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Title: Beta Meeta19
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on March 10, 2019, 10:06:49 PM
Date for your diary: 13th July 2019

Amanda Dodge and James Costello have kindly offered to arrange this years Beta Meeta  :) :)

More details to follow, for now:

Starting in St Neots, Cambridgeshire on the 13th July 2019. Full details to follow but put the date in your diary ready! 😁

We have also set up a Lancia events only Facebook page, to share Beta related event's :
https://www.facebook.com/Lancia-Beta-Meets-429688291197730/ (https://www.facebook.com/Lancia-Beta-Meets-429688291197730/)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on March 10, 2019, 11:32:28 PM
Booked!

Not that I'll be in the Beta but I'll bring something Italian.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on March 10, 2019, 11:42:45 PM
I might come but it won't be in a Beta if I do as it is still a long way from finished. Quite a few Lancisti don't use FB so I presume updates will be on here too?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: WestonE on March 11, 2019, 08:21:22 AM
The date is in my diary but the Spyder only has half the car currently painted so not the Beta. However a run in the Monte should work.

Cheers

Eric 


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on March 11, 2019, 09:09:37 AM
Noted. Will be there.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: smithymc on March 11, 2019, 07:08:16 PM
Certainly sounds possible - Iíll put it on the calendar.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on March 11, 2019, 11:14:15 PM
fingers crossed my spyder be ready by then


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 19
Post by: Dodgems on April 26, 2019, 10:52:55 AM
Hi all and thank you for your long awaited patience in your excitement for this years Beta Meet.

Beta Meet 19 has been organised this year very kindly by James Costello.  ;D

Our starting point will be from the Ambiance Cafť in the Riverside Car Park in the centre of beautiful St. Neots. PE19 7HD,
meeting up for breakfast or that much needed coffee at 9am.
We will then be leaving at 10.15 for a short drive to visit Autosportivo Ltd a friendly Italian car specialist for more much needed tea and coffee!
Following on from this will be another drive through the stunning surrounding countryside to our lunch destination where our lovely Andy Collins
will be talking about our much beloved Betas.
After lunch we will have a free afternoon along with a driving route and open options of several widely ranging places to visit before we meet back
for a delicious BBQ from 5pm. (Please would you kindly let me know if you would like to attend the BBQ by Saturday June 29th at the latest.)

All itinerary including nearby hotels is attached but if you would like me to forward a copy to you please email me at: elmtreehomes@hotmail.co.uk or text me on 07765523656 and
I'll message it across. The only detail missing is the nearest campsite which is St. Neots Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Hardwick Road, Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2PR
which offers all facilities.

As always our events are open to all Lancia owners, we are not exclusively just for Beta owners, (We do like a chat with any fellow Lancia lovers,)
and even if yours is not likely to be on the road at the time of the meet there is usually a bit of room in someone's car for a ride along!

As always the meet is completely free as is the advice given here by all you very knowledgeable lot along with the time and cost taken to operate this forum by the lovely Tony Harrison
so if I may gently poke you (With a very small stick!) and remind everyone that this site is run solely on donations and therefore if you could possible manage even a little bit it
would be hugely appreciated.  ;D

Really hope to see lots of you there. If you haven't visited the area before, it really is stunning and I can highly recommend it!

All the best
Amanda Dodge



Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on April 27, 2019, 12:10:26 PM
I can vouch for the area too. Also the quality of the tea at Auto Sportivo....

The Shuttleworth Collection would be my choice as I've not been there despite it being pretty much on my doorstep.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on April 27, 2019, 01:16:04 PM
If I turn up in a non-beta non- Lancia am I allowed to drive that on the run?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on April 27, 2019, 03:02:28 PM
You'll be very welcome Alan, taking the 500 ?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on April 27, 2019, 06:46:11 PM
Possibly, if you can stand the noise 😂 but I might persuade Steve to go in his VX and cadge a lift


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on April 28, 2019, 09:05:00 AM
Spoke to Steve Thompson and he says he will come in his VX


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: betabuoy on April 28, 2019, 02:34:47 PM
Itís in the diary.  My Beta wonít be ready though...  so I could be travelling down in the Panda!
(But donít worry, Iíll leave it somewhere out of sight!)

Chris


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on April 28, 2019, 03:52:02 PM
Don't suppose you could bring that block?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: betabuoy on April 28, 2019, 04:09:25 PM
Don't suppose you could bring that block?
Well thatís going to slow the Panda down!  But yes, of course I will.

Chris


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on April 28, 2019, 06:05:01 PM
Itís in the diary.  My Beta wonít be ready though...  so I could be travelling down in the Panda!
(But donít worry, Iíll leave it somewhere out of sight!)

Chris

Nowt wrong wth a panda, the ultimate super versatile vehicle. I wish abarth had done one I'd have one over the 595 any day.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on April 28, 2019, 07:30:40 PM
If I lived in a town I'd probably be on my 3rd Panda 100 by now!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on April 28, 2019, 10:39:01 PM
Well thatís going to slow the Panda down!  But yes, of course I will.

Chris

Yes but you get to have a laugh as I try to get it in the 'boot' on my GTV.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: WestonTB on May 01, 2019, 10:52:41 PM
Managed to wriggle out of work for that weekend & Bella the slightly orange Beta is flying! Also roped in Jacob as co driver, see you all then :)

Tim.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on June 12, 2019, 10:52:05 PM
Do we know the BBQ location? I'm trying to work out whether to drive home or enjoy a drink or two and hotel.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on June 16, 2019, 12:54:23 PM
i  pop along as it not far from  me, but my spyder definately not gunna be ready >:(


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: Dodgems on June 17, 2019, 10:34:38 PM
Hi all
The BBQ is to be held at James and Lorenzoís in St Neotís around the corner from the start.
Everyone is welcome and the local Premier Innís and camping sites are lovely. 😁 xx


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on June 23, 2019, 11:11:18 AM
Any recommendations for camp sites? I can only find a Caravan Club site in St. Neots itself,,,,

Waterclose Meadows in Huntingdon looks the best bet?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: James on June 24, 2019, 11:51:55 AM
Hi all, hope everyone is well?

@Neil-yaj396 the St Neots Campsite is very good, and just about walking distance from the BBQ location. It's where I would recommend.

As an update, our lunch location will be:

The Polhill Arms
25 Wilden Rd
Renhold
Bedford
MK41 0JP

Menus etc here: https://www.polhillarms.co.uk/ (https://www.polhillarms.co.uk/)
We can all order our own food from the menu on the day, no need to pre order.

Please let me know if you require any more information on any aspect of the day
Looking forward to seeing you all
Thanks
James


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on June 24, 2019, 10:08:12 PM
Premier Inn Booked so I can have a drinkie or two at the BBQ!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on June 25, 2019, 08:08:24 PM
Also booked into the Premier Inn, as is Mark Wastnidge and Andy Collins, should be a good weekend :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on June 25, 2019, 09:46:59 PM
Which one?

The Colmworth Park one has it's restaurant out of action so probably no fry up in the morning.
The other one A1/ Wyboston is very slightly further away but you get your greasy spoon requirements satisfied.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: WestonTB on June 25, 2019, 11:01:01 PM
Oop's, looks like I cant wriggle out of work >:(  Also had to re-arrange family holiday which means missing AGM & Mitcar!!!

Roll on 2020!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on June 27, 2019, 08:37:11 PM

Hi Stuart, I'm staying at Colmworth Park Frid and Sat night, will be having breakfast at the Ambiance Cafe on Sat morning.
Which one?

The Colmworth Park one has it's restaurant out of action so probably no fry up in the morning.
The other one A1/ Wyboston is very slightly further away but you get your greasy spoon requirements satisfied.


Tim, Sorry to hear you and Jacob can't attend this year :(


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: smithymc on June 30, 2019, 06:47:20 PM
I would still like to come along, but  have some family health commitments at present that are taking a lot of time.

I hope that I can leave things flexible- please donít worry about catering, I will arrive with own comestibles if I can make it!

Hope to see you all soon.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on June 30, 2019, 09:30:25 PM
Oops slightly late here! I shall be coming and will want the BBQ but will not be staying over so will leave late-ish after enjoying the food. No Beta as usual, might make it in a beta in a few years time!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: James on June 30, 2019, 10:48:15 PM
Hello all
So I have a total of 10 people who have confirmed they are attending via the event page here and 7-8 who are attending from here
As the official deadline for BBQ is now here, please can you let me know if you would still like to attend and have not already confirmed? Please also advise if you are bringing a +1 (or more)
Iím known for over catering so if you suddenly find that you can come last minute, you will be most welcome, but it would be good to know if you are sure you can make it
BBQ location is a private address so will be circulated on the day, but itís 2 mins drive from the start point at the Ambiance Cafe
Any questions, you are welcome to call me on 07910 219 333 anytime
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon!!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on July 01, 2019, 07:40:03 AM
Looking forward to it, James bear in mind that there may be some overlap with here and FB not always obvious who is who!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on July 07, 2019, 12:56:51 AM
Someone pointed out that it's a model aircraft show at shuttleworth and that it might make it inappropriate for us to visit ad-hoc, maybe someone could check it out?

Quote

,He said are you sure and asked had you made prior arrangements to go there, as there's some sort of model show on next week and you won't be able to just turn up and park as its a paid show.

Just what's been passed on to me, details might not be correct although there's definitely a model show on there.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on July 07, 2019, 06:36:17 PM
Someone pointed out that it's a model aircraft show at shuttleworth and that it might make it inappropriate for us to visit ad-hoc, maybe someone could check it out?

Quote

,He said are you sure and asked had you made prior arrangements to go there, as there's some sort of model show on next week and you won't be able to just turn up and park as its a paid show.

Just what's been passed on to me, details might not be correct although there's definitely a model show on there.

There is a model air show Saturday & Sunday. This is what it says on the website; On large event days the Collection and the Swiss Garden may only be open to event ticket holders. Most large events are bookable online and tickets will be available on the gate unless otherwise stated. Please check the events page before visiting.

The event page says that the Collection can be visited for a further £3 on top of the event fee (£13) making it up to the standard £16. Does look like it would be worth booking in advance online for those who want to go?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on July 07, 2019, 11:37:47 PM
Sounds like a plan.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: WestonE on July 08, 2019, 08:04:11 AM
Hi Folks

I will hopefully meet you at AutoSportivo at 10.30 and will not be staying for the BBQ so no need to worry about catering. It will be nice to see some complete Betas as my Beta Spyder very slowly get finally painted. I will be in the Montecarlo

Cheers

Eric   


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: simplydelboy on July 10, 2019, 04:58:36 PM
Hi James, hi Lorenzo

Hope to see you Saturday. Sorry haven't been able to confirm as no 4 grandchild due any day. Hope the hols in Green Turtle Key were good. Would love to see the pics.

Regards
DelBoy


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: betabuoy on July 12, 2019, 06:48:23 PM
Chaps
Itís just over 3 hours for me in the mighty Panda from up North but Iím aiming for AutoSportivo at 1030; if I miss that, where are you meeting for lunch?
Chris


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: smithymc on July 12, 2019, 08:39:18 PM
I am aiming for Auto Sportivo for 10.30 too.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on July 12, 2019, 09:06:46 PM
I'm close by so I'll make sure I'm there for breakfast.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on July 12, 2019, 10:44:29 PM
I'm hoping to make it for breakfast, depends how lazy I am in the morning! Brian Hilton is hopefully joining us in his Fulvia berlina at autosportivo


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: smithymc on July 13, 2019, 07:57:34 AM
I'm not going to make it Iím afraid- as I always feared to some extent. Great shame. I even managed some emergency spannering last night too, which never usually goes well for me against a deadline.

Hope everyone enjoys themselves.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: HFStuart on July 14, 2019, 08:54:11 AM
Many thanks to James and Amanda for a superbly chilled day, to James' neighbours for allowing us to steal their courtyard for the BBQ.

Great day and good fun seeing everyone's reaction to the Transformer as we drive past.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: betabuoy on July 14, 2019, 11:53:21 AM
Ditto to the above.  James and Amanda - lovely to meet you you both and thanks so much for putting in the effort to make this years BeetaMeeta happen.  A great day all-round; catching up with some I'd met before whilst meeting many others was made delightfully easy through your plan.  Hopefully, next time I see you I'll have my green Coupe back on the road but our mighty Panda (with all its battle scars) was a fun alternative yesterday.  Thank you.

Chris


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: rossocorsa on July 14, 2019, 12:06:39 PM
Great relaxed meeting! Great BBQ James much appreciated, I'm inspired to tidy my garage again this afternoon! That car needs finishing


Title: Re: Beta Meeta19
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on July 15, 2019, 07:10:21 PM
Superb day, great seeing everyone and a good turnout of cars  :)

Here's a couple of my pics from the day in case you missed it.

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and more can be found here:
]https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/albums/72157709660945931[url] (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/albums/72157709660945931[url)[/url]