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Thread: UK digital-car 2006 Gathering

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    UK digital-car 2006 Gathering

    The bi-annual meet is just around the corner, and promises to be the best yet!

    With our member-funded marquee making its first appearance, a themed set of fun events and tasty prizes to be had
    We're pulling out all the stops this year to make sure a great time is had by all! So make this your year to attend and come along for 2 days of CarPC heaven!

    NOTE: This is a mirror thread, updates will appear here:
    What's On?


    Go Karts & Track

    To be used entirely at own risk, and may be limited if other groups are in close proximity

    TopGear themed challenges - with prizes!

    To be announced are various team based challenges that will pit your wit's and skill against other the DC members. The Headunit flinging challenge is the first confirmed event. Rules + details to follow

    Hot Food

    percyt will be cooking over the weekend, with BBQ and vegetarian options, (prepayable 5 per day to percyt to cover all your food)

    XBOX Gaming Tournament

    Two projectors, and two linked XBOX's, will form the gaming area in the marquee - 8 Player Halo, NFS etc. If any of you have your own console's/games please do bring them along - there is mains power


    Saturday night becomes cinema night in the marquee! With a selection of films on view, what better way to relax in a camp site than sitting back and watching a flick in large-screen glory!


    We will have at least one photographer in attendance - so this is an ideal opportunity to get your install's picture taken properly


    Every year the attending crowd votes for their best in several categories:

    Best Overall

    Best PC

    Best Dashboard

    Most Ghetto

    Most Original

    Prizes rely on the huge generosity of our linked CarPC shops like and Many thanks to them for making this section of the Gathering possible.

    Winners will be announced sunday afternoon



    Photo's of past events can be found at:


    As always the meet is held at Billing Aquadrome near Northampton

    Directions & site info available here:

    Entrance Fee

    We do not charge an entrance fee ourselves, but the venue does:

    Camping: 12 per day (per car)

    Day visit: 5 (per car)

    This is very reasonable as we get our own private field and power.

    When you arrive at the gates, please state you are here for the Digital-Car gathering and they will charge and direct you accordingly. When asked at the gate - you don't need power!

    There are shower and toilet facilities availble closeby (less than 150m from marquee)

    Note: There is a travel inn nearby if you'd like to stay the two days but don't like the idea of camping!

    Suggested To-Bring List if camping

    Tent (please let us know if you don't have one but would like to sleep over - we should have space in another tent)

    Wash Kit

    Sleeping Bag

    Money, we often stop off at the pub at the gate for an evening meal on Sunday

    Torch - The UK CarPC Forum

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    Newbie mountainmachine's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
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    Hi said this is by annual, about time for another one?
    MountainMachine - Because its there!

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    Hi mountainmachine, these are now biannual for national meets and far more regional meets - they are all organised at the UK forum

    James - The UK CarPC Forum

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    Newbie mountainmachine's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Thanks i'll pop on over and hopefully be able to get some ideas etc, and help.
    MountainMachine - Because its there!

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