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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 05:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear All,
Following this year's successful "Geek Meet" there has been some chat about a tour next year for us to combine a gathering with the annual Birmingham Classic car show in the UK.

I think I may be able to attend.
Are there interested people out there?
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 06:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

how could I miss this.
I will definitely attend and, depending on his schedule at university, so will my son Alec.

Already looking forward to it.

Benoit
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 06:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Fantastic Benoit.
So that is 4 of us so far.... you Alec Richard Yeaman and I ....
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 17 September, 2017 - 07:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar you have got your sums right, count me in.

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 08:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Stephen Mullen is also interested in joining us for a couple of days.
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Alan Dibley
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Posted on Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 05:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Add me in, too. I usually go anyway, but with you lot is better.

Alan D.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 05:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That's such great news!!!
6 cool dudes so far!!
This is great....................
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 07:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Had a visit today from my friend Barry Murphy, he has momentarily forgot his password for the forum and says hi to all of you that he met on the UK tour 2017, he also wishes to be included in the 2018 meeting.

Richard.
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Michael Carr
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 07:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Count me in Guys :-)
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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 08:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I'd like to join in too. Any dates yet?
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 09:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Michael and Larry that is great news, the exact date has to be thought about, Either we start at the NEC classic car show or end at the NEC Classic car show, I am sure there will be a lot of discussion about our itinerary as soon as the dates for the NEC Classic car show is announced,

Richard.
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Richard,

Barry can reset his password as below:

"You can reset your password yourself by following the procedure below:

1. Open the following link:

http://au.rrforums.net/cgi-bin/forum/discus.pl

2. Go to UTILITIES in the menu on the LHS of the page and click on EDIT PROFILE - a page headed PROFILE EDITOR will open.

3. Enter your user name in the "User Name" box and then go to bottom of log-in box and click on "Click here to restore access".

A reset link should be sent from the forum to your email address and just follow the instructions - you will need a new password as the old one cannot be recycled [I suggest your chassis or registration number as these are easy to remember]."


Hope this solves his problem.

P.S. Another way to get around the problem of forgotten passwords is to use a browser that allows the selection and storage of the address and password [when applicable] of favourite websites.

*
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 05:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David thank you for that, I am sure others will find it useful as well.

Richard.
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David Gore
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Posted on Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 05:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Richard,

Have sent you a message with Barry's username just in case..............
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 30 September, 2017 - 03:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This Tour is picking up already.
Well done Richard for shepherding us.
here is the list so far then:

Richard Yeaman
Larry Kavanagh
Michael Carr
Barry Murphy
Alan Dibley
Stephen Mullen
Benoit Leus
Alec Leus
Omar Shams


Almost an army!!!
Like Richard says - as soon as the NEC dates are confirmed for 2018 - we will plan our timetable.

Keep the enthusiasm going
Omar
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Ben Curtis
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Posted on Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

All I have to do, is sell a house, buy a house, build a shed, fit my rebuilt engine, get the car working, catch a ferry, drive to Brum.

Easy peasey. See you there.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 13 October, 2017 - 01:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,
I may be able to attend if the dates donít clash with quite a few work functions in 2018.
Also if I can get leave.

Do we have any rough dates yet?
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Friday, 13 October, 2017 - 06:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ben and Patrick that would be fantastic if you can come, my contact in the Hunt House has made a request on our behalf for a visit to the Good wood factory to coincide with NEC classic car show so I am keeping my fingers crossed that this might happen, Perhaps some other places of interest could be suggested,

Richard.
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Ben Curtis
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Posted on Friday, 13 October, 2017 - 06:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I'm a Goodwood Road Racing Club member, so I could book us a table for lunch in the club house, The Kennels.

Brooklands is worth a visit, as is the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, both about an hours drive from Goodwood.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Posted on Saturday, 18 November, 2017 - 08:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

NEC classic car show 2018 date is 9-11 November.

http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 19 November, 2017 - 01:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David,
Now that Patrick has given us the dates, can we change the title of this thread to
"2018 UK Tour & Birmingham Classic Car Show 9-11 November" or something like that?
Thanks
Omar
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David Gore
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Posted on Sunday, 19 November, 2017 - 06:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar,

Your wish is my command - done .
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 19 November, 2017 - 08:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Well Gents that is great news that the dates are confirmed, thank you Patrick L,

Richard.
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Patrick Francis
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Posted on Sunday, 19 November, 2017 - 09:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Sounds great guys. Please put my name down. I will be coming with my brother Noel.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 19 November, 2017 - 08:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick and Noel fantastic, I think that makes twelve so far.

Richard.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 12:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

Is this now confirmed get together just for the days of 9-11 November 2018?
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 03:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yes indeed.
If however anyone wants to add to the dates (before or after the event) then please go ahead and propose it.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 03:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear David and Patrick,
Will we have any Aussies joining us this year then???

Hey Richard and Benoit - if them Aussies come, we will have to show the some Irish/Arab/Belgian hospitality on English soil.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 11:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Just checked accommodation in the local area near the NEC. There are 70+% discounts available for rooms in November if booked now. If the itinerary could be agreed soon it might save some people on room expenses if they could book well in advance. I suspect that room rates will increase as time progresses. I'll go along with the general consensus regarding any times, dates and venues that may be suggested.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 06:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Larry,
It is a great idea to book in advance.
Any suggestions of where we can stay?
somewhere with a good tavern nearby would be a good idea.

Thanks
Omar
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 07:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

Iím eagerly awaiting our Australian friends to come. We will make sure itís worth the trip.
Not only on British soil, but also in Belgium. Before or after our NEC gathering Iíll be glad to show you around our highlights : not just Bruges, but also Autoworld (a top car museum) and of course our Belgian beer and chocolates.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Saturday, 13 January, 2018 - 03:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Omar, In Patrick Lockyer's post above dated 18th November there are a list of hotels within walking distance of the NEC, the airport and train station are also within walking distance. I'm from Ireland (the home of Guinness) where the only brand of real Guinness is brewed and distributed for the exclusive benefit of Irish residents only, it's far superior to anything available outside of this island. I can't help regarding good taverns as I've never been to Birmingham but no doubt some of our British members will be better able to advise. Personally I don't drink alcoholic beverage as I find that it adversely affects my driving!
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 13 January, 2018 - 04:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Larry.
I have booked at the Hilton Metropole for the 9th to 11th November 2018.
Hotel details:
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Birmingham, B40 1PP, United Kingdom
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Saturday, 13 January, 2018 - 06:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents
We are just trying to confirm some dates.
Will keep you posted.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Saturday, 13 January, 2018 - 06:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

When are the Goodwood days on boys?

Or any other big ticket things?
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Larry Kavanagh
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Just booked the Arden Hotel near the NEC, £140 total for 2 nights. Friend, John, is travelling with me, he has no interest in things mechanical but likes to admire classic cars and drink beer but not necessarily in that order.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Hi Patrick R, dates are as follows.

Dates for the 2018 Festival of Speed and Revival. The action-packed Festival of Speed will take place from July 12-15, with the extravaganza of historic racing and period clothing that is the Revival happening from September 7-9.
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richard george yeaman
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Just booked the Arden Hotel same as Larry, 460 metres from NEC Booked a family room for four for £218 from 9 till 11th, Barry and Stephen will probably go with me.

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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hi Barry Murphy and Stephen Mullen have confirmed they will be traveling with me,

Richard.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 - 09:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Any confirmation regarding planned itinerary in conjunction with NEC would be welcome so that advance bookings can be made?
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richard george yeaman
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Gentlemen earlier in this thread I said I had approached my contact in the RREC about a visit to Rolls Royce Goodwood factory to coincide with our visit to Birmingham NEC classic car show unfortunately Cullinan has put a hold on that for this year, So does anyone have any suggestions as to any other place or event that be of interest, If so post on this thread with your suggestions.

Richard.
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Ben Curtis
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The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is worth visiting.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Ben yes it is a great place to visit, four of our members attended in September at our first forum meet, maybe somewhere closer to Birmingham or Manchester would cut down on the traveling, I think there is a motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, Any more suggestions anyone.

Richard.
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Larry Kavanagh
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I visited the Leyland Commercial Museum last year and was impressed with their display of commercial vehicles and engines. Stayed at the Hallmark Leyland Hotel and the food was good. The main purpose of my visit was to attend an open day at Coupe and Cabriolet who have a great selection of top quality used Mercedes Benz cars for sale (see their web site). They are located within the old Leyland Works buildings and within a couple of hundred yards of the Leyland Commercial Museum. It's roughly an hour's drive North of Manchester but I travelled there by train. Just a suggestion more than a proposal, maybe not everyone's cup of tea!
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Omar M. Shams
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I visited the Aston Martin factory many years ago when I had one of their cars.
It was great to see that place. If we end up visiting this factory there will be lots of parallels with our cars. Their factory is in Newport Pagnell on the M1.
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Geoff Wootton
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How about the Coventry Transport Museum. It's about 10 miles from the NEC. Over 200 exhibits and a great day out. If you type the name into youtube you will be able to preview it.

Here's their promotional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-saUg4gJvKE

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUq7NOivggo

Admission is free
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Patrick Lockyer.
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A few assorted places of Britain's Best Classic Destinations.

ace cafe
Ace Cafe,
London

bamburgh castle
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

bicester
Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire
black country
Black Country Museum, Dudley

bletchley park
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

madeira drive
Madeira Drive,
Brighton
brooklands
Brooklands Museum, Surrey

coventry
Coventry Motor Museum


crich tramway
Crich Tramway Village, Matlock
eden camp
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, North Yorkshire

ffestiniog
Ffestiniog Welsh Highland Railway, Wales


gaydon
The British Motor Museum, Gaydon

giants causeway
Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

glencoe
Glencoe,
Scotland

goodwood
Goodwood Circuit/House, Sussex
haynes motor
Haynes Motor Museum, Somerset

honister pass
Honister Pass,
Lake District

imperial war museum
Imperial War Museum, Duxford
isle of skye
Isle of Skye,
Scotland

lakeland
Lakeland Motor Museum, Cumbria

llanberis
Llanberis Pass/Snowdon, Wales
moretonhampstead
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, Devon

national museum
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

porlock hill
Porlock Hill,
Devon
severn valley
Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth

the kelpies
The Kelpies,
Falkirk

pendine
Pendine Museum of Speed, Wales
titanic
The Titanic Experience, Belfast

tintagel castle
Tintagel Castle,
Cornwall

warwick castle
Warwick Castle
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 18 February, 2018 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick L a very comprehensive list I like the Brooklands Aviation and auto Museum.

Richard.

Richard, I have deleted the other posts as requested. David
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Larry Kavanagh
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Coventry Transport Museum as suggested by Geoff sounds like a practical idea to me, proximity to the NEC being a main consideration.
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 - 07:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Whatever is chosen is fine by me. I will arrive on Thursday 8/11 and will return on Sunday 11/11. Unfortunately, my son will probably not be able to make it because of university.
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richard george yeaman
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That's a pity Alec cant make it it would have been interesting to see what cars he had an interest in, It will be a pleasure to meet you again in November, I have visited the Coventry Transport Museum twice, it is an interesting place, Another visit would be fine by me.
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Benoit Leus
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Richard,

strangely enough Alec is now into 70ís Japanese cars.
And not Celicaís or 240Zís but the much less fashionable saloons.
Still not a big fan if my Shadow, unfortunately.
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Omar M. Shams
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one from my collection for Alec to admire....
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Benoit Leus
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Omar,

Iíll forward him the picture.
Heís really going to like that.
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Benoit Leus
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Booked my hotel for the from the 9th-11th so it's definitive.
Really looking forward to it.
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richard george yeaman
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Benoit that is great, I am looking forward to meeting you and the rest of our friends, I wonder When the tickets will be available.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 03 April, 2018 - 03:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

which hotel will you be staying at Benoit?
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Benoit Leus
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Iíll be staying at the Premier Inn as a friend of mine has a contract with them so that his employees benefit from a greatly reduced rate. I booked through his company and so can enjoy the same discount.
Itís also quite close to the NEC.

Benoit
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Patrick Francis
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Posted on Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Guys
The rule of thumb with the NEC is that you be at the door when they open - best to arrive the night before you want to visit, after rush hour is over, and then you are there for an early start the next day!
This means you get a good hour and a half before the majority of people arrive after having parked etc.
The best day is usually Friday for the show. But also Saturday is better than Sunday.
I will probably only be able to make it for one day, but would really like to get together with everyone.
I see most have booked from the 9th to the 11th, so I presume we are looking at Saturday as the Car Show Day, with dinner together on the Friday?
Am I right?
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Iíll be there from Friday morning till Sunday morning so will be there for Friday/Saturday dinner and the visit to the NEC.

Benoit
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 03:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I have booked at the Metropole from 9 to 11th. I am up for any kind of social events/dinner etc.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 07:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dinner on Friday sounds good to me, ideal way to get to know everyone else and to put faces to names.
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richard george yeaman
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I booked my flight today and also my admission ticket for Saturday, l am looking forward to meeting old friends and also to meeting new ones as well,


Richard.
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Posted on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 06:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Rather late, but I've booked 9th to 11th November at the Metropole, too.

Alan D.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 - 07:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Alan that is great, Looking forward to seeing you again.

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi I will be presenting all attendees with a Australian RRoc Forum UK Tour 2018 Key ring as a Memento.

Richard.
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Omar M. Shams
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well that's me confirmed then.............
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Great, thanks Richard.
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That's a relief - I'm only coming for the keyring.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Hi Guys, I'm bumping this topic as the NEC Birmingham gathering creeps ever closer. Just wondering if the indigenous members could suggest a practical agenda based on local knowledge e.g., Coventry Transport Museum is not far from Birmingham whereas some of the other venues mooted are less practical due to the distance involved. I'll happily go along with the general consensus but I'm not familiar with the territory.
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Benoit Leus
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Good thinking, Larry.
I donít have any preferences and will gladly join the group to wherever we decide to go.
Coventry Museum of Transport certainly sounds good.

Benoit
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Monday, 03 September, 2018 - 03:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

is Uruguay too far???
Vlad says its full of chicks with big back sides.... how about we find the Midlands equivalent place?
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Hi Omar, I've done a trawl at you request and have found a Trolleybus Museum near Scunthorpe, perhaps there may be some trolley dollies that might meet your approval. The latest available statistics show that the area in question has a high representation on the obesity chart so well rounded chicks should be readily available for your inspection!
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Omar M. Shams
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Dear Larry,
well that sounds promising.
Given some recent images of well endowed chicks on a different topic within this forum - I was horrified to find the criteria for "good stuff" has thus far been ill defined. As such we could find ourselves with what they call in the trade "dogs". Some narrowing down of criteria is now in order. Hot must be added to the descriptor too.

On a separate note - you mentioned Scunthorpe. Somewhere I have never visited but I do recall a piece of graffiti at one of the gents toilet cubicles in the University of Bath (UK) which said " who put the c%"t in Scunthorpe?". I though that was witty.....
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Posted on Tuesday, 04 September, 2018 - 09:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Omar, They have hot chicks with large breasts at Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets, no doubt there is such a premises in Scunthorpe!
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 - 07:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

As I am in the process of making Eurotunnel reservations, it would be useful to know what our program would be for Friday.
If we decide to do the Coventry Transport Museum, I will probably depart on Thursday late afternoon to make sure I can make it on time. Otherwise I would only drive up on Friday.

Any thoughts ?

Benoit
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Posted on Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I appreciate your question Benoit. My friend John and I expect to arrive in Birmingham at approx. 2PM on Friday. I hope to be driving my Silver Shadow 11 on the ferry from Ireland. Given the logistics involved - especially for those who will be travelling a long distance -It would be a good idea if we all had an itinerary decided in advance so that we can all meet up at a pre-arranged time & venue and have a plan of action for the weekend in place before we travel. Internet contact may not be practical once we commence our respective journeys. Many of us - including myself - might not be familiar with the surroundings so I'm depending on our UK members to set the agenda.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 - 02:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I will be arriving in Birmingham by airplane with my two friends Barry and Stephen around 2pm also.
the list of confirmations are as follows.
Omar M Shams Alan Dibley O. B. E. Larry Kavanagh and friend John, Patrick Francis Noel Francis and another friend, Benoit Leus, Barry Murphy, Stephen Mullan, Ricgard Yeaman, that makes eleven in all it would be great if any others intending to attend would make themselves known .
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 09:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Well this event is approaching fast, so may I make a proposal as to the venue of our 2018 get together, Friday 9th dinner at 7pm in The Arden Hotel and Leisure club Coventry Road not far from N E C there are five attendees staying in this Hotel and not far from where the rest of the squad are staying., Let me know what you think,.


Richard.
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 09:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Excellent idea, Richard.
You can count me in.

Benoit
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 - 05:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I will do my best to make it too.
My flights are all booked and so are my hotel rooms.
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Posted on Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 - 08:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Good proposal Richard, myself and friend John would be delighted to meet up for dinner at the Arden at 7PM on 9th. Looking forward to the gathering. That makes it 7 for dinner so far. If you need to alter the venue or time for any reason let me know and I'll be happy to go along with the general consensus.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 05:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,
will you be attending this event?
I still have your watch.... perhaps i can give it to you in person??
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 05:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That reminds me, I have something for you too, Omar.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 08:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Omar,

My wife and I will be heading to France on the 9th, to drive to Amiens by the 10th to attend rememberance/armistice day which is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI at Villers-Bretonneux on the 11th.

We then drive on the 12th to Rotterdam to stay overnight on the SS Rotterdam, then drive to Amsterdam where we will fly back home on the 16th.
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 09:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Reading the above messages it would appear that dinner will be on Friday evening 9th Nov following a 7PM gathering at the Arden Hotel. NEC visit on Saturday morning 10th Nov so I'm assuming that a visit to Coventry Transport Museum will take place on Sunday 11th. I'm about to book entrance tickets for the NEC for Sat 10th so as to avoid the queue at the ticket desk. Before I go ahead and book NEC entrance tickets I just want to confirm that I'm correct in my assumptions regarding the itinerary.
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 04:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Larry,

that works for me.
I also have ordered my NEC ticket online.

Benoit
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 08:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick R we will let you off this time, that sounds like a great trip that you and your wife are going on, look after yourselves.

Richard Y.
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 09:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Add me to the 7 o'clock Arden meeting. Has the table been booked? It might grow to be an embarrassment if there is no room.

Alan D.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Alan yes the table has been booked for 14 people and so far there has been Eleven confirmed attendees so there is room for more, Any one is welcome to just call in and meet up for a chat and a cup of coffee we would be delighted to meet them.

Richard.
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Alan Dibley
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Richard, how do you get to be so ORGANISED?

Alan D.
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richard george yeaman
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Posted on Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Larry as this is a much shorter tour than last year and Sunday is departure day for most of us it has been left as a free day and can be discussed among interested People at the venue, Also Saturday evenings Venue can be discussed on Friday evening, Looking forward to seeing all of you.


Richard
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Larry Kavanagh
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Thanks Richard, I'll go ahead and book NEC admission for myself & friend John for Saturday. I'm driving to the ferry at Fishguard on Sunday but have plenty of time as it's the night sailing so I'll probably visit Coventry Transport Museum on the way home, I'll play it by ear. Thanks for booking the table for Friday evening at Arden Hotel, dining reviews for there seem good. Looking forward to meeting up on Friday evening and to whatever arrangements emerge for Saturday evening after the NEC. Regards, Larry
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Monday, 29 October, 2018 - 08:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Richard,

We have done lots of battle field tours over the years, but to win a French lottery to earn 2 seats at the ďbigĒ event, was a real shock to us, but of course something we could not pass up.

We will be in Amsterdam between 13th and 15th of November before we head back to Oz, if anyone wants to catch up for a cold beer or two.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 05:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I have now bought my ticket for saturday.
May I please join the table for the Friday night event?
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Posted on Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 - 05:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Of course Omar, that's a foregone conclusion, you were already included. There may be a table for Saturday night too which can be arranged on the Friday night.
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Patrick Ryan
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Omar,
I will be very happy to come to Dubai to collect the watch you guys chipped in for in person mate.

I will look forward to that day.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 02:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Larry - you are a star!!!
Patrick - you are most welcome.
come anytime mate.
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I've just been checking the weather forecast for next weekend and regret to suggest that rain gear will be required unfortunately.
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richard george yeaman
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larry that's no problem to us we have been training for this all our lives, LOL.
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Hi Guys ,sorry can't make it this year ,have a great time I'll be thinking of you lol
Mike
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richard george yeaman
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Hi Michael sorry to hear that, It would have been nice to see you again.

Kind Regards.

Richard.
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richard george yeaman
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Hi just to say that the Friday night meet dinner wont go ahead until everyone is in attendance so don't panic.

Richard.
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Thanks Richard, Have a pleasant journey everyone.
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Patrick Francis
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looking forward to seeing everyone....
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richard george yeaman
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Dear all was great to see you and enjoy your company once again, I thought the classic car event was fabulous, the group of attendees this year were Omar Shams, Alan Dibley, Benoit Leus, Barry Murphy, Patrick Francis, Mark, John, Noel Francis, Stephen Mullen, Larry Kavanagh, Jimmy, Richard Yeaman. Thank you all it was great fun.


Richard
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Alan Dibley
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"Tank you all it was great fun."

It was, and credit goes to Richard for coordinating it. As I said in an earlier post "Richard, how do you get to be so ORGANISED? "

Alan D.

PS. Stephen, maybe next year at Goodwood.
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Benoit Leus
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Posted on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 03:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I very much enjoyed our second reunion. It was good to see some of you again and meet new people.

The Classic Motor Show was amazing. I've visited shows in Belgium, France, Holland and Germany, but for me this was clearly the best, with a lot of cars you don't see on the continent that regularly.

Omar is now also the proud custodian of Ross's beautiful Rolls Royce jacket. I am looking forward to the pictures, Omar.

Finally a big thank you to Richard, for organizing the weekend and the keyring. It's already in good use !

Benoit
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Great to meet with the RRAU internet geeks in person. Had a very enjoyable weekend. Looking forward to Goodwood July 2019 already,
Larry
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Our secret spy with a camera has forwarded the following photos of this occasion.

It is wonderful to see our forum creating new friendships for members who might otherwise would never have the opportunity to meet:

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4

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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Great to see all of you together. I am with you in evil hedonistic spirit of course.

Omar looking exceptionally flash in his RR get up.
Perhaps with a stolen Soviet Army uniform modified with RR regalia I can out do him at the next RRForum international meet.

Yes, I can see it all so clearly now, a darker set of sunglasses and a Spy vs Spy black attachť case.....with the mandatory fat and long Cuban cigar!
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Omar M. Shams
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Ross - you have a lot to answer for. That jacket is truly hideous and is now part of my wardrobe. But not for long. Next year it will have a new custodian..... Hopefully a Russian Aussie...

More photos of the reunion to come when I reach home next week.
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 04:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

All looking fantastic guys.

Deep down Omar is really in love with that jacket, he is just telling us itís ugly, to keep,us off his case.

Sorry I was so close but yet so far.
Our timings for the WWI commemoration just didnít work out.

The wife and I drove into Amsterdam yesterday.

We have already checked out the red light district extensively.
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Patrick Francis
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It was excellent to meet you all - just so sorry that I did not have more time to get to know everyone better.
Richard, thanks so much for A1 organising, from getting everyone together, to organising the venue and down to the small details of the keyrings.
Thank you all for being patient with us lot that got lost.

I think that every year we should draw straws, and the drawer of the shortest should have to wear Omar's lit up Rolls jacket for the particular show that we are meeting for, and also keep it for whole year - with photographic evidence of the wearing of said jacket to at least 4 public events throughout the year!
Failure to do so means they pay for dinner!

Gibraltar is hosting this years FIVA conference for 150 delegates and partners. We are having a display on Saturday, and SRH 17968 will fly the flag.
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richard george yeaman
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That's great Patrick, enjoy yourselves.

Richard.

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