The QMG Citroën Classic Challenge 2012

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:27 pm

Will this event also be happening in 2013? The dates here are smack bang in the middle of my final year uni exams...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:19 pm

Never say never, but it is highly unlikely. If anything does happen it won't be me organising it. I do believe that an 'event' in the UK might be worth considering but that'd be up to another member to sort.

I might consider another event for 2014 but it's likely to be more modest than the BXagon and Challenge unless there is real practical support for something equally bold.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Just added an extra page to the event site: http://web.me.com/macksy/ccc2012/Preview_Pictures.html
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:14 pm

If, as it now seems, I won't be able to take part myself, rest assured sticker packs will still be made up and distributed in time and I will continue to supply information etc. to those taking part.

It'll be a well worthwhile event so don't have doubts yourselves :)!
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Post by citsncycles » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:12 pm

What's happened? Bummer if you can't go :cry:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Well, it's not that I won't try my hardest to make it - one way or another (ie as a co-driver on another participant's car) - but projects I was depending upon are being rescheduled... The wrong side of the event... HOWEVER... I may be OK... Watch this space... ;)
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:04 pm

Phil if you the main organiser isnt going the event seems rather pointless in my eyes and I for one woudlnt be sure baout going.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:12 pm

Not sure I agree Tim. Don't wish to slight Phil, but if the organising has been done and the route planned, he really doesn't need to be there (though obviously it would be better if he were!). This is a series of days driving to different designated places in France. If anything like the BXagon, people will do it in their own time/pace and perhaps even routes. We generally only met up with folk of an evening, where we could all swap tales about what we'd been up to. We really don't need a chaperone if, for personal reasons, Phil can't make it.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:18 pm

..that_ If I were in Phil's position, after putting in the work to organise it I would be gutted if I couldn't make it. But it would be even worse if the event started to fall apart.
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Post by Mike E (uk) » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:33 am

I agree with Mat, It would be a great shame if the person who had put all the work into arranging the event was unable to participate in it.

I am doing the trip even if I have to steal a Citroen, and complete the event in the style of the Blues Brothers with 100 police cars following me around.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:37 am

Absolutely, Ian, Mat. And I also appreciate Tim's point.

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:58 am

Maybe I was a little hasty, I just would be very disappointed if Phil couldnt make it, so much so I have offered him a seat in my 19TZD if required.
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Post by citsncycles » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:07 pm

There's a spare seat here too, if we can work out the way back - I'm not heading straight back myself but could divert to Calais on the way to Belgium to drop a passenger at the ferry.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:10 pm

Thanks for the offer! I don't quite know HOW I'll do it but I will take part, buoyed up by your kind offers of support, chaps!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:07 pm

I might have cracked it, but there's still a way to go. But Team Philibusters - in one form or another - will be represented.
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