The X-Race 2005 Series promises to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever before. The latest developments are that SP Media
are proposing to film the series for broadcast on the pan-European TV channel, Motors TV who are ready to take the programmes.
Motors TV is broadcast on Sky Digital and right across Europe into 36 million homes in 21 countries.
Currently however, SP Media require funding in order to produce the programmes. The series would
be produced on an 'ad-funded' basis which means any sponsor willing to fund the programmes will receive commercials
which will air around the programmes and be broadcast across Europe. If there are any interested parties out there who require
further details about this excellent TV advertising / sponsorship opportunity, then please contact Ian Royle at SP Media on 0161 976 3733, or contact him
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Something you may have heard of through the grapevine or on the Message Board here at Italjet Dragster.com are rumours
about the forming of a national auto riders club. Well, it can be confirmed that this is actually happening right now.
It doesn't take much to see how fragmented the auto scene is
and the idea of an auto club is to unite the different riders and their cultures in whatever way it can. After an initial
meeting between similar-thinking individuals it was decided that it was a good idea to follow up, and that an
easy-to-remember acronym as a club name would be a start. After a month of name suggestions and debate it was decided that
the club was to be called 'F.A.S.T.' (short for Federation of Auto Scooterists).
An interim committee has been formed to get it off the ground, but it is intended that once set up properly, F.A.S.T. will
be run by an even balance of dedicated people (elected annually by the membership) from all areas, ages and cultures
within the auto riding community.
F.A.S.T. is inviting auto riders of all ages to attend their first informal public meeting which will take place at the
Whitby Scooter Rally over the weekend of 4th-7th March. This is an established traditional rally, but things have to
start somewhere and what better place to start than a venue that has all facilities and entertainment in place for the
whole weekend (F.A.S.T. will be putting its name to one of the custom show trophies as its first commitment to promoting
the auto-riding scene).
Anyone interested can attend this informal meeting, which will be held at 2.30pm in the café/seating area of the Whitby
Pavilion Complex. This should allow time for the return to Whitby of those participating in the organised scooter rideout
to Goathland (village of Aidensfield in the TV series 'Heartbeat').
For anyone travelling up to the rally on the Friday it has become tradition for scooterists to meet up at the Black Bull
pub on the A169, (on the left coming from Pickering, just past the 'Whitby 25 miles' sign) at around 12.30pm and ride the
last 25 miles over the moors together. So if anyone wants to join in, please keep an eye open for a group of mad scooterists
heading for Whitby!
F.A.S.T. members also hope to show attendance at further events including "Twist 'n Go" Sunday at the Ace Cafe on 20th March.
If you are interested in the idea joining of a national auto club, you can contact F.A.S.T. via their temporary email address
at FASTautoclub@aol.com where you can register your interest as a potential member by leaving your contact details.
You can also take part in the discussion about the club in the Message Board
here at Italjet Dragster.com