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    Guys does anyone has some ideas for fun cruises .... eg. poker runs, naviagation days, scavenger hunts, economy runs. etc. Looking for new ideas.

    All ideas welcome, well all SENSIBLE ideas welcome (somehow a top end speed run won't make the grade

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    I've been thinking a bit about this myself. I wonder if we'll find it difficult to organise other events that people would be interested in... I think all of us on Aussiefrogs are here because we love cars and driving. "Sociable" type events may not have too much support.

    I'm in the Peugeot club too, they have lots of "social" events that often don't attract too many people.

    Gokarts days have been mentioned, this might be a good place to start.

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    [FONT=Comic Sans MS] About time someone brought
    this up!!!! Yes, we should find some things to do to make things
    interesting... Speed trials being out of the question for obvious
    reasons; with a bit of planning we could do lots of cool stuff!!!
    and any other type welcome to
    join in...
    With a bit of planning, we can achieve much (FUN).
    So let's get our thinking caps on!

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    Actually the mob of us that socialised at Pizzeria Espresso , had a great evening.
    I left at 10-30pm as Justin & peter were about to take our waiters 205 for a hoon, Luca gratiously handed over his keys, which was sporting of him.
    Thanks everyone it was great having a meal & chatting for hours.
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    I didn't realise that the pizza cafe night was going ahead, I thought it had been moved to next week *shrugs*

    The "navigation days" idea sounds fun.
    1) The allowance for spirited driving by yourself without peer pressure
    2) A challenge of getting to the correct place (Don't make it too challenging!)
    3) Constant meet-ups with the group to keep the social element

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    What can I say, I now know why all you guys love the 205s so much All the "on road go kart" stuff is right on the money; the raw feeling of the controls and the sensation of speed is amazing. You could feel exactly everything you did, in the seat, from the steering wheel, whatever, great stuff, very involving. The tractability of the engine from down low really surprised me too. I don't think I've ever seen a cleaner 205 either, inside and out it was immaculate

    Luca took the '6 for a quick spin when we got back, and as a passenger, it really struck me how .. civil? docile-feeling? .. it felt in comparison to the little 205. You could drive a 306 like a Corolla if you really wanted, the 205 wants its neck to be wrung

    As for event ideas, go karting sounds like good fun, also the TAXI movie nights have been suggested about 50 times so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Studd
    I didn't realise that the pizza cafe night was going ahead, I thought it had been moved to next week *shrugs*
    Ahh, tonight's inaugural Melbourne Aussiefrogs Dinner is just practise for next week's one Only took one day to organise, a record in this part of the world!

    Melbourne Aussiefroggers - keep Sunday evening on the 14th of December 2003 free.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Studd
    The "navigation days" idea sounds fun.
    1) The allowance for spirited driving by yourself without peer pressure
    2) A challenge of getting to the correct place (Don't make it too challenging!)
    3) Constant meet-ups with the group to keep the social element
    If people are interested, I'd like to suggest an economy run for the next Melbourne event. A good economy run actually has elements of a navigation run - we'd put in questions at various waypoints to ensure you stay on the right track, and check the odo, plus put a seal (ie. a paper sticker) over the fuel cap to make sure there's no cheating. You want everyone to follow the same route.

    Trying to save fuel can be a challenge and by its very nature encourages people to drive in a gentle manner. There's no rush to get from start to finish, you want to save as much fuel. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon trip down the Mornington Peninsula.

    We could engineer one to finish at the beach for fish and chips or something like that. Finishing events with a meal works well, as it allows for a good debrief and opportunity for socialising. In addition, cars could be divided up into classes. You could even have a small entry fee (eg. a dollar or two) and then have class prizes

    Quote Originally Posted by rek
    I don't think I've ever seen a cleaner 205 either, inside and out it was immaculate
    Great condition, absolucaly
    Definately a labour of love and it shows.

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    For any of the events so far outlined, with the exception of BBQ's & the dining out function, is going to require insurance cover.
    I've said it before & i'll keep saying it again, any formalised event with instructions/directions, leaves all participants & organisers wide open to law suits.

    If sporty/spirited events is what your after, JOIN A CAR CLUB, and if they don't already cater to your need, ask for it, they are required to have $10mil public liability insurance, and being an incorporated club, individual members are not liable to litigation.

    Even this type event requires the backing of CAMS and possible notification of local councils (for treasure hunt/navigation days).

    For froggy events i suggest sticking to, Go karts, BBQ's, dining out etc.

    Another possibility is to start an All Frogs Car Club especially for social type events. The event fees & licensing would be much cheaper for non Speed events.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Gardner
    For any of the events so far outlined, with the exception of BBQ's & the dining out function, is going to require insurance cover.
    I've said it before & i'll keep saying it again, any formalised event with instrustion/directions, leaves all participants & organisers wide open to law suits.
    And starting 2004 all events run in WA will be under the banner of a car club, which means you will need to join (details TBA). While it's unfortunate, it's a fact of life - blame lawyers they are the only ones who really win. Motorsport type events won't be done until the CAMS situation is resolved.

    As for the ideas ... keep em' coming.

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    You can't be outta ideas already ??? Come-on !!

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    A meal followed by a movie,
    Or perhaps all meeting at, Coburg, Dandenong or Dromana Drive-in theatres.
    Or for the adventurous a paint ball day.
    Health and good fortune always,
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    What about doing an advanced driver training course as a group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn
    What about doing an advanced driver training course as a group?
    Great idea John, i know they have one at Sandown every sunday (most sundays anyway), actually i think they are having a special at the moment for the christmas hols.

    If there are any froggy golfers out there, who want to have a round let us know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Gardner
    A meal followed by a movie,
    Or perhaps all meeting at, Coburg, Dandenong or Dromana Drive-in theatres.
    Or for the adventurous a paint ball day.
    Yeah paint ball or go-karts are fun .. as drive-ins none left here .. is the Coburg one really still going wow .. (I lived in West Preston for a while).

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    Great idea John, i know they have one at Sandown every sunday (most sundays anyway), actually i think they are having a special at the moment for the christmas hols.

    If there are any froggy golfers out there, who want to have a round let us know!
    Definately!
    Are there any restrictions such as must hold a license?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Studd
    Definately!
    Are there any restrictions such as must hold a license?


    -- DJ
    I'd say so, however this type of course would still be of great benefit to learner drivers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Studd
    Definately!
    Are there any restrictions such as must hold a license?


    -- DJ
    You should have come up to DECA.

    It was funny seeing the L platers drive around the track and skidpan. Who knows, you might have won the junior's trophy, plus entry is much cheaper for juniors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    .. as drive-ins none left here ..
    I just found out there is ONE still left in Perth ... might make a good night for the 206cc'ers ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien Gardner
    For any of the events so far outlined, with the exception of BBQ's & the dining out function, is going to require insurance cover.
    I've said it before & i'll keep saying it again, any formalised event with instructions/directions, leaves all participants & organisers wide open to law suits.

    If sporty/spirited events is what your after, JOIN A CAR CLUB, and if they don't already cater to your need, ask for it, they are required to have $10mil public liability insurance, and being an incorporated club, individual members are not liable to litigation.

    Even this type event requires the backing of CAMS and possible notification of local councils (for treasure hunt/navigation days).

    For froggy events i suggest sticking to, Go karts, BBQ's, dining out etc.

    Another possibility is to start an All Frogs Car Club especially for social type events. The event fees & licensing would be much cheaper for non Speed events.
    Damien

    Thanks for the support for people joining car clubs, however you are slightly incorrect about the CAMS and local councils points. CAMS notification is only required, as I understand, if the club is CAMS affiliated AND the event is a timed event such as a motorkhana etc. Cit Club of NSW is not CAMS affiliated AND does not run timed events, therefore we are not required to advise CAMS of anything and local council approval is not required if we are using parks etc in the normal manner eg parking in bays provided, using picnic areas etc.

    If we wanted to run a show and shine, we require council approval and of course must pay grounds fees applicable and prove insurance.

    Under our Risk Management Statement, we have clearly stated that any events run on public roads, such as observation runs etc are not timed and the normal road laws are applicable. There are no excuses for breaking the law on one of these events and according to our legal advice and insurance company, the club is not liable for anything a member does driving on the public roads on one of these days. We of course get participants to sign an agreement to this effect so that we have clear indication of their understanding and agreement.

    If you are not organising a social only event, stick to recognised venues such as kart tracks etc guys. Protect yourselves first.

    But just to add a crazy suggestion, how about a golf day, using go karts as buggies held on a paintball range

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    Craig,
    You may be right, however in the unlikely event of someone accidently wrecking their car, during a formalised run. (ie. directions/instructions). There is all likely hood of the insurance claim being denied. IF the Insurance company got wind of it, (Notes left in car or witnesses). And if the Police became involved there is a strong possibility of greater scrutiny than simply accepting driver error, if 20 or so cars all stickered, the same were seen at the scene.

    I personally have a ball on theses runs, but i'd hate to see anything happen that could jeopardise the livelyhood of anyone here. I not worried about this myself, I'm already bankrupt & my health is such i could pop off at any time, so i don't give a shit about money, in that respect because i don't have any.

    My aim in life is to TOTALLY ENJOY whatever time i have left, it may be 20yrs most likely not.
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    we could have an afers oceans eleven night - we deck out in flash pimp shit and prowl the night for bimbo trash.

    we meet at fidels (crown) and smoke cubans and sip cheap cognac.
    visit a lapdancing parlour to practice geeky-lame arz pick-up lines and oogle cantelopes and peaches.

    then off to a club or bar to get real smashed and unleash our mojo on unsuspecting holly valance types.






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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    I just found out there is ONE still left in Perth ... might make a good night for the 206cc'ers ..

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    Is the Galaxy Drive-in still going? It's been yonks since I've been to the drive-in. I remember the days when we had heaps of them. Skyline, Beechline, Highway, Aceway, Metro, Odin, there were heaps of others. I remember there was one in Morley where the Galleria shopping centre is now. Now the drive-in would be a good night out. Much better than those crappy Megaplexes that we have to put up with now.

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