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Title: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sparehead3 on 27 June, 2016, 11:01:10 AM
http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/

11th - 13th November

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 11-13 November 2016

We have a larger stand for this year, so there will be more to see and more to promote to the general public and more importantly potential new members. Classic Lancias have been imported at amazing numbers over the last 12 months, we need their owners as members!

Therefore we need your help on the stand more than ever.

Our stand will be in Hall 5 and the stand number is 5-245. See the advert in this month's edition for discounted ticket prices for members.

If you can spare a couple of hours on any of the three days to help on the stand that will be great and you will get a free ticket in recognition.  Please contact Brian Mills a.s.a.p. (01903 265868 or blsmills68@yahoo.co.uk)



Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sparehead3 on 17 September, 2016, 07:42:36 AM
Here's the link into our members' area where there's a club discount code http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9167.0


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: peteracs on 17 September, 2016, 07:45:15 PM
Hi Steve

Email sent to Brian, happy to help on the Thurs setup and Friday.

Peter


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: smithymc on 18 October, 2016, 06:49:19 AM
I am happy to come along on Friday.

Mark


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sparehead3 on 24 October, 2016, 11:42:05 AM
The Lancia Motor Club celebrates 110 years of Lancia motoring innovation.

The four cars that will be on the Lancia Motor Club stand are some of the distinct designs produced by Lancia from the early sixties to late eighties.

Firstly, the quirky Flavia Sport styled by Zagato and featuring a 1800cc flat four engine; this type competed in both track and rallying events of its era. This was succeeded by the in-house designed Fulvia Coupe with narrow angle 1300cc V4 engine canted over at 45 degrees. These little cars were the basis of Lanciaís entry into the serious sport of rallying. The iconic Lancia Delta Integrale Evo with all wheel drive and transverse inline 2 litre turbo continued domination of the world rally championship winning 6 years in a row. Finally, the ultimate Q car in the Thema 8.32, powered by the Ferrari 308 v8.

Come and see us on stand 245 in Hall 5.

For LMC Members there is an exclusive advance ticket offer giving £5 off the Sat/Sun door price. See the Exclusive Club Weekend Ticket Discount advert below for details and discount codes.
Club single ticket offer is limited to four tickets per member and the club family ticket offer is limited to one family ticket per member. Donít forget to hand in your ticket stub or print-at-home voucher to your clubís stand at the show so they benefit from a commission. Calls cost 10ppm plus standard network charges. All bookings are subject to a single transaction fee of £1.50. Book before midnight on Monday 31st October to be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a HERO Cup limited edition Zenith Open Face Chronomaster watch worth £7,000 (inc. VAT) courtesy of Hero Events.
Call +44(0)871 230 1088 or book online at www.necclassicmotorshow.com

For the Member Ticket Offer see : http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9254.0


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sparehead3 on 25 October, 2016, 11:45:12 AM
Hi

I'm setting up the slide show for the NEC ( using the Raspberry Pi and the TV ) as we've done for the past few years at the show.

The photos selected are all picture put into the club database over the past year plus any pictures we have of the cars on the stand. This means that if you'd like your car to appear on the slide show then all you need to do is log onto the database www.lanciadb.co.uk , register your car ( if not already done so ) and upload a picture ( with a description for the picture if possible ) using the camera icon (http://img.lanciamconline.co.uk/public/MCRLMC/camera-Upload.gif)

Pictures then get automatically added to the Slideshow which is produced just before the show starts - we usually have 50 - 70 pictures and they cover all sorts of things. 'Real' period pictures can also be uploaded - you just need to scan them first into a jpg file and then upload them using the camera icon.

As well as adding to the NEC stand, the photos are kept , tagged and form part of the clubs history. 


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: smithymc on 10 November, 2016, 06:56:31 PM
I have managed to clear work backlog, or at least given up caring about it, so will be there tomorrow.

Mark


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: JohnMillham on 12 November, 2016, 09:07:43 AM
Here are a few pictures of the stand yesterday. It looked very good, but I would have liked to have seen a sliding pillar car there, too.
Regards, John


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: smithymc on 12 November, 2016, 01:41:15 PM
I think the combined stand worked well-  the public only saw it as a single stand and two people I spoke to thought it was the best stand they had seen. Much nicer hall than 2014 when I was last helping out - had this new fangled innovation called daylight.

Well done to the stand stalwarts.

Mark


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: peteracs on 12 November, 2016, 03:26:37 PM
Hi All

Have to agree that a single stand works well, would have been preferable if we could also have the Monte cons. on it as well which would have made a complete group. Just wondered if it was possible to talk to the organisers as a combined group rather than having to each apply separately? Not sure if this would impact potential stand size?

On the lack of sliding pillar cars, I have two observations on this from my time on the stand last year and this (Friday only).

1) The Aurelia last year appeared to attract relatively small amount of interest

2) My impression is that over the whole show there are very few pre 60's cars present

I am not saying that we should not have any on the stand, far from it, just that my feeling is that the vast majority of the visitors do not relate to the older cars and are looking at the cars which they remember having in the past themselves or in their family.

Peter


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: Tony Stephens on 13 November, 2016, 07:50:08 AM
Not the experience on the VSCC stand, which I gather was always busy


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: smithymc on 13 November, 2016, 07:59:39 AM
I met some Riley guys on the train back and they were disappointed in the Riley stand for the lack of breadth in the display.

Mark


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: Parisien on 13 November, 2016, 09:02:14 AM
This being my second year helping out on the club stand, I can offer  some comparison bar this being a working week day.

It wasnt quite as busy, a few less enquiries but seemingly as many application forms etc handed out.

Good idea to have any and all Lancia clubs pitched together, Lancias profile has diminishing significantly in recent years and this will continue. It is called the classic car show whereas Lancias history spans all aspects of car categories, given the great variety of wonderful cars in the classic period of Lancias history having 2 similar models to last year didn't reflect this diversity, perhaps we could have squeezed an extra car on the stand, perhaps the stand could have been more dynamic?

Also, to contradict myself, our vintage cars could have been displayed on the VSSC stand or other multi marque stands?

All in all I enjoyed the day, great to meet fellow members and stalwarts of the club and I hope we gain new members from the interest shown.

P


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: frankxhv773t on 13 November, 2016, 02:45:24 PM
Here are some pictures I took of the stand coming together.



Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: the.cern on 13 November, 2016, 06:34:02 PM
This is my very personal view regarding the stand based on my own areas of interest in older cars and having helped on the stand only once.

There is a huge number of beautiful cars across the show, some are concours, some don't run to quite that standard, but are still extremely well finished whilst others display an age appropriate patina. I feel that the majority of attendees at the show have an interest not only in the finished products as displayed, but also in what has been involved in getting them to and/or keeping them in that condition. Are there more projects than 'finished' cars out there? I would guess yes!

I recall that during the time I helped on the stand, I am guessing in the order of 6 years ago, there was one area of the Lancia family stand, I think it was the Montecarlo boys area, that on one of the days had a great deal of interest. The simple reason for this was that one of the display cars, on the run to the NEC had a problem, I think a run  front wheel bearing and the reason for the great interest ..... the owner jacked up the car and replaced the bearing while the show was on. The cars in themselves were interesting, but the great attraction was that this wasn't a static display ..... someone was working on their car! I am not suggesting that the LMC stand should become a restoration/repair stand, but I do think there is a genuine interest in the 'guts' of the cars. Lancia, renowned for their superb advanced engineering are in a prime position to take advantage of the situation. Does the Club, one of the consortia or a business or an individual own say a display engine or suspension unit. I believe that a display of mechanical parts alongside the excellent cars that members are kind enough to bring along would enhance the stand and set it apart from the other one make clubs. If there are no display units available why not show the evolution of some element. For example why not a range of narrow V4 engines from Lambda to Fulvia, or sliding pillar suspension units from Lambda to Aurelia/Appia.

To put it simply, I think that the Club could do well to add an area of mechanical interest alongside the finished articles. I am not in a position to provide such a display, but would gladly help if there was a desire to try something along these lines.

                                  Andy


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: neil-yaj396 on 14 November, 2016, 08:04:23 AM
Andy

We normally have Pete Gerrish's excellent 'cut away' Fulvia engine on the stand, but it was given a rest this year. To be honest, I don't think it always attracted that much attention.

On Saturday opening the bonnet on the 8.32 always drew a bit of a crowd. I do agree though that any live action on the cars will garner attention.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on 18 November, 2016, 09:27:31 PM
Superb event, in a much better position than last year.
great layout with all 3 clubs together, most people thought we were one large Lancia stand.

Here's a couple of my pic's  from our stands, plus a couple of other Lancia spotted.
 

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5615/30998805016_c1e45b7d73_c.jpg)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5442/31034602395_d2972a80ed_c.jpg (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5442/31034602395_d2972a80ed_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/31034585255_1301390cc7_c.jpg)

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5475/31034635175_1c3a7d9584_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5323/30892428182_38af39011a_c.jpg)

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5507/30892469132_81ae56b134_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5481/30892471392_5c2583fc02_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5751/31034871645_7b312734fe_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5804/30920619071_b37616c884_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5616/30892426732_54df447b22_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5592/30892262362_921c28634e_c.jpg)

I've got a few more to upload, my sets can be found here:

Flickr set: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/albums/72157675107239231 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonysphotos/albums/72157675107239231)

Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/tony.harrison.9250595/media_set?set=a.10154128371887825.1073741891.576052824&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/tony.harrison.9250595/media_set?set=a.10154128371887825.1073741891.576052824&type=3)


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: lancialulu on 18 November, 2016, 10:22:15 PM
Great photos Tony!

What is the trick to get the right white balance? Charles's Gamma is almost the correct cream in your pic.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on 19 November, 2016, 07:45:31 PM
Thanks Tim, lighting is awful  >:(
I try to make the most of any early daylight coming through the skylights, after midday everything is orange . 


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 November, 2016, 11:50:23 PM

I appreciate the long exposures - and that you had to lug a tripod (I assume) to get them for us to appreciate.  It really makes the cars pop out, a bit like portraits of people using a shallow depth of focus.

David


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: frankxhv773t on 20 November, 2016, 12:14:14 PM
Also having the people blurred out by movement helps the cars to have prominence.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: JohnMillham on 20 November, 2016, 06:51:48 PM
Also having the people blurred out by movement helps the cars to have prominence.

Maltby must be turning in his grave!


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: frankxhv773t on 20 November, 2016, 10:14:10 PM
Quote
Maltby must be turning in his grave!

Looking through the Robert Elwall book I see he got people frozen in focus but it would be interesting to know how you would achieve that at the NEC.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: JohnMillham on 21 November, 2016, 08:59:18 AM
Quote
Maltby must be turning in his grave!

Looking through the Robert Elwall book I see he got people frozen in focus but it would be interesting to know how you would achieve that at the NEC.
Use a faster shutter speed. With modern digital cameras, that isn't a problem, as they almost see in the dark! Most of Maltby's photographs were taken on a half plate camera, using relatively slow film, so the problem was much greater then. But getting people to keep reasonably still and using sufficient extra lighting, one could get sharp pictures. When I worked for him we did a lot of exhibition photography, but most clients wanted the stands to be free of people, which made life easier.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sllim1946 on 27 November, 2016, 09:04:29 PM
Steve many thanks - excellent  presentation with many non club viewers  Brian Mills


Hi

I'm setting up the slide show for the NEC ( using the Raspberry Pi and the TV ) as we've done for the past few years at the show.

The photos selected are all picture put into the club database over the past year plus any pictures we have of the cars on the stand. This means that if you'd like your car to appear on the slide show then all you need to do is log onto the database www.lanciadb.co.uk , register your car ( if not already done so ) and upload a picture ( with a description for the picture if possible ) using the camera icon (http://img.lanciamconline.co.uk/public/MCRLMC/camera-Upload.gif)

Pictures then get automatically added to the Slideshow which is produced just before the show starts - we usually have 50 - 70 pictures and they cover all sorts of things. 'Real' period pictures can also be uploaded - you just need to scan them first into a jpg file and then upload them using the camera icon.

As well as adding to the NEC stand, the photos are kept , tagged and form part of the clubs history. 


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sllim1946 on 27 November, 2016, 09:28:48 PM
Yes ! A combined stands really works and whilst we have always tried to do this for Lancia, this year was really good . Alas talking to the organisers has the opposite effect as they want as many different  "clubs" as they can get. So a combined Lancia stand gets the same space  offering  as the Ford Zodiac Mark 3 Owners Club for example.

Brian Mills

Hi All

Have to agree that a single stand works well, would have been preferable if we could also have the Monte cons. on it as well which would have made a complete group. Just wondered if it was possible to talk to the organisers as a combined group rather than having to each apply separately? Not sure if this would impact potential stand size?

On the lack of sliding pillar cars, I have two observations on this from my time on the stand last year and this (Friday only).

1) The Aurelia last year appeared to attract relatively small amount of interest

2) My impression is that over the whole show there are very few pre 60's cars present

I am not saying that we should not have any on the stand, far from it, just that my feeling is that the vast majority of the visitors do not relate to the older cars and are looking at the cars which they remember having in the past themselves or in their family.

Peter


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: lancialulu on 27 November, 2016, 09:43:05 PM
Gives me the idea the club should apply for a stand for every model then!


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: Dilambdaman on 07 December, 2016, 11:24:34 PM
Really difficult job to get the balance right with over a hundred years of production to deal with. I've exhibited 3 cars over recent years; Modestine, Fanalone and Elaine Moore's Dilambda and all have attracted hugh interest. I was even sent a brand new Dilambda water pump body for free by one visitor! There are always a large number of older visitors who love to see the earlier cars. A vintage model, a design icon, a competition car and an integrale with a restoration in progress would be my choice. Moving pictures always draw a crowd as do mechanical parts.

However, the club stalwarts who give unstintingly of their time and energies every year and those members who present their cars deserve our grateful thanks for flying the flag.

Robin.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sparehead3 on 08 December, 2016, 12:40:07 PM
"A vintage model, a design icon, a competition car and an integrale with a restoration in progress would be my choice. Moving pictures always draw a crowd as do mechanical parts."

Yes, to me that sums it up - although these things always subject to review - but you're going to be covering a very high percentage of visitor 'likes' with that

If I were to add one thing it would be an original Sega Rally Arcade machine as this features an integrale as this is itself a bit of history ( launched in 1995 ) - hard to find though.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: peteracs on 08 December, 2016, 04:18:57 PM
Here you go....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sega-Rally-Arcade-Machine-Ultimate-Xmas-present-/282262215021?hash=item41b823996d:g:qgIAAOSwiDFYMX0q

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sega-Rally-Deluxe-Original-1994-Arcade-Game-/142204774835?hash=item211c10a9b3:g:YLEAAOSw4GVYSIsN

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sega-Rally-2-player-double-seated-arcade-racing-machine-faulty-pick-up-only-/291958731617?hash=item43fa18b361:g:AdAAAOSwj85YPyoo

And  there are a few more to choose from!

Peter


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: sparehead3 on 09 December, 2016, 12:29:15 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ... I've started looking ! What have you done ! :)


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: Dilambdaman on 09 December, 2016, 10:55:29 PM
[quote If I were to add one thing it would be an original Sega Rally Arcade machine as this features an integrale as this is itself a bit of history ( launched in 1995 ) - hard to find though.
[/quote]

Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!!     Must be able loan one from somewhere.

Robin.


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: DavidLaver on 10 December, 2016, 01:03:10 PM

The arcade game was a genius idea for a show stand...


Title: Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show ( NEC ) - stand 5-245
Post by: peteracs on 10 December, 2016, 01:10:55 PM
Hi

I have to agree, now do we go for one or two seat version......?

Peter