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#251 Roger Clark

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 17:46

The David Tremayne event starts at 7pm but I’d recommend getting there earlier to spend time viewing the collection. The gallery opens at 5pm; that should be enough time to give you a taster.

Unfortunately, Douglas Niven, who is Jim Clark’s cousin, will not be there. Kingsley Rob Nickson and I met him at Goodwood and had a very interesting chat. The Jim Clark Trust is in good hands.

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#252 Roger Clark

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 17:47

Only 4 so far, me Roger, Alan R and Rob? No more?

Sounds good to me. No riff-raff!

#253 elansprint72

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 20:10

Sounds good to me. No riff-raff!

Oi; I resemble that incineration...  :smoking:



#254 Mallory Dan

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:09

Is this on, chaps? My diary's filling-up for next week....



#255 Roger Clark

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 09:25

It’s good as far as I’m concerned.

#256 Mallory Dan

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:43

Shall I book a table for 6 then?



#257 Roger Clark

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:59

Yes, please.

#258 Mallory Dan

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 11:34

Table booked for 6, at 7.15pm.



#259 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 13:49

7.15pm? It gets earlier...

I’m at a friend’s funeral in Nottingham that day, but still intend to get along.

Rob

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#260 Auroraf1

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 14:14

Sadly not a good night for me, so will have to give it a miss.



#261 Mallory Dan

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:08

Table now 8. Alans R&C, Roger, Dan, Phil R, Rob. Plus 2 ladies. No-one else??



#262 eeyore48

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:57

Good afternoon

If it is not too late I'd like to join you.

eeyore



#263 Mallory Dan

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:34

Think you'd better call them Eeyore, to check they can do the table for 1 more



#264 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 18:11

Apologies gents, I’m only just back from a torturous drive from Nottingham so won’t be joining you for dinner. However I may well drop by a little later for a drink.

Rob

#265 alansart

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 21:39

Apologies gents, I’m only just back from a torturous drive from Nottingham so won’t be joining you for dinner. However I may well drop by a little later for a drink.

Rob

Too late, we've gone home.

 

Sorry we missed you :)



#266 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 10:15

I didn’t make if fellas, not even for a drink sorry.

I’m out of practice with long journeys in the sun, traffic and a suit. It made me feel for those not fortunate enough to mainly be able to drive when you choose and dressed how you wish. I was knocked out after a ridiculously long three hour journey from Nottingham. And it wasn’t in the A40.

Personally weather wise I’ll be glad when we return to a normal English summer - rain, occasional sunshine, green lawns and adequately filled reservoirs.

Hope to catch up sometime soon.

Rob

#267 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 21:49

I'm delighted to report that I have been invited by TNFer eeyore48 of the north-west branch of the Midget and Sprite Club to give another photographic presentation from 50 years of motor sport photography.

It is scheduled for Wednesday 14th November at the Kilton Inn, at Mere, on the A50 between Knutsford and junction 20A of the M6 near High Legh. Scheduled start time is 7.30pm. The content will be different from the VSCC presentation I gave in February and will encompass both contemporary and historic racing but all the images will be from the pre-digital era.

It will be good to see some old friends there. Not sure yet whether you need to book but I will advise in due course.

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#268 Roger Clark

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:31

Sadly, I will be on holiday, but anybody who attended Alan’s VSCC presentation will now how good this is going to be.

#269 GMiranda

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 22:01

Hello

 

Will there be a meeting next year? If I have money to travel to UK, which I am gathering, I'd like to attend.

 

 

Best Regards



#270 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:30

Hello
Will there be a meeting next year? If I have money to travel to UK, which I am gathering, I'd like to attend.
Best Regards

Hi Guilherme, I'm sure there will be a Northern meeting or two next year, although they are few and far between these days. Not sure whether it will merit travelling all the way from Portugal just for a meeting, but it would be great to meet you if you manage it.

#271 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 08:41

Another great season-closing Quiz and Pie night at the Swift Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent last night.

Congratulations to Roger Clark and Tony Pashley (2F-001) for trouncing the opposition with a clear win, Tony having trooped all the way up from London to take part while it was good to put a face to the name of dwh43scale (David Harbey), whose photos I have long admired and who had travelled from Milton Keynes. Hats off to master model-maker Tim Dyke who scored a perfect 5 out of 5 for the anagram section.

Thanks again to Andrew Swift for his generous hospitality and for putting on another entertaining programme of events this year with some great speakers at the country's premier motor sport gallery.

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 10:03

Regardless of my winning a generous prize, it was a marvellous evening.
Having not visited the Gallery before, I’m very glad I arrived early enough for a good look around beforehand; I could not have been made more welcome by Andrew and his colleagues.

The breadth and quality (not to mention the sheer scale) of the collection is astounding, matched (as indicated above by Alan) by the hospitality. I very much hope to return.

Whilst there, I could not resist buying a print from Simon Owen’s ‘Racing Colours Collection’: a graphic representation of the BRM P261 livery. The green-with-orange-noseband is like my Caterham - and fittingly my print is, coincidentally, No. 7!

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#273 dwh43scale

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 16:59

Likewise, it was good to finally meet Alan Cox who I know now I have seen a various motorsport events around the country.

 

A testing quiz, excellent pies and good company made for an entertaining evening. Thanks to Andrew and his excellent team.

 

Looking forward to the new season ...



#274 GMiranda

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 18:48

Hi Guilherme, I'm sure there will be a Northern meeting or two next year, although they are few and far between these days. Not sure whether it will merit travelling all the way from Portugal just for a meeting, but it would be great to meet you if you manage it.

 

It wouldn't be just for the meeting, I may go with my Mother to visit an old friend of our parents (my Ftaher has to stay here because of his work), and perhaps visit a circuit or some collection. Or just catch a train and offer my Mother her chance to come back to Wales.



#275 Roger Clark

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:44

Is it worth considering a meeting before the end of the year? I’m on holiday for the next two weeks so the next Thursday I can make is the 29th.

No doubt a lot of you will be at Alan Cox’s presentation on the 14th!

#276 Stephen W

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:43

Is it worth considering a meeting before the end of the year? I’m on holiday for the next two weeks so the next Thursday I can make is the 29th.

 

Is there any interest in another meeting prior to the end of the year. The lack of response seems to indicate that there isn't!  :cry: 



#277 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 21:07

I would be interested Steve, if it's local to Knutsford.

#278 elansprint72

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 17:39

If this could be arranged for December 25th, I could be interested...…  :smoking:



#279 Simon Arron

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 18:06

I can't do Dec 26th - clashes with the Plum Pudding meeting at Mallory Park...



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#280 john winfield

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 08:50

Occasional poster, missionary Trunnion, is still trying to sell a 1971 Autocourse.  Not sure if any of you are near/interested?

 

https://forums.autos...e/#entry8612251

 

'...within cycling distance of Oulton Park...'


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#281 elansprint72

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 20:59

As we seem to have stalled somewhat... why don't we combine a NW TNF meeting with some other event? Oulton, Donington… dare I suggest it... Swift Gallery (I got my legs chopped orf last time I suggested that)?



#282 Stephen W

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:47

No problem with any just so long as they don't clash with other events. 

 

May I suggest if we do get together at a race meeting we also call in at a local hostelry for a meal on the way home?

 

:wave: 



#283 eeyore48

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 17:09

i'm all in favour of the Sergeant's suggestion. Post Donington, anyone?

As for Swift Gallery I'm not yet in a position to offer any dates but please keep a visit (or more!) in mind.

eeyore48



#284 alansart

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 18:28

It would be nice to have a meet up again in the near future :)



#285 elansprint72

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 20:39

As we, collectively, do not seem to be able to organise a piss-up in a pub... how about we attempt to at least assemble in an unruly mob at the Gold Cup? 



#286 eeyore48

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 18:03

Excellent idea! 



#287 Stephen W

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:07

If I do go to Oulton Park for the Gold Cup meeting it will just be on the Saturday as I am at Harewood on the Sunday.



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Posted 11 August 2019 - 22:39

OK guys, let’s see if we can at least get some of us together. I’m working, so will be there every day; also will have a Lotus in the clubs display area.
Where will you be and on which day(s)?
I’ll try to pull your responses together into some sort of a plan!

#289 Stephen W

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:20

OK guys, let’s see if we can at least get some of us together. I’m working, so will be there every day; also will have a Lotus in the clubs display area.
Where will you be and on which day(s)?
I’ll try to pull your responses together into some sort of a plan!

 

Saturday I plan to be in and around the paddock in the morning and then trackside in the afternoon. Not sure where I'll be trackside just somewhere I can get reasonable pics without catch fencing.



#290 Mallory Dan

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 18:27

Monday only for me I'm afraid



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:55

Not working but I'll be there each day. Austin-Healey Sprite on display with Midget and Sprite Club or BGT with MGOC in club display area.



#292 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:30

If you’re willing to admit a pair of southerners to your ranks, Ralph (Arttidesco) and I will be there on Monday.

#293 Stephen W

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:47

If I do go to Oulton Park for the Gold Cup meeting it will just be on the Saturday as I am at Harewood on the Sunday.

 

Change of plans, due to aggravating an old hip injury I'll not be going as I don't want to make it worse and be limited to what I can do at Harewood the following day.



#294 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:43

Take it easy Steve!

I’m “On the Buses” again doing the circuit commentary on Sunday morning nine to eleven, then intend having a mooch round for a few hours.

Rob

#295 alansart

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:34

I was planning to go on Monday but serious family issues and a pending holiday have frustratingly left very little time to get all the work completed before I go.



#296 elansprint72

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 15:24

So, Monday is looking favourite. I'll be "working" but will be circulating so hopefully will bump into "everyone" at some point. Watch this space.



#297 Simon Arron

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 18:44

Will be there from late tomorrow morning until the conclusion, almost certainly in the company of a Costa cup and its owner.

 

Look forward to seeing all whose paths I cross.



#298 Mallory Dan

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 20:19

On The Buses sounds great Rob. Assuming there will be some of Jack's Clippies aboard...



#299 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 17:32

Different times Dan...

It was considered wholesome fun back then, it certainly it made me titter I recall as a youngster. I couldn’t help taking myself back in time with this excerpt from Wogan: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=kjd0z6l15PU

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