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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:05 pm 
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Okay, this sounds like a spectacular idea worth traveling for. Assuming I could arrange a rental/loaner I am trying to figure out how I could sell this to the wife as part of a longer vacation.

The idea of Blyton holds appeal somewhere south of a root canal. But a nice scenic weekend drive...

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:14 pm 
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Really good idea, I suspect quite a few people, like me, don't have the resources to fund a full on track day car. Bring it on :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:22 pm 
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zbarbera wrote:
Okay, this sounds like a spectacular idea worth traveling for. Assuming I could arrange a rental/loaner I am trying to figure out how I could sell this to the wife as part of a longer vacation.

The idea of Blyton holds appeal somewhere south of a root canal. But a nice scenic weekend drive...


Here’s one to check out if you’re hiring

http://www.lakesanddales.co.uk/classic- ... -cooper-s/

I’ve no experience of them personally but they’ve been around a good few years


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:38 pm 
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docka wrote:
zbarbera wrote:
Okay, this sounds like a spectacular idea worth traveling for. Assuming I could arrange a rental/loaner I am trying to figure out how I could sell this to the wife as part of a longer vacation.

The idea of Blyton holds appeal somewhere south of a root canal. But a nice scenic weekend drive...


Here’s one to check out if you’re hiring

http://www.lakesanddales.co.uk/classic- ... -cooper-s/

I’ve no experience of them personally but they’ve been around a good few years


Wow. Ain't cheap is she?

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Bugger, I just realised I have now ruined a perfectly good plan to actually have something on the road.....

:lol:

ah well, I'll just need to cadge a lift! (clearly there is no hope of me turning a project round in over a year)

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Although this is broadly planned for May / June next year, I've been doing a bit of looking into the 'red tape' of such events (and what we can avoid!) as well as route planning etc.

Plan remains to keep it informal, ideally with around a dozen to 20 cars max, with folks free to make whatever arrangements they want - hotels, camping, Air BnB in the area etc, but in general, would folks prefer the run on a Saturday with a chance for folks to meet up for food / beers afterwards, or do the run on a Sunday, maybe with a gathering for those who want to be sociable the night before?

I'm assuming many will have to travel and so be looking at least at a Friday or Monday off work, but others may make a longer trip of it.

Also, for those traveling, are folks likely to need trailer storage? Not quite sure what the answer to that would be, but I can look to see if there are any options locally.

If enough folk are keen I can look at seeing if I can get a deal on rooms / food at one of the hotels (via the chamber of commerce or suchlike), or are folk happier to just sort it themselves? obviously secure parking will be a priority for many which may limit some options.

Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome (though obviously I don't promise to meet them all, particularly if they are from Rich! :D )

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:06 am 
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Thanks for all your hard work Al!

You can put me down for at least 1 spot. Will probably not need a trailer as I'll drive up.

My preference would be to meet up the afternoon / evening before then do the drive on Sunday so people can, if they want make a break for home Sunday evening, but I am of course flexible.

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 road event
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:55 am 
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Likewise I'd be interested, just need to sort a car!


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