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  1. Nige. I'll take that spare seat then matey ........... thanks :thumbsup:

    Dave Lisle. We are 3 Esprits ( You, Nige and Ade Heath )

    Dave Walters. Just north of Whitchurch Dave. Ticket prices vary. Entrance for car and driver on the day is £20. If you want Paddock entrance then that's extra. Be good to see you there.

    Graham

  2. Gentlemen,

    This months sortie sees us visiting Cholmondeley Castle just north of Whitchurch.

    You have pre-ordered your admission tickets and will be displaying your Esprits on the Club Lotus Cheshire site.

    All display cars must be inside the venue BEFORE 8am when the gates open for Joe Public. Cheshire Police will also be closing the access road at the same time.

    To enable to arrive on time we MUST leave the Gingerbread Man in Market Drayton by 7.30am to avoid those road and gate closures. I'm aiming to get to the Gingerbread Man around 7.20am.

    I will be travelling in my day car to the Gingerbread Man. If anyone has a spare seat going I'll leave my car at the pub. If not, I'll park up in the public car park at Cholmondeley and wander over to the Club Lotus stand.

    Hopefully the weather will be kind to us :thumbsup:

  3. Guys,

    You don't know the half of it.

    I can't go to print on here.

    The system involving insurers, police forces, claims management companies and lawyers is a cesspit waiting ti implode.

    I'm glad I'm not part of it. My clients cross my threshold of their own free will.

    I've never bought an accident victim and never will which probably means I'll be out of business in 12 months

  4. Jon,

    This is an outdoor event although there is a cafe inside the museum.

    You can usually get burgers, hog roast etc outside and perhaps a curry inside. Beer is usually scarce.

    I have amended the list because we can NOT guarantee a place for your passenger.

    We are trying to get more tickets but this is down to the organisers and not us.

    If we can't get more ticktes, he/she will have to pay at the door.

    Fingers crossed :thumbsup:

    1. Officer Dibble + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    2. Oneshot + 1 (bacon butties x 2)

    3. Dodgy ( what Alex GT3 says x2 )

    4. Nijeninja (1x bacon buttie and a cuppa tea if there's one going)

    5. Dodge1979 + 1 (BACON BUTTIES X2)

    6. Martynv

    7. Mr Oogie Boogie + 1

    8. Alex --GT3-- (FULL english in a bun)

    9. bibs + 1 (mmmm, bacon)

    10. sparky + Tracy

    11.Hopo

    12. fsrowsell

    13. Espritmania (bacon butties x 1 for Alan & his milk float)

    14 Changes...+1 buttie and large mug of tea

    15 Alan & Evi

    16 Mangel + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    17 Dave Walters + 1 (bacon + brown sauce on one and sausage + red sauce on other please!)

    18 MartinL ( bacon butties x 1 )

    19 Matt W +1

    20 GasmanGT3 + 1( I x bacon butty, 1 x veg sausage butty if that possibe, 1 x tea 1 x coffee)

    21 Davebarny + 1

    22 Trevsked

    23. Chris +1

    24.PaulEspritGT3 + 1 (bacon butties x 2)

    RESERVE LIST

    Martyn has organised a cavalcade into the arena :clap: so we'll need to be at the venue by 9.30am

  5. Sorry guys but I've had to mess with the list again.

    The thought of having 25 attendees just didn't gel with me.

    I've preserved your bacon butty Alan :whistle:

    1. Officer Dibble + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    2. Oneshot + 1 (bacon butties x 2)

    3. Dodgy ( what Alex GT3 says x2 )

    4. Nijeninja (1x bacon buttie and a cuppa tea if there's one going)

    5. Dodge1979 + 1 (BACON BUTTIES X2)

    6. Martynv

    7. Mr Oogie Boogie + 1

    8. Alex --GT3-- (FULL english in a bun)

    9. bibs + 1 (mmmm, bacon)

    10. sparky + Tracy

    11.Hopo

    12. fsrowsell

    13. Espritmania (bacon butties x 1 for Alan & his milk float)

    14 Changes...+1 buttie and large mug of tea

    15 Alan & Evi

    16 Mangel + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    17 Dave Walters + 1 (bacon + brown sauce on one and sausage + red sauce on other please!)

    18 MartinL ( bacon butties x 1 )

    19 Matt W +1

    20 GasmanGT3 + 1( I x bacon butty, 1 x veg sausage butty if that possibe, 1 x tea 1 x coffee)

    21 Davebarny + 1

    22 Trevsked

    23. Chris +1

    24.PaulEspritGT3 + 1 (bacon butties x 2)

    RESERVE LIST

  6. 1. Officer Dibble + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    2. Oneshot + 1 (bacon butties x 2)

    3. Dodgy ( what Alex GT3 says x2 )

    4. Nijeninja (1x bacon buttie and a cuppa tea if there's one going)

    5. Dodge1979 + 1 (BACON BUTTIES X2)

    6. Martynv

    7. Mr Oogie Boogie + 1

    8. Alex --GT3-- (FULL english in a bun)

    9. bibs + 1 (mmmm, bacon)

    10. sparky

    11.Hopo

    12. fsrowsell

    13. Alan (probably in Tesla if thats OK) ( bacon butties x 1)

    14 Changes...+1 buttie and large mug of tea

    15 Alan & Evi

    16 Mangel + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    17 Dave Walters + 1 (bacon butties x 2, brown sauce on one and red sauce on other please!)

    18 MartinL ( bacon butties x 1 )

    19 Matt W +1

    20 GasmanGT3 + 1( I x bacon butty, 1 x veg sausage butty if that possibe, 1 x tea 1 x coffee)

    21 Davebarny + 1

    22 Trevsked

    23. Chris +1

    24.PaulEspritGT3 + 1 (bacon butties x 2)

    RESERVE LIST

    1. Espritmania

  7. Trev,

    We won't get the tickets until the morning.

    We're trying to arrange for a cavalcade into the arena sometime after 9.30am.

    If you're planning to arrive much later than that then I can only suggest phoning one of us when you get there so that we can come and find you on the external car park.

    Graham

  8. Thanks for that Alex.

    Mrs Oneshot is usually a passenger on this event so she too may be able to make that call.

    PM me your number as well Nige and that way we'll maximise coverage

  9. Thanks John.

    I'm expecting this venture to be a life long challenge although talk of "sequencers" is another issue.

    My late father was a Yamaha electric keyboard player and some of the backing rhythms on that thing were great.

    It's now sitting in my house so perhaps I could use that as a sequencer :whistle:

    Thanks again folks.

    Graham

  10. Thanks guys.

    Just remembered that up in the loft are a couple of Wharfedale speakers and an Akai or Aiwa amp dating back to the late 70's ( University days :thumbsup: )

    Any idea whether they'd be compatible with todays modern guitars ?

    I'm intending to set up in the garage although may have to re-think that plan when winter returns :getmecoat:

  11. About 25 years ago I bought myself an electric guitar and small amp from the local music shop. Think they both may have been second-hand which wasn't an issue.

    I was a thwarted rock star determined to come good and if I did it on second-hand kit then all the better ............. perhaps I still had a bit of punk metality :censored:

    Anyway, after what felt like 12 months of hard labour I'd just about mastered Mull of Kintyre ................ and that was it :shock:

    For the youngsters out there, Mull of Kintyre was a popular little tune performed by a chap called McCartney who was once big in the band scene :band:

    In those days there was no internet/podcasts etc. I don't even remember a DVD to give a few helpful tips.

    Instead it was good old paper books. Of course I didn't have/need lessons ( :blush: ) and so when kids came along I retired from the music scene.

    Anyway after a 24 year break, I'm thinking it's about time the world had the pleasure of listening to my musical talents once again.

    With the advent of the net, I see I can now get "free" lessons either via web pages, podcasts and/or DVD's.

    As usual though it's a question of knowing where to start and what to look for. Does anyone have any favourite sites for beginners?

    On the equipment front, I'm happy with a beginners kit which seems to include guitar, small amp ( usually 10 or 15 amp ), leads, stand, bag, strap and sometimes tuition books/DVD. And all for about £85 brand new delivered to the door :w00t:

    Now I realise that at this price I'm unlikely to trouble Eric Clapton et al, but I'm thinking it's the right sort of cash to splash to see if I can make it to the regional heat of " Britains Got No Talent "

    Again if you guys have any opinions on what equipment is best to look out/avoid then please do yell.

    Lets rock :band:

  12. 1. Officer Dibble + 1 ( bacon butties x 2 )

    2. Oneshot + 1 bacon butties x 2

    3. Dodgy

    4. Nijeninja 1x bacon buttie and a cuppa tea if there's one going

    5. Dodge1979 + 1 BACON BUTTIES X2

    6. Martynv

    7. Mr Oogie Boogie + 1

    8. Alex --GT3--

    9. bibs + 1

    10. sparky

    11. PFD +1

    12. fsrowsell

    13. Alan + 1 (probably in Tesla if thats OK)

    14 Changes...

    15 Alan & Evi

    16 Mangel + 1

    17 Nelly 9000

    18 MartinL +1

    19 Matt W +1

    20 GasmanGT3 + 1

    21 Davebarny + 1

    22 Trevsked

    23. Chris +1

    24.PaulEspritGT3 + 1

    RESERVE LIST

    1. Dave Walters

  13. 1. Officer Dibble + 1

    2. Oneshot + 1

    3. Dodgy

    4. Nijeninja

    5. Dodge1979 + 1

    6. Martynv

    7. Mr Oogie Boogie + 1

    8. Alex --GT3--

    9. bibs + 1

    10. sparky

    11. PFD +1

    12. fsrowsell

    13. Alan + 1 (probably in Tesla if thats OK)

    14 Changes...

    15 Alan & Evi

    16 Mangel + 1

    17 Nelly 9000

    18 MartinL +1

    19 Matt W +1

    20 GasmanGT3 + 1

    21 Davebarny + 1

    22 Trevsked

    23. Chris +1

    24.PaulEspritGT3 + 1

    RESERVE LIST

    1. Dave Walters

  14. As you guys know from the Events thread, this months sortie is the trip to Super Car Sunday at Gaydon on the 26th.

    As in previous years, the plan is to link up at two points namely Hilton Park on the M6 and Frankley on the M5.

    After that, its M42/M40

    So, we need to leave Hilton Park at 7.45am and on approach to Frankley, one of us will call the Frankley contingent so that they can join the flight as we pass.

    We should be passing Frankley at about 8am and be Gaydon for Bacon Butties and coffee by 9am.

    Could you please sign below indicating where you intend to join the flight:

    Officer Dibble +2 M6 Hilton

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