Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

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Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 pm

Hope the date change is ok for everyone - longer for Cranna and arthuy to sort their cars.

Here's the schedule:

THE KELPIES FALKIRK
FK2 7ZT
9.00 – 10.30 am

KNOCKHILL RACE TRACK
KY12 9TF
1st photo shoot
11.15 – 12.15

THE BOATHOUSE, KINROSS
on the shore of Loch Leven
KY13 8UF
lunch
12.45 – 14.30

PEGGY SCOTT’S CAFE
DD8 3QE
pit stop
15.45 - 17.00


COVE BAY HOTEL
AB12 3NA
Photos and chat
18.30 – 19.30
Evening meal
19.30

As always, everyone warmly welcome with or without 480, for as much of the day as suits.
Sylvia

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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dcwalker » Tue May 21, 2019 8:55 pm

:hopping: thanks Sylvia!

Worth it for lunch at the Boat House again if nothing else! It was a good trip last year so here's hoping for the same again.

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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by Martin Mc » Thu May 23, 2019 12:17 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 pm
Hope the date change is ok for everyone - longer for Cranna and arthuy to sort their cars.
And me too ;) You never know, it might happen - sightings of me in the Celebration are rarer than live photos of Nessie, mind :D

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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Thu May 23, 2019 3:47 pm

And me too ;) You never know, it might happen - sightings of me in the Celebration are rarer than live photos of Nessie, mind :D
well, there's plenty of photos claiming to be Nessie, so we'll cross our fingers for a 480 claiming to be yours :lol:
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by Alan 480 » Fri May 24, 2019 11:56 am

might be two from this area then :wink:
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by cranna21 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 am

I'll be very lucky to be along in a 480! she's still a few points down the to-do list at the moment! haha however i'll be along in the 940 in some capacity! will confirm nearer the time :)
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by cranna21 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 pm

PS: If anyone runs into breakdown issues up close to Aberdeen I do have a number of spares across to parts cars that could I'm sure to be implemented into action if required! :)
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dcwalker » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:05 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 pm
PS: If anyone runs into breakdown issues up close to Aberdeen I do have a number of spares across to parts cars that could I'm sure to be implemented into action if required! :)
Hopefully it won't be a problem but this is very worth knowing, thanks! It might avoid the ignominy of being trailered off home as happened to a certain valued member last time around... ;)

Look forward to meeting you again in Cove - and seeing the 940; haven't been up close to one of those for years since my cousin parted with his.

All the best

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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 pm
PS: If anyone runs into breakdown issues up close to Aberdeen I do have a number of spares across to parts cars that could I'm sure to be implemented into action if required! :)
That's a great offer - haven't got a spare back box for a turbo I suppose ? :rofl:
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:16 am

Hi Sylvia, sadly unable to be at Scotland mini meet as we will be on Corfu, hope all goes well and everyone has a great day

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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by cranna21 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:19 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm
cranna21 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:35 pm
PS: If anyone runs into breakdown issues up close to Aberdeen I do have a number of spares across to parts cars that could I'm sure to be implemented into action if required! :)
That's a great offer - haven't got a spare back box for a turbo I suppose ? :rofl:
Just a 2.0 GT and a spare full stainless steel system I'm afraid hahah! (which will be for sale when I get round to removing it one day!)
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by cranna21 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Hi folks,

Just a wee message to say I can bring any parts from a 480 GT that is now broken for parts along with me if required!

Theres a really nice set of vesas up for grabs 😊
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:30 pm

Just a month to go until the Scotland meet yay :D I'm glad to see arthuy is getting there, fingers crossed he's in a 480 this year. If anyone else is interested in joining us for part or all of the day, please make contact.
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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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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:42 pm

We have a new participant for the Scotland Meet

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This is Willow, our delightful Birman cat, who has just recovered from a really nasty illness. Last weekend it was touch and go, and the vet still doesn't know what caused it, but she's thankfully much better now and fit to travel. Originally she was going to look after herself with her automatic feeder, then we thought we'd have to miss the meet altogether. Now the plan is to bring her with us so we can keep an eye on her. She's not going to enjoy 4 days in the car, but she does it when we drive down to southern Spain with her so it's nothing new. Sadly, it means we can only bring one car as she hates being in a crate and declares her opinions very loudly and constantly. On the other hand, if she's loose in the car with just the driver, she loves feet and wants to be in the driver's footwell. She will however settle on my lap or on my feet when I'm in the passenger seat. Shame we don't have a 480-shaped trailer for her :rofl:
The Boathouse allow dogs, so we'll ask if we can bring her in. She's usually quite good with her so-called escape proof jacket and lead and she's totally laid back with dogs. I doubt it'll be too hot so we can leave her in the car if necessary with frequent checks.
If anyone is allergic to cats - I mean proper allergy, not just doesn't like them! - it won't be a problem as Birmans don't have the undercoat that causes the reaction. I've tested her on my daughter in law who normally doesn't come to our cat-occupied house and she was fine (she actually stroked Willow and was amazed at how soft cats are - never dared touch one before).
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Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by cranna21 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:24 pm

Syvlia,

must admit I'm even more excited now :lol: and I dare say my other half will be too! is Willow chief exhaust inspector? haha!
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:49 pm

Madam is lady of all she surveys, we are but her humble staff. What she will make of the exhaust remains to be seen.
Sylvia

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: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by cranna21 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:57 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Madam is lady of all she surveys, we are but her humble staff. What she will make of the exhaust remains to be seen.
:rofl:
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:06 pm

I am definitely coming now and 99% in a 480! 

Driving Cambridge to Newcastle to pick my Dad up, then up to Scotland for the start.‎

Reading my old Broons and Oor Wullie annuals for acclimatisation. 

It will be great to have a feline mascot with us‎!
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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dcwalker » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:31 pm

Willow will make the day! She'll not only be our mascot but, in true cat fashion, she will also be completely in charge of everyone :D

Sylvia - that must present a real dilemma: which 480 will have the honour?

James - really pleased to hear you are able to make it. Did the number plate holder arrive ok?

Alan - if you are reading this, which car will you meet us with?

Looking forward to Saturday and catching up with people again!

Best wishes all

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Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Post by dragonflyjewels » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:45 pm

Sylvia - that must present a real dilemma: which 480 will have the honour?
It actually wasn't difficult at all - Snazzy STILL has no wheel arches (more of that later) and Eva is on sorn so Al was coming in Sven and I was looking forward to testing Lily out with her new exhaust. Al has a bad habit of changing into 2nd with his hand twisted round the opposite way to most people, so he's got the blame for the gear changes starting to graunch and needing parts of the linkage replaced on Snazzy, Eva and Sven. The result is that I don't let him drive Lily any distance, certainly not to Scotland. Apologies to Al if I'm completely wrong, but it took years of nagging to stop him driving with his hand resting on the gear knob, and in fact he didn't stop until our garage man made a comment. Anyway we're coming in Sven so we will have a pair of matching GTs at the meet.

I like the idea of Willow being a mascot, perhaps I should make her a kilt. Second thoughts, that's the staff getting out of hand, I should remember I'm only her personal shopper and the lady's maid who does her daily brush. If I tried to dress her up I might get this:



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That's actually someone else's Birman yawning, but how scary are those fangs compared to the tiny front teeth ?
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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