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07-Oct-20

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Autotrail owners club members Get Together October 2020 Cambridge

by John Smith

Good morning fellow A/ters again.

 

It is me again!!

 

Time to talk more about the Cambridge Get Together (GTG) on the 29th 30th and 31st of October to be held at the Cambridge Raceway on Taylor Street Cambridge. It is only about 3 and a half weeks away.

 

We said the country would all have to be in Level 1 before this GTG could go ahead. And that is exactly what has happened now, as of Wednesday night at 11.59pm. Fantastic news.

 

So unless something changes between now and then we are in “2020 Get Together Mode”

 

If you have not registered but wish to attend there are still spaces available. So go into our website, at autotrailusers.nz and, log in and then click on the Register for a rally button on the left hand side,  enter the relevant details, send the money and you are there!

 

Should the GTG not proceed you will get your money back in full.

 

This will be a low key event that basically provides the opportunity for A/Ters to meet up again and have a catch up with some old friends and talk about how you survived 2020.

 

If you are a new owner and member, you will find this weekend particularly valuable as there is a technical session on the Friday at 2.30pm. These inevitably answer lots of questions for new and old A/Ters.  Also you will see who are all the knowledge gurus in the club that can help with any of your problems. And more than that you will have a chance to make lots of new autotrailer friends.

 

I will attach a copy of the program again to this email, to remind everyone of the timetable and what is happening over the three days.

 

A word of warning for those who are not familiar with the high level bridge coming in to Cambridge from the Cambridge Road/Pope Terrace/ Cook St side. Your GPS or Google Maps may try to guide you over the high level bridge straight into Victoria St Cambridge. You cannot cross this bridge in you’re A/T because of a two metre height restriction. You have to take the low level bridge from Shakespeare St.

 

Also a note for dog owners. As always you are very welcome to bring your dogs, but they must be on a lead at all times in the confines of the racecourse property. You cannot take them out of the area that you have parked in unless you are taking them off the property altogether. This is because there will be horses around the course at different times.

 

If you are cyclists, bring your bikes. There are some lovely rides around Cambridge and its environs, and we will have guides to take interested groups around for both short and longer rides on the Saturday.

 

So don’t forget to register now and be in to attend the event. There are still spaces available but they are definitely limited,

 

 

 

Get Together Programme


Friday
 

9:00am: Registration

You can arrive anytime after 9am on Friday, get established, have a chat with the registration team, meet and mingle with the other A/Ters. The registration will be at the Kiosk Tent in the our parking arena.

 

2:30pm: Technical Q & A

We have assembled a panel of knowledgeable owners to discuss the intricacies of our Motorhomes. They will endeavour to answer your questions and perhaps explain some of the faults that owners have encountered. This will be held in the Grandstand Lounge.

 

2:30pm: What's Inside our Motorhomes

As an alternative to the Techo's session some committee ladies will lead a discussion on how we manage the inside of our mobile homes and hear what people have done to make life easier. This will be held at the Kiosk Tent or in the Grandstand Lounge depending on the weather.

 

4:00pm: Happy Hour

We can all meet up at the Grandstand Lounge for lots of chatter, catch-ups and most importantly to meet our new Autotrail owners ( hereby known as Newbies). Bring your own nibbles - drinks can be purchased from the bar.

 

7:00pm: Home Grown Entertainment

After Happy hour and having dinner at your Motorhome we all return to the Lounge to meet more new people and there will be group games set up for those that want to participate. Bring along your games, it is up to all of us to make it a fun evening. You can even bring your jigsaw puzzle if you want help to complete it.

 

 

 

Saturday


10:00am: Bike & Nibble

Three bike routes have been planned. 1: your tour leader will guide you through Cambridge and out to Karapiro for lunch, before returning to the Raceway.

2: A shorter route with your leader giving you a tour around Cambridge and taking in a cafe to get your coffee fix.

3: For the serious riders amongst us a more challenging route to Te Miro. The bike rides are casual and you can do your own 'thing' at any time.

 

10:00am: Stretch the Legs

A walking group that will take in the sights and smells as you explore Cambridge. The length of the walk is as far as your legs will take you and luckily there are taxis in town to take you home. It is 2.2km to the heart of the township.

 

4:00pm: Happy Hour

Over to the Lounge for happy hour. Bring your own nibbles - drinks can be purchased from the bar. Invite a Newbie into your group. The discussion will be what you are whipping up to bring back to the lounge for your meal at 6:30

 

6:30pm: BYO dinner

The Get Together meal in the lounge is a BYO fine dining restaurant. You have to bring all that you require including your crockery & cutlery. The bar will be open to get your wines & thirst quenchers.

 

8:00pm: AT Muso's Entertaining

The Autotrail music talent are let loose from their Motorhomes to entertain us.

 

 

 

 

Sunday


10:00am: Brunch at the park

An on site cafe is available to serve a buffet brunch for all those wanting to enjoy this Sunday morning tradition. More details will follow and you will need to book yourself in for this. The cost is expected to be approximately $22 per head.

 

12:30pm: Windup Banquette

Bring your sandwiches & coffee to the Kiosk Tent for the Get Together windup and farewell.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there. Any questions in the meantime, you can email me on john@jsal.co.nz or phone me on 021-854-969

 

Kind regards

John Smith

 

 

Administrator

ATOC NZ

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