Summer car shows and events - Essex/Suffolk

Summer car shows and events - Essex/Suffolk

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rgw2012

519 posts

92 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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AdamD said:
There will be a PH Essex gathering for breakfast at The White Elms garden centre and tea rooms near Danbury from 09:00 Saturday (tomorrow).

All welcome smile
Is this back on as a regular, second Sat each month, event?

Yex 450

4,335 posts

169 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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rgw2012 said:
AdamD said:
There will be a PH Essex gathering for breakfast at The White Elms garden centre and tea rooms near Danbury from 09:00 Saturday (tomorrow).

All welcome smile
Is this back on as a regular, second Sat each month, event?
Oh yes yes

rgw2012

519 posts

92 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Excellent - look forward to getting myself along in that case beer

klan8456

174 posts

24 months

Tuesday 27th March 2018
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So will there be another on 14th April?

Yex 450

4,335 posts

169 months

Tuesday 27th March 2018
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klan8456 said:
So will there be another on 14th April?
Certainly will, feel free to join in thumbup

klan8456

174 posts

24 months

Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Great! What's the turnout like usually?

rgw2012

519 posts

92 months

Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Usually fairly healthy and a good brekkie in the cafe too smile

Have a browse of this thread, it should give you a good idea of what to expect

www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=12...

klan8456

174 posts

24 months

Thursday 12th April 2018
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Thanks. Anyone heading out this weekend?

Yex 450

4,335 posts

169 months

Thursday 12th April 2018
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klan8456 said:
Thanks. Anyone heading out this weekend?
Meeting at Bicnacre is in the Essex group diary so expect quite a few folks will be there. I won't as my front wheels didn't survive the winter pothole lottery and I need to collect them from Lepsons Saturday morning.

rgw2012

519 posts

92 months

Thursday 12th April 2018
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Yup, I'm intending on going - hoping I get a chance to clean the car beforehand following it's outing to a washed out Burghley last weekend smile

Voguely

284 posts

107 months

Saturday 16th June 2018
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Anything happening in Essex this weekend?

pancakedan

8 posts

37 months

Saturday 16th June 2018
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Voguely said:
Anything happening in Essex this weekend?
Wheels at the Warren (Sun 0800-1100), a well attended event with some nice cars on display.

http://www.thewarrenestate.co.uk/index.php/events-...


CrippsCorner

1,856 posts

130 months

Monday 18th June 2018
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I went to the Father's Day Motor Fest @ Barleylands yesterday... absolutely pathetic. The organisers didn't have a clue what they were doing. Took 2 1/2 hours to get in from Southend (45 minutes on the sat-nav) 30 minute queues for the toilets and 45 minute queues for food.

Also because it was basically free entry for any modified cars, by the time we got in most had decided to leave so the stands were half empty and there was another leaving every minute!

Car park attendants didn't have a clue where to direct people to for parking.

Everyone on Facebook/Twitter asking for a refund but I don't hold up much hope!

Mashwort

49 posts

103 months

Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Also had the misfortune of going to Motorfest at Barleylands. Was lucky I didn't get stuck in traffic but 45 mins to get from the entrance to the display area (confusion / no order to how to get the cars to the display area), 2 hours to get back out of the car park and the show itself was average at best - crap layout, poor mix of cars, big gaps in the club area (assume clubs didn't bother to show). Would avoid events by these guys (think they have one at Trinity Park soon, not going anywhere near it!)

NewNameNeeded

2,327 posts

174 months

Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Mashwort said:
Also had the misfortune of going to Motorfest at Barleylands. Was lucky I didn't get stuck in traffic but 45 mins to get from the entrance to the display area (confusion / no order to how to get the cars to the display area), 2 hours to get back out of the car park and the show itself was average at best - crap layout, poor mix of cars, big gaps in the club area (assume clubs didn't bother to show). Would avoid events by these guys (think they have one at Trinity Park soon, not going anywhere near it!)
What time were you there? I've seen complaints that a fair few clubs and show cars left early afternoon.

FWIW we got there at around 11am, no great issues getting in (coming in from the West), parking was fine, and I thought the mix of cars was great. The queues for the food stalls looked horrendous, but we didn't eat. We spent a couple of hours wandering round the cars and were very happy. Would definitely go again.

Mashwort

49 posts

103 months

Wednesday 20th June 2018
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NewNameNeeded said:
What time were you there? I've seen complaints that a fair few clubs and show cars left early afternoon.

FWIW we got there at around 11am, no great issues getting in (coming in from the West), parking was fine, and I thought the mix of cars was great. The queues for the food stalls looked horrendous, but we didn't eat. We spent a couple of hours wandering round the cars and were very happy. Would definitely go again.
got there around 8.30 (although it took over 45mins to get from the gate to being parked up as they had no system / logic to getting us in) and left around 2.15 (well tried to leave at 2.15, actually got out of the arena and car park at 4.20 - not a single marshal to be seen until you finally got to the road). I'd say at least 25% of the areas set aside for clubs were empty, and just thought the range of cars was poor (compared to say the shows at Helmingham Hall). I'll steer clear in the future as i only get a few passes from the 'boss' for car shows and think there are much better ones out there. But glad you enjoyed it!

CrippsCorner

1,856 posts

130 months

Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Mashwort said:
NewNameNeeded said:
What time were you there? I've seen complaints that a fair few clubs and show cars left early afternoon.

FWIW we got there at around 11am, no great issues getting in (coming in from the West), parking was fine, and I thought the mix of cars was great. The queues for the food stalls looked horrendous, but we didn't eat. We spent a couple of hours wandering round the cars and were very happy. Would definitely go again.
got there around 8.30 (although it took over 45mins to get from the gate to being parked up as they had no system / logic to getting us in) and left around 2.15 (well tried to leave at 2.15, actually got out of the arena and car park at 4.20 - not a single marshal to be seen until you finally got to the road). I'd say at least 25% of the areas set aside for clubs were empty, and just thought the range of cars was poor (compared to say the shows at Helmingham Hall). I'll steer clear in the future as i only get a few passes from the 'boss' for car shows and think there are much better ones out there. But glad you enjoyed it!
I saw there was an issue getting out where we were leaving around 15:00 so I went the other way, and was out of the place in 15 minutes... sorry to hear you had an issue but glad I didn't as that would have put me over the edge!

There is a report about this on the Echo today, but no apology or refunds issued. Without those, these events are dead to me.

s p a c e m a n

9,467 posts

97 months

Monday 25th June 2018
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Maldon this Sunday, was show of the year for me last year and the only cost £5 to park

http://forman.no-ip.org/maldon/index.html

Mashwort

49 posts

103 months

Tuesday 26th June 2018
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s p a c e m a n said:
Maldon this Sunday, was show of the year for me last year and the only cost £5 to park

http://forman.no-ip.org/maldon/index.html
agree, great show, shame the 'boss' has put her foot down after 3 weekends on the bounce doing car shows... enjoy !

rgw2012

519 posts

92 months

Tuesday 26th June 2018
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s p a c e m a n said:
Maldon this Sunday, was show of the year for me last year and the only cost £5 to park

http://forman.no-ip.org/maldon/index.html
Hopefully will be able to get there for this as it does have the potential to be a nice day out - interesting that you are saying it is a great show, and I'm hoping that it is, but the previous years video on youtube didn't look that great actually, maybe just that the video didn't really capture it well smile