Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area meet

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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby nicowalker1 » Sat 14.08.2010, 20:15

rip wrote:
terry randall wrote:yep, count me in. As a newcomer, is this a driver's meet or are spouses expected to be dragged along? Tel


Whatever.
You would be equally welcome in your daily, although it is usual to bring the Elan along :-D


I don't think I could get there much before 7.30. There is no reason why I can't skip the drive & catch you up at the destination.

We recieved the pleasure of a 3 series bmw driven by some doughnut making nutter at the meet i arranged for us up t'north
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Dico » Sat 14.08.2010, 20:30

nicowalker1 wrote:We recieved the pleasure of a 3 series bmw driven by some doughnut making nutter at the meet i arranged for us up t'north


Oi, I resemble that remark! :D
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Jackonicko » Sat 14.08.2010, 22:00

Specky wrote:
Jackonicko wrote:You're in and not joining us, Specky? :poke:

Ah well, if Pinky does drop in, he can perhaps pick up an aerial........ or two! ;-)


I may pop along, don't think I'll do the convoy, to many blue uns with dodgy brakes...:wink:

See you next Tuesday Jacko

TTFN



You should lead the convoy, Specky, the speed you bloody drive no-one will bump into you!


1) Jacko
2) rip
3) pinky
4) Terry R
5) Antelope
6) Alan C??
7) DavidEJM

+ possibles:
Specky
Bryang
Shandy
Wollah

+ mystery guests.........
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby terry randall » Sat 14.08.2010, 23:21

oh my goodness, i've 2 reddy pink ones with dodgy brakes. which shall i take?
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Jackonicko » Sun 15.08.2010, 00:03

BOTH!

(Ya big palooka!)

Confirmed
1.) Jacko
2.) rip
3.) pinky
4.) Bryang
5.) DavidEJM

Likely/Probable
6.) Specky
7.) Antelope
8.) Alan C??
9.) Terry R

+ possibles:
Shandy
Wollah
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby texas2201 » Tue 17.08.2010, 17:17

sorry guys my track tyres suffered at llandow and one is no longer legal and I dont have my road wheels back yet so I will have to pass this evening. I was looking forward to this as well :-( Hope you have a good nonvoy

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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Jackonicko » Tue 17.08.2010, 17:22

Shame!
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby texas2201 » Tue 17.08.2010, 17:26

I know and it is going to be a lovely evening for getting the top down :-(
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby bryang » Tue 17.08.2010, 22:31

drove down, couldnt find anyone, went to macdonalds instead
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Songbird » Tue 17.08.2010, 22:59

Did anyone take any pictures ???
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Specky » Tue 17.08.2010, 23:13

bryang wrote:drove down, couldnt find anyone, went to macdonalds instead


yours would be the Blue Elan that drove past everyone in Abingdon!!! :lol:

Good to put names to faces.

Aerial drop Jacko!!!

Cheers everyone.

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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby DavidEJM » Tue 17.08.2010, 23:38

Songbird wrote:Did anyone take any pictures ???

I had my camera with me!

Specky wrote:Aerial drop Jacko!!!


I've got them, Jon

Good to meet you all. I hope we can do it again in the not too distant future.
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby DavidEJM » Tue 17.08.2010, 23:45

bryang wrote:drove down, couldnt find anyone, went to macdonalds instead


shame bryan. maybe next time
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Jackonicko » Tue 17.08.2010, 23:50

Gah! So sorry, Bryan. I was very disappointed not to see you. Didn't you have my mobile number? (I didn't have yours with me, as events conspired to make me absent minded today - my wife had a BIG hospital appointment this morning).

You'd have made it four blues!

Image

Image

Specky - white
Pinky - blue
Rip - blue
Jacko - blue
TARandall - red
DavidEJM - red
Alan C - red

Antelope made it too, but 24 hours early, and you were there enough for some of us to see the car whiz past the Unit 6 entrance (where we were parked and where we waited 'til eight) and we waved.

A lot of folk would have shaken you by the hand and greeted you very warmly. I can only hope that you enjoyed the drive.

I'm up closer to you tomorrow afternoon, I'll give you a shout.



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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby terry randall » Wed 18.08.2010, 08:32

Sorry to hear about your drive Bryang. Thought it was too strange to have 7 elans parked together and another just happens to drive past. It was a nice evening for a little drive with the group, thanks Jacko for organising it. Nice to put a few faces and cars to names. TerryR
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby rip » Wed 18.08.2010, 09:52

Specky wrote:
bryang wrote:drove down, couldnt find anyone, went to macdonalds instead


yours would be the Blue Elan that drove past everyone in Abingdon!!! :lol:


I didn't get there straight away.
I first drove around an industrial park, then to the end of the road, around the roundabout by McD's then into another unit before spotting some Elans & finding where I was meant to be.

& we were all disappointed to see you drive past then never manage to find us again :(
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 18.08.2010, 13:23

Jackonicko wrote:The route can be found at:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&sourc ... 6&dirflg=d

So you didn't start at the Cemetery like the map shows?
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Jackonicko » Wed 18.08.2010, 17:05

No, as everyone expected to attend was told (including Bryang) by PM or e-mail, (and as stated in the first post on this thread) we started at the old MG factory.
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby dapinky » Wed 18.08.2010, 20:10

Firstly, thanks to john for organising this get-together - worth the long drive, just because i like driving the car anyway!

Only down side was that i didn't get home 'til gone half midnight, and still had to get up for work today.

The trip up was nicely broken up with a nice cuppa at Swindon, after the boring motorway bit (thanks Dave - and Angie has noticed how empty the conservatory looks, and will more-so when the large crate gets collected :wink: ). Then the better roads started with the run up the A420/A415 to Abingdon.

We (nearly first time) found the RV point, as i was looking for the old sheds i remember from my last visit, which are now new houses :roll: - the line-up of elans in the carpark was the clue to the casual driver going past (which the driver of the white elan failed to notice, so i had to chase him down the road, frantically pointing - which he also didn't see :lol: ). Even though we were 10 minutes later than planned, there were others still to come, so a bit of a natter in the carpark filled the time.

Jon even managed to get a couple of pictures which don't make my car look like a real shed (must have taken some doing).

The convoy / drive was great - 7 elans on nearly empty roads is a good combination, ending in the car park at the pub.

Al reckons i have the worlds loudest dump-valve, but i don't think it's that bad - just a standard Bailey - no trumpet - and the noise was more likely to be the combination of high revs, piper exhaust and insane laughter.

Pub wasn't too busy - food was great - staff friendly (I think Iain made an impression on the server :wink: ).

Just to finish, having now been to numerous events around the country in the elan, I feel that i was a representative of the Elan Central (Bristol region) at the inaugural Thames Valley event - and as such, i can say what many others may wish to do..............


BOLLECKS to Jacko


(following BOLLECKS to Wales, BOLLECKS to Manx, BOLLECKS to Scotland, BOLLECKS to Hethel, BOLLECKS to France and many more such sentiments :-D )
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Re: Possible Thames/Chilterns Reading/Oxford/Wycombe area me

Postby Specky » Wed 18.08.2010, 21:35

dapinky wrote:The trip up was nicely broken up with a nice cuppa at Swindon


And a bit of offroading!!! :lol:

This evening next door but one said that he thought you were my brother :shock:

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