Beaulieu 2024

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
cockney21
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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My '74 Cooper got lumped in that group too :D . I don't think there is much incentive for owners who use their cars on a regular basis to go up against trailer trophy hunters...but I suppose that is the nature of Concours.
floormanager
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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snoopy64 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:51 am Did anyone look at the Bangers & Cash car from the current series? I was short on time and didn’t get a chance to have a good look, the overall finish looked good to me (ignoring the ‘correctness’ issues)
I did look at it. For £30K, I'd have wanted the doors to be flush with the body when closed. MK3 rear window seals, maybe because they are better -dunno. Electric windscreen washers, the front close panel has already been discussed and looks dreadful. Shame to spoil the car.
Polarsilver
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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Overheard a Concours 2024 Judge saying he was looking for originality.. perhaps he should be looking at the quality of the bodyshell repair welds :oops:

am i alone in thinking MCR Beaulieu has lost its sparkle in the past few years :roll:
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Peter Laidler
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You're not alone there Norman.........

It's beginning to look like a bit of an allsorts day
swifty
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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As I mentioned in an earlier post . The mk1 S replicas were down in numbers and the modified classes were up on entrants. It may change next year ? .
1963 austin Cooper s mk1 1071
1966 Austin Cooper s mk1 1275
1968 Austin Cooper mk2 998
1962 Morris mini super 850
Porsche 997 turbo S
Ford transit van 280s.

I am from Essex
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snoopy64
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The general atmosphere was missing for me. I wish they would separate the car parking again… that used to be the main event for me but it’s difficult to appreciate the classics when they interspersed between the MINIs and vice versa I would add. There were some lovely early R53s

The old sparkle wasn’t there but equally getting volunteers to help is a mighty task
Cheers

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swifty
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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I thought it was great . I entered in the concours this year so was really busy . Just wished I had more time to look at all the minis … Shirley
1963 austin Cooper s mk1 1071
1966 Austin Cooper s mk1 1275
1968 Austin Cooper mk2 998
1962 Morris mini super 850
Porsche 997 turbo S
Ford transit van 280s.

I am from Essex
mini_surfari
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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swifty wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:01 pm I thought it was great . I entered in the concours this year so was really busy . Just wished I had more time to look at all the minis … Shirley
Which car were you in this year? I spotted you as I was parking parking up then didn’t see you again.
floormanager
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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It is what we make of it. I enjoyed it, agree parking should be segregated.
AndyPen
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Re: Beaulieu 2024

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I have to say that for me it was a great day, not least because of the purchase of a few more rare bits and bobs for my cars ;-)
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