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Audis in the Park! Sunday 9th August 2009

Discussion in 'Major UK Events' started by DriveByShooters, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. warren_S5

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    Just got home from 'Audi-Sport.net' in the Park (quite a turnout from the forum).

    Got to briefly meet the organiser, so very well done to him for getting the event sorted. Weather was kind, and only Kettering's road infrastructure caused any issues as it bottlenecks into Wicksteed Park.

    Was good to meet a few of you, and hear the sound of V8 and V10's thronging across the Park. Took a few photos whilst we were there, so here are a few to give you some perspective if you didn't get the chance to go:

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  3. A3Tom

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    I too have just got home and what a scorcher!!!.

    As has been said it was a fantastic turn out, we outnumbered the other clubs by quite a way.

    Big thank you to Mark and Stacey for sorting out the hopsitality side of things, it really was an excellent effort. The gazeebo confused the hell out of me when we were putting it up earlier on but we got there in the end. BBQ was excellent too :)

    Calvin, fantastic effort and a really good show with a class venue so thank you for sorting it all out. I didnt think you were going to give that black R8 back though :D

    And to everyone I met a thanks for a a great day. Nice to put some faces to names and have a look at some of your cars, roll on next year :)

    Hope everyone got back safe and sound..... I didnt rate those speed bumps on the way in and out though!.

    Tom
     
  4. ROLTYA3TURBO

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    pics look good mate.fair few quattro's there!well miffed i couldn't make it but looked like a good turnout
     
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    Nice pictures matey, I didnt attend as i went to a show with a friend in his Escort cosworth but it looked like the weather was good there also. I want to see more pictures! :)
     
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    I've got a load of pics which I'll upload tomorrow. Got to pack for a week over at my parents now and then drive to North Wales...eek!.

    T
     
  7. jojo

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    Hi to all, and as mentioned above what a great turn out, and as usual, it's nice to put faces to names. Shame I had to leave at 2ish due to work cimmitments, I wanted to stay a bit longer, but was there long enough to see As.net pick the best stand award up, nice one guys! :cool:

    Muchas Gracias to the event and stand organisers, Cal, Rob, Mark, Stace and anyone else I missed out. :)

    Roll on the next event of AudiDriver's International in October, I shall be starting a thread in the next few days to get an idea of numbers that shall turn up to represent As.net once again.

    Joe.
     
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    Hello!

    Well for my first meet as an Audi Sport.net member, I loved it! I was made to feel welcome by every member I spoke to.. And looking at all the other stands, I knew I had chosen the right club! Our stand looked the best and deserved to win.

    Well done to all of you involved in the organisation!

    As above, shame I had to leave early as I would have liked to stay to the end :)

    Im looking forward to the next meet now! Where ever that may be!
     
  9. stoakseya4

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    Just got in. Well done all... Nice BBQ too !

    Thnaks again to Docurley for the laminated sheet!

    :salute:
     
  10. Jimmeh

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    Good show guys.. Well done to everyone involved RE organising it and congrats with the trophy!

    Good to put faces to names and as said, big thanks to docurley for passing on the username poster for the window..

    Good effort :) :D
     
  11. markphelan

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    Had a great day, couldn't have asked for better weather! Great to meet you all and hope to see you again some time :)
    A few of my photos:
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  12. sidibear

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    Fantastic day, well done to all involved in the organising.
    To echo what the others have said, nice to put names to faces and nice welcome feeling.
    I did feel a bit left out having a "4" on the back of my car and not a "3" :lmfao:
     
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    Some nice photos there Mark.

    don't know who this guy was, but, I should of slapped him for leaning on your car!

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    Well it was good to put faces to lots of you guy and I can only say one thing,
    god you lot are ugly:moa:

    Only kidding, it was a good day and loads of us turned up and we won best club stand which goes to show how good the Mod team is.... well done guys and girls.:respekt:
     
  15. DriveByShooters

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    Hi all,
    Just wanted to take this time to thank each and every one of you that attended today.
    I tried to get around to speak to everyone but after a vehicle count of 197 (excluding Audi demo cars and traders), I realise why I didn’t manage it!
    The event was my first ‘proper’ event and I have obviously learnt a lot for next time.
    I apologise in advance if anyone didn’t have a good time and will do my best to correct any issues for next year.
    The general consensus (so far) has been fantastic! The turnout far far far exceeded my expectations and may have resulted in a bit of cramped confused parking, again for this I apologise.
    Everyone I spoke to asked if there will be another one next year.....and the answer is YES!
    I may have organized the show but an event is nothing without people....and in my opinion, it was the people (you guys) that made it what it was. So THANK YOU again!
    Calvin
     
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    Thanks for the great day! Nice cars, people, food and weather what more can you want?! (apart from the exhaust or remap in the raffle prizes!)

    Although the air freshener's I won smell very nice!

    Well done to asn for winning the trophey!

    and thanks so welcoming, roll on the next meet!
     
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    hi all just a quick message just to say what a fantastic weekend we had ! camped sat night the kids loved it ,and what a good show the whole family realy enjoyed it .
    plus what a bonus winning the remap in the raffle ,thanks all for a good weekend
     
  18. DriveByShooters

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    I was just buzzing from such an intense day and was kind of doing Victory laps...lol :jump:
     
  19. <tuffty/>

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    Had a great time, pleased Mark and Stacie made it... would have towed them if needed... quattro FTW eh Mark ;P

    Pleasantly surprised at winning the exhaust in the raffle (soz ash) and just topped off a really great day.

    Well done everyone for making the effort and it was all worth it with ASN getting the award.

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  20. rasA4

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    Well done to the event organisers and hospitality, and the weather was great! Congrats for winning the best stand. Good to meet some of you today.
     
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    twas a good day and as always good company made it,the effort put in by Mark and Stacie is admirable well done
    Glad my paintwork prob was addressed...nice one Tom.
    good to meet new peeps and old.
     
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    Drizz, no worries man, sorry i couldn't stop and chat properly, as by the time i had been around you had sadly gone. I hope the car gets sorted mate
     
  24. rasA4

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    ahh i thought i was dreaming, when i saw your car then it was gone. what did they do to the car? i breifly saw the rear bumper was scratched?
     
  25. rasA4

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    for those who saw my Phatnoise demo, lol
    here is the link as promised. Please look at fitment details to make this will work for your A3/A4 looks like these only fit the B6's. And if you dont have a cd changer lead you will need to buy one.

    Linky

    not bad price £149.95 Delivered (UK Addresses Only)
     
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    Well what can I say??!! What an absolutly great day. Thank you to everyone who came all the cars looked amazing.
    It was nice to meet the new ones and catch up with old friends. Thanks to Alison and Helen for looking after me when I burnt myself.
    Thank you to everyone who contributed to the food (of which the dogs are eating for tea!!)
    You all deserve a round of applause for our club winning the best in show. we really couldn't have done it without you all :) so well done and also well done to our raffle winners we made a substancial 3 figure sum of which we are donating to the air ambulance.
    To sum up the day I have invented a word......Fanfookingbrilliantastic :)

    Anywho Im off to A&E to get my hand sorted it still burns :(
     
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    Its beyond that mate :( all bruised and blistered but still burning so A&E it is
     
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    gutted missed this due to work commitments feck this economic down-turn
     
  30. jojo

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    Ouch Stace, sounds really painful!! :(
     
  31. Nilz

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    Had an excellent time today, a HUGE thank you to Cal, Mark, Stace and everyone else involved in organising this event and making it such a succesful show (for the 1st one, it was great!!!)

    Food was great, meet was great and all the cars were good too, great to put names to faces as always and the weather was perfect!!!

    There were a number of cars there that stood out (MR SINGH) - say no more!!!

    I dont think there was a single car there that was not to my liking every single one of them would be a car that I would have :)
     
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    Yaah that guy might as well rip out his stereo and just listen to the V10 engine AWESOME!
    :rockwoot:
     
  33. Nilz

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    Oh yea, i think i could sit there all day listening to that revving :racer:
     
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    He gets 12 MPG i will have you know...lol
     
  35. rasA4

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    ya he must have burnt about £30 worth just standing still, revving that beast
     
  36. A3Tom

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    I am rather fond of mr singhs motor.....very nice although he looks odd by it....hes almost as tiny as nilz!!
     
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    Hi all, I just want to say a mahooosive thanks to Mark and Stacie for their great enthusiasm and everyone who supported ASN. Sorry, I didn't get to meet everyone but I was occasionally there. :blush: I had orders to have fun at the theme park with my little monster to keep tears and tantrums at bay! lol - But I was 100% with you in spirit!

    Thanks guys and girls. It was a fantastic day! :hi:
     
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    I'll have you know I wasnt the shortest person there today!!! (Cal was ;))
     
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    Well then folks; what a day!

    I arrived up at my 'rents a little while ago, I've had something to eat and relayed the day's stories to my Dad (who I guess sparked my Audi enthusiasm (I've lost count of how many he's had!)); so I think it's due time I posted a few words which I feel are rather important.

    I guess 'Thank You' would sum up what I want to say to all of you, but I'd like to back that up a little...

    Firstly, to Calvin and Annie of Drive By Shooters - using any metric, they put on a simply excellent show; and to be completely honest I'm absolutely gobsmacked that it was the inaugural Audis In The Park - to anyone who didn't know any different, this could easily have been a 10 years+ established event. That in my mind, is a simply amazing acheivement. I've been in touch with Calvin this evening, and he's being extremely modest, humble even, about that acheivement. Every time I've conveyed my (and our collective) thanks and congratulations, he's responded immediately by passing credit straight back to the wider community. He's right, the community (including ASN members) deserves some thanks - and I'll get on to that shortly - but as I told Calvin - a great Orchestra only plays a Symphony perfectly when led by a great Conductor. One of the key reasons so many contingents of the Audi community pulled together is that Calvin is such an accessible, friendly, helpful, keen and genuine chap.

    So, now to the community at large...

    Thanks must go to all the organisations and other clubs who came out to support the event and the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance - I think everyone did justice to both; and it was great to have a more relaxed social day (as a refreshing break from the hectic track-day/drag-strip meets) - and I think everyone enjoyed sharing the atmosphere.

    And the Audi-Sport.net group...

    Well, I'm completely in awe of you. Each and every one of our members deserves great credit for contributing in one of the many ways which people did to ASN's impressive and successful presence at the event. The fact so many of you attended (proabably our largest showing at any event to date) was simply amazing, and your enthusiasm for and support of the event and ASN was brilliant to see. My apologies to any of you who I didn't get to have a chat with, I hope you'll understand my somewhat frenetic buzzing around our patch - and I look forward to catching up with you in future! Special thanks must go to Mark (Byzan A4) and Stacie (Purple Princess) for all their help in ensuring the day went so well, that we were well fed and watered, and that we had some great prizes for a raffle which raised a good sum for a good cause. Also to Ming Blue for her invaluable assistance in logistics (particularly in our 11th-hour mad-dash), the legendary docurley for his time and resources in helping put screen-names, cars and people together - and also his bravery in being first to spray various flammables/combustibles we found in the back of my car to help get the BBQ burning steadily (all clean buring I hasten to add!). Then to everyone else who chipped-in, (in my best Kenneth Williams voice) assisting with erections - Gazebos/Signage etc. of course! Contributing food and joining the catering staff, taking some great photos to document our triumph, supporting the raffle, and presenting a great selection of Audis backed-up by friendly and welcoming demeanour.

    Testament to the commitment everyone showed in playing their part in ASN's show was our receiving the Best Club Display award. I think the title of the award is quite thought-provoking in itself. Without wishing to detract even slightly from our previous group-outings, I think something great happened today. In my eyes, Audi-Sport.net was not only a great forum, but a truly great club too. I hope you'll all accept my most sincere thanks for helping accomplish that progression.

    All the best,

    Rob.
     
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    Audi-Sport.net Members and their Audis in the Park 2009 Best Club Display award.

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    Just a couple of cam-phone pics of Calvin enjoying the spoils...

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    My EOS only made it out of the car once during the day which seemed to fly-by, I'll examine those quick snaps tomorrow, but I'm sure (as posted above) there are plenty of great shots of the day...

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
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    Check out that seat position!...I've made the R8 into a 4 seater!
     

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