Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jun 2017, 11:17

Looks like a good show :) The Amstrad CPC brought back some memories... What was that doing there?
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Were you chatting to me on the stand about the LNA's ?
Van, did you not introduce yourself to fellow FCF'ers?
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by Stickyfinger » 19 Jun 2017, 16:09

I did not know....conversation was exclusively how weird LNA's (EDL version) are :)
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by myglaren » 19 Jun 2017, 19:46

We should all have FCF badges!
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by van ordinaire » 20 Jun 2017, 00:36

Stickyfinger wrote:
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Were you chatting to me on the stand about the LNA's ?


Now that's a tough one, I don't recall LNA's being a specific subject of conversation BUT, having given it careful consideration, "How would I know?"
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by Stickyfinger » 20 Jun 2017, 06:57

I must not of been there when you were on the stand then.....
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by red_dwarfers » 20 Jun 2017, 22:15

Van arrived at the stand pretty much at the close of the show on Saturday so you would have missed him Sticky.
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by Stickyfinger » 20 Jun 2017, 22:25

OK....shame I missed him
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by van ordinaire » 21 Jun 2017, 17:04

Kind of you to say so, Sticky AND you missed the "afterparty" - now THAT is a shame!

Still it's early days, I still feel very much the new boy on this forum, depite having well & truly thrown myself in the deep end. Also, you folk seem to travel away rather more than many regional groups (of several clubs) I've encountered over the years, so I'd imagine there's a reasonable chance of us seeing each other in a field somewhere (as they say in 2CV circles).

LN/LNA's weird? No more than any other small French of a certain vintage (oh, & Zastavas!), although, I must confess, I've never really understood where they fitted into the scheme of things.

Jim, errrr, no I didn't! Have to say I'm not sure of the etiquette (is that a word I can use here?) when 2 forum members meet face-to-face by chance. Fact is, Kevin & I just got talking, on an otherwise deserted stand, after a while he did say "I've just realised who you are" & I confirmed the aliases by which he might know me, but, otherwise, it seemed a matter of no consequence.

Name badges? It's something I've considered but remain undecided, especially for forum members because isn't the whole reison d'etre of user names (& indeed an on-line forum, as opposed to an actual club) the anonymity it affords? Another thought is, the round stickers lend themselves to having a plain rectangle in which which the member could write their name/names.
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jun 2017, 06:10

Van, an easy way to be recognised at meetings is to publish a few pictures of your good self on here ;)
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by van ordinaire » 22 Jun 2017, 22:50

You mean like everybody else?

. . . & let's nor start on that whole photography/uploasing thing again - please.
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by CitroJim » 23 Jun 2017, 06:28

van ordinaire wrote:
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You mean like everybody else?

. . . & let's nor start on that whole photography/uploasing thing again - please.


:lol: I'm not shy.... Are you?
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by Peter.N. » 23 Jun 2017, 10:49

Another one I've missed, we were on our way back from Scotland, There was quite a big one on at Tain, near where we were staying but that was also on the 18th as we were coming down the motorway at 32c after a fortnight of rain, wind and cold.

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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by van ordinaire » 23 Jun 2017, 20:40

Jim, not shy, so much as secretive (it's a family trait!) so, not only don't I do photos - I avoid people with cameras.

Peter, you were unlucky to have such consistant weather in a place with a reputation for often demonstrating all 4 seasons in the course of a day.
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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van ordinaire wrote:
23 Jun 2017, 20:40
Jim, not shy, so much as secretive (it's a family trait!) so, not only don't I do photos - I avoid people with cameras.


I'll hide my camera when we meet up then Van ;)
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Re: Bristol Classic Car Show; 16-17th June 2017; Bath&West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Post by red_dwarfers » 25 Jun 2017, 22:40

Must admit I've never really thought about etiquette but I suppose usually if I get chatting to someone and they appear to have a serious interest rather than a passing one I tend to ask if they've ever heard or are a member of the French Car/XM/BX/Visa Forum or Citroen Car Club. From then I ask their username and I tell them mine to see if we remember seeing posts from one another.

If I want someone to be able to identify me on a car club stand I'll generally wear a distinctive T-Shirt and tell them before hand what it will be (it all seems very secret agent stuff writing it like that). That weekend I wore my collection Citroen South West section T-Shirts (it was so hot there were frequent changes!) but forgot to mention it on the forum. Name badges are a good idea in certain situations with the right sort of people. Personally I feel a bit self conscious wearing them unless I'm at work so it probably wouldn't be very good for me!
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