The Club’s Event Calendar for 2021.
We saw significant disruption to the Club’s event diary this year, but looking ahead to 2021 we hope to get things back on track bigger and better than ever. Dealing with the virus created an environment that made our traditional events calendar impossible to deliver safely especially with the numbers who attend. Looking ahead the likely restrictions that will be necessary to run any event in 2021 and these will be foundation blocks for all planning that can be done next year.
The need for increased Health and Safety and insurances will be issues that all event planners will face and we will need to put in place and ensure elements such as pre-registration, ticketed only gates, social distancing, and no overcrowding as key factors inbuilt to every event. It’s planning for the restrictions that actually makes a first event next year a workable proposal and in looking to kick things off and get the Club back together in 2021 with a bang, so we are going to go big, really big!
World Record attempt, Elvington Airfield on June 20th
Back in 2019 we attempted to go for the largest parade of Mazdas World Record to bring the title back to the UK. While we came so very, very close, sad to say that only a small number of drivers let the whole attempt down, especially where everyone had worked so hard, including everyone who closed the gap.
But taking all of the learnings from that attempt, working with all the restrictions we may face and with newly updated World Record attempt guidelines, we plan to make a return to Elvington Airfield on June 20th and make you all world record holders.
Pre-registration will be online and will launch in early 2021, and while there will need to be a registration fee for the attempt, members will be sent a welcome and participant pack in advance, helping to speed entry and on the day record registration. Pre-registration will also help us with all that will be required for ordering in facilities you’ll be pleased to hear, (there are no world records for queuing, but if there were we would have broken at least one).
Breakfast Club British Motor Museum, Saturday 3rd July
When we had to cancel the rally in September it meant that we could not support the Motor Museum, so this year we’re planning a Breakfast Club meet at the Museum on Saturday 3rd July, it’ll be a special get together with a couple of surprises and some drive outs, members will also get discounts to the museum if wanting to visit. The day will be rounded out with an MX-5 supper club meet at Caffeine and Machine for a dining experience with a difference. There are also plans for a series of regional Sunday coffee meets as soon as restriction permit.
National Rally Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire, Sunday September 19th
For the National Rally we are picking up where we left the plans for the Claydon Estate as was booked for last year. This year the rally will go ahead on Sunday September 19th our more traditional event date, where hopefully we can see a return to a more normal event that will be held in the grounds of a magnificent house and gardens.
Add to this a programme for some Club track days and Club stands already booked for the Donington and Thruxton Historic shows, The Silverstone Classic and penciled in for the London Motorshow, the NEC classic it is hoped that even with a backdrop of restrictions we will be able provide a calendar of events that will get you out and enjoying life in your MX-5!