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Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:58 pm

The CCC Facebook page has been busy today! I finally got confirmation of a booking - Monday 10th October 13hr30-15hr50 2016.

NOTE There are nearly 30 people on the list already, so if you are not on Facebook and want to come along, please let me know asap: challenge2012@btopenworld.com and I'll put your name down. We are allowed a maximum of 40 people so if you are bringing passenger(s) I'll need to know.

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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:59 pm

Only 4 places left max
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:31 pm

I can heartily recommend it, having been twice, if I wasn't getting Married this year AND going to the ICCCR I would still go again.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by mds141 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:11 pm

Looking forward to it Phil. Thanks for organising it. :) =D>
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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.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by mds141 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:13 pm

Hopefully I'll have had the fifth gear mod done on the valver by October. :)
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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.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:03 am

Well, it didn't take long to get 40 names on the list! There will be another trip organised, I'm sure. Just don't know how long the Conservatoire will be there.
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by mds141 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:35 pm

I'm sure it won't be long before the former Aulnay factory site is earmarked for the French equivalent of a Barrat housing development.
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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.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:18 pm

mds141 wrote:I'm sure it won't be long before the former Aulnay factory site is earmarked for the French equivalent of a Barrat housing development.
If you look at long bridge your probably right there Mark. (same as the Peugeot plant at ryton)
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1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by TizzyD » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:46 pm

Im going too, I'll be in my trusty TZD Turbo and looking to clock up a few more miles on to the 240K she's already done 8) :D doesn't seem like it'll be 4 years since we went for the BX 30th Birthday bash :shock: :shock:
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:46 pm

4 years! That's flown.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by TizzyD » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:55 pm

Yep! Time has slipped away far too quickly for my liking - thinking about we went on the 20th ( ? ) September I think so the 10th October just over 4 years since then, still, it was good fun driving the BX round France, just feels ... right, even if we are sat on the wrong side of the car for them :lol: I'm looking forward to this, its the only thing close to a holiday i have planned for this year so it gives me something to work towards
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:15 am

UPDATE
I have an additional date for a Conservatoire visit. It is Monday 3rd October 13:30pm (exactly a week prior to the one already booked). I have some people on the waiting list.

There might also be those who have joined the 10th October visit (which maxed out at 40 people) who might want to swap. I'm sure something could be sorted. But please bear with me as it is quite tricky organising names and numbers this way.

Contact me on yo.phil@btopenworld.com if seriously interested in joining the trip. It's only 8€ to get in by the way.
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:24 pm

I have just posted this on the CCC Forum: (and you thought it was quiet here? ;) )

"If there was ever any doubt, the activity - or lack of - on this thread on this Forum shows just how much more active Facebook has become in the past year. I'm not dismissing this club resource: that's what it is - with it's searchable database of the accumulated Citroen knowledge from years of enthusiast input... but it really is hopeless when it comes to drumming up support for events.

Since the original post here, made on the 29th of January there have been 28 views and no posts other than mine.

In the same time, via Facebook, I have filled 58 places (at the last count) on two trips to the Citroen Conservatoire. I've collected the deposit/entry fee from most, and people have already started eagerly booking Hotel/Crossings. There's been much chatting and exchange of travel plans etc. as well as some enthusiastic recounting of previous visits to that venue.

I can assume that everyone here who might've seen the post, have either gone to Facebook to sort it, or have been before or are not interested. Don't worry. This is not unique: I have posted elsewhere too: but 100% of participants have booked their place via Facebook.

Says a lot about the way things are these days."
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• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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Re: Citroen Conservatoire visit 2016

Post by mds141 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:04 pm

Mark Zuckerberg designed Facebook for trendy, young, college kids and it's predominantly being used by us crusty old fogeys. :D
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

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.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.