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Should we hold a "c5-25" event ?

yes - but only if its free
5 (15.6%)
yes - even if we have to pay
25 (78.1%)
no - not interested
2 (6.3%)
no - don't want to pay
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Author Topic: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 - new date 7th Feb 2010  (Read 56223 times)

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Offline Retro Andy

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Re: c5-25 : 10th January 2010
« Reply #30 on: 12, April, 2009 - 12:33:48 »
Just been watching the original tv advert for the c5 and had a great idea, how about if we dress like we did in 1985, drag out the ski jackets, a grandad's shirt, high tech trainers and a pair of ray ban's. I'm going to start checking out the charity shops and have a good look. Karl have a look at the back of your wardrobe. ;D

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Re: c5-25 : 10th January 2010
« Reply #31 on: 12, April, 2009 - 18:19:29 »
......Karl have a look at the back of your wardrobe. ;D

Retro Andy 

What do you mean ....the stuffs right at the front of my wardrobe, I'm just waiting for all the 80's gear to get back in fashion  :P

Excellent idea though....must check out the shocking pink leg warmers etc  :o

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Re: c5-25 : 10th January 2010
« Reply #32 on: 12, April, 2009 - 18:40:44 »
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must check out the shocking pink leg warmers etc   

Howay lads I'm getting worried now  ??? :o :-* ::)

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Re: c5-25 : 10th January 2010
« Reply #33 on: 29, April, 2009 - 17:13:56 »
Some excellent news  8)

I've been to Brooklands today for a meeting to "firm up" some details for this event.

This is where we will be holding our 25th Anniversary event ;

Furnished with Malcolm Campbell memorabilia the Bluebird Room is ideal for events ranging from 20-100 guests. It has plenty of natural daylight and views overlooking the Motoring Village and the option of using the interconnecting Art Deco Members Bar as a breakout area.

Board Room Style – Max Capacity 30
Cabaret Style – Max Capacity 45
Theatre Style – Max Capacity 80
Reception – Max Capacity 100 (150 if used in conjunction with Members Bar)
Private Dining – Max capacity 80


Our booking is now confirmed so it's up to us to make the most of it  :)

We will be able to view the room while we are at the June 13th Fun Day event.

My first thoughts are to stage an exhibition style event, with our various C5's on display. Plus have some TV's at various points playing copies of the
meetings that have been filmed.

Still a lot of planning to do, but the ball is rolling !

If you've any ideas you want to add, just let me know.

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Re: c5-25 : 10th January 2010
« Reply #34 on: 30, April, 2009 - 06:46:25 »
This all sounds great Karl, its going to be a great day. I will put some thought into and let you know of any ideas.

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Re: c5-25 : 10th January 2010
« Reply #35 on: 30, April, 2009 - 13:34:18 »
I know that the closing of the hoover factory was a sad article, but how about changing the picture at the top of the forum to a Brooklands / C5 25 anniversary advert and perhaps on the C5 Alive home page you could put something to take the eye of anyone just having a quick visit to the site.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #36 on: 30, April, 2009 - 13:59:48 »
I like your thinking  :)

I've added the c5-25 thread onto the news section, plus I've made this thread a "sticky".

I'm really fond of my Hoover picture so I'll keep it a little while longer - but will go with your idea closer to the date.

So far Adam Harper and Chris Crosskey have said they would attend.

There are a few more invites where I'm waiting for replies....so far so good  ;)

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #37 on: 01, May, 2009 - 08:17:43 »
Karl, can you list the things you think would be good to take along for the day, anything like:- other sinclair collectables, tables, chairs, drink or food etc so maybe we, all who attend can contribute towards the day.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #38 on: 01, May, 2009 - 09:38:15 »
My first thoughts are still for an indoor "exhibition" style event - that way if it's cold and wet outside it won't really matter  :)

I'm starting to get replies to my invites so things are starting to come together and taking shape.

C5Martin ,Adam Harper and Chris Crosskey have accepted the invite, with Roy Woodward provisionally accepting subject to other commitments.

Once we've viewed the room in June we can start planning on who goes where and displays what etc.  It should then help us identify what we are going to need and where we are going to get it from. I'd like to see c5alive forum members showing off their C5's, perhaps with some piccies of the restoration process next to their C5's. We can also have piccies from the various meetings put up around the room, and maybe a couple of TV's playing Umpa's DVDs of the various meetings. Hopefully Adam will be able to bring along stuff to sell as well.

I reckon we have more than enough material to keep any visitors entertained.

Still some ways to go, but we're getting there  8)
« Last Edit: 01, May, 2009 - 09:40:29 by Karl (C5Alive) »

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #39 on: 01, May, 2009 - 10:48:47 »
have you asked sir clive himself

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #40 on: 01, May, 2009 - 11:33:44 »
Not being funny, i'd love to meet him, but i think the C5 is the one thing that will keep him away, a shame as we all enjoy the same views as him when it comes to his little beastie.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #41 on: 01, May, 2009 - 13:36:40 »
He might well want to come, this might just be the kind of thing to change it from a good day to a mega day.

Could also ask some of the designers to give talks about it.

Would be awesome !

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #42 on: 01, May, 2009 - 14:09:04 »
Looking like it should be a great day. Will definetly aim to come along  ;D


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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #43 on: 01, May, 2009 - 15:45:07 »
have you asked sir clive himself

I'm told it is possible, but unlikely, that Sir Clive will attend.

Fingers crossed and hope for the best !

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #44 on: 01, May, 2009 - 17:42:08 »
If your reading this Sir Clive PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE come along, it would be fantastic for us all too meet you, a dream come true infact. We all know how far ahead of its time the C5 was.

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