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I suggest a newcastle or central coast cruise


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what about a weekend to coffs harbour in june/july? theres a mad go-kart course up there for one day...then just need a local to plot a route for the next day


Agreed. Very good plan indeed.

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what about a once a year annual club meet for all members and friends in all states with all diferent activities and prises and tropheys just like a mini summernats :lol:


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what about a once a year annual club meet for all members and friends in all states with all diferent activities and prises and tropheys just like a mini summernats :lol:


I think for that to work redline would have to be a official club most of us know how a official club works and the money raised from memberships can go towards the mini summernats which is a good idea but as redline sits now where is the money for trophies etc come from? im up for a coffs harbour cruise dont get me wrong but we need to have people to commit to it most cruises that are held across australia you get a heap of people saying there goin then on cruise day its like what happen no one is here

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Exactly right. We had prizes and medals on the Canberra Cruise, and everything was paid for out of someone's pocket. I didn't mind forking out, because if the cruise was somewhere else then I'd only be paying for accomodation anyway. ;)

FYI we had Swifts from 5 states here. ;) We can work to make the event bigger next year, but that takes time, money, and people to do the work - its a tough job organising even a small cruise let alone something with a wide variety of events. But if someone is willing to put in the effort then I'd be behind it 100%

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We could get the ladies out for a Redline Bikini Carwash Fundraiser... :wink:

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Bugger that. I say get some of the boys out there doing the hard work :P


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Good point..

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shnez wrote:
We could get the ladies out for a Redline Bikini Carwash Fundraiser... :wink:



Then again, we could just get the girls in bikini's, walking around at cruises with buckets, to collect for Redline stuff...


I was hoping to raise a bit from donations for the BBQ at the Eastern Beaches Cruise, but we still ended up making a massive loss, with an average donation of $3 per person for 3 sausage sandwiches and 4 cans of drink / bottles of water.


But then again, if you had to pay membership to the site, you would probably get rid of alot of the tyre kickers, post whores, and dickheads, whose intention is to cause grief and f*ck everythign up for every one else.


As raised by REVNIT, poeople confirm attendance for cruises, then don't come. This is another reason why people may be unmotivitated to organise an event. For the EBC we had over 30 cars confirmed, and 20 unconfirmed, so we catored for 100 people with the BBQ, maps, directions etc.

20 swifts turned up....


I guess with the affordability of Swift GTi's now, they are attracting a diffrent socio-economic class to that upon which this site was established. With the change in class, comes a shift in attitude away from a community more towards that of an online-forum.

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Hmm .. there have been some interesting points being raised ..

For one thing - I think that the class of people that are on RedlineGTi are quite good and that the events are running fairly well .. it appears that Canberra was a huge success and so have a few of the other runs ..

As to forming an official 'club' and this improving things .. dont' go there ..

I have been a member of a few car clubs in my time (Austins, Escorts etc) and have held executive positions including President, Secretary, etc .. and exactly what happens on-line here happens in the official clubs .. people say they are going on a run .. and then after lots of work is done organising ... nobody turns up.

This maybe frustrating .. but the trick is to plan for the changes .. I would love to have held the BIG go-karting event that everyone was saying they were coming too .. but I had a plan B in the background .. it has worked and the event is still going ahead. What has gotten me .. is that those that do not wish to be entrants due to economic factors .. (I understand that it is hard to pay for everything .. been there done that) are still welcome to come along and support the others and enjoy being spectators .. it doesnt cost anything!

The fact that the majority are young on this site has no bearing - the social/ecomomic factor and by paying membership does NOT change in clubs .. clubs fracture, argue, have politics, and have just as much turnover of members during a period of time .. Even with clubs there are many people who cannot go to each cruise/run because of economic factors

You also get the same time wasting morons and tyre kickers .. the types that promise lots and deliver little .. all clubs have the same people .. this will never be an exception if this forum's 'on-line format' was made official!

This format of group is fairly new and takes time to develop ...

Sam, Brayden, all the founders and other supporters etc .. have put a lot of time and effort into this incredible group (not to say how much money along the way) and they are not like other on-line forums asking for donations and/or seeking sponsors ..

I think we all need to have a good look at what we are after and what we are expecting of each other ... we are a community with one basic goal .. we love Suzuki's .. Swifts .. GTi's.

We need to support each other .. not goad and pull each other down!

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So true neo....

However, in my comments of the socio-economic class of forum members, i was not aiming my comments at the young, with many members such as Paul, NUG93T, alu-siv and my self, still being P-Platers.

Although a majority our group conform to the P-Plater stereotype, there are quite a few members on this forum who do not...

Yes, I accepted the fact that there were going to be no-shows at cruise events, and yes, this does happen in registered clubs / teams as well. I guess its part and parcel of the whole car scene, where by members choose which events to go to, and those not to go too. Its not like any one will force you or think differently of you if you don't.


I'm just hoping that we get quite a large turn out for the Dyno Day which i'm trying to organise mid this year. Hopefully, there will be some good prizes as well for the winners..

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Hey all .. Posting my reply while Neo is out of the room for a while lol.
I have only owned a GTI for a little while and only been on one cruise, which was absolutely delightful, despite the sunburn.
After having read most of the posts, I agree with a lot of what people have said, especially in relation to the way we go without traffic lights, and having nice places to stop, and keeping in touch with everyone.
I would, however, like to suggest a day with a difference, which might sound old-fashioned, however it was one of the most enjoyable runs I ever had in a car.
We had to, on the way of our cruise, do activities and pick things out, such as what colour is the house on the corner of such and such street .. how many horseshoes are there at this house etc etc .. it's fun for the passenger as well as the driver, and the run is not so fast.
We also used to have Gymkhanas and they are fantastic fun .. putting the cars through their paces, especially when the driver is blindfolded and the passenger has to direct them to reverse into a parking spot!! :lol:
Anyway, just a couple of ideas, if anybody would be interested in something like that, I'd be more than willing to put something together.
Keep on cruisin' :)


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Gymkhana is a good idea but as what neo has faced with karting cruise is plenty of interest but little action. I was thinking of trying to organise a track day but after the poor action with the karting cruise as far as attendance goes im actually thinking twice about trying to get the idea off the ground but what gets me is that members say how there isnt much going on we should do this and that but the reason why nothing is going on is because every time a member organises a cruise there is usually poor attendance so the organiser automaticaly think why do they bother then resulting in no activities happening.

I just think it would be good to have a sister club wich is still linked to redline but a bit more official to actully sort the time wasters and tyre kickers from the real members that want to make a differance
(regular attendant members) and the only way in is through regular attendance at cruises at redline. :o


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Ive done 5 cruises myself and attendance was never a problem had 20+ cars everytime but when you bring money into the picture everyone runs on a standard cruise cost what 30bucks for full a tank buy a drink and some lunch who cant afford that but normal cruises get boring i already been the QLD raceway talk about a track day had it all set but no interest cause it was goin to cost money, I also found alot of people that dont say a word on the forum not even members will most likely show up i know a few guys that look but never post i also know alot of guys that dont have the internet and call me every now and then to find out the cruises.

OLD SKOOL has the right idea have a sister club seperate to redliegti with only the hardcore suzuki members in it that dont mind forkin out there hard earn cash to do some laps at qld raceway or something along those lines. I know a guy that runs a club in brissy might give him a call and see whats involved.

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thank you it would be a good idea and revinit if you need a hand with anything in trying to get the idea off the ground just let me know :wink:


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Hi,
This is just a thought. Would anyone be interested in participating in a cruise in a couple of month to the gold coast either staying in one of the following places ( sea world nara resort or broadwater tourist park )

http://www.gctp.com.au/broadwater/default.htm

http://www.seaworldnara.com.au

Suggestions is that we can stay at one of these places or another place of interest.

somethings we could do could be;
visit the theme parks
head up north to the glasshouse mountains or somewhere similiar
check the nightlife out


I am organising to go up there myself and thought i'd make a suggestion to make the holiday more exciting.


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If your orgainisng one for the Gold Coast, let me know, hopefully my sad little GTi will be alive again by then :cry:

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If your orgainisng one for the Gold Coast, let me know, hopefully my sad little GTi will be alive again by then :cry:


there have been 2 or 3 organised recently. yet after havong a number of people confirm, no one turn up.

very big and constant issue with redliners, people seemt to confirm and talk it up then no one turns up, leaving the organiser with egg on their face.

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Attendence is only an issue when the organiser refuses to take risks and cement any plans. QLD has had a number of very successful cruises in the past.

If people are genuine about putting in the leg work to organise a cruise with solid details then the others can make a genuine decision about coming. Nobody will confirm to show up to a "maybe" event.

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