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FoTU 2022? Completed it, M8.


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I'm attending this Saturday, but it's the first time since it was in Berkshire when I camped over in Field of Dreams. Great weekend that!

However, I've noticed that the paperwork I received for 2022 states that gates open at 9:30am. That seems rather late to me.

I'm booked in the concours section and was wondering if the gates open before then for exhibitors? I'm planning to arrive about 8:30 and if I have to wait/queue then so be it. If they wait till 9:30 then everyone won't be in/settled till about 11:00?

I did send this question by email to the Hagerty events section but I've had no reply.

How did this transpire last year?

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On 7/27/2022 at 10:51 AM, juular said:

WCPGW

You were all patiently waiting for this to go wrong. 

It did.

Front lowering springs were fitted which went well.

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Car sits much better now. Did around 100 miles in it and it burst a shock. Presumably the old surface of the shaft has went down and ripped the seal. Car now bottoms out on most bumps.

This was of course after sorting the radio, fitting new injectors and ignition leads, cleaning and polishing the car inside and out and packing our stuff for the trip.

Shit.

Options: take the Mrs 2009 Accord and park in the pleb parking at FOTU. 

Or dig out the ratty 205 with a coolant leak and a hot start problem, from under a tarp and take that the 700 mile journey.

Not really a choice is it?

So this morning at 8am when we were supposed to leave I was getting a relaxing facial of coolant and muck.

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I had a straight bit of stainless to replace the usual shitty coolant pipe. I got the diameter wrong, but I have a big hammer and an angle grinder. @Lacquer Peel came over and saved the day with new hose clamps.

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Wash the car? Fuck that.

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Happy little 205 raring to go.

 

Ready to go.

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Now in convoy with @Lacquer Peel down the M74 listening to synthwave.

See you all tomorrow.

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made it from South London to Grantham for overnight stop.  The traffic was horrendous the whole journey, not the best time to be stuck in 32 degree heat with no Aircon and only the sunroof and rear drivers window functioning.   I also had to pay that sniveling weasel Sadiq Khan £12.50 as someone's van decided to BBQ itself in the Dartford crossing queue meaning I had to go through the Blackwall tunnel

Hope to catch a few of you at the show tomorrow 

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6 hours ago, juular said:

You were all patiently waiting for this to go wrong. 

It did.

Front lowering springs were fitted which went well.

PXL_20220727_112622081.thumb.jpg.49ce92a69ebacd4c8132627b524d7702.jpg

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Car sits much better now. Did around 100 miles in it and it burst a shock. Presumably the old surface of the shaft has went down and ripped the seal. Car now bottoms out on most bumps.

This was of course after sorting the radio, fitting new injectors and ignition leads, cleaning and polishing the car inside and out and packing our stuff for the trip.

Shit.

Options: take the Mrs 2009 Accord and park in the pleb parking at FOTU. 

Or dig out the ratty 205 with a coolant leak and a hot start problem, from under a tarp and take that the 700 mile journey.

Not really a choice is it?

So this morning at 8am when we were supposed to leave I was getting a relaxing facial of coolant and muck.

PXL_20220729_083404505.thumb.jpg.76cef014f72715ead37cf3c58a06b1c5.jpg

PXL_20220729_083419981.thumb.jpg.cac3bf75657a614d22363065da6117cb.jpg

I had a straight bit of stainless to replace the usual shitty coolant pipe. I got the diameter wrong, but I have a big hammer and an angle grinder. @Lacquer Peel came over and saved the day with new hose clamps.

PXL_20220729_093953753.thumb.jpg.f56882ecdadc39d1b0a12cfc77f90add.jpg

Wash the car? Fuck that.

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Happy little 205 raring to go.

 

Ready to go.

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Now in convoy with @Lacquer Peel down the M74 listening to synthwave.

See you all tomorrow.

Got the priorities right ....slab of irn bru ....you might need 2 slabs for the whole weekend though 

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15 minutes ago, Soundwave said:

Just gave the Rover a quick going over with a gritty sponge. The phrase "rearranging deckchairs on the titanic" comes to mind... 

I took the Astra to a jet wash earlier to try and get rid of some of the dust (my garage is horrific). Mehhhh 

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Arrived at our stay in South Witham which is about 10mins from the entrance tomorrow. Originally thought the front passenger caliper was binding but all good, zero issues on our way down here which wasn't guaranteed! Saw some chod on the A1, a very clean Talbot Horizon followed by a Rover 400.

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38 minutes ago, 95 quid Peugeot said:

Blimey, just looking at the route in, from Little Bytham,  might curtail a Colsterworth cafe stop for peeps coming from the South 

Yes, was checking the route and saw that. Will see how I do for time tomorrow. 

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26 minutes ago, JJ0063 said:

Bit gutted to not be attending this year but having no worthy display vehicle and not knowing anyone to talk to renders it a lonely day out on my own so have decided against it.

Hope you all have a great day and fingers crossed the traffic management has been stepped up from last year!


Hey, I'm going with an utterly unworthy Rover and the social skills of a potato, although it helps that I actually like being on my own. :D

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1 hour ago, RoadworkUK said:

Peterborough services achieved. Romantic evening in a Days Inn, with a KFC for tea and @ThePollitt's latest 827 resurrection video for evening entertainment.

Marital status: In the balance.

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What a stunning picture. Love the 800 layout especially with the climate control buttons.  I'm going to have to go into my garage and have a sit in mine tomorrow.

Enjoy fotu really wish I could go 

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