BX Club at the NEC - Stand discussion

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

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:58 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Caravans are indeed not allowed on site. I can't comment on whether they're allowed on Tim's driveway. ;)

If its clean then maybe !
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Post by mds141 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:08 pm

It will be washed and polished. :)
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:37 am

Ah, sorry Kevan. Had missed that you were expecting one! On its way.

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Post by mike22861 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:02 pm

Id be interested and at the NEC i can always pop over Jaguar Landrover while im there
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Defender110 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:11 pm

Ian , my £11 contribution to the insurance has been sent over. Well done for organising this mate , not sure if I will be able to attend yet but fantstic that you are doing this.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:25 pm

Thanks Kevan. Received. Now over the amount I need so as said, any extra will go on refreshments for the stand team (beats paying extortionate NEC prices) and anything left to xac.

Mike - thanks for the offer. Anyone contributing to stand coverage will naturally be free to go off and explore. No-one will be tied to the stand, though obviously we need to make sure there's always at least one person around to natter to. I've got a separate thread for cars and another one for people offered. I'll bump those nearer the time.

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Post by mike22861 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:04 pm

cool well if you need contributions whatever let me know or just pm me the details
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
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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
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:56 pm

Mr Seabrook, a few of the other guys and gal's and myself had a chat over the weekend at the ICCCCCCCCRR, and have come to the decision about what cars to put on, whatever was chosen has to come from regular contributors who are localish or who can get the time off to drop the car off on Thursday and collect Sunday pm and be in good condition.

The Line up Will Be;

Mark Smith (mds141) 16v complete with challenge stickers

Mike Harrisons (mike22861) "red baron" which is having a cosmetic facelift prior to the NEC

Eoin Sloans very low mileage 16TGS estate

My Mk1 19DTR.

So we have a 16v, 1.9D hatch in red that were everywhere once, an estate and a Mk1 to cover all bases and they are all different colours, a Sport was suggested and if we had enough space then it would have been nice but we dont and as it was never available in the UK it was the one to drop out.

We have a few months to sort the stand out, we have the "30th Anniversary Banner" but need some BX Club banners also as the 30th Anniversary one doesnt mention us, I have a couple of ex showroom promtional posters and I think Vanny has a BX parasol? plus I intend to colour photocopy some BX Brochures for people to read but if anyone has anything they can let us use then please let Ian or myself know.

Any suggestions and comments are always worth sharing.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Yup. Sadly my Mk1 isn't going to make it to the NEC and as it happens, I've got to be back home on the Saturday night anyway (which means I'm now missing the Sunday). What I haven't told Tim is that after he goes home on Thursday, I'm swapping all the panels on his DTR for those on my Mk1 to create the 'barn-find' scene I originally had in mind for the stand. Has anyone got any Nitromors and brillo pads they can bring just so we can recreate that ratty look I'm after? :p ;)

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Post by Birotor » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:06 pm

Spent an awful lot of my time at ICCCR on the Pay Line with my team of volunteers so didnt see as much of the BXs as I'dve liked. Re: NEC My daughter has volunteered to make a cake and ice it appropriately. I will produce some decent fizzy white wine. I have two folding chairs I can bring.
Its always nice to have some uniformity in the presentation of details of the cars on show. If Mark, Mike and Tim, send me their words by PM I'll produce drafts for their checking and final laminated sheets idc for blue tacking inside windows.... suggest enough words to nicely fill an A4 sheet.
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Birotor » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:41 am

This is an odt cut and paste version of what I used at my local Lions show the other day. Properly laid out its the type of thing I think we need

CITROEN
BX 16 TGS Estate

The BX emerged from the unification of Peugeot and Citroen in 1982. Estate cars were introduced in 1985. This example is a 1992 model year facelift model with only 26,000 miles on the odometer. Until two months ago it was on the tires on which it left the factory! The BX fitted into the Citroen range between the GSA and the CX. The design was by the Italian Bertone Studio and similarities of style can be seen in the AX which replaced Citroen's small car the 2CV. The BX was produced in various engine sizes in petrol and diesel. The petrol BX16 TGS was nicely specified in both Saloon and Estate versions. Production of the Saloon cars stopped in 1993 when the Xantia was introduced but Estates continued to be built for Citroen by Heuliez for another two years.

Data
Engine: 1580 cc Carburettor & non Cat. Power: 94 HP
Gear Box: 5 Speed manual into Front Wheel Drive
Suspension & Brakes: Self levelling hydropneumatic system acting on a MacPherson Strut at the front and a trailing arm at the rear; High pressure system used on the brakes with load proportionate rear braking.
Performance: 106 mph; Fuel Use (urban cycle): 31.7 mpg



Shown by permission of the owner Cdr Eoin Sloan RN CEng
1974 GS Birotor, 1972 GS 1220 FIA Gp 2, 1992 BX 16 TGS, 1951 Velo-Solex, 1953 NSU Max 250, 1972 Honda ST50, Daughter has 1990 BX14 TGE
Previously owned include 1983 BX14RE Leader, Porsche 924, 1972 Porsche 911T, 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 (FIA Group 4), 1974 Porsche Carrera RS 3.0 (FIA Group 4 ex Le Mans), 1969 911 T/R (FIA Group 3 ex Le Mans), 1981 Porsche Group B 3.3 litre World Endurance Championship, 1991 Footwork Arrows Porsche Formula 1 (ex Alboreto & Caffi),

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

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:44 am

Thats fine Eoin, something like that for each car would be a useful.
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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 Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:57 pm

Yup. That's a nice length. Not too wordy, but enough for someone to stand there and read. Only thing I'd say is that the theme of this year's show is the rather vague 'tell us a story' or something like that, so it'd be nice to get some personal info ie how long owned, anything special you've done with the car. We don't really need to repeat the concept/similar tech on every car.

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

Post by mds141 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:04 pm

Ian I've been in touch with the original owners of my valver and they sent me all the MOT's and the original sales invoice. They've also corresponded with me via a couple of lovely letters. I suppose this does tell something of the cars history and provenance.
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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.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:24 pm

That's lovely. Wonder if we could find a way to display something like that. A photocopy of the original sales invoice would be nice to have stuck inside a rear window (I want to keep the windscreen and front windows clear for photography).

I'd also like some thoughts on how to display the cars. I don't just want a boring line up. I'd like one car at least to be at normal height - so we'd need to support it on stands I guess. Was wondering about using ramps to push one over at an angle, just to add some variety.