Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

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Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:35 pm

Franklin had kindly offered to speak to Barry Annells about whether he would be willing to host a tech weekend at Bourne. Unfortunately, Franklin hasn't been at the last couple East Midlands meets, so I thought I'd raise the topic today as Alan K was ably chairing the conversation about "what shenanigans shall we get up to this year then?"

In principle, 25-26 May have been agreed by Barry for an E Midlands tech weekend (to which, I am sure, anyone would be welcome) Some funds from CCC may be available to help cover costs. These were initially assessed as minimal until I queried whether any of those present had actually *seen* how much tea BX Clubbers are able to get through. Obviously, if we are there, then there will be less capacity for customers as well, so big gratitude to Barry and Mrs Barry for being so hospitable as to offer to host such an event. Seriously folks, I'm sure that it won't be 'spensive.

All the logistics (accommodation etc) still to be arranged/confirmed - the Annellseseses will look into the possibilities. I'm just posting this as a 'heads up' for those who wanted to go to the next weekend so you can hold the dates :)
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:39 pm

Great idea, with someone who certainly knows his onions. Sadly likely to be too far for me and I suspect I'll be busy that weekend.

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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by mds141 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:43 pm

If I've got another job sorted, then ill definitely be up for this. Can bring bxclub hq as a spare accommodation block. Tea and coffee aplenty!! Thanks to Sandre for preliminary arranging. :-)
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:15 pm

mds141 wrote:Thanks to Sandre for preliminary arranging. :-)
No credit to me. I just asked the Annellses(es) if they'd be willing to do it, then sat back, smugly smiling to myself and thinking "job done" as Alan kicked off the dates/logistics discussion.
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by mds141 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:18 pm

Caffiend wrote:
mds141 wrote:Thanks to Sandre for preliminary arranging. :-)
No credit to me. I just asked the Annellses(es) if they'd be willing to do it, then sat back, smugly smiling to myself and thinking "job done" as Alan kicked off the dates/logistics discussion.
Potential merit badge nonetheless!! :-)
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Citroening » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:12 pm

Apologies folks this hasn't had the wheels in motion sooner - I'd have liked to get to the meets but just so damn busy... :oops: [-X

I did ask a while back and all seemed fine and I'll keep in contact with Alan as usual to get things moving along nicely in the near future...

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Post by mds141 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:16 pm

No worries Franklin. 8)
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Thanks Franklin :)
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Post by citsncycles » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:24 pm

Working the Saturday unfortunately, but may get up there Saturday night or Sunday - depends what other things are going on as it's a bit of a trek for me
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Post by mds141 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:36 pm

I've also posted this dates on the XM forum. Hopefully it should be a good turnout, with a variety of Citroen models. And no, I'm not referring to Claudia Schiffer!! 8)
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:48 pm

Well done Mark! The place will be inundated with Broken XM's now!! :shock: #-o :D
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Post by citsncycles » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:56 pm

No, there'll not be any - they'll have all expired on the way there with failed autoboxes, electrical issues or collapsed front struts :lol:
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Post by mds141 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:32 pm

I've just sent a strut top mount to kinGas in Lithuania for refurbishment. The auotbox was flushed and refilled with lovely Dexron 2 and my XM has 100 % electrical attendance, just not all at the same time!! 8) :lol:
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by mds141 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:31 pm

I hope nobody objects, but I've posted details of this proposed technical weekend on the FCF. Received positive feedback so far.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Re: Tech weekend: just hold the dates for now-w/e 25-26 May

Post by Paul296 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:07 am

Did someone say 'tea'!? [-o< I'll be there!