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Hello everyone I own a white r35. Got it in March this year and love driving everywhere again. ***128515; Where's everyone meet up at?? Would be interested. I live at Ashford in Kent but am up for driving anywhere.
 

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Welcome to the GT-R ownership.

One small correction from Adnank is the fact you have joined the free Register and you only become a member of the GTR Owners Club (GTROC) by paying an annual fee of £45.00.

This is the GTR Register which contains a forum which has restricted use for non members. The meets and events section of the GTR Owners Club will only be visible once membership is sorted.

Go to GTROC ? GTR Owners Club and register onto that website and then get the membership from the shop.
 

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Welcome fella :thumbsup:
If you're ever over this way (visiting Litchfields possibly) pop by for coffee and a chinwag, drop me a pm always up for meeting with other owners
 

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Welcome to the forum fella and congrats on your purchase back in March this year :thumbsup:


For events and meets check out these two links :


We have two events at the end of this month which may interest you being our GTROC Membership open day and then the infamous GTROC London Meet the weekend after.

Look forward to seeing you.
Thanks for the info. Im def up for any meets and events... Will look at these...
 

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Welcome to the GT-R ownership.

One small correction from Adnank is the fact you have joined the free Register and you only become a member of the GTR Owners Club (GTROC) by paying an annual fee of £45.00.

This is the GTR Register which contains a forum which has restricted use for non members. The meets and events section of the GTR Owners Club will only be visible once membership is sorted.

Go to ... and register onto that website and then get the membership from the shop.
Ok thanks. I will do that..

Welcome fella :thumbsup:
If you're ever over this way (visiting Litchfields possibly) pop by for coffee and a chinwag, drop me a pm always up for meeting with other owners
I will do for sure. I am going to visit Litchfields soon..
 

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Welcome to the GT-R ownership.

One small correction from Adnank is the fact you have joined the free Register and you only become a member of the GTR Owners Club (GTROC) by paying an annual fee of £45.00.

This is the GTR Register which contains a forum which has restricted use for non members. The meets and events section of the GTR Owners Club will only be visible once membership is sorted.

Go to GTROC ? GTR Owners Club and register onto that website and then get the membership from the shop.
I would have been happy to join but couldn't work out where to, or what the benefit of doing so is? I've always paid a subscription to other car clubs, but when I signed up here I wasn't asked for anything and I seem to be able to use the forum the same as everyone else does.

I'm happy to pay to support the club, but normally you can see what you're getting and where you can actually pay, quite easily.

Maybe I'm just being dumb, but there doesn't seem to be any incentive to join, and when I click the 'Register' link I just get a blank beta page. Not meaning to criticise, but I think its very poorly set up, I would guess there's a lot of potential members that aren't signing up.

Could there not be a 'Support the club, join here' link, and a simple list of benefits or an explanation of how club money is spent perhaps organising events? Other clubs used to send a few freebies like tax disc holder, keyring etc, and viewing of the 'for sale' and 'wanted' forums was restricted to members only.

Not criticising, just thinking some potential perhaps isn't being realised here?
 

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I would have been happy to join but couldn't work out where to, or what the benefit of doing so is? I've always paid a subscription to other car clubs, but when I signed up here I wasn't asked for anything and I seem to be able to use the forum the same as everyone else does.

I'm happy to pay to support the club, but normally you can see what you're getting and where you can actually pay, quite easily.

Maybe I'm just being dumb, but there doesn't seem to be any incentive to join, and when I click the 'Register' link I just get a blank beta page. Not meaning to criticise, but I think its very poorly set up, I would guess there's a lot of potential members that aren't signing up.

Could there not be a 'Support the club, join here' link, and a simple list of benefits or an explanation of how club money is spent perhaps organising events? Other clubs used to send a few freebies like tax disc holder, keyring etc, and viewing of the 'for sale' and 'wanted' forums was restricted to members only.

Not criticising, just thinking some potential perhaps isn't being realised here?
Hi Trevgtr, an enlightening post that is probably fairly typical of the problems that exist within the GT-R community.

The 'Register' or 'Forum' is absolutely nothing to do with the club whatsoever. It is used by anyone who registers with the forum and it is an independently owned organisation that is owned by a company in Canada that also own hundreds of car forums around the world and in the UK. The confusion comes in when the GT-R owners see the GTROC logos on the forum and assume that we are the same organisation - we are not.

Below is an explanation about the Register and the GTROC that was issued when the Register was bought out.

GTROC and GTR Register FAQs


Who are the GTR Register?
The GTR Register (otherwise known as The Register or GTR - Owners Club) are a forum started by Demo Media that was sold in 2012 to Vertical Scope (or VS as they will now be referred to). VS are a Canadian organisation who own and manage a large number of forums across the world. VS are a commercial organisation and revenues are generated by advertising revenue. It is important to note that the GTR Register is totally separate from the GTR Owners Club. The GTR Register has, historically, hosted the discussions & event threads for the GTR Owners Club & this relationship is a positive one and Vertical Scope have licensed the GTROC name and branding for 2014.


Who are the GTR Owners Club?
The GTR Owners Club & GTR Owners Club Limited (otherwise known as The GTR Owners Club; or GTROC) is the only officially recognised owners club for the Skyline and GTR. The GTROC is a not for profit organisation paid for entirely by advertising revenue, events, shop items & donations with a home on the web of GTROC ? GTR Owners Club.
It is important to note that none of the traders or advertising from the GTR Register (GTR - Owners Club) benefits the club. The GTROC is run by a Management board of volunteers who give their time and effort to the club & are elected at the Annual General Meeting


Why are there two websites and why are they separate?
As explained above the GTROC is a not for profit organisation running events, activities & provides services for the benefit of the membership. The GTR Register is a commercially owned website which has no formal relationship with the club other than providing a platform which the GTROC use to discuss all manner of Skyline, Stagea and GTR related topics. The GTROC has recently developed a newly upgraded site which will provide an events calendar, membership database and an enhanced shop in addition to the existing news, articles, shop & social media links.


How does the relationship work?
The GTR Register hosts the discussions for the GTROC free of charge and in reciprocation the GTROC promotes the Register as the place for discussion in the GTR community. Of course a GTROC forum has been considered but with the wealth of history and content on the Register a breakaway or second forum has the potential to split the community and limit the expansive discussions which take place. The GTROC, being a voluntary organisation and not for profit, means it can hold fantastic relationships with a host of enthusiasts whether they be traders, tuners, owners and Nissan themselves. The GTROC has regular meetings with Nissan Motor GB and Japan and Nissan help support the club and the owners with assistance at events - such as the Autosport Show, the club annual AGM and Awards Dinner as well as track events during the year.


Why should I join the club and what do I get?

Joining the GTR Owners Club as a Standard Member (£45.00) provides a wealth of benefits including (but not limited to):
* An Annual Membership Pack with GTROC Folder (ideal for that service or modification history)
* A Stainless Steel Membership Card
* Access to GTROC only events such as Ten of the Best, Asda On Your Marks day, 30-130, the Autosport Show Stand, European & Japanese Tours as well as specialised local meets.
* Track Days organised by the club at places such as Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Donington or various European circuits
* Straightline and Drag Racing events such as the JapShow Series, Santa Pod & Ten of the Best
* Access to a fantastic relationship with Nissan Motor GB, Nissan Europe & Japan which has led to events such as VIP hosting at GT series at Silverstone, car launch events and access to hospitality at the Nurburgring 24 Hours

Joining as an Executive Lifetime Membership (£95.00) extends your annual membership of the GTROC with a single additional payment. This must be paid within your standard 12 month membership, not after expiry and is a one off payment. This gives you:
* Access to additional discounts from vendors such as 15% off Zircotec coatings
* A Carbon Fibre Membership Card
* Lifetime membership of the GTROC
* Money cannot buy opportunities
* Discounts from vendors such as Toyo Tyres
* A great group of new friends and enthusiasts who share your passion for cars, Nissan & the Skyline/GTR cars


Brilliant, how do I now join the club?


Visit the GTROC Online Shop at GTROC ? GTR Owners Club


Why doesn't my username and password work on the GTROC website?

As discussed above the GTROC website is a totally separate entity to the GTR Register. You will have to register yourself again on the GTROC site (please use your same forum name to keep consistent and we will endeavour to ensure people are able to keep their forum name on the GTROC website).


Why doesn't my membership status appear on the GTR Register?

With the two sites being separate when you join the GTROC the GTR Register has no way of knowing that a new member has joined. The membership status has no actual bearing on your membership of the GTROC and the Register put these titles up as a favour to the GTROC. The GTROC supply the Register with a list of those joining (or expiring) regularly but you will have to bear with us if it doesn't appear instantly.


Who do I contact for a GTR Owners Club Website Issue (password/username query)?
Please use the contact form on the GTROC ? GTR Owners Club website or email [email protected]


Who do I contact for a register issue (signatures/posting etc)?
For GTR Register issues please contact Mike Jukes (Mookistar) or one of the GTR Register moderators


Who do I contact for a shop/delivery query?

If you have a query regarding a delivery from the GTROC shop please use the contact form on the GTROC ? GTR Owners Club or email [email protected]. Please note all deliveries may take up to 28 days as stock is not held by the club directly, but by the supplier. The shop team are also volunteers so please don't expect an instant response - we do aim to get back to everyone within 48 hours.

This was written by the GT-R Owners Club (GTROC) in January 2014.

Hope it clarifies some of the questions

John Miskin
 

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John, two things.

1. I really like how buying the lifetime membership entitles you to money cannot buy opportunities!

2. "The GTROC is a not for profit organisation paid for entirely by advertising revenue, events, shop items & donations" - what happens to the membership fees?

Just being pedantic - you know me!
 

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Welcome to the GT-R ownership.

One small correction from Adnank is the fact you have joined the free Register and you only become a member of the GTR Owners Club (GTROC) by paying an annual fee of £45.00.

This is the GTR Register which contains a forum which has restricted use for non members. The meets and events section of the GTR Owners Club will only be visible once membership is sorted.

Go to GTROC ? GTR Owners Club and register onto that website and then get the membership from the shop.
How long does that usually take after joining?
 

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John, two things.

1. I really like how buying the lifetime membership entitles you to money cannot buy opportunities!

2. "The GTROC is a not for profit organisation paid for entirely by advertising revenue, events, shop items & donations" - what happens to the membership fees?

Just being pedantic - you know me!
Adam, you have lifetime membership which used to be called Executive Membership. It entitles you to a host of activities that are normally announced at the AGM which all members are invited to attend. There are extra discounts in the shop, events with Nissan and Nismo that are only available to lifetime members.

I know we have been somewhat lax in outlining some of these benefits, but I am not a main board member (still working 24/6) just a foot soldier. There have been several posts from Speed Merchant and rog350Z (Chairman of the GTROC) about the benefits etc.

Regarding the non profit side, I can certainly vouch for that!. We use the membership fees for the development of the new website, obtaining stock for the shop, paying for exhibition equipment and some entry fees for shows etc. We normally run at a small credit in the bank to cover purchases but no one within the club ever put expenses in and we all pay for our own travelling and hotel/ guest house bills. We have a treasurer that looks after the finances, and the rear end of a duck comes to mind when attempting to obtain funds for events etc.

I am sure that one of the Board members will be able to explain the financials more than me.

Donations towards the GTROC staff member subsistence allowance to............
 

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Thank you everyone for your input so far.
I actually registered and paid the £45 on the gtroc last night. Hopefully it will be worth it.
Who's going to the Asda on your marks event this weekend?? Anyone been before?? And is it worth going??
 

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Hi James welcome to the club mate.
I only live up the road from you near Brands,
Im away at the moment, but when im back ill keep you up to speed with the local meets and track days.
Have fun in the new car but drive safe.


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I 'm pretty close aswell, Just outside Maidstone. If you use Facebook search for Battalion30five some local meets and drives get organised on there......
 

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Thank you everyone for your input so far.
I actually registered and paid the £45 on the gtroc last night. Hopefully it will be worth it.
Who's going to the Asda on your marks event this weekend?? Anyone been before?? And is it worth going??
Great and welcome to the club.

There are a lot of us going to the Asda 'On your Marks' event from the GTROC and most are making it a weekend event.

Link on the forum is:
http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/249625-a...ity-track-day-saturday-9th-august-2014-a.html

As you will see, there are over 15 pages of comments!
 
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