CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th July

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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:03 pm

Paul, you know we talked about publicising your obsession with mud-wrestling*. Remember what we said?

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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by merlyn » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:17 pm

You seem to be getting into Edward Monkton in a big way at the moment Sandre! In our house we like the deadly donkey and the hair that wants to be a dragon.
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:39 pm

I discovered his stuff about 9 years ago I guess - some of it is good, some just a bit too cutesy for me. My real favourite cartoonist ...
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:02 pm

It stayed dry. I even got sunburn! The light was terrible, my HTC has a terrible camera and I'm a terrible photographer. However, I think most of these actually look like vehicles.

Mostly Olde and not-so-olde English, American and German cars and a world domination bid from the Toyota Celica club. Apart from the tiny weeny Citroen contingent, rest of Europe very absent. Anyway, I had a lovely time pottering around.

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The famous 6K "barn" find. Sorry I didn't get any pics of the interior, but it is very nice:
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So, it got to 3.45 very-ish and they called the numbers of the winners of the various classes to come down to the arena. Mike's DS23 was in that list and "ooh" we all (4 of us, Patrick & Franklin had left by then) thought, he's won Best Classic Car, nice one. But no ... Best Classic car went to a yellow effort that I didn't take a picture of. Mike's won Best in Show - very well deserved, but with all the better known "icons" there, a surprise I think.

The um, thing (tricycle effort) behind the DS won shed of show
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Took about 6 shots of the presentation and annoying man in red T-shirt was in the way in ALL Of them.
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Winnah!
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Would have been rude not to take a pic of these:

... quite a scratch on n/s/f wing sadly
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Beige
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Now THIS is a proper Beetle, with genuine rust and everything
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Pix tacky IMO even if they are "period" - but otherwise noice
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Rovers
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Just ... whoa
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My dad was a member of the pre-1940 Triumph Owners' Club, who always used to rather sneer and look down on MGs. Dad, in the unlikely event you ever see this, I'm sorry. But I actually always rather liked them.
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Yes, I KNOW, but but but but but ...
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Just ... cute!
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Well, hello you little minx ... 60K on the clock, as shiny as it looks, guy said he was the second owner and had acquired it only a few weeks previously. Yes, I did call him a lucky bastard
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Gas guzzler shite:

Bring me dalmations NAO
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I did very like the Pontiac ... others are a Mustang and Chevy Chrysler for those who are squinting to tell, or who like me would need sight of the badges on the back to be 100% sure)
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Fail ...
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... because this (parked next to it) is WIN
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Out of all the eleventy-hundred Celicas there, this is the one I would have taken home ...
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OMFGG 80s flashback:

Sierra Cosworth
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Citroening » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:18 pm

Was a good day today, with the weather being very kind (amazingly I even caught the sun!) and it was a much better show than I anticipated with a huge amount of cars. There was just 6 Citroens, with 5 being in our 'CCC Group' which included Mike's DS, George & Maggie's DS, Maurice's XM, Sandre's BX, Dad's GT, and the other Citroen was a Plums & Custard 2CV. There was also a Racing Saxo there too. The Blues Brothers Tribute band was really good too - better than I was expecting... All in all a good day and thanks to those who came along - good to see you all again.

If you want to see all the pics, here's a slideshow - link.

Dad's GT with George & Maggie's DS:
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Maurice's XM:
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Mike's DS:
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Dad's GT:

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2CV:
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Sandre's BX:

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Saxo:
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...and a few other non-Citroens that I really liked:

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Top tip of the day - don't stand next to this when he fires it up and bounces it off the rev limiter... :o :shock: :shock:

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Edit - Excellent News about Mike's DS winning Best in Show, Sandre. =D> =D> We said we'd seen a lot of people writing down his car number... Well Done Mike!
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:33 pm

Dammit Franklin, I hid my car in the "general" parking (so it didn't accidentally win shed of the show) - even if you took a picture of the wrong side (yeah, yeah, I'll get those wheels sorted one day), at least you didn't get a close enough pic to show that although I'd washed the car, I ran out of time to clean the windows as well.

I missed George & Maggie, they left shortly after I arrived I think.

The yellow Ford you liked was the one that won Best Classic, and the revolting flame thing won something or other as well (custom car I think).
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Citroening » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:47 pm

Yep, George & Maggie left early as they were en route to somewhere else and stopped in on the way.

Thought I'd pop these on this thread while I'm here - we swapped the GT and Sport over in it's own garage so couldn't resist a quick pic of two of the MK1s...

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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:48 pm

Looks like you had a great day, I was in a hotel room with 4 men over 60....all in the name of the CCC!

Wish I had gone now!
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Paul296 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:53 pm

Tim Leech wrote: I was in a hotel room with 4 men over 60
Too much information :D
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Caffiend » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:55 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Looks like you had a great day, I was in a hotel room with 4 men over 60....all in the name of the CCC!

Wish I had gone now!
Bored meeting huh?
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:38 pm

Board more than bored, went well and things are jovial and the ccc is doing well. Just a shame its 230 miles round trip
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Re: CCC East Midlands Group Meet - Parson Drove Show - 15th

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:46 am

Citroening wrote:Yep, George & Maggie left early as they were en route to somewhere else and stopped in on the way.

Thought I'd pop these on this thread while I'm here - we swapped the GT and Sport over in it's own garage so couldn't resist a quick pic of two of the MK1s...

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