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33 minutes ago, Greg said:

Looks good.  I think the membership is now £15/yr as it just left my paypal account last week.  Worth every penny, if not for the banter on here alone :D

easily worth it for the banter alone as Greg says, the rest is just a bonus

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Dont think ill be coming to this now....no time to get it up and running and bodywork is way off for mot.....maybe next year. 🤧

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9 hours ago, MikMac40 said:

Is there a booking code for 2018?

Interesting question. Will check.

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On 19/04/2018 at 20:55, chris m said:

Dont think ill be coming to this now....no time to get it up and running and bodywork is way off for mot.....maybe next year. 🤧

you dont have to have a cav to come chris 

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On 05/05/2018 at 00:04, GreyDJ2 said:

No code. Just select Mk2Cav in the list of Clubs and book for 2 or more nights and the discount will be applied. This link will get you to the right place.

Also tons more info on the event is there as well.

http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/Camping-for-VBOA-National-Day-2018.html

Hmm, tried link and no discount applied.

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3 hours ago, MikMac40 said:

Hmm, tried link and no discount applied.

Ring LMF to ask why.

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when i try and book 1 night the discount doesn't work, but when book thurs, fri and sat night the discount works

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3 hours ago, Paul said:

when i try and book 1 night the discount doesn't work, but when book thurs, fri and sat night the discount works

That is correct, discount only applies on 2+ night bookings.

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yea i didnt read that bit when you wrote it john i just clicked the link ;)

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Paid up membership, and paid for my 2 nights camping so, unless the car blows up, I'll be there.

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23 hours ago, HiluxV8 said:

Paid up membership, and paid for my 2 nights camping so, unless the car blows up, I'll be there.

Good job Ian.  Didn't sell it I see, common sense prevailed ;)

I've not managed to free up time for a local meet.  Now the daily is back with another engine hopefully I can.

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On 04/06/2018 at 14:53, Rabbit said:

I will be here in the 130 estate 

Good to hear John, which day(s)?

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OK everyone.

We don't have access to the LMF database so, if you are coming can you please add the all the details as a NEW post on the sign up thread. We will add you to the master list.

Thanks in advance.

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Didn't notice a discount being applied???

£75 for Fri-Sun with an extra vehicle sound right?

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Just in from the LMF team.

Gates open around Midday on Thursday. Don't forget that to get to our stand you have to drive all the way round the ringroad. You musn't just cut the corner on the way in!!!

Programme of Events

Friday

Enjoy Setting up, why not try your hand the Kubota Challenge

8pm Join us in the arena and listen to leading Status Que tribute band Dog of Two Head

Music til Midnight

Saturday

Have a go at Archery or the Kubota Challenge, enjoy the Auto Jumble

1200hrs til 1500hrs Show n Shine in the MAIN ARENA, please register with Autobrite by midday

1500hrs til 17.45hrs Anniversary Celebration of Models in the MAIN ARENA

1700hrs Look to the skies for a fantastic surprise (time is subject to change)

2000hrs Join us in the MAIN ARENA with Mike Gibbons Band, FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED

Music til Midnight

Sunday

Have a go at Archery or the Kubota Challenge, enjoy the Auto Jumble

0900hrs VBOA Chairmans cup MAIN ARENA

1200hrs A MINUTES APPLAUSE to remember our absent friends

1201hrs Chairmans Cup Continued

1455hrs Look to the skies for a fantastic surprise (time is subject to change)

1500hrs Chairmans Cup Awards Followed by VBOA Raffle Draw

1800hrs til Midnight People that are staying on the Sunday evening, please bring your BBQs and food and cook it in the main arena the bar will be open, give us all a chance to reflect on the weekend, enjoy a bit of music with our resident DJ

Please remember to support the charities we collect for by buying your VBOA official window sticker

Those that are not staying please have a safe journey home.

Monday

Please have a Safe journey home, see you in 2019, Remember to vacate the site by 1pm

 

Please remember 2017 and 2018 has been a terrible year for losing people before their time, This years show is dedicated to the following dedicated Vauxhall Enthusiasts

Steve Davies, Brian Wilcox, D Waddington, Neil Dickinson PICS to Follow

Thank You

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This is the revised layout, we are near the entrance/exit.

VBOA-National-Rally-Site-Plan-18-v2.jpg

Site Rules

  • A maximum speed of 10 MPH at all time, failure to do so will result in immediate eviction from the site.
  • The management reserve the right to refuse access to the site.
  • Litter must be placed in the bins provided.
  • No drone to be flown on site due to the close proximity of HM Prison Gartree.
  • Illegal substances will not be permitted if found this will result in instant ejection from the site.
  • Where possible can all display vehicles remain on site until 4pm Sunday.

Facilities

  • Mains water showers
  • Increased number of porta-loos (with lights)
  • Increased security staff
  • Minibus service from the main gate to market Harborough and return for a donation to charity (on the minibus)
  • Grocery stall (bread, milk, egg’s etc)
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Gutted to be missing this.........enjoy people.

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