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Old 02-01-2008, 03:03 PM
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Jae 2008

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Here is the first (well actually the second, but the first wasn't very interesting..........) communication from the JAE organisers.

Looks like another change of venue in response to problems with the Peterborough site........... and the date is now the last weekend in August.

Anyway, as there was some critisism of the quality of the event last year, and some discussion as to whether we'd attend as SVX World Network again this year, I'll post this first message up for comment and see what interest drops out.

Usual request to the mods, Joe can we have this as a sticky please ??

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Subject: Japanese Auto Extravaganza 2008
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 17:59:27 +0000

Hello,

Traditionally JAE has always been the start of the Summer Holidays and, despite thunder storms, floods and even a hurricane we have stuck to that date and accommodated TOTB by moving forward. Looking at the weather (this is the UK after all!) maybe July is never the right time? But we wanted it to be at a time when as many people could find the time and also when the whole family could come along – if they wanted!

So, we have after much consideration agreed to move it to the last weekend of August. Not only is this better weather but its still school holiday time and should give us a much better event to round off the Summer. In addition to moving to the weekend of 29-31 August the event just got bigger and is now 3 DAYS of JAE!!! Thursday is now set up day and the activities start in earnest on Friday morning for those that wish to make it a full weekend away. We hope you like it!

JAE at Billing was fine at that time but JAE out-grew the location which is when we moved to Peterborough.This was a step in the right direction as it gave us a much bigger venue to allow in all the clubs who wanted to come to JAE but in moving to Peterborough we lost some of what made JAE so special so the task was on to find the perfect venue which would give the sparkle back to JAE and worked on the overall atmosphere of the event which we all know makes it different from any other in the year.

We have now found JAE's new permanent home and confirmed the venue and dates for the next 3 years.

JAE's new permanent home for 2008 and beyond will be at Mersea Island on the East Coast.

The show venue is over 60 acres and has a huge amount of potential for us, already catering for club and enthusiast shows all year round and with some amazing facilities on site - we're amazed we managed to miss it previously as its perfect for JAE! Pictures will be posted up on the jae website and on facebook (links at the bottom) but, for now, let me just share with you SOME what we have to offer at JAE's new home:

Loads of parking on a totally secure site

Full Bar and off- sales

Japanese themed bar and special hot and cold SAKE bar

Large function room with permanent DJ facilities and stage (and a band!!!)

Indoor trade area as well as outdoor pitches

Speedboat with inflatable banana ride experiences from the Beach
Yes, you read right - a beach!! - which is part of the site

Log cabins for families and groups with electric and heating as well as the vast camping areas as usual

Full food village as well as a huge canteen which will be providing not only dinner for those who grow tired of junk food but also each morning the canteen will provide full English breakfasts, served up in true dinner-lady style - Previously an important detail which was missing from JAE for the morning after a night socialising

Various planned activities such as inter-club Its-a-Knockout competitions, interclub 5-a-side football and some themed in Japanese endurance- Takeshi's Castle style!!

….. but best of all, the venue is really quiet and in the middle of nowhere so we can make as much noise as we like and go on for as long as we like. But if you’re worried about too much noise we have an area completely set aside as a quiet camping for those who may have families etc as the site is designed to cater for all, making it even more family friendly in certain parts of the site to ensure everyone has a great time.

I hope you'll join us in the excitement that the new date and venue will bring to JAE. It’s going to be just like the old days…………only better, longer and so much more to do....and by the beach!!!

More specific details will follow, for now, be safe in the knowledge we're back on track and firing on all cylinders better than ever before....we're now running on Iridium plugs!!!

See you there!
John

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Old 02-11-2008, 04:04 AM
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That looks interesting Phil, thank you.

I said last year I was going to pass on '08 because of lack of interest last year. And because somebody needs to fix the weather over there!!

I might go now just to see what this new place is like. It might be a nice trip for the Jersey Girl.

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:12 PM
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Yeah, thanks for the update Phil, it looks like a good venue. BTW Joe, I can appreciate how a die hard enthusiast like yourself would be hacked off as you were last year, but it was a liitle more damp than usual,......maybe it dont rain on Mersea.
I consulted a route planner and got a grand total of 471 miles one way from home, so it would be a fair old round trip but if the weather looked promising, well, who knows...

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Old 02-13-2008, 05:09 AM
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Go on, go on, go on....



You know your car needs a good run to keep it happy.

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Old 02-16-2008, 02:28 PM
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Ok, I'll think about it then.....
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:49 AM
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Latest communication from "the organisation" regarding JAE 2008. We have never attended the pre-meeting before, but if anyone who is close enough feels the need........... then feel free !!

The pre-event site meeting has been arranged for 11am on Saturday 29 March.

This will give us ample time to discuss this year's event and to agree where clubs want to be. Anyone who brings a booking form with payment to the meeting or who has completed a form before that date and sent it in with payment will be allowed to choose (within reason) their plot for JAE 2008.

The meeting will start at 11am with an introduction and briefing about the site and the facilities available. In addition I will be happy to answer any questions you have on the veneu, the event and the other activities we have planned. After that we can walk around the site and I will attempt to show you how the land will be used and the proposed layout.

Once the meeting has completed we can stop off for lunch on the island at the pub you will pass just at the end of the road.

Full details will also be mailed to all clubs about this meeting, this weekend.

DIRECTIONS FROM COLCHESTER....
If you're coming from the North of Colchester:
A1232 to Colchester, follow the signs to the Town Centre.
Over River Colne and along East Hill
Left into Queen Street and pick up the B1025 towards Mersea

If you're coming from the East of Colchester:
A120 then onto the A137 to Colchester, follow the signs to the Town Centre.
Over River Colne and along East Hill
Left into Queen Street and pick up the B1025 towards Mersea

If you're coming from the West of Colchester:
A12 and then off onto the A133
At the roundabout take a right up the hill (away from the town centre)
At the top of the hill take the A1124, left toward the town centre
Follow this road until you see the B1025 to Mersea.

Come the event we will have full signage to the event so please accept there wont be any JAE signs for this meeting. Once on the B1025 follow the road all the way and over the causeway. There will be signs after this but, just so you know. Once over the causeway take the left forrk and follow the road. You will see several signs highlighting various camps. As you go up the hill the one we will be using will have a JAE sign at the start of the entrance road. if in doubt look out for the vineyard!

See you all there!!
John


If you want to keep upto date with the event yourself, the JAE Organisation forum is located here : http://www.japcarclub.com/jae/forums...hp?showforum=9

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Old 04-17-2008, 10:21 AM
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Do *YOU* want to go to JAE 2008 ??

Ok, pretty much last call for JAE 2008 as I haven't, as yet, applied for our pitch.

So, please indicate your interest in the event as soon as possible, so I may gauge whether or not to send in an application, and if so for how many cars.

Joe and I have had some side discussions but I want to open this up to all.

If no-one responds I won't bother applying - harsh but fair me thinks.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:24 PM
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hi, was hoping to attend, but looks like i will be abroad during the month of august, maybe next year
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:29 AM
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Hi Phil,

Quite positive about going, looks a great location! I'm sure your aware of my current problem which I hope to have sorted by then.....just leaves the weather, it's more like the Migle Milia for me than the JAE, a long way to come if the weather's gona be crap.....but I'm more than willing to make a contribution towards your efforts, either way.... dont see why you should be out of pocket!

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I'm up for it, I hope to be there. Plus I am pretty sure Graham will want to go also.

We will check with Phil and Belha as well. If we have a core group of 5 or 6, I reckon we should just book a 20 car pitch.

I'm uncertain if this new place has a hotel. I'd prefer a nearby hotel, being fond of my comfort, but I can camp if need be. Camping wouldn't be my first choice though for a weekend of so much driving.

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I checked with Graham, and he's coming.

Phil, if you are willing to do the booking, I'll send you a sterling cheque to cover it. Members can pay me direct as they turn up.

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Old 05-19-2008, 03:55 AM
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Ok guys and girls........

I have sent the money off for our stand at JAE-2008.

I did send an email in first to make sure we weren't too late, with a positive response from the organisers, so don't let me down !!

I will post up confirmation when it arrives, but it's never too early to start planning, checking out accomodation/tentage, buying beer/food etc.

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Thanks for following up on that Phil. I'll be in touch with you as arranged. If I hear anything from them I'll let you know.

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Re: Jae 2008

Hi Guys
My weekend just freed up for the last weekend of august,if not to late i would like to attend on the JAE with my girl,of coarse if not to late to let you guys know.Cheers,Istvan
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:25 AM
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Re: Jae 2008

Hi Istvan

It's never too late so would be great if you can make it.

I have received a receipt for the stand from "the organisation", so as far as I know we're all set.

When I get a site layout plan I'll post it up so we can all see where we've been put.........

Lets hope for some proper weather, should be better being late August.........

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