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Bond National Rally
« on: May 23, 2016, 09:14:25 PM »
This Bank Holiday weekend NEW LOCATION still Nottingham but check details before you travel. I am sure ALL Bonds and owners are welcome 🙂 There is no mystery but I do not have the location to hand .

Details haven in the vale hotel campsite , Ng139EU , all visitors welcome Sunday
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 03:34:36 PM »
here's one member that didn't turn up , as it would knock a hole in a 100 quid - food petrol oil and camp fees plus more £'s if the spares tent had some goodies , so what was on offer - add a bit more cash and treat myself to 2 nice big red tool chest's from Machine Mart .

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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 04:47:16 PM »
For £18 you could have a years subscription to Rumcar News.  A Bargain!

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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 12:23:21 PM »
Once again a successful event and thanks to everyone who came along. I drove 188 miles on the way, to claim the award for furthest travelled. An almost trouble-free run - I had to remove the kick-start as it had slipped on the shaft and started interfering with the gear-change. Lots of interest, discussions, measuring and comparing notes about the three early Bonds which were there - two Mk A's and a Mk B.
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 12:24:43 PM »
A few more pics
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 05:02:46 PM »
Thanks for the pics Malcolm , couldn't quite read the plate on Tony Searles dashboard - could you ? Thanks
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 05:25:50 PM »
It says:


PHONE (???)1/2
Loxhams
GRAND GARAGE LTD
THORNTON ROAD
MORECAMBE

(as you well know, Richard, if you read the May Bond Info!)


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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 07:01:48 PM »
Forgive me dave ! I read the story with interest at the time but I am not that familiar with Tony . I saw this plaque and was intrigued. a great piece of Bond history
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2016, 08:29:30 AM »
I trust it was a very good garage, not just charging £1,000 for Bonds.  ;D  A rather pleasing thing to own, given Bond history.
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2016, 11:49:49 AM »
I wondered why having gone to the trouble of making a plate, it had got screwed on with two randomly placed screws rather than using the holes in each corner. One of life's eternal mysteries!
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2016, 10:46:41 PM »
I think maybe Tony's a bit like that 😏
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 07:37:35 AM »
I suggest the tiny rivets are not man enough to go through and hold the plate on? But if its ali there they should be.
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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 03:43:55 PM »
don't think about extra holes - long term preservation of the self tapping screws and they get polished !

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Re: Bond National Rally
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2016, 08:03:51 PM »
Knowing Bond owners general resourcefulness, I wonder if it was an early attempt at an on-board spares kit?
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