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« on: July 17, 2021, 12:04:51 AM »

***Betameeta21*** Friday 27th August - Sunday 29th August. Oxfordshire / Bucks Border.

After bit of gentle encouragement, I am now very excited to announce that Betameeta 21 will be based in my home village of Henton, Oxfordshire.

Betameeta Bank Holiday will follow a nice relaxed but fun packed programme (following very soon).

Due to the timing  and geographical proximity to the LMC AGM, my aim is to offer something that will help make both events unique, special and memorable before 50th Anniversary celebrations in commence in 2022!

Main accomodation for Betameeta 21 will be at:  https://www.peacockcountryinn.co.uk/ but other accommodation is available less than 10 miles away. I look forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂. Alex.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 07:31:16 PM »

Hi Alex

Well done. Hopefully we will still be able to meet by then. Just back from France and off to my 10 day stay T home….

I am hoping to make it, need to get the windscreen fitted and have an MOt and put some miles on the car, but time to do that. One question have you approached the Peacock for a group rate?

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 11:46:10 PM »

Hi Peter,

Thank you! I am keeping my fingers crossed that all is well. Theo (Thotos) was way ahead of me on this one (it hadn't occured to me tbh!) and contacted the hotel directly and managed to find the group rate was £99 per night so a significant saving! I am going to speak to Martin the owner as soon as I get back to Henton tomorrow. All the best with your windscreen and MOT.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 01:35:30 AM »

Hi Peter,

Thank you! I am keeping my fingers crossed that all is well. Theo (Thotos) was way ahead of me on this one (it hadn't occured to me tbh!) and contacted the hotel directly and managed to find the group rate was £99 per night so a significant saving! I am going to speak to Martin the owner as soon as I get back to Henton tomorrow. All the best with your windscreen and MOT.

The group rate of £99 per night is for two people in a double or twin room for bed and breakfast.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 09:58:33 AM »

Hi Alex

Thanks, can you ask, is there a single occupancy rate available, it will just be me…..?

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 06:09:39 PM »

As my Beta lives about five miles from Henton, I have no excuse not to turn up!
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2021, 06:38:48 PM »

I am only about 10 miles away so I should be OK to travel to this !!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2021, 07:35:23 PM »

Hi Alex

Thanks, can you ask, is there a single occupancy rate available, it will just be me…..?

Peter

Single occupancy of a double or twin room is £90 per night for bed and breakfast.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2021, 09:02:46 PM »

Nice work Alex  Grin
Hoping to join you all for a day or two, August is going to be a very busy month for me.
As I'm not too far away, I will probably drive up each day, hope to catch up with you next weekend at the LMC AGM, myself and Andy Collins will be there for the weekend.

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2021, 10:16:39 PM »

not too far for me , count me in
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2021, 07:37:08 PM »

The Peacock Country Inn is booked for me for Friday and Saturday night.

Best way to book your room(s) and get the special discounted rate is to call the Peacock Country Inn on 01844 353519 and quote "Lancia Beta Meeting". If you have any problems, ask to speak the Martin, the owner, who knows all about it. You can also email the Peacock at escape@peacockcountryinn.co.uk.
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2021, 11:25:29 PM »

Hi Alex

A bit off topic, but were you aware that there was a garage which serviced Lancias on the road between Henton and Risborough. Cannot remember exactly where, but in the late 70s I had a HPE as a company car for 6 months, hand down from one of the directors and I took it there for service. They lent me a ratty Spider for one night which was amazing to drive and is the reason I bought the Spider I have now.

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2021, 07:53:37 AM »

The garage is still there - it's in Bledlow.  It does MOTs and sells assorted modern used cars.
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2021, 11:07:34 AM »

Hi Alex
Well done for stepping up and organising this year’s event but sadly I’ll be unable to join you. Weekends have been filling up fast and for me the August BH was committed some time ago. Hope you all have a great day and I look forward to seeing the subsequent photos.
Chris

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I’ll be at Goodwood for a thrash with the LMC the previous weekend and will look out for other Betas.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2021, 01:35:30 PM »

The garage is still there - it's in Bledlow.  It does MOTs and sells assorted modern used cars.

Hi Gerard

I did wonder, if I make it down there I will have a bit of a nostalgia ride around as we lived in that area for 17 years and drove around most of those roads in the Chinnor/Thame/Aylesbury/Wycombe area.

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2021, 02:45:39 PM »

The roads in the area are still fun to drive - not much traffic and some good corners.  Here's a video that my wife made of an autumn drive in the Chilterns in my 1962 Lancia Appia.  The password is Appia.

https://vimeo.com/471786165



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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2021, 05:02:12 PM »

Great work, Alex. The Peacock is great: I live about 8 miles from there, but am very sorry that I shall be away on those dates. Have a great time, all. Howard
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2021, 12:47:28 AM »

Hi All,

Alex here. Thank you for your kind comments - I will be sure to check back on here daily from now on!

So I have a few details to add as I have now met Martin the owner of The Peacock. We have 5 rooms reserved for the Betameeta Bank Holiday weekend although I think there will be more available if needed - we are fortunate to be in close proximity to some other really nice accommodation too in case the Peacock gets full. The great news is we have reserved separate paddock to the side of the Peacock Hotel for Beta Priority Parking - although other Lancia's are very welcome to use it too (I just hope it will be dry!) The very loose itinerary is as follows,

Friday - Late afternoon / Early Evening Birds Arrivals and Dinner @ The Peacock (I will book a table when numbers are confirmed)
Saturday - Main Event - details to follow, but expect some great roads, scenery, nice lunch stop and a place of interest, plenty of opportunity to chat too!
Sunday - Smaller event / drive out and close.

The comments about the Lancia Garage in Bledlow are interesting. There is a beautiful white Gamma Berlina that lives not too far from me. I happened to notice it said "Bledlow Garage" at the bottom of its numberplate and I checked an old dealer network book and sure enough the garage was there as an official Lancia dealer! Sadly all long gone when I first moved to the area in 1992 - it had become a Honda lawnmower outlet known as Risboro' Turf. It is now known as Risborough Service Centre and Platinum Autos and is ironically where I now take my Golf for its MOT!

I will reply all the unanswered comments / queries below:


Gerard - Wow! I loved the video - I recognise the some of the roads there very well and this area may well feature in the big drive out! Looking forward to finally meeting your Beta who two friends have spotted and sent pictures to me! 

Peter - Look forward to seeing you there - you'll notice the Chinnor especially has changed quite a bit in recent years

Chris - Sorry to read that you can't join us this year - I am looking forward to seeing the photo's from the LMC trackday as I sadly can't make that. It would be great if you get the opportunity to let other Beta owners know but more importantly have fun thrashing your coupe on the track!

Everybody else - look forward to seeing you there and most importantly - spread the word - I would really love to get at least one of every type of Beta together  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2021, 04:45:58 PM »

As per my Facebook post I sadly won't be able to make it.....
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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2021, 12:14:52 AM »

As per my Facebook post I sadly won't be able to make it.....

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