Wicked Welsh 2016

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by rhydian_mason » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:48 pm

Argh! just realised I'm probably not going to be able to make it to this year's WWW due to a work commitment.... :(
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GURNSIMPS » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:21 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I will have a pint in your Honour Rhydian. :)
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by Peter Hurst » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:32 pm

Neil
Did you have your meeting?
Can I ask what the new owners are planning for food?
Will there be breakfasts available? If yes do they have to be pre-booked and on what days?
Ditto evening meals from Thursday to Sunday night Whats the food planned for the Saturday evening? (I can say it now but last years offerings were very poor in my opinion)
Would rather know in advance so know what provisions (apart from beer) we need to bring.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GURNSIMPS » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:00 pm

Hi Peter,yes we did have 'our meeting' :lol:
They are going to do the same as last year with the food on the Saturday Night,there will be a choice of 3 or 4 meals with a veggy option.
If they do Breakfast it will be pre booked only,they are getting back to me on it.
The Chef is new as are the Owners so I can't comment on the food although Roy and Dawn ate there earlier in the year and had no complaints.
Friday and Sunday will be from the Menu I believe.
I hope this helps Peter.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by Andy Hillman » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:08 pm

Hi Neil, we plan to be with you friday afternoon, have i left it too late to book an electric hook up ?
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by ylee coyote » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:31 am

Counting down to this ,Clan is in the garage in bits as I refit the seat to the floor and add some electronic trickery to stabilise the rev counter ,make the fuel gauge more linear and add a go faster chip to help the flat spot at 4-6 k,I will give it a service and change the oils as well ,
Been online and I see it is a proper camping and caravanning site with all the mod cons, so we should be well catered for
I guess we must be taking over the entire site ?
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GURNSIMPS » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:19 am

Andy Hillman,I had you down on my first list mate so your safe. :)
Ylee cyote,it is a nice little site,may be a bit cramped this year if everyone that has booked turns up but we always manage,I hope you get the Clan and Motor home sorted ready for Wednesday.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GURNSIMPS » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:24 pm

Just been talking to the new owners of Rising Sun,they will do Breakfasts but they need to be booked on the Thursday and they are £7.50 and only available on the Friday and Saturday,also if you would like Sunday Lunch please confirm by telephone.01873890254.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by phatbob » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:38 pm

If anybody who's camping wants an electric hook-up for the weekend but doesn't have an electric hook-up unit (EHU) I have a spare EHU and cable that I can bring along and lend out to somebody.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by impstress2003 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:03 pm

We will be there, as always :D

We don't need a hook up or anything, just a pitch to camp!

See you in a week or so 8)

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by traco » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:08 pm

Just found out that I can't get to www this year due to work commitments despite having booked it as holiday months ago. :evil:
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by bazzateer » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:50 pm

Neil,

I won't be bringing the trailer tent this year so will no longer require a hook up. Just a pitch for a tent.

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by phatbob » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:59 pm

traco wrote:Just found out that I can't get to www this year due to work commitments despite having booked it as holiday months ago. :evil:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Gutted. :cry:

Time for a new job by the sound of it? :evil:

Can you make it down on Saturday for the one night?

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by phatbob » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:01 pm

bazzateer wrote:Neil,

I won't be bringing the trailer tent this year so will no longer require a hook up. Just a pitch for a tent.

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by bazzateer » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:15 pm

Nope, it's not been out since the last WWW and is blocked in at the moment. No time to open it out and check it over - probably all moldy now :evil:
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by phatbob » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:08 pm

bazzateer wrote:Nope, it's not been out since the last WWW and is blocked in at the moment. No time to open it out and check it over - probably all moldy now :evil:
Boo! Poor old slaagroom.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by Cartermotor » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:56 am

Morning All,
Very much looking forward to joining you all for my first Wicked Welsh this weekend. I am booked in at the Rising Sun in the room previously booked by Karen & Richard Claydon.
See you Thursday, Regards Roger Hirst VPL 814 G
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by phatbob » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:29 am

John K and myself are planning to travel down to WWW together on Thursday. We are planning to meet at about 11:00 in the car park opposite the Midway truck stop on the A41 and A49 at Prees Heath, just south of Whitchurh.
All are welcome to join us.
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Route will be A49 to Craven Arms for lunch, then cross country to Three Cocks, then down to Abergaveny and on to Pandy. This avoids the big hill at Hope-under-Dinmore and the rush hour queues at Hereford!
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by ylee coyote » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:52 pm

Good Info !
We are heading down from Scotlandshire ,starting early o'clock
We will be towing the clan behind our Motorhome ,Its the one with the bloomin big saltire on the back (and a red clan ....)

Any more hints and tips to miss out potential pinch points and big hills will be very welcome

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by phatbob » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:41 pm

The A49 is otherwise okay, usually, once you are south of Warrington. North of Warrington, take the M6! A49 to Hereford and then down the A465 'Heads of the Valleys' road to Pandy is a good route, EXCEPT the rush hour queues to cross the only bl00dy bridge for miles in Hereford! Not fun.
So last year we tried the "long cut" via Three Cocks. It's a longer way round, but I'm sure it was actually quicker. Plus the road from Three Cocks to Abergavenny is a stonking drive. :D

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by jetmech » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:48 pm

Took the car out for a little test drive today, after replacing the fuel pump diaphragm, all seemed well, so I filled it up with super unleaded ready for the off on Friday.
Unfortunately I am working Thursday night so won't make it to Wales until Friday evening. Hopefully I will get the tent up before it gets dark!

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by impstress2003 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:54 pm

Just finished fixing VTB so will be in that this weekend, arriving Friday

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by impmann » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:23 am

I've already let Gurn know, but sadly we won't be there this year. Its the first time I've ever missed a WWW since the very first one...

Have a great time, and have a drink for me.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by ylee coyote » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:49 pm

Clan loaded on the trailer ,'van packed with "stuff "
Sat-nav programed
Says 6 hr 20 mins ,methinks more like 9 ....
Off at the crack of dawn (well after breakfast ) 7am .hope to miss the jam at the a74/m8 roadworks

Should be there at beer o'clock

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by gill » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:48 am

Sorry to hear Tim, Vicky and Ben won't be with us, they'll be missed.

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GeForce Junky » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:41 pm

If all goes to plan, I'll have an Imp on Saturday so I might pop over if all is well :D Any problems with just turning up to camp on Saturday night?
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GURNSIMPS » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:08 pm

Be good to see you again mate,just turn up no problem.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GeForce Junky » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:24 pm

Awesome :-) What time is the run on Saturday, I think I'll probably be too late for it.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by SimonBenoy » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:57 pm

Another superb WWW - yes, there was some rain, but mostly overnight. Runs out were terrific, Rising Sun did a very good job and the company was outstanding. Thanks to all who helped to make it happen and took part - glad to be back after missing the last couple due to racing commitments.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by impstress2003 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:03 pm

Home after another awesome wicked welsh weekend!

Thanks to Neil, Tina, and Adam for the superb runs out and organising a great event.

Looking forward to my 18th :o WWW next year already

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by philgsmith » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:23 pm

Just got in after leaving Pandy this morning. Many thanks to the Gurners for organising the event. It seems like the pub want us back next year which is great.

Many thanks to those who helped with Hilda's problems, offering support etc, but most of all to Malcolm for wielding my dinky hammer so deftly, and Andy Jones for helping get us back to Pandy when we lost the alternator bolt, that allowed engine temperature to rise alarmingly. When you have a heating problem 50 miles from camp it's great to have a master engine builder stop and help you.

Many thanks for the good comments about the Friday run, it makes the effort worthwhile. We've already started to think about next year..

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by RoyBlunt » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:01 pm

Thanks to all (and particularly the other members of the ‘Friday Team’ and, of course, the Gurns for the whole event) for another super WWW. Thank you also to everyone who voted for Suzy – that’s her first prize ever and Dawn & I were absolutely gobsmacked and delighted to receive it. Don’t know how we will be able to prise it (and the red stiletto!) out of Suzy’s grasp!

It looks as if the new owners at the Rising Sun will be happy to see us all there next year for another super WWW - hope so.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by ken » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:48 pm

Thanks Gurn + family for another great W.W.W .
Did not go on any of the run`s as The Van let me down. Valve on the head of the Chessman engine was not sitting right, So towed it home before I did more damage. It Will need to be taken apart again! (so disappoint) as it got there so well. Did not take away from the weekend for Me, great welsh sunny days and cold beer. Thank You so much
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by ImpJimbo » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:18 pm

Big thanks to the Gurners for another excellent Wicked Welsh weekend.

Also thanks to the Friday run organisers.

As I have said before, Wicked Welsh is our favourite Imp event.

The best car clubs have the best events and the best people.

Thanks

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by GeForce Junky » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:28 pm

Sadly I didn't make it, turns out BMW power is not as reliable as hoped! Looks like it was a great event from all the photos on FB.
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by Grahame59 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:27 pm

Sound like another good WWW.

I look forward to the report and pics for Impressions!

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by gill » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:03 pm

Repeating thanks to Gurners, and to Phil & Lesley for Friday.

A lovely weekend, great to see so many friends to catch up with.
MarGowie made it home under her own power at about half past three, with one services stop.
Thanks also to all who helped with her various issues, both with suggestions and with actual help.
Much appreciated.

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by Jim 'Saltire' Fraser » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:56 pm

Just back today after another epic road trip with the Saltire and Paradiso, 1430 trouble free miles, about 800 odd towing too, who said Imps were unreliable?? :lol:
I had a great holiday, especially at the WWW, always a great event and one I'd hate to miss now so thanks also from me to The Gurns and all involved. Great to catch up with everyone again and brilliant to hear that the new owners want us back next year. Neil, can I be first to book a pitch with hook up please for next year? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by eebiegeebie » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:16 pm

Yep, another great WWW. We really enjoyed it. Many thanks to everyone involved in the organisation! :D
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Re: Wicked Welsh 2016

Post by bazzateer » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:58 pm

My 10th WWW was another cracker. Thanks to the Gurners and the Friday crew. Thanks to Roger for driving me around all weekend.
Thanks to my tiny tent for managing to keep me dry even during the night-time deluge.
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