7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:54 am

There is no entry fee to use the cafe at Tissington - we aren't going to the hall's gardens.
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Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
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Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by richard-smyth » Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:26 pm

Thanks for clarifying that for me.
Always like driving to a nice cafe to 'ave a brew.

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by WillC9303 » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:00 pm

I'd love to go and meet everyone, but unfortunately my 480 has gone in for some crucial welding, and it's my only car.
I could technically go on the train, however seeing as it's a convoy I'd have to be jogging behind everyone :rofl:
Real shame as I'd otherwise go.

Maybe next time then :D
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by MisterH » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:06 pm

I'd Love to go too but I will be in France till at least the 9th :cry:
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:42 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:00 pm
I'd love to go and meet everyone, but unfortunately my 480 has gone in for some crucial welding, and it's my only car.
I could technically go on the train, however seeing as it's a convoy I'd have to be jogging behind everyone :rofl:
Real shame as I'd otherwise go.

Maybe next time then :D
Anyone nearby to you going you could tag a ride with? It’s an inspiring thing to be a part of….
MisterH wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:06 pm
I'd Love to go too but I will be in France till at least the 9th :cry:
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by WillC9303 » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:48 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:42 pm

Anyone nearby to you going you could tag a ride with? It’s an inspiring thing to be a part of….
Unfortunately I don't know of anyone on the forum near me in Surrey. Getting there isn't the problem as I can take the train easy enough.
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by Norm57 » Wed May 04, 2022 5:10 pm

All being well as far as Sues health goes I am intending to meet up with everyone at Tissington.If anyone attending has a spare speedo cog would much appreciate taking it off their hands,it’s for R3.Looking forward to catching up with everyone post COVID.

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu May 05, 2022 10:23 am

The three of us will join you for breakfast at Wooton, Northampton and then head home. A good introduction to a full meet when he is a bit older. It will be nice to catch up with some of you lovely people.
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2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri May 06, 2022 6:42 am

O drat, the one time I won't be at Wootton.........
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Fri May 06, 2022 7:12 am

Be sorry to miss you James, but hopefully next time!

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Fri May 06, 2022 7:13 am

I know it's a 480 meet, but is anyone attending interested in seeing the 440 if I bring her instead? Or should I stick true to the theme? :D

David
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Previous: Celebration 331 (re-homed with Richard S), Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by Norm57 » Fri May 06, 2022 1:27 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 7:13 am
I know it's a 480 meet, but is anyone attending interested in seeing the 440 if I bring her instead? Or should I stick true to the theme? :D

David
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Fri May 06, 2022 2:11 pm

OK then - provided we won't be banished for having the wrong car, we'll come in the 440 :D

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Current: 1994 480 GT plus 2013 V60 D5 SE Lux Nav & 1997 440LE with lots of optional extras
Previous: Celebration 331 (re-homed with Richard S), Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by Jaster » Fri May 06, 2022 8:05 pm

I shall do my best to join in for breakfast and then unfortunately I'll have to head off - not sure what I'll be driving but I'm afraid it won't be a 480 this time, more on that another time and in another thread! :wall:
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Re: 7th May Northants - Derbyshire Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon May 09, 2022 8:45 pm

The day went off very well, the weather was kind and David forced himself to give me the keys to Paris. I had a minor glitch in that the drivers door has dropped and after David and Al set off I found I couldn't close the door from the inside. I had to run after hubby so he could come back and shut me in. David had adjusted the door as far as he could, but by the end of the day it was getting very difficult to close. Edwin had a look and confirmed that the bottom hinge is starting to crack away from the weld. I am now relegated to using the tradesman's entrance, but that didnt stop me using Paris to go to the dentist today, even though Snazzy is taxed for this month.

The weather was so nice that Tissington was very busy, so we couldn't get the cars parked together for photos. I was pleased to find that a father and son with a lovely black 480 I'd chatted to at the Volvo 600 had come along for the meet. The car is the son's first one, he took his test in it recently. It seems to be the coming 'thing'. Another 'meetings newbie' was David, who bought Edie's white turbo. I'd only recently realised that he was the self same David we'd bought Eva from back in 2015.

Off we went to Derwent Dam, where we had the same problem with parking. By the time it had thinned out enough for us to all park together for photos, some members had left but here are the photos of those of us still there.

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Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
Paris the Unicorn - 1991 Paris Edition
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Racing Green GT
Evil Eva - 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

no previous 480s - can't bear to sell any

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