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UK 25th events 2020 suggestions #1636756
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Peeps,

We briefly discussed this at the NEC yesterday so was wondering if a thread was going to be started inviting suggestions on what an event could look like?

If a decision has not been made as yet may I suggest Bruntigthorpe proving ground near Lutterworth (just off the M1)? I did think it could coincide with the Cold War fast jets runway display but that's held over the end May BH weekend so would be too busy (anyone into loud Cold War heavy metal it's well worth a visit or a local coupe meet cool) Other car clubs use the site and track and accommodation is nearby in Lutterworth including a cheap n cheerful Travelodge.

Happy to assist someone to make enquires if it's got potential smile


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Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1636781
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Hi Alan,

That is a great suggestion thank you.

We discussed at the AGM and wanted to get the Lancaster show done then start to plan for the 25th Anniversary.

I may send you a message in the coming weeks, thank you for the offer!

Chris

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Hi Chris,

Hope you had a good Christmas?

Anymore thoughts on this? I'm conscious that venues can get booked up quite quickly plus if any event was planned it would be wise to avoid school holidays etc to ensure the best attendance as possible.

Cheers

Alan

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Originally Posted by G_Man
Peeps,

We briefly discussed this at the NEC yesterday so was wondering if a thread was going to be started inviting suggestions on what an event could look like?

If a decision has not been made as yet may I suggest Bruntigthorpe proving ground near Lutterworth (just off the M1)? I did think it could coincide with the Cold War fast jets runway display but that's held over the end May BH weekend so would be too busy (anyone into loud Cold War heavy metal it's well worth a visit or a local coupe meet cool) Other car clubs use the site and track and accommodation is nearby in Lutterworth including a cheap n cheerful Travelodge.

Happy to assist someone to make enquires if it's got potential smile


I wouldn't mine doing Bruntingthorpe if we can get on there to have some fun and maybe a top speed try.


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Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637930
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Hello Alan / Adam,

We are starting the process now Xmas and New Year is over...!

Bruntingthorpe is a good starting point, but open to any others.

Chris

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Any venue will likely come at a cost so what is the club seeking? 1 x day static or track access? With the exception of the public days I'm not sure if refreshments are available (for Bruntingthorpe) so is that an issue? Ideal date - eg when did the coupe go on sale in the UK 25 years ago - aim for a date close to the launch if it doesn't clash with holidays and the like? Once a date is fixed invites to the motoring press - who? If this is a club organised event is there an insurance / liability consideration? Probably sucking eggs as they say but thought worth mentioning smile

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I think the UK launch was June 1995


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Originally Posted by G_Man
If this is a club organised event is there an insurance / liability consideration? Probably sucking eggs as they say but thought worth mentioning smile


No worries Alan, The club has had £2 million third party liability cover since 2008 when it was reformed and the membership elected the officers to run it. .

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Appreciate the input Alan.

The board are discussing the items you’ve highlighted around logistics at the moment.

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Thanks Chris

Originally Posted by DaveG
I think the UK launch was June 1995


I think you've got the window there then - a weekend after May half-term and before the Scottish schools break if that's applicable to any of the owners North of the Border (end of June)? Coincides with the launch month and dare I say it the chance of decent weather !

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June would align with this event Tatton Classic


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Or the classic race weekend at DONNINGTON

The club held an event there many years ago and took one of the track side race boxes.


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Or a maybe corporate style booking at a Museum site. A few years back Trish and I rented The Yorkshire Air Museum for a personal event. We booked the venue and had privileged parking for our guests to take advantage of the Museum before it closed. We then had an indoor event space with Buffet / Bar and music set up for an evening event. This kind of venue is appropriate for offering outdoors space for fine weather but also offers plenty of indoor space should weather be less favourable.

There are many other venues that I am sure offer similar opportunities.

For Example.

The Lakeland Motor museum

Boness Motor Museum

RAF Museum Car Club Meets

Haynes Motor Museum

Coventry Transport Museum




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Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638103
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I imagine we would need to know the numbers of those attending in order to choose an event. Are we talking about a full blown weekend with a main event,accomadation maybe a drive out and an evening meal/event.
We have had AGMs in past of that standard.



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Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638104
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The further north it is would be a lot more attractive to the army north of the border....


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When organising events for various organisations I found that if you provided an interesting event packed weekend you were far more likely to get people prepared to travel. If you plan just a few hours at a single venue with no evening entertainment, or other activities,then it is far more likely the event will have limited appeal to those further away.

Those special weekend Coupé events held in Turin had many Coupé owners from across Europe prepared to make epic journeys to be there.



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Perhaps an evening meet in the form of a meal followed by a road trip as suggested above the following day, including lunch, would allow for both "gears and gossip"


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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
The further north it is would be a lot more attractive to the army north of the border....


I think we need to be considering where the bulk of owners are based to be honest to ensure the best possible turnout. Some good suggestions above but how many owners from from the SEast / Norfolk etc would be willing to travel to The Lakes or Edinburgh for an event however attractive they may be?? For me a Midlands based event is the logical option in my humble opinion. Is there going to be a motoring press invite - surely AutoItalia is a given?

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Alan don't worry no-one is suggesting Auld Reekie wink

Yorkshire isn't a bad shout considering nearly all major meets in my memory have been 300 miles from here!


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A Yorkshire location would be about a 300 mile run for us in Kent / Sussex area and would be a nice run out.


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This was the venue mentioned at our lunch yesterday

http://www.fatlamb.co.uk/groups-functions/classic-car-tours.htm

Looks a good idea but is 12 rooms enough and might it already be too late to get booked in for June?

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12 rooms will likely not be enough.

We are still discussing it on the board, will post up soon!

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It looks like there are various pub / B&B’s in a 5 mile radius that would provide additional accommodation and a number of self catering cottages also.


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Apparently there are some within 5/10 minutes walk Ashley so accommodation doesn't look to be a problem. Their restaurant can cope with up to 100 people too.


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That sounds even better, it will be interesting to see how this develops.:)

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Not far from my old work.... I Could be tempted to make the trip.


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I think it's all down to what the board / club wishes to do to recognise the launch. An overnight informal meet at a pub / similar type venue with a meal and drive or something with a bit more publicity and impact (but more organising to be sure). Personally I think it should be higher profile with an interesting location which will likely get motoring press buy in.

Originally Posted by Barmybob
When organising events for various organisations I found that if you provided an interesting event packed weekend you were far more likely to get people prepared to travel. If you plan just a few hours at a single venue with no evening entertainment, or other activities,then it is far more likely the event will have limited appeal to those further away. Those special weekend Coupé events held in Turin had many Coupé owners from across Europe prepared to make epic journeys to be there.


I like Bob's idea of the Yorkshire Air Museum - looking at the website they host car club meets, refreshments are available and is an interesting venue (it's far more slicker since I was last there!) Not too far off the A1 either so access fairly straight forward smile

Ohh - and I forgot. Easy for Neil to get to from Berlin - hop on the ferry over to Hull wink






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Rest assured Alan it is being worked on, even though pleasing all of the people all of the time (as the saying goes) is an eternal challenge smile


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