Essex Breakfast Club 2016

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Post by I_MNL » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:25 am

I am glad you had good time and really sorry I missed this. Any photos?!?[/b]
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Post by MCB » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:28 am

I_MNL wrote:I am glad you had good time and really sorry I missed this. Any photos?!?[/b]
Yes MNL. I will get some photos up this coming week. Not much in the way of Alpina's though I am afraid.
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Post by Bebs » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:11 am

Sorry to have missed it Terry - specially as the weather was excellent.
Hope to see you in May 8)
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Post by MCB » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:08 am

Bebs wrote:Sorry to have missed it Terry - specially as the weather was excellent.
Hope to see you in May 8)
Not to worry Brian. It was packed anyway. Lots cars did not even stop as they could not get in.

Hopefully see you in May.
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Post by MCB » Thu May 05, 2016 9:45 am

The next meeting at the Hare Roxwell will be held this Saturday 7th May.

Looks like the weather will be a scorcher. So you will need to arrive early to be guaranteed a parking place.
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1997 E36 Alpina B3 3.2 Touring. No.66
1998 E36 1.8 Touring
1989 E30 M3.
2004 E60 530D
2004 Vauxhall Signum (for the shopping)
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Post by scalesg » Thu May 05, 2016 8:41 pm

Can't make it this time, I will be driving to Oxford

Maybe next time :-)
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Post by KevinB10 » Fri May 06, 2016 8:21 pm

MCB wrote:The next meeting at the Hair Roxwell will be held this Saturday 7th May.

Looks like the weather will be a scorcher. So you will need to arrive early to be guaranteed a parking place.
What time are you going to arrive at the pub ?
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Post by MCB » Sat May 07, 2016 12:13 am

KevinB10 wrote:
MCB wrote:The next meeting at the Hair Roxwell will be held this Saturday 7th May.

Looks like the weather will be a scorcher. So you will need to arrive early to be guaranteed a parking place.
What time are you going to arrive at the pub ?
8AM or a little before. With this fine weather it is going to be very busy.
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Post by KevinB10 » Sat May 07, 2016 12:22 am

See you about 8.15am
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Post by MCB » Sat May 07, 2016 12:23 am

KevinB10 wrote:See you about 8.15am
OK Kevin. Will keep an eye out for you.
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Post by KevinB10 » Sat May 07, 2016 7:05 pm

A great pub meet this morning. Arrived at 8.15am and only got in to the car park thanks to some words from Terry again!

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Post by MCB » Sat May 07, 2016 7:18 pm

Great pictures Kevin and thanks for posting them :D

Yes indeed. It was another great gathering at the Hare Roxwell. The weather was glorious. Who would think we are only a week into May! 8)

Sorry about the confusion getting you in. After having a word with Garry the owner hopefully things should be better at future meetings. I had another chat with Garry after you left. He gave his thanks for the support/promotion form the Alpina Register.
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1997 E36 Alpina B3 3.2 Touring. No.66
1998 E36 1.8 Touring
1989 E30 M3.
2004 E60 530D
2004 Vauxhall Signum (for the shopping)
2002 E39 M5 (Sold)

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Post by scalesg » Sun May 08, 2016 10:16 am

What was the issue Terry? I got in no problem at the last event....
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Triumph dolomite 1850 (With Sprint wheels of course!)
Fiat 131 Supermiafiori
Mercedes 250CE Pillar less coupe (my first car!!)

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Post by MCB » Sun May 08, 2016 10:39 am

scalesg wrote:What was the issue Terry? I got in no problem at the last event....
it was because of the big turnout at the last meeting Gary. The owner instructed his marshals to be more "selective" regarding who was let in this time round. He only wanted special and unusual cars. Not what he calls standard cars and the hot hatch brigade. Unfortunately the marshals decided the BMW cars fit that category. After talking with the owner yesterday he did agree that Alpina cars are indeed special and should be let in.

What he has advised is people who get there before 8am should be let in regardless. After that time it will be left to the marshals discretion who is let in. As he cant always be there himself. He went on to say that the breakfast club has become a victim of its own success.

So how it stands at the moment is............If I know who will be coming then I can stand at the entrance with the marshals to ensure they get in without any hassle. That is if I will be going myself of course and the car park is not already full. Early bird and all that :wink:
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1998 E36 1.8 Touring
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Post by MCB » Sun May 08, 2016 11:09 am

A few pictures from me to compliment Kevin's fine photography.

I do love a Q car and the Cortina Mk2 just caught my eye yesterday 8)

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1997 E36 Alpina B3 3.2 Touring. No.66
1998 E36 1.8 Touring
1989 E30 M3.
2004 E60 530D
2004 Vauxhall Signum (for the shopping)
2002 E39 M5 (Sold)

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