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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
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Author Topic: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 - new date 7th Feb 2010  (Read 56227 times)

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waran2005

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #45 on: 03, May, 2009 - 02:48:51 »
Hello
      I would like to go to the 25th anniversary, it would be great to meet sir clive and all of you guys, I hope he comes along. Its tragic the C5 recieved so much negative press, it really didn't deserve it. I was out on mine again today and I didn't feel at all unsafe. I think the man is a genius. Every time you see him being interviewed he allways comes across as very plesant and every one who looks at and drives a C5 allways thinks there great.
      Do we have to book in advance for this event or just turn up on the day. I live in caerphilly south wales and if an event was held at the old hoover plant in the future I will definately attend, I can't believe the hoover plant is shut down, its such a shame.

                    Waran.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #46 on: 03, May, 2009 - 09:42:00 »
In a way if it was'nt we would'nt be here now on this forum, restoring and saving c5's and having some fun .

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Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #47 on: 04, May, 2009 - 14:20:47 »
      Do we have to book in advance for this event or just turn up on the day.
                    Waran.

Waran, nearer the time I will ask for confirmation from those wanting to attend so that we can plan the layout and who brings what etc.

Another run in Wales next year might be possible. The Welsh Autofest last year was one of the friendliest C5 runs I've ever taken part in.  In some places people were lining the street cheering us on, which was fantastic  8).   

We'll see how things turn out  :)

Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #48 on: 13, May, 2009 - 21:55:51 »
I was at Brooklands again today and was asked if I wanted to view the Bluebird function room that we will be using for the c5-25 event.

Here are some piccies;











We will need to carry our c5's, plus anything else we want to place on display,  up those wooden steps .

Basically the room will be empty, but we can have tables and chairs if I ask for them.

There is access to the bar from this room where we can order food and drinks  :)

I will need to submit a floorplan and a Health & Safety Risk Assessment fairly soon.

My initial intention is still to have a display of our c5's ,plus a couple of "trade stands" for Adam Harper and any others that accept the invite.

Still lots of stuff going on in the background  :-X


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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #49 on: 13, May, 2009 - 22:54:33 »
Which end is the disco going  ;D the room looks great Karl, maybe have some of the chairs along the edges behind the displays. Really looking forward to it, again let me know what i can do to help out.

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Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #50 on: 19, May, 2009 - 16:05:01 »
Another invite that has been provisionally accepted is Trevor from the Lynch Motor Co.,

...the people who helped Adam with his 150mph C5  8)   

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #51 on: 19, May, 2009 - 21:44:41 »
COOL !! ;D

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Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #52 on: 20, May, 2009 - 22:27:32 »
Sadly Sir Clive will not be attending  :-[

Dear Karl
Thank you for you e mail and kind invitation. Sir Clive Sinclair was pleased to learn that you are holding a celebration to mark the launch of the C5 at the Brooklands Museum on Sunday January 2010, but regrets he will be unable to attend.
 
Our very best wishes for a hugely successful day.
Elaine Millar
Director
Sinclair Research Ltd.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #53 on: 21, May, 2009 - 09:10:16 »
Thats a real shame Sir Clive can't make it, but then it was going to be a tall order, i'm sure we all would like to meet him one day, perhaps we can arrange a smaller gathering one day in the future, where he might be able to come and say hello.

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Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #54 on: 21, May, 2009 - 10:06:07 »
I agree it is disappointing that Sir Clive cannot attend, but as you say it was always unlikely we could get him to the event.

On a lighter note the list of VIPs attending so far;

Adam Harper
C5Martin
Chris Crosskey

Provisionally accepted (subject to other commitments);

Trevor (Lynch Motors)
Roy Woodward
Rodney Dale (..check Roy's site for info)

So potentially we have quite a nice mix of people from the world of all things "C5".

I'm still waiting on a few replies, but we haven't done too bad so far  :) 

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #55 on: 21, May, 2009 - 10:55:47 »
Have you invited Jason Bradbury ?

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Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #56 on: 21, May, 2009 - 11:36:49 »
Have you invited Jason Bradbury ?

Retro Andy.

yep  8)

Good thinking , any other suggestions will also be gratefully received  :)

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #57 on: 22, May, 2009 - 05:59:58 »
What about someone from Hoover ?

Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #58 on: 22, May, 2009 - 11:09:16 »
What about someone from Hoover ?

Great minds think alike , I've sent an email to Hoover - but the biggest snag is that they are now part of the Hoover-Candy Group, plus most of the guys involved in the original C5 Project may well have retired by now.

I've not yet received a reply from them, but fingers crossed .

I've also contacted Lotus, but similar snags as with Hoover - I'm guessing most of the guys involved with the C5 may well have retired.


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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #59 on: 22, May, 2009 - 11:21:36 »
How about anyone from tomorrow's world or anyone who has filmed article's on the C5, back then or more recently ?

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