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Title: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on August 21, 2014, 10:54:53 AM
OK then - let's try and get this off the ground.  

The weekend of 27th & 28th September has been proposed along with a venue http://www.thewatermanpub.auburnclient.co.uk/ (http://www.thewatermanpub.auburnclient.co.uk/)

The Sunday is LMC AGM at Gaydon (15 miles away) which may limit numbers but let's see who can make.

if anyone wants to make a weekend of it, let me know as there are many places to stay locally (Warwick, Stratford or Leamington are nice and the Cotswolds is in striking distance)

If we get enough people up, we can then talk about timings and a drive out?  


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on August 21, 2014, 02:07:02 PM
OK then - let's try and get this off the ground.  

The weekend of 27th & 28th September has been proposed along with a venue http://www.thewatermanpub.auburnclient.co.uk/ (http://www.thewatermanpub.auburnclient.co.uk/)

The Saturday is LMC AGM at Gaydon (15 miles away) which may limit numbers but let's see who can make.

if anyone wants to make a weekend of it, let me know as there are many places to stay locally (Warwick, Stratford or Leamington are nice and the Cotswolds is in striking distance)

If we get enough people up, we can then talk about timings and a drive out?  

LMC AGM is on Sunday 28th.

So why not try and make a weekend of it!

Friday 26th: Meet at hotel on evening of Friday 26th for those who can make it. Dinner at a local Italian restaurant or at the hotel.
Saturday 27th: Others arrive in hotel car park in the late morning. Scenic drive to lunch venue (pub). After lunch, scenic drive back to hotel for those staying Saturday night. Dinner Saturday night preferably in the hotel.
Sunday 28th: Check out of hotel and scenic drive to Gaydon. LMC Committee members go to meeting room others look around Gaydon or just socialise in car park and kick Beta tyres.

Hey presto, Betameeta14  ;D

We just need to find a suitable nearby hotel with availability  ;)




Title: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on August 21, 2014, 03:38:46 PM
Sounds like the makings of a plan and that the Saturday is looking good. 

I wouldn't be able to do the Friday night but a meet on Saturday works (as does a mooch around the car museum on the Sunday

Hotel locations depend on how far people want to drive but there are plenty of options (Statford upon Avon being almost equidistant from the waterman pub and gaydon


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on August 21, 2014, 06:05:04 PM
Great stuff- it's coming together.

I'm about 90 minutes away and will slot in for the Saturday.

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on August 21, 2014, 07:46:13 PM
I better get the Trevi's exhaust fixed and get it MOT tested  :D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on August 22, 2014, 07:20:30 AM
Might manage the Saturday but wouldn't be able to do the weekend, as a non member no particular interest in the LMC stuff on Sunday. No beta on the road of course would have to come in the chrysler ::)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on August 22, 2014, 07:30:43 AM
Might manage the Saturday but wouldn't be able to do the weekend, as a non member no particular interest in the LMC stuff on Sunday. No beta on the road of course would have to come in the chrysler ::)

I think the 'LMC Stuff' only applies to Theo and myself. Really it's a visit to Gaydon that is being proposed for Sunday. Last time I was there there was an Opel Manta meet. The cars were parked on the grass in front of the Museum rather than in the car park individually. If we go ahead I'll try to contact the Museum and arrange this for us.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: James on August 23, 2014, 11:43:44 PM
Sadly we will not be able to make these dates, nor any other dates this side of Xmas, due to work commitments. I promise that next year we will be more active and able to attend events


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on August 25, 2014, 11:24:35 AM
Might manage the Saturday but wouldn't be able to do the weekend, as a non member no particular interest in the LMC stuff on Sunday. No beta on the road of course would have to come in the chrysler ::)
might be another spanner in the works as unexpectedly come across a potential project, if i buy it I'll need the time and money to get it going but then would have something to go to meetings in next year.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: johnb on August 25, 2014, 12:01:41 PM
That weekend sounds good to me :)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: skattrd on August 25, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
I'm now back in the country and the Spyder will be road legal this week, so count me as a maybe for either dates.
I will apologise now for the state of my car ... It runs, but it's not pretty ;)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on August 25, 2014, 05:35:29 PM
I'm now back in the country and the Spyder will be road legal this week, so count me as a maybe for either dates.
I will apologise now for the state of my car ... It runs, but it's not pretty ;)
Well my car isn't pretty and doesn't run either! So you are not so bad


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on August 25, 2014, 08:16:17 PM
Betameeta14  ;D well done chaps

I'm free both days. sadly not in a Beta (again)  ??? sure I can blag a passenger ride if there's a drive out.
Will put a link in the forums news feed

cheers
Tony


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: HFStuart on August 25, 2014, 09:54:46 PM
Either day or both suits me fine - be nice to get the car to a Beta meet once this year!


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on August 26, 2014, 08:01:35 AM
Betameeta14  ;D well done chaps

Will put a link in the forums news feed


Thanks Tony


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on August 26, 2014, 08:15:17 AM
Saturday 27th is looking like a winner :)

I'm not going to be able to do the weekend (Sat is OK and I may have a couple of hours to pop to Gaydon on Sunday) and given the limited interest for a whole weekend and significant time constraints, I'm going to propose a Saturday only meet and leave that anyone planning to come for this and LMC organise their own timings.

I'm more than happy to coordinate timings for Sunday and offer guidance on hotels but I'm sorry to say that I don;t have the time to devote to organisng this properly.

Unless anyone objects / has a better idea, I'm thinking something along the lines of:

11:30am to 1pm - meet at pub for general chat / meet up / lunch for those that want it

1:30pm - leave pub for a drive out.  I'm thinking a loop from the pub to stratford upon avon to evesham (ish) and then winding through the Cotswolds (via Chipping Campden) Shipston, Banbury, Gaydon and then back to pub / hotel?  Those wanting to leave on route can pick up the M5 (Evesham) or M40 (Banbury).  I'm sure there is a tea room / pub on the way we can invade.   

Need to get of my arse now and find some time to get my wheel bearing changed


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on August 26, 2014, 04:39:39 PM
I will apologise now for the state of my car ... It runs, but it's not pretty ;)

There are those who claim that "no Trevi is pretty"! In fact when I told the guy who restored the Trevi "I don't wan't a full restoration, I just want to make it look pretty" he said to me "there's nothing I can do to make a Trevi pretty"  ;D  ;D  But I think it's pretty and that's what counts to me...

Saturday only Betameeta14 sounds OK to me too although I'll probably stay somewhere local for going to Gaydon on Sunday; it'll probably cost less than the fuel to drive home in the Trevi and back to Gaydon the next morning  :-\  ;D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10383908_583366001782551_8262997317529812317_n.jpg)



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: HFStuart on August 26, 2014, 08:14:28 PM
Always plenty of Premier Inns about  :)

Actually the one in Cov city centre in the old technical college is quite interesting - much better than the normal warehouse on an industrial estate sort!


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on August 27, 2014, 08:14:32 AM
There's a new (ish) Premier Inn just off the A46 (near to J15 M40) at Warwick - some friends stayed there a couple of weeks ago and said it was OK.

5 mins from Warwick
5 mins from Waterman pub
15 mins to Gaydon


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on September 02, 2014, 07:10:42 PM
beta mot time tomorrow, if all goes well would like to make this meet.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on September 06, 2014, 11:31:10 AM
Saturday 27th is looking like a winner :)

I'm not going to be able to do the weekend (Sat is OK and I may have a couple of hours to pop to Gaydon on Sunday) and given the limited interest for a whole weekend and significant time constraints, I'm going to propose a Saturday only meet and leave that anyone planning to come for this and LMC organise their own timings.

I'm more than happy to coordinate timings for Sunday and offer guidance on hotels but I'm sorry to say that I don;t have the time to devote to organisng this properly.

Unless anyone objects / has a better idea, I'm thinking something along the lines of:

11:30am to 1pm - meet at pub for general chat / meet up / lunch for those that want it

1:30pm - leave pub for a drive out.  I'm thinking a loop from the pub to stratford upon avon to evesham (ish) and then winding through the Cotswolds (via Chipping Campden) Shipston, Banbury, Gaydon and then back to pub / hotel?  Those wanting to leave on route can pick up the M5 (Evesham) or M40 (Banbury).  I'm sure there is a tea room / pub on the way we can invade.   

Need to get of my arse now and find some time to get my wheel bearing changed

Just checking if this is definitely a goer in this format before I book a hotel? 9 votes, so I'm taking those to be definite attenders?

Theo - any thoughts yet on where you might stay?


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 06, 2014, 12:36:45 PM
I'm still coming on the Saturday .

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on September 06, 2014, 01:34:35 PM
beta mot time tomorrow, if all goes well would like to make this meet.

How did it go?


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on September 06, 2014, 01:55:26 PM
mot passed with no advisories (ohhhhhh yehhhhh) . looks like i,ll be attending


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on September 08, 2014, 07:47:47 AM
My diary is still free and I've swapped over my wheel bearing and sorted the brakes so game on :)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 11, 2014, 01:22:48 PM
Slight fly in ointment - just found out that I have a family function to get to for 4pm.

Means I miss  or may need to curtail drive out, but still intend to come along to meet up.

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 11, 2014, 01:30:58 PM
In looking for a postcode, it seems that the Waterman is now the Hatton Arms as I read things.

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 12, 2014, 11:37:08 AM
Sorry for the deathly silence from me guys but I was in Ireland on a Malin to Mizen (north to south) drive in the Fiat 131 to celebrate the 131's 40th anniversary  :D 1686 miles of fun!  ;D http://www.131mirafiori.com/smf/index.php?topic=6719.0 (http://www.131mirafiori.com/smf/index.php?topic=6719.0)

And it now seems that the LMC Committee meeting will not be at Gaydon but at the Stratford Manor Hotel (Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0PY) which is the proposed venue for next year's LMC AGM. It seems as I've volunteered to organise next year's LMC AGM and it was my suggestion to hold the Committee meetings at the venue so I'll need to be there on the Sunday. But I'll still be at wherever Betameeta will be on the Saturday 27th even if I can't promise I'll be in the Trevi  :-[ I haven't fixed the exhaust yet (hopefully doing that today) so might have to be the Gamma (or 131 or Alfa.... ).


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 12, 2014, 11:54:49 AM
In looking for a postcode, it seems that the Waterman is now the Hatton Arms as I read things.

Mark


Just so I'm clear (easily confused at my age...  :-\) are we not talking about meeting 11:30-ish a.m. on Saturday 27th September at:

The Waterman Country Pub & Restaurant, Birmingham Road, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7JJ (http://www.thewatermanpub.auburnclient.co.uk/contactthewaterman/howtofindus.html)

Should we have another count of attendees and book a table for lunch?



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 12, 2014, 11:59:35 AM
In looking for a postcode, it seems that the Waterman is now the Hatton Arms as I read things.

Mark


Just so I'm clear (easily confused at my age...  :-\) are we not talking about meeting 11:30-ish a.m. on Saturday 27th September at:

The Waterman Country Pub & Restaurant, Birmingham Road, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7JJ (http://www.thewatermanpub.auburnclient.co.uk/contactthewaterman/howtofindus.html)

Should we have another count of attendees and book a table for lunch?


OK, seems Mark is right and it's now called the Hatton Arms (http://hattonarms.com/directions/).



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on September 12, 2014, 04:43:37 PM
wifey coming with me going to make weekend of it  ,got room booked 0.5 miles away from hatton arms ,staying at falcon inn in hatton   , seems reasonable at 55 a night . fingers crossed i can get crankshaft sensor before then ?


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on September 12, 2014, 05:12:40 PM
Not sure at the moment if I'll make it or not going through another lack of enthusiasm crisis and have got a bit stuck due to a lack of skills on the engine assembly front.....Golden rule never get over ambitious with a rebuild!


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 12, 2014, 07:04:14 PM
wifey coming with me going to make weekend of it  ,got room booked 0.5 miles away from hatton arms ,staying at falcon inn in hatton   , seems reasonable at 55 a night . fingers crossed i can get crankshaft sensor before then ?

Still trying to convice wifey to join me. Problem is she'll have to drink a lot of coffee and read a big book while I'm at the LMC Committee meeting on Sunday  :-\

Presumably the Falcon Inn at Hatton is http://thefalconathatton.com/hotel/ (http://thefalconathatton.com/hotel/)? That's showing as fully booked now  :-[ but I'm sure I can find something else local  :D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: WestonE on September 14, 2014, 10:53:39 AM
Guys

Have a great time unfortunately I will be in Italy on those dates.

Cheers

Eric


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 14, 2014, 11:12:47 AM
Trevi exhaust flange gasket replaced (2 broken studs bodged but hopefully will last) front disks to be replaced today so should be ready for MOT test next week and (hopefully) ready for the 27th  :D ;D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 14, 2014, 10:22:44 PM
Front disks and pads changed so tomorrow I'll call and book an MOT Test for next Friday  :D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: betabuoy on September 15, 2014, 10:25:58 PM
I'm trying to deconflict a few other challenges but keen to put some faces to names and see some other Betas if I can.

My rebuilt (for the second time) coupe is up for the 180 miles each way from North Yorkshire but for me - at best - it'll be a day trip with a lunch stop on Saturday only.

Is anyone else heading South on the Saturday morning? If so, Wetherby Services at 0930 would be an obvious meeting point.

Chris


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 15, 2014, 11:02:38 PM
Front disks and pads changed so tomorrow I'll call and book an MOT Test for next Friday  :D

MOT test booked for 10:15am on Friday 19th....  :D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on September 16, 2014, 05:42:59 AM
I'm trying to deconflict a few other challenges but keen to put some faces to names and see some other Betas if I can.

My rebuilt (for the second time) coupe is up for the 180 miles each way from North Yorkshire but for me - at best - it'll be a day trip with a lunch stop on Saturday only.

Is anyone else heading South on the Saturday morning? If so, Wetherby Services at 0930 would be an obvious meeting point.

Chris

Yes I'm heading South on Saturday. Wetherby is North of me though. How about Woolly Edge (Wakefield)?


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: betabuoy on September 16, 2014, 08:29:51 AM
Quote
.  Yes I'm heading South on Saturday. Wetherby is North of me though. How about Woolly Edge (Wakefield)? 
Good plan Neil. Suggest 0930hrs. I've PM'd you my mob for detail nearer the time.
Chris


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on September 17, 2014, 05:05:43 PM
With no rooms at the hotel where the LMC Committee meets on the 28th, and Travelodges etc. pretty expensive in the area, I've decided to go camping! Yes, late in the year and it will be either raining or Baltic!

In the unlikely event that anyone wants to join me I'm booked in at;

Twitey's Tipis and Camping Meadows
Lowe Farm
Hunscote
Wellesbourne
Warwickshire CV35 9EX.

Only small, but well written up in reviews.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 18, 2014, 11:53:22 PM
Camping is not for me I'm afraid....  :-\

But I've managed to book into the Falcon Inn  ;) They must have had a cancellation  :D Maybe all of us staying in the area can have dinner at the Falcon Inn on Saturday night? Their restaurant seems quite good (http://thefalconathatton.com/dining/ (http://thefalconathatton.com/dining/)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on September 19, 2014, 08:03:08 AM
Theo

Yes, I'll pitch my tent as part of the drive round then join you in the evening. The plan is certainly coming together.

Neil


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 19, 2014, 09:28:55 AM
I just had an email from the Falcon saying that Laterooms were wrong in showing 1 room available and in fact they have no availability  :( Oh, well, I'll find somewhere else nearby to stay but still up for dinner at the Falcon on Satiurday night even though not happy with them for messing me around  >:( Off to get the Trevi MOT tested  :D wish me (the Trevi really  ;D)  luck...  :)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: HFStuart on September 19, 2014, 10:33:43 AM
Good luck Theo's Trevi.

BTW if anyone has a spare wishbone lying about they'd like to bring (with bushes in place) I need one to play with!


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on September 19, 2014, 11:13:10 AM
Front disks and pads changed so tomorrow I'll call and book an MOT Test for next Friday  :D

MOT test booked for 10:15am on Friday 19th....  :D

Well? Did she pass? 


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 19, 2014, 11:47:41 AM
Good luck Theo's Trevi.


Trevi thanks you for the wishes  ;D MOT test passed so the Trevi will go to the ball!  :D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on September 19, 2014, 04:38:32 PM
Good luck Theo's Trevi.


Trevi thanks you for the wishes  ;D MOT test passed so the Trevi will go to the ball!  :D


woo hoo - see you there :)


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: johnb on September 20, 2014, 09:36:22 AM
Look forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

Cheers
John


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on September 22, 2014, 03:38:37 PM
I guess we had better start firming this up then :)

I am away on business all week so will not be able to get online much but am still planning on coming - do we just want to arrange to meet for lunch at noon and then play it by ear?


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: HFStuart on September 22, 2014, 04:18:58 PM
Pub - lunch - scenic drive - pub sounds good to me.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 22, 2014, 11:40:58 PM
OK, I'm now booked at the Austin Guest House (http://www.austinguesthouse.co.uk/ (http://www.austinguesthouse.co.uk/)) although I won't be too surprised if they contact me tomorrow to say that Laterooms.com were wrong again to take the booking. Following the weekend's disaster and dead Gamma engine on the way to the Gamma Consortium AGM and Rally I need to save my pennies so at 23.50 for the night the Austin Guest House seems ideal  :D

Lunch before the drive sounds good to me so we should probably have a count of all those attending (and wanting lunch) and book a table for lunch. I can contact the Hatton Arms and book a table if I know how many of us are going to be there.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: betabuoy on September 23, 2014, 11:23:09 AM
I plan to arrive in my Coupe at 1130, meet as many fellow Beta associates as possible and join you all for lunch. A blast around some local roads later will round things off nicely for me before returning to 'The North'.
Chris


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 23, 2014, 01:32:16 PM
Same plan for me, 11.30 at the pub, lunch and a tour.

No longer have to dash back early early so can complete the tour.

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 24, 2014, 03:02:28 AM
OK, so confirmed attendees so far and presumably for lunch I make it 10:

  Thotos (yours truly)
  DARREN BETA. I.E + Wifey
  smithymc
  betabuoy
  HFStuart
  Hawk 
  johnb
  Neil-yaj396
  TonyLanciaBeta

Have I missed anyone?





Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 24, 2014, 03:04:24 AM

... sure I can blag a passenger ride if there's a drive out.


There's plenty of space in the Trevi and you'd be most welcome  ;)  :D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on September 24, 2014, 06:30:44 AM
so far car still running (just )so am looking forward to meeting  up and getting some good advice , i might take a rain check on lunch as have plans later in day , would be nice to take drive out


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: skattrd on September 24, 2014, 02:30:11 PM
OK, so confirmed attendees so far and presumably for lunch I make it 10:

  Thotos (yours truly)
  DARREN BETA. I.E + Wifey
  smithymc
  betabuoy
  HFStuart
  Hawk 
  johnb
  Neil-yaj396
  TonyLanciaBeta

Have I missed anyone?

Yes and no, you did miss me off, but now I can't make it as I'm currently working in Scotland, so it is correct as  far as I'm aware.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on September 24, 2014, 08:13:18 PM
OK, so confirmed attendees so far and presumably for lunch I make it 10:

  Thotos (yours truly)
  DARREN BETA. I.E + Wifey
  smithymc
  betabuoy
  HFStuart
  Hawk 
  johnb
  Neil-yaj396
  TonyLanciaBeta

Have I missed anyone?





You can add me although as usual I won't be in a Beta

Alan


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 24, 2014, 10:58:43 PM

Yes and no, you did miss me off, but now I can't make it as I'm currently working in Scotland, so it is correct as  far as I'm aware.


I must be clairvoyant and I didn't know it  ;D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 24, 2014, 11:00:36 PM

You can add me although as usual I won't be in a Beta

Alan

Done. So the list now is:

  Thotos (yours truly)
  DARREN BETA. I.E + Wifey
  smithymc
  betabuoy
  HFStuart
  Hawk
  johnb
  Neil-yaj396
  TonyLanciaBeta
  rossocorsa

Anyone else?  ;)



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Dermist on September 25, 2014, 12:41:01 PM
Long time lurker, I hopefully will be there depending on the successful commissioning of the new heater control valve in the matrix.

Could you put two more down for lunch please? I will know for sure Friday evening! 

See you there.

Dermist.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 26, 2014, 08:26:42 PM
Evening all

just checking we are meeting at the same pub  ;)

I guess its this one:

The Hatton Arms
Birmingham Road
Hatton
Warwick
CV35 7JJ

http://hattonarms.com/directions/ (http://hattonarms.com/directions/)

will be good putting a few more faces to names, X'ing my fingers for you Dermist, hope you can also make it


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 26, 2014, 08:45:37 PM
Evening all

just checking we are meeting at the same pub  ;)

I guess its this one:

The Hatton Arms
Birmingham Road
Hatton
Warwick
CV35 7JJ

http://hattonarms.com/directions/ (http://hattonarms.com/directions/)

That's where I'm going so there'll be at least two of us there!  ;D



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 26, 2014, 09:33:51 PM
Three- see you in the morning.

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: johnb on September 26, 2014, 11:12:26 PM
See you there.

cheers
John


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on September 27, 2014, 07:40:46 AM
Setting off in 30 mins.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on September 27, 2014, 10:47:48 AM
No luck for me , beta won't start ,ran a treat last night.coming to meet anyways in wife's fiesta


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 27, 2014, 07:41:58 PM
Thanks for a great get together.

Only fly in ointment was that I broke down on the way back! Once the heat had dissipated from the Broadway crawling, she ran fine again- for about 25 minutes, when I was struck by fuel starvation. It looks like more grot has found its way from the tank and past the inline filters into the jets.

Managed to limp it home avoiding motorways with a few stops, so i can have a proper look and get the taste of patrol washed away with glass of wine!

Darren - you are not alone!

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: betabuoy on September 27, 2014, 08:36:28 PM
Chaps
That was a great day out and thanks for making me feel so welcome. I got home just after 7pm.
Having left at 8am, that was an 11 hour road trip notching up another 437 miles on the mighty Coupe with a clear run home! regards to all.
Chris


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: HFStuart on September 27, 2014, 09:06:09 PM
You did miss out on a pretty decent cream tea though Chris....

A good day out that was. Considering the touring route and destination were very impromptu it worked out pretty well. I even got to test the headlights out on the way home. Verdict is quite bright, lots of light but not much of it where I need it!.



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: rossocorsa on September 27, 2014, 09:41:44 PM
Great meeting you can't get a much better combination than good food good natter and good cars, I must try to get the VX on the road for next year.

Alan


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Hawk on September 28, 2014, 03:37:43 PM
Good to met you all - really enjoyed it and so good to see a few Betas together


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on September 28, 2014, 08:35:14 PM
Lucky to get back at all by the look of the fuel filter- Operating the pump produces the same sandy brown mess. Cleared jets , again, but float  chamber sure to be a mess too.

Looks like it's a tank off job and a premature end to the season with only a few days left.

Any one tried the POR 15 tank lining stuff?

Mark


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on September 28, 2014, 09:04:58 PM
Yes it was a great weekend  :D Thanks to everyone for coming and making this rather impromptu Betameeta a success  :D
Hers's some pics from yesterday  ;)

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Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on September 28, 2014, 09:33:08 PM
looks like you guys enjoyed the run out , my wife and i drove down to the cotswolds on sunday morning (nice and scenic ) before heading back home to northamptonshire . got back sunday afternoon , decided i could,nt rest untill i found the cause of my cars electrical ignition failure  ,bit of a play around with  wires going to digi seem to find fault ,car started and run fine , looks like car gotta rest up while i change as much of connectors and wires as possible , none seem to clever, . nice to have met and  at least put some faces and names together ,looking forward to  being able to join you all next time with car ,thanks guys


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on September 29, 2014, 07:27:37 AM
I had a great weekend, thanks to all. Another almost overheat yesterday in heavy traffic (M1 closed/roadworks x2) so must add the fan thermostat to my winter 'to do' list. I did finally get my box of bits from FNC's former owner after diverting through Derbyshire to avoid the M1 mess, but only after getting totally lost in Sheffield.

Great photos Theo, no doubt another excellent batch on it's way from Tony!


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: gengis on September 29, 2014, 09:30:08 PM
Great stuff guy's...It was my intention to make the trip down, but not having a shakedown run in the Coupe after my thermostat re-jig and a suprious intermittent flatspot put me off.

Having said that the Coupe has run flawlessly all weekend...I will make the next one.

Great photo's Theo.


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on October 04, 2014, 09:42:39 PM
Great day  ;D and good to put more faces to names
I've finally uploaded a selection of my pics

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157647959175939/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/sets/72157647959175939/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tony.harrison.9250595/media_set?set=a.10152424152302825.1073741858.576052824&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/tony.harrison.9250595/media_set?set=a.10152424152302825.1073741858.576052824&type=3)

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more than happy to send the original pic's please message me


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: smithymc on October 05, 2014, 06:43:11 PM
These are great pics again chaps- more than worthy of a post on the LMC forum I reckon. Well at least the cars are!

Mark



Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Thotos on October 05, 2014, 07:04:44 PM
These are great pics again chaps- more than worthy of a post on the LMC forum I reckon. Well at least the cars are!

Mark


I posted my bit and pics on the LMC forum.
Tony, it's over to you for yours  ;D


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: Aitch on October 08, 2014, 03:54:11 PM
Hi Guys,
Looks like you all had a great time...Gutted that I could not be with you, esp as the VX has new bits and is running a treat. Must make sure I plan Betameeta 2015 BEFORE holidays next year, not the other way round. (Luci might have a view tho'...) Great photos Theo and Tony. See you all next time.
Howard


Title: Re: BetaMeeta 14 - September 27 or 28
Post by: nigel knight on October 13, 2014, 02:22:42 PM
Hi every one,

Sorry to have missed it, just dont log into the forum often enough hey ho!
Looks like you had a good time though, some interesting colours, they do look nice in green and that brown one, amarone do they call it, looks great with the green interior, only the italians! Will definitely around for 2015, all the S1 1800 coupe's teething problems are now sorted too.

Regards

Nigel Knight