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possible southern/midlands meet...

Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:32 am

hi,

could i ask for feedback on whether you guys think a southern/midlands bx club meet would be a good idea over the summer.

im a relatively new member, and due to unavoidable work :cry: i probably wont make it to the national. however i will definetly be in stratford at the end of august.

didnt want to miss all the action to be honest :)

any ideas/suggestions greatly received :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:39 am

I'm hoping to plan a trip to Duxford, meeting any interested parties there, in September (Google IWM Duxford).
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duxford...

Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:42 am

oh woohoo my 26th birthday is september 17th :D

cake and crisps anyone???
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Post by stuart_hedges » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:43 am

Duxford is a fantastic day out, I might well be up for that! Chris, my birthday is the 19th - shall we make it a big cake? I'll be 29...

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Post by mountainmanUK » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:12 pm

Personally, I'd love to go to Duxford for a meet. Visited a good few years ago and it's a great day out.

Unfortunately, coming down from Lancashire, Duxford is not that much different from Godmanchester, and the way things are going diesel (and chip oil) will probably be £2-00 a litre by September.

Some of the 2CVGB meets "oop north" are looking more promising for me.......though I intend to be at Stratford again!

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Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:15 pm

is anybody else missing the national due to various causes? :cry:

come on guys make me feel a bit better :lol:

i think we should make it a beer filled cake.... :D

though that isnt a silly idea because...

:idea: i work in an off-licence :idea:

as im a new member i would really like to arrange a bx club something or other...(insert word here)

so keep suggestions coming 8)
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Post by demag » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:50 pm

Duxford would be more realistic for me getting the BX on the road. I've done the front brakes but still have to sort the lhm leak and fit new driveshaft gaiters. And I will be errm, older than you blokes on September 8th! :lol: So yes a big cake sounds in order. :D

I still plan to make the National in the XM though.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:03 pm

I'll be going to Duxford 7th September for the Air Show. Promises to be a good one (90th anniversary). Closer to the time we can arrange rendezvous?
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Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:27 pm

looks like its a birthday treat for you then dave! :D

could someone fill me in on a few details about this place as ive not heard of it before :?
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Post by stuart_hedges » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:35 pm

chriscarterstevens wrote:could someone fill me in on a few details about this place as ive not heard of it before :?
Their website isn't actually all that exciting - the real thing is much better than it makes out. All sorts of planes to drool over, and often some flying too. I applied for a job there once, and visited the museum as interview research - I ended up spending pretty much the whole day there! Absolutely brilliant.

There isn't much information about the air show, but I'm sure it'll be good.

This link is a bit more visual...

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Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:38 pm

that looks pretty darn impressive, im presuming theres a big car park for all us lot :lol:

and maybe a bar etc :D

thats pretty much all we need :!:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:02 pm

It is a BIG event with thousands attending. I've been going for a few years now at least once a year and it never loses its appeal. (But I like planes)...

I have found the best thing to do is turn up at 7:50 - 8 am. Park close to the Land Warfare Museum (there's a conveniently situated tank there which is a good landmark). If you are approaching from Royston/the West, it's the first car park entrance you come to on the right (the airfield side), and obviously the last entrance on the left if you are coming from the M11/the East. Being there generally means you can leave without too much of a delay at the end of proceedings (but you can only go West from the exit, so if, like me you want to go East, it's either necessary to double back (depending on congestion) or take another, scenic route home!

Stalls open around 8:30 onwards. there're lots of places for hot/cold food and drinks (but bring a good supply for yourself - it's cheaper!) and a bar, I think (although as I'm driving I don't bother).
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Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:09 pm

hmm im not neccessairly thinking of a bar for alcohlic drinks, just generally speaking.

usually if im up at that time in the morning, its a bad idea for me to make food/drinks as ill probably cut a hand off, or even put the kettle in the fridge and the milk where the kettle should go!

YES i have done that before :lol:

sounds like a plan, are you all going to stratford?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:15 pm

National only... But we can get something sorted via the Forum. Stu, Demag you up for it too? Anyone else?
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Post by chriscarterstevens » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:18 pm

well count me in :!:
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