Donington 2009

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It's that time again.

Just made contact with Alan at Club Lotus to get some space for us inside. Things are a bit different this year due to an increase in demos, so we can probably only fit two cars - I reckon we either go for

* oldest & newst
* nearest & furthest
* shiniest and most room for improvement ;)

Any thoughts ?


I can bring banner, bunting & laptop + essentials (i.e. TV tuner and broadband dongle for GP on Sunday) + shirts for sale
AlanM, I think, still has the display boards ?

Can anyone volunteer a projector and screen ?

Do we want to make a block booking at a hotel nearby for a nice convoy run in the mornings and convivial evenings ? I, personally, recommend the Dakota Nottingham - not too far away and spouse friendly.
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I have the display boards that Chris acquired plus the various posters etc. we used before.
Can bring a screen, will enquire about a projector.
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We have family about 20 mins away so I'll be stopping there, but a convoy from the Dakota or other hotel sounds great. We still have LotusExcel.net balloons and I am in discussion with my brother in law about other logo'd giveaways. He is a photographer and has access to keyring tags and other handy items....
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We will be there.
Can bring a projector and screen laptop
Also have most of the brochures printed on A4 and laminated

Not shore if the Dakota dose family rooms but meting up for a convoy sounds good.
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Can also do a projector.
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I will not be able to help man the stand this year as I have been asked to do the Lotus Cars stand.
Will still be able to help set up, bring display boards, etc. on the friday afternoon.
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Not going down for the Lotus event this year I'm afraid.

However I will be down later in April to drive the circuit, not in the Lotus though.
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We will be there on the Sunday (I'm working Saturday).
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I will be there one of the two days, depends on what is being shown on which day.

Anyone interested in a convoy for people travelling from the south - somewhere on the M40/M42, or the M1 ?
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I am up for a southern convoy Hodders - let me know which day you are thinking of going nearer the time.
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I can help man the stand on the Saturday as I did last year. As I remember you need 3 or 4 people on the stand at any one time. I'm sure that between us all we should be able to manage that. Even if you can only do half a day it helps. It's good fun - talking about Excels all day - makes a change from boring the wife :lol:
Perhaps we need a list of who can man the stand and when.

Last years convoy was a bit of a flop with only myself, Wingnut and dpr59. Don't think it turned too many heads!!
I'm up for meeting at the hotel.
I can print some slips with the excel.net logo on to distribute.
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got my ticket not sure which day(s) I will be going - I think there is a track day on the friday with LOT so i might look into that and stay up the friday night

I can help with manning the stand on whatever day I come

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When is this as i live in notts and always bored at weekends love to help

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18th and 19th April
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Dakota are not responding to my queries about family rooms. I'll look for somewhere else tonight.
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