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Club News How to join thesmartclub Joining thesmartclub could not be easier and we have a number of options available to you.

Online If you have access to the internet, simply log on to our web site at www.thesmartclub.com and click the ‘Join the Club’ menu option. Here you will find two options, one giving web only access, the other giving you web access plus four copies of ‘4site’ and a Privilege Card!!

Offline (postal) We are very aware that many people do not have regular access to internet services and, as such, we offer an ‘offline’ membership service. You receive a copy of ‘4site’ delivered to your door each quarter, Event information and application forms by post and automatic entitlement to our ‘Privilege Card’. Of course you also benefit from full telephone and fax support. Simply write to us at:

NEW: Members of thesmartclub can save Money on Airport Car Parking by booking with Park and Go You can make savings of up to 60%, compared to the drive-up rates, when you pre-book your airport car parking online with Park and Go. You can use the secure online booking facility to pre-book your parking at over 70 car parks at all major airports across the UK. When your booking is complete you will receive easy to follow directions via email straight away. thesmartclub members who hold thesmartclub Privilege Card can save a further 10% off the cost of their airport car parking by entering a discount code when making a booking.

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Now in its 7th year, our ‘Privilege Card’ continues to go from strength to strength bringing you discounts on servicing and parts from multiple smart centres in addition to significant discounts from third party organisations. Plus you receive discounted pricing in thesmartclub’s Online Store and, better still, benefit from significant discounts on our Major Events prices. Full Membership of thesmartclub includes a Privilege Card as part of the ‘Pack’ and we also have a number of UK smart Dealerships providing Membership Packs with every new and used car purchased – contact thesmartclub for more details!

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produce 150 gee gees if it stops bending turbo spindles.

Events – Review & Preview S2 smarts Grand Opening and Dyno Day Sunday 30th January, 2011 Watford, UK It was a crisp, and at times, sunny winter’s day that welcomed the gaggle of smart devotees to Rob Baker’s (S2Eagleye from the old S2Crew Days) official launch of his new facilities.

Refreshments & light bites were on offer from the start in the nice warm reception area with the burger van outside, which was up and running soon after eight am, providing complimentary burgers and bacon sarnies to all who attended, which saw just over one hundred cars throughout the day. Sichang was quick to hand out complimentary vouchers to all.

The cars there included all the smart variants since being officially launched back in 2003 in the UK, plus a few grey imports/left hookers which in total spanned more than a decade of the smart marque. There were race prepared cars that included a Lotus Europa with a Brabus 101 engine (very nice) displayed next to a stunning scissor door Roadster and two new race prepared 451’s. Inside one area of the workshop, was the Ferrari themed Crossblade (build 025) which was very tastefully presented and of course Rob’s 2000 red city coupe with its modified 800cc unit with just a few modifications which is planned to

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There was plenty of interest in the dyno facility run by Tony, Tune4Performance, who also carries out chip tuning and remapping; having the rolling road in house at S2Smarts, means cars can be tested to see if they are up to scratch before tuning. It was not long before a new Cdi was on the rollers followed by more smarts wanting to know their output figures, from the standard to the modified, non tuned cars running standard power but some of the tuned cars left the owners a bit disappointed, leading to the usual debates.

One car in particular, a ForFour Brabus, showed the diagnostic side of the rolling road, it gave poor figures but after several logged runs, Tony isolated the problem to be a boost leak from the aftermarket dump valve, after removal the car was back to normal power. Everywhere people were talking in small groups with the reception area bustling (well it was not that warm outside and each car

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seemed to have its admirers. I think I spent too much time photographing the cars to actually talk to people. I have visited a lot of official & unofficial smart concerns; from Tony Pang’s Top 1 International in London over a decade ago (the ancestral home of the S2Crew). With Smart Chiswick opening to Smarts due to the sheer number of unofficial imports to the first official smart dealer launches (Birmingham, Manchester etc).

I must say that Rob has the makings of a fine set up; he has the knowledge, the enthusiasm, the tools and the facilities, with over 2,500 sq ft to be a one stop shop for anything smart. He provides standard servicing, bespoke tuning, interior reworking & external modifications to new paint jobs and a collection/delivery service for those who need it – it would seem the customer comes first.

S2Smarts was named after the S2Crew which was a Smart Club formed of enthusiasts that loved their Smarts and certainly loved to modify them to whatever extent they could at the time, and in Robs case still do. S2Crew had a very loyal following, meeting each & every week off the M3 (J4) for a good few years until people migrated out of the UK (Paul & Patrick - the

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founders) or to other cars. It was a shame that we were slandered as elitist as we were not but certain personalities did give that impression. Rob commented ”… we have years of knowledge ready to advise on any smart car related problems, large or small; as a dedicated team offering total smart car solutions, S2 smarts was set up to fill a need in the market for a truly technical-orientated smart car specialist centre in servicing, repairs, performance upgrade and customising”.

Rob had many guests and we must note SMann who came over from the Netherlands in his beautifully turned out smart (Imro & John Paul), Smartmods / Evilution (Kane & John), Smart Trailers (Allan) & Smarts 4 You Racing (Paul) which certainly looked the ‘biz’.

All-in-all, a great place for those with a smart that needs anything from a standard A, B or C service, an MOT, wheels and tyres to those with deep pockets for individual projects. Best of all if it’s not right for you or the car you won’t get it from Rob, his advice is free and well worth taking or ignore at your peril. Considering the success of the launch, I would expect (and it has been confirmed) that S2Smarts would be opening its doors for another Sunday ‘meet’. So watch this space… Submitted by Will Bartlam (the original smartarse)

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Images from S2 smarts Grand Opening and Dyno Day

of the northern Italian wine producing region finally ending up in Riccione itself.

smart times 2011 Riccione Research In advance of thesmartclub’s journey to Riccione for smart times 2011, we undertook a ‘dry run’ research trip from the UK to Riccione and back. The purpose was not only to verify the hotel accommodation we had selected, but also to check distances, route and help us prepare a suitable Information Pack for our participants on the visit to smart times in August. The route took us from Dover to our first ‘familiar’ over night stop at Victor’s Rodenhof hotel in Saarbrucken, Germany.. A favourite of thesmartclub’s for many years, this hotel provides superb accommodation and quality of service that makes it a pleasure to include on every one of our European Events. From Saarbrucken we then headed south through Germany to Ettal and into the second hotel we had selected on our overnight reconnaissance visit. This was the Ludwigder Bayer Hotel, a superb hotel, full of character and owned by six of the monks who lived and worked in the monastery opposite – a monastery also known for its excellent range of locally produced beers! Then it was off across the Brenner Pass into Italy and the drive south through the valleys

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We were making this trip in very early January and knew, of course, that it was highly likely the beaches would not be bathed in sun and associated sun worshippers – indeed we were correct and, as soon as we approached the motorway exit for Riccione, we descended into think fog rolling in off the sea – a fog that was due to remain with us during our stay in the city. It did little however to cloud our enthusiasm for the city and the prospect of the smart times event itself. The city, although quiet in January, would normally be buzzing with thousands of tourists arriving to benefit from the immaculate beaches and string of hotels and restaurants – this is in addition to the exclusive Ceccarini street. thesmartclub’s hotel selected for our visit (and the hotel we will be using in August) is ideally located for shopping, the Convention Centre (where the smart times parties will be held) and then, of course, the beach itself – all within a few hundred metres of our hotel. It was a successful few days of research and planning and then it was time to start the return trip back to the UK. Now, whilst the fog finally

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begun to lift, the temperatures had fallen and heavy snow was predicted for southern Germany for the return leg of our trip. The actual route back to Ettal was reasonably clear with only a slight dusting of snow en route to greet us upon our arrival at the Ludwigder Bayer. We suspected that the weather forecast was perhaps a tad pessimistic and the forecast snow had moved elsewhere. However, that night, a further six inches (** cm) of snow fell on top of the snow already lying.

Although resembling a beautiful but somewhat late scene from the front of a Christmas Card

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the roads were now becoming impassable but even that always assumed we could get our BRABUS forfour out from under the blanket of snow that had covered the car and car park overnight. We decided that, given the quality of the hotel and the seemingly unlimited range and quantity of beer coming across from the Monastery over the road, there were worse places to be stuck … however we had a schedule to stick to and research to complete so we waited a few hours that morning for the ever efficient German snowploughs to push their way through Ettal and beyond into this ‘festive’ scenery. After just over two hours driving on top of what at times felt like an unpredictable ice rink, we finally descended towards the autobahn on the German/Austrian Border where the snow had all but disappeared and we could again press on at pace north towards Saarbrucken for another overnight halt. It was a round trip of just over 5000km (3000miles) from Edinburgh and back and has ensured that we can provide those lucky individuals who are joining thesmartclub on the trip to smart times 2011 in Riccione with a great route, great hotels and the promise of something very ‘smart filled’ in August 2011.

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smart times 2011 - Preview

Get ready for the most amazing smart event and the most exhilarating smart experience yet!

Riccione, Italy – August 2011 smart times continues to be the biggest international smart meeting worldwide. This year, with participants and exhibitors from more than 20 nations, smart times takes place in Riccione, Italy which is the perfect place to combine enjoying life, enjoying smart, enjoying a true community atmosphere and enjoying a holiday. As regular followers of the smart world will know, it has been Austria that has proudly and successfully hosted many previous ‘smart times’ events (you can read reviews in previous issues of ‘4site’ magazine). With a format that has proven so successful, it was an exciting and spectacular announcement in Kaprun, Austria during the 2010 smart times event when the venue for the 2011 was announced as Riccione, Italy. We were left in no doubt that it was sure to be something very, very special …

Riccione is situated on the north east coast of Italy and proudly boasts some superb beach facilities coupled with great night life and exclusive shopping. The Riccione beach area is enormous but beautifully maintained and has some of the best organisation to cater for the thousands of tourists that visit each year. To put this in perspective, there are no less than 136 bathing establishments looking after the beach, 41 lifeguards taking care of tourists’ safety and all in the shade of approximately 3,500 beach umbrellas and tents. And if that was not enough, there are parties, areas dedicated to sports and areas for children. It’s a huge change from the surroundings of Zell am See and one that is sure to hugely appeal to smart owners and enthusiasts. Of course, smart times has grown in size and popularity over the years and is now attended by people from sixteen different nations (as at 2010). As our readers across the world will know, many of these people travel a long way to attend smart times and the idea of sending smart times out on a European tour emerged as a way of meeting these fans half-way! This idea of a ‘European Tour’ coupled with the fact that Zell am See would no longer be available to the event organisers has led to the launch of these changes and a move to Riccione in 2011.

We are delighted to see that this year’s programme is packing even more activities, more fun and more features all set in an outstanding location. So firstly, where exactly is it?

There is no doubt that the spectacle of a smart times event, that also incorporates the suspense and build up to an announcement of where the next year’s event will take place is just one of the many highlights the new format of smart times offers. So, what’s in store in Riccione for the smart times event this year? Well, firstly, let’s say it’s BIG and has the potential to be an amazing social event. For those people living near to Riccione or who wish to take advantage of the summer break,

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the great news is that whilst the main event opens on Thursday night (August 4th), there are a wide range of activities and tours available from the Monday 1st August! As the centre of Riccione is a busy old place, the event organisers have arranged the use of ‘The Paddock’, a huge parking and ‘event service’ facility located just as you turn off the main A14/E55 Riccione exit. This ‘Paddock’ area will not only act as the start point for the excursions Monday thru Wednesday but it also offers a great vehicle health check facility after your long drive to the event.

This venue will act as one of the central hubs for both information, displays and (what no good smart times event should be without) .. parties! Better still, for our Members attending the event with thesmartclub, this venue is only a few hundred metres stroll from our hotel! As Thursday evening takes over from the afternoon activities, a beach party has been organised at one of the other key locations just down the road from the Palacongressi, the Piazzale Roma.

Whilst full details of the smart times 2011 Event are available online, an overview of what can be expected is as follows: Monday sees a beautiful tour around the area of Riccione coupled with a tour of the Hinterland and great opportunities for dinner and sight seeing. Tuesday is a tour to the north of Riccione, the national park area and again, great opportunities to socialise and dine. Wednesday it’s off to the Hinterland and over the mountains to sample both stunning scenery and local specialities. For these days, if the activities during the day were not enough, there are cocktails on the beach each night! Then it’s into Thursday, 4th August for the start of the major activities. We expect that a large number of smart enthusiasts will start to arrive in Riccione this day as the major event gets underway. With a number of tours, accreditation and registration taking place during the day, the event introduces another of its key venues, the impressive Congress Centre (the Palacongressi).

Here you can grab a bite to eat, refreshing drink and view the many exhibitor cars and displays lined up next to this central event hub. And if the activities and beach party had not already exhausted you, it’s time to head back to the Palacongressi late that night for a party into the early hours of Friday morning! Friday traditionally sees the bulk of smart times event participants arriving as the day progresses and, whilst a number of attractions and activities take place during the day, Friday evening builds up to the official grand opening ceremony. Let us say that, for anyone even slightly considering whether or not to attend smart times 2011, all one needs to do is attend a smart times opening ceremony and you’ll be ‘hooked’! You have to be there. This year, there are live performances on stage followed by a party through into the early hours of Saturday morning. And then, the weekend – time to detune? Not exactly, the smart times 2011 event is just gathering pace! And so it’s into Saturday for what many see to be a feature day of any smart times event.

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Regulars to previous smart times events will recall the spectacle of the build up to the ‘corso’ – the drive around a route involving all the attendees to smart times. Yes, it’s already an official record in the Guinness Book of Records following our 2009 ‘corso’ around the Zell am See and Kaprun area. The sight of hundreds and hundreds of smart cars driving together waving and sounding their horns is quite simply incredible – but there’s another aspect that is often less reported; that is the hours of gathering and socialising and comparing of notes and modifications amongst those attending as we await the klaxons sounding the start of the run. What makes smart times special, indeed unique, is not simply the fact that there are hundreds of smart owners and enthusiasts simultaneously gathered in one location … it’s the fact that with multiple countries represented, one has the chance to discuss all manner of things smart as one walks up and down the lines of cars awaiting the start. Language barriers are simply not a barrier. It’s a feeling, a culture and a buzz that whilst hard to describe has to be experienced.

The smart times 2011 parade takes place on the Saturday morning and will cover some of the beautiful roads in and around Riccione before arriving at a lunchtime halt. Whilst the afternoon has a number of activities and attractions across the smart times venue, of course, the party on the Saturday night also features the announcement of the smart time 2012 venue! We can see this ‘announcement’ of forthcoming host countries becoming quite a major attraction at future smart times events. For sure, the Riccione announcement in the castle at Kaprun in 2010 was an audio visual spectacular with some astonishing graphics synchronised to an impressive sound track (see Pages 5 thru 8 of Issue 16 of ‘4site’ magazine for a review). We have no doubt that the 2012 announcement in Riccione will be equally spectacular.

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And so the Saturday night again pushes into the early hours of Sunday morning with a party hosted in the Palacongressi. Traditionally, Sunday always has a slightly quieter start to the day but with this year’s venue coupling venues such as the Palacongressi and the beach area including the Piazzale Roma it promises to be an equally interesting (whilst relaxing) end to the 2011 smart times event. We believe it’s a great idea to effectively take ‘smart times’ on tour around the countries and the cultural diversities and mix of thousands of smart car owners gathering in one city for a few days is something that must be experienced. August in Riccione will always be busy and, with smart times arriving in town, it’s going to be huge. Accommodation logistics have been greatly assisted by the cooperation of ‘Promhotels’ in Riccione. They provide you with a centralised online information and reservation facility to make your selection and reservation of hotels in and around Riccione simple and straight forward – better still, rather than expect you to know all the details of every hotel, their information page (see below) neatly categorises hotels into key themes namely Wellness, Sports & Fun, Family and Parks. This allows you to not only pick a hotel that is suited to both budget and location but also fits your requirements and lifestyle choices during your stay in Riccione. thesmartclub will be reporting back live from smart times 2011 and this year, the places on our ‘package’ trip to and from the event were fully booked within days of launch. It’s great to see such enthusiasm for people making such a long journey from the UK to Riccione and back but it reflects the enthusiasm for this unique smart event geared towards smart enthusiasts.

You can find more information: • at our web site: www.thesmartclub.com • in the ‘event’ section at www.smart.com • at the smart international facebook page • about all the Hotel information and booking facilities at a dedicated promhotels web site http://mysmart.promhotelsriccione.it/

Our continued thanks to smart, Promhotels and all at Lautstark for their ongoing and absolutely invaluable help.

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Urban Stage London 3rd to 16th May 2011 The smart Urban Stage & Future Minds Exhibition is coming to London Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Ortis Deley, Tom Dyckhoff and William Tempest join forces with smart to select and showcase London’s most innovative and inspiring ideas The smart Urban Stage & Future Minds Exhibition - a pop-up showcase for ideas and innovation that will shape lives in cities of the future - is coming to London’s Southbank from 3rd – 16th May 2011. At the heart of the Urban Stage is the smart Future Minds Exhibition which brings together new and visionary ideas from culture and society, design, architecture, science, media and IT, and mobility. Curated by a team of celebrity experts - Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Ortis Deley, Tom Dyckhoff and William Tempest – the exhibition shows carefully selected projects that make every day urban life more positive and sustainable. The smart Future Minds Exhibition also celebrates the future of urban mobility, and the exhibition will showcase prototypes for smart’s vehicles of the future as well as offering London the chance to take a test drive with a difference in the smart fortwo electric drive which goes on sale in 2012. The smart Future Minds Exhibition curators: DJ and broadcaster Jo Whiley, curator of the culture and society category, will be bringing her keen eye for spotting the next big thing as well as her knowledge of cultural goings-on to the exhibition. Jo said: “I love discovering new talent and innovative ideas. The smart Future Minds Exhibition is a great way of showing that there are some really great ideas for the future coming out of the UK. There’s nothing more exciting than stumbling across an artist or project that makes your skin tingle with anticipation.” Broadcaster and writer Lauren Laverne will use her varied media career to expertly curate the exhibition’s media & IT category. “Every day I see or hear about fantastic projects which young people have set up on their own that go on to grow and be a success. It’s so exciting to be able to talk about them and help nurture start-up projects in the UK media,” Lauren comments. Ortis Deley, presenter of The Gadget Show

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on Channel 5, is bringing his experience in all things ‘tech’ to the exhibition and will curate the science category. Ortis says: “I’m a self confessed gadget geek and like to keep an eye out for projects or products which are innovative and forward thinking. It’s great when you stumble across something and think ‘this is going to be big’.” Tom Dyckhoff, one of the UK’s leading architecture and design critics, will be putting his skills into action by selecting projects which best reflect the future of the cityscape. Tom stated: “Architecture is a subject which is truly innovative and cutting edge. Nowhere more so than in the UK as there are some really fascinating pieces of design being proposed and created. It’s a very exciting time.” Home-grown fashion designer William Tempest is using his creative eye to curate the design category at the smart Future Minds Exhibition. “There’s creative inspiration everywhere you look – from fashion to literature. I find it inspiring to look at innovative and experimental design and take influences from the construction of objects myself,” William commented. Dr Thomas Weber, Group Research and Development at Mercedes-Benz will curate the mobility category revealing the brand’s visions for urban mobility from smart. “The smart fortwo electric drive is going to play an important part in the future of urban driving but our innovations don’t stop there. We’re constantly developing new solutions for driving and the smart Future Minds Exhibition will showcase some of our visions for urban mobility in the future.” But that’s not all... In addition to the smart Future Minds Exhibition, a whole host of other activities will be on show at the smart Urban Stage for visitors to get involved in. Activities such as the smart ‘test drive with a difference’ where consumers will have the chance to experience the benefits of driving a smart through London, as well as taking in the sights of the city via some of London’s hidden gems and smallest roads. The smart Urban Stage will take place 9am – 9pm (with selected late night events) at the Doon Street car park, London, SE1. http://tinyurl.com/6xqqt7u. For future updates on the smart Urban Stage and the ‘test drive with a difference’ join our facebook page at www.facebook.com/smartcaruk

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Features Dennis Leclair is a singer/songwriter from Kelowna BC. "Mix It Up" is his follow-up album to the "To Our Canadian Troops" commemorative CD and band music project. Gas Guzzling SUV is a country rock song that takes a poke at the high price of gas, our reliance on oil and the popularity of "4 wheel Urban Cruise Ships". After a very lengthy hiatus from studio recording, Dennis is pursuing his dreams related to music. He has recently completed recording eleven original songs. This is the first step in the production of his full length CD and a very special commemorative CD project related to supporting Canadian Forces members, their families, our Veterans and military personnel. Dennis has had the pleasure of working with Kelowna's best musicians and there’s a special thanks to Bob Gablehouse of Big Audio Productions for his engineering, mixing, mastering and production skills.

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You can listen to Dennis Leclair’s single online at www.Dennisleclair.com and also contact him via his on site guest book or by email at dleclair@shawcable.com

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Mods & Maintenance! Reference guides and Information for your smart fortwo (451 model) Year 2007 on

To remove the bonnet panel from the car completely, use a T25 torx bit to remove the strap retaining bolt. Then remove the bonnet from the holders.

Front Panel removal As ever we are grateful to the team at FQ101 for the following information.

To remove the front panel you must first remove (1) the bonnet and (2) the sideskirts. (1) The bonnet on the fortwo 451 requires no tools to open, which allows easy access to all the simple service items such as the headlamp clusters, the washer bottle, the engine coolant and the brake fluid. To release the bonnet, locate the two small levers in the front grille. There are recesses for you to reach and pull the levers out towards the outside edge of the car. The top corners of the bonnet have locating tabs – gently pull the bonnet forward to release them.

(2) The sideskirts can be removed with the aid of only a pair of pliers or wire strippers. Using the tool, carefully pull out the pin from the plastic rivets and then pop the remainder of the plastic rivets out.

Then reach under the cat and unclip, by pulling down, the clips from the floor pan.

The bonnet lifts off and then you can use the square mounts on the bonnet and place them in the holders on the car.

You need to ‘untuck’ the front wheel arch lining from behind the skirt and then pull out the back edge of the skirt. There are two clips securing it into the tridion.

Now that you have untucked the front wheel arch lining and unclipped the edge of the skirt, you need to hold the skirt securely and slide the skirt towards the rear of the car by approximately ¾” (20mm).

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Front panel removal Now that you have removed the bonnet and side skirts, you are clear to remove the front panels of the car.

The skirt should now be free. When you come to refit the skirt, you have two options. You can line up the white lugs so that they are all horizontal or remove them and place them into the skirt for refit. We found it easier to line them up and leave them in place; this way we knew the depth was correct against the tridion.

First unscrew the aerial and then, open the door and using a T27 Torx bit, remove the securing screw (and then lever out the pin) from the triangle.

Underneath the triangle you need to remove the T25 and T27 screws shown (repeat both sides of the car).

Carefully line up the clips against the slides on the back of the skirt. You can use your knee to give extra support to the skirt (!) and slide it back into place. Clip in the rear and relocate the front wheel arch lining inside the skirt (reverse of removal). Remember to secure the clips to the floor pan too.

With the door still open, remove the single plastic rivet pin using pliers (or similar).

As you have already removed the sideskirts, you can now gain access to the lower Torx screw. So, you can now remove the single T25 torx screw at the base of the panel normally covered by the sideskirt.

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Smart of Wolverhampton The latest limited edition smart is certain to brighten the lives of drivers with vibrant styling, zesty performance and an impressive specification that will leave all with a satisfying glow. Offering a huge splash of colour and sporty style, the striking smart fortwo nightorange edition defies mundane motoring and will be the most refreshing sight on Britain’s roads this spring. With its vivid orange paintwork, contrasting black three-double-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, tridion safety cell, door mirror caps and radiator grille, the new model will definitely stand out from the city car crowd. Its eye-catching exterior is further enhanced by headlamps with titanium-coloured inserts and nightorange badging on the door mirror triangles. The stunning styling continues inside, where occupants can sit back and enjoy the ride in sumptuous soft black nappa leather and fabric seats. There is a black nappa leather finish to the threespoke steering wheel and the gear knob for the softouch five-speed automatic transmission, whilst the dashboard, door trims, cockpit clock and rev counter are all in elegant matt black. Luxurious velour floor mats featuring the nightorange logo add the perfect finishing touch. The smart fortwo nightorange edition also delivers a soundtrack to complement its dynamic styling courtesy of the audio system lowline featuring USB/AUX interface. Owners can

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choose to upgrade to the highline version, which offers navigation via a 6.5” touchscreen display, RDS radio, iPod® interface and a Bluetooth® hands-free system and is just one of a host of optional equipment items that they can specify. Only a limited number of smart fortwo nightorange edition models will be available for purchase in coupe or cabrio in the UK. There is a terrific opportunity to get a smart fortwo nightorange edition at Smart of Wolverhampton, who have a significant number of this new limited edition model, for a special reason. General Manager Matthew Harris explained: “The smart fortwo nightorange edition is a real head-turner and a car that will truly light up the lives of owners with its stunning on-road presence and low running costs. We have secured a number of these distinctive cars, because the design is very similar to the colours of our local football team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, who play in their famous Old Gold and Black. Like the rest of the smart range, this latest special edition’s green credentials stand out too - the new model emitting less than 120g/km of CO2 so is exempt from the cost of the annual road fund licence for at least the first year from registration.” On-the-road prices for the smart fortwo nightorange edition start from £9,995. To find out more or arrange a test drive, please call us on 0844 573 6310, or visit www.smartofwestmidlands.co.uk

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Lift the panel and unclip from the small ‘+’ locating lugs.

Next, close the door and this should now free up the panel for it to be pulled out.

Unplug the indicators from the lenses and the foglights (if fitted).

Underneath the front spoiler are two clips which attach the panel to the undertray. Reach under and unclip them.

. Now the entire front panel can be removed.

Remove the four remaining T25 torx bits. Two are shown here and the same on the opposite side.

We trust you find these technical articles of benefit to you and your smart. We continue to be grateful to all at FQ101 for their assistance in producing this content.

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Smart Community

QR codes - 4site Magazine You can download previous issues of 4site Magazine via our Online Shop. Simply scan the QR code below with your smart phone to get direct access to our Online Shop entrance.

Issue 19 of 4site Magazine (Summer 2011) will feature a wide range of QR codes to bring you even more in depth information and supporting text on a range of features and articles from the world of smart.

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Smart UK’s official online community enables you to get connected to the latest news, the top experts, and loads of other smart fans. Set-up your profile and share videos, photos and organise events. Offering a range of official smart video, images and information directly from smart UK you can also set up groups and topical discussions. You can access the service at: www.destinationsmart.co.uk Follow us on To ensure you keep up to date with the latest news from thesmartclub, make sure you follow us on twitter. http://twitter.com/thesmartclub

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Regular Local Meetings If you regularly meet with a group of local smart owners and enthusiasts and you would like your meeting included in our future listings, please email: events.team@thesmartclub.com or telephone us on +44 (0) 845 299 0332 with details for inclusion in the next issue of our ‘4site’ magazine. For LATEST information and location details always check the Events Diary via the ‘News & Events’ panel on our homepage (www.thesmartclub.com). East smart Cambridge meet 2nd Monday of every month, Grantchester St. Albans Meet 28 April and monthly thereafter, 19:30 - 22:30 at The Airfield, Lemsford Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Milton Keynes & Northampton smart meet Every 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm onwards Check Meetings Section of thesmartclub MessageBoard, Navigation Pub, Stoke Bruerne

DAFT Mansfield meet 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm The Snipe Pub, Alfreton Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1JE Shepperton meet 1st Wednesday of every month 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm: The Thames Court, Towpath, Shepperton, TW17 9LJ. East Kent smarties 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 8:00 pm Dukes Head Pub, Sellindge, nr Ashford, Kent Greater Manchester & North Lands Meet 4th Thursday of every month from 7:30pm, Wilton Hotel, just off M60 at Heaton Park Sussex Smarts Sunday breakfast Our Breakfast meet is every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month.10.00 am, Chalet Cafe, Cowfold, West Sussex. (approx half mile south of Cowfold on A281).

Please note that as many of the above meetings are outside of the direct control of thesmartclub, details and dates may change.

Contact thesmartclub We have a wide range of contact options available to you enabling you to have questions answered:

Email Enquiries General: admin@thesmartclub.com Membership: membership@thesmartclub.com Privilege Card: privilege@thesmartclub.com Events: events@thesmartclub.com Technical (car related): technical@thesmartclub.com Technical (web related): webmaster@thesmartclub.com Advertising: advertising@thesmartclub.com Club Merchandise: distribution@thesmartclub.com

Phone +44 (0) 845 299 0332

Fax +44 (0) 131 312 6167

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1.8 million Hamburg residents th 300 smart fortwo Hamburg: 6 April 2011 Following the successful launch of car2go in Ulm in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and in the Texan capital of Austin, Hamburg is the first city to see the roll out of car2go in the course of the international market launch. 300 “car2go edition” smart fortwos will initially take to the streets. Further expansion of the fleet is possible depending on the development of demand. The same applies to the operating area which will initially be limited to an enlarged approximately 65 square kilometres inner city area of the central Hamburg metropolitan area. This roughly corresponds to Hamburg's "Ring 2" and comprises the popular residential districts around the Alster such as Eppendorf, Winterhude, Uhlenhorst and Rotherbaum, inner city districts including St. Pauli, Neustadt and Sternschanze and parts of Eimsbüttel and Altona. This area is particularly suitable for car2go on account of the population density and the expected demand for individual mobility. The smart fortwo deployed make optimum use of the parking space available.

saw a stream of interested customers right from the start. Nastasja Hebestriet, Managing Director of the joint venture company enthusiastically reports "Even before it was possible to rent a car considerably more than 1,000 Hamburg citizens registered for car2go." Those interested can register at either the car2go shop or at six Europcar offices in Hamburg.

Using synergies The shareholders in the joint venture company that was founded are the Daimler subsidiary car2go GmbH and the Hamburg-based Europcar Autovermietung GmbH, which holds a majority share of 75 percent. The co-operation offers both partners numerous advantages. For example, car2go can benefit from Europcar's extensive expertise in fleet management and logistics and can also use the partner's wide network of offices to offer customers further points where they can register and obtain advice in addition to the dedicated car2go shop.

Robert Henrich, Managing Director of car2go GmbH says "car2go is characterised by its unique flexibility and opportunity to use the vehicles spontaneously, making it ideal in combination with local public transport. After piloting the scheme in Ulm and Austin, Hamburg is the first city where we are launching this new environmentally friendly form of urban mobility on the market and here, too, we will demonstrate that a system like car2go can be financially successful in a large city." Roland Keppler, Chairman of the Management Board of Europcar Autovermietung GmbH says "car2go and Europcar provide the citizens of Hamburg with comprehensive mobility options for every requirement. car2go covers flexible individual urban mobility and Europcar offers vehicles for travelling longer distances with a fleet ranging from small cars to cabriolets and vans."

The citizens of Hamburg have already shown huge interest in the smart revolution. On 1 March the car2go shop opened at Jungfernstieg and

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The citizens of Hamburg profit from this combination as car2go customers enjoy numerous benefits at Europcar. For example, the first 15 minutes of a journey to a Europcar branch are free with car2go if the customer has booked a car there, e.g. for a longer trip. In addition, car2go customers receive substantial discounts on the rental fee.

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The reinvention of inner city mobility Independence from rental stations, simple access and the straightforward and purely time-based charging for any length of use are the main features of car2go which distinguish this mobility concept from classic car rental and car sharing and are so far unique in this form. Registered customers can access the vehicles spontaneously and without a reservation and at the end of the rental period they simply leave them in any public parking space with an unlimited parking duration, including managed parking spaces or those requiring a parking disc.

As in Ulm and Austin, the new smart fortwo “car2go edition” will take to the streets of Hamburg. The world's first series-produced car sharing car is equipped with an economical petrol engine, an automatic start/stop system, a new generation of telematics and a solar roof. At its heart is a new central control unit with a large touch-sensitive 6.5 inch screen. This also has space for the car key and chip cards – for example for refuelling. The telematic unit is linked to the vehicle electronics, which means that it also controls the immobiliser subject to the rental process. A solar roof is also a standard feature and it supplies power of 100 watts to the telematics as well as continuously charging the car's battery. This allows the alternator to be fully decoupled whilst driving and noticeably reduces the fuel consumption. If the vehicle is parked in the sun the smart's ventilation system is operated by solar power. This can noticeably reduce the temperature inside the car – enhancing comfort and benefiting the environment as the air conditioning does not need to work as hard.

Parking meters and the blue parking disc can be ignored as parking fees are included in the rental fee, determined automatically by car2go Hamburg GmbH and paid to the city. To reduce the time spent searching for a parking space, car2go is additionally providing a total of 116 exclusive specially designated parking spaces in four selected car parks (for example at the main station and Bleichenhof), and at eight Shell filling stations. Use of these parking spaces is also included in the rental fee. This means that not only driving, but also parking is really easy and worry-free for customers. The rental fee in Hamburg will be 29 Cents per minute with a maximum of 14.90 Euro per hour; the cheaper of the two is always automatically charged. This all-inclusive price includes fuel, insurance, kilometres driven, taxes and parking charges. There is a one-off registration fee of 29 Euro. After this customers do not have to pay any kind of deposit, monthly or annual fee but only for the time that they actually use the vehicle. Customers can register at the car2go shop at Jungfernstieg 50, at six Hamburg Europcar offices or via the website www.car2gohamburg.com. However, they must visit the shop or one of the selected Europcar offices to have the car2go seal applied to their driving licence.

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In Ulm the 500,000th car2go rental has just coincided with the 2-year anniversary of public operation. This figure is expected to be exceeded in Hamburg, first and foremost due to the greater customer density. To date more than 35,000 customers have used the 600 vehicles in the two car2go cities of Ulm and Austin – and due to the high customer demand expansion of the vehicle fleet there started three weeks ago. But that's not a final figure for this year. Robert Henrich says "We will definitely be launching car2go in further cities in Europe and North America in 2011." The next city will be on the American continent, followed by another European country in the second half of 2011.

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Surprisingly different: Mirror, mirror, on the road...

News from smart

Amsterdam: 11th April 2011

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Stuttgart: 15 March 2011 Always surprisingly different: smart presents an electric two-seater in a glitzy 'disco-ball' look in Berlin. This smart fortwo electric drive is completely covered in reflective glass tiles from the roof to the hub caps and the windows also feature a mirror finish. The one-off model was conceived by the experimental artist formation 'Apparatjik' to be used in a film titled 'Pixel City', realized for their current installation at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. The project is brought to a climax by two very unusual live performances on the 26th and 27th of March.

smart is the official main sponsor in this project by Apparatjik, consisting of world-famous musicians Magne Furuholmen of a-ha, Guy Berryman of Coldplay, Jonas Bjerre of Mew and sought-after music producer Martin Terefe. Their "Apparatjik Light Space Modular" features not only concerts but also an interactive installation which collects data to be turned into a piece of music. The deriving song will be performed by the prestigious Deutsches Kammerorchester and accompanied by a spectacular image show titled 'Apparat TV'. The projections will be streamed out of a six metre tall cube into the city through the museum's glass walls. Inside that cube is where Apparatjik will be performing live on 26th and 27th March. Tickets can be purchased over 01805/88 00 15, via www.apparatjik.com. During their stay in Berlin Apparatjik members Magne Furuholmen and Martin Terefe took the opportunity to discover the German capital in the Discoball smart. Impressions of their trip are documented in a smart filmlet which can be seen over the smart Youtube channel www.youtube.com/smart

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Amsterdam - car2go today announced to bring its innovative mobility program to Amsterdam before end of 2011 and decided to run one of the world’s first large scale carsharing fleets of pure electric vehicles there with 300 smart fortwo cars. “The future of mobility has arrived. The smart fortwo electric drive has already been delivered to our customers in 18 markets worldwide. And car2go, our innovative mobility concept, has proven to be a success in Germany and in the U.S.” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “We will next set a new benchmark for sustainable individual mobility by bringing these two intelligent concepts together.” The car2go program is already very successful in Ulm/Germany and Austin/Texas with a total of more than 35.000 members. In Hamburg, the car2go program was made available to the public with 300 vehicles last week. The electric car2go program is going to start operations in Amsterdam before end of 2011 with 300 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles. All cars will be equipped with latest telematics technology, allowing fully automated, easy and convenient rental operations. It allows customers to rent the cars spontaneously with having the burden to commit to a specific return time or location. “We are delighted that car2go has opted for Amsterdam as one of the first cities in the world to start this electric car sharing project”, says Eric Wiebes, alderman for traffic, transportation and air quality of the city of Amsterdam. “It fits perfectly into Amsterdam’s strive for improving the air quality in the city. This project brings electric car sharing a significant step closer to a major audience. As car sharing vehicles are completing many kilometres within the city, electrification of such vehicles in particular has a positive effect.” Amsterdam is known world-wide for its openness to new technologies and businesses. Around 300 electric charging stations are expected to be installed by end of 2011 for public use, increasing to 1,000 by end of 2012. “As from the very beginning, our smart fortwo has been invented as the ideal car for individual mobility in dense urban areas,” says Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart. “The smart fortwo electric drive

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has been tailored to shape the future of urban mobility, combining environmentally responsible driving with a lot of fun and perfect functionality. smart is much more than just a small car – it is a big idea for metropolitan areas and now for the wonderful city of Amsterdam - Proficiat!“ “car2go is designed to meet the growth and diversity of mobility needs in dense urban areas while protecting environment and quality of life” says Robert Henrich, CEO of car2go GmbH, “Amsterdam’s strong focus on implementing and fostering green technologies, such as an extensive electric infrastructure and its citizens’ open-minded lifestyle, makes it the perfect place to launch an electric car2go program.

Amsterdam has an efficient public transit network as well as various bike and car sharing schemes which are well accepted by its citizens. “car2go is aiming to complement the existing transport systems by providing a service for short and spontaneous one-way trips. We see ourselves not as a competition to other means of transport, but as another puzzle piece in the mix of Amsterdam’s different means of urban transportation” says Henrich. car2go is planning to establish a subsidiary in the Netherlands in order to bring the service to Amsterdam. Further details of the service such as business area, parking/charging concept and start of customer registrations will be discussed in the course of the coming months based on a memorandum of understanding with the City of Amsterdam signed today.

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Los Angeles: 9 Mar 2011 Twenty smart fortwo electric drive cars, unveiled today by the Automobile Club of Southern California and smart USA, will be part of a research project by the Auto Club to test the utility and benefits of electric cars in a variety of light duty roadside, insurance and consumer activities. The 20 vehicles are among an overall fleet of 250 smart fortwo electric drive vehicles that will be distributed by smart USA nationwide during 2011. “More and more motorists will be driving alternative fuel vehicles in the coming years, including electric vehicles, and the Auto Club is preparing to serve cars of the future by testing these 20 smart fortwo EVs” said Thomas McKernan, Auto Club CEO. “We’re going to be exploring and reporting the benefits and challenges of driving electric cars, seeing whether they are suitable for day trips and how they work as commuter cars. It will also assist us in establishing roadside services that meet the needs of alternative-fuel and electric vehicles.” “The smart fortwo electric drive fits perfectly in the urban landscape of southern California as the purest statement on conservation and transportation electrification,” said Jill Lajdziak, president of smart USA. “We are thrilled the Auto Club is showing commitment to smart’s electric technology and demonstrating the benefits of the smart fortwo to its members. The Auto Club’s fleet is currently the nation’s largest private fleet of smart fortwo electric drive vehicles.” The smart fortwo EVs will be used by the Auto Club’s roadside assistance, automotive services and insurance claims fleets, the Automotive Research Center, and publications and public affairs groups. Drivers will provide feedback through the program regarding their day-to-day experiences. In addition, editors from Westways, the Auto Club’s travel and lifestyle member magazine, will use a smart fortwo EV for day trips. Results will be reported to the Club’s six million Southern California members through the magazine. Also, as part of its ongoing efforts to promote and learn more about alternative fuels, the Auto Club is sponsoring a hydrogen vehicle fueling station at Cal State LA which will open this spring.

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Submit an Article to ‘4site’ - We want to hear from you! With a truly international audience, ‘4site’ provides you with an ideal additional channel to tell smart owners and enthusiasts about your ‘smart’ filled holiday, vacation, modifications, tours, competitions and ‘smart’ lifestyle. We make it easy for you to submit articles to us, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

You can submit articles directly to us via a dedicated page on our web site.

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Visit www.thesmartclub.com and select the ‘Forums & Info’ menu option, then ‘4site’ and ‘Submit an Article’.

Your text can be created in an email, pasted into an email or sent to us in any file format. Emails should sent to:

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We’ll acknowledge all submissions received and advise you when/if your article is being included. * Note that any pictures posted to us cannot be returned. ‘4site’ is an international magazine for smart car owners and enthusiasts – your magazine and your opportunity to share your smart life with others! ‘4site’ magazine ‘4site’ is an independent quarterly magazine produced, published and distributed by thesmartclub ltd. The magazine is not for resale or commercial redistribution. All content © thesmartclub 2010 and global Daimler media © 2010 Daimler AG. All rights reserved. The submit button © Kiankhoon, email image © Tomislav Stajduhar, party people image Poznyakov, girl writing © Showface | Dreamstime.com. Front and rear magazine cover design and composition by Oliver Whittaker. thesmartclub is a brand of thesmartclub ltd, Company number SC259434, registered in Scotland, UK. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information given herein is accurate, no legal responsibility is accepted by thesmartclub ltd nor its associated third party companies for any errors, omissions or misleading statements. Views expressed in ‘4site’ are not necessarily those of thesmartclub ltd. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the firms whose advertisements appear within this publication however thesmartclub ltd cannot accept responsibility for the offers made by the advertisers even when making specific offers to Members of thesmartclub ltd.

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February 2011 saw the launch of ‘The smart Racing Club Ltd’, an organisation formed specifically for followers and enthusiasts of all forms of motorsport involving all models of smart car. At first glance, one may be forgiven for thinking that this had a somewhat limited appeal given the rather unusual link between ‘smart’ and ‘motorsport’. However, as soon as one lifts the covers on the subject, it reveals a vast range of diverse motorsport activities happening all around the world – it is on that basis ‘The smart Racing Club’ was formed and it’s already becoming established as ‘the home of smart motorsport’ for all a wide range of motorsport enthusiasts. Initially focussed on the UK’s ‘4two cup’, running under the UK Britcar series, The smart Racing Club brings its Members a wide range of benefits associated with not only ‘the 4two cup’ but a wide range of additional motorsport and smart related benefits. These include: • Membership Card valid for a full 12 months • Branded lanyard for your Membership Card for use at smart motorsport Event • The smart Racing Club windscreen sticker • The international smart club magazine ‘4site’ delivered to your door every three months that's four full colour magazines delivered to an address of your choice every year you're a Member of the smart Racing Club • 10% discount in respect of parts and services from smarts4you Racing Ltd • 10% discount on all purchases from The smart Racing Club Online Shop (launching summer 2011 • Preferential parking at selected smart motorsport events • Discounted entry to selected smart motorsport events • Track day opportunities for Members • Preferential Silverstone 24 hour Race spectator package • Technical support helpline • Special Membership Events, (Hog Roast etc.) • Personalised email news alerts, Event information and offers

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In addition, as a smart enthusiast, you also benefit from discounts offered by thesmartclub ltd, the world's largest independent club for smart car owners and enthusiasts: • 15% Membership discount in respect of thesmartclub ltd and full online services offered by that Club • 7.5% discount in respect of merchandise purchased from thesmartclub's Online Shop • Discounted Package prices for international events organised by thesmartclub ltd The ‘4two cup’ has been launched by the team at smarts4you Racing Ltd and, running uniquely with a grid of BRABUS smart fortwo cars prepared by the smarts4you Racing team, the series sees events running at throughout the UK. One of these events also includes the prestigious Britcar 24hour race at Silverstone on 30th September to 2nd October. thesmartclub is entering its BRABUS forfour for this event and we believe that tod ate, it will be the only ‘smart’ car to have tackled such a race. In addition to the UK ‘4two cup’, Members of The smart Racing Club can follow the European ‘smart cup’. This 2011 series launches April 2011 and sees competitors from across Europe compete at eight circuits including Spa Francorchamps, Colmar Berg and La Chatre. In addition, Members can keep up to date on a number of other smart motorsport activities from the world of international endurance rallying where thesmartclub is entering its Roadster for the 2010 London to Athens (this event taking in twenty countries over a ten day period). Plus there are hillclimb and even drifting events to follow, all involving smart fortwos. You can find out more information about the Club and the full range of benefits available to Members at www.thesmartracingclub.com or by emailing admin@thesmartracingclub.com or by phoning them on +44(0)-845-519-7418

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be part of something unique

Race Weekends

the 4two cup is a new and dynamic race series starting in May 2011 for one or two drivers. With the aim of producing exciting close racing with smaller budgets in mind, the series will be ideal for the complete novice through to the experienced racer looking for fun or a new challenge.

Optional Friday practice, split in to 2 x 30 minute sessions. Enough drivers need to agree to the practice in advance to make it cost effective. Saturday will be a 35 minute practice session which will be split into 2 x 15 minute sessions allowing for a 5 minute driver change. These times will determine the grid positions for the 2 x 20 minute races.

Other events Throughout the year we will be booking track days, test sessions and possibly some guest events allowing further exposure, fun and socialising.

Costs The Series ‘the 4two cup’ will be run in association with the Britcar for the next 3 years. All the UK rounds will be attended with options for the European rounds. You also have the option of driving both races or splitting the weekend between two drivers.

By keeping the spend throughout the year limited we mange to do two things. Firstly, the 4two cup will keep the racing fair and prove who the best drivers are and secondly introduce new drivers to the sport who may have thought that motor racing was unaffordable.

The car

There will be two classes running in the series, the 125+bhp BRABUS and the 102bhp pulse. Each will be built to there own specification.

On completion, the race car will be registered to you. The car will be eligible for the series for at least three years and will be totally road legal.

A limit will be set for the first year of 20 cars, this will then increase over the coming seasons to two grids of 32 cars split by class. Once this is filled no more cars will be added to the class until one of the drivers decides to leave. Hence keeping a value to you the driver and more importantly the value of the race car.

Race Weekends

The races (Race calendar is subject to change) • • • • • • •

6th - 8th May Donington Park 2th - 5th Jun La Châtre, France 23rd - 24th Jul Castle Combe 4th - 6th Aug smartball to Riccione, Italy 12th - 14th Aug Snetterton 29th Sep - 1st Oct Silverstone (24hr) 5th - 6th Nov Donington Park 18th-19th November Brands Hatch

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At present we have 6 full race weekends planned at venue's across the UK. This will include optional testing on Friday (2 x 30min sessions) and a 35 minute practice / qualifying session. With 2 x 20 minute races. Estimated race entries £625 per weekend. Estimated fuel cost per weekend £50. Dunlop Direzza tyres should last 2-3 race weekends. The 4two cup has partnered a successful racing team to offer full support on and off the track. This will be charged separately by the race team.

Other events Throughout the year we will be booking track days, test sessions and possibly some guest events allowing further exposure, fun and socialising.

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Costs

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By keeping the spend throughout the year limited we mange to do two things. Firstly, the 4two cup will keep the racing fair and prove who the best drivers are and secondly introduce new drivers to the sport who may have thought that motor racing was unaffordable.

The company that supplies all the seats and harnesses for the race cars are offering a £5000 prize to the winning car from any series/championship using their equipment. More details to follow.

Race car Prices The car On completion, the race car will be registered to you. The car will be eligible for the series for at least three years and will be totally road legal.

Race Weekends At present we have 6 full race weekends planned at venue's across the UK. This will include optional testing on Friday (2 x 30min sessions) and a 35 minute practice / qualifying session. With 2 x 20 minute races. Estimated race entries £625 per weekend. Estimated fuel cost per weekend £50. Dunlop Direzza tyres should last 2- 3 race weekends. The 4two cup have partnered a successful racing team to offer full support on and off the track. This will be charged separately by the race team.

Simple equation Two drivers buy the BRABUS between then, both race for three years. Estimated cost per driver per year = £6,655 A single driver can buy the BRABUS and race for 3 years for less than £40k. and still own a road legal car at the end.

Winners will be rewarded... We are offering the following incentive to the winning drivers from each class, our belief is that success should be rewarded.

BRABUS The class leader at the time of the 24hr race will win a seat in the smart racing club’s forfour BRABUS, which is being built and developed to be the first smart car to enter a 24hr race in the world. The series leader at the end of the season will receive a £1,000 worth of parts from Smarts4youracing for their race car.

Pulse. The overall class winner will get FREE use of a BRABUS race car for the following season.

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We have a few options on how you can purchase your race car.

Purchase The total cost for the race ready road legal S4R2 as per initial basic specification £13,329 + VAT. This will be payable with a 25% deposit on order, 50% deposit payable once the car is ready for collection from Mercedes-Benz UK, with the balance payable on completion of the build.

Lease Purchase agreement As the car is road legal we have managed to get authorisation to finance the cars, we believe that no other race cars are available on a lease purchase scheme, payable over 48 months. Other options are available in request. Please note: The figures listed below are purely as a guide. For a full quotation and terms and conditions please contact a member of our sales team. Deposit £6,500.00 Monthly repayment £199.43

More Information - Drivers / Owners To arrange to see the car, arrange to drive the car, purchase a car or discuss finance please contact Paul or James on +44 (0)20 8989 4449

Additional Contact details Paul Bates m: +44 (0)7717 304 338 t: +44 (0)20 8989 4449 e: paul@smarts4youracing.com James Palmer m: +44 (0)7973 612 323 t: +44 (0)20 8989 4449 e: james@smarts4youracing.com Olivia Gauch m: +44 (0)7500 700 110 t: +44 (0)20 8989 4449 e: olivia@smarts4youracing.com Smarts4youRacing Limited Telephone: +44 (0)20 8989 4449 email: sales@smarts4youracing.com 150/152 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, London E18 1QH

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