BX Club at the NEC - Stand discussion

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 21, 2012 7:02 pm

three cars £18-33 each four cars £13-75 each . Simples
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:33 pm

I think we all just want to see our P+J's on the stand Ian! I certainly do, so am happy to chip in. But I think the ultimate decision should lie with you.
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon May 21, 2012 7:37 pm

I can understand that Tom. It's a nice feeling. My 2CV has been on display - once on the Live stage! I dragged Mike Brewer off the stage on his arse! (he was jokingly making out that he could stop a 2CV just by holding on to the bumper. I rocked the car on the clutch for a bit to aid his joke, then nailed it!).

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Mon May 21, 2012 9:10 pm

Its tiring being there for 4 days but worth it, also theres accomadation to consider. Im about 25 miles away but can put people up.
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Paul296 » Mon May 21, 2012 11:15 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote:I think we all just want to see our P+J's on the stand
I think that's the nub of it. Everyone would love to see their car on the stand I'm sure, but the first priority is that the BX gives as good and comprehensive account of itself as possible; which for me would mean - Ian's estate notwithstanding, which I think is a great idea - the best of the best; a mk1, a valver and one other car - what about a 4x4 if a nice one were available? Personally, I hate bun fights and competitiveness and still think (once we knew which cars would be available) democracy is the way to go; people propose/ nominate contenders, then put the short-list to the vote - it's not as if we're pushed for time. and anyway it'd be fun!

I'm more than happy to stump up a few bob for the insurance and do a 'turn' on the stand as well as toss my considerable artistic genius ( 8) ) into the ring, so that we can put on the kind of splash we're proud of instead of (as I've noticed often happens with some of the smaller clubs) a few Xeroxed leaflets sellotaped to a plank!

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Tue May 22, 2012 9:30 am

Im sure theres enough of us to make it viable, its always difficult deciding whos car we use as someoens bound to get a let down, having helped organise the SD1 stand, the hard work is getting everything together, once there you can relax.

Those sodium lamps arent very forgiving and tidy looking cars can look rather tatty.
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mds141 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:29 pm

I'm more than willing to chip in a few quid as well.
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mds141 » Tue May 22, 2012 12:34 pm

Does it have to be the same four cars for the entire duration of the event?
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Matt H » Tue May 22, 2012 3:08 pm

mds141 wrote:Does it have to be the same four cars for the entire duration of the event?
Short answer, yes it does have to be the same cars. I've tried to get a car in and out before and after the official door-openings, it is unimaginably difficult to do.

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Tue May 22, 2012 3:43 pm

As Matt says, you drive in (Thursday afternoon), park the car up, disconnect the battery and you dont start it again until the Sunday tea time
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Dollywobbler » Tue May 22, 2012 4:59 pm

Ok. I'll ask for firm expressions of interest in a separate thread and we can vote on it in a while. Please keep NEC discussion in this thread.

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Caffiend » Wed May 23, 2012 7:25 pm

Wonder if Patrick Rugg could be persuaded to get that rather dashing gold GT up there?
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 23, 2012 7:38 pm

Caffiend wrote:Wonder if Patrick Rugg could be persuaded to get that rather dashing gold GT up there?
I dont think that would take much doing, but I imagine it MAY have a For Sale sign in the window.... :wink:
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Defender110 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:36 pm

Happy to donate without nominating my car for inclusion ;-)
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Right then. I've got to stump up £66 next week for our Public Liability Insurance. What's the best way to collect any donations to this scheme? Paypal? Handing cash to me in a field? (ie ICCCR or other meets). Obviously I'm happy to contribute myself, so it'll be less than £66 I need to find. If I somehow get more in than I require, I'll put it into a refreshment kitty for people who work on the stand over the weekend. (I say work - sit around and occasionally chat to interested people about BXs. No hardship and you get free entry to the show.). If somehow I'm overwhelmed with funds on top of that, I think the host of this very forum deserves a few quid.