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David Large
13-07-05, 11:59 AM
Anybody tried the American car and hot rod night at The Victoria, Whitwick Road, Coalville. every 2nd Tuesday?
It being a nice day, thought I might have a ride out there tonight.

wilf
13-07-05, 09:16 PM
David - not been there, but the second Tuesday evening of my every summer month is spent at the Carrington Arms, Ashby Folville.

Quite amazing range of cars meet up there on the village cricket ground - from VSCC cars to current AMs, and everything in between. Last night I saw blower Bentleys, Citroen Decapotables, Austin 7s, Lambretta TV175 (did I mention that there are hundreds of bikes there too?) '57 Caddys, lowriders, Cobras, Lagondas, Humbers, Jags, Triumph Vitesses, Escort Mexicos, and so on and so on.

Several hundred interesting cars and bikes, probably the best kept secret in the East Midlands.

David Large
13-07-05, 11:13 PM
Hi Wilf,
Thanks for the response.
Went to Coalville............and guess what, we were the only two cars there.
I will have to find Ashby Folville on the map.
Cheers

wilf
14-07-05, 08:50 PM
Let me know if you decide to go in AUgust - I can give you some reasonable directions, or we could meet up at my place, probably 5 ish miles form Ashby Folville. If it is dry, I WILL go.

David Large
15-07-05, 12:19 AM
Wilf,
I am on me cowin 'olidays ( this is black country language) from Aug 6-20. So I guess that rules out the August meet.
Will it still be happening in September?
I also miss Rockingham which is sad, but Mrs L is adamant about 'er 'olidays.

tonym
15-07-05, 12:42 AM
Anybody tried the American car and hot rod night at The Victoria, Whitwick Road, Coalville. every 2nd Tuesday?
It being a nice day, thought I might have a ride out there tonight.

Is it just me David or have you posted that the meet is on a Tuesday and you went on a Wednesday to find you're the only cars there??? :thumb:

David Large
15-07-05, 06:35 AM
Tony,
I see what you mean about my posts.
The meeting is listed on the Custom Cars magazine events list as every 2nd Wednesday and we actually went on the 2nd Weds, but for reasons I cannot explain I did type Tuesday. Perhaps confusion comes with age.
Well spotted.
Cheers,

wilf
15-07-05, 10:05 AM
David - so far as I know, the Leics meet runs up to October, but obviously attendance drops off in the later months and the weather and much shorter evenings play a larger part. I think you may need a diary reminder for next year unless we get an Indian summer.

stuey
04-09-05, 07:21 AM
David - not been there, but the second Tuesday evening of my every summer month is spent at the Carrington Arms, Ashby Folville.

Quite amazing range of cars meet up there on the village cricket ground - from VSCC cars to current AMs, and everything in between. Last night I saw blower Bentleys, Citroen Decapotables, Austin 7s, Lambretta TV175 (did I mention that there are hundreds of bikes there too?) '57 Caddys, lowriders, Cobras, Lagondas, Humbers, Jags, Triumph Vitesses, Escort Mexicos, and so on and so on.

Several hundred interesting cars and bikes, probably the best kept secret in the East Midlands.
Hi Wilf - just reading your notes to David and am keen to know if there will be a meet @ Ashby Folville in Sept on the second Tuesday. Had a ride out that way last weeekend, really nice part of the world and there's that rather nice looking pub there on the corner opposite the cricket club.
If you get a chance please let me know - I'm the one who broke down just as I was pulling into the car park prior to Rockingham the other week - gutted!!
Cheers and Best Regards,

Stuart.

wilf
05-09-05, 10:19 AM
Stuart - yes, so far as I know, Ashby Folville will be on next week (Sept 13th).

Weather permitting, I shall be there.

Bad luck on the breakdown prior to Rockingham - was it the master cylinder?

TINKA
05-09-05, 06:03 PM
Hi Wilf - just reading your notes to David and am keen to know if there will be a meet @ Ashby Folville in Sept on the second Tuesday. Had a ride out that way last weeekend, really nice part of the world and there's that rather nice looking pub there on the corner opposite the cricket club.
If you get a chance please let me know - I'm the one who broke down just as I was pulling into the car park prior to Rockingham the other week - gutted!!
Cheers and Best Regards,

Stuart.


Hi Stuart, glad to hear the Cobra is up and running again. What was the problem in the end ?

David Large
06-09-05, 06:46 AM
Wilf,
I am quite tempted to come to next Wednesday although it is 1.5 hours each way of mainly motorway.
What time does it start?
David

wilf
06-09-05, 01:44 PM
David - I would try to be there 6 to 6.30 latest, as at this time of year, it is getting quite dark by 8ish, so the whole meet tends to get earlier.

August meet was so busy that cars could not get onto the main field by 7ish.

BTW - it is next Tuesday, Sept 13th. I doubt you would have any trouble at all parking on Wednesday.

dingocooke
06-09-05, 02:11 PM
Yep,

I'd agree with Wilf, you need to get there early, went for the 1st time last month and we got there at 7 ish; had to park in the middle of a very bumpy field two fields away from the action! (Very worrying with a low oil cooler and sump on a cob!!)

Awesome meet, well worth the trip Id say!

Steve:thumb:

David Large
08-09-05, 12:40 AM
Boyze.
Are you up for this?

David

dingocooke
08-09-05, 09:25 AM
I'll be there; assuming it doesn't rain!!! (Dark Blue RAM Reg NNA 63G)


Steve:thumb:

Marc Stackhouse
08-09-05, 03:46 PM
The vic is mainly bike-based, though to be fair sometimes they are a bit thin on the ground. Can't see the cars taking off. Ashby Folville though is superb and well worth a visit - if you can park!

wilf
08-09-05, 09:45 PM
Tink - is it worth advertising this to the EM club email list?

dingocooke
04-04-06, 05:37 PM
Now being run every 2nd tuesday of the month all year round according to a member of the Cricket club that run the Ashby Folville meeting.
Although he did say that its very thin on the ground in winter, most people going straight to the pub!!
I really enjoyed it last year and top marks to Wilf for telling us about it. I cant wait for the first dry one this year!

Steve

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