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New AMOC Club Chairman

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RobDown

2,532 posts

54 months

Wednesday 7th February
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AstonZagato said:
I'm always saddened by these comments. I think there is some truth in them. However, the concours are NOT just for classics - even I have entered a Gaydon car! And the trips do seem to be quite modern when I see the pictures.
I had originally written that I appreciated some modern cars enter the Councours etc, but I thought my post was already getting too long for an Internet forumsmile

But I would still maintain that Concours is primarily for "the classics" - as it it should be really. I guess my point was more that it would be nice to see the club spend just a fraction of the time that goes into Concours, thinking about ways to appeal to the masses (i.e. me). Just look at the enthusiasm for Paul's track day on here; it should really be AMOC taking the lead on these things

And with each year that passes the number of Gaydon cars is going to grow substantially (fingers crossed). At this rate AMOC risks having a rival club set up that does offer things for new owners (this forum is one small step away from it)

beer

IanV12VR

2,270 posts

81 months

Thursday 8th February
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I think it very much depends on your Area Rob. You should live down in Devon smile and I think you would see a different picture. 80% plus are Gaydon cars and over the last few years we have visited Gaydon, McLaren and Morgan. When DAE were in the SW we visited them, we do drive outs, Treasure Hunts, foreign tours, weekends away with drive, country house visits and lots of lunches. Although I have stepped down now the new organiser and his assistant are both Gaydon owners and the irony down here is the problem of persuading people to bring their classic Aston’s out. Mind you the SW has always been different and gone it’s own way.

Beechburn

21 posts

3 months

Thursday 8th February
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As a relatively newbie Gaydon owner (DB9 2006) I thought joining the AMOC would be a good and fun thing to do. However, I have not been able to find an active membership in my area. My local AML dealer did write to someone on my behalf but a reply was never received. So my decision not to join became an easy one - and, in my mind, reading some of the comments here does justify that decision. I felt the forums would be important to me and I do find PH very good indeed. AMOC tie down their forum with non-members not having access to all areas which is understandable, but I do wonder are they aware of the 'back door' which gives full access :-)

tonyhall38

4,043 posts

142 months

Thursday 8th February
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the area's i use...16 mainly..which is Sussex , 1 surrey and south London , 7 which is Kent.....always something going on and a good mix of cars...but the events are organised by the local reps...not the socom etc...in fact the only thing i ever see that they organise are the concours events...
all the other events...like in the past...covent garden...didnt know about it...kensington time line...didnt know about it...all until too late...
I get the feeling the prestige events are reserved for those chosen few...because they seen always to have the same people and cars...

who was asked to take part in the new years day parade?......i wasn't , didn't even know Astons were invited....apparently they are every year...

the socom , so called management.....chairman etc...£1200 per person to stay in a hotel for 3 or 4 nights.....not exactly hard work is it...
7k wasted on trips to cornwall for the concours...

all stinks to me...very easy to spend other people money....

unless the new chairperson changes things and attitudes change...then there will be a breakaway club....

cayman-black

6,629 posts

142 months

Thursday 8th February
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RichB said:
You must have gone to the wrong place biglaugh

Edited by RichB on Wednesday 7th February 21:46
lol for sure, i have missed all this action.

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AstonZagato

7,393 posts

136 months

Thursday 8th February
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Beechburn said:
As a relatively newbie Gaydon owner (DB9 2006) I thought joining the AMOC would be a good and fun thing to do. However, I have not been able to find an active membership in my area. My local AML dealer did write to someone on my behalf but a reply was never received. So my decision not to join became an easy one - and, in my mind, reading some of the comments here does justify that decision. I felt the forums would be important to me and I do find PH very good indeed. AMOC tie down their forum with non-members not having access to all areas which is understandable, but I do wonder are they aware of the 'back door' which gives full access :-)
Whereabouts are you?

The current iteration of the forum is "access all areas" at the moment.

The old one had "members only" restrictions on certain areas - notably the "Idling" section which would enable the members to talk in confidence about club matters (and be perhaps more free with their opinions than on a completely public forum). Perhaps that would be a good thing now as it would be better to wash our dirty laundry away from the general public.

The model forums were always fully open but the technical forums were also member only on the basis that what would the point of joining the club be if all its knowledge were open to everyone.

However, currently, everyone can see everything.

Bobajobbob

250 posts

22 months

Thursday 8th February
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The Chairman related threads on the new AMOC board remind me why I let my membership lapse and why I don’t play Golf.

DB531

57 posts

73 months

Thursday 8th February
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who was asked to take part in the new years day parade?......i wasn't , didn't even know Astons were invited....apparently they are every year...

Tony.

Members were invited by way of an open invitation published in several issues of the AM News.

RichB

39,189 posts

210 months

Thursday 8th February
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Bobajobbob said:
...why I don’t play Golf.
You're the first person to mention golf. So your point is? rolleyes

Dixy

1,162 posts

131 months

Thursday 8th February
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AstonZagato said:
Whereabouts are you?

The current iteration of the forum is "access all areas" at the moment.

However, currently, everyone can see everything.
As an ex-member this made me go and look, whilst I accept I am a complete luddite, it seemed closed except for a few sections.

I spat the dummy many years ago largely down to the way some of the old guard would treat newer recruits, it would seem nothing has changed for the better.

fellrunner

30 posts

26 months

Thursday 8th February
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Let my membership lapse this year. Really can't see what it offers for the money.

tonyhall38

4,043 posts

142 months

Thursday 8th February
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DB531 said:
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who was asked to take part in the new years day parade?......i wasn't , didn't even know Astons were invited....apparently they are every year...

Tony.

Members were invited by way of an open invitation published in several issues of the AM News.
News to me.....

Bobajobbob

250 posts

22 months

Thursday 8th February
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RichB said:
You're the first person to mention golf. So your point is? rolleyes
I'll let you figure it out

Marco07

3 posts

Thursday 8th February
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I think the AMOC is actually a pretty good club. Lots of social events if that’s your thing. Sure there’s a few braggers but I daresay they get everywhere and I’ve never struggled to avoid them.

Following the chairman debate it seems that there are plenty of people who are prepared to stand up to the shouty boys so I’m hopeful that things will change.

See you in my mirrors. smile


Jon39

4,798 posts

69 months

Thursday 8th February
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Marco07 said:
I think the AMOC is actually a pretty good club. Lots of social events if that’s your thing. Sure there’s a few braggers but I daresay they get everywhere and I’ve never struggled to avoid them.

Following the chairman debate it seems that there are plenty of people who are prepared to stand up to the shouty boys so I’m hopeful that things will change.

See you in my mirrors. smile

Your first post.

Seeing your name, I am wondering if you perhaps live in Germany ?






Marco07

3 posts

Thursday 8th February
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No Jon, UK but I get about!

RichB

39,189 posts

210 months

Thursday 8th February
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Bobajobbob said:
RichB said:
You're the first person to mention golf. So your point is? rolleyes
I'll let you figure it out
OK, so there wasn't one. hehe

Jon39

4,798 posts

69 months

Thursday 8th February
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Marco07 said:
No Jon, UK but I get about!

Thank you, it was a long shot. Hope you did not mind, and that you spotted the connection.

The real Marcus from Germany, has just popped up on another topic, although seems slightly mixed up with his Marks and Euros. You would think a banker should be clear about that.

What has AP started ?










Edited by Jon39 on Thursday 8th February 20:20

Bobajobbob

250 posts

22 months

Thursday 8th February
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RichB said:
K, so there wasn't one. hehe
It was a joke. Nothing more, nothing less.

Jon39

4,798 posts

69 months

Thursday 8th February
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Noticed some talk on the AMOC forum, about an event in Switzerland. Looked interesting because the opera can often be enjoyable, although usually better in Austria. I think it was Rich or Rob who mentioned being insulted by the AMOC Committee. Presumably this is some kind of constant joke, because this extract popped up. 'I would hardly call a 1979 Volante a "modern car", but it IS much more fun than the newer "plastic" ones.'

Who are these people ?