Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:04 am

According to the Landcrab club the official/unofficial venue is Lowhill Lane, which runs alongside the original venue Cofton Park.
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby ROVER-25X » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:22 am

1234dist wrote:Come manchester, weathers better

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby gbs100 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:56 am

Well im here :mad i looks like a lot of people did not get the message .still lots of cars parked along both sides of the road .lots of angry people about.

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby 1234dist » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:45 pm

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1234dist wrote:Come manchester, weathers better

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby ROVER-25X » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:29 pm

Brushed out the house, the dust had dust on it. :slapme
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby GTiJohn » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:17 pm

Gaydon fitted in a couple of hundred cars at an hour's notice and apart from it being a bit cold and wet it went well.

Sorry we couldn't get the word out to everybody individually and some had already left home before the cancellation. Nobody controls the weather though...

Gaydon wasn't an 'event' just lot of cars in a car park with a handy museum with a café and flushing loos but in the circumstances it was an unexpectedly good result.

Thanks to Kevin Morton and Simon Boosey for thinking of it quickly.

I managed to leave my phone at home (again) so no pics from me but I'm expecting a few to appear here soon....
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:15 pm

Yeah I was disappointed but it wasn't bad in the end. Good to chat to Teddy Bear, GBS100 and others! Cheers fellas.
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby montegoman » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:23 pm

Ok John, I get the hint!

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:27 pm

I gather from conversations I had overheard with folks there that it's been raining all week and especially so on the Thursday and all night plus snow. The snow had been forecast, so to state the day before that the event was going ahead was a ill judged statement for the organisers to make. People had journeyed from across the channel to get there! :sad
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:48 pm

The cancellation made the news: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mi ... m-11194861

The last time it snowed in April to my mind was 1998 - with the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland. I remember it distinctly.

Hopefully it will go ahead later in the year. The frustration (lets call it that) needs to dissipate first. It'd be great if it comes up in the summer months.
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby gbs100 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:02 pm

What happened to the back up plan :oops that was set up.

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby 1234dist » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:12 pm

Back-up plan was only for if the park was a swimming pool not for poor weather too.

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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby GTiJohn » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:26 am

montegoman wrote:Ok John, I get the hint!


Thanks Jeremy. Nice mix of cars at Gaydon - in fact all 'our' cars were represented :clapping

Like to see some from Longbridge and Cov Motor Museum too.

PS. Is that "No.1" I've spotted....? :wink3
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:50 am

I missed the fact everyone was decamping to Gaydon and I stayed at Longbrige. I'd have gone to Gaydon if I'd known :-(
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Re: Pride of Longbridge Saturday 16TH APRIL 2016

Postby montegoman » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:25 am

Yes, sorry that we couldn't notify everyone that some of us had diverted to Gaydon. John contacted Gaydon following Simon Boosey's suggestion that we went there. Gaydon were very good to accommodate us at short notice as they had other events on in the museum but it was on the basis that we directed the traffic so John and I did some ad hoc traffic control which made it very difficult for us to contact others. Despite all the confusion I am sure you had a good day at Longbridge as we did at Gaydon.
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