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2017 S2KUK Calendar Competition - ENTER NOW!!!

We will be producing another S2KUK Calendar this year, so get your pictures or cameras out, submit your photo entries via email!  Please READ amd FOLLOW the 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 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 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016 at 23:59 SO GET ENTERING! 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.

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.

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Magazine Shoot

We have been contacted by someone who is looking for someone with an early Honda S2000, as one of an eight car convertible feature for Modern Classics magazine. The photoshoot will be taking place at Chobham (Longcross) Proving Ground in Surrey, on Tuesday March 8th and the full line-up of cars is: 

MGF vs MX5 
BMW Z4 vs Porsche Boxster
Vauxhall VX220 vs Honda S2000
TVR Tuscan vs Morgan Aero 8
 
The Tuscan, S2000 and Boxster will be the cover cars, so looking to source them in as vivid colours as possible. 
 
If you are interested contact us ASAP!

Don't Forget our Classifieds!

Unwanted S2000 Christmas presents?

Got Christmas money to spend?

Don't fancy heading out to the January Sales?

Or just want a New Year clearout?

Don't forget you can use our Classifieds section to sell your stuff!  (or buy someone else's!)

VOTE NOW: 2016 S2KUK Calendar

Voting is now open for the 2016 S2KUK Calendar!

It is highly recommended that you click on the thumbnails to see the larger versions first.  Most images are done no justice by the thumbnails.  

Vote on your favourite 3 images.

You can only vote once.  This will be monitored and anyone found to be attempting to vote multiple times will be disqualified and votes removed.

To see the entries and vote click here

Voting will close on Saturday 24th October at 12.00pm MIDDAY

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)

 

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)

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