Militracks 2020 POSTPONED to May 2021

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Pete Nash » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm

For us UK travellers, I have been looking at some routes and times on google Maps.

For those of you S.W. of London it is about 3/4 to 1/2 hour extra to get to Harwich rather than Dover

Pro's for Dover: 1 1/2 hour crossing, cheaper fare: can pick more sailing times
Con: 4 hour drive from Calais to Overloon.

Pro's for Harwich: Long crossing time so have an opportunity to Rest and have a couple of decent meals. Only 2 1/2 hour drive to Overloon.
Cons: More expensive ferry fare; Very early start to get to Harwich by 08:00 for the 09:00 sailing. Only two sailings a day, early morning and early evening, the latter getting in about 07:00 local.
Even more expensive if you do an overnight sail.


As I live an hour from Harwich I will be doing the 09:00 on the Thursday, getting to Overloon about 19:00, returning on the Monday 14:15 sailing so i will be home about 21:00

Just checked my Bookings, I'll be there from Wednesday 13th so can have a good look around the Museum and town as well as visiting the War cemetery.

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Chris Hall » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:05 pm

For those of us in the South and West, Dover - Dunkirk looks the optimum. Last time I looked, it was slightly cheaper than the Calais crossing, about half hour more boat time (enough for a decent meal and a rest) and, of course, slightly less driving at t'other end .....

Our plan is to travel on Friday, 2 days at the show, and then travel back on Monday. At the last count there'll be 5 of us (4 vehicles), already booked in to t'Holt.

Can any of our Dutch /German friends who do the show regularly tell us how this token system works ? Do you get equivalent value (ie. €1='1token), and can you cash in unspent ones at the end ?

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Armortek » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:20 pm

Stephen White wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 am
Kian, should we book tickets for the show or did you manage to get any sort of deal with the organisers?
florian rudolf wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:06 pm

How about the tickets? - Do we have special tickets for akteurs or shall I book normal guest tickets?
We have checked and unfortunately there are no "free" or "special offer" tickets available for the event. Having models running is pretty new for the museum, so I think this will evolve over time.
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by florian rudolf » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:27 am

Thank you for the Information Kian.
So I'll book my tikets

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Frank Breitenbach » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:38 am

Hello Kian
Thanks for the Information. So please count me out.
Kind regards
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Armortek » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:31 am

I was just made aware that online tickets will only be for sale until the 1st of March.

The link to the website is: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-mil ... 1503762949

Militracks EARLY BIRD 2-day entrance ticket 16&17 May 2020 € 31,90
incl. € 1,90 taxes
Be fast, get a discount and save up to more than € 8,00 per weekend ticket! Buy your EARLY BIRD ticket before March 1st, 2020. This is a 2-Day ticket for entrance on both Saturday and Sunday during Militracks 2020! In return for this ticket you will receive a wristband which allows you entrance on both days of the event, during opening hours.
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Marco Peter » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:38 am

Armortek wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:31 am
...you will receive a wristband which allows you entrance on both days of the event, during opening hours.
The crowds gathering in front of the entrance before opening are getting bigger every year, I am sure you can make arrangements that we as praticipants can enter earlier? :D
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Pete Nash » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:26 pm

I've booked and printed my tickets.

Ideally we ought to be able to get into the museum on the Friday to drop off our models and get ourselves set up in the running area.
I would think that other exhibitors with their vehicles will be able to get their stuff in a day or two before the event as happens at other displays and events.
I'm pretty sure last year's Panther wasn't expected to arrive saturday morning and unload outside the museum :twisted:

Could this be checked out please?

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Armortek » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:53 pm

Gentlemen,
I really like your enthusiasm! However, we are in the middle of the King Tiger shipping and will only start planning our Militracks runnning area, the set up, our journey to Overloon, etc closer to the time. Please keep in mind that this is the first time the Museum allows a running area during the Militracks event and Kian and I will discuss with them in the coming weeks/months what we can do and what we are not allowed to do. More details on this will follow. Thank you for your patience!
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Pete Nash » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:29 am

This is the latest info on Militracks, downloaded from their website this morning.


https://www.oorlogsmuseum.nl/en/coronavirus-update/

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Chris Hall » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 am

Pete -

I've been monitoring this, as I'm sure we all have. Whether or not Militracks goes ahead (and I'm assuming it won't 😔), the other issue is how to get there. The U.K. is in lockdown, so we can't get out and, unless we take the Harwich - Hook of Holland ferry, all routes go through France, which seems to be in an even worse state than us.

So, regretfully, I've written it off, although I won't cancel bookings until the last flicker of hope is extinguished.

Tankfest ? I have major doubts. Using Boris's aphorism, the U.K. will be at Peak Sombrero by then.

As the Chinese say: may you live in interesting times. They didn't say downright creepy, though .....

Stay well, everyone. And enjoy that enforced workshop time ! Think of all the new models we'll be able to display next season 😀.

Best wishes,

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Stephen White » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:28 am

Chris Hall wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:04 am

As the Chinese say: may you live in interesting times.
Which is of course intended as a curse..... Prophetic really.

Unless, as you say, this is a golden excuse for quality shed time. Now, at five years a go, I've got ten years of entertainment, no make that twelve as one of them is Chieftain.

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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Armortek » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:41 pm

At the moment we are still planning on attending.
The museum are going to make a decision around the middle of April and we will take our lead from them.
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Marco Peter » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:15 pm

Militracks has been re-scheduled to 19&20 September.

https://www.oorlogsmuseum.nl/nl/events/militracks/
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Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:59 pm

...like so many other events - it is going to be a busy fall! :shock:
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