Club Event Photos 2013

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PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester
( 6th -7th April 2013 )

 

Next to the Trafford Centre in Manchester is an exhibition hall called Event City, and Cheshire Auto Promotions who run the Tatton Park Shows run a car show in April called Passion for Power. This is the 3rd year it has run, so we decided to expand out from the NEC and enter a stand.  One minor problem was the timing- the show overlapped with Val setting off for Essen with the stand that we usually use.  Fortunately Roger Burn came to the rescue with materials to make a backdrop and some carpet tiles. 

Alan Shaw and I picked up the stand stuff from Roger & Joyce’s on Easter Monday- we debated taking 2 cars and I was glad we did, it would have been a struggle fitting everything in my Skoda.  We arranged to meet at Event City on the Friday morning to set the stand up. We didn’t do too badly, building the backdrop and laying the carpet tiles in about 2-3 hours.

Then it was a matter of the logistics of moving Panthers. Mick & Gwen Underwood arrived in V6PAN, the last Panther built, and Gordon & Hazel Bayley in their Kallista shortly after.  Alan and I brought our Limas mid afternoon.  It always fascinates me how you start from a flat surface and build up a stand, it is a good sense of achievement in a short timescale. 

Saturday came and Terry Borton and Mave picked me up, our stand looked very respectable against the others. We had made much more of an effort than quite a few stands. Saturday was quiet-ish, possibly because we were up against the attractions of the Grand National- or that it was a nice day and we were indoors.  Alan came up to me with a green piece of paper, on which was handwritten “You have won a prize, please report to the presentation ceremony on Sunday at 3pm” This had been given to him by the show organiser so it wasn’t a wind up! Apparently the judges had been making appreciative comments about our stand which was promising.

On to the Sunday. The show was much busier, and we saw lots of friends from the Club. 3pm arrived so we duly attended the prize giving ceremony. There was a table groaning with cups, and stood next to it was The Stig. I have heard that television puts a few pounds on people ie they look a bit fatter when they appear on TV. Well this was the opposite, I think this Stig’s lap times would be a bit slower than those Clarkson raves about.

We won the trophy "Highly Commended Stand" !

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PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Andy) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Andy) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Andy) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Andy)
PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Andy) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry)
PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry)
PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry)
PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry)
PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry) PASSION FOR POWER - CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW in Manchester (6th -7th April 2013)(Photo by: Terry)
       

 


 

 

 

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