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NEC MARCH

Post by Richard Sozanski » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:46 pm

Practical Classic Restoration & Classic Car Show
5-6 March 2016, NEC Birmingham
Call 0844 858 6758 to book tickets or online at http://www.necrestorationshow.com
For Club Members there is an advance ticket offer giving ££s off the on-the-door price.
See the Club Ticket Offer advert in the next issue of your club magazine for details and discount codes.



We have just received the above info ,as yet we do not know what hall we are in or what our stand number is or even the size of the stand.. As soon as that info arrives we will let you know.
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Post by Richard Sozanski » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:13 pm

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We are in hall 7, stand 335.
The club members concession ticket info should be in next months Impressions .

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Re: NEC MARCH

Post by Colin Valentine » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:34 am

Richard,
I didn't find anything about the Discounted Tickets in the Feb Impressions.
It will be cutting it a bit fine to wait for the March Impresions.
So please could you PM or email the info.
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Post by eebiegeebie » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:06 pm

The discount code is on the Practical Classics advert for the NEC event, in the mag's centre page green section, after for sale and wanted.
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Post by Grahame59 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:15 pm

Colin Valentine wrote:Richard,
I didn't find anything about the Discounted Tickets in the Feb Impressions.
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Colin,

It IS in the February issue. It's on the centre pages, it's a full page ad, difficult to miss! Gives discount codes to quote and phone number to call.
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Post by The Nun » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:17 pm

Yes it is youre quite right, its so obvious, i must admit i never noticed first time through though either. :roll:
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Post by Colin Valentine » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:35 pm

Thanks for that.
It never ocurred to me to look in the Adverts.
I expected it to be in a piece of Editorial.
Hiding in the open,like of the Best Spy Novels.
Or maybe I just need a visit to SpecSavers !
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Post by Richard Sozanski » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:32 pm

Just a reminder that the Imp Club Stand is in Hall 7 and we are next to club Peugeot and only a stones throw from the Sunbeam Alpines and the Hillman Stand .
So see you there this weekend.
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Post by Richard Sozanski » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:59 pm

The stand is finished , all four cars in position and ready for the public tomorrow. Incidentally all four cars are making their "first" appearance at the NEC.
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Post by philgsmith » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:44 pm

Got home a couple of hours ago from a very enjoyable couple of days with fellow Impers. We met up with many of our Imping friends over the 2 days, met a few new ones and maybe helped convert some new Impers.

Many thanks to Richard and Dale for asking us and organising everything. Plus to Roy & Dawn Blunt for helping Lesley get to the show whilst I was out of the country on Friday.

Here are some pictures of the Club stand - Graham's car will be stunning when finished. During the show Graham attempted to get his master cylinders plumbed in and installed his rear seats, I changed the driver's seat runner on Hilda and Lesley fixed the in car multi socket and James gave his car a good polish. His car naturally attracted quite a lot of youngsters, hopefully some future Impers were amongst them.
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And for those who were there on Saturday - my glasses miraculously reappeared was we dismantled the gazebo, caught up on the floor in the back wall. !

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Post by bazzateer » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:11 pm

I knew they'd be in the last place you looked. :lol:
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Post by philgsmith » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:55 pm

They appeared in the corner exactly where you had been sitting, so you are prime suspect ! Dale dragged the back wall out and they just appeared. They must have been knocked off the table into a fold in the canvas. Happy to say they were not damaged, so I used them on the drive home.
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Post by ganderson888 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:07 am

Massive thanks to Dale & Richard for arranging another excellent club stand at the NEC. Thanks also for everyone's comments about my project and your support, not least from James Spencer for getting the car to & from the show for me.
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Post by chris d » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:37 pm

well done Dale and Richard for organising a great stand again and for bringing together a good selection of imps
well done to the owners as well for making the effort to get them there
thanks for the help and votes for stella
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Post by colin rooney » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:08 pm

ganderson888 wrote:Massive thanks to Dale & Richard for arranging another excellent club stand at the NEC. Thanks also for everyone's comments about my project and your support, not least from James Spencer for getting the car to & from the show for me.
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What about the poor bloke who done all the hidden work :lol:

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Post by philgsmith » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:19 pm

Looks great Colin.. Graham did say to us that you'd done the welding bits.. very nice..

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Post by colin rooney » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:27 pm

philgsmith wrote:Looks great Colin.. Graham did say to us that you'd done the welding bits.. very nice..

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Cheers Phil it was a mammoth job the car had rust in the weirdest places i have seen on any imp but i cant wait to see it now its been painted

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Post by philgsmith » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:02 pm

Paint job is really good.. really nice colour too.. pictures don't do it justice really.. damned lights at NEC distort the true colour when photographed.
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Post by ganderson888 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:56 pm

Sorry Colin I haven't forgotten your superb work. Your welding and preparation etc laid the perfect foundation for the top notch paintwork that everyone commented on. I will post some photos once I get the pc fixed.
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Post by The Nun » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:23 pm

Which gold is it? Aztec?, :D
Quite a rarish colour now.
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Post by ganderson888 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:35 pm

Yes Peter, it's Aztec Gold Metallic Code 143 so much nicer than when it was previous Prairie Wind.
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Post by The Nun » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:44 am

Suits the interior trim colour much better too.
Dont scratch it putting the trim on :o
I seem to remember Aztec Gold was launched with the Avenger in 1970 they look good in it too, it was originally a Berger Acrylic is that what you had in done in or a modern 2 pack equivalent?

I must say theres a lot of folk going no expense spared rebuilding their IMPs all of a sudden, 8) must be something in the wind, no not Prairie.
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Post by Grahame59 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:53 am

The Nun wrote:I must say theres a lot of folk going no expense spared rebuilding their IMPs all of a sudden…
You're right, there does. I know one or two members on here disagree with me but I am convinced it is due to the cars being worth more than they were a few years ago. It's a lot easier to justify an expensive rebuild (whether to self or spouse!) if the car is no longer in the old banger price category.

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Post by The Nun » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:43 am

Could be right Grahame, to me, and Im sure to you value doesnt really come into it and the cars only worth something if youre wanting to sell it anyway?

Most rebuilding on here though are enthusiasts doing their car for their hobby to get it how they want it, and of those I doubt if many, if any, are doing it right now with the intention of selling it afterwards, not in the short term anyway.

Great they are slowly climbing in price though but still no where near the Coopers, we have 2, so I do know, which in my opinion build wise are a far far less superior product in the body/trim departments, hopefully people seeing more nicely restored IMPs now out and about and at the Classic Shows will promote the desirability and attraction of the IMP and push it onwards.

Does have it down side of course these days with the price going up so does their nickability and thats another problem we will all face, keeping it secure from thieving hands, the standard locking arrangements arent what one might call high tech by todays designs. :?

Im starting to mark my parts with registration number as I reassemble it now and in hidden areas too, plus with the IMP because they are relatively rare now if one was stolen and broken up there would be more chance of someone recognising to items if they were the hard to obtain bits, so rarity does have some advantages too.
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Post by Grahame59 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:02 am

The Nun wrote:…people seeing more nicely restored IMPs now out and about and at the Classic Shows will promote the desirability and attraction of the IMP and push it onwards.
I think that is absolutely spot-on. I've heard many instances of people admiring a well restored (or original) Imp and going out and getting one for themselves (if they can find one!). The classic press have also been instrumental in this process, featuring some lovely Imps of late.

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Post by Grahame59 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:06 am

The Nun wrote:Im starting to mark my parts with registration number as I reassemble it now and in hidden areas too…
Don't you find it gets a bit of a chore having to dismantle the car to re-mark all the bits every time you change the registration number? (PJN 81 > 418 IMP > KBC 88N etc) :wink:
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Post by The Nun » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:24 pm

Yes its a pain Grahame, haha but ive only just started doing that recently and not way back in 1990 when the Sport was done.
Back then it wasnt necessary you could leave the garage open all night your bike outside knowing it would still be there in the morning untouched, now nothing is safe, someone even had their front lawn stolen during the night a couple of years back, dont know if they marked it though, the owner was hoping someone would grass on whoever did it.
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Post by Grahame59 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:35 pm

The Nun wrote:…someone even had their front lawn stolen during the night a couple of years back…
A platoon of these would have stopped 'em!
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Post by colin rooney » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:43 pm

ganderson888 wrote:Sorry Colin I haven't forgotten your superb work. Your welding and preparation etc laid the perfect foundation for the top notch paintwork that everyone commented on. I will post some photos once I get the pc fixed.
Thanks for all help
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Cheers Graham i just enlarged that picture and thats a great colour looks smart
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Post by 617sqn » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:08 pm

I suggest that you all take a look at DataTag. Well worth the outlay.

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Post by Impecunious » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:11 pm

The Nun wrote:Yes its a pain Grahame, haha but ive only just started doing that recently and not way back in 1990 when the Sport was done.
Back then it wasnt necessary you could leave the garage open all night your bike outside knowing it would still be there in the morning untouched, now nothing is safe, someone even had their front lawn stolen during the night a couple of years back, dont know if they marked it though, the owner was hoping someone would grass on whoever did it.
That used to be quite an old joke (grass someone up etc) but life can be very strange at times; someone's newly turfed front lawn was actually rolled up and nicked overnight as reported in our local news. Here in the Cotswolds, whole stone flag driveways regularly disappear, sometimes in broad daylight with scumbags dressed in full high viz clothing to allay suspicion. The other popular commodity is the natural Cotswold stone roof slates (Collyweston and Stonesfield) which command a huge price. Whole barns have lost their roofs to late night shoppers on many occasions. :twisted:

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Post by Grahame59 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:15 am

Impecunious wrote:That used to be quite an old joke (grass someone up etc) but life can be very strange at times; someone's newly turfed front lawn was actually rolled up and nicked overnight as reported in our local news. Here in the Cotswolds, whole stone flag driveways regularly disappear, sometimes in broad daylight with scumbags dressed in full high viz clothing to allay suspicion. The other popular commodity is the natural Cotswold stone roof slates (Collyweston and Stonesfield) which command a huge price. Whole barns have lost their roofs to late night shoppers on many occasions. :twisted:

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That's shocking. Not that many years ago you would never get that sort of despicable crime in such a beautiful rural area. :x

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Post by ganderson888 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:18 pm

The Nun wrote:Suits the interior trim colour much better too.
Dont scratch it putting the trim on :o
I seem to remember Aztec Gold was launched with the Avenger in 1970 they look good in it too, it was originally a Berger Acrylic is that what you had in done in or a modern 2 pack equivalent?

I must say theres a lot of folk going no expense spared rebuilding their IMPs all of a sudden, 8) must be something in the wind, no not Prairie.
The paint shop will be doing any remedial work and a full polish to rectify some minor issues in the paint before they put the trims on.
It's 2 pack to a Berger recipe and several people recognised the colour at the show.
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Post by stustiletto » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:12 pm

Brilliant show. Well done to all on the stand. Well done also to Chris for his stiletto. I got told off by the girl from Practical classics for getting my mate to take my picture next to the car. Chris didn't mind and happily showed me all his pics of his hard work. Hopefully Grahams will be as good once its all back together. Will try and get mine done and out to some shows too. :D
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