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#51 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 13:10

I echo eeyore's comments. Richard covered topics ranging from his earliest outings in a bog-standard TR3 (keenly supported by his father), progressing through Formula Junior with Midlands Racing Partnership (including winning at Monaco), days with BRM and difficult relations with Louis Stanley, on to joining Porsche and winning their first Le Mans as well as stories about learning the Targa course with Brian Redman. Very entertaining and Richard could clearly have talked for hours more, given the chance.
Alan Raine took along one of his fabulous 917 prints which Richard was more than happy to sign

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#52 alansart

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 13:37

Richard was an excellent guest. Happy to talk about his career in times which were far more dangerous than they are now. The development of the 917 and the Targa Florio were highlights but everything was of interest and delivered in a light hearted but sometimes forthright fashion.

And as for starting races behind safety cars.......don't go there :)



#53 Mallory Dan

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:07

Anyone up for a meeting? How about Thursday August 18, or 25th?? Eagle & Child? Questions, questions!  



#54 David Beard

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:50

Anyone up for a meeting? How about Thursday August 18, or 25th?? Eagle & Child? Questions, questions!  

 

Why not this week?



#55 Mallory Dan

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 12:13

Its OK for me David. Though I can't do the 18th after all! Lets see what response we get, if any, and take from there



#56 Roger Clark

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 16:13

I'm afraid that the 18th is the only one of the next three Thursdays that I can make.



#57 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 16:19

Next three weeks is no good for me, I'll be Westfielding to Italy and back  :cool:

If it happens, have a good one  :up:



#58 Stephen W

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:02

No problem with any of those dates. I'll keep checking to see when a decision is made.



#59 alansart

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 18:42

I'm off to Florida for a month on the 24th and all my customers want their work finishing before I go so I think I'm going to be a little busy!

I might just turn up for any date you all choose if I can.

 

I quite miss our get togethers. They have always been fun :)



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#60 David Beard

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 19:21

Its OK for me David. Though I can't do the 18th after all! Lets see what response we get, if any, and take from there

This doesn't have to be a big deal. How about a mini TNF meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the Eagle and Child for those who can make it?


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#61 David Beard

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 12:37

This doesn't have to be a big deal. How about a mini TNF meet tomorrow (Thursday) at the Eagle and Child for those who can make it?

 

OK, another time then. We are away next week.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 20:00

All gone remarkably quiet round here! How many of us will be at The Gold Cup either Sunday or Monday? Perhaps we could have an alfresco get together. My current plan is to put an Elan into the Clubs display and wander around taking photos, both days. If you are going, give us a shout, either here or via one of the facebook pages that many of us have migrated to! (Send me a PM if you need more info).

 

Looking to the future, I'm hopefully cooking something up again for the Swift Gallery pie and quiz gallery along the lines the Bentley opening event. Depending on Team commitments (and also car commitments) it will be a hard act to follow but I'm pulling all strings and levers and hopefully we will have something old and something new plus someone fast. Be there!



#63 Stephen W

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:15

After two days commentating at hillclimbs (Loton on Saturday and Harewood on Sunday) I will once again be missing the Gold Cup meeting.



#64 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:28

Arttidesco and I are planning to be at the Gold Cup on Monday.

#65 Slurp1955

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:24

I shall be about one or two days of the Gold Cup with my brother-in-law. Eeyore48 will be in the Clubs display (I believe with his Sprite - the motor, not the can of soft drink) Look forward to seeing some mates around and about. Hope nobody barrel rolls one of those Coopers :cool: I'll get me coat......



#66 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 13:45

Could cost a tun of money to fix, not forgetting the dreaded vat ...

#67 eeyore48

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 17:35

:wave: Hi,all. If Mr. Pritchard were a sailing vessel would he be The Slurp John P?

The man was right to say that I'll be there with the Sprite - the one with the black screen. I'll be there all 3 days. Anyone fancy meeting up for lunch? I'm afraid I can't do dinner as we are attending the Congleton Jazz and Blues (with real ale) festival in the evenings.

 Can't wait for Elansprint's surprise for Andrew's pie nite!

 

Eeyore48



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 22:15

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 Can't wait for Elansprint's surprise for Andrew's pie nite!

 

Eeyore48

How do you know it's not just an alternative type of pastry on the pies? :rotfl:

 

Good to see a few of you at the Gold Cup.



#69 Mallory Dan

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 11:05

Anyone up for a meeting, how about Thursdays, either Oct 8/15/22nd???



#70 Roger Clark

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 12:55

Do you mean September?  Those dates are all Saturdays in October.



#71 Mallory Dan

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 13:23

Yeah sorry Roger et al, I meant Sept.



#72 Roger Clark

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 14:41

No doubt you're still over the moon after young Canaries performance against Posh.

 

I can't make the 8th (Goodwood) but ok for the 15th or 22nd.



#73 Stephen W

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:22

15th or 22nd September OK for me.



#74 Slurp1955

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 11:59

And me. Will it be oop north or oop oop north? :up:



#75 David Beard

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 17:26

No doubt you're still over the moon after young Canaries performance against Posh.

 

I can't make the 8th (Goodwood) but ok for the 15th or 22nd.

 

??? Something to do with an old fashioned mining team and David Beckman's wife playing football?  Anyway, it seems I can't make a meet up for most of September :-(



#76 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 17:59

15th or 22nd September OK for me.

Same here :up:



#77 alansart

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 02:17

On the 15th I'll be at the Revs Institute in Naples, Florida  :clap: 

Not back until the 25th so I'll have to give this one a miss.



#78 Mallory Dan

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:33

Shall we go for Thursday Sept 22nd, Eagle & Child??



#79 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:20

Good for me.

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#80 Stephen W

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:33

Thursday 22nd September it is then.

 

:up:



#81 Mallory Dan

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 11:16

Table for 3 then....



#82 Stephen W

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:45

Any more takers for the 22nd September?



#83 RS250

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 18:27

If you'll allow a gate crasher I'd like to make it a table for 4.



#84 Slurp1955

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 10:55

I'll be there and possibly Eeyore48 too :cool: We up to a quorum yet? :)


Edited by Slurp1955, 15 September 2016 - 11:47.


#85 Mallory Dan

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 11:47

Yeah, probably John. 6 so far, or should we wait til October when Messrs Beard and Raine may join us?



#86 Slurp1955

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 12:18

Dan, I think we should go for next week as it's a bit since we had a meet. Also, one Thursday in October (the 20th) is the pie and quiz and season end at The Swift Gallery. :cool:



#87 Mallory Dan

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 12:53

OK John good thinking! I'll get a table for 6 at Eagle, Thursday Sept 22. Anyone else??



#88 Slurp1955

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 20:17

Dan, Eeyore48 a deffo for next week, and may bring Missus Eeyore with him :up: Thumbs up ! :cool:



#89 Slurp1955

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 07:53

@ RS250, I've sent you a PM :cool:



#90 Mallory Dan

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:02

We're growing! Looks like, Roger, me, Steve, Slurp, Paul H, RS250, Eeyore, plus HFF2K men Sean & Tom White. So 9 confirmed. Any more??



#91 RS250

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 15:11

Steve W and Slurp

I've re sent replies, looks like the originals bounced, sorry!

See you Thursday.



#92 eeyore48

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 19:42

:clap: Evening all. Mrs Eeyore is willing to travel/eat with us but are there no other ladies?



#93 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:50

What time are we meeting at? I'm just trying to work out the best route out of rush hour Manchester?



#94 Stephen W

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:43

Paul, it's usually 7:30 for 8:00.



#95 Mallory Dan

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:45

Bit earlier I'd say Steve, could we meet 7-15 to get ordered by 7-30? Also, any chance of a lift from Rufford?



#96 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:50

It will probably closer to 7.30 when I get there, have a menu ready......



#97 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 11:46

SEVEN FIFTEEN!  Blimey Dan, what's the rush?

 

Anyway, I'm afraid I can't make it as I'm working, so have a nice early start and a great get together!

 

Rob 



#98 Mallory Dan

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:06

Most of the delegates are retired Rob, so shouldn't be a problem. Its just that I know the staff like to get meals sorted and ordered before 8 if poss, so if people don't arrive til then, the whole thing can get delayed. And by 7-30, I'm usually starving anyway!

 

I don't think any ladies will be attending Eeyore, though the waitresses are normally OK...  



#99 eeyore48

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:24

Thanks, Dan

Mrs Eeyore will, therefore,  regrettably not attend ): . This does not mean that I have carte blanche to pay more than usual attention to the waitresses. Makes an old grey donkey more gloomy than ever...



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#100 RS250

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 14:11

Thanks for the pm Steve
Dan, I'm a definite too but on my own.
I'll aim for 7.15 and try my utmost not to do a 'Kingsley'....