Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#16 Post by tonyinbeds » Fri May 24, 2019 7:39 pm

Just booked my banger... :oops
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#17 Post by SD3Viking » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:45 pm

If you enter for concours, you don't have to worry about the car actually being concours if you display it in that section, which is what I did last year with my SD3. I didn't actually submit mine for concours, but was instead invited later. All in all, you won't be disappointed as it has a very different atomosphere to most shows and you might get to shake the hands of Edd China or Danny Hopkins.

I'll be going again, as I've been four times previously. No doubt members of this club would enjoy it if you haven't been before, but its appeal might be changing raising the age limit to 1996 from 1989. Back in shows early days: 2014, the show felt like you were transported back to a certain era. :laughing2
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#18 Post by clayts450 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:11 pm

I've just found out from an 'inside source' they are doing an Anniversary Class this year (for any cars celebrating anniversaries this year) so I have asked whether they have included any R8s in this new class - I expressed my sadness as I'm taking the 620 (although I reckon it's likely to be the only 600 there) but bigged up the Club, so hopefully they will include R8s if not already done so.

Has anyone received a notification their car is in the Anniversary Class ?

I will keep you posted.
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#19 Post by itcaptainslow » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:25 pm

clayts450 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:11 pm
I've just found out from an 'inside source' they are doing an Anniversary Class this year (for any cars celebrating anniversaries this year) so I have asked whether they have included any R8s in this new class - I expressed my sadness as I'm taking the 620 (although I reckon it's likely to be the only 600 there) but bigged up the Club, so hopefully they will include R8s if not already done so.

Has anyone received a notification their car is in the Anniversary Class ?

I will keep you posted.
Didn’t realise there was one, how can one get involved?
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#20 Post by Colonel Mustard » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm

Photos from today's Festival of the Unexceptional:

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Sorry if I missed anybody else!

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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#21 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:42 pm

I'm sorry, but they all look exceptional to me :clapping
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#22 Post by clayts450 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:49 pm

J944EWP caught my eye as I wandered around - 420GSi with fog lights to boot, along with the leather interior - is that a club member's ?

Amazing amount of interest in my old 620 too, bizarrely.
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#23 Post by crepello » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:11 pm

Well well, a 214S in Oyster Beige, and only 30k miles.
Unexceptional? How did that get in?

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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#24 Post by tonyinbeds » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:20 pm

I'm sorry, but they all look exceptional to me

I'll take that as a compliment!


Weather was great, really enjoyed the atmosphere and chatting to owners. Hopefully get it through MOT next week and be there again next year:D
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#25 Post by tonyinbeds » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:22 pm

Did you see the 827 from NL?
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#26 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:11 pm

tonyinbeds wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Hopefully get it through MOT next week and be there again next year:D
If you struggle, book it in with me at the rover revival chapel. We’ll get you sorted.
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#27 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:37 pm

clayts450 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:49 pm
J944EWP caught my eye as I wandered around - 420GSi with fog lights to boot, along with the leather interior - is that a club member's ?

Amazing amount of interest in my old 620 too, bizarrely.
Could be a GSi “Executive” with those wheels. Very rare car!
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#28 Post by tonyinbeds » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:17 pm

Looks likely I'll be attending next year as only failed on non-working bulb on rear number plate and need to replace lost petrol cap.

If anyone has a Metal 'GAS' Petrol Cap then please contact me.

Festoon bulb in courtesy light came in handy for the number plate light :) The evenings are light at the moment anyway...
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Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

#29 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 am

The new edition of Modern Classics is out and contains a good review of this event

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There are at least 4 R8s in their photos - see if you can spot them all :laughing2

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