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MG Saloon Day - 20th July 2008

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Post  Rich on 15/3/2008, 10:00 am

Another event to add to your diary...



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will be having a small display stand at the MG 'M' Group's annual MG Saloon Day gathering on 20th July (the week before MGFest08!). This year, the event is to be held at Lamport Hall (postcode is NN6 9HD) so right on the doorstep for our Northants members and not too far for a day out for many others.

We'll be representing the MGF Register as well as ourselves. Hopefully we'll have a couple of Zeds from our group to tie in with the event.

For more details of the event, including booking forms, venue location, etc. please click here.

As the stand will be a planned display, we would like to try and get a corner of the car park for you to gather in.

Attendees:

  • Stewart
  • Rich & Kate
  • Lee & Debs
  • Matto
  • Dave D


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Re: MG Saloon Day - 20th July 2008

Post  Matto 180 on 9/5/2008, 5:20 am

I'll be going to this too.
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Post  Rich on 9/5/2008, 6:42 am

Will you be parking with the ZS Central crew or us? You're welcome to park on our stand!

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Post  Matto 180 on 9/5/2008, 7:30 am

I'm not involved with the ZS Central folks. I'm a member of the MGOC (that's where I found SmS) and visit XPF, theMGZS.co.uk and BritCars. Anyway it would be rude not to park with you guys!
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Post  Rich on 9/5/2008, 7:35 am

Oh, I thought I saw your name on the 'ZS Central' members list... Rolling Eyes

Excellent, I'm glad our recent affiliation with the MGOC is paying off already. Boogie!

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Post  Matto 180 on 9/5/2008, 9:36 am

Rich Stone wrote:Oh, I thought I saw your name on the 'ZS Central' members list... Rolling Eyes

Excellent, I'm glad our recent affiliation with the MGOC is paying off already. Boogie!

Rich

Maybe there is a 'Matt 180' on ZS Central Wink
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Post  Rich on 9/7/2008, 4:20 am

Only 12 days to go now... I hope we'll have a few more takers. We need to have ourselves a good display to show off with!
Celebrate!

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Post  Matto 180 on 10/7/2008, 7:55 am

Is there a plan to rendezvous at some way points? I think I will come up the M40, A43 etc.
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Post  Rich on 10/7/2008, 8:01 am

That's a good point. It's on the North side of Northampton so it may be an idea for a meeting place. I'll give it some thought and get back to you...

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Post  uk kiwis on 11/7/2008, 3:54 am

Have to miss this one I am sorry to say. Duty calls.

See you at 'Fest'


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Post  daved on 15/7/2008, 9:47 pm

I can come on Sunday but can't find a booking form on the M website and prebooking discount is closed. Can I not come then?

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Post  Guest on 15/7/2008, 9:53 pm

Oh bugg3r.... Didn't realise I had to book! Should have looked into this earlier! Oh well, guess will have to pay on the door, unless Rich sorted anything out?
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Post  Rich on 15/7/2008, 11:54 pm

I wasn't told we had to book! The only thing I knew about was that to qualify for a stand, we had to have three paying cars. Payment can be on the gate as far as I know, so anyone who wants to go can do!

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Post  daved on 16/7/2008, 12:05 am

Rich Stone wrote:I wasn't told we had to book! The only thing I knew about was that to qualify for a stand, we had to have three paying cars. Payment can be on the gate as far as I know, so anyone who wants to go can do!

Rich.

Great, I'll be there. Very Happy

Do we just tell the guy on the gate that we need to park beside our stand then? And how far away is the Lamport Steam Railway? We could tie Maxine to the rails Shocked and then video Stu rescuing her Cool

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Post  Guest on 16/7/2008, 1:22 am

Can we all meet somewhere and then drive in together?
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Post  daved on 16/7/2008, 1:46 am

scubastewart wrote:Can we all meet somewhere and then drive in together?

What about the big car park at Sixfields? Straight run to the Hall from there

0.00 Start out at Northampton RFC,Northampton A4500 0.00
0.79 At traffic signals turn left onto the A5080 A5080 0.79mins
0.25 Warning: Speed Cameras along the A5080 A5080 1.04mins
0.53 Turn left onto the A508 A508 1.57mins
0.23 Warning: Speed Cameras along the A508 A508 1.80mins
0.08 Shell W Grose A508 1.87mins
1.79 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A508 A508 3.66mins
2.35 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A508 A508 6.01mins
1.32 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A508 A508 7.32mins
2.18 Turn right onto High Street High Street 9.51mins
0.09 Arrive at NN6 9HD,Lamport Unclassified 9.59mins

or at the Toby, again? Sixfields would save Stu and the rest from coming all the way along the A45

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Post  Guest on 16/7/2008, 2:20 am

Sounds good to me..... Sixfields???? So, I go along the A43, under the M1, carry on to the roundabout where they have been doing roadworks for ages, then.............

What time?
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Post  dressur on 16/7/2008, 4:57 am

scubastewart wrote:Sounds good to me..... Sixfields???? So, I go along the A43, under the M1, carry on to the roundabout where they have been doing roadworks for ages, then.............

What time?


Sure you're safe to be let out?
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Post  Rich on 16/7/2008, 5:09 am

Hmmm. Now this is an awkward one. The route that Dave has given is by far the shortest BUT it's going through some of the slowest roads in Northampton! If you forgot the A43 completely and came up through Bicester, Buckingham, etc. then you could come up the A508 past Yardley Gobion (!) and over the M1 at J15, past the Toby Carvery and up that way which would be a much faster route.

I assume that it's just those coming from Oxford direction that will want to meet here as for those in Northampton, Wellingborough, etc. it's in the opposite direction to the venue! I would be quite happy to lead you from the Toby if you wanted though.

As for a meeting place before we go in, there's a pub just a little further up the A508 opposite the turning to Lamport Village where we could gather before going into the Hall grounds. I'm waiting for an email from Patrick to let me know if we're allowed in any earlier as we're setting a stand up, as his colleague who emailed me in his absense thought we all had to go in at the same time. Not that practical!

So what would everyone prefer?

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Post  Rich on 16/7/2008, 5:24 am

Just been playing with routes and I need to point out that if you follow the directions to the given postcode, you'll fly past the venue and end up in the Lamport village! The postcode is correct, but as the Hall is not on a road (it has it's own private driveway and an entrance off the A508 which is usually used for events there) it places the Hall in the middle of a field, with the village being the closest roads. There is an access from the village but I've never known it used for shows... I'm sure there will be plenty of signs!

daved wrote:... how far away is the Lamport Steam Railway? We could tie Maxine to the rails Shocked and then video Stu rescuing her Cool
It's a couple of miles away. If you had gone to this event previous years, they held it right next to the railway! I think people didn't really think much of the venue and that's why they moved this time.

dressur wrote:Sure you're safe to be let out?
Are you letting yourself out for this one?

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Post  dressur on 16/7/2008, 5:33 am

Rich Stone wrote:
dressur wrote:Sure you're safe to be let out?
Are you letting yourself out for this one?

Rich.

I would love to - very bored with life at the moment! BUT - I have another damned open day on Sunday! Am beginning to get rather bored with them, and still have 5 to go!!

Thank God I booked the Fest weekend off!! Could do with a bit of a letting down of hair session!!
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Post  Guest on 16/7/2008, 6:11 am

Rich, Toby is best with me, I know where I'm going!!! Just let me know what Time I have to be there, and I'll see you then. Cheers.
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Post  daved on 16/7/2008, 10:25 pm

I was aware of the slow roads Rich but it is Sunday morning Very Happy

The Toby is fine with me although a bit in the wrong direction but having a convoy is brilliant Cool I love it - even if there are only the three of us Laughing Laughing

Let us know what time buddy and I'll be there.

Cheers

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Post  Guest on 17/7/2008, 7:29 am

Rich, what time should we meet at the Toby?
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Post  Matto 180 on 17/7/2008, 7:39 am

Can I join the convoy too? I'm coming up the M40 and A43.
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