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Tim M
Very nice to meet Anne, Fay, George and Gary at the show.
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johnslynch
A few pics from today.




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Webby
Lots of sweet pictures here. Also a few cars...

AMOC @ NEC
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tunlaw
Those photos persuade me that I have to head up to the show tomorrow to see the cars in the "flesh".  Also a good opportunity to give my car what might be its final proper run this year.  I'll cobble together a forum badge!
John Cheyne
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Tim M
Forum badges are available at the AMOC Stand.
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Fay
Tim M wrote:

Very nice to meet Anne, Fay, George and Gary at the show.

It is great to put a face to the names and meet everyone who comes to the stand. Another great day today and am looking forward to tomorrow.
Fay
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DavidJenny
Visited the AMOC stand at the NEC on Saturday.  A bit daunting for a relatively new member, but could not have been made to feel more welcome by Fay and other folks on the stand - very enjoyable.  Many thanks to Peter who provided me with some interesting background to the history of my DB7.
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asington
Great show - knackered now! Mind you - some scum of the earth decided to mutilate my car in the car park by removing the DB of the DB7 sign on the rear of the car. Not only that - he (I assume this scum was male) used a screwdriver and scratched the little panel. Fortunately the car is in tomorrow for a full service and they can sort it out.
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12 POT
asington wrote:

Great show - knackered now! Mind you - some scum of the earth decided to mutilate my car in the car park by removing the DB of the DB7 sign on the rear of the car. Not only that - he (I assume this scum was male) used a screwdriver and scratched the little panel. Fortunately the car is in tomorrow for a full service and they can sort it out.

Very sorry to hear of this mindless vandalism.  I hope that it is not too costly top repair.
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johnslynch
asington wrote:

Great show - knackered now! Mind you - some scum of the earth decided to mutilate my car in the car park by removing the DB of the DB7 sign on the rear of the car. Not only that - he (I assume this scum was male) used a screwdriver and scratched the little panel. Fortunately the car is in tomorrow for a full service and they can sort it out.

Obviously not proper car enthusiast and wasting there time visiting a car show of this quality. I can think of a more fitting place for them to visit for a very long spell.
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migtig
Pity its not on cctv !! the price for parking at the NEC there should be some trace.
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Tim M
migtig  Dave wrote:

Pity its not on cctv !! the price for parking at the NEC there should be some trace.



Couldn't agree more--at that price there should be some comeback!!
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johnslynch
There are cameras dotted around car parks?
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Andy M
That is just awful about the badge pinching and not what you would expect at a car show, hope it's not too much to get it sorted, although you really shouldn't have to be doing that !

I went along yesterday as well, thought the show was ok but if I were in a gripy mood I'd say most of the displays lacked much in the way of excitement or theatre (maybe Goodwood has raised the bar so high it is now difficult to equal or better) with the obvious exception of the AMOC stand which was just lovely !   ;D   Went on the stand to introduce myself as a recent club joiner, met Fay who was very helpful and friendly,  Well done still smiling after 3 days of it Fay !

Sorry if I missed anyone else from the area.

Bought loads of nick-knack bits to use at home including an indoor cover from Specialised for the Aston that might get here by Christmas (the cover that is,  the car is here out in the cold and wet) but I'm in no hurry as I'm still clearing inside room for it.

Anyway, well done club , a good showing there.

Andy
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Downr
i dont want to be seen as knocking them too much, but i was a little disappointed by the Ferrari stand. I'm as happy as the next man to look at a Ferrari Enzo (which i'm sure will be seen as a classic in due course) but as it was a classic car show I was hoping for a few more "old classics" rather than just cars from the last 10-15 years. I'm sure there must be a few members of the cluib on here too - anyone know whats going on?
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Webby
A clear case of "Drop the dead donkey(s)!"
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asington
Re the scum who damaged my car - the security staff are now in contact with my insurers (Richardson Hoskins) and if they can see the little tyke they will do everything they can to identify him/her. I will advise if there's any further developments.
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Downr
good luck with that, hope they catch him!
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John Purser
RobDown wrote:
I dont want to be seen as knocking them too much, but I was a little disappointed by the Ferrari stand.

We can all help you if you do.. ..

Since we came back to this event after a 7 ? year gap, the actual content of stands has changed - before it was really an 'old car show' (and a lot smaller) and there was this nominal cut off date of 1973. Even that is 40 years old and pre-V8 Astons. So (for example) the last Healeys qualified - just. The Capri wasn't considered a classic and all Bugattis had to be (in effect) prewar.
The big names, Merc, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston were and are all making cars year on year. There may well be pressure to put 'recent classics' on a stand. The Volvo OC had a couple of V70s, not new but contemporary. Across the aisle, the Volvo Enthusiasts Club had the Amazon, P1800, etc etc, even a couple of Itera bicycles.
We always used to have 'old cars' only. When re-instating ourselves, the use of the 'filleted' DB9 had been such a crowd puller at Race Retro that we borrowed it as a 'modern'. We have also had DB7s and this year, the current AM Vantage in Gulf livery, as the way to identify ourselves with the under 25s and them gently educate them on our time line, spreading back the 100 years.. The 50 year old DB5 has people gasping -"50 years old ? as old as Grandpa ?"
Bugatti do this quite well (although roping off the entire stand seems a bit unwelcoming) - the Veyron looks great as "and here's one we made last week" alongside the really old cars that we can also call up at a moment's notice.
Rob, the FOC will be doing what their members want (I'm not one) and if they have to use this modern stuff instead of getting out the 250 GTOs, well, that is their choice.
I thought our stand worked really well, and the key is the group that manned it - a first class job.
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johnslynch
Here is link to photos of cars at show.

Lancaster Classic Motor Show 2013
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Rich5ltr
I also thought the stand worked well, roping the sides and effectively funnelling people in made visitors welcome, gave AMOC representatives a chance to say hello and kept people from man-handling the cars too much. The cars on display were also interesting too and the Ogle Aston was a hit with people I chatted to. Wlel done everyone.

Regarding less interesting stands, what happened on the Lamborghini stand? When I was there on Friday they had a massive area with just a tractor and a gazebo filling it!
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Downr
John - i guess its their stand, so their choice as to what to put on it. I was just personally a little disappointed as I would have loved to have seen a few more of the 'old classics' - if I want to see modern Ferrari's I just need to stand outside Harrods for 10 minutes in the Summer. I think our stand got it spot on

On the Saturday, the Lamborghini stand had 2-3 other cars on there - some Hummer like 4x4, a diablo (that seemed to be leaking something all over the floor) and I believe a countach. Guess they just didnt make it on the Friday

Overall it was a great show though (first time for me there). I came away though with two overall thoughts:

1. its incredible what people consider to be a classic. This isnt in any way intended to be snobbish; everyone is different and has their different views/tastes. But I do slightly draw the line at Rover 800's - I had one, terrible car  

2. It struck me that there was an amazing number of people there on stands offering parts, services, restorations etc for classic cars. And those at the show must surely be the tip of the iceberg. Anyone have any idea how many are employed in the UK in the 'classic car industry' - must be tens of thousands?
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99hjhm
Had a great time at the show on Sunday, gave up trying to look round it all. AMOC stand worked well, good mix of cars as usual and in a very prime location. I understand the AMOC are planning to attend next year too which is great news!
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John Purser
Rich5ltr wrote:
they had a massive area with just a tractor

I think that was to tow the cars in and out 
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tunlaw
Yes, it was a great show and I wore my forum badge with pride! My gripe has nothing to do with the NEC, but the hassle on the motorway there and back. M42 blocked by potential bridge jumper and M5 south blocked near Tewkesbury.  Fortunately I had enough warning to enable me to find a cross-country route each way, but it did make the journey from  and to south of Bristol a little longer than it should have been.

I've checked the back of my car and am pleased to say that all badges are present and correct - sorry about your experience, asington.  Not all attendees show our cars the proper respect.

Oh yes, one more gripe. The Triumph 2000/2500 stand was populated entirely by Mark 1 cars.  I used to have a Mk 2 estate.  Somehow I always preferred that four headlight full height grille.  Funny, that!
John Cheyne
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