North Wales Drive out - New info Pg1 for 17 Oct

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Sorry a bit late organising this month, as i have been on holiday.

The first few North Wales drive outs have been completed successfully and a good time by all, but thinking something a bit different this weekend.

The Rhos on Sea Cars and Coffee final meet of the year is on Sunday from 9am until about midday. This is a huge event each month through the summer and attracts more cars than some shows I have been to, meaning the last of year is usually quite special. There is normally everything from the Caterham OC and MX5 OC (who brought 20+ cars themselves the other month) to the classic Cobras, Porsches and aston martins of all years with even a Noble. Of course everything inbetween from Skoda Vrs and lotus etc aswell.

If anyone would like to join me to have a few rx8 in attendance rather than my loansome white one sat there, then please post. To get a decent few spots together though we need to be there for about 915, so i would suggest meeting prior at 0900 off the a55 and then we can convoy down to park up, coffee and talks on the sea front before a drive out down the valley for lunch and farewells for the year from me before she goes in winter storage.

The next meet will be Sunday 17th Octber
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Timings -

0900hrs meet. Depart 0910hrs

Potential lunch stop at 1230hrs

Meet points -

1st location - Shell at abergele rd, Llandulas, LL22 8HH

2nd location - Rhos on sea, Promenade at caley kiosk Coffee shop

Routes -

Drive out after to be discussed on day at meet.

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ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Curses, nothing fits due to existing commitments.!
Nothing :shock: there is 10 options? you are certainly busy this summer......

I stopped after 10 weekends but would sat 29th or 30th help?
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Thanks Drew much appreciated but my issue is having something car or family related most weekend across August and September so I will miss out on this one.
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Can those who have voted submit their details on here please to say they are coming. We have had 3 people vote for a date but no one declare interest in coming? 😳
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Or admin can we make the voters details able to view please?
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It’s better but initially tedious to just list the dates in your first post and create a list of as people stare their preferences.
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Have you voted yet Rob?
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Sat 21st is looking preferential at the moment anyway, which is probably the better date for summer running.
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From the last road trip around North Wales in 2017 to entice people to sign up 😂
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OK Simon ,keep your hair on. Sat 21st is my preferred date too, although any Saturday suits me. With this little notice though, as much info as you can quickly would be appreciated, thanks for organising, rob.
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goodeggbob wrote:
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OK Simon ,keep your hair on. Sat 21st is my preferred date too, although any Saturday suits me. With this little notice though, as much info as you can quickly would be appreciated, thanks for organising, rob.
Not organised this to be fair Rob its Drew I think👍
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It is the fine balance of notice for people and getting out properly in the summer. The votes are looking towards that Sat 21st but also for August in general as no votes at all have landed on a Sept date.

Ill start having a look at routes tommorow as well while im in work on the laptop, see if any similarities pop up on routes and food stop.

Shall we look at a mid morning leave time from a coastal RV point on the A55, head down amd stop for lunch/late lunch midway then complete after?
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I could do Sat 28th August but would be in a Jag not an Rx8. The photos of the last Wales run include my car RX03FUN! That was a great run out!!


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I cant do 28th unfortunately. Has the RX8 gone now or do you still have it? It was a very good day, really great turn out at the event as well and with all the NSX OC turning up. Shame there was no uptake to do it again the following year.
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Yep, sadly my RX8 has gone. Is the 11th or 18th Sept an option. It’s such a great driving area


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They can be, im working the 11th at the moment (fingers crossed cancelled) but free 18th. Im happy to do a monthly meet and drive and the 18th falls in nicely nearly a month after the 21st of Aug which currently has most of the votes. As you know i live here so am always open to heading out.
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I voted for the 12th September. But will come any date if I'm free. I'm just fairly busy during the school holidays.
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I've found that voting doesn't work for these sort of herding cats threads.

You either limit people to a single choice, which doesn't cater for those that are flexible, or let them select more than one choice, so you can't tell the difference between one person selecting all three, or single people selecting one each.

There can also be confusion as some people from outside the area could make a random vote, just to follow the thread.

Better to just put the options on the first post, inviting people to respond below, and the OP keeps coming back and updating the first post to show a summary of the choices made.
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I tend to agree with Dave. i am involved with the Shropshire meet, and getting a suits all plan can be very difficult.
Maybe pick your own date, well in advance, and post that to test the water. No matter what you try, you will never please everyone, but at least you've tried.
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Post amended with date.
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Just to say, depending on which day the Peak District run happens , I will be up for Sept 18th.
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September the 18th is good for me.
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DrewR3 wrote:
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Post Amendment:

As per the comments below, A quick amendment to specify a date. Or rather dates.

The first North Wales meet summer drive out will be Saturday 21st August
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The second if it is a success can be Saturday 18th September
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If there is enough uptake this can become a monthly outing I am happy to lead with during summer.

Areas to cover:

Timings - I would suggest a 1000hrs initial meet at Llandudno Junction Tesco (Momentum on tap for those wishing to fill beforehand) to depart at 1015hr down the valley towards Snowdonia

Meet points - Those coming from England there is a Shell garage at the beginning of the A55 near Queensferry which is a popular RV to convoy in and as above meet in Llandudno junction to progress as a group.

Routes - TBC please drop any ideas.

Food and drink somewhere midway or at the end? Recommendations? - In 2017 we had a private function room at the Quay Hotel in Deganwy for a meal, which is very good and I have contacts there if this is what people would like to do again. We would need about 10 people plus for this option and as it is on the A55 would be after the drive out.


I myself am right next to the A55 in Conwy, so I imagine I will join the convoy late as I am probably the closest.

The Evo triangle is covered in average speed cameras now btw if people haven't been lately and were going to recommend that as part of the drive? Still a nice road but the entirety is covered.
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