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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by sletti, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Nov 19, 2003
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    Stig W
    I've only been using this facility for a few months, and Tony told me that the United Kingdom section was instigated shorty before I joined.

    Was there always so many UK based threads in the European section, or is it because there is a UK section that interest has really hotted up Now the UK section (certainly by thread) is significantly larger than the Europe bit, or indeed ANY other section apart from General, Technical and Off-Topic?

    Stig
     
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  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Indeed, if you take out "the bonker's thread" from European Sect, we're most active Section.
    Prior to Fchat having these Sections, i used to post on "General" or "off Topic" Very rarely used old "Europe" sect , much to the consternation of our Euro brethren.
    Tony
     
  4. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

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    I did the same as you tony and also used Pistonheads a lot more.
     
  5. forzarich

    forzarich Karting

    Nov 11, 2003
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    I've migrated from Subaru ownership and thankfully just as their site is getting worse and worse this one is getting busier. I wish I could come up with something interesting to post about... :)

    Not much happens on PH... :(

    Cheers,
    Rich
     
  6. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Rich,
    don't let that stop you....i post drivel all the time , as can clearly be seen on earlier threads !
    Tony
     
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  8. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Tony,

    Don't put yourself down like that, I think your jokes are most informative !

    Steve
     
  9. Steve275

    Steve275 Formula Junior
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    Forgot to say,

    I used the general discussion forum occassionally but found the Vintag3e Forum to be the most interesting, Maybe that's because I'm old by comparison ?

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  10. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Thanks Steve....critical acclaim at last!
    T
     
  11. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    I look forward to your jokes too- a small beacon of light in an otherwise dull working week...!

    Robert.
     
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  13. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Tony,

    I think you a clearly a posting whore! Mind you, would you posts-per-day be as high if you didn't stick ten million pictures on every time we meet!

    You are however my posting guru, and I have pulled myself up by my bootstraps to 2.76, but I suspect your 3.66 will be my holy grail! Mmmm, I wonder what master Carbon is on........

    Stig
     
  14. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    Top forum for me.

    We should arrange a summer meet for all UK members of this forum. Any volunteers?

    Mark
     
  15. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    Hi all i joined just before we had a uk forum and rob was changing over to the new softwear,oct 03 i joined and just after the uk forum was born,thanks rob
    Dale.
     
  16. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Uk section second in post count only to Europe now.....and 2,800 of their posts are on one thread !
    Tony
     
  17. 365boy

    365boy Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Very good idea about a Summer national meet... I suppose we'd want somewhere fairly central-ish (say just North of London).

    Just a wild thought, but the Shuttleworth (aircraft) Collection - just off the A1 in Beds - is a very pleasant spot often used by car clubs...

    Also, I guess some of us will be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed & Circuit Revival, so we could perhaps do something more informal at one of those events...

    John
     
  18. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

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    This sounds like a good idea.

    Wazza
     
  19. gts328uk

    gts328uk Karting

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    John sounds good, are you offering

    Mark
     
  20. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    I agree ref tony"s jokes just hope you keep your average up and post one every day.
    Dave
     
  21. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    Fab idea John,

    Are you gonna make enquires with the venue? If they say yes, it'll be another to go in the Venue Codes page.....

    Stig
     
  22. 365boy

    365boy Formula Junior

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    Will do.

    John
     
  23. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

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    Great idea. If Shuttleworth can't do it for any reason then Duxford would be a similarish venue
     
  24. 365boy

    365boy Formula Junior

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    Shuttleworth can accommodate as many cars as we care to show up in, at prices ranging from £15/car (on a weekend flying display day) down to a group rate of £5/car on a standard weekday - or somewhere in-between for non-event weekends.

    All prices include access to the hangars, which are worth seeing for those of you who haven't.

    They can rope off an area of the car park / field for us.

    Only snag is you have to pay in advance for car groups - so unless we turn up in large-ish numbers it might be just as well to go unannounced, not get a roped-off area, and suffer the marginally higher non-group rates.

    I think the formal approach would be better for a larger/national meet, though.

    Stig - web site is www.shuttleworth.org if you want to add details to the codes.

    John PS They have a Rolls-Royce (aero, plus cars) celebration day on Sunday 27th June, which looks reasonably interesting.
     
  25. wazza

    wazza Formula Junior

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    The more I hear about The Shuttleworth Collection as a potential venue
    the more I like it.
    I think £5 per car for a group weekend sounds quite cheap when you consider
    we paid £4 each to stand around in the cold in some windy car park at VW.
    Also I've never visited the Shuttleworth Collection which i'm told is worth doing anyway.
    Plus we can get the cars barriered off, and they have a cafe.
    We could even take a picnic....No....Sounds a bit too civilized.....

    I wonder how much money they would want up front or how many cars we would have to guarantee to get a group booking.

    If it wasn't too onerous I would be willing to sub it upfront and try and get my money back from you lot later. (Hmmm. I wonder what my chances would be ?)

    I say let's go for it.!!!!!!

    But you might want to consider a different weekend.
    We wouldn't want to steal the day away from all those beautiful Roll's
    plus I'm racing at Brands on the Saturday and could do with some support and it's the Goodwood Festival weekend.

    Wazza
     
  26. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    #23 360CS, Feb 14, 2004
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    Wazza/John

    This sounds a good idea but we need to be careful with the date? If its on one of the National meets etc the turnout will be lower and some folk my be a little pissed it was organised to concide with this particular day.

    Wazza id be happy to assist and organise whatever is required, but John the venue does sound spot on.

    What day you at Brands wazza? im 10mins from circuit, is it open pit lane??


    Joe
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  27. 365boy

    365boy Formula Junior

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    NB - That's £5/car on a weekDAY - more like £7.50 on a (normal) weekend day - assuming we get the group discount.

    John
     
  28. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Venue looks good, will stay tuned for further updates.
    T
     

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