29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

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29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:05 am

29th September 2018 Hampshire Meet

9am – 10.30 Photoshoot West Wycombe carpark 2 Chorley Rd, W Wycombe HP14 3AR
and hopefully in small groups in front of the cave entrance (see below)
11 -11.30 coffee break Hellfire Club Caves, Church Lane West Wycombe HP14 3AH

12.45 – 2.45 lunch The Surrey Cricketers 55 Chertsey Road Windlesham GU20 6HE

4 – 5.45 Pit stop The Partridge Singleton PO18 0EY

6.00 – 6.30 Photoshoot Goodwood gate Claypit Lane PO18 0PH

7pm for 7.30 Evening meal The Bear Hotel, 15 East Street Havant PO9 1 BE
NB Car park access from East Pallant (one way)


Everyone welcome, for part or all of the day. Any new members with the frustration of not being able to post on the forum can make contact via facebook
Just to add, if you're on the Facebook group and are thinking of attending, contact one of the mods by Private message, and we can pass your details on to Sylvia.

For reference the Facebook mods are:

Jeff Longley
Rachel Essex
Ashley Caton
Fraser Cranna


If you don't use facebook, just turn up on the day, I'm sure the venues will be happy to add places for a few extras.


Hellfire Caves
There is a very small carpark in front of the caves entrance, which is where I’m hoping to get some excellent photos of groups of approx. 5 cars. The caves open at 11 so I was originally planning arrival by 10 after starting at a breakfast location. The caves are a few hundred yards walk from the West Wycombe carpark which is tree lined, large and fairly empty, so also good for photos.
Having had a chat to the staff at the caves, I was dismayed to be told that on some days, people have arrived as early as 9 to be sure of parking at the entrance – apparently they prefer to wait in their cars for 2 hours rather than walk, and no, they aren’t disabled, the caves aren’t really suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. I'm speechless ! Can only hope it doesn’t happen on the day, or if it does, they may be amenable to moving if we ‘save’ their space for them to come back to.
The plan now is to have the big carpark as the 9am start point, and hopefully despatch groups to the caves as they arrive. The other difficulty is that the lane to the caves is very narrow with a few passing places so it might take a bit of time to get the groups there and back before the next ones can go. Obviously, the earlier people arrive, the better chance of their car being photographed at the caves. We will in any case have time for photos in the big carpark, where we shouldn’t have any difficulty getting all the 480s in a row.
We will then walk up to the caves (shock, horror !) for 11 when the coffee shop opens. n.b no access to toilets before 11.
As usual, Al and I will travel down the night before, so we will take our cars to photograph at the caves on the Friday evening. Anyone wanting to join us then will of course be very welcome. If it all goes pearshaped members driving home that way after staying overnight could return to the caves on Sunday evening (they close at 5.30).
If we end up with an invader or two in the photos, I’ll have a go at editing them out.

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Suggested visits for Sunday

Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, home to The Mary Rose, Nelson's Vistory and HMS Warrior.

Mottisfont House & Gardens SO51 0LP
Gardens open 10, house opens 11

Uppark House and Gardens GU31 5QR
Café & gardens open 10am, servants’ quarters and dolls house open 11am
House opens 12.00

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, PO18 0EU
Open 10.30 – 5.30

Brooklands Museum Weybridge KT13 0SL
Motor museum / aircraft & concorde museum / bus museum
7th October classic Morgan event
Open 10 – 5

And of course The Hellfire Caves 11 - 5.30
Sylvia

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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:43 pm

I was born and raised in High Wycombe, and Lee and I had our first house there until we moved north in 2005 :D .

Haven't been to the Hellfire Caves for years...

Think we need to sound out a few old friends for Friday night accommodation...

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:38 pm

Just spotted this on msn :

Police have launched a crackdown on drivers with poor vision to address road safety concerns.
Motorists pulled over by police officers during September will be tested to see if they can read a number plate from 20 metres (65 feet).
Drivers who fail to show that they can pass the test will have their driving licences immediately rescinded.
Thames Valley, Hampshire and the West Midlands forces will be running the crackdown, supported by the road safety charity Brake and opticians firm Vision Express.

better get down to Specsavers !
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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:38 pm

:roll:
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
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F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 pm

Sooooo Turns out I'm scheduled for a minor op on the morning of the meet! :angry:

Hopefully will still be joining the crowd, but it may be later on, shall wait to see what the route looks like and obviously, whether I can still drive!

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by Rachel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:40 am

jifflemon wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Sooooo Turns out I'm scheduled for a minor op on the morning of the meet! :angry:

Hopefully will still be joining the crowd, but it may be later on, shall wait to see what the route looks like and obviously, whether I can still drive!
Oh no, thats a real shame. I hope you can still get to some of it, or maybe the sunday if a few of hang about the day after!
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'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dcwalker » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:15 am

Rachel wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:40 am
jifflemon wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Sooooo Turns out I'm scheduled for a minor op on the morning of the meet! :angry:

Hopefully will still be joining the crowd, but it may be later on, shall wait to see what the route looks like and obviously, whether I can still drive!
Oh no, thats a real shame. I hope you can still get to some of it, or maybe the sunday if a few of hang about the day after!
I'll second that - it's about time we caught up again Jeff!

Hope the op goes fine...

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:12 pm

worse case is that my left leg is out of action and I'll have to come in the V70 (its an auto!) :rofl:

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Making plans for this being third time lucky! Hope to see the you all there. Jeff, I'll bring plasters and Lemsip.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
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Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Making plans for this being third time lucky! Hope to see the you all there. Jeff, I'll bring plasters and Lemsip.
Lemsip! Good lord I'm not dying! :rofl:

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:27 pm

Bugger!

They've moved the surgery back to 4:30 in the afternoon. :angry:

On the plus side, it should mean I'll not be delayed in the hospital, however, I'll probably just have to drive straight to the hotel.

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 pm

Bugger!

They've moved the surgery back to 4:30 in the afternoon. :angry:
Fingers crossed they move it again and it ends up on Monday !
Sylvia

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:43 am

Please would everyone planning to come let me know if they are staying for lunch and/or evening meal, and if so how many in their car - just need to give the venues a better idea of numbers.
Also good to know if anyone is joining/leaving part way through the day so I know to keep in touch if things change on the day.
cheers
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:17 pm

I've a room booked at the hotel which I can't cancel, so aim to be joining at the very start (probably for the pre-start chat and breakfast), then will rejoin in the evening.

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:33 pm

by jifflemon » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:17 pm
I've a room booked at the hotel which I can't cancel, so aim to be joining at the very start (probably for the pre-start chat and breakfast), then will rejoin in the evening.
We will look forward to seeing you before and after - hopefully there won't be any visible difference !
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:30 pm

I'm in, see you all there! :hopping: :D
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
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:46 am

Brilliant!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Sylvia

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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 pm

Having spent all day Thursday and this morning cleaning and polishing Lily, we set off for Hampshire at 1pm. Just arrived back home on a breakdown truck with a dead alternator. The plan now is fish and chips, then off up north of Norwich to our rented garage to retrieve Eva (Sven is in the garage with gear selection problmes, and Snazzy is in the bodyshop - we are actually running out of 480s !!)
All being well, we should be tucked up in the Travelodge by midnight...............
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by Rachel » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:39 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Having spent all day Thursday and this morning cleaning and polishing Lily, we set off for Hampshire at 1pm. Just arrived back home on a breakdown truck with a dead alternator. The plan now is fish and chips, then off up north of Norwich to our rented garage to retrieve Eva (Sven is in the garage with gear selection problmes, and Snazzy is in the bodyshop - we are actually running out of 480s !!)
All being well, we should be tucked up in the Travelodge by midnight...............
Oh no!! Well at least it happened then and not half way through the day tomorrow!! See you soon! Lets hope it's not the start of a chain reaction of bad events!
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----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
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Re: 29th Sept 2018 Hampshire Mobile Mini Meet

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:39 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:35 pm
Having spent all day Thursday and this morning cleaning and polishing Lily, we set off for Hampshire at 1pm. Just arrived back home on a breakdown truck with a dead alternator. The plan now is fish and chips, then off up north of Norwich to our rented garage to retrieve Eva (Sven is in the garage with gear selection problmes, and Snazzy is in the bodyshop - we are actually running out of 480s !!)
All being well, we should be tucked up in the Travelodge by midnight...............
Oh no! Sorry to hear that Sylvia and Al. I'm sure Evil Eva will deliver you safely (and swiftly!).‎

I've just arrived at the High Wycombe Travelodge. If anyone else is staying there, be aware that the parking is in the Eden Shopping Centre multi storey car park and you have to walk to the hotel. Took me three goes to get in to the car park and two goes to find the hotel!

Looking forward to hanging out with you all tomorrow. ‎
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
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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