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Waxstock
29-01-2014, 04:29 PM
WAXSTOCK VENUE ANNOUNCEMENT – RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY, CV6 6GE (SUN 27 JULY 2014)

This year, Waxstock moves to one of the most impressive event facilities in the UK – the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. So what does it mean for the average Waxstocker?
- MORE CENTRAL. Even easier to get to than Peterborough for most people, being more centrally located and just off major routes (M6, M42, M40).
- HOTEL ON SITE. We are negotiating preferential rates for all Waxstock visitors at the onsite DeVere 4*(?) hotel… details soon, but don’t book before we give you the promo code. B&B rates will be very good indeed, trust us.
- SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. Ricoh Arena has a bar, bistro, Costa coffee and even G Casino – open on Saturday night. There are plans for a live band in the casino nightclub/bar. So if you want to make a weekend of Waxstock, Saturday night has all the entertainment you need. It’s like a mini-SEMA with the Casino offering Blackjack, Roulette, Poker etc.
- WAXSTOCK TRADE DINNER ON SITE. Instead of being held at the nearby Marriott at Peterborough, this will be held at the Ricoh Arena in one of its many conference room/bars.
- SUBSIDISED PARKING ON HARDSTANDING. We have paid for parking to be subsidised so it is free rather than a couple of GBP per car, there are no potholes and there’s no grass or gravel. All premium hardstanding, just as we like it.:thumb:
- NO DOG SHOWS. We had to share Peterborough with the odd agricultural event. This year, any event that shares the Arena on the day will be far more suitable, or even an extension of the main show.
- STILL INDOORS. The main event is still indoors, so rain can’t stop play. There will be ample use of outdoor space assuming the weather is good, of course.

VENUE INFO:

http://www.ricoharena.com/

VENUE PICS:

Here's the Jaguar Exhibition Hall:
http://www.ricoharena.com/images/59/original/Jaguar_Exhibition_Hall-Exhibition_Set_2.jpg

Hotel rooms on site at reduced rates, inc (we presume) pitch view rooms (you may get thrown out for having a midnight kickabout though ;) )
http://www.ricoharena.com/images/588/original/RMS-216.jpg

SEMA style Casino action if required on Sat night:
http://www.ricoharena.com/images/173/original/Webisteimage0085.jpg

Casino bar with live entertainment on the Sat night (we hope):
http://www.ricoharena.com/images/66/original/ladygs3.jpg

Bartl
29-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Perfect. I'll be there.

Maniac
29-01-2014, 04:38 PM
As a WaxStock virgin I'm really looking forward to this. Down to Silverstone Classic on the Saturday, stay over on site for WaxStock and on to this on the Sunday. The other half will not be pleased ;)

slineclean
29-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Aww just a short trip down the 42 for me :thumb: Didn't think it would so close

id_doug
29-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Awesome. Sounds great and an site Casino! O dear. Poker anyone???.... :D

Black Magic Detail
29-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Sounds good ,only 353.8 mi, 5 hr 55 min driving for us !!

TPR1966
29-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Fantastic, can book my room now :wave:

M4D YN
29-01-2014, 04:52 PM
Sounds good ,only 353.8 mi, 5 hr 55 min driving for us !!

Its not for us mind :(

Natalie
29-01-2014, 04:53 PM
Looking forward to this :D

muzzer
29-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Ok, i can manage that, how much is Waxstock this year?

kartman
29-01-2014, 05:15 PM
82 miles for me, nothing the mighty mini can't handle! A good excuse for a stay over and beers too :)

cyberstretch
29-01-2014, 05:25 PM
I live in Peterborough and was laughing last year at how close it was to me..... I'm crying this year !! :( But im glad the people that lived too far before will get a chance to go ;)

Waxstock
29-01-2014, 05:42 PM
Ticket pricing will be in line with last year's prices. Website and ticket sales should be sorted by the end of this week or early next week, along with hotel 'special rate' code.

Coventry is about as central as you can get as an event location in the UK, judging it on population density as well as geography, and not too far from Peterborough for anyone who was 'on the doorstep' last year. We appreciate it is still a trek from Scotland etc and we did look at a more Northern venue, but this wasn't as suitable as Ricoh for many reasons.

204driver
29-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Quite liked the Peterborough venue and was a nice easy one hour drive for me! This is a easier and more central venue to suit most people though . Unless your in Cornwall!

dooka
29-01-2014, 06:14 PM
And a lady bar, should suit Elsworth and I, oh, and a good few others I may add :)..

id_doug
29-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Looking forward to the special hotel rate :thumb:

mkv
29-01-2014, 06:32 PM
620 mile round trip for me, but so worth it.... Hotel is booked already and cant wait till July.
To anyone thats never been before, Id highly recommend it.
Will be great to catch up with everyone and have a few beers.

P.S.....Rob, Ive been going to Coventry for years, never knew about the lady bar.... I love you long time.......:lol:

Obi- Dan Karnubi
29-01-2014, 06:40 PM
I'll be there again last year was a great day.

dubstyle
29-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Thats a shorter drive than peterborough :-). What is the parking like, is there secure parking or open car parks if staying the night before. Last year 2 years i've stayed in the Marriott.

dunfyguy
29-01-2014, 07:10 PM
bit shorter for us coming from Scotland but easier to get to I would say down the M6

Kimo
29-01-2014, 07:13 PM
Awesome. Sounds great and an site Casino! O dear. Poker anyone???.... :D

My local poker room, despite being an hour away

The casino and poker room are great, the standard of play is ok but not amazing ;)

Kerr
29-01-2014, 07:15 PM
How many folk will be drunk and skint after a night at the casino?

Kimo
29-01-2014, 07:16 PM
How many folk will be drunk and skint after a night at the casino?

More bargains for me then ;)

milner3226
29-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Thats a shorter drive than peterborough :-). What is the parking like, is there secure parking or open car parks if staying the night before. Last year 2 years i've stayed in the Marriott.

There is loads of parking around the ground. There is two car parks (A and B) surrounding the ground and then one large one (car park C) over the road (which has a underpass and a footbridge to cross the road safely). As for the security of the car park I would say it is reasonable. There are barriers but im not sure whether these are in use still. The road leading into the car parks surrounding the ground is a dead end and it cannot be used as a walkthrough either, so it is very unlikely that you'll have any bother from idiots/opportunists/drunks.


Edit: Just a quick edited pic of the ricoh car parks

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/30/e9enyhan.jpg

id_doug
29-01-2014, 08:13 PM
How many folk will be drunk and skint after a night at the casino?


I feel a night on soft drinks to get some cash for the next day :D hopefully anyways!! :lol:

littlejack
29-01-2014, 08:39 PM
Cant wait now.. will be booking a hotel as soon as the promo code becomes available

Kimo
29-01-2014, 09:38 PM
If you have a low car then don't attempt car park a ;)

Rabidracoon28
29-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Hour and 35 from Bury, straight down the M6. Sooooooo much better a venue than Peterborough.

Kyle 86
29-01-2014, 10:10 PM
Ill be there minus the mrs as ill spend a fortune there lol

xJay1337
29-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Price to get in?
Are tickets online only or can you pay on gate?

Unless I've missed it..?

Maniac
29-01-2014, 10:15 PM
Price to get in?
Are tickets online only or can you pay on gate?

Unless I've missed it..?

Other way up.. you're far too early. The OP did say he's still working on prices/discount code/hotel etc...

-Kev-
29-01-2014, 10:28 PM
Ticket info etc will be posted in good time, its only January still after all ;)

TT55BLK
29-01-2014, 10:35 PM
It looks like a great venue :thumb:

Welshquattro1
29-01-2014, 10:35 PM
It's a 2hr drive for me but will be there as it will be my first waxstock! Looking forward to it and better start saving now.lol. :D

chewey75
30-01-2014, 12:24 AM
Waxstock virgin but a definite this year. Keep me posted on hotel rates please.

-Kev-
30-01-2014, 12:25 AM
best option is to subscribe to this thread to receive updates ;)

xJay1337
30-01-2014, 12:26 AM
Other way up.. you're far too early. The OP did say he's still working on prices/discount code/hotel etc...


:lol:

Still would be nice to know these things . Early bird and all that.

dandam
30-01-2014, 09:19 AM
excellent location, just off the M6, easy for the M1 or the M5, only 20 minutes from Brum airport if you need to fly in. I have been to the Ricoh for rugby matches and a couple of concerts and I have to say this is a great call.

:thumb:

iAmiAdam
30-01-2014, 11:50 AM
Looks like a good gig, seven months to get my car looking tops.

essexjoe85
30-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Virgin here to waxstock but think ill def be taking a drive up this year!

alfred
30-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Yes Artdeshine Alfred is attending. Plus a Booth or stand for ADS. Whizzer give me more information.

Thanks

Grant.
30-01-2014, 02:57 PM
I'm gonna have to attend this I think.

Kev, is it a date? :D

Johnnyopolis
30-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Yes Artdeshine Alfred is attending. Plus a Booth or stand for ADS. Whizzer give me more information.

Thanks

Alfred,

I can help you out with details.

The trade packs are being completed and should be sent out early February. I will arrange for you to be on the list :thumb:

Feel free to drop me a line with any other information you need.

Regards,

John

-Kev-
30-01-2014, 04:03 PM
I'm gonna have to attend this I think.

Kev, is it a date? :D


it can be :p

BenC11
30-01-2014, 06:43 PM
was good last year all the traders were great and real friendly :) and a bonus it was on my doorstep as i had only just got in to detailing the car so no brainer in seeing what it was all about, so this year i will get the earlybird offer and plenty of time to save and create a shopping list :)

Kimo
30-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Hopefully this year they do the prizes a little earlier as imo it was a real drag by the time you'd finished the traders and cars inside and out to the prizes late on

chrisc
30-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Will they be any interior demos etc rather than all machine polishing this year?

suspal
30-01-2014, 07:07 PM
Really looking forward to waxstock only 2 miles away from me http://www.tiptopglobe.com/skin/smile/s11921.gif (http://www.tiptopglobe.com/free-smiles-smileys-emoticons-blog-forum-email)

ColinEhm1
30-01-2014, 07:09 PM
will be in my first attendance at this this year :), anyone got a rough idea of ticket prices plus when they'll be on sale ?, going to start saving my pounds for a good wee shopping trip :)

-Kev-
30-01-2014, 07:13 PM
any further info will be posted in plenty of time guys, there is six months to go yet so its not like its tomorrow lol

Rabidracoon28
30-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Really looking forward to waxstock only 2 miles away from me http://www.tiptopglobe.com/skin/smile/s11921.gif (http://www.tiptopglobe.com/free-smiles-smileys-emoticons-blog-forum-email)
Lucky boy

Jdudley90
30-01-2014, 09:24 PM
I'm only a couple of miles away too, so for the lucky finalists I'm sure if you need a hosepipe and garage for any last minute prep I could be of assistance.

suspal
30-01-2014, 09:33 PM
I'm only a couple of miles away too, so for the lucky finalists I'm sure if you need a hosepipe and garage for any last minute prep I could be of assistance.

Joe you can wash mine buddy http://www.tiptopglobe.com/skin/smile/s11651.gif (http://www.tiptopglobe.com/free-smiles-smileys-emoticons-blog-forum-email)

TheGruffalo1
31-01-2014, 12:13 AM
I'm new to all this, is it a place where all traders meet up and sell their products?

Can anyone come?

Cheers.

Jdudley90
31-01-2014, 12:22 AM
Joe you can wash mine buddy http://www.tiptopglobe.com/skin/smile/s11651.gif (http://www.tiptopglobe.com/free-smiles-smileys-emoticons-blog-forum-email)

It was just facilities, labour comes at a cost ;)

Jdudley90
31-01-2014, 12:23 AM
I'm new to all this, is it a place where all traders meet up and sell their products?

Can anyone come?

Cheers.

There are demos, traders and competitions. Check up on the pictures from last year. This year will be my first year too but quite excited.

-Kev-
31-01-2014, 01:01 AM
I'm new to all this, is it a place where all traders meet up and sell their products?

Can anyone come?

Cheers.


have a look at other threads in this section ;)

muzzer
31-01-2014, 01:15 AM
it can be :p


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Rabidracoon28
31-01-2014, 01:15 AM
I'm new to all this, is it a place where all traders meet up and sell their products?

Can anyone come?

Cheers.

Will be 3/3 for me this year. Thoroughly recommended but make sure you start saving now. Great discounts to be had and of course no postage fees to pay.

TheGruffalo1
31-01-2014, 01:37 AM
There are demos, traders and competitions. Check up on the pictures from last year. This year will be my first year too but quite excited.

Cheers for that.

Will be 3/3 for me this year. Thoroughly recommended but make sure you start saving now. Great discounts to be had and of course no postage fees to pay.

I've got the credit card at the ready! :)

It's a nice ride down, 200 mi, 3 hours 13 mins .

KeithOPC
31-01-2014, 02:15 AM
Flying over and back from dublin for this on the day. Looking forward to it and going to start saving now. :D

muzzer
31-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Silly question to ask but roughly how long a day is Waxstock? I'm assuming opens at 9 and closes at 6, is that about right?

Kimo
31-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Silly question to ask but roughly how long a day is Waxstock? I'm assuming opens at 9 and closes at 6, is that about right?

Was about 9 till 5 iirc last year?

Only problem was that you finish the traders and cars, wander round the cars taking pics etc at around 2 and they didn't do the prizes till around 4 so was a 2 hour sit around

muzzer
31-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Was about 9 till 5 iirc last year?

Only problem was that you finish the traders and cars, wander round the cars taking pics etc at around 2 and they didn't do the prizes till around 4 so was a 2 hour sit around

That's what i thought might happen, i could be chauffering neilos to this if he still wants to go, so might be a two hour wait. If not then i'll go early to beat the rush :lol:

Kimo
31-01-2014, 09:52 AM
That's what i thought might happen, i could be chauffering neilos to this if he still wants to go, so might be a two hour wait. If not then i'll go early to beat the rush :lol:

Was one of first in last year :)

Where you coming from?

muzzer
31-01-2014, 09:59 AM
Was one of first in last year :)

Where you coming from?



Hertfordshire, about 80 miles or so away. If i pick neilos up, add another 30 miles to that but it just seems silly both of us going in two seperate cars when we live close by each other.

Planning on meeting a few people and having a good laugh too.

ted11
31-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Just down the road from me, looking forward to it.

NMH
31-01-2014, 02:03 PM
Can't wait for this.....down the road from me too.

joshhatton
31-01-2014, 03:09 PM
cannot wait!

VenomUK
31-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Ummm, Perhaps a silly question? But how do I get tickets to this event?

muzzer
31-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Ummm, Perhaps a silly question? But how do I get tickets to this event?

Details will be posted up next month(february). :thumb:

G4V JW
01-02-2014, 01:03 PM
Venue looks good , last one was only 15 mins away so the motor might get dirty this time :(

Will there still be an arrive and shine area ? :thumb:

Kimo
01-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Venue looks good , last one was only 15 mins away so the motor might get dirty this time :(

Will there still be an arrive and shine area ? :thumb:

Hope so

Regret not entering it last year tbh

alxg
01-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Only 30mins away from me too :thumb:

I may just be able to swing this one.......

jay p
01-02-2014, 06:55 PM
First time for me ! I cant wait !!

suspal
01-02-2014, 09:43 PM
And a lady bar, should suit Elsworth and I, oh, and a good few others I may add :)..

They're not welcomed can't bring the tone down of the event. http://www.tiptopglobe.com/skin/smile/s6445.gif (http://www.tiptopglobe.com/free-smiles-smileys-emoticons-blog-forum-email)

chrisgreen
01-02-2014, 10:28 PM
It is in the diary.

Organisers: please confirm the hotel offer ASAP, keen to get something booked while alternatives are still keenly priced as well.

Nicholas
02-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Yep should be able to do this one :)

peaky
02-02-2014, 03:50 PM
I'm There this year :driver:

Simz
02-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Silverstone Classic...Booked
Premier Inn.............Booked
Waxstock...............Booked


Anybody else making a weekend of it?:p

cfherd
03-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Nice venue! It is still a bit of trek from Scotland but I think a better road down. Looking forward to it. :thumb:

dunfyguy
03-02-2014, 03:52 PM
yeh me and pal from crail gonna head down sat night, hotel around warrington and then have 90miles to drive on the sunday morning.

Coventry much better to get to than Peterborough from Dunfermline!

chrisgreen
03-02-2014, 06:50 PM
Silverstone Classic...Booked
Premier Inn.............Booked
Waxstock...............Tickets please!!!!

Anybody else making a weekend of it?:p

Which Premier Inn are you staying at?

I decided I couldn't wait for the offer on the Devere hotel at the stadium (plus it looks a bit chintzy), so I've just booked a £29 room at the Coventry City Centre Premier Inn for Saturday night.

Not sure yet if I'm going to go to the Silverstone Classic on Saturday, or go and spend the day at National Motor Museum at Gaydon. Probably leaning towards Gaydon as I've been meaning to go for ages and it'll be less chaotic.

milner3226
03-02-2014, 07:12 PM
For those wanting a hotel close to the ricoh there is a Hilton hotel straight off junction 2 of the M6 . It is in the walsgrave area of Coventry. From there it is litterally a 5 minute down the M6 drive to junction 3 and the Ricoh. Around that area there is a cinema, bowling alley, laser quest, resturants...

Also about 15 minutes away there is a premier inn in Nuneaton/Bedworth. It is called The Griff Hotel, plenty to do around that area as there is a cinema, bowling alley, resturants... The griff hotel is on the A444 which is a straight road linking nuneaton (and beyond) to coventry.

In the same area there is also a travel lodge, where the parking area is a little more quieter.

There are plenty more around but I think these are the three with the most straight forward routes to the ricoh.

mkv
03-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Which Premier Inn are you staying at?

I decided I couldn't wait for the offer on the Devere hotel at the stadium (plus it looks a bit chintzy), so I've just booked a £29 room at the Coventry City Centre Premier Inn for Saturday night.

.

Is that the Belgrade Plaza Premier Inn? If it is, its pretty good, I stay there regularly. Good car park just a few yards away, but pricey, even with the PI discount. Nice and close to Spon St for pubs and restraunts.

Steve

DaveEP2
03-02-2014, 08:32 PM
So glad this has moved to a much closer and much improved venue! Hopefully it's considerably bigger and better this year too as last years was a big improvement on the first :)

Storry
03-02-2014, 08:43 PM
I'm considering in coming this year, what time does it roughly stay on till? Thinking of maybe heading down on Saturday and having a night out before hand...

chrisgreen
03-02-2014, 09:38 PM
Is that the Belgrade Plaza Premier Inn? If it is, its pretty good, I stay there regularly. Good car park just a few yards away, but pricey, even with the PI discount. Nice and close to Spon St for pubs and restraunts.

Hi Steve

Yep, it's the Belgrade Plaza one I've booked. Looks pretty new and decent, also has decent reviews on TripAdvisor.

Parking charges are ok actually. Only £7.50 for 24 hours. If you arrive after 5.30pm and leave by 9am, it's only £5.

Hope a few more Waxstock attendees will be staying there - would be nice to have a group of us there.

DetailingMonkey
03-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Can't wait for this, last year was great this year should be epic

mkv
03-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Hi Steve

Yep, it's the Belgrade Plaza one I've booked. Looks pretty new and decent, also has decent reviews on TripAdvisor.

Parking charges are ok actually. Only £7.50 for 24 hours. If you arrive after 5.30pm and leave by 9am, it's only £5.

Hope a few more Waxstock attendees will be staying there - would be nice to have a group of us there.

Its the mean Scotsman coming out in me....:lol:
Yes, its about 5 years old. Stay in in at least 2-3 times a year. Nice, helpful staff, Costa coffee, decent brekkie. Im sure there will be.

I got in early at the DeVere, wasnt hanging about for any Waxstock deal. I got it at discounted rate anyway. At least i can say I have a room on site. As it will be a very early start for me on the Sunday... ;)

rob750
03-02-2014, 11:18 PM
Do the exhibitors turn around at half time ?

-Kev-
03-02-2014, 11:21 PM
Do the exhibitors turn around at half time ?

'turn around'?...

suspal
03-02-2014, 11:47 PM
It was just facilities, labour comes at a cost ;)

wash you mouth out with Ix :lol:

Simz
04-02-2014, 02:52 AM
Which Premier Inn are you staying at?

I decided I couldn't wait for the offer on the Devere hotel at the stadium (plus it looks a bit chintzy), so I've just booked a £29 room at the Coventry City Centre Premier Inn for Saturday night.

Not sure yet if I'm going to go to the Silverstone Classic on Saturday, or go and spend the day at National Motor Museum at Gaydon. Probably leaning towards Gaydon as I've been meaning to go for ages and it'll be less chaotic.

We went for the one on the M6 thinking it might be more family friendly or just no nobs lol, Be late arrival Dinner and bed me thinks:newbie:

muzzer
04-02-2014, 09:19 AM
'turn around'?...

It's a football stadium so it's a pun on the swap ends at half time thing ;)

Naddy37
04-02-2014, 01:18 PM
It's a football stadium so it's a pun on the swap ends at half time thing ;)

Bad as me asking, "are Coventry at home that day".....:lol: :o

muzzer
04-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Bad as me asking, "are Coventry at home that day".....:lol: :o

You're a bad 'un you :lol:

clioryan
05-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Defo going need to round troops !

littlejack
05-02-2014, 04:27 PM
Any News on the offer at the hotel near by

SimonVTR
05-02-2014, 08:35 PM
With it now being so close to me.
We will definitely be going

Starbuck88
07-02-2014, 05:14 PM
I'm going for sure :) I'm hooked...never been before!

123HJMS
07-02-2014, 10:04 PM
Which Premier Inn are you staying at?

I decided I couldn't wait for the offer on the Devere hotel at the stadium (plus it looks a bit chintzy), so I've just booked a £29 room at the Coventry City Centre Premier Inn for Saturday night.

Not sure yet if I'm going to go to the Silverstone Classic on Saturday, or go and spend the day at National Motor Museum at Gaydon. Probably leaning towards Gaydon as I've been meaning to go for ages and it'll be less chaotic.

The premier inn in the city centre will be an experience for sure :lol:

id_doug
07-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Got my room booked 👍

chrisgreen
07-02-2014, 11:21 PM
The premier inn in the city centre will be an experience for sure :lol:
Should be alright (I hope) - the hotel is quite new so should be clean and comfy. Only for one night, and it was cheap (plus the DeVere discount is still twice the price of a Premier Inn Saver room).

Kimo
07-02-2014, 11:21 PM
Tickets. Now on sale :)

chrisgreen
07-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Tickets. Now on sale :)
Ticket purchased :)

suspal
08-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Ticket purchased :)

sludge59
08-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Two tickets ordered for me and the wife. We're going for our Waxstock hat trick. Only half an hour away this year.

Kimo
08-02-2014, 12:09 PM
My car will get wrecked on the motorway this year, last year had some fun driving roads from mine :)

Maniac
08-02-2014, 12:10 PM
Just hanging fire on the tickets until I see the hotel offer... I don't really want to stay anywhere other than the hotel at the venue for the show.

Brigham1806
08-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Just hanging fire on the tickets until I see the hotel offer... I don't really want to stay anywhere other than the hotel at the venue for the show.



The offer was posted on Facebook last night...

knightstemplar
08-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Gutted, dont get back from offshore until the Monday, and I have booked all my holidays for the year to go abroad a few times with wife and kids.:censored: (wonder if they would rather go to Waxstock instead of Florida?):)

Johnnyopolis
08-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Just hanging fire on the tickets until I see the hotel offer... I don't really want to stay anywhere other than the hotel at the venue for the show.


You can now call the hotel on site and quote The Waxstock Show to get your discounted room rate.

Tom J
08-02-2014, 03:07 PM
You can now call the hotel on site and quote The Waxstock Show to get your discounted room rate.

Just rang to book my room. They were aware of the show but an offer code has not been granted yet. Luckily due to lots of availability I got my double room for £65 bed and breakfast (cheaper than the £68.50 shown on Waxstock FB advert)
They said to get a reduced rate you need an actual offer code not just the name of the event.

Johnnyopolis
08-02-2014, 03:53 PM
It would appear we have had a small teething problem but rest assured were doing our best to get it resolved :) you should be able to book ok now.

Waxstock
08-02-2014, 04:04 PM
looks like you got very lucky there Tom J, it seems the person you booked with was not familiar with the system and has given you the weekday rate rather than the weekend rate 8)

unfortunately, that person has been made fully familiar with the system now and will not be making the same mistake again. so for the rest of us - the discounted weekend rate will apply.

Tom J
08-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Thanks for your help folks yeah all sorted now. Can't wait for the show I'm going to stay the Sunday evening also :)

littlejack
08-02-2014, 05:25 PM
Are the details available for hotel...

-Kev-
08-02-2014, 05:44 PM
hotel info is in the OP and on waxstock site..

littlejack
08-02-2014, 06:03 PM
hotel info is in the OP and on waxstock site..

Cheers just booked tickets and room... Killed two birds with one stone its my wedding anniversary so the wife gets a night away aswell...:thumb:

Doc943
08-02-2014, 06:12 PM
Cheers just booked tickets and room... Killed two birds with one stone its my wedding anniversary so the wife gets a night away aswell...:thumb:


You know, if I dared to suggest a wedding anniversary at Waxstock to my missus, she would cut up all my Microfibres for sure! Especially saying it's killing two birds with one stone! See you there mate, I'll be by myself lol

Tom J
08-02-2014, 06:48 PM
You know, if I dared to suggest a wedding anniversary at Waxstock to my missus, she would cut up all my Microfibres for sure! Especially saying it's killing two birds with one stone! See you there mate, I'll be by myself lol

Comes down in the morning, Oh I didn't realise there was a detailing event on here today, what a co-incidence :car:

littlejack
08-02-2014, 08:18 PM
As far she knows its just weekend away.. Well until nearer the time anyway...

20vKarlos
09-02-2014, 12:06 AM
tickets are boked!

Melkor
09-02-2014, 11:05 AM
I'll be going up from romford if anyone needs a lift

Bartl
09-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Tickets are booked!

stangalang
09-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Yeah i think its time we did this this year. And i reckon make a weekend of it

alfred
09-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Stang ADS is getting one booth so I m coming. lol:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Will check it out the booking for the booth from Whizzer.

We meet there. Then to your home town also


Yeah i think its time we did this this year. And i reckon make a weekend of it

stangalang
09-02-2014, 04:35 PM
Stang ADS is getting one booth so I m coming. lol:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Will check it out the booking for the booth from Whizzer.

We meet there. Then to your home town also

YESSSS finally we get to get you drunk

suspal
09-02-2014, 04:42 PM
YESSSS finally we get to get you drunk

pi$$ as a fart :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

KeithOPC
12-02-2014, 11:49 PM
Were do you purchase tickets?

Rabidracoon28
12-02-2014, 11:50 PM
Were do you purchase tickets?

Right here pal. Got mine tonight.
http://www.waxstock.com/tickets.html

KeithOPC
13-02-2014, 12:43 AM
Right here pal. Got mine tonight.
http://www.waxstock.com/tickets.html

Cheers mate,:thumb: bought mine there now. :car:

Rabidracoon28
13-02-2014, 12:47 AM
Cheers mate,:thumb: bought mine there now. :car:

You're very welcome Sponge Jock;-)

ladylane
18-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Literally down the road for me this year. Very exciting!

Rebel007
19-02-2014, 01:41 AM
Being in Peterborough last year was perfect for me as it meant my wife could drop me off with my mobility scooter and come back later to pick me up (I live in Peterborough) so I was really looking forward to this year t6hen I found the venue had been changed :(

I may see if my son wants to go (if he isn't working) getting to the show isn't too much of a problem as I'm quite happy to drive, getting the mobility scooter in and out of the car is however specially as I'm not supposed to lift it myself. I know my wife would go with me if I asked her too but I also know she would be bored silly and that would mean I didn't enjoy it either (especially as she would know what I was spending lol).

WHIZZER
19-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Being in Peterborough last year was perfect for me as it meant my wife could drop me off with my mobility scooter and come back later to pick me up (I live in Peterborough) so I was really looking forward to this year t6hen I found the venue had been changed :(

I may see if my son wants to go (if he isn't working) getting to the show isn't too much of a problem as I'm quite happy to drive, getting the mobility scooter in and out of the car is however specially as I'm not supposed to lift it myself. I know my wife would go with me if I asked her too but I also know she would be bored silly and that would mean I didn't enjoy it either (especially as she would know what I was spending lol).

Im sure we can get somebody to help lift the scooter out for you on the day :thumb:

Ge03
19-02-2014, 10:06 AM
That raises a thought. Will there be dedicated disabled parking to minimise walking and let the car be an easily accessible resting point?

Kimo
19-02-2014, 10:35 AM
That raises a thought. Will there be dedicated disabled parking to minimise walking and let the car be an easily accessible resting point?

There was last time. Was also plenty of seats lining the room too

slineclean
19-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Being in Peterborough last year was perfect for me as it meant my wife could drop me off with my mobility scooter and come back later to pick me up (I live in Peterborough) so I was really looking forward to this year t6hen I found the venue had been changed :(

I may see if my son wants to go (if he isn't working) getting to the show isn't too much of a problem as I'm quite happy to drive, getting the mobility scooter in and out of the car is however specially as I'm not supposed to lift it myself. I know my wife would go with me if I asked her too but I also know she would be bored silly and that would mean I didn't enjoy it either (especially as she would know what I was spending lol).

I def be up for giving you any help I can chap :thumb:

slineclean
19-02-2014, 10:51 AM
That raises a thought. Will there be dedicated disabled parking to minimise walking and let the car be an easily accessible resting point?

You will get 1 & 1/2 car park spaces too so you wont have to worry about any doors bashing into your car :thumb:

Rebel007
19-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Thanks guys, I may well take you up on your kind offers especially if I am unable to arrange for anyone to come with me.

It could easily be the difference between me being able to come or not. (I really don't want to put my wife in the position of having to go when I know she will be bored silly).

Buckweed
19-02-2014, 09:39 PM
Dam!! :wall::wall::mad::mad:::( booked to go on hols the other week before checking on here for Waxstock 2014 dates. I fly out on the 26th !!! I've been to the first two events and had a great time hope it goes well for you all. Enjoy:D

Kimo
19-02-2014, 09:51 PM
Thanks guys, I may well take you up on your kind offers especially if I am unable to arrange for anyone to come with me.

It could easily be the difference between me being able to come or not. (I really don't want to put my wife in the position of having to go when I know she will be bored silly).

Sure there'll be plenty people to help you out buddy

Carshine
24-02-2014, 12:50 AM
Can anyone please tell me, whats the nearest airport? And are there still hotel rooms available? Would be fun to see whats all this Waxstock is about :) If there's room for a Norwegian detailer :)

-Kev-
24-02-2014, 01:21 AM
Birmingham airport is the nearest i believe, ive not booked a room yet myself but i will probably go for a holiday inn or similar..

Johnnyopolis
25-02-2014, 01:06 AM
Birmingham airport is the nearest i believe, ive not booked a room yet myself but i will probably go for a holiday inn or similar..

With the deal Waxstock has on rooms and all things on site to do Kev I would have thought you would have booked one at the DeVere onsite... :D

-Kev-
25-02-2014, 01:09 AM
I will try that first John, but suspect they may have all gone..
will call them after payday to see whats available if anything :)

chrisc
25-02-2014, 01:19 AM
So how much are tickets and when can we get them

suspal
25-02-2014, 01:33 AM
So how much are tickets and when can we get them

http://www.waxstock.com/

Andrew Goacher
25-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Cannot wait, great venue, could be a expensive day, what with the casino there as well!:lol::lol:

Kimo
25-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Cannot wait, great venue, could be a expensive day, what with the casino there as well!:lol::lol:

With the casino you should hope it turns out a cheap day ;)

Waxstock
26-02-2014, 12:17 PM
There are hotel rooms left, but you MUST mention Waxstock initially. All 'public' rooms have sold and only Waxstock allocated rooms are now available - so if you don't mention Waxstock they won't release a room to you.

Sarah
02-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Looking forward to this, best start saving some spending money! :)

TheGruffalo1
08-03-2014, 03:22 PM
There are hotel rooms left, but you MUST mention Waxstock initially. All 'public' rooms have sold and only Waxstock allocated rooms are now available - so if you don't mention Waxstock they won't release a room to you.

Thanks, will the price go up if we mention waxstock though? :P

Only joking, looking forward to it, credit card at the ready..

davethefish
09-03-2014, 10:04 PM
glad i looked in on this site i only live 2 mins up the road from the ricoh,
and didn't know about this show.

will now be booking my tickets!:thumb:

Saamm93
13-03-2014, 12:19 PM
About a 5 min drive for me. Will be there :)

andymp85
21-03-2014, 02:22 AM
got the time off just need to get me tickets sorted my question is are dw doing any tickets or is it just off the website

-Kev-
21-03-2014, 05:49 PM
off the waxstock website..

Bartsimpsonhead
07-05-2014, 11:55 PM
Wow! Hotel looks sweet - I'm almost tempted to book now but know I'll probably still be cleaning my car late into Saturday night…

Mister-E
09-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Indeed a fantastic venue - 10 mins from my house :-D

Lowiepete
20-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Three questions:
1) How close to the venue is the disabled parking? Would it be better to park
in the Arrive & Shine instead? (I'm planning on Saturday afternoon arrival)
2) Is there free wi-fi inside the exhibition hall?
3) Can I display exhibition plates instead of regular reg plates?

Regards,
Steve

Kimo
20-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Three questions:
1) How close to the venue is the disabled parking? Would it be better to park
in the Arrive & Shine instead? (I'm planning on Saturday afternoon arrival)
2) Is there free wi-fi inside the exhibition hall?
3) Can I display exhibition plates instead of regular reg plates?

Regards,
Steve

If it's the same entrance I think it is then it's close by

There's wifi around the ground, hotel and casino so I'd imagine it'll reach the hall

It's private land so don't see a reason why you can't use show plates



Can't be much more helpful than that though unfortuantely so will wait for someone who knows a bit more to confirm

Waxstock
21-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Three questions:
1) How close to the venue is the disabled parking? Would it be better to park
in the Arrive & Shine instead? (I'm planning on Saturday afternoon arrival)
2) Is there free wi-fi inside the exhibition hall?
3) Can I display exhibition plates instead of regular reg plates?

Regards,
Steve

1) Arrive and Shine parking is further away from the main hall so this is not advised. We are checking out disabled parking tomorrow, but if in doubt, park in the Casino car park which is near the main entrance.
2) There is free wi-fi in the DeVere hotel on-site (and maybe the bars, public areas or Casino), but you may need to pay to access Ricoh Arena wi-fi from guest services.
3) It is private land, so you can display whatever plates you want. Just remember not to drive off with them attached.

123HJMS
21-07-2014, 11:26 PM
Ill be there minus the mrs as ill spend a fortune there lol
Ha im doing the same

andymp85
22-07-2014, 02:08 AM
what time are people getting there for

marc147
22-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Am coming :)

Waxstock
23-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Disabled parking update...

There are dozens of disabled spaces at the venue in main Car Park A.

However, Car Park B (where the outside Arrive and Shine will be held) has poorer disabled access due to the steps to Car Park B being retro installed and not on original architect plans with proper ramps etc. There is a SERVICE LIFT for disabled access, which Ricoh Guest Services will assist with.

This means that if you are disabled and entering the Arrive and Shine, access to the main hall will be frustrating and we apologise - if you arrive before 8am and have a low tank of fuel we may even be able to get your car in the hall which would eliminate the issue.

It will also be frustrating if you are a disabled visitor who wants to see the Arrive and Shine, as you will need Ricoh Guest Services to help. We apologise for the reliance on this facility.

There will be Ricoh staff in Car Park B throughout the day, plus Waxstock staff, but only Ricoh staff can operate the service lift.

The main hall and inside Arrive and Shine display both have excellent disabled access.

As it is the first year at this venue, we shall see how it works. We may look at a better plan for disabled guests next year if this year proves to be less than ideal.

20vKarlos
23-07-2014, 08:05 PM
I am happy to help anyone out if needed

With Stairs, walking, holding doors open etc....

Always ready to help!

Imran
23-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Can you come and go as you please, as might need to make a few trips back to the car :D

20vKarlos
23-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Can you come and go as you please, as might need to make a few trips back to the car :D

I was thinking the same Imran!

BRUNBERG
23-07-2014, 10:04 PM
I'll be there early Saturday morning and will spend the day prepping the car.

Once it's safely tucked up in the Ricoh arena I'll be the big, bald tattood bloke at the bar. Come and say hi, I don't bite

20vKarlos
24-07-2014, 12:15 AM
I'll be there early Saturday morning and will spend the day prepping the car.

Once it's safely tucked up in the Ricoh arena I'll be the big, bald tattood bloke at the bar. Come and say hi, I don't bite

Yeah Right, I've heard the stereotypes :thumb: :lol:

chongo
25-07-2014, 10:18 AM
hi everyone,am trev from lancs and want to know how early to get their for arrive/shine? want to try and get in side the hall if poss, chongo.

STUOOBY
25-07-2014, 05:17 PM
cancelled a job for 2moro and now im thinking about coming down from scotland. would love to come. just thinking how much of a day i could spend there if theres much to get around etc. then the mileage to get there. i only work at kingsbury so got to drive the 650 miles any how each night. thats why im not sure whether to drive back down.lol.

is it worth it guys? is it something you could arrive at 9am and stay untillmaybe 1400 without getting bored then head back up the road? wouldnt be coming down in any thing fancy , just my cheap little runaround van.

Tazz
26-07-2014, 10:37 AM
hi all, ive looked on the waxstock website, maybe i cant see it, but what car park is allocated to general public parking?

marc147
27-07-2014, 04:42 AM
Here starts the trip down :)

Rabidracoon28
27-07-2014, 06:46 AM
😫 yawn

Mirror Finish Details
27-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Have a great wax stock guys. I enjoyed the first one. Since moving to Dallas there are car shows all over the place. But I don't do much detailing now. Only coatings on new cars. And only so a few a month now. Or who will pays a tidy sum.

I have day job and detailing the odd car suits me.

Jord
27-07-2014, 08:10 AM
My god i'm tired and slightly hungover xD

Time to leave soon, should be a good day.. Weathers brilliant where I am too.

chrisgreen
27-07-2014, 09:56 AM
I'm here with the masses waiting to get in :)

20vKarlos
27-07-2014, 09:59 AM
I'm still waiting for idiots to leave the hotel!

Pi$$ed off isn't the phrase!

danwel
27-07-2014, 10:56 AM
I'm still waiting for idiots to leave the hotel!

Pi$ off isn't the phrase!

Just leave them behind lol

20vKarlos
27-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Just leave them behind lol

I would've done if my mate wasn't the driver :thumb: