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peterux 8th May 2010 08:44

Options for meet up
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Patrick (Post 18929)
Now that sounds like a plan, a Mad Summer Meet :grouphug:



As Stoneleigh was bit of a wash out I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for meets and trips?

Some ideas for discussion....

7th June - London-Brighton Kit Car run - good fun but at 85 at bit expensive (which you have to pay up front) and quite a long trip if you don't have a hood and the weathers bad?

27th June - Goodwood Breakfast Club - Soft Top Sunday - am I being a bit pretentious? There is bound to be some real exotic cars, but I reckon we could put on a good display if we had 3/4 cars all parked together. It doesn't seem to cost anything (apart from buying posh breakfast) but you do have to register and it would be an early start.

18th July - Uxbridge Autoshow - my local car show. All kinds of interesting auto's American, kits, lots of old cars and trucks. I'll be there trying to win a prize!

22nd August - ACE Cafe - Kit car day- great day but not many cars so we could get lots more cars there this year. Maybe a convoy through London afterwards could be a laugh?

Any other ideas?

...peter
P.S. you can Google any of these for more details.

MartinClan 8th May 2010 11:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterux (Post 18981)
As Stoneleigh was bit of a wash out I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for meets and trips?

Some ideas for discussion....

7th June - London-Brighton Kit Car run - good fun but at 85 at bit expensive (which you have to pay up front) and quite a long trip if you don't have a hood and the weathers bad?

27th June - Goodwood Breakfast Club - Soft Top Sunday - am I being a bit pretentious? There is bound to be some real exotic cars, but I reckon we could put on a good display if we had 3/4 cars all parked together. It doesn't seem to cost anything (apart from buying posh breakfast) but you do have to register and it would be an early start.

18th July - Uxbridge Autoshow - my local car show. All kinds of interesting auto's American, kits, lots of old cars and trucks. I'll be there trying to win a prize!

22nd August - ACE Cafe - Kit car day- great day but not many cars so we could get lots more cars there this year. Maybe a convoy through London afterwards could be a laugh?

Any other ideas?

...peter
P.S. you can Google any of these for more details.

Goodwood sounds "good" to me. I was thinking about going to one of their events anyway (the one where you - err - dress up in period clothes)

Robin

Chris Cussen 8th May 2010 11:45

Goodwood, Uxbridge and ACE are possible candidates for me.

Patrick 12th May 2010 14:25

Uxbridge or Goodwood sounds good :)

peterux 3rd June 2010 23:02

I don't know anything much about this but looks like a good show to go to?

http://www.claphamclassicevents.co.u...rnationals.htm

Its on the 4th July and...

It says....
"The UK Roadster Nationals are open to all convertible and open top cars including Veteran, Classic, Custom, Americans and Hot Rods manufactured before 1980. Replica vehicles manufactured in a pre 1980 style are also welcome. "

so i think a Sportster should qualify?

Any of you been before?

Chris Cussen 4th June 2010 08:38

I'll be running up mountains in the Lake District that weekend.

MartinClan 4th June 2010 08:55

Not been before but as it is only a few miles from me I would go if anyone else is.

Robin

GreatOldOne 4th June 2010 09:38

I'm off to Snetterton on the 20th for the production BMW race (my mate from work runs his e30 in the series). They also have the Annual Lotus Festival on at the same time:

Snetterton will be celebrating one of Britain's most iconic names on Sunday 20 June when it hosts the spectacular Classic Team Lotus Festival - on the eve of the 500th Grand Prix for the Lotus marque.

The current Lotus F1 team will be appearing with drivers Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen and Fairuz Fauzy, whilst the squad's 2010 car will make its first UK public appearance.

Plus, Classic Team Lotus will bring together every Lotus Grand Prix car raced between 1958 and 1994 - a feat never achieved before - for displays and high speed circuit demonstrations.


Worth it for the bold bit on it's own IMHO. :)

Anybody else fancy it?

MartinClan 4th June 2010 13:29

Hmmm. A bit expensive compared to the kit car show the same weekend - but.... much more interesting.

I shall think about it.

Robin

MartinClan 7th June 2010 15:11

Going to the Luton Festival of Transport this Sunday http://www.cvpg.co.uk . Normally attracts about 1500 vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I went last year and it was well attended. If you visit the web site ignore the bit about pre 1980 vehicles only. I just checked and to quote "they welcome kit cars".

Robin

MartinClan 15th June 2010 13:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 19200)
Going to the Luton Festival of Transport this Sunday http://www.cvpg.co.uk . Normally attracts about 1500 vehicles of all shapes and sizes. I went last year and it was well attended. If you visit the web site ignore the bit about pre 1980 vehicles only. I just checked and to quote "they welcome kit cars".

Robin

Whohay - Won the kitcars and specials class! Mind you there was only 20 odd cars in that class - but there were a couple of very tasty hot-rods and a gull winged turbocharged mini with a jaw dropping pearlescent paint job.

Robin

GreatOldOne 15th June 2010 13:57

Well Done! :D

Alfie 15th June 2010 21:33

Well done Robin. Your car does look pretty fab in the pictures.

Alfie

peterux 15th June 2010 22:42

Well done Robin, I bet you are chuffed! :smile:


...peter

Patrick 15th June 2010 23:39

well done :)

peterux 23rd June 2010 23:22

I think i'm going to too busy to make Goodwood breakfast this weekend, but still thinking about the Roadster show at Bedford.

If anyone is thinking of coming to my local Auto show at Uxbridge you need to register by the 12th July . Details here....

http://www.uxbridge-autoshow.com/individual.htm


Or you can turn up on the day and pay 10 instead of 5 entarnce fee.Its run by the Rotary Club for charity.

Chris Cussen 24th June 2010 08:27

Damn. Going to be doing a running race that day.

MartinClan 24th June 2010 20:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterux (Post 19383)
I think i'm going to too busy to make Goodwood breakfast this weekend, but still thinking about the Roadster show at Bedford.

If anyone is thinking of coming to my local Auto show at Uxbridge you need to register by the 12th July . Details here....

http://www.uxbridge-autoshow.com/individual.htm


Or you can turn up on the day and pay 10 instead of 5 entarnce fee.Its run by the Rotary Club for charity.

I am still on for the Bedford show. Need to check about the Uxbridge one...

Robin

MartinClan 1st July 2010 19:58

Weather is looking good for Sunday so, assuming it doesn't change I will be going to the Bedford show. I will probably also go to the Uxbridge show - its about time that I went a bit further afield...

Anyone else going?

Robin

peterux 2nd July 2010 21:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 19425)
Weather is looking good for Sunday so, assuming it doesn't change I will be going to the Bedford show. I will probably also go to the Uxbridge show - its about time that I went a bit further afield...

Anyone else going?

Robin

I plan to be at the show at Bedford on Sunday as well, but actually now not sure about my local show at Uxbridge on the 17th as we seem to be double booked with social events that weekend :confused:
Now I just need too find the time to give the car a polish.....(I never had that problem when it wasn't painted! :smile:)

peterux 3rd July 2010 16:57

Change of plans, I won't be at the Bedford show tommorow afterall.
My pre-MOT check on my Rover revealed paper thin brake pads on the back so that's my Sunday morning sorted!

...peter

MartinClan 5th July 2010 13:43

You didn't miss very much. It wasn't very well attended and it was very dusty! The access road was also very poor - both front wings had come loose by the time I got to the actual venue! I probably won't go again.

However there were a few intesting cars including a very nice pre-war supercharged MG K3... :eusa_drool:

Robin

peterux 5th July 2010 21:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 19444)
You didn't miss very much. It wasn't very well attended and it was very dusty! The access road was also very poor - both front wings had come loose by the time I got to the actual venue! I probably won't go again.

However there were a few intesting cars including a very nice pre-war supercharged MG K3... :eusa_drool:

Robin

Well that's a real shame, it looked really good on the advertising?
Also, bad news that your wings have come loose again.

Has anyone got pictures of that black Sportster at Stoneleigh? (It's the one with the funny half hard top) From a very small picture i've seen it looks like the guy has fixed his wings to the chassis :confused:
Maybe Mike has some pictures as I know he was there with his camera on Sunday when we arrived?

...peter

Mike 7th July 2010 12:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterux (Post 19447)
Has anyone got pictures of that black Sportster at Stoneleigh? (It's the one with the funny half hard top) From a very small picture i've seen it looks like the guy has fixed his wings to the chassis :confused:
Maybe Mike has some pictures as I know he was there with his camera on Sunday when we arrived?

...peter

Peter
Sorry I do not have any photos of the Black Sportster. I think it was one of the earlier Ford based Sportsters, so it probably wouldn't help anyway?
Mike

peterux 7th July 2010 21:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike (Post 19451)
Peter
Sorry I do not have any photos of the Black Sportster. I think it was one of the earlier Ford based Sportsters, so it probably wouldn't help anyway?
Mike

OK, thanks, Mike.

MartinClan 29th July 2010 13:34

I went to the Classics on the Common event yesterday. Great event if you are also into your classic cars, exotics etc. - just about anything on 2, 3 or 4 wheels. Considering it is run as a charity event by the local Round Table it has to be one of the best events I have been to.

http://www.classicsonthecommon.com/

OK - so its not an option for meeting up this year as it has already gone, but perhaps next year?

Robin

Chris Cussen 29th July 2010 15:19

Hi Chaps
I'm going to this (weather premitting) http://www.pooleview.co.uk/CarQuay.htm

Wander up and down the sea front, look at other cars and have a bag of chips.

Simon 1st August 2010 00:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 19575)
I went to the Classics on the Common event yesterday. Great event if you are also into your classic cars, exotics etc. - just about anything on 2, 3 or 4 wheels. Considering it is run as a charity event by the local Round Table it has to be one of the best events I have been to.

http://www.classicsonthecommon.com/

OK - so its not an option for meeting up this year as it has already gone, but perhaps next year?

Robin


Hi Robin,

It was good to meet you at Classics on the Common and your car looked great. I hope you made it back ok before the evening showers ?!

As you know, Classics on the Common is a great event and has a really good range of cars. It's very popular and you need to book plenty of time in advance to avoid disappointment.

I'm planning on attending next year too.

Regards

Simon

MartinClan 2nd August 2010 13:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simon (Post 19590)
I hope you made it back ok before the evening showers

Unfortunately not. I left it too late to leave by which time there was a big queue. The sky opened while I was waiting....

Not all bad though - I followed the lead of the three wheeler in front of me and sat there in the car with my large brolly up.

I too will be returning next year. I think I'll get there a little earlier though - there were so many cars I didn't get time to look at them all. Perhaps we could get together a small Marlin contingent next year....

Robin

peterux 14th August 2010 11:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterux (Post 18981)
22nd August - ACE Cafe - Kit car day- great day but not many cars so we could get lots more cars there this year.

I checked with the Ace Cafe and they are no longer having a Kit Car themed day this year. They said they might do one next year!!

Apologies if anyone was planning to come to this event.

...peter

MartinClan 30th August 2010 19:37

Is anyone going to the Kit Car show at Stafford w/e 18/19 September. I missed Stonleigh this year as I was still putting the car back together after painting so I thought I might go to this one instead. Has anyone else been before - if so what is it like? (IE is it worth going!)

Cheers

Robin

peterux 2nd September 2010 21:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 19858)
Is anyone going to the Kit Car show at Stafford w/e 18/19 September. I missed Stonleigh this year as I was still putting the car back together after painting so I thought I might go to this one instead. Has anyone else been before - if so what is it like? (IE is it worth going!)

Cheers

Robin

Hi Robin,
I went once many years ago before I had even chosen the Marlin and trying to make up my mind which cars I liked. (So probably in ~2002!)

Or short answer - no idea!

...peter

Sorton 3rd September 2010 00:37

The Stafford show was reborn in (I think) 2008 and is now the pet cause of Den Tanner (of Pilgrim). The show is well written up in Kit Car magazine but then it would be as Den is also Publisher of the magazine. Having said all that, it looks to have a good following and I have considered the trip. However, Exeter is closer for me so I will probably go there in November.

Alfie 3rd September 2010 10:35

Exeter has changed dates this year to 23/24 October.

Sorton 3rd September 2010 11:36

Thanks Alfie. Not much to see in November then so October it is. I'm afraid I did not check before writing.

Alfie 3rd September 2010 12:32

I had hoped to have car on the road for this show but I don't think it will happen now. I will still be going though.

Alfie 4th September 2010 12:08

Sorry Robin, I ignored your original question. I have never been to Stafford, so know nothing about it.

peterux 9th July 2011 19:04

I'll be at my local car show next Sunday...

http://www.uxbridge-autoshow.com/

and also, hopefully, at the Ace Cafe....

http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/defau...00&m=08&y=2011

on Saturday 20th August.......

come and say hello if anyone else attends..

...peter

MartinClan 11th July 2011 08:26

For the Uxbridge show is it just a case of turning up on the day - or do you have to book in advance?

Robin

peterux 11th July 2011 20:06

Hi Robin,
it's too late to register but the website says....

Closing date for entrants - Monday July 11th 2011. No passes will be sent to entrants whose entry forms are received after Monday July 11th 2011. Entrants arriving on the day without passes will be charged 10 per car inclusive of occupants. For administrative reasons, we regret that no entries in the Concours sections can be accepted after Monday July 11th 2011.

So I think you can just turn up...

...peter


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