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  1. VAD17

    2021 Club & Social Events

    Here is the link to the event in the calendar World of Wheels - Sunday, Aug 29th - Official Club Events - Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ Drivers Club Club stand can be selected from the drop down menu. Just to remind what other events we have planned so far Sunday, June 20th - Tunerfest South Tunerfest South - Brands Hatch - Sunday, June 20, 2021 - Official Club Events - Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ Drivers Club Sunday, July 25th - Simply Japanese Beaulieu Simply Japanese Beaulieu 2021 - Social Events - Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ Drivers Club Sunday, September 26th - Go Japan! Brands Hatch Go Japan! - Brands Hatch - Official Club Events - Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ Drivers Club Hope to see you there guys!
  2. World of Wheels 28 - 30 August, 2021 (club stand on Sunday, August 29th) Bentley Motor Museum Sussex, BN8 5AF World of Wheels is a new motoring event for collectable and interesting car aficionados to attend either with their vehicles or not! World of Wheels 2021 is being hosted upon the parkland at the former Bentley Motor Museum near Lewes in East Sussex. World of Wheels World of Wheels 2021 opens to the public at 10:00hrs each day and closes for non-three-day ticket holders at 19:00hrs each evening. Exhibit One-Day ticket holders showing a vehicle must arrive prior to 09:00hrs on each day and must leave the site no later than 19:00hrs upon the day of entry. For further details use the link above. To join the club stand when booking tickets pls select "GT 86/ BRZ Drivers Club" from the Car Club drop-down menu. Club stand will be allocated based on a number of tickets booked.
  3. VAD17

    2021 Club & Social Events

    World of Wheels @ Bentley Motor Museum - August Bank Holiday WE World of Wheels Would you like to join the club stand for World of Wheels @ Bentley Motor Museum (Sussex, BN8 5AF)? Its a 3-day event over the August Bank Holiday, but we can organise a club stand for Sunday 29th or Monday 30th (Bank Holiday Monday). Shout if you're interested and I can arrange a club stand and provide details Early bird price of £10 (per day)
  4. Did it twice (last time we had 3 GT86). Definitely will do again, possibly this summer depending on what happens with holidays. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  5. VAD17

    Simply Japanese Beaulieu 2021

    Bump I have even booked a hotel in the New Forest, going to make a long weekend out of it
  6. VAD17

    Go Japan! - Brands Hatch

    Go Japan! Sunday, September 26th Brands Hatch Circuit Go Japan! – Japanese Automotive & Cultural Celebration Go Japan is an automotive celebration of anything Japanese, taking place at Brands Hatch for the first time. It's sure to be a season highlight! The event is 'Japanese only' in terms of cars, and will feature many interactive displays plus Japanese arts and crafts and cultural experiences. It will also feature Comicon characters, live music, industry celebrities and much more. Time Attack will headline at this event on-track, with professional, Japanese drift cars also set to thrill. There will also be a showcase of 'Japanese Legends‘ and a presentation of tuning and race cars from the present and past. What to expect at Go Japan!? Motorsport on track: Time Attack / Racing / Drifting / Special Exhibits Car clubs & displays off track Visitor participatory experiences Car Show Japanese food vendors Performers & Cosplay Live stage Live music, DJ & cultural displays Competitions Harajuku fashion show Hobby & enthusiasts groups Celebrity race drivers / influencers Iconic race cars Trade Zones – Car/Bike/Culture Family fun To see what's on go to: What’s On – Go Japan! We will have club stand. To book space on the club stand go to: Club Stands – Go Japan! and click "Join your club stand" (red button) to register Club code: 51809370 (please make sure you register to for us to get space) To book tickets (separate to club stand) go to: MSV Tickets - Go Japan! - Brands Hatch Once you booked tickets and club stand please let me know. See you there! Attending: 1. @VAD17 (organiser)
  7. Tunerfest South - Brands Hatch - Sunday, June 20, 2021 Tunerfest brings you a day for all owners and lovers of seriously tuned, performance cars. With hundreds of performance cars on display, a full day of superb track activity, a trade area, on and off track passenger rides, plus many other things to see and do. Tunerfest will host it's third PAAA Performance Tuning Event. The PAAA is an industry organisation that represents the biggest and most influential tuning brands such as KW, REVO, Litchfields, Eibach, Scorpion, Milltek, Maha, Powerflex, Pipercross...the list goes on, over 20 major players all in one spot at Brands Hatch to showcase their latest offerings in what will be the biggest quality trade gathering of the aftermarket industry EVER in the UK. The event offers you a unique opportunity to see some of the fastest and highly tuned production-based cars in the UK - both on the track and in the paddock. Consequently, Tunerfest embraces everything that the modern car tuning scene has to offer, including round three of this year's Time Attack Championship, a series of RWYB Time Attack sessions, a huge array of quality car club displays, a trade village, Show and Shine, kids play area, rally cars rides and go karts, plus on-track demonstrations from the Drift cars, the list is huge. Plus, there will also be a gathering of over 300 Super and Hyper cars. Check link below for further details: Tunerfest Show – South – The Ultimate Performance Car Event We will have club stand. To book space on the club stand go to: Club Stands – Tunerfest Show – South and click "Join your club stand" (red button) to register Club code: 87787737 (please make sure you register to for us to get space) To book tickets (separate to club stand) go to: MSV Tickets - Tunerfest South - Brands Hatch Once you booked tickets and club stand please let me know. (If the event is cancelled due to Covid I will update details accordingly, according to TimeAttack so far its scheduled to go ahead) See you there! Attending: 1. @VAD17 (organiser)
  8. VAD17

    Simply Japanese Beaulieu 2021

    Simply Japanese at Beaulieu Motor Museum Sunday, July 25th Simply Japanese will be returning to Beaulieu on 25 July, for an excellent day out that owners and enthusiasts will enjoy. Set in the parkland of the National Motor Museum, the rally is open to all ages and models of Japanese vehicles and is always a highlight of the events calendar. A great day out for all the family and a great way to meet fellow members for a chat and tips on modding you car. If you wish to attend this show please go to the link below, you buy your tickets directly from Beaulieu. Once you have purchased please can you confirm with me so I can monitor numbers attending. Hopefully we should get a club stand/ allocated (socially distanced) parking space. Simply Japanese Rally | 25 July 2021 | Beaulieu, National Motor Museum As well as being an opportunity to see an array of Japanese vehicles, there is also the opportunity to enjoy all that Beaulieu has to offer... your entry will include admission to all the Beaulieu attractions including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey. Look forward to seeing you there.
  9. Event Title: Simply Japanese Beaulieu 2021 Event Author: VAD17 Event Date: 25.07.2021 Simply Japanese at Beaulieu Motor Museum Sunday, July 25th Simply Japanese will be returning to Beaulieu on 25 July, for an excellent day out that owners and enthusiasts will enjoy. Set in the parkland of the National Motor Museum, the rally is open to all ages and models of Japanese vehicles and is always a highlight of the events calendar. A great day out for all the family and a great way to meet fellow members for a chat and tips on modding you car. If you wish to attend this show please go to the link below, you buy your tickets directly from Beaulieu. Once you have purchased please can you confirm with me so I can monitor numbers attending. Hopefully we should get a club stand/ allocated (socially distanced) parking space. Simply Japanese Rally | 25 July 2021 | Beaulieu, National Motor Museum As well as being an opportunity to see an array of Japanese vehicles, there is also the opportunity to enjoy all that Beaulieu has to offer... your entry will include admission to all the Beaulieu attractions including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey. Look forward to seeing you there. Simply Japanese Beaulieu 2021
  10. VAD17

    2021 Club & Social Events

    I think its probably unlikely any large events will go ahead prior to June 21st (although who knows), but looks like Simply Japanese at Beaulieu (July 25th) and Go Japan! (Sep 26th) should get enough interest. I will check with organizers whether we would be allowed to have club stands. Assuming yes I will put both events provisionally in the club calendar.
  11. VAD17

    2021 Club & Social Events

    Now, with a number of Covid cases going down and vaccination up my be its time to think (or dream) of when we can have again our club and social events and meets again. I think 1st half of the year is probably a non-starter, but according to the government 4-step plan we should be back to near normal from June 21st. So, here are some suggestions: Tunerfest South (Brands Hatch) - Sunday, June 20th Tunerfest Show – South – The Ultimate Performance Car Event (I know I said June is probably too early, but Tunerfest was always one of my favorite events (and the 1st ever I attended with the club 4yrs ago) - would love to do it again this year as 2020 was cancelled) Simply Japanese at Beaulieu - Sunday, July 25th Simply Japanese Rally | 25 July 2021 | Beaulieu, National Motor Museum Good event for entire family, can be combined with New Forest weekend. I am usually away around this time, but if I stay in the UK due to travel restrictions would be keen to do it. Go Japan! (Brands Hatch) - Sunday, September 26th Go Japan! – Japanese Automotive & Cultural Celebration I think it was probably the only "official" event in 2020 where we had a club stand. Even with social distancing it can be great fun. Autumn Action Day (Castle Combe) - Saturday, October 8th Castle Combe Race Circuit (castlecombecircuit.co.uk) Halloween Action Day (Castle Combe) - Saturday, October 30th Castle Combe Race Circuit (castlecombecircuit.co.uk) Castle Combe action days are not that popular with the club, but we have done them few years ago and also joined couple times Weekend Racers club. If you keen to attend any (or suggest any other events) let me know. If we have enough interest I will organize a club stand (and muffins for Tunerfest or Go Japan! are on me for all attendees on club stand ). ... and subject to restrictions being lifted I hope we'll do couple social meets and drives 2nd half of 2021! Look forward to seeing you guys in the coming months.
  12. VAD17

    servicing

    I prefer my GT86 being serviced by a specialist rather than any Toyota dealership. Tuning Developments for example is nearly 50% cheaper than what you've been quoted by Toyota (although there is risk you'll end up buying few other bits if you visit Mike [emoji38]). Tbh, my car has not been serviced by Toyota dealership once in nearly 4yrs of ownership (and I get it serviced every 6mth as I have turbo kit and regularly track it). As long as genuine service parts are used the warranty should not be affected (I had few minor bits fixed and battery replaced under warranty). Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  13. VAD17

    Oil coolers / baffled sumps

    I used stock air box before going FI, but I've got oil cooler at the same time as TD turbo kit. Sorry can't be more helpful, but by the look of it I think it should be fine. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  14. Track Day - Donington National (MSVT) - £215 (with group discount) Saturday, March 20, 2021 General Track Day - Saturday 20 Mar 2021 | MSVT (msvtrackdays.com) By popular demand "club" track day at Donington with MSVT. Donington Park on the Derbyshire-Leicestershire border is one of the most famous circuits in the world. Right next door to East Midlands airport the circuit really started is life in the 70′s and has developed into a flowing drivers circuit that has high speeds and challenging corners. World level racing is held at Donington. This track day will be held on the Natoinal layout. Noise limit: 98db drive by (all of you should be fine) Circuit guide: https://www.msvtrackdays.com/car/circuits/donington-park/ https://youtu.be/RW4v6wchRwU How to Book: - Call MSVT at 0343 453 3000 - Tell them you are joining "GT86 - BRZ Drivers Club" group booking Once you have booked please let me know and I will update the list below. Attending: 1. @VAD17
  15. VAD17

    (Not so) Newbie

    Hey Mani, welcome onboard. Dont think order matters that much, whatever your preferences are. If anything I would say: - suspension before or at the same time as wheels (will give you wider choice if you go with coilovers). - wheels and tyres before FI (its hilarious how fast you can loose traction with a bit more power). In W London you are pretty close to a number of circuits. Both Bedford and Silverstone will be just over an hour away, Donington probably 1.5 ish. Don't worry taking stock car on track, its perfectly fine and will give you better idea what mods you would want to do. I did several track days on stock car before my 1st mods (suspension, wheels, front brakes and TD NA tune). We have a "club" track day at Bedford on Jan 30th (provided it can still go ahead) which imo is a perfect option for 1st track day (even in wet), then Silverstone on Feb 19th (also good for novices despite being fast circuit) and I will also organise group booking for Donington on March 20th. Hopefully will see you around! Enjoy! Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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