Calling all GT owners

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Calling all GT owners

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:45 pm

Some time ago Jaster suggested a photoshoot of GTs at Weston Manor, to recreate the photos in the GT sales brochure:

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The proposed date is Sunday 24th July. Weston Manor is north of Oxford, near the M40/A34 junction.
I have yet to contact them for permission, but am planning to book a table for lunch. It would be very helpful to know who is interested in going so I have an idea of numbers for them.
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: Calling all GT owners

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:09 pm

When I first got Lily I took a couple of photos of her there for that very reason - I'd definitely be up for a return trip, especially if we could get a red GT there too.

There was an event on that occasion - ironically a classic car meet - so I couldn't get as close as I wanted...

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Re: Calling all GT owners

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:57 am

Lunch is off, they don't do it. Afternoon tea is £37.50 so unless we win the lottery it'll just be coffees :lol:
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: Calling all GT owners

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:20 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:57 am
Lunch is off, they don't do it. Afternoon tea is £37.50 so unless we win the lottery it'll just be coffees :lol:
Blimey! :lol:
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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: Calling all GT owners

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:23 pm

Hoping to arrange lunch somewhere nearby - watch this space !
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: Calling all GT owners

Post by phil480 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:11 pm

I am currently free for that Sunday 24th July, so should be up for the drive up there :hopping:
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Re: Calling all GT owners

Post by GCooper » Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:31 am

I have a red GT, I'd be up for it
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Re: Calling all GT owners

Post by Martin63 » Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:56 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:45 pm
Some time ago Jaster suggested a photoshoot of GTs at Weston Manor, to recreate the photos in the GT sales brochure:

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The proposed date is Sunday 24th July. Weston Manor is north of Oxford, near the M40/A34 junction.
I have yet to contact them for permission, but am planning to book a table for lunch. It would be very helpful to know who is interested in going so I have an idea of numbers for them.
I would love to join if that's possible Sylvia - I will keep the ES out of the photoshoot of course :-) (assuming it's not sold by then)
480 ES - M696 UFC - January 1995

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Re: Calling all GT owners

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:50 pm

Normally, I would say everyone else is welcome to join us, but I've yet to speak to Weston Manor. I was hoping to combine a personal visit with another trip, but our week went completely haywire so it will have to be a phone call. Until I have spoken to them, I have no idea if they might have a function on the same day (it's popular as a wedding venue). In the event of a large number of cars in their carpark we would have to keep numbers to a minimum - after all they won't be making money from our visit so they aren't going to want us causing problems to paying guests.
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: Calling all GT owners

Post by Martin63 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:33 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:50 pm
Normally, I would say everyone else is welcome to join us, but I've yet to speak to Weston Manor. I was hoping to combine a personal visit with another trip, but our week went completely haywire so it will have to be a phone call. Until I have spoken to them, I have no idea if they might have a function on the same day (it's popular as a wedding venue). In the event of a large number of cars in their carpark we would have to keep numbers to a minimum - after all they won't be making money from our visit so they aren't going to want us causing problems to paying guests.
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