Queens sq as it was

Queens sq as it was

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RVVUNM

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1,790 posts

158 months

Friday 7th September 2018
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OlfYYAlp5M

Remember a few years back? can we do it again?

RB Will

5,829 posts

189 months

Sunday 23rd September 2018
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Can't do it anymore, residents/police/parking hitlers got us moved on.

Join the group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BristolBreakfastClub/

The organiser sorts out meets at other local locations instead now.

Grahamdub

3,190 posts

92 months

Monday 24th September 2018
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Do they not have occasional meets at QS ? Also, I think the amount of cars and dubious behaviour have / will assist in getting it moved on. Bristol CC is anti car to start with, so doesn't need any help.

Grahamdub

3,190 posts

92 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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I have been told (by Brian the coffee chap) that there are small meets on the last Sunday of the month in Queen Square now. Has anyone been to one yet ?

Ex Boy Racer

1,073 posts

141 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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It was the fact it turned into a Facebook party that got it stopped - too many cars behaving in an antisocial way. When it was the Avenue Drivers Club the turnout was eclectic, interesting and polite; never any problems with residents or police.
Such a shame it was hijacked.

Grahamdub

3,190 posts

92 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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Ex Boy Racer said:
It was the fact it turned into a Facebook party that got it stopped - too many cars behaving in an antisocial way. When it was the Avenue Drivers Club the turnout was eclectic, interesting and polite; never any problems with residents or police.
Such a shame it was hijacked.
Apparently that's what the new meets are. The more "mature" crowd with a smaller turnout, but better behaviour. The Police and council are supposedly ok about it too. I might give it a go again, as I lost interest when it turned into a free for all.

petrolpat

293 posts

164 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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Grahamdub said:
I have been told (by Brian the coffee chap) that there are small meets on the last Sunday of the month in Queen Square now. Has anyone been to one yet ?
Yes, last one very quiet more police and traffic wardens than cars. One before still had owners being irresponsible.

Grahamdub

3,190 posts

92 months

Tuesday 5th February 2019
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petrolpat said:
Yes, last one very quiet more police and traffic wardens than cars. One before still had owners being irresponsible.
We like quiet laugh I'm at Race Retro on the last Sunday this month, but will try and make the March one.

Ex Boy Racer

1,073 posts

141 months

Friday 8th February 2019
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Sounds like it might be worth wandering down there. Last Sunday of the month?
I remember talk a while ago about a meet in the Cotswolds based on the 'older' crowd. Did anything ever happen about this? Personally i think that would be great - meet in a nice village and maybe a drive around afterwards

Pig benis

823 posts

130 months

Monday 25th February 2019
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Interesting topic - The guy which runs the show now for QS is a complete and utter tool. I have friends who work at the dealerships that Dan Grazier (QS owner) 'pops' into constantly. He expects god-like treatment, will eat all of the biscuits (reserved for buying customers), acts like a child, then demands a "test drive". For some reason having a FB page now entitles the page owner to the same rights as a fully fledged motoring journalist.... Not..

Unfortunately and I don't blame Dan for trying, he now has a reputation at the dealers in Bristol, Swindon etc. The staff at dealerships know who he is and his attitude is his downfall. All I hope for is he continues to argue with his FB members, as it is truly cringe-worthy and hilarious at the same time.

Oh, and his write-ups are bloody awful!!!! They are just the ramblings of a muppet.




CobraChris

330 posts

88 months

Saturday 25th May 2019
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Anyone visiting the square tomorrow morning?

splodge s4

1,473 posts

186 months

Sunday 26th May 2019
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CobraChris said:
Anyone visiting the square tomorrow morning?
I didn't intend to until I saw your post this morning. I popped down about 9.30 & there was about 10 cars. I didn't stay long as had things to do but a good selection of UK classic to modern american. And no one speeding around smile


Grahamdub

3,190 posts

92 months

Sunday 26th May 2019
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splodge s4 said:
CobraChris said:
Anyone visiting the square tomorrow morning?
I didn't intend to until I saw your post this morning. I popped down about 9.30 & there was about 10 cars. I didn't stay long as had things to do but a good selection of UK classic to modern american. And no one speeding around smile
Sounds better than the Facebook/ instagram meets. I shall have to drag myself down there next month.

CobraChris

330 posts

88 months

Monday 27th May 2019
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Sounds great. More in keeping with how it used to be.

juice

5,722 posts

231 months

Monday 3rd June 2019
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When's the next one ? I'd be interested in attending.

BuzyG

781 posts

160 months

Monday 3rd June 2019
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Interesting to read through this thread. Several years since I last attended QS. I recall fond memories of gentle folk, cracking selection of cars old and new and much freindly knowledgeable chatting. Oh and not a traffic warden in sight.

MKA29

237 posts

84 months

Saturday 8th June 2019
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After years of attending Bristol Italian auto Moto day, it's a shame to have seen it end (not sure when it did)

Looking at attending these if things aren't antisocial!

SiT

737 posts

150 months

Thursday 13th June 2019
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I am off the 30th of this month so might take a drive up - what sort of time is it normally??

Si

Gerradi

614 posts

69 months

Thursday 13th June 2019
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RVVUNM said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OlfYYAlp5M

Remember a few years back? can we do it again?
...in what is now almost officially the car hating Capital in UK...

Gerradi

614 posts

69 months

Thursday 13th June 2019
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Gerradi said:
Good question...in what is now almost officially the car hating Capital in UK...