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Romsey boxing day classic car show

PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:45 pm

Hi just wondered if any forum members are going this year, it's a great show. I'm taking my elan and would be happy to meet up

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:11 pm

Steve.

I will be as always

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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:58 pm

Hi Paul are you bringing the plus 2
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 am

Romsey's a bit far for me on Boxing Day (the in-laws have summoned us!) but I was thinking about Brooklands on New Year's day, or, failing that, the Bicester Heritage 'Scramble' on Jan 6th. Anyone else got those pencilled in?
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:10 am

I Might go, never knew they did this!
Good excuse to get the Plus 2 out for the day.

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PostPost by: HampshireMush » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Hi

I will also have my 69 S4 at Brooklands on New Years Day.

For those who are not aware of this it is the biggest Classic Car gathering in the UK on New Years Day with normally 5,000 + visitors and 1,000 + cars on site.

Glad to meet up for a chat if any one is going - I will be working (volunteering!) there that day so just ask for me at Reception and they can contact me.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all on the board.

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PostPost by: paddy » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:44 pm

I'm also planning on going to Brooklands

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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:52 pm

Will likely be at Romsey, it's only 20 miles or so for me. I didn't previously know about it so thanks for the heads up. 1968 S4 SE FHC, in white.
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PostPost by: pauljones » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:26 pm

Steve, popped in this morning for a look round, busy as always. Didnt take mine, engines out waiting for zetec to be dropped in.

For local people, Wickham square is also busy and full of cars, bikes and other interesting steam powered beasts.(just of m27 j10, head north)
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:41 pm

Was a good run out and enjoyed the show. Good to meet some other owners and enjoyed chatting with you. I counted 5 Elans and a Plus 2.
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:21 pm

Well, that didn't go to plan.
Just out of Bournemouth on the A338 and the Plus 2 misfires badly, then cuts out and coasts to a halt on the grass verge.
It has never broken down before. Why today? Who knows.
Managed to phone a friend and get it back home on his trailer. I assume it's electrical, so duff coil or the electronic ignition module (The Powerspark one) hidden in the distributor cap.
We will see tomorrow, if I can try and muster a bit of enthusiasm.

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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:58 pm

Sorry to hear it didn't go as planned! Glad you got back though and hope it's a silmple and easy fix. Electrics always a good place to start.
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