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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2008, 09:32:18 PM »
Hi Perry. I dont do texting. Call me on my mobile when you arrive. Cheers, Bob

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2008, 06:17:03 AM »
Yep I'll ring you. Cheers.
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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2008, 07:15:34 PM »
What a great day out at Battlesbridge, microcars in attendance included a Mk1 Scootacar, three KR200's, three Bond minicars, one trojan, and probably other I didn't see. Sunshine all day, wonderful! Next year we are planning to get a microcar club stand/area so we can all display our cars together and maybe this will encourage others to bring their cars along.    Bob

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2008, 10:37:16 AM »
Once again a fantastic day out, but where was the elusive Perry?




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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2008, 09:40:17 PM »
Trying to find you lot!

Was not impressed by having to queue for over half an hour to get in. KR's etc are not cut out to idle for ages. They get hot, fuel vapourises and plugs foul.  When I got to front of queue the show was full!

Hold on I peered in and saw modern porridge parked amongst the classics.

All in all annoying but it was a good show.

Lesson learnt..  Get there early...   
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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2008, 10:03:05 PM »
I'm still puzzled as to how you actually got in after it was declared full and without a pass!? Apparently is was the highest attendance ever probably on account of it being such a lousy summer, good weather was forecast and folk saw it as the last chance of the year to get a good show in with some sunshine.

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2008, 10:51:47 PM »
Which Scootacar is that? As in number plate. I can't see from here & I can't recognise it.....  :-\

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2008, 10:52:48 PM »
Dear Blob

Looking at the excellent photo of the blue scootercar it is possible to see through the windows what looks like somebody leaning through the window of the Bond next door and doing something, while the shifty looking (Kevin) bloke is acting as lookout or looking for Perry.

The figure leaning into the Bond looks to be wearing light blue shorts and black tights, could that be Perry. Or is something else going on??  I need to know?

The day was a cracker and I bet the organisers were pleased  with the turn out.

Chris Thomas

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2008, 11:53:46 PM »
Stuart, I cant remember the number but the car is owned by Phil Bowler of Southend, its a fairly new restoration so you may not be familiar with the car. He did an excellent job of it but like all mk1's it is let down by a poorly fitting door, they seem to warp with age.

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2008, 08:24:29 AM »
Chris I think you could be right, Perry was wearing white leather laden-hose on sunday and Ken Bell did say he had his radio nicked!

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2008, 11:18:32 AM »
I'm still puzzled as to how you actually got in after it was declared full and without a pass!? Apparently is was the highest attendance ever probably on account of it being such a lousy summer, good weather was forecast and folk saw it as the last chance of the year to get a good show in with some sunshine.

I got in because my  car is a micro.

Thus I blagged entrance through the back and easily found a spot to park TYD. 

N.B.   Bowlers Mk1 is superb.  Very hard to get them that good as you can't get the bits. Doing a KR is a breeze in comparison.

Easiest of the lot is an Inter.  Parts availability like a '72 MGB Roadster!.... 
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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2008, 02:22:14 PM »
Dear Bob

Thank you for that explanation.

But why was Perry wearing white Leden-Hose, does he have a heavy sprinkler problem? or is it something all KR200 drivers wear when riding tandem?

I do hope Ken (that name rings a bell) gets his radio back with all the knobs intact.

Chris Thomas

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Re: Battlesbridge Grand Motorbilia day 28th sept 2008
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2008, 10:59:42 PM »
Chris, Im not sure, you would have to ask him but it may be something to do with our last trip in convoy to Battlesbridge where due to unexpected speed bumps in the road we both nearly came a cropper! The leden-hose was proberly worn as a precautionary measure in case
of more accidents this time.

Perry. Just glad you were able to get in to the show especially after that mamoth que!  Sorry about the above , I'm just humouring Chris as he is clearly a bit kinky!
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