NSE - Motorvation - 19th July

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NSE - Motorvation - 19th July

Postby IanH » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:54 am

NSE will have a presence at Motorvation on Sunday 19th July at Grampian Transport Museum at Alford in Aberdeenshire.

If all goes to plan we hope to have one MX-5 of each edition to date - MK1, MK2, MK2.5, MK3, MK3.5 on display.

http://www.gtm.org.uk/events/motorvation.html

Would be great to see you there, doors open to the public at 11:00.
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Postby The Pram » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:07 pm

Yes indeed. I had the very "charming as usual" Derek from Arnold Clark on the phone today to confirm we are getting to borrow a new 3.5 for the day. I pick it up on Saturday tea time.

All volunteers are primed and ready to go.

I still need to make a plan (plan? who said plan!) for meeting up on route to the event. I would prefer that we all to be in Alford at the same time and not arrive individually.

I will email as usual but in case things don't go to plan (do they ever?), can the stand participants please bring food and beverages unless you want to buy from the burger vans.

I'll have the wee gazebo and a couple of gas stoves so we can have a brew. If you have a folding chair then bring that too.

Keep your bits crossed for fine weather.
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Postby Stonehaven » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:24 pm

The Pram wrote:Yes indeed. I had the very "charming as usual" Derek from Arnold Clark on the phone today to confirm we are getting to borrow a new 3.5 for the day.


Probably the nice shiney dark blue one in his drive this evening... :D
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Postby The Pram » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:20 pm

I hope he has it all clean and sparkling by next Saturday then :roll:

It's the semi automatic jobby I'm getting. Can't wait- he he he :mrgreen:
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Postby Rostra » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:35 pm

Dont think we'll be joining up with you - according to the stuff that came in the post (as interpreted byBig D, cos I'm still sunning myself) we have to be there at EIGHT OCLOCK!!! That's bad enough going direct from Forres, never mind diverting via Aberdeen.

We will, however, be there!!
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Postby The Pram » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:45 am

Angie, don't come to Aberdeen, we'll meet in Alford before we go to the site. That sound better?
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Postby Rostra » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:03 am

The Pram wrote:Angie, don't come to Aberdeen, we'll meet in Alford before we go to the site. That sound better?


MUCH!!!!

You're a bit lucky getting to drive the 3.5, aren't you! Be interested to hear what you think.
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Postby jockmazza » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:05 pm

Hi Folks,

I would loved to have came along, but I have a Round Table Donkey Derby to help organise in Montrose.

I am quite jealous of Lorraine getting a shot of the wee new 3.5 !
Nice one!

Lets hope Barnetts are as generous next year !
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Postby Rostra » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:32 pm

Daisy has a shiny new MOT to go with her shiny new suspension and brace bars!! Thanks, Mr Swinhoe. :D

I have just packed the balloons, banner and red ribbons, Motorvation here we come.
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Postby IanH » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:19 pm

Bump!

The weather forecast is not too awful now for Alford on Sunday, I'm sure it will be a good event whatever 8)
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Postby skinnydoug » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:33 pm

Here's a link to [url=http://picasaweb.google.com/skinnymcdoug/AlfordMotorvation19072009#]my collection of pics from today.
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And a magic photo-stitch of the proceedings from the MX-5 Scotland corner of the track.
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Postby The Pram » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:59 pm

Great day out and thinks to all for coming along. Shame about the rain but that's Scottish weather for you.......

I'll post again later as l'm a tad sleepy and Robin is still here........

Cheers again folks :lol:
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:59 pm

The Pram wrote:
I'll post again later as l'm a tad sleepy and Robin is still here........



Well kick the freeloader out then.......... :D








ps- sorry i couldnt make it today....was prepping for knockers on thursday
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Postby The Pram » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:22 pm

The freeloader is not a bad chap really so I don't mind. He has a flay tyre with a nail in it.....I'm trying to find the place up by McDonalds off the Ellon Road that fixes them.......got it on street view but can't remember the name..... :roll:
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Postby liathach » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:28 pm

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Postby IanH » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:11 am

skinnydoug wrote:Here's a link to [url=http://picasaweb.google.com/skinnymcdoug/AlfordMotorvation19072009#]my collection of pics from today.
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And a magic photo-stitch of the proceedings from the MX-5 Scotland corner of the track.
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Nice stitch Doug, shame I cant look at the rest of your pics until tonight as the Internet filter at work does not like photo sharing sites.

It was a good day despite the early (for a Sunday :shock: ) start, great to see so many visitors from among the 5 owning community! The cars also attracted a lot of interest from the General Public too, maybe one or two converts may come out of it 8)

Next time we need to get a pitch away from the Tannoy, my ears are still ringing! :shock: As for the annowing %&^$&& commetating on one of the events, if I never have to hear that again it is way too soon!!!

Many thanks to the Cats plaything for bringing water boiling equipment it was most appreciated!

It was also amusing (in retrospect) to see how many people you could huddle in the middle of a gazebo away from the mesh panels to stay dry in the Alford Monsoon :lol:
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Postby Rostra » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:37 am

skinnydoug wrote:Here's a link to [url=http://picasaweb.google.com/skinnymcdoug/AlfordMotorvation19072009#]my collection of pics from today.
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But not the ones that you took with my camera!! LOL. It's about time I learned to use it myself. :roll:
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Postby Rostra » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:53 am

IanH wrote:The weather forecast is not too awful now for Alford on Sunday, I'm sure it will be a good event whatever 8)


They LIED!!!!

Never mind, it was still good fun and I promise the Gazebo will be a tad more waterproof by next time after it's been 'Webstered' :wink:

It was good fun seeing you all. We drove home via the main road listening to 5live and the most exciting golf match since for ever!

Very silly petrol station in Alford, closing at 5 o'clock on Motor Show day.!! Never mind, made it to Inverurie instead of having to call out the RAC.

See you soon.
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Postby Rostra » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:03 pm

IanH wrote:Next time we need to get a pitch away from the Tannoy, my ears are still ringing! :shock: As for the annoying %&^$&& commentating on one of the events, if I never have to hear that again it is way too soon!!!


Note to self: Next time we go anywhere make sure we pitch as far from Tannoy as poss. I ACTUALLY SAID (in my Marshall role): "Our pitch is here right by the tannoy" Duhhhhhhh

Either don't let me go first next time, or give me a poke with a sharp stick if I make the same mistake ever again.

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Postby Colin » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:18 pm

Looks like a great time was had by all.

Can anyone tell me which car is displayed in skinnydoug's photo number 13?
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