Restoration show 2023

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Restoration show 2023

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This show is being held from 24-26 March at the NEC, and we have been invited to apply for a stand. Our zoom call last Wednesday indicated that there was support for this, so we will be going ahead.

I would like to ask for a volunteer to coordinate this event - finding cars/exhibits, organising stand space, supervising setup/tear down, allocating passes, and attending the show as stand coordinator. I find I have less time for club matters than I used to, plus I need to focus on getting my Elite back on the road and address that list of jobs that keeps growing!

If you are interested in doing this, please let me know.

I’m also open to offers for more general help in running the club.

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No volunteers yet?

I guess the crucial aspect of the show is having some active repair / restoration work going on. Now my car is perfect ( :lol: ) I don't have any major project I can bring along, unless something big breaks in the next 5 months.

Does anyone else have a project they could exhibit at the show? It could be a finish-it-in-three-days thing like my headlining or engine strip-down, but equally valid would be a mid-way display of a much bigger project, which would I guess then require a trailered car (or chassis, or engine) rather than one that can be driven to/from the show.

I could be persuaded to deal with the admin for this show (I love going to this show, all the activity makes it far more entertaining than most shows for me), if someone has an idea for the resto element. I'm also very willing to lend a practical hand with the actual work!
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Depending on what progress I make over the next few months I might be able to bring the Elite - if my friend hasn't got rid of his trailer by then!

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That would be fabulous Pete - I’ll admit you were in my mind as I was writing that! I rented a trailer when I bought my car to the NEC 5 years ago (engine rebuilt and installed but not running), didn’t cost as much as I feared. Well, as long as you have a car with a tow bar, which I did at the time. But a borrowed trailer is cheaper!
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rbgosling wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 19:46
That would be fabulous Pete - I’ll admit you were in my mind as I was writing that! I rented a trailer when I bought my car to the NEC 5 years ago (engine rebuilt and installed but not running), didn’t cost as much as I feared. Well, as long as you have a car with a tow bar, which I did at the time. But a borrowed trailer is cheaper!
You'll need a substantial car to tow the weight of a trailer plus car safely and legally.

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Re: Restoration show 2023

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rbgosling wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 15:53
No volunteers yet?

I guess the crucial aspect of the show is having some active repair / restoration work going on. Now my car is perfect ( :lol: ) I don't have any major project I can bring along, unless something big breaks in the next 5 months.

Does anyone else have a project they could exhibit at the show? It could be a finish-it-in-three-days thing like my headlining or engine strip-down, but equally valid would be a mid-way display of a much bigger project, which would I guess then require a trailered car (or chassis, or engine) rather than one that can be driven to/from the show.

I could be persuaded to deal with the admin for this show (I love going to this show, all the activity makes it far more entertaining than most shows for me), if someone has an idea for the resto element. I'm also very willing to lend a practical hand with the actual work!
Many thanks Richard. It has been quite difficult to set a resto theme for the show - it depends who is bringing their cars and what they want to do on them. I did try last time to do something on door beams and window frames, but it wasn’t possible in the end.

If you’re happy to continue on this basis, I’ll accept the invitation to the show and nominate you as the club representative. I shall be on hand to help if you have questions - the admin can be quite confusing (for me at any rate).

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Re: Restoration show 2023

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Many thanks to Richard Gosling for volunteering to coordinate the restoration show next year. Having discussed this with Richard, we are submitting our show application, and I would urge members to support Richard and the club by volunteering their cars and/or projects. If there are enough jobs left on mine, I may bring that if necessary!

Cheers, Richard (the other one!)
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Re: Restoration show 2023

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Great, good to know we are going ahead.

For now we'll proceed on the basis that Pete's Elite will be the main "restoration" focus of the stand, but we can re-visit that closer to the time when it's clearer what stage the project is at, and also if Pete has the facilities to transport stuff over. We can consider then what work might be carried out at the show.

It would be good to have a couple of other cars on the stand, so our guests can see what a working car looks like! It'd be nice to have some work going on with these too, but not essential. I'll bring my Excel, there's always some tinkering needs doing. Would be nice to have an Eclat, to complete the threesome, but not essential - having something interesting happening on the car is just as important. I'm open to suggestions!
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Well done Richard, that's great , I would be happy to help out , give me a shout pete

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Hi guys - sorry but I need to retract the offer of my car for the show. It's almost certainly going to clash with my prostate cancer radiotherapy :(.

Sorry

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Re: Restoration show 2023

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Understood Pete - your offer was much appreciated, but certainly this takes priority! I sincerely hope the radiotherapy does the trick, it's not a lot of fun.

Any other suggestions / offers for our primary restoration activity at the show?

As another idea, does anyone have an engine they'd like to dismantle / remantle? Visitors love looking at bits of engine, it's a good display (and I rather enjoy doing it!).
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Pete Boole wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:25
Hi guys - sorry but I need to retract the offer of my car for the show. It's almost certainly going to clash with my prostate cancer radiotherapy :(.

Sorry

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Hi Pete,

Sorry to hear about the prostate problem. I'm sure the radiotherapy will sort it out. A mate of mine had a similar problem but is all clear now.
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Thanks Richard and Phil! Got to say I'm not looking forward to it :(

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Sorry to hear you diagnosis Pete. Believe me though, treatment is far better than the alternative of not knowing until it's too late.
You'd be surprised how many people you know have been through this and are now clear. It's just not spoken about.
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Re: Restoration show 2023

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Thanks Tony. It's a fairly aggressive type but hopefully will respond OK - too far gone for surgery though. It's the possible side effects of the radiation that's worrying me now :(

Hope for the best, plan for the worst!! :D

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