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#91 ONLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:00 PM

Otherwise it'll be the wifes samba green Honda CRX.


Bring this. And the v5.

I'll bring a brown envelope.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:04 AM

Never really met anyone from AS, but seriously considering this if I don't have to work. Anyone coming from the north via the A1?



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:17 AM

Definitely will bring my secret* car to this. It hopefully will be cleaned between now and then of course....
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

What time will this be on until? I am working until 2 pm next week and am considering nipping down for a look if it will still be on.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 01:12 PM

Their website says 10AM until 3PM.



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 02:27 PM

Yes. I think we reached 'Peak Chod' about Midday, but I was early last year and it filled out quickly. We were gone by 1pm though.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:36 PM

Oh well, hopefully I will be able to make it next time. No doubt there will be loads of pictures and somebody will actually be able to tell me what Bramz7's secret new car is on the day

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:55 PM

Alternatively, we could always schedule ourselves an extra meet afterwards? It's a bloody long way, so I'd rather get more than just a few hours out of it. Anyone planning on stopping over?


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

Yes is the short answer.

 

I just got home from Cannock and I am going out or a BBQ for now,  no time to think about this now.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:34 PM

Can haz booked

 

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Agreed, must say am a bit bothered about the early closure for a show.  Prefer to making a day of these things.  3pm still seems too early, what with all the build-up, advertising and effort Hagerty and organisers have made.  Took me three goes to get booked - website extra pages bouncing all over the shop.

 

So, Little Chefs? one after the other, from 3pm then?  Sort of a hash brown pub crawl.  It may will never be repeatable


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:44 PM

I could be tempted to make the run... 


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:13 AM

I'm up for hanging around/going somewhere else local afterwards.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:23 AM

Can haz booked

 

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Agreed, must say am a bit bothered about the early closure for a show.  Prefer to making a day of these things.  3pm still seems too early, what with all the build-up, advertising and effort Hagerty and organisers have made.  Took me three goes to get booked - website extra pages bouncing all over the shop.

 

So, Little Chefs? one after the other, from 3pm then?  Sort of a hash brown pub crawl.  It may will never be repeatable

Your ticket is much fancier than mine. All I got was a sheet with 'classic car car park' on because I entered the concours and got turned down. They said it was a VIP ticket :-D


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:12 PM

Little Chefs in the viscinity

 

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Pubs in the viscinity

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

If we want a second event how about Fire engines 15 miles away?

 

We might have to leave Stowe early to make it worthwhile because they are only open until 5 pm last entry 4pm.

 

http://bucksrailcent...ct.php?xProd=42

 

Camping in our field is not out of the question, we just need to make some arrangements for you know what.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:20 PM

 

Little Chefs in the viscinity

 

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Pubs in the viscinity

 

 

 

The Robin hood is probably the best for our group if they have space and you would have to book soon.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:42 PM

I could be tempted to make the run... 

 

Rover is not good on a motorway run at all - ahm oot.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:05 AM

What, and a 1962 Vauxhall that runs out of gearing at 50mph, because it pre-dates most of the M1, is?


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:36 AM

Rover is not good on a motorway run at all - ahm oot.


Eh? In what way?
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:37 AM

Oh and I'm up for Little Chef. Seems a fine idea to say goodbye to them. Is Angry Dicky coming and does he still have the signs?
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:18 AM

Oh and I'm up for Little Chef. Seems a fine idea to say goodbye to them. 

I never liked and won't miss them.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

If we want a second event how about Fire engines 15 miles away?

We might have to leave Stowe early to make it worthwhile because they are only open until 5 pm last entry 4pm.

 

http://bucksrailcent...ct.php?xProd=42

 

I like the idea but the trip to Quainton could take 45 minutes



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

The Robin hood is probably the best for our group if they have space and you would have to book soon.

 

That's a pokey car park though.  Might do though, depends on convoy size and how busy they are on a Sunday, obvs

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

I never liked and won't miss them.

 

Same here, however because AS  8)

 

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Choice of northbound Towester or southbound Bicester, I guess.  Or do round robin tour* taking in both.

 

Towcester has large car park (and a Buddies across the road) as well as BP next door for Pez shots.

 

Bicester has smaller car park (but a massive Tesco one across the road) and a Hungry Horse next door as a similar cheap and cheerless alternative.  Esso on site for similar Pez pr0n.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:09 PM

That's a pokey car park though.  Might do though, depends on convoy size and how busy they are on a Sunday, obvs

 

https://tinyurl.com/ycekv2c4

 

 

It is a busy place and while they have 40ish parking places there is no overflow and the layby across the road is used by locals 

 

If we are a small group something like this will be fine, otherwise maybe into Milton Keynes for one of the chains such as Hungry Horse.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:21 PM

Same here, however because AS  8)

 

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Choice of northbound Towester or southbound Bicester, I guess.  Or do round robin tour* taking in both.

 

Towcester has large car park (and a Buddies across the road) as well as BP next door for Pez shots.

 

Bicester has smaller car park (but a massive Tesco one across the road) and a Hungry Horse next door as a similar cheap and cheerless alternative.  Esso on site for similar Pez pr0n.

 

That's the thing. This is about more than enjoying a meal. The loss of Little Chef feels somehow worth marking, even if it means paying slightly too much for slightly grim food.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

even if it means paying slightly too much for slightly grim food.

 

Exactly 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:39 PM

Eh? In what way?


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

That doesn't sound ideal. Especially given my S-MX will do over 30mpg with a larger engine and the aerodynamics of a house.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

I've seem to have aquired a parking pass for the pre 1990 bit with a 1991 Citroen. will I get in or thrown out into general parking?


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