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CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


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Dave R

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Wed 19 Jun 13 20:40


Have just had a dropout due to work Commitments. Anyone else interested?
Dave


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C5 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition,
Anniversary Red with Shale Upholstery and Pale Gold Alloys, F55 magnetic suspension , HUD, memory pack, dual zone climate control, 12 stack CD, yadda, yadda,yadda

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Dave R

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Wed 19 Jun 13 21:07


P.S. If you have any club regalia (shirts etc) why not wear them to tis event. You may ,however, be upstaged by Pete Longland's suit
http://www.corvetteclub.org.uk/viewtopic.php?p=101328#101328


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Thought for the week:
" There are two theories about winning an argument with a woman. Neither one works. "

Midlands Area Regional Rep
Club Events Co-ordinator
C5 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition,
Anniversary Red with Shale Upholstery and Pale Gold Alloys, F55 magnetic suspension , HUD, memory pack, dual zone climate control, 12 stack CD, yadda, yadda,yadda

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VetteWeekend

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Thu 20 Jun 13 18:04

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


For this Saturdays trip to Coventry I'm meeting some of the Thames Valley in the Beaconsfield services on the M40 http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Beaconsfield for 7.30am aiming leave no later than 7.40am. this should get us to Coventry for 9.00am.

Anybody going that way is welcome to join us... Very Happy


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money pit drt

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Thu 20 Jun 13 18:56

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Anyone interested in a cruise from the Leicester, Nottingham, Lincoln Derby area's,
Please reply on this thread.

Driving


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Dave R

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Fri 21 Jun 13 19:09

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Icing on the cake: we have a 1954 C1 attending which means that we ail have all of the 6 current generations. Wonderful and thanks to Alfie Orkin. Clap Clap


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Thought for the week:
" There are two theories about winning an argument with a woman. Neither one works. "

Midlands Area Regional Rep
Club Events Co-ordinator
C5 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition,
Anniversary Red with Shale Upholstery and Pale Gold Alloys, F55 magnetic suspension , HUD, memory pack, dual zone climate control, 12 stack CD, yadda, yadda,yadda

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malcy

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Sat 22 Jun 13 15:35

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Hi

Just got back from this event and gotta say what a top day Clap well done to Dave for organising such a great venue, if you haven't been before then I suggest you go its a top attraction,

Congrats to Kev marshall on your new C2 purchased from wheeler dealers.. Thumbs up I dunno some people will do anything to get on telelvision... Rofl

a big thanks to all that turned up and made the event happen it was a really good showing and seemed to attract a hell of a lot of public attention......good publicity for the club.... Clap Clap Clap

Malcy


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money pit drt

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Sat 22 Jun 13 15:50

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Echo those remarks Malc
Great day, will post some pics when we get home.
Well done Dave, hard work paid off mate.
Here's to the next one .


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TurboJet

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Sat 22 Jun 13 16:56

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Same goes for me to, my son and I had a fantastic day.
Thanks Dave Clap
See you all at Silverstone.
Oh yes well done Kev, but clean those tyres Laughing

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VetteWeekend

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Sun 23 Jun 13 09:24

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Well done Dave Clap

A good gathering and a great event, especially with added flavour from the Wheeler Dealers, and the subsequent purchase Thumbs up



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Dave R

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Sun 23 Jun 13 12:15

Re: CCCUK Corvette 60th Birthday display Coventry Transport Museum 22nd June


Thanks Guys,

I would like to thank all those who turned up, particularly those who started out in terrible weather conditions but kept the faith with the local forecast which turned out to be accurate: mostly overcast but no rain

Some came l long way: from Newcastle upon Tyne in the North to Bournemouth in the South. Tremendous thanks to Alfie Orkin who drove his 1954 C1 from the South East despite the weather, meaning that we had all 6 of the of the current generations on display.

Thanks also to the Committee members who helped marshal the event.

I was really impressed with the Wheeler Dealer team: professional, friendly and with impeccable manners and courtesy.
I was taking some photos at one point and some of the camera crew jumped out of my way, despite the fact that they were working and I was actually in theirs.

Eddie China ad Mike Brewer chatted to all and sundry and seemed to have infinite patience, even with some local teens who were trying to ruin a shot.

At one point Mike called me over by name (bearing in mind he'd met me only once over an hour before and had spoken to many others since), and pointed out that he'd spotted that one of the C3's had dropped a load of oil, and suggested I get some Fairy liquid and a bucket from the Café and tackle it before it caused damage " because you might want to do another display here next year"

How considerate was that?

As it happened the Museum has all the gear to tackle such things and were very cool about it

They were very happy with the day, particularly as they'd asked us to help with the disposal of the car, and one of our members, (Kev Marshall) actually bought it on the spot.
It is a fabulous car, restored to a very high standard and over 200 hours of work had gone into it and it showed. They're giving Kev a fully photo documented record of the entire resto.
The programme airs in September on the Discovery Channel, and we had both press and radio coverage on the day.
Those of you live near to Coventry should see an article in the Coventry Telegraph tomorrow as they had a photographer there all day and I gave them an interview this morning
All in all a good Birthday party for the 'vette
Dave



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" There are two theories about winning an argument with a woman. Neither one works. "

Midlands Area Regional Rep
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Anniversary Red with Shale Upholstery and Pale Gold Alloys, F55 magnetic suspension , HUD, memory pack, dual zone climate control, 12 stack CD, yadda, yadda,yadda

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