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DavidRutherford
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Post by DavidRutherford » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:15 pm

Aerodynamica wrote:I'm going to Stratford :D although it's even bluddy farther than Huntingdon :?
Are you sure you've got the correct Stratford? It's actually Stratford-upon-avon (I believe) It looks about the same from waay up north, A little less if anything. (google maps recons about 12 miles, and 1/2hr less)
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Post by Way2go » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:31 pm

DavidRutherford wrote: Are you sure you've got the correct Stratford? It's actually Stratford-upon-avon
Sounds like Aerodynamica was set to go to East London? :?
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Post by Aerodynamica » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:54 pm

No I had the right Stratford but just didn't look at the map properly (which is nothing new for me!)
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Post by Kitch » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:28 pm

It was a good event socially, until the social policeman turned up! But we had a good old drunken rant in the van!
As a club event, the CCC do's are a bit of a joke really. Think I nearly nodded off at one point (more sleep than I got the previous night!)

I didn't meet aerodynamica (awesome name!) but I definately remember the BX on deals on wheels....it's repeated all the time on Discovery Turbo channel. I had the "priviledge" of having my BX on a cheesey low rent programme do, where I did meet the presenters, but didn't go on the telly myself! But they did write on my windscreen :lol:

Hopefully I'll be at Stratford in a BX of some sort....when is it anyway?

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Post by mountainmanUK » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:44 pm

Hopefully I'll be at Stratford in a BX of some sort....when is it anyway?
29-31 August, Kitch. Same place as usual (Stratford Racecourse) :wink:

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Post by demag » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:55 pm

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A few more piccies for the collection. Unfortunately that was all I took of the BX's but got quite a few of the other stuff.
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Post by Kitch » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:03 pm

Don't suppose anyone got any pics of that lush red Visa Gti? My camera ran out of electricity before i got a shot :(

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Post by mountainmanUK » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:50 pm

Kitch wrote:Don't suppose anyone got any pics of that lush red Visa Gti? My camera ran out of electricity before i got a shot :(
Sorry, I'd already put my camera back in the car, but we did have quite a good natter to the owner of the Visa GTi. He "saved" it a few years ago from a bankrupt second-hand car dealer who had it on his forecourt for around £650. After the firm went bust he watched the car looking more and more unloved, so one day he approached the receivers (or whoever was now responsible) and offered £150 for it. They got him to put the offer in writing and it was accepted.
He's done a lot of work on it, but there is still quite a bit to do. He plans on keeping it and continuing to use it regularly, while slowly getting the rest of the work done. IIRC he is a builder (or similar) so has a company van for daily use.
Can't remember anything else!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:12 am

Some raw snaps...

My ZX in company with a couple of others...
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GTi auto soon to be mine, fingers crossed:
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Tim's GT
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Lovely GS, my favourite one there
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Visa GTi
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Post by stuart_hedges » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:33 am

It's a shame they chucked you and the other moderns so far out of the way - I'm sure it could have been arranged better. I didn't even realise there were any C6s there until the end of the day!

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Post by stuart_hedges » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm

A few more from me.

The ones of the 2CVs with that odd lens flare are the only pics I've ever taken with my 300mm lens - looks like it's dirty :(

My particular favourites:
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There are more on the way - I'm still waiting for my black and white ones to come back :(

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:40 am

Im liking picture of the GT badge Stuart 8) , do you mind if I copy it please?

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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:43 pm

Go ahead, if you want a higher-res one just pm me your email address and I'll send it over!

My Flickr pics are on a Creative Commons license that basically says help yourself as long as it's not for profit.

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Post by toddao » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:36 am

Er, yes a bit late but I just got back from the U of K in the old van. It decided to throw off its oil filler cap and contents on the M4 last week and when I filled it up again and tried to start it - burnt out the ignition leading me to the conclusion that it was seized. But it wasn't. So, new ignition wiring/relay and lights on permanently but it got home..
Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed The National and a good old re-hyradation session on the Saturday night, otherwise known as the AGM or should I say the F'ing AGM as beer leads a man towards liberal use of that f'ing adjective. Good to see everyone and just hang about enjoying the company and weather on Sunday!

Not much to add in the way of photos. Here's El Prez and Matt before and after listening to The Levellers


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Phil, enjoying his ecstasy pill

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And Doc doing what comes naturally

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On the way home, along the Rhine, just south of Godmanchester

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:59 am

Your dogs cleverer than me, I cant use a digital camera to save my life! :D