X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Defender110 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:22 pm

Tim Leech wrote:A great day! Biggest turnout yet and over 20 bxs!
Excellent! =D>
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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:21 pm

Hilary, you mentioned the van might get a new paint job...

Just an idea...

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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:22 pm

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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:30 pm

Or a Citroen service van?
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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:05 pm

Glad it sounded like a good day; it's a shame I didn't make it :-( I was really hoping to, and the BX is on the road at the moment too. But it's been an expensive month, so the £60 it'd have cost in fuel had to be put towards more sensible (although less enjoyable) things...
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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by hilarystone » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:45 pm

Hilary, you mentioned the van might get a new paint job...

Just an idea...

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I think, even for me, that might be a bit over the top…

My first idea of having the lower half from the waist down in a light silver is the one that appeals the most… Silver is good at not showing the dirt too much and will lighten the whole van. Although Citroen service yellow could appeal…
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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Thread Bear » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:05 am

Michelin is another obvious candidate. I am pretty sure there would no problem using Bibendum on a well produced car. They might even offer some help.

If you think of the future on signwriting, for ease of sale, its better to keep away from the Joe Bloggs Chip Shop sort of thing and go with suitable branded products. If I was to do my Borgward, therefore a similar discussion takes place. Borgward Service barge. Bosch Autoparts, ATE Autoparts, or left field, Hans Motors. Strangely all of them feature blue.

Otherwise you think of something oddball. Like Newport Transporter Bridge Transporter, or Usk Mountain Inflation Company, I suppose. But humour seems to be dieing out on the road.
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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:29 am

If you do a decent side-on shot and send the pic to me we can have some fun with Photoshop :)
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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Paul296 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:17 pm

I think it's fair to say that the X Rally 2015 was a great success! Thanks to everyone for making the effort, turning up and turning it into a really great day - even the sun joined us in the afternoon. I think there were 21 BXs in total (minus mine which had to go home with a failed alternator :( ). With general attendance about a third up on last year ( 84 cars in total) it was great to catch up with loads of old friends and acquaintances as well as encouraging to see lots of new faces and new cars (well not 'new' cars, but you know what I mean ). The standard of all the cars was exceptionally high with all the concours prizes thoroughly deserved. Infact the standard was so high we struggled to find a car sufficiently 'sheddy' enough for the Shed of the Show prize. In the end Hilary's 16 valve BX van just about winged it in the 'down at heel' stakes but not in 'Timex' league really; well done Hilary - I hope the LHM wasn't needed on the way home? :) There's loads of pics on Facebook (which you can find here \/ ) and I'll post up some pics here when I get a chance for all those who (quite sensibly) avoid social media like the plague. :)


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Re: X Rally 2015. 26 th April.

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:38 pm

Talking of Timex, where is Mike these days?
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
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