Classics in Queen Square

Classics in Queen Square

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Ex Boy Racer

1,031 posts

126 months

Sunday 12th November 2017
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Got there at 10 and nothing there really

Is this event dying?

problemchild1976

1,376 posts

83 months

Sunday 12th November 2017
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People being douche bags

People acting like they have a god given right to turn up late and moan at people who got up early because their car is much more important and then block people in

Winter

Remembrance Day

JJ

splodge s4

1,460 posts

171 months

Tuesday 14th November 2017
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I've been going to this for about 12 years or more, when it was the Avenue drivers club, I remember when only two of us turned up one Sunday when it was snowing, and that was with the guy I drove down with, there was no politics, it didn't matter what you drive, there was plenty of room to park, that's what made it sweet. Whats this queen square breakfast club that's taken over? Why does the breakfast club feel the need to 'thank' people for turning up every month? As though people are invited & its an event that needs promoting etc? I don't need thanking, if there's a better place for me to be i'd be there, I havn't been for a few months as I think i've kind of seen it all, i've had parking tickets, bacon rolls, coffees, cringed & winced as Merc AMG 63's bounced off rev limiters & nova boys wheel spin out the square, i'm not really old (still ride BMX) & if you check my profile you'll probably recognise my car but it seems this event has become a place to 'be seen at' rather than just car lovers meeting up on a Sunday. Ah i'll probably be there next month biggrin

Edited by splodge s4 on Tuesday 14th November 22:11

egor110

10,602 posts

137 months

Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Maybe it's just outgrown it's venue .

Not that the venue is a god given right , at the end of the day you/we're no different to anybody else paying to park in a car park space.

Maybe it's time to move to castle combe or somewhere with more parking for everyone who wants to attend ?

Grahamdub

1,135 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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splodge s4 said:
I've been going to this for about 12 years or more, when it was the Avenue drivers club, I remember when only two of us turned up one Sunday when it was snowing, and that was with the guy I drove down with, there was no politics, it didn't matter what you drive, there was plenty of room to park, that's what made it sweet. Whats this queen square breakfast club that's taken over? Why does the breakfast club feel the need to 'thank' people for turning up every month? As though people are invited & its an event that needs promoting etc? I don't need thanking, if there's a better place for me to be i'd be there, I havn't been for a few months as I think i've kind of seen it all, i've had parking tickets, bacon rolls, coffees, cringed & winced as Merc AMG 63's bounced off rev limiters & nova boys wheel spin out the square, i'm not really old (still ride BMX) & if you check my profile you'll probably recognise my car but it seems this event has become a place to 'be seen at' rather than just car lovers meeting up on a Sunday. Ah i'll probably be there next month biggrin

Edited by splodge s4 on Tuesday 14th November 22:11
I have all but given up going since it became the Queen Square Breakfast Club. Too much inconsiderate parking and driving in my grumpy old gits opinion. The location is / was part of the charm of the event and moving it somewhere else would spoil it for me and just turn it into another generic car park meet. I wasn't at this months event as I was at the Classic Car show at the NEC, but I may pop down for the December one to see what it's like.
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splodge s4

1,460 posts

171 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Grahamdub said:
I have all but given up going since it became the Queen Square Breakfast Club.
But when was that?! Is it an actual club that has now taken responsibility for everyones actions like an organised event type thing or a group of people that decided it's now called that? In the past I have been asked who organises it & have always said, 'well nobody it just happens & has done for a long time now'. I'm not moaning, trying to cause a stir up, just wondering what the new 'club' is.

Grahamdub

1,135 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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splodge s4 said:
But when was that?! Is it an actual club that has now taken responsibility for everyones actions like an organised event type thing or a group of people that decided it's now called that? In the past I have been asked who organises it & have always said, 'well nobody it just happens & has done for a long time now'. I'm not moaning, trying to cause a stir up, just wondering what the new 'club' is.
Chap called Tony (can't remember his surname) ran the ADC and used to send an email out every month confirming the meet. Then it got more popular and the QSBC appeared on Facebook. Tony seemed to drop out of it and the emails stopped. The QSBC then seemed to take over "arranging" the meets.
I stand to be corrected on any of the above as I don't personally know Tony and I don't do Facebook, so missed a lot of the early QSBC stuff.

egor110

10,602 posts

137 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Grahamdub said:
splodge s4 said:
But when was that?! Is it an actual club that has now taken responsibility for everyones actions like an organised event type thing or a group of people that decided it's now called that? In the past I have been asked who organises it & have always said, 'well nobody it just happens & has done for a long time now'. I'm not moaning, trying to cause a stir up, just wondering what the new 'club' is.
Chap called Tony (can't remember his surname) ran the ADC and used to send an email out every month confirming the meet. Then it got more popular and the QSBC appeared on Facebook. Tony seemed to drop out of it and the emails stopped. The QSBC then seemed to take over "arranging" the meets.
I stand to be corrected on any of the above as I don't personally know Tony and I don't do Facebook, so missed a lot of the early QSBC stuff.
Surely the club doesn't actually exist as the venue is just public parking ?

At the end of the day somebody popping into the city to do a bit of shopping has as much right as anyone else to park in queens sq ?

splodge s4

1,460 posts

171 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Grahamdub said:
Chap called Tony (can't remember his surname) ran the ADC and used to send an email out every month confirming the meet. Then it got more popular and the QSBC appeared on Facebook. Tony seemed to drop out of it and the emails stopped. The QSBC then seemed to take over "arranging" the meets.
I stand to be corrected on any of the above as I don't personally know Tony and I don't do Facebook, so missed a lot of the early QSBC stuff.
Yup, exactly what I thought might have happened yes I used to bump in to Tony every month & he used to keep it sweet with the powers that be so it was never to much of a problem, think it became to big to not go unnoticed anymore.

Grahamdub

1,135 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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egor110 said:
Surely the club doesn't actually exist as the venue is just public parking ?

At the end of the day somebody popping into the city to do a bit of shopping has as much right as anyone else to park in queens sq ?
Same as any other club these days I guess, most of the interaction is online.

With cars arriving from 0730, there aren't many shoppers around. It's just the odd resident or cars left from the Saturday night. I have seen a few pissed off contractors arriving to do a bit of Sunday overtime to find they can't park their van though.

egor110

10,602 posts

137 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Grahamdub said:
egor110 said:
Surely the club doesn't actually exist as the venue is just public parking ?

At the end of the day somebody popping into the city to do a bit of shopping has as much right as anyone else to park in queens sq ?
Same as any other club these days I guess, most of the interaction is online.

With cars arriving from 0730, there aren't many shoppers around. It's just the odd resident or cars left from the Saturday night. I have seen a few pissed off contractors arriving to do a bit of Sunday overtime to find they can't park their van though.
The crux of the matter though is the 'club' seems to think there entitled to use queens square like it's a right , the fact it's become far more popular than it ever started off being and surely it's just outgrown the location ?

Grahamdub

1,135 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th November 2017
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egor110 said:
The crux of the matter though is the 'club' seems to think there entitled to use queens square like it's a right , the fact it's become far more popular than it ever started off being and surely it's just outgrown the location ?
The ADC certainly didn't give the impression it was a right. More it was a scenic, convenient location with local cafes willing to open for the morning. The current meet has outgrown the square and if it continues growing, it will get effectively banned by the powers that be.

alfaspecial

418 posts

74 months

Thursday 16th November 2017
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Grahamdub said:
The ADC certainly didn't give the impression it was a right. More it was a scenic, convenient location with local cafes willing to open for the morning. The current meet has outgrown the square and if it continues growing, it will get effectively banned by the powers that be.
I have been attending since probably 2010. Great to have such an eclectic mix of cars / bikes /trucks & even tanks! All you had to do was wake up &, if the sun was shinning, get in the car & go.
I attend the Bristol Italian Auto Moto Show, which is in jeopardy because the Council (perhaps understandably) insist on insurance / road closures etc etc The ADC worked so well because there were no organisers as such - promotion being by word of mouth. Put simply the lack of organisers meant the authorities had no one to contact, no one to press for public liability insurance etc


This lot https://en-gb.facebook.com/BristolBreakfastClub/ took it upon themselves to 'promote' it as an EVENT rather than for what was; simply a few car buffs parking up & chatting (in sight of their cars should they have to be moved). Since then the problems of tw@ting about/overcrowding / blocking in / illegal parking etc started. Why don't they (Facebook lot) find a more suitable space and let the ADC revert to what it was intended to be rather than some great EVENT?

Grahamdub

1,135 posts

77 months

Thursday 16th November 2017
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alfaspecial said:
I have been attending since probably 2010. Great to have such an eclectic mix of cars / bikes /trucks & even tanks! All you had to do was wake up &, if the sun was shinning, get in the car & go.
I attend the Bristol Italian Auto Moto Show, which is in jeopardy because the Council (perhaps understandably) insist on insurance / road closures etc etc The ADC worked so well because there were no organisers as such - promotion being by word of mouth. Put simply the lack of organisers meant the authorities had no one to contact, no one to press for public liability insurance etc


This lot https://en-gb.facebook.com/BristolBreakfastClub/ took it upon themselves to 'promote' it as an EVENT rather than for what was; simply a few car buffs parking up & chatting (in sight of their cars should they have to be moved). Since then the problems of tw@ting about/overcrowding / blocking in / illegal parking etc started. Why don't they (Facebook lot) find a more suitable space and let the ADC revert to what it was intended to be rather than some great EVENT?
Well put. I am certainly not a regular, but what attracted me to the earlier meets was it was so laid back with a mix of different cars and owners. The more recent ones are definitely a Facebook EVENT.

jkh112

3,005 posts

92 months

Thursday 16th November 2017
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Grahamdub said:
alfaspecial said:
This lot https://en-gb.facebook.com/BristolBreakfastClub/ took it upon themselves to 'promote' it as an EVENT rather than for what was; simply a few car buffs parking up & chatting (in sight of their cars should they have to be moved). Since then the problems of tw@ting about/overcrowding / blocking in / illegal parking etc started. Why don't they (Facebook lot) find a more suitable space and let the ADC revert to what it was intended to be rather than some great EVENT?
Well put. I am certainly not a regular, but what attracted me to the earlier meets was it was so laid back with a mix of different cars and owners. The more recent ones are definitely a Facebook EVENT.
I agree with all of the above. The trouble is that even if the Facebook crowd move on to somewhere else the word is out about Queens Square.

CanoeSniffer

509 posts

21 months

Wednesday 13th December 2017
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This thread had passed me by til now. It'd be interesting to hear if an alternative to QSBC can be arranged. I've attended a couple of times and whilst mine probably doesn't qualify as a classic I'd be there in an instant if welcome- there isn't really any appeal to me in seeing lease cars and tarted up hatches, it detracts from the genuinely interesting and exotic stuff that turns up.

Filton-flyer

161 posts

21 months

Monday 15th January
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I went along yesterday (14th) and I was quite surprised by a fairly healthy turnout, considering it's January.
There were quite a large number of Police in attendance though, including two officers on foot patrol, and a fair few laps by a couple of marked cars.
Interestingly though no traffic wardens and I didn't see a single ticket.
Sadly a couple of chavvy types making a bit of noise were in attendance too!
My personal favorites were the Bristol Fighter in metallic blue (one of only 9 ever built apparently) and the '32 Ford hot rod in Black cloud9

CaptainSensib1e

1,086 posts

155 months

Wednesday 31st January
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CanoeSniffer said:
This thread had passed me by til now. It'd be interesting to hear if an alternative to QSBC can be arranged. I've attended a couple of times and whilst mine probably doesn't qualify as a classic I'd be there in an instant if welcome- there isn't really any appeal to me in seeing lease cars and tarted up hatches, it detracts from the genuinely interesting and exotic stuff that turns up.
+1

Been to QS a few times, but buy no means a regular. A good number of interesting cars at each meet, but lots of chavved up hot hatches and othr pretty mundane cars too. After attending last time I did think to myself it would have been a better meet if there was a ban on FWD cars less than 15 years old.

Master Bean

1,056 posts

54 months

Sunday 11th February
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Made me chuckle this morning


yoshisdad

256 posts

105 months

Sunday 11th February
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Went to Queens Square for the first time in a while.
Had 2 police men walking around the square and 1 police van driving round the square.Also saw a lady talking to the police man in the van. She had registration numbers written down on a yellow piece of paper. There was also a blue sign on the pavement stating ''Police. Slow''

I thought the selection of vehicles there was very nice this morning.