In 2016 the club enjoyed a good turnout at FCS and Pugfest reinforced with smaller groups attending the likes of castle combe action days, Ace Cafe Day and PFC Expo. The christmas meet a few weeks ago was well attended and enjoyable as always. It has been great to see both new members and ones we know too well having some quality banter all huddled around the burning bin. Id like to thank all of you for making this year what it has been and hope that everyone will continue to be enthusiastic throughout 2017. We are already booked in for FCS and Pugfest but apart from the usual we hope to see more local meets and hopefully a club lake district meet in the first half of this year.
We have seen a increasing number of members go on track with their cars whilst fewer members seem to be going down the stance route. The 306 is essentially at an all time low in affordability however we are already seeing parts such as panels and decent interiors becoming harder to find. The top models such as the gti6 and rallye are on the turn upwards and we have seen some great restoration projects on the forum. The other models should start to follow the trend shortly.
We have had a turnover in staff in the later part of this year so Id like to thank those who have been staff for all that they have done and thank the new staff for what they have already done and what they will undoubtedly do in this coming year. The role of moderators is to help organise events and moderate the forum however they arent the only people who can do this. If anyone is interested in getting involved with helping organise events please let me know. Its your club and we require your input!
The forum has always been free to use and it is our intention to keep it so. We rely entirely on donations for both the running of the servers and the club kit we have at events. For the coming show season we need to purchase a few things including replacing the club marquee. The existing club flags and banners are being redistributed to different members and locations around the country so that there will always be half the kit at any show. We dont ask regularly but a donations thread will open a few months before show season kicks off. We currently have club calendars and stickers available so please show your support by grabbing some of these.
2017 should be a great year and I look forward to seeing you all.
Club calendars are now available and ready to be posted out. Most of the months have these such as Winter, spring, petrol, gti6, track, French Car Show, Pugfest, Diesel, Christmas Meet etc. The price is £12 with an additional £4 on top for postage making a total of £16 delivered to your door. Any "profit" remains in the club account.
Please put names down in the order thread and add PAID when paid for. Payments to be made to made AS A GIFT via paypal to "firstname.lastname@example.org". Please include your real name, address and forum username as a note when paying. If you wish to pay by bank transfer or forget to include your details please PM me.
Awards were announced at the Christmas meet. Well done to all of this years winners. Your medals will be in the post soon.
Project of the year - Ben_W
Petrol of the year - Day666
Diesel of the year - Piggy
Member of the year - BashBarnard
Best non-306 of the year - zx-volcane
Most helpful member - Ruan
Best crash of the year - Procta
306oc members attended and had a stand at the 2016 Performance French Car expo based at the exhibition centre at Donnington Park Circuit. As well as the usual show cars we see there were some great new cars there which we hadn't seen before. The magazine editors and photographers were about taking photos of all the clubs and doing some articles on the cars there. Expect to see a club photo in the next mag!
A group of 306oc members attended the Javelin Track day at the Snetterton Circuit on Sunday the 13th of November. A few spins here and there on a wet and greasy track. The 306s were competitive against other cars of the era such as pumas and clios.