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#1 OFFLINE   quicksilver

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:13 PM

Hagerty have just confirmed the date for this year's Festival of the Unexceptional. It's on 22nd July at a new and even posher venue, Stowe House near Buckingham. That's only a couple of miles from me so it'd be rude not to take the Maxi. Anyone else up for it?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:15 PM

Guess what I will be there.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

Could be tempted



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

Me going  too & have a Picnic.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

I'd be tempted too

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

Very likely, not too far but far enough for a good drive in the Ovlov.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:43 PM

I'll be in some sort of French car I suspect. Probably BX shaped...

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:49 PM

Sounds like an ideal day out for the Dyane.

 

(...if I ever get my thumb out my arse and MOT the thing...)


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:02 PM

Blah blah judging dribble wibble a cold pint of Coke please

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:06 PM

Good trip for the X1/9 I think.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:07 PM

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:14 PM

Well I've just been to register the fiat, and the form says made between ''66 and " 84. But all the blurb says pre 1989?
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

Well I've just been to register the fiat, and the form says made between ''66 and " 84. But all the blurb says pre 1989?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

I'm actually really tempted to book the Dolomite in for this, it's just whether i can be arsed to get up early to drive over 2 hours to get there before 10am, is it worth it?
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:21 PM

Well I've just been to register the fiat, and the form says made between ''66 and " 84. But all the blurb says pre 1989?


What year is the X1/9?

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:22 PM

What year is the X1/9?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:23 PM

Want us to have a word?


Well a consistent entry policy or explanation of same would be helpful :-)
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:26 PM

Will fart over and have a word.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:27 PM

I'm actually really tempted to book the Dolomite in for this, it's just whether i can be arsed to get up early to drive over 2 hours to get there before 10am, is it worth it?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:15 PM

I fancy having a look at this for once.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:42 AM

Well a consistent entry policy or explanation of same would be helpful :-)


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:56 AM

I'm actually really tempted to book the Dolomite in for this, it's just whether i can be arsed to get up early to drive over 2 hours to get there before 10am, is it worth it?

 

Yes.  

 

100% Yes.

 

SpottedLaurel was talk abouting coming again this year.  If you liked, we could always do a convoy from mine (which is just over 1/2 way) and we could eat etc?

 

We could even do a short detour to take in the majesty of the B645.

 

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The bASe caused quite a stir in the car park last year when AngryDicky took it, and it'd be nice to repeat that.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:57 AM

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

Stowe is not far from me, and the drive to there from my place is quite scenic and curvy.  I will see if they will let me bring the SD1 and the Dolomite, and if both are going may need to recruit some gullible rube helpful person to drive one of the jalopies.

 

My parents used to a run a pub close to Stowe, where I sometimes took a turn behind the bar when I was visiting at weekends.  I did not form a high opinion of the Stowe School sixth formers who used to come in for underage pints.  Mucho entitlement, rather poor manners. The geezer/pikey market traders who used to come in for a stayback after Finmere Market on Sundays were more fun.  The school has a rep for being posh and thick. The building and grounds are fab, however.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:04 AM

Yes.  

 

100% Yes.

 

SpottedLaurel was talk abouting coming again this year.  If you liked, we could always do a convoy from mine (which is just over 1/2 way) and we could eat etc?

 

We could even do a short detour to take in the majesty of the B645.

 

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The bASe caused quite a stir in the car park last year when AngryDicky took it, and it'd be nice to repeat that.

 

 

Gotz to get the Dan/Skizzer/Junkman/me Granada Estate there too if poss. 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

Stowe is not far from me, and the drive to there from my place is quite scenic and curvy. I will see if they will let me bring the SD1 and the Dolomite, and if both are going may need to recruit some gullible rube helpful person to drive one of the jalopies.

My parents used to a run a pub close to Stowe, where I sometimes took a turn behind the bar when I was visiting at weekends. I did not form a high opinion of the Stowe School sixth formers who used to come in for underage pints. Mucho entitlement, rather poor manners. The geezer/pikey market traders who used to come in for a stayback after Finmere Market on Sundays were more fun. The school has a rep for being posh and thick. The building and grounds are fab, however.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:30 PM

Gotz to get the Dan/Skizzer/Junkman/me Granada Estate there too if poss. 

 

If it's anything like last year they have

 

1) The Arena Cars.  These are concourse, or at least very very presentable.  You need to show photographs on your online entry and they pick who gets in here (about 20-30 cars)

 

2) The Retro Car Park.  If you arrive in something pre-1990 you'll get put in the chodpark.  This is where the real fun is, and where the bASe was last year.

 

3) Public Car Park.  Anything monochrome and Audi.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:45 PM

Sounds good to me, I just need to check the domestic calendar but I think it should be OK. Last year was thoroughly excellent (although I did augment my visit with a trip to Silverstone afterwards for some racing my son wanted to see and an overnight stay at Billing for Toyota Club's show). To give me flexibility on what I bring I shall probably not bother with the arena. Front row of the next one did me just fine.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

Yes please it's much closer to my gaff than last time


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

I may go if the weather is decent.  Stow is a bit posh - David Niven went to school there.  I don't know where my bow tie is ..... hang on, I've never had one.  I'll possibly get my '61 Reliant MOT'd before then.

 

Concours cars are nice to look at but the chod park is more real world and interesting.







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