NEC Classic Car show

NEC Classic Car show

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waggy

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181 posts

194 months

Monday 3rd October 2016
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Does anyone know of any discount codes for this event , tvr club is £2 off plus an admin fee of £1.50

must be better discounts out there

alex

Edited by waggy on Monday 3rd October 13:59

Norrie1873

30 posts

96 months

Tuesday 4th October 2016
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CMSDM16

waggy

Original Poster:

181 posts

194 months

Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Thats the code tvrcc use, £2 discount and £1.50 booking fee

mon the fish

1,130 posts

109 months

Wednesday 12th October 2016
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I'm heading down for this for the first time, and dragging the missus along too - on her birthday no less biggrin

Any good suggestions for beer/food in Brum? We're staying near the Arcadian centre from Fri-Mon, and I suppose I'd better try and make it up to her somehow...

tog

3,902 posts

189 months

Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Last time I stayed in Brum I had an excellent curry at http://jilabi.co.uk, conveniently on the way from the NEC to the Arcadian Centre I think.

chniba

34 posts

94 months

Wednesday 26th October 2016
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I'm going to the event for the first time and would appreciate any advice from veterans. Can anyone recommend any good restaurants or pubs?

bungle

1,710 posts

201 months

Sunday 30th October 2016
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Norrie1873 said:
CMSDM16
Has this offer ran out? Doesn't seem to do anything?

fatboy18

18,449 posts

172 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Anyone been yet, is it worth the trip from Surrey?

E31Shrew

5,877 posts

153 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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fatboy18 said:
Anyone been yet, is it worth the trip from Surrey?
Got to the NEC at 10am and then spent 45 minutes trying to get a parking space. Shuffled around for the first couple of hours then it got a little easier. Don't think l'll bother again though.

stuartmmcfc

7,827 posts

153 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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We went on Friday. I've been loads of times over the years
I enjoyed it but had the nagging feeling that there was more trade and not quite so many cars there this year
It's so huge it's easy to miss stuff but I didnt see, for example, any wedges etc.
You don't really expect to see new stuff but there was a dealer there selling stuff you'd see on any modern car lot TBH

Nik da Greek

2,503 posts

111 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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stuartmmcfc said:
We went on Friday. I've been loads of times over the years
I enjoyed it but had the nagging feeling that there was more trade and not quite so many cars there this year
It's so huge it's easy to miss stuff but I didnt see, for example, any wedges etc.
You don't really expect to see new stuff but there was a dealer there selling stuff you'd see on any modern car lot TBH
Pretty much exactly this!

I try to go every year. I try to go on the Friday because it's got the least number of blundering fools ...honestly, I've never been anywhere with such a preponderance of slow-moving, suddenly-stopping indecisive walking corpses since dear ol' nan's incarceration in the Sunnyside God's Waiting Room Care Home and Dogfood Recycling House... Every year seems to have fewer stands of cool old cars and more stands of chancers trying to sell you sub-ebay chod. Not sure why the Friday tickets are £7 more expensive than weekend day tickets, either... surely it wouldn't be a cynical attempt by the organisers to maximise profit on a day with smaller footfall through the gates? Food is atrocious, though commendable attempt to avoid the usual show franchised dogburger stalls. First thing we saw in the door was a La Ferrari... errrrm... Classic? Well, no, not really, but then it was on the stand of a massive insurance seller so I guess they could afford some of your their huge amount of money on a shock-and-awe exhibit, irrespective of how utterly irrelevant it is...


Still and all, it's definitely worth a visit becuase the sheer size means even if there's plenty not to like, there's more still to be awestruck by and where else are you going to see such a huge and varied ouvre of motoring eccentricity in the depths of the winter car show dearth? For us it's a three-hour drive each way from the Sussex coast (about £100 of Premium unleaded and £8 premix 2T oil) plus the twelve quid parking fee (unavoidable really unless you like really long walks as the car park seems to cover a postcode on it's own so smeg knows how far away you'd have to park to not be in the NEC's financing zone!) plus £30-plus quid entrance charge each. So empahtically not a cheap day out, but still worth it on my own personal balance sheet.I mean, I got to see the only known Soviet ZAZ 1102 Tavria in the UK, so it was worth it for that alone. Errrrrmmm...

tog

3,902 posts

189 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Nik da Greek said:
twelve quid parking fee (unavoidable really ...)
If you leave late enough (7ish) the booths are usually unmanned. I haven't paid to park for years.

fatboy18

18,449 posts

172 months

Sunday 13th November 2016
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Decided not to bother, Petrol, car park, entrance fee + food + no doubt buying something I don't really need would have taken it well over £100. Went to my Church remembrance services instead.

Nik da Greek

2,503 posts

111 months

Sunday 13th November 2016
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tog said:
Nik da Greek said:
twelve quid parking fee (unavoidable really ...)
If you leave late enough (7ish) the booths are usually unmanned. I haven't paid to park for years.
lol. Where were you when I needed you? hehe

Good tip, that

Prohibiting

1,199 posts

79 months

Sunday 13th November 2016
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I went today with my missus- first time I've been to the NEC classic car show.

It was OK.

Without trying to sound too negative the things I didn't like are:
1) Not as many cars displayed as I thought they'd have.
2) Way too many trade stands.
3) Complete lack of food/snack stands.
4) The orange/yellow dim lighting is appalling. They really need to invest in LED.

I think I preferred the Pistonheads Sunday Service at the Sports and Classic show at Alexander Palace which was free.

My favourite stands were the Ford GT40 and MG 6R4.

Edited by Prohibiting on Monday 14th November 10:56

stuartmmcfc

7,827 posts

153 months

Sunday 13th November 2016
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Prohibiting said:
I went today with my missus- first time I've been to the NEC classic car show.

It was OK.

Without trying to sound too negative the things I didn't like are:
1) Not as many cars displayed as I thought they'd have.
2) Way too many trade stands.
3) Complete lack of food/snack stands.
4) The orange/yellow dim lighting is appalling. They really need to invest in LED.

I think I preferred the Pistonheads Sunday Service at the Sports and Classic show at Alexander Palace which was free.

My favourite stands were the Ford GT40 and Renault 6R4.

Edited by Prohibiting on Sunday 13th November 18:55
While completely agree with points 1,2 and 4, there's no shortage of places to get all sorts of food from!
I didn't see a Renault 6R4 though wink

wack

2,080 posts

167 months

Sunday 4th December 2016
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Nik da Greek said:
tog said:
Nik da Greek said:
twelve quid parking fee (unavoidable really ...)
If you leave late enough (7ish) the booths are usually unmanned. I haven't paid to park for years.
lol. Where were you when I needed you? hehe

Good tip, that
I parked in the resorts world shopping centre multi storey on the saturday, didn't spend a penny in the shops so no discount applied, bit surprised when I stuck the ticket in and it asked for £2, arrived 9ish, left at 5ish