IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

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

Postby Steve A » Sat 29.04.2017, 19:45

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

Postby Kathryn » Sat 29.04.2017, 19:47

lotusflasherman wrote:
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...

Yeah that was my afterthought! I don't even know how I'm getting there - my brothers coming and said he knows the way as it's near my sister-in-law's parents. So I hope he does!

See you all there then! :D
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby TrevorB » Sat 29.04.2017, 20:21

Kathryn, TLF are meeting at Birchanger Green Services J8 on M11 postcode CM23 5QZ between 8.00 and 8.25 so will be making
tracks to get there then. Hope to see you there.

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

Postby martynv » Sat 29.04.2017, 21:46

Well I hope everyone is ready for tomorrow and I look forward to meeting you all at Duxford.

It looks like we are at 54 cars, so may still need some careful parking so please don't hog space and do stay with your car until we're all sorted.

If you can find the correct change £12.60 in the piggy bank that will probably speed things up on entry.

Although it looks to be dry tomorrow it is going to be windy and Airfields by there very nature are very flat and exposed, so wear something warm or you'll be running for the hangars fairly quickly.

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

Postby Kathryn » Sat 29.04.2017, 23:20

TrevorB wrote:Kathryn, TLF are meeting at Birchanger Green Services J8 on M11 postcode CM23 5QZ between 8.00 and 8.25 so will be making
tracks to get there then. Hope to see you there.

Trevor :D

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Route has been decided, it's a bit out of the way so I'll go straight to Duxford. Aiming to get there 9-9.30 (ish!) :-D
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Kathryn » Sat 29.04.2017, 23:26

martynv wrote:
Although it looks to be dry tomorrow it is going to be windy and Airfields by there very nature are very flat and exposed, so wear something warm or you'll be running for the hangars fairly quickly.

Martyn :)


There's no way it'll be as cold as the last meet I went to at the Bath and West showground in February! :lol:
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 30.04.2017, 14:16

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

Postby TrevorB » Sun 30.04.2017, 16:46

GeoffSmith wrote:Good day?


I was just about to post the exact same picture Geoff.
So you have Kathryn Chipp Steve TrevorB and tucked at the very end somewhere is Phil. Good turnout of TLF /LEC Lotuses. It was windy and a bit chilly.
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Rambo » Sun 30.04.2017, 18:17

Pity about the yellow thing spoiling the parade :poke:

And is Phil's top up ? Or is the hardtop ?
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 30.04.2017, 18:21

Flasher boy has got a hard on. :lol:
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Steve A » Sun 30.04.2017, 18:22

Photo's don't show how windy it was :)

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Where do I even start with this one :shock: I passed him on the A120 and he wasn't hanging around :wink:

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:shock: FFS you can see the road where there really should be floor :bonk:

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

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 30.04.2017, 19:27

GeoffSmith wrote:Flasher boy has got a hard on. :lol:


:lol: ... and I was going to say I was on 'Pole Position '...

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

Postby dapinky » Sun 30.04.2017, 19:28

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

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 30.04.2017, 19:31

Interesting talking to guys in the "Spitfire Owners Club" .... :lol:





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

Postby Rambo » Sun 30.04.2017, 19:37

I love that Heath Robinson car with the tarmac showing through the floor pan. :shock: The spirit of open top and open bottom driving is alive and well :burnout: And I bet it was one of the most photographed cars of the day ?

Mind you, it looks like he let Geoff do the wiring :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Rambo » Sun 30.04.2017, 19:41

lotusflasherman wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:Flasher boy has got a hard on. :lol:


:lol: ... and I was going to say I was on 'Pole Position '...

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What :shock: No orange wheels and hard top. Back of the grid more like :poke:
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Dave Eds » Sun 30.04.2017, 22:27

Enjoyed my three hours there and the day just got better and better....
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby Kathryn » Sun 30.04.2017, 23:54

Fantastic day out! :D
I've not taken so many photos for a long time! And I fulfilled a lifelong dream to go on Concorde, although it wasn't quite what I originally intended! :P
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Re: IWM Duxford Spring Car Show - Sunday 30th April 2017

Postby chipp » Mon 01.05.2017, 10:26

Nice to meet up with fellow members and well done to Kathryn for making the long journey and staying the course.

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

Postby martynv » Mon 01.05.2017, 11:58

A big thank you to all who supported the event it's very much appreciated :) A good turn out of M100's as always it's always good to have you Guys and Girls along. If you'd like your own little spot again next year please let me know and I'll do my best to save an allocated space for you.

As always my aim is to build up this event and this year was the biggest yet :D . As always please put us in the diary for next year it's always the same weekend :)

I'm sorry about the problems some of you had getting in, we arrived at 8.50am and although the Gate opened late at 9.10am we were all in place by 9.30am which I thought was an excellent effort by IWM Duxford. Unfortunately things started to go downhill after that a subject I will raise as I guess will many others with Duxford. However to put this in to perspective I've been stuck in queues outside huge venues like Silverstone and the NEC and many others, so I'm sure those seasoned Car Show people will realise this does unfortunately go with the territory. The £12.60 was doomed from the start, however I was told this was done to bring the £10 we had been paying for the last 5+ years in line with the normal gate price. Anyway I hope all this didn't spoil your day too much and you'll still consider coming next year.

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