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PostSubject: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:22 pm

Yep, it's a 2-day show this year.

British Indoor 4x4 Show
Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD

I will have a pitch there promoting Pyrenees 4x4 Tours, ADVENTURE OVERLAND SHOW and of course 4x4 Overland Travel forum (don't bother clicking on this one, you'll only end up back here and potentially do yourself a mischief in cyberspace!)

Also to have a trade stand there is Martin of Vampire 4x4 Tours who is now a regular on the forum here.
I feel a party coming on. cheers1 + glug = drunken ... and the following morning ... affraid affraid affraid

Obviously come and say hello if you're there - anyone else planning on going BTW?


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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
Yep, it's a 2-day show this year.

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I feel a party coming on. cheers1 + glug = drunken ... and the following morning ... affraid affraid affraid



Tom if thier is more than 2 LR's you have party all the time, clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:25 am

I see there is camping on site may bring the Frontera and check out some expedition tents, would be good to meet up with any of the Landy Rally people if there are any going cheers1

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:26 pm

There usually are some Landy Rally folk knocking about, but this show is a bit unusual. At every outdoor event there is always a cold beer or a hot cuppa for anyone who wants one on my stand, and most others with us as well such as Yoda's great soup, but at Stafford there's nothing. Being indoors there's no caravan, so therefore no fridge or tea/coffee-making facilites, so whereas our stand is normally like a magnet, at Stafford people tend to come up to say hello, and in no time at all they've vanished never to be seen again until the first 'real' shows get going.

Also up until now, the indoor show has always been a one-day affair on the Sunday, this year it's over two days. Just how it will effect the event is anybody's guess? I really can't see how it justifies two days personally, but I'll try to keep an open mind on that one. Time will tell.

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:46 am

Mike & I will be there for both days but we're cheating this year and staying at a Lodge !!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:45 pm

Fair enough! Camping to me is about still, balmy nights - not dank 'n' dreary, chilled-to-the-bone type evenings. Still nippy at night this time of year, that's why I shall be taking the caravan ... cosy!!! thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:28 am


Possibly be there depending on work. Sounds good tho.

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:25 am

canot make this as i am away up in Scotland on holiday or working may have to cancel holiday Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:44 am

Terracan Jas wrote:

Possibly be there depending on work. Sounds good tho.

TJ

There is a high probability I will be there. glug bounce

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:06 am

Sorry Tom, no coffee, no me.
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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:07 am

I'm sure there will be 'leccy on the stand sunny scratching chin

I'll even bring a jar of coffee adore clinking teacups clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:34 am

is there any one going from Lancashire
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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:59 am

Hello,
all going well we will be on stand B 126 we have a film on to watch eating , we have plenty of wood to fuel the Bush Pig to keep us and who ever would like to join us on sat night warm, endless tea (in the evening) and if you find us at the right time a free BBQ awaits (im not sure what the right time is yet, probley around 6)

always a beer to share round clinking teacups

look for the white 110 (half green roof rack) with bright LED lights lighting up the rear (providing i can find them and fit them in time )



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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:00 am

Thats a point, we have flags, look for them ( blue and yellow Free Spirit 4x4 )
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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:55 am

Right im ready, stand built, food & beer brought new clothing arrived,
see you at the weekend Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:33 am

Definitely not ready, stand B119 not built (priority for tomorrow), beer bought, clothing sorted (bought a pair of boot laces today).

... and Margaret, don't expect leccy on my stand. They wanted £55 for the privilege so it's gone in the tank instead.

See you there folks, got the caravan so hot tea/coffee and cold beer. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:31 pm

No worry you will get there, have a great weekend both of you, with you in mind just not in body.

cheers1 glug clinking teacups

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:26 am

Don't blame you Tom. Carrying flasks of hot water !!

Do you know how far the punters car park is from the entrance?

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:52 am

I was hoping to make it to this but stuck at home with leg in the air and an ice pack on my knee since monday I don't know if i'm going to make it.

How big is the show ? if it's not huge I may still go

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:35 am

Not huge at all as it's all indoors ... and the NEC it ain't. Very dooable mate, plus I'll have a chair ready and waiting when you're ready to plonk!

If it's the same as last year, the car park isn't very far at all. Again, it's not like some other shows which are big and sprawling, so even though the venue is Staffordshire County Showground, they will obviously utilise the nearest car parks to the main entrance first of all.

Besides, being a two-day format this year, my feeling is that the overall attendance will more or less be the same as last year, only now spread thinly over two days. Perhaps a few more will be able to make it whereas last year they couldn't, but not so you would notice. I will reserve my opinion until next week, but I'm not over optimistic. Time will tell.

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:23 am

it was a two day show lsast year,
saturday was quite but a great chance to talk
sunday was averag Very Happy e but pretty good at the same time,
where we camped there was only four others, think most traders booked a hotel?

looking forward it Smile

cheers yoda, I will make up a soup recipie using the smart phone app that will make a recipie from whats in the fridge ... life saver

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:20 am

[quote="Tom Mc"]Not huge at all as it's all indoors ... and the NEC it ain't. Very dooable mate, plus I'll have a chair ready and waiting when you're ready to plonk!

May well have to take you up on that !!

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:32 pm

You know what, I had completely forgotten it was two days last year. You just prompted me by saying it was quite on the Saturday - it was! Let's hope for better this time around.

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:04 am

Tom Mc wrote:

Also up until now, the indoor show has always been a one-day affair on the Sunday, this year it's over two days. Just how it will effect the event is anybody's guess? I really can't see how it justifies two days personally, but I'll try to keep an open mind on that one. Time will tell.

Tom it was two days last year as well, although I only visited on Sunday. Did you only visit on Sunday as well ? I know you where there on the Sunday cos I sat talking to Sheila for awhile. Is she going again this time ? If so we can have a natter and I'll try not to lose her email address this time !

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PostSubject: Re: British Indoor 4x4 Show 17-18 March 2012   Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:44 am

I was there for the two days, but somehow completely forgot about it ... obviously going senile!

Will be there early tomorrow morning. Was going tonight, but as per usual packing and loading took ten times longer than planned, so an early start beckons. Doubtless see you at some point, yes Sheila will be there so by all means drag her off for a natter and a cuppa (you tea, her hot water!!! scratch )

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