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Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« on: 17, November, 2011 - 08:48:22 »
A firm favourite on our calendar, Team C5alive will be attending the 2012 Alternative Energy Racing event being held at Santa Pod on Saturday 12th May.

Full details to be published nearer the time  :)
« Last Edit: 17, November, 2011 - 08:59:46 by BooBoo »

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #1 on: 10, January, 2012 - 20:08:19 »
Some additional info for all those who may be tempted to come along to the 2012 AER event at Santa Pod ;



Dear all,

 

Alternative Energy Racing is back for 2012 – Santa Pod’s showcase event for alternative fuel and electric vehicles. The 2012 event takes place on Saturday 12th May.

 

If you’ve got an alternative fuel or electric vehicle in your fleet, this is the event where you can show it off to the wider world and interact with fellow enthusiasts.

 

As with previous year’s events, AE Racing centres around the dragstrip, and there are trophies for the fastest vehicles of the day, but it’s not a an out-and-out race event. Most people will be in attendance not to set records but to socialise and network with fellow enthusiasts and those in the industry.

 

A few plans and changes for the 2012 event:

- I am hoping to be able to open the event to those with electric vehicles on Friday night, to allow entrants to camp over and charge their vehicles overnight. All entrants are also welcome to stay on Saturday night for an additional charge to allow them to get home again. This should open up the event to competitors from further afield and also allow everyone to make more runs on the day.

- Due to time pressures on the track, I have been asked by the race director to only allow vehicles capable of at least 50mph on track. However, this does not exclude slower vehicles as I am also planning to have a shorter sprint track that can be used by the “cycle-type” vehicles, so everyone with an alternative fuel or electric vehicle will remain entirely welcome, no matter how fast or slow.

 

Both of the changes await confirmation, but I am hoping I will be able to confirm these shortly. In the meantime, if you have any ideas you would like to see implemented, please let me know!

 

Entries are now open and I will start to update the website with 2012 entries as they come in. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP if you want to receive newsletter updates. You can enter by replying to this email or by visiting this page: http://www.aeracing.org/entry2011.php

 

Please feel free to forward this email onto any friends, colleagues or associates that you think might be interested in Alternative Energy Racing 2012.

 

Thanks in advance for your involvement in the 2012 event!

 

Rick Cuthbert

Santa Pod Raceway – AE Racing co-ordinator

www.AERacing.org



Looks like some of the proposed changes may make the event better suited for the c5's, especially having a smaller track set aside for cycle based vehicles .


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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #2 on: 13, January, 2012 - 23:41:14 »
With any luck, my bus will be back on the road and I will be attending!  ;D

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #3 on: 14, January, 2012 - 00:04:50 »
I definitely want to be there  ;D

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #4 on: 14, January, 2012 - 05:57:53 »
That is good to hear guys , it is nice to know this event is likely to be well supported once more by Team c5alive  ;D

I'll sort out my application soon  :)

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #5 on: 15, January, 2012 - 09:22:13 »
Don't know if i'll be brave enough to go down the strip but i'll come along anyway  ;D


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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #6 on: 21, January, 2012 - 12:08:08 »
I will be coming to this one this year  :) But we are having the weekend away and I won't be bringing along my C5, But I will joining in with the wife and family this time so really looking forward to a birthday treat.

Retro Andy.
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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #7 on: 22, January, 2012 - 10:35:14 »
I noticed that it will be Matt's 14th birthday on the 12th so he at last be able to use his C5 on the public roads for the first time  ;)

Retro Andy.
 

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #8 on: 22, January, 2012 - 12:24:16 »
Don't know if i'll be brave enough to go down the strip but i'll come along anyway  ;D



there will be a smaller track set aside for the less powerful vehicles so you'll get chance to play  :D

This is always an excellent venue to meet up at, looking forward to a superb day out 8)

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #9 on: 13, February, 2012 - 10:10:30 »
I've submitted a registration form for "Teamc5alive" to take part in this years AER. I'm assuming that each "driver" has to register individually to receive their free entrance ticket and be allowed on the track, so if you want to take part you should consider completing the registration form on the AER website (link shown earlier in this topic).

 

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #10 on: 27, February, 2012 - 18:28:00 »
Entered!  8)
This is even more a must for me now I want to start an electric car classifieds website

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #11 on: 28, February, 2012 - 19:19:13 »
Still not quite sure what we're doing with transport but might have to register anyway just in case i can make it  ;D


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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #12 on: 28, February, 2012 - 21:22:30 »
Good to see the interest is building for this event...the more the better as it helps the organiser when it comes to negotiating with those in charge of the site for extra facilities.


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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #13 on: 08, March, 2012 - 11:02:33 »
You won't need brakes on a drag strip!

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Re: Santa Pod A.E.R (Saturday 12th May)
« Reply #14 on: 08, March, 2012 - 15:34:40 »
Trust me they are a positive bonus !!!! ;)