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#1 OFFLINE   Zantimisfit

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:13 PM

Anyone going? Date is April 13th I believe.

 

Not been before due to being in that there abroad, but assuming its not the victim of weather like last year, then I will be there with the very orange Mini . Anyone else going there for a spot of Montego licking? 

 

Just wondered.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:15 PM

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:59 PM

Yes, planning on it but looks like the only roadworthy attendee will be the Streetwise (subject to MoT) - not too bothered as there's usually tons of SWs there,, but I would rather have wafted over in the 620 (failed MoT) or the 214 (broken)


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:24 AM

It’s worth going if only to point and laugh at nearing-middle aged men who drive R3 200s with scissor doors and Max Power body kits.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:49 AM

I'd love to take the ZT-T, and I only live down the road. Got a baby due on April 12th though, I think that might get in the way a bit...


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:36 AM

I am planning to give the VP 1500 it first outing following its engine/gearbox transplant. It is due back to me next week complete with its replacement beige door and paint that has a leather grain finish, in fact just look for the scruffiest car there!

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:53 PM

I'll be there.

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#8 OFFLINE   Zantimisfit

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:27 PM

So we have a selection of Rover loveliness plus an alligator skin VDP. Excellent. 

 

For he uninitiated how does it work? Do you just drive up at the required time and get directed to the appropriate bit of parkland? Or are there secret things to be aware of?



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:58 PM

Are SD1s allowed, being as how they were built in Solihull rather than Longbridge? Mine needs a run (and an MOT, but that shouldn’t be too hard).

Saying that, if it’s all scissor door R3s and OMGMGPOWER HHRs then I will probably give it a run somewhere else.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:12 PM

I think the broader BMC, BL, Austin Rover, MG Rover product line is welcome. I can't see that the ghost of Leonard Lord would angrily haunt you if you turned up in something from Cowley for example. Having said that I've not actually been before so maybe you would be attacked by a torch wielding mob if you turned up in a Morris Minor....I'm just going off photos of previous events though so what do I know


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:46 PM

You want to get there early otherwise the que is horrendous. I think Dollywobbler overheated one year and I was stuck in the traffic jam for ages. Once in, just park up in the relevant section, there are marshals to ask/direct you. Some car clubs are always there, you don't have to park with them if you don't want to. There is the Cowley convoy for Nuffield relics.

I haven't been for a few years, will see if I can attend this year.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:58 PM

Are SD1s allowed, being as how they were built in Solihull rather than Longbridge? Mine needs a run (and an MOT, but that shouldn’t be too hard).
 

 

In spite of the armed guards at Longbridge being given orders to keep Solihull out some times they still make it in!

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:21 PM

You're all assuming the event actually goes ahead, lol. It has form for last minute cancellations.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:36 PM

TBF the rain was horrific last year and turned the park into a quagmire, so they had little choice but to cancel at the 11th hour. There was still an unofficial gathering apparently.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:16 PM

You want to get there early otherwise the que is horrendous. I think Dollywobbler overheated one year and I was stuck in the traffic jam for ages. Once in, just park up in the relevant section, there are marshals to ask/direct you. Some car clubs are always there, you don't have to park with them if you don't want to. There is the Cowley convoy for Nuffield relics.
I haven't been for a few years, will see if I can attend this year.


Aye. I think that was when we were in the 3-Litre. It got warm, but not critically so. Mind you, I got my A90 Westminster steaming at Ferry Meadows one year. Big shows have queues.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

Go early, especially if good weather is forecast. It's a park wherever you like sort of thing. You can hunt out Clubs/any group that puts up a banner, but if you time it wrong you can spend too much time trying to drive round and find them, or end up pissing everyone off by trying to drive against the flow. Best just to get in and park up.

 

Anything Austin, Morris or Rover goes, regardless of where it was built (I bet most attendees will think it all came from the hallowed ground across Lowhill Lane, anyway!) Oddly sniffy about people trying to get Land Rover, Range Rover and early MINI products in, though.

 

As already mentioned, being early April, the whole show is subject to short notice cancellation, which is fair enough as the organisers can't risk ruining the park or the Council would never agree to host it again I should imagine. People seem pretty clued-up for organising short notice pop-up-POLs in the local area. Check social media on the day. Popular alternatives are the British Motor Museum, Gaydon and The Transport Museum, Wythall.

 

I'm planning on going (come rain or shine - I have a Premier Inn booked!) in either or both of these, depending on a second driver;

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:37 PM

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

Is it just me that hears the name of this gathering each year, and always thinks it sounds like it should be rainbow coloured?
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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:35 PM

It’s worth going if only to point and laugh at nearing-middle aged men who drive R3 200s with scissor doors and Max Power body kits.

It’s also good for seeing how many many enamel union jacks, P5 era viking motifs, chrome bonnet racks and other bits of high class giffer tat you can stick on a single 75.

There’s a black one called ‘Windrush’ which has been at every PoL I’ve ever attended.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

I reckon I'm in pole position as my nephew lives walking distance away from the park. He is my Godson (yeah I know...but it kept the grandparents happy!) and, though I say it myself, I've done a quite excellent job looking after his spiritual and moral wellbeing, and, as an aside, done much to encourage an unhealthy interest in all the works of British Leyland. As a result then he feels, understandably, indebted to me and is letting me stay at his place. I will be at the front of the queue at dawn with the Swedish "Hundkoja"

 

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