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saintjamesy89
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Rustival

Post by saintjamesy89 »

Hi BXers, anyone planning on going to the new Rustival event at Gaydon? I only found out about it a few hours ago, Its on 9th March and is very reasonably priced I think. I'll be along in the GT :D
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Re: Rustival

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Not me as I will be away skiing in March. I know that a few BX people are going.
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Re: Rustival

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I'll be there and I think our resident YouTuber will be too :D
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Re: Rustival

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Yes all booked, but will be in another car
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....
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Re: Rustival

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A really good and well organised show, the most interesting car park you've ever seen spanning all the available places at the museum with only a few empty spots. About a thousand cars apparently.
We met up with a few BX'ers and got loads of interest in the GT throughout the day, I was going hoarse by the end chatting to visitors and new friends. We found Tom buffing his bumpers and spiffing up his GT spoiler and also has a chat with Bruce in his cross-over Mk2 TRS and later with his other half Will who was a very complimentary to DKK. I was very impressed with the depth of their knowledge on BX's it put mine to shame, but I'm learning to place all the individual components together as I get to know the car. This was demonstrated when Tom noticed a rather large pool of LHM forming under DKK - PANNNNNIIIIIIIIIC :shock: While I was busy rolling in a quickly forming puddle of green stuff frantically wiping the steady dribble away with a snotty tissue in the vain hope it would stop :roll: I was convinced it was coming from the accumulator sphere joint but cooler heads were in the engine bay and quickly diagnosed a leaking pipe on the pressure regulator. Luckily I had packed a full tool kit but only a 12mm spanner was needed to fix the problem. Thanks Tom and Will for your quick thinking and observation skills =D>
We also met up with Kitch who had a couple of bits and pieces for me (thanks Rich), Dave (VEPs new owner) and Chris from the Adventures in Rust YouTube channel (who has a running battle with his C5 estate) and had a quick chat with Philip Chidlow and introduced myself to Vanny, all great characters and very friendly - great to meet you all 8)

I counted nine (I think) BX's and tried to photograph them all but the sun was so strong I couldn't see the screen on my phone so apologies in advance for the crap pics.

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Toms GT up on it's stilts with its bumpers being buffed

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There was also this rather gorgeous CX ans a Visa GTi (I didn't get a picture of that)

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Apparently there was also a Saxo engined Hillman Imp there but it was heavily disguised as a C6 but who'd be interested in that :wink:
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Re: Rustival

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Some great shots there. But not as good as actually being there in person obviously.
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Re: Rustival

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And to top it I got 36 to the gallon only dropping below 70mph for roadworks. Not bad I think :D
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Re: Rustival

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panky wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2024 2:40 pm And to top it I got 36 to the gallon only dropping below 70mph for roadworks. Not bad I think :D
Ah-ha the icing on the cake then. Much better than the LHM on the ground.
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Re: Rustival

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I didn't realise it was DKK that had disgraced itself, I heard it was a BX estate!

Trust it was nothing serious?!
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Re: Rustival

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T'was DKK and she's very embarrassed - there's always one :roll: : It was just a loose connection on the pressure regulator (I think, I'm still finding my way around things) . Easily sorted with a quick nip with a spanner, the rest of the show was brilliant so too were the journeys there and back. Bernie drove us home and he too was impressed.
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Re: Rustival

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The first car event of the year for BXProject was Rustival 2024.
A month on, I've finally done a quick write up of the inaugural (and awesome) event. I'm already excited about the next one!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/bxproject-rustival-2024/