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Bad News, Yet Good News!
Unfortunately, Ford Motor Company have reluctantly withdrawn the use of their Test Track at Dunton at very short notice. This is due to a strict no exceptions dictate from their European Headquarters.
These test tracks have been used through Europe and generously given for use for charity fundraising. Sadly, a double fatality occurred recently in Europe and hence the company’s understandable decision which they very much regret.
This event was planned for 9th September and will go ahead using the Hospice as a start and finish point in a Ride in a Supercar Event as in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 prior to moving to Dunton. Whilst this does not offer the opportunity to hoon around on a track it does offer the ability to carry on this year to raise money for the original C.S. Charity along with the remarkable atmosphere of being at the Hospice and the family atmosphere that has in my opinion never been equalled! Plus the bonus of meeting up with friends.
Next year we will return to the track but unfortunately there just is not time to get this in place by September 9th and meet all the safety criteria required,.
It was from this original event at Littlehavens Hospice that so many car charity ride events were spawned and I know I can count on your support. C.S is supporting the event with their generosity yet again this year and it is a great chance to interact with people who love our cars.
A number of you committed to support the Dunton Event with your cars but this is a different event and it is not fair to assume you would be prepared to participate. Therefore I have started a new thread and a new list.
The event will commence at 0930 hours and finish at 1700 hours. If you are available and will commit to this please paste your details onto the list below. This will be at The Littlehavens Hospice, Daws Heath Road, Thundersley. Essex SS7 2LH. Many of us will partake of a light Breakfast at The Little Chef on the A127 at 8.15am. We then take paying passengers on a predetermined route which lasts about 10 mins. Most do between 10 and 20 rides.
Bruce ............................................ MP412C ..........................................M100BSC