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#162263 by Lowrider Dave
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:51 am
The 14th meeting in the Southern area took place last Sunday (23rd April) at the usual meeting point on Portsdown Hill. The sun was out and so were the Cavs - the best attendance we’ve had yet - seven!

The warm weather of April was clearly prime for many older vehicles to get out and about as we were briefly joined by a classic car club gathering opposite us which comprised of a few proper minis, a few Morris Minors, a maxi and Pug 205. Other notables was an immaculate series 1 Ford RS turbo, Nissan Silvia S12, a Ford ’32 triple carbs roadster and a scattering of passing machinery taking the opportunity for a Sunday cruise.

Those in attendance were:
Alan (Mk3alan)
James (James McGrath)
Mike (cabletwitch)
Mike (Mikebmth)
Tony (Tonyo) who brought Pete (DiplomaXE) with him.
Mike (Mike McGrath)
Dave (Lowrider Dave)

John turned up in his Pug for a short while as his Cav is off the road.
Dan (Migweb) also popped by in his Astra GTE for a chat.

The line up at portsdown Hill.
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Alan’s immaculate CD
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Tony’s DIppy
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Lord McGrath’s LS
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Mike’s latest - CD
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Mike’s (mikebmth) long standing machine
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Mike McGarth arrived in a pre-faclift gold CD
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We then we went in convoy to Hayling Island a few minutes away - but it seems we lost a few on the way!

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(Won’t someone think of the crumpets!)


Eventually the McGrath’s joined us
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Other machinery on the day:
Dan’s
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#162277 by Mk3alan
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:36 pm
Good meet, fine weather and I now have some faces to put to the names!
Good selection of photos Dave, how did you manage to take them all and do all that talking?!
Yes, I got lost as your machine slithered off into the distance but I still had a nice ride out, total round trip of 226 miles and no queues - not even at Dartford Tunnel.
Must keep a lookout for the next one!

Alan
#162280 by Cabletwitch
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:30 am
Mk3alan wrote:Good selection of photos Dave, how did you manage to take them all and do all that talking?


The camera has a cutout on the lower section so we can still hear him yapping away when it's right up to his face...
#162285 by Mazza
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:58 pm
Top pictures Dave.

Wow nice to see the cavs out and along with some gems of the past..!

I'll try to come along to the next meet ... midlands / northeast - subject to work
#162296 by James McGrath
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:38 am
Nice photos Dave. :thumb

It was good to see everyone again, turned out to be a nice day for it.


Here's a few snaps I took on the day:

Setting off early in the morning, the weather looking decisively gloomy:

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Basking in the sun at Portsdown Hill:

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Dave posing for the latest advert for Mick's Monster Burgers:

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John in his 'Pug':

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Immaculate looking MK1 sports hatch:

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Portsdown Hill remains a popular meeting point for car enthusiasts of all tastes:

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Alan's pristine engine bay...

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...complete with this curious contraption:

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Nissan Silvia S12:

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On the way to Hayling Island, Alan, my father and I immediately became separated from the rest of the pack, missed a turning and got lost. D'oh!

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Missing the turning on the dual carriageway meant that we would have to travel another 6 miles before we could even turn around.
With this in mind, Alan decided to call it a day.
So we parted ways and with fresh directions from Dave, made our way to the island:

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All in all, a great day out.

Thanks again to Dave for arranging it.
#162297 by Lowrider Dave
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:06 am
A great meet and a big thanks to everyone who made the effort to drive the distances required! Many really put in the miles to meet up, so it is appreciated. For those that couldn't make it, perhaps next time! Maybe a change of location, maybe not. Looking at July/Aug for next meeting - keep an eye out for a new thread.
#162316 by Mk3alan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:09 pm
James, I feel the need to explain!
The 'curious device' is a battery maintenance charger which is plugged into a double socket so that I can plug a lead light in.
However! It gets so many comments, not many good ones, that it has to go (somewhere else) as it is not in a good place.
Should be sorted for the next meet!

Alan
#162444 by myfirstcar
Tue May 09, 2017 9:19 pm
Sorry we missed it.

It looks you had a good day for it.
Our old blue 1.6L is still going well (enough). MOT coming up soon.

I changed employer at the beginning of April and now my life is a bit of a roller coaster, roll on July when things should settle down a bit.

Hopefully we'll make it to the next one.

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