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Should we hold a "c5-25" event ?

yes - but only if its free
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yes - even if we have to pay
25 (78.1%)
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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 56228 times)

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Offline Kurt

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #90 on: 16, October, 2009 - 17:04:07 »
I will be there with 'Jetpac' and have a boxed 'ZX81' and some spectrums which happy to bring for the displays if required.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #91 on: 16, October, 2009 - 17:06:25 »
Hi Karl - count me and the family in with at least 1 C5

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #92 on: 16, October, 2009 - 21:13:49 »
Karl can you check what date Brooklands need the risk assessment by?

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #93 on: 17, October, 2009 - 09:09:50 »
Karl can you check what date Brooklands need the risk assessment by?

No worries, I'll sort that side of things out next week hopefully  :)

Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #94 on: 21, October, 2009 - 19:36:59 »
The other thread shows a healthy interest in this event.
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=720.0

If everyone who has said they will come does actually turn up, it has the potential to be the largest c5alive meeting we've ever staged.




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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #95 on: 23, October, 2009 - 21:51:23 »
Some important news regarding C5-25 

I went to Brooklands today to finalise some details for our C5-25 celebratory event. Our event is now being publicised on the Brooklands website (more info to follow);
http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/details/2010/01/10/

We are lucky enough to have the use of the Bluebird Function Room free of charge, but unlike previous C5alive events at Brooklands, on this date we will not have free entry to the site meaning entrance fees will be payable at the gate. I am hopeful of securing a small discount for those exhibiting a C5 at the event - but cannot guarantee this.

If paying at the gate means you no longer wish to attend, please let me know so I can amend the list accordingly. At first glance this news may seem disappointing, but please remember we have enjoyed several events (spread over two years) at Brooklands where entry for us has been free, even at times when others have had to pay. Brooklands is a charity and needs to make money to survive, so I don't feel too upset - we will be contributing to a worthy cause.

Brooklands will be supplying six 6' x 2'6 tressle tables for our use and they are also providing a prize to be awarded for the best 1980's fancy dress. I'm happy to contribute a T-shirt for 2nd place - so RetroAndy's fancy dress idea is proving popular.

I would like to display at least 10 C5's inside the room , along with retroAndys games display (supplemented by a few items from Kurt/Radiomarty etc). We have permission to use the outside staircase that leads directly into the function room, rather than have guests going up through the clubhouse building. At the foot of the stairs there will be two gazebo's  plus the remaining number of C5's to highlight our event.

If the weather proves to be pleasant enough, we have permission for several C5's to be ridden around the site to help promote the event.

The adjacent bar will be open allowing us to purchase food and drinks throughout the day.

I intend to arrive at around 8am to set up the room ready for the days events. All those wanting to show their c5's will need to arrive before 9am so we can get everything ready before the gates open to the public at 9.30am.

I think that covers most points discussed today  :)


 


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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #96 on: 24, October, 2009 - 10:14:36 »
Karl, a entrance fee is no problem, I'm sure we will all be ok with that and look forward to having a great day, Brooklands have been very kind to us on previous events and the use of the function room etc. The closer the event gets, the more fun it sounds, really looking forward to it.

Retro Andy

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #97 on: 24, October, 2009 - 13:56:53 »
I should be able to make this one and I,ll dig out one of my eighties suits for the day.

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #98 on: 29, October, 2009 - 15:13:49 »
Good news.

We've been offered the chance, and a venue, to hold an additional C5-25 event,later in the year, at Chatham.

To save confusion, Alana's invitation to Chatham and all further updates on the proposed C5-25(2) have been moved to here;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=741.0

« Last Edit: 29, October, 2009 - 15:35:33 by BooBoo »

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #99 on: 01, November, 2009 - 16:52:20 »
I will be there with 'Jetpac' and have a boxed 'ZX81' and some spectrums which happy to bring for the displays if required.

i'll be up for this - if only to show Kurt how the ZX81 plugs in and works  :P.

January should = cold = ice even snow, so anybody got some snow chains for the C5's?

Regs
Alan

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #100 on: 04, November, 2009 - 10:40:25 »
Just a sneak at one of my outfit accessories:-
It went for a song (sorry about the punn) £0.99p



Retro Andy.
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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #101 on: 04, November, 2009 - 20:50:47 »
Karl, a entrance fee is no problem, I'm sure we will all be ok with that and look forward to having a great day, Brooklands have been very kind to us on previous events and the use of the function room etc. The closer the event gets, the more fun it sounds, really looking forward to it.

Retro Andy

just a thought for those who would fancy visiting regularly or perhaps taking a family to this event is to get a membership -:

http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/support-us/brooklands-trust-members/

Membership level
Club - £85
Family - £50
Couple - £45
Individual - £30

if i've read it right, @ £50 per year for a family (2 + 3kids) for unlimited admission seems a bargain to me, and you can then use the members bar.

regs
alan

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #102 on: 25, November, 2009 - 10:08:09 »
I have a very rare prototype I might bring if I am not working that day.

It was one of two built as a design for an offroader C5.  Two batteries power two motors.  Fat off road wheels at the rear, and joystick steering rather than the bar under your legs. No pedals.

this is a communication from a few years ago with Peter Milner who worked at Sinclair.

Dear Michael,

Good to hear from you. From memory (which is not the best!) we built two
what we called at the time 'off-road' prototype C5s. They had joystick
steering, large section wheels and tyres (rears at least) and the prime
target market intent was the golfing community. The first vehicle was a
purely experimental conversion and the second was closer to the
specification we would have marketed. I don't recall what happened to
the first vehicle but the second finished its days (as far as I know,
because I delivered it) in Connecticut. At least one of the two (and
certainly the second) had a prototype dual-winding single motor offering
'low' and 'high' range.

Some documented information exists, including video footage of my son
driving one of the vehicles on Nuneaton golf course (and through a
perimeter ditch) but it is currently on loan to Roy Woodward (roy@disney
landparis.worldonline.co.uk) who hosts a C5 Internet page. I suggest you
contact him directly if you would like to follow up on this.

Let me know how things progress.

Best regards,

Peter Milner




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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #103 on: 25, November, 2009 - 14:53:05 »
Fantastic - hope you can make it !!!

Karl

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Re: c5-25 : 25th Anniversary of the Sinclair C5 (10th January 2010)
« Reply #104 on: 25, November, 2009 - 15:57:14 »
Hi Whitestone - that is exactly the sort of thing we would love to see at the event.

Fingers crossed you can make it  8)

In the meantime, can you start a new thread on the beastie and post some piccies - quite an exciting c5 to say the least.