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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashanti View Post
    Danger zone??

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    Thanks all, especially JimC for a great day; I'm already looking forward to the next. Regretfully left early early but it did allow me to see one of the best cricket finishes in history.

    Nice to meet (I think) JimDoc and Mrs Doc, and Super350.

    Oh, and 25.5 for the Daimler (aircon off due to slow leak).

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    Christina and I had a great time at the Langley Castle meet. Met some great people had a nice feed and drove through a beautiful part of the county with some fantastic views. Thank to everyone for making us feel welcome and again a special thanks to Jim for making it possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davoid View Post

    Oh, and 25.5 for the Daimler (aircon off due to slow leak).
    Winner lol.
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    Broke two recently, steady with the drill is the way forward.
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    Spare a thought for the many, who paid the ultimate price for the thunderous enjoyment that was had by so few. Namely, the midges, flies, bees and whatever the hell that thing was that tried to get through Rich’s windscreen.

    They have now been washed away and consigned to the drain. Their sacrifice was not in vain as smiles per miles were aplenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbov8 View Post
    Spare a thought for the many, who paid the ultimate price for the thunderous enjoyment that was had by so few. Namely, the midges, flies, bees and whatever the hell that thing was that tried to get through Rich’s windscreen.

    They have now been washed away and consigned to the drain. Their sacrifice was not in vain as smiles per miles were aplenty.
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    It were my first car day out ever,i wasn't out with me cloth at every set of traffic lights,parading round train museum carparks, coasting along like miss daisy oiling me plugs up, photoing posey birds or taking any pictures at all, I did like it tho and would go again, wont be forking out for the fancy buns tho,Not the best, more pork pies it the way in the home land.
    In fact im off on another on aug 3rd wiv the gerry's to Waterwheel cafe at howden. Many thanks to all involved in facilitating the day out.
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    Well, what a day that was!

    Langley castle run / meet event Sunday 14th July was always going to be a fun day, but I think worked out eventually just a little bit better than we'd hoped for

    It's the nature of the beast for these events that numbers are always a very fluid thing, we lost some members along the way and gained a few others here n there, all worked out about even in the end

    On the day, JohnandhisJags had gearbox trouble and had to turn back unfortunately, 1955Davidr was feeling ill and just could not be with us ( here's hoping you're a little better David )

    Mrs C arrived home around 07.20am after nightshift and had a quick freshen up and we were off to Bothwell services. I'm ashamed to say I think I was the last there, everyone had beaten me to it and were duly waiting, raring to go, even XKRDavy, who had not slept in this time lol.

    We set off and had a gentle run south towards Penrith, picking up Trooper along the way ( waiting silently on the on ramp, ready to pounce and join the 13 strong convoy, a quick comfort break at Gretna services and back on the road.
    We arrived at Penrith 3 minutes behind schedule, so not too bad.

    Everyone was pretty much already there and much bantering / socialising ensued, big bear hug for Rich, Jimbo looking very buff as Rich has previously said ( all very worrying! )

    Danny ( Pegasus3710 ) feared a slow puncture at this point and so it was topped up for the run. It turned out to be a little worse than that and although he made Langley castle and tea etc, it was an early bath and heading for home to get it sorted.

    Rich headed the convoy with Jimbo behind and myself with the convoy behind, we kept it slow for a few miles for the convoy to fully form. I had said to everyone at the start, it was a straight run and to get there in whatever manner you wanted, some may be faster / slower than others etc.

    With rich still taking it slow for quite a while an opportunity presented itself and so I gunned it and went for it, around 2 car lengths behind he saw me too late in his door mirror and the V8 growled briefly before realising it was too late, the diesel had won
    So much for a V8

    A few miles later he was nowhere to be seen and looked like Simon was behind, that gorgeous green bonnet shining in the sun, seems like there was a railway museum / exhibition or similar that he took interest in?

    The convoy was split, some slower, some faster but the road was great ( apart from ****** miles of loose chippings AGAIN ) and we wafted along, Langley castle appearing on the radar at almost exactly 12pm

    We all got out and parked as best we could, space was at a premium and so there was a dozen or so together and a similar amount parked together at the side of the castle.
    The first thing was to get the forum banner pout up with the help of Jimbo and for all to sign for posterity, pretty full now going back a few years from previous meet events.

    The weather was great all day, no real hint of rain, reasonably sunny and warm and as usual, everyone just mingled and socialised very easily. It was great to see quite a few of the old weel kent faces such as Trooper, Caldean, Fidelthecat, Dadzadonkey, Rapala, Alec Escolme, XKRDavy, JimboV8, Ashanti, Glenn65, Pegasus3710, Super350, John9285, Scottishblue, MarkFY and Fraser Mitchell.
    All have been to meet events over the last several years and are stalwarts of the forum and these events.

    Here's a few pics of the day...






    Some of the newer faces ( to me at least ) these past few years and some for this particular meet such as JimDoc, DaveRichardson, Davidincumbria, Steve, Jodel, Rik of the westie, Davoid, Flatcap, Scollins and Gordon Johnstone.

    It was especially nice to see a much larger proportion of wives / girlfriends, other halves there, a really good showing all round.

    We had Gentlemans afternoon tea, which on first inspection didn't look as if it would fill much, but to be honest it was actually more filling than expected and the quality was excellent. I think most were quite satisfied generally and there was as much coffee tea refils etc as you wanted, the service was pretty spot on too, couldn't really fault them.

    The chat flowed and everyone seemed to have a good time. Outside a little later we all admired Rich's pole, it was a big one with a flag on it lol
    I did admire his new wheels ( which he managed to keep secret ) and they really suit the car, fair play, good choice.

    First time seeing Jimbo's V8 in the flesh and can see why he's lovin it, Flatcap with his new purchase waxing lyrical about it in the gents ( as far as any Yorkshireman waxes lyrical about anything lol )

    As usual there were loads of people I didn't seem to be able to spend much time with, or view their cars as much as I would've liked too, apologies all round. I really just don't know where the time goes sometimes.

    Forum decals were handed out to those that wanted them for their cars / toolboxes / lockers etc and the banner signed by all I think, a few good pics of it too nestling in the trees and surrounded by forum members.

    There were a few earlyish departures as they had to be somewhere else after lunch, but quite a few stayed on for a wee while, before we left too, leaving just a couple or 3 Jags at the end, all headed home after a good day out, some miles on the clock ( some faster than others ) some good food, good company and some nice automotive examples.

    I arrived home around 6.30pm and had to give the Jag a quick going over to remove the many insects that adorned the front end / screen / mirrors etc before I could settle down

    Thanks to Jaguarforums for the support as usual, the decals and the banner, all go towards making the day what it is. Lastly, thanks to you all for coming, hope you all enjoyed the day and maybe we'll do it again soon.

    Cheers
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