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Author Topic: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event  (Read 28434 times)

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Karl

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #60 on: 11, September, 2010 - 22:21:51 »
Must be one of those day's : Tried and tried in vain to fit two adults,two children, one C5 and the C2.5
into the Zafira but no joy - Will have to leave the wife - opps I mean the C2.5 at home  :( - I then took the restored C5 I am bringing along for a test drive and got a puncture ! - then picked up the scooter for Matt and the wheel fell off (if anyone has one he can borrow we would much appreciate it) so I am looking forward to a better day tomorrow - see you there. :)

A real shame the c2.5 isnt going to make it as I was really looking forward to seeing that .

Matt can use my scooter for the scooterthon, no worries ;)

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #61 on: 11, September, 2010 - 22:24:12 »
Looks like we are still on for this, but we may be later than 9:30

If thats the case, will we sitll be "allowed" in the c5 paddock?

It may well cause problems, the Brooklands staff aren't keen on cars driving through when the site is open to the public. Plus, I'll be leaving the gate area (with the tickets) to join in the event... all I can suggest is that you call me when you get there to see what we can arrange.

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #62 on: 11, September, 2010 - 22:27:23 »
Ok Karl not to worry I will try to get there as early as possible! Hopefully meeting up with Martin to convoy from this side of the world :)

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #63 on: 11, September, 2010 - 22:59:35 »
Karl

 A DEAD BATTERY ALSO FOR ME !!!

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #64 on: 11, September, 2010 - 23:55:39 »
Ok Karl not to worry I will try to get there as early as possible! Hopefully meeting up with Martin to convoy from this side of the world :)

All being well we should be on road between six and half past Mike - will text you maybe meet up at Toddington services hope to get there for 8.30

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #65 on: 12, September, 2010 - 17:03:32 »
Got home a lot quicker than I got there!

What an awesome day out. So many C5s, lots of new faces, lots of fun.

I didnt take any pics at all, but I hope those of you who did pics and or videos will upload some!

Seeing the C-5000 was amazing, it just ate the hill for breakfast. The test track was good fun.

Great to see you all!

Mike

Karl

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #66 on: 12, September, 2010 - 19:54:21 »
What an incredible sight - the largest number of c5's ever at a c5alive meeting  8)

 











We had a great mix of new faces and some more regular members coming along;
 





..with some c5's in action on Test Hill and the M-Benz World track;




ElectricDave unleashed the c-5000, RadioMarty took "Challenger" up Test Hill and Jim with his bionic legs powered a standard 12v c5 "over the top" - some amazing sights  ;D

Matt was happy to bag a large box of jelly babies for his efforts in the scooterthon, and then enjoyed a tussle in "Voodoo" racing against retroAndy in "challenger"...all good fun.

It was good to see c5martin make an appearance and above all else, it was great to see so many from c5alive turn up and support this event. Brooklands staff were impressed, so thanks guys  ;)


Hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did  ;D

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« Reply #67 on: 12, September, 2010 - 20:12:05 »
Had a great day - good to meet so many new face's and a fantastic turn out - 25 C5's I think help celebrating 25 years - Thanks to Boo Boo for the loan of challenger which made the test hill a breeze  :) - Matt is all VooDoo up !!!! - not forgeting Mike's no nails gearbox !! -an all round fun day - will post some pics tomorrow and get Matt to make one of his vids. Great fun  :D

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« Reply #68 on: 13, September, 2010 - 00:28:47 »
Brilliant day all round, nice to meet lots of new faces.

Some pics and video to follow shortly.

Great day , best one so far .....

Fantastic gearbox with the "No more nails" filling, beats grease anyday ....

Off to list some untested items .

John

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #71 on: 13, September, 2010 - 10:28:54 »
Some great piccies there mate  8)

Must admit, that dodgy gearbox was shocking  :o, guess you have to be really careful buying stuff off Ebay  ::)

It was a crying shame the penny farthings and raleigh choppers didn't make it this year, hopefully they'll come along to next years event. On a happier note, I had a chat with Donna at Brooklands about placing the spectators nearer to the action next year so we won't have the same problem of being miles away ! Plus, due to there being far fewer cycles this year, our C5's benefitted by being given twice the track time of previous years  ;D

The most humbling aspect of it all though was just how far people were willing to travel to support us, not least the marvellous gent who travelled from the Netherlands just to see us. Top respect to that man  8) (hopefully Chas sorted him out for the parts he was after !).




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« Reply #72 on: 13, September, 2010 - 10:38:34 »
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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #73 on: 13, September, 2010 - 12:03:53 »
Hi everyone from Jim. Great gathering yesterday, I have some photos but as they are my dads they are mostly of me sadly! Are there any more test hill videos?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsshIHxlE98

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Re: 12/9/10 : Brooklands Museum Vintage Cycle Event
« Reply #74 on: 13, September, 2010 - 13:09:50 »
My daughter vidoed all the test hill c5s, i will up load them when she comes over.

John