12-13th July - Ardingly Historic Vehicles Show

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12-13th July - Ardingly Historic Vehicles Show

Postby booboo » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:07 pm

I'm hoping to be attending this event to show my mini-el and a Sinclair C5

It's a massive show and a good day out, don't forget to say hello if you see me there :D

http://www.ardinglyvcvshow.org.uk/

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=137.0
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Postby qdos » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:16 pm

It's absoloutely HUGE I've been before myself it certainly is a day out and it's a goregous location too. Plenty for everyone to see, eat, do and buy.

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Postby booboo » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:18 pm

Day 1 was a success...the mini-el was a star attraction :P

I had a few copies of Plugged In on display, I reckon I could have shifted a few BVS application forms etc. Next year I'll be better prepared :wink:

I've got some hilarious footage of my mini-el leading the way around the central display arena. The commentator was full of useful facts and info about the vehicles in front of him, but when the mini-el drew up he fell totally silent....he had absolutely no idea what it was :twisted:

When I spoke to him later I got the impression he wasnt a big fan of electric vehicles, he was less than complimentary about Enfields :roll:

Some piccies taken before the show opened;

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Postby booboo » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:25 pm

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London to Brighton on a Sinclair C5 - 6/5/07 - what a trip !
Ford Explorer 4.0 v6 petrol for everyday abuse - thank God for LPG
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Postby ChrisB » Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:06 pm

Fantastic set of pic's there , thanks for sharing them and taking the time to put them on the forum ( far better in my view than just linking to a photo album 8) )

BTW is this yours ??

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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:39 am

Sadly, no - that lovely small caravan was built by a gent called "Spike" who owns one of the 3-wheel "Lomax" cars also displayed on the micro-car section. He designed it to be towed by his 3-wheeler, the interior is laos amazing. Although it's a "single seater" it really does have everything you need 8)
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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:03 am

The show was better attended on the Sunday, and there were more visitors and more exhibits.

Plus it was sunnier...as my red sunburnt face will testify :oops:

A few more piccies, this time the C5 and mini-el had the "corner plot" and again attracted quite a lot of attention.

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London to Brighton on a Sinclair C5 - 6/5/07 - what a trip !
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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:06 am

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London to Brighton on a Sinclair C5 - 6/5/07 - what a trip !
Ford Explorer 4.0 v6 petrol for everyday abuse - thank God for LPG
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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:13 am

This was a very enjoyable event, and very worthwhile. Martin and I were able to promote both C5alive and the BVS, plus we made some new friends, and hopefully ignited some enthusiasm for electric vehicles amongst some of the many youngsters (& recycled teenagers) that took the opportunity to sit in both the mini-el and the C5. :D

The second venture into the main display area on Sunday was a far greater success. The commentator came and took some details about the mini-el beforehand and did me proud :P

Quite a hectic weekend, but very successful :)
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Postby clnbrtltt » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:30 am

Very much enjoyed looking through the photos.
A really good weekend. Well done.
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