Basingstoke PHers (and anyone else) April Drive

Basingstoke PHers (and anyone else) April Drive

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ultimapaul

3,936 posts

237 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Fairly easy .... Follow the A33 J11 into B/stoke, you come across a big R/bout (Ringroad) left for the M3 right for Newbury. Turn Right, next r/bout turn left next r/bout turn right. Sproose Goose is along dual carriage way on right. You enter the car park from the next r/bout

HarryW

14,962 posts

242 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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I know it's really last minute, but how easy is The Spruce Goose to find from the M4? Is the leisure centre sign posted from the motorway? Sorry it's last minute.
Gavin.



Likewise, last minute Annie!! Coming up from the south coast so debating whether to come up the M3 or A32/A339, but that might spoil the drive latter.
See you there, assuming the sparkling duck car park is easy to find that is, just keep your engines running I'll follow my ears

Harry

kerniki

430 posts

255 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Is anyone from Bournemouth area going? fancy joining up?

Nik

HarryW

14,962 posts

242 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Nik

Coming from the other side of Southampton, probably up the M3 (woolly hat when nobodies looking weather!!) what time you going up as the M3 is sort of equidistant east and west to us both.

Harry

ultimapaul

3,936 posts

237 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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I'm traveling up from West End Nr Southampton. May I suggest the layby just off J9 M3 north. It is just off the r/bout on the A34. I know the way up via the A33 which is far more interesting than the M3. Say 10.00am???

plotloss

67,280 posts

243 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Anyone else going from SW London?

Matt.

JonRB

68,552 posts

245 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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roundabout - 2nd exit
roundabout - 2nd exit
roundabout - 2nd exit
roundabout - 2nd exit
roundabout - 2nd exit
roundabout - 3rd exit



Surely that's Milton Keynes?

gavinr

629 posts

240 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Anyone else going from SW London?

Matt.


Going along the M4 should hit it from A404 junction at about 9.45-9.55, Gold 350i

Gavin.

CarZee

13,382 posts

240 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Excellent Meet Guys - good to meet you all.

A round of applause for Don for his organisational magnificence..

CarZee

13,382 posts

240 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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And.... (Drumrrrrrrrroll... ) First Pics:


whatever

2,174 posts

243 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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I second that -- good meet and good weather! Hope we can all do it again before too long.

plotloss

67,280 posts

243 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Yeah top fun all round.

I would have loved to have seen that copper with a speed guns face when he saw 20 odd TVR's, an Ultima GTR, a TT and a Caterham go past at 55 in a 60mph!

He must have thought 'There goes my bonus!'

Excellent day out, thanks to all, especially Don and nice to meet those of you who I managed to speak to.



Matt.

>> Edited by plotloss on Sunday 14th April 15:56

funkyboogalooo

1,844 posts

241 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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wish i had the Maser today would've luvved to have been there.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mikebatty/

kerniki

430 posts

255 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Realy enjoyed the run, nice to have faces to names (some), well done Don! top show, especialy Jeremeys light weight cerby (lucky git), still we enjoyed having our roof off.can't wait for picys amd next run.

Nik

Don

Original Poster:

28,376 posts

257 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Well. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for coming. Sean at the Gamekeepers was obviously happy to see us all and I know I certainly had a good time. The power of Pistonheads....remarkable.

I threw a little web coverage together to remind us all...and make those who couldn't come jealous!

www.dwmhughes.demon.co.uk/PieAndDrive/PAW_FRAME.HTM

Don

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28,376 posts

257 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Carzee beat me to it with the pics! BTW: Loved the badges "CarZee". Mrs "CarZee" ..LOL..absolutely excellent...maybe we should all have badges on at the next one...

HarryW

14,962 posts

242 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Had a good day, lots of names to cars, a good selection from 280FHC/350i/V8S/Chimaera/Griff/Cebera not forgetting the Caterham and Ultima. Particualry nice to see a Tasmin not in race colours!!!
I was hoping to see some Tuscan's and or Tamora's, next time maybe, when the suns out
Cant remember the 'name' of the Chimaera I was following, dark blue L plate? but it sounded rather nice when being gunned.
Got home for my lunch a little early as I took the A339/A32 shortcut back to the south coast, my thats a quick road in stretches.
Gaggle of bikes went screeming past me on the A339 bit (I wasn't exactly pedestrian), low and behold one mile up the road one them came off on a bend, all looked like they were walking, just one bent bike.


Harry

ultimapaul

3,936 posts

237 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Harry - That is some road the A32. Glad you enjoyed it. You do have to watch for plod tho' especially on a Sunday!!!

ultimapaul

3,936 posts

237 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Also - Would really like to add my thanks to DON for a good meet. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and thanks to all for being so warm in their welcome to a non TVR 'newy'

marlboro

637 posts

244 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Firstly, many thanks to Don for sorting a great day. We should do this again.

Have posted some photo's here:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/brian.charlton/

Brian