PoL - 18th April 2015

The place to suggest or organise future social events, meetings and get-togethers.

Moderator: Forum Staff

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Johnny 216GSi
Club Treasurer
Posts: 2406
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: Birmingham - the home of Rover!

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#76 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:13 pm

tintin wrote:no not really likely bbc never had a good word for us
But I think there's potential for the show to get even bigger with a little help. Could be a big fund raiser for charities, ex-workers, etc. and a really nice day out for the wider public. If it was more recognised by MG then it might be good for their publicity too. An MG6 prize-draw for example would probably raise a bit and might help to launch the car... Or if that would grate a little with ex-workers, maybe JLR donating a shiny new XE??

I think I might be being a little ambitious - but it's certainly got potential - and the region could do with a flagship event like this...
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

Image Image

User avatar
Johnny 216GSi
Club Treasurer
Posts: 2406
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: Birmingham - the home of Rover!

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#77 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:15 pm

Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

Image Image

crepello
Club Member
Posts: 1477
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:47 pm
Location: Herts

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#78 Post by crepello » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:16 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:... need to make the media more aware...
...Even if was only to get a mention on the Traffic News every half-hour. At least that would give
the impression of a sizeable gathering!

User avatar
Johnny 216GSi
Club Treasurer
Posts: 2406
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: Birmingham - the home of Rover!

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#79 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:43 pm

crepello wrote:
Johnny 216GSi wrote:... need to make the media more aware...
...Even if was only to get a mention on the Traffic News every half-hour. At least that would give
the impression of a sizeable gathering!
And there was quite a queue at the entrance to the park, even at 9:00am...
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

Image Image

User avatar
GTiJohn
Club Chairman
Posts: 4320
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:01 pm
Location: Midlands
Contact:

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#80 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:38 pm

Snapshot of 200/400s attending POL this year- counted from mid-morning to mid-afternoon

<in area AJ>
5 door=8
4door=2
3 door=7
Tourer=3
Coupe=23
Cabriolet=4

<Elsewhere>
5 door=5
4 door=1
3 door=3
Tourer=0
Coupe=12
Cabriolet=4

Jeremy, we missed some! :laughing2
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams

Mr Teddy Bear
Club Member
Posts: 1939
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:01 pm
Location: Bristol

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#81 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:04 pm

It pays to get there early! I shall remember that and endeavour to act upon it next year. :sad As I spent 50 minutes in a queue that started about a mile up the A38 :o

That was all forgotten about though once onto the field. We made a good show of car's and were well advertised with the banner and the flag. Thanks to GTi John for putting in such a massive effort editing and distributing the newsletter at the same time as acting as focal point for the club pitch.

John was looked upon favourably by the gods of chance after all his hard work and earned a small reward in the shape of a prize won from the Coupe's Club Raffle!

I hope that everybody else enjoyed the day as much as I did :D
Teddy Bear

216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

216 GTi Flame Red 1992

414Si British Racing Green 1995

216GTi TC Ocean Blue 1993

crepello
Club Member
Posts: 1477
Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:47 pm
Location: Herts

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#82 Post by crepello » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:14 pm

GTiJohn wrote:Snapshot of 200/400s attending POL this year- counted from mid-morning to mid-afternoon
Interesting that number of Coupes roughly equal the other types combined. I doubt they were built in that proportion.
You can't knock owners' enthusiasm, but sometimes I miss the unexceptional!

montegoman
Membership Secretary
Posts: 1063
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:57 pm
Location: North Bucks

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#83 Post by montegoman » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:02 pm

I tried to encourage those that were not members to still park with us in the hope that we may encourage one or two to join but to be fair some of them were in other clubs and parked with them.

It was an interesting mix of cars. The coupes certainly outdid the rest of us but they had some very nicely presented cars. The coupes and cabs will always be more sought after simply because they are a bit different. To some of us the 5dr will always be the original and best, especially in K16 SPi form (but then I would say that!) It was good to see three tourers and a couple of 400 saloons, after being so poorly represented at Gaydon last year. There was a stunning 420GSi in BRG parked opposite us. I didn't see the owner so not sure if they are a member but it was a very nice car.

All in all, a great day!

Jeremy
214SLi H706JPJ
214GSi G79XKV (No.1)
75 2.5 Connoisseur SE Tourer (15 yrs of ownership)

User avatar
GTiJohn
Club Chairman
Posts: 4320
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:01 pm
Location: Midlands
Contact:

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#84 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:06 pm

8.30 (With Takemura san, the Honda Chassis Liaison Engineer)

Image

9.00

Image

.... and the very nice 420

Image
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams

220 GSi turbo
Events Secretary
Posts: 1948
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:48 pm
Location: The National Forest

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#85 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:15 pm

A 420 GSi 'Executive', no less. I don't think they were available for long, as the 'Sport' trim seemed to be more popular and eventually became the mainstream GSi.

We need to track the owner of that one down if we are granted NEC space this year :)

User avatar
GTiJohn
Club Chairman
Posts: 4320
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:01 pm
Location: Midlands
Contact:

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#86 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:34 am

220 GSi turbo wrote:We need to track the owner of that one down if we are granted NEC space this year :)
Agreed

Looks like J944EWP to me - how do we find the owner?
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams

User avatar
Johnny 216GSi
Club Treasurer
Posts: 2406
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: Birmingham - the home of Rover!

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#87 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:33 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
220 GSi turbo wrote:We need to track the owner of that one down if we are granted NEC space this year :)
Agreed

Looks like J944EWP to me - how do we find the owner?
Can't remember which way round it is but... I think that if you've bought a car, you can send a message to its previous owner through the DVLA... maybe free of charge? Not done any research on this. Maybe you can use this service to send a quick "get in touch" message to the owner?
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

Image Image

User avatar
Johnny 216GSi
Club Treasurer
Posts: 2406
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: Birmingham - the home of Rover!

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#88 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:36 pm

Here you go:

https://www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla

Form V888 apparently. And it costs £2.50 :glare

I assume this can be paid for as a legitimate club expense :angel
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

Image Image

User avatar
Johnny 216GSi
Club Treasurer
Posts: 2406
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Location: Birmingham - the home of Rover!

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#89 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:41 pm

Just a note on the cars... I've no idea who I talked to on the day apart from John and "Nudge." There was a 220GTi NASP parked next to me for a while - J reg. with an M series engine and 60K on the clock. Who was driving that? And the 420 next to Jeremy's... whose was that?
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey

Image Image

User avatar
Nudge
Posts: 1165
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:02 pm
Location: Doncaster

Re: PoL - 18th April 2015

#90 Post by Nudge » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:03 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
Looks like J944EWP to me - how do we find the owner?
I know they are from Doncaster.
`92, 214 Cabriolet, (2009 MG Saloon Day Winner 'Best Modified Rover')

Post Reply