BMC/BL Show 2018

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BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 am

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That was it for us! In fairness James (Nitro) turned up but couldn't park on the stand due to not having pre-booked. :evil:

It wasn't just our stand, here's a few nearby :

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MG ZT/Rover 75

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SD1 Club

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Triumph Sports Six Club and Allegro Club stands

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The autojumble.

Seems the "new politics" introduced last year about not being able to book club stands and so on has really killed things. :cry:
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Dave


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Re: BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by rovercoup » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm

A great shame dave and as you rightly point out the politics are not going to encouarge people to attack. This was a great meeting and hopefully the organisers will re-think it and number will return.

I do remember far more in miserable weather, us brits eh, funny old bunch of folks
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Re: BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:31 pm

If they don't rethink Steve then i think they're guilty of culpable homicide of a car show!

It will still take time to rebuild the numbers though, after people have been dumped on by politics they don't forgive easily. In the time i've known the show (from 2011) apart from one or two years when i haven't attended for health reasons, i've been there and i've seen it grow, year on year, even when we had that monumental monsoon style downpour and thunder.

It was the 25th Anniversary of the show this year and what a way to celebrate it! :roll:

Non-attendance, people leaving early as they were so disappointed at the lack of attendance (myself included), the photos were taken mid-late morning/midday sort of time when it should really have been in it's fullest attendance. By the time i left about 2 ish, the Mini had gone as had the Allegros (Mini stand behind the Allegro Club as viewed in the photo), the Princess on the Princess/Ambassador stand was just about to leave, several other stands were looking depleted too.

Hopefully it will send a message to the organisers to rethink things, a big announcement over all platforms will be needed to try and rekindle enthusiasm for the show.
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Re: BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by austinpowers » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:11 am

That is a shame Dave :(
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Re: BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:10 am

It is Andy - i'm hoping the organisers pull their fingers out and return it to how it was and do something to attract the defectors back to the show. :wink: :D
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Re: BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by vito » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:51 pm

Real sad to see Dave, we've had some great days there over the years with Kate and Suzy with a great 800 turnout.
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Re: BMC/BL Show 2018

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:03 pm

It is and we have Gaz!

To add insult to injury, i got a parking fine from the car park management company as well! :shock:

All dealt with and quashed, that's not the point though.

Have to see what next year brings now. :wink: :D
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