RX8 OPEN MEET AND (optional) FOREST DRIVE

For all Social Static / Drive Meets that involve Ramp Days, BBQs, Road Trips, and drives around the countryside.
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It was a very pleasant few hours, great bacon roll and latte to start, good company and a very enjoyable run in lovely weather through some picturesque countryside.

A bonus was coming across an NSU Ro80 owner by pure luck. Derek and I had decided on a stopping point halfway along the drive to meet up and take some pictures and we ended up parking outside Andy's house, owner of said very rare vehicle. He offered to bring it out of his garage and join us for a photo-op. His 1967 car is in absolutely stunning condition!

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A short video from the Forest Drive:

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casey wrote:
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A short video from the Forest Drive:

Well done Malcolm, excellent addition to a great Meet. Just shows how much fun you can have on a Sunday drive!😉😊

Title a little confusing? There'll be those that ask... what Essex forest is that?🤔
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Well done Derek, looks good. If you don't mind me asking, and to possibly help other events, how did your advertising work out, ie, did everyone who signed up turn up?. Knowing this sort of info may helps others to get info out there, thanks, rob.
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Red & Black wrote:
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Title a little confusing? There'll be those that ask... what Essex forest is that?🤔
:lol: True, good point, but my drive for the day started and finished in Essex ;)

It was a quick and dirty edit of video footage #-o
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Thanks for organising yesterday Derek, and Malcolm for helping and Ian for putting up the flags.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and spending time with everyone there. The venue was good and welcoming to us and the drive was a lot of fun and very pretty. Recycling many dinosaurs while driving through the forest felt wholesome and organic.

Thanks again :thumleft:
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goodeggbob wrote:
Mon May 13, 2024 1:36 pm
Well done Derek, looks good. If you don't mind me asking, and to possibly help other events, how did your advertising work out, ie, did everyone who signed up turn up?. Knowing this sort of info may helps others to get info out there, thanks, rob.
I've sent you a PM 😉
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Looks like the event went well. Thanks for the video Malcolm.
Well done Derek for organising. Though I don’t own one any longer, got to say a convoy of 8’s always looks and sounds good 👍
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