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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby mitreklov » Thu 18.06.2015, 23:13

Ok with me, about an hour 20min away.

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Mon 22.06.2015, 18:36

Ok for me aswell, car just passed mot, 3rd year running :D
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby alan e » Mon 22.06.2015, 18:59

Just checked it's a 4 hour 200 mile round trip for me so lthink I will give this a miss but if possible I will be up for a meet before the lotus weekend on the 15/16 August
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby alan e » Tue 07.07.2015, 19:35

Anyone interested in a pre brands meet and a drink and maybe arrange to meet up on the morning of the 15th to go into brands together.
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby Ian T » Tue 07.07.2015, 20:54

Yes, that works for me. I can't easily do week days unless it's evening time, though. A weekday evening or Sunday morning would work for me...

As for a meet on the way to Brands, it's probably a good idea too. I'm waiting to see what the organisers expect of us on the day in terms of arrival times and arrangements, but I'm sure that arrival en masse would be OK if enough of us can agree on a time and place.
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby TrevorB » Fri 10.07.2015, 05:59

alan e wrote:Anyone interested in a pre brands meet and a drink and maybe arrange to meet up on the morning of the 15th to go into brands together.


I have a lot going on in next few weeks so a pre Brands meet could be awkward but very happy to meet
up to go into Brands together.

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby mitreklov » Sun 26.07.2015, 18:03

I thought I'd rekindle the idea of a coast fish and chip run that we talked about.
So yesterday evening Jane (my wife) and I took a drive down to Dymchuch in search of a fish and chip supper and an opportunity to scope out the vicinity.

As it turns out it could be just the place to meet up with our cars one evening, if there is still some interest in the idea.
There is a fish and chip shop a couple of minutes walk from the car park, it was open until 9pm last night (Sat 25 July) but I suspect it closes earlier later in the year. There is a Kebab house, Indian and Pub that serves food if preferred. Next to the chip shop is a Tesco extra for anything else we need (plastic cutlery, sauces, extra salt...) including a cash machine. Public toilets just a bit further on down the road too.

Here are a few photos of the area plus a suggested meeting place and convoy route to Dymchurch.


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Car park entrance with the chip shop just up the road


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Plenty of space


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Good views from the top of the see defence wall


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Places to sit and admire the view


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Plenty of company


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There's even a car wash!


I haven't been here myself but this pub, The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne, looks like a good place to meet, big car park and a 10mins drive from M20 Junc 10 and 25mins drive from Dymchurch. See the attached google maps link.

https://goo.gl/maps/nGisN

Suggested time table might be:

17:00 Meet at The Woolpack Inn
18:00 After nursing a glass of coke for an hour and everyone has arrived, form a convoy and drive to Dymchurch
18:30 Arrive Martello car park at Dymchurch (free parking after 18:00)
18:45 onward, buy our supper, admire our cars, chat, look at the view, say good bye and drive home, with the roof down of course :D

Dates?
Stupidly I forgot to ask if the chip shop was open on Sunday, I'm guessing in High season it would be.

Would a Saturday work for most? Or Sunday, a weekday may be tricky for those who still have to work for a living.
I have commitments on the two weekends prior to the Brands Hatch Lotus Festival so maybe the later weeks of August (perhaps avoiding the August bank holiday weekend.....traffic :evil: )

A couple of dates to throw into the hat would be Aug 22-23, Sep 5-6?

Thoughts?


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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby Ian T » Mon 27.07.2015, 00:14

Nice!

Thanks for the recce exactly as I remembered it, and I reckon a good proposition.

I'll have to check the work diary, but probably either week will work for me. It'll be nice to put some miles on the old girl as well.

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby TrevorB » Mon 27.07.2015, 08:25

Good job Tim. :clap:

The August dates would be best for me can't do September.

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby Ian T » Fri 31.07.2015, 14:49

I could make the 22nd August I expect.

September also works for me. :)
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby Simon_P » Mon 03.08.2015, 07:09

mitreklov wrote:Anybody familiar with Dymchurch?


Yes very! I have spent many days/ holidays at Dymchurch. Parked in that carpark and used that fish and chip shop. There is another one in the town, and a reasonable pub a short walk. The beach is sea wall/shingle at high tide but quickly becomes sandy. 1/3 scale steam trains a short walk, and all of the usual seaside amusements. That carpark can be full on a busy day and you will get a fine if you do not have a valid pay and display ticket (even when it is empty). Very good elan driving in the area as the roads across Romney Marsh are flat and have lots of good bends. Watch out for the Level crossings !

Great for a full day out, or an evening fish and chip run.

Alternative idea cars Planes and trains Day out Eastbourne Airshow (Vulcan, Red arrows), New Romney Station (engine shed eleven 1/3 scale Steam engines), Dymchurch Fish and Chips on the 15th Aug Drive to Brands Hatch, Camp in the free camping Lotus festival on the 16th? Just checked the times and it might be a stretch to get all of the airshow and the trains in. The Vulcan is at 2:15 so you could do that and trains or skip the trains.

Those not familiar with the trains http://www.rhdr.org.uk/fares.html
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby Simon_P » Mon 03.08.2015, 07:53

Another alternative for September.

Proper cars, Proper racing, free camping.
http://www.brandshatch.co.uk/calendar/2 ... rsary.aspx
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby dmc_firstlotus » Mon 03.08.2015, 21:28

I use a photo of my car in that very car park in Dymchurch as the desktop background on my PC so know the area well. Think I'm free those dates so may come along - only met Ian T before who is just up the road from me.

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby mitreklov » Thu 06.08.2015, 06:38

So who is up for a fish and chip supper on Saturday 22nd August? :cheers:

I won't start a list just yet!

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby mitreklov » Thu 06.08.2015, 06:48

Good suggestion Simon on the Eastborne run however I suspect most will be spending the day at Brands on the 15th.

Personally I don't do camping as I don't have the kit but others might be up for it.

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby TrevorB » Thu 06.08.2015, 07:39

mitreklov wrote:So who is up for a fish and chip supper on Saturday 22nd August? :cheers:

I won't start a list just yet!

Tim



Count me in Tim and start a list, my partner might come along too she's always up for fish and chips :!: :-D
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby mitreklov » Thu 06.08.2015, 10:05

OK so as there is at least two of us I'll start a list.

This should give me an opportunity to bed in my new brakes!

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2 TrevorB and partner Trevor and ?

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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby TrevorB » Wed 19.08.2015, 19:43

mitreklov wrote:OK so as there is at least two of us I'll start a list.

This should give me an opportunity to bed in my new brakes!

1 mitreklov and partner Tim and Jane
2 TrevorB and partner Trevor and ?

Tim



The weather looks good on Saturday so now that The Lotus Festival is gone how's about thinking about this chaps??
Original itinerary from Tim cut and pasted below. Another opportunity for a chat and the girls can get together as
well.

1 mitreklov and partner Tim and Jane
2 TrevorB and partner Trevor and Lyn




The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne, looks like a good place to meet, big car park and a 10mins drive from M20 Junc 10 and 25mins drive from Dymchurch. See the attached google maps link.

https://goo.gl/maps/nGisN

Suggested time table might be:

17:00 Meet at The Woolpack Inn
18:00 After nursing a glass of coke for an hour and everyone has arrived, form a convoy and drive to Dymchurch
18:30 Arrive Martello car park at Dymchurch (free parking after 18:00)
18:45 onward, buy our supper, admire our cars, chat, look at the view, say good bye and drive home, with the roof down of course



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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby lotustonybassplayer » Wed 19.08.2015, 20:15

I might pop along, will be on my own though, as Deb has a previous engagement in the afternoon. Will have to play it by ear on the day ! I still have you Mob No Trev ending in 9 ? so could let you know on the day if i can make it so you wont have to hang around waiting for a no show yellow one to appear ! Blimey Tim on the car already, was that done on Sunday night :-D
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Re: A Kent and Sussex evening meeting/get together

Postby mitreklov » Wed 19.08.2015, 22:05

From my end there is good news and bad news.

Bad news is the car failed it's MOT on Tuesday :cry: As I suspected it failed on the rear brakes. Of course the good news is I have a nice new shiny set :D

After spending the whole day on it today they are all fitted, bled and ready to go back to the MOT garage on Friday for sign off. All being well I'll be in good shape to go for Saturday fish and chips.
Took the car for a short spin this evening and I can tell the effort is worth while, even before the brakes have bedded in.

Barring any disasters between now and Saturday I'll see you at the Woolpack between 5 and 6.

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Shiny......


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