RE: MINI Plant Oxford Sunday Service 20th October

RE: MINI Plant Oxford Sunday Service 20th October

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cerb4.5lee

19,652 posts

148 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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Court_S said:
My first Sunday Service. Thanks for organising PH.

Some seriously nice cars out. The E30 with the V10 was immense. Lovely. Sounded good when it drove off too.
I wished that I was there for sure to experience that! coolcloud9

MrC986

2,874 posts

159 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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Zarco said:
This colour ....was different:


I really liked it all the same (knew it wasn't a GT3). Colour looks great in the metal.
Thanks, It’s a C4 with factory fit aero kit and GT3 spec wheels & exhaust pipes in Paladio Metallic with Cobra Nogaro bucket seats trimmed to match the OEM interior which helps confuse (& a replacement exhaust wink ) It’s considerably more affordable than a 996 GT3.

TheAngryDog

11,144 posts

177 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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TVR_Steve said:
TheAngryDog said:
TVR_Steve said:
BFleming said:
TheAngryDog said:
BFleming said:
TheAngryDog said:
Anyone going from Bucks / Aylesbury way?
I would imagine myself & TVR_Steve are going that way. How about the Morrisons at 8:30 or so?
Yeah can do that. The one near the train station? (I realise this is the only Morrisons in Aylesbury).
That's the one, HP20 2SQ. The car park should be quiet as they don't open until 10:00.
See you Sunday, 8:30 wavey
bounce
Nice. See you guys there!
Thank you for the drive in this morning, enjoyed it! Nice to return to a Sunday Service after many years away.
Was good to meet you and Brendan this morning. Both cars are lovely and I had the benefit of hearing yours first hand. Loud but sounded good!

TheAngryDog

11,144 posts

177 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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Thanks PH for putting this on. Sausage butty and coffee were very good. Looking forward to the next SS after this being my first.

KW355]arco said:
Fun morning out. Cheers all.

Who brought the E30 with the V10 up front?

(I have a nice picture but it won't upload)


It was me !







Edited by KW355 on Sunday 20th October 16:09
Your car is all kinds of awesome. The V10 looks like it was meant to be there. Thank you for bringing it.



Not the best photo I am afraid.

ianwayne

3,878 posts

236 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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Good quality photos BFleming.

The metallic green Boxster is mine. smile Thanks! The rare colour (yes I know, shouldn't be that important …...) was one of the reasons I bought it.

Edited by ianwayne on Sunday 20th October 20:13

TheAngryDog

11,144 posts

177 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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Had to take a photo of my own car hehe

Seemed to get some interest which was nice, especially with the quality of cars in attendance.

KW355

31 posts

121 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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[quote=TheAngryDog]

Your car is all kinds of awesome. The V10 looks like it was meant to be there. Thank you for bringing it.



Not the best photo I am afraid.




Thanks for all the positive comments everyone.
Great to meet you all .

cerb4.5lee

19,652 posts

148 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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KW355 said:
Thanks for all the positive comments everyone.
Great to meet you all .
It doesn't get much better than this for sure for me(love the fact that it has a V10 in it!). thumbupsmokin

Peter255

51 posts

183 months

Sunday 20th October 2019
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BFleming said:
Brrr:
Nice pics. Thanks for posting.thumbup And yes it was rather brisk in the Atom.... and windy.... and noisy.

But I can with confirm with the 350 map it is also savagely quick! biggrin


J500ANT

3,101 posts

207 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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BFleming said:
More Brrrr! I was cold in the Boxster, this chap came further in this. Respect.

I was probably warmer than the Atom owner though! Great pics!

RSD 25

545 posts

171 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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A bit late i know, but it was another fantastic SS!

I've always wanted to go to the Mini factory, a place i still affectionately call Cowley & the morning didn't disappoint at all! Especially since it was my first ever time i drove to & from an SS since passing my driving test. Years later then i thought, yes, but at least i might finally come to more then 1 a year for the first time since 2013!

Back to the day & of course two of the many reasons why i love & forever love coming to PHSS's over the years. A great variety of cars & great people.

I met new people & got to see & chat to some friends of mine again, albeit briefly due to the sheer awesomeness that was around me. Being at a place i've always wanted to go to was one distraction, but of course, the cars that came took centre stage! Seeing everything from a pair of Volvo V40's & my steed that took me there & back to a Ginetta G33, Caterham 21, Smart Crossblade, Fiat Panda 4X4, a very tidy E39 5-Series & of course, everyones favourite, the V10 powered E30 M3!

After a few hours of taking a million pics of everything on show (those who know me know that fact too well!) i went into the museum & visitor centre to see the history of the Cowley factory from William Morris's early Morris Oxford to the entire line up of new Mini's you could buy, along with one of the electric Mini's used in the 2012 Olympics & a few things i remember from that great summer.

A fantastic morning all round! And i even bought a few souvenirs as well as a promise to come back to Cowley & do a factory tour!

Till then, time for some pics!

IMG_7766 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7800 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7808 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7846 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7866 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7913 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7939 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7954 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7989 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8048 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8067 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_7985 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8075 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8089 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8129 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8143 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8210 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8236 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8253 by RDenton, on Flickr

IMG_8254 by RDenton, on Flickr

And finally...

IMG_8223 by RDenton, on Flickr

Oh wait, i have a video too!

IMG_6181 by RDenton, on Flickr

Till the next time! Enjoy!

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHQ3nUY
https://www.facebook.com/rsdenton1/media_set?set=a...

Rob


Edited by RSD 25 on Monday 21st October 14:32

Marchutch

126 posts

94 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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Good pictures, Robert. Many thanks.

Mr-B

2,863 posts

162 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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Thanks MINI/PH for organising.

I managed to somehow miss the V10 M3 although I have had a nose around it at a previous SS, great effort from whoever did the transplant, looked very OEM.

Inside the museum bit, that red Mini "estate" about 3 or 4 cars in, how small were those wheels? Tiny. Wheels plus the high profile tyre rubber was probably smaller than some modern alloys alone, and I'm no Peter Crouch but the roofline only came up to chest height. Simpler times.

DickyC

40,000 posts

166 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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Mr-B said:
Thanks MINI/PH for organising.

I managed to somehow miss the V10 M3 although I have had a nose around it at a previous SS, great effort from whoever did the transplant, looked very OEM.

Inside the museum bit, that red Mini "estate" about 3 or 4 cars in, how small were those wheels? Tiny. Wheels plus the high profile tyre rubber was probably smaller than some modern alloys alone, and I'm no Peter Crouch but the roofline only came up to chest height. Simpler times.
10"

The Cooper had discs and the Cooper S had discs that worked - all inside 10" wheels.

ianwayne

3,878 posts

236 months

Monday 21st October 2019
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I always like the amalgam of different cars together, PH is a broad spectrum. Too many the same lined up sometimes at these sort of things. 2 x Renaultsport Clios next to a nicely modified Suzuki Jiminy was nice smile



And the use of 2 classic old Citroen HY vans for the food and drink was great!

Most private plates seem to try a bit hard with the stupid modified lettering and extra screws, but this one I liked on a C63.


Lowieee

2 posts

23 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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My first PH meet, awesome morning, had a great drive down in my Mclaren from Worcester after only owning it 5 days! Seen some special cars there, the two Noble MC12's looked great and picked up some good advice off their owners as to what track to go to first with decent run offs (Bedford), which hopefully i don't need but more than likely will! Looking forward to more of these meets in the future, coffee, bacon & cars ... perfect

playalistic

2,269 posts

132 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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ianwayne said:
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Most private plates seem to try a bit hard with the stupid modified lettering and extra screws, but this one I liked on a C63.

Thanks, I umm'd and ahhh'd about the slightly dodgy spacing but think it's borderline OK. I'm sure it'll end up on the st plates thread though smile

TheVole

496 posts

121 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Thanks PH for a good morning, it's the first SS I've been to and I had a great time.

The museum was really interesting, especially as I live locally and have had the plant there all my life - but I'd never had the chance to go through the gates!

The variety of metal (and fibreglass, and carbon fibre) on show was amazing, and I'll definitely be making an effort to attend future events.

One of the only photos I've managed to find of mine so far, thanks to the photographer in this thread:



Edited by TheVole on Tuesday 22 October 14:02

BFleming

2,962 posts

111 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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TheVole said:
Thanks PH for a good morning, it's the first SS I've been to and I had a great time.

The museum was really interesting, especially as I live locally and have had the plant there all my life - but I'd never had the chance to go through the gates!

The variety of metal (and fibreglass, and carbon fibre) on show was amazing, and I'll definitely be making an effort to attend future events.

One of the only photos I've managed to find of mine so far, thanks to the photographer in this thread:

TVR_Steve and myself stood looking at your engine bay for a while. I bet that runs well.

bobski1

1,321 posts

72 months

Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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What colour is the E30 painted in? Need to redo one and really liked that colour