BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:01 pm

First photos of the day. Fantastic weather and managed to put a lot more names to a lot more faces (and cars)...

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1. Fit a D16A9 216GTi race engine...

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2. Dist's immaculate 150bhp 1.8 VVC cabby

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"You can't fit them all in" said someone as I was trying to take pictures of the day. "Try a panorma from the hill," I said...

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And another one facing out from the museum...

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The R8 presence...

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Club panorama 1...

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Club panorama 2... with Jeremy's No.1 in pole position...

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All on photo-bucket but if anyone want's the full-res originals, just PM me your e-mail address. The 16:9 ones are over 4MB full res if you want them, the panoramas are 4912 * 1080 pixels and are only 2MB, with the last one edited further still to frame the cars better. Originals upon request...
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby GTiJohn » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:30 pm

Can I have the panoramas pls?

They'll make great header for our website and Facebook events :clapping
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:17 pm

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Sure the mrs will be happy she is in this one... :laughing2
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:19 pm

Glad we got some faces to cars to names today, was great meeting people i've been talking to on here for time :thumbup


Wasn't fun dodging the 3 crashes on the way home :scared , M6 is a scary place.

06:00 set off and 20:15 home.......time for beer :beer and after sun #ouch #cooked
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:37 pm

So as not to spam the page with, well, basically, pics of my car :laughing2 I just updated my blog with all pics i have found so far.
http://218vvccabriolet.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... 72016.html
Please upload what you have and i'll make you famous :slapme
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:56 pm

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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:31 pm

1234dist wrote:Wasn't fun dodging the 3 crashes on the way home :scared , M6 is a scary place.

All I did was flash my hazards as I overtook :S Don't tell me I left a wake of destruction behind me... :o I wasn't actually expecting to catch you up :laughing2

1234dist wrote:06:00 set off and 20:15 home.......time for beer :beer and after sun #ouch #cooked


You can tell it's been a good day if you're feeling pleasantly mellow and there's a faint smell of burnt flesh... :cool I'm in a similar position...
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Hammond » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:34 pm

Had a great day and also got a burnt forehead! :oops
Glad to meet people from here to put faces to names and some good conversations.
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:41 pm

I wasn't actually expecting to catch you up


The further we are from home, the more we take it easy.

crashes were ridiculous but luckily we were at the front when they happened (at one point only 2 cars away :scared )

M6 still ranks as the scariest road to travel on in my book.
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:56 pm

1234dist wrote:M6 still ranks as the scariest road to travel on in my book.


Often between Stafford and Stoke. I'm not sure if that's just because that's where it often turns into a car park...

M6 might be the most dangerous, but the M5 south bound at the moment is the most miserable. 50 limit for most of the way :sad
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:02 pm

Forgot to mention someone had a drone out over the hills, so there might be a fly-over somewhere on the interweb, depending on whether it was being piloted by a BL enthusiast or a 9 year old...
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:57 pm

Great pics guys. I spent the day washing and polishing the cabriolet at home. Will upload pics this week. See you at BL Day!
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:11 am

1234dist wrote:Sure the mrs will be happy she is in this one... :laughing2


Those panoramas aren't flattering, if you think the camera is trying to wrap a semi-circular 180-degree view onto a flat plane. It's like being in a hall of mirrors... Somehow I don't think she'll be as chuffed as you think.

Still, the two great loves of your life in one photo... I'm not asking you to admit which one is 1st and which is 2nd... :laughing2
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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 1234dist » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:20 am

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Re: BMC/Leyland show 3/7/16 @ BMM, Gaydon

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:08 pm

Some of our newly-extended family were also there:

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That lowered Streetwise just seems 'wrong' :mouthshut Maybe its just me, having flashbacks to all of the Allegros I have had to reinflate the suspension on over the years :laughing2

Later on in the day, an Oriental cousin joined us:

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