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Queen Square April 2018

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:23 am

Hi Folks,
Here are some photos from the latest meet.
As ever, where better to start than the Fords, and the Capri is first on the list! :)

I've seen this one loads of times, but this was it's show debut on 15" CCI rims.

ImageFord Capri 2.8 Injection Special C207HVW by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Capri 2.0 S DDF861Y by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Capri II 1600 XL SEH550N by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Capri 2.8 Injection Special B204YUH by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

A nice conversion. Fairly rare too, I think.

ImageFord Fiesta 1300S Fly VLJ30X by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

The only Cortina there.

ImageFord Cortina 1500GT JEA589E by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

A nice selection of various escorts.

ImageFord Escort RS1600i A44VAF by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Escort RS 1600i A540OPW by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Escort XR3i C397MBD by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Escort 1300 Ghia RYC626R by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Escort RS Turbo F569DAX by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

May favourite.....after the Capris, of course!

ImageFord Escort RS1800 SGG480R by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Popular 100E 312UXW by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Econoline WTN317A by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Two low slung F-100 pick ups.

ImageFord F-100 Custom Cab 215UYE by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord F-100 Custom Cab 120UYW by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord F-100 Custom Cab 120UYW by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Falcon Ranchero GNH155B by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

A couple of moderns.

ImageFord Mustang Fastback GT WM17GGO by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageFord Mustang Convertible GT M19TEG by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Now on to British classic cars.

ImageTalbot Lotus Sunbeam OGO726V by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

How gorgeous is this AC?

ImageAC Aceca 240RPD by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageAC Aceca 240RPD by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageRover 90 207XUV by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageRover 2000 TC FEH970J by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageTVR Tuscan Speed Six T77TUS by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageBentley Mulsanne F574OCD by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageHillman Imp Super UNK657E by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageVauxhall Cavalier 1.6 Estate E125VYC by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageSunbeam Alpine HCY126D by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageAustin Mini 1000 City E F624ATH by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageRover Mini Cooper H3KJS by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageTriumph Dolomite 1500 HL NAB755T by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Father and son!

ImageMG B Roadster HBV752W and MG TF 160 LG53LWT by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageAustin A40 Pick Up USK957 by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Some Germans of various descriptions.

ImageBMW M3 A6HDM by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

The same car receiving a helping hand to avoid the splitter grounding. You have to feel for the owner as the M3 can sell for around £40K these days.

ImageA Helping Hand by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Some Porsches.

ImagePorsche 356 A 411YUH by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImagePorsche 911 Carrera Sport C4NSM by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImagePorsche 911 Carrera Super Sport G911SRO by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImagePorsche 911 Carrera Sport Targa E302EDV by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImagePorsche 924 Turbo NRF924W by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageVolkswagen Golf 1.3 CL OWO214Y by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

The rat look thing isn't to everybody's taste, but you have to appreciate the attention to detail that the owners go to.

ImageVolkswagen Beetle 1200 OVE938M by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Not particularly interesting, but the colour c=scheme reminded me of a forest green over crystal green Capri!

ImageMercedes-Benz E320 Coupe L67TGH by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageBMW Z3M Coupe M33BAT by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageAudi 100 2.3E Avant G676AAD by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

A great selection of Japanese cars including this beautiful 240Z.

ImageDatsun 240Z SPL820M by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 240Z SPL820M by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageDatsun 240Z SPL820M by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

I can't recall the last time I saw a Carina this old.

ImageToyota Carina GT-T A823VAE by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Honda NSX.

ImageHonda NSX G4NSX by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

I liked the look of these back in the day.

ImageNissan 300 ZX K323MGX by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Integra Type-R.

ImageHonda Integra Coupe Type R JAM335X by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

As ever, there are plenty of American pick ups at this meet, if that sort of thing floats your boat.

ImageChevrolet Advance Design 803UXN by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageChevrolet Advance Design 854YUG by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageChevrolet Silverado OBA502P by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageSaab 900 Turbo 16v Carlsson H298XYJ by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Some modern performance cars to drool over.

ImageFerrari California T LV16BEL by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageMcLaren 720S 72OY by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageAston Martin Vantage GT8 HB06AML by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Nice car, but I'm not to keen on the unusual colour.

ImageAston Martin Vantage GT8 HB06AML by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageBentley Continental GT G11TRO by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

ImageCaterham 7 Roadsport 2.0 V11AGT and Caterham 7 R400 R400AFB by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Stunning pearlescent yellow paint.

ImageTVR T350 AY54HZX by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

I'll end with three of the Capris together.

ImageThree of a Kind. by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr

Well, that's it for another meet. I hope that you enjoyed looking through the photos.

Andrew.
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Re: Queen Square April 2018

Postby D366Y » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:52 am

Fantastic as always Andrew! I think I'm going to make the effort to come down next month for my first Queens Square of the year!

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:33 pm

D366Y wrote:Fantastic as always Andrew! I think I'm going to make the effort to come down next month for my first Queens Square of the year!

Thanks Danny.
Does that mean that all went well with your recent MOT?
If you do go along, I'll make it the first QS meet of the year with my Capri too!

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Postby D366Y » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:24 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
D366Y wrote:Fantastic as always Andrew! I think I'm going to make the effort to come down next month for my first Queens Square of the year!

Thanks Danny.
Does that mean that all went well with your recent MOT?
If you do go along, I'll make it the first QS meet of the year with my Capri too!

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I've not got the car back yet, needs the strut top welding unfortunately, but I should have the car back by next month, fingers crossed anyway, I miss driving it! :lol:

I'll confirm a bit closer to the time but it should be all good by then

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Re: Queen Square April 2018

Postby andyd » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:28 pm

Good turnout judging by the weather :? All those Capri's look great.

The black XR3i was in your Weston Super Mare pics at Easter so must be fairly local. Not an XR Member that I know of, but our paths will cross :D

!600i with black plates......I wonder if he knows Jasonmarie :lol:

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:29 pm

andyd wrote:Good turnout judging by the weather :?

Hi Andy,
Yes, a varied turnout of cars as usual. A car or two for every taste!
The black XR3i usually turns up to the meets with the Capri boys, so I would guess he is local to the Bristol area.

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Re: Queen Square April 2018

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:11 pm

Great pictures Andrew. Yes, that AC is stunning. Big fan of that 240Z also. That 2.8 looks great on club 15's, on my radar for a future purchase I think. Liking the modern super cars you snapped too. Looking forward to making it up there later in the year. Cheers for uploading.

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Postby Peter-S » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Great pictures as always Andrew but it still looks like the middle of winter in Bristol - grey skies, bare trees don't they get spring in the west ;)
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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:10 pm

Hi Peter,
Peter-S wrote:Great pictures as always Andrew

Thanks!
Peter-S wrote: it still looks like the middle of winter in Bristol - grey skies, bare trees don't they get spring in the west ;)

It's best that I don't mention the cold temperature then....... :)

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:38 pm

I thought I'd better mention this on the off chance that anybody was planning on going to the May meet at QS. The date clashes with the Bristol half marathon which has Queen Square as part of the route, the meet will therefore be held at an alternative location. That location has not yet been revealed, but as the QS meets that are held elsewhere just don't have the same atmosphere, the chances are that I won't be going. As far as I'm aware, the June date is carrying on as normal at the regular location.

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Postby andyd » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:19 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I thought I'd better mention this on the off chance that anybody was planning on going to the May meet at QS. The date clashes with the Bristol half marathon which has Queen Square as part of the route, the meet will therefore be held at an alternative location. That location has not yet been revealed, but as the QS meets that are held elsewhere just don't have the same atmosphere, the chances are that I won't be going. As far as I'm aware, the June date is carrying on as normal at the regular location.

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From their Facebook page;

Update on next month’s location.

After a very successful meeting with a very understanding lady from the council it looks like we have a secured a fabulous location for the meet.
It will be unveiled very soon! We may have to limit numbers, but hopefully not. It would also be nice to make a small donation on arrival, but this will be confirmed.

I’m also hoping to make other locations a regular on the calendar to take a bit of pressure off the Square. So maybe every other month, or every few months we hold the meet elsewhere, this will also give us the chance to see what works well for us.

Look forward to hear your thoughts. But please don’t ask for the location just yet!

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 am

andyd wrote:I’m also hoping to make other locations a regular on the calendar

It's that part of the statement that worries me. Moving location turns this brilliant meet into just another car show with no real atmosphere.
The clash with the half marathon occurred two years ago, and on that occasion the location was relocated to a car dealership forecourt. It was mostly modern cars that turned up and therefore the great variety of cars that is the norm at QS was lost.
Don't get me started on the possibility of paying an admission fee....... :swear:

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Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:I’m also hoping to make other locations a regular on the calendar

It's that part of the statement that worries me. Moving location turns this brilliant meet into just another car show with no real atmosphere.
The clash with the half marathon occurred two years ago, and on that occasion the location was relocated to a car dealership forecourt. It was mostly modern cars that turned up and therefore the great variety of cars that is the norm at QS was lost.
Don't get me started on the possibility of paying an admission fee....... :swear:

Andrew.

People are always trying to change or improve things like this, but hopefully this meet will remain as it is.

Pretty used to paying admission fees here usually £5 min, but often free for visitors :doh: Only a few events are currently free for classic owners...
IMO, as many events raise money for charity everyone should pay £2 or £3 pounds, which would work out better in the long term.....

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Re: Queen Square April 2018

Postby D366Y » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:20 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I thought I'd better mention this on the off chance that anybody was planning on going to the May meet at QS. The date clashes with the Bristol half marathon which has Queen Square as part of the route, the meet will therefore be held at an alternative location. That location has not yet been revealed, but as the QS meets that are held elsewhere just don't have the same atmosphere, the chances are that I won't be going. As far as I'm aware, the June date is carrying on as normal at the regular location.

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Slightly annoying as I've more or less got everything sorted and was working towards this as my target date! :(
June will definitely have to be my first of the year then!!

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:17 pm

D366Y wrote:Slightly annoying as I've more or less got everything sorted and was working towards this as my target date! :(

Sorry about that Danny. In my experience, the confusion over alternative locations means that not as many people go. Those that do tend to be the boy racers in the newer cars.

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Andrew 2.8i wrote:
D366Y wrote:Slightly annoying as I've more or less got everything sorted and was working towards this as my target date! :(

Sorry about that Danny. In my experience, the confusion over alternative locations means that not as many people go. Those that do tend to be the boy racers in the newer cars.

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Not your fault Andrew, no need to apologise! I was just looking forward to getting out in what will hopefully be the sun if the weather ever improves :lol: Just have to go in June instead! :)

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue May 01, 2018 10:31 am

Hi Andrew.

Just seen your pics from the April QS Meet. As always a cracking turnout of classics. Good number of Fords too mate. Those Capri's are stunning. That Black Capri with the 7.5j deep dish wheels looks spot on..hmmm...i seem to recall a young forum member here who's a bit partial to a Black Deep-Dished Capri..hmmm... :lol:

Great array of pics Andrew. I have to agree with Rob. That 240Z is very very nice !! No wonder you make the effort to get along to this meet. Good on you fella :)

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue May 01, 2018 2:39 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Great array of pics Andrew. I have to agree with Rob. That 240Z is very very nice !! No wonder you make the effort to get along to this meet. Good on you fella :)

Thanks Nick,
I my opinion, it's the best car meet around. It's just a pity it's so far from home.
The 240Z was the star of the show and the best car there......after all the classic Fords, of course! :)

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 25, 2018 7:16 pm

D366Y wrote: Just have to go in June instead! :)

Advance warning: Sadly, the June meet has also been relocated to a council car park. :roll:
It's not the same if it isn't held in QS, so it's unlikely that I'll be going.

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Postby D366Y » Sat May 26, 2018 12:28 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
D366Y wrote: Just have to go in June instead! :)

Advance warning: Sadly, the June meet has also been relocated to a council car park. :roll:
It's not the same if it isn't held in QS, so it's unlikely that I'll be going.

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Frustrating to say the least, but it looks like my June has freed up a bit!

If they keep going at this rate I'll never make it there this year!!