Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

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Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:17 am

Date for your diaries.
Nothing organised yet, but we will undoubtedly start in Andover again with the first photos of the day at the entrance to Thruxton circuit.
Sylvia

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Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Post by dcwalker » Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:56 pm

Excellent!

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Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Post by WillC9303 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:13 pm

I might actually be able to attend this one!

Passed my practical driving test this morning (first time!) and Andover is around an hour or so drive from where I live. Northants is quite a way away, so I might not be able to go all the way till the end, but it sounds fun! Look forward to seeing everyone and their 480s. :D
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Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Post by MisterH » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:45 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:13 pm
I might actually be able to attend this one!

Passed my practical driving test this morning (first time!) and Andover is around an hour or so drive from where I live. Northants is quite a way away, so I might not be able to go all the way till the end, but it sounds fun! Look forward to seeing everyone and their 480s. :D
:wave:
That is brilliant well done! I imagine the Wedge would have gotten some looks from the examiners...
Now you need to work out insurance, what are your options?

As for the meet, I am at uni then so will be unable to attend, as everything kinda starts from the 1st October :cryhard:
Current Jobs to do (23/1/22):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
Annoying Scratching Squeak
Water leaks
Complete Front O/S rebuild

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Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Post by WillC9303 » Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:41 pm

MisterH wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:45 pm
:wave:
That is brilliant well done! I imagine the Wedge would have gotten some looks from the examiners...
Now you need to work out insurance, what are your options?

As for the meet, I am at uni then so will be unable to attend, as everything kinda starts from the 1st October :cryhard:
Thanks Ben! Due to the Covid restrictions, booking a test was incredibly difficult - It took me about 5 months to find a test date, so failing wasn't an option! As for the examiner, he wasn't impressed at all with the car, but that may have something to do with me driving my mum's 1 litre Citroen C1 instead :lol: Having driven both before, I found the C1 easier to learn in as it is much smaller and I'd rather pass my test in that than to potentially fail it in style.
You did well passing yours in a low-slung 80s coupe! I wasn't brave enough to do that. Insurance wise, a couple of quotes on a certain comparison site gave me a quote for £1,150 fully comp with no black box. 'Go Girl' I think the name was. However, I will go to an insurance broker to weigh up my options and see if I can get it cheaper.
Real shame that you won't be able to make it, was looking forward to meeting you in person! Perhaps a future meet then.
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Re: Mobile Meet Hampshire to Northants October 1st

Post by MisterH » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:16 pm

WillC9303 wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:41 pm
MisterH wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:45 pm
:wave:
That is brilliant well done! I imagine the Wedge would have gotten some looks from the examiners...
Now you need to work out insurance, what are your options?

As for the meet, I am at uni then so will be unable to attend, as everything kinda starts from the 1st October :cryhard:
Thanks Ben! Due to the Covid restrictions, booking a test was incredibly difficult - It took me about 5 months to find a test date, so failing wasn't an option! As for the examiner, he wasn't impressed at all with the car, but that may have something to do with me driving my mum's 1 litre Citroen C1 instead :lol: Having driven both before, I found the C1 easier to learn in as it is much smaller and I'd rather pass my test in that than to potentially fail it in style.
You did well passing yours in a low-slung 80s coupe! I wasn't brave enough to do that. Insurance wise, a couple of quotes on a certain comparison site gave me a quote for £1,150 fully comp with no black box. 'Go Girl' I think the name was. However, I will go to an insurance broker to weigh up my options and see if I can get it cheaper.
Real shame that you won't be able to make it, was looking forward to meeting you in person! Perhaps a future meet then.
That's really interesting, I have used price comparison sites, but not an insurance broker. I used GoGirl for my first couple of years, but be careful, as due to the car's age if anything happens it will be an instant write off. They told me this when mine had the incident, but as it wasn't my liability they weren't involved. If anything does happen, make sure they let you keep the salvage, as that will allow you to keep the car and have options.

The Volvo wasn't particularly hard to learn or pass in - remember, as cars go they are pretty standard in terms of characteristics. Transverse 4 pot, quite a short wheelbase, PAS, FWD etc. So it is actually an extremely smart choice

Sorry to be missing you too, but if you ever fancy a trip out to Bath, that is where my digs will be for the foreseeable! Not sure whether I will run the Audi or Volvo there. Volvo is a more modern drive, but right now I trust the Audi more. And the Audi hasn't had a 3.5k repair job done recently...
Current Jobs to do (23/1/22):
Fix Central Locking
Fix drivers side speaker
Annoying Scratching Squeak
Water leaks
Complete Front O/S rebuild

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