Essex Alpina/BMW meet maybe??)

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Hey all, thinking of trying to organise an Essex Alpina/BMW meet if people are up for it?? If we get more than 10 it seems worth it to me especially if we meet at a pub or something??

I was thinking The Half Way House down the A127?

Let me know your thoughts? or if you have any other ideas of a meeting place??

Thanks,

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Would be up for this...early sunday morning or a weekday evening could work...
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:43 pm

Cool 😎 Just need to get more people on board!
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:13 pm

I think you are being slightly optimistic the A127 corridor between M25 and Southend may not contain too many people. If you are the chap that works for Sytner? Is it he Harold wood branch? if so what can you organise there which might encourage others to attend.
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:25 pm

Yeah I did say I’m open to suggestions just said there cos there’s plenty of space and food and drink but like I said we could make a few suggestions and decide between us?

I do work for Sytner yes but the place is always open including Sunday’s but only until 4 and I doubt they will allow us to do anything during opening hours.
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 am

Also limited parking at Sytner Harold Wood, albeit I can get a bus there and have a drink, hence no need for parking :lol:

When I first read the location of the Halfway House I thought the same, but to be fair it's only less than 4 miles from the M25 junction. Not any different to a Kent meet etc.
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To be honest though mate there’s not enough interest to warrant doing it which is a shame!
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 pm

Don’t give up hope yet mate. If there is a will there is a way and all all that stuff.

However the date needs to be set. Ideally soon and before the end of November at the latest (or in the New Year - March onwards.) IMO.

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Norrie can we tempt you?
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:58 pm

I will not list them, but I know at least 5 people who own ALPINA cars and often participate in meets in the Surrey/Sussex/Hampshire area. I am not against going anywhere I feel might be worthwhile.

However, we are approaching the time of year where mine is tucked up for the winter. I try and find events that it is worth me attending and hope that a number of other ALPINA owners will too. I think with respect it has to be a little more interesting than arriving at a pub, well for me.

Therefore at this stage and time of year, I am not up for it. I also have a number of commitments before the end of my season.

If you just want a BMW meet then you might considering joining in with the BMW Car Club Gb, it's not for everyone but they do have local events in the SE region. Last week we were at a dealership in Surrey an indy and on the weekend after next they had a visit to Birds .
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi Dan
Might be up for this I am in Rayleigh
I think there are at least another three members locally who might attend
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Hi Dan
Might be up for this I am in Rayleigh
I think there are at least another three members locally who might attend
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:44 pm

I could be tempted!! I am Hastings way but its not too far and a nice trip. Let me know the dates :-)
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm

I would be tempted too, as long as it is before the end of the month.

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I could be tempted too
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Never been to Alpina car meet before but would be interested if its late Oct/Nov.
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