Our UK Dealer Day took place at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome. An annual event we host for our authorised dealer network and this time the sun was out in full force! Ideal.
It’s a heady mix of good coffee, food, work and play – an opportunity for us to bring our wider dealer team up to speed with everything we’ve achieved over the last year, and our exciting plans for the future. It’s also an opportunity to thrash the living granny out of the cars on track!
Behind the scenes we’ve been working hard on new products, as well as continually developing and updating our existing hardware and software.Events like this give us the opportunity to collectively share our passion for what we do, and allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of what new products you are asking for, and what we can improve.
We had a few cars from the fleet on display and track, including our A3 track car, the infamous 500HP Golf R, a new T6 van and the latest addition to the fleet, a Mk8 Fiesta ST. Delivered the morning of the conference, the new ST will allow us to continue and finalise development and testing of the much anticipated Performance Pack. Lots more video and content to follow on this.
More coffee, sir?
With the Revo cars parked eagerly waiting for their time on track, as well as the wide selection of dealer cars, there was something for everyone to drool over. With dealers travelling from all corners of the UK, including Glasgow, there’s arguably no better place to discuss future plans, than with the sound of a 2.5TFSI flying past.
With full-on sunburn mode activated the sweet smell of brake pads begging for mercy awaited us. With the formalities dealt with the morning track time commenced after some fine lunchtime dining… and more coffee (of course)!
Our dealer network reflects our dynamic range of customers. Some chose not to run their perfectly polished machines on track, opting to let them bask in the bright sunlight as they watched others fire around the short, fast circuit. Which, when you understand how much time and energy goes into creating such perfection of paint, wheels and interior, you can’t really blame them. Let’s face it, racing your car takes its toll.
For those more focused on the adrenaline of speed however, there was a lot of fun to be witnessed out on track! If you’ve been to the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground before (located in Leicestershire, UK) you’ll know it’s quite a unique proposition. Literally littered with planes, a mile-long private runway to stretch the cars legs and plenty of photo ops; if that’s your thing (it’s ours) then it’s heaven!
With a full house of authorised dealer staff in attendance from workshops spanning the length and breadth of the UK, there was a massive mix of machinery to feast the eyes on. From slammed, modded vans to 500bhp+ estate wagons, caged Fiesta ST’s, V10 stuff, various marks of Golf’s through the ages and some full-on track-ready weapons.
What can you expect from Revo during 2019?
We literally have projects going off left right and centre as well as a lot of shows and more engaging content for you. It’s set to be our busiest ever year, but we’re still hungry for more.
We’ve had such great results and feedback from Performance Pack customers, we’re now considering expanding the range to include earlier models and engines like the Mk5 and Mk6 Golf GTI and R.
We’re continuing to work hard on gaining access to the MD1 & MG1 ECU platform, which will open up huge scope for tuning on a whole host of the latest VW and Audi models.
There are many exciting plans for the Mk8 Fiesta ST platform too, and development is well underway for a complete Performance Pack. You can follow us on out social channels to keep up to date on the latest releases. You can also read more about our extensive line of Performance Packs and Power Packs.
Time for beer & food
With the track session drawing to a close, it was time for the 40 minute back lane drive over to the food and drink petrol-head-mecca that is Caffeine & Machine in Stratford-upon-Avon. Fine food and beer awaited to close off what was our best-ever dealer event yet.