Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

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Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby andyd » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:10 pm

The event will be held on May 6th https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-ford/

The XR Owners club will not be attending.......Another Westcountry club is apparently giving it a miss too :?
We thought it was getting a bit too modern with all the Fiesta/Focus ST's and RS's etc, and the fact it's over a 200 mile round trip, and a good 16 hour day for some. Along with that, poor XR Members turnout since 2015 hasn't helped either, therefore we have decided to do something closer to home.

Hope some of you guys still attend, and booking details are in the link, or as long as you turn up at the same time you can all park together.

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Jasonmarie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:07 pm

Funny as I see a you tube of the cars leaving the event this year and it was wheelspin and smoke in newer fords .

Not my cup of tea as my wife said the other week when I dropped the Capri off for its mot I drove like a old boy .
Don’t know if that’s a good thing or bad .

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Taff50ish » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:50 am

Hi Andy,

First off, let me thank you for all the work you have put into this over the last years to get us all together for a Great Day out. Thank you!!!

Sadly I did miss last years show, but I do understand what you mean about all the modern metal (Sorry, plastic...) there, also the drive, I do love driving the Cappa, but it is a long day once your back home and nodding off with your first Beer in hand on the sofa... :xd: :xd: :xd:

I hope to meet up at another show next year again, maybe something half way'ish between us??? Cheers Andy, all the very best and thanks for the time you put into this again,

John...

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby sheff » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:27 pm

Not sure I'll go this year, as it has become a bit too modern :(

If the suns out on the day I might pop along just to get some photo's, but then I'll go for a nice drive and have some fun. Hopefully Mark (Brooky) will have his car sorted by then and we can have a good drive out :drive:

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby andyd » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:00 am

sheff wrote:Not sure I'll go this year, as it has become a bit too modern :(

If the suns out on the day I might pop along just to get some photo's, but then I'll go for a nice drive and have some fun. Hopefully Mark (Brooky) will have his car sorted by then and we can have a good drive out :drive:

As you are fairly local it sounds a good plan.

I think many shows are going the same way, unless the organizers put a cap on age of cars. Many already do that.

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:06 pm

The trouble is at Simply Ford, the more exhibitors they have the more money the organisers make from the entrance fees. That's why they'll never stop the newer cars from going. I think that's a shame for the visitors as allowing all Fords to go makes the show too big, and it's very difficult, if not impossible, to get around it all in one day.

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby andyd » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:34 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The trouble is at Simply Ford, the more exhibitors they have the more money the organisers make from the entrance fees. That's why they'll never stop the newer cars from going. I think that's a shame for the visitors as allowing all Fords to go makes the show too big, and it's very difficult, if not impossible, to get around it all in one day.

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:agree: Andrew, It's a car show not a classic car show so anything goes.

I like the Mk1 & 2 Focus RS, but don't want to look at a field full of them.

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:54 pm

When you've seen one electric orange Focus ST, you've seen 'em all! :D

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Also what is with all this foot on the brake and do a wheelspin in 30-50 year old cars
There was a YouTube of capris leaving somewhere and there’s really nice capris doing spinning and at the end of the YouTube video one is pulled by the old bill in a unmarked cop car .
I know it’s my age and I sound like my grandad ( would say dad but I think he would do wheel spinning and he is 73 )

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby andyd » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Also what is with all this foot on the brake and do a wheelspin in 30-50 year old cars
There was a YouTube of capris leaving somewhere and there’s really nice capris doing spinning and at the end of the YouTube video one is pulled by the old bill in a unmarked cop car .
I know it’s my age and I sound like my grandad ( would say dad but I think he would do wheel spinning and he is 73 )

:agree: Grandad :lol:
I don't like to see it either.

Also when people under 25 can afford to run an ST/RS or Impreza etc, it's usually time to move onto something else IMO, as everyone that owns the same type of car gets tarred with the same brush and insurance premiums often suffers too :doh:

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:09 pm

andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:The trouble is at Simply Ford, the more exhibitors they have the more money the organisers make from the entrance fees. That's why they'll never stop the newer cars from going. I think that's a shame for the visitors as allowing all Fords to go makes the show too big, and it's very difficult, if not impossible, to get around it all in one day.

Andrew.

:agree: Andrew, It's a car show not a classic car show so anything goes.

I like the Mk1 & 2 Focus RS, but don't want to look at a field full of them.

I've got to be honest, I really like the modern stuff as much as the classics but a field full of the same model (in the same colour) is too much. As for the current Focus RS, it's a great car & a future classic. A pity then that they have some engine issues, workmate Luke is on his 3rd engine under warranty. He drives it hard daily & also uses it for track days but even so, that's a lot of new engines on a 16 plate car.

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby andyd » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:The trouble is at Simply Ford, the more exhibitors they have the more money the organisers make from the entrance fees. That's why they'll never stop the newer cars from going. I think that's a shame for the visitors as allowing all Fords to go makes the show too big, and it's very difficult, if not impossible, to get around it all in one day.

Andrew.

:agree: Andrew, It's a car show not a classic car show so anything goes.

I like the Mk1 & 2 Focus RS, but don't want to look at a field full of them.

I've got to be honest, I really like the modern stuff as much as the classics but a field full of the same model (in the same colour) is too much. As for the current Focus RS, it's a great car & a future classic. A pity then that they have some engine issues, workmate Luke is on his 3rd engine under warranty. He drives it hard daily & also uses it for track days but even so, that's a lot of new engines on a 16 plate car.

Heard a few issues with the new Focus RS, paint issues especially.

A Mk2 RS in Performance Blue :cheers: That Volvo engine is great.

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:08 pm

andyd wrote:A Mk2 RS in Performance Blue :cheers: That Volvo engine is great.

Think that's my favourite RS Focus combination, the MK2 has the right amount of everything IMO, there's a good buying guide feature in last months EVO magazine, they rate the car highly, especially the engine. Nice modern Fast :ford: .

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:33 pm

By the way, September isn't possible for me as that meet is held on the second Sunday of the month, and that clashes with another event. I can't remember what though.... :)

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Re: Simply Ford Beaulieu 2018

Postby D366Y » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:59 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:By the way, September isn't possible for me as that meet is held on the second Sunday of the month, and that clashes with another event. I Can't remember what though.... :)

Andrew.


I have to make sure I show my face for that other event! The Ol' Bill love me there! :lol:


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