R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

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

#46 Post by itcaptainslow » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:01 pm

Don’t mind taking a journo out (as long as they’re not from The Sun!)
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#47 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:03 pm

We've made the National Press with this event... in Scotland ! :clapping

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

#48 Post by StubbornPatriot » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Also happy to take a journalist on board.
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#49 Post by itcaptainslow » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:21 pm

I’ve delivered on the irony there, haven’t I!? :laughing2
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#50 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:01 pm

I can take a journalist for a ride :wink3

Not sure I will be trying to demonstrate 0-60 in under 7 seconds, though: I don't want to break anything!
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#51 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:15 pm


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

#52 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:28 am

Added myself now...
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:56 pm
1. GTiJohn +1 in Tahiti 216 Coupe
2. Craig Cheetham +1 Lynx Bronze 214Si 5 door
3. Montegoman BRG 214GSi 5door (Number 1)
4. Howard Williams Rover 216 Cabriolet Platinum Silver
5. 220 GSi Turbo +1 Tahiti Blue 220 3-door
6. Colonel Mustard Flame Red 214SLi 5door
7. John Heighington (jonno1237?) 214GSi 5-door
8. Mr Teddy Bear BRG 414 Si
9. Swanndoggz +2 White 220GSi 3 door
10. itcaptainslow 214SEI 5 door in Silver
11. Denis Chick Flame red 214Si 5 door
12. Palio +1 White 1993 416GSi
13. StubbornPatriot (1989 216GSi 5 door)
14. Kevin Willis ( 1992 220GTI /or 1992 220 T coupe)
15. Johnny 216GSi (216SLi [late phase 2])
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#53 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:14 pm

33 hours to go until entry closes !
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#54 Post by Will_216GSi » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:48 am

Hey, just to confirm (sorry it's late, boss has just let me know today that I can get time off) I'll be attending in my 216GSi, no passengers, just me.

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

#55 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:59 am

Last day for entries !

1. GTiJohn +1 in Tahiti 216 Coupe
2. Craig Cheetham +1 Lynx Bronze 214Si 5 door
3. Montegoman BRG 214GSi 5door (Number 1)
4. Howard Williams Rover 216 Cabriolet Platinum Silver
5. 220 GSi Turbo +1 Tahiti Blue 220 3-door
6. Colonel Mustard Flame Red 214SLi 5door
7. John Heighington (jonno1237?) 214GSi 5-door
8. Mr Teddy Bear BRG 414 Si
9. Swanndoggz +2 White 220GSi 3 door
10. itcaptainslow 214SEI 5 door in Silver
11. Denis Chick Flame red 214Si 5 door
12. Palio +1 White 1993 416GSi
13. StubbornPatriot (1989 216GSi 5 door)
14. Kevin Willis ( 1992 220GTI /or 1992 220 T coupe)
15. Johnny 216GSi (216SLi [late phase 2]
16. Will_216GSi
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#56 Post by swanndoggz » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:19 am

My old man wants to come with me too, looks like it's the whole village *laughs*, should have the stickers by Monday.

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

#57 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:18 pm

swanndoggz wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:19 am
My old man wants to come with me too, looks like it's the whole village *laughs*, should have the stickers by Monday.
Good. Twice. He'd better join the club then :wink3
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#58 Post by swanndoggz » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:56 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:18 pm
swanndoggz wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:19 am
My old man wants to come with me too, looks like it's the whole village *laughs*, should have the stickers by Monday.
Good. Twice. He'd better join the club then :wink3
Yes *laughs*, seems it's a popular event, or my company. however do let me know if you need anything towards the event for passengers.

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

#59 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:36 am

We have 16 R8s for this event and entry is now closed so that we can confirm final numbers to the hotel.

1. GTiJohn +1 in Tahiti 216 Coupe
2. Craig Cheetham +1 Lynx Bronze 214Si 5 door
3. Montegoman BRG 214GSi 5door (Number 1)
4. Howard Williams Rover 216 Cabriolet Platinum Silver
5. 220 GSi Turbo +1 Tahiti Blue 220 3-door
6. Colonel Mustard Flame Red 214SLi 5door
7. John Heighington (jonno1237?) 214GSi 5-door
8. Mr Teddy Bear BRG 414 Si
9. Swanndoggz +3 White 220GSi 3 door
10. itcaptainslow 214SEI 5 door in Silver
11. Denis Chick Flame red 214Si 5 door
12. Palio +1 White 1993 416GSi
13. StubbornPatriot (1989 216GSi 5 door)
14. Kevin Willis ( 1992 220GTI /or 1992 220 T coupe)
15. Johnny 216GSi (216SLi [late phase 2]
16. Will_216GSi Azure Blue 216 GS1 5 door



This is the map of LP with key features identified

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Key timings:
11.00am Arrival time for participants - please USE FRONT ENTRANCE as you drive down the wonderful tree-lined approach and park in front of hotel
Noon Gather in the Music room for introductions, briefing and buffet lunch
1.30pm Participants start drive. NB. Drive is c. 1hr 30mins, depending on traffic
c. 3.00pm Participants return to Lucknam Park for coffee in Spa brasserie, parking in main car park at rear - this is optional

This is going to be a rather special event!

Please ask any outstanding questions asap :D
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#60 Post by kevinwillis » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:34 am

GTiJohn wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:52 am


The press release put out by Craig C (Editor of Retro Cars mag) is getting a lot of interest. We are going to be joined by several members of the Press, some of whom were present at the original launch. There are likely to be requests for rides around the route of anyone is willing to takes a passenger along.

I will have room for a navigator as well.

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