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♣️ S2KUK's ONLY Ace Café Meet of 2024 ♣️

 
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hond S2000 and the Club's 20th in style!!
 
There will be ONLY ONE Ace Cafe meet this year and it's Sunday 26 May from 6/630pm. *ALL* cars welcome. Daily drives, track weapons, modified, standard, more rust than car like Sophie's!! 
 
Tickets are FREE. Trophies will be awarded to the best and cleanest cars.
A few tickets left, you can get them here - https://S2KUKAceCafe2024.eventbrite.co.uk

Discounted Packages for Silverstone Festival (Classic)

Delighted to announce that to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Honda S2000 AND the 20th anniversary of the UK S2000 Owners Club, we will have a parade lap taking place on the Friday 23rd August of this event, also paying tribute to the life of Ayrton Senna and to acknowledge his association with Honda.

Our club link for the 2 for 1 ticket deal including stand pass and entry to parade lap is in all members' emails and on our members only facebook group. 
 
We're really pleased to be able to share our special club ticket offer including 2 tickets and infield pass for our stand at Silverstone Festival (formerly The Classic) in 2024.  Demand is always high with over 70 cars on our stand (your car does not need to be in perfect condition by any means, we make a nice display but this is about being social and having a base at the event!), and this is one of the best events in our calendar. 

With 2024 marking the Honda S2000's 25th Anniversary and S2KUK's 20th Anniversary, it is sure to be a BIG occasion this year! 

Our special booking Code is available to members, in email or on members only facebook group - if you need it email us!
  • We highly recommend to get the most value from this event you go for the Weekend ticket which includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday and your infield pass for our stand.
  • You will need to book your own camping/accommodation - we may create a club area on one of the campsites if we have a number of members book there!  Woodlands tends to be popular!
Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/719543442960587

Discounted Tickets for NEC Classic Show

 

CELEBRATE THE S2000's 25th ANNIVERSARY AND THE UK S2000 OWNERS CLUB'S 20th ANNIVERSARY AT THE NEC CLASSIC SHOW!
ENJOY TICKET DISCOUNT WITH OUR UNIQUE CLUB CODE CCCNOV374 OPEN TO ANY S2000 OWNERS!
 
Save by booking tickets in advance at www.necclassicmotorshow.com
Club members, friends and family save £4 off single-day adult tickets or £2 off other ticket types by quoting the club code.
 
Book tickets by 17th October to help your club earn additional benefits. Ticket discounts available until 9th November.
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery
Friday 8-Sunday 10th November 2024 NEC Birmingham
Join the biggest and best Classic Car Show in the UK!
 
Visit the S2KUK - UK S2000 Owners Club on our Anniversary Stand
 
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is the event not to be missed for any classic car owner, collector, enthusiast, car club member or anyone with a passion for classic cars. The show brings together the world’s largest gathering of 300 car and motorcycle clubs with over 3,000 iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes on display across seven halls at Birmingham’s NEC.
As well as admiring these amazing vehicles, you'll have the opportunity to shop from the UK’s largest indoor autojumble and specialist traders to source parts and tools for your maintenance and restoration needs, drive or buy your very own classic car from our outstanding range of dealers, enjoy the spectacle of live auctions, talks from motoring celebrities, restoration demonstrations and much more.

S2KUK Bristol Area Drive Out Sept 2023

 Words by Dean Morris

Thanks to Dave for arranging a great drive out to Tintern Abbey. Although only 4 of us made it to the Easter Compton start point, it was still a memorable drive!

Stuart did his regular ‘detour’ by missing the Chepstow junction but eventually caught us up again. I had a lucky escape after finding I’d been sat on a wasp for 15 mins, still he seemed happy to be warmed up rather than gassed out!😂

Special mention to the American lady tourist at the Abbey who saw the cars lined up and declared ‘Oh gosh, they’re just all so cute! Are they lined up in order of size, smallest st the end?’🤦‍♂️😂 Well done to her chap for explaining they’re all the same!

The roads through the Wye Valley are stunning, hopefully next time we do this run the weather will be better and maybe he head all the way up to Symonds Yat?😎

S2KUK Wessex Breakfast Run - September 2023

Words by organiser, Ade Soutter:

We normally get six or seven cars on our runs. Imagine my surprise when nine cars turned up for an 8:00 start on Sunday.


We set off through the New Forest on the first part of our run in dry weather. We added to our numbers with another car joining us in Burley.
A quick stop incase anyone wanted to raise their hoods as we were now in some heavy drizzle.

It must have been an impressive sight to be at the back of the convoy as we drove through Sandbanks towards the ferry.

With 2 more cars joining; by the time we got to the ferry we had 12 S2000s in all. "Yeah we got a great big convoy ain't she a beautiful sight!"

By some sheer fluke we were all lined up together waiting for the ferry, with no rogue cars between us. I maintain that 12 Honda S2000s on a chain link ferry is a world record. Beating our previous record, which was seven.

Once we arrived at Studland we had great B roads and little tourist traffic to contend with. Driving down into Swanage Bay and onto Corfe Castle then on our way to Lulworth Cove for breakfast. Another S2K meets us in the car park having driven from the Weymouth area. It was great to see quite a few new faces as well as older friends.

My thanks go to Harry, official photographer. Stephen and Graham (not present) for route suggestions. Also to Sedge who drove shotgun at the rear of the convoy making sure no-one got lost. He did have the best view of all the cars in front of him. Thanks for all of you who turned up to make this event our greatest success to date.

Denbies Cars & Coffee - S2000 Meet

Our regular S2000 meet at Denbies in Dorking on 3rd September brought a bright and very sunny morning with 14 of S2ks in attendance. A record for this local group.   The picture shows the group with  Box Hill in the background.   

We combine with a much larger group  of all makes cars.  This weekend the overall event was  joined by BMW M and Alpina cars who were  out in force enjoying the sunshine as well 

Next Denbies meet is Sunday 1st October 2023.

Peak District Treasure Hunt June 2023

It's taken a while for us to sort out this write up, but most definitely worth the wait and the read!  We cannot wait until the next Treasure hunt and nor can many of our members.  If anyone else fancies setting something up like this, let us put you in touch with Simon!

Words by Simon Penn:

Some people are lucky where they live. I count myself as one of these people having the glorious peak district right on my doorstep.

For quite a few years I’ve organised various runs through the peak district on the behalf of S2KUK, so other people can experience a small part of what I get to enjoy all the time. From the outset the numbers of attendees were quite high, with over 20 cars in attendance for every run.  People would travel from far and wide to take part.

Each year would come, and we’d have a successful run, but every year I thought about trying something new. I wanted to move things on a little so people could have their own unique experience rather than following others in convoy around a set route. I thought it might be nice to try and raise some money for charity in the process.

This is where the idea of the Treasure hunt came from.

In the autumn of 2022, I decided it was time to put my idea into action, but I’d need to think about the mechanics of how this could work as a leisurely treasure hunt and not a race around the peaks. Over the next few months, I would jot down ideas, locations & clues, and plan various clue delivery methods.

The locations were the easy part with so many places to visit in the Peak District, at one point the list was well over 70. I decided to thin out the more obscure locations so people not from the area could compete on a level playing field with the locals. I then wrote clues for each location, some of which were about the place itself and some a play on the words in the name, just to mix it up a little.

Then would come the routes themselves. After much head scratching and revisiting of ideas, I opted to go for the simplest method of issuing a map with over 50 locations marked. This then meant I could plan various offline unique ‘routes’ around the locations, ensuring each had a similar distance of travel. Then using mobile technology, I could drip feed the clues to the participants as they successfully identified and arrived at each point on their route of 10 locations. It would mean a lot of work for me acting as a central hub directing all the participants, but this system would ensure everyone travelled on their own and I could react if there were any major issues around the Peak District area. Just in case technology let us down, each team would be given a sealed envelope with all their pre-planned locations so they could still stay on the move without needing to contact me.

In addition, each team would get a list of bonus point items, they could take a picture of, to boost their final points tally.

The charity selection for the event was easy.  Prostate Cancer UK were the ideal candidates, having had links to the disease both with close family members and through members in the club. They were excellent in offering advice on ways to boost fundraising methods and maximise the uptake of people taking part.

Once I had a charity on board, it was then time to put together a prize package for the winners. Many local businesses were approached and we got some very generous donations from the likes of Peak Ales Brewery and Denby potteries.

The final piece of the puzzle would be somewhere we could use as base, for me to set up camp for the day and somewhere for us to assemble before and after the hunt. Another local club member suggested the Old Dog at Thorpe as a viable venue as they had personal links to the owner, and we hold our monthly Derbyshire meet ups there. Ross at the Old Dog couldn’t have been any more accommodating opening up early for us to offer use of the facilities and to provide bacon cobs and hot drinks.

As the date grew nearer, I got all the plans finalised, drew up maps and paperwork printed, and I even had time to knock up a batch of stickers for participants to put on their cars to mark the occasion. Well, everyone loves a sticker, don’t they?

So came the big day, on June 3rd. I arrived early doors to get set up and organised, to wait for people to arrive. With all the planning and advertising taking part through club channels and social media, the exact number of attendees was unknown. I was hoping for 20 cars, and I was not disappointed with 24 in total arriving to take part. The drawer of a drive in the Peak District obviously proved strong with people travelling from as far afield as Hartlepool and Preston to take part.

I suggested a £5 charity donation to take part in the event and every single person surpassed this showing great generosity with much large offerings to the good cause.

Everyone had their pre-hunt food and I handed out all the packs, and after a slight delay everyone went off into the wild on the treasure hunt at 11am.

Over the following hour successful (and some unsuccessful) pictures were sent to me as each team reached their first destinations and I then fed them with the next clue on their route.

As the day went on, some teams moved at a more spritely pace around their route while others preferred to take their time taking in the wonderful scenery as they went, with communication with myself flying backwards and forwards as I directed them around. To say it got a little stressful at times was an understatement, trying to direct the right team to the next correct location was tricky.

After 3 hours the first people started to return back to base after completing their 10 clue destinations successfully. This continued for the next hour, until it got to the point where I had to instruct people to return to the Old Dog in order to meet the preassigned curfew. In all 7 teams finished the full route with the remainder completing between 7 and 9 clues.

As people returned they had food and drinks and regaled about the day's antics out on the roads, while I did the number count for peoples scores. People seemed less bothered by the scores, they seemed to have just enjoyed the event for being so different to things they’d done before.

The eventual winner was Steven Doran with his co-pilot daughter Lauren, who were worthy winners for the effort they put into all the pictures they returned back to me.

Once the dust had settled and everyone had gone on their merry ways home, I did a final number count for monies raised through the event and in total we managed to raise a staggering £280 on the day. Which was kindly topped up to £300 by S2kUK. Then with two more separate donations online, the grand total was £320.

The day although stressful for me, surpassed all my expectations for both numbers attending and blowing away my £250 target for funds raised. All the planning was more than worth it.

I’m pleased to say it will return in 2024 but in a slightly different format again, this will hopefully go some way to answer the question from people asking if it will return.

       

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