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#1 BRG

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 18:08

Has anyone heard about this event at Stoneleigh (UK) later this month? See
http://www.historic-motorsport.co.uk/

Is it going to be any good and worth attending?

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#2 Superliner II

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 00:34

Yes I should be going along with some people from my Uni who are interested in starting up a vintage (racing car) restoration based course.

I don't know if it will be any good but it should be interesting to see what kind of machinery is there.

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#3 Ted Walker

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 09:47

It should be a VERY good show. Stand space is all sold I beleive. If any members want a meeting place you are as always free to use my stand(576 in hall3).

#4 Peter Morley

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Posted 04 February 2004 - 20:20

Only problem I can see is that it overlaps with the end of Retromobile.

Sounds like a great idea and I am hoping to go - as are most of the historic racing people I've talked to.

Even better if I can do the show on Friday and the Pomeroy Trophy on Saturday.

#5 David Beard

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:52

Originally posted by Ted Walker
It should be a VERY good show. Stand space is all sold I beleive. If any members want a meeting place you are as always free to use my stand(576 in hall3).


I hope to be there, Ted. Will bring cheque book.

#6 petefenelon

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 13:13

I might be able to get down on the Saturday. How far is Stoneleigh from either Coventry or Leamington stations? (I can't be bothered with a driving licence... leave that to the racing folk).

#7 Rob29

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 17:56

Originally posted by petefenelon
I might be able to get down on the Saturday. How far is Stoneleigh from either Coventry or Leamington stations? (I can't be bothered with a driving licence... leave that to the racing folk).

As no one else has aswered this I will have a go. From maps I have it looks to be slightly nearer to Coventry than LS. About 5 miles.Unless you are coming from the west, Coventry should be a better bet anyway-better train service. I might be coming myself.

#8 rdrcr

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 17:01

As this is the first Racing Industry show especially devoted to historic racing, the hopes are high for a great turnout.

Be sure to stop by the Chevron Racing Ltd. stand - with a bit of luck, they'll have their new website up and running and available for display.

"The International Historic Motorsport Show is not just a static exhibition. Some of the 'activity' highlights:

An Auction of important cars, motorcycles and motorsport memorabilia by H&H Classic Auctions.

On Saturday 21 February; A Live Rally Stage with drivers like Stig Blomqvist, Pentti Airikkala, Tony Fall, Russell Brookes and Rosemary Smith in action.

Saturday and Sunday 21/22 February; Motorsport Business Briefings on such topical matters as the new FIA Historic Passports, government support for the motorsport industry and race circuit economics.

The inaugural Historic Motorsport Awards Charity Dinner on Saturday 21 February, hosted by Amanda Stretton, with Stuart Turner as guest speaker."

#9 Roger Clark

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 00:28

Barry Boor and I will go but are undecided between Saturday and sunday. Has anybody else made plans?

#10 David Beard

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 22:14

Originally posted by Roger Clark
Barry Boor and I will go but are undecided between Saturday and sunday. Has anybody else made plans?


It's looking like Sunday for me....will confirm at UK Northern TNF gathering on Wednesday :)

#11 VAR1016

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 22:40

I shall try to get there on Saturday; I'll look out of course, for fellow TNF-ers.

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#12 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 23:04

I'll be on stand 500 - Steve Bradley's "Art,Antiques & Autos" stand on the Saturday only.
Some of my original paintings will be on display including my recent work "Ronnie Remembered" of the JPS lotus 72 in classic Peterson pose through Woodcote. Please pop over and say Hi!
I was at John & Gary Pearson's race shop this morning. Their Group C Jaguar was having a good polish ready for an appearance at the show. Should be good and as pointed out, most of the historic racing fraternity will be in attendance.
See you there!

#13 Ted Walker

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 19:50

David dont forget I still have these 16 Photos for you.

#14 David Beard

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 20:16

Originally posted by Ted Walker
David dont forget I still have these 16 Photos for you.

Hadn't forgotten, Ted :up:

#15 Barry Boor

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 23:07

Found any Connew photos, Ted??

#16 David Lawson

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 08:58

Here is a poor scan of my slide that I took in 72 at the British Grand Prix.

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#17 Ted Walker

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 12:35

Connew photos are nearly at the top of my things to find pile.

#18 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 19:14

I know we are getting O.T, but thank you David. If that is a poor scan it must be a teriffic photo.

May I be so bold as to ask if you mind my mailing that image to cousin Peter, as we have very few 'on track' pictures of the car?

#19 David Holland

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 20:36

I shall be going on Saturday (after changing my original plans for Sunday) and if Pete wants a lift from the station I'm happy to oblige - just let me know.

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#20 David Lawson

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 20:56

May I be so bold as to ask if you mind my mailing that image to cousin Peter, as we have very few 'on track' pictures of the car? [/B][/QUOTE]

Of course you can

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#21 MCS

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 22:11

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
I'll be on stand 500 - Steve Bradley's "Art,Antiques & Autos" stand on the Saturday only.
Some of my original paintings will be on display including my recent work "Ronnie Remembered" of the JPS lotus 72 in classic Peterson pose through Woodcote. Please pop over and say Hi!
I was at John & Gary Pearson's race shop this morning. Their Group C Jaguar was having a good polish ready for an appearance at the show. Should be good and as pointed out, most of the historic racing fraternity will be in attendance.
See you there!


Andrew

Forgive me, but aren't you the photographic contribiutor of various Snetterton images to another forum?

Did you see the recent "Please! Some happy Snetterton Memories" thread?

Ignore "the other lot" :D How about seeing some of your great pictures on TNF?

MCS

#22 petefenelon

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 22:14

Originally posted by David Holland
I shall be going on Saturday (after changing my original plans for Sunday) and if Pete wants a lift from the station I'm happy to oblige - just let me know.


Thanks for the kind offer David, at the moment it looks like I probably won't be able to make it. :(

#23 Roger Clark

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 00:40

Barry and I are going on Saturday. Can I suggest a meeting at Ted's stand at 1pm?

#24 Peter Morley

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:31

Originally posted by Ted Walker
It should be a VERY good show. Stand space is all sold I beleive. If any members want a meeting place you are as always free to use my stand(576 in hall3).


If you've got the Cooper Zephyr photo I'll be there on Friday.

Peter

#25 Richard Neale

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 22:19

:up: :up: :up: :up:

Judging by first impressions at the Build Up today, It's going to be a Terrific Show.

Please come and say hello at Stand 164 ~~~ Oh and please patch me in on a pic of the Cooper Zephyr !!!

#26 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 22:50

Originally posted by MCS


Andrew

Forgive me, but aren't you the photographic contribiutor of various Snetterton images to another forum?

Did you see the recent "Please! Some happy Snetterton Memories" thread?

Ignore "the other lot" :D How about seeing some of your great pictures on TNF?

MCS

MCS, yes I did start a thread on the other one but only a few of the pics are mine - have tried to credit the photographer/publication where possible. Here is the link to it:
http://www.ten-tenth...&threadid=32130
Enough room for both nostalgia forums IMO, the more the better!

Back to topic, I agree that the show looks terrific from the build up today. All of our favourites are there with a few suprises. Anybody visiting Ted's stand - come and say Hi and a look at my paintings too, just one block along from Ted's also at the end of the row - stand no.500. Ted can point you in the right direction.

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 11:46

Perhaps someone who goes can give us a review of the show and maybe a few pictures ?

#28 VAR1016

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 21:47

An excellent show in my view, well attended today and well worth a visit tomorrow.

A very large number of famous and beautiful cars, lots of books, pictures, and a rather small auto-jumble section. There were many specialist stands offering almost anything - from racewear to dampers, to special oils plus a good cross section of specialist engineers. I was delighted to see Crosthwaite & Gardner's stand featuring one of their Audi V-16 engines. Lahoma engineers had a beautiful V-12 BRM crankcase pluse a 750 Monza one too and amongst other bits a jewel-like BRM 1.5 litre V-8 camshaft. Arrow had an amazing selection of special con-rods on show - ranging from a giant round bar-section one from a Henry engine I would think to the tiny rods from a Ferrari 212 and a Yamaha 400 bike engine. Those Bentleys had long rods you know...!

And Baynton Jone's stand has as its centre-piece the Sefac engine centre stage. Mr Jones told me that the owner of the car had only half the twin four-cylinder engine, so B J made the other half - amazing to see.

Go if you can.

PdeRL

#29 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 11:25

A good show I think.
Great to meet TNF members that came by to say hello.
Much better than the 'Autosports' show, despite being freezing cold in our hall!
This was more like the good old 'racing car show' where the cars were the stars.
I will be back in '05 for sure.

#30 Richard Neale

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 12:22

:up:

A Great First attempt at this large niche market. Well attended , but not over crowded with lots of European and American visitors.

Will it work on an annual basis ??? ~ these events need to be 'fresh' and 'different' ever time ~ would every 2 years be better ??? The smaller clubs may find it difficult to finance an annual bash on this scale every year and it's their inclusion which made it so representative.

Good to meet some more TNF ers ~ inspite of forgeting my bagde !!!! I hope that doesn't invoke a 3 point penalty ! I promise to remember it next time.