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Keep Dragracing alive in Holland(Europe) we need your vote and support

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by basezum, May 10, 2007.

  1. Dragracedr88.nl is now official online! We need your help:cool:

    The site is in Dutch and English! here some more information.

    Holland is a small country, we have only one Dragstrip.
    This strip is located in Drachten, in the northern part of Holland.
    Its normally in use as a local airport for business and hobby planes.
    Last Year the City Council and Major of Drachten gave a company the assignment to clean the Airstrip. This was done 3 days before the last event of the year. The company used chemicals that disintegrated the tar, and destroyed the surface of the strip. This Resulted in a major defect to the surface, and the race had to be cancelled unfortunately.
    After this major mistake, Explosion filed a complaint to the City Council and Major. The two party’s are not on speaking terms anymore, at least not in a public way.



    So we need you to vote! Please help us!!!

    The site is owned, and run by volunteers and people who love the sport!The site is payed for by private and corporate sponsors.




    Dont let Dutch Dragracind die pleease:eek:
     
  2. UKrodder
    Joined: Mar 6, 2007
    Posts: 19

    UKrodder
    Member
    from England

    I've voted.
    I would also like to ask everyone on here to support this. Just imagine if your local drag racing strip was to close!
    Well...this is the ONLY one in Holland. There is no other places only in other countries. They need your support and it won't take you much time.
    Thanks
    Mel
     
  3. Don't know how effective it can be, coming from someone from a distant country, but I voted! Hope it can help in some way.
     
  4. Thanx for the Support!!

    And thanx to all who that are going to vote and Support us!!

    later today ot tommorow i`m goint to fix some support banners and adds in english..

    :cool::cool::cool:

    We realy apriciate the support and effort from every one!
     
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  5. BTTT

    Dont wanna look like spam, but we need all the help...
     
  6. I voted too!
    I guess its like everywhere in europe, they build soccerstadiums for millions, but cant provide a simple straight piece of asphalt to race on!
     

  7. You got it right...

    thanx for the support:D

    spread the word in sweden!!!
     
  8. "300" votes in 24 hour :)

    Keep it going strong fellow rodders!!
     
  9. no55mad
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,845

    no55mad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from nipomo, ca

    Is this anywhere close to Elspeet?
     

  10. Its a small country, Cali is bigger, so Yes its close to Elspeet!!


    WE need vote`s People:rolleyes:
     
  11. BigBlockMopar
    Joined: Feb 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,360

    BigBlockMopar
    Member

    It's about an hour's drive from Drachten to Elspeet.

    Maybe some pics might help to get some 'perspective' on things in our tiny country;

    Here's a Google-map of the airstrip in question: Click Here
    It's a little over a half-mile stretch of asphalt, where Dragrace-club "Explosion" holds (only) 3 three-day race-events every year.
    At the moment, it's the only location in the Netherlands where a 'full-scale' race-event can be held.

    Aerial-photo during a race-event...
    [​IMG]


    Here are some dragrace actionpics of July 2006, the last dragrace just before the 'trouble started' on the strip....

    http://www.explosiondragracing.com/history/2006/DII/1.htm
    http://www.explosiondragracing.com/history/2006/DII/2.htm
    http://www.explosiondragracing.com/history/2006/DII/3.htm
    http://www.explosiondragracing.com/history/2006/DII/4.htm
    http://www.explosiondragracing.com/history/2006/DII/5.htm

    After the "cleanup" ordered by the City-council, parts of the track looked like this...
    http://www.dutchmusclecars.com/dmcforum/album_pic.php?pic_id=837

    So the following race-event had to be cancelled becasue of this. This was last year and as of today, there's unfortunatly still no sight of if, or when, there will be another dragrace in Drachten.

    [​IMG]

    Some 'forum-period' correct pics of cars at the strip.. ;)

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Gotzy
    Joined: May 21, 2005
    Posts: 491

    Gotzy
    Member

    Got my vote and added a link on the UK NSRA website for you also.

    Also e-mailed the story to every car guy I know and asked them to spead the word.

    Good Luck!!!

    Gotzy
     

  13. Thanx Gotzy!!

    Thats the feedback we need!!! Spread the gospel, if this Strip closes down, we no longer have a dragstrip in Holland...

    we made 400 + votes now
     
  14. sorry to this, we need the help BTTT

    (how can i reach a modderator, can this be a sticky Topic, we could use the attention form fellow rodders and racers)
     
  15. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596

    klazurfer
    Member

    diddely Done :)
    Sure hope things goes your way !!
    Klaz
     
  16. We made an English version for the clickable banner
    spread the word and help us...others wise we are screwed :(
    [​IMG]



    Plaese spread this banner..:D
     
  17. we made 600 votes in 3 days :)
    Thanks to those who voted, and thow who will vote in the near future :)
     
  18. Site was ofline due to bandtwith problems, back online :)
     
  19. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,359

    Baumi
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I voted too... I wish we had a dragstrip around here...
     

  20. we have lots of germans Racing here..
    Thanx for the vote!!
     
  21. 2"
    Joined: Aug 27, 2006
    Posts: 92

    2"
    Member

    I voted. Being danish, a regular asphalt strip is just not something you find in your backyard, or generally anywhere but in air strips. So more european strips nearby couldn't be better!

    Good luck guys!
     
  22. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,738

    metalshapes
    Tech Editor

    In '87, me and a couple of buddy's went there.

    I hydroplaned all the way over there, changed tires and put open exhaust on my Abarth, and made a couple of passes.

    My low 17, high 16sec times were even good enough for a couple of win's...( a wet track, the great equaliser...)

    Granaded the diff in my car, which ment a long trip home at the end of a rope...

    That was a fun day.:D

    I hope you guys get this situation sorted out...
     

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  23. Janne
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,176

    Janne
    Member

    One vote from Finland
     
  24. When you vote,tell them the "motivation"is tourism(you would like to attend when you are in holland.Politicians eat up the T word.;)
     
  25. Thanx to all of you, and good to hear and read the comments

    Keep them votes getting in and spread the word!

    You guys rule 4 voting!!
     
  26. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,836

    glenn33
    Member
    from Browns, IL

    Placed my vote this morning. I hope everything works out for everyone concerned.

    Glenn
     
  27. AV8-Rider
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 909

    AV8-Rider
    Member

    I'm in there too

    Good Luck

    Paul
     
  28. Thanx again, and a nice sneaky BTTT
     
  29. "Something went wrong. You can only activate once."

    I think I voted.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     

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