Classics in Queen Square

Classics in Queen Square

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CanoeSniffer

825 posts

54 months

Wednesday 21st February 2018
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jkh112 said:
Apologies for the tone of my previous post. Reading it today it does come across differently to how I had intended it to.
No worries. I wasn't around for the good old days when the ADC set it up, so I can understand that having the Facebook-run crowd take over the show might have diluted or otherwise changed the tone of the event for those who were attending beforehand. But I promise that for every 1 muppet who turns up on account of the event being social media publicised, 10 people turn up with spectacular cars and fantastic stories to share.

The problem as most people see it, is that although they're in the minority the muppets, attention seekers and discourteous types are still capable of making the event much less enjoyable for others. The decision to introduce a theme for each meet may be catastrophically wrong, in which case I assure you it won't last long- but it has been made with the absolute best intentions. Nobody has woken up one day and thought, 'hey, I know what will make this event worse..!'

Of course all of this is informal- technically, there is no organisation at Queens Square. Anyone is welcome to do whatever they want, that's the beauty of QSBC. I don't really expect the meets to change significantly at all, there'll still be variety. But if just one or two classic owners who have been driven away by the direction the meets have gone, see the message and decide it's worth coming back and bringing another car to the Square, it will have achieved its goal. What I'm trying to stress is that rather than being an attempt at policing the event, the purpose of this is to incentivise more interesting cars to the Square.

Japveesix

4,064 posts

135 months

Sunday 11th March 2018
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Went to this for the first time in months today and was pretty disappointed all round. There's still a nice mix of cars but it feels dead compared to the peak days when there were cars queuing all around the square and spilling out onto King St and the Thekla carpark.

So much police and traffic warden activity along with cones all around the square and it's all just a bit flat now really. Shame that the council and event can't work together and be a bit flexible with parking etc and use it as a way to generate money and bring people to the area rather than effectively killing it as is happening now.

Still some great cars around though and it was a surprisingly nice morning weather wise.

Master Bean

1,864 posts

87 months

Sunday 11th March 2018
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Japveesix said:
Went to this for the first time in months today and was pretty disappointed all round. There's still a nice mix of cars but it feels dead compared to the peak days when there were cars queuing all around the square and spilling out onto King St and the Thekla carpark.

So much police and traffic warden activity along with cones all around the square and it's all just a bit flat now really. Shame that the council and event can't work together and be a bit flexible with parking etc and use it as a way to generate money and bring people to the area rather than effectively killing it as is happening now.

Still some great cars around though and it was a surprisingly nice morning weather wise.
January and February were really busy. Could be because of mother's day. The po po were chilled out last month so could've been an angry one.

anonymous-user

21 months

Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Does anyone know anything about next weeks meet ? I saw it has been moved to Ashton Court due to the 10k taking place round Bristol, but I don't know which car park. I'm not on Facebook, so can't check on there.

the chav

1,010 posts

159 months

Thursday 10th May 2018
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All it says in face ache is by the mansion. So i guess its through the bottom entrance

Though i can imagine traffic will be busy

Port way will be shut looking at the 10k map


Master Bean

1,864 posts

87 months

Wednesday 16th May 2018
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RVVUNM

1,913 posts

176 months

Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Now that the self appointed leader of the breakfast club has started to offer alternative locations for the Sunday meet on a regular basis, who’s up for a back to basics Avenue car club meet back at the square. Just a suggestion.

Edited by RVVUNM on Friday 22 June 08:59

anonymous-user

21 months

Wednesday 20th June 2018
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RVVUNM said:
Now that the self appointed leader of the breakfast club has started to offer alternative locations for the Sunday meet on a regular basis who’s up for a back to basics Avenue car club meet back at the square. Just a suggestion.
I was thinking just the same thing the other day.

splodge s4

1,503 posts

204 months

Thursday 21st June 2018
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RVVUNM said:
Now that the self appointed leader of the breakfast club has started to offer alternative locations for the Sunday meet on a regular basis who’s up for a back to basics Avenue car club meet back at the square. Just a suggestion.
I hoped this would happen, in fact the other Sunday I was out on the bike & rode through QS hoping to see some of the old Avenue DC there, sadly it was empty.

CobraChris

330 posts

106 months

Thursday 21st June 2018
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That is a great idea.

petrolpat

305 posts

182 months

Thursday 21st June 2018
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Grahamdub said:
RVVUNM said:
Now that the self appointed leader of the breakfast club has started to offer alternative locations for the Sunday meet on a regular basis who’s up for a back to basics Avenue car club meet back at the square. Just a suggestion.
I was thinking just the same thing the other day.
Me too. A drive out to the square on the 8th will be on the agenda me thinks !

anonymous-user

21 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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Looks like the QSBC are meeting somewhere else again that day, so a trip to Queen Square might be in order. If nothing else I can give the dog a walk laugh

petrolpat

305 posts

182 months

Friday 6th July 2018
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Looks like the bike race on Sunday goes into Queen Square so think I will give it a miss

Master Bean

1,864 posts

87 months

Friday 6th July 2018
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petrolpat said:
Looks like the bike race on Sunday goes into Queen Square so think I will give it a miss
It's at Old Down Country park this month.

petrolpat

305 posts

182 months

Friday 6th July 2018
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Master Bean said:
It's at Old Down Country park this month.
A few of us were thinking of a QS meet for old time sake so thought best to post about about the bike race.

Will be meeting a few of the boys and heading out to the Country park instead.






Edited by petrolpat on Friday 6th July 15:25