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Hi everybody,

So this year marks the 50th year anniversary of the first Rotary powered Mazda ..the Cosmos, so that got me thinking:mellow: what better way to celebrate the engine we have come to know and love than A TRACK DAY!!!

I've been on to Kirkistown Race Track up in Co. Down regarding the event and Richard who i was speaking to seemed more than willing to host the event, he says its been quite a few years since he has seen a rotary up there, so i asked about dates, he has the 09/07/17  free! which is the Sunday and i think the day that suits everyone best. I know the general consensus was a nice scenic drive then park up and take a few pics....but bare in mind, its in Co. Down, it will be a scenic drive up for most of us and im sure a couple of pitstops can be arranged on the route! The track itself is quite big and has a fairly big paddock area so with an open space like that the cars could be categorically organised by their model and spread out so the perfect opportunity for pics! 

Now considering the milestone we have been on to Mazda Ireland and the word back is that they would be delighted to get involved, seeing as they will be there and Mazda isn't just rotary we are trying to get all Mazda clubs like on board or in fact any Mazda at all, the mx5 guys, the MPS guys and basically have like a Mazda appreciation day, which will hopefully get the numbers up as well.

The only drawbacks on the day is that the track has a noise restriction curfew, so track time cannot commence until 12pm on the Sunday,  and sadly he said "no drifting" :( now i did say "but mister all our cars are rwd!!" and his reply was simply that there is to be no purposely initiated drifting and that correcting over-steer is OK to a certain degree, then obviously helmets(if you're going on track) are a necessity for driver and passenger , they have a chief marshal that will be there to give a driver briefing too.

So that is all i have for the minute, i might look into asking a few places for possible sponsorship to help out with track costs but , id like to try gauge a attendance numbers before i start begging LOL :lol: anyway im giving everybody LOADS of time to sort time off , or get cars ready etc... it even gives me enough time to actually book a Sunday off work haha and it also gives me motivation to start fixing up Rita and giving her , her new 2017 look!

I suppose ill startso just pop your name on the list and if you fancy going on track put track in brackets beside your name, as soon as i know the figures i shall let everyone know

 

Howdy folks!!  LITTLE UPDATE

Good news has been bestowed upon us! Mazda Ireland have agreed to sponsor the event and allocate some funding towards the day!! this means it has brought the cost down for those looking to go out on track down by a far bit, the details are as follows....

Start time on the day is 10:00am - this is just so we can get everyone in and parked accordingly before the track time starts, this is a brief format of the day itself

10:00am -11:00am ...All Cars to arrive and get organized , we are hoping to have the paddock sectioned into model specific areas

11:00am - 12:00pm ... Position cars using the track within easy access of the track 

12:00pm - 2:00pm ... Cars will be on track in intervals depending on numbers and rotating the groups in succession equally either every 10 laps or every 10 minutes, this is just so everyone gets a good amount of seat time

2:00pm - 2:45pm ...All Cars to come in from track for lunch and for the photographers to get a chance to get some static shots of the cars

2:45pm - 4:30pm ...Cars back on track.

4:30pm - 5:00pm ... Short Awards ceremony

5:00pm - 6:00pm ...Last hour of track action if anyone wants it or a chance for everyone to wrap up, change wheels/brake pads etc... 

 

There is 50 track-time spots available

Drivers looking to go out on track = €50 PER CAR for the day

Show & shine cars = FREE ENTRY

Spectators = FREE ENTRY

The obligations for drivers on the day....

* A helmet (also if you are taking a passenger out they too must have a helmet)
* Decent tires
* Relatively new brakes
* Roll cage is a bonus but as i was told by the track not necessary

At this time anyone that i have down on the list for track time has there place (which at present is 32ish) , but i am setting a three week deadline for payments from today up until the 30/05/17.

Payment will be made through PayPal as its the handiest way to do it. Anyone who is on the list and down for track PM me and i will give you the address to send your payment to. When your making the payment , just put in the "add note" section your full name + your username on the forum if you have one.

Also we are still looking for a few trade stands if anyone knows of anyone that would like to set up a stand, there will be no cost of entry for any traders , car care products, maybe a tire fitter just in case, accessories stand etc... anything that might be relevant

There will be prizes on the day for

Best Built Mazda
Cleanest(standard) Mazda
Loudest Mazda
and as requested by Dara

Most Spectacular Engine(and/or gearbox) failure

The paddock will be divided into 4 areas 
Rx7 corner
Rx8 corner
mx5 corner
classic/other corner

so there will also prizes for the best overall car in each of those areas. 

Anyway thats all the new information i have at this time, still a good few places left for track so spread to word...sadly the only requirement is... being the year that's in it, is for all cars to be of Mazda Orientation to get on track and to park in the paddock.

Any questions feel free to ask

"THE TRACK LIST"      

1. Panda - John - (Track) - PAID

2. Rex - Dara - (Track) PAID

3. Richiee (Track) PAID

4. Daniel Cussen (track) PAID

5. snowyrx7 - Mike (track) PAID

6. Yasir Yassin (Track) PAID

7. Eric Stam (Track) PAID

8. Eoin Hugh O'Neill (track) PAID

9. Patrick Gabbett (track) PAID

10. Paddy Gormo Gorman (track) PAID 

11. Muckwarrier Aaron smith (track) PAID

12. James O Connor - therealpodge (track) PAID

13. JP O'Mara (track) PAID

14. Scott Kidd (track) PAID

15. Dave Kilbean (track) PAID

16. Patrick McKenna (track) PAID

17. Brad O Nians (track) PAID

18. Australianstan (Track) PAID

19. Warpc0il - Dave Emerson (track) PAID

20. Bradyy (track) PAID

21. R26B - Ian (track) PAID


22. Anthony Grumley (track)

23. Thomas Cavanagh (track) PAID

24. Tomás Mac An Ríogh (track) PAID

25. Philip McILvenna (track) - PAID

26. Jonny Woods (track) - PAID

27. Littlefeck - Jamie (track) PAID


28. Wayne Beattie (track) PAID

29. Christy Brown (track) - PAID

30. Mark Magennis (track) - PAID

31. James pike (track) PAID

32 James Morgan (track) PAID

33. Alan woods (Track) PAID

34. Ross Irwin (Track) PAID

35. Stewart Irwin (Track) PAID

36. Joe Hughes (Track) PAID

37. Nicolas skrotzky (track) PAID

38. Thomas Culhane (Track) PAID


39. Will_107 (track) PAID

40. Craig McKeown (track) PAID

41. Andrew Dawson (track) PAID

42. Jonathon Babb (track) PAID

43. Jon hill (track) PAID

44. Allen Hume (track) PAID 

45. Michael Ba (track) PAID

46. David Larmour (track) PAID

47. Con furey (track) PAID

48. Ambrose furey (track) PAID


49. Steven Theed (track) PAID

50. Kevin Doran (track) PAID

51. Owen butler (track)

52. David cousins (track)
 

THE STATIC LIST 


1. John Colghan (static)

2. Richie Murphy (static)

3. Clifford Christie (static)

4. David Larmour (static)

5. Robbie Coleman (static)

6. Steven McElhinney (static)

7. The Ledge 

8. Svpplier - Luke (static)

9. Derek Cosgrave (track maybe)

10. docjonty (static)

11. David O' Toole (static)

12. Owenk (static)

13. Redis (static) 

14. Kerry woods (Static) 

15. paddy Hughes (Static) 

16. Ian Ferguson (Static) 

17. Mrs Ferguson (static) 

18. Justin Nesbit (static) 

19. Andrew (Static)

20. carman80 (static)

21. David Lane - laned3 (Static)

22. Mairead woods (static)

23. David Greer (static)

24. James Pike (static)

25. Sean Mcgrory (static)

26. Romeo Caesar - Brendan (static)

27. Michael Hogan (static)

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23 minutes ago, Panda said:

Hi everybody,

So this year marks the 50th year anniversary of the first Rotary powered Mazda ..the Cosmos, so that got me thinking:mellow: what better way to celebrate the engine we have come to know and love than A TRACK DAY!!!

I've been on to Kirkistown Race Track up in Co. Down regarding the event and Richard who i was speaking to seemed more than willing to host the event, he says its been quite a few years since he has seen a rotary up there, so i asked about dates, he has the 09/07/17  free! which is the Sunday and i think the day that suits everyone best. I know the general consensus was a nice scenic drive then park up and take a few pics....but bare in mind, its in Co. Down, it will be a scenic drive up for most of us and im sure a couple of pitstops can be arranged on the route! The track itself is quite big and has a fairly big paddock area so with an open space like that the cars could be categorically organised by their model and spread out so the perfect opportunity for pics! 

Now considering the milestone it is im trying to get Mazda Ireland in on the act although i wont hold my breath waiting for a reply, but also i was thinking that to possibly encourage Mazda to get on board that it wouldn't be a bad idea to try round up all the Mazda clubs like, the mx5 guys, the MPS guys and basically have like a Mazda appreciation day, which will hopefully get the numbers up as well, bigger numbers means lower cost on the day too. I have been in touch with the mx5 owners club and they said they would be happy to get involved, im waiting on word back from the rx8oc, mpsoc , mazdarotaryclubUK and a couple of other UK forums that could have members in northern Ireland looking to attend or even UK members that fancy making the trip over.

Im currently in the waiting process at the minute with regard to the track details so i will update this as i get the information, I should get an email over the next few days outlining the entry costs , track time costs, etc... I was also told an ambulance has to be there on the day and some marshals too, there will be a burger van organised by the track so food is  pretty much pay as you go, but im sure if we wanted to sort our own food out it can be done too.

The only drawbacks on the day is that the track has a noise restriction curfew, so track time cannot commence until 12pm on the Sunday,  and sadly he said "no drifting" :( now i did say "but mister all our cars are rwd!!" and his reply was simply that there is to be no purposely initiated drifting and that correcting over-steer is OK to a certain degree, then obviously helmets(if you're going on track) are a necessity for driver and passenger , they have a chief marshal that will be there to give a driver briefing too.

So that is all i have for the minute, i might look into asking a few places for possible sponsorship to help out with track costs but , id like to try gauge a attendance numbers before i start begging LOL :lol: anyway im giving everybody LOADS of time to sort time off , or get cars ready etc... it even gives me enough time to actually book a Sunday off work haha and it also gives me motivation to start fixing up Rita and giving her , her new 2017 look!

I suppose ill startso just pop your name on the list and if you fancy going on track put track in brackets beside your name, as soon as i know the figures i shall let everyone know

"THE LIST"      

1.  Panda (Track)

2. Rex (Track)

3.

4.

5.

6.

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8.

9.

10.

 

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8 hours ago, RichieDC said:

"THE LIST"      

1.  Panda (Track)

2.  Rex (Track)

3.  Richie (Track / Crack and a big Mac)

4. Stephen McDaid (Track sack & crack)

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

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2 hours ago, Rex Ruthor said:

 

1.  Panda (Track)

2.  Rex (Track)

3.  Richie (Track / Crack and a big Mac)

4. Stephen McDaid (Track sack & crack)

5.snowyrx7 (track) 

6.Yasir Yassin (Track)

7.

8.

9.

10.

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4 hours ago, yasiryassin said:

1.  Panda (Track)

2.  Rex (Track)

3.  Richie (Track / Crack and a big Mac)

4. Stephen McDaid (Track sack & crack)

5.snowyrx7 (track) 

6.Yasir Yassin (Track)

7. Gizmo94 (Track)

8.

9.

10.

 

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Ok so the updated list at present including Facebook names is this... if you are looking for track time put track beside your name, keep the names coming :D

 

1.  Panda (Track)

2.  Rex (Track)

3.  Richie (Track / Crack and a big Mac)

4. Stephen McDaid (Track sack & crack)

5.snowyrx7 (track) 

6.Yasir Yassin (Track)

7. Gizmo94 (Track)

8. Sean mcgrory

9. Dara O'Brien

10. Romeo Caesar 

11. Eoin Hugh O'Neill

12. Patrick Gabbett

13. Paddy Gormo Gorman

14. John Coghlan

15. Jason Marah

16. James O Connor

17. JP O'Mara 

18. Clifford Christie

19.James Pike

20. Mike mckeogh

21. Scott kid

22. Richie Murphy

23. Bryan Lanigan

24. Dave Kilbean

25. David Larmour

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2 hours ago, Rex Ruthor said:

Dara O'Brien is the alter ego of arch criminal Rex Ruthor ;)

I'll sort it when I'm home :Dbut on that note if people could put their usernames beside their names that would be delightful 

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20 hours ago, Panda said:

Ok so the updated list at present including Facebook names is this... if you are looking for track time put track beside your name, keep the names coming :D

 

1.  Panda (Track)

2.  Rex (Track)

3.  Richie (Track / Crack and a big Mac)

4. Stephen McDaid (Track sack & crack)

5.snowyrx7 (track) 

6.Yasir Yassin (Track)

7. Gizmo94 (Track)

8. Sean mcgrory

9. Dara O'Brien

10. Romeo Caesar 

11. Eoin Hugh O'Neill

12. Patrick Gabbett

13. Paddy Gormo Gorman

14. John Coghlan

15. Jason Marah

16. James O Connor

17. JP O'Mara 

18. Clifford Christie

19.James Pike

20. Mike mckeogh

21. Scott kid

22. Richie Murphy

23. Bryan Lanigan

24. Dave Kilbean

25. David Larmour

26. Dave & Pauline Emerson aka Warpc0il (track)

 

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I've been looking for an opportunity to get down to Kirkistown, as it's only just down the road, so this is perfect.

Added our names to the list.

I'll also promote this on RX8OC and see if I can get some of the guys over, we could offer some of them a bed for the night.

Having just been browsing the US site, can I confirm that we're talking about the 9th July, not September 7th ;)

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On 12/3/2017 at 2:06 PM, Panda said:

Ok so the updated list at present including Facebook names is this... if you are looking for track time put track beside your name, keep the names coming :D

 

1.  Panda (Track)

2.  Rex (Track)

3.  Richie (Track / Crack and a big Mac)

4. Stephen McDaid (Track sack & crack)

5.snowyrx7 (track) 

6.Yasir Yassin (Track)

7. Gizmo94 (Track)

8. Sean mcgrory

9. Luke Henry / Svpplier

10. Romeo Caesar 

11. Eoin Hugh O'Neill

12. Patrick Gabbett (track)

13. Paddy Gormo Gorman (track in a Hyundai)

14. John Coghlan

15. Jason Marah

16. James O Connor (track a bit slower than Sean)

17. JP O'Mara 

18. Clifford Christie

19.James Pike

20. Mike mckeogh

21. Scott Kidd (clutch murder session)

22. Richie Murphy

23. Bryan Lanigan

24. Dave Kilbean

25. David Larmour (track)

26. Australian Stan (track)

27. The ledge (track)

28. Warpc0il (track)

29. Bradyy (track)

30. Wayne Beattie (track)

31. Ian R26b (track)

32. Gerard Kennedy Kennster (track)

33. Christy Brown (track)

34. Chazz (Carl)

35. Owenk 

36. Redis (Bogdans)

 

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