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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 12th December 2006, 17:41
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Had a thought today.

Now I've finished me car and the weather is too c**p to drive it I started thinking about next years shows.

I reckon there are enough exi's running around now (or will be by early 07)to have a proper gathering at one of the shows....perhaps Stoneleigh....arrange our own area for exi's.....show the rest of the crowd what they are missing..... and have a 'proper' get together....gazebos....BBQ the lot!

The challenge is to get at least 10 together...from memory there is:-

1) My orange one
2) Orange ex-demo
3) Silver ex demo
4) Dylan's blue one
5) 'New' silver car Marlin have just sold on their site
6) Black Turbo (ex-biker?)
7) Yellow Which Kit build
8) Brian's blue one
9) Grey turbo (pics on gallery)
10) Limpabit....come on John get building!
11) Blue r type (part built pics on gallery)
12.....

Who have I missed?

Stoneleigh is probably the first show that would be suitable (6th / 7th May) and it's centrally located to allow North & South to get there without too many fuel stops!


What d'ya think?

Please add replies / comments to this thread and we'll see what we can get organised.

Rich
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Old 13th December 2006, 08:45
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Mine's a 1.6 standard - unless someone wants to donate a turbo????

It should be ready March/April 07.

Have a look at this thread:
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...read.php?t=919

Looks like Stoneleigh will be an ideal place to meet,5exi builders and Madabout members.

All we need is John to provide a 'Club' meeting / show area.

See ya there!
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Old 13th December 2006, 09:17
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Hi Rich.

What a good idea. I'll be going to Stoneleigh whether the car is finished or not. (I really am working flat out at the weekends). It's a great show.

No 6 above is Andy's black turbo.

The grey turbo is John(Marlinturbo) at Taunton.

There's also Trev (tomboy5exi) Orange Turbo.

The other good show is Donnington and I hope to be able to take mine on the track.

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Count me in Rich,
It would be nice to see a parade of 5exi's at one of the shows. I felt a bit lonely at Donington. See you soon, hopefully.
Brian (blue turbo)
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I suspect I'll be going to Stoneleigh, so would be up for meeting up with fellow owners / builders. I won't have my car built by then, as finding time is a real struggle.

Just out of curiosity, what's the age range of known builders / owners? I'm 27.
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Ok….looks like we’re onto a winner .

To recap on ‘who’s who’:-

1) 1.6K series Orange – Bigrich - Rich
2) 1.8K series MetOrange ex-demo – BaldyBonce - Phil
3) 1.6K series Silver ex demo - ?? - ??
4) 1.6K series Blue – Dylanp - Dylan
5) 1.6K series 'New' silver car Marlin have just sold on their site - ?? - ??
6) 2.0T series Black Turbo - ?? - Andy
7) 1.8K VVC Yellow Which Kit build- ?? - ??
8) 2.0T series Blue – Holgate86 - Brian
9) 2.0T series Grey – Marlinturbo - John
10) 2.0T series Black – Limpabit - John
11) 2.0R type Blue (part built pics on gallery) - ?? - ??
12) 2.0T series Orange / Black – Tomboysexi - Trev
13) 1.6K series Black? – Exbiker - ??
14) 2.0R Type Colour? - BigFella - Jerry


Of the cars above I reckon 10 are built and at least 2 more should be by May 07.

If I've got any details wrong / missed any off, please feel free to add to the thread...oh and please say if you're up for the meet.....after Christmas we'll sort out which day....get polishing and spannering!!

Rich
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11 - Craig

Mine's a type-r, black, and I'm going to make a concerted effort to get mine built for mid to late 2007.

There's also Tony Gigg, Dorset based, who was one of the first to take delivery. I don't know the state of his build, but I'd be surprised if it's not complete, given when I saw it over a year ago, most of it was done. Tony's is a Rover t-series car, with an orange body.... I don't know what colour it's been sprayed though.

There's also SDMC001, Steve, who is building a k-series car.
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That's a great idea, Rich. I'm hoping to have my type R finished by then too. It's likely to be yellow at that point, but turn blue at some point over the Summer :-)

Even if it's not ready, a trip to Stoneleigh to meet some other builders would be spot on.

Richard

Oh, and John - I'm 29. Interesting question actually: do you think the 5exi attracts a younger builder than the average kit? I consider myself just out of short trousers after all...
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There's also Ian (Merlinman) - 216 GTI Honda Twin Cam. Doub't he will be finished if he don't get out of bed. Poor Ian pulled his back out the weekend giving me a hand on mine. Ended up laid up in bed.

Get well soon mate.
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I will be up for a meet dont think it will be in me 5EXI-R though
Colour is blue at mow but have the urge to paint it in a flick paint
I am 32 for info
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Hi all, yes I am also up for it but like Jerry and John my type r won't be there....I am 33
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Rich

My names Mark BTW.

Feeling a bit old today - at 38.

I wonder if we can get 10 cars together there?
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Count me in for Stoneleigh - be good to meet up with you all.

For the record Mark - you're a mere stripling. I'll be err..... 55 come Christmas. Doesn't sound so bad if you say it quickly but I'll skew your age stats horribly. Male menopause or second childhood? - take your pick!

PS I'm getting 140 miles to the tankful - am I driving too slowly?
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Thanks to all those who have posted on this thread.....I'm looking forward to the meet.

Anyone know who organises the Stoneleigh show so I can hassle them for a BIG area to display our superb cars!?

Also...anyone know the location and owners of the 'Which Kit yellow car' and the 'Silver ex-demo?'

P.S. ....to continue the age survey....I'm 36.

Rich
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Hiya BigRich

Try Emma at Grosvenor Exhibitions Ltd
phone 01775 712100
fax 01775 713125

Let us know what stand you get and I'll come and find you

DjH: ClubNova Secretary
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Hi rich.

Marlin owners club usually have a stand there outside. Steve (SDMC001) is the Marlin club rep.
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Would be great to see all those 5exis on a Madabout stand; check this thread out

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...read.php?t=917

If interested on a get together at Stoneleigh then I'll get the ball rolling on a Madabout stand, all ideas welcome.

Cheers, John
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started a list of how is going here http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...read.php?t=928
please add names and kitcar you are taking
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Rich

One to add to your list, blue 1600 K series, maybe ready nxt spring, Marlin are having it back end of Jan for work.

Regards

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Thanks to all those who have posted on this thread.....I'm looking forward to the meet.

Also...anyone know the location and owners of the 'Which Kit yellow car' and the 'Silver ex-demo?'
Rich
Rich,

I met the guy who owns the SIlver car at Exeter. I believe he lives fairly close by. Exmouth I think???
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