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Title: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on February 08, 2014, 07:10:38 PM
November 14th, 15th and 16th
Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham
http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/ (http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/)


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on July 13, 2014, 07:03:14 PM
Our Application for this years show has been successful  ;D
We have been displaying Betas at the NEC since 2005, and over the years managed to show some fantastic cars.

We are always looking out for cars to use for the show, if you would like to considered please drop John B a email  

Also if your interested in helping to man the stand for any of the days please let me know.

There is a discount available for club members see:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14645305495_1aeaa5df58_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oja26a)small (https://flic.kr/p/oja26a) by tonylanciabeta (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

We will be in hall 8, and as you can see we will be in good company next to the Lancia Motor Club and the Fiat 131 club opposite. Sadly our good friends the Lancia Monte Carlo Consortium, will not be attending :'( I think their reputation has finally caught up with them ?  
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5237/14458637910_14e3904162_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o2Eijw)Hall 8 Classic car show 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/o2Eijw) by tonylanciabeta (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: peteracs on July 13, 2014, 10:02:29 PM
Hi Tony

Still no car ready sadly, but happy to cover the stand on the Friday.

Peter


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on July 13, 2014, 10:24:04 PM
Thanks Peter, x fingers for next year ;)


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: Little Frank on July 15, 2014, 07:26:53 PM
Hi Tony, looking at getting RAC back on road this summer, would be able to take it to NEC if you want it?
Franco


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on July 23, 2014, 11:15:58 PM
Hi Franco, RAC would look great on the stand  ; not sure which cars we have this year
Will check with John, and get back to you

Like you profile pic  ;)





Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: johnb on September 20, 2014, 09:42:04 AM
Hi everyone
We're looking for some more cars for the show. Let me know if you would be free to bring your car to the NEC Birmingham and make your car a star.

We've been very fortunate over the years to be able to show off some lovely Betas. I try and get new cars every year. After some initial encouragement the owners really enjoy the experience of showing off their cars to an appreciative audience.

Please contact me on 07712 787703. I will also be at the Beta Meeta next weekend.

Best wishes
John


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: HFStuart on September 20, 2014, 02:07:01 PM
John,

I'll be at BetaMeeta - I might be up for showing my spider


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: johnb on September 20, 2014, 02:55:55 PM
Hi Stuart
That's great  :) Look forward to seeing you there.


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: WestonE on October 13, 2014, 03:39:13 PM
John

I have been nudged by the Montecarlo Mafia that you are looking for a Montecarlo or 2 for the stand? As I have just had some paint applied my some what unusual Volumetrico Montecarlo is unusually shiny and I can get the time off work if you are interested in having my car at the show?

Let me know if that helps you?

Thanks

Eric


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on October 23, 2014, 09:36:46 PM
Quick NEC update
we currently have 3 confirmed cars

Coupe, HPE and Eric's Monte  ;D, with a 4th car to be confirmed shortly

We will again be taking the members photo wall, which we have put together over the last couple of years
If you would like a pic of your car to be included, please email a photo and your name/location and I'll add it.
please email me: t_harrison3@sky.com

Also if anyone can help out on the stand, please let John or myself know

Cheers
Tony



Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: WestonE on October 28, 2014, 09:48:16 AM
Tony and team

Where are you staying whilst at the NEC? I currently have a booking in the Jacobean Hotel with various members of the Monte Consortium in the nearby Quality Hotel for a Friday night social as we could not find anything available close to the NEC. I am going to have a logistical problem with the car on the stand getting to and from the hotel each day so I am keen to know if anyone is staying nearby and could give me a lift?

PS when will I get the tickets to the show/parking and do you need my address?

Thanks

Eric


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: HFStuart on October 28, 2014, 01:14:36 PM
I gave up looking local and went for Prem Inn Coventry - trains till late if required and straight to the NEC


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on October 28, 2014, 09:47:28 PM
Hi chaps
I'm also booked in at the Quality Hotel, managed to get a room on hotels.com last week
I'm there for the Thursday,Friday and Saturday night.

There was me thinking I was going to have a nice quiet weekend Eric  :)

I'll have a spare seat or or 3 if you can call the rears seats in the Corrado seats.
Might be worth emailing John regarding the tickets, I know John will be working on Thursday so I'll be there sorting out our set-up.





Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: peteracs on October 28, 2014, 09:59:40 PM
Hi All

Only there for the Friday, but up for staying for a social evening before heading home. Happy to give you a lift Stuart as heading Coventry way on my way home if needed......

Peter


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: smithymc on October 29, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
I am still coming to help on the Friday.

Will need to away pretty sharpish though which is a shame- a jar or two sounds good.

Mark



Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: peteracs on November 17, 2014, 09:22:56 AM
Hi All

Just a quick message to say thanks to Tony & John for organising the stand etc, also had an entertaining evening thanks to the Monte crowd.....

Peter


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: smithymc on November 17, 2014, 11:34:58 AM
Can I endorse Peters comments. A lot of work and effort by John and Tony. Well done- no idea how you last three days, my feet were aching after one!

Mark


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: WestonE on November 17, 2014, 12:45:13 PM
Tony & John

An out standing effort and extraordinary bravery for Tony to go out with the Monte crowd after the last time. Maybe that was why you could not find your car all weekend??

Cheers

Eric
PS perhaps Tony and I should skip the romantic dinner next time!


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on November 18, 2014, 08:31:03 AM
Any photos of the stand?


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: MattNoVAT on November 18, 2014, 10:54:28 AM
Great effort Tony & Co, was sad to miss it but hoping to make next years event.

Looking forward to the pics.....


Title: Re: Classic Motor Show- NEC Birmingham 14-16th Nov
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 23, 2014, 06:10:06 PM
Sorry for the late reply chaps, been on of those weeks  ???

Well looked like our 10th NEC was a great success  :D

I'd like to thank first of all John Bower who secured our display again, and all his help over the whole weekend.
Also Like to thank   Marcus and Connie for bringing their beautiful S2 FL Coupe, Nigel for his gorgeous early S1 1800 Coupe and Eric for bringing his rather rapid Monte.
Sadly Brian was unable to attend in his white HPE, broke down on route with a blown head gasket  :( and was very disappointed to miss the show  :(    

Big thanks also to everyone who spared their time to help out on the stand, this was very much appreciated, and meant we all had time to look round the show  :)
As always we were next to the Lancia Motor Club, and opposite to the Fiat 131 club (first year for them), who were next to the Fiat Motor Club, so Italian's were together :)

We met some very interesting people over the 3 days, lots of owners of Beta's who didn't know about us  :) and we managed to put more faces to names.
The photo wall was a great central talking point, and fetched lots of nice comments.

Unfortunately the Monte Consortium didn't have a stand this year, but they did come up for the Friday and Saturday night, and as Pete says we had a very entertaining meal on the Saturday in Coventry (you missed a good night Stuart)  ;)


For me the most memorable meal of the weekend was the intimate meal with Eric  ;D we tuned up in his packed hotel restaurant, asked for a table for two  ;D
There was one small table in the corner left, we did get some funny comments from other dinners, thinking we were a couple  :D :D :D
Eric made sure they know we were car club mates and not staying in the same hotel, what finished the evening off was I didn't fancy a desert, when the waitress bought out Eric's and put it in the middle of the table with two spoons and every one on the next table started to smerk  :D ;D ;)

To say we left for the bar pretty sharpish was a understatement!!
A lot of us stayed in the quality hotel, very clean, nice size room, helpful staff for 33 per night bargin! and only 15 minuets to the NEC, even quicker when I could remember the short cut :)

Here is a small selection of photos from the show:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157649003273347/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157649003273347/)

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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7569/15828379476_3b592aba31_c.jpg (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7569/15828379476_3b592aba31_c.jpg)

Fiat 131 club:

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and the Lancia Motor Club:
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