Its Official!! the next "ICCCR" to be held in UK

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Its Official!! the next "ICCCR" to be held in UK

Post by ren16tx » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:41 pm

The "ICCCR" is held every 4 years,it has been confirmed at this years meeting in Rome, the the next ICCCR will take place in the UK,in 2012,in Pickering,Yorkshire (Heartbeat country!)
it was an excellent rally in Rome,and there was at least 1 (my)British MK1 BX driving around the race track!!(and the volcano around Pompai!) 2 other known UK BX's were there,
2009; August, EUROCIT, LE MANS,
THIS IS A "MUST" GO EVENT! THINK WE CAN ORGANISE A 50 BX CONVOY THERE??
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Post by CitroXim » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:55 pm

Brilliant news :D First the Olympics and now the ICCCR.. Wonderful!
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Post by stuart_hedges » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:24 am

Being as far away from London as possible during 2012 sounds like a good idea to me... is Yorkshire far enough?

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:27 am

We could combine the 2 and have a BX olympics? spheres changes against the clock, instead of the egg and spoon we could have doc with a tankard full of beer running a 100 metres without spilling it........

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Post by mike st gilles » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:13 am

'We could combine the 2 and have a BX olympics? spheres changes against the clock, instead of the egg and spoon we could have doc with a tankard full of beer running a 100 metres without spilling it........'
If you only had to start the race with it full the best way would be to drink it and then run lol :D :D :roll:
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Post by Terry Brooks » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:22 pm

I got back yesterday from the 2CVGB Nationals which were held near Pickering [Duncombe Park,Helmsley] to be precise.
I can assure you all that its a lovely area,not only is it "Heartbeat" country [the spin off series "The Royal" is also filmed there] .....but the North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs for 22miles from Pickering,through Goathland [aka "Aidensfield"] to the lovely little fishing port of Whitby [where Brahm Stoker got the inspiration for his Dracula books]
The resorts of Scarborough,Bridlington and Robin Hoods Bay are also local,and the historic city of York is only just a few miles away.
For any-one with a young family [or even those who have'nt grown up yet] the "Flamingoland" theme park and zoo is situated just outside Pickering.
And yes,it is [hopefully] far enough away from London. :wink: [about 220 at a rough guess] ....make a date in your diaries.

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Post by ren16tx » Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:46 pm

when in france last week, i spotted TWO BX "OLYMPICS" editions,bit like the st tropez,
what an ideal display car at the ICCCR !!!
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Post by Way2go » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:00 pm

Terry Brooks wrote: For any-one with a young family [or even those who have'nt grown up yet] the "Flamingoland" theme park and zoo is situated just outside Pickering.

T.
I didn't realise that Flamingoland had been turned into a theme park. Went there many years ago when it was just Flamingoland, it was a bit jaded and from what I remember closed & went into receivership a year or two later. :(

So, it went the same way as Chessington Zoo eventually then, integrating a theme park within and boosting visitor numbers and profits.

Helmsley where you were based I seem to remember is the "Gateway to the Moors" and the North York Moors is one of my favourite places. Pity they removed the "Golf Balls" from the Fylingdales though!
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Post by Terry » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:56 pm

aaahh! North Yorkshire. I lived there for a lot of years as a farm worker. Spent a few years as a shepherd living and working on the North York Moors outside Muker, western side if I remember my geography rightly. Geography didn't play a big part in life when you're clipping lambs tails, cutting out foot rot or castrating sheep! And I had charge of 5000 sheep.

It's a lovely part of the world, although now more or less destroyed by the tourist industry. James Herriot, or Alf Wight, is to blame for that. Nice old boy, met him a few times on the farms but hadn't a clue what was being done in his name. Had a cottage in Swaledale for a while. Bog standard two up and two down, outside khazi and a big garden, 50 feet from the banks of the Swale in Skipton Bridge outside Thirsk. Two years ago it was on the market for half a million!!!

Mercifully I was there before all that set in.

Fylingdales was the place of the golf balls. Remember them well, but now replaced by I think 3 pyramidical loud speakers. Could never decide whether those things were air raid warning devices or receiving stations. Guess someone must know! Like Menwith Hill outside Harrogate, an RAF station occupied by USAF and all Hush Hush. So hush hush the locals will tell you what's currently going down there.

The forrests around Helmsley are excellent too! Used to be an ASM in a scout troop and we took the boys there camping quite often. Taught them to trap rabbits, lay traps for foxes and bring down pheasants in the fields outside the woods - all in the best possible taste - we ate whatever we trapped snared or poached.

Left the Scouts when Headquarters in London decided any troop living over 1000 feet needed one scout leader to every three scouts. Not possible.We had thirty boys and two of us, but we all lived over 1000 feet and the headquarters would budge on 'regulations' so both leaders quit! Troop closed, which was a great shame for the boys.

Can't now remember what this has to do with the beloved 2CV. Never mind. Had a couple 'cause the day has been bad.

Life was a lot simpler as a shepherd. Just didn't like sheep!!

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:00 pm

Terry,

please do tell me what fox tastes like.

I have never had the pleasure myself.

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Post by Terry » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:10 pm

Memorable to say the least!

I topped and tailed the fox, gutted it and shoved a steel spike up one end and out the other. Roasted it over a pine log campfire.

The meat is very dark and strong, long fibered but tasty. That evening we did a couple of rabbits too.

Fox isn't recommended, but as an example of living off the land, which is what we set out to teach the lads, it was good.

PS. The bits I removed from the carcass we gave a fine burial, near the place I'd trapped it.

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Post by Way2go » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:16 pm

Terry wrote:Could never decide whether those things were air raid warning devices or receiving stations. Guess someone must know!
They were what are called Radomes. They keep the weather off the Radar scanners inside allowing them to be of cheaper construction than if they were exposed to the elements. :wink:
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Post by toddao » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:14 pm

http://www.icccr2012.org.uk/

If that is going to be the official logo/flyer then it features the inevitable 2CV/Traction/SM but no BX - though we will obviously be there in our thousands ( allowing for Club expansion!) with a huge gazebo ( chez Smiffy) :D
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:25 pm

I've got a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge eff off Citroen flag, perhaps it could be adapted to show people towards the BX :D

Would also require a maaaaaaaaaaaasive pole to mount the thing, anyone want to have a go at sorting it out???
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:37 pm

So... pauses.... "Who's got a masssssive pole?"... :roll:
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