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Festival of the Unexceptional, 22 July 2017

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#211 OFFLINE   ianbmw

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:46 PM

Evening All, brilliant feedback and thank you all for coming and your patience at the gate! I had the joy of trying to park the 820 modern vehicles and trying to figure out, A what language they were speaking and B if they were there for the School, the house, the wedding or the Unexceptional! So yes I was the handsome Hagerty employee on the gate upsetting TVR and 911 owners!

I must stress that we want the classic car park to be full of equally unexceptional vehicles, we did choose 5 from the car park as wild cards for the concourse, the super low mileage Peugeot saloon being my choice.

Any feedback or suggestions, please message me!

P.S I am an old car enthusiast, I enjoy my job but I won't answer any insurance questions on forums, I just want to talk about cars!



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#212 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:35 AM

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Evening All, brilliant feedback and thank you all for coming and your patience at the gate! I had the joy of trying to park the 820 modern vehicles and trying to figure out, A what language they were speaking and B if they were there for the School, the house, the wedding or the Unexceptional! So yes I was the handsome Hagerty employee on the gate upsetting TVR and 911 owners!

I must stress that we want the classic car park to be full of equally unexceptional vehicles, we did choose 5 from the car park as wild cards for the concourse, the super low mileage Peugeot saloon being my choice.

Any feedback or suggestions, please message me!

P.S I am an old car enthusiast, I enjoy my job but I won't answer any insurance questions on forums, I just want to talk about cars!

 

I would say this is a brilliant venue for the event.

 

Very minor grips:

Difficulty to get on the booking site

Two wrong post codes in the how to find instructions


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

Why is everything Cornwall so bloody far from Everything else in the Universe Cornwall?! Looks like an impressive turnout!

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I really need to make the effort to get my bum to this next year. Looks superb.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:40 AM

 

Evening All, brilliant feedback and thank you all for coming and your patience at the gate! I had the joy of trying to park the 820 modern vehicles and trying to figure out, A what language they were speaking and B if they were there for the School, the house, the wedding or the Unexceptional! So yes I was the handsome Hagerty employee on the gate upsetting TVR and 911 owners!

I must stress that we want the classic car park to be full of equally unexceptional vehicles, we did choose 5 from the car park as wild cards for the concourse, the super low mileage Peugeot saloon being my choice.

Any feedback or suggestions, please message me!

P.S I am an old car enthusiast, I enjoy my job but I won't answer any insurance questions on forums, I just want to talk about cars!

 

I would say this is a brilliant venue for the event.

 

Very minor grips:

Difficulty to get on the booking site

Two wrong post codes in the how to find instructions

 

 

I'd just add that I got confused when trying to book my car in for the classic-only parking. I thought that was the concours, which I knew my car was not good enough for. Grateful to staff for letting me park in the classic section anyway.


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#215 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

Maybe next year we could open the field of dreams for camping to coincide with this event as it is only 8 miles away.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:09 AM

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robT takes a photo of dollywobbler taking a photo (with added Six-cylinder content).

 

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Meanwhile, dollywobbler takes a photo of robT taking a photo (with added Six-cylinder content).


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:52 AM

I also think fantastic venue, but think the house's toilets could have been made available. Six portaloos weren't really adequate!

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:55 AM

A few more random pics.

 

Caramac Stellar interior.  The owner kindly let us sit in it.  At one point three of us were in there (me, AnthonyG and Wuvvum) having impure thoughts...

 

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Lovely, original 5 with wobbed up bits

 

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On the way out

 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:49 AM

Rob, is that the interior of Ray's Gold Medal Stellar?
To my eternal regret I never made it to the interior at SF16, I was too busy drooling all over the exterior.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:35 AM

Rob, is that the interior of Ray's Gold Medal Stellar?
To my eternal regret I never made it to the interior at SF16, I was too busy drooling all over the exterior.

 

No.  I think it must be the reddish Stellar - there's a bit of that colour visible in the shut line.  Mine is the same colour inside but has detail differences e.g. electric window switches on the doors, not on the central console.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:45 AM

Ah okay, thanks Ray. I knew it wasn't Mat's and, as I say, I unfortunately never got round to inspecting the inside of yours.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

Ah okay, thanks Ray. I knew it wasn't Mat's and, as I say, I unfortunately never got round to inspecting the inside of yours.

 

...and I forgot to mention the all important difference - a gold (coloured!) medallion stuck to the passenger side dash panel, commemorating the Seoul Olympics of 1988.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:19 PM

It'll be ages before I properly sort out my photos, but I've just had a pleasant lunchtime playing "Where's Wuvvum".

 

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Here he ponders the lack of chrome arches whilst AS old boys yarn on about the good old days.

 

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Another big saloon catches his eye. AngryDicky can be seen in full power-dressing splendour.

 

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Ah, he's seen me.

 

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Meanwhile, Hirst's Quintet was such a hit it actually had people praying to it. Quite a strong reaction, but justified.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:27 PM

Rob, is that the interior of Ray's Gold Medal Stellar?


The reddish Stellar belonged to a chap also called Alex, who I think is on here occasionally.
I'm disappointed that you couldn't tell from the dials that the interior photos are clearly from a pre-facelift Stellar, and hence couldnt possibly be Ray's special edition model from the following year. 3/10 Must try harder!
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

Hi folks, long time no post!  I had a really fab day at FOTU, my first time at the event.  I'm sorry I didn't meet with all the shiters present but a fab day had by all and great to see those who I did have a yarn with. It seems I managed to hide all the crappy bits on my Sunny's bodywork pretty convincingly too 8)  There were some awesome cars there and for me the mint 505, Tempra and trio of Stellars were real highlights along with Hirst's Quintet, a model of car I haven't touched since 1986.


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I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:23 PM

Hi folks, long time no post!  I had a really fab day at FOTU, my first time at the event.  I'm sorry I didn't meet with all the shiters present but a fab day had by all and great to see those who I did have a yarn with. It seems I managed to hide all the crappy bits on my Sunny's bodywork pretty convincingly too 8)  There were some awesome cars there and for me the mint 505, Tempra and trio of Stellars were real highlights along with Hirst's Quintet, a model of car I haven't touched since 1986.

 

Frankly, I think the rust bubbles are what made the car a clear winner at an event celebrating the imperfect! Good to see you again.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:04 PM

I'm really quite disappointed that i couldn't make this, i was really looking forwards to it until i found it was the same day as i was driving home from a wet holiday in Devon. I'd even got the Dolomite booked in too.

Next year I'll *definitely be there.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

This was a great show and it was good to see Autoshiters new and old. Now I know the guy I vaguely recognised talking to Darren ReallyLoud was the legendary Pogweasel!

Thanks are due to Six-cylinder for letting me drive his lovely little MG Metro to the event. It felt good to turn up in something appropriate for a change!

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:36 AM

Hey if I have the power of sight next year I'll see if I can come down. 


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:38 PM

Even though I only saw a fraction of this I reckon it’s pretty much the perfect car show, for me anyway. Theres nowt wrong with car clubs of course, they are the backbone of the old car movement, but not having any present here means this show avoids the whole ‘bunting/roped-off areas/regalia/unspoken inter-marque rivalry’ bollocks afflicting most old car shows that make me feel a little bit embarrassed inside to attend (like I am a normal person who is attending a ‘Games Workshop’ miniature goblin-painting conference on the quiet away from family, colleagues etc). I think you could take anyone to this show and they would enjoy it, even if they weren’t an old car dweeb.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:26 PM

It's taken a while but my photos are now online and can be seen on Flickr. Lots of hardcore uber-rare shite included!

 

Just to give you an idea of how posh the venue was (with added Lada)

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

I must get to this one year! Everything looks in presentable condition from the photos, do they frown upon folk turning up in proper old toss with huge dents in the panels or odd-coloured doors and that?

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

There was a fairly rough Avenger estate on the field (parked next to an immaculate one the same colour), but most of the cars were relatively tidy it's true.  I came in the Rover of Doom which matches most aspects of your description, but I parked out in the main car park with the plebs.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

No-one seemed to complain about my battle-scarred, filthy Bluebird. I was speaking to the organiser at the weekend, and suggested a separate section for 'Festival of the plain awful.' Proton next year?


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:19 PM

Hey, Spottedlaurel's lad is in the Torygraph!



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:36 PM

Hey, Spottedlaurel's lad is in the Torygraph!

 

So is my arse...


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 11:36 PM

OK, I've spotted Quicksilver, but I'm struggling a bit with Wobbler's hindquarters...



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:10 AM

Hey, Spottedlaurel's lad is in the Torygraph!

 

We saw that, I think he was quite pleased. I must print that piece out and send it to the original owner, I feel I owe her an update on how the little thing is going now I have some positive news.

 

P.S. Alongside the article was a link to "24 UK attractions you must take your kids to before they turn 16". I haven't read it, but I'm guessing FOTU probably isn't on the list.......


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