Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

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Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Charlotte » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:13 pm

Hi Folks

Just wondering who is doing the Linwood - Coventry run this year? & are you staying over, if so, where are you staying?

Be cool if those who are and staying over are in the same hotel :D
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ImpJimbo » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:33 pm

I would love to do it but it will eat into my holidays from work with the travelling time. I would like to meet the convoy on the way down and join it. Jason has said that if he knows rough times he will find some places to take pictures of the convoy.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ganderson888 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:09 pm

The suggestion made by Ian Sinclair, Glasgow ACO is for members to stay at The Phoenix Park, (Table Table), Paisley PA1 2BH on the Wednesday evening.

This is the Glasgow AC meeting venue and local members will be present on the night.
Full details of the event will be in Febraury Impressions.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by SBS » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:41 pm

This is on the site of the old Linwood factory (and it's actually a Brewers Fayre). However, it offers no accommodation - although rooms are available at the adjacent Premier Inn.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ganderson888 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:53 pm

SBS wrote:This is on the site of the old Linwood factory (and it's actually a Brewers Fayre). However, it offers no accommodation - although rooms are available at the adjacent Premier Inn.
Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Dom » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:07 pm

What day is the unvaling of the plack ?

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by SimonBenoy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:24 pm

2nd May, I believe.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ganderson888 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:31 pm

Full details of the event will be in February Impressions once the committee have approved the plans.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by pubcrawler » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:14 am

ImpJimbo wrote:I would like to meet the convoy on the way down and join it.
I think a lot of people would join the convoy once it gets closer to the Midlands, me included :o .
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by jetmech » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:29 am

I have booked into the Premier Inn opposite the Rootes factory site for the 1st. I am planning to set out on the 30th and break the journey near scotch corner. On the way back down to coventry I am thinking of breaking that journey near Manchester. Even if the car is running well I don't think I will want to keep up with a convoy, This is not meant to sound anti-social I have a lot of miles to cover and don't want to push the car too much.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Dave Dickinson » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:48 pm

We have booked in at the Premier Inn for the night of the 1st also.
We are going to Imp Ecosse so are then leaving the car in Dumfries at our daughter's house and coming home on the train. Travelling back to Dumfries by train on 1st, picking up the car and a short drive to Linwood ready for the convoy down on the 2nd.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ImpJimbo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:13 pm

I am tempted to do the whole run. Does anyone know roughly how many Imps are doing the run?
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ganderson888 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:23 pm

ImpJimbo wrote:I am tempted to do the whole run. Does anyone know roughly how many Imps are doing the run?
No exact numbers yet James, but 10 members ticked that box on the Expression of Interest form.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by traco » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:09 pm

Booked in at Premier inn Phoenix Park looks like it will be full of impers :)
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ImpJimbo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:36 pm

I have booked a room too.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by daysineuropa » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:41 am

Looking forward to finally more Impers.

I am hoping to bring my uncle along. He worked in the plant for a good few years.

If anyone is interested, there are some top notch Indian restaurants within a few miles of Linwood. The Ashoka Shak is the highlight of the bl***y awful shopping centre where the plant used to be.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Charlotte » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:07 pm

Sammy and I should be there too Imp009
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by phatbob » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:00 pm

traco wrote:Booked in at Premier inn Phoenix Park looks like it will be full of impers :)
Ditto. Booked in for the night of 1st May.
Lets just hope that we don't have to put-up with Lenny Henry telling jokes in the bar all night. ;-)
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by ImpJimbo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:26 pm

It looks like will be quite a few of us. It will be quite a site on the M6 with all the Imps together.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by 67cali » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Ive got enough pressure trying to get this van finished for the coventry meet, I don't think I could add more and try and get it up to Scotland as well before August.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by wiskid » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:06 pm

Charlotte,
I believe you were wanting to do some research into the Imp and the factory? Well we are hoping to have a few ex Linwood workers at the Plaque unveiling as well as some pictures of the plant in production (opps I nearly said "full production") If plans come together there should be some great examples of Imps in competition mode as well as some of the more famous drivers. Of course the majority will be our very own Imps of all colours and models and a smattering of Avengers, Hunters and Talbot Sunbeams all of which were made in Linwood as well.

Glad members are coming to enjoy in the celebrations on the Wednesday evening (as well as the official event), some of the Glasgow section will be glad to meet and greet you all.
As Graham has said there will be more details in Impressions.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Charlotte » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:28 am

wiskid wrote:Charlotte,
I believe you were wanting to do some research into the Imp and the factory? Well we are hoping to have a few ex Linwood workers at the Plaque unveiling as well as some pictures of the plant in production (opps I nearly said "full production") If plans come together there should be some great examples of Imps in competition mode as well as some of the more famous drivers. Of course the majority will be our very own Imps of all colours and models and a smattering of Avengers, Hunters and Talbot Sunbeams all of which were made in Linwood as well.

Glad members are coming to enjoy in the celebrations on the Wednesday evening (as well as the official event), some of the Glasgow section will be glad to meet and greet you all.
As Graham has said there will be more details in Impressions.

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Thanks Ian - Looking forward to it :D
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by itsshelby » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:46 pm

Ok its nearly here the big 50 ! who,s all attending linwood on thursday and who,s all doing the linwood to coventry run ? im really looking forward to it so hope to see lots of fellow impers on thursday Imp003 Imp009 Clan004 Clan004
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by bks974c » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:07 pm

Amy - youngest child and Singer Chamois Coupe owner and I will be there in Karen's (working in Hungary) Imp Sport on Thursday so thats the whole Imping family there in one way or another. :D

Popping along on Wednesday night as well for a bit of craic.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Bryn42 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:51 pm

Hi All ,
Will be going on the 2nd of May to Linwood but not the run to Coventry :cry: , will be looking forward to meeting all the Impers out there.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by jetmech » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:57 pm

I too am planning to be there, arriving on Wednesday. Heading for Coventry on Thursday but breaking the journey at Stoke on Trent. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully remembering some name this time! I go to most of the nationals but seem to know very few people :roll:

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Dom » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:42 pm

All going well me and dad are leaving on Wednesday and driving my imp up to Scotland! :) then driving back down to greet the trailer tent and camping gear which will be waiting for us back on site in Coventry :)

hope to se you all up there!
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Charlotte » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:20 am

Charlotte wrote:Sammy and I should be there too Imp009
I'll be there - Going up Weds staying over, coming back Thursday :)
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by alan c ramsay » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:27 pm

For those doing the run from Linwood to Coventry.

Please look at this topic.........

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=24719

....maybe a bit late now, but is anyone willing to help ??
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Jim 'Saltire' Fraser » Wed May 01, 2013 7:08 pm

I'll be driving over to Linwood on Thursday morning then doing the convoy to Coventry. The saltire is sparkling in the driveway as I type, no doubt it will be absolutely filthy by the time I get to Coventry :roll: Looking forward to a great weekend 8) I had a phone call today from a press reporter asking a few questions. there should be an article in The Scotsman on thursday about the 50th.

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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by imp.sport » Thu May 02, 2013 7:46 pm

Photos anybody ?
Not fully edited yet. Will get that sorted later. Lots more to follow...

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Post by imp.sport » Thu May 02, 2013 7:53 pm

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Post by imp.sport » Thu May 02, 2013 7:56 pm

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Post by imp.sport » Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 pm

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Last photo of my road home.
Not Coventry bound for me but this road was a brilliant 50 miles of Imp bliss in the glorious sunshine... :D
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu May 02, 2013 8:28 pm

Looks like you all had a great day , sadly too far for me though.
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by robdixon » Thu May 02, 2013 8:51 pm

Cracking photos dave :D
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Post by TJB69 » Thu May 02, 2013 10:40 pm

Great pictures. Was a cracking morning. By far the best bit was watching Rob and Clark giving the rally cars some stick up and down the Linwood road :-)
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by sammy the sturgeon » Fri May 03, 2013 1:27 am

Unfortunately with my back I couldn't be there so I'm avidly reading whats going on and loving all the pictures
looks like fun was had by all!!
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by pubcrawler » Fri May 03, 2013 6:18 am

Fantastic photo's, looked a really good day 8) .
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Re: Linwood - Coventry Run 2013

Post by Lars Hagermark » Fri May 03, 2013 8:10 am

Great pictures! :D I've been looking over and over again. Wish I could have been there. :(
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