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Club Polo Rolling Road Day - Saturday 6th April 2019


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jonPDpolo

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It's time to see if all your engine mods have worked, see how much BHP/Torque you've gained or lost !!  Due to popular demand, we've moved from our traditional end of January/start of February date to Saturday 6th April (so no excuses not to come because its cold or dark 😛 )

 

If you've not been before? It's a great way to catch-up with members new & old. Aim to get there by 08:30 onwards with the runs starting around 9/9.30 

 

Your car will be secured to the rolling road and one of the Aldon staff will run it up to find the max power, you'll then get a print-out of the Max BHP & Torque, all for £ 20 for Club members & £ 25 for Non members (dependent on numbers, the more people we get the better, else it'll be £25 for members and £30 for non members if we don't get the attendence)

 

There is normally hot food available, bacon butties etc and when all runs are finished we retire to a local pub.

 

If you want to see what you've got under your right foot, put your names down below ( copy & paste )  Priority will be given to Club members with Polo's !

 

For a bit more information on Aldon Automotive, please click the link (they are very good at setting up carbs and if you speak nicely to the guys they'll help you tweak them (depending on how much tweaking it may incur an extra charge)

 

https://www.aldonauto.co.uk/

 

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I'll be there, but 50/50 if I'll run it at the moment. 

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Aldon have been in contact to say the more people we get the better the price will be, so come on people sign up!

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So unfortunately I’m still away for work and won’t get back in time, gutted as I was quite up for a 900 mile round trip!

 

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Sorry did not get further than about 10 miles from home this morning, running lean and losing power.  Engine dying at roundabouts though up to temp. Lost a screwdriver after second stop to adjust mixture screws. Made it back home, definitely getting fuel into carb well, goes not bad at full pelt. done a compression test and  its 15+ bar across all cylinders so I'm mystified.    

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A big thank you to @jonPDpolo for setting this up with Aldon, has to be said a dissapointing turnout, considering you all asked for a date later (Warmer) than our normal end of Jan date, so Jon persuaded Aldon to give us a later date and yet still a poor turnout. 

 

Thanks to those who did turnout and confuse the Aldon guys with modern automatics !!  and the fuse 13 mystery isn't solved yet !!

 

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"Disappointing turn out"

 

Would of helped if the club had of bothered to promote it. I wouldn't of known it was on if jake hadn't of mentioned it to me. No posts advertising it on instagram, I'm not on Facebook but was told it was barely pushed on there either? I'd of been up for this but didn't find out about it until close to it so would of had to ditch a days work I had booked in to go, didn't seem worth it given that it was barely advertised so was guaranteed to be a disappointing turn out. 

 

In a world that revolves around social media, it's madness to hold an event and not utilise social media to promote the event. 

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5 minutes ago, Mclovin said:

"Disappointing turn out"

 

Would of helped if the club had of bothered to promote it. I wouldn't of known it was on if jake hadn't of mentioned it to me. No posts advertising it on instagram, I'm not on Facebook but was told it was barely pushed on there either? I'd of been up for this but didn't find out about it until close to it so would of had to ditch a days work I had booked in to go, didn't seem worth it given that it was barely advertised so was guaranteed to be a disappointing turn out. 

 

In a world that revolves around social media, it's madness to hold an event and not utilise social media to promote the event. 

 

Thing is, it was and Jake is in charge of the social media posting 

 

The event has been a FB for a while and was pushed in the weeks leading up and nearly every day in the week on the run up across all the popular polo groups, granted we could've pushed it more on IG but I think that hardly would've made a difference, we can't force people to come, we listened and moved it according to popular opinion and it was on here long ahead of time too

 

I honestly don't know what else we could do as it was all over social media bar IG but that's hardly a massive market share of people with polos iirc who aren't also on FB, any ideas?

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Is jake the only one capable of logging into the club SM accounts and pushing it? Day by day more people are ditching Facebook while instagram continues its rapid growth. There are many people like me who have insta but no facebook. Dismissing insta "because it would of hardly made a difference" is just pure ignorance to how powerful a platform insta has become these days. People don't pay silly amounts of money for insta accounts with big following for no reason. 

 

If you wanna know what more you could do, for starters stop relying on just one person to push this on SM. It's not just about sharing posts, you need to get people engaging in it. A shared post is easily over looked, a busy chat going on on a post is harder to miss. Other staff need to get involved in the posts, get chats going on them, get other people involved in the conversation. You have a team of mods on here who have absolutely nothing to do because there's shit all to moderate, yet just one person doing the social media side of things? Thats retarded. Get them on social media drumming up interest, not just on the club's accounts but on other polo/vw related pages. Has anyone looked into the price of getting sponsored posts on places like insta? You can tailer exactly what sort of people you can have them promoted to. You either need to fully embrace SM or kiss the club goodbye because surely membership numbers must be dropping over recent years? 

 

It being posted on here is hardly going to get it any sort of attention is it? The forum is dead. 

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There's more than one person with the login (I can't remember who but that's not the point) I'm not trying to have an argument with you Guy, I agree that stuff needs to change but I'll be honest with you I'm tired of trying (I don't know why Jake didn't post anything on IG but that's by the by now)

 

I honestly don't know about IG, I don't spend enough time on there to know, most of my stuff is still FB based and I still come on here to set up events and stuff and then link those to SM where I can

 

Membership hasn't actually dropped off as much as we thought it would, it is dropping but that's akin to most car clubs these days, especially solo model based ones like ourselves

 

I'm happy to do the changes but I simply don't have the time to donate to the club that I used to with what I do for work now and having been toying with the idea of stepping down but there's noone up and coming as it were who wants to get involved it's still the same polo dinosaurs :lol:

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Doesnt look like it's worth running RR day again from the photos.

 

Jon, I'm not on insta or twitter.

 

Guy, Twitter runs off the CP club page and post it to twitter.

 

You can't force people to turn up...  I have to agree with Guy, everyone involved in the club staff wise needs to be on sm at least one platform and posting on behalf of the club. 

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I'm sorry this wasn't as successful as it could have been. However regularly when I have logged into these forums over the last few months I've been notified this event was happening so anyone who checks these forums would probably have known about it. 

 

Personally I'd be well up for putting my wheels on a rolling road and finding out my bhp and the price was more than fair, this was just way too far for me for a one day / few hours event. 

 

Much respect to aldon and their accommodating price but could the forums use the member map markers to find a more accessible location for some events, or making more of a weekend event of it. 

 

I would have considered heading down on Friday and staying at a travel lodge or something if I thought there would be a bit more to do than watch a few cars get RRed for an hour then "maybe" a pub lunch with (and I mean no offence) people who are at this time complete strangers to me. 

 

I hope this doesn't come across moany, I just thought if people voice their feelings and reasons for not coming it may help organising future events. 

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