Midsummer Gas 2019 – 28-30 June

Ariel Club are pleased to announce further details for this year’s Midsummer Gas due to take place over the weekend of the 28–30 June 2019.

This will be the second Midsummer Gas, after last year’s successful inaugural MSG for Ariel Club members and their guests. It’s the biggest club event of the year and will be well attended.

This year, Ariel Club has teamed up with Thruxton Racing to exclusively hire both the wet skid-pan and the off-road 4×4 circuit for the full day on Friday 28 June.

Many owners have asked about the ability to ‘hoon & hone’ their cars, and to get a real feel for how they react on the edge of grip in an open area. The wet skid pan provides exactly this opportunity. It is a low-wear, low-stress, safe environment to explore the limits of the cars whilst having an absolute blast skidding, spinning and drifting (if you’re Andy Smith anyway) your Atoms and Nomads. There will be courses to master, and timed runs against each other (and the clock) to see who can crack the best time of the day, and rest assured the club are working with Thruxton directly to ensure the day is a riot of entertainment!

Alongside the skid pan, we also have private use of the off-road circuit next door. Those with Nomads are given the go-ahead to get their cars downright dirty and to see how much of the course they can master and to really test the ability of the car. Those with Atoms (or those whose Nomad is strictly for road use!) can test their skill in Thruxton’s entire fleet of Land Rover Defenders which we also have full use of – all day.

The day will run from 8.30am to 4.30pm, giving us plenty of time to get back to the Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa for a relaxed and informal BBQ, hopefully outside on the terrace, before continuing into the evening socialising and catching up with friends old and new.

Saturday will be similar to last year with a run out in the cars, route yet to be confirmed. This year the Nomads will join the Atoms on the road to give our first full club run for all cars, with a light lunch, and then back to the hotel again for a few hours relaxing before a drinks reception on the stunning terrace looking out over the golf course. A three-course dinner in the Windsor Room will follow. Those who joined us last year will remember both evenings for the weather, the views and the typically Ariel Club chilled-out vibe of the whole weekend.

Unless there is another event locally, Sunday will be an opportunity to have a leisurely breakfast and head home.

Members and their guests are welcome to attend whichever parts of the weekend they can make. This event is a paid-up membership only event. You can book your tickets below:

Thruxton private club day tickets

Friday BBQ

Saturday dinner

Book your stay at the Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa

Hotel rooms range from £145 to £180 including breakfast. Please quote Ariel Club when booking, A deposit will be required.

You can follow the exact plans on the club forum.

A lot of hard work goes into making MSG the central part of the Ariel Club calendar so as much support as possible would be appreciated. To those who attended last year – it will be great to see you again and please let everyone know what a superb event it was. We would love to see new members and old members alike. Get the date in the diary and let’s get booking.

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