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'Christmas' meet

Post by Peter-S » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Some years ago we did a couple of forum meets nearish to Christmas but then knocked it on the head due to lack of interest. Following Brooklands there seems to be a few people saying we need to meet up somewhere as we didn't get enough time to have a chat on the day. This has made me wonder if there is any call for a revival.
Previously we organised a meal somewhere on a Saturday night followed by a few beers, everyone stopped overnight nearby and went home next day.
From the people who have talked of meeting I guess we are looking at the M4 corridor area. I know many Capris are off the road by December so this would be a social thing not a car event.

Is there any genuine interest?
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:35 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Some years ago we did a couple of forum meets nearish to Christmas but then knocked it on the head due to lack of interest. Following Brooklands there seems to be a few people saying we need to meet up somewhere as we didn't get enough time to have a chat on the day. This has made me wonder if there is any call for a revival.
Previously we organised a meal somewhere on a Saturday night followed by a few beers, everyone stopped overnight nearby and went home next day.
From the people who have talked of meeting I guess we are looking at the M4 corridor area. I know many Capris are off the road by December so this would be a social thing not a car event.

Is there any genuine interest?
This sounds a great idea Peter. I would deffo be interested but my problem is I am stuffed with working a lot of weekends but if it could be tailored a tad to suit my rest days and of course suits everyone else then yep I would be up for this mate.
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 am

Yes I am down for that as I can bring the bus and the old boy but he does sing after a shandy so god knows what he will do with 2 half of shades :lol:
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Post by D366Y » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:18 am

100% interested if the dates work and I'm free - I'll still be bringing a capri obviously! :lol:

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Post by pbar » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:51 am

Maybe there should be two of these, a North and South, a bit like Carfest :)

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Peter-S » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:06 pm

pbar wrote:
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Maybe there should be two of these, a North and South, a bit like Carfest :)
Go for it. There can be as many as people want to organise :)
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Great idea. However, the difficulty with organising this sort of meet is that the forum members are spread all around the country and they all have work/family commitments. Trying to find a date when everyone is available combined with a location that is acceptable for everybody will be nigh on impossible.
It might be a better idea for forum members to organise something with members in their vicinity. Obviously, such a meet should be open to all, if somebody is willing to travel a greater distance they are free to attend a meet further away.
Provisionally, I would be interested in a meet. To be honest though, I'd prefer a daytime meet for a few hours at a seaside café, that kind of thing.
Or maybe even combine the meeting-up with a fun activity, like karting.

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:48 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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Or maybe even combine the meeting-up with a fun activity, like climbing trees
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Post by Peter-S » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Great idea. However, the difficulty with organising this sort of meet is that the forum members are spread all around the country and they all have work/family commitments. Trying to find a date when everyone is available combined with a location that is acceptable for everybody will be nigh on impossible.
It might be a better idea for forum members to organise something with members in their vicinity. Obviously, such a meet should be open to all, if somebody is willing to travel a greater distance they are free to attend a meet further away.
Provisionally, I would be interested in a meet. To be honest though, I'd prefer a daytime meet for a few hours at a seaside café, that kind of thing.
Or maybe even combine the meeting-up with a fun activity, like karting.

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It can be done if there is interest Andrew

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The difficulties you mention are why I've suggested a general location to sound people out but if there is not much interest I'm not going to push it.
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by D366Y » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm

For what it's worth - if someone does arrange something let me know as it sounds good to me and I don't mind travelling :cool:

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:00 am

I am up for anything I can watch karting , and the hotel looks good peter . :beer:
Also Dan your have to bring your dad mate 👍
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Post by D366Y » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:01 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
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I am up for anything I can watch karting , and the hotel looks good peter . :beer:
Also Dan your have to bring your dad mate 👍
If I can convince him to come out in the cold! :lol:

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:31 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
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Or maybe even combine the meeting-up with a fun activity, like climbing trees
:shock: :shock: :shock:
That sounds like a brilliant day out! :lol:

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Post by Paul G » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am

I'm up for it, although climbing trees might not be a good idea for me!

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:57 am

The karting thing was only a suggestion, but thinking about it, it wouldn't be suitable as we'll have to do something that everybody can participate in.

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:06 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:57 am
The karting thing was only a suggestion, but thinking about it, it wouldn't be suitable as we'll have to do something that everybody can participate in.

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I can be the referee as I know the pinto karts would have a advantage over them German named engines :lol:

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Post by andyd » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:42 am

For those that can't do the Haynes Breakfast Meet, I think we should all do our best to attend Capri National Day as an annual get together, albeit it usually clashes with a local show for Nige and myself.

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Post by D366Y » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am

Not a bad shout Andy, another alternative...

I've heard of a great camping event around the same time as the CCI national, little place in Molesworth near Cambridge - lovely little place.... :D :beer:

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:08 pm

D366Y wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am
I've heard of a great camping event around the same time as the CCI national, little place in Molesworth near Cambridge - lovely little place.... :D :beer:
Nah Danny... I've heard thats CRaP fella :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by D366Y » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:20 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:08 pm
D366Y wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am
I've heard of a great camping event around the same time as the CCI national, little place in Molesworth near Cambridge - lovely little place.... :D :beer:
Nah Danny... I've heard thats CRaP fella :lol: :lol: :lol:
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