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Sion G WelshV8
05-03-16, 09:14 AM
Hello everyone,

Anyone from in and around Gwynedd / Snowdonia area up for arranging a meet for when the weather is a little better?

There is a very small car show on In Blaenau Ffestiniog and whilst the show will not be much the driving to get here and back is fantastic - real driving roads through mountain passes and lakes gallore.......and very little speed cameras πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ΅!

let me know if anyones interested.

Sion

westborne
05-03-16, 03:46 PM
A bunch of Cobs from the SW are invading Wales again this year from the 14th April for 4 days. Staying in a castle somewhere and the Metropole

Chimeara
05-03-16, 07:02 PM
There's a Mercedes joining them aswell. I still can't believe that with 8 cobras in the garage I'm driving a bloody slk on the Welsh cobra run.

Sion G WelshV8
05-03-16, 07:40 PM
Where abouts you guys touring - sounds like one not to miss!

Lets hope I will have sorted my Cob by then or I will have to buy an SLK😜

AKCharlie
05-03-16, 08:11 PM
The East Midlands Cobs are also invading North Wales in August! 20 cars down to go!
Cheers
Charlie

Sion G WelshV8
05-03-16, 09:03 PM
When you guys down and which parts are you touring? Getting fellow owners in this part of the woods is rare and it would be nice to meet up - may even be able to show you some hidden driving roads etc.

tonym
05-03-16, 10:53 PM
There's a Mercedes joining them aswell. I still can't believe that with 8 cobras in the garage I'm driving a bloody slk on the Welsh cobra run.

Why????????

westborne
06-03-16, 07:35 AM
Glandyfi Castle and Llandrindod Wells being used as bases

Just hope it bl**dy warms up a bit!!

Chimeara
06-03-16, 07:58 AM
Cobras are either undergoing works or not registered yet. It's my summer stock. If I use the Daytona il have divorce proceedings by the time we get off of the drive.

So it's Sam's slk which needs a good run anyway having been parked up over winter. Not only that Sam can have a drive aswell. Either way I'm looking forward to a weekend off and some socialising with good friends.

Sion G WelshV8
06-03-16, 08:26 AM
Did a lot of work in Glandyfi overseeing the masonry works on the new retaining wall - that thing is high and if you haven't seen the realigned section of trunk road and that wall yet you will know it when you see it!

Sounds good and all being well I would definetly be interested to meet up - can you keep me in the loop please?

Appreciated wondering these lands alone is no fun - I am sure snakes are an endangered speices round here!

Sion G WelshV8
06-03-16, 08:31 AM
Cobras are either undergoing works or not registered yet. It's my summer stock. If I use the Daytona il have divorce proceedings by the time we get off of the drive.

So it's Sam's slk which needs a good run anyway having been parked up over winter. Not only that Sam can have a drive aswell. Either way I'm looking forward to a weekend off and some socialising with good friends.

I have only got (one built in 1991, and not by me) and I am struggling to get that back on the road ! Oh well engine done, wiring problems 50%, calipers out to be reconditioned and radiator out but not sure to buy a new alloy one from Dax or get the steel one totally reconditioned - any advice?

Appreciated

Sion

lutman
06-03-16, 08:56 AM
I have only got (one built in 1991, and not by me) and I am struggling to get that back on the road ! Oh well engine done, wiring problems 50%, calipers out to be reconditioned and radiator out but not sure to buy a new alloy one from Dax or get the steel one totally reconditioned - any advice?

Appreciated

Sion

Surely that depends upon budget ? I would personally go for the DAX supplied new alloy one - will not need any modifications and is new so presumably under some warranty ?
But I see the cost of that is likely a lot higher - a recon steel one is likely also ok - but is still not a new one !

Sion G WelshV8
06-03-16, 09:01 AM
Surely that depends upon budget ? I would personally go for the DAX supplied new alloy one - will not need any modifications and is new so presumably under some warranty ?
But I see the cost of that is likely a lot higher - a recon steel one is likely also ok - but is still not a new one !

Dax alloy is about Β£300 and I need to seek prices for a reconditioned unit but to be fair it needs quite a bit of work! Anyone any experience of refurb costs?

like you say a new one would be exactly that so may be best ?

tonym
06-03-16, 09:18 AM
Cobras are either undergoing works or not registered yet. It's my summer stock. If I use the Daytona il have divorce proceedings by the time we get off of the drive.

So it's Sam's slk which needs a good run anyway having been parked up over winter. Not only that Sam can have a drive aswell. Either way I'm looking forward to a weekend off and some socialising with good friends.


Pussy :-P :-P :-P

AKCharlie
06-03-16, 05:44 PM
August 20th/21st - Route in planning at moment but will take in some of the EVO triangle. Stopping at Criccieth on the Saturday night
Cheers
Charlie

When you guys down and which parts are you touring? Getting fellow owners in this part of the woods is rare and it would be nice to meet up - may even be able to show you some hidden driving roads etc.

Sion G WelshV8
06-03-16, 09:18 PM
Cricieth is only 15 mins away so it would be a pleasure to catch up with you guys !

Excuse my ignorance EVO triangle ? If you need any assistance in planning give me a shout - there's a new resturant right on Cricieth prom called Dylans and it would be a great meet up point.

Take care

Sion

AKCharlie
07-03-16, 08:35 PM
EVO triangle is known as a good driving road! check it out on the net. Would be good to catch up with you and you are welcome to tag along if you wish. We are booked in hotel for dinner as there will be around 40 of us staying
Cheers
Charlie


Cricieth is only 15 mins away so it would be a pleasure to catch up with you guys !

Excuse my ignorance EVO triangle ? If you need any assistance in planning give me a shout - there's a new resturant right on Cricieth prom called Dylans and it would be a great meet up point.

Take care

Sion

Sion G WelshV8
07-03-16, 09:15 PM
EVO triangle is known as a good driving road! check it out on the net. Would be good to catch up with you and you are welcome to tag along if you wish. We are booked in hotel for dinner as there will be around 40 of us staying
Cheers
Charlie

Looked it up and yes its a good run with little traffic ! Brill I would really appreciate to tag along all being good and well - busy packing the front calipers to be sent for a refurbishment.

Cheers Sion

AKCharlie
08-03-16, 12:39 PM
I will let you know detail of route nearer the date
Charlie



Looked it up and yes its a good run with little traffic ! Brill I would really appreciate to tag along all being good and well - busy packing the front calipers to be sent for a refurbishment.

Cheers Sion

Sion G WelshV8
09-03-16, 09:19 PM
I will let you know detail of route nearer the date
Charlie

Ideal - thanks a lot, appreciated!

TheArf
20-03-16, 01:56 PM
Hi AKCharlie, I'm also from the north wales area, and i have a caravan outside Caernarfon, I've put my Cobra build on hold as I'm concentrating on finishing my Haynes roadster that i started first and it will be quicker to get through IVA and then drop back onto the Cobra build.
If you have no objections I would very much like to be kept in the loop for your trip and I will try to plan a visit to the Caravan and then come the little bit further to Cricieth to meet up with you guys.
My Cobra is a lesser known one from the 1980's that has never been completed, infact when I got it, the body hadn't been cut for the lights.
In the meantime i'm off to the states on Friday for two weeks and hope to keep a look out for some nice muscle/custom cars to get some photos of.

kind regards

Arfon (the Arf)

AKCharlie
20-03-16, 06:22 PM
More than welcome to join us and meet like minded people Arfon. Will keep the thread updated but send me a pm if you want more detail nearer the time
Cheers
Charlie

TheArf
20-03-16, 08:45 PM
Thanks Charlie, will do

Arfon

Sion G WelshV8
21-03-16, 10:53 PM
Ideal sounds good, it would be nice to catch up with everyone!

With a name as welsh as Arfon you should definetly get involved in a Welsh tour.....

Radiators back and repaired (Β£59) and waiting for the calipers to be sent back so fingers crossed.

speak soon

TheArf
23-03-16, 08:59 PM
Hi Sion, yes it is a good welsh name,
i'm off to the states on Friday, so if you don't mind i'll drop you a p.m when i'm back in a couple of weeks time

Arfon

Sion G WelshV8
13-08-16, 08:27 PM
Hi there,

Hope all is well!

Car just passed its MOT today and it's been a bit of a nightmare but all is good apart from a blown alternator !!! Will try my best to sort it out as soon as possible - are you guys still up this coming weekend ?

Many thanks

Sion

AKCharlie
14-08-16, 09:33 AM
You have a pm
Charlie



Hi there,

Hope all is well!

Car just passed its MOT today and it's been a bit of a nightmare but all is good apart from a blown alternator !!! Will try my best to sort it out as soon as possible - are you guys still up this coming weekend ?

Many thanks

Sion

stokeflyer
15-08-16, 07:26 PM
You have a pm
Charlie

Hi Charlie,
Are there any plans set out yet for this weekend?
Rich

AKCharlie
16-08-16, 10:14 AM
Did you get the final routes from Andy Cox for both Saturday and Sunday yesterday Rich? If not give me a shout. Jonathan, Si, Lionel and myself are going on Friday afternoon and stopping at Premier Inn, Nantwich. We will be a the starting point at 9.30am for breakfast. Tour starts at 11am.
Cheers
Charlie



Hi Charlie,
Are there any plans set out yet for this weekend?
Rich

stokeflyer
16-08-16, 03:42 PM
Did you get the final routes from Andy Cox for both Saturday and Sunday yesterday Rich? If not give me a shout. Jonathan, Si, Lionel and myself are going on Friday afternoon and stopping at Premier Inn, Nantwich. We will be a the starting point at 9.30am for breakfast. Tour starts at 11am.
Cheers
Charlie

Hi Charlie,
I've not received anything as yet?
Could you forward it to me please
Thanks
Rich

AKCharlie
16-08-16, 04:48 PM
Can you PM your email address please and I will add you to East Midlands Mail Forum so you will see all posts. I will also then send you the route
Cheers
Charlie

stokeflyer
16-08-16, 04:53 PM
Can you PM your email address please and I will add you to East Midlands Mail Forum so you will see all posts. I will also then send you the route
Cheers
Charlie

PM sent
Thanks
Rich

AKCharlie
16-08-16, 04:55 PM
Were you going to meet us this coming weekend on the Wales Tour? If so, PM your email address and I will send you the route
Cheers
Charlie


Hi Sion, yes it is a good welsh name,
i'm off to the states on Friday, so if you don't mind i'll drop you a p.m when i'm back in a couple of weeks time

Arfon

Sion G WelshV8
21-08-16, 09:53 PM
Dear one and all,

I had a fantastic time this weekend and really enjoyed myself, especially in the tunnels !!

Special Thanks to Andy for arranging the detailed and excellent guide booklet, Charlie for the invite and for Rich keeping me in the loop. The technical help and guidance was a blessing and hopefully has advance progress greatly!! Thanks one and all.

Greig enjoyed himself so much he may even start his own build.


So until next time thanks again it was a pleasure to meet you all.

Anytime you fancy a return visit to the mountains drop me a line,

Sion

stokeflyer
22-08-16, 08:55 AM
Dear one and all,

I had a fantastic time this weekend and really enjoyed myself, especially in the tunnels !!

Special Thanks to Andy for arranging the detailed and excellent guide booklet, Charlie for the invite and for Rich keeping me in the loop. The technical help and guidance was a blessing and hopefully has advance progress greatly!! Thanks one and all.

Greig enjoyed himself so much he may even start his own build.


So until next time thanks again it was a pleasure to meet you all.

Anytime you fancy a return visit to the mountains drop me a line,

Sion

It was good to meet you and Greg Sion, and as you say it was a brilliant weekend, thanks to Andy & Charlie for arranging everything, the route was amazing and planned to perfection!
Hope to see you all again soon
Rich & Lisa

Andy5475
22-08-16, 11:06 AM
Hi All,

Thank you for the great company this weekend, it was a pleasure to meet you all and enjoy some great driving in the Cobra's, even in typical British summer wet weather conditions!

Hope you all got home safely last night.

Cheers,

Andy

AKCharlie
22-08-16, 01:25 PM
Hats off to all who attended the Wales Tour! It was brilliant. Ok, the weather could have been a lot better on the Saturday but the Sunday made up for it. Superb driving and scenery.

My special thanks to Andy and Jennie who put the route together. Sat Navs not required! Directions were superb and detailed spot on! It was a tremendous effort on both of you to pull this together. All appreciated the hard work.

A really good weekend with fellow Cobra Owners and friends from the North and South - great effort Guys! Makes it all worthwhile!

Cheers
Charlie

Russ-Notts
22-08-16, 05:41 PM
Ditto to everything Charlie and others have said. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend. A great group of people to be with and we were made very welcome at all the stop-off places. Special thanks to Andy and Jen for planning and arranging the whole weekend.

Russ.