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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 am

andyd wrote:
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Thoughts???
As you know, me, Jason, Rob, Dan, Gary and others regularly go anyway.
This year we all managed to park together at the top of the field, if we can get a few more to come and join us that would be great.
It's a much smaller meet than Brooklands so there is plenty of time to catch up with other people and have a good natter. :)

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by tejb1 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:20 am

I'm up for something over the winter, definitely. I keep my Capri on tax throughout and whilst I'm aiming to avoid the worst of the weather, an odd trip in the rain shouldn't hurt... (Nick close your eyes!).

December does tend to get quite busy both in that pubs/restaurants get booked up and people have other social commitments... Maybe late November would be better?

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by andyd » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:25 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 am
andyd wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:42 am
Thoughts???
As you know, me, Jason, Rob, Dan, Gary and others regularly go anyway.
This year we all managed to park together at the top of the field, if we can get a few more to come and join us that would be great.
It's a much smaller meet than Brooklands so there is plenty of time to catch up with other people and have a good natter. :)

Andrew.
Will do my best to attend and hopefully bring a few more from Devon area :cheers:

I like a chat after lunch which wasn't really possible at Brooklands as too much to cram in to the 4/5 hours we had there.

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 am

andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:25 am
I like a chat after lunch which wasn't really possible at Brooklands as too much to cram in to the 4/5 hours we had there.
It's a pity that Brooklands didn't open their gates sooner. I can't help feeling that if we were in position by 9, the day could have been a lot more relaxed as those extra 2+ hours would have made a lot of difference. It may also have reduced the traffic issue caused by everybody arriving at the same time.

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by pbar » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 am

tejb1 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:20 am
I'm up for something over the winter, definitely. I keep my Capri on tax throughout
Me too. There are plenty of nice dry sunny days to get out there too, especially as the seasons all seem to be merging into one these days.

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by andyd » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:39 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:32 am
andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:25 am
I like a chat after lunch which wasn't really possible at Brooklands as too much to cram in to the 4/5 hours we had there.
It's a pity that Brooklands didn't open their gates sooner. I can't help feeling that if we were in position by 9, the day could have been a lot more relaxed as those extra 2+ hours would have made a lot of difference. It may also have reduced the traffic issue caused by everybody arriving at the same time.

Andrew.
:agree: Andrew,
Brooklands cocked up bigtime :( Not the organisers fault by any means, but 2 hours is alot of difference to the day.

If they had someone on foot in the queue taking money from the cars and handing out passes that would have saved alot of the tailbacks.

The old boy on the gate was obviously struggling with the amount of cars that were coming in.

The shows the XROC attend, we are usually we are set up by 10.00, have a look around for a couple of hours then sit and chat for most of the afternoon.

Still a good but tiring day :sleepy:

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:41 pm

andyd wrote:
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Still a good but tiring day :sleepy:
You're not kidding! :D
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by tejb1 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:34 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:41 pm
andyd wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:39 am
Still a good but tiring day :sleepy:
You're not kidding! :D
I got back home at around 8.30 despite living in North London! Shows you the delight of traffic...

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:28 pm

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I got back home at around 8.30 despite living in North London! Shows you the delight of traffic...
Wow, that's amazing!
I only got home an hour later than you, and that was with a 30 minute stop on the way back.

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by tejb1 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:41 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:28 pm
tejb1 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:34 pm

I got back home at around 8.30 despite living in North London! Shows you the delight of traffic...
Wow, that's amazing!
I only got home an hour later than you, and that was with a 30 minute stop on the way back.

Andrew.
Albeit I probably stopped for 30-40 minutes, for something to eat plus to get petrol. But yes, says a lot about traffic!

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by andyd » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Got in the door just after 8 pm as Chip Shop stop on way back :D

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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Im up for a Christmas meet deffo!
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:51 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
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Im up for a Christmas meet
Turkey I presume Tom.?? That's the most popular 'meet' at Christmas :lol: :wave: :sorry:
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Re: 'Christmas' meet

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:57 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Im up for a Christmas meet
Turkey I presume Tom.?? That's the most popular 'meet' at Christmas :lol: :wave: :sorry:
Can I have nut Roast then please :lol:
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