Basingstoke PHers (and anyone else) April Drive

Basingstoke PHers (and anyone else) April Drive

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marlboro

637 posts

243 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

JonRB

68,110 posts

244 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Yes, really great day.

Here is my little photographic contribution:
www.jonrb.dial.pipex.com/photo/PHBasingstoke/

Will type more later - no time right now.

beano1197

20,846 posts

247 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Well done Don - super venue and route to it, and thanks for keeping us legal! Great to meet some more PHers too.


OK - Here's some of my photos from the digital (sent a few rolls off to Mr Fuji - they'll follow later!)

www.fotango.com/cgi-bin/public_gallery_item.cgi?id=132118&index=0&key=

Excellent turn out, I counted up:

Ten Chimaera
Three Cerbera
Three Griffith
One Tasmin FHC (pretty)
One S
One 350i
and Ultima (luvverly!), Caterham and Audi TT

at the start. I know we lost a Chimaera and gained a Griff somewhere! Completely lost count when the extra horses turned up at The Gamekeepers...

I am sure we confused the white Wedge and blue Chimaera heading in the opposite direction from our (err ... what is the collective noun for TVR's on the road anyway ? A "rumble" ... ? A "growl" ...?)

StuntMonkey

55 posts

236 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Excellent way to spend a few hours.....

Nice to meet everyone who showed.....

Hello to plotloss (and Mrs plotloss!!)
Many Thanks to Don.
Rodders for the ride (Blue Cerbie) and Ann (Red Tasmin) for lunch!
As the TellyTubbies say.... Again, Again, Again!!!!

Regards,

Dave

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JonRB

68,110 posts

244 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Here is my little photographic contribution:
www.jonrb.dial.pipex.com/photo/PHBasingstoke/
Will type more later - no time right now.
Sorry about that.
Just wanted to say what a great day out it was today - the convoy was quite awesome. Glad to see some people got some in-car photos as we suffered a jammed seatbelt which stopped Cosmic from taking photos from our car.
It was really good to put some faces to names, but as usual we didn't get to talk to everyone. Give it a few more meets and we might get there.

Finally, hats off to Don for organising such a good meet, especially the convoy. We must have looked pretty impressive as we rumbled past. 10/10.

Kind regards
JonRB (& Cosmic G)

gavinr

629 posts

239 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Cheers for organising it Don,
I really enjoyed myself, also thanks to the Cerbie owner (sorry didn't catch your name) for stopping to pick my Dad's hat up, after he lost it taking a picture kneeling on the seat.

Gavin and 350i

markjenkins

25 posts

256 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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I just want to pipe up and add my thanks to Don for organising it, I know what stuff like that can be like, and you did a good job sir

To add my pictures, they can be found at www.tvr.hants.ukgateway.net/Monthly_Report/2002/April/April_2002.html just ignore the stuff at the top about our monthly meeting.

Also if any of you want to pop along to the Hampshire TVRCC meetings, the new venue is shown on our website www.hantstvr.co.uk/ - and before anyone says anything we know the website is a little out-of-date but we are working on it.

So Thanks again Don, and I hope to see you all again soon,

Mark.

CarZee

13,382 posts

239 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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My contribution to possibly the largest yield of photos from any meet ...... ever..

www.fffnh.com/PH-14-04-02/

rodders

30 posts

239 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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also thanks to the Cerbie owner (sorry didn't catch your name) for stopping to pick my Dad's hat up, after he lost it taking a picture kneeling on the seat.





This was me and the Stunt monkey. We can only echo what has already been said, "Nice one Don!" Can't wait until the next one!!

Rob (Rodders), Dave (THE Stunt Monkey)

jeremyc

19,983 posts

256 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Thank you Don - what a great event! My only regret is that we had to leave so early and hence didn't have time to meet more of you.

Here are my photographic contributions:
http://jeremy.copp.users.btopenworld.com/PHPieDrive/PHPieDrive.html

If you would like to be identified through your pride and joy, let me know which it is by email and I'll update the site. By the same token, if you'd rather not have your PH identity alongside the photos then contact me.

Roll on the next meet!

AnnTaz

10 posts

236 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Thank you Don for organsing this great event today. I had a great time and the pub was a great venue.
Also, thanks to all who have taken some great photo's of the day and the compliments regarding my car.

Looking forward to the next event!

marlboro

637 posts

243 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Don,

You have certainly started something here. One meet and how many web sites loaded with photo's. More than 20 cars. Just goes to show how much we all enjoyed the day.
When's the next one??

Brian

cockers

609 posts

253 months

Sunday 14th April 2002
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Cant remember the 'name' of the Chimaera I was following, dark blue L plate? but it sounded rather nice when being gunned.



Harry - that would be me! The missus and I were so intrigued at your comment that we asked the bloke at Fernhurst whether or not we had a sports exhaust - he seemed to think we did. You learn something new every day!

Can only echo what others have said - top meeting and well done to Don

Unfortunate that the numpty contingent was out in force, but as has already been noted, they probably did us a very big favour!

No photos to post, I'm afraid - still sticking to analogue technology. Shame, because Harry's rather tasty V8S features in quite a few of them, including my particular favourite when I was standing on the Chimaera's transmission tunnel in the queue for The Gamekeepers. Please feel free to email me for any prints though.

Cheers,

Paul and Julie.

PS - When's the next one then?!

.mark

11,104 posts

248 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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Bu$$er - sounds like you all had a great meet. Only sorry I couldn't make it in the end Maybe next time!

Don

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28,376 posts

256 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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Glad you all enjoyed it! And thanks for your kind words!

I'll write to Sean, our host, and thank the man for being so obliging with his roof! Roll on the summer season.....

jeremyc

19,983 posts

256 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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There must be great scope for a caption competition here.

What did the white wedge and blue Chimaera occupants say when, on a quiet Sunday drive in Hampshire, they come across a convoy of 22 or so coming in the opposite direction?

CarZee

13,382 posts

239 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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"Pie-Piper of Hampshire's comeback gig a success..".

whatever

2,174 posts

242 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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So, no-one got a picture of the police van & camera, then?

JonRB

68,110 posts

244 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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What did the ... blue Chimaera occupants say when, on a quiet Sunday drive in Hampshire, they come across a convoy of 22 or so coming in the opposite direction?

He said, in a recent message to the TVR Car Club mailing list on Yahoo! Groups...

--- In tvrccmaillist@y..., "neilstenning" wrote:
Spotted on A339 heading from Basingstoke to Alton and then along A3349, you all turned off in South Warnborough (??).

Half a dozen Chimaera's, a couple of Cerbera's and a couple of Griffiths. Probably more that's all I saw.

I followed you from Basingstoke to where you turned off, would of liked to have stopped for a chat. But, I was on my way to Tesco's - a bit of a detour I know, and I didn't know how much further you were driving.

Anyway, must have looked impressive to the oncoming traffic.

Neil.
Starmist Blue Chimaera 4ltr.
--- End forwarded message ---

plotloss

67,280 posts

242 months

Monday 15th April 2002
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So, no-one got a picture of the police van & camera, then?



No, but luckily he has not got pictures of us either!

Matt.

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