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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 02:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ok Fellas - this is going to be fun.
how about we all get together and have a laugh for a weekend.
Amsterdam has been chosen because its best to weed out the other places..... hahahaha.
However - to make the event more possible - we could consider the UK as an alternative venue.
For now let us focus on dates although discussion about venue can run in parallel.

so let us now consider the following dates:

Nov 2016
Feb 2017
Mar 2017
Apr 2017
May 2017
Jun 2017
Jul 2017
Aug 2017
Sep 2017
Oct 2017
Nov 2017
Dec 2017
Jan 2018
Feb 2018

I can make all the dates above - so over to the rest of you now. Just for the record I can also make UK or Amsterdam.

Omar
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 02:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar Most of those dates would suit but April July or October 2017 Would suit or even November this year any Venue will do.

Richard.
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Geoff Wootton
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 06:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar

2020+ is my best time. I'll be free to go wherever, whenever after then (and fully intend to do so). At the moment I cannot commit to the earlier times.

Geoff
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David Gore
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 07:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar,

I am in the same position as Geoff - I have to restructure my financial situation to eliminate the current 24/7/365 day demands on my time as a self-employed self-funded retiree. My current expectation is this will be sometime in 2018 however the current and my assessment of the future Australian economic situation is making it very difficult to determine when will be the best time to restructure once I complete upgrading my property portfolio to get the best possible sale prices.

If there is an earlier get-together, I will be watching from afar with great regret that I am not there.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 02:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Let me put you at ease David - the country is now completely stuffed and will only get worse. Omar I will try to make it any time you are there. Amsterdam is good and there are I think some find classic car places to look at if we don't get too ripped up in the cafes and bars but at least we can be a bit more messy than in Dubai but not as messy as we could get in Russia ! I will bring the Toad.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 03:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

toad???
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Sunday, 01 May, 2016 - 03:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Of Toad Hall - My driving companion
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Tuesday, 03 May, 2016 - 04:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

Im in.
Most months would suit me with the exception of July 2017.
Amsterdam is fine for me (it's only a 90min drive from where I live).

Benoit
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Wednesday, 04 May, 2016 - 09:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar I think UK would be a better venue to meet as it would be a shame if Bob could not make it and there are so many members in the UK plus we could have a crack at Hunt House.

London is as easy for me as Amsterdam is.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 02:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great idea Vlad!!
I agree......
let us make that the UK for now - and we will choose where best at a later date.
Bob would suggest Bournemouth and indeed he would be right if we timed our visit to coincide with the annual Beaulieu autojumble......
If you chaps havent been to it - it is mind blowing.

Sorry Benoit - could you handle the additional miles?
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Mark Aldridge
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 03:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Beaulieu would be great ,my son occasionally has a stall, but we go every year.
Mark
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 04:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

great -so with the new venue - how many takers for 2017 and how many for 2021?
I will do both...............
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 04:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar you bloody show off, if you do both you can come to my bush hovel in Australia and enjoy some home cooked Kangaroo and Koala !
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 04:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

2017 suits me fine.

Amsterdam or the UK, it doesn't matter.
Should be fun to meet all of you in real life.

Benoit
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Mark Aldridge
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 05:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

2017 should be fine.
Mark
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Geoff Wootton
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 06:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

If this gets off the ground I will make every effort to attend in 2017.

Geoff
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 07:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Okay just for that Geoff, I am in for London summer (is there such a thing?) 2017.I can get a stop over in Bangkok Thailand and get Rolls Royce tee shirts made up for all of us commemorating the evil get together of RR/B lovers internationally.

Don't worry I will get the moderator to come too. I will make him an offer he can't refuse !
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David Gore
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 09:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vladimir,

Unfortunately my current nemesis is the 24 hour/7 day a week/52 week a year obligations as a self-funded retiree with a business providing furnished accommodation in two different parts of Sydney 1 hour apart if traffic conditions are good. I do all renovations/maintenance/letting on my own and as one of the properties is over 130 years old and heritage listed, hard-won experience over the years is essential if and when problems arise as much of the earlier changes made by others were not done with future maintenance and upkeep in mind and, unfortunately, without considering the need to preserve the heritage features of the inside of the building. One of the worst examples is a cedar staircase that was painted with oil-based paint in the 1950's and it is unlikely this can be fully restored.

Fortunately, the Federation street corner facade from the 1909 rebuilding of the original 1880 building is largely unmolested and has been heritage listed to preserve what is left of the original turn of the century commercial streetscape. I am optimistic I will finally finish the internal rectification work in the next 6 months before deciding whether to sell the property or wait as appropriate to market conditions. Then comes my family home which has to be prepared for sale as it is too big and will be a future problem for me as its location is more appropriate for an agile younger couple with a large family than for a couple like my partner and possibly myself who face future mobility problems.

I hope these problems will be resolved and settled early in 2017 and we will be free to start enjoying life without having the current mill stones around our necks. Right now, I cannot commit to 2017, 2018 is a definite possibility and 2021 a certainty for my attendance.

P.S. My suggestion would be to arrange a time around the Goodwood Revival each September:

https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/

This is not far from the R-R Goodwood assembly plant and, no doubt, a visit would not be difficult to arrange for our group plus Robert Reddington might be able to suggest places of interest around Bournemouth and the West Country.
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Geoff Wootton
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Goodwood in September or Beaulieu in early May - bit cold for my liking. And we have to think about Omar - he risks getting frostbite in those conditions. There must be an event in late June, July or early August.

Geoff
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 05 May, 2016 - 02:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hahahaha love your concern Geoff.
I lived in the UK for many many years - I will cope with the temperature.

Dear Vlad,
love the idea of the T shirts.

Dear David,
I am crossing fingers that you get at least one of the properties done by 2017. Or if Vlad can kidnap you and get your ass on a plane bundled up in true Soviet style.

So what will it be? May,June,July, August or September 2017?

I prefer if we connect with a major UK event like either Goodwood or Beaulieu. I have been to Beulieu and it was so so so up our street as classic car enthusiasts - but I have never been to Goodwood. Perhaps Goodwood is more about racing of classic cars - I dont know. I am happy to go with the crowd on this one.

So far we have: me, Vlad, Geoff, Mark, Benoit, Richard and if we are lucky David.
If we get more then yippee ( and I am sure we will) but if we dont - we have the basic ingerdients for a party!!

Let us make it happen.....

Let us kick the venue around a little until we firm that one up.

Omar
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Friday, 06 May, 2016 - 07:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David I am sure to get a job by then so I will pay your way. We could be gone for only a week. Rather than just reject the idea I would humbly ask that you chew it over in your mind for some time realising that you spend a lot of time moderating this site for which I believe all the contributors are extremely thankful for.

What kind of forum would we have without you as moderator ?

So as this will be the first face to face meeting of what is essentially a RR/B club of international distinction in cyber space which has resulted in an unbelievable amount of technical information transferred between members for the servicing and renovation of these fantastic automobiles it really means you must be there.

I mean good grief you know what we are like - we could go to an English Bar somewhere probably called "The Dead Rat" and start arguing about whether Camargues were better than Corniches and with much alcohol get into a brawl and Fleet Street would have it all over the pages. "RRFORUM CAUSES AFFRAY IN LONDON PUB - Dogs Bitten Cats Belted - Toad of Toad Hall found sleeping in whisky glass - Queen not amused " The scandal could be monstrous !

We need you there !
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 06 May, 2016 - 10:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vladimir,

My problem is not money - I can afford the travel without any difficulty.

My problem is time - I cannot plan ahead for anything without something intervening. I am a "one-man band" as I do everything involved with maintenance/renovation myself other than extremely specialised work that requires tools I do not have or can only be done by a person with the appropriate licence. Many times I gave gone to my country home for a few days break and a couple of hours later I have been back in my truck on my way to Sydney to fix whatever has gone wrong and cannot be left until my intended return. I keep my occupants happy and this is why I have a very low turn-over rate and get good occupants however this requires immediate response to sort out problems whether real or imagined. This problem has also meant I have been unable to attend RROC[Aust] Club activities in recent years.

To eliminate this problem, I have to sell the properties and the difficult task is going to be finding alternative investments to provide reasonable returns whilst being resistant to erosion by inflation in future years. I have a problem that I have no interest in "professional" financial planners and their ilk as I have a distinct reluctance to use someone whose advice may cause me to lose investment value/income and getting paid for it as has happened for other family members when I could do the same thing myself at less cost .

I believe I have done extremely well with past investments and timing portfolio changes to respond to changing economic conditions - my guiding philosophy has always been "buy in a recession, sell in a boom" and accept reasonable rather than massive returns in return for flexibility and security. Perhaps this is something I inherited from my father who was a traditional conservative bank manager from a family that survived the 1930's Great Depression with great hardship when my grandfather died prematurely and my grandmother had to bring up 7 children when there was very limited [if any] government financial support for widows. My father and his two elder sisters left school and worked to provide financial support for my grandmother and her younger children. We have always been a close extended family even today and I am certain this has been a direct consequence of our parents difficult years when growing up.

Like I said previously, attending in 2017 is impossible, attending in 2018 is highly probable, 2019 and later will be a certainty unless the world implodes beforehand.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Friday, 06 May, 2016 - 05:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David have you run the figures on what you miss out on being a self funded retiree ? It's horrid. Just on a cash basis alone you are letting the thieving government keep $223,600 if you last 10 years beyond retirement and a whopping $447,200 if you last 20 years. Now fatboy Australian Ambassador to the USA blurted we could live to 140. Obviously he was delusional as he was a total pig of man but I think being a self funded retiree is being overly generous to the tax man.

I am not telling you to country skip and change your name to something hideously untraceable like "Billy Smith" pick up a passport in some place that sells them move to another country and change your name again and then put the lot into a numbered Swiss or Virgin Island bank account, but I can tell you if I was in your shoes I would gut the tax commissioner like a bloody fish.

You are being punished for being wise. Everybody should get the pension. And I note that Finland and other very advanced Scandanavian countries are looking at paying everybody a set amount whether they are looking for a job or not.

I want to get a job - but I have to compete at almost 60 with thousands of phillipinos and other 457 visa mechanics who never ever care about work safety and don't the employers love that !

I may even have to come back to Sydney to get a job. The argument that the 457 visa immigrants are not taking our jobs is bloody insulting and totally untrue and that's just one of the reasons why if I have the chance I will do a serious burn on the government and have not the slightest bit of guilt about it.

David - $447,200 could buy you a few very nice Corniche Convertibles and you know you must have one again.

But David if you can't make it then perhaps jetsetters like Omar and I and other scalliwags will perhaps make it a bi annual affair.

Next stop Stalingrad where we can really get smashed !
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 06 May, 2016 - 06:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Vladimir,

Fortunately I qualify for the Small Business Capital Gains Tax Retirement Exemption as my properties are active assets because I am in the business of providing visitor accommodation and this is my full-time business activity as I do my own lettings, management and repairs and do not use Real Estate Agents under any circumstances. I do not have superannuation as this will be provided by the goodwill in my business and capital gains on the properties when I sell them inclusive with the business on formal retirement.

My commercial tenants are having similar problems to you with competitors' abuse of 457 visas and short-stay workers arriving on tourist visas and then working at poverty level pay rates without paying tax. It is so obvious when you walk past the premises involved in these rackets but nothing ever seems to be done to check the status of the workers and their pay rates/tax payments.

Of course, governments can change retirement rules at any time and these changes may not always be to the benefit of the prospective self-funded retiree. I am "walking on a tightrope" right now as there is no certainty that the current rules will apply when I do retire. Time will tell if I have been wise to wait or have missed the opportunity to maximise my benefits by waiting too long.

I will be with you all in spirit and looking forward to seeing the pictures and hearing about your exploits when the first get-together occurs. Whatever you do, please do not phone me from the get-together and say "wish you were here"; it is not pretty hearing a grown man cry from disappointment ...........................
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 02:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hey, I'm up for coffee & croissants!
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David Gore
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Posted on Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 06:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I am just looking forward to going to a Welsh pub and sharing a drink or two plus a chat with Paul - 2017 is looking like the year this will be possible.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Monday, 15 August, 2016 - 07:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hey, I'm up for a beer in a welsh pub.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 07:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick you are the self nominated driver of this merry band so you are getting no beer,. you are getting the coffee and croissants.

Richard.
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David Gore
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Richard,

We will be in Wales so Welsh rarebit should be chosen to go with the coffee and certainly with the beer.

My grandmother made a classic rarebit for me every time we visited her and I could never get enough. My grandfather was born in the Rhondda Valley and my grandmother's parents also came from the Valley so it was the real thing - my problem is the recipe for her version died with my grandmother as a search of my mother's recipe book failed to reveal the recipe.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 09:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David this Venue is moving about so much it is hard to keep track on it. It started in Amsterdam we would have definitely ended up in gaol/jail there, then to London, then to Wales why not make it a World tour we will get Omar to fund the whole thing.

Richard.
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Paul Yorke
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I doubt we will get EUROPEAN funding now . . .but maybe you could put in for a lottery grant Instead! :-)
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Geoff Wootton
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My love affair with Wales started when I was 11 years old and spent my first full week there, at my high school's mountain centre in the Black Mountains. Maengwnedd nr Mochnant was the place. Later trips to Porthmadoc, Portmeirion, the Ffestioniog Railway and so many other places. A meeting in Wales would be cool.

The one Country I have not visited is Ireland. Shameful really, considering I lived just across the water for so long and have had so many Irish friends and work colleagues. I'm currently watching "Creedons Epic East" which is a documentary about the east coast of the Republic. Amazing country whose history goes back more than 5000 years. Pity the six Northern Ireland counties aren't included.

Geoff
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Patrick Ryan
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Thank you for reminding me of this Richard.
I will need a crash helmet of some description, if I'm right up the front of the bus.
Flying cans can hurt you know!!
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 04:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

lets take this discussion to the thread "Amsterdam here we come".
Then perhaps someone can explain to the non British people how to actually pronounce "rarebit". The true pronunciation of this strange name is not as you read it. It is not rare bit. Come on you Brits, educate us....
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David Gore
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Posted on Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 - 08:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar,

Those of us facing a long-haul flight to attend will probably take the opportunity to catch up with our international contributors as the additional cost of traveling in Europe and the UK is affordable once the long-haul cost is covered.

The pronunciation of "rarebit" is covered in the link below however the speaker lacks the true Welsh accent being harsh rather than the soft lilt of native Welsh speakers as exemplified by my grandfather in words and song as he and my great-grandfather won many Eisteddfod tenor solo competitions before they left Wales to come to Australia just before WW1 after being recruited by John Brown for his Australian coal mines near Newcastle.

https://youtu.be/V_am__ESrlQ

I will move the relevant posts as requested.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 - 03:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David,
I was once told that the correct pronunciation of rarebit would make it sound like Raabett.
Maybe someone was pulling my leg then....

Omar
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David Gore
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Posted on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 - 08:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

The correct pronunciation is a variation of the English "rabbit" due to the Welsh accent so you were not being mislead; just someone trying the Anglicise the Welsh language [something the British have been trying to do to the Welsh from the 13th Century and the Scots from the 14th Century].

My elder son has Llewllyn [pronounced "hugh ellen"] as a middle name to recognise the Welsh part of his ancestry. His son has Gruffydd [pronounced "griffith"] as his middle name to continue the tradition I started with my son in honour of the maternal great-grandfather my son never knew. My other son has Lloyd as his middle name [the double L is pronounced "le" and not "hugh" as in Llewellyn].

I have one of my grandfather's Eisteddfod medals which traditionally goes to the first-born son so I know it will be safe for the next two generations and hopefully for more in the future.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 - 09:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Well if its going to be Wales Im up for that, I didn't see much of it the last time I was there, I could bring the turbo R across the Irish sea again and take in the sights this time, At some time we will have to get down to actually doing some organising, Check out who is serious about making this a reality.

Richard.
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Alan Dibley
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Posted on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 - 06:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I've been hovering on the perimeter for weeks. I can make almost anywhere in UK. Wife would be happy to see nothing of me for a week (or six).

Alan D. (in Cheddar, the home of the largest cheese mines in the world, open as caves to tourists from all over.)
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David Gore
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Posted on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 - 08:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Richard,

Wales is a side trip for my partner and I before/after the main event for family history reasons and the possibility of meeting up with some long-time forum members on the way.

There are a few steam trains I wish to revisit as well, York for the UK National Rail Museum and Crewe.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 03:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David,
Do you want to pin down a date with Vlad and then I will confirm whatever date you two choose. We will need to get the plan sort of shaped up as early as we can to ensure we get tickets and accommodation etc sorted.
Be sure to make Dubai your stop-over on at least one of the legs of the journey.
Take care
Omar
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 - 03:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David,
Thanks for the Welsh clarification. I have some very happy moments from my student days in Wales. We used to go across the bridge from Bath to Cardiff and Barry. Great fun was had by all.
Omar
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richard george yeaman
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David it is so hard for me to keep up with current events, another place worth visiting is the transport museum at Coventry very interesting, I visited it a few years ago the jet plane without wings is there and all the motor cycles and cars that were the best of British.

Richard.
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David Gore
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Thanks Richard, I am always interested in anything to do with transport especially steel wheels on steel rails!!

My paternal grandfather had a family connection with Coventry so another reason to visit.
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Omar,

A tad too early for me to confirm dates yet as I haven't fully completed the current renovations but things are looking positive that they will be completed and the property sold by the end of this year.

I suggest the best date would be late European summer at the tail end of the tourist season when more accommodation to choose from should be available.

I can guarantee there will be a stop-over in Dubai to meet the Sham family and experience the local food and culture.

Vladimir is quiet at the moment most likely due to the perennial problem of work demands so hopefully he can advise what dates would suit him.
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Ok,

You need to name this thing and make a grill badge.

http://www.motorbadges.com/#
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Ross,

Good idea but is there a graphic designer amongst us capable of designing an appropriate badge?

Will think about an appropriate name and any suggestions will also be welcome for consideration.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear David,
The mere fact that you are able to come is great news. I will flex around your dates.
The badge thing could be a great little competition for a senior school art project. Is anyone married to a teacher or has a daughter/son who are teachers?
Thanks
Omar
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Patrick Ryan
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Gents
I like the idea of a badge.
Is it something that you guys want to put on your cars?
I removed the badge bar from my car, who else still runs them?
Does anyone have a list of what would need to be on the badge?
RR logo?
A country flag? (What country is now a matter of contention)
Image of a car?
Crossed swords & beer glasses?
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richard george yeaman
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Patrick my thoughts would be something along the lines of an image of the world with the spirit of ecstasy in it somewhere and maybe Friends of RR and B on it.

Richard.
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Geoff Wootton
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It occurred to me that an image of the world would have to be part of any badge, to reflect the international friendship of this group.
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Omar M. Shams
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Also don't forget the cell with a Forum member on the outside handing over supplies to the naughty ones.....
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Christian S. Hansen
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How about a kangaroo holding a RR logo in one paw and a B logo in the other, superimposed over an image of Australia, with appropriate wording around the perimeter...
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Omar,
Do you mean a cake with a file hidden in it?
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I rather like the idea of a map of the world including the Spirit of Ecstasy and Bentley mascots however the wording to go with it is still a work in progress.

On another matter if my current expectations come to fruition, I am considering a side trip to Poland to participate in a "Wolsztyn Experience" - what is this you ask?

Have a look at the following link and all will be revealed.......

http://www.thewolsztynexperience.org/footplating.php

This is one of the most important items on my lifetime bucket list and if anyone else is also interested, we could try for a group booking possibly with some extra inclusions.
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Dear Patrick,
spot on mate!!

Dear David,
I wish i had the same enthusiasm for railways as i ought to - but I grew up in the desert and didnt even see a train until I was 14. I will give this one a miss. I understand there is a Canadian equivalent of the Polish train experience too.
Omar
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richard george yeaman
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Hi all what about Australian Forum London Conference 2017.

Richard.
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lepus et bibi?
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Patrick Ryan
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The drunk part is spot on mate
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Jetsetters and scalliwags. The Wolsztyn experience looks supercool and may cut into my vodka expense budget reserved for being shot to the edge of space in a very fast Mig jet ( a mere snap at approx $15,000) which possums as you all know is of course essential.

That aside I am in the throws of designing zee badge. Each one will have on the rear a code and only I will have a list of the codes until I croak then the list will turned over to the administrators heir.

Eerk. A special badge for the administrator and the moderator to who we are all grateful will be produced. All badges will be rarer than a RHD Camargue.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Omar just putting the final touches on the car badge design and as you will understand no design can please everybody given the diversity of all the grandmasters not to mention the newbies.

What are your thoughts on the Bentley riff raff. I mean are we going to let people not cut from the right cloth in the door or shut the blighters out to maintain standards what what!

Should I put that hideous wing on the badge or could that lead to beastliness or unsightly behaviour? I understand letting even the Americans attend is well quite er novel etc well you know what I mean....
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Gentlemen,

have we agreed on a date yet for our reunion ?

Benoit
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richard george yeaman
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Benoit I was thinking about that on Sunday while I was in Schiphol airport Amsterdam on my way home from Singapore, I had to go and wet the babies head, I agree that some move towards setting a date and venue should be our next step forward.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Vlad,
I was hoping to confess to you that I have more Bentleys than Rolls-Royces in person rather than do it by email.... the shame of it.... I know!!!
Right.... now that I have got that off my chest.... let us work out what we have already agreed:

The venue will be UK (exact location TBA)
The date is roughly September 2017 but Vladimir and David will help in pinning down an exact date.

I am excited at the prospect of buying my first ever custom made badge. Come on Vlad show us what you have designed so far.

Omar
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Omar,

September 2017 looks good for me at this stage - my partner Sue will be travelling with me as we will be doing a 3 month or longer trip in conjunction with my attending the get-together.

I hope most of our UK and European forum members will be able to join us plus any US members who are able to cross the Atlantic to join us.

The excitement and anticipation is increasing.......
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David, if your partner is coming , then I am sure Jackie will be persuaded to come and James and his wife. ( I may need a chauffeur !!!)
At the moment James is very busy at work, hence little progress on the Shadow, but he is accumulating all of the repair panels and is hoping to start stripping it out next week ( he has a week holiday !)
Mark
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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For me just in case I have not sacked my employer and am still working it will have to be any date from 18 September 2017 onwards. I had hoped the forum would meet in the English summer but from the moaning I have heard about UK weather perhaps its perpetually overcast anyway.
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Vladimir,

From my past experience with English weather, late summer tends to be more reliable than early summer. I remember one day in late May in Canterbury when I experienced 4 seasons in one day; rain then snow then wind then sun. Late September should have more consistent weather than late Spring/early Summer but I will defer to local knowledge from our UK members.

Mark,

I am hoping some of the participants would be interested in bringing their partners so we can arrange some activities of interest to them while we do our thing. I am anticipating our get-together will be more than one day and may involve some side trips to interesting locations and visits to some of our contributors [Robert [Bob] Reddington - I am thinking of you in particular].
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Paul Yorke
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Penderyn Distillery? If you are coming up this way :-)

The only thing that is predictable about British Weather . . . is that it will be unpredictable!!
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Omar the car badges are not for sale and only those who attend in person in the UK with the exception of the moderator and the administrator will get a badge. Excess badges will be destroyed.
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richard george yeaman
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Paul Penderyn Distillery there is a seed of an idea in that, What about hiring a coach in which we all travel in to destinations of interest to be agreed, and stopping at some nice old coaching house in the evening for dinner and a natter maybe even see Toad of Toad Hall, What do you think of that Vladimir?

Richard.
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Paul,

Great choice - look forward to a quiet drink or four there with you. I hope some of the other attendees will also be able to make it.

http://www.welsh-whisky.co.uk/About-Penderyn.aspx

I will be in Wales either before and/or after the get-together and a visit to you was already programmed. You are just "down the road" from Pontypridd which is my grandfather's birthplace and I also want to return to Treorchy to attend the Treorchy Male Voice choir practice [once attended, never forgotten].

http://treorchymalechoir.com/
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Well I would like to visit Crewe where the Camargue was made and Mulliner Park Ward, Hunt House, Flying Spares but am open to other places of interest. Definitely Toad Hall Richard. But when you say coach you mean a bus not a horse drawn vehicle don't you. Also I would like to see Brighton.
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Paul Yorke
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Maybe peek through the rrec and bdc itineraries to see if there are any rallies on.

David. There's usually one in Margam Park in September.
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Omar M. Shams
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Sounds like a great plan.
Ideally we need to also ensure we get the International autojumble at Beualieu ticked too. This is a massive event and it is simply amazing. To miss this would be such a shame. It happens in September usually.

Just for you guys I will take up a new sport that I rarely indulge in these days..... trying alternatives to Coca Cola....

Vlad - count me in for a badge mate...
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Omar M. Shams
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I think we have firmed up the country that we now want to visit. Should we consider changing the title of this thread to a more appropriate one? the following words are key to the new title:

September
2017
UK
Tour
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Omar,

Depending on interest, a side trip to Amsterdam might still be an option those of us from distant shores would be interested in.

I may rename this thread tomorrow so if anyone has some suggestions; please post them now.

September is also time for the Goodwood Revival which is usually sometime in the first two weeks of the month plus the R-R Goodwood factory is near by for a visit if interested.
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I've been to the Goodwood Revival for the last 5 years and can thoroughly recommend it. Not only race cars but also plenty of Bentleys and Rolls Royces to drool over. A superb event, also for those bringing their better half.
And indeed, the Rolls Royce factory is only a few miles away.

Benoit
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Robert Noel Reddington
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Goodwood wood be good.

Bentley owners are banished to Crewe, bless them
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Mark Aldridge
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We may have a stall at next Septembers Beaulieu autojumble, depending how much garage clearance is necessary !
Mark
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Mark,
do you know when the date will be for the 2017 autojumble?
thanks
Omar
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Mark Aldridge
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Omar, It is usually the first weekend in September.
Mark
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ross kowalski
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Vladimir,

I think the Danger 5 logo has a globe on it, .... and it's round, and it's Australian.

Change D5 to RR and there you go.
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Robert Noel Reddington
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We could have a cricket match Bentley Boys versus Rolls-Royce Lads.

Rolls-Royce Lads get extra batsman for every Turbo R though.
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Robert,

Backyard Cricket Rules will have to apply:

B.Y.C.

Australia V Rest of the World would be an awesome game.
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Omar M. Shams
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some of us will have to learn the game in the first place - hey ho.... I was hoping to go through life without having played cricket once alas that was not to be. I am game for a laugh.

Is there a bar version of the game that we can play instead? where forfeits are measured in fingers of ale?
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Since this first meet was your creation Omar perhaps you should pick a date and a hotel in which we all should meet. There appears to be many hotels in Crewe. At that first meet the badges and tee shirts can be given out then we can all decide where we are going to go. I can give my employer the sack if he doesn't like my dates. No actually I will give my employer the sack if he says no to my dates in the UK and that's because this forum has given me much enjoyment laughs and vital information and I just love sacking capitalists anyway. So I think its up to you Omar.
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Omar M. Shams
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Thanks Vladimir.
Before we pin down a date I have to be assured that the all-important moderator can make it.
The next thing we want to agree on is whether Beualieu is an event that all want to attend (with it being a fixed time - we will have to think hard about how important it is to attend this autojumble).
Vlad - if there are any impossible to get parts for your Camargue that you cannot find anywhere in the world - chances are you will be able to find them at the autojumble in Beaulieu.

We also need to plan an itenerary and to get a bus so we can all get around. I dont think it needs to be too big a bus as i doubt we will get any more than 11 on this tour. This being the case, I am happy to be the designated driver given that I rarely drink.
so over to you guys now so we can flesh this out a little.

Thanks
Omar
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Omar what a spectacular offer. But don't dispare old mate for as the only pravda cobet of this caper I shall drink for you. Pravda as I am certain you know is the name of our number one Soviet newspaper which only spoke truth and that's why its called Pravda and cobet is actually Russian for Soviet.

But my dear Middle Eastern Brother of Perpetual Indulgence, the first forum meeting of this most noble internet swaray - should we not be tooling around the UK in a bloody RR ?? Perhaps even an unreliable one ? Owned by some likely lad in need of some totally declared under the counter cash ? Goodness me Omar it could be a bloody bus made in well you know where Omar!
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richard george yeaman
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Vladimir you are right it should be transport reflecting the occasion, I will offer one coach and coachman in the form of my Bentley Turbo R and myself,

Omar you also are right it would be helpful to know the number of Lunatics sorry!! slip of my finger that intend to take part in this charade sorry!! event, So I God willing add my name and offer of Transport to the list.

Richard.
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Omar,

You can set a date to suit everyone as we [Sue & I] will be [thinking positive here] on a lengthy visit and our schedule is not fixed so we can fit in with whatever arrangements are made.
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Omar M. Shams
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How does 7-12 September sound to everyone?
Can we confirm that we can also make the Beaulieu autojumble if we chose these dates?

itinerary includes:

. Beaulieu
. Crewe
. Yorke's Village/town/city
. Coventry Motor Museum
. London


We need to refine the itenerary - so let us work it a little.
I love how mad you lot are. I can see this event actually taking place!!
And Richard - what a star!!! thanks for the offer of your bus R.
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I'm not entirely sure but I believe the Goodwood Revival will take place on the 8-9-10th of September.
If so, I will certainly visit (not the entire 3 days)as I do every year. However I could certainly combine it with our get together.
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Just a thought for comment:

Members of the RROC[Australia] are well-known for attending events in the UK, Europe and USA even freighting their cars over to participate.

Should participation in the get-together be restricted to Forum members only or extended to interested RROC[Australia] members?
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Why did I know that somebody would ask that question? The forum is free, everybody apart from scammers are welcome thus the first face to face has to follow such a noble tradition. I was going to ask the Director of FS to attend so I could get hold of the Foxy Pup and also Mr Yorke.
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Omar M. Shams
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I agree - All are welcome.
They just need to get their heads around the fact that we are just a bunch of mates and for them not to expect too much of a corporate style event.

Omar
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Greetings,
Having followed this thread for some time I have become increasingly more interested at the opportunity to meet those whose contributions on many matters I have followed over the years. Omar not knowing your age but I thought I should mention that mini bus hire for the 70+ in the UK is difficult if not impossible. I have spoken to Mrs L and currently I also would be available with transport to help in this grand tour, Bentley Turbo or Silver Spirit . As a suggestion only, perhaps consider meeting in London possibly stopping the night and meeting and greeting and getting to know everyone. Next day move onto Beaulieu. On the M4 down to the Gower (S. Wales) and then to Paul Yorke's Emporium, possibly a side step to Pontpriydd a visit for David. Head up the Welsh Coastline to Crewe. Visit Bentley, there is not else of interest in Crewe but it may require an overnight stopover. Then turn around head South to Visit Coventry Motor Museum and if there is time take in The Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon. Overnight stop then down to London. Much would depend on Flight arrival and departure times for final details. I trust I am not being to forward in my ideas but thought it might help in the planning. Look forward to seeing you in the UK. Best Wishes, Clive
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Posted on Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 05:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Clive,
I love it!!!
great plan!!
I will not speak for the others but for me, this sounds like a great tour.
Will there be a few ale houses en route where we can stop off and have a few laughs?

I actually have a 7 seater car in the UK that we could use if that was necessary, but I believe the offers we have had thus far for transport will suffice admirably.

Although I look 70+ in real life, I am actually only 55. Must be all that full-on partying when I was younger....
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Clive,

One thing I can promise is there will never be a dull moment - the main problem will probably be getting a word in edgewise as there will be so much to talk about and compare our experiences.

I prefer long-distance driving [400kM+] so my skills[or lack of them] may not be needed. Should we arrange a future "Australian Experience", I will be in my element.......

Vladimir, you might have to install some "donga's" for our visitors as they certainly need to experience your part of our country. I don't think they would be happy sleeping in a swag under the stars although Puss Nasty might have some fun.

Hopefully Patrick might be able to arrange a suitable "demonstration" vehicle to transport the assembled multitude if an "Australian Experience" comes to fruition.
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Posted on Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 09:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

I am very friendly with Volvo Bus Australasia.

I can only ask the question
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Posted on Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 04:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I am sure after we do our first event that it would only be fitting for the second one to be an Aussie one - on home turf so to speak.
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Omar,

I can promise you an Australian Experience organised by us will be one you will fondly remember for the rest of your life.

I trust the recent visit of your wife and daughter to Australia for the Touch Football competition will provide the motivation and it would be even better if they could accompany you.

Patrick,

Please do not change jobs or retire before this can happen.......
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Posted on Saturday, 24 September, 2016 - 02:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hello to all on the Grand Tour,
I joined this thread a bit late and both Alan & Richard had already offered assistance with transport but thought at this initial stage perhaps those in the UK could start to plan the route in terms of distance and travel time. If we could make contact perhaps we can talk this planning over?
Will the victims, sorry visitors on the Grand Tour wish to travel by hired coach or by car, those on offer plus Omarís?
I have been on the Beaulieu web site and could not find out when the Autojumble is taking place in 2017. If it follows the pattern from this year it will take place on the first weekend of September (2nd & 3rd) this will influence travel and arrival dates. I am not sure if this is the right way but as a rough guide possibly for each place to visit allow one day? So if the Grand Tour is going to Beaulieu, Paulís place (is he happy with this!!), Bentley, Coventry Motor Museum, Gaydon Heritage Museum allow 5 days? Should the Grand Tour also try and get along to Rolls Royce, Goodwood?
Much will depend on what you agree on what to visit!!
I am trusting that this posting is helpful and not pushing things along to quickly, but this opportunity to meet is just too good to miss.
Yours, Clive
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Dear Clive,
For me this tour cant come quick enough.
I am happy with whatever arrangement you "Home turf" crowd can propose. It would be lovely to have you with us Clive - thanks for your support.

Dear David,
My family love Australia. We will come back for sure. we have an uncle in Port McQuarie who we really should visit soon.

Dear Paul,
Does your town/village have a hotel/B&B for a rowdy crowd to stay in? If we showed up there and said we are all Paul's mates will you disown us? We will do our best not to embarrass you too much in your home town. Will you join us on any part of the tour?

Omar
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Omar,

Port Macquarie is only 45 minutes drive from our country home.

We would very happy to show you the lesser known highlights of our region.
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Topic Renamed - I have renamed this thread to reflect the purpose of our get-together.

If anyone has a better suggestion, please let me know.
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Posted on Saturday, 24 September, 2016 - 03:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David,
Great choice of title.
Omar
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Errk, Omar I would love to send my design of the Badge to you via this esteemed forum however if one considers the difficulties in members deciding when and where in UK we should meet, an art work like a badge will invoke more indecision than can be imagined.

Thus and therefore I intend to keep the design secret until I pull the buggers from the bags and award them.

Remember Omar, Stalin made decisions and Trotsky caused controversy hence his head icepicking in Mexico.

I think everybody likes a surprise and if they don't want the badge on their car then they can jolly well stuff the bugger into the closet at home next to the worthless dust collecting objects that prove so popular with the opposite sex and wives.

So sorry, cannot disclose my designs until we meet.
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Dear Vladimir,
This is best kept as a secret to all. We must only show these badges when we photograph them on Richard, Clive and Benoit's cars. I imagine these will be amongst the first cars "on the scene" from the time the union starts.
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Greetings All,
Looking down the list of places that have been suggested to visit,

Beaulieu Autojumble
Rolls Royce Motors
Goodwood Revival
Paul Yorke
Pontypridd
Bentley Ltd
Flying Spares
Coventry Motor Museum
Hunt House

In the dates under discussion 7th - 12th September and allowing for the British road network, narrow roads, road works and congestion, it may prove quite difficult to cover all those in with any degree of comfort. Perhaps the list needs shortening or the time in the UK lengthening?

Rolls Royce Motors and Bentley Motors would need to be booked in advance. My thinking was a request for a visit might carry more weight if the request came from the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club of Australia mentioning the reason for the meeting in the UK and where members were travelling from.

Hopefully when the list of places to be visited is confirmed myself and those in the UK who have already said they are coming on the 'Tour' can meet and to plan routes, watering holes and hay lofts or barns for accommodation.
Regards,
Clive
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Hi Clive,

Some of the places you list are essentially visits for personal reasons and not ones of interest to other attendees.

I suggest the formal programme would only involve places of interest to all attendees and the others would be optional private visits by individual and/or other interested participants. Some of our participants may have limited time available and it is important for us to ensure they get maximum participation in the main activities.

I will be arranging appropriate letters from the RROC[Australia] once the final itinerary is confirmed.
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Well the Flying Scotsman is hurling along again so as you can catch it from Kings Cross Station to Edinburgh that's a must for me.

I will of course be taking a number of hip, coat, sock and singlet flasks of high powered booze just in case the serving of spirits is not up to Soviet standard. I remember robbing the trolley on a flight from Manila to Brisbane to the great amusement to a Moslem family across the aisle. Obviously, puffing on a large Cuban cigar would bring me to the attention of the authorities but I think once in a person's life being smashed silly while staring out the window at such pretty countryside is essential.

But can anybody tell me if the company that built the Camargue still operates from the same building in Crewe.

My research shows me that the pub where RR/B workers once swilled beers down after fitting weird door handles for JRH 23682 has been ripped down for a housing estate - the rotters.

But yes perhaps the itenary needs paring down a tad perhaps.

Omar these badges are going to be articles that need to be bolted on as I shall not be supplying any double sided tape stick ons. Can you imagine anybody putting a stick on badge anywhere on a Rolls Royce!

Holy barbequed foxy pups! Does anybody have a pub in CREWE IN MIND FOR THE FIRST MEET???
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Dear Vlad,
I will join you on the train - mainly to protect the other passengers from anything that may happen to them but also for the company and the laughs.
when in Scotland I will then say goodbye to you and visit my mates there.

Omar
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Vlad,
Don't expect to find any RR DNA at Crewe. It is now a very efficient clean Bentley Factory and you wont see or hear the R word mentioned apart from on the rocker cover on a Merlin engine in the visitor center. I would try to add The Rolls Royce Heritage Trust in Derby to the itinerary. Specifically Number 12 Shop. It is an alladins cave. The Derby factory has also all but been demolished for housing.
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Mark, such horrid news. How close is that Merlin engine to the entrance to the visitors centre? Do you still have the Red Badged Camargue? Are you coming to Crewe 2017?
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Hello Mark,
Your comment on their being no DNA of RR at Crewe reminded me of story related to me about the building at Crewe. It seems the words ROLLS ROYCE are picked out in the brickwork above the entrance and the BENTLEY sign covers it. If this is true it would be good to think someone thought it would be an act of vandalism to erase the words Rolls Royce. True or a myth?
I was also fortunate to have a tour of the RR Heritage Trust and it is quite a remarkable place. Apart from the Merlin engines, development of jet engines and the Spitfire on show, Baden Powells Rolls Royce was also there having some work done.
Not far from Derby is a gentlemen with a private collection of Rolls Royces some 20 -30 and I went as a guest of the Bentley Drivers Club. There were so many outstanding cars to see but two did stand out. One I am sure was the first Rolls Royce ever built and the purchase sum was astronomical!! The second was a protoype early Rolls Royce, driven on test by Royce himself and complete with his notes on the changes and adjustments needed before the car could be manufactured. The owner of this collection I am told outbid BMW to aquire this car and notes. I am sure RREC has visited this collection in the past. Another place worthy of a visit?
Regards, Clive
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Clive,

Do you have the contact details for the Derby private collection or do you know someone who has that I can contact?

If so you you please send it to me by PM through the Forum. It would be a real experience to visit if this can be arranged.
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Gentlemen!!!

up till now there has been 15 contributors to this topic from this number there has been a definite intention to attend by 11,

The dates chosen 7th to 12h September is too late to do Beaulieu auto jumble but suits Goodwood Festival and a visit to RR Goodwood and also Hunt house,

Crewe is over 200 miles in another direction its all doable but our choice of Hotel/Hotels would need to be chosen carefully to cut down travel time Perhaps someone with a bit of knowledge of the areas mentioned could suggest some suitable accommodation,

Also the main reason for this meeting is for all of us as friends to enjoy ourselves, Sure it will be great, cant wait.

Richard.
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Richard,

I modified the layout of your message to make it easier to read.

I think we might get a few more interested when the arrangements are finalised and others find they want to or are able to attend.

Once the decision is finalised, I intend informing the RROC[Aust] members of the event and advising them they are eligible to attend as the Club supports this Forum.

P.S. A 200 mile trip is not a deterrent for those of us used to traveling long distances on a regular basis. In my university days, we would do a trip of this length just for fun to get a hamburger!!! The one-way trip between my Sydney and Manning Valley residences is longer.
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Hi David the distance isn't the problem, its the time, another day added on might help with the enjoyment.

Richard.
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Clive Lungmuss
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Hello again David,
I managed to contact the partner (she was coming up the M5 from Devon) of the gentlemen that took me as a guest to this Rolls Royce collection. I hope to meet with them both at a local VSCC meeting in two weeks time and get the details then.
Clive
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Clive,

Thank you - hopefully this will be a "must attend" addition to the group itinerary if the owner is agreeable.
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The person you refer to guards his privacy fiercely and is only likely to open his home to people or groups he knows very well. I stayed at his home for a few nights in 1997 but doubt that even an approach from me would lead to a group visit. Others of more recent and frequent contact might fare better in negotiating a visit but I'd advise you not to get your hopes up.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Brian,
what would it take to get you to join the group of mad people in September 2017?
I think you would complete us with your wit and humour.
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Brian Vogel
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Omar,

One thing it will take is the annus horribilis of 2016 to be in the proverbial rear view mirror and that 2017 not look so messy. It would help if my finances stabilize, too.

Given all the "back and forth" on this thread might I ask someone to either start another thread with the "nailed down" details listed or to add to this one with whatever is currently known? It seems like this has been set for September next year and somewhere in the UK but beyond that I really don't know.

Brian
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Brian,
Looking down the list of places that have been suggested to visit, here they are in condensed format as written by Clive:

Beaulieu Autojumble
Rolls Royce Motors
Goodwood Revival
Paul Yorke -Pontypridd
Bentley Ltd
Flying Spares
Coventry Motor Museum
Hunt House

We will have to modify this list to make it smaller and more practical.

The dates under discussion are 7th - 12th September.

It would be really great if you can join us.

Omar
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Omar yes I agree that in the time frame suggested the list is too long, Also it would be helpful to know who intends to be there, We would also need suitable accommodation arranged for the group, We would have to make some sort of application to the organisations that we would like to visit, Several of the group including myself have offered to bring their own vehicles but that might not work in reality so we might have to think about something else, These are just some of the things that would need to be addressed in the New Year.

Richard.
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I booked my tickets for the Goodwood Revival on the 9th of september and will thus be in the UK. I can easily come 1-2 days earlier or stay afterwards for our Forum meeting.

Benoit
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Omar M. Shams
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Well Benoit it will be at least you and me so far then......
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AND ME.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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great - the list will only grow as we get confirmed participants. Thus far it is:


Benoit
Omar
Richard Y.

Any more confirmed participants? David? Vlad? Clive? Mark H? Mark A? Patrick? Alan D?
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Based on current progress, I am confident I will be attending.

Main impediment would be a major collapse in the Sydney commercial property market in the New Year. I will know for sure in February/March after the January holiday period.
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Gentlemen, this year has been stressful to say the least, but in 2017 we are now in a position to relocate home and business to the East coast subject to finding a suitable property to renovate to accommodate home and business. For this reason I cannot commit, but I would hope to meet up with you at some point on your "tour" with both my wife and James, although I doubt his Shadow project will be completed in time! as he is also in the process of moving house. We may have a stall at Beaulieu next year , as there are a lot of BMC parts that won't be moving with us !
Mark
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Omar M. Shams
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The list is as follows:

100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y.
85% David
60% Mark A
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Thanks for the invitation - count me in, with the usual reservations. I will have entered my 9th decade by then, so......

Alan D.
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Omar M. Shams
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The list continues to grow...
love that spirit Alan....
any more takers?
the invitation is open to all - its all about having a good laugh but face to face....

100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y.
100% Alan D.
85% David
60% Mark A
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Omar,

I am 95%+ - it all depends on what economic actions our Government takes in the 1st Quarter of 2017.

I am both pessimistic about our politicians making the right decisions and optimistic our collective common sense will win in the end .
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PS.

Because I live in the UK I will polish the "T" and bring it along to assist with transport.

Alan D.
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richard george yeaman
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Alan that sounds good, I will be bringing my turbo R across the Irish sea for the same purpose.

Omar Beaulieu Auto Jumble will be over by the time we visit.

The Hunt house in Paulerspury, Flying Spares in Market bosworth Bentley Motors in Crewe, Coventry Transport Museum are all close to Birmingham and Pontypridd in wales is only 127 miles from Birmingham, Which makes these five of the remaining seven doable .in the time frame.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear All,
We really need to get Beaulieu into the whole deal. What dates would work then?

here is the revised attendance list:

100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y. (Plus Turbo R)
100% Alan D. (Plus polished T)
96% David (plus Mrs G)
60% Mark A (plus Mrs A and James)
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Omar The dates for Beaulieu auto jumble is the second and third of Sept and the Goodwood revival is the Eighth Ninth and tenth of Sept.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Richard,
Thanks for that.

Shall we then make the dates 2nd to 9th September? that gives us a week and captures everything too!!!

Omar
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Omar that sounds like a plan, the earlier date means that Mark, James, and Mrs Aldridge, would be in the frame for at least a meeting, as they might have a stand at Beaulieu , It might also be worth mentioning that anyone is welcome to come for as long or as short a time as suits them it would be nice to meet as many as possible,

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear All,

Here is the revised attendance list and dates:
2nd to 9th September 2017.
100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y. (Plus Turbo R)
100% Alan D. (Plus polished T)
96% David (plus Mrs G)
80% Mark A (plus Mrs A and James)

And as Richard eloquently summed up - everyone on this forum and anyone is welcome. Please dont be shy to join us - we will welcome everyone.
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Chris Buckenham
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Good Evening All,

I can make it. Might be able to meet up in Dubai at the end of next month as well Omar.

Best regards,
Chris
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richard george yeaman
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Chris that's great, something to look forward to.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Chris,
It would be lovely to see you again in Dubai.
Also great that you will join us in September.
the list is now.....


2nd to 9th September 2017.
100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y. (Plus Turbo R)
100% Alan D. (Plus polished T)
96% David (plus Mrs G)
80% Mark A (plus Mrs A and James)
100% Chris Buckenham
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Chris Buckenham
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Will bring the Turbo R of course. I haven't sold it after what was said earlier in the year. Haven't really driven it much due to a warped disc like condition on the front which I don't really think is a warped disc, more of a sticking calliper condition. Should get it out for a quick run out to the pub on Christmas Morning. Looking forwards to September. Will be in touch over Dubai , there from the 28th.
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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I am also coming.
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Omar M. Shams
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Great to hear that Vlad....

Here we are now:
2nd to 9th September 2017.
100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y. (Plus Turbo R)
100% Alan D. (Plus polished T)
96% David (plus Sue)
80% Mark A (plus Mrs A and James)
100% Chris Buckenham
100% Vladimir
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Omar M. Shams
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John Beech - can you perhaps start to plan for our 2018 meeting if you cant make 2017?
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Safe to only order 10 badges Omar?
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David Gore
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Vladimir,

What is the lead time for making the badges?

I would hold off as long as possible as I am expecting there will be a flurry of last minute acceptances when others realise they can make it.
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Omar M. Shams
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David is spot on.
My gut feel says there will be 15 or so of us in total. Let us see closer to the time.
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Omar M. Shams
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Any chance of convincing more beer drinkers to join this mad crowd?
The dates are 2nd to 9th September 2017
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Clive Lungmuss
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Greetings, I would like to be included in this meeting but due to a prior function at the beginning of the week I can only meet up with the 'party' in the latter half of that week. Perhaps when a route has been planned I could meet up on route for that pint.
Good luck, Clive
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Omar M. Shams
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that's excellent Clive.
So.......................
here is the status so far:

2nd to 9th September 2017.
100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y. (Plus Turbo R)
100% Alan D. (Plus polished T)
96% David (plus Sue)
80% Mark A (plus Mrs A and James)
100% Chris Buckenham
100% Vladimir
100% 0.5(Clive Lungmuss)
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Clive welcome, Everyone is welcome even if it is just to say hello, We will hopefully be starting soon to arrange the Itinerary the 2nd of September wont be long coming around.

Richard.
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David Gore
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Change David and Sue to 100% - we are coming no matter what.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi David that is great, I will look forward to enjoying the company of both you and Sue and everyone else.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear David,
that is simply fantastic news!!! I am delighted that you and Sue will be there for sure.

I think Richard has summed it up well and I agree totally. In fact if we start to flesh out the itinerary - perhaps more people could join in as we travel closer to where they may live.

In my household, Joanne never lets me plan the holiday - therefore I am now crap at doing that. Can someone please take on the planning of the week 2nd to 7th September please?

Many thanks chaps.
In summary the tour now has the following members:


2nd to 9th September 2017.
100% Benoit
100% Omar
100% Richard Y. (Plus Turbo R)
100% Alan D. (Plus polished T)
100% David and Sue Gore
80% Mark A (plus Mrs A and James)
100% Chris Buckenham
100% Vladimir
100% 0.5(Clive Lungmuss)
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Patrick Ryan
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Gents,

It looks like I will be at my head office in Tokyo during this week.

I am just awaiting confirmation from my engineering manager.

I will keep you posted.
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Patrick Ryan
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Then my wife & I will be in Italy between 16th September to 13th October 2017
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Can somebody please tell me what date we are meeting in Crewe? My trip to Crewe will unfortunately be like a lightning strike or as Prince Phillip once said to his mistress "in and out". All due to personal reasons blah blah.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Vladimir if you are limited time ways for whatever reason, if the dates were known that would be a starting point for our itinerary, Glad you have survived that terrible cyclone.

Richard.
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David Gore
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How fixated are we about the current date?

I have no objection to changing dates to suit more attendees as we plan to be in the UK for some time before and after the meet regardless.
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Benoit Leus
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I'll be in the UK from 7/09 till 10/09.
On the 9th I will however be visiting the Goodwood Revival.

Benoit
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richard george yeaman
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Hi all, some relevant information about venues that have been mentioned for visiting, Bentley motors do visits on a Friday they last for two hours and are booked in advance cost per person £30 and Finish at the end of June. Rolls Royce Goodwood have suspended all visits by the public, anyone wishing to visit them has to be a rolls Royce owner and organise a visit through their local dealership, this is what I was told today, The hunt house said that their historian probably would come in to show us around if the group decides to go. Flying Spares are also willing to have us for a visit, Tuesday Thursday or Friday being the most suitable days, Coventry Transport Museum is open to the public most days, Beaulieu Auto jumble is on 2nd and 3rd September, and the Goodwood revival is on ninth and tenth September, There is also a proposed visit to a brewery in Pontypridd, I personally am flexible on dates and venues, just looking forward to a bit of "Craic"

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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I AM ALSO FLEXIBLE WITH DATES
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Actually Omar I am specifically after a time date and place for the first meeting and presentation of the car badges.

Now the lovely Indian chappy making these badges would just love to do the entire deal over the net. That is not going to happen because my assessment of India is that you would have to be stark raving mad to trust even your own shadow in such a place.

And that's apart from the fact that even Argentinians have told me its a downright dirty place where serious disease is to be expected.

As I can not find any badge makers outside the third world I will have to go there and face to face this guy.

That will cost loot and at the moment I have just but binged over 10 grand trusting somebody I should not have internationally. Err yes they were frog marched to a departure point in OZ and told to vanish before the unfortunate happened to them. Believe me they vanished instantaneously and without hesitation.

So old buddy, that's why I need time, date and place asap. Vladimir
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ross kowalski
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Stretch it into the last week of August and I'd go. Wouldn't want to miss out on Vlad's badges.
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Omar M. Shams
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Ok Chaps we are in a "poo or get off the pot" situation here.

can the following people please let me know which dates will work (you can choose 1, 2 or all 3 options):
Benoit
Richard Y.
Alan D.
David Gore
Mark A
Chris Buckenham
Vladimir
Clive Lungmuss
Ross K

Choose these dates:
1 - 29 August start for 7 days
2 - 30 August start for 7 days
3 - 2 Sept start for 7 Days
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Benoit Leus
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Omar,

for me only option 3 will work.
7th & 8th of sept, on the 9th I'll be at the Goodwood Revival.

Benoit
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David Gore
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Omar,

All 3 suit me.

David
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richard george yeaman
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Omar,

All of them work for me also

Richard.
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ross kowalski
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Omar,

1 or 2 for me.
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Stephen Blundell
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Hi Everybody, Greg and I are arriving the 3rd for the Goodwood Revival 8th-10th,hopefully we can catchup for a drink and a laugh.Cheers Steve
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Stephen welcome to the forum and welcome to join our get together.

Richard.
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Thanks Richard,we'll see how plans firm up and see if we can fit in,by the way Vladimir i have bought an enamel/chrome car badge from India and it was quite well made and priced,no problem with delivery Cheers Steve
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Clive Lungmuss
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Hello Omar,
Part of No3 is still the best for me. The end of August beginning of September I am booked out for another event. Although whatever date is finalised I will do my best to meet up to have that 'pint' with everyone at some point!!!!
Best of luck,Clive
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear All,
It looks like we will have to stay with the original dates. It will be a huge loss to us not to have Ross with us this time.

We will have to have a special drink for Ross every single night between 2 to 9 Sept. Some nights we may have several drinks in honour of Ross.

The good news is that we will also have Stephen joining us.

Can someone start us off with an itinerary please?
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ross kowalski
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Omar,

No sweat, I guess I'll have to see you all at the 2018 meetup in Sydney.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Ross its a pity that you couldn't swing it that a visit would be possible, I was looking forward to meeting you,

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi all concerned, first of all if we were visiting Beaulieu auto jumble event both days we would need accommodation close to there perhaps Southampton for two nights, then moving North to Birmingham to access Hunt House, Flying spares, Coventry Transport Museum, and possibly Crewe, Also there is the visit to Wales to be organised, Any thoughts or comments welcome, a couple of weeks ago I contacted The Hunt House about a visit, also I contacted Flying spares, both of these places were positive about us going, Coventry Transport Museum is open seven days a week and doesn't need prior booking, Crewe stops doing visits at the end of June, Some one in the know might be able to arrange a visit there.

Richard
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David Gore
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Richard,

I might be able to organise a visit to Crewe with the help of an ex-RRMC engineer who had a major role in the design and manufacture of the Shadow and still lives in Crewe.

Only problem would be the loss of contacts due to their retirement.

Will contact him and try our luck otherwise is someone in the market for a new Bentley?????

*
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richard george yeaman
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David that would be great if that worked, or perhaps His Royal Highness Prince Omar Sham from Dubai Emirate and his entourage might request a visit, or even Soviet racketeer Mr Vladimir Ivanovich Kirrolov and his roughneck security team might just drop by unannounced.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Happy to don the robes for the occasion if that will help bluff our way in..... It worked when I did it last year to get into Bath Abbey

Great call regarding accommodation Richard.
I think the sooner we pin down the days the sooner people can book hotels/inns etc.
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Clive Lungmuss
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To all intrepid Travellers, As a native of these fair isles may I put forward a suggested route to be discussed. Perhaps consider going from Beaulieu on to the M3, then A34 to pick up the M4 motorway for South Wales, Swansea and Paul near Carmarthen. After visiting Paul one route could be to get back on the M4 towards Swansea and then go on the A465 (Heads of the Valley) at Neath. At Abergavenny go on the A40 up to Ross on Wye then on the M50 to meet the M5 near Worcester. Stay on the M5 then on to the M6 that goes past Crewe (Bentley). After Crewe many options but one option could be get back on the M6 (South) and come down as far as Cannock, then join the A5 and travel down to Atherstone to pick up the B4116 then the B585 at Sheepy Parva to get to Market Bosworth (Flying Spares). After Flying Spares take the minor roads to pass through Desford then to the A47 going towards Leicester to get on the M1 at Junc 21. Down the M1 to the M69 then take the M69 to Coventry (Motor Museum). From Coventry take the A45 down past Daventry then the A5 down past Towcester to Paulsbury (Hunt House).
I am sure this route can be modified before the 'event' but travelling in the UK on all roads can be time consuming and frustrating as time taken related to distance travelled is pot luck!!
Trusting this helps and promotes some discussion, Clive
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Mark Aldridge
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Clive anything on the M6 can be a nightmare. It took us 5 1/2 hours to drive from Northampton to Blackpool last Friday and 5 hours back on Sunday excluding a stop ! 195 miles each way ! Petrol consumption 16 mpg in the Mulsanne.Our movements this year are undetermined, as our house is on the market and I am trying to buy a large renovation project in Norfolk but I will catch up with you at some point.
Mark
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Clive Lungmuss
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Hello Mark,
At any one time on our roads the ability to travel can be hindered by congestion, road works, breakdowns and accidents. I have just listened to the BBC News and there is talk about a 2 year repair on the M5 flyover.A route I had suggested before I heard the news that our travellers could come up the M5 to join the M6. I did say that my thread was the start for a discussion not a planned route.
Which ever route is decided on there is always going to be that chance that it would have been better to have chosen another route. Best of luck with the planning, Clive
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Patrick Ryan
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Great pic Omar,

We all need to come visit you in your country mate.

It would be terrific.
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Omar M. Shams
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You would all be very very welcome.
By the way - of the two people wearing dresses in the photo above, I am the person on the left.......
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Todd Keleske
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OMG...I don't know how I stumbled onto this topic. You guys are unbelievable. I can envision a sitcom with Omar playing the lead. I'll give it more thought and come up with something hilarious. I think....Have a blast ! Cheer's, Todd
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Patrick Ryan
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Great photo Omar.
Very handsome in your dress mate.
I just wish our Italy trip dates that we have planned for years, didn't clash.
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Todd,
We would love to have another man with a sense of humour in this crowd. We already have One ex Soviet man on this tour - two would be a blast.

Dear Patrick,
I am gutted you cant come mate.
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Todd Keleske
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Dear Omar, How did you know I am an x-Soviet, as I have been in the witness protection program for the past 17 years....You must have connection's. Now I may need to move again....T.M.Kelcheshcolevokov
aka; Manny da Tuna
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Omar M. Shams
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See what I mean about the sense of humour?
In a pub atmosphere someone would have by now had to forfeit 4 fingers of ale at the very least. It may not even be the Polish ex-Soviet...... perhaps even the Welsh Australian - for just being our moderator.

These tenuous connections will get us into woeful trouble - but I am sure there will be much laughter and mirth from this crowd.
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Patrick Ryan
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I will ask the minister for finance & fun what can be done Omar.
I will just need the whereabouts of the mob once the agenda is locked in.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The agenda is a bit loosy goosy right now because we are all too scared to commit. I suggest we nominate one person to own each of the 7 days and then be the "boss man" to organise us for that day. This person will tell us where we meet and where would be good for dinner and choose how full on their day would be.

So!!!

who wants to own days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7?
Day 1 will be on 2nd Sept 2017 and we need to be close to Buealiue.

There is nothing stopping us from choosing Boss-man candidates for other days - so lets hear it from the boys.

We may decide that the Boss-man uniform will be something like a viking hat or similar.
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David Gore
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Posted on Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 08:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I think a white cane and dark glasses might be more relevant .

"The blind leading the blind" comes readily to mind.

My personal opinion re the "boss man" is a lot of us may not have the local knowledge to do a proper job - I am waiting for information on whether a visit to Bentley at Crewe is possible.

The latest news that both R-R and Bentley no longer provide financial support to the RROC[Australia] is not encouraging as this suggests our Clubs are no longer seen as being relevant to their business.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 10:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Well I will step up to the plate and try day three with a visit to the Coventry transport museum, and if needed I could volunteer another day to visit Flying spares and the Hunt house,

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 27 April, 2017 - 08:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Luv you Richard.

And I will take Day 1.

Omar
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Sunday, 30 April, 2017 - 04:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I will only be arriving in the UK on the 7th, but I'm willing to see if I can organize something on the 7th or 8th.
As I'm going to be at the Goodwood Revival on the 9th, it will proabably have to be something not too far away.

Benoit
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Monday, 01 May, 2017 - 02:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Benoit.
So far we have:
Sheikh of Day 1- Omar,
Sheikh of Day 2 - Omar (I have just volunteered for day 2 unless someone wants to rescue me).
Taoiseach of day 3 - Richard
Duke of Day 4 -Empty
Prime Minister of Day 5 -Empty
King of Day 6 - Benoit.
Viking of Day 7-Empty

I will get a group booking for 9 rooms in a hotel close to Beauliue that has a good pub. Once that is done we can book our rooms using the group name RRAU. I will update everyone.

Day one will be 2nd September. The room bookings will therefore be for 2nd and 3rd September nights.

If i have got any of this wrong please let me know.
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David Gore
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Posted on Monday, 01 May, 2017 - 08:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Everyone,

The gremlins have struck with a vengeance unfortunately so I have to give an early warning notice there is a possibility Sue and I may not be able to attend.

Unfortunately due to my ongoing medical problems and unexpected maintenance repairs on other properties, the preparation for sale of my major asset has suffered [my plans relied on this property being completed by June 30th] and it is now likely the sale may not be finalised in time for us to be able to participate. The cost of our trip plus the freedom for us to travel is entirely dependent on the sale of this property because it places continuous ongoing demands on my time as it is entirely self-managed by me from maintenance/repairs to administration [this is the reason I have to transition to retirement earlier than planned].

I am hoping miracles can happen and we are able to participate but my recent experience and medical advice suggests I have to be cautious about future extended travel commitments.

Not a happy chappy right now.............
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 02 May, 2017 - 04:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David,
I am gutted.
I will wish the house fairies and forum fairies and tour fairies and property fairies and medical fairies all come good and we see you and Sue in September.
All the best.
Omar
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David Gore
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Omar,

So do I but my current problems relate to medication side effects affecting my ability to undertake constant heavy work which means everything takes longer than it used to.

I remain hopeful things will work out but I have to err on the side of caution. However, if I miss the get-together, there will still be a later opportunity for a one-on-one get-together when we can travel free of hindrances.

I was looking forward to the group get-together and hopefully it might still be possible if things go better than current indications suggest but it will have to be a last-minute decision.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 05 May, 2017 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Accommodation is selling out really fast near Beaulieu. I need confirmation of who is able to attend for the nights 2nd/3rd September.Upon my wife's suggestion she proposes we stay in Christchurch which is nicer than Southampton..Approx cost 310 pounds for 2 nights with breakfast for single occupancy. It is the Kings arms hotel presuming they still have rooms left. Please let me know if anyone wants me to confirm a group booking so i know how many to book for.
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 05 May, 2017 - 07:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

Please do not book anything for us - things going backwards for us right now. If we can come, we will arrange accommodation at the time.

The old saying "troubles come in threes" certainly applies to me right now. If I was superstitious, I would say there is an influence from the grave who does not want the property to leave the family after 90+ years of ownership over 3 generations.

"Damned if I do and damned if I do not" - a classic "no win" situation.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 14 May, 2017 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David sorry to hear of your current situation, I hope your health improves, and that Sue and yourself can make the journey in September.

Omar I am confirming that I would be happy to be included in a group booking with breakfast included, Pay when you stay, No advance payment and would also suggest that all accommodation that we book myself included, cap the cost of accommodation to £150 per single room.

Richard.

Ps I was in Spain for a couple of weeks that is why I have been so quit.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 03:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Richard,
I have been thinking that perhaps such a trip may be a bit too much of a commitment for most folk. I have therefore been considering leaving it all a bit loosey goosey and roughly indicate interest of those who may or may not wish to come - yet firm up a schedule that people can dip in and out of as they please. People may not want a whole week of full on hydraulic system discussions when they can spend some of that time talking about sex and drugs and rock and roll.

So let us firm up a plan for where we will be for that week and then people can dip in and dip out as they please.People can book their own accommodation and travel plans.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 07:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar,

Please don't hesitate with a rough date plan.

As you know I will be in Italy during this time.

The itinerary is still not final, but many days are finalised, with tours & accommodation already booked and paid for.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Thursday, 18 May, 2017 - 06:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar I have booked my accommodation in the Kings Arms in Christchurch Dorset from sat 2nd Sept Till Mon 4th Sept, And if the king of horsepower is willing I will be there.

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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Update, as you know Omar is looking after the meet for the first two days Saturday 2nd Sept and Sunday 3rd Sept Monday we will be moving North and visiting Coventry Transport Museum on Tuesday, Wednesday a visit has been confirmed with the Hunt House in morning at 10am being shown round by the Historian Mr Phillip Hall, and in the afternoon a visit to flying spares, I have requested a Factory visit at Crewe for Friday the 8th this visit has been made on our behalf by Ailsa Plain Events Manager RREC, if this is successful the number of people will be limited. I will report back as things progress.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 08 June, 2017 - 06:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

fantastic Richard.
I have my accommodation booked for two nights at the Kings Arms too.
Looking forward to a great tour.
Omar
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richard george yeaman
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I have booked two nights in Towcester check in Monday check out Wednesday in the Saracens head Hotel, It is over 400 years old and was mentioned in Charles Dickens Pickwick Papers, close to Silverstone race track, close to Coventry and also very close to The Hunt House in Paulerspury, and the bar looks good.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 - 04:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Sounds good Richard.
I may do the same - but after i come back from my trip to Japan and my credit card has some life left in it......

I will only book Monday and Tuesday and then go off to see family starting wednesday morning.

It is all coming together!!
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 - 05:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar sounds good, remember we are visiting The Hunt House on Wednesday morning at 10 am until lunch time I can re schedule Flying Spares visit till Tuesday checkout in Christchurch early Monday morning and visit Coventry Transport Museum on Monday afternoon, still waiting on confirmation for Crewe visit on Friday 8th.

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 07:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

CONFIRMED CREWE FACTORY VISIT Friday 8th September!!!!

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This is great news.
can we have an idea of the uptake? will it just be Richard and I?
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michael vass
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Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 01:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Can I come? Is there a charge?
Cheers
Mike
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Mark Aldridge
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Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 09:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great news, business is a bit chaotic at the moment , with the uncertainties in the UK, but myself , son and my wife are interested.
I am also hoping to see you at the Hunt house.
Mark
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 09:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi all the visit to Crewe starts at 9am 8th Sept, It is for a maximum of 12 people only, The cost is £30 per head payable at time of visit, anyone considering going should make their intention clear as soon as possible.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 05:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Of course all are welcome.
This tour does not belong to anyone - it belongs to all of us.
I would like to visit Crewe on 8th September.
Thanks Richard for organising it.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 06:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I also intend to visit Crewe on 8th Sept, I have booked a room at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Crewe for Thursday night.

Richard.
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barry murphy
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Posted on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 09:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi I also wish to attend the crewe factory visit
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Mark Aldridge
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Posted on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 - 01:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Richard, sorry we will not be able to make Crewe, as 9.00AM start is nigh on impossible given the traffic, and the car starts a lot better than me at 4.30am !
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 - 03:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Mark its your call!! Thanks for letting me know in good time.

Richard.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 - 09:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar,
I am in Japan early September with my work.
What dates will you be there?
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 - 05:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Goodmorning Richard,

if in any way possible, my son and I would be very interested in joining the Crew factory tour.

Kind regards,
Benoit
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 - 05:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good Morning Benoit, welcome on board. the crew so far is.
Omar.
Richard.
Michael.
Barry.
Benoit & Son.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 25 June, 2017 - 04:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Nice one Richard...
the Crew for Crewe......


Patrick my Japan trip is in July mate. A two week holiday with the family.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Monday, 26 June, 2017 - 05:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

You will love it Omar.
Enjoy.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 11:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

To all, I would like to close this thread With a big thank you to the Members of this forum who participated in the event, First of all my good friend Alan Dibley OBE, Mr Omar shams, Mr Rolls Royce and Mr Bentley 2017, Mr Patrick Lockyer due to a misunderstanding I didn't get to meet, I really regretted that, Next my long suffering and traveling companion Mr Barry Murphy Owner of Shadow 1 Shadow 2 AND Silver Spirit, A Special thanks Mr and Mrs Aldridge who took time out to meet Barry and myself at the Hunt House Thank you, Mr and Mrs Michael Vass, Mr Clive Lungmuss, and Mr Benoit Lluis and son Alec, Helped Barry and Myself give Flying Spares a good going over, The Finale was our visit to Crewe to see where all of your cars were made.

Richard.

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