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NEC Classic motor show

Posted By: PhilRoyle

NEC Classic motor show - 31/10/19 08:50 PM

A few people have been asking where we are this year - Hall 1 Stand 520. Near the Rolling Royce stand - they generally have a display going up to or hanging from the roof. Anything over 4 metres costs an arm and a leg plus 500 pages of risk assessments - so I don`t bother with it. Freebie ice scrapers and badges whilst stocks last.
See you there - some interesting vehicles on display this year.
Posted By: MDS61

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 31/10/19 09:28 PM

I will be swinging past - excellent, thanks!
Posted By: deano

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 31/10/19 10:17 PM

I'll be there on Friday
Posted By: Craig Jezz

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 31/10/19 11:03 PM

Originally Posted by deano
I'll be there on Friday


+1
Posted By: Grumpy2

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 31/10/19 11:40 PM

im there on Saturday - save me a couple of freebies!
Posted By: Arwyn Williams

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 01/11/19 12:03 AM

Just bought my rail and admission ticket.

Managed to get an advance return from my local station in North Wales for less than the cost of parking at the NEC! Result!

Arwyn
Posted By: Hamwich

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 01/11/19 06:46 AM

Originally Posted by Arwyn Williams
Just bought my rail and admission ticket.

Managed to get an advance return from my local station in North Wales for less than the cost of parking at the NEC! Result!

Arwyn


That's good, it's £70 return for me, otherwise I'd do it too. But it's only an hour and 15 minute's drive so it'll be the Morgan for me.
Posted By: madmax

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 01/11/19 05:28 PM

Friday , the quiet day ......
Posted By: docock

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 03/11/19 11:41 AM

Originally Posted by deano
I'll be there on Friday


+1
Posted By: Biglewey

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 03/11/19 12:27 PM

Phil be there Friday....
Posted By: DaveW

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 03/11/19 03:34 PM

Friday for me too
Posted By: mal

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 03/11/19 05:26 PM

Looking forwards to see the stand again this year
Posted By: RobCol

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 04/11/19 09:38 PM

Originally Posted by Craig Jezz
Originally Posted by deano
I'll be there on Friday


+1



Im meeting Craig on the Morgan stand at 1pm on Friday. Is anyone else from here around at around that time?
Posted By: RBW

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 04/11/19 10:40 PM

I'll be up on Friday too
Posted By: Craig Jezz

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 08/11/19 06:05 PM

Had a great day out at the NEC today, also had a good chat with Mr DW at the Morgan stand. One day wasn’t enough time to see all the cars really.


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Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 08/11/19 07:40 PM

Nice photos

I’ve decided to go Sunday as I’m in Birmingham early Monday morning seeing a client

So I’m going to stay over near the NEC
Posted By: DaveW

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 08/11/19 08:28 PM

A good session today. Left early afternoon to get home through the floods and abandoned cars. We made it in one piece!!!

Good to see all the old faces.
Posted By: Craig Jezz

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 08/11/19 08:42 PM

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Posted By: MDS61

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 09/11/19 06:03 PM

I went today, enjoyed it, thought the Morgan stand was good.

The stand out car - I wanted to drive home in....a Gordon Keeble.
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 09/11/19 06:05 PM

Enjoyed our flying visit today

John & Janes Plus 6 wow
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 09/11/19 06:07 PM

Any there tomorrow (Sunday) ?
Posted By: Paul F

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 09/11/19 06:26 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Jon and Jayne’s Plus 6 is wonderful - very tempting but the car I most coveted was Brian’s SP1. Management tells me that we cannot have one. Dave Sap’s Series 1 William really is a lovely car.

Phil has done a brilliant job with the club stand - very well laid out.

I also liked the Bugatti tow car - looked wonderfully “lived-in”.
Posted By: madmax

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 09/11/19 06:46 PM

Went on the Fri , not too busy ,. masses to see and learn , trip down memory lane with the cars on show .
Posted By: Fuel.inj

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 09/11/19 08:53 PM

Originally Posted by MDS61
I went today, enjoyed it, thought the Morgan stand was good.

The stand out car - I wanted to drive home in....a Gordon Keeble.



I second that. There is something very appealing about a GK......Looks, Power, Build and exclusivity.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 01:29 AM

Originally Posted by Fuel.inj
Originally Posted by MDS61
I went today, enjoyed it, thought the Morgan stand was good.

The stand out car - I wanted to drive home in....a Gordon Keeble.



I second that. There is something very appealing about a GK......Looks, Power, Build and exclusivity.


Except the badge

Who thought putting a tortoise on a car badge was a good idea?
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 07:52 AM

Just shows the manufacturer had a sense of humour Stewart? smile
Posted By: Fuel.inj

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 08:06 AM

Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Just shows the manufacturer had a sense of humour Stewart? smile


Nice one Graham. Considering it was one of the fastest cars of the time.
Posted By: RobCol

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 08:08 AM

Went on Friday almost too much to see especially in a day, having said that I saw more than I did the previous 2 years.

Highlights, the Morgan stand of course, a rebodied black 1950's Bentley near the Morgan stand. Amazing quality of all the cars there and for sale on dealer stands.

Next year I wont take a coat as its very hot in there the shuttle buses to the car parks are frequent and wont carry bags of free magazines etc around all day!

A great day all round.
Posted By: deano

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 08:34 AM

I went on Friday and its another amazing show. The Morgan stand was one of the best I've seen at the NEC although I thought the build quality of the Plus 6 was a little disappointing.
Posted By: madmax

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 09:40 AM

Totalheadturners was a must see stand , eyewatering cars and eyewatering prices . stars
Posted By: BobtheTrain

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 09:45 AM

The company that is doing a bit of chroming for me are there - Derby Plating Services. Great to deal with.
Posted By: Jays ex Nero

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 11:02 AM

Nice photos Craig. It’s good to see Brian’s SP1 again......I remember the day it was wheeled out for us all to see at the factory...and a photographer dropped his tripod against it 😳

I nearly went to the show but I had to do a trip to Colchester to see a classic boat restoration at the beginning of the week and the six hour journey back home put me off driving back down to Brum on the M6!
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 11:52 AM

Have to say, this is the first time here on a Sunday and it’s much quieter than previous years Fridays and Saturdays

It’s remarkably quiet
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 12:48 PM

Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Just shows the manufacturer had a sense of humour Stewart? smile


Indeed but so did Gerald Ratner

I’m sure that any marketing or brand expert would make a very powerful case that the badge choice contributed in some way to its very quick demise and failure
Posted By: Rovert

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 02:41 PM

Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Just shows the manufacturer had a sense of humour Stewart? smile


The owners manual is a bit of a hoot as well, including gems such as:

"Upon cold starting, do not leave it idling while you rush indoors to pay a belated farewell to you wife, instead make a mental note henceforth to adopt a definite sequence of events prior to your morning departure. You will achieve substantially diminished wear from your engine, and deserve greater affection from your wife."
Posted By: Fuel.inj

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 02:42 PM

Originally Posted by Stewart S
Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Just shows the manufacturer had a sense of humour Stewart? smile


Indeed but so did Gerald Ratner

I’m sure that any marketing or brand expert would make a very powerful case that the badge choice contributed in some way to its very quick demise and failure



You have heard about the tortoise and the hare though Stewart?
The actual story and reason is......... The marque's badge was unusual in featuring a tortoise — a pet tortoise walked into the frame of an inaugural photo-shoot, taken in the grounds of the makers. Because of the irony (the slowness of tortoises) the animal was chosen as the emblem.
Posted By: Redfate

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 05:15 PM

Just got home from a great day at the NEC.

Is it bigger this year than normal or am I just getting older, I was knackered walking around it all laugh2

Going on Sunday worked well, the traffic was light, it didn't rain all day and the show was so big there was plenty of room to move about rofl

I rode up on my motorbike, parking is free for motorcycles and they park right by the front door...win win. cheers
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 05:45 PM

Staying overnight at the Genting Hotel at the NEC

So I find the Sports bar in the Casino to watch the football, sit in a booth on my own

A couple come by struggling to find a seat, so I shuffle round and invite them to sit at my table

Get talking and they are a couple from Ireland, Morgan owners and they have just today joined the MSCC on the NEC stand and bought a couple of mirrors off Jon Savage

It’s a small world
Posted By: Stringers Best Mate

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 06:21 PM

Originally Posted by Stewart S
Staying overnight at the Genting Hotel at the NEC

So I find the Sports bar in the Casino to watch the football, sit in a booth on my own

A couple come by struggling to find a seat, so I shuffle round and invite them to sit at my table

Get talking and they are a couple from Ireland, Morgan owners and they have just today joined the MSCC on the NEC stand and bought a couple of mirrors off Jon Savage

It’s a small world


Wow..!! Too true..

Lovely tale.
Posted By: Paul F

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 06:42 PM

Originally Posted by Stringers Best Mate
Originally Posted by Stewart S
Staying overnight at the Genting Hotel at the NEC

So I find the Sports bar in the Casino to watch the football, sit in a booth on my own

A couple come by struggling to find a seat, so I shuffle round and invite them to sit at my table

Get talking and they are a couple from Ireland, Morgan owners and they have just today joined the MSCC on the NEC stand and bought a couple of mirrors off Jon Savage

It’s a small world


Wow..!! Too true..

Lovely tale.


+1

And another “what lovely people Morgan owners are” story gets off to a good start.
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 08:01 PM

Had a sit in Gajet’s (Jon’s) new Plus Six at the show today

Have to say I’m very impressed

I’m not sure why some have said that the seats are too high. They felt nice and low to me and I particularly liked the nice low door top
Posted By: PhilRoyle

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 10/11/19 10:27 PM

Got home about 8pm after a very long few days. Great to see the TMers there - sorry did not get chance to see you all or have long conversations - but it was a bit busy and 4 long days. Off to bed soon. Thanks to you all for coming. The show was the same size as last year but I think they have increased the gravity in the floors and so it makes it more tiring. As usual great hot pies from the rusty Pie Company kept me going all weekend.
Posted By: Redfate

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 11/11/19 08:54 AM

Ahh, inceased gravity......that explains it laugh2
Posted By: Stewart S

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 11/11/19 09:01 AM

Originally Posted by PhilRoyle
Got home about 8pm after a very long few days. Great to see the TMers there - sorry did not get chance to see you all or have long conversations - but it was a bit busy and 4 long days. Off to bed soon. Thanks to you all for coming. The show was the same size as last year but I think they have increased the gravity in the floors and so it makes it more tiring. As usual great hot pies from the rusty Pie Company kept me going all weekend.


Well done and a fantastic stand Phil
Prime position and the best, most comprehensive collection of Mogs that I’ve seen at the NEC
Posted By: Dean-Royal

Re: NEC Classic motor show - 11/11/19 12:25 PM

Originally Posted by Stewart S
Had a sit in Gajet’s (Jon’s) new Plus Six at the show today

Have to say I’m very impressed

I’m not sure why some have said that the seats are too high. They felt nice and low to me and I particularly liked the nice low door top



Your honoured Stewart, Jane wouldn't even let me near it somestick
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