R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

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

#76 Post by cabriolet106 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:11 am

Thankyou to all that organised the Re-run of the R8 Press Relaunch.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

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

#77 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:18 am

Excellent pics Steve :clapping

What a day that was! It all went according to plan except for the closed road diversion near Tetbury and a cooling issue which delayed Kevin W's arrival.

Thank you to everyone who participated and were6looking forward to some interesting press coverage. When you see it pls post a link here.

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

#78 Post by crepello » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 am

Were any broadcast media present?

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

#79 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:08 pm

crepello wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 am
Were any broadcast media present?
Unfortunately no...
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#80 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:08 pm

Thank you to John & Jeremy and every one else who made the day by attending! :D

Sorry I didn't show afterwards, I shot off to hunt down a prescription.
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#81 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:46 pm

Here are 2 pics to be getting on with - I didn't have time to take more!

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

#82 Post by itcaptainslow » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:54 pm

Thanks to everyone involved for an interesting and enjoyable day. It’s huge credit to the club the venue was secured and the day run so well. Lunch was appreciated, too!

Apologies I didn’t do the drive, unfortunately I had to be in Cambridge for 8pm to start work!

The drive home was a strange one for me-my sat nav rerouted me near Oxford due to an accident, and ended up taking me through some lanes I remember vividly from being sat in the back of my parents’ 214SEI on the way to visit their friends who lived out that way. Quite a bizarre experience to be driving those roads in my own 214SEI some twenty five years later!
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#83 Post by alviseven » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:40 pm

Looks like you had a fantastic day - so sorry that I could not get time off else nothing else would have kept me away.

Cannot think of another event like it and certainly unlikely to ever get such an opportunity again.

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

#84 Post by Will_216GSi » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:10 am

Great day, thanks, that was an amazing experience! What a great venue too, can't imagine how it must have been back then with booze and a hangover on day 2 with the long drive!

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

#85 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:41 am

One from Steve B's collection, slightly cropped

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

#86 Post by crepello » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:24 pm

A smartly dressed couple with stylish luggage would have set that scene off perfectly!

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

#87 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:03 pm

crepello wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:24 pm
A smartly dressed couple with stylish luggage would have set that scene off perfectly!
The guests seem to stay well clear :laughing2
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#88 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:09 pm

crepello wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:24 pm
A smartly dressed couple with stylish luggage would have set that scene off perfectly!
I did the dress-up bit (I was going for exactly what you describe), but I wasn't part of a couple :slapme We could have done a me + Jeremy photo, but that would have raised a whole series of questions that didn't really exist in 1989, at least where target market advertising was concerned :laughing2

But you're right, there always seemed to be a glamorous lady at a front door, waving off her hubby in a 200 or 400 series. And the luggage clearly visible in the open boot changed from tartan to black leather pretty much with the arrival of the R8, welcoming in the "sophisticated" 1990s :unsure
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Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

#89 Post by swanndoggz » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:52 pm

First of all the event was brilliant! Found the first bit of coverage on car and classic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... -the-past/

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

#90 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:51 am

swanndoggz wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:52 pm
First of all the event was brilliant! Found the first bit of coverage on car and classic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... -the-past/
Wow! :o

We couldn't ask for anything more :clapping
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