May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

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May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:40 pm

The big advantage of this one is that anyone can join in, regardless of location, so hopefully we'll have lots of participants. If anyone is unable to post photos just shout for help before the day.

Jobs to do in advance:-
The usual car clean and take your arrival photo ready to post.
Clean and tidy your engine bay and photo that as well.

Here's the schedule:

9 - 10am 'Arrive' by posting a picture on this thread of yourself getting out of your car. Greet others and chat amongst ourselves, post addittional photos if necessary (instead of the usual heads under someone's bonnet).

10 o'clock - details announced on here of morning challenge, go away and work on it, deadline for answers 2pm

12 - 2pm - re-join the forum at a convenient time for you. Post details/pics of a project you would like to do on your 480 we can discuss, also post a pic of you with an interesting drink

2 o'clock - details announced on here of afternoon challenge, go away and think about it, deadline for replies 6pm

5 - 7pm - re-join the forum at a convenient time for you. Post your engine bay photo, who has the cleanest, most original or interesting one ? To be judged by jifflemon, who is giving a prize for this one

7.30 480 quiz - answers by pm to me, scored in the order they arrive and a tight time limit to avoid forum searches or google answers !

8pm quiz answers, scores, challenge results

8.30 Winner of engine bay competition announced

All UK times, so friends on the continent will need to add an hour.
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:29 am

Should be good for a giggle?

I don't think that things like 'zoom' would work with numerous folk trying to point out bits of car >>>> :hopping:
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by arthuy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:05 pm

I have got the 480 out of the lock up ready for tomorrow, will try fit this around work :D

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:19 pm

a month early Arthuy?
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by arthuy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:21 am

:lol:

wishful thinking on my part, cant believe it is still April, will treat it as a dry run. :wink:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:09 pm

I have to admit I had a little panic when I read
arthuy wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:05 pm
I have got the 480 out of the lock up ready for tomorrow, will try fit this around work :D
thinking it must be May - difficult to keep track in these strange times.
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Norm57 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:03 am

Just thinking ahead, I have never been able to post pics(age thing) I use an iPhone or iPad any help much appreciated as I am a bit of a techno phobe!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:43 pm

For Anyone whose struggling, drop me a PM and I'll happily host the post and give you a link that you can post in the thread.

That way you can use whatever picture transfer you're comfortable with (email/Text/whatsapp/messenger/skype).

It'd probably make sense to make contact BEFORE the event rather than bombard me on the day!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by edie_fox » Wed May 06, 2020 2:06 pm

I'm back at work and I'm working this day now. :(

It wouldn't be pretty with it's dash ripped out anyway! Hopefully we'll manage some form of physical meet later in they year perhaps. :)
Have fun.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed May 20, 2020 8:13 pm

Just a reminder, get those cars cleaned and photographs taken ready for Saturday. Fingers crossed for a good turnout.

Edie, sorry to see you have to work, perhaps you could join us later in the day ?
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by zapcity » Thu May 21, 2020 8:41 am

Hope everyone has a good day.

My 480 is still in the garage and hasn't moved for a while, but hopefully she will appear at sometime during the summer.

I've just recovered from coronavirus so not done anything of note for a while.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Thu May 21, 2020 9:10 am

Firstly, congrats on recovering. Scary times indeed.

Being in the garage isn’t going to affect this meet! (Which is good, as I’ve got most of mine in bits at the moment!)

:hopping:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Alan 480 » Thu May 21, 2020 11:08 am

jifflemon wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:10 am

Being in the garage isn’t going to affect this meet! (Which is good, as I’ve got most of mine in bits at the moment!)

:hopping:
so a photo montage of all the parts ?

I'll better take a few photos , should have done yesterday when it was about 20C and sun shining, overcast now that I booked the afternoon off work :-(
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by jifflemon » Thu May 21, 2020 11:36 am

The spare bedroom looks like the inside of a 480! :rofl:

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu May 21, 2020 1:17 pm

The spare bedroom looks like the inside of a 480!
What better theme for a room ?
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Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Norm57 » Fri May 22, 2020 2:43 pm

Will have to miss this. Fortunately or unfortunately I am back at work!!!!

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri May 22, 2020 4:16 pm

Sorry to hear that Norm, feel free to join in later though. The engine bay photos are teatime and the quiz isn't til the evening.
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 7:33 am

Hello everyone,

Just for a laugh I thought I’d arrive Ab Fab style, sprawled legless at my chauffeur’s feet:

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Al couldn’t decide which 480 to bring so he came on roller skates

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No ? Oh, ok here’s the proper one

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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: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat May 23, 2020 8:39 am

That’s some awesome photoshopping skills right there! :lol:

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Arriving at a meet with no wheels, suspension, drivetrain or interior.....

I’m here in spirit.

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Re: May 23rd Virtual Mini Meet

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 23, 2020 8:44 am

brilliant ! Hi Jay, nice to see you - how's the restoration getting on ?
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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