Wedgie
Hot on the heels of the LagondaV82006 event in Switzerland, which attracted 16 cars and was a great success, I propose to organise a meeting in England, which I shall tentatively call LagondaV82008, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the delivery of the first V8 Lagonda in 1978.

Early I know but please let me have any suggestions, ideas and advice etc re appropriate duration/hotel accomodation/venues and activities/desirable touring routes/possible sponsors and breakdown assistance/photography etc.

;D
Roger I
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mitrovic
Roger, I'll be there!

Zoran
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philmw
Some inspiration for places to visit: 



Sorry.   
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WolfVaB
Places and people to avoid.



Feel the wedge
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cwallace1309
Never turn your back on Wolf.
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Wedgie
Thank you all.
Let us provisionally say 8, 9, & 10th August 2008.

;D
Roger I
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Wedgie
So, provisionally:

13049 Series 2 Roger Ivett UK
13417 Series 2 Zoran Mitrovic Switzerland

;D
Roger I
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John D. Papaevangelou
It's gonna be a long thread this one !!!!

Well wedged information will be hard to retrieve  ;D
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Wedgie
I find it pays to start early.

;D
Roger I
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mitrovic
Roger

I think it is very sensible to start now with the planing/organising of the event.
For an international event you just have to start early. Otherwise many people will not be able to join!

The Jaguar event XK 60 has anounced their dates for 2008 some 6 months ago, allready.

I hope we will have a new record number of Lagonda cars!

Zoran
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williamp
Do you remember the poster in the 80s? With the Lagonda, and the word "Lagonda" on the left hand side?

Try and find that building, and re-create the photo

Obviosuly (I think) Woburn abbey, where the Lagonda was laucnhed

-Maplins or RS Components, so you can stock up on spare electrical parts

Newport pagnall, obviously (and nearby Lagonda Close, so you will annoy the neighbours)

And the Newport Pagnell cheese shop, to check out their wedges

You should have enough time to organise all of those...


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John D. Papaevangelou
Can Aston Martin Rapides also join in ? 
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Wedgie
There will be a special area for AM Rapides, in Lagonda Close.



;D


http://www.astonmartinlagonda.net

Roger I
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Lordsoandso
Finding that building looks like several weekends work cruising the industrial estates of Milton Keynes to me. I'd love to help but..
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williamp
Tim, that sounds like fun. If we can get enough Astons and Lagondas driving around MK on the same day, looking for the same building it would probably make the local news!

We could always cheat and ask the factory...
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jhoneyball
Im probably wrong, but it looks like the old Microsoft building in Reading at Winnersh Triangle, which is now owned by Symbol. Next to the dual carriageway that goes in from Junction 10, on your left.
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Wedgie
So, provisionally:


13049 Series 2 Roger Ivett UK
13302 Series 2 Allan Ayling UK
13417 Series 2 Zoran Mitrovic Switzerland




http://www.astonmartinlagonda.net


Roger I
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Wedgie
This event has been put on hold.
I am now working on LAGONDAV82007!


Roger I
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Wedgie
2008 is the anniversary of the delivery of the first 'production' Wedge. #13008

Are we going to celebrate this?

Where and when should we hold the event and who will organise it?
Don't say Woburn!

Give it some thought.

;D

ps. My initial inclination/suggestion would be Sweden (Stockholm?) as I fancy the drive (in convoy?) and haven't been there before.
Roger I
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Wedgie
I will ask some of our continental guests on Saturday.

;D 
Roger I
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mitrovic
We will celebrate !

Zoran
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mcatlin
Wedgie, how much do you think a concourse Mk1 V8 lagonda is worth?
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Wedgie
What is a Mark 1 V8 Lagonda?
If you mean a Series 1 V8 Lagonda (one of then I think they cost about £200K when RSW has restored them,
If you mean a series 2 or 3 (wedge) then the top price I have seen in UK is about £30K
If you mean a Series 4 (rounded wedge) then the top price I have seen in UK is about £50K
but good examples can obviously be bought for a lot less.
Concours? Worth? Both very subjective.
Are you thinking of ditching the DBSV8 then & buying a wedge?

;D
Roger I
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mcatlin
No not thinking of ditching my DBS V8, saw one on Bramley website and the fact they are so rare appealled for a second. It's one of the 7 made and is the motor show car of 1974.
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Wedgie
It is proposed to have the next meeting, in 2008, by Lake Constance. More details later.

Feel the Wedge.  ;D
Roger I
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