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Latest News - From the UK S2000 Owners Club

Classifieds now Published on Social Media!

Great news!  We have enhanced our classifieds section, so that every time you place a classified ad, it will get published automatically on our facebook page, tweeted on twitter and posted on our google+, within an hour of you publishing it!

So if you have a car, registration or any parts/mods to sell, use our classifieds!

(Membership required)

 

Choose the S2KUK Charity of the Year

It is time to nominate the S2KUK Charity of the year for 2015/16.

You can see here how the Club has raised almost £50,000 in the past few years all for very good causes.

Within this club year we raised almost £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Now it is your chance to nominate a charity of choice for the coming club year.  

Nominations will be accepted through email to charity@s2kuk.com or simply login and comment on this article or comment on the story on our facebook page, tweet us @S2KUK or on our Google Page or Google Community

Nominations will close on 23rd April 2015, at which point there will be a vote to select from the nominations.

2015/16 Membership & Renewal Now Open! - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

2015/16 Memberships and Renewals are now OPEN!

The club year ends on 30th April 2015, so renewal and new memberships are now open.  

You can join or renew now for the new club year which will run until April 30th 2016.

If you join or renew before March 30th 2015 you will qualify for EARLY BIRD PRICES:

  • Full year membership or renewal £15.00
  • If you joined after 1st Jan 2015 renewal at £7.50

After 30th March 2015 membership price will be £17.50 (and £10 for renewal if you joined after 1st Jan 2015)

Join or renew today to receive or continue all your benefits which are listed here

To renew: login to your account and click ACCOUNT+ on the right hand side in the MEMBERS AREA

CarFest North And South 2015!

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for exclusive club stands at both CarFest North and CarFest South 2015, A dream of cars, music, food and masses of family fun - a dream conjured up by Chris Evans and brought to life in Cheshire and Hampshire.

CarFest North is from 28th July to 2nd August at Oulton Park, Chershie.

CarFest South is from 28th August to 30th August at Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Hampshire.

Do you want to show your car on our EXCLUSIVE STAND?

Our stands at both events have only 5 spaces per day for showcars, so we are going to ask for applications to display your cars at the event.  As such we would like to invite all members to send their application in, with up to 3 photos of your car and a description of why you think your car should be on show.  You must be state which of the 2 events you can attend and which days.  You will have to pay for tickets, however the club will subsidise and provide 2 weekend tickets per car as a showcar on the stand.

Email s2kuk@s2kuk.com with your application.

Meets & Events 2015

Meets and Events 2015

The UK S2000 Owners Club is proud to deliver so many great meets and events again in 2015.  Here are just a few that are already well under-way being organised!  Many of which we have special Club discount rates for tickets.

Please click the more information hyperlinks below and get yourself registered and added to the growing list of attendees.  We hope to see members old and new at as many events as possible!

Click READ MORE to see them all!

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Review of RideDrive

Many thanks to Graham for this really well written review of his day with RideDrive.   If you'd like to check out what they have to offer, see the discounts section.

As part of the S2KUK Xmas raffle, I was fortunate enough to win several prizes including a full day RideDrive Advanced Driver Training voucher. This is a summary of the experience that I thoroughly recommend to all S2000 drivers:

After calling to book a date for the experience, I received an email from Roger, my instructor for the day, confirming a start location, my drive expectations, and also recommending obtaining a copy of ‘Roadcraft: The Essential Police Driver's Handbook’.

Book read, (the section on driver psychology is particularly interesting) and mobile numbers exchanged, I met Roger at 9am in a local carpark. After introductions, Roger clarified what I was hoping to get from the day, (best paraphrased as fast but safe road driving with a particular focus on overtaking). We buckled up and set off for a short evaluation drive.

I must admit I felt like like I was on a driving test initially and certainly did not drive as I would normally, but Roger was very relaxed and I soon relaxed and resorted to my typical, poor, driving style.

After 20 minutes, we pulled over and Roger provided some observations on my road positioning, braking and appropriate gearing, among other things. We decided to focus on road positioning and engaging lower gears more smoothly initially and set off through the South Downs, taking in some fun and fast roads.

Roger provided excellent tips, techniques and approaches to fast corning, always ensuring I understood ‘why’ as well as ‘how’. Very quickly it became obvious to me that I did not process a lot of information that was available on the roads, and Roger’s commentary really helped to drill this practice into me.

After an hour or so, we stopped at AAC Middle Wallop for a cuppa, review of the changes in driving style and general chitchat. Roger’s knowledge of the local roads was second to none, and his experiences training Police pursuit cars and bikes was evident and interesting.

We cracked on as the sun came out so of course, the roof came down. Heading west, we started ‘profiling’ drivers and anticipating actions as we took on some more challenging overtaking procedures. This was very educational but most of all, excellent fun.

We stopped for lunch at Compton Abbas Airfield, which was another great location and reviewed the morning’s work. At this point I was mentally quite tired, so I can see how the half day might be enough for some, (or maybe splitting the experience into two half days, which was an option).

But keen to continue putting my new skills to practice, we jumped back in car and headed north, taking in many fast roads and really ‘pushing on’, (with a big smile on my face most the time).

We finally got back to our start location around 4pm after an extensive and high speed drive around some of the south’s best roads, (many of which I was not aware of). We had a quick debrief about the day, my car, and discussed things to think about going forward before saying farewell.

Its now over a year since that day but I still employ many of the skills I picked up from Roger, which on several occasions have kept my S2000 out of a hedge! The event was a flexible and personalised road driving course with a top instructor, and a very practical alternative to pure track tuition. Thoroughly recommended!

Graham (cynicg)

Silverstone Classic - 24th-26th July 2015

Details of Silverstone Classic 2015 and booking code here!  We will have another great stand at this stunning event!

Donington Historic Festival - 2nd-4th May 2015

Donington Historic Festival -Donington Park, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2015.

With close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades,historic rally car and karting action and a ‘living motoring museum’created by dozens of car clubs displays – plus a host of other attractions –exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed, whether you buy a ticket for one,two or all three days! On each day of the Festival gates open at 07.30am and the circuit activity starts at 9.10am, finishing at around 6.30pm.

The provisional timetable will be announced early in 2015. Members of car clubs registered to attend the event benefit from a two-for-one ticket offer on advance tickets when they quote their unique club code at time of booking(deadline Saturday, April 25th), and, at the time of booking, will be asked to request the number of infield passes they require, allowing them to join the other cars on display in their club's dedicated infield parking area, to create a fantastic exhibit for all spectators to enjoy. Children aged 15 and under(accompanied by an adult) get in for free. 

BOOKING TICKETS - Click below.

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S2KUK 2015 Calendar - ORDER NOW!

Here is a preview of the S2KUK 2015 calendar!  This year it also includes key meets and events!

ORDER yours now for DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!* (along with other merchandise):

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

             

*Delivery before Christmas only offered for UK, other countries cannot be guaranteed.

MEGAMEET 11 - Causeway Coast & Glens - Co. Antrim - REGISTRATION

Announcing Megameet 11!

Megameet 11 - will be held in the dramatic coastline of Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Comprising of the Causeway Coast and Antrim Glens, it promises some fantastic roads and scenery.

Full details and booking here:

http://www.s2kuk.com/megameet11.php

S2KUK 2015 Calendar - Order Now!

We will have images of the calendar pages during the course of the week, but anyone who wants to PRE-ORDER their copies, you can now do so here (along with other merchandise):

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

(This is not an image of this years calendar, only a representation!)

London Classic Car Show 8-11th Jan 2015 - Club Ticket Offer

THE LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW

The London Classic Car Show is a brand new event taking place in the UK’s capital. As you may know, London has a thriving classic car network that includes discerning classic car collectors, enthusiasts, dealers and a first class international exhibition centre but, until now no one has attempted to create a definitive showcase of the finest classic cars. On the 8th – 11th January 2015 at ExCeL, The London Classic Car Show 2015 plans to change this as it opens its doors for the very first time.

Take advantage of your dedicated member ticket offer - purchase a Standard Entry Ticket and invite a guest for free*.

Simply use our unique booking code LCCSS215 when booking at http://lccs.seetickets.com/

IMPORTANT: To redeem your free guest ticket you will receive a unique link on your booking confirmation email once you have purchased a ticket.

*Offer is available for Adult Standard Entry Tickets from Friday – Sunday only. Offer expires 31st December 2014.

For further information about the Show please visit www.thelondonclassicarshow.co.uk 

S2KUK 2015 Calendar Competition - RESULTS!

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and who voted.  The voting has finished and the results are in!

Well done to all the winners! Ordering information will be available soon!

The winning 12 entries for the calendar are....

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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.

If you would like to attend click below for more info... Read more +

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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NEW DISCOUNT - DEEP IMPACT DETAILING

10% off for S2KUK Members or Special S2000 Protection Detail for only £175
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NEW DISCOUNT - COX MOTOR PARTS

Discount on genuine Honda Parts for S2KUK Members
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NEW DISCOUNT - EXTREME GLEAM DETAILING

UK supplier of car cleaning and detailing products. Autobrite Approved Detailers. 10% off for S2KUK and FREE delivery over £50
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