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MEET REPORT: JDM Combe

 
It was our first time at JDM Combe this year, and what a great show we had!  The stand looked awesome with some heavily modified S2000s stealing the show.  We had a few cars out on track too. Great stand, great selection of cars with Dan Oliver and Brent Fisher's cars hand picked by the Spoon Sports judge to take part in the parade lap of best cars in show!
 

MEET REPORT: Southwest Meet & Drive

The 2nd SW meet this year was blessed again with beautiful sunshine, perfect weather for getting some roof down action for all the proud owners who attended on the day. The format of the event had to be changed last minute so it was a second version of the original meet back in March albeit a bit more slicker and organised by the fantastic Sacha!

7 cars turned up, not as many as last time, but we had a a variety of S2000s attend from stock, to tuned and it was such a great opportunity to share experiences of their cars and what makes them so special to the owner. That's what these meets are all about. Its great to meet local enthusiasts who are clearly so passionate about owning and driving these wonderful cars.

The day started at 9am at the Blue Bowl inn in West Harptree where some introductions and and general chit chat took place before leaving at 10am to make use of some of the best Somerset roads which are strewn across the Mendip Hills. 

First stop was Chew Lake for a photo shoot where the vista was exceptional, the road being a physical border to the lake at almost the same height. Other people including cyclists were also stopped to marvel at the scenery, and also the cars. Known well to locals, other machinery was also in attendance including a Ferrari 458 and a posse of C63 AMGs. We drove a 10 mile stretch of twisty and demanding B roads including the Cheddar Gorge where we parked for a while to admire the wonder of the place, at the same time as taking the opportunity to have a few blasts up and down with some photos. The Final leg ended at the Sidcot pub, where we relaxed on the outdoor veranda overlooking some of the Levels, with views towards Weston Super Mare.

What's great about this meet is it brings people together who otherwise would not meet in normal life. It allows to understand others point of view and to reflect on your own. There is always something to learn and someone interesting to meet and socialise with after. We had mostly new members turn up, Denise and Mike even getting a hotel the night before to attend!

 

MEET REPORT: Japanese Auto Matsuri

This was a lovely little gathering of many things Japanese at the Museum of power, Maldon, including cars, and of course S2000s!  It was a little last minute thing that Dimitar noticed happening in Essex, so a few of the Essex locals made it along!

There was a range of Japanese food, Karate club, live music, competition for the cleanest, best modified, best overall car. There was Toyota CG86 club, MX5, Skylines and Supras. It was a great show with great cars and people and an opportunity for members to get together at a little pre-meet to the massive Japanese Auto Extravaganza coming up at the end of August at the East of England Showground - stay tuned for more news!
 

MEET REPORT: Classic & Performance Show Tatton Park

This year's Classic and Performance Car show at Tatton Park was another great event where a whole raft of clubs bring their cars and put them on display. Some of the club stands really put the effort in, mowing the grass on their plot, spraying logos onto the grass, bunting and even fully themed displays.

For S2KUK, we had good club stand with the club's feather flags making our presence known, info board and even themed street name signs. Ste & Janet's rare and incredibly well looked after Lime Green facelift was heading up the central corner. On the Saturday they won 2nd place for "Best Sports Car" category, quite a feat considering the quality and number of cars there!

Tom's Kraftwerk supercharged Silverstone example attracted lots of attention on the Sunday too; you could tell he was in his element fielding all of the questions he was peppered with!

As usual, many show go'ers came over and said, "I've got one of these!" and one chap also showed a vast amount of interest in buying one. So, we duly pointed them to the website and with any luck we'll see a few extra recruits!
 

Issues Receiving our Emails?

We have discovered that a lot of people using Hotmail/Outlook/MSN have not been seeing our emails.  The reason is not because it is being classified as spam, but their stupid Focussed and Other email inboxes.  If you have not been receiving it, and use any of these email clients, have a look in your "Other" inbox, picture below, and the solution to this issue at the bottom.

Here it looks like there is no email (or you might have loads there!):

 

BUT in the OTHER tab there is S2KUK's email!:

 

The solution to this is to select the message in OTHER and at the top select Move , then Always Move to Focussed inbox - you then shouldn't miss it - Outlook will learn to classify these emails as "Focussed"  OR you can switch off your Focussed inbox so everything goes in one place

 

S2KUK Calendar Photo Competition

NOW we are into meet and event season it's surely time for the cameras to be out!  We will be producing another S2KUK Calendar this year, so get your pictures or cameras out, submit your photo entries via email!  

Please READ and FOLLOW the rules and instructions ESPECIALLY the ones in red!  (You would not beleive how many people do not send a suitably sized file or haven't named it properly!! PLEASE HELP US! Laughing)

RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

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 AT LEAST 4-5 MB in size 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.
  • ONE ENTRY ONLY per person (so choose wisely) You may if you wish supercede your entry as many times as you want.
  • The photo could have been taken BY YOU any time.

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 7TH OCTOBER 2018 at 23:59 Submissions will then be put on the S2KUK website for voting.

Submissions MUST be EMAILED and THE MIN SIZE and NAMED PROPERLY.   If they are not emailed, they are not entered.

TIPS

  • Photos shouldn'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. 

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.

Iconic S2KUK Ace Cafe Summer Meets Return!

Announcing te return of the iconic Ace Café S2KUK meets. the FIRST OF ONLY TWO S2KUK summer meets will be on 6th May 2028 from 6pm


Let’s make this a big one by coming along and showing off your pride and joy be it standard, modified, stanced, hellaflushed, show ready, rusty or work in progress, the lot!

This is the perfect chance for all S2000 owners and friends to come together, convoy to the cafe then park up and enjoy each others company and have some fun.

There will be food, drink and good company. The weather should be glorious and the convoys will be fun. We will be giving out trophies for various categories which will be judged on the night!

This year, registration is through eventbrite. Members will be allocated places first. 

This event is FREE. (But you MUST register)
TICKET LINK: https://s2kukacecafemay18.eventbrite.co.uk/
S2KUK Members get priority spaces.

Our facebook event link is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/164324437611286 

IF YOU SIGN UP THEN FIND YOU CAN'T MAKE IT, PLEASE LET US KNOW!

PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOU MUST REGISTER BY VISITING THE LINK ABOVE ONLY REGISTERED CARS CAN BE GUARANTEED A SPACE IN THE CAR PARK, PRIORITY IS BEING GIVEN TO S2KUK MEMBERS.

 

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