IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

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IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby martynv » Tue 07.02.2017, 18:56

IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April

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It's that time of year again and I'd like to extend an invitation to all our Elan friends to attend the Spring Car Show at IWM Duxford. The popularity of this show has grown year on year and we've had 40+ Cars most years.

If you can only make a morning or afternoon or even an hour or two Duxford are usually very flexible with entry and exit times unlike many other shows, last year the entry gate was open from 9.30am-2.00pm and you can leave whenever you wish.

A big bonus here is that when you've looked round all the car displays you can then view all the aircraft on show and yes they do have a Concorde as well. Often the workshops are open so you can see restorations in progress. There's a large café in the American Air Museum and if you'd like to see things from the air you can book a pleasure fight with Classic Wings on the day. There's usually a few trade stands selling car valeting products at good prices as well.

The cost is £12.60 per person (£6.30 Children under 16) payable on the dedicated entrance gates.

Last years thread is here:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=25008


Duxford Web Site is here:

http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford


The quicker I get an idea of numbers the better as this will allow me to gain more space, hopefully if we put on a strong show we can keep our current position which will hold at least 50 cars. There was a good showing of M100's last year so it would be great to see you all come along again :D

If you'd like to come along please add you name / car to the thread on TLF here:

https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/t ... ent-699446

If you're not a member of TLF just list your name / car below and I'll copy it over to the TLF thread.

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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby blimeyme » Thu 16.02.2017, 15:13

Yep, I will try and make it again this year, last year was my maiden event and was really enjoyable.
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby martynv » Thu 16.02.2017, 18:28

Thanks Paul :D
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Dave Eds » Thu 16.03.2017, 18:58

Roll up roll up!

Anyone else coming to this. Great day out. 8)
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby chipp » Thu 16.03.2017, 19:55

Yep, already on the list :smt023 :smt023 :smt023
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Kathryn » Thu 30.03.2017, 22:09

I wanted to come to this last year, looks like I can make it this year! Just added my name to the TLF thread. :D
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby martynv » Fri 31.03.2017, 17:24

Thanks Kathryn. Good to have you along.
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby lotusnut » Mon 17.04.2017, 16:50

I've already put my name on the TLF thread, I don't know if I'll be in the M100 or the Elite.

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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby martynv » Thu 20.04.2017, 17:31

Thanks Lotusnut. Good to have you along.

I've run out of space now, so any further entries will be on the reserve list or you can park in the overspill area near the Car Club Entrance Gate.

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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby martynv » Mon 24.04.2017, 17:46

Hi All,

Duxford is this Sunday 30th April. The final details are as follows.

Firstly please read and understand the following information from IWM Duxford and remember I've signed these on your behalf:

IWM Duxford Spring Car Show Information for Car Clubs.pdf


In particular note the requirement for oil drip trays if your car has the odd leak and is likely to soil the grass.

This year the dedicated entrance gate on the A505 will be open from 9.00am till 2.00pm and the entry cost is £12.60 per person and £6.30 for Children over 5. Gate 1 is where you need to enter and this is marked on the attached map below, note this is NOT the general public entrance it's much further down the A505 there will be yellow signage 'Car Clubs' provided along the A505 directing you to Gate 1. We've been assigned our usual pitch in front of the Civil Airliners and is clearly marked on the map below. When you arrive please say you are with the Lotus Forums and the marshals will direct you to the correct area. If you arrive before me please stay with your car just in case we need to move things around and those of you who need to leave early need to make sure you're in the front row. We'll need to park fairly tightly this year to ensure everyone has room so please park carefully, the area in front of the Airliners will be two deep. If you are leaving early please watch your speed and take care as there will be crowds everywhere.

Spring Car Show Pitches 2017.pdf


For Duxford you need to head for:

IWM Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

If anyone wants to meet up for a chat beforehand I'll be at Birchanger Green Services as usual from 8.00-8.25am, a bit earlier this year as the gates open 30mins earlier than previous years. Details as below:

Birchanger Green Services
Motorway: M11

Where: at J8 and from A120

Postcode: CM23 5QZ

In case of problems On the day you can reach me on 07940 012011. Any questions please PM me or post in this thread.

Don't forget the entrance Gate is open till 2.00pm, so you can always come in the afternoon if it's raining in the morning or you just can't get out of bed !

I look forward to seeing you all next Sunday.

Thanks for your support

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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Steve A » Mon 24.04.2017, 19:42

:D Nice one Martyn, see you Sunday 8)
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Kathryn » Tue 25.04.2017, 18:48

My car is washed and polished. I still want to give her a quick wax and I need to do her grey/black bits and hoover the carpets then she'll be ready to show off! :D
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 26.04.2017, 01:06

Kathryn wrote: I still want to give her a quick wax


Is that a full wax or just the bikini line? :lol:
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Kathryn » Wed 26.04.2017, 23:46

lotusflasherman wrote:
Kathryn wrote: I still want to give her a quick wax


Is that a full wax or just the bikini line? :lol:

I'm not sure I know where the Elan's bikini line is? :roll:
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby TrevorB » Sat 29.04.2017, 17:26

I've managed to get in as a late entry due to some pull outs. So looking forward to this now. :-D :-D

SteveA Iv'e sent message via TLF messaging about maybe meeting up somewhere :?:

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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Kathryn » Sat 29.04.2017, 18:14

Can you let me know if you decide to meet up somewhere? Depending on time and place I may join you.
(Although I'll be coming from Oxford so may not be suitable!)
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 29.04.2017, 18:55

Kathryn wrote:Can you let me know if you decide to meet up somewhere? Depending on time and place I may join you.
(Although I'll be coming from Oxford so may not be suitable!)


They're from opposite direction so best place to meet them is Duxford ... :lol:

On TLF NealH was coming from Oxford but work has got in the way so he's trying to get there in afternoon.. :(

There's a couple from Bedford & Bucks area...
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby lotusnut » Sat 29.04.2017, 19:19

I've had to pull out, misfire on the Elite and not had time to refit M100 rear suspension
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 29.04.2017, 19:30

lotusnut wrote:not had time to refit M100 rear suspension


You've still got 14 hours !
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby TrevorB » Sat 29.04.2017, 19:42

Kathryn wrote:Can you let me know if you decide to meet up somewhere? Depending on time and place I may join you.
(Although I'll be coming from Oxford so may not be suitable!)


Will do, currently exchanging texts to arrange meeting.

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