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SALE! Discounted Meet Merchandise

We have some merchandise left over from previous meets and have put it all up for sale in the online shop.

Grab some bargain £5 T-shirts, £3.50 caps, and more!

Shop here: http://www.s2kuk.com/s2kuk-shop1.php

S2KUK Charity Online Auction

We have a few prizes left over from Megameet X, which we did not get time to auction on the night.  We would like to maximise our charity raising efforts and offer everyone the opportunity to bid on these fantastic prizes donated by sponsors, traders and members.

The auction will be held online, on the S2KI Forums.  You can bid by posting in reply to the thread below, or by emailing your bid (which will be published on the auction thread) to charity@s2kuk.com

S2KI Thread: http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/1101778-charity-auction-grab-some-great-prizes 

A few 'rules':

  • The auction will run from 7 days from opening, on 7th October, until 14th October.  
  • Winning bidders will be expected to pay within 48 hours of the auction closing.
  • Winning bidders will be contacted for payment which should be made to the S2KUK justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/s2kukmegameet10/
  • Prizes will be sent once payment received.
  • All proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Care - our nominated charity.

Up for auction are the following items  (click below to see):

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S2KUK 2015 Calendar Competition

We have extended the deadline for entries to the Calendar competition until 14th October!

Make sure you get your entries in.... Full details in the link below

http://www.s2kuk.com/news/2015-S2KUK-Calendar-Competition--ENTER-NOW/150

Half Year Memberships Now Open

As it is now October, half year memberships are available!

Half year membership is now open at just £12.50, until 30th April 2015.

Click here to join now.

MEGAMEET 10.5 - The Return - Registration NOW OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Megameet 10.5 - The Return to Mid Wales.

It will be held 8th to 10th May 2015.  SPACES ARE LIMITED

Full details and registration here: http://www.s2kuk.com/megameet10-5.php

Megameet X Report here: http://www.s2kuk.com/news/MEET-REPORT-Megameet-X/159 

MEGAMEET 10.5 - The Return! ANNOUNCED

After such a brilliant Megameet X at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells, upon departure we decided to see if there was availability for an interim Megameet before Megameet 11 in Ireland next year.

We are delighted to say there was!

Megameet 10.5 will have a limited number of places for accommodation and will be booked on a first come, first served basis!  

Full details will be released and registration will open on Wednesday 1st October in the evening.  Costs will remain as per Megameet X

Dates for your diary are Friday 8th to Sunday 10th/Monday 11th May 2015.

MEET REPORT: Megameet X

The months of planning are complete, the route has been finalised, the hotel is booked, cars are checked and cleaned, the waiting is over.  It’s time for undoubtedly the main event of the 2014 S2KUK meet calendar – MEGAMEET X .

The base for this tenth year of Megameet was in the rolling valleys of mid Wales.  The Metropole hotel in Llandrindod Wells was chosen as a base.  This luxury hotel is used by many car clubs and the owner, Justin Baird-Murray, is an ex-S2000 owner and spent a lot of time with us during the course of the weekend making sure everything was perfect.

From late Thursday S2000s began to arrive from all over the UK and Europe.  It was a truly international meet with a large Dutch and Belgian contingent of 14 cars who had enjoyed Euromeet earlier in the year.  There was also Robbie and Biggy (rk renntechnik) from Germany who bought over their immaculate and highly modified ASM Pearl White 2.2 litre – a car that created a great deal of interest over the weekend.  Not forgetting our friends from Ireland who are regular MM attendees and will be hosting the event in September 2015.   

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Happy Birthday Honda!!

Today is Honda Motor Company's 66th Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONDA!

Megameet X Charity Fundraising

We have totted up the money raised at Megameet X and it is a pleasure to announce that the total raised SO FAR is a staggering....

£7330.29

And that isn't all; we still have a few items left over which we will shortly be putting up for online auction, more news once we have them done, these include track days, servicing package, a stay in ireland, Honda sunglasses, and lots more!

We have a Justgiving page where people are making their donations for the items they won in the acution, so you can watch the total rise, and make any additional donations you wish!  https://www.justgiving.com/s2kukmegameet10/

We will be in touch with those who bought tickets online with your raffle prizes soon!

MEET REPORT: Honda Healthcheck at Redhill Honda

Each year, just before the annual MegaMeet, we approach local Honda dealers to help us to raise money for our charity of the year. This year Redhill Honda exceeded all our expectations and gave up their time on a Saturday morning to allow the club free access to their trained S2000 technicians and facilities.

Simon (strobinson1) chats to Steve, one of the technicians, before things get underway

So staggered over the morning we had cars on the ramps for a free Healthcheck. For those of us going to MegaMeet it was a good opportunity to ensure the cars were prepped and ready for the weekend. We were also able to scrutinise the underside of the car to check for any issues, something that isn’t so easy unless you can get them on the ramp. I think most of us were amazed how clean they all seemed to be underneath.

Graham (CynicG) gets some expert advice from Steve

All the staff where very helpful and the mechanics carried out a very thorough check on the cars before answering our many questions and queries. They covered everything for a leaking diff washer to locating the cause of over-run rattle.
The team at Honda were also very interested in some of the mods we had made to the cars and this took as much time discussing as the checks themselves. We also appreciated the bacon sarnies and coffee on tap !

Alans’s immaculate GT100 on the ramp

A total of £320 was raised on the day towards this year’s chosen charity - Macmillan Cancer Care. So a big thank you to all those who bought their cars along for their generosity.

However a particular thank you must go to Martin, Kevin and Steve and the team at Redhill Honda for giving up their time and making this possible!!

VIP Honda Hospitality at BTCC

Our friends at Honda UK and Honda Yuasa Racing are offering all S2KUK members the chance to attend one of the last 2 weekends of the season as a VIP Guest.  Including breakfast & lunch, driver Q&A, garage tours!

The cost is £75 per person and includes entry to VIP Honda area on the Saturday and entry only ticket to Sunday raceday.

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Megameet X - Bid on the Auction & WIN!

With less than one week to go until our massive MEGAMEET X in Mid Wales we would like to offer everyone who is not attending, the chance to bid on auction prizes and buy raffle tickets.

Raffle tickets are £5 per strip or £10 for 3 strips.  Your tickets will be named, held and checked by someone at the evening gala dinner.  To buy raffle tickets please use this paypal link (you can change the qty of strips on the payment page if you want more than 3 strips): 

DO NOT BUY THIS WAY IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!


Buy in multiples of 1 Strip or 3 Strips?
S2KUK Mem No. or S2KI Name

We are going to accept sealed bids from people not in attendance at the event. All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Care.



SO............. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BID ON ANY ITEM BELOW.... please send your highest bid to charity@s2kuk.com (CLICK READ MORE TO SEE LIST)

DO NOT BID THIS WAY IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!

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MEET Report: Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2014

Meet report by Andy Sharp 

DUNSFOLD WINGS AND WHEELS – 24th AUGUST 2014

Dunsfold Park is where Top Gear is filmed.  Each year on the August Bank Holiday weekend they have their popular Wings and Wheels event.  Last year S2KUK had a stand in the Wheels Section and it was such a great day we decided to do the same this year.

We had 10 cars on the stand,  which attracted a lot of interest from the crowd.  We spent the day chatting to previous owners, many of who regretted parting company with their S2000.  We also had a lot of people asking for advice on buying one – so maybe some prospective new club members Smile

The club stand

The weather was kind to us and  S2000 events can be quite posh when it comes to picnics and this proved to be no exception, smoked salmon, rose wine, tarte-au-citroen (citron?) were all on the menu.  Next year we hope to bring the full dining set and candelabras!

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MEET REPORT: Norfolk Broads Meet

Many thanks to Andrew Sharp (Andy2000) for this great reports on the Norfolk Boads Meet:

On 16th August Norfolk played host to a meet around the Norfolk Broads.  The weekend started on Friday evening with some members meeting for a meal in the pub and then heading back to Steve and Sharon’s (Minvo) for a few drinks.  Cars came from as far as Nottingham and Surrey and on Saturday morning eleven S2000s met for a sensible 10:00am departure from Thickthorn services.  There was a good mix of cars, with of course Silverstone being the dominant colour.

As usual, Steve had organised things in detail, right down to a full route guide that made everyone’s life really easy while we were ragging it through the narrow roads around the Broads.   We headed East towards the coast with some beautiful scenery for a first stop at the Woods End Pub down by the river Yare.   However we were all psyched up for driving so this became a quick comfort break before heading off again.

The next leg took us onto Thurlton.  Steve backing everyone up on a number of occasions before releasing us on to some fabulous roads where we could really stretch the legs of our S2000s in full VTEC.  This accompanied by the growl of a number of induction kits, all drowned out of course by Jack’s (Jack_ako) exhaust mod !

Roads

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2015 S2KUK Calendar Competition - ENTER NOW!

We will be producing another S2KUK Calendar this year, so now it is time to start getting your pictures or cameras out, and to submit your photo entries!  Please see below for rules and instructions - ESPECIALLY the first one!

RULES AND REGULATIONS

We all want to see great shots of the S2000, so we have high standards for submissions.

  • Photos need to meet a minimum resolution for print purposes. That minimum is "high resolution" - at least 150 dpi, in tif, png, jpg formats. As a guide, photos should generally be 3-4 MB or more
  • You CAN obscure license plates if you wish
  • Photos need to be cropped "loose" this is to avoid having some great submissions that we can’t use because the image was already cropped too tight to the S2000.
  • Try and leave some space around the S2000 so the image can be cropped to fit the calendar. 
  • No watermarks allowed.
  • NO NUDITY - images must be work and family safe.
  • If there is enough demand for hot ladies (or men!) posing we may do a short run of an alternative calendar.
  • ONE ENTRY ONLY per person (so choose wisely) You may if you wish supercede your entry as many times as you want

TIPS

  • Photos can't just be "driveway" shots, no hose and bucket in the background. You need to be creative, artistic, and unique! At least find a scenic spot to take the pic!
  • Lots of people take the ubiquitous 1/4 front or 1/4 rear view, and we can only have so many similar poses in a calendar, so taking the time to do something different and interesting will count toward the submissions
  • The calendar is not for profit, and stresses the love we have for our cars. 

How to make a submission

  • When you have a photo to submit, rename it with the following format:  "Real_Name.jpg" (YOUR NAME not actually Real_Name.jpg!)
  • Email them to: calendar@s2kuk.com
  • Photos have to be emailed for entry. This is your tacit consent that they can be used in the calendar, and on the S2KUK website.
  • Submissions not following the criteria above will be rejected without notice so please follow the instructions! 

Submission deadline will be October 5th 2014 at 23:59

Submissions will then be put on the S2KUK website for voting.

Remember, submissions need to be EMAILED.  

If they are not emailed, they are not entered.


IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COPYRIGHT

By entering this calendar competition you are giving licence to S2KUK (UK S2000 Owners Club) to use your image for publication in the calendar and on the S2KUK website.  

IF YOU DO NOT OWN COPYRIGHT of the image - that is if YOU did not take the photograph it will not qualify for the competition. 

DO NOT ENTER WITH A PHOTO YOU DID NOT TAKE, as it can have serious consequences if it is published. 

By entering a photo to the competition you are agreeing to indemnify UK S2000 Owners Club against any action regarding copyright should you have entered a photo of which you do not own copyright.

MEET Report: Silverstone Classic 2014

Thanks to Andy Sharp for doing this write up!

Silverstone Classic 2014 lived up to its expectations as one of the highlights of the S2KUK meets calendar.  We were blessed with fantastic weather for the event, and during the course of the weekend over 38  S2000s joined us on the club stand on the infield,expertly arranged by Minvo.

Honda UK  kindly supplied us with a marquee which we could use as a base and this became an excellent meeting place between races to chill out with a PIMM'S or two (we are a civilised club after all !) and chat with other owners and the host of people who came over to admire and ask us about our cars and the club. 

  

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MegaMeet 10 - Donations and scrounging begins here. Please help.

We are making final preparations for Megameet 10 (yes the tenth!!) in delightful Mid Wales.

It is, so far, an incredible turn out with 70 cars planned to be in attendance so it promises to be a great meet. As ever we will be doing our bit to raise money for our Members Chosen Charity of the Year which this year is Macmillan Cancer Support

Last year we raised a staggering £5,414.50 which was split in equal amounts and donated to Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes charities. We can only hope, that with your help, we can do just as well this year.

So....

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

  • Have you got something you could donate as a raffle or auction prize?
  • Could you scrounge something from a local dealer, or similar?
  • Are you a business who'd like to benefit not only the charity, but yourselves by getting free PR/Advertising?
  • Maybe you travel a lot for work and stay in hotels - could you persuade them for an overnight B&B voucher perhaps?
  • Does your work place do anything special? Would they donate something?


Then please let us know by emailing charity@s2kuk.com

Anything, no matter how big or small, will help us towards the fund raising.

Also we need some volunteers to help contact our list of traders/sponsors etc. please get in touch - many hands make light work!

Thank you in advance for any help!

Committee Vacancies

  We have 2 vacancies on the Club Committee of S2KUK.

Following announcements at the AGM we have 2 positions on the Club Committee, we have some interest but as not all members were at the AGM we have to open it up to everyone and follow the process of election as set out in the Club Constitution. 

We will take nominations (some were given at the AGM), if you would like to put yourself forward:

You will need to propose yourself and have someone to second you, both you and your seconder must be paid up Club members.  Once nominations are in there will be a members' vote on the candidates to decide who takes the positions.


Treasurer

After 10 years service to the club and being a founding member, Ade has decided it is time to hand over the baton to someone with more day to day involvement in the club.  We would like to thank Ade for his hard work keeping the accounts in shape.

Key responsibility is financial control, keeping accounts up to date and filing in line with legal requirements. 

Honda/Dealer/Discounts Co-ordinator

This will involve engaging with Honda (UK) on various subjects, recruitment of dealers and suppliers to the discount scheme, and keeping the discounts up to date.  


Interested?

If you'd like to put yourself forward for either of these roles, you will need to propose yourself, and you will also need someone to second you.  Once all proposals are in, appointment would be by a club members' vote.  You can do this by emailing via the Contact Form using the Contact Committee option from the drop down menu.

Both roles are voluntary and will take up a little of your own time, however it will not be onerous.


Other help

We are also keen to have more regional event organisers.  To volunteer please also email via the Contact Form using the Contact Committee option from the drop down menu.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss, one of the committee will be happy to help, please just get in touch!

S2KUK Charity of the Year 2014/15

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Chrity vote for this year is...

Macmillan Cancer Support.

Full results of the vote below.

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S2KUK AGM 2014

Notice is hereby given that The UK S2000 Owners Club AGM 2014 will be held at 10.00 am on Saturday 26th July 2014 at Silverstone Classic.

The AGM is a formality to conform with the Club constitution attended by Committee and there is not usually much (if any) interest from members to attend.  However if you would like to attend (you must be a currently paid up member), please inform Sue, the club Secretary including your membership number through the contact details here by 24th July. 

We will meet in the S2000 Hospitality tent and if required, move to the nearest cafe. 

The Agenda will be as follows:

  1. Apologies
  2. Agree minutes from previous AGM
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Re-Election of officers: Chairman / Treasurer / Secretary
  6. Re-election of other committee members  
  7. Merchandise – update to be provided
  8. Members items
  9. AOB


If any member has items they would like to be discussed at the AGM please also inform Sue as above by 24th July.

Vote for S2KUK Charity of the Year 2014-15

It's time to vote for the S2KUK Charity of the year.  We have collected all nominations and now it is your chance to vote.  

Please take some time and read about each charity using the link provided if you are not familiar with any of the smaller charities.

You can choose up to 3 of your favourite charities in the vote.  Voting link is below the table.

The Nominations (in alphabetical order) are:

Autism Hampshire

http://www.autismhampshire.org.uk

Brain Tumour Charity (Adi's Mission Fund)

http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/supporter-groups/adis-mission-fund

Cancer Research UK

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org

Dogs Trust

http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/

Horseback UK

http://horsebackuk.org

Hounds for Heroes

http://houndsforheroes.com

MacMillan

http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Medical Detection Dogs

http://www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

MIND

https://www.mind.org.uk

Pod Charitable Trust

http://www.podchildrenscharity.com/

Rainbows Hospice

http://www.rainbows.co.uk

RSPCA

http://www.rspca.org.uk

Please Click Here to Vote!

Euromeet 2014 - An Account by Tom Maher

This awesome story of his Euromeet 2014 experience has been written by Tom Maher, click below to see the full story with pictures!

It was late August when the rumours of Euromeet 2014 started to float around the S2000 community. Everyone who made it to Euromeet 2009 knew the potential it could have and those who missed it had spent the last 4 years hoping it would come again. Like any sequel it was always going to be compared to the last, especially as the location was exactly the same. But Euromeet 2014 was never going to be a sequel, some cobbled together left overs trying to replicate a bygone dream. Euromeet 2014 was designed to strengthen the incredible spirit of the European S2000 community and that’s exactly what it would do. Within 24 hours of first whispers online, I was contacted from S2000 owners from all over Europe. The same questions kept popping up: “Where, when and how do I pay?” I knew then that there was no way of stopping the power of dreams becoming a reality. Within a couple of weeks I had gotten word from official sources that the people had been heard and Euromeet 2014 would be taking bookings in the New year.

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Japfest 2 (17th August 2014) - Tickets now on Sale

We will have a stand at Japfest 2 again this year - last year was very well attended with over 30 S2000s!

Date: 17th August 2014

Venue: Donington Park, DE74 2RP

Static Car Meet for Japanese car owners (with an option for track time). Drifting displays and Trade Stands.

Ticket Prices: £13 each per person (S2KUK Member, £15 non member). Stand passes are free)

TICKET PAYMENT LINK HERE (CLICK)

More information available from Japfest 2 website and thread on S2KI

XM11 - S2KUK Christmas Party - 6th December 2014

 

Why not come and celebrate Christmas with us?

Each year we organise a Christmas Party, it's an opportunity to dust off the posh frocks, tux and get together with other club members.  

 

This year we return to the venue we used in 2012, for a Mistletoe Masquerade Party night!

For full details please click below

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Megameet 10 (MMX) - 19th to 22nd September 2014

Announcing our 10th "Megameet"

Megameet will be held in the beautiful location of Mid-Wales, home of many picturesque, exhilarating roads. 

  

It is your opportunity to join other passionate S2000 owners to:

  • Drive some fantastic roads, in a number of groups on Saturday
  • Many chances for pictureqsue photographs
  • Competitions and prizes for S2000s and their owners
  • Saturday night S2000 Party - Charity dinner, FREE WINE, raffle prizes, auctions and entertainment
  • Sunday activities - On Sunday you can spend the day at your leisure. The area has many attractions; you could; explore Elan Valley or other beautiful landscapes of Mid-Wales, Visit Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Experience Talyllyb Railway - the world's first preserved railway, or simply rest and relax in the Hotel's luxury spa

 

FOR FULL DETAILS, COSTS AND REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

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10% off for S2KUK Members or Special S2000 Protection Detail for only £175
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Discount on genuine Honda Parts for S2KUK Members
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