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Title: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on December 24, 2011, 10:15:26 PM
16th to 18th November

NEC Classic Motor Show
http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/ (http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/)


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 22, 2012, 08:42:59 PM
Club discount tickets available now  :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8012955210_8c2b418408_b.jpg)
to download the full size leaflet see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/8012955210/sizes/o/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/8012955210/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

John Bower will be posting more stand details soon


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: johnb on October 09, 2012, 10:10:35 PM
Hello everyone
Not long now before the NEC Classic Car show which as always is a great opportunity for us to show off the Beta range to a wider motoring public, especially as it's the 40th anniversary year. Just in case anyone hadn't noticed...

I'm finalising the cars for this year's stand. We have room for 4 if not 5 cars. As always I look for cars that we haven't featured before to keep the line up fresh. So far I have an early yellow Beta Sedan, a silver HPE 2000ie and a black Volumex Coupe with Stratton bodykit. I'm hoping to finalise a Spider and another Coupe at the moment, so if you've got a Coupe or a Spider that you could display on the stand, please drop me a line.

Our cars always attract a lot of attention and compliment the other Lancias on display on the main LMC and the Montecarlo Consortium stand.

If you're planning on attending the show, please drop by and say hello!

John


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Hawk on October 10, 2012, 08:03:21 AM
I'm planning on coming up either Saturday or Sunday.  Hopefully the weather will be kind and I will give the Spider a run (she's not good enough to put on a stand) 

Look forward to meeting you


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on October 12, 2012, 11:00:06 AM
I will be there, sadly not with a Beta but I will be helping out on the stand for a couple of days (Fri & Sat.) and talking to the general public.



Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on October 13, 2012, 01:22:57 PM
This year again we will be displaying a photo wall of members cars

I still have all the ones kindly sent to me last year, anyone wishing to have a photo/s of their Beta please email them to me t_harrison3@sky.co
with your name and location, I'll do the rest

This is the one we did last year,
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6056/6345337874_a641e9f1a1_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6228/6345341094_d528923465_b.jpg)

more photos from last years show can be seen here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157628128294558/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157628128294558/)
 


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: peteracs on October 19, 2012, 10:56:57 PM
I will be there, sadly not with a Beta but I will be helping out on the stand for a couple of days (Fri & Sat.) and talking to the general public.



Matt, I have finally decided to go on the Friday, so hope to meet you there and say hello. Happy to spend some time on the stand if that helps. Also for anyone going on the Friday where the tickets are non discountable, buying an auction catalogue for 40 from Silverstone Auctions gives you show access as well for both Friday and Saturday according to Silverstone when I rang them, hope this is correct as aim to buy one for the two of us going to the show!

Peter


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: targa2000 on October 20, 2012, 06:03:47 AM
Will be going on the Friday and hope to meet up with some of the forum members.
If I park in the NEC car park is it a walk to the show or do I have to take one of those shuttle buses?
Cheers Tim


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on October 20, 2012, 08:26:14 AM
Tim, you can walk or take the shuttle bus - depends if you have stout walking boots :-) 

I usually walk because I cant be bothered queueing for the bus!


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on October 23, 2012, 07:47:37 PM
I have booked Friday night 16th) in the local Travelodge, it's only 2.6 miles away from the NEC and 30 for the room.

If your planning on staying up near the NEC, the hotel rooms are getting snapped up already!




Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: WestonE on November 05, 2012, 12:57:21 PM
Chaps

I will be at the NEC on Friday and Saturday morning up to 11am with the Monte Consortium and had to wait until now to book due to a minor operation on Saturday just gone. I have booked into the Coventry Hill House Hotel for 24 a night excluding breakfast (at the NEC) on late rooms. There is group of the Monte Consortium types in the hotel who will be going to the NEC each day. This is definitely not the Ritz but it is nearby.

Cheers

Eric 


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: smithymc on November 08, 2012, 11:44:52 AM
I will try to come long, probably on Friday or Saturday to say hello.

Been too busy to do much on the coupe, but it looks pretty good now from a distance as long as you dont spot the missing exhaust!

Mark


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: peteracs on November 17, 2012, 12:35:52 AM
Hi All

Just to say thanks for the hospitality given to me by everyone on the stand. First chance I have had to meet any of the Beta folk in the flesh so to speak and thoroughly enjoyed my time.

Looking forward to attending some of the meetings next year, hopefully with the other half.........

Peter


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Thotos on November 17, 2012, 04:09:45 PM
Here's some of my photos from yesterday's visit to the show  ;)

(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/TheoKyriacou/NEC%20Classic%20Motor%20Show%202012/P1110544.jpg)

(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/TheoKyriacou/NEC%20Classic%20Motor%20Show%202012/P1110543.jpg)

(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/TheoKyriacou/NEC%20Classic%20Motor%20Show%202012/P1110604.jpg)

(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/TheoKyriacou/NEC%20Classic%20Motor%20Show%202012/P1110603.jpg)

I thought it was a great show with lots of interesting things to see. I should have got there earlier but I got there around midday and then met up with so many people I knew which meant I spent more time chatting than looking around the show  ;D. But it was a very enjoyable day out  :D

Sorry for the quality of some of the photos. I only took a little camera with me with a tiny flash and the lighting in some places was too weak from my camera. Unfortunately the worst place was at the Beta stand where a number of the high level lights were out so it was probably the darkest place in all the exhibition halls  :-[ The rest of my photos can be seen at http://s1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/TheoKyriacou/NEC%20Classic%20Motor%20Show%202012/?albumview=slideshow (http://s1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff477/TheoKyriacou/NEC%20Classic%20Motor%20Show%202012/?albumview=slideshow)



Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on November 18, 2012, 03:42:03 PM
So, I spent Friday and Saturday (and my Dad also) helping out on the Lancia Beta Forum stand. As ever the cars on display were extremely well turned out and I was pleased that throughout the whole of Friday I only got positive responses from the public that stopped to chat.  There were stories aplenty about ownership of a Beta or a relatives Beta from days gone by, and what a cracking car it was, this made the day pass very quickly.

This years stand (I think) was not the best from a position or lighting perspective - but hey, you cant win em all and the public still seem to enjoy seeing the cars.  Howard's black VX Coupe was drawing the most admiring looks I reckon. But I admit I am now finding myself admiring the Beta Sedan  more and more, James and Lorenzo's Bangkok Yellow car gets better and better every time I see it. (Thanks chaps, for the tip on the upholstery spray by the way - my purchase has been made already!)

I got to meet up with some forum folks, Peter, Mark and Rachael - so I can now put faces to names, which is always good!  My Dad is not really a Lancia fan like I am, but he thoroughly enjoyed the show too.

I'd just like to say my own personal "thank you's" especially to Mandy & Steve Dodge who did a lot of behind the scenes work that needs to be acknowledged, and the usual stalwarts....Tony Harrison, Andy Collins & John Bower for all their hard work that went into getting the LBF's attendance at the NEC show, plus not forgetting the owners that kindly lent their cars for display.

Great stuff guys!!


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: peteracs on November 18, 2012, 09:11:53 PM
Upholstery spray? Do tell more...!

Peter


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Thotos on November 18, 2012, 09:16:33 PM
Upholstery spray? Do tell more...!

Peter

http://www.fabricspray.co.uk/upholstery-spray-paint (http://www.fabricspray.co.uk/upholstery-spray-paint)


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: peteracs on November 18, 2012, 09:24:31 PM
So used to refresh old chairs/carpets etc which have faded?

Peter


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Thotos on November 18, 2012, 09:45:02 PM
So used to refresh old chairs/carpets etc which have faded?

Peter

Yes, or to completely change the colour. For colour change it works better when changing light to dark colours.

US Manufacturer's website at http://www.simplyspray.com/product/simply-spray-upholstery-fabric-paint/ (http://www.simplyspray.com/product/simply-spray-upholstery-fabric-paint/)




Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TreviDash on November 19, 2012, 02:38:46 PM
Good to speak to you Tony, James and Lorenzo yesterday.  Sorry couldn't stick around, so much to see.  Must be best show ever for content: 12 Halls of it!

The 'sprayed' parcel shelf looked excellent!



Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 20, 2012, 12:39:03 AM
just to follow up on Matt's earlier post

Great weekend!

Thanks to: Gary, Nichole, Jon, Howard, James/Lorenzo who all drove/transported their cars to the NEC in the middle of November  ???

all 5 cars arrived in showroom condition  ;D

thanks also to everyone who helped man the stand over the 3 days:

Amanda
Steve
Mark
Andy
Matt
Matt's dad
John
Jon
James
Lorenzo
Howard
Gary
Nichole

and members old and new that passed by to say hi
I've uploaded my photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157632045410314/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157632045410314/)






Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on November 20, 2012, 08:13:04 AM
Who does the blue Coupe belong to? Is it a series 1?


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: betaveloce on November 20, 2012, 11:06:41 AM
my god, I wish my cars were as immaculate as the ones on display  :-\


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: VXdeMayo on November 20, 2012, 11:50:14 AM
Looks like a great event. Can anyone tell me whose the lovely HPE belongs to? Is he a forum member, and is it "on the road, taxed and tested"? I only ask as I could not see from the angle of the photo's if it had a disc on the screen. I assume it is a 2L i.e? Also LOVELY BLUE COUPE!
Best,
Chas and Anne, :)


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on November 20, 2012, 12:23:32 PM
Yes, the HPE is on the road and used frequently.  I don't think Jon the owner is an active forum member.

His HPE was at Goodwood for the Beta 40th Parade Lap.

It is a very very clean example and is much cherished  ;D


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Paul Greenway on November 20, 2012, 01:09:28 PM
 Super photos as usual Tony.

great event!


Title: Re: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 20, 2012, 02:09:34 PM
Thanks Paul, your Thesis also  looked stunning!

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Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: gillybeta on November 20, 2012, 11:13:09 PM
neil
i suspect the blue coupe must be a series 2  .  the front grille / light surrounds indicate a 1600cc and the bonnet is from the 2000cc ( series 1 bonnet had a single raised bit in the middle) and the vents behind the rear quarter glass are matt as opposed to chrome.
it looks to be a fantastic example which i would hope to see one day  - the series 1 and early series 2 (pre fl) coupes are my personal favourites. i might have to address my beta ownership in the future.
the cars this year look to be quite stunning - i now regret not coming to the show . congratulations to the efforts of their owners and  organisers for putting together a superb looking display.
jon


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TreviDash on November 21, 2012, 03:14:45 PM
Loved that Thesis


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: WestonE on November 21, 2012, 08:20:36 PM
Matt

Now where did you get that hair?? A great event and really nice to be welcome with the Beta Boyz and the Monte Consortium rabble

Cheers

Eric


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 21, 2012, 10:07:49 PM
this one Eric, thats Matt's real hair  ;D
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8197278277_84b8ebc1f6_z.jpg)


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on November 22, 2012, 12:30:40 PM
Yes, thats my natural hair.... and its like that all the way down my back too.....   just like my mother!!!

 ;D :P ;D


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: HFStuart on November 22, 2012, 02:08:46 PM
There's a ruder version of that joke. Thankyou for not using it.....


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: MattNoVAT on November 22, 2012, 02:12:45 PM
I thought I'd spare you all .... tee hee hee


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: James on November 26, 2012, 10:30:23 PM
Hi all, sorry for not getting on sooner, it's been manic here
Just wanted to express our thanks to all concerned for your help support and kindness during the show, and throughout the last year as we got the car back on the road- it was the first time displaying at the NEC
We are really happy that everyone loves the car, and is so enthusiastic about it- it makes all the hard work worth it
Thanks Theo- he tipped me off about the fabric spray, however it was rather scary doing it (in case i messed it up!!)
So round 2 will soon begin with our white 1300- the event has really spurred us on to get it ready for the new season, and make it as good as the yellow car, if not better!


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 29, 2012, 10:18:42 PM
nice little article in Veloce Today.com by Jonathan Sharp
http://www.velocetoday.com/nec-show-birmingham/#.ULfPyCCrl8E (http://www.velocetoday.com/nec-show-birmingham/#.ULfPyCCrl8E)


Title: Re: 16th-18th Nov NEC Classic Motor Show
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on November 30, 2012, 06:20:17 PM
Nice picture of the blue Coupe, again understandably (apart from the now big T registration clue) mistaken for a series 1 rather than 2 pre facelift.