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Post by kermit the frog » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:20 pm

Hi All

Having met up with Phil on saturday on my way back from Barry Mallion's
Where i had picked up some new wheels and tyres for my TZD.
I have to say the enthusiasm and comitment to this project shown by Phil.
Is truly amasing, in Phil's office there is a large map of France with the route drawn in with a highliter
Everywhere there are bits and pieces to do with this event, It is what i can only describe as operation BXagon challenge HQ.
And as i will be codriving with Phil as the second half of the Philibusters team i am very pleased to say that his GTI auto looks absolutely the DOG'S Nuts.
The day for me was rounded of with a simple but very tasty meal which set me in good sted for my drive home to sunny( well actually rainy) Worthing.
If anyone out there in BX land is still hesitating in doing this event i can assure you that the group of people Phil Has pulled together to help organise this event will be making sure that it is a very big success.

A short thank you to Barry and his family for his cuppa on saturday morning it was very much appreciated.
And to Phil and his daughter for their welcome food and hospitality

Regards Kermit :) :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:30 pm

Likewise it was great to meet you too.

Phil, we'll have to think about a Skylin-agon one day, eh? :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:36 am

In response to a query from a potential participant, here is a reminder:

I am just going to calculate an estimated cost for the run, but REMEMBER this is self-funded (what else?)..

As a rough estimate each TEAM has to cover the following costs:
Entry fee @ £20 per team member
Travel to the port.
Crossing.
Fuel.
Travel insurance.
European breakdown cover.
Hotel accommodation.
Sustenance.
Miscellaneous equipment.

And the above, for each TEAM will probably be around £1,800: that's £900 per team member to get together in the next year. Part of the way to do this is by getting personal sponsorship from family and friends.

Then, you have to help us reach our target of £10,000 (this will rise if there are more teams) for Cancer Research UK.

I will be trying very hard to secure:
Discounts for the crossing.
Discounts for the accommodation.
and so on. These might save three hundred pounds or more per team.

I hope this hasn't put you off!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:59 pm

THE ROUTE

I hope this gets the message across...
Taken individually each stage is fine, but the cummulative effect of the stages, given their peculiarities, in just twelve days will truly be a challenge. Stress this of course, when drumming up support!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:01 pm

A few items that may be of interest. I will get stickers of all these made:

This is a modified version of the main plaque incorporating the web address(es). The Viv la BX is there as a filler at the moment. I'm hoping that will be replaced by our main sponsor's logo, be it Michelin, Accor or whatever:
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Obvious what this is (although it's not strictly necessary in Europe any more if you have a number plate with GB on it, but it's there if wanted):
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This will be about 30 cm tall and is intended for the side edge of the rear window on a saloon or the rear side window on an estate:
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For each front door (obviously each team will be numbered - either allocated or a specific number can be bought - for charity - but no 11,000,000,000 please! lol):
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:03 pm

I've also drafted the 'Promotion Pack' aimed at potential sponsors and when I get feedback from my fellow organisers, that will be made available.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:54 pm

AN APPEAL

As yet I have some people indicating their desire to participate but as yet only three have paid an entry fee (i.e. put their money where their mouth is :) ) and one of them is me. My team-mate will, and I would expect a couple more soon - BUT PLEASE can anyone interested in taking part in this event, which will be BIG by the time it happens (it's gathering momentum now) PLEASE submit their Entry Form and/OR Entry Fee.

To reiterate: I will take PayPal and I will absorb the cost of the transactions personally. I do accept cheques (To P. Chidlow) and all monies will be held in my young daughter's savings account gathering tax-free interest (more grist to the Charity Mill).

IMPORTANT: Should any potential participant who has paid have to pull out of the Event, the cut-off date is 17th August 2009 for refunds.

What your EARLY commitment will enable us to do is present this with more credibility to potential sponsors.

So, please make the effort. We want 15 or more Teams taking part!

Watch this space.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:03 pm

I said, watch this space! Well, here's the long-awaited promotional material. Use it to generate interest and donations PLEASE.

Phil

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/downloads/promopack1.pdf
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Post by stuart_hedges » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:07 am

Sorry if this has already been suggested (I have no intention of reading every single post from the four weeks that I was offline) but is there a Facebook group? Several of my FB friends have done charity events lately and they always seem to have done quite well from FB sponsorship.

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Post by stuart_hedges » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:11 am

Sorry for the DP - the English teacher in me is not quite dead! "leant impetus" (p3) should be "lent" (unless you want to lean on it). Otherwise, excellent work.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:25 am

Version 1.1 will have such a correction!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:26 am

I know nothing of FaceBook things (can anyone help?)...
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:08 pm

Hi Philip

You'll be pleased to hear that we're featuring this event on Page 4 of the next Classic Car Weekly (out 16th Oct).

Cheers

Ian Seabrook
Deputy Ed

PS - trying to talk the management into letting us run a team!

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Post by mnde » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:37 pm

Hi Phil,

Message from Chris Salter (ren16tx) who at the moment has a very sick computer:

As he's only CCC BX Mk1 registrar, and doesn't write the BX column, it's best if you get in touch with Ian Fearn or Justin Shields(?) about featuring the Event in the Citroenian.

Cheers,

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:31 pm

Thanks! Mr. Fearn? Are you out there?
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