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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #175 on: September 11, 2014, 05:22:44 »
Kemal

As you well know. It's NOT the restrictions you have to worry about. It's the damned cameras. (Stupid Dutch idea, IIRC)
See you later
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #176 on: September 11, 2014, 09:27:33 »
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #177 on: September 13, 2014, 10:19:35 »
Hi All,

What a fantastic time we had.

Unfortunately I could not stay for the full weekend due to work commitments but we arrived on Thursday evening and stayed until the end of Goodwood.

We had a fantastic journey down to the hotel, top down all the way for 160 miles and my son loved it. Arrived at the hotel to be greeted by a sea of pagodas and a very welcoming James.

After my son and I had a very quick dip in the pool, we started to meet other members. Lovely to meet you all.
Some of you have made some very impressive journeys to be with us in the UK! Wow well done!

Anyway I wont ramble but thank you to James for organising an excellent event. I dont think ive ever been to any owners club event thats been this well organised..

Goodwood was a fantastic day.
Our members looked fantastic in their period outfits!
Unfortunately I didnt manage to organise our outfits in time, but next year we know what we need to do!

After doing several laps around Goodwood, my son and I were exhausted by 4pm, so we left to make our way back home - which was another lovely top down drive.

I hope the others are still enjoying the weekend. We are sad that we could not stay longer as it was really great fun.

Next time we will make sure we are more organised and can stay the whole weekend.

p.s. some lovely Pagodas we have in the club, some really class cars. I couldnt stop myself from admiring them on Thursday evening all parked side by side!
I thought mine was nice but there were some lovely restored cars on show.

Pics to follow.

Thanks

Jay & Rishi

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #178 on: September 13, 2014, 11:21:43 »
Thanks to James for organising a very nice lunch today.
It was nice to put a few faces to names and I'm only sorry that I didn't get to chat to more of you.
I was particularly pleased to finally put to bed the discussion about engine bay paint finish................................. ;D ;D
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #179 on: September 14, 2014, 09:23:08 »
i managed to find about 20 or so somewhat scattered but in all in roughly the same place in the far end of the car park and there were some lovely cars there. was that what i was supposed to find or did i miss something somewhere else.

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #180 on: September 14, 2014, 10:47:51 »
Russell

Yes, on Friday we were all over the left hand end (looking at the front of the cars) of the "car show" about half a dozen rows from the front. That was it - we are not the Jag Drvers club who seemed to have their own area for their cars. We arrived (mostly) together, a challenge given the traffic getting in and the hour+ journey up the M27

Colin... Don't mention the paint finish...

Jay, great to meet you and Rishi. Credit to you and the little man for lasting as long as you did on Friday. he's likely exhausted! (I am). My brother is en route to look at a 123 coupe as I type!
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #181 on: September 14, 2014, 11:05:34 »
This was a bit special yesterday afternoon... 28 Pagodas on the Brooklands banking...



Thanks all for coming,and making it such a fun weekend
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #182 on: September 14, 2014, 11:06:37 »
Excellent well if he needs any help you have my mobile... I know W123's pretty well, they were my first love...

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #183 on: September 14, 2014, 12:17:12 »
James,

It was an outstanding few days and Kate and I thankyou for all your effort in putting it together and ensuring it all ran like a well oiled Pagoda of course,

It was a truely fantastic time with the group and great catching up with many of the members again and meeting some new ones.

Looking forward to the next outing.

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #184 on: September 14, 2014, 13:19:13 »
Thanks to James and all involved in the organizing of the great weekend, home now after a 675 mile trouble free round trip.

Thanks again

Neil & Margaret
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #185 on: September 14, 2014, 13:22:10 »
Here is my photobucket link... I havent edited or sorted them out, just dumped them... Sorry lots of my son but a few pagoda's in there too!

http://s52.photobucket.com/user/jaymanek/library/Goodwood%20Revival%202014

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #186 on: September 14, 2014, 13:37:01 »
There were cars?
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #187 on: September 14, 2014, 13:38:46 »
OK, maybe one or two
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #188 on: September 14, 2014, 14:40:38 »
Thanks for putting in such a magnificent effort to make a really great weekend,
& so lovely to meet some of the personalities behind the usernames..

Thanks again

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #189 on: September 14, 2014, 15:44:33 »
Yes a great weekend thanks to all involved. Really good to meet
everyone again, until next time...

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #190 on: September 14, 2014, 18:27:05 »
Let Martijn and I also add our thanks to James for the WONDERFUL event!! Just great. Seeing old friends, meeting new friends and having just a fabulous weekend.
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #191 on: September 14, 2014, 18:41:44 »
Your work starts now. You have to do the PW write up ;D

Safe travels Jon. Or should we say Elvis?
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #192 on: September 14, 2014, 20:00:10 »
just flicking through my event photos and these are my favourites, so far...

first, in the car park on arrival, Margaret, Marianne, Nouche, Paul and Ernst all looking the part.
next on the Brooklands Bank - not the 1st or last of these icononic photo moments I'd guess
next some bird smiled at me!
then finally, the last surviving airborne Lancasters, one from Lincolnshire and the other from Canada

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #193 on: September 14, 2014, 20:26:37 »
OK.. I found some more...

1st, legend John Surtees,
2nd, legendary partnership Jon and Martijn
3rd, legendary drinker, Damien
and 4th, biggest legend of all times car needing no introduction.
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #194 on: September 15, 2014, 05:54:05 »
Excellent event.  Thanks very much for organizing --- a very difficult task.    You brought folks from 9 countries together!  

The attention to detail this group put forth regarding the outfits for Goodwood was as impressive as the amazing cars.  

Well done!

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #195 on: September 15, 2014, 06:21:15 »
A huge thank you to James for organising such a great weekend.
It was our first time at an event and we need to also say thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome. We will be back!
Night time driving will be more fun in future now I know how to turn the lights on...

Best wishes

Mike and Emily

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #196 on: September 15, 2014, 07:18:34 »
 :D :D :D I had forgotten about your lights! That's quite made my Monday morning.

Great to meet you both and thanks once more for the fab wine. You keep buying the wine, you're welcome any time ;D
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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #197 on: September 15, 2014, 09:36:40 »
My thanks and congratulations to James for putting together this spectacular event.  The Goodwood Revival was amazing. This was a bucket list item for me.  I checked the box on this one and then added it back to the list.  I think a redo is in order!

It was a pleasure seeing everyone again and meeting new people.  Looking forward to the next event in 2016 wherever that may be!

Best,

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #198 on: September 15, 2014, 09:44:11 »
James, thank you very much for organising the event, it was very well planned and I can only imagine the hours of your careful research and planning you did, especially with the scenic drives!

We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a real pleasure to meet you all there!

Look forward to the next one, but 2 years is too long to wait to see you all....

I will post my pictures very soon.

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Re: European Event, September 2014. Goodwood Revival
« Reply #199 on: September 15, 2014, 15:56:26 »
James and anyone else involved, thank you so much. The event lasted only a couple of days, but it seemed like much longer. And that's a good thing. There were so many great moments. Fabulous to meet all friends again.

At Goodwood Jon and I had the chance to sneak into the paddock (members only) as the guard wasn't paying attention. So many iconic race cars to see. We spotted Jackie Stewart in a Lotus.
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