Please if you find this site helpful & wish to help with it's funding. Thank You.


Author Topic: EFE was a disaster..  (Read 3539 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline fordrwd4ever

  • Don`t Fear, the Admin is here :)
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 577
  • Karma: +100/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 1.0 (eco)Beast...
    • http://www.fordpower.org.uk
EFE was a disaster..
« on: September 12, 2010, 14:54:45 PM »
They forgot to get all permits...

So the firebrigade banned all car racing
We only found that out, when we read the small announcement @ the organisers stand...

They kept it real quiet, no announcements via the pa systems or anything..
They should have told everyone @ the entrance..

We were there just before 9 o`clock and left @ half past 12...
It`s no fun just looking at cars, when they should have been competing with each other..

That`s were most of us come for..

Makes me really considering if it`s going to be worthwhile to go next year....


Keep it very sideways..

Offline Leebay

  • LDSEngineering.co.uk
  • Donation Sponsor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 675
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
    • LDS Engineering
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 19:42:04 PM »
Bugger..........sounds like it was abit of a let down. Did the FP stand go ok? Any pics?


LDS Engineering.co.uk

Cylinder head Repairs/skimming, Engine|Brake|Suspension|Service components, Number/show plates & Custom stickers.

Offline fordrwd4ever

  • Don`t Fear, the Admin is here :)
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 577
  • Karma: +100/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • 1.0 (eco)Beast...
    • http://www.fordpower.org.uk
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 23:11:48 PM »
Quote from: Leebay
Bugger..........sounds like it was abit of a let down. Did the FP stand go ok? Any pics?

Well, we did pick Jaffa and his girlfriend up and drove to the clubarea.
After about half an hour TimoXR4i and his girlfriend also showed up.

We didn`t do a lot to the stand i`m afraid, since we were with just 4 cars.
I did bring my videocamera, but i really wanted to film the sprints..

Since they were cancelled, i didn`t take any photo`s or filmed anything  

p.s. too bad most of you cannot read Dutch, as the XR/RS club who organized it gets really bashed upon in their own forum  


Keep it very sideways..

Offline capri v8 driver

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6735
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • http://
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 09:00:44 AM »
Quote from: fordrwd4ever
p.s. too bad most of you cannot read Dutch, as the XR/RS club who organized it gets really bashed upon in their own forum

and not only on there one website, but almost every ford forum in europe.

i will not be supriced if they already knew in advance that the sprints and slalom would be a no no because they had no permit and did not say anything to still get paying visitors.







greetz Paul.

Capri V8 Driver.

Janspeedcapri

  • Guest
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 11:11:45 AM »
Quote from: fordrwd4ever
They forgot to get all permits...

So the firebrigade banned all car racing
We only found that out, when we read the small announcement @ the organisers stand...

They kept it real quiet, no announcements via the pa systems or anything..
They should have told everyone @ the entrance..

We were there just before 9 o`clock and left @ half past 12...
It`s no fun just looking at cars, when they should have been competing with each other..

That`s were most of us come for..

Makes me really considering if it`s going to be worthwhile to go next year....

Incredible  what utter TWATS  

Offline Marc

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 991
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Gender: Male
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 14:05:05 PM »
It was indeed a joke. I left at around 1 pm, while I only arrived at 11 am.

Though it was nice meeting you and Jurgen to put some names to faces.


'90 Sapphire Cosworth 4x4
'91 Sapphire 2.9 24v RWD

Offline capri v8 driver

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6735
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • http://
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 15:48:05 PM »
its confirmed on the xrrs site.

there where no permits for the sprints and slalom and they knew it in advance on friyday.

http://www.xrrs-club.nl/13/09/2010/evenementen/europeanfordevent/european-ford-event-12-september-2010#more-4522]http://www.xrrs-club.nl/13/09/2010/eveneme...-2010#more-4522

sadly its in dutch.

its there own fault by not checking the permits off flevonice and flevonice was wrong by not telling them they needed a permit for the track events. its a very well known fact that the goverment dont like motorsports and they dont give a permit for a motorsport event easy.

they where beter off staying in landgraaf.  

 

greetz Paul.

Capri V8 Driver.

Offline TimoXr4i

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 722
  • Karma: +0/-0
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 19:05:03 PM »
it was bad, bad weather, no racing, you name it, but, i spoke a lot of people, got the parts i wanted, the only thing i couldnt find me a nice cossie bonnet... Better luck next year?

Offline capri v8 driver

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6735
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • http://
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 20:27:55 PM »
if there will be a next year.

they do 2 xrrs events. efe and the year meeting off the xrrs club.

i already heard that the year meeting will be canceld because they will lose the space to the airport, who wants to expand.

as for efe, well i think efe will be a finacial disaster for the xrrs club this year. and lets be honest, if you where the organistion, would you go back to flevonice? not me.

a friend told me that flevonice did exact the same thing with the chrysler/plymouth club, they found out that they needed a permit, a few weeks before the planned date, and tryed to get a permit, but the goverment was not willing to give them one, so they had to cancel everything and lost alote off money.


greetz Paul.

Capri V8 Driver.

Offline turboshed

  • Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups!!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 832
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Gender: Male
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 23:26:11 PM »
sounds like a nightmare,kinda glad i couldn't make it this year,i would of been totally pissed off not being able to run the car,
 for uk visitors its still great fun just driving over and havong a few beers!
  maybe it can be held at the nurburgring next year,no problems running the cars there
xr4x4 twin dinky turbo, emerald k3 management,302bhp and 400ftlbs@21 psi

Offline littlegems4x4

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 626
  • Karma: +0/-0
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 13:50:13 PM »
Oh jesus, what a nightmare, we too are kind of pleased we couldn't go this year  

Just heard from Jaffa and Laura and they've had car problems (water pump and brakes). Brakes are sorted and they are just waiting for the pump to be fitted by a Ford garage.... hopefully Saturday

Offline capri v8 driver

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6735
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • http://
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 09:59:04 AM »
said to hear about Jaffa and Laura. i hope the problems arn't to big and that they get home safely.

greetz Paul.

Capri V8 Driver.

jaffa

  • Guest
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 23:19:14 PM »
got back this afternoon car is all fixed but had a great time inspite of it got to see everything we wanted too just going through the pics ill post some up soon......    

Offline Dave

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5489
  • Karma: +3/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Minker Owner & v6 specialist.
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 08:34:01 AM »

Oh dear the Mistress was really not happy you spending time with another women!  

Sounds a real adventure that.  

EFE well what a disatser indeed gonna put alot off that event for years to come.

R.I.P  
Dave

Offline capri v8 driver

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6735
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • http://
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 11:26:22 AM »
at the moment there is a ear deafening silence around the organisation off EFE. on several dutch ford forums, where topics where opend about the EFE disaster, people off the organisation try to keep it down and quit.

to make things even wurse, the word is out that a local race track owner offerd his track and terrain to keep EFE there. the organisation off EFE turned it down.
greetz Paul.

Capri V8 Driver.

Offline Dave

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5489
  • Karma: +3/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Minker Owner & v6 specialist.
EFE was a disaster..
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2010, 00:47:21 AM »
Well see what next year brings then Paul.

At the moment I think I will try & attend but only because it would be part of a Nürburgring trip!

Gota be sure I get my fix somehow
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 00:47:50 AM by Dave »
Dave

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk