Callander Classic no more... sadly

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Callander Classic no more... sadly

Postby DouglasH » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:15 pm

The Callander Classic Weeekend Car Show will no longer be. The event is moving to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire and will be know as'The Culzean Autoclassica' The first event will be the launch event this year on 22-23rd September, as we have our own Gathering event at Glenshee on the 23rd I won't be promoting this, although I would like to have a token presence on the Saturday. Will confirm next years dates as soon as possible. (don't think what is printed in the CC programme is correct)

An official letter to all clubs will go out this weekend coming, but basically what I have been told so far is, that the decision was only taken on Sunday night after the Callander event and the reasons are because the event is becoming bigger and bigger as each year passes and due to the costs involved, has to move to a more corporate type sponsorship, the organisers are pretty fed up with the lack of support from the business community in Callander, despite the fact that the show brings crowds of people to the town, Hotels and B&B's, apparently its a similar situation with the Highland Games and they also may be disbanded.
Sad but there you have it.
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Postby Dot and Chas » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:34 pm

That is really bad news,we always have such a great time at Callander.
I don't suppose Duncan our taxi driver would pick us up from Ayrshire!

Or we could just sit in the field at Callander by ourselves :roll:

We need to find another excuse for our annual BBQ!
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Postby koolchef » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:34 pm

Although i had never been to callender classics, it sounded legendary as it was the one time of the year everyone was apart of, and spoke very fondly of.

am sure the amount of attraction the car shows brought to callender, the small business' must have made a small profit in those few days.

The move hopefully will be sucessful, as it seems a shame to have it moved. But although it has moved i think we should still give it 100%.

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Postby Gavin » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:44 pm

Excuse? Who needs an excuse? Thinking caps on people. Maybe the annual Knockhill Classic Speed Fair. It's a 2 day event and car clubs can display there.
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Postby Robin » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:50 pm

That's so the spirit Gavin. I was just about to put in one sentence here....That this club loves a challenge, will rise to it, and make the most of it. You have already come up with a worthy event.
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Postby Wesly » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:52 pm

we could have an annual BBQ at Robin's :wink:

i'll get my coat! :lol:
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Postby Dot and Chas » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:56 pm

Looking on the bright side we can have 2 events :D

Culzean car show

and

Callander classic mx5 BBQ :D :D :D
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Postby frank boyle » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:06 pm

Great idea.....................we even have our own (almost) tame Chef :wink:
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Postby koolchef » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:15 pm

who? :shock:
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Postby Richardn » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:19 pm

frank boyle wrote:Great idea.....................we even have our own (almost) tame Chef :wink:


or Baker :lol:
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Postby DouglasH » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:24 pm

Summer Tech day and Callander Classic BBQ :D No need to sell the Marquee Richard, unless it fits on Shauns Lawn or beside Phils Caravan :lol:
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Postby Richardn » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:27 pm

see http://www.clickpress.com/releases/Deta ... 05cp.shtml

looks like he's not making enough out of Callander :?
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Postby Robin » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:55 pm

My nephew will offer his services to supply his band...for his Uncle :wink:
He is very accomplished..so are the rest of them. All he will need is power.
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Just to clarify...if there was a BB in Callander first...clearly not possible at the actual venue.
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Postby Hawkeye » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:56 pm

Gavin wrote:Excuse? Who needs an excuse? Thinking caps on people. Maybe the annual Knockhill Classic Speed Fair. It's a 2 day event and car clubs can display there.


I'm up for that - the Classic Speedfair last year was excellent, but I missed this year's. At the end of the event, all the clubs took part in a procession round the circuit.

Shame about Callander - at least it went out on a high.
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Postby Detritus » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:06 am

Maybe we can arrange a show for the same place.

People are already used to it so there shouldn't be any problem organising clubs to take part.
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Postby Alex » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:16 am

Interesting choice of new venue - Culzean Classic Car Show was apparently moved to Eglington Park, Kilwinning a few years ago because the 'new' management at Culzean wanted too much money!!

I hope we'll be transferring support from Callander to Culzean in future years, it is a great venue and could be the continuation of a great weekend show.........

I really liked Callander!!

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Postby Alex » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:17 am

Interesting choice of new venue - Culzean Classic Car Show was apparently moved to Eglington Park, Kilwinning a few years ago because the 'new' management at Culzean wanted too much money!!

I hope we'll be transferring support from Callander to Culzean in future years, it is a great venue and could be the continuation of a great weekend show.........

I really liked Callander!!

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Postby Richardn » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:29 am

I have looked at the Culzean website and it does not appear, from what I've seen, to be aimed at the likes of us :(

If you read http://www.culzeanautoclassica.com/1.html

What is period dress for a 1999 Mx-5?
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Postby Robin » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:42 am

Good point but in the photo albums you will also see new BMW Minis...hardly a "classic" with all respect to them, but playing a "classic ticket" along the MK1's maybe? I would not feel uneasy in that company.
Still prefer Callander...
Edit..But..I see preferential placing of clubs nearest the main arena is being emplyed if they conform to period dress codes is on the cards..... right enough Richard :shock: Now where is that M&S horrible shirt....
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Postby hubba64 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:44 am

We went to Culzean last summer.....or at least as far as the entrance gate......£30 to get in!


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