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mcatlin
Sorry about this as I know it's on the forum somewhere, could I be told the proposed dates for the pring Concours and Auction please. Thanks in advance.
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Wedgie
LBS

You could look on the adjacent events calendar.
Roger I
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mcatlin
Wedgie, done that nothing listed as yet.
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Webby
LBS, you asked this question and got a direct reply from Roy Smith here: http://www.amoc.org/forum/index.php? topic=6742.msg73512#msg73512 Reply #73
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Wedgie
LBS

Apologies.
Roger I
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mcatlin
Not a problem.
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mcatlin
I intend to directly e mail those who have attended the last two meetings. I haven't got everyone's e mail so if you attended, or own a DBS V8 and want to have your say about next year's event, but don't receive an e mail from me can you e mail, or PM, me so we can decide what, if anything, we are going to do next year.
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mcatlin
I have had some feed back from those attendees of previous get togethers I have e mailed over the weekend and the general consensus of opinion is that the event should include the six cylinder DBS cars and that it should be earlier in the year.

With this in mind I have placed a topic in David Brown section of the forum asking for the opinion of the owners of these cars what their opinion is to having a joint get together next May. It has also been proposed to make the event larger in terms of time as well as , hopefully numbers, by having an overnight stay with a casual sort of meal in the evening. A curry evening has been suggested by more than one person.

I have proposed that the get together is joined with Aston events already planned i.e. Spring Concours and Auction.

Any and all comments/suggestions are welcomed. You can reply to this post, e mail me or PM me. I would like to get a date sorted asap so the event can be advertised as soon as possible in the appropriate press.
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mcatlin
Given it is now February and any event we are going to put on will need publicising I suggest choosing a date around the usual July one. I also propose a return to the Heritage museum in Gaydon. Anyone any views on date, venue and what you want to do.
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dbsdave
So are you now accepting the six cylinder cars , because

(A)"just" to make up the numbers
(B) because it was a crap idea not to include them in the beginning
(c) you really feel they are "worthy"

a,b or c will do as an answere.  banana

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mcatlin
A and C.

There are insufficient V8s to create a meaningful meeting. That much has become clear following the first two events. To keep some sort of continuity with the previous events and to make future meetings more worthwhile inviting six cylinder cars seems to be the obvious way to go.


The original intention, first espoused by Will P some years ago, was for a model specific meeting where all owners and enthusiasts for V8s could meet up for the day and share their experiences and enthusiasm. Having upwards of a dozen cars at the first meeting was a good start but for various reasons hardly anyone came last year.

The decision was taken to expand the meeting to make it worthwhile and give this same opportunity to owners of six cylinder cars.

How six cylinder DBS owners and enthusiasts feel about this change I don't know but the invitation stands.


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Russell
take your foot out of your mouth for once. are you seriously saying that you have included the 6 cylinder cars "just" because the turn out last year was low. how does that make anyone that owns one feel. welcome lads, we didnt really want you but not enough turned up last year so you are invited this year.
i dont own one but if i did i would part your cheeks and park it there with the doors open. thats how grateful i would feel for your heartwarming invite.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case, coincidence ? i think not.
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mcatlin
No, it's not the only reason for inviting them, as explained previously but if that's how they feel fair enough. I think this event is dead and buried anyway so perhaps someone else can organise something different which will be better supported. if they do I wish them well.
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williamp
I think this conversation could go around in circles again (2 headlight v 4 headlight etc). Having a DBS V8 meeting is not a problem, same as Lagonda 2008, VIAGRA, or the DB7 weekend is not a problem.

These events are specifically for those cars in question- a chance for owners to get together with other owners and share tips/breakdown stories/ driving etc

BUT

All members are welcome in any car. I can drive my DBS V8 to the VIAGRA event or on the DB7 weekend and no-one will say anything. It might not feature in the pictures published in the AM Magazine, but so be it. These are for Virage/DB7 cars primarially, and not for DBS V8.

And with the DBS V8 meet, no-one is saying you cannot attend (in fact, the only time I attended I was in my Mondeo). But having a "theme" for the weekend is a good idea. So, to try and get as may DBS V8 in one place as possible, with their owners  would be great. To see other Astons there would also be great. And to have a joint meeting celebrating Willian Towns finest hour (in both glorious six and eight cylinder forms) should be a good event.

Next year will be the 60th anniversary of the Le Mans win, 50 years of the DB4, 40 years of the DBS V8, 30 years since the Lagonda entered production, 20 years since the 2 valve V8 range was stopped and 10 years of the DB7 Vantage/ Vantage Le Mans production.  Now THAT meeting should be quite some party...
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geewizzpip
Russ, I would reverse it into LBS's backside with the doors open.
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tim_c
Will, it's only 50 years since 1959 (not and the DB4 birthday is this year. The DB4 was first shown at Paris in 58 (although some say London)
Registrar of Cars, AMHT
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dbsv8i
Martin,

I think July at Gaydon sound excellent!!!!!!!.

I will let you know later the dates I have available.

Definitely not dead, just dozing zzzzz

Adrian
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mcatlin
Adrian.

YHM

For personal reasons this event requires a new organiser.
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