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I think these take place May to September, but if the weather is decent get a good turnout outside these months. If I recall correctly they are 2nd Wednesday of the month, which means there should be one next week, anyone up for it/got their car taxed yet!

For anyone who hasn't been it's an informal gathering adjacent the outdoor McDonalds/Toys-R-Us that includes all sorts from American to kit cars, with an almost total lack of plebs in barrymobiles. On a fine night you can get a better turnout than a lot of organised shows

Can someone confirm that next Wed 11th is on, Steve?

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Anyone up for Wednesday the 13th June, if it's on?

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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Most likely, I went last Wednesday and it was heaving, though an early dose of rain shortened things.

I ducked out of shopping for the missus birthday present for an hour which was about enough. It may have become a victim of it's own success, seemed like the hatchback brigade have arrived big style, and the US/streetrods (which were the originators) have all but disappeared. Will definitely keep going for now, but the olde worlde charm may be evaporating

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Anyone going tonight?

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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Wednesday 11th July looks to be the next one. Any takers?

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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Made a note in the diary for this one Andy, hope to see you there.

Anyone else fancy meeting up to arrive in convoy ??

Dont worry,be happy.............

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Hope to get there, but having a few issues with heart arrythmia. Started out of the blue in Spain last week, had to come back early. Doc says not to worry (hah!), but I've a raft of tests coming up to try and find out what's up. L8rs.

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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Andy, thats bad news. you look too young and fit to have heart problems, my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery......................but if they take away your license can I have the V8?????

Never lose your sense of humour, its all that seperates us from the Apes!!!!!!!!!

get well soon.

Dont worry,be happy.............

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Andy, thats bad news. you look too young and fit to have heart problems, my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery......................but if they take away your license can I have the V8?????

Never lose your sense of humour, its all that seperates us from the Apes!!!!!!!!!

get well soon.

See? Little four pots always hanker after us V8s.....

Seriously. No.

Thanks for your well wishes though! I'm not ill, ill, just not quite right. Still getting tests to try and find out why it happened, what it was, and whether it'll happen again (noooooo).

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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See? Little four pots always hanker after us V8s.....

Seriously. No.

Thanks for your well wishes though! I'm not ill, ill, just not quite right. Still getting tests to try and find out why it happened, what it was, and whether it'll happen again (noooooo).

Andy, so pleased you are OK

And yes this little 4 pot has given in to the dark side and now has a V8 Sport 350 !!!!!!!

I will give you a call when I am in the village to see mum and call in if you are free,

Dont worry,be happy.............

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Andy, so pleased you are OK

And yes this little 4 pot has given in to the dark side and now has a V8 Sport 350 !!!!!!!

I will give you a call when I am in the village to see mum and call in if you are free,

That would be great! And, wow, a 350! Great news! How do you like it????

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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Anyone heading to the Metro Centre this month ??

Weather/ wife/ work allowing I intend to have a ride out.

Martin, I finally got through to jamie Dent on the mobile about painting the Eclat, he wants a look-see and was hoping to get up this week. Hows about combining a trip and him having a ride up with you? I told him you had sold the other 2, he seemed a bit shocked, maybe a ride out in the new beast will convince him it was a wise move? I left a message on his phone, if you wanted to catch him neighbourly-like.

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Hi Mark, dont expect a fast job from Jamie, I have sent several "good jobs" his way this year and he is full of promises and has done nothing so far, I am waiting for 2 small repairs and am unable to pin him down to a date!!....................but I will speak to him on monday about a ride up to see you.

Dont worry,be happy.............

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Mark, surprise surprise, cant get hold of jamie, will try again tuesday but looks like I am riding solo...................

forecast is good, care arranged for Anne, just need to get away from the kennels for a few hours, dont have a clue where to go, do I just drive around metro Centre till i find a bunch of petrolheads ????? What sort of time is arrival expected??

Dont worry,be happy.............

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If you are coming up the A1, take the Metrocentre sliproad and turn right at the lights and over the roadbridge, straight over the next 2 sets of lights (towards McDonalds), then right at the McDonalds lights. Cars assemble between there and Toys R Us

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