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#1 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 17:17

Some advance notice of the dates of next year's race Retro Historic Motorsports Show at Stoneleigh. 24th to 26th February 2012.
30 years of the Porsche 956 and 30 years of HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) are the two main features.
http://www.raceretro.com/default.asp?

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#2 Allen Brown

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 18:39

One of my favourites events of the year :up: :up: :)

#3 Nev

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 19:08

Thanks for the reminder Alan - I will certainly be there :wave:

#4 garyfrogeye

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 19:46

Me too

#5 bigears

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 20:40

I am interested to go if I can convince my girlfriend and young son (only 19 months) to go there!

#6 Ted Walker

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:12

Booked in already in the usual spot,ready for the TNF Gathering at lunctime.

#7 alansart

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:19

Hopefully I'll be making my first visit :)

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:14

Booked in already in the usual spot,ready for the TNF Gathering at lunctime.


Ted - I was there for the first time in 2011 but missed the "gathering". Please remind me of where and when?

Isn't it true the tradition is the first person at the bar buys the drinks? If so, let me know what time you will be there and I will follow 5 mins after ....

#9 elansprint72

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:30

I wonder why they are drifting back towards January?

I'll get me coat(s).

#10 Giraffe

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:52

I wonder why they are drifting back towards January?

I'll get me coat(s).


As it was held on the 25th to 27th Feb last year, they are doing it by stealth. Oh and shouldn't it be me('s) coat(s) Pete?

Let's hope they've got the parking sorted as this year's event was farcical after the Friday night downpour caused chaos with bogged down vehicles.

Edited by Giraffe, 04 November 2011 - 09:52.


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:53

I am interested to go if I can convince my girlfriend and young son (only 19 months) to go there!

He won't need much convincing, surely? Big cars that go vroom ought to be his entire world right now.

#12 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:19

Ted - I was there for the first time in 2011 but missed the "gathering". Please remind me of where and when?

For the last couple of years (at least) Ted's stand has been in Hall 3 and placed conveniently close to the bar and cafe - no doubt Ted will give us the exact location when he knows it. The usual meeting time is 1-00 pm.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 13:35

As it was held on the 25th to 27th Feb last year, they are doing it by stealth. Oh and shouldn't it be me('s) coat(s) Pete?

Let's hope they've got the parking sorted as this year's event was farcical after the Friday night downpour caused chaos with bogged down vehicles.


I really thought that after several thousand folks freezing to death back in 2009 they had taken note; 2010 was mid March, this year it slipped back and again next year. At least some of the lesser halls have some form (or is that farm?) of heating these days.

We'll get our coats. :smoking:


btw: note to Ian G- I'll be the photographer bloke with lots of coats on! We must hook up this time.

Edited by elansprint72, 04 November 2011 - 13:36.


#14 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 13:50

Let's hope they've got the parking sorted as this year's event was farcical after the Friday night downpour caused chaos with bogged down vehicles.


Especially rear wheel drive vehicles made in the Midlands with big fat tyres :rotfl:


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Edited by Phil Rainford, 04 November 2011 - 13:50.


#15 Allen Brown

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 14:05

At least some of the lesser halls have some form (or is that farm?) of heating these days.


You mean leaving the cattle in the hall with the Autojumble?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 17:37

Especially rear wheel drive vehicles made in the Midlands with big fat tyres :rotfl:


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I queued on the road for 90 mins and then they gave up and diverted us to the hard standing VIP carpark so I never got to put my car's autocrossing capabilities to the test (thank god!) :lol:

#17 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 21:56

Here are the Stoneleigh dates since the show began:

24th – 26th February 2012
25th – 27th February 2011
12th – 14th March 2010
13th – 15th March 2009
14th – 16th March 2008
23rd – 25th March 2007
24th – 26th February 2006
25th – 27th February 2005
20th – 22nd February 2004

It's a shame that it now looks to be moving back permanently to the February dates, having previously established itself in the March 'slot' for four years. I wonder why.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 22:24

Here are the Stoneleigh dates since the show began:

24th – 26th February 2012
25th – 27th February 2011
12th – 14th March 2010
13th – 15th March 2009
14th – 16th March 2008
23rd – 25th March 2007
24th – 26th February 2006
25th – 27th February 2005
20th – 22nd February 2004

It's a shame that it now looks to be moving back permanently to the February dates, having previously established itself in the March 'slot' for four years. I wonder why.


:blush: :blush: :blush: When I "wrote" 2009 I should have typed 2006 :blush: :blush: :blush: time flies; and 6 and 9 are easily confused when one gets to my age...

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#19 Ted Walker

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:44

March is too close to the start of the season so a lot of preparers are starting to get busy so cant attend. Feb is much better.

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#20 Ted Walker

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:44

March is too close to the start of the season so a lot of preparers are starting to get busy so cant attend. Feb is much better.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 17:49

I agree. Many amateur racers go to Race Retro to buy essential parts and equipment for the coming season. The first HSCC race this year was March 20th.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 21:09

Shirley the Aurosport International event at the NEC next week-end is the place to order engineering parts? The Stoneleigh event is an old car show, for J.Public. There is hardly anything worth buying there for a serious (or even casual) racer, unless it's a pair of Chinese Mole grips you are after.



#23 Allen Brown

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 21:51

Shirley the Aurosport International event at the NEC next week-end is the place to order engineering parts? The Stoneleigh event is an old car show, for J.Public. There is hardly anything worth buying there for a serious (or even casual) racer, unless it's a pair of Chinese Mole grips you are after.


Next weekend?!?

#24 elansprint72

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 22:44

Next weekend?!?


Of course not, only a complete idiot would have posted that. :blush:
The Autosport event is 12-15 January.
The event at the NEC this coming week-end is the Classic Motor-Show.

I will sack my P.A. first thing in the morning.

#25 elansprint72

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 21:57

So; who is going?


#26 Tim Murray

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 22:07

I'll be riding up as usual in our motor club minibus on the Friday.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 22:45

As mentioned earlier, the Frogeye and I will be there, probably Sunday only.

#28 Ted Walker

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:22

My stand is the same as normal just by the swing doors that lead out into the "artic autojumble " its stand P29.

#29 Allen Brown

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:08

What are we talking about now? Stoneleigh in Feb (the topic of the thread), or the NEC in ten days time (the subject of the previous few posts)?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:24

I'd go to the Autosport show if I could buy an exhibition ticket only. Trouble is they lumped in the chav show with the exhibition to up the cost to £30. Goodwood and Stoneleigh form much better value.

#31 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:32

What are we talking about now? Stoneleigh in Feb (the topic of the thread), or the NEC in ten days time (the subject of the previous few posts)?

I was talking about Stoneleigh; I assumed the others were too. :confused:

Edited by Tim Murray, 03 January 2012 - 10:34.


#32 Ted Walker

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:43

Yes RACE RETRO but I have a stand at Autosport if anyone wants a meeting spot.

#33 Stephen W

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:42

I'll be riding up as usual in our motor club minibus on the Friday.


I might make it this year after missing out previously; any ideas what will be on display Alan?


#34 Alan Cox

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 13:15

Latest press release from the Race Retro organisers

RACE RETRO 2012 REVS UP WITH AN AMAZING LINE-UP OF RARE RACING CARS AND MOTORCYCLES
This year's Race Retro is revving up to be the best ever, as it brings together rare and stunning historic motorsport marques on two and four wheels when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February.

See rare and legendary racing cars such as the Group C Porsche 956 - the 001 first prototype chassis raced in Rothmans livery by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell will be on static display. From rallying, the Group B Porsche 911 SCRS 1984 280bhp three-litre flat-six rally car will be in action on Saturday and Sunday on the Live Rally Stage as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations.

There is a tribute to 50 years of the MGB, with a foyer display of two early ex-works race cars. The hardtop roadster was driven in 1963 Sebring 12-hour endurance race by Christabel Carlisle, now Lady Watson, former Mini racer and darling of British race fans in the early 1960s, and Denise McCluggage, an American motoring journalist and lady racing driver. The roadster will be joined by the works MGB GT racer which was also driven at Sebring by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges.

A stunning 30 years of rallying will be marked with a static display as well as an unbelievable line-up on the Live Rally Stage. Rallying with Group B will be out in force on Saturday and Sunday, putting on an amazing showcase for visitors on the purpose-built course which features challenging twists and turns.

Hall & Hall will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill winning BRM's first Formula 1 GP World Championship in 1962, by displaying the championship-winning BRM P57 1.5-litre V8 GP car.

For those preferring two-wheeled motorsport, the tribute to 30 years of the Honda Racing Corporation will be led by the only known remaining example of the Mike Hailwood RC 173 500/4-cylinder motorbike, on which he won every GP he rode it in during the 1965 and 1966 seasons. There will be up to ten more Honda RC 163 250/4-cylinder replica GP bikes for static display and in the popular Fire-Up Paddock. Hosted by Road Racing Legends, a charity supporting former TT riders and their families, the Fire Up Paddock is where legendary motorcycles are brought back to life, as they get started-up so that the crowds can hear the roar of the engines.

Visitors can not only see all the action, but can also become part of it, with the chance to drive a rally car, thanks to the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO). For just £20, visitors can 'arrive and drive' in one of HERO's rally-prepared classic cars, put it through its paces and get a feel for rally driving on a purpose-built course adjacent to the Live Rally Stage.

For those looking to invest in a piece of motorsport history, the Silverstone Auction specialises in the sale of the finest classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automobilia. The auction will be open for viewing all day on Friday and on Saturday morning. The sale will start at Saturday lunchtime with the automobilia, before moving on to classic and historic motor racing and competition cars and motorcycles. Silverstone Auctions is happy to accept entries into the auction; those interested should contact the team by telephoning 01926 691 141 or emailing enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com. Auction catalogues will be available online at www.silverstoneauctions.com.

Enjoy the interview stage, hosted by Moto GP presenter Steve Parrish, which will feature special guests and motorsport quizzes, or visit the hundreds of traders selling everything needed for the coming motorsport season. For those who like to get grease under their fingernails, explore the autojumble for that elusive part or spare component.

Adult tickets for Race Retro, sponsored by Peter James Insurance, start at £20 in advance, with children's tickets at £5 for Friday or Saturday and FREE on Sunday. Car parking is free and has been moved to a hard-surface area nearer the halls. The show is open from 9.30am each day; it closes at 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday. To book tickets and for the latest updates, please visit www.raceretro.com.




#35 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 19:48

If I get my holiday request approved, I will finally make this event after some years of trying (and failing miserably). Albeit just on the Friday. My NY resolution was to attend more events after all...

#36 Phil Rainford

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 18:39

Race Retro’s Porsche celebrations are continuing to grow with a stunning line up of rare and legendary cars on display and in action when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February.

As well as the display of the first prototype chassis of the Rothmans Group C Porsche 956, raced by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell, there will also be Sir Stirling Moss’ Porsche RS 61 Spyder, one of only 14 built, brought for $1.7 million at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida to mark Sir Stirling’s 30th Wedding anniversary. They will be joined by the original Porsche 962 Group C car in Blaupunkt livery, driven to third place overall at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988 by Frank Jelinski, John Winter and Stanley Dickens.

Joining the Group B Porsche 911 SCRS 1984 280bhp three litre flat six rally car in action on the Live Rally Stage in none other than rally legend Bjorn Waldegard who will be reunited with a very special Porsche 914/6, raced in the 1971 Monte Carlo rally, and now owned by Jamiroquai front man and car collector Jay Kay. Jay will also have a turn behind the wheel on the live rally stage that will be running on Saturday and Sunday only.

Alongside the Porsche celebrations, there will also be the 1964 AC Shelby Cobra and the only 1963 Lotus works Cortina. Both of these incredibly rare cars were raced by driver Jack Sears who will also be at the show.

Plus we’ll have the hardtop roadster, driven in 1963 Sebring 12-hour endurance race by Christabel Carlisle and Denise McCluggage and the works MGB GT racer, also driven at Sebring by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges.

There will also be an impressive array of cars up for auction at the show. Silverstone Auctions have secured an amazing line up for its debut auction at Race Retro including a 1958 Tojeiro Jaguar, widely regarded as the best one ever built, presented in its impressive Ecurie Ecosse livery. Also up for grabs is a 1976 Porsche 934 ‘Jagermeister’ race car, an exact recreation of the original which was one of the most famous and evocative cars to compete in that season’s Le Mans and European GT Championship.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 19:20

raced in the 1971 Monte Carlo rally
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There is an excuse for articles translated from other languages (where the same word can apply for both) by anyone who's first language is not English and I for one try to respect that on here and elsewhere. Otherwise, failure to recognise a rally is not a race is a heinous crime and any show, leave alone a specialist one, perpetrating it can guarantee to make some potential customers decide not to attend.
(Bjorn may not be so pleased to be reunited with this thing as he will undoubtedly pretend, gentleman that he is, as being forced to drive it in 71 almost certainly cost him the Monte hat trick a 911 would have given him.)

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 21:34

Race Retro’s Porsche celebrations are continuing to grow with a stunning line up of rare and legendary cars on display and in action when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February.

As well as the display of the first prototype chassis of the Rothmans Group C Porsche 956, raced by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell, there will also be Sir Stirling Moss’ Porsche RS 61 Spyder, one of only 14 built, brought for $1.7 million at the Amelia Island Auction in Florida to mark Sir Stirling’s 30th Wedding anniversary. They will be joined by the original Porsche 962 Group C car in Blaupunkt livery, driven to third place overall at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988 by Frank Jelinski, John Winter and Stanley Dickens.

Joining the Group B Porsche 911 SCRS 1984 280bhp three litre flat six rally car in action on the Live Rally Stage in none other than rally legend Bjorn Waldegard who will be reunited with a very special Porsche 914/6, raced in the 1971 Monte Carlo rally, and now owned by Jamiroquai front man and car collector Jay Kay. Jay will also have a turn behind the wheel on the live rally stage that will be running on Saturday and Sunday only.

Alongside the Porsche celebrations, there will also be the 1964 AC Shelby Cobra and the only 1963 Lotus works Cortina. Both of these incredibly rare cars were raced by driver Jack Sears who will also be at the show.

Plus we’ll have the hardtop roadster, driven in 1963 Sebring 12-hour endurance race by Christabel Carlisle and Denise McCluggage and the works MGB GT racer, also driven at Sebring by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges.

There will also be an impressive array of cars up for auction at the show. Silverstone Auctions have secured an amazing line up for its debut auction at Race Retro including a 1958 Tojeiro Jaguar, widely regarded as the best one ever built, presented in its impressive Ecurie Ecosse livery. Also up for grabs is a 1976 Porsche 934 ‘Jagermeister’ race car, an exact recreation of the original which was one of the most famous and evocative cars to compete in that season’s Le Mans and European GT Championship.

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Why oh why cant they run at least a token number of cars on the special stage on Friday?

Edited by Twin Window, 13 February 2012 - 22:54.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 21:38

Race Retro runners and riders for the rally stage:

Race Retro rally stage entrants

Or should I say Rally Retro? :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 22:04

Race Retro runners and riders for the rally stage:

Race Retro rally stage entrants

Or should I say Rally Retro? :rolleyes:


Ummm...dare one say better that the current offering from the WRC?

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Edited by Phil Rainford, 08 February 2012 - 22:04.


#41 Ted Walker

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:20

No doubt Alan will post the latest news,but the carparking has bee changed to HARD STANDING.

#42 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:35

No doubt Alan will post the latest news,but the carparking has bee changed to HARD STANDING.

New parking arrangements
The organisers have arranged new parking facilities for this year’s Race Retro. Instead of parking in the surrounding fields, visitors will be directed through an alternative gate and directed to a hard surface parking area, which is much nearer to the halls. Meaning less walking and no soggy feet!



#43 Pullman99

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:52

Good. Even the tractors got stuck last year!

#44 bigears

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 22:17

I remember it was a challenge to get my girlfriend's Ford Ka out of the quagmire!

I am looking forward to the magazine stalls as I will be looking out for an exclusive Autocourse book and some old magazines for my Birmingham Superprix research.





#45 Phil Rainford

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 18:34

http://www.newspress...amp;pr_ref=8255

Auction details.....

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 18:48

http://www.newspress...amp;pr_ref=8255

Auction details.....

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"Visitors wishing to attend the auction or view the lots are required to buy an auction catalogue priced at £15 each which are available from www.silverstoneauctions.com or on the door."

A bit of an entrance price hike from last year IIRC :eek:

#47 Twin Window

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 20:56

I'm looking forward to being there on Friday hunting-out stickers.

As now seems to be the norm, I expect to bump into Allen on almost every stand I visit!

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#48 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 21:18

So, are we agreed - TNF meeting 1.00 pm on Friday at Ted's stand (P29 in Hall 3)?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 22:39

I won't be there until the Sunday, I should be outside wearing a bib at about 11.15. I'll be the one using the instamatic 25.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:38

I will hopefully try and meet up with you on Friday ay 1 pm. It would be nice to put faces to names.
A pity that viewing the auction is no longer free. I certainly won't pay £15 for a wander round.