The waterfalls mini meet

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by nigel poustie » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:12 pm

Hi David,
Yes the odometer is still working, thanks!
I’ve just done a Trackdays in it, it was brilliant and thankfully the car survived with no issues.
It has got me thinking though, the brakes could be better, and a bit of a stiffer ride would have made it even better through the corners. I was just coming on here to see what folk have with theses things.
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:25 am

Ok, one week to go, Covid19 taking the country by storm, half of Yorkshire under water, a couple of days of sunshine to bring us (grudgingly) out of winter hibernation - who is still up for this?

I've done nothing with my own beastie other than the MOT with total overhaul of brakes. Driving her about once a week at the moment, but have been too busy on the dry days to do anything sensible like polishing, oil changing, deep cleaning of the interior etc. One thing I'd like to do is find a solution for securing the mud-flaps,which are currently more flap than anything else - any suggestions for appropriate & reliable fixings gratefully received.

So, assuming the mini-meet is stiill on, what is the plan?

Al the best!

Martin
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:30 am

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:12 am

Still on at present. I will know for definite on Tues if my celeb is back on the road. Will is unable to make it I’m afraid so it looks like at least four of us. I will pm you all Tues if anything changes. The start is at car park behind Skipton town hall for 10am, so fingers crossed.

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm

Update, I am back on the road so Sunday is a definite for me and anyone who fancies a Dales jaunt. See you at 10 am in Skipton or pm me for any queries. Cheers Norman.

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by dcwalker » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:43 pm

That's a relief!

Looking forward to this and seeing you all again - shame you can't make it Will :(

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:37 pm

Very much looking forward to meeting up, even if it is a mini-mini-meet with 4 or 5 wedgies, it will be fun :)

I hope Saturday is dry enough for me to do an oil change, and a bit of polishing, but hey ho, I'll sail to Skipton in a 480 dinghy if needs be!

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by yorkievolvo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:05 pm

Good evening.
Car is running reasonably well - Hull/Lowestoft & back last weekend - so, do you mind if I join you on Sunday?
By the way, whereabouts (what street/Post Code?) is the Town Hall?

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:40 pm

Yay! Come on down Yorkie! The water will be lovely! High St, Skipton BD23 1AH according to Googlymappage

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:02 am

yorkievolvo wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Good evening.
Car is running reasonably well - Hull/Lowestoft & back last weekend - so, do you mind if I join you on Sunday?
By the way, whereabouts (what street/Post Code?) is the Town Hall?
You are very welcome. I take it from your location you will be using m62/a1 then a59?. If so you can pm me or David(D C Walker) re a meeting place. I am in Knaresborough and David no doubt will be crossing the A1 onto the 59 at junction 47 so we can meet up and travel to Skipton together if that is easier for you. Look forward to meeting up on Sunday. Norman

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by yorkievolvo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:47 pm

My route will be A1079/A64/A1237/A59. I was going M62 and then through Bradford.
However, if I remember correctly, Bradford is a bit of a pig to get through.
I'll be stopping for some breakfast at the McDonald's at the junction of the A1273 & A59 round about 08:15.
Still got to programme my Sat-Nav so not sure if that time is good.

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:53 pm

Am coming along with my girlie crew (Maeve, Madelaine (5) and Margot (2)). Madelaine is very excited at the prospect of seeing multiple 'whoosh cars' in a row! I just hope the weather cuts us a bit of slack :)

Setting off from Blackburn around 9.00am and Google Maps times it at 51 minutes from home to the Skipton Town Hall car park.

Anyway, let Rattle Commence!!

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:57 am

I hope you all have a great time. ‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by WalkableBuffalo » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:05 pm

Hope it was a good ride!
Wish I could have been there but life keeps getting in the way :?
Will have to sort out a post MOT trip when I get there :lol:
-Will
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:31 pm

Hello all, and particular greetings to Norm, Yorkie and Nigel & Son - great to meet up (if only briefly) this morning.

My apologies for having had to bail out unexpectedly en route - I had the call of doom from Maeve back in Skipton, telling me in no uncertain terms that she wasn't going to attempt to cope with the terrible twos (Margot) and flouncy fives (Madelaine) on her own whilst I was off gallivanting around North Yorkshire, so I had to turn round and do the responsible thing.. :cry: I knew I'd made a mistake allowing them out of the car in the first place (or was it IN to the car??) but hey ho... :badmood:

So, sadly, my main impressions of our mini wedgie convoy were of bringing up the rear and then seeing you all disappear off into the Dales, whilst I turned and trudged back to Skipton. I did enjoy seeing the three other cars:

Norm's immaculate Celebration looked fabulous - lovely lustrous paintwork and not a scab to be seen!

Nigel's very smart Celeb, fresh from it's track day exertions, with his son's wonderful Lego wedgie model :)

Yorkie's wonderful Turbo, with it's implausibly battered rear clusters!

I was sad not to see David, who I understand was indisposed at home on the day.. all the best to you & yours, DC!! See you again another time (perhaps when the weather is more enticing?)

Anyway, here are some of my photos of the convoy..

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Yorkie pulling away, with Nigel overtaking something in the distance

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Norm and all heading North

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Wedgies into the distant Dales..

Looking forward to the 'proper photos' later on!!

All the best to all intrepid 480 enthusiasts out there - at least we aren't going to have to worry about 'mass gatherings' !!!!
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Norm57 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:52 pm

Glad you are ok Martin, your phone message very garbled (dales reception!). Good to meet up with you all and a fun drive thru the dales. Fingers crossed that Yorkie gets back to Hull on his space saver after his coming together with a rock. We must do it again covid 19 permitting. Cheers Norman

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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by nigel poustie » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:29 am

Thanks for organising it Norm, we had a great time. I always love seeing other 480s!
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by dcwalker » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:28 pm

So sorry Norm, Nigel, Martin and Yorkie that I missed this - unavoidable circumstances on the day :(

Glad you had a good time, though, and nice to see some photos; once the current pandemic issues are clear, perhaps we can do it again?

David
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 am

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:28 pm
So sorry Norm, Nigel, Martin and Yorkie that I missed this - unavoidable circumstances on the day :(

Glad you had a good time, though, and nice to see some photos; once the current pandemic issues are clear, perhaps we can do it again?

David
Hello David - good to hear from you!

It was a lovely drive (even if mine was curtailed somewhat) and given the relative close proximity it is something I'd be more than happy to repeat as the weather improves, assuming the entire country hasn't melted down in the current pseudo-pando-crisis! :nuts: :crazy:

Perhaps we can organise a mini-mini meet sometime? Even a couple of 480s (specially polished and purring) would create something of a stir and a statement on the bland British roads at the moment. We might even get more folk turning up if the weather was good!

All the best!

Martin
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Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)
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Re: The waterfalls mini meet

Post by Martin Mc » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 am

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:28 pm
So sorry Norm, Nigel, Martin and Yorkie that I missed this - unavoidable circumstances on the day :(

Glad you had a good time, though, and nice to see some photos; once the current pandemic issues are clear, perhaps we can do it again?

David
Hello David - good to hear from you!

It was a lovely drive (even if mine was curtailed somewhat) and given the relative close proximity it is something I'd be more than happy to repeat as the weather improves, assuming the entire country hasn't melted down in the current pseudo-pando-crisis! :nuts: :crazy:

Perhaps we can organise a mini-mini meet sometime? Even a couple of 480s (specially polished and purring) would create something of a stir and a statement on the bland British roads at the moment. We might even get more folk turning up if the weather was good!

All the best!

Martin
Volvo 480 - There's NOTHING like it!
Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) #467 / 480 Celebration (flame red metallic) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue)
Every decent bloke deserves an extra-marital car (so my wife tells me)(apparently it keeps me out of mischief.... really..)

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