbsup: The more the merrier :woot: Big up the South Massive!

(Check your email)

Ok cool. I'm interested in having a healthy club relationship etc :)

Dudders
03-03-2011, 06:04 PM
No sex though :thumbdown:

showtime
03-03-2011, 06:19 PM
good news Dudders??

Dudders
03-03-2011, 06:20 PM
good news Dudders??

Think so buddy :thumbsup: 72 hours and I can confirm some more details, hopefully 3rd time lucky :D

Nige
03-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Which town/village is the venue near?

showtime
03-03-2011, 06:27 PM
I hope we won't be fighting over racers etc.

a few date clashes will soon let you know how popular your club is versus another :thumbsup:

Dudders
03-03-2011, 06:28 PM
Which town/village is the venue near?

Aldershot, near the junction of the A331 and A31 (finger crossed!)

Dudders
03-03-2011, 06:29 PM
a few date clashes will soon let you know how popular your club is versus another :thumbsup:

oh gawd :(

showtime
03-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Aldershot, near the junction of the A331 and A31 (finger crossed!)

nice & local for me then. sweet :thumbsup:

showtime
03-03-2011, 06:31 PM
I hope we won't be fighting over racers etc.

i reckon you can take him Dudders :woot:

Nige
03-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Aldershot, near the junction of the A331 and A31 (finger crossed!)


Good luck with it - it'll be great to have a Saturday night club night!!!!

:thumbsup:

Dudders
03-03-2011, 06:39 PM
Looooong way to go yet before meetings will be planned, gonna be a tough few months of hard work :thumbdown: but worth it :thumbsup:

Dudders
15-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Final committee meeting to be faced on Monday Evening next week when I might get the final yes on the outdoor venue :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:.

If passed its gonna be a long hot summer :woot::woot::woot:

Dudders
22-03-2011, 09:56 AM
Yep, as the title goes we now have a new venue in the South! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:. Now its squeeky bum time and the OMG what have I done time :(:(:(

Lots of work now to get the site ready and organsied, no timelines of dates.... lets say it'll be months rather than weeks.

If anyone is keen to help/get involved with the virgin site drop me a line :D

The Chef
22-03-2011, 10:05 AM
Wouldn't mind helping out some weekends and poss the odd evening if I can bring the dog:thumbsup:

Getpip
22-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Congratulations.:thumbsup:
Any more details about the venue location yet?

Armie
22-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Thats great news Dudders.

I will help where I can.

trekkerkk
22-03-2011, 11:40 AM
out off interest where is it,

trekkker

Dudders
22-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Thats great news Dudders.

I will help where I can.

Cheers Matey, hopefully we can all get enjoyment from it! :thumbsup:

Dudders
22-03-2011, 11:42 AM
out off interest where is it,

trekkker

Farnham GU9 postcode. More details when it's looking better!

slow bob
22-03-2011, 12:00 PM
what kind of help would you need ??

as i am a maual labour kind of guy as you know ;)

if there is anything that you need tools wise let me know as i may be able to lend you something .. .. ..

Dudders
22-03-2011, 12:03 PM
Bob,

Cheers fella.

Tools yes, and labour for beer tokens!!! :thumbsup:

Off the top of the my head the first job is a good roller. Got any steam rollers lurking around :confused::lol::lol::lol:.

I'll bear it in mind :thumbsup:

mikeyscott
22-03-2011, 12:07 PM
All I say is good luck and once it's up and running I'll check it out.


However it is great for the off road scene and the fact that it's growing :)

Also would look forward to a club inter championship etc.

trekkerkk
22-03-2011, 01:56 PM
thanks only 104 miles:woot:

trekkker

jim76
22-03-2011, 01:57 PM
what is the plan surface-wise? astro?
what is the venue like, covered pits, power, car-parking etc? Any google maps pictures?

sounds good though and is fairly local ish to me

jim76
22-03-2011, 01:58 PM
thanks only 104 miles:woot:

trekkker

lol Stu
that is pretty local these days for off raod tracks sadly! :lol:

simoncrabb
22-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Just read this thread, AWESOME good work.

The more clubs in the South the better...

Dudders
22-03-2011, 03:01 PM
All I say is good luck and once it's up and running I'll check it out. However it is great for the off road scene and the fact that it's growing :). Also would look forward to a club inter championship etc.

Thanks Mikey, You'll be more than welcome but its a loooooong way off yet!. I see you have editted your post since I pressed quote (2 hours ago!).

I'd would have loved to have got involved with TORCH as its a great set up for the south :thumbsup:, however the issue for me is the distance. I have the time and the passion but do not want to travel 50 mins each way on an evening after work to tend to the site. This place is 5 mins from my home so its pretty easy.

Dudders
22-03-2011, 03:05 PM
what is the plan surface-wise? astro?
what is the venue like, covered pits, power, car-parking etc? Any google maps pictures?

sounds good though and is fairly local ish to me

Plan is for grass mainly with concrete, tarmac and astro places. Covered pits: Yes, if you bring a Gazeebo!, plenty of parking for 100+ cars on grass/hard standing, camping, tintents. Power is an issue but we might be able to address this ala Caravan style hook ups. Still early days but keep the list of idea coming :cry::cry:

slow bob
22-03-2011, 04:12 PM
Bob,

Cheers fella.

Tools yes, and labour for beer tokens!!! :thumbsup:

Off the top of the my head the first job is a good roller. Got any steam rollers lurking around :confused::lol::lol::lol:.

I'll bear it in mind :thumbsup:


Funny you should say that i do have a one i also have a chain harrow & rotovator and most attatchments for my tractor but i dont much fancy getting all the way down to farnham

i was thinking more along the lines of shovels ect lol

trekkerkk
22-03-2011, 04:29 PM
i must be really lucky,
i have an awsome local club Faversham,
only 20 miles:thumbsup:

trekkker

Dudders
22-03-2011, 05:50 PM
Not much good these but taken with my crummie iPhone.

Dudders
23-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Some more pictures from today.

First job is a barrier to separate the the area's out (where the track starts) and then the storage unit/race control should arrive next week.

Need to plan and design a rostrum now :cry:.....

Getpip
24-03-2011, 03:45 PM
Ahh .. thats given the game away.:p

I won't steal your thunder though Dudders.;)

It's only about 1 mile from me and I don't have a 1/10 buggy.:thumbdown:

Looks like you've just cost me another small fortune!:cry:

Dudders
24-03-2011, 04:03 PM
If people know the area its pretty simple to work out ;). Its listed on our new facebook page now anyway :p

Looks like your a flat bottom racer so would need to spend some , might give you a winter / summer evening outlet though.

I think the scene is big enough not to take away from tarmac clubs :thumbsup: more the merrier :thumbsup:

neil1967
27-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Looks good, so your thinking of putting a ramp as well as steps? now that sounds good to me, could you please e-mail me details to neilmartin80@hotmail.com please thanks again

Dudders
27-03-2011, 05:27 PM
YES, there WILL be a ramp on one side. I have a friend who teaches kids with disabilities so he wants to bring a few of them down as well.

Depending on the site, it might be steep thus you requiring a push up :D but it'll get you up.

All depends on the height. Got a meeting on site Tuesday AM.

Dudders
28-03-2011, 02:54 PM
Just got a price for the rostrum :thumbdown::thumbdown::thumbdown:

Think I need a LARGE Jack n Coke :(

Southwell
11-04-2011, 08:37 PM
Wicked, a track near me!!!! :thumbsup:

sparrow.2
11-04-2011, 08:41 PM
Just got a price for the rostrum :thumbdown::thumbdown:


Was that a quote for a custom-built rostrum or did you plan with scaffolding or similar?

Building a platform on top of your race control can work too if you use a container or something that will take the weight.

Southwell
11-04-2011, 08:50 PM
Was that a quote for a custom-built rostrum or did you plan with scaffolding or similar?

Building a platform on top of your race control can work too if you use a container or something that will take the weight.

Just checked their Facebook page:

Rostrum arriving this week so we can be open for weekend / Evening practice sessions soon! Work party on Wednesday evening for a bit of shrubbery and block clearance. It'll be my round afterwards!

Dudders
11-04-2011, 08:54 PM
Was that a quote for a custom-built rostrum or did you plan with scaffolding or similar?

Building a platform on top of your race control can work too if you use a container or something that will take the weight.

Ideally yes but the site is narrow at one end so didnt want to use up 3m + for it, so race control will be 90 degrees to the rostrum :thumbsup:.

Built from new Scaffold so nice n shiney!!!

Dudders
11-04-2011, 08:55 PM
Wicked, a track near me!!!! :thumbsup:

Not to shabby if your travelling from Basingstoke :woot:

Southwell
11-04-2011, 08:58 PM
Not to shabby if your travelling from Basingstoke :woot:

Trishbits is in Newbury too. I think this could get quite a big following. A track around these parts is great news. :thumbsup:

Dudders
11-04-2011, 09:03 PM
Hopefully, I'm sure there are loads out there somewhere, reception so far been a little mute :confused:. I'm a great believer though in if you build it they will come :thumbsup:

Southwell
11-04-2011, 09:07 PM
Hopefully, I'm sure there are loads out there somewhere, reception so far been a little mute :confused:. I'm a great believer though in if you build it they will come :thumbsup:

Just need a bit more promotion, i only stumbled on this thread. Im sure word will spread quick enough though.

Dudders
11-04-2011, 09:11 PM
Yep, leaflets due out soon and when Jimmy answers all my PM's we should have out own section in the club area. From small acorns.....