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We know the VXON stands/meets are always a good turn out and a good laugh, but what about the actual show?

Last year I thought it was ok, some nice cars to look at but you really had to look hard to spot them amoungst all the chavved up max power type ****.
Most stands were selling Ripspeed type tat that no sensible person wants, and tons of slappers to tempt you to but it LOL

From the pics Ive seen on afew other site I dont feel I missed anything by not going.... maybe Im getting too old?
 

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to be honest you didnt,
i did think it was not as good as last year, the stalls were fewer the girls were even more nastier, and the stuff they were selling was either over priced or tat.
i asked at every stall for a set of c20xe coolant hoses and all said the same, they had them for the nova / corsa conversions only,
i think thats said alot to the type of cars there realy.

although i have to add that there were some stunning motors there, you just had to realy look for them past the company sponserd, cheque book cars to see that some had realy worked hard themselves to get thier car looking as good as it did
 

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The only thing u'd've missed would be the track mate!
I thought it was pretty much the same as last year, although there was a distinct feeling there were fewer stands and clubs... Maybe the weather put them off, or they never got their tickets.

They had the D1 drifters at about 4.30... which I was hugely disappointed in! They only do 2 corners, feck off, and wait for the judges decision... One match-up went to about 6 rounds... got very boring after about 3...
The commentator seemed a bit TOO excited, especially over the sound of a BMW which sounded like a strimmer, ask SteveW for an impression of it! :D

I don't know whether it was really that **** or I was too tired to walk round everything...

Edit: Yes, the Fast Car stand was total shite as usual...
 

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There was the track to watch anf the sprints, both get a little tedious after time, and the drifting which I didnt see but was told it was somewhat dire. Good thing about it was it was a day where you can get involved, run round the track or do a sprint.

But I liked it, not just because of my involvement on the sprint, but because unlike PVS and Billing (both good shows dont get me wrong) it wasnt just Vauxhall. I got chance to look round lots of other cars that I found interesting, I spent about 45mins talking to the guys with the skylines, looked at some gorgeous fast fords, Scoobys etc, wasnt all 'chavved up' as I thought.

I will go agasint the grain and say it was actually better than I expected, just because it was nice to look away from the Vauxhall scene and into the rhelms of other cars.

If they said next year would be the same sort of thing as this year, I'll still be going :)

Thats my thoughts
 

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I find watching track days boring, most people dont want to crash so are taking it pretty easy....
I went to the GT Battle at Rockingham last year and saw a demo from the Japanese pros drifting and was left very unimpressed...
The sprint is pointless as the timing gear is in-accurate...

Im still thinking a normal RWYB at Pod is the best thing to go to for variation, no over crowding, park where you want, no preadvance overpriced tickets to mess about with, and of course run your own car
 

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I find watching track days boring, most people dont want to crash so are taking it pretty easy....
I went to the GT Battle at Rockingham last year and saw a demo from the Japanese pros drifting and was left very unimpressed...
The sprint is pointless as the timing gear is in-accurate...

Im still thinking a normal RWYB at Pod is the best thing to go to for variation, no over crowding, park where you want, no preadvance overpriced tickets to mess about with, and of course run your own car


good comment there
maybe next summer we can do a club meet on a rwyb day :Cool2:
 

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There were defiantely less "old skool" cars there this year, but I still enjoyed it. That said I always do and will probably keep going as that show is almost like a yearly tradition for me 'cos I've been going for so many years.

The rappers and breakdancers were as pointless as the rough old trouts that were this year's excuse for "models" :lmao:

There were some good cars about that were non-Vaux, some interesting different ones and some standard looking ones too. But primarily it was chavved up tosh.

Thing is, with the track action, the 0-60 sprint, the trade stands (OK they're not great but it passes the time for a few mins) and the variety of cars on display on the club stands I still think it's a decent show.

Put it this way, I'd much rather go to Trax than Max Power Live, Donny (or whatever its called) or the Modified Nationals. As long as we have a stand there next year I'll be going back :Cool2:
 

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My thoughts on the show.

£10 advance entry was ok, paying £20 on the door - ummmm no thanks. The trade area was very different to previous years seemed a lot quieter - see the usual traders every year etc, and good to have a catch up, and keep yourself remembered.

Track action was good, and the 0-60 was entertaining to watch, always an added bonus when you see people you know run.

Some really good cars around, and some not so good. All a bit of a mixture as per usual.

Overall - I stand by the £10 advance entry was ok, paying £20 on the door - ummmm no thanks But the show as such doesn't detract from a fun weekend :)
 

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I find watching track days boring, most people dont want to crash so are taking it pretty easy....
Well two Cav Turbos from CTOR went off iirc :eh

I love track days, although Castle Combe is better from a driver's AND spectator's point of view imho. It's just that apart from the track at Combe there's sod all else to do.

Thing is, I find 1/4 miles incredibly dull to watch after a few runs. Same with that drifting **** that was going on yesterday. It's ok for 20 mins or so but after that it's very samey.

The beauty of Trax is it has bits of everything. It doesn't actually excel in any one thing but there's so much variation that it generally keeps you occupied for most of the day. Add to that the fact that it's a great opportunity to catch up with fellow club members again and it makes for a decent day out for a tenner :)
 

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I find watching track days boring, most people dont want to crash so are taking it pretty easy....
I went to the GT Battle at Rockingham last year and saw a demo from the Japanese pros drifting and was left very unimpressed...
The sprint is pointless as the timing gear is in-accurate...

Im still thinking a normal RWYB at Pod is the best thing to go to for variation, no over crowding, park where you want, no preadvance overpriced tickets to mess about with, and of course run your own car
Yes, watching them starts to get a bit samey, unless there are some kit cars out there giving it everything, what is god is taking your own car round yourself. :)
 

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I think the problem with ALL shows is once you have spent an hour walking round you have seen it all.
Yes of course you can go round again and spot some decent cars you missed the first time, but for the most part its just the same old.

As for going to Trax but not MP or MN, they are all the same thing pretty much IMO!
 

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As for going to Trax but not MP or MN, they are all the same thing pretty much IMO!
Except you have track action, 0-60 sprints etc. (so a bit more variety) at Trax which you don't get at the others ;)
 

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I think this pic taken there (seen on another forum) sums it up? :lmao:

True enough, although some on our own stand were getting right into it, and starting to use words like 'Bo', 'Innit' and 'Selecta'

Alex adopting the Max power chick pose...


Ans Trish... screamin out for da rewind...
 

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wow @ 1st glimps i thought that was Dunc:

 

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I found this years show to be a little disappointing, given the past few. Definitely quieter, but there was some interesting machinery around, big BHP Cossies, the Lancer Register had some interesting motors, the mk.1 Escort, etc.

Having said that, most people seemed to start going at around 3pm-3.30pm, which may have said something about the show!
 
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