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Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:01 pm
by ImpJimbo
As you may have seen Imp 2019 organisation has stated, so you may have been wondering about Imp 2018.

The main organiser, Tim Bennett, has asked me to start a thread on it.

It will be the weekend of August 2nd to August 6th at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire, LE14 5SQ

More details to follow.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:22 pm
by The Nun
That's 3 miles from where I used to live, now it's 250

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:32 pm
by Impecunious
Postcode is LE12 5SQ.

Looks nice.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:28 pm
by colimp66
Google tells me that is a 4 hour 31 minute and 269.5 miles from me.
Now do I have time to get The Pest ready for it ... I wonder?? :wink:

Cheers
Col.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:16 pm
by phatbob
colimp66 wrote:Google tells me that is a 4 hour 31 minute and 269.5 miles from me.
Now do I have time to get The Pest ready for it ... I wonder?? :wink:

Cheers
Col.

Come on Col, get it sorted. 8)
Image Imp002

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:27 pm
by philgsmith
145 miles for us. Already ensured that we are holidaying abroad later in August next year so we'll be going.

This is the venue that I did my first supercar driving experience back in 2000.. 2 Ferrari's - 355 and Testarossa .. and it rained all day. Was good fun though.

Phil

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:26 pm
by andy
Phil Your not actually going to be able to make it swoon :shock: :shock: :shock:

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:05 pm
by philgsmith
Yeah .. we've told our friends that we are not going to France until after National.. won't be our first though.. we were at Darlington..

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:49 am
by yoeddynz
colimp66 wrote:Google tells me that is a 4 hour 31 minute and 269.5 miles from me.
Now do I have time to get The Pest ready for it ... I wonder?? :wink:

Cheers
Col.


By my reckoning its roughly 12,000 miles from Marahau, NZ to the nationals. I'd better start walking.

I may well actually be in Blighty around that time :-)

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:45 pm
by yoeddynz
Well Hannah booked some flights to go see family etc. I'll will be in England around that time so could pop along :-) I've re-joined the club again and just waiting on Graham to activate membership :-)

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:26 am
by The Nun
Malc told me that theres a good cider pub just up the road in Hoton called The Packe Arms 8) :lol:
https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurant ... earmshoton

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:14 pm
by MR TIKI
Am I missing a more detailed post on this years national or is this it so far?
I looked at the venue,but have some questions about site details,catering,pet allowance and additional vehicles......

pointers or answers would be gratefully received
Cheers Bryan

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:37 am
by Website Editor
I think this is the only active forum post
To answer your questions:
All details issued so far about the site can be found on the website
https://www.theimpclub.co.uk/imp-2018/
The site will be open to visitors from around midday on Thursday 2nd
There will be on-site catering from Thursday evening through to Monday breakfast
Well behaved dogs will be allowed on site but subject to some rules (these will be in the official programme) - usually dogs need to be kept on a lead and an off-lead area is also usually available. Cannot confirm the exact arrangements at the moment.
The booking form for the event will be issued in June Impressions and booking will also be available through the club website.
All visitors 17 and over will need to purchase either an event pass or a day pass (this covers one day only). In addition those who wish to camp will be charged a daily camping rate.
No charge will be made for additional vehicles
Hope this helps - Lynda ( member of the Imp 18 organising team)

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:57 pm
by MR TIKI
Website Editor wrote:I think this is the only active forum post
To answer your questions:
All details issued so far about the site can be found on the website
https://www.theimpclub.co.uk/imp-2018/
The site will be open to visitors from around midday on Thursday 2nd
There will be on-site catering from Thursday evening through to Monday breakfast
Well behaved dogs will be allowed on site but subject to some rules (these will be in the official programme) - usually dogs need to be kept on a lead and an off-lead area is also usually available. Cannot confirm the exact arrangements at the moment.
The booking form for the event will be issued in June Impressions and booking will also be available through the club website.
All visitors 17 and over will need to purchase either an event pass or a day pass (this covers one day only). In addition those who wish to camp will be charged a daily camping rate.
No charge will be made for additional vehicles
Hope this helps - Lynda ( member of the Imp 18 organising team)



:D thank you.
Bryan

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:41 am
by Dave & Lynda
Time to book for Imp 2018 at Prestwold Park!
A pre-booking form was sent out with June Impressions - fear not if you have mislaid it, there will be another one in July Impressions.
If you would rather book on line using PayPal then this is the link :
https://www.theimpclub.co.uk/advance-booking/
Booking in advance will make your passage through Rally Control a whole lot quicker so please pre-book if you can.

NB Pre-booking is for Imp Club members only - non-members are welcome at the event but will be subject to a 20% surcharge

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:45 am
by Website Editor
More details about the event can be found at :

https://www.theimpclub.co.uk/imp-2018/

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:13 am
by zippy!
Hi all,

Don’t suppose anyone knows somewhere near the event venue or on the m1 corridor that could safely and securely store my imp on its car trailer between 27/7/18 and 4/8/18?

We are off to Brittany from the north east via Portsmouth and coming straight back to national on 4/8.

Can anyone assist or recommend anywhere that will be accessible on 4/8?

Thanks.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 am
by colin rooney
Hi just wondered if your doing the autojumble can you put your tent up behind your stall so we dont have to pack all the stuff away in the evening

thanks col

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:01 am
by Dave & Lynda
Postal Booking is now closed - online booking for Imp Club Members is open until 29th July
https://www.theimpclub.co.uk/advance-booking/

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:34 pm
by imporium
Dave & Lynda wrote:Postal Booking is now closed - online booking for Imp Club Members is open until 29th July
https://www.theimpclub.co.uk/advance-booking/

Dave PM sent ok

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:23 pm
by 617sqn
All packed and ready to go !! :D 8)

Andy G. Image Stan

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:11 pm
by bazzateer
Not packed yet but nearly done. Hope to be there early afternoon.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:28 pm
by colin rooney
Just back from imp national and would like to say a massive thanks to the team who put on a great weekend ,it was so chilled i wanted to stay tonight but have stuff to do so had to leave

thanks again col

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:54 pm
by 617sqn
Imp025 Here you are then : I'm in no way associated with the event organisers, but my 2p worth goes like this...

Great weather, great company all round, food OK, prices OK, beer cheaper than a pub, so grand. Wasps as mentioned by Dave Lane elsewhere, we're a bloomin nuisance. My daughter got stung twice (and she was by no means alone), no charges levied for auto jumbles meant that there were a great number of them. More than I've seen for a long, long time... This should continue in my opinion, as much was bought and sold. The ground could have been mowed and less bumpy, but hey ho. Showers failed to live up to expectations (or did they), but we managed best we could. Toilets seemed to be kept stocked, and although emptied regularly still got smelly. Band were very good, but their stated 20 minute break was anything but, however this was offset by them playing way beyond the stated time in the event leaflet. Fancy dress was well attended, which just goes to show how important the theme is to participation. Some truly great outfits :D. The raffle was held at breakneck speed for a change. Much appreciated I'm sure. Ditto presentation of awards. Congratulations to all winners. I missed Rosemary's speech, but....... did I ? Two Karaoke sessions were fun, as I believe the auto test was, and the young members had fun (by invitation) on the airfield, giving it large. 8) A fairly successful event then (understatement). We went out on a couple of the suggested runs : The National Space centre and the old Pumping Station next door, plus we went on the Grand Central Railway on pucker revamped carriages drawn by pucker steam locomotives. Not cheap, but worthwhile for certain.

I've not much more to add, save to say that the weekend was quite relaxed, and even though I REALLY miss going out in convoy, the DIY approach works pretty well. I could moan, but I won't. Great weekend 8) 8)

Andy G

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:58 pm
by nigel stringer
Hey let’s get back to normality. We think it was a great event and would like to thank all those involved in organising a fantastic National. Well done!
Kathryn and Nigel

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:53 pm
by chris d
great national
relaxed, great weather/company,spent loads,laughed a lot
well done the organisers
roll on preston
chris d
Imp025 Imp003

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:13 pm
by mikeyhearne
Just home and mostly unpacked , nymph will have to wait till tomorrow .
FANTASTIC weekend although a tad hot .
Free auto jumble allowed me to come home £500 Up on the weekend , hope the auto jumble is free again next year .
Bar prices were good to so bought more drinks at the bar than usual , food was good for what it was and was always available.
I checked the forum on several ocations over the weekend and no one was online so no point in posting anything .(I.M.O.)( no one asked how it was going either)
Mikey .

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:29 pm
by lewisparrot
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Just started to download a few pics do you have an email address to send the images to for impressions mag
Regards
Lewis

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:40 pm
by bazzateer
lewisparrot wrote:
DSC_6925 (2).jpg
Just started to download a few pics do you have an email address to send the images to for impressions mag
Regards
Lewis

Editor@theimpclub.co.uk I think, but check Impressions. :)

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:54 pm
by Grahame59
lewisparrot wrote:
DSC_6925 (2).jpg
Just started to download a few pics do you have an email address to send the images to for impressions mag
Regards
Lewis


Address is in Impressions: editors@theimpclub.co.uk (note that it's editors plural).

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:01 pm
by MattorMatty
A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers for this years National, such a good chilled out weekend. Thanks to all that voted for EXF such a surprise to get an award. A few photos below and got plenty more on my Flickr page.

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Imp National by Matty Way, on Flickr

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Imp National by Matty Way, on Flickr

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Imp National by Matty Way, on Flickr

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Imp National by Matty Way, on Flickr

Matt
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Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:32 pm
by Lotus-e-Clan
Great Images Major matt :D

Would loved to have been there - but was distracted by family affairs in the leading months (graduations, birthdays, house moves, engagement party, hols etc) - so didn't have the Clan ready in time...it's ready (roadworthy) now though!

Looking forward to seeing more images (esp the Clans) as the weeks unfold. Clan004

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:19 pm
by RoyBlunt
We thought that it was a great event - good weather, good food, and good company (apart from the wasps of course...). Well done and sincere thanks to everyone involved.
Roy & Dawn Imp011

Just one thing - any chance of posting the answers to the 'Just for Fun' quiz on the Forum sometime??? We want to know if we got them right and didn't see them on the noticeboard.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm
by philgsmith
We had a great time, being our 2nd National. It seems we drunk the bar dry of the cider on tap by Sunday. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the autojumble (Lesley took a few orders so it was worth the effort, but was also a focal point for meeting people). The Saturday run was shorter than we'd really have liked, but we enjoyed going back to the field and chilling (metaphorically) with friends. The weather was very good. Sunday's show & shine was well attended (someone counted 230 cars), but a number didn't bother - personally I like so see all of the cars lined up on Sunday. There are so many really nice cars now. Many thanks to those who voted for Hilda in the Personalised Imp class, a few more and maybe she'd have taken 1st! Seriously the winner was very good (congratulations Paul Makin).
I haven't touched social media all weekend so I wasn't going to post on here. I haven't read a news report or newspaper, let alone think about the Forum or Facebook (is Trump still President?). All my photos are on camera, not phone, so without a laptop and internet connection there's no chance to post anything. Unlike so many these days I don't feel the need to send a running commentary on my life.
Anyway, we got home without incident. Lesley drove Hilda (150 each way) whilst I towed the caravan in air con luxury - Lesley was seriously hot by the time we got home. Many thanks to Andy Smith for running shotgun behind Lesley for half of each way - we had our own AA van following us ! I only got one roundabout wrong (which is unusual).
Many many thanks to all who contributed to the weekend, especially the organising team and helpers. Everything seemed to run seemlessly - which is what makes it look easy. Well done and thankyou. Phil & Lesley.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 am
by eebiegeebie
I would like to thank all the organisers, helpers and traders. This was a great National and we really enjoyed it. Nice and relaxed with superb company and a great atmosphere. Well done!

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 am
by jetmech
Another great national, a big thank you to everyone involved.
Spent far too much on the stalls, but also spoke to a lot of lovely people.
In many ways it restored my faith in the club, which can suffer a bit if you only see it through FB or the forum.


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Simon Imp004

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:12 pm
by Website Editor
LOOK AWAY IF YOU ARE STILL WORKING ON THE QUIZ ANSWERS!

Apologies that the answers did not make it to the marquee on Sunday
Here they are!

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:30 pm
by ImpJimbo
Yet another fantastic national weekend. Well done to all involved in running it.

We will be going through the feedback to see if anything else needs to be considered for future nationals.

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:40 pm
by bks974c
Just to add my Thanks to everyone that made the event happen.

Scott

Re: Imp 2018 Leicestershire.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 pm
by RoyBlunt
Re: 'Just for Fun' Quiz answers
Many thanks Lynda.

Dawn & Roy Imp011