RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancelled

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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017

Post by zeking » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:39 pm

It is with much regret and sadness we regret to inform you that the 2017 RX8 Nationals will be cancelled. We have had a poor response from sponsor and since opening the entries in July interest via social media has been poor.

Rather than hoping we can make the required monies and numbers before deadline we've made an informed decision to cancel the event. Hopefully this will give those of you who have already booked sufficient notice to re-arrange travel arrangements along with cancelling leave from work.

As the demographic of RX-8 owners has changed quite dramatically over the past few years, chasing up final payments and forms is extremely difficult, time consuming and stressful. This has been a major factor when making the decision to cancel the event.

The few that have paid already have received their refund, if there are any issues please let us know.

We have spoken to another car club who has shown interest to run their own track day on this date. For those that are still committed, if we get enough interest early, we may be able to secure a couple of groups for the nationals participants on this date. Please post on this thread if you are interested and we can see what we can do. Once this has been confirmed we will post up on the forum.

We would also like to take this opportunity to promote another event which will be held at Phillip Island next April, check out http://victimeattack.com.au/.

We would like to thank you for your support of the club and previous nationals events. Hopefully another team can take over and organise future nationals events. Although it has been challenging at times, we have had a great time and we hope to see you all again soon and grab a few drinks.

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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by Prime » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:24 pm

Thank you immensely for all your efforts with the RX8 Nationals Sayan and Kev, much appreciated! Yes, it is very sad, given the history of this annual event ever since the car was released.

As to this quote: "We have spoken to another car club who has shown interest to run their own track day on this date. For those that are still committed, if we get enough interest early, we may be able to secure a couple of groups for the nationals participants on this date. Please post on this thread if you are interested and we can see what we can do. Once this has been confirmed we will post up on the forum."

I am interested in this alternative car club event.

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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by spinner » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:42 am

Sad to hear, but looking at the number of entries, not entirely unexpected.

I know how stressful it can be having organised 3 RX8 Nationals at Wakefield Park. The last one was under subscribed & fell short on the money even after we invited other clubs to come along & join us.

Thank you all for your efforts over the previous years. You took the RX8 Nationals to new heights & Winton is a great race track.

Yes I am interested in the alternative event on the same day, if it can be arranged.

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Post by BobsRX8GT » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:40 am

Also interested in the alternative.
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Post by Matt13b » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:01 pm

Sorry to hear..

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Post by gw2 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:43 pm

sad to hear =[

But i am interested in the alternative :)
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Post by zeking » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks for the support guys, it has been great :)

We have just finalised arrangements for the alternative event and I will post up a link tomorrow.

Would be good to keep this thread alive for that event so we know who from here is going :)
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by zeking » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:27 pm

Alternative event is now live on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/776581092533514??ti=ia

Spots will be limited and fill up quickly so book your spot asap!

There are early bird discounts too!
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by Prime » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:29 pm

zeking wrote:Alternative event is now live on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/776581092533514??ti=ia

Spots will be limited and fill up quickly so book your spot asap!

There are early bird discounts too!
I have paid the entry fee. Nigel
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by Tobz » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:49 pm

Just lodged my rego form :)

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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by spinner » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:02 pm

Is this all "facebook" only as I don't do facebook
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by gw2 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:13 pm

Yeah how exactly do we go about registering our spot? Do we just pay the fee into their accounts or do we have to talk to someone first?
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by 5p3nc3 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:15 pm

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend due to work commitments.

I hope there are a few rx8's entering to keep the nationals spirit alive
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by zeking » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:13 am

Entry via this link:
http://events.gtcarclub.com/Track/Track ... ister.aspx

There will be a few Rx8's :)
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Re: RX-8 Nationals 2017 - Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Cancel

Post by BobsRX8GT » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:05 am

Entered
Fellow Rotor fans gather now for our daily prayer.....

As I lay rubber down the street,
I pray for traction I can keep,
But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

Amen
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