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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:37 pm

i really want to come to the National, but i have a gig the previous evening so i'd have to get the Sunday am ferry - in at 11.30am, probably get to Godmanchester at 4.30/5pm. I'm not sure if its worth it at the moment. What goes on during the day? Is everyone down for the Saturday night in which case all i might be missing out on is a hangover nursing lockdown? How many BXers are staying around for the Sunday night?
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:25 am

Hi Max, would be nice to see you but from memory by half 4/5pm most people have gone or are about to head home so it may be a wasted trip.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:30 am

Yes, unfortunately I don't think there'll be much to see at 4:30 onwards...
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Post by maxgreenwood » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:54 am

Hmmm yes another alternative is flying into Stansted 1st thing in the morning and getting a train from there without the car. Maybe i'll do that.

I'm kindof on the lookout for another, maybe second BX - Do cars ever change hands at the National?
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:42 am

There are some cars for sale at the National Max, dont remember seeing a BX, but you may get lucky.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Post by ken newbold » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:23 pm

Tourist wrote:Out of curiosity how come BXC don't have a yearly get-together ... ?
That's a great idea, we could invite Harry Carpenter to officiate :lol:

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:33 am

Less than 2 weeks to go guys and gals, you DONT have to be a member to get in, you will pay a coupld of quid more on the gate, this is the biggest UK Citroen Show of the year so worth a look.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:17 am

I'm unsure whether to come to the National! Driving over is now out of the question as i have work the previous evening and its an expensive trip with the car. So i'm considering flying into Stansted.

Whats the deal this year seen as its a one-day event? Anyone here staying for the Sunday night or will it pretty much be over and heading home time?

My question on here regarding whether cars exchange hands or deals are done at the National or similar events is because I am now officially on the lookout for something really nice in BX land - pref a low mileage 'drive like new' condition, to complement my exisiting estate which is racking up the miles as my daily driver. Anything considered really. I'd love a mk1, but on the mk2 front a TD or Gti auto would be my preference. I'd also consider a GS/GSA or i would say DS but probably a little out of my price range. I see Ren16tx has just advertised his on For Sale.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:35 am

Hi Max,

Every rally ive been too there is normally a few cars for sale, and there is normally a BX in there, I would say by 5pm it will be pretty much over as you find alot of members travel from all over the place so set off by then to get home before dark. I am aiming to be there by 10am and will be heading home by about 4pm latest.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by docchevron » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:39 pm

Come to Stratford instead Max, all the cool kids are going to that.
It's a proper weekend event, lots of drinking, I imagine it would be a little easier for you to get there, and it it tends to be somewhat more laid back than the national.
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:02 pm

mmm baby no.2 is due around then so i don't know if thats possible. A laid-back two-dayer sounds good though. I'll know nearer the time.

Doc hows your TD auto doing? I fancy a conversion like that in my estate is it alot of work?
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:10 pm

I have heard (but this may be a case of Chinese whispers!) that this year cars will not be arranged in model-designated areas. In other words, the showground becomes a car park.

I don't think so... :evil:
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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:04 pm

:!: I can't see that happening, people with similar cars are going to want to camp out next to each other
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:44 pm

I can assure you I will be parking next to a BX, most probably you Phil lol!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by docchevron » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:05 pm

maxgreenwood wrote: Doc hows your TD auto doing? I fancy a conversion like that in my estate is it alot of work?
Erm, well, it isn't mine, it's my dad's. It's fine ta.

Alot of work, well, yes, and expensive. You'd need to budget around £4.5K to do the same thing again now, and you'd need a gearbox case for ZF to build the guts into.
I still have the original plans for the box, but it took 3 months for that one to to be made and get shipped from Germany.

As for un organised parking, I dont think thats a bad thing really, less regimented and all, if a traction parks in the mox with D's and BX's, then maybe some of the old bastards might actually look at the BX's for a change...
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...