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Title: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on February 06, 2021, 05:44:20 PM
Bookings now open, see updated post below.

Beetameeta 50th anniversary
9th-11th September 2022
UK location/hotel still to be confirmed, when the current covid situation improves.

We have set a date for the 50th anniversary meet in 2022, so not to clash with the French Beta meet, which we are all really looking forward to attending.
Weekend hotel packages will be available, also on the Sunday we are hopping to be able to open it to everyone, subject to finding a hotel with enough parking.
More details as soon as we know.
Also all details will be on web page we made for the event: www.lanciabeta50.com (http://www.lanciabeta50.com)

Thanks Tony
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Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Thotos on February 06, 2021, 07:47:14 PM
on my way.....  ;D


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Aitch on February 11, 2021, 05:23:36 PM
Good planning, Tony. Definitely not to be missed...Dates booked: I'll be there! H.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 28, 2021, 10:14:23 PM
Happy to confirm the dates for next yearís UK Lancia BETA 50th Anniversary weekend  ;D

It will be held over the weekend of Friday 9th- Sunday 11th September 2022
And will take place at a lovely hotel in Abingdon Oxfordshire, UK
We have a couple of small details to look at, then bookings will open, with full details, costs & itinerary to follow shortly.

Tony.
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Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: chrisc on November 29, 2021, 01:31:45 PM
Exciting that it's all looking promising (touch wood!) for my beta to be ready.

The wife is already asking if the hotel has a spa  ;D


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on November 29, 2021, 11:03:40 PM
Does anyone have a Beta I can borrow for 3 days :( ?


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonE on November 30, 2021, 09:26:58 AM
Hi Stuart

Sadly not as my only working one will be with me in Italy on these dates.

Only a few bits to get it finished in time!

Eric


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on November 30, 2021, 12:25:54 PM
Does anyone have a Beta I can borrow for 3 days :( ?

You could try asking for an extended test drive over that weekend for one that is for sale!

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on November 30, 2021, 08:37:30 PM

You could try asking for an extended test drive over that weekend for one that is for sale!

Thanks.....now get back to restoring that HPE  :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on November 30, 2021, 10:37:35 PM

You could try asking for an extended test drive over that weekend for one that is for sale!

Thanks.....now get back to restoring that HPE  :)

On it, how is the spider coming along?

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on November 30, 2021, 11:30:16 PM

On it, how is the spider coming along?

Peter

Badly  - or at least very slowly. That's rather the problem. Just too much other **** going on at the moment to spend good time on it and my determination to do things 'properly' means there's no short cut.  Getting stuck in Aberdeen for three days more than planned didn't help either!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on November 30, 2021, 11:51:26 PM
Hi Stuart

That is a long way from home and sounded pretty grim up that way. Sort of interesting, I was in Aberdeen when the big storm hit the South of England in the 1980s when I lived West of London. We were fortunate that the main areas of damage were south of us, but still pretty scary for the wife.

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on January 17, 2022, 04:27:15 PM
Excellent, booked in the calendar, kids want to come & my old mum has even expressed an interest in driving the spider down (if I can make the indicators work!!! yes... still at it!)

I will definitely be in the Orange one & may also have my non Beta legal by then so there is a possibility of the Spider or Coupe being 'spare' for a while Stuart.

You are more than welcome if I can make it happen.

We need to get as many Beta's there as possible, 50 would be good :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on January 17, 2022, 09:12:05 PM
That's the spirit Tim  ;D ;D
Sorry it's taking so long getting the bookings open, hopefully we will be ready to go in a week or 2  ;)

Cheers Tony 


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on January 17, 2022, 10:38:11 PM
Tim,

I'd have to owe you several pints for that. I reluctantly have to conclude mine will not be ready in time and I need to be in something at least Italian but with the Alfa sold my options are a little limited!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on January 20, 2022, 10:38:10 PM
Maybe 'a' pint, the spider is lovely but it is no Eric Weston standard machine! Hopefully submitting the Hawk for it's IVA test asap, then get the Spider in the garage for the indicator Sherlock Holmes fix and away we go, only problem is I will have to give my Mum the choice first of Coupe or Spider, you are welcome to either and I will tag along (hopefully) in the Hawk.

Jacob has his Coupe but that has more holes than the Turin shroud so we will keep that one for the 60th !


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on February 12, 2022, 08:49:30 PM
Great news, bookings are now open for the UK Beta 50th celebrations weekend, happening the weekend of Sept 9th-11th, I would like to thank Amanda Dodge who has agreed to organise the booking again, anyone who made the 40th weekend in Norfolk 2012 will know what a great job Amanda did organising that weekend.
We have initially booked 20 rooms, we will try to get more if needed, but we have been told by the hotel that Weddings are filling up very quickly, so will need to book asap to secure a place, below is the brief info for the weekend, with more info and booking form etc on our website below, if you have any questions please feel free to comment here or message me.

LANCIA BETA 50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
Sept 9th-11th 2022
2022 sees the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the amazing Lancia Beta.
To celebrate this, we are delighted to now be able announce details of a full weekend event package - designed and created around the Lancia Beta and its owners.
Set in delightful rural Oxfordshire, we have booked the Milton Hill House Hotel near Abingdon. This beautiful venue offers easy access from the M40 and M4 motorways, and the A34 trunk route.
For those of you who remember the fabulous 40th anniversary celebration back in 2012, we have managed to keep the price this time almost the same - plus add value into the package too.

Weekend kindly sponsored by Betaboyz Lancia Beta parts and  Auto Italia Magazine.

Friday 9th: Arrive at the Milton Hill House Hotel from 2pm onwards, there will be an informal evening BBQ (or indoor buffet depending on the weather) followed by a light hearted General, Motoring and Lancia related quiz.

Sat 10th: and a hearty full English Breakfast in the hotel restaurant, we will all meet up by our cars for final titivation, before heading off on a tour through beautiful Oxfordshire. A nice relaxed pace, and you will have clearly printed comprehensive route map. We will all then end up somewhere very exciting, where we will spend the afternoon exploring.
Saturday evening, we will all enjoy a formal Italian themed Gala Dinner at the Hotel (menu options to be advised). There will be an interesting after dinner speaker for all to enjoy, and afterwards, we can decamp to the Bar for post dinner nightcaps.

Sun 11th: After another fabulous breakfast, there will be a morning presentation entitled "Know your Beta". This workshop style presentation will cover the intricacies of the Beta model range and should clarify the differences between the various versions, series and facelifts! It will be open to any day visitors who wish to attend.
And after this we will decamp to display our cars, where we hope many day visitors will join us with their Betas too. We will have a Beta display area where we can get our Beta's together - lets aim for at least 50 Betas for Beta 50th. There will be prizes - some for the shiny Betas, some for the most used Betas, some for the most interesting Betas.....etc. You get the idea.

We will have the Classic Car press in attendance. There will be some lovely photo opportunities of Betas together, and again, it's a great opportunity to meet up with fellow Beta enthusiasts. There will be other Lancia enthusiasts too, as we hope to have other Lancias joining us too.
After the prize giving, we will say our "good-byes" and journey home. Full of happy memories of a weekend well spent.

The package price for all the above for a couple sharing a twin or double room, to include your Saturday and Sunday breakfasts and Friday and Saturday dinners is just £395.
Family Room Rates, Doggie rates and One Night package are available on request
For more info and booking and details please see our website: www.lanciabeta50.com (http://www.lanciabeta50.com)
Or email: Tony Harrison tonyharrison3@virginmedia.com








Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on February 13, 2022, 12:43:40 PM
Hi

Tony has mentioned that the hotel is not really offering single room rates and that sharing would make sense.

I just wondered how many other folk will be going solo like myself?

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Nigel on February 13, 2022, 11:08:46 PM
I'll be solo.
However, I would not want to subject a roomie to my snoring,
so solo I shall remain!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on February 14, 2022, 09:02:13 PM
Hi
Sorry about the problem getting a single supplement, we rang the hotel again today and they won't budge on that  :-[
They also have put pressure  on us to get bookings in, as they are getting calls daily for weddings.
We have signed a contract to take 20 twin/doubles, of which 10 are already booked, once we reach 20 bookings we are hoping they will allow us more rooms, but we are competing  with weddings so they cannot guarantee it.

If you would like to attend the weekend please book as soon as you can.

All the best Tony Harrison.
 


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on February 14, 2022, 11:00:14 PM
There might be weddings on the same nights we're there? I've crashed a couple of weddings and its usually good fun , if it's a duff o e they can always join us !


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on February 14, 2022, 11:13:46 PM
Twin room booked and paid for

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on February 19, 2022, 03:32:09 PM
Update 17 rooms already booked  ;D with more inquiries coming in, I have updated the booking form, now has Sat night only, and extra Sun night if people need.
Also updated payment details for overseas visitors.

Cheers Tony.
 


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Thotos on February 23, 2022, 04:01:27 PM
Must be at least 18 rooms now as I have booked  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on February 24, 2022, 10:46:04 AM
Me too....


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: DARREN BETA. SPYDER on February 24, 2022, 07:24:06 PM
i,m in


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on March 09, 2022, 09:38:58 PM
Beta 50th anniversary weekend plans coming along nicely 🙂
We have fulfilled our 20-room allocation, which is fantastic, if anyone else would like to join us, we are now able to take your booking form to reserve your space, with payment due by the end of May.
There are still rooms available at the moment, but as said before we are competing with wedding bookings.
To book just fill in the booking form on our website and email it to Amanda (details on the page)
Thanks
The Beta 50 team
www.lanciabeta50.com (http://www.lanciabeta50.com)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: mangocrazy on March 10, 2022, 09:38:40 PM
I'm sorry to report that we won't be able to make the Anniversary meet up, as we have friends booked to stay with us in France and the dates clash. There's also the fact that it's very unlikely that I'll have a working Beta by that date, but you never know - miracles do happen...  The Sunday also coincides with our wedding anniversary (but a rather more modest number than 50).


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: cgo75 on March 15, 2022, 09:47:35 PM
By registering today, I turned the meeting into an international event  ;).
I can't wait to be there and meet with you again
Claude
2012 and 2013 events veteran


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on March 20, 2022, 07:55:02 PM
That's great Claude  ;D
Look forward to seeing you again.

Tony

By registering today, I turned the meeting into an international event  ;).
I can't wait to be there and meet with you again
Claude
2012 and 2013 events veteran



Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on May 05, 2022, 08:22:02 PM
UK Lancia Beta 50th Anniversary weekend, Sept 9th-11th 2022

Great news we now have 27 rooms booked for the weekend, we originally pre-booked 20 rooms  ;D

We have been in contact with the hotel today, and they can release only 5 more rooms for us, if you would like to join the weekend, full details and booking form can be found on the link below, to reserve a room youíll need to fill in the booking form and email it to Amanda, with payment due by the end of this month (May).
Thanks Tony.

www.lanciabeta50.com (http://www.lanciabeta50.com)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on May 07, 2022, 09:07:09 PM
Mark @ Betaboyz has been busy getting Beta 50th regalia ready for the weekend  ;D, a few items are on his website now, a quick heads up, limited run of 100 key rings are selling very quickly, 23 sold today, out of 30 he put on the his site, the rest will be kept back for the goodie bag given out on the weekend.

https://353652584127257704.weebly.com/store/c34/Regalia.html (https://353652584127257704.weebly.com/store/c34/Regalia.html)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: jreacock on May 15, 2022, 02:41:23 PM
I'm planning to come along. I'm hoping the Spyder will be available, but if not - the 037 is pretty much a Beta (but with no space for luggage).
Just waiting for confirmation of a room.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on May 15, 2022, 05:40:06 PM
Great stuff Justin, your 037 would be fantastic  ;D
Amanda should have an answer from the hotel this evening.
Think we are up to 31 rooms booked for the weekend, with almost 70 people attending plus lots more arriving for the Sunday  :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on May 21, 2022, 10:36:17 PM
Hope there is space left!!! (just e mailed Amanda) Been keeping quiet until I got the Spiders indicators fixed, now done & concentrating on fitting re-furbished tank, lines, pump, cambelt, main engine mount etc etc...

Stuart, it will be done in a few weeks & you must use it!

Hope to see you all soon,

Tim & Jacob.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on June 04, 2022, 06:33:55 PM
Great news 32 weekend rooms booked, with nearly 70 people staying the weekend  ;D

Also more good news, no weddings are planned for the weekend, so we should almost have the place to ourselves.
We are currently working on the Sunday itinerary, so we can start pushing that, would be great if we can get at least 50 Betas in one place, think we managed 35 for the 35th and just under 40 for the 40th, but the last couple of years has seen a lot of Beta's being put back on the road, and also imported into the UK so X fingers.

The Sunday will be free to join in, more details soon.
We are still taking weekend bookings, see website for full details.

Cheers
Tony.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betaveloce on June 04, 2022, 07:47:51 PM
Great news 32 weekend rooms booked, with nearly 70 people staying the weekend  ;D

Also more good news, no weddings are planned for the weekend, so we should almost have the place to ourselves.
We are currently working on the Sunday itinerary, so we can start pushing that, would be great if we can get at least 50 Betas in one place, think we managed 35 for the 35th and just under 40 for the 40th, but the last couple of years has seen a lot of Beta's being put back on the road, and also imported into the UK so X fingers.

The Sunday will be free to join in, more details soon.
We are still taking weekend bookings, see website for full details.

Cheers
Tony.


I will probably try to join in on Sunday. I first registered for the whole weekend, but then found out that my parents-in-law are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary that friday, so if I ever want to be able to celebrate my own 50th wedding anniversary, I had to cancel. But after the Beta weekend in France, I want to miss the UK event even less, so I will do my best to make it on Sunday!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: smithymc on June 05, 2022, 11:08:22 AM
I'm aiming to make the Sunday too.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betabuoy on June 26, 2022, 07:27:18 PM
I canít clear the whole weekend but Sunday looks promising. See you all then.

Chris


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on August 05, 2022, 06:27:19 PM
Hi Stuart,

The 77 Spider is ready & on the road, I will have finished with duties etc by the 21st of August so if you want to arrange pick up etc.
Cheers,
Tim.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on August 06, 2022, 01:54:19 PM
Terrific news!
PM Sent.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: carl59862 on August 06, 2022, 05:44:59 PM
We can't make the whole weekend but will be there on the Sunday with my S1 Coupe

Cheers

Carl


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: lanciamad on August 07, 2022, 05:49:36 PM
Hoping to make the Sunday in the HPE in some kind of colours, shape and state  :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on September 04, 2022, 09:53:00 PM
If it goes to plan I'll land at Luton at 18:00, I should be in the car (Tim's Spider  - thanks) by 19:00 and with you by 20:30. Don't eat all the BBQ :)

Julia of course has the day off and is not mucking around with planes so no doubt she'll be in the pool at 14:03


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betaveloce on September 05, 2022, 07:45:57 AM
Hi all,

If all goes well, I will be attending on Sunday in my HPE.
Just one question; at some point the car will probably need fuel in the UK. Which brand of petrol station and which type of petrol that is guaranteed ethanol free do people recommend...? Just wanting to be sure as it's different per country apparently. Shell for instance guarantees that its V-Power is ethanol free in the Netherlands, but not here in Belgium...

Thanks and looking forward to meeting everyone on Sunday  :)

Kevin


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Clifford on September 05, 2022, 09:56:18 AM
Hi Kevin
It's Shell V power I use in mine here.
C


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on September 05, 2022, 10:35:57 AM
Esso Synergy Supreme is ethanol free in most parts of the UK according to their website.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 05, 2022, 08:38:50 PM
Just a quick note to those coming for the Sunday, as the hotel will not be selling food on that day, it is recommended you bring your own, or close by you will find lotís local shops/pubs, here are just a few.

-The Packhorse pub 4 min walk from the hotel 01235832323
-The Applecart Beefeater 4 min drive 01235835168
-The Wheatsheaf Inn 6 min drive 01235833229
-Your Co-op Food 8-10 High St, Steventon, Abingdon OX13 6RS  4 min drive

The hotel Bar will be open, also selling tea/coffee.
We look forward to welcoming you over the weekend, weekend booking closed, but still time to plan your trip for Sunday, everyone welcome, with or without a Beta.
More details on our website: www.lanciabeta50.com (http://www.lanciabeta50.com)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: simplydelboy on September 05, 2022, 09:23:00 PM
Iíll be coming on the Sunday in my HPE.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betaveloce on September 07, 2022, 07:21:22 AM
Esso Synergy Supreme is ethanol free in most parts of the UK according to their website.

Hi Kevin
It's Shell V power I use in mine here.
C

Thanks Clifford and Stuart, hope to see you guys on Sunday
Kevin
(black HPE i.e. with gold coloured Delta II wheels and Belgian plates)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: JohnFol on September 07, 2022, 09:44:01 AM
Planning to be there Sunday in either a Black Spyder :) or red Mazda6 :(


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: unclejam on September 07, 2022, 11:41:18 AM
Sorry I won't be able to make it but looking forward to seeing some pics and stories. Have a great time everyone. :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on September 08, 2022, 09:32:09 PM
Hi Kevin, BP Ultimate is also very good, I have heard mixed opinions about v power but never about BP or the posh Esso stuff!

Here's to a great weekend & safe journeys everyone.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: smithymc on September 12, 2022, 10:27:07 AM
I suppose I am not the only one slow to surface this morning. Hope everyone got home ok - as if old cars left in the sun all day and a long way from home would do such a thing!

I just wanted to add my vote of thanks to the organising team- superb job.

I really enjoyed myself and it was great to meet old and new Beta friends. The car (or me for that matter) hadn't been out for a while, so it was great to be there.

I won't bore everyone with my photos- not that I took many - I was too busy looking - and talking!

Mark



Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: carl59862 on September 12, 2022, 11:34:42 AM
Can I add my thanks to all the organisers of Beta 50 for a terrific weekend. We only managed to make the Sunday, but it was well worth the 8 hour plus round trip from North Yorkshire. To see so many Betas in one place was remarkable and testament to the hard work you have all put in.

I'd like to also thank all those people who brought dogs with them. They kept Caraline distracted while I wandered and chatted - I think Minnie was her favourite!

Cheers

Carl



Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on September 12, 2022, 11:36:32 AM
A Minnie vs Dylan war looms!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: StuartW on September 12, 2022, 12:40:53 PM
Good to meet some of you yesterday and thank you for the tips & pointers to start my Spider project restoration - it's going to be a long haul but hopefully by the time the 60th comes around, it might be ready and if it looks half as good as some of the spiders that attended yesterday, I would be more than happy!
Well done to everyone involved in putting this on


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Nigel on September 12, 2022, 04:50:32 PM
May I echo thanks to all the committee for the superb organisation of this
past weekend. I understand that a couple of things were left out due to
Thursday afternoons sadness, but it didn't show, kudos to you all.

The hotel staff were brilliant, always a smile and very helpful.

It was truly awesome to see so many examples represented, and especially good
that many left-hookers travelled so far to be there.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Friday quiz, and had our team employed a little
more skulduggery we may well have.....ehem....na, maybe not.

Andy's "differences" talk on Sunday was very well presented, and left me knowing
a lot more.

Thankfully I had a fast and mostly jam-free trip back.

Nigel


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on September 12, 2022, 05:30:04 PM
Here is my ĎThank Youí to the organisers, a totally enjoyable event from start to finish, learnt a bunch of things and got back completely shattered.
 
Stuart, not sure if I spoke to you, but if you need any help please get in touch. My Spider took 11 years to get on the road so know all about long hauls with their ups and downs.

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: StuartW on September 12, 2022, 08:30:10 PM
Here is my ĎThank Youí to the organisers, a totally enjoyable event from start to finish, learnt a bunch of things and got back completely shattered.
 
Stuart, not sure if I spoke to you, but if you need any help please get in touch. My Spider took 11 years to get on the road so know all about long hauls with their ups and downs.

Peter

Thank you Peter - I may well take you up on that, much appreciated!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: gillybeta on September 12, 2022, 08:44:56 PM
 i also wish to extend my thanks to Amanda,Mark,Tony,Andy and the rest of the team for organising  the Sunday gathering.
 a truly remarkable gathering of betas representing all the series. great to meet up with friends old and new.
 one notable highlight for me was Paul Winrow's capri blue 2000fl. coupe. take me back to 1981 and i am viewing a new car.
 thanks again
 jon g


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: simplydelboy on September 12, 2022, 09:28:41 PM
I could only make the Sunday but what an amazing array of Betas, over 60 in one place including more Volumexes than I knew existed. My thanks go to the committee for organising this fantastic event. The quality of the cars was incredible and left me wanting to build another garage for more Betas. It was great to see so many old friends, some of whom I hadnít seen in twenty years.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 12, 2022, 09:34:22 PM
Beta 50th Anniversary weekend, wow what a weekend  :D
Thank you to everyone who came along, with owners coming from all over the UK, France, Holland, Belgium, and Guernsey, also massive thanks to Amanda, Andy, Mark and John for their joint help putting this together.
Also thanks to Betaboyz parts and Auto Italia Magazine for sponsoring the weekend, Auto Italia have said we can have a 3 page feature in their magazine.

We were hoping we might get 50 Betaís for the 50th unbelievably we managed 65 on Sunday.

We wanted to get some drone footage for the Sunday but we were let down, 10am Sunday morning, a quick phone call From Beta owner Chris Mace to his good friend Nige Forshaw from Rubicon Drones and we were good to go just before midday, huge thanks to Chris and Nige for making this possible, Iím sure you will agree his 4k video sums the day up perfectly Please feel free to share and give his page a like 👍

I can highly recommend Rubicon Drones, very prompt and professional service.


https://youtu.be/UgneMgokpWg (https://youtu.be/UgneMgokpWg)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betaveloce on September 13, 2022, 05:07:56 AM
Also from my part a big thanks for organising this great event. I drove around 1.000 kilometers in 36 hours just to be there on Sunday, but I would certainly do it again! Proud to have been the (only) Belgian representative   :D
I too was amazed by the quality of the cars, and enjoyed meeting and talking to some of you in real life.

Also nice to see Nigel, Howard and Claude again after meeting them in France.
And thanks to Peter for bringing his spare Spider rear bumper, it will absolutely improve the look of my Spider!

My HPE performed perfectly the whole trip, of which I enjoyed every minute; what great cars they are, aren't they? 😊

Best regards,
Kevin


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Clifford on September 13, 2022, 09:46:21 AM
Not only does the done footage look brilliant Tony but I think also adds kudos to the event. Great call to have it and big thanks to the guys who stepped in to recover the situation and produce this great footage!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: smithymc on September 13, 2022, 02:17:57 PM
Indeed- great footage.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on September 13, 2022, 05:23:39 PM
Agreed with the comments above  - it looks like it is very professional. The vertical overhead shots in particular are stunning  - definite wall calendar material.

I know it wasn't free. We're not a 'club' as such but it would be fair to ask people to chip in towards it if they want to. Lets face it for those of use that choose to run second or third 'fun' cars a tenner or so isn't going to break the bank. I'd happily pay that just for access to the stills.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: peteracs on September 13, 2022, 07:20:02 PM
Good call Stuart, I too was thinking that some contribution to the costs would be appropriate, so Tony, what do you think?

Peter


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Clifford on September 13, 2022, 07:56:58 PM
I would be happy to contribute to any cost


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 13, 2022, 07:59:53 PM
Hi
It was not a cost we factored in when we priced the weekend price, when Chris said to me his friend might be available it was too good an opportunity to turn down, and sums up the day perfectly.

The cost for the drone footage was £295, Rubicon Drones sent me the video in 4k plus 40 hi-res aerial photos (around 7mb each) which all look stunning.
I will be putting up a link to my website to download all of the above free of charge, as a thank you to everyone who came along, and made the day it was.
We are happy to cover the above cost, but if anyone wants to make a small donation, feel free to send a forum donation (on the tab above) which will be used to keep to forum running.

Thanks Tony, Amanda, Andy, Mark and John (the Beta 50 team)

  


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: unclejam on September 15, 2022, 10:55:44 AM
Thank you Tony - that's very generous of you.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: unclejam on September 15, 2022, 10:59:47 AM
Donated  :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 17, 2022, 09:12:11 PM
Thank you to everyone who has donated to the forum.

Can't believe the amazing feedback we have had for the weekend, full credit goes to everyone who attended, thank you all.
Post event review/photos now being sent to the Classic Car Magazines, x fingers we can get some nice Beta 50 media coverage, Auto Italia article done  ;D
I've uploaded a selection of my pics to social media and Flickr.
 
Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA7wLo (https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA7wLo)
Original drone footage photos/video: https://tonyharrison.smugmug.com/B50/n-ZJcmBD/ (https://tonyharrison.smugmug.com/B50/n-ZJcmBD/)

If there are any on my Flickr page you would like the original file, let me know and I send it to you.

Roll on Beta55th ;D ;D


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on September 24, 2022, 08:52:51 PM
Beta 50 writeup on the Italian website londranotizie24.it

https://www.londranotizie24.it/anche-la-lancia-beta-porta-in-uk-la-bandiera-del-made-in-italy/?fbclid=IwAR115V1PiCJ4K4Q2eIAX9Yl6DemRJNlQ_HBv6EAM7ENGDdqp_ykVAJUfSGo (https://www.londranotizie24.it/anche-la-lancia-beta-porta-in-uk-la-bandiera-del-made-in-italy/?fbclid=IwAR115V1PiCJ4K4Q2eIAX9Yl6DemRJNlQ_HBv6EAM7ENGDdqp_ykVAJUfSGo)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on September 28, 2022, 10:45:54 PM
Belated THANK YOU to Amanda, Steve, Tony, Andy & everyone involved in making such a special weekend, the vast majority of us benifitted from the great work of a few and It's much appreciated!!!

Looking forward to the 55th, we will try and resurrect Jacobs Turin Shroud Coupe  :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Nigel on September 28, 2022, 10:49:19 PM
Tim and Jacob,
That's the best 'thanks' post so far!

Nigel


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Clifford on September 28, 2022, 11:13:48 PM
Nice one Tim!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: WestonTB on September 29, 2022, 09:51:40 PM
Oh , & of course Mark and Debbie!!!  How you juggle full time work with full time Beta work is worthy of a medal!!!

Sorry the pic is squished, I aim to never understand computers or cameras that magically 'work' ? without film. :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on October 07, 2022, 08:45:58 PM
Sorry Tim, just seen your photo of you and Jacob, that's brilliant  :D
So pleased you both enjoyed it.

A couple more event reports coming out.

This was last last in last weeks Classic Car Weekly
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52396619454_d6dba2799b_b.jpg)

And this one, in this months Classic and Sports Car Magazine (page 24)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52411454079_a403da52a2_b.jpg)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52411454059_c16169d172_b.jpg)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52411170651_8f4ef6e2a3_b.jpg)

Next month there should be an article on Classic Retro Modern mag, combined with another Beta story (not sure who's car) with a Beta on their cover (issue 17)
Pre order here: https://classicretromodern.com (https://classicretromodern.com)

Then the one I'm really looking forward to seeing is from our weekend sponsor Auto Italia Magazine, possibly next month ?
again will be available on their website, or in your high street.
https://auto-italia.co.uk (https://auto-italia.co.uk)
 



Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on October 11, 2022, 01:22:43 PM
An article that I wrote about the meet was published in this month's Viva Lancia. Word version attached for anyone who does not get the magazine. Disappointing that they didn't include any of Tony's photos as suggested, but probably partly my fault for referencing the Forum.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Clifford on October 11, 2022, 01:43:50 PM
Good writing Neil thank you. C


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on October 12, 2022, 04:59:00 PM
For referencing the forum??

There are some aspects of the LMC that aren't terribly admirable.


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: smithymc on October 13, 2022, 11:53:51 AM
Agreed- a missed opportunity by the LMC.

Great articles by the way Neil.

Mark


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on October 14, 2022, 02:04:14 PM
For referencing the forum??

There are some aspects of the LMC that aren't terribly admirable.

What I meant was that by me referencing the (LMC) Forum the editor interpreted that I didn't think he needed to put the photos in the magazine. As said, he missed out on publishing some excellent photos.......


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: HFStuart on October 15, 2022, 01:14:03 PM
Ah gotcha. Sinning through misjudgement rather than malice then!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on October 18, 2022, 07:54:44 PM
If you attended the UK Beta 50th weekend, one of our main sponsors Auto Italia Magazine will be featuring the weekend in their next copy  ;D
Available on the shelves from the 3rd of Nov, or order online for shipping worldwide.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52437897269_59d940ce2c_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: GuernseyBeta on October 22, 2022, 10:47:04 AM
Huge belated thanks to Amanda, Mark, Tony, Andy and the rest of the organising team for a great weekend. Special thanks to Rob Methold for sorting my gear linkage out - twice! Made it back to Guernsey without incident and the BetaBoyz uprated idle rod is now fitted - thanks Mark. Thanks also to all the other participants for making it such a memorable event - roll on the 55th!


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: carl59862 on November 01, 2022, 09:45:41 PM
Apparently today is the actual 50th anniversary of the Beta Launch.

https://www.facebook.com/406508939445917/posts/pfbid0EG6j2xGLBcUaZvS2riFwKwBH1AvKoK1UnL1kYmSvvH3ccYjhrX3NNRFkJZjuFMQhl/?sfnsn=scwspmo (https://www.facebook.com/406508939445917/posts/pfbid0EG6j2xGLBcUaZvS2riFwKwBH1AvKoK1UnL1kYmSvvH3ccYjhrX3NNRFkJZjuFMQhl/?sfnsn=scwspmo)


Carl



Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on November 07, 2022, 09:36:02 PM
Great Beta 50th coverage in this months Auto Italia Magazine  ;D

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52481299405_4af601bd80_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52481920728_8820254801_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52481921633_80618798c5_b.jpg)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52481649874_4565d0e571_b.jpg)




Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betaveloce on November 08, 2022, 09:02:29 AM
Yes, my HPE in Auto Italia! Bucket list: check   ;D
Makes the whole trip even more worth while   ;)

Thanks Tony  :)


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: Nigel on November 08, 2022, 06:16:47 PM
So is mine,.... well....if you squint hard enough
you'll see the red roof under the tree!

The best looking cars were quite rightly leading to the lawn.
and Kevin, yours is one of the best imho. It's a shame you
didn't get to the front of the 'big' shot! Next time....

Nigel


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: betaveloce on November 10, 2022, 08:31:34 PM

and Kevin, yours is one of the best imho. It's a shame you
didn't get to the front of the 'big' shot! Next time....

Nigel

Thanks Nigel, I appreciate that  8)
I wish it was as perfect as Louise Kennedy's red HPE though Ė luckily that one has it's steering wheel on the wrong side for me, otherwise I would have been very tempted (it was for sale).


Title: Re: Beta Meeta 50th anniversary
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on March 30, 2023, 08:50:42 PM
Nice video from the Beta 50 weekend just popped up on Facebook: https://youtu.be/QxTHH9YvEzk (https://youtu.be/QxTHH9YvEzk)