Pond House BBQ Meet 2021 - done for this year! Pics in thread!!

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Got my chair packed in the boot for tomorrow :twisted:

Now got Limo Mode set up, in case I decide to stay the night in the car :thumright:

Coca Cola Cans, Snacks and Crisps are packed in the boot :thumleft:

Also got Chris's Umbrella in the boot from the Beaulieu Show =D>
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I'll be coming along tomorrow too, I think it'll do me the world of good~
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Scones just went into the oven, clotted cream in the fridge
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Leaving home shortly and allowing time to charge up on route at M40 Oxford Services :thumright:
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Just grabbed my tools from my dad's.. Definitely going to be at least taking the wheels off and checking the suspension now I'm hearing a light tinkling type noise from some where.

Back to the flat get changed, eat something and then I'll be heading off.
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Just grabbed my tools from my dad's.. Definitely going to be at least taking the wheels off and checking the suspension now I'm hearing a light tinkling type noise from some where.

Back to the flat get changed, eat something and then I'll be heading off.
If it's a tinkling noise it may be the thin metal plate for cooling the disc
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Possibly Pete yeah. Definitely needs a check over.. The rear suspension squeeks alot as well.. And I'm not sure why on that one.
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Will we need wellies? 😂
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Will we need wellies? 😂
🤣🤣 No. Lots of dry harstanding and the field drains well. On a light mist of rain here atm
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Charging at the moment at M40 Oxford Services :thumleft:

M25 was solid due to the M4 being shut :!:

M40 is solid beyond Oxford Services Exit :!: :!:
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Have a great time everyone!
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Just got home
had a great time, really nice to put faces to names and have a good chat to folks
the ride out in Chris's supercharged rexi was also a highlight and has renewed my vigour to get mine done
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Beautiful sunset as I left this evening after a brilliant day meeting new people and refreshing old friendships.
17 RX8s is the largest turnout for a long long time.
Hopefully this will become a “calendar” event at this great venue.
Many thanks to Dan for hosting the event and to everyone who supported his hospitality.

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Just landed home.......that same tractor had me again on the way back im sure of it. Refusing to pull in.

Apart from that a smooth journey home after a great day, Harvey enjoyed himself and was flat out most of the 3hr way back. He didnt appreciate a refuel stop though and had a little moment.

Top Job Dan sorting the event, great location and day out. Hope everyone got back safe and will see most of you next year now unfortunately.
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Brilliant day, many thanks Dan. Hope it occurs again 😁
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Thank you for having us at your lovely home Dan. That was a great time. Was also good to see old faces and meet others for the first time.

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What times the hang over rally starting then?
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The last of the stalwarts have now departed! A great day!
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Would like to say thanks to Dan for organising this. Was great to meet new faces and go somewhere new! Even if I did mess up the motorway journey on the way up.. And somehow managed to get google maps taking me down B roads on the way home instead of the M4.. Which was fine until my phone died! Eventually got onto the M4 so all was good in the end.

Was a fun BBQ chatting away to people and seeing how enthusiastic everyone is about their cars. Special thanks to Paul, Liam and James for the assistance on bleeding my brakes to get rid of that disgusting mess that was in the system.. May require a full swapping over of a few parts possibly due to seal wear.. But so far its performing a lot better, though I'm going to jam the peddle down over night to see if it gets all the air out the system completely.

Was great to see Haydn, Nige and Chris again; the former after a fair while. Successfully managed to avoid Mr Holmes selling me more things this time around! Was also nice to finally meet James (Qwakers) after all of his internet assists when I get stuck. Sadly I didn't quite get to talk to absolutely everyone as things usually go that way. But I'd like to say thanks to Harry and Christine for the company provided after pretty much everyone else had vacated the premises. Was great just seeing so many cars in one place with such a variety from Drews R3 to Christines definitely "stock" S1 and all the others in between.

Discovered that my coolant is not in exactly great condition (such a surprise with this car) and was even a bit low! Was on my list of things to do anyway.. But I think I will now bump that to the top and give everything a good super flush ChrisFix style.

Looking forward to next years I hope! ;D
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Looking forward to next years I hope! ;D
You mean next month right?
*cries in petrol costs*
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Had a great day/evening and was great to chat to those I managed to and show off Flos in all her ridiculous fluorescent glory, and to finally see the neons working 😁

See (most of) you in 3 weeks 😁
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Vj4sothername wrote:
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Looking forward to next years I hope! ;D
You mean next month right?
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Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
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Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:49 pm
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Looking forward to next years I hope! ;D
You mean next month right?
Cries in wife-bribes...!
Is a month enough time to accumulate more wife-bribes.. I feel like thats a very tight time limit!
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