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  1. Confirmed for 2nd to 4th July Show opens Friday morning rather than lunchtime. Closes Sunday late afternoon but is open for overnight camping on Sunday night. Leave by 10.00 Monday All bookings made for last year are carried forward with email acknowledgement in early June. Much the same format as 2019 1. Children’s entertainment i. Bouncy Castle ii. Climbing wall iii. Games iv. Popcorn/candy floss etc 2. Bar and live music Friday and Saturday nights 3. Arena events all three days 4. Track action is being planned i. Looking to form an MSA regulated VBOA motor club ii. Our own team, terms and control. iii. Circa £50/day for unlimited runs, to be confirmed. 5. Auto Jumble will be in a similar location but there is now a concrete road in place so the stalls will be there. 6. Entry is pre booking only following present government guidelines. No cash on the gate at all! Traders may do differently. 7. All attendees will get a free gift on entry. 8. We won’t be providing masks, but would encourage you to bring them if you desire. 9. E-Flyers due to be released by the end of April 2021 Online booking at https://vboa.org.uk/index.php/product-category/show/
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  2. And the responses only count on here......or it gets ignored ;¬)
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  3. Site all packed up and empty by 2.15, apart from white van man, lady and dog and Vectra lads Don't think it has ever happened this early before. Weather stayed pretty good , so roll on next year.
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  4. Thread now live. This year is the 40th anniversary of our Cavalier's introduction. Yes, and it doesn't seem long since the 30th does it? We got over 30 then, how close to 40 can we get this year?
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  5. Hi, My name is Valentin. I live in Belgium, near Chimay -for those who love beers-. I love cars since my birth and I've always loved motoring from the 80s. I own a may 1988 (belgian-made) Ascona 1.6 LS, low mileage, french model, saved from the scrap last year. So back to its birth place! Oddly specced : red, twin mirrors, grey faux-leather, no radio or speakers (well, it changed with period correct Sharp headunit and Pioneer speakers). The CCs were not that rare back in the day, but I haven't seen one (except mine) since the early 00s. So, I'm pretty proud of my time capsule. It's the most reliable car I've ever had. Opels are very popular here, but I can't find any answers to my dumbest questions... And specific CC spares are hard to find in here. So, why not trying the other side of the pond ! Here are some pics of my pride and joy : See you soon ! Valentin
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  6. Welcome, looks a nice car. must say i like the countryside views.
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  7. Welcome to the club, that's a lovely car you have there.
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  8. Hi, I came across to this forum as I was searching about the Cavalier MK2, and the reason for me to do this search is because my father die yesterday in Brazil and he left a Cavalier MK2 for me and my sister. As I live in UK I thought I should join you guys and perhaps some of you could help me on find parts or even what could be done in the car to make it a bit more exciting. It is very early time to what I am going to do with the car. But It was a car that my father loves and I really would like to make it run well and have a bit of fun when I am visiting my sister in Brazil. Let's see what I will be doing to this car, but at the moment is to make it road worth and in the future make it a bit more exciting and drive it at Interlagos track. https://www.instagram.com/teach2race/?hl=en www.adrianomedeiros.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/adriano.medeiros.1023/ Best Regards
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  9. Currently there aren't many northerner coming so does this go between cornwall, west wales and reading.......so does this go A303 / M4 corridor?
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  10. Wow cracking video. I need to get back to a cav, think my Chevy Astrovan will have to go,
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  11. you dont need a Cav chris, most will be sorned in garages up and down the land that time of year - you stay on track for Billing 202?
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  13. You mean a get together, piss up and thrash the life out of my car type of weekend,? Well my last one was coventry ( as the spares day was there), yes i did get together, have a cracking time and many people raced my car all weekend. Mind you, the worst part was nearly getting filled in at tgi Fridays by a pissed up group.....until they realised that almost everyone else in the pub was in our group. The real piss cans then went onto a club, me included. Never seen before or since a person selling potions in the toilets?? And thankfully no one mooning out the window on a dual carriageway while driving a cav.....who could that have been i wonder
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  14. There is a reason it always ended up being Northampton, as in - if the northerners welsheners were coming! It was literally the middle point. So rather than for everyone deciding location, perhaps we get a list of definites who's up for it, then put a pin in the middle to find somewhere? Those from the south (and south wales) always ended up doing to most driving before by numbers, but those up north (or in Ireland) always came the furthest.
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  15. Just watches it. A very good video. A little more inspiration for my Cav....
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  16. welcome to the forum Tiago, good choice for the new colour. Andy/Brett have a 2 door hatch monza in england, which i think was brought into the UK from Portugal a few years back.
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  17. Welcome Tiago, monza looks great......love the colour
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  18. Testing a 360 camera driving the yellow cav to meet Grey during a shakedown on OUR way to Sywell. Yes, Greg's LX...
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  19. Hi Guys First time on here for a few years so thought I'd post as some of you don't do other platforms. Just had a read on a few projects and nice to see some new and old faces, stuy, abo, nice to see you guys back. Greg, nice to see nothing changed with the LX, Well the saabalier is still tucked up after 3 years and shes still looking fine, took a once over it last week and needs a few machanical things doing for a mot but at the moment i've no desire to do anything to it, still lost the mojo Like a few of you i've been busy with divorce, luckerly it was a mutal thing so all good, been busy with a new house, life and women for the last couple of years, amazing how divorce makes you look at things differently . Hope you all have been keeping safe during this difficult 12 months and maybe catch up 1 day
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  20. Dodged the earwigs by sleeping in the car. Great weekend thank you to everyone was great to catchup with y’all. Roll on 2022, in a Cavalier next time!!
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  21. What a class weekend, thanks to all for making the effort. Will get some piccies up soon. Special mentions for all the LX(i) contingent to provide mine with moral support to get there (need to update my thread with all the crazy stuff to get sorted before the MOT to get Paul in the England shirt) and Andy for the convoy run up (to assist with break downs).
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  22. Copied from my post above SYWELL UPDATE RE ACCESS TIMES On Sat/Sun the gates are open from 8am and on all days closed at 9pm. NEW THIS YEAR Outside those hours there is NO entry/exit due to Covid, due to the lack of manpower to do Track and Trace. So don't drive to the nearest pub to watch an 8 o'clock kickoff football match!!! You won't get back in. Its a good job its only Ukraine. I expect you'll be watching it on a tablet!
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  23. As a Club member you can park on our stand, at the back with the non Cavaliers. When driving on the site the speed limit is 5mph as there are likely to be lots of pedestrians around. VBOA want to try and minimise car movements between 10 and 4.
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  24. amend mine to friday as well and can you add EjBj ethan and kay no cav fridy to sunday 20man tent or 3 man tent ADDED TO LIST
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  25. Hi all My Ascona just arrived to UK. It's not running yet, needs lots of love. Hopefully will soon back on road. Sorry for bad pictures but was done at 2am.
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  26. Still on Trade plates, and waiting for V5, hopefully I can bring her to meeting.
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  27. Hello Mick.....the forum is waking up which is great. Good luck with the search and no the white LX is still not done lol.
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  28. Good idea but I think that the people around us would object. So probably not on.
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  29. Should be there Saturday and Sunday no cav but something equally as rotten
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  30. Thats a common with all of em Chris. Be good to meet after all these years.
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  31. I'm pretty sure you can but they are not taking cash on the gate. Best to book online the day before and get the email confirmation on your phone or bit of paper.
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  32. Will check on last time to buy tickets online. You can take the Ascona on a lorry but, depending on the size of the lorry and our stand space you might have to have the Ascona on the stand and the lorry in the public car park.
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  33. C'mon folks, get your names down, there is only 4 weeks to go.
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  34. Hi Jake welcome to the site. We really need more info on the cars e.g hatch or saloon, and photos are a great place to start, can you post some please? Also where are you and do you have a price in mind.
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  35. Hello, all joined up, new clutch fitted, so ready for the show. Yep, I’d love to be on the stand please.
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  36. I can speak to the mojo thing; After 2016 and the yellow cav still needing so many things (and shredding the back tyres, not in a good way), I couldn't look at the thing. It took selling Orwin to motivate me to save the others as I missed driving a MK2, as being in one has been a feature of, pretty much my whole life. Returning to MK2's as a project, even just 7 years after the Angouleme trip (the last time I finished a mk2 build), the scene is so different. These cars are now much rarer, appreciating and harder to find bits for as they head to 40. That challenge to overcome and the fact that no-one on the street has any idea what these cars are now has fuelled my own desire to get on with things again. I'm bored of looking at silver, red white and blue jelly moulds on the roads. Well it's probably that, and avoiding my day job, covid and a rusty fire engine. But I'll say this - it will come back when it's ready. I'm glad you kept the old bus @Richie! As for other returners here, I come here because it's the antithesis of FB, it's not throwing everything at you demanding you click. Good to see you back mate! Any chance of a couple of pics?
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  37. Well been away from the fold for a long time, previously had a couple of Calibres E21YND and E150YNB both long gone, a few 130's a couple of SRI's a Convertible C800BJT more Mk3's than I can recall, 20+ Vectra's, just reminiscing and wondering how much it would cost me to get my portly backside back in a Mk2, Calibre/130/SRI/Saloon. Wonder who is here I remember. Tahir? Rabbit? Some off my old motors below, all long gone.
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  38. if i recall, the 5 speed was optional at a cost of around £200...its amazing how many standard 4 speeds were sold!
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  39. Its the Gen GM battery tray test tool.
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  41. VBOA meeting this morning announced that the show is still on. Subject to Government guidelines etc.
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  42. Given its mileage and where its been there is a very good chance its in good nick underneath. I'm with Greg on this, before you start restoring it get it going and put it through an MoT test. If you let you daughter do much of the work, firing it up and passing the test will give her a huge boost at the start of the project. Rather than just facing an endless stream of jobs with no idea of what will be the end result. She will then experience the Cavalier happiness bubble that it generates in most people who see one on the road.
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  43. Same as me, I lost 8 months income completely in the last 12.....gutted, but it could be worse. Good luck, sounds like you should be able to get it sorted.
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  44. Sorry to hear about your father its good to have a dream and driving the car around interlagos is a very cool dream to have
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  45. Welcome to our very long term home You look to be a real Vauxhall enthusiast. Good luck.
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  46. always good to see a 2 door... make sure shes protected underneath for uk conditions
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  47. Hi Paul, yes cavalier is in very good condition for its age, has only done 36000 miles. Does need a new hood however as has been left down too long and damaged. Found can get one out of Germany for a reasonable cost. This is the ex Bagshaw cavalier, John Bagshaw was MD of Vauxhall in early - mid 80’s and car was built for his wife. He returned to Aus as head of Holden in 1987 and car came too. Car is fitted with air conditioning so can keep cool with hood up or down. we are in a Northern suburb of Brisbane. Car under cover is a 1927 20/60 Grafton coupe, also have a VX220 and 71 Viscount. Cheers Ron
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  48. My project, wanting to keep it totally standard as I’m only 3rd owner
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