NSX-CE Tour 2016 – MAY 13-15 – ‘A weekend with Senna’s Legacy’
After a fantastic 2015 Tour, we have almost finished the planning for next year. We have done a survey a couple of days after the last tour (thank you all for participating!) and we have taken all your constructive criticism into account.
The biggest ones were:
- One hotel
- Good/safe parking
- Keep the good price/quality
- More time at venues
- Lunch/drinks included
- Less highway
We have spent a lot of time searching for new venues and hotels. But with all the requirements in mind, we still ended up with our trusty hotel in Luxembourg. You won’t believe how good photographers can catch a crappy hotel in person their a lot worse then on booking.com 🙂 .
This has lead us to the following agenda:
Friday MAY 13th
We will start the weekend with something that is very close to our passion: Go Karting! Many, if not all, racing legends have started their careers in these little racing machines. At the track we will start with a lunch including drinks. Then we will get ready to race, and not just race, it will be a team effort. In teams of 5, we will do a 2-hour endurance race. Together with your team you will have to choose a strategy and keep focused. Obviously, there will be prizes to win.
After the race we will drive to the hotel and enjoy a nice welcome cocktail party and dinner.
Saturday MAY 14
As some of you might remember, two years ago we did (or I must say tried) a tour along the Mosel river. This edition we have set out a new route, with improved instructions being pre-loaded navigation systems provided by Rob at Ignition Online ! This will lead us to the famous Nurburgring via the set route, even Martin should be able not to get lost this time ;-), where we will have reserved a “special garage” to park all the cars and have lunch (including drinks) together. We will provide you with a refreshments bag to stay fresh during the navigated drive.
After lunch, everyone is free to do and go where he/she likes. There will be a VLN race at the Ring, you can visit the Nurburgring Plaza but if you want to explore the amazing roads surrounding the Nordschleife you can do so.
At night we will meet everyone at the hotel where we will have dinner with the now famous NSX quiz, Prize ceremony and Charity Auction.
This year we have 1 very unique auction item (amongst other items). Ever dreamed about driving the Senna NSX? Thanks to Rob (the current owner of both the Black and Red Senna NSX’s check his FB page Ayrton Senna Honda NSX Cars) during the 2016 NSX Club Europe Tour your dream can become reality!
To support the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity there will be an auction for general public on Ebay (details to follow), and the participants of the Tour can bid during the Saturday night charity auction.
You will be bidding to drive 3 laps on the circuit of Spa Francorchamps during the Spa Classic event organized by Peter Auto.
If you fail to obtain one of the 2 “golden tickets” you will be given the opportunity to take a picture with the Senna NSX. We will be asking a small donation to have this picture takeen also to be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Sunday MAY 15
On Sunday we will go to one of our most favorite tracks: Spa-Francorchamps during the Spa Classic. And this will be an edition to remember! This year we will be at the race day, so we will have the opportunity to see the legendary Group C cars going against each other. As usual you will have the chance to drive your own NSX at the track during one of the track sessions.
Arnaud Taquet – www.prestigesportcars.eu
Last year we had top photographer Dennis Noten with us. This time we will have the pleasure of welcoming Arnaud Taquet as our Tour Photographer. Arnaud has done commercial work for BMW, Lexus, McLaren Automotive, Alpina GmbH, Seat S.A, Audi France, Honda, Pagani Automobili, Hyundai Motors, VW Group, Mercedes-Benz and many more and has done photo-reports for Top Gear and Drive Magazine. On top of that he is a big fan of the NSX and was very close to purchasing one this year.
Last but not least the pricing
As like last year we have created 3 packages. Unfortunately prices have gone up slightly. Main reason being include in the price are;
- Welcome Lunch + drinks
- Endurance karting 2 hours (5 people teams)
- Welcome Cocktail
- BBQ dinner party + Drinks
- Refreshments bag for navigated tour
- German style Lunch + drinks at the Nurburgring
- Diner + Drinks
- Entry to Spa Classic + Paddock parking
- Hotel stay + Parking garage + Breakfast
We are working on an additional “Spa for Her” Package details will be announced asap! Check back soon for more info!