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Microcar Events / Re: New Microcar event at Gaydon
« Last post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on September 01, 2014, 05:12:24 PM »
I think the fact that it was cancelled till next year several months ago may also be a factor.

http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/events/upcoming/
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Heinkel TYE project
« Last post by micro marshall on September 01, 2014, 04:22:45 PM »
The new steering bush fits like a glove! ;) ;D
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Microcar Events / Re: New Microcar event at Gaydon
« Last post by Trident on September 01, 2014, 04:05:02 PM »
On the Heritage Motor Museum Events dairy website it says "Postponed until 2015"  ???
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Microcar Events / Re: New Microcar event at Gaydon
« Last post by Big Al on September 01, 2014, 11:01:21 AM »
Darned good fun, that. I paid to watch!
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Microcar Events / Re: New Microcar event at Gaydon
« Last post by AndyL on September 01, 2014, 10:58:00 AM »
Micro car rallies always relied upon the hard work and support of many individuals that volunteer their time for gratis to set things up and keep the wheels turning smoothly on the day/weekend. This is above and beyond turning up with your car to enjoy the rally.

This event will need people to organise and supervise the event, and if they're not enthusiasts then they will want paying for their time. Does seem a strange business model to charge the exhibitors though- perhaps they've arranged some special things for the participants?

I used to organize events for model submariners. They were based in swimming pools as that's the best kind of water to run in (clear and deep). I usually had to put on an entrance fee, as there were charges to hire the venue, but it was non-profit making. Some modellers still objected and refused to take part.
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Sales & Auctions / Mini Comtesse, Snarly/Chuggy
« Last post by Big Al on September 01, 2014, 10:56:10 AM »
Crumbago. News from America is it is raining small French cars at low, low prices. Where are they all coming from? The Atlantic must have shrunk. There are quite a few French Fridges appearing over here at, err, rather higher prices. Interesting..... 
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Microcar Events / Re: New Microcar event at Gaydon
« Last post by Big Al on September 01, 2014, 08:32:39 AM »
go with wife/partner whatever and spend the day with like minded individuals for £3.50 a head - where else could you do this ? i think your being a bit negative . i think that if the event was any good you would not want to tour a museum on a day trip anyway

Can you access the cafe without paying entrance?

Well no huge take up fore Gaydon from people I have spoken to round here (some 50 miles distant). I understand there is something of a boycott movement from the more committed Microcar types, as they prefer to keep control of the Rallies within the Micro community. A not daft principle, despite whether you think these rallies are all they could be. Could be is better than not be. Yet Gaydon might attract folk that have not been tempted out by our traditional event menu. Offering Morgan activity is most certainly a draw. How many Morgan owners have a Microcar, quite a few.

As usual I have not booked, so I am immediately a Gaydon outcaste. Since I am out playing canals the day before I am not convinced I will be even sneaking a look, unless the car fills up with folk. No point in taking the Shopper up as I am not paying to show it, their loss not mine. As with the road registered Comtesse before, I think it would steal the show, and we did not pay to get that in. 

I think there will be a few spies up there, so we should get a truthful report of activities in time. Maybe going later in September might work in the Nationals favour, as we should break out of this cycle of damp weather before Weatherby. A bit of sunshine is to be hoped for. Last years Malvern was fantastically sunny. I had my silly hat on so as not to burn.
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This topic has been moved to RUMCar Mart.

http://www.rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=4570.0
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Heinkel TYE project
« Last post by Peel replica, Steve Fisk on August 31, 2014, 10:38:41 PM »
I welded it for them , I booked a day off work to go and help out , was nice to have abit of a change , fully seam welded and solid chassis now , keep up the good work !
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RUMCar Mart / injins on ebay
« Last post by richard on August 31, 2014, 09:30:03 PM »
i am sure if traders can advertise here i can  ;) i have just put 3 engines on ebay Excelsior Talisman Twin , Villiers 9E / SF and Villiers 31A - the idea being that any or all could be taken to the National Micro Car Rally for collection in two weeks time  :)
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