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Great, now we've got Bill and Ted posting.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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Great Scott!


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You actually went to the bother of creating an account to post that :/)

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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Hi Paul,

Yes was in the 308. I thought perhaps you had all moved on a little earlier to the second destination but on the way there I had a text from Internets pointing out how far ahead of my time I really am :-)

Trevor.

 

I was standing in the door to the shop as you drove round the court yard admiring your car Trevor, that is a real shame, could have made you a coffee, your car looked gorgeous though, hope you can make it this Saturday when hopefully there will be a few more people around :)

I'll be coming along to this!

 

Hi Steve, that is great, if you can get to the shop before 11am there'll be a sausage or bacon roll with your name on it waiting :)


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No problem at all Steve, +1 added, the more the merrier although PMC Speakers are panicking a little due to the numbers now registered, I'm sure it will be fine on the day, famous last words :)


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Most defiantly, luckily PMC don't have any neighbours so they will be LOUD!


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Paul,

 

I would have stopped but as said thought you all may have moved on, doh.

 

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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We'll be at Silverstone collecting car after running in service (take note Paul, car booked in for running in service 3 days after collection - that's how you do it!). We may come along after if the weather is good with the LF1 and 220 Cup if there's room, but won't make it to your place for 9am.

 

I'm taking my GTE in to Lotus Silverstone at 9am on Saturday morning. It too will be having its first service: however in my case it will have taken me 3 months to rack up those first 1000 miles, not 3 days!

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I'm taking my GTE in to Lotus Silverstone at 9am on Saturday morning. It too will be having its first service: however in my case it will have taken me 3 months to rack up those first 1000 miles, not 3 days!

 

Yea, spoke too soon on that one I am afraid. Won't have the car in time for the event so won't be able to make it - sorry Paul.


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No problem Tom, thanks for letting me know.

 

If you fancy popping in after your service Michael it will be good to see you and your GTE :)


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Boys Toys Driving Route around The Wrestlingworth Ring!

 

Hi All,

As the weekend is now getting close we thought it would be worth posting the route that we will be driving through the Bedfordshire Countryside once we leave HiFi Lounge around 11.30am after breakfast to arrive at PMC around midday.

I really want to park all the sports cars in one area at HiFi Lounge so that we can all leave as a convoy, the idea is for only sports cars to come to HFL for breakfast, normally everyone would be welcome but due to restricted parking spaces and the number of people and cars intending to come we really would only mainly like sports cars here, thanks.

Anyway on with the route :-)

Countryside Sports Car Driving Route - Wrestlingworth Ring

Route from HiFi Lounge to PMC


30 minute driving route of 15 miles of beautiful Bedfordshire countryside.

We will be driving through a number of villages please respect the speed restrictions and enjoy the fabulous driving on the route in between.

When arriving at PMC we will be turning directly off the A1 at a point where there is no slip road, please be careful to try and space out as we approach to avoid backing the traffic up to the Biggleswade roundabout.

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Route Step by Step:

  • Leave HiFi Lounge Millow Hall Farm - Turn right
  • Dunton Roundabout - Take 3rd exit
  • Drive through - Dunton (30mph)
  • Drive along ‘Cambridge Road Straight’ (60 mph)
  • Drive through - Eyeworth (40 mph)
  • Drive the ‘Eyeworth Esses’ (60 mph)
  • Turn Left onto B1042 High Street, Wrestlingworth
  • Drive through - Wrestlingworth (30 mph)
  • Pass by Cockayne Hatley via ‘Hatley Road Corner’ (60 mph)
  • Down ‘Hatley Hill’
  • Take 1st Left - Sutton Road (40mph)
  • Cross staggered cross roads ‘Follow Through’ across B1042
  • Continue Sutton Road (60 mph)
  • Pass by Sutton and enjoy ‘Sutton Road Curves’
  • Dunton Roundabout - Take 2nd exit
  • Drive by HiFi Lounge - Millow (30mph)
  • 2nd Left - Towards Water Tower A1 junction
  • Mini Roundabout - Take 1st exit for slip road onto A1
  • ‘Final Straight’ - to Biggleswade Roundabout (60/70mph)
  • Biggleswade Roundabout - Keep to in inside lane
  • Go straight over roundabout, take it easy exiting A1 North
  • PMC is 1st left off roundabout - 300 yards
  • Enjoy PMC and afternoon of fun

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Google maps full directions:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Millow+SG18+8RH/Wrestlingworth+SG19+2EJ/52.1259108,-0.2043672/Millow+SG18+8RH/Biggleswade+SG18+9ST/@52.0937738,-0.1811151,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m37!4m36!1m5!1m1!1s0x4877cd90f899ff13:0x8502b3aa926cd16c!2m2!1d-0.2069681!2d52.0766006!1m10!1m1!1s0x4877d18ddad0fa27:0x86465fc2dd67c1d1!2m2!1d-0.1628086!2d52.1150164!3m4!1m2!1d-0.1884954!2d52.1293318!3s0x4877d1de6f6b0d07:0x39b22658cca13bb7!1m0!1m10!1m1!1s0x4877cd90f899ff13:0x8502b3aa926cd16c!2m2!1d-0.2069681!2d52.0766006!3m4!1m2!1d-0.2114171!2d52.0696979!3s0x4877cd9fc7802f43:0x508acebfc8c988ee!1m5!1m1!1s0x4877cc5030a851f1:0x4d3df7ab67cee564!2m2!1d-0.2497209!2d52.0733409!3e0

Roll on Saturday :-)

Cheers,

Paul.


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Thanks for the great day out. Lots of vary varied machinary was there. No G cars though - I was in my Excel as the family came with me.

 

Here are a few of my (wife's) snaps.

 

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And Emmett turned up on time :)

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Opened my mind to some great ideas sound wise that I hadn't contemplated.

 

Look forward to doing this again.

 

Chris

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Thanks Paul for hosting and your hospitality. Great turnout on a lovely day and nice to meet up with others I've not seen for a while.

Trevor.

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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What a splendid day, a wonderful combination of high-end hi-fi and high-performance cars. I'm blaming Chris J for the wrong turning on the scenic route, and yes we did stick rigidly to the speed limit. Through the villages.

Nice to see Trev "Emmett Brown" Skedge had stuck his screwdriver in his Flux Capacitor, and turned up on the right day for once, too.

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It was that good in going back next Saturday.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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What a great day, good to see you again Trevor.

Sorry to the Porsche driver for the slight detour South on the A1!

Paul, I'll check out the GoPro video and post some edits.

Danny


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Thanks Guys, really appreciate everyones support, I couldn't have hoped for more, below is my thank you speech and a few pics :-)
 
Hi All,
 
Well, for once I really don’t know what to say other than a huge thanks to everyone involved who helped make our first Boys Toys Event something very special indeed, it certainly looks like the big man above is obviously car and HiFi fan as he really did lay on glorious weather which really helped make the day something quite special.
 
Now for the Oscar speech :-) Firstly I’d like to thank everyone at PMC Speakers who really did got the extra mile on this one, without them this would never have happened, they really did put in a tonne of work that I really do appreciate, also to Ross who was a star trapped at the BBQ cooking breakfast all morning, well until all the food had gone, it was certainly a hungry crowd :-) thanks also to Matt from Lotus Silverstone from taking time out of running a busy showroom to bring along a Lotus Evora which certainly got a lot if interest and to Stephen ‘hilly’ Hill for bringing along a selection of his great and unique motor inspired art, but most importantly I’d like to thank everyone who came along and supported the event and really did make the day an amazing success that really did far surpass any thoughts I had regarding how many would come, 5 acres was almost not enough :-) This started as a small idea a couple of years ago that I had so it really was pretty awesome to see it all come to fruition with so many people and cars attend and with the sun beating down all day in PMC’s beautiful grounds, well I don’t think I could have wished for more but it was only a success thanks to all the Petrolheads and Music Lovers that came, so thanks again to everyone :-) I have to say that I think HiFi Lounge has the best customers out there :-)
 
I have been waiting years to hear PMC’s awesome active MB2 XBD-A’s but I ended up spending all day outside talking cars + hifi whilst enjoying the glorious weather, there were most definitely worse places to be that’s for sure, I did try once to get in but people were spilling out the door, so I am still waiting to hear these speakers but everyone I spoke to really did seem blown away by them, especially with the Vertere Turntable running through them, it really does sound as if I missed something quite special there, maybe we’ll have to arrange another PMC open day without the cars next time :-)
 
Below are a few of the pictures from the day, all cars I’m afraid, there really was a great selection of different marques on show, there were a few very nice camera’s floating around so hopefully I will be able to post some better one than what my phone produced later in the week, actually if you have got any nice pictures can you please send to [email protected] and I’ll create an album on Photobucket, thanks.
 
So again, a huge thanks to everyone who made our first Boys Toys event such a success, I was asked several times if this will be a yearly event, I have to say that it would be hard to top this one to be honest but it was mentioned that maybe a live band next year would be a good idea, definitely food for thought :-)
 
We started off with just 3 cars
 
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But that soon grew to 50+ cars at HFL, we just about got away with squeezing them all in :-)
 
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Then it was off to PMC where there was a lot more space thankfully.
 
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2 Of only 81 Lotus LF1′s in the world either side of an Evora
 
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Does it get any better than a DeLorean?
 
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I’ll hopefully get some more pictures up later this week.
 
Thanks again everyone :-)
 
Cheers,
 
Paul.
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The event looks great - a nice intimate car and sound show. Really gutted we missed it!

 

Congratulations Paul, looks like everyone had an excellent time - annual event?


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Cheers for organising this Paul! Me and my lad had a great time thanks! Some great pictures there too!

Looking forward to next year already ;-)

Steve & Jamie.

 

No problem at all Steve, really glad you could both make it and enjoyed the day, I had far too much fun :)

 

The event looks great - a nice intimate car and sound show. Really gutted we missed it!

 

Congratulations Paul, looks like everyone had an excellent time - annual event?

 

Thanks Tom, shame you couldn't make it, had lots of people ask if we'll do it again next year, hopefully is the answer :-)

Hi All,
 
Been getting some amazing feedback since Saturday, thanks for everyone’s e-mails and messages :-)
 
Attached are a couple more pics that have been sent in, thanks to Steve Crowe for the montage of the day, Adrian Palmer and Jason Beeby :-)
 
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Cheers,
Paul.

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Hi Guys,

 

There were certainly lots of nice camera's at our event last weekend so I have been getting loads of quality pictures but there was one lot I have been waiting for from a customer who is a professional photographer, he was the guy in the Aston. Below is a link to his handy work, there really are some great pics in there -

 

http://www.skwimages.com/-/images/music/hifi-lounge-pmc-lotus-jul-2015

 

Apparently he can offer prints if anyone likes the look of any of them.

 

Cheers,

Paul.


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