Author Topic: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023  (Read 2687 times)

johnr

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2023, 10:24:32 AM »
hi steve, we all tend to camp on site in a group, or sleep in the van as i do. we usually go down to the local pub on friday night for a meal and a beer, then sat night we get a taxi into stafford town centre and have a bit of a sally round the local pubs, stafford is actually a great night out!

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« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2023, 10:29:46 AM »
hi steve, we all tend to camp on site in a group, or sleep in the van as i do. we usually go down to the local pub on friday night for a meal and a beer, then sat night we get a taxi into stafford town centre and have a bit of a sally round the local pubs, stafford is actually a great night out!
Now I’m even MORE gutted I can’t make it down 😢

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2023, 10:35:42 AM »
Another new location, slowly moving along the balcony!!!

ok, my two pennorth, i see this as a bit of an upgrade, we arent tucked back away i a corner any more, but back on the front row facing the main hall again. this is a much better stand i think. if you think of the old stand with two rows of bikes and a walkway down the middle, nobody ever really came in, unless they were friends or members. this stand if enough for a row of bikes and EVERYBODY will be walking past cos we are on the front row. what we need are banners to hang behind the bikes and enough bikes to fill it up, but i wouldnt complain at all, when you look where we are against where we were, this is most certainly an improvement.
do we want to try a theme or something akin to what the old stands were? perhaps thumpers in age order, does anybody have an old flat tank bike? we could cover vintage,  classic, japanese era and modern stuff lined in a chronological order? just an idea.......

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2023, 01:04:21 PM »
I must confess I thought it a better spot in a lot of ways.  As you say, the bikes will all be in a row for people to look at as they pass. 
We've even got 3 phase!!!  What can we bring to plug into that!
It's just  not such a good spot to hide away if someone has had one or two too many on Saturday evening.

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2023, 05:05:15 PM »
Gareth is it too late to ask for a bigger (more area) stand or do we have to accept this. As you say, TC has been very loyal for a great number of years. Seems it's like most things, loyalty counts for sweet FA now 😡
I did ask but this is all we can have. I sure it'll be fine.

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2023, 09:13:04 PM »
thanks john, sounds like a plan to me ... now i just need to resurrect my tent/sleeping roll/tank bag/stove/etc etc ...

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2023, 09:31:30 PM »
Thanks for all your hard work for us as usual. It'll be great.
Thanks
Richard

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2023, 05:59:02 AM »
Hi guys,
I have it that the names below are all confirmed to attend the sho.

Gareth
Graham
Steve F
Gary M
John R
Mathew P
Ian R
Steven V
Richard B

Please can you message me the details of your bike/s that you be be displaying.. make, model, cc, year

Thanks
Gareth

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2023, 07:48:32 AM »
Just as an aside to our "new" stand. I was talking to a couple of guys I know who are on the MZ stand (normally on the opposite balcony to where we usually go are). Apparently Morton's have ignored them this year and they don't have a stand. When they asked Mortons, they were told there isn't room . What?? ??. They have probably attended as long as TC. As I said earlier, loyalty counts for nothing nowadays. 😡😡
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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2023, 12:24:26 PM »
hi gareth, i will be there, bike will be a 1947 bsa m20

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2023, 08:00:41 AM »
Gareth, i will be bringing (or it will be bringing me) my recently reclaimed #10 SRX4 1989 400cc

if #10 is unavailable for some reason i will be on trusty #1 SRX6 1986 630cc

cheers

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2023, 07:14:55 PM »
Gareth, i will be bringing (or it will be bringing me) my recently reclaimed #10 SRX4 1989 400cc

if #10 is unavailable for some reason i will be on trusty #1 SRX6 1986 630cc

cheers
Thanks Steve

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2023, 12:07:04 PM »
Received my ticket today. thanks Gareth.
plan A is on track, just need a gas tank for my stove, some compo rations, and my shiny new tent (on loan from grandaughter) oh, and my oil cooler which is away having some braided hoses fitted.

see you all soon

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2023, 12:16:37 PM »
Tickets arrived safely today, Gareth. Thank you once again. See you all at the show those who are going.

PS. RM didn't ask for a signature....again 😡

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Re: The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show Stafford October 14th & 15th 2023
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2023, 01:27:50 PM »
The very nice postman very politely asked for a signature while insisting he wouldn't step inside out of the pouring rain because he would drip all over our floor. I only got a wet hand doing a completely unrecognisable scrawl, he was soaking wet.
No complaints from me.
Thanks again Gareth.