Fiat Coupe Forum
- Founded by Kayjey & James Northam
- Funded by the Club for the benefit of all owners
Fiat Coupe Club UK
join the club
Fiat Coupe Forum
 
» Announced
    Posting images


» Related sites
    Main club site
    fiatcoupe.net


» External data
    owners listed
 
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 165 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums68
Topics110,922
Posts1,315,440
Members2,216
Most Online731
Jan 14th, 2020
Top Posters(All Time)
barnacle 32,449
stan 32,098
Theresa 22,989
bockers 21,027
PeteP 19,819
JimO 17,914
Nigel 17,234
Jim_Clennell 16,392
RSS Feeds
Club Events
Club Information
Track Events
Rolling Road/RWYB
Social Events
Non-UK Events
Coupé Related Chat
Coupé Spotting
Coupé News/Press
Buying/Selling Advice
Insuring a Coupé
Basic FAQ's
How to Guides
Forum Issues
Technical Problems
General Maintenance
Styling
Tuning
Handling
ICE and Alarm
Coupés for Sale
Coupés Wanted
Parts for Sale
Parts Wanted
Group Buys
Business Forum
Other Vehicles for Sale/Wanted
Other Items for Sale/Wanted
Haggling/Offers
Ebay links
Other Cars
Other Websites
General Chat
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
UK 25th events 2020 suggestions #1636756
09/11/2019 10:04
09/11/2019 10:04
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
G_Man Offline OP
Club Member 1656
G_Man  Offline OP
Club Member 1656
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
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


Last edited by G_Man; 09/11/2019 10:05.
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1636781
10/11/2019 21:27
10/11/2019 21:27
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
Gunzi Offline
Club President
Gunzi  Offline
Club President
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
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

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637852
30/12/2019 13:58
30/12/2019 13:58
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
G_Man Offline OP
Club Member 1656
G_Man  Offline OP
Club Member 1656
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
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

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637911
03/01/2020 21:37
03/01/2020 21:37
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,251
Windsor/ Reading
knight7660 Offline
Club Member 1779
knight7660  Offline
Club Member 1779
Competition Level

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,251
Windsor/ Reading
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.


LE53 (452BHp & 389ftlb's with Quaife)
Wine red VIS FOOFY
Audi RS4 B7
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637930
04/01/2020 19:34
04/01/2020 19:34
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
Gunzi Offline
Club President
Gunzi  Offline
Club President
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
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

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: Gunzi] #1637945
05/01/2020 18:02
05/01/2020 18:02
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
G_Man Offline OP
Club Member 1656
G_Man  Offline OP
Club Member 1656
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
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

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637946
05/01/2020 19:33
05/01/2020 19:33
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,407
Lightwater, Surrey, UK
DaveG Offline
Club Member 311
DaveG  Offline
Club Member 311
Forum is my life

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,407
Lightwater, Surrey, UK
I think the UK launch was June 1995


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637947
05/01/2020 19:34
05/01/2020 19:34
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 19,819
Aldershot
PeteP Offline
Club Member 005
PeteP  Offline
Club Member 005
Forum veteran

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 19,819
Aldershot
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. .

Last edited by PeteP; 05/01/2020 19:38.

16VT and X1/9 1500
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1637954
06/01/2020 01:21
06/01/2020 01:21
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
Gunzi Offline
Club President
Gunzi  Offline
Club President
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
Appreciate the input Alan.

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

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: DaveG] #1637956
06/01/2020 09:00
06/01/2020 09:00
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
G_Man Offline OP
Club Member 1656
G_Man  Offline OP
Club Member 1656
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
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 !

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638091
11/01/2020 17:52
11/01/2020 17:52
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
B
Barmybob Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Barmybob  Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Je suis un Coupé
B

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
June would align with this event Tatton Classic


Gone Audi mad!
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638092
11/01/2020 18:10
11/01/2020 18:10
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
B
Barmybob Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Barmybob  Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Je suis un Coupé
B

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
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.


Gone Audi mad!
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: Barmybob] #1638097
11/01/2020 19:28
11/01/2020 19:28
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
B
Barmybob Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Barmybob  Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Je suis un Coupé
B

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
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




Last edited by Barmybob; 11/01/2020 20:41. Reason: Spelling

Gone Audi mad!
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638103
11/01/2020 20:02
11/01/2020 20:02
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 6,711
In the coupe.
magooagain Offline
Club Member 259
magooagain  Offline
Club Member 259
Forum is my life

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 6,711
In the coupe.
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.



Waiting for forum photo hosting!
Hang on!
It's here! Hooray !
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638104
11/01/2020 20:12
11/01/2020 20:12
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
Edinburgh Offline
Club Board member
Edinburgh  Offline
Club Board member
I AM a Coop

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
The further north it is would be a lot more attractive to the army north of the border....


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, emerging from lockdown smile
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638109
11/01/2020 20:49
11/01/2020 20:49
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
B
Barmybob Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Barmybob  Offline
Hon Club Member: 003
Je suis un Coupé
B

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,933
South Cambs
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.



Gone Audi mad!
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638111
11/01/2020 23:49
11/01/2020 23:49
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
Edinburgh Offline
Club Board member
Edinburgh  Offline
Club Board member
I AM a Coop

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
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"


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, emerging from lockdown smile
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: Edinburgh] #1638135
12/01/2020 22:11
12/01/2020 22:11
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
G_Man Offline OP
Club Member 1656
G_Man  Offline OP
Club Member 1656
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
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?

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638140
13/01/2020 01:50
13/01/2020 01:50
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
Edinburgh Offline
Club Board member
Edinburgh  Offline
Club Board member
I AM a Coop

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
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!


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, emerging from lockdown smile
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638144
13/01/2020 08:35
13/01/2020 08:35
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 954
Kent, South East
Cooperman Offline
Club member 215
Cooperman  Offline
Club member 215
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 954
Kent, South East
A Yorkshire location would be about a 300 mile run for us in Kent / Sussex area and would be a nice run out.


[Linked Image]
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638152
13/01/2020 13:02
13/01/2020 13:02
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 141
UK Hampshire, Winchester
L
Lappers Offline
club member 990
Lappers  Offline
club member 990
On a journey
L

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 141
UK Hampshire, Winchester
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?

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638166
13/01/2020 21:30
13/01/2020 21:30
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
Gunzi Offline
Club President
Gunzi  Offline
Club President
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,649
Southsea
12 rooms will likely not be enough.

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

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638370
18/01/2020 11:32
18/01/2020 11:32
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 954
Kent, South East
Cooperman Offline
Club member 215
Cooperman  Offline
Club member 215
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 954
Kent, South East
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.


[Linked Image]
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638382
18/01/2020 14:12
18/01/2020 14:12
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 19,819
Aldershot
PeteP Offline
Club Member 005
PeteP  Offline
Club Member 005
Forum veteran

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 19,819
Aldershot
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.


16VT and X1/9 1500
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638388
18/01/2020 15:48
18/01/2020 15:48
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 954
Kent, South East
Cooperman Offline
Club member 215
Cooperman  Offline
Club member 215
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 954
Kent, South East
That sounds even better, it will be interesting to see how this develops.:)

Last edited by Cooperman; 18/01/2020 17:55.

[Linked Image]
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638390
18/01/2020 17:35
18/01/2020 17:35
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,235
S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Gripped Offline
Club Member
Gripped  Offline
Club Member
I need some sleep

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,235
S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Not far from my old work.... I Could be tempted to make the trip.

Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: Barmybob] #1638413
19/01/2020 17:58
19/01/2020 17:58
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
G_Man Offline OP
Club Member 1656
G_Man  Offline OP
Club Member 1656
Enjoying the ride

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 948
Warrington
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






Last edited by G_Man; 19/01/2020 18:40.
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638418
19/01/2020 19:26
19/01/2020 19:26
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
Edinburgh Offline
Club Board member
Edinburgh  Offline
Club Board member
I AM a Coop

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 11,652
Auld Reekie
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


Thanks again, Photobucket.
BumbleBee under restoration, emerging from lockdown smile
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638421
19/01/2020 22:40
19/01/2020 22:40
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,407
Lightwater, Surrey, UK
DaveG Offline
Club Member 311
DaveG  Offline
Club Member 311
Forum is my life

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,407
Lightwater, Surrey, UK
Originally Posted by Barmybob
Those special weekend Coupé events held in Turin had many Coupé owners from across Europe prepared to make epic journeys to be there.

That was true for 2014 where we: met up at pininfarina, then went on to the roof at Lingotto with short drive on the roof and met Chris Bangle (off to Museo del'Auto in afternoon) then police escort through red lights and the city centre, stately home visit on day 3 (I went to Fiat Centro Storico) followed by lunch and another police escort to hotel, final day at Mirafiori with a drive around the track then lunch and awards

A really fantastic 4 days which I topped off by returning via the Stelvio pass, Nurburgring and Abarth museum. Such a fabulous sequence of events never to be repeated again...and that was indeed the case, with 2019 being a much lower key event:

Park up in city most of the day and attend Parco Valentino car event including short afternoon drive around the city and park up again, day 2 visit Museo del'Auto then park up in a different place in the city (car event still on) then meet for lunch and awards. This was supplemented by visits arranged independently to Centro Storico, pininfarina and the Heritage Hub (me only!)

Even though there were less events laid on in 2019, the fact that we were in Motor City (Italy) meant that other visits could be added on. It's hard to see many similar visits being added to any UK 25th event...?

I like the idea of a track event, but there will be very few other people interested, a static display of as many Coupes as we can gather together would be good, but it will tricky to guess how many that might be, and where it should therefore take place? Bruntingthorpe would work however. A nice 50 miles drive around the countryside would be nice but would take some organising, and it's impossible for everyone to stay together unless several stops are planned. But something like that, with a nice group meal one evening would be good I think

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

Oh sure, although I can't find any ferries direct from Berlin, but it's just a 7-8 drive to Rotterdam, 12 hours on the ferry to Hull, and a short 3 hour hop to the venue (maybe)


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: UK 25th events 2020 suggestions [Re: G_Man] #1638423
19/01/2020 23:22
19/01/2020 23:22
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,347
Kent
Submariner Offline
My job on the forum
Submariner  Offline
My job on the forum

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,347
Kent
Dunsfold (Top Gear use it) could be an option had a VX meet there year's back when 50+ VX220's lined up on the runway after several spirited laps of the track.

Last edited by Submariner; 19/01/2020 23:23.
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 7.3.20 Page Time: 0.023s Queries: 15 (0.009s) Memory: 0.9053 MB (Peak: 1.1404 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2020-08-10 01:46:19 UTC