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Old 5 Nov 2011, 22:11   #1
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The Classic Motor Show - NEC Birmingham - Nov 11th,12th & 13th 2011

Providing my 2nd degree burns have healed sufficiently - long story, I intend to go for the first time this year.

Last year the Metro Owner's Club invited me to display my 1990 Rover Metro GTi 16v spi on the stand but sadly I was not able to go. They were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Austin Metro and 20th anniversary of the Rover Metro.

It looks like it's going to a great show and if I do manage to get up there I will go by coach again like I did when I went to Race Retro last February as it's so much easier and cheaper. Also the GTi and Mazda MX-6 don't do wet or salty roads ...

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Just checked coach price with National Express for next Saturday and it's dearer than by train now as cheap fares for over 60's have gone...

It was £42.50 return by coach and I would still have to get a bus to Heathrow to pick up the National Express coach and upon arrival at Birmingham City Centre Coach Station, I would have to get a bus to the NEC.

However the train fare from my local station to Birmingham International(for NEC) via Waterloo and Euston is only £26.00 return at the early morning and exact time that I need (also luckily the exact time that I need to leave Brum), so I have reserved my Virgin Train tickets for collection at my local station...



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and if I do manage to get up there I will go by coach again like I did when I went to Race Retro last February as it's so much easier and cheaper.

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What day you going Paula?

I'm there Thursday to Sunday on the Owen Motoring club stand, my car meanwhile will be on the CSCC stand. Come and say Hi
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Might go down on Friday. Been the last two years on the Saturdays and it's been a bit too busy - the extra crowds pulled in via the Top Gear lot don't help.

I went to book an advanced saver ticket on line - saves £2 - wow! Then noticed that there is also a £1 booking fee so I save £1 . So might as well just turn up on the day.
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Hiya

I am coming up on the Saturday and look forward to meeting you...

Have fun.

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Just received my Press Pass collection details and you can download a very useful detailed floorplan of all the halls from here:

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Hiya again,

I have found the Owen Motoring Club stand 4C74 in Hall 4 but where is the Classic Sports Car Club stand situated as I can't find it here:

http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/e...r-search&id=20

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I have found it 4C46 Hall 4, just 2 stands along - Duh!!!!

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I have found the Owen Motoring Club stand 4C74 but where is the Classic Sports Car Club stand situated as I can't find it here:

http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/e...r-search&id=20

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DOWNTON ABBEY STAR TO APPEAR AT FOOTMAN JAMES CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

One of the stars of ITV’s hugely popular costume drama Downton Abbey is to appear at the Footman James Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC this weekend (11-13 November). Forget about Hugh Bonneville or Dame Maggie Smith; this star is of the four-wheeled variety!

The 1911 Renault type CB12/16hp driven in the show by chauffeur Tom Branson, played by actor Allen Leech, will appear on the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain stand and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The car has appeared in many of the drama’s storylines including when Lady Edith, the middle Grantham sister played by actress Laura Carmichael, attempts learning to drive. Ironically, this was at a time when the actress herself was a complete novice behind the wheel.

The beautiful 1911 Renault is totally original and in its day would have been a luxury and fit for royalty. With its open drive laudelette body, the chauffeur was exposed to the elements whilst passengers traveled in relative comfort inside.

Downton Abbey is created by award-winning writer Julian Fellowes who himself is a keen classic car fan known to have visited the Classic Motor Show in previous years.

The car can be seen on Stand 8C16 at Birmingham’s NEC this weekend. On Sunday 13 November members of the Veteran Car Club in period costume will join the Renault.

For more information on the Footman James Classic Motor Show or Classic Motorbike Show, visit http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com
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I have found it 4C46 Hall 4, just 2 stands along - Duh!!!!
Yep, the two stands are separated by some 'barn find' stuff. Strange stand - looks a bit like my back garden. Hey ho each to their own
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Must be them living down by the sea

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Yep, the two stands are separated by some 'barn find' stuff. Strange stand - looks a bit like my back garden. Hey ho each to their own
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Hiya Wayne,

It was lovely meeting you earlier and hope to see your great car in action next year.

Here's a foto that I took.

Enjoy the rest of the show.

Nitey nite

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Hi Paula, good to meet you too Always nice to have a face to put to a name.
Look forward to seeing you at the track next time.
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Hi Wayne,

Hope you have recovered OK from the show.

I received this from Andrea Seed of Poppyseed Media.

Lots of interesting info and facts ...

She's simply great.


Dear All,


Thanks for your continued support and attendance this weekend for the Footman James Classic Motor Show / Classic Motorbike Show. I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you all personally but as usual I was running between the two stages as well as the press office. Today I can't feel my toes and sound like I'm doing a great impression of Barry White!
For those who missed the press briefing, here's all the post show info on the show, the various car and bike awards with a few facts and figures thrown in as well as a quote from the Show Manager.


Estimated visitor number: over 47,000 is a conservative estimate (45,000 in 2010). We won't have a combined Top Gear Live visitor number for around two weeks.
Total area covered by the show: 70,000 square metres
Halls used: 3a (Sporting Bears Dream Rides only), 4 (Live Stage), 5 (Meguiars), 6, 7 (Restoration Theatre), 8 and 9 (Classic Motorbike Show)
Total number of clubs: 230 (190 in 2010)
Total number of cars: 1,400
Total number of bikes: 300
Total number of exhibitors: 576
Total number of trade stands 346
Total number of Dealers: 32
Total number of media accredited: 428 including European, American, Canadian, Australian and Thai press as well as those from good old Blighty.


Live stage, hosted by TV's Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China – restored a 1972 Mk5 Triumph Spitfire with parts and equipment provided by CES, Rimmer Bros and Strongman.


Sporting Bears' Dream Rides fundraising: £34,000-36,000


Andy Rouse, Show Manager, said: "2011 has surpassed all our expectations and once again the bar has been raised in terms of the cars, the bikes, and the overall presentation. From seeing the traders in action and business being done at the show, it proves the UK classic motoring movement continues to be bouyant in the current economic climate.

"For the fifth year running, TV's Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China worked tirelessly to entertain the crowds, with the live stage offering standing room only, all day, everyday. We were also delighted with the visitor's response to the appearance of Carl Fogarty and Frankie Chili in the Classic Motorbike Show, as it continues to develop and grow.

"We'd like to thank visitors, exhibitors, motoring clubs and all involved for their tremendous support and look forward to welcoming everyone back from 16th to 18th November 2012."


Meguiar's Club Showcase winner: Bill Donaldson of South Yorkshire with 1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk3. (Picture available)


Bauer Media's Classic Car of the Year winner: Howard Rathbone from West Yorkshire with his 1969 Jaguar E Type Series II that he's owned for 35 years and rebuilt the entire car.


Classic American Car of the Year winner: Gavin Shaw from Farnborough with his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.


Classic & Sports Car Club Awards Winners:
Car of the Show: Gifford Wright's 1935 Singer Le Mans in which Betty Haig won the 1936 Olympic Rally
Club of the Year: MX-5 Owners' Club
Club Personality of the Year: Steve Guest, Warwickshire and West Midlands regional organiser for the TVR Car Club
The Car that melts the judges' hearts: Ian Kellett's Standard Vanguard race transporter and Vanguard Racer
Most interesting selection of cars: Club Peugeot UK
Best Themed Club Stand: Panther Car Club
Best Small Club Stand: Austin Counties Car Club
Best Medium-sized Stand: pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club
Best Large Club Stand: Military Vehicle Trust, Warwickshire, West Midlands and North Staffs areas
Best Club Show/Event: AC Owners' Club National Weekend
Best Club Run/Rally: De Dion Bouton Club Charles Jarrott Commemoration
Club Magazine of the Year: The Courier, Triumph Sports Six Club
Most Improved Club Magazine: The Tailwagger, Allard Owners' Club
Best Club Website: JJB and 101 Register (http://www.jtypevan.com)


Classic Motorbike Show Pride of Ownership Awards:
Best Pre-1946: Graham Bayley and his 1920 Triumph Junior
Best 1946 – 1959: Glenn Hughes and his 1952 Sunbeam S8
Best 1960 – 1969: Rod Eady and his 1961 Triumph Bonneville
Best 1970+: Richard Brown and his 1977 Yamaha DT 175
Best British: Phil Ozanne and his 1959 Triumph T110
Best European: John Tickner and his 125 Ducati GP
Best Japanese: Ray Bourne and his 1972 Kawasaki H2A
Best in Show: Phil Osanne and his Triton Café Racer


If you have any questions or queries please let me know
Thanks again
Andrea
PS: Now working on Race Retro and the Stoneleigh MG and Triumph Shows.


Andrea Seed
Poppyseed Media Ltd


I have finished uploading all my fotos to my Photobucket album and I hope that you enjoy them all.

See: http://s375.photobucket.com/albums/oo19 ... 1QQtppZZ16
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Had to post these up, my hero Sir Stirling Moss ...







I had a wonderful time and discovered the whereabouts of two more cars in my life.

My late Dad's 1951 Riley two and a half litre Riley RM which is in Scotland now and my 1981 Renault Alpine A310 V6 which still belongs to the Alpine Renault Club's archivist. I am going to see both cars next year....
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Look forward to seeing you at the track next time.
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've owned this coupe for the past 5 years, and as much as it hurts to say, it is now time for me to part ways with it. I am the 3rd owner. The previous owner is an enthusiast and has quite a few BMWs, and before that, the car was a corporate lease.

This car has a clean title with 87,440 miles on it. I have records up to 2012 which was really the last time I drove the car aside from a couple of track days. I have receipts for most of the aftermarket parts on the car. The car has always been garaged when it wasn't being driven. It had a small fender bender under previous ownership on the rear right fender, but the repair on it was excellent. The paint matches perfectly and there are no waves or orange peel in the finish.

This car is in excellent condition both mechanically and cosmetically. There is a ding on the driver door and rear right fender from parking incidents caused by other drivers. There are a few drilled holes in the bumper from mounting splitters and canards, and the hatch has been drilled for the rear wing. The paint could use some detailing, and the front end has some small chips from track use, but otherwise it is in good shape. Because it was a track car, I have taken meticulous care of the mechanical aspects of the car.

Most of the interior has been removed, but I have most of the original interior parts except the seats, head unit, subwoofer plastic trim cover, and leather hockey sticks (the ones that are on the side of the console). I can put everything back in before selling if you would like. I have not put the car on a scale, but the car should be about 250lbs lighter than stock. It is a blast to drive!

All of the original parts that I still have (which is most of them) will be included with the sale. This includes headers, catbacks, interior parts, cooling parts, and quite a few miscellaneous parts. You could restore this car back to factory spec with less than $1500. You will also need to install a passenger seat if that's something you want.

As it sits, the car does not pass CA smog due to deleted cats. You will need to figure out how to get it smogged, though I could point you in the right direction. The sale includes the stock headers/O2 sensor, so you could reinstall those to pass smog.

This sale is intended for track day enthusiasts or somebody who wants a fun weekend car. It is driveable on the street with a just a few mods (namely: quieter exhaust and seats without side head protection). I posted a 1:58.2 in this car at Buttonwillow 13CW with a passenger in its current trim. With a better driver and no passenger, there is no doubt in my mind that this car can do a 1:56 or better. I have always erred on the side of safety and reliability on this car (and it shows in my lap times compared to the fast guys). It has been as non-abused as you can get with a dedicated track car.

The engine is bone stock aside from a Shark software flash. I bought this mainly to improve the throttle response as it had quite a bad input delay from the factory on the stock throttle map. It revs to 8100, but I have always short shifted at 7600-7800RPM on track to keep oil temps down. I changed the oil every 5000 miles when it was street driven and every 3 events (about 1200 miles) after it became a dedicated track car. It has always been filled with Castrol TWS 10W-60. The only other engine mods would be the headers and exhaust. I added an aftermarket oil cooler and repositioned it behind the kidney grill for better airflow. The oil temp has never exceeded 260ºF which is the normal oil temp you would see on an S54 motor on track. The car has never been overheated or overrevved, and I have been careful to do cooldown laps in between hot laps during sessions on hot days. I left the motor as stock as possible to avoid any engine reliability issues, and there has not been any.

The coilovers have about 20k miles on them with about 18 track days. They are still in good working condition (as evidenced by the most recent lap times). All the bushings have been replaced and have less than 20k miles on them. All the adjustments work perfectly, so you can tune the suspension to your liking.


Here are some things I replaced/refreshed recently:
- Guibo (10k miles)
- CV Joints (5k miles)
- Studs (2k miles)
- New radiator (5k miles, filled with water / water wetter)
- Tranny & diff oil (1.5k miles, 3 track days)
- Engine oil (800 miles, 1 track day)
- Rebuilt & upgraded steering rack (8k miles)
- Ventus TD tires have 1 track day on them (~100 miles, 5 heat cycles)
- Battery is about 2 years old and kept on a battery tender when not driven
- New alternator (10k miles)


Here is the list of mods. I know I'll never recover the full value of what I've put into this car, so it is priced accordingly.

Suspension/Brakes
TCKline S/A Coilovers 600F/700R
TCKline RSMs
Vorshlag 90mm bullet nose studs
Vorshlag Front Camber Plates
UUC 25.4mm Adjustable Front Sway
Powerflex FCAB
IE Weld-in toe/camber brackets
IE Green Rear Subframe Bushings
Ireland Engineering RTABs
Reinforced sway tabs
Z3 non-M Steering Rack
Hawk DTC-60 brake pads F/R
Gruven Parts front brake ducts


Aero
APR 7.5" x 55" 2D airfoil
Ciro Designs uprights w/ custom L brackets
Custom endplates
Gurney flap
Front alumalite splitter
Longacre 8" adjustable splitter supports


Engine
K&N Panel Filter
Jim Conforti Software (Sport mode, 8100 RPM)
Single 3" Mandrel bent exhaust to Magnaflow 14834 muffler
eBay Supersprint Rep Headers
Ireland Engineering Oil Cooler
Nylon sleeved oil cooler AN hoses
Oil filter housing AN adapter
Mishimoto Aluminum 3" Core Radiator
SPAL 16" low profile fan


Interior/Safety
Recaro Pro Racer seat
Sparco side mounts
VAC Floor Mounts
Autopower Roll Bar
Schroth 6 pt Clubman III harnesses
Momo Mod 88 Steering Wheel
Momo 2011 Hub Adapter
OEM Alarm w/ Keyless Entry


Drivetrain
3.46 OE Clutch-type LSD
AKG DTM Stage II Shifter
AKG Selector Rod


Exterior
Wide angle side mirror glass
Magnetic Fender Guards
5000k HIDs
LED license plate lights
Color matched spoiler
Clear Front Bumper Markers


Sale will NOT include the wheels pictured. I will include stock wheels with R888s on them.

I am asking $26,500 OBO. This is just slightly above market value for an S54 coupe of this mileage, plus you get all the goodies listed above and the knowledge that this car was taken care of by an enthusiast who is competent in the garage.

Feel free to text/call me at 949-328-427zero
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