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  1. New venue just announced for FOTU 2019 - Saturday 20 July, 10am to 4pm at Claydon House, MK18 2EX (same general area as Stowe). Would make a nice 6-mile jaunt through the north Bucks countryside from the Field of Dreams. Concours applications open in January and general spectator/classic tickets will be available in March. Entry criteria has been widended too and it now says it's open to "unexceptional classics from 1966 to 1996".
  2. As I posted a while back the venue I can arrange is Cheriton Fitzpaine Football Club (close to EX17 4HB) just off the A3072 from Tiverton to Crediton, about 10 miles out of Exeter. Not quite as remote as Saabnut's but out in the sticks. It is far enough away from houses that we shouldn't be causing aggravation. June seems to be clear of both bank and school holidays so the motorways heading south should be as manageable as they ever are. So, any chance of getting a concensus on which weekend it should be? Can someone more IT adept than me put up a poll for this? The FA cup is on 18th May so the local football season should be finished and if the date is decided well in advance we can get it blocked off so we don't get allocated a home game that day if the season over runs. It seems probable that the village maidens won't be having their 50th birthdays party at the Football Club, and the birthday of the the maiden who is a Club Committee member is in August. Going on attendance at SFs 17 and 18 there should be enough room for hard standing parking with overflow onto the 5-a-side area where tents can be. The Club house has toilets, showers, bar (£2.80/pint at the moment, but mostly lager as that is what footballers swill down their necks) and kitchen (this subject to the kitchen ladies being happy about the use of "their" domain). Suggested £5 a night per car. Local attractions: the farm shop down the road for the all day breakfast; Sandford Orchards for cider; Moretonhampstead Motor Museum for adventuring down single track roads to get there, I can guarantee there will be no midges, and I'm reasonably confident that June is horse fly free.
  3. AUCTION REPORT LINKS: If you're browsing this thread for the ver' first time and want to get straight into the meat 'n' potatoes, as it were, then here's the links to all the Nordie Shiters' Terrible Terrible Car Auction Event Write-ups, with Datsuncog as your ever-enthusiastic compere de merde. Wednesday 8th August 2018 Wednesday 12th September 2018 Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Wednesday 5th December 2018 Wednesday 16th January 2019 Wednesday 20 March 2019 SUPER SPECIAL INTERACTIVE EDITION *************************************************** Righto, shite fans of Norn Iron, A suggestion has been put forth that a mini-meet of sorts could be arranged for those of us perched atop this enchanted rock, to strengthen bonds and ogle at terrible, terrible cars about to be inflicted on some other poor bugger. Venue is: Ballyclare Car Auctions, Dennison Industrial Estate, Ballyclare BT39 9EB http://ballyclarecarauction.co.uk/ Date is: Wednesday 8th August 2018, from 7pm onward http://autoshite.com/calendar/event/52-northern-ireland-mini-meet-ballyclare-auctions/ Deep-fried items of varying degrees of danger are, apparently, available onsite for those who wish to test the strength of their stomach and other major organs. So pop along, in whatever vehicle you fancy, for a bit of craic and to participate in the ever-popular Crispiest Wheelarch Spotting Competition. I'll be there, I believe The_Equalizer will be there, and a few other expressions of interest have been indicated from local shiters. I may even be wearing my newly-arrived Autoshite t-shirt (courtesy of FilthyJohn) to aid recognition. Drop a line below if you reckon you fancy coming along! Dat.
  4. I have spoken to Lesley Cook who looks after the Hammond Microcar collection in Kent (TN12 postcode - between Headcorn and Staplehurst). The original owners founded the RUMcar register/forum. I have confirmed that up to 20 cars from us (quirkier the better she says!) will turn up on 12th May 1pm for a tour. The 20 car limit is due to only so much hard standing. Apparently there is a pub down the road for drink/food afterwards. This is a private collection, so we can only attend at this time and date unless you make your own separate arrangements. The charge is £3 a head, which I think is very fair. I will happily play banker (yes, banker) on the day. The limit is 20 cars, but up to 30-40 people. So please put your username below (and any other forum members who will be in the car with you). https://www.hammondmicrocars.com/ 1. egg 2. GrumpiusMaximus + better half 3. SierraMikeHotel 4. JoeySpud 5. Parky (maybe) 6. Lightbulbfun (maybe with Parky) 7. Christine 8. Inconsistant 9. Nigel Bickle 10. Bramz7 11. Six-Cylinder + Hairnet 12. Adw1977 13. Skoda_Fan 14. Amishtat + friend 15. RobT 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Let me know if you have any other questions. I will share this thread with the owner to show our genuine intent.
  5. Has anyone had a go at auto testing? I have seen that there is an event at Blackburn Services in Feb . I quite fancy taking starlet along, but would like to know what is involved.
  6. Every first Sunday of the month Haynes Motor Museum has a breakfast meet from 9am to 12am. If you haven't been to Haynes before it's a brilliant museum in Sparkford near Yeovil by the A303. Ideal stop off point on the way to Devon and Cornwall. The breakfast meet has been going for a while now and it's getting very popular. Basically a morning where car enthusiasts can rock up in whatever they have and go for a browse on other people's cars. Very much a extreme mix of cars. From fake Ferraris to real Ferraris, Fiesta ST to Sierra Cosworths and from Hyundai Traget to badly modified Civics. Everything goes. I've been meaning to go for a long while and decided I would have a jaunt up in the Jag before I sold it to see a couple of mates there. As usual, the trip in the Jag was largely uneventful. Only issue I had was being low on fuel. As it was Somerset, most of the petrol stations were closed on a Sunday morning. Anyway enough of the chit chat, time for some photos. Literally hundreds of different cars and I couldn't photograph them all. So I picked out some of the more unusual or special ones. This is a typical sight. Modern Alfa 4C next to a CX turbo The 4C was also near this scruffy Merc. Not sure why I took a picture of it but never mind. Probably because there was many pampered cars on this row and then there was this... Another typical sight. Chevy Suburban next to an E type. Which is next to a DMC and yet another modern Mustang. Yes this is a real DB5. Lovely Alfa Loads of American stuff - especially Mustangs. Here is a generic Mustang for an idea Possibly not one for this forum, but these are phenomenal machines. Front brakes were insanely big. As you would expect there is a fair amount of British stuff. Especially P6s. This MG ado16 was absolutely minty. I wish my sills were this good. Checkout this Puma without rusty arches! These definitely look better in person. I have no idea why these are so expensive. I took a picture of this not because I liked it but because someone obviously spent a lot of time on this.
  7. Hi all, Bit of a random one but do any Manchester/Derbyshire/South or West Yorkshire based Shiters fancy a meetup sometime in Glossop? I know it's not exactly a sprawling metropolis but it has a reasonably priced car park, a Wetherspoons, a caff, etc. Main reason for suggesting it is it's a nice drive in from most directions - over Holme Moss from the North or Snake Pass from Sheffield direction. The A624 from the south isn't too bad either. Something like a Thursday evening would be best for me but open to suggestions.
  8. Who's all going to this, then? It's this Sunday. 17-Coffees and I have both got our cars entered into the show. That's a 2001 VW Golf Cabriolet, and a 1995 BMW 316i! I may even be doing a bit of auto-testing in the 316, could be fun. EDIT: Mr Coffees has not entered as there are too many 2001 VW Golf Cabriolets in existence, apparently. Oh well.
  9. Dear friends, The first significant motorsports event of the year is drawing close. We decided to finally make this a fully fledged Autoshite event, with several people already having signalled interest. The details are as follows: 28th April 2018 - 15:30 Chesterton Stadium – Loomer Road Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7LB We could meet beforehand for a sophisticated reduction of the inner diameter of our cardiovascular veins at the: Hungry Horse - Chatterley Whitfield Carsington Drive Brindley Village Tunstall, Staffordshire, ST6 5GA The suggested meeting time is 13:00, then set off to the racetrack at about 14:30, which would give us sufficient time to check out the sophisticated*,carefully* prepared racing bolides in all their pre race glory*. The event is notable for its all round friendly, fun and laid back atmosphere, so bring your mini yous along.
  10. I would be more than happy to open the Field of Dreams up to Autoshiters again this year. Last year after Shitefest 16 we had 2 further open days and these were very enjoyable and I realized that traveling to rally fields when I have my own is not always necessary and all I need is some friends to join me. From just somewhere to camp with your family - small gathering working on mine or your own stuff - larger group with maybe a visit off site such as the excellent idea David Fowler came up with of Bletchley Park just 15 minutes away, is all fine with me. The only issues are toilets, a few blokes using the hedge on a day visit is fine, we have a caravan toilet we can set up for a few guests, but larger camping groups will need to hire a plastic box. My free dates at the moment are: 24/25 June 1/2 July 8/9 July 12/13 Aug 19/20 Aug 9/10 Sep 23/24 Sep 7/8 Oct 14/15 Oct 21/22 Oct 28/29 Oct Pick some dates it does not have to be limited to just one date. If Mr DW or anybody else was to organize there own version of a gathering using our field that would be fine.
  11. Me and the crew popped down to the first meet of the season today at Ryhope pumping station. Weather was lovely and there was literally something for everyone. Have rather a lot of pics. Allegro on the way out as we went in.
  12. I might be going to this, depends on my work load from the eleventy thousand Brits that arrive demanding my services every Easter. I've not been before but apparently it's a good do. If I get there I'll be in my van with a two wheeled shite space in the back. It's near that there Mont St Michael.
  13. As mentioned on the thread for Northern Powerhouse Classic, I can't make it on Tuesdays anymore. I'm sure the now longstanding tradition of eating a slab o'cow at Glossop spoons will continue regardless, but would anyone be up for a more Northerner version? Proposal: 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month, so as not to clash with NP Classic. Place: The White House Pub & Restaurant, Littleborough, OL15 0LG: https://thewhitehousepub.co.uk/ https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+White+House/@53.6573352,-2.0493041,16z/ Motorway access isn't great but who wants to drive on motorways? Has big car park and beer and food. First meeting on Wednesday 13th Feb? 7ish PM? Any takers?
  14. I couldn't find a thread for this year's show, so thought I'd start one. Apologies if there's already a thread somewhere... So, is anyone planning on going to the show? I'm about 70% likely to go at present. I've not booked anything yet, but I was thinking of staying in Dusseldorf for the weekend (nice bars in the old town) and catching the train from there. I think Essen is 30 mins from Dusseldorf by train. http://www.siha.de/tce_uk.php?m=1&ms=1
  15. Edited now Super Sausage has been decided on, for the first meet on the 14th of April Looking on with envy at all the various meets going on that are always millions* of miles away I've decided to stop pouting about no one doing anything locally and try and start one myself of occasional North of the River / Home counties transport cafe meets. Breakfast may or may not be a good idea, it'd let those of us with other things that need doing pop out early and keep in the good books by being around in the afternoon. Just an idea tho lunch / coffee later may work for people from further so if I can convince any shiter to travel I'm always happy to go with the majority. So, venue wise, these are some ideas as a starter. I've always fancied the ACE cafe, I know it's a tourist thing to do but I feel I should tick it off at some point and my current lazyness means the ULEZ will make it to the M25 before I go down. The Super Sausage is another one that is meant to be good and is further up North so might be in range for a few more people? The Silver Ball near Royston is ok and nicely on the A10 Bike Stop in Stevenage is a decent Cafe on the old town High Street and ideal for bikeshiters as well as lazy sods like me as it's just on the road over from where I live Dates wise, Sundays the 14th or 28th of April would be good with me as a start point. So, anyone out there? If not at least I tried!
  16. Next one is 26th. Anyone up for a meet up We all seem to go but miss each other
  17. This is where I will be tomorrow night. Not sure which car yet Vitesse or Citroen CX probably. http://www.classiccarmeet.co.uk/
  18. Junkman

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    Since this year is almost over, it's time to make plans for next year. A sizeable AS delegation attended the inaugural event in 2016. Expected to be some half arsed giffer show, to everyone's surprise it turned out to be a superb spectacle with lots of noise, fumes and yes, speed. A return visit to the 2017 event proved to be not less satisfying. For this year, the event was not held in the town of Bromyard, it was integrated with the Shelsley Walsh hill climb, so we skipped it. But next year it'll return to Bromyard and thus we all should go again. https://bromyardspeedfestival.co.uk/ Attending are: 01 Junkman 02 Conrad D. Conelrad
  19. It's clear there needs to be a little more logic to the layout of AS and how people find their way around; not this, but a bit more order than the current two big catchall buckets of 'main' and 'off-topic', plus the much smaller and less traffic'd modern section. Of course, these suggestions are open to constructive debate and consideration of alternative ideas, but we thought it might help to reduce the churn of posts on the main section and stop the perennial complaint of 'my thread keeps getting pushed off the 1st page due to irrelevant noise'. Below are the mod thoughts, we don't see five sections as being excessive & hope you'll agree, with a bit of helpful blurb about what each section is for which would probably go a long way to helping signpost people on where best to put stuff: - Autoshite main board - Keep your fellow shiters up to date with whats going on with your shite, grins and grumps - Autoshite non-motoring - Want to share your hobbies outside of shite? Bung it here - Autoshite For sale - Selling vehicles or parts? - Put it here, it's better than Fleabay or Scumtree - Technical questions - Got a question you want answered? You know where you can stick it m8 - Modern Shite - Made this millennium-ish? Shite of the future and bangernomics -A separate politics/Brexit/'potentially sensitive' sub forum that WILL be part of Autoshite but hidden away and can only be accessed by asking to join. No current member of AS will be refused and as long as folk are tolerant of opposing views and no nastiness starts, it'll be left alone. Suggest minimum post count/length of membership (ooh err matron) before access is allowed. We propose a vote on this and will honour the result We'll run the vote for one week to see if people want this and simple yes or no options for the poll ref. Reiteration of rules on main page, attempt to make clear when any post is hidden by moderators and person/s involved messaged. None of us are perfect we may forget from time to time but will do our best. Please just be nice to people though on any part of the forum or use the ignore facility. The report option will remain for now for everybodys sake. Thank you.
  20. Want to be like these happy Shiters enjoying a happy day out? Then you need to attend CHUMLEY!!!! For me Chumley is the highlight of the car show season, the atmosphere, the cars, the company, and of course the epic commentator! This year they have added not one but two Chumley dates! So this leaves us with a dilemma. Do we attend one, the other or both? I have placed a poll above to gauge interest. I am happy to organise again, I actually quite enjoyed organising it last time! If you're uninitiated to our Chumley gathering the link to last years thread is below, and in that thread you'll find the link to the year before's thread too! http://autoshite.com/topic/32511-chodmodestley-2nd-september-2018-chumleycholmondeley-castle-cheshire-ish/page-1 So get polling and we'll see if we fancy the May one either instead of or additionally to the September one.
  21. Hallo peeps. Discussions have been discussed and we have decided there will be a Cannock meet on Saturday 23rd March featuring Scotoshite and The Midlands Massiv. Usual format to ensue. Meet Friday evening for a dinner, stay the night, 0900 at The Trucker's Rest for breakfast then round to the auctions for the auction game. Afternoon activity up for discussion as usual. Interest?
  22. These discussions happened over in Squire Dawson's thread about his gorgeous Humber... eddyramrod, on 23 Sept 2018 - 12:10 PM, said: chaseracer, on 23 Sept 2018 - 1:20 PM, said: eddyramrod, on 23 Sept 2018 - 8:01 PM, said: Hooli, on 25 Sept 2018 - 9:33 PM, said: That was five years ago, and I could drive then! However, yes, the principle is sound and you would all be most welcome. New thread on way... And lo, here is that new thread, specifically for the purpose. A single day is going to be enough. What do we think of Sunday October 21st at the Lakeland Motor Museum?
  23. Thought we'd try and get a Sunday afternoon meet in before the clocks go back. Usual Cafe on the A249 northbound. I think it has changed it's name again when I went past this week, so no website link for now (was Mickey's Rock Café and then Bangers Diner). Note your interest here.
  24. Anyone been before? Anyone going? Got a spare weekend and a few parts to collect so wondering whether or not to visit en route.
  25. I've not seen a thread for this as yet... so.... The annual jaunt to Cheshire's Chumley castle looms large, in less than 6 short weeks... Personally always my highlight of the car show calendar, even if last years was marred by that wet rain, and being put far far into the corner. However, it's always a good bit of fun, and last year we even got to judge another club's stand! So is someone stealth organising this and I've missed it? If not, I'm a teacher, and so have 6 weeks off work, and with only a divorce, house sale, and three broken vehicles to keep me occupied I might get bored, so I am willing to do the whole ticket admin thing. Have a picture of last year's to whet your appitite Link to the website: http://www.classicshows.org/festival-1000-classic-cars-sun-2-september-2018/ Link to last year's thread for the uninitiated: http://autoshite.com/topic/28363-cholmondeley-sunday-3rd-september-2017/page-1 So who's in? Tickets are £4.50 if bought as a club, and with postage we could do it for less than a fiver. 1. Brownnova
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