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Local member Hippo from Newcastle has been trying to get the ball rolling on a regional meet. It would be nice to get together and find out if there is a future for a loose network up here, and if so what people would expect out of it.

Any names and suggestions for a meeting point below please:

1. Name: Mark Britten

2. Availability: Just about any evening/weekend

3. Suggested initial venues: North - Metrocentre car meet, 2nd Wednesday 7pm

South - Eden Arms, Rushyford

West - Wear Valley View Diner, A69, Witton-le-Wear

Bit of a ride out one weekend - Bowes Museum


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for what its worth, my advice would be just pick a date , time and venue and just see who turns up, otherwise you will end up with a thread as long as an AEG one...........

ps good luck


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Moved to 'Events' :lol:


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Ah the birth of NEEG..................

Good luck guys

Graham.


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for what its worth, my advice would be just pick a date , time and venue and just see who turns up, otherwise you will end up with a thread as long as an AEG one...........

Good point.

How about the Metrocentre car meet then? 2nd Wednesday of the month, next to McDonalds (I always park near Pizza Hut to keep just outside the thick of it) so the next being 11th June

Bonus is if no-one turns up :lol: there is still loads of stuff to see anyway like yanks, Veedubs, kitcars, classics, in fact anything interesting.

A nicer run out can be discussed at leisure.


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for what its worth, my advice would be just pick a date , time and venue and just see who turns up, otherwise you will end up with a thread as long as an AEG one...........

ps good luck

Give us some credit Howard, we have improved since we first started, although Simon does get his dates confused sometimes we still ain't doing that bad. :lol:

Owen

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yes you are doing much better these days, good luck to NEEG.....


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

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Name: Hippo

Availability: Anytime...

Suggested initial venues: My house :)

Suggested run-out and ideal photo opportunity: Cragside and the Ingram Valley

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Marge: Homer, I don't want you driving around in a car you built yourself.

Homer : Marge, you can either sit there complaining, or you can knit me some seat belts...

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Ashamed to say I've never been to Cragside, sounds great for a run out.

One more who may join us at the Metro meet, Pat Thomas with a grey V8, trouble is he's a bit finicky and will only go if it's dry!


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It never rains in the north though.... :lol:


Marge: Homer, I don't want you driving around in a car you built yourself.

Homer : Marge, you can either sit there complaining, or you can knit me some seat belts...

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Weardale anyone?

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Marge: Homer, I don't want you driving around in a car you built yourself.

Homer : Marge, you can either sit there complaining, or you can knit me some seat belts...

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Nice skenery, horrible crashy bumpy roads, I work there! Tynedale/Northumberland? the military road along Hadrians Wall?

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Put me down for the Metrocentre. Directions would be good, as I hate getting lost in there! A longer run at a later date would need a bit more thought and preparation. I don't like gravelly roads or rain....


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I do have a week off to research...the A68 from Corbridge was superb the other night, smooth and quiet, then i turned off for Derwent Reservoir, then not so good.

The military road route is a good idea :lol:


Marge: Homer, I don't want you driving around in a car you built yourself.

Homer : Marge, you can either sit there complaining, or you can knit me some seat belts...

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Cragside (country home of Lord Armstrong - one of the Victorian industrialists) is absolutely fascinating and well worth a visit. As is the adjacent charming market town of Rothbury. Nearby is Alnwick; one of my favourite towns in the UK. Its famous castle is also a must see.

Over on the coast the idyllic village of Bamburgh and its castle, both overlooking the Farne Islands, are also worthwhile destinations.

In terms of good driving roads consider the A697 (Morpeth > Wooler), and two cracking roads crossing the Northern Pennines - A689 (Bishop Auckland > Alston > Brampton) and the A686 (Hexham > Alston > Penrith).

Finally, although not really a 'quick' road the B6277 linking Alston > Middleton In Teesdale > Barnard Castle is absolutely stunning.

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Initial reports are encouraging for a first meet;

1. Pat Thomas - Grey V8 (definite maybe)

2. Mark Britten - Orange GT3

3. Mick Hull - Blue GT3

4. Andy Allinson - Red V8

5. Aidan - Red SE

for those coming from North/East maybe we can meet at Team valley to arrive at the Metro in force. Should make an impressive sight.

Any lurkers out there pondering whether to bother get your fingers out!

Edited by britten_mark

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Yeah I'm sort of lurking, hoping your route would turn towards North Yorkshire!

We have lots of interesting attractions....

Classic Trains.... http://www.nymr.co.uk/ (everybody loves steam trains...?)

Classic Cars..... http://www.nymm.co.uk/

Classic Food.... Best Fish & Chips in UK (Whitby)

Classic pubs.... http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/17/...l_Inn/Beck_Hole

Some pretty fast A & B road runs....

Maybe next time! (Be nice to have a G car in your line-up)

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Actually mine's a V8, Mark! :welcome:


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Toyota Hilux Invincible 2007 (Thinking man's mud plugger)

Lotus Esprit V8 1996 (Thinking man's thinking destroyer)

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Is this happening Wednesday evening? What time? I think i may have to go to Liverpool which i'm absolutely gutted about... :crybaby:

I will turn up in the afternoon and sit there by myself... :welcome:

Edited by Hippo

Marge: Homer, I don't want you driving around in a car you built yourself.

Homer : Marge, you can either sit there complaining, or you can knit me some seat belts...

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Hey! you're getting the wrong idea this is a well travelled 100k esprit and still going strong.... Although I think it may blow-up attempting to keep up with that line-up.....

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yup, its tonight but i cant make it until next months meet :-(

cars start rolling in around 7 pm

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It has been pointed out that the rainclouds will be rolling in then too unfortunately. Doesn't bother me, it won't rust!

I still reckon it would be a good time to find out who we all are, what we want, and where to go (if anywhere) even if it is sitting out of the rain with a cup of tea in McDonalds!


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@ Mark; I'll deffo be there, but if it's raining it'll be in my V70R.....

Can you pm me your mobile number, or call me?


Current menagerie;
Kawasaki Z1000SX 2017 (Thinking man's sports tourer)

BMW X3 35D M Sport 2015 (Thinking man's chelsea tractor)

Toyota Hilux Invincible 2007 (Thinking man's mud plugger)

Lotus Esprit V8 1996 (Thinking man's thinking destroyer)

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