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      Default Asda Event announced - Saturday 11th August 2012

      On Saturday the 11th of August 2012 at Bruntingthorpe Meganesport are attending a major charity event called "on your marks". This is organised by Asda and they are inviting us all to come along to this extraordinary private transport related event, as they have about 10,000 visitors there on the day.


      ENTRY PRICE

      cars £5
      bike £1

      WHERE IS IT?
      Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground
      Lutterworth
      Leicstershire
      LE17 5QS

      GATES OPEN AT 9:30AM - MEET @ CENTRAL MEET POINT @ 8:45 - 9:00AM (DETAILS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

      • Ride passenger in a high performance car on its own track for - £5
      • Ride passenger in a high performance rally car on its own track for - £5
      • Ride passenger in a 4x4 land rover on a dedicated 4x4 course for - £5
      • Drive with instruction a 44ton Scania truck on its own track for - £5
      • Drive with instruction, a single deck Scania bus - £5
      • Drive with instruction, a steam traction engine - £5
      • Drive a go-kart on its own track - £5
      • fly passenger in a bell jet ranger helicopter - £25
      • Take a helicopter flying lesson in a Robinson R22 - £100


      ON THE TRACK

      • Ferrari owners club.
      • Viper owners club.
      • corvette owners club
      • Lotus owner’s club
      • Nissan skyline g.t.r club
      • GT40 owners club
      • TVR owners club
      • Subaru owners club
      • Other car clubs
      • Foss & Watling 4x4 club 20 4x4's (they run the 4x4 course all day)
      • Cannock Rally Car club 50 cars (they run the rally course all day)
      • Scania 44 ton artic truck 12 trucks (running on there own track all day)


      We have been talking to Jeff Fowkes wheels, and they are bringing Pirelli tyre's with a simulator, Yokohama, Michelin, hankook, and they have other tyre companies are coming as well

      THE AIR DISPLY

      At 13:00 hours we shut the track down for an air display that includes: -
      Team Swift (a glider & tug display team that is the most extreme we have ever seen), i.e., they do the display tied together.

      Tom Cassel's (U.K. aerobatic champion).

      The duxford duo will be arriving at 10,30 ,mh434 a mk9 spitfire and a p51-d mustang called ferocious Freddie will then do a display at 1345 which they won the gold cup at biggan hill in June 2008 for the best display

      In the main arena we have the fantastic Russ swift "the chap who speed parks mini's at 70 mph", Chris Walton "motorbike stunt display team",

      We are about to book Steve culley " four times world trials champion" who will have cart blanch permission to display all around the site, and will do a display in the main arena, steam traction engine's from the market Harborough area will be in steam and you will get to drive them during the day ,when the main arena is not being used,

      There will be a laser clay pigeon shoot at the show and the best shot on the day will win £150

      FOR THE LADIES

      Asda George is going to have a large fashion sale, last year this was massive and was such a hit with the ladies, that we are making it even bigger, and have asked Clarinsthe French make up company to come along and give make over's to all the ladies on the day

      FOR THE KIDS

      For the kiddies we have a 75 foot galleon bouncy castle which will be free to all the kids, mini motto’s, mini quads, will be there on the day also.

      200yds of miniature steam railway and a miniature steam traction engine that is giving kiddies rides.

      Scania and Volvo will be there showing off their latest trucks, which the kids can climb all over.

      Plus lots lots more !!!

      CONVOY DETAILS:

      As the parking at Bruntingthorpe is on a big field we need to make our own dedicated space for the club

      last year we didnt arrive together and that meant we had to park in different areas rather than together and those of us who did create an area were invaded by other clubs parking next to us

      so this year we should meet at a central point outside and then can go in together

      CENTRAL MEET POINT @ 8:45 - 9:00AM
      The Shires Inn
      Main St,
      Peatling Parva,
      Leicestershire
      LE17 5PU


      the convoy route from the pub to venue is here:
      http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&so...27874&t=h&z=16

      BACKGROUND TO THE EVENT

      You are probably wondering what its all about, well eleven years ago Asda had a driver named Mark Hickenbottom who sadly died of lymphatic cancer. Asda decided to try and make his family some money and put the show together in two weeks. After the event Asda proudly handed over a cheque to his family for £7,500. Unfortunately Mark died before the event so didn't see it through.

      The car clubs that came on the day asked if Asda could do it again the following year, and it was decided Asda would raise money for children's related cancer charities for future events.

      The fact is, "on your marks" has got bigger year on year and is Bruntingthorpe's event of the year with 10,000 people or more and most of them are families having the day of their lives'. Some of them fulfilling life long dreams and wishes.

      To give you an idea of how big "on-your-marks" is now, six years ago Asda ordered 250 meters of safety fencing; this year Asda have just ordered nearly 4 kilometers of metal safety fencing.

      A great deal of companies help Asda to put on this incredible day and Asda, Asda George, Clarins, Scania, Volvo , Jungheinrich, Chubb, The Core of Commissionaires, Tyre Services UK Leeds ltd, Optima cone services, Ford , Continental tyres, StreetLife TV and Jeff Fowkes Wheels are but a few. The bonus for these companies is that all their employees can come along on the day (£5 per car) and spend their money on the attractions below. We have so far given about £150,000 away to the kids since Asda started this crazy idea nine years ago.

      The plan year on year is to beat the previous year.

      We are having a Club stand within the main area of which members and non members are invited.



      Last edited by MeganeChick; 27-07-2012 at 17:53:35.

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      Missed last year but went in 2010. I am a definite for this year Dave, this has to be one of the best days out.

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      Its getting better each year as well.

      As soon as i get passes, ill get them uploaded to print off.




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      I'll be along to this in this year work permitting. can't believe I couldn't go last year.

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      Can't wait for this one. If you're a petrolhead then nothing on earth sounds a good as a Merlin engine

      Here's some of my pics of the Spit and P51 from 2010



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      Loved last year and can't wait for this one!

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      I'll be there. It's a great day out and probably the best show of the year tbh.

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      Count me in!! Missed last year as it was my actual wedding day! But been the two years previous. Brilliant day out!

      I'm in, even if I will be heavily pregnant by then lol so no passenger laps for me boo lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by MeganeChick View Post
      Count me in!! Missed last year as it was my actual wedding day! But been the two years previous. Brilliant day out!
      Poor excuse... LOL

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      I'll be there even if not in a megane no more , megane chick jenni will keep u company as she will be in same state as you only a day behind lol.

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