Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:29 pm

Well done Duncan. Our guys at the Salisbury show in the square. Managed to pop down before work and say hello. If anybody has some time and is at a loose end, pop down to Salisbury. Some cool cars about.
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Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:08 pm

Well done Duncan and you have made the Club proud =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:19 pm

Yeah lots of people about and Duncan was busy chatting to people asking questions about the RX-8 as we're the other guys.

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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Honkytonk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:12 pm

Thanks for the kind words chaps, but it was people other than me who came along and provided some great chats, their cars and time, and made a really great day. Amor, Mhd and Pete coming along really helped, so huge props to them all, particularly Pete for coming so far. :thumleft:

Fantastic weather (someone might now be a little sunburnt because they underestimated it :oops: ) today, and a really great turnout of varied types of motors. Really good to see heavily modified tuner cars rubbing shoulders with Austin Sevens and Armstrong Siddleys, along with supercars of all sorts, and a large amount of american and British muscle.

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Highlight of the show for me was this absolutely cracking Delta Integrale. Was parked right across from us so I was drooling over it all day.
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Had a lot of really good talks with a large and varied number of people, lots of interest in the cars, and I think we may well have encouraged a few people to pop in and take a look at the club and what it has to offer, or at the very least the car itself.
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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Humane-Hobgoblin » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:21 pm

Looked like a good little event! Wished I convinced Lizzie to go to this, woulda been good to have a Velocity Red there.


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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Honkytonk » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:56 am

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Looked like a good little event! Wished I convinced Lizzie to go to this, woulda been good to have a Velocity Red there. Image


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It was a bit of a long day (8-4ish is a long time to be about, great as the company was, and I was feeling it by the end) but you'll just have to come along next year! As it's right in the middle of Salisbury you can use it as some free parking to poke around the shops/cathedral etc. if that helps convince Lizzie ;)
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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Humane-Hobgoblin » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:04 am

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Looked like a good little event! Wished I convinced Lizzie to go to this, woulda been good to have a Velocity Red there. Image


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It was a bit of a long day (8-4ish is a long time to be about, great as the company was, and I was feeling it by the end) but you'll just have to come along next year! As it's right in the middle of Salisbury you can use it as some free parking to poke around the shops/cathedral etc. if that helps convince Lizzie ;)

Well Beaulieu was about that if I remember correctly? Yeah, I’ll mention it next time, see if I can’t persuade her!


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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by PeteH » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:39 pm

As the interloper in the cream Merc 8) I just wanted to add my thanks to Duncan for organising this. And to Mark, Azam and Amor (get your ppf jacked up!! ;) ) for being great company. It was the inaugural run for my MOT-exempt Mercedes :yeah: so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a run out. She did the 160 miles without missing a beat, although the £95 fill up on the way home was a shocker!

It was a great day, with great weather, and it was my first opportunity to visit Salisbury, which is a really lovely City. There was loads of time to have a good look round, and lots of great pubs to help keep us hydrated in the warm weather. I now know the colour of the wall paper in Edward Heath's bathroom, which is a snippet of information I never thought I'd know... :? And I have finally seen the Magna Carta, which is a spooky feeling (democracy started with that small piece of velum, which is unusually pertinent at the moment)

The car show is naturally quite small, because it has to fit on the village square, but the diverse range of cars was pretty unique, and it meant that RX-8s and Merc SLs could all fit in very naturally. Unless they relocate, it will never be the kind of show where we have a full-on stand with 25 cars and a gazebo, but if you get the chance to go next year then I'd recommend it.
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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Nickp47 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:05 pm

That Integrale though .... :inlove:

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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by PeteH » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:33 pm

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That Integrale though .... :inlove:
Got to say, it may look OK in photos, but it was a bit rough in reality :( . It was quite non-original. I'd swear bits of it were painted with emulsion, and the engine bay was a kaleidoscope of random colours. Each to their own, and I love Intergrales, but this one wasn't for me.

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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Honkytonk » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:53 pm

Thanks Pete. The SL was looking smashing for her 40 years, and drew plenty of attention in her own right. Glad you enjoyed our little 'Village', it's definitely got enough watering holes! :D

The venue is definitely restricted in size, I think they could fit maybe half a dozen more cars in in total unless they completely rejigged the layout. Still, for the second year, it's a great event to have on right in the middle of town. Salisbury's had a bit of a rough year or two and this kind of event does help bring a bit of a buzz back to the place.

The integrale wasn't perfect, true, but it was used regularly, so I'll let the owner off.
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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by New Duke » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:54 pm

My wife and I got to have a walk around the festival on our way home to Essex. We were in a rush to pick up the kids and I didn't spot any of you guys when we went by, so unfortunately couldn't say hello. Your cars all looked great and well done for sporting the club banner Duncan. Peter I didn't realise your SL was a vintage one, it was a joy to see!

Having limited time the size of the festival was ideal for us, just enough interesting and varied cars to keep my wife engaged, without rows of dozens of PT Cruisers and Mustangs. Car shows can get a bit samey but this was perfect in my mind. Very nice to see big engines being revved in a town square, that's a rare thing these days. The more excitable members of the public did reinforce to me why I don't take my own car to shows, but I'm grateful that others do instead. There was also live music, parking was free and I got an excellent crepe. Good on the council for putting it all on for free, most are too disorganised to plan this or think cars are evil.

It was my first time in Salisbury too. Also got to see the Magna Carta for the first time (although my latin is rusty and the font is tiny!) and explore the cathedral. So double thanks Duncan, I wouldn't have known Salisbury is such a lovely place without having a reason to visit. Very glad we did.
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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by Honkytonk » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:55 pm

I think your thoughts on the day echo mine Duke, it's a great thing to have right in the middle of town, without much in the way of 'same old same old' diluting the car pool, having engines revving (but not too much!), free music and parking.

Shame to have missed you but I'm just glad you had a good day.

As an aside, if any other Salisbury first timers ever want advice on places to eat/drink/stay/see, drop me a message. I can let you know all the areas that weren't covered in nerve agent (or were, if dark tourism is your thing).

And dependent on my work/home commitments, there's an open offer for lifts or even a bed for the night if required.
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Re: Salisbury Car Fest, 8th September

Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:00 pm

Amazing offer of kindness Duncan, you are the man.


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