Finally, registration is now open!!
Nathan (Jacked Up), Andy (AndyP) and myself are proud to present you with TG 09
The date for your diaries will be Saturday 11th July 2009
Format For the Day
We've tried to squeeze as much as we can into this years event to maximise the fun! Arrival at Dunsfold Park will be between 9am and 10am, followed by a welcome and briefing from the Pit Crew at 10:15. Track Time will commence at 10.30am sharp!
We'll then have a break for lunch, during which some of the cars from the UK MINI Challenge will be displaying their abilities on the track! Speeches and Raffle draws will also take place.
We have some great prizes already for the Raffle (more info to follow) including tickets to watch the filming of the TopGear TV Show!
We'll then have an afternoon track session also which will hopefully continue well into a nice summers afternoon!
After your time on the track, you'll be led off to the special stage (details to be confirmed). Participation will be optional, and there will be a prize on the day for the winning performance!
Where is Dunsfold?
TopGear is filmed at Dunsfold Aerodrome, near Guildford in Surrey, and this is where our event is held. Full address is: Dunsfold Aerodrome, Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB.
As per previous years, we will be using the actual TG test track at Dunsfold, driving the same lines as the Stig
Track time will be done behind a pace car, driven by a member of the pit crew.
The MINI2 TG09 event is committed to raising money for Charity. This year our main beneficiary is Combat Stress
. They will be receiving 50% of all money raised through the event! The Society provides specialist treatment and welfare services for veterans suffering from psychological injuries associated with service trauma.
You can read more information on their website here: Combat Stress - Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society Society.
In addition to this, 25% of all money raised will be donated to the MINI2 Charity Ball Fund. Each year the MINI2 Charity Ball which this year is raising money for the NSPCC and Brians House Childrens Hospice - both excellent causes!
The final 25% will be donated to The Italian Job fundraising. This year a number of us involved with the TopGear event are taking part in The Italian Job in October which over the years has raised an absolute shed load of cash for Kids Out
Finally, the majority of the money paid to Dunsfold park for the use of their fabulous facility will be donated to their nominated Charity, Chase
Sponsors and Raffle Prizes
This year we're proud to annouce the following companies which are sponsoring the event, and helping us not only organise a great day out, but also raise money for some worthwhile causes!
- MOD-N-MINI ~ Mini Modifications & Customisation Specialists
- offering parts, performance upgrade, servicing and fitting
- GRS Motorsport - Manufacturers of Quality Aluminium Products
- manufacturers of the infamous GRS Intercooler and new chargecooler
MINI Motorsport Centre
- MINI Motorsport Centre
- race preparation, JCW parts and upgrades, and fitting services.
More sponsors will no doubt follow as we get them confirmed
We have had some fantastic raffle prizes donated so far as well
2 Tickets to the Filming of Top Gear!!
1 Tuning Kit upgrade from Mod N Mini
2 Tickets to the MINI 2 Charity Ball - thank you to the Charity Ball Team
Beer or Wine from Dalboyne all the way from Luxembourg ( Thanks Ian )
A days paintballing for up to 10 people
Signed model of a GT Touring car!
How much is it?
The cost for TG09 will be £40 per car, this is more than previous years but we're chucking in lots more goodies for your money! The increaes is also largely due to a rise in the cost of hiring the track for the day
There will be no charge for passengers however, so pack them in! Included for your £40 will be:
- Entry to Dunsfold Park
- Track Time on the TopGear test track
- Unlimted refreshments all day!
- TG09 branded T-Shirt
- Special Stage Entry
- Raffle Ticket
- Special TG09 Charity Wristband
- Car Window Sticker - to show everyone you were the Stig!
Extra T-Shirts, wristbands and raffle tickets will be available on the day!
Remember folks, it's all for Charity!!!!
How Do I Register?
This year we will be taking formal registrations! At the bottom of this post you'll find a word document form, please save the form, complete the information required and then email it back to [email protected]
. Within a few days, you'll receive a paypal invoice for the ticket cost, which you can then use to make payment.
If you'd prefer to use a service other than paypal (such as cheque) please indicate this on your email, and we'll do our best to accommodate you!
The list below shows those who've registered their interest already, we will indicate next to their names once registatration forms and payment have been received.
Entry packs with full details will then be posted out to your address prior to the event.
Food on the Day
Once again, Nathans fantastic colleagues will be providing us with their catering skills on the day - although this year with a slight twist! They will serving food that they'd normally cook out in the field, this gives you a chance to experience what our soldiers eat whilst out in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan. This will all be provided free of charge.
We'll also have the usual burgers, hot dogs and bacon rolls available at low prices.
If anyone would like to bring a picnic on the day, they're also more than welcome.
Rules & Regs
Unfortunately as with anything, there has to be rules! The is a MINI2 event, open only to New MINIs. If you don't have one, you'll need to beg, borrow or buy one! Or find someone with a spare passenger seat!
Also, please ensure you have a valid MINI user account, with space in your PM box, this is so we can contact you easily. Registrations will not be accepted without a MINI2 Username for contact purposes
When you're handling 300 registrations, anything to make the admin easier is a bonus!
Other than that, enjoy yourselves!
I think that just about covers it for the moment, if anyone has any questions, feel free to PM either myself, Nathan or Andy and we'll do our best to answer your query!