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Events Archive => Events 2011 => Topic started by: HPEHF on 24 January, 2011, 01:46:07 PM



Title: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: HPEHF on 24 January, 2011, 01:46:07 PM
Just to bring it to alls attention the Sunday after the LMC track day at Goodwood, Beaulieu Motor Museum is holding an Italian car day with entrants arriving in an Italian car / Bike get a reduced entry of adults 10 & Children 5 (from 16.50 & 9.75)

As it is not that far from Goodwood it might be worth making a weekend of it and staying down. I will look into any deals for an LMC stand. Anyone interested?

Regards

Simon Davis
8477


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: sparehead3 on 24 January, 2011, 10:10:46 PM
Yep. Especially if the weather is as good as last year.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: lancialulu on 24 January, 2011, 10:19:47 PM
Yes could be v interested as never been to B

Tim


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: fay66 on 24 January, 2011, 11:26:10 PM
Just to bring it to alls attention the Sunday after the LMC track day at Goodwood, Beaulieu Motor Museum is holding an Italian car day with entrants arriving in an Italian car / Bike get a reduced entry of adults 10 & Children 5 (from 16.50 & 9.75)

As it is not that far from Goodwood it might be worth making a weekend of it and staying down. I will look into any deals for an LMC stand. Anyone interested?

Regards

Simon Davis
8477

could be Simon but it depends on the circumstances at the time.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: HPEHF on 25 January, 2011, 01:35:27 PM
I have spoken to Beaulieu this morning, and if we give them details of numbers they will arrange an area for a club stand. This is the 1st year they have arrandged an Italian car event, but they do run a Ford day, cars will be grouped by make like Autoitalia days.

Regards

Simon Davis
8477


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Betaboy2.0 on 25 January, 2011, 02:28:41 PM
Count me in too.

Andy


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: chrislg on 26 January, 2011, 08:43:20 AM
Count us in as well.

Chris & Nicky


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Betaboy2.0 on 26 January, 2011, 09:01:16 AM
Simon - looks like you have got yourself enough for a decent stand already!

Let's see how many more we can get!

Andy


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: thecolonel on 26 January, 2011, 01:31:36 PM
It is not beyond the realms of possibility that I may attend. (Providing there is a bar of course)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: ben on 26 January, 2011, 03:44:31 PM
I am putting it into my diary as an event for the Aprilia.
I wonder if it might catch on as a suitable rendezvous for other Aprilia owners to celebrate our 75th anniversary. I am not aware of any other gatherings planned to mark this auspicious occasion.
                                                                                 Ben


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: thecolonel on 26 January, 2011, 05:57:00 PM
and 35 years from the first Gamma (1976)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Betaboy2.0 on 26 January, 2011, 07:28:08 PM
Worry not - Gamma 35 and Aprilia 75 haven't been forgotten .... The Chairman's column in the next VL touches on the anniversary subject ....


Andy


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Chris Hopkins on 26 January, 2011, 08:52:16 PM
Count me in too please Simon.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: thecolonel on 26 January, 2011, 09:13:22 PM
Andy,
I think mentioning Gammas in three consecutive issues of Viva Lancia is
probably a bit over the top for a car with such limited appeal...........

jiff (possible ex member)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Andy D on 31 January, 2011, 07:28:27 PM
Put me down for this as well.

Cheers
Andy


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: HPEHF on 09 May, 2011, 12:15:18 PM
I have been in touch with the organisers of Beaulieu and have arranged an area for the LMC to display our cars.

If anyone is planning to attend this event, please tell the marshalls that you are with the LMC and you will be directed to the area.

I will be requesting space for 30 vehicles, hopefully we can expand the area if required.

Regards

Simon Davis
8477


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Betaboy2.0 on 09 May, 2011, 01:25:27 PM
Excellent - well done Simon.

All being well (ie Gamma behaving itself) I'll be there.

Andy


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Neil on 09 May, 2011, 02:58:47 PM
Andy, but which Gamma, the very low (0) mileage one?


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: 2Lancialan on 09 May, 2011, 04:22:58 PM
Well I need a jolly good excuse to get the Zagato out of the garage and give it a bit of a run, so Deborah and I are planning to be there too.

Anyone else taking their Zagato?

Regards,

Alan


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: lancialulu on 09 May, 2011, 04:43:26 PM
Simon - all

I confirm Sarah and I will be there after Goodwood Saturday in the 1600HF (not tempting fate etc etc)

Tim


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Dilambdaman on 09 May, 2011, 06:42:39 PM
Tony  and Shelley Seiler are over from South Africa and Tony plans to accompany me to Beauliue in Modestine, always assuming she's up for it.  :-\

Robin


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: sparehead3 on 09 May, 2011, 07:38:30 PM
I shall be there on both days too , although I need to sort something out for the Saturday night.

Lots of Forest Campsites if anyone is feeling brave !


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Betaboy2.0 on 09 May, 2011, 08:32:47 PM
Neil

Unfortunately not in Nigella the 78 mile Gamma .... I should ( all being well) be in George, the other Berlina ..... but I will bring some pics.

Andy


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: fay66 on 10 May, 2011, 12:50:25 AM
I shall be there on both days too , although I need to sort something out for the Saturday night.

Lots of Forest Campsites if anyone is feeling brave !

Frank Tierney and myself will be in "Fay" and sharing the cost.

Steve, I've just booked a family room (3 Adults) for Frank and myself at the Fontwell (Arundel) Travelodge for saturday night, 44.40 including  1.50 cancellation insurance, only about 7-8 miles, if that from Goodwood, Frank had suggested camping, I don't mind camping in the South of France this time of year, but I'm getting too old to be under canvas here in May unless your very lucky with the weather, even then the nights are "B" Cold ::)
Little Chef for breakfast on site, then a nice cruise along the A27/M27 after brekkies to Beaulieu ;D

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Dilambdaman on 10 May, 2011, 10:29:36 PM
Brian,

Perhaps we can meet up for breakfast and travel on to Beaulieu in convoy?

Robin.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: fay66 on 10 May, 2011, 10:44:15 PM
Brian,

Perhaps we can meet up for breakfast and travel on to Beaulieu in convoy?

Robin.
Robin,
not a problem, will you be coming from home? if so we can meet up at the little chef at Fontwell on the A27, just let me know what time to expect you, save getting up too early ;D
If Margaret fancies a drop of Nostalgia she could always come part of the way with me in the "Fay". ;)

Brian


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: HPEHF on 11 May, 2011, 06:49:12 PM
I have booked the Premier Inn at Fareham Nr Southampton which is quote as being about half an hour from Beaulieu.

Regards

Simon Davis


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Dilambdaman on 11 May, 2011, 09:59:05 PM
Brian,

Perhaps we can meet up for breakfast and travel on to Beaulieu in convoy?

Robin.
Robin,
not a problem, will you be coming from home? if so we can meet up at the little chef at Fontwell on the A27, just let me know what time to expect you, save getting up too early ;D
If Margaret fancies a drop of Nostalgia she could always come part of the way with me in the "Fay". ;)

Brian

OK Brian, I'll get in touch re timing next week. Tony and Shelly are returning on the Saturday from the Mille Millia  and visiting relatives in Switzerland so the ladies are very likely to skip Beaulieu for a quiet day at home.  ???

Robin.




Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: fay66 on 11 May, 2011, 11:37:33 PM
Brian,

Perhaps we can meet up for breakfast and travel on to Beaulieu in convoy?

Robin.
Robin,
not a problem, will you be coming from home? if so we can meet up at the little chef at Fontwell on the A27, just let me know what time to expect you, save getting up too early ;D
If Margaret fancies a drop of Nostalgia she could always come part of the way with me in the "Fay". ;)

Brian

OK Brian, I'll get in touch re timing next week. Tony and Shelly are returning on the Saturday from the Mille Millia  and visiting relatives in Switzerland so the ladies are very likely to skip Beaulieu for a quiet day at home.  ???

Robin.



That sounds like a boring visit, NOT :'(, No problem I'll wait to hear from you.
Brian


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: sparehead3 on 12 May, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
I shall see what the weather is doing and make a decision - but I do fancy camping and may be doing two nights. I also haven't been to the new forest for ages ...

This looked good enough.

http://www.new-forest-national-park.com/roundhill-caravan-park-and-campsite.html

Will let you know what I end up doing :)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: thecolonel on 18 May, 2011, 08:28:41 AM
Is the LMC area open to all Lancias ?


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: HPEHF on 19 May, 2011, 12:53:59 PM
This event is open to all Italian cars the LMC would welcome all lancisit on to their area, we have arranged space for upto 30 of our members cars
 
I do not know what will happen if more cars turn up on the day?

Regards

Simon Davis
8477


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: thecolonel on 19 May, 2011, 02:02:30 PM
Post deleted.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: thecolonel on 19 May, 2011, 02:26:46 PM

You will have to bring your own booze as I only ever carry enough for one.

G.I.Holmes 14624


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Harvey on 19 May, 2011, 03:53:30 PM
Whereas I'm not attending at all, but will have enough booze to share. Party at my place Sunday afternoon. :-)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: sllim1946 on 20 May, 2011, 02:58:03 PM
I would like to make it known to recent posters on this thread that the attitude shown to a non member has caused him to change his mind about entering the Goodwood Trackday and possibly having any more to do with the club.

Please guys this club is hard enough to run as it it - BE CAREFUL!!!

Brian Mills


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: 2Lancialan on 20 May, 2011, 04:28:22 PM
For goodness sake, let's all just go along and enjoy the weekend and stop getting so fractious about who's a member and who isn't. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who turns up driving a Lancia is a comrade of mine and should be made to feel welcome.

Incidentally, Deborah and I will probably have one or two bottles of wine chilling in the boot, so please feel free to visit us and I may be inclined to pour you a glass or two, if I've got any left.

Best wishes to all,

Alan


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Harvey on 20 May, 2011, 06:22:02 PM
I was just being frivolous (as usual).

I'd best not take the booze to the track day instead, had I? :)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: fay66 on 23 May, 2011, 08:40:09 AM
What a disappointemnt Simply Italian turned out to be, especially after such a great day at Goodwood on the saturday, not helped by them being disorganised and employing a commentator who knew very little about Lancia's, I bet Steve was really pleased to be told his intergale was Ferrari Red, amongst many other mistakes due to lack of knowledge, and being told we were priviliged to have Ferrari's there, about 3 older ones the rest were modern, might have pleased some of the visitors I certainly wasn't pleased.
In retrespect, I we (Frank Tierney and myself) could have straight home on saturday and gone to what we knew would be a great Classic Car Show at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, rather than waste the cost of a Hotel room, eating out and the extra fuel to get to Beaulieu entrance fee,  and home.
It was a good day as far as meeting Lancia friends and others
As far as I could see we were also probably the largest contingent of older cars and possibly overall.
But I certainly won't be wasting my money if they repeat it next year.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: sparehead3 on 23 May, 2011, 11:50:38 AM
I suppose they didn't really know what was going to turn up so would have been hard to organise parking although had the scooters not been directed where they were we would have had a straight run down (as was the plan). I didn't hear the comment about Ferrari Red but at least we could keep up with the 430 going up and down the drive :) I'm hoping to find a picture of that somewhere !
I didn't see all of the museum or the grounds (deliberately) so that next time I can wander further afield. From my point of view it was closer to home and the drive back up the A36 was great. It was also nice to see the new forest again , it's just a great place to be.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: Chris Hopkins on 23 May, 2011, 12:56:59 PM
Ok it was a bit dissapointing not being able to park with the other lancias when with a bit more reactive management, as there was plenty of space on the grass, we could still have been grouped, but I accept the uncertainty about numbers.  Anyway, I and my daughter's family enjoyed the experience, it was also quite a child friendly place so had plenty to keep them interested.  The girls loved the monorail, the double decker bus and the electric cars - which was all included in the price, which helps!  Vicki was not too sure about being interviewed but she gave the right answer about her choice of car!
Simon is going to feed back some thoughts for the future to hopefully help Beaulieu and Steve (in one of the winning Lancias!) suggested if there is a next time, we could meet up somewhere and arrive in convoy like the scooters and so maybe given a big enough space.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: fay66 on 23 May, 2011, 06:32:25 PM
Ok it was a bit dissapointing not being able to park with the other lancias when with a bit more reactive management, as there was plenty of space on the grass, we could still have been grouped, but I accept the uncertainty about numbers.  Anyway, I and my daughter's family enjoyed the experience, it was also quite a child friendly place so had plenty to keep them interested.  The girls loved the monorail, the double decker bus and the electric cars - which was all included in the price, which helps!  Vicki was not too sure about being interviewed but she gave the right answer about her choice of car!
Simon is going to feed back some thoughts for the future to hopefully help Beaulieu and Steve (in one of the winning Lancias!) suggested if there is a next time, we could meet up somewhere and arrive in convoy like the scooters and so maybe given a big enough space.



Brian
I thought it was already agreed that we would have space for 30 Lancia's?

I understand from my brother that Graham Robson is an acknowledged expert on Fords, but certainly isn't when it comes to Italian cars, particularily Lancia, from what I saw we also probably had the largest contingent of the older cars.


I agree with everyone else that the Museum is good and it's a great place to take children, but that wasn't why I went to Beaulieu, I went for the Italian car day, and it that context I was disappointed.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: sparehead3 on 23 May, 2011, 07:45:56 PM
Yes, when I spoke to Graham he did ask me a few questions about the integrale and said he didn't know much about them. What I didn't expect was when he interviewed me to mention it was like a roller skate which is one of my other hobbies ! .... threw me a bit !


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: SteveGales on 23 May, 2011, 08:40:06 PM
Strange as Graham has written two books on Lancia as part of his excellent 'Rally Giants' series , one on the Stratos and the other
on the Delta !

Steve


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: frankxhv773t on 24 May, 2011, 09:02:25 PM
The commentator was even worse on the Aprillia. First he speculated it might have been the first unitary construction car built by the Italian car industry. Having had it pointed out that it was the third successive unitary construction model by Lancia he tried discounting the Lambda as "they didn't build many of those". When it was pointed out that they built more Lambdas than Aprillias he jokingly asked how long it would take the owner to get home. Thankfully, after being told it would take the same amount of time as anyone else becaused it cruises perfectly happily at the legal limit, the commentator stopped digging.

Overall I expected a much slicker opperation from such a high profile venue. Perhaps it will pick up in future years.


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: ben on 25 May, 2011, 12:09:31 AM
        I feel it would be unfortunate if readers of this thread were discouraged from going to Beaulieu for future events. I am not sure what Brian and Franks expectations were based on but Beaulieu is very much aimed at Joe Public and not just car nuts. Probably many of the visitors did not even know about the Italian element until they got there so I felt the commentary was pretty much what one might expect  ie fairly light-hearted and he seemed to me to be happy to be corrected where neccessary.
        I certainly enjoyed the day and the wide variety of the exhibits. (Of course it also gave me another opportunity to fit the cut-away cam cover to my Aprilia and show the valve gear in action.)
        Having two nicely contrasting Lancias in the top ten seemed a good result especially as it brought out the fact that David Wheelers Aprilia had come all the way from Carlisle!
                                                                       Ben


Title: Re: Simply Italian - Beaulieu
Post by: frankxhv773t on 04 June, 2011, 09:46:08 PM
Having had time to ponder, I was expecting something like Gaydon which it wasn't. Somone has rightly pointed out that Gaydon is run by AutoItalia and is a much more high profile event. I would perhaps describe the Beaulieu event as more like an overgrown italian night at The Ace but with the museum thrown in. There is nothing wrong with that so long as you know what you are going to. Brian and I passed up going to the excellent classic car day at The Shuttleworth Collection to go to Beaulieu which I must acknowlege exacerbated our feelings of deflation. So I think our disappointment could be taken more as a reflection of our expectations than a reflection on the event.

So next year, if you are within a day trip of Beaulieu I would say take a picnic, go along and swell the numbers.  As with so much in our hobby, it is what you make it.