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#1 Roger Clark

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 20:22

It has been suggested that we have a TNF dinner on the Friday of the Goodwood Revival. Who is interested? We have in the past met at the Dragon Chinese in Chichester.

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#2 Mal9444

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 20:57

It has been suggested that we have a TNF dinner on the Friday of the Goodwood Revival. Who is interested? We have in the past met at the Dragon Chinese in Chichester.


Wasn't planning to be there until Saturday - but might be able to blag a Friday night sofa off a friend who lives a short taxi ride away from Chichester. So could be on for this. I assume there will be the usual 'press call' at Ferret Photos lunchtime Saturday - I am already hoping to meet a certain northern island dweller there at that time.

#3 David Beard

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 21:41

It has been suggested that we have a TNF dinner on the Friday of the Goodwood Revival. Who is interested? We have in the past met at the Dragon Chinese in Chichester.


Count us in :D

#4 simon drabble

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:13

why dont you take a table at Charles Harbord's lunch? Brian Redman is the guest speaker this year - not Don Capps I admit but an amusing raconteur all the same ;o)

Edited by simon drabble, 26 August 2009 - 07:14.


#5 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:37

We have in the past met at the Dragon Chinese in Chichester.

A Chinese???

Really?

Count Suzanne and me in. :up:

We will look forward to reminiscing about the last Chinese we had. In Nice, with a couple of TNFers I recall...

Rob :wave:

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 30 August 2009 - 18:00.


#6 Roger Clark

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 14:14

This looks like TNF North on tour: David and Pat, Rob and Suzanne, Barry and me. Let us know if anybody else is interested.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 14:39

why dont you take a table at Charles Harbord's lunch? Brian Redman is the guest speaker this year - not Don Capps I admit but an amusing raconteur all the same ;o)

:lol: :lol: I get your drift Simon ;)

Yes, TNF North (and Wales) on Tour...

What, not a Southern TNFer joining us, or any others from elsewhere for that matter? We don't bite, although Barry gets bit snappy if he goes 24 hours without a Chinese. :evil:

Rob :wave:

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 05 September 2009 - 18:27.


#8 Cirrus

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 18:22

I should be there, as "Period Team Manager" for an FJ, and supporting a good friend who may be driving something rather special. I'm sure both "good friend" and me (we'll both be holed-up in an old motorhome in some ghastly field) would welcome a Chinese-based respite.

So... If it's not too inconvenient, could you reserve two provisional places for us?

#9 condor

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 18:24

I'll be expected to eat at The Anglesey Arms each night so unable to attend.

#10 Roger Clark

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 19:32

So... If it's not too inconvenient, could you reserve two provisional places for us?

Of course! Eight now.

#11 Kvadrat

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:09

I'm going to be at Goodwood Revivial on Friday. It will be my first ever travel outside Russia and everything will be unknown for me so if you accept my "entry" I need detailed instructions of how to join you.

#12 Simon Arron

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 17:33

Roger et al

I realise I'm irreversibly northern and won't add any cosmopolitan essence, but I should be at Goodwood on the Friday and would like to join you if poss.

Cheers,
SA

#13 Roger Clark

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 17:43

Ten now.

Vladimir, will you have transport?

#14 Kvadrat

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:23

I don't know yet. I hope all details of my Goodwood visit will be clarified during this week.

#15 Ted Walker

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:24

Yes please use the "Ferret Tent" as a meeting point, STAND 051.

#16 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:34

Kvadrat, I hope you will allow me to present you with an official TNF badge so that you can become the very first Russian badge-holder.

#17 Kvadrat

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 15:23

:up:

Hope these will help you to recognize me:

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#18 doc knutsen

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 16:16

My cousin, fellow Historic racer and 998 Imp pilot Sverre, and myself will be at Goodwood all three days. I would be nice meet others on a similar mission.

Edited by doc knutsen, 07 September 2009 - 16:17.


#19 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 21:53

My cousin, fellow Historic racer and 998 Imp pilot Sverre, and myself will be at Goodwood all three days. I would be nice meet others on a similar mission.

Twelve

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#20 Macca

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 18:15

12a................another one on the total, if you see what I mean..........

Alan, is your friend perchance a Belgian, with a yellow car?  ;)



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Edited by Macca, 09 September 2009 - 18:16.


#21 Cirrus

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 18:54

My friend is from Cornwall, and sadly will not now be driving "something special". The car is going to be driven by it's Belgian owner, and yes it is yellow  ;) .

Edited by Cirrus, 09 September 2009 - 18:54.


#22 Cirrus

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 18:28

Apparently, the plan is for the Belgian driver mentioned above, and his mechanic to park up in the same area as us, so there is a good chance they will want to come as well. Could you PM me some contact details, Roger, so I can let you know as early as possible. I know what a thankless task organising something like this can be.

It's a big day for the yellow car tomorrow...

#23 Barry Boor

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 18:43

Is it possible that somebody could clue me in as to what this 'yellow car' might be?

An Emeryson? A Jordan? A Lancia-Ferrari?

#24 Macca

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 19:03

I think it just might be this one:
http://www.sharknose.net/

Testing tomorrow?


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#25 Barry Boor

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 21:38

Now I hope you aren't tugging on my rope, Macca. If not, then my year, nay, decade, has just been made...

:love: :love: :love: :love:

#26 Cirrus

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 19:39

Not a rope-tugging exercise at all...

The car has been built as a replica/recreation (I don't know the right word) of Chassis 0002, as driven by Olivier Gendebien at Spa. Apparently it ran beautifully...

It's worth visiting http://www.sharknose.net to see the attention to detail that has gone into this project

Edited by Twin Window, 12 September 2009 - 20:35.


#27 Roger Clark

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 20:49

I'll make a preliminary booking at the restaurant tomorrow. Is 7:30 for 8 good for everybody?

Edited by Roger Clark, 11 September 2009 - 20:50.


#28 Cirrus

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 21:21

Roger - I owe you an apology. I've just read your first post again, and realised that the meal will be on Friday, not Saturday as I had assumed. Unfortunately we're already committed on Friday evening, so I'm afraid that's the four of us out.

Sorry for messing you about... :rolleyes:

#29 doc knutsen

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 10:14

I'll make a preliminary booking at the restaurant tomorrow. Is 7:30 for 8 good for everybody?


We are staying at Hayling Island, so would plan to come direct from the circuit rather that taking a nose-powdering break at the hotel.
The Dragon in Chichester is is, then. Don't think I have ever gone to Chichester in all my years of coming to Goodwood. Is it reasonably easy to find?


#30 David Beard

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 17:02

I'll make a preliminary booking at the restaurant tomorrow. Is 7:30 for 8 good for everybody?


Roger: It's now Pat and me plus a friend. Is that OK?

#31 Norman Jones

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 20:13

We are also staying at Hayling Island. Arriving Friday so will probabaly go straight to hotel in the evening.

Love to join you but in case we have a horrendous journy will give it a miss.

Have a good meal and no doubt will meet up at some point over the weekend.


#32 Roger Clark

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 20:37

Roger: It's now Pat and me plus a friend. Is that OK?

I'm sure it will be.

#33 Michael Clark

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:42

Mike Lawrence and I had dinner at that restaurant last year - very good. Sorry I won't be there to join you all this time.

#34 Roger Clark

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:07

For those who haven't been before, this link should provide the address and directions.

http://www.yell.com/...7197/index.html

#35 962C

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 15:01

If that's not too much trouble adding one more person I'd be happy to join you :wave:

#36 Roger Clark

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 15:26

If that's not too much trouble adding one more person I'd be happy to join you :wave:

Of course. I've booked for twelve and I think we are now 11. The number can be adjusted if we need to.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 18:17

Yes please use the "Ferret Tent" as a meeting point, STAND 051.


I'm here at Goodwood. My host is Dean Butler. Ted, he says he knows you and will show the stand tomorrow.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:14

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#39 Barry Boor

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:18

Who is that bald man sitting in my place????

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#40 doc knutsen

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 19:26

Who is that bald man sitting in my place????


I am sorry about failing to turn up, even if I did get to say a brief hello to some of you on Saturday, courtesy of Jean-Christophe who *always* manages to find me at La Sarthe, going way back... I am now having my shoes X-rayed for a hidden French transponder!

Sverre and I left for the car park at quarter past six, leaving us plenty of time to make it to Chichester in time...or so we thought!
In all my years of coming to Goodwood, I have never experienced anything like the car park on Friday night. When we were finally out on the A27, it was twenty to nine...

By way of contrast, Saturday night and yesterday went very smoothly, we walked to the car as soon as the flag fell on the McLaren and the pursuing Lolas. And we were on our way towards Gatwick in less than 25 minutes.

Next year!

Edited by doc knutsen, 22 September 2009 - 16:48.