R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

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R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#1 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:20 am

We are pleased to announce that we will be running another event to celebrate the launch of R8.

This is a re-run of the first day of the 1989 Press Launch route starting, and hopefully finishing, at the hotel where the world's press were hosted, Lucknam Park - https://www.lucknampark.co.uk/ near Chippenham, Wiltshire.

It was the first major event for the new owners of the hotel back in 1989 and they are keen to help us make the event a memorable one but we have to run it during the week so as not to conflict with their other activities. Therefore we have chosen Thursday October 10th, which is nearest date to the original launch date of October 11th.

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We are being helped by Denis Chick who was the Rover Group Press Manager and ran the original event. He has the 'road book' of the event, copies of which will be provided for all entrants.

The outline of the event is :-
- meet-up at the hotel, probably at 11am
- some refreshments
- group/individual photo opportunity at the hotel
- 50-mile road drive
- return to the hotel.

We will be working out details and will post them here shortly.

We need to liaise with the hotel on numbers so whilst this is open to all R8s, we need people to have 'signed up' beforehand- it can't be a 'just-turn-up' event.

So who would like to attend this event?

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetam
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#2 Post by montegoman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:14 pm

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#3 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:19 pm

3 more from Facebook :clapping

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#4 Post by jonno1237 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:09 pm

i want in , sod the k1tchen i need a day off *laughs*

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#5 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:16 pm

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#6 Post by Colonel Mustard » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:06 am

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo
8. Colonel Mustard

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#7 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:53 pm

From FB...

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo
8. Colonel Mustard
9. John Heighington
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:54 pm

Details now on Club Twitter/Instagram.
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#9 Post by Hammond » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:19 pm

I would love to come but no longer own an R8 :mope

But I can bring a different car and tag along during the ride if someone fancies a passenger. I'll happily do some filming as my driving hands will be free :clapping
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#10 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:17 am

You should never have sold that 416 GTi ! :*laughs*

If sure we can fit you in somewhere so keep your eyes peeled closer to the time :D
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#11 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:51 pm

this is my neck of the woods so would like to come to this; not sure which car will be on the road, will the tatty green one be acceptable? :)
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#12 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:15 pm

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:51 pm
will the tatty green one be acceptable? :)
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#13 Post by swanndoggz » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:26 pm

Put my name down for this one, sounds good :D

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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#14 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:16 am

So far we have :-

1. GTiJohn
2. Craig Cheetham
3. Montegoman
4. Simon Boosey
5. Graeme Scurrah
6. Howard Williams
7. 220 GSi Turbo
8. Colonel Mustard
9. John Heighington
10. Mr Teddy Bear
11. Swanndoggz

Any more?
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#15 Post by StubbornPatriot » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am

Don't know yet. How far in advance do the hotel need to know?
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