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Old 14 January 2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Booked a nice suite for me and the Mrs not far from Silverstone.

Is anyone else planning on going?.

Went to the japfest 2 last year and was quite good so thought we would go again
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Old 14 January 2017, 09:57 PM   #2
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When is it?
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Old 14 January 2017, 10:02 PM   #3
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30th of April mate be nice to meet new Scoob owners
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Old 14 January 2017, 10:15 PM   #4
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30th of April mate be nice to meet some new SuSubaru owners

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Old 15 January 2017, 01:03 AM   #5
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I'm going! Does anyone know of any scooby stands going?
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Old 15 January 2017, 10:18 AM   #6
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Don't no would be nice to get on a stand tho.
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Old 15 January 2017, 03:28 PM   #7
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Yeah.. we're going this year now I'm back in a scoob👍
Any sort of convoy going from the London area?? 😎
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Old 15 January 2017, 03:56 PM   #8
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How good is it ? Would it be worth the trip down from scotland. My give me a date to get the car back on the road
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Old 15 January 2017, 04:06 PM   #9
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I'm gonna go
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Old 15 January 2017, 04:24 PM   #10
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How good is it ? Would it be worth the trip down from scotland. My give me a date to get the car back on the road
I thought last year was awesome. But that's me
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Old 15 January 2017, 04:24 PM   #11
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Never to late to organise a scoobynet club stand
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Old 15 January 2017, 04:33 PM   #12
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I will be there in my Spec C hatch but will be the Donnington Park leg on July 1st not Silverstone.

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Old 15 January 2017, 05:52 PM   #13
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Thanks hopefully be going to this
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Old 15 January 2017, 05:55 PM   #14
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Old 16 January 2017, 10:07 AM   #15
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It will be the first outing for my and my RA. And my first car meet in over 10 years!
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I should be going
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Old 27 January 2017, 11:57 PM   #17
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Anyone local to kent?
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Old 28 January 2017, 08:32 PM   #18
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West Yorkshire Subaru Owners Club have around 17 cars going
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Old 28 January 2017, 09:16 PM   #19
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West Yorkshire Subaru Owners Club have around 17 cars going
I don't belong to any club as 9 times out of 10 there on Facebook wich I don't use
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Yeah we're on Facebook.
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Old 29 January 2017, 08:33 AM   #21
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If the LADS (Lancashire and district subaru's) go then I'll be there
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Old 29 January 2017, 09:46 AM   #22
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Looks like a few will be there then anyone thought about track time?
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Old 29 January 2017, 06:18 PM   #23
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I've booked tracktime at Donington Japfest but looking at a few YouTube videos from last year it looks like a lot of young idiots taking to the circuit. Overtaking either side of other cars and people with an ego trip not letting other cars past. I wonder do many actually listen at the briefing. I certainly won't be pushing hard for fear of others. Probably a minority but enough to notice!

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Old 21 April 2017, 01:05 PM   #24
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I'm going - couldn't get a decent track timeslot, does anyone know if you can buy off people with Japfest's approval if they can't make it?

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I've just got my tickets so I will be going from the Oxford area if anyone wants to meet up along the way
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I went last year, no track time available when I booked, but when I asked on the day me and my friend both got our cars on in the afternoon.

Loads of chunks of rubber on the track by that time because of all the drifting.

Some bad drivers out there, you had a few offs and a red flag guaranteed on pretty much every session. at one point I was sandwiched between 2 cars going in to a corner so I had to back off.

But once you break away from traffic and the cars start to spread out a few laps in it is a good track.

Couple of Subaru stands there but it didn't seem like a lot compared to the number of cars there on the day.

And trade stands all had big discounts on as well, I think Mishimoto where over 20% off

I would go back this year, but I need to be in work
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This was on the session I was on.



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Old 12 May 2017, 12:26 PM   #28
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So how was Japfest @ Silverstone ? I'm thinking of taking my young nephew to Donington but fear it could just end being a car park show with track time and a drift section ...
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So how was Japfest @ Silverstone ? I'm thinking of taking my young nephew to Donington but fear it could just end being a car park show with track time and a drift section ...
was good, it's pretty much what you mention though, they did have trade stands, and a 'activity' centre with a few things on ie evo vs Impreza show etc...
i didn't stay all day, after my very short track session, and two complete laps of the cars i got bored and left... I'd say if you're close enough - have a looo in, easy couple hours working round spotting everything.
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Was pretty much that mate. Tunerfest @brands hatch and jap fest @santapod are normally better
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