Following on from the seed sown by our friends down south, we thought we would give a little something back to the detailing community that supports us so well by hosting a series of five themed breakfast club meets over the coming summer months. The dates and themes will be...
Saturday 17th May - How to wash your car safely and effectively
Saturday 21st Jun - How to clean your paint safely and effectively
Notes: The topic to be covered is paint decontamination, both by chemical (degreasers and tar removers) and physical (clay) means. Our C2 is going to be the test mule and everyone will be able to have a go at claying and gain some confidence.
Saturday 19th Jul - How to safely polish your paint by hand or machine
Saturday 23rd Aug - How to safely clean and protect your engine bay
Saturday 20th Sep - How to safely clean and protect the interior of your car
All of the meets will run from 9am to 1pm. The content of the demonstrations at each meet will be aimed squarely at the enthusiast, the aim being to pass on the knowledge that will make for better, safer car care in the future. The point of these meets is to provide a social setting for learning; attendence is open to all who want to learn and participate. Following on from this, it goes without saying that these meets will not be commercialised - there won't be any special offers put on, and the stockroom will remain closed until the very end of the meet (I guess it's inevitable that someone will want to buy something!).
Being a breakfast club style meet series, I am looking into the food situation. However, until I get an idea of numbers, I am going to hold off booking a van to supply hot food. So, for the first meet hot food will only be available from the local Somerfield's in the village, two minutes down the road. If numbers are good at the first meet then I will try to get on-site catering for the rest of the meet series - bacon rolls would be good!
A final point; if it rains hard on days when outdoor demonstrations are scheduled then we may change the theme at the last minute and switch to working on scrap panels indoors - please bear this in mind if travelling far for a specific demonstration. We will be at the mercy of the weather for the meets scheduled for the 17th May and 23rd August. All that remains to be said is we hope to see many of you at the first meet next weekend, when either Angela's new C2 VTS or Clark's new WR1 will get the full wash treatment!