Guernsey car enthusiasts coffee meet?

Guernsey car enthusiasts coffee meet?

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bartesque

547 posts

204 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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cibble10 said:
OK, well, assuming the weather forecast ir correct then I propose 14:00 tomorrow afternoon at Vistas!!!!!
Given the number who are unable to make it shall we try and do this later in the week or next weekend ?

Be good if we got a few of us out

cibble10

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722 posts

120 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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bartesque said:
Given the number who are unable to make it shall we try and do this later in the week or next weekend ?

Be good if we got a few of us out
Next couple of days look dry too so all possible. Not surprised that many have commitments. I shall turn up today. Many will likely be working the next couple of days. New Year's Day maybe??

James19181

238 posts

113 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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I just got home and can't face unpacking so I'll be down for a quick cuppa

cibble10

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722 posts

120 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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James19181 said:
I just got home and can't face unpacking so I'll be down for a quick cuppa
Pleased you did for two reasons:

1. You were excellent company.

2. No other bugger could make it.

Seriously, it,was great to meet you James.... bow

The G Kid

671 posts

124 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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cibble10 said:
Pleased you did for two reasons:

1. You were excellent company.

2. No other bugger could make it.

Seriously, it,was great to meet you James.... bow
I saw you at the top of the Rohais about 1.15pm today, presumably on your way to Vistas. I was on my way to the panto......

BTW, your Boxster sounded very good. I didn't wave as my motor is spending Xmas at Jackson's and you'd have probably been surprised by getting a salute from a CRV!

Edited by The G Kid on Sunday 28th December 19:40


Edited by The G Kid on Sunday 28th December 19:41

James19181

238 posts

113 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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cibble10 said:
Pleased you did for two reasons:

1. You were excellent company.

2. No other bugger could make it.

Seriously, it,was great to meet you James.... bow
And you, and thanks very much for the demo of the Porsche!

We'll have to do it again as I owe you a coffee! biggrin

(PS saw an NSX on the way home, reg no. 4. Don't think I've see that before...)

Shewie

553 posts

191 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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Think that NSX is owned by the guy from Doyle Motors. I've seen it in the showroom and looks like a really nice car. They have reg no 3 as well, albeit on something a little more prosaic.

The G Kid

671 posts

124 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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Shewie said:
Think that NSX is owned by the guy from Doyle Motors. I've seen it in the showroom and looks like a really nice car. They have reg no 3 as well, albeit on something a little more prosaic.
That's correct. He's also got a black NSX and an early 911.

cibble10

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722 posts

120 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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The G Kid said:
I saw you at the top of the Rohais about 1.15pm today, presumably on your way to Vistas. I was on my way to the panto......

BTW, your Boxster sounded very good. I didn't wave as my motor is spending Xmas at Jackson's and you'd have probably been surprised by getting a salute from a CRV!

Edited by The G Kid on Sunday 28th December 19:40


Edited by The G Kid on Sunday 28th December 19:41
Usually CRVs aren't very polite with their saluting at Porsches so I tend to ignore them wink

James and I were stuck in Sunday afternoon traffic so having been cautioned by plod a few weeks ago for speeding I didn't think I particularly wanted to hear that oft repeated panto line of 'he's behind you!' From James ...

cibble10

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722 posts

120 months

Sunday 28th December 2014
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James19181 said:
And you, and thanks very much for the demo of the Porsche!

We'll have to do it again as I owe you a coffee! biggrin

(PS saw an NSX on the way home, reg no. 4. Don't think I've see that before...)
Sorry it wasn't more exciting !

Stuart0620

47 posts

112 months

Friday 2nd January 2015
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I will be up for the next coffee meet.

I have been thinking for sometime to sort out a Goodwood type monthly Breakfast meet where any petrolheads can meet up for a coffee/breakfast and a chat.

Whilst the Classic Car Club, the Porsche Owners Club, the Sarnia Car Club and various other clubs meet up regularly, there is nothing for interested individuals that are not members of any of these clubs.

I was thinking of something like 9.00am on perhaps the third Sunday each month at somewhere like Vistas or Pembroke, i.e. it needs to be somewhere where numerous cars can park and where coffee/food can be had and also somewhere to sit inside if it is raining.

Any comments welcome.

Banzai987R

64 posts

261 months

Friday 2nd January 2015
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Count me in - hey, count in the whole Porsche Club region as it gives us an event to go to biglaugh

Shewie

553 posts

191 months

Friday 2nd January 2015
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Banzai987R said:
Count me in - hey, count in the whole Porsche Club region as it gives us an event to go to biglaugh
yes Sounds good.. I'd be up for that.

bartesque

547 posts

204 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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Stuart

sounds good

as somebody suggested earlier Hotel Jerbourg might be an option

Great location, Large car park, great coffee and cake and Paul is a petrolhead so will I am sure welcome the event

It would be fun see that many cars navigate their way there and back smile


cibble10

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722 posts

120 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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Stuart0620 said:
I will be up for the next coffee meet.

I have been thinking for sometime to sort out a Goodwood type monthly Breakfast meet where any petrolheads can meet up for a coffee/breakfast and a chat.

Whilst the Classic Car Club, the Porsche Owners Club, the Sarnia Car Club and various other clubs meet up regularly, there is nothing for interested individuals that are not members of any of these clubs.

I was thinking of something like 9.00am on perhaps the third Sunday each month at somewhere like Vistas or Pembroke, i.e. it needs to be somewhere where numerous cars can park and where coffee/food can be had and also somewhere to sit inside if it is raining.

Any comments welcome.
We are all on the same page smile. I think maybe setting a date in stone is going to work well in the summer type months but potentially less attendees on wet days (well, maybe the same number of attendees but without their garage queen cars.... Yes, I am likely referring to me...). We've batted this back and forward already but given so few people on the CI thread til recently nothing was concluded, though James and I might claim to have had the first such meet recently wink

I like Vistas for the tidy car park but it now seems to be consistently busy and in my view not enough capacity to make people with decent cars want to park there. Pembroke is a rough car park.... So....

Crabby J . Good car parking but do, or would they, provide coffee etc on a Sunday morning?

Half Moon, with parking in each direction.

One of the piers? Boat House or White Rock cafe for refreshments....

I think the priorities must be easy access, tidy parking, refreshments. The better we build it, the more will come smile



Stuart0620

47 posts

112 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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It is possible to get exclusive use of the car park next to Vistas via the Environment Dept which I have done twice before for the Charity Sprints, so this might be the solution and would then make it the perfect venue. We could book it from perhaps 8.30am to 10,30am - just a thought !

I agree with your comments that if it rains the turnout won't be as good but that being said the Goodwood Breakfast Club is always oversubscribed even when it rains.

Perhaps we could meet up and discuss over a coffee ?

engie500

11 posts

113 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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I like the idea of a monthly meet, i am sure that over time members will increase, i suppose it depends on what crowd you are looking to attract. Personnaly i would consider myself a car nut and would be very interested... however i do not own an excotic super car (Mazdz 3 MPS), would there be a criteria on car type?

James19181

238 posts

113 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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engie500 said:
I like the idea of a monthly meet, i am sure that over time members will increase, i suppose it depends on what crowd you are looking to attract. Personnaly i would consider myself a car nut and would be very interested... however i do not own an excotic super car (Mazdz 3 MPS), would there be a criteria on car type?
If I can get away with turning up in my Octavia VRS, in the state it was last week, you'll be fine biggrin but then there was only two of us, and anything would look ratty next to Paul's GTS!

I'm always keen for a meet. As other's have said might be better to organise a date on a month-by-month basis - otherwise if we do a turn-up-if-you-can with our numbers someone might end up being the only one there. doodle.com may be useful for orgnaising this sort of thing.

Stuart0620

47 posts

112 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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I don't think a criteria should be set other than "interesting" vehicles which I would classify as performance, modified, sports, supercars, classic, veteran, vintage, kit cars, American, customised, etc...

Certainly a Mazda 3 MPS and an Octavia VRS would be the type of vehicles and the more variety we have the more people will be attracted. The different type of vehicles will attract a different range of age profiles and types but at the end of the day they will all be "petrolheads".

I am sure that the Guernsey Press will be happy to do an article about the inaugural meet once this is sorted.

The biggest potential problem if it took off is that there may not be enough car parking space for everyone but it would be great to have that problem !

Stuart0620

47 posts

112 months

Saturday 3rd January 2015
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Forgot to add in view of the current Width and Emissions Taxes being proposed only Wide cars and cars with High CO2 to be allowed !