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  1. I have mentioned this to a few shiters over the year and there seems to be some interest so I thought I would make it happen. It also gets the date into the AS Calendar before anything else gets organised for the same weekend. The location is half way between Lemans and Tours in Sarthe, Pays de Loire, France, approx 300 miles and 5 hours from Calais, or 120 miles and 2.5 hours from Caen. The date of 3-5 July is the Lemans Classic weekend, where there are great cars on track (where else will you see pre-war Bentleys power sliding and GT40s with glowing brake discs at night) and the car park is probably the biggest and best classic car show in Europe. The AS site is about 25 mins drive from the circuit, with easy access. The format is basically whatever you want it to be. The AS base will be at my place in France that a few shiters have visited. I am afraid the bedrooms are already booked, but there is 6 acres of level camping ground, We will be travelling down from West Sussex via the tunnel and a combination of peage and back roads in a convoy of classics. You are welcome to join the convoy at any point or meet at the venue. We will travel down probably Thursday 2nd and most will return Monday 6th, but some will stay on for a week or two and you are welcome to stay on if you wish. The nearest bar is about 1km away, but 3km away is the famous "Hotel de France" in La Chatre sur le Loir (google it). You do not have to attend the Lemans Classic, if you would rather sit and drink beer (hopefully in the sun) that is fine. It will be up to the individuals to organise ferry/tunnel etc and getting there, I can provide camping ground, bogs, showers and a fridge for the beer. No commitment required especially at this stage, If you fancy a foreign trip with your chod, put your name down on the list. Nearer the time those still interested will get further details and the hidden location by PM. If anyone would prefer a B&B obviously they are in high demand around the classic, but I have a few contacts and could possibly find a room or two, but they would need to be booked fairly soon. No booking for camping is required. To give you an idea, whilst nothing is yet confirmed, the convoy down is likely to include a Gordon Keeble, a Rolls Royce 20/25, a Westfield, a Mk2 Jag and a Fiesta 1100. It will not be a fast convoy...... Oooh La La, I'll help destroy the French wine lake 1. Saabnut 2. Inspector Morose 3. Northern Monkey 4. Monsieur Le Hairnet 5. Bangernomics 6. Chodweaver 7.
  2. This years NEC Classic Motor show November 8-10 is almost with us. Who is going? Myself and No1 son are looking at going Saturday 9th, I haven't been for about 9 years.
  3. While I’m feeling sociable and non stressed. Does anyone fancy meeting up at Staplefield on the 3rd November to watch the veteran car rally? The pub does a good bbq breakfast.
  4. So it looks like it’s going to be good news for East Coast Retros and Trigger’s army of followers. I’m going to take my little 190 down to the coast. If anyone fancies a really relaxed Thursday night with a great mix of cars then it’d be lovely to see you there and have a beer and a burger together. It’s the Rose Pub at Shotley, nr Ipswich and you can arrive from about 1600 hours. Coming?
  5. Quick poll to see who is available when. Happy to update the polls with any suggestions!
  6. The annual Chumley meet up is but a mere 2 1/2 months away... Last years line up... Chumley always brings highlights like the year we pushed Huggy into the ring! And happy shiters from the many corners of the UK congregating for fun and chod related chatting! Anywho, reminiscing over... The facts are as follows: The festival of 1000 classic cars at Chlomondoley castle in Cheshire Sunday September 1st. The Autoshambles club will once again be represented. Tickets bought as part of the ‘club’ display are £4.50. I am happy to sort out tickets again this year. Linky to the website: http://www.classicshows.org/festival-1000-classic-cars-sun-1-september-2019/ And linky back to last years thread: So... Who’s in? 1. Brownnova
  7. I have mentioned this before but we are booked on to the Knockhill trcak day on 3rd July. http://trackdays.knockhill.com/hot-hatch-car-trackday-july3 It is a hot hatch day so we are taking the Starlet - as what could be hottier and hatchier. The day is also german day so I imagine there will be one or two golfs! Anyone else fancy it?
  8. As above: days, venues, etc. - all suggestions welcome. Three Spires Retros? (sorry, Trig...)
  9. Last Citroen show of the year a great for all those interested in Citroens.
  10. I may be going to this, work permitting. http://www.lva-auto.fr/agenda.detail.php?id=143990 I've not been before but apparently it's a bigun. If I go I'm happy to look out for unobtainium frogchod bits.
  11. So for the first time in over 18 months because of reasons I made it to one of the Wednesday evening gatherings at Earls Barton. Lots of cars there but I do think they need to either rename this event and remove 'classic' or be more selective about what they let in as it was only about 50% classics and the rest were moderns. Loads of Binis, modern Beemers and Audis, Japanese performance motors, slammed VWs and the latest supercars, so I walked straight past a lot of dross to find the occasional gem. In front of the Maxi was a brand new 19-reg Mazda 3 - what the heck was that doing at a show? Anyway, pics of some of the good stuff... XLT 667X - 1982 Honda Civic 1.4 Hondamatic by Adam Floyd, on Flickr S373 JTX - 1998 Rover 820 Vitesse Coupe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr VMY 196S - 1978 Morris Marina 1.3 Super Deluxe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr This Astra is running a 2.3 Saab turbo and 4x4 P828 EFC - 1997 Vauxhall Astra GSi 16v by Adam Floyd, on Flickr MNG 309L - 1973 Vauxhall VX4/90 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr ESJ 438 - 1960 Ford Zodiac Farnham estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr OYR 719L - 1972 Vauxhall Viva 1300 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Convertible sadly means no Maxi doors PAN 2 - 1976 Panther DeVille by Adam Floyd, on Flickr This made me think of Ghosty H374 XCW - 1990 Honda Civic 1.6i VTEC by Adam Floyd, on Flickr TLF 801R - 1977 Bristol 603 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr BVM 142K - 1971 Ford Transit 115 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr One of only 4 black HSRs ever made UGJ 813W - 1980 Vauxhall Chevette 2300 HSR by Adam Floyd, on Flickr ODW 740M - 1973 Citroen SM by Adam Floyd, on Flickr D645 TJR - 1986 Toyota Starlet 1.0 GL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr P207 APC - 1996 Toyota Paseo 1.5 ST by Adam Floyd, on Flickr SVM Competition Dept XOO 336X - 1981 Volvo 244 GLT by Adam Floyd, on Flickr XLJ 763Y - 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Crusader by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Bongo Friendee with Auto Free Top! R564 ENP - 1997 Mazda Bongo Friendee by Adam Floyd, on Flickr J692 YNO - 1992 Audi 80 2.8 E Quattro by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Never heard of a Toyota Cresta before V393 MAU - 1999 Toyota Cresta by Adam Floyd, on Flickr 337 UYX - 1956 DKW 3=6 Schnellaster by Adam Floyd, on Flickr DDD 369Y - 1983 Renault 5 Gordini Turbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr F17 HRP - 1989 Maserati 430 Biturbo by Adam Floyd, on Flickr P612 VCD - 1996 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting by Adam Floyd, on Flickr A420 EAJ - 1983 Opel Monza 3.0 EC by Adam Floyd, on Flickr HMC 607N - 1975 Volkswagen Golf 1.1 N by Adam Floyd, on Flickr BGT 680X - 1981 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus by Adam Floyd, on Flickr No shortage of Minis in a dedicated area to celebrate their 60th. A pickup on Sercks is best. BFO 245V - 1980 Austin-Morris Mini 95 pickup by Adam Floyd, on Flickr I love Z1s but this one is a weird colour EEL 1Y - 1990 BMW Z1 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr EBY 789B - 1964 Sachsenring Trabant 601 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr B293 GCD - 1984 Audi Coupe GT5S by Adam Floyd, on Flickr And so we come to my top four favourites DWD 107Y - 1983 Datsun Laurel 2.4 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr HBE 55N - 1975 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Little white hen is not a Lancia F835 FPW - 1989 Autobianchi Y10 FIRE by Adam Floyd, on Flickr I'll leave you with this magnificent JRG Super Strada E464 HAD - 1988 Fiat Strada Super by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
  12. 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? EDIT! Normal format to ensue. Date now Sat 7th September 2019 for the main event. Scotland will stay over at Premier Inn Cannock South on Friday 6th. See here -
  13. Its been a while since we last had a meetup of southern shiters, and I wondered if anyone was interested in a late summer gathering? A little while back I was over at Littlehampton, on the way I spotted a potential meetup point: https://www.brewhouseproject.co.uk/ Its a barn on the Worthing side of Arundel which is a coffee roast house and brewery, and do food too. Just off the A27, by that weird junction where it seems like two different sets of civil engineers approached the same spot from opposite directions, with wildly different ideas about what the road layout was going to be like and made a rather hasty compromise? There appears to be a decent sized car park too? Maybe one saturday or sunday in September, but not the 28th and 29th? Any takers?
  14. 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.
  15. Any shiters going to the Beaulieu International Autojumble this year? Always an interesting day out even if its mainly overpriced Austin 7 parts. I have generally found that although pickings are slim for 70's/80's/90's shite, that if you do find it it is normally a bargain as it's just shite to the seller and "not for a real classic". The paddock is always a laugh to see how much someone rekkons they can get for a well polished MG Midget made entirely of Bog, and the Bonhams tent is just funny to see how the upper 3% live. What are other peoples experiences? I'll be going on the Sunday from Oxford, would be good to meet up with other shiters at the Ale tent
  16. 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?
  17. Just returned from the 2cv, 24hr race. Three classes compete Minis, Euro 2cv, and Dyane Hybrids, and 2cv. There’s also some classic Citroen porn, and a weird Wagon R 5EC7DE60-5665-42F8-956D-1A363D489B32.MOV
  18. I'm going to be in Lewes on Monday night and have tentatively agreed to meet @SierraMikeHotel. Tentative because I'll be with Mrs/baby Egg, so they will hold a veto. Tesco's car park seems to be a goer. Anyone else around?
  19. 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.
  20. 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".
  21. 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.
  22. It's not exactly Autoshite, but an event celebrating cars and popular culture from the 80s and 90s should come close enough! Radwood has been a thing in the states for a year or two now, I've been following it since pretty much the beginning and am quite excited that the first event outside the US is happening here. The premise is pretty simple, bring along your car built from 1980-1999, optionally you can show up in your period correct rad outfit (whatever that might mean to you). Ticket prices are quite affordable, 20 quid if you want to show up in your car (incl. a passenger) or 10 quid without the car. I'm currently trying to find out if anyone would like to join. I have the feeling that space for cars might be quite limited, with the show happening in about 4 weeks I'd rather book the tickets earlier than later. You can find more info in the link below, if you are interest it would be good to see people post here. https://www.radwood.co/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radwood-uk-tickets-63797366641 To give you a little idea what previous events looked like:
  23. A pleasant couple of hours at the monthly Thursday evening car meet at Milton Keynes Museum. Pretty good turn out of probably around 100 cars, mostly local stuff I have seen before but a few gems. These are dying out fast. MOT history says this one has had serious sparkly stick action. T732 BVV - 1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3 GLX by Adam Floyd, on Flickr I last saw this Enfield about 6 years ago. Great to see it out and about again. KBL 550P - 1975 Enfield 8000 electric by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Lovely original pineapple-free Golf AJU 399Y - 1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 CL by Adam Floyd, on Flickr The other local blue Visa that doesn't belong to Six-cylinder C450 XOW - 1985 Citroen Visa Special by Adam Floyd, on Flickr I like Corsairs, don't really know why TWP 548F - 1968 Ford Corsair V4 Deluxe by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Enormous Septic barge RFG 150G - 1969 Buick Riviera by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Never seen this Granada before G465 FNO - 1990 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio by Adam Floyd, on Flickr Fake XR2 F133 ODL - 1988 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus by Adam Floyd, on Flickr This reminded me of Xtriple L419 RDN - 1994 Bentley Brooklands by Adam Floyd, on Flickr That gorgeous 10,000-mile Cortina Base. This would be a serious contender for a prize at FOTU but the owner seemed only vaguely aware of it. PME 576X - 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Base by Adam Floyd, on Flickr And the surprise of the night - a Lithuanian-registered Volga! BKO 224 - 1962-70 GAZ M21 Volga by Adam Floyd, on Flickr
  24. http://didsburycarshow.org.uk/ Sun 8th July Anyone interested in coming along? I might seeing as it's a local show and the 400 seems to be a generally well received car. They supposedly have a theme of 'cars with character' which I'm sure we can bend the context of to our liking. It goes on 11-5 to the public, but you have to register your attendance and exhibitors are requested to be there from 10:30am-4pm. Anyone interested in a forum presence?
  25. Anyone going? https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events/the-bmc-and-leyland-show Might go with the FiL and the MGB.
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