Full English - a huge success!

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Full English - a huge success!

Postby gill » Mon May 08, 2017 4:44 pm

Many thanks to James and jason for their excellent organisation of this new event, even booking fine weather.
I understand the peak count of Imps was 22, there were 46 dinners ordered from the chippie on Saturday, and even still 30 there for the dinner on Sunday evening.
Rootes Archive Centre, pub, Cotswolds tour including the Motor Museum at Bourton on the Water, Broadway Tower, village hall, Stoke Bruerne Canal museum, pub.
A great weekend, the only thing that didn't go to plan much were the board games at the village hall - we were all too busy chatting and catching up!
A great weekend.
Thanks James, thanks Jason.
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby bazzateer » Mon May 08, 2017 5:29 pm

Yep,

Excellent weekend, campsite was really good - pods are the future - especially with heaters!

I didn't do the canal museum, instead Roger and I went to watch the PCT event. Had a great time watching the two Weekes (or the fortnight as we called them :roll: :lol: ) and Dick Tompkins show everyone else how to drive up impossibly steep and slippery grassy hills. Never been to one of these events before but thoroughly enjoyed it. Should've worn a hat though as I now look like a red panda!

I think Gemma was the only female driver on the event and she certainly can teach some of the (much older) men competing how it's done - which I may have pointed out to a couple of them :oops: :D

I've already pointed out to James and Jason that there's a gap in Imp events next year during July which would be perfectly filled by the second Full English.

So good to see Jaap, Annette and Trudi there too :D .

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby Woodstock » Mon May 08, 2017 6:30 pm

bazzateer wrote:Yep,

Excellent weekend, campsite was really good - pods are the future - especially with heaters!

Baz


Loved the pods! Nice and easy to load the car up this morning.
A great weekend, thanks and well done to James and Jason.
Must have been good for me to want to post on here, I only just remembered my password. :oops:

Nice drive home too, even the M25 was moving.

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby philgsmith » Mon May 08, 2017 6:44 pm

What a great time we had at the first Full English. We can only say many many thanks to Jason and James for their hard work organising the event and the runs etc. We must also say thanks to those that attended and made it a great success. What a turn out for a first time event. We loved the format.. Saturday night went so quickly we didn't get to play any board games!

Our return journey today was eventful - we were calling into Gloucester to give Dom his new headlining which he had forgotten to take with him when Hilda suddenly cut out and refused to start - by which time I was through the traffic lights and away on a multi lane road. I managed a few turns and got back to Lesley, and quickly found a lack of spark at the plugs. Not having a spare condensor we started calling recovery when Lesley remembered I had a brand new Accusaprk iginition in the spares box. So 10 minutes later we were on our way and found Dom's garage. Yes it was a crap eBay condensor, so I will be giving the Doctor a ring to order a new quality one. This apart our return journey was uneventful - finally getting home before half three.

I'll pick out some photos a bit later. I also had a dash cam running on the runs, but that just shows us following an Imp!

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby ImpJimbo » Mon May 08, 2017 7:04 pm

Thank you for your kind words. I had initial concerns about how the event was going to run when I started to get issues with the campsite. But that seemed to sorted by the time the first Imps started to arrive.

It was you all who made the event, thanks for supporting our first attempt at camping weekend. The way that everyone helped out when needed was brilliant. I will never forget how quickly you all cleared the hall when I asked if people could help tidy up. Everywhere I looked there were people putting tables and chairs away, washing up, collecting rubbish etc. Drew was even on his hands and knees with a dustpan and brush!

Thank you for your support.
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby Peter Hurst » Mon May 08, 2017 7:24 pm

Agree with everything said, well done James and Jason
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The future is a Pod!

Pods very cosy and sound proof. No not what your thinking! Lesley will explain. Can the club buy some for the national!
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I expect a rise in demand for Imps in Japan judging by number of Japanese tourists taking photos!
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby RoyBlunt » Mon May 08, 2017 8:43 pm

Yes - a truly excellent event. Well done James & Jason.
Here's to the next one!
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby philgsmith » Mon May 08, 2017 10:19 pm

Not forgetting to mention the effort of the Bath and Bristol AC guys and Val who made a day trip to the event on Sunday, arriving in time to come out on the run.
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby impmann » Tue May 09, 2017 10:38 am

Can only echo the comments above.

THANK YOU to James and Jason for organising a wonderful, chilled out event. Ben, Vickie and I had a great time - the Yurt was a joy!

Big thank yous to Drew for ferrying me around on Friday night and to Roger for the drive of his wonderful Stiletto.

I hope the event will run again - I'd like to be able to bring an Imp next time (grrrrrr, flippin thing).
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby ImpJimbo » Tue May 09, 2017 11:01 am

Could you all send any pictures you have to Grahame Pearson please.
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby KeithR » Tue May 09, 2017 11:53 am

We agree with all the comments, we had a great time even though we didn't have our Imp. As always we enjoyed the scenic runs and particularly the company. What a great bunch of people to spend a weekend with! Well done James and Jason. Can we look forward to another one next year?

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby 67stiletto » Tue May 09, 2017 12:16 pm

Well done all,

A great weekend but you will probably have to do it every year now...... I know the hard work that goes into organising these events but it was really enjoyable, well done.

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby gill » Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 pm

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby ImpJimbo » Tue May 09, 2017 2:57 pm

The campsite would like us to return, not surprising when we booked up everything and behaved ourselves.

Some of you may know that we have plans to move to Devon soon. If I could find a similar venue in North Devon would you all go? It would be late June to fit between Dutch and National.
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby abth » Tue May 09, 2017 8:40 pm

First of all a huge thank you to James and Jason for organizing a fabulous weekend!!
We spent a mini holiday (nearly had frostbite) and completely destroyed a rear tyre.
Unable to find a proper replacement, Jason kindly offered his spare wheel to give us a safe way home.
Anita's was a beautiful and well looked after campsite. Well chosen!
It was nice to meet old friends and we enjoyed every day!!
The greatest surprise was the new £5 note (You should warn bl++dy foreigners a bit earlier :o )

Safely home now.
Thanks again.
Jaap, Annette and Trudy

Ps. Jason, your tyre will come back to you at the National :D
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby abth » Tue May 09, 2017 8:48 pm

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby abth » Tue May 09, 2017 9:05 pm

abth wrote:First of all a huge thank you to James and Jason for organizing a fabulous weekend!!
We spent a mini holiday (nearly had frostbite) and completely destroyed a rear tyre.
Unable to find a proper replacement, Jason kindly offered his spare wheel to give us a safe way home.
Anita's was a beautiful and well looked after campsite. Well chosen!
It was nice to meet old friends and we enjoyed every day!!
The greatest surprise was the new £5 note (You should warn bl++dy foreigners a bit earlier :o )

Safely home now.
Thanks again.
Jaap, Annette and Trudy

Ps. Jason, your tyre will come back to you at the National :D



Sorry James, I mixed you and Jason!!

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby ImpManiac » Tue May 09, 2017 9:10 pm

Sounds like fun! :D Well done!

I'd be happy to attend an event down in Devon. Imp005 Imp011 Imp003 Imp009

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby impmann » Wed May 10, 2017 8:23 am

I've said it on FB, but if you are doing one in the Civilised World, sorry... I mean Devon, it may surprise you that I'd be very keen to go. :wink:
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby SimonBenoy » Thu May 11, 2017 11:39 am

Splendid event, many thanks to all who helped or offered help when I was short of coolant. Superb weekend, we had a great time, the runs were on lovely quiet roads and a good length, the format worked really well and the campsite came good, the pod was ideal and the cake up to the usual standard. Thanks James & Jason (Devon sounds good!)
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby Cartermotor » Thu May 11, 2017 9:46 pm

I'd just like to add a huge thanks to James and Jason for a wonderful weekend, to the campsite, despite their reluctance to actually book anybody in, the place was great, well maintained, clean and cosy. The trip to the PCT was fantastic and really nice to see two Imps competing and the clerk of the course dashing between hills in another one, took me back to the Classic MCC trials in the 80's when there were many Imp drivers competing.
Jemma and Nigel weeks (the fortnights) were clearly stars and were the first car to clear one of the hills and had, by the end of the day cleared every one of them so there is life in the old girls yet and the FWDs never stood a chance against them and even trials specials had a job keeping up. Ace stuff.
I'd be happy to do the next Full English in Devon, it's not far and Imps are for driving after all, so leave the trailers at home and get there by Imp power (OK BMW power if you must)
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby RoyBlunt » Sat May 13, 2017 6:02 pm

A trip to North Devon sounds good to us. We'd also be happy to go back to Banbury (& Anita's) if that doesn't work out -still plenty of good Imping roads around that area.
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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby smogland imper » Sun May 14, 2017 8:07 pm

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Just to echo everyone's comments, a well organised event by James & Jason, a lovely camp site, it was great to catch up with everyone, unfortunately due to Julie's accident less than 4 hours after we arrived on the Friday we missed the scenic runs spending a large part of Saturday in Banbury Hospital instead , and with a four hour drive home we left early Sunday as Julie was in so much pain and discomfort , the dangers of camping!,

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Re: Full English - a huge success!

Postby The Nun » Mon May 15, 2017 7:04 am

Ooops! Reminds me of the time my girlfriend said you can twist my arm all you like we are NOT spending the weekend in a tent! :?
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