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Postby CitroJim » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:36 pm

At the National it was decided that the scope of the CXM/G rally to be held at Little Horwood between the 2nd and 4th September will be extended to embrace the Xantia fully and properly. This is excellent news :D

It will therefore be henceforth known as the CX, XM and Xantia Rally and this year will also include the G Section :D

There will be a few minor changes from last year and all of them very positive. Two new trophies will be awarded: The Best Xantia in show and a very special one, The Roger Bradford Memorial Trophy. This will be awarded to the one car at the rally that Roger would have chosen as his favourite; the one he would have exclaimed "Good God!" to on first sight as he was apt to do... I'm sure he will extend a guiding hand from the CX Centre in the sky to whoever is the judge for this award :lol: It will not be limited to CXs though; any car at the rally that would have had Roger bubbling over will be eligible.

For my sins, and being local, I have the unenviable task of organising the convoy drive :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby myglaren » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:59 pm

CitroJim wrote:At the National it was decided that the scope of the CXM/G rally to be held at Little Horwood between the 2nd and 4th September will be extended to embrace the Xantia fully and properly. This is excellent news :D

It will therefore be henceforth known as the CX, XM and Xantia Rally and this year will also include the G Section :D

There will be a few minor changes from last year and all of them very positive. Two new trophies will be awarded: The Best Xantia in show and a very special one, The Roger Bradford Memorial Trophy. This will be awarded to the one car at the rally that Roger would have chosen as his favourite; the one he would have exclaimed "Oh my god!" to on first sight as he was apt to do... I'm sure he will extend a guiding hand from the CX Centre in the sky to whoever is the judge for this award :lol: It will not be limited to CXs though; any car at the rally that would have had Roger bubbling over will be eligible.
That is indeed good news and a suitable tribute to Roger, sorely missed.


For my sins, and being local, I have the unenviable task of organising the convoy drive :twisted: :twisted:


Perhaps we will know where we are going this year then :?:
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Postby Toby_HDi » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:03 pm

myglaren wrote:
CitroJim wrote:...
For my sins, and being local, I have the unenviable task of organising the convoy drive :twisted: :twisted:


Perhaps we will know where we are going this year then :?:


From speaking to Jim today, I wouldn't be so sure of that...

:twisted: :wink: :lol:
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Postby DickieG » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:28 pm

myglaren wrote:Perhaps we will know where we are going this year then :?:

Were directions not given out? :?
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Postby Deanxm » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:59 pm

The Best Xantia in show


Might as well put that in the cabinet now hadnt you Jim? or is some spoilsport going to bring a certain low miles Derv to the event............Richard?

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Postby DickieG » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:08 pm

Deanxm wrote:
The Best Xantia in show


Might as well put that in the cabinet now hadnt you Jim? or is some spoilsport going to bring a certain low miles Derv to the event............Richard?

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At least I did the decent thing and sold that Activa to Jim, I haven't taken my VSX to a show for over two years now just to give others a bite of the cherry, a pity others don't have the same sense of fair play :roll:
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Postby Citroenmad » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:41 pm

Sounds very good, it is about time the Xantia had its own part of an event.

I shall be there in mine and my dad in the XM, hopefully there will be a good turnout. :)
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Postby Citroening » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:01 pm

Yes, this was all decided today in the committee meeting and because Jim wandered into the marquee eating his Cheese Burger, he became a committee member! :lol: :wink:

This year it will be a BIG one!

Costs have been revised too as even more of an incentive for people to come.
£5 for the whole weekend and FREE CAMPING.

Breakfast available on Sat and Sun Mornings
Dinner in the Pub Sat Evening.
5 Trophies being awarded this year.

:D :D
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Postby CitroJim » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:17 pm

Citroening wrote:and because Jim wandered into the marquee eating his Cheese Burger, he became a committee member! :lol: :wink:


Note to self. Never eat a cheeseburger at a CCC event :twisted:

See what happens when you do?
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Postby tim leech » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:27 pm

CitroJim wrote:
Citroening wrote:and because Jim wandered into the marquee eating his Cheese Burger, he became a committee member! :lol: :wink:


Note to self. Never eat a cheeseburger at a CCC event :twisted:

See what happens when you do?


I only raised my hand to go to the little boys room and look where I ended up! :shock:

Anyway I do have a Xantia, and lost of Polish..... :wink:
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Postby citroenesque » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:19 am

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Postby robert_e_smart » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:28 am

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Postby CitroJim » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:53 am

catering arrangements will include a ready supply of pickled eggs Robert....

Phil, BXs are very, very, very welcome of course. In fact I've just realised that the BX does not have its own rally...

Maybe we should have thought of calling it the Citroen XXX Rally...

Although that might have unfortunate connotations to some. Even calling it the XXXX Rally might indicate that it might be alcoholic in nature....

Thinking on, really it is a rally for the X Series but then again calling it just the Citroen X Rally makes it sound somewhat disturbing, mysterious and something of an unknown quantity...

That'll work for the convoy drive though. We don't know the destination, we don't know how to get there but we'll know when we do.

And that's precisely where the convoy drive planning is at this moment :roll:
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Postby robert_e_smart » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:26 pm

catering arrangements will include a ready supply of pickled eggs Robert....

Even calling it the XXXX Rally might indicate that it might be alcoholic in nature....

Thinking on, really it is a rally for the X Series but then again calling it just the Citroën X Rally makes it sound somewhat, mysterious and something of an unknown quantity...

That'll work for the convoy drive though. We don't know the destination, we don't know how to get there but we'll know when we do.

And that's precisely where the convoy drive planning is at this moment


You have summed up the CXM et al rally perfectly!
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Postby citroenesque » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:18 pm

Who says I'd be coming in the BX?... :wink:

You're right though, it's time we had a BX rally too, maybe make it for a Spring weekend, 2012... I'll have a word with Tim.
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