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#451 buck

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

I just want to appologise to the guy in the silver mini thirty with his kids who was behind me pretty much the whole way home! I lost you in south london sorry I didnt say bye wasnt being arrogant literaly didnt notice you were honking till you were gone!
Cheers for the nice ride home!

Was my first run as well and I had a blast, literaly cant wait till next year, some hanges to my car will have to be made, saw 100 versions of mine :( some individuality is needed!

#452 BenH

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:07 PM

Nice to meet alot of you guys. spent most of saturday at c/p chatting to everyone,didnt even have time to eat! Was great, my 3rd year but this was by far the best year weve done and was nice to show the car off since its 2 year rebuild. Agree on the ''making cp more of a show'' too as to be honest by the time your at brighton your drained and me and the g/f spent most of the day on the beach and in the town! both parts were really good though, had my fair share of drinks the night before but still up nice and early!

We got to c/p really early and was right at the top of the campsite, heard the cars starting so jumped straight in mine but had to wait to merge and then had to dirve to the bottom by which time i was in lane 3!

Definatley better than previous year, great show!

Edited by BenH, 21 May 2012 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

'I was in the second lane next to Mario and Luigi (Never found out their real names) '

When my son heard Mario speak he reckoned that he actually sounded like Mario, so perhaps it was him :lol:


I actually heard them speaking in a none Italian accent but shhhh! I didn't tell you ^^

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

What does everybody do with the little metal plaque that came in the packs? I can't think what to do with it.

#455 Midas Mk1

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:08 PM

I was thinking of putting mine on the front face of the heater, might fall off with the heat though :thumbsup:

#456 RossKnight

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:12 PM

I gave mine to my girlfriend to stick on her wardrobe along with all our other 'memories', camping tickets, thorpe park, other mini shows etc

I'm quite glad though to be honest as I was trying hard to think of somewhere to put it haha

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:50 PM


'I was in the second lane next to Mario and Luigi (Never found out their real names) '

When my son heard Mario speak he reckoned that he actually sounded like Mario, so perhaps it was him :lol:


I actually heard them speaking in a none Italian accent but shhhh! I didn't tell you ^^


Really? I was pitch next to them and they kept the accents going til 4 pm. Bloody irritating but a fine effort!

This was my first L2b and I loved it as did the missus and my 10 year old. Loved the fella with the loudhaler shouting "slow down" as I hoofed it out the gates!

I don't get why people did the m23 though. Our run down was littered with people watching, taking photos, filming, sitting on chairs, waving flags etc. Why sit on a soulless motorway?

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:35 PM

There must have been a lot of breakfast eaten as the guy at the tyre place next to the ESSO garage just before the M23 was giving away free bacon rolls and not many stopped!
I did and my son followed me in then 4 more arrived. The guy was really pleased.

I hope he's there again next year but a sausage, egg, fried bread and beans will go down a treat (free of course) :genius:

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:52 PM

so I'm guessing you saw a red mini broken down with the bonnet up parked at the side of the far pump?

that was me :P

the esso garage got veryyyyy busy, was littered with minis haha, I was there for 2 hours -.-

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

What does everybody do with the little metal plaque that came in the packs? I can't think what to do with it.


I put mine on my tool box, collecting them on there as I will never get rid of my tools! :)

#461 hobnob888

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

so I'm guessing you saw a red mini broken down with the bonnet up parked at the side of the far pump?

that was me :P

the esso garage got veryyyyy busy, was littered with minis haha, I was there for 2 hours -.-


I saw you :P I broke down further up on a hill, had to push it up :L there was a block in my breather pipe with caused a block so it starved of fuel, i was back on in a couple of minutes ;) unfourtunate about the 2 hours though :/

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:35 PM

Ah that sucks, would I have seen you? Can't remember if I saw your car or not haha

Yeh 2 hours was a while, but I thought I'd rather wait that then drive down to brighton with no brake lights and risk getting rear ended or something... stupid brake pedal switch was dodgy, wish it could have just been the fuse or something I could sort myself

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

What does everybody do with the little metal plaque that came in the packs? I can't think what to do with it.

Fridge!

#464 nev_payne

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:28 PM

Nice to meet alot of you guys. spent most of saturday at c/p chatting to everyone,didnt even have time to eat! Was great, my 3rd year but this was by far the best year weve done and was nice to show the car off since its 2 year rebuild. Agree on the ''making cp more of a show'' too as to be honest by the time your at brighton your drained and me and the g/f spent most of the day on the beach and in the town! both parts were really good though, had my fair share of drinks the night before but still up nice and early!

We got to c/p really early and was right at the top of the campsite, heard the cars starting so jumped straight in mine but had to wait to merge and then had to dirve to the bottom by which time i was in lane 3!

Definatley better than previous year, great show!


Thought it was you - right at the end of the day, you drove passed a lanky guy in a pink short sleeve shirt - moi. Have to say the mini looks awesome up close. Shame we didn't exchange how-dos.

Edited by nev_payne, 22 May 2012 - 07:28 PM.





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