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  1. GreyDJ2

    Hello from Bosnia !!

    Welcome to the site. Your standard of English looks pretty good, similar to some of us here already
  2. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2019 Sywell 6-7th July

    Another update We have received the following questions, please see answers below. please share this info with your club members One Club member has asked is there a telephone booking option as not every club member is on the internet or may not be happy making purchases on the internet? unfortunately not, as with most things this day and age, it is all operated without the intervention of people. you can however, pay on the gate or I'm sure clubs would be in a position to accommodate the odd one or two members One Club Member would like to know what happens if they take 2 cars,1 motor home and a tent? if it is a case of mum and dad in the camper and 2 kids in a small tent with a show car then this would be the £10 extra car charge. if its 4 mates then it would require 2 tickets. we have a trusting policy and would expect our members to comply, anyone trying it on will be refused entry or charged the extra at the gate. Another wants to know If you come on the Friday for three days camping do you have to pay 3 days for an extra car? no, the extra car charge is just one day Are dogs allowed? yes, same rules as elsewhere, dogs are allowed but must be kept under control
  3. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2019 Sywell 6-7th July

    Bit of an update this morning from VBOA. As before, we will only let our paid up members on the stand. Thank you to all who have passed the information around to their clubs, such that ticket purchasing has started. From that we have had some feedback, and we have some to pass to you too. Firstly there has been some concerns over how club affiliated attendance is "policed". This will be carried out in more or less the same way it has always been. Its an honesty based system where the person states they are from XYZ club and when they arrive they a) go to that club and b) are supposed to be there. We the VBOA do not verify club membership for purchase/entry based on what the ticket purchaser selects. Secondly, some people have asked or rather were discouraged when it came to booking the tickets as it was understood that Ticketease requires a Facebook account to login and buy. This is not the case. It would appear that they would like you to login with your Facebook account BUT this is not required, there is the alternative method to login (as normal for many, with an email address etc).
  4. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2019 Sywell 6-7th July

    Booking opened today. There are early booking discounts. Here is the link https://ticketease.co.uk/event/vauxhall-bedford-opel-association-vboa/2019/07/vauxhall-bedford-opel-national-rally-‘19
  5. GreyDJ2

    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Looking good. You can never have enough protection on the underneath. As the last task before it gets turned back get wax into all the cavities, drill holes into those that don't already have them with plastic plugs to seal them again. If you are putting power steering in don't forget to reinforce that area
  6. GreyDJ2

    VBOA 2019 options and opinions thread

    The first I knew was an email at 21.40 that I read half an hour ago. Sounds as if it could have some potential from an initial read. This is it. Good Evening, For the purpose of clarification, when the term “we” is used, it is to refer to the VBOA committee of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and the Event organisation sub-committee. Please read this all the way to the end as there is quite a lot to digest. Voting on the Billing Options The voting and feedback from the two Billing options has been received and of those clubs who responded there is an even split between Option 1 and Option 2, with further feedback from some that neither is tenable resulting in a desire to not show at all. Outcome of the feedback/vote With the results in mind, and taking into account the feedback received from individuals both on social media and direct to this email address, we have deemed it vital to seek out an alternative venue that carries neutral allegiance. To some, this will be viewed as a non-democratic decision, but we feel that attending either Billing or Market Harborough would damage the VBOA and its associated clubs in such a way that recovery would be very difficult. The venue that we have visited, discussed with the management and decided upon is Sywell Aerodrome (http://sywellaerodrome.co.uk/, Hall Farm, Sywell, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN). This venue has held several automotive events each year, with a prime example being the Sywell classic also known as props and pistons which would be the closest representation to the VBOA National Rally. Goal of the VBOA Show The prime goal for this is to take all the good from Billing and Market Harborough and improve on the not so good (toilets being the most obvious one). We also want to try and bring the general public/car fanatics in, so an element of rebranding will be carried out to step on from the term rally implying a motorsport event to a motor show. The identity of the VBOA National Rally shall not be lost, merely built upon to take it to a new level Venue/Show concept We are looking to hire the venue exclusively for our use for the 5th-7th July 2019, where we will use at least two of the hangers (one is a bar/band area and carpeted), and the other can be for the auto jumble/trade stands so as to protect from any inclement weather. We also intend to make use of the concrete pan for the arena/food vendors akin to previous years which seemed to achieve the festival vibe that has been mentioned. Furthermore we intend to make use of the taxi way to have a 0-60/drag activity, this could also be a part of the parade lap should the desire be there. The attached maps are a high level first pass at how the show could be laid out and given the space available, you would get the same stand sizes and setup (camping on stands) you have enjoyed in previous years. The only exception to this may be that if electric hook-ups are needed for things like caravans, then this would be in a single location with a limited number of pitches available. The space available for the show between the Arena and the far fence, to the North East, (or even the little roadway in from the entrance) is comparable to the area we had at Market Harborough. We do not have a layout for stands as yet but this will be high on the list of things to do and this will come out in time. Also attached is an image from the LAA show there which is focussed on aircraft, but it shows an aerial shot of just what is possible there. As this is an Aerodrome and not a purpose built camp/leisure facility, we will need to supply a myriad of things such as toilets/showers/PR/food vendors/entertainment/security and so on, if YOU or YOUR members can assist in the supply of this or anything else then please come forwards, this show will only be as good as we can all make it so the more involvement the merrier. Hotel We understand that many of you and your members have already booked rooms at the hotel at Billing. Billing is approx. 10 Minutes away from Sywell, and we would look to put on a bus service of some sort for the weekend if the demand is high enough. Sywell have a 59 Room hotel on site, they have fixed their prices at £79/Night with breakfast at £8.50/Person. As they only have 59 Rooms, we suggest you book sooner rather than later, also do this direct with them and NOT Booking.com (http://www.aviatorhotel.co.uk/contact.php or 01604 642111) Entry costs Now, the costs (some of these will be subject to change) Day entry for VBOA members (1 car + 4 people) will be no more than £10/day and working on a weekend entry pass too. Day Entry for General Public (1 car + 4 people) £15/Day Camping would be sold as a Friday-Monday (1 car + 4 people) at approx. £45 Additional car costs will be considered and information will be released but will be favourable. We are looking at options of early bird pricing and also giving 1 weekend camping pass per club as we used to have at Billing. This booking process would be using a dedicated booking agent that links directly to the VBOA. Support As has been mentioned, there is and will be quite a lot to do to make any show at any venue work, even if we were back at a purpose built site for this type of thing, so we need your help. Helping does not mean you or your members are stuck with a job/task for life, it means that you have helped to make the show as good as can be. I have seen a sign in my local rugby club that says “before you complain, have you volunteered to help?”, I think this is a very valid and wholesome approach to anything like this. There is of course much more to plan, prepare and do prior to the show and this is only the start of all the information that will come out, but it is everything we know at this present time. Kind Regards Stuart Lindborg Vice Chairman – On behalf of the VBOA Committee and Event Sub-Committee.
  7. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    Strangely it looks as if they didn't actually communicate with VBOA directly which I would say is an unusual sales strategy. By putting it on Facebook instead it could be interpreted as trying to go round the VBOA Committee.
  8. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    Yes, but it was never the plan to make any money. VBOA is not for that and any 'profit' made in a year was given to charity, mainly a children's hospice in Luton. The largest Billing cost was for plaques, which we never asked for. Off to bed now.
  9. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    Probably about the same. You didn't answer my question. On the basis that you might be asking the wrong question, the revenue VBOA received either way was around £3500. Part of the original move to MH was that LMF were to match plus a little bit the Billing revenue. Fixed amount from MH, variable Billing.
  10. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    I have the VBOA accounts for 2016. Brief analysis shows around £500 tops. Why?
  11. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    Until the real cost, or at least a close estimate, become clearer all clubs are to a certain extent trying to make decisions in the dark, probably working on the worst case.. Once that happens all clubs will have a much better idea of the costs will be.
  12. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    Thanks Paul, that was news to me. I doubt many of the VBOA reps are on their Facebook page. Chairman of VBOA's comment on that thread. Shaun Broadbent On behalf of the vboa I would like to say thanks to Steve and Mick for considering this option. There are a lot of rumours flying around and also quite a lot of slanderous remarks. We have a vote closing on the 4th and if the results of that vote are not a clear divide. Then we will be looking at other options. Shaun Broadbent Jon Baggaley billing was voted for. This news today has come from Lmf out of the blue. Pretty much in the same way that they found out the reps had voted for billing. all I have said is that if we have a hung vote with no majority we will explore other avenues
  13. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    It would indeed Keir but as I said before, that wasn't an option.
  14. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    That doesn't stop you voting. If Option 2 is agreed there are possibly ways that the Club can overcome your situation. We'll see what happens.
  15. GreyDJ2

    Billing Options

    Heard nothing from VBOA. That option died at the last meeting.