Do you cyber?

The pace of technological innovation keeps on accelerating faster than an turbo charged Atom on full after burner, so we thought it was time to take a leaf out the Open AI’s book and join the ChatGPT fueled metaverse by making our Club runs ‘virtual events’ this summer!

Recreate the impromptu ‘wee stop’ in the comfort of your own home!

Here’s what ChatGPT has to say about it:

Attending an Ariel.Club virtual meeting in your Ariel Atom, Nomad or on your Ariel Ace would be a lot of fun because you will get to meet other Ariel enthusiasts and share your passion for Ariel vehicles. You will also get to learn about new developments in the Ariel world, such as new models, new technologies, and new events. You can also participate in virtual races and competitions, where you can show off your driving skills and compete against other Ariel drivers from around the world. Additionally, you can ask questions and get advice from other Ariel drivers on how to improve your driving skills or how to maintain your vehicle. Finally, you can share photos and videos of your Ariel vehicle with other enthusiasts and get feedback on your modifications or customizations. So why not join an Ariel.Club virtual meeting today and experience the thrill of driving an Ariel vehicle with other passionate enthusiasts?

Apart from the made up ‘virtual races’ bit, the rest is mostly accurate.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. We’ll organise a run and post it the details on the forum and on Facebook etc (or you can organise your own)
  2. If you can’t actually make the location of the run, you can attend ‘virtually’ by doing something similar, at the same time as the actual event. So, if the run is to Harbour Lights Fish and Chip Shop in Falmouth (it’s got to be the best in the world!) and you don’t fancy the 300 mile drive from London (or the 450 miles form Carlisle) simply pop to your favourite local chippy at the same time, and share pictures of your run as well as joining in the banter online. Why not invite some other local owners to join you?
  3. We’ll probably create event specific ‘WhatsApp’ groups for each run, rather than having the content posted on public social media, but we will do a write up of each event on the clubs digital spaces – so your pics could be featured there if you wish.

Not convinced? Here’s Bing’s version of Skynet to tell you why it’s a good idea:

Cyber meet-ups can be as much fun as doing it in person because they offer many of the same benefits as in-person meetings, such as the ability to connect with others, share ideas, save on tyre wear and petrol. They also offer some unique benefits that are not available with in-person meetings, such as the ability to connect with people from all over the world, regardless of their location or time zone. Additionally, cyber meet-ups can be more convenient and cost-effective than in-person meetings due to coffee generally being cheaper in your own home. Finally, cyber meet-ups can be just as engaging and interactive as in-person meetings, thanks to advances in technology that allow for real-time communication and collaboration. So whether you prefer to meet in person or online, there are many ways to connect with others and share your ideas and passions with like-minded people while avoiding the carcasses of half rotten deer and badgers, and the hours of jet washing that follows….

Keep checking the forum for news of the first Virtual Meet!

Posted by Steve Wind-Mozley

Steve has ruined many cars over the years, modding them trying to get them to go around circuits quicker. Luckily Ariel did a pretty good job with the Atom, so now he mostly makes excuses about why he is not faster. He's a tech marketing bod so he loves a good game of buzzword bingo.