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I am pleased to start this years list off for the Asda Charity Day. It will be much the same as last year other than the mayor of Lutterworth and his supporters will be running the entry gate and so the event is supporting the Lutterworth food bank and they are asking for every car to bring in a packet or tin of food to donate. Could the club itself donate something a bit larger please? Roger???

It sounds like the hotel is busy this year so if you are staying over the night before, please book asap.

For those who have not done this event before, I will summarise.....

For the last 13 years the GTROC has supported the ASDA sponsored On-Your-Marks charity event at Bruntingthorpe Airfield and our members are once again invited to bring along their cars and get out on the Bruntingthorpe track and provide passenger laps to paying guests in order to raise money for good causes.

However this is just a part of what has become a huge event and a great day out for our members and their families.

The day includes a massive number of displays and attractions from air displays, car and motorcycle top driver stunt displays, helicopter rides, 4x4 and rally car experiences, go karting circuit, 40 ton lorry drives, clothing sales, food, and of course track laps with a number of invited car clubs.

Our involvement means we need a large number of experienced members to provide their cars and driving skills taking out passengers for fast laps of the Bruntingthorpe circuit.

This is a hugely rewarding and fun event and many times the GTR "pit area" has seen the biggest queues and most money raised.

The official website with last years details on is here - On Your Marks | Charity Event Day sponsored by ASDA

You can get a good idea of the day from Malcolm's video here - clicky (Apologies to anyone with an Italian exotic car for my comments!)

I will start a list off. Please add your name to the list if you can come along. You do need to have some track experience as you will be taking passengers out for "hot laps" with safety in mind. You also need to be a GTROC member and wear GTROC branded clothing on the day.

We also need cars for static display and helpers to run the GTROC Pit area. The helpers are just as important on the day as the drivers as we will be really busy.


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Please take time to read the details below from the organisers John and Chris......

On Your Marks has always been about seeing and doing the unusual, below is the list of confirmed items for this years show and we hope we have kept up that genre of the unusual. We only ever book the Worlds very best entertainment for this show.

We will be at our usual venue, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire. This has been our 'home' for the past 13 years and is ideally suited for the type of day we organise. Admission price will be £10 per car and a voluntary donation of a tin or packet of food for the Lutterworth food bank who will be running the admission gate with volunteers.

The hotel deal

We have confirmed our usual special deal at the Hinckley Island 4 star Hotel for just £55 per night per double room or twin for 2 with breakfast (from 6am) included, that’s only £27.50 each, for the 8th August, and the same deal for the 9th August 2014.This will be the last year of this special price as the hotel wanted to put the price up this year.
If anyone does want to take advantage of this fantastic deal, all you have to do when booking (Telephone 01455 631122) is quote our reference 'OYM55' and you will get the £55 rate. UPDATE BOOK ASAP!
Just across the roundabout there are 2 local pubs, the Hinckley Knight and the Three Pots Harvester where you can get good quality beer and food at a very reasonable price.

On Your Marks charities

Well we must be mad but we are going to do it all again on the Saturday 9th aug 2014 at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire, and this year we will be doing the show for "Orchid “ the Male cancer charity. At 14.00 we open a special Pitts area and we ask all the special cars to take around some 20 very special guests from Wishes 4 kids and their family’s.

On Your Marks | Charity Event Day sponsored by ASDA

Our WEBSITE is up and running so you can look for all the information you might need, such as maps and information on the day. There is also a face book page, just type in On Your Marks and you should get to it.

Why we do it?

On Your Marks started over twelve years ago, we had a driver called Mark Hickingbottom, who was dying of lymphatic cancer after serving his country in the first gulf war, we approached the owner of Bruntingthorpe (David Walton) and asked if we could have a day with some trucks and a few cars on the proving ground, and he said yes. This went very well and we made £7,500 for his family but unfortunately Mark died a week before the event.
The car clubs that came on the day asked if we could carry on with the event, so we approached his family and asked if we could do the day in his memory and use his name,
Thirteen years down the line we have raised over £316,000+ for cancer charities, and if you add the money the charities have made on the day we must be well over £375,000, and we now get
20,000 colleagues, friends and family there on the day. An indication on how big” On Your Marks "is now, on the first year we put up 350 metres of plastic safety fencing, well this year we have just ordered 6,100 metres of steel safety fencing that’s 6.1 kilometres’.
We insist that the charities are there on the day and that some of the sick children can hopefully attend , then at 14.00 on the day we open a special Pit for them and call all the special cars in for them to get in and go around the track for free and their parents and siblings. This is very special and is the pay back for all the hard work that Chris and myself put in, we both walk away with a tear in our eyes,
The companies that help us put this on, and the deal is that their employees can come as well and enjoy the day ,we have to give a special mention to A1 cones , they have supported us for about ten years now , and without them we could not put on this extradinary show,

A.1.cones they come in and put out over 1,700 road cones, and then pick them up the same night and sweep the track for 8 hours on the day before the show so the track is really clean,

N.F.T. will be supplying two trucks to go on the track with instructors.

Fresh link support us with two trucks to go on the track with instructors.

Jungheinrich they supply us two forklifts for the putout and the uplift which takes us four days to put up and two days to take down.

Malcolm's transport they supply us a rough terrain forklift (JCB).

Cotts U.K... They supply a trailer of almost out of date pop to sell to colleagues on the day (otherwise they would put it into the landfill).

Volvo UK they supply the Show trailer that fronts the Asda National Driver of the Year and new trucks for you to drive at the show.

Scania UK they supply the Show trailer that fronts the Asda National Driver of the Year and new trucks for you to drive at the show.

Mercedes .uk will be bringing along a brand new truck with six seats so some families can go out together on the track ..

Apex plant supply a mini 4x4 j.c.b for us to get about on.

M.T.S. group supply 4 golf buggy’s for us to get around on quickly.

GMB Union. The GMB have kindly sponsored this event for the last three years.

JLG. This forklift manufacturer will be joining us for the first time this year. Look out for some exciting exhibits from them all over the show.


The World’s Ultimate Stunt Driving Display Team.

With our policy of only booking the very best in the industry we have great pleasure in announcing we have the Paul Swift precision driving team, the same team that display in Top gear live And will be doing the same show as they do in top gear live

Bolddog Ling’s FMX Freestyle Motorcycle Display team.

As Honda’s official and the UK’s number one motorcycle display team, the Bolddog Lings team base their show around the world’s largest and most sophisticated mobile landing system.
The show features the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart stopping tricks as usually only seen on TV and will perform the exclusive motorcycle back flip. The team set the standard 14 years ago and now continues to push the boundaries of FMX and lead the way for all motorcycle display teams. This is the same team that displays in,

Steve Colley Motorcycle display team.

We are very lucky to welcome back Steve to the 2014 show. Steve will be fresh from his displays at the Isle Of Man TT races. Steve will be performing his usual amazing trial bike stunts and as an added bonus will be joining with Lee Bowers for the 1st time to perform some tricks together.

Lee Bower’s Motorcycle display team.

Again only the best, Lee Bower is the number one stunt rider in the UK and Ireland and in the top 5 in European competitions. Lee performs an exciting display of highly skilled stunts on a sports bike. More than just wheelies and drifting, Lee’s display includes acrobatics and many other tricks. Two thirty minute displays

Leicestershire Fire Arms & Dog Unit.

We asked them to come back as they were amazing to watch as some of the best trained dog handlers in the county show you what they can really do with some of the best trained dogs. (Subject to availability on the day). Two thirty minute displays

Grass arena

The Nuneaton Dog Agility & Flyball Display team.

The Nuneaton dog agility and Fly ball display team are the very best in the UK. and have proved it a number of times at the Crufts dog show when they came first two years ago, and third this year. Just watch these dogs and their owners show you what they can really do.


Breitling Wing Walkers.

We don’t do things by half at on your marks; we will be having for the first time a four aircraft display from probably the best and loudest displays you can get in the air show calendar, with four very pretty girls walking on the wings whilst the aircraft are displaying.

B.B.M.F. Dakota DC3 flyby

The Royal Air Force will be doing what only the Royal Air Force can do best in displaying The Battle of Britain invasion Dakota at this years show.

Trig Aerobatic Display team.

We only ever book the best, and this aerobatic team is one of the very best in the U.K. today, and they fly two of very best aerobatic aircraft ever built. The Pitts special is an amazing aircraft and is designed to take some of most extreme aerobatics a pilot can do in an aircraft.

Tom Bennett air display.

Tom Bennett will be competing in the Red Bull air races this season so you know how good he must be to compete in this extraordinary spectacular event, he will be showing us all what he can do with his custom made French built cap 2 aircraft.

WW1 Dog Fight Display.

It’s the 100th year anniversary of the 1st world war so we thought it would be good to show you what it was like to have a WW1 dogfight over the show with the Red Baron’s Fokker Triplane in a dog fight with a British BE 2 scout and a British Sopwith Triplane .

Sit in a Spitfire.

Static Supermarine Spitfire mk9
We tried to book this aircraft last year but it was damaged at R.A.F Waddington the week before last years show, we have managed to book it this year as a lot of people were disappointed , Have you or a relative ever wondered what it would be like to Sit in a Spitfire , well now you can, sit in this spitfire mk9 and run your hands over the gun button and hear the sound of the guns firing .

Static Cold war Jets

We will be having a mixture of static cold war jets and other fighter Aircraft and helicopters on display around the main arena.

Asda George sale from 08:30

ASDA George sale is run buy a lady called Justine who is now a legend with “shop till you drop”. Last year we had 119 rails of clothing on sale and the most expensive thing was £3, there were a lot of very happy ladies at the show last year and a lot of Asda colleagues got jumpers for Christmas.

Helicopter flights & Flying Lesson’s From 09:00

East midland helicopters will be there and you can fly in a bell jet ranger on the day £35 or you can even take a helicopter flying lesson on the day in a Robinson R22 for £100 (normally £400)

Super Car Passenger Experience.

On the track from 09:00 till 17:00

On the track , well this year we will have about 300 high speed cars to go in for a £5 including, AC Cobra (10 cars) Lotus ( 30 cars ) TVR (50 cars ) Auto Adrenaline ( 30 cars ) Subaru ( 50 cars ) Ford gt 40 ( 10 cars) East midlands car club ( 30 cars ) GT roc ( 20 cars )Maserati car club ( 20 cars) Vauxhall VX220 car club ( 20 cars ).Rally for Heroes (20)Sporting Bears (10).

Drive a 44Ton Asda Truck. From 08:30

Scania, Volvo, Mercedes, and Iveco will hopefully be there with all their new trucks, so you can drive one of these 44 ton trucks with an instructor beside you around the 4.5 mile long track, film it on your mobile & see how hard it really is to master one of these land monsters. £5

Rewaco Trike’s From 09.00

Have you ever wondered what its like to ride on a trike? Well here’s your chance. Experience the thrill of these 3 wheeled trikes as you power your way around the long track. There will only be a few of these on the track so look for the Rewaco stand and hold on!!! £5

Hovercraft experience From 09.00

Ride as passenger on these F1 hovercraft and we have been told they will do 0-60 in 3 sec. £5

Drive a J.C.B.fastrack From 08.30

Drive the fastrack tractor around the lorry track with instruction £5

M4 karting Go-kart experience From 08.30

M4 Karting will be there on their own track again, and you can take out a twin engine Honda for a dozen laps and scare the living daylights out of your self, £5

Be a Co/Driver in a Super Rally Car From 08.30
The only rally in the world that goes through a aircraft bone yard, Cannock rally club will be bringing about 70 rally cars for you to go in as co/driver for £5 everything from a mk1 escort to a 2008 M3 bmw will be racing around the Aircraft Scrap yard rally stage with you as co-driver, all the right ingredients for wetting your pants, £5

Extreme 4x4 experience From 08.30

Foss & Watling Land Rover Club will be there in strength with about 20 landys of all shapes and sizes and will take you out on the extreme 4x4 track , this is the most popular ride of the day and the kids love it , the Club even has a special landy that they have converted to take wheelchairs, nothing like a landy full of kids going though 5ft of water, more wet pants then! £5

J.C.B. 360 & 180 driving experience

J.C.B. will be bring their fleet of 180 / and 360 diggers and tracked machines for you to have a go on get the kids to knock over the skittles, and watch as they climb all over these great machines.
JLG forklift, scissor lift and cherry picker manufactures will be at the show with all sorts of machines to have a go on.

8 Metre Climbing wall For All Ages

Get granny and the kids to have a go on this Huge 8 Metre climbing wall, its only £ 3 a go.

Radio Controlled 1/14th Truck Display

We have invited back Tamiya models as they put on a fantastic display and built a complete model village! They are the bees knees in the model industry and you will see just how good these guys and girls are at building them and operating them, we are hoping that there will be over thirty of them running around the specially built track for them in the Tamiya tent.

Radio Controlled Model Tank Display

Marvel at these mammoth models, and wonder how long it took to make them and how much they would cost to make , some of them are worth over £6,000 and most of these modellers will bring 4 or 5 of these fantastic models to the show this year.

Asda Fork Truck Driver of the year
Drivers will be battling it out, lifting things up and down, and trying to drive through a devious course set by cunning people.

Asda lorry driver of the year.

Lorry drivers from all around the county from all our depots will be driving and testing their skills in a very difficult manoeuvring course set by Scania Trucks professionals.
Who will earn the accolade of being the top depot driver for Asda this year!

Other events to run all-day.

The radio control boat club will be doing their thing; there will be a fun fair with adult rides, and, mini moto’s, mini quads and other events running all day.

All new food court

Because we have lost our in house canteen which did the most of our food in the past we have replaced it with two new food outlets, we hope to be serving everything from hog roast’s to burger’s and hot dogs to jacket potatoes, all at affordable prices.

Regards John and Chris.

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Sorry about all that info. If you want the details from the organisers emailing, let me know.
If you are doing it, get your name down.
If you are staying the night before, book the hotel asap (phone bookings 8am to 9pm).
We can discuss the night out later!

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I'm in Dave! (obviously). Booking hotel room tomorrow and will see about donation food parcel etc.

Going to book hotel room for Friday and Saturday night so see you all there. Harvester was horrifically busy last year so perhaps get an earlier table? They got to the point of serving warm wine out of half pint glasses at one stage as I remember........

For all of you thinking of doing this for the first time it is an incredible day and nothing like the buzz of taking the passengers round - Mr Miskin will be even more noticeable this year hammering round in the Smurf Mobile (get him his own gate?) and always an amazing crowd helping and this year let's see if we can raise the most money (again).

We should also ask that the put us in Program as GT-R Owners club as we are always GT roc for some reason and perhaps offer to proof read the program this year..........

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the hotel deal is online but is a tenner more (they said it has not gone up so have queried it). Sorry I posted this too late to allow you to book tonight.

Did someone mention the seafood restaurant for food last year?

Will ask John to put us in as GT-R Owners Club. I think it said Malcolm last year as well rather than me organising but I was not too bothered.

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R35 Drivers

1. Rog350Z
2. Cardiff R33
3. grahamc


1. davewilkins?





Booked my room for one for £55. Bit confusing as she seemed to think it would be £65 for two? I have asked John Forde to confirm.

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Using iPhone to post but I'm in and the first time in 4 years that I won't be fasting!! Missed out last year due to Eid being around the time of the event, no chance I am missing this again as it's just fantastic!

Add me to the helper list :)

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Graham - it's very simple just assist with taking peoples details as they sign on to go out in a GTR and man the stand we have there, or help people in and out of cars

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No problem :)

Again, those who haven't attended, you really must do. Even if you don't drive on track come join in on the fun and go out in other people's cars with your friends/family and pay the £5 for charity. It's a great day and strange enough the only event each year that I try my best to attend!
The rally experience is fantastic and if a Time Attack car comes be ready for the shock of your life! Did 192mph in Marcus's Time Attack R32 on the runway there, GPS verified!
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