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Tesla Drivers' airfield activity day

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North Weald Airfield

Merlin Way

North Weald Bassett

CM16 6HR

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Have fun in your car, increase your driving ability and confidence, and meet new faces.

About this Event

THE BACK STORY

Just yesterday I was lucky enough to take delivery of an awesome Tesla Model 3. In the run up to this I've been discussing all aspects of Tesla stuff, mainly in the Model 3 owners group on Facebook. It became apparent that a lot of prospective M3 owners were new to performance cars, and I knew from owning a Lotus in the past that driver training makes a huge difference to safety. The Lotus groups all went to one place for this - carlimits at North Weald airfield in Essex. I can personally vouch for how much fun these days are, as evidenced in these old videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU33qb0dUc4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6bnbDByTuc

There was only one thing to do - organise the very first electric-only carlimits driver training day. Carlimits will be providing a couple of expert instructors and an airfield to have fun on, I'm bringing together up to 20 cars and drivers to take part. The date is set for Friday November 29th.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Have fun driving in a safe environment. Start by enjoying our high speed bend where we have the space to allow you to push your limits and that of your car, with input from our instructor to improve the control and handling of your vehicle. For many it will turn the well known rules of driving on their head! Later enjoy the circuits around soft cones, improving your lap with each time around. Unlike the road or track days, on the activity days with only one car travelling at speed in an area at a time, you can concentrate on what you're doing without worrying about everyone else's actions. A great day to increase your driving ability and have fun.

LOCATION

Merlin Way

North Weald

Essex

CM16 6HR

If using Sat Nav, please note, some sat navs will take you to the wrong part of Merlin Way as there is an old gate in a car park that is now locked shut, so access can not be gained from this direction. The easiest way is to get off M11 at Junction 7 and just follow the signs to 'North Weald Market'.

Nearest Tesla superchargers are Birchanger Green (15m) and South Mimms (25m)

FURTHER INFORMATION

You will need to bring your driving licence with you on the day. There are food facilities located on the airfield. The day will begin at 9.00am and finish at approximately 4.00pm. Spectators are allowed onto the airfield.

Please note that as your vehicle will be cornering at speed, you may need to inflate your tyres more than you would normally. Vehicles such as the Lotus Elise, Caterham etc are usually ok as they are lightweight and designed for high speed cornering, but cars such as Subaru Imprezas, Porsches, Madzas, TVRs etc are recommended to inflate their tyres to the maximum stated on the tyre itself to protect the side wall of the tyre. There is a garage just off the M11 roundabout (on the A414 towards Harlow) where you can do this before the event. We usually have a tyre pressure gauge so that you can decrease the tyres before your journey home!

LEARNING THE CIRCUIT

The circuit we will use is shown in our Car Limits game – why not have a play to help you learn where you need to go on the day. Don’t worry, they’ve used a bit of ‘artistic license’ we don’t really have helicopters and people to mow down on the circuit!

http://www.carlimits.com/game/

ITINERARY 09.00am - Meet on the airfield. Once most people have arrived there will be a briefing by the instructor. Vehicles will then be noise tested.

9.30am - 4.00pm - A large group day with the following activities;

  • High speed bend
  • Small circuit
  • Medium Circuit
  • Sprint Circuit included weather/time permitting
  • Lunch break is usually around 12:00pm.

MULTIPLE DRIVERS?

If two or more people want to drive the same car, just buy one ticket for the car and take turns. As this is the first time we've run a Tesla-focussed activity day of this type, it is hard to predict how much charge we'll have left at the end.

WAITING FOR A MODEL 3 DELIVERY?

Please do not book a place on this event unless you have at least a delivery appointment scheduled prior to the event date. If the tickets sell out before you have this don't worry - we'll organise another date in the new year.

NOISE LIMIT (you can probably skip this bit)

All vehicles attending the Activity Day must pass a static noise test of 105dBA before they are allowed to participate. The static test will be measured at 0.5m from the exhaust at 45 degree angle from the exhaust with the vehicle at 3/4 maximum engine revs. Should the car be unable to rev at 3/4 maximum revs, the vehicle will be subject to an additional drive by test (92dBA limits measured at 50m) driven by a CarLimits instructor before being permitted to be used on site.

No vehicle measured or suspected of exceeding the noise limits will be permitted to operate unless rectified and retested to be shown to be within the noise limits. No refund will be granted to any vehicles failing the noise limit.

There must also be no starting of engines or driving activity before 09:00 or after 16.00.

FUNDING

As the organiser I'll be paying up front for the costs of the airfield and instructors. After the event, any remaining profit will be donated to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance charity.

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North Weald Airfield

Merlin Way

North Weald Bassett

CM16 6HR

United Kingdom

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