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Title: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Colin on November 09, 2017, 06:28:24 PM
Here is an early warning of what will be THE Abarth Owners Club event at the year.

We have made a provisional booking for the exclusive hire of an interesting location for an Abarth Summer meeting on Sunday 3rd June. As well as providing a very accessible central location for Abarth Owners to meet up en masse, (we will not run out of space even if we get 500 cars!), the site has huge appeal to the photographers among you. This unique setting contains a lot of old  buildings, many of them restored, and we will be free to move cars around the site all day, which will give everyone the opportunity to shoot cars individually and in groups with all manner of great backdrops. The extensive grounds include an area with built-in BBQ facilities, and there are plenty of areas where people will be able to spread out their own picnics, according to preference. In addition, we plan to have an Abarth Dealer on site, with some of the latest models on show, and some form of concours competition. 

Full details will be supplied once the event is confirmed. As there is a significant (fixed) cost to hire the venue, I need to be sure we have enough interest to make this financially viable, so please could you post here to indicate whether you would support this event or not. 
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: jenniferlouise on November 09, 2017, 08:59:58 PM
Intrigued.... we are currently free and would be very interested in this. In fact youíve started a domestic competition of Ďwhere on earth is Colin?í  Any idea of costs at this stage? A&J
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: roundyuk on November 09, 2017, 09:00:53 PM
Definitely game for attending this! :-)
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Neil R on November 09, 2017, 09:08:03 PM
Sounds like a very interesting day, Any hints on location.....?      Ticket cost etc...?
Definitely up for this .
Neil.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: jenniferlouise on November 09, 2017, 09:42:54 PM
We think we know, but withholding our guess to allow Colin to make a dramatic and grand announcement when heís good and ready... Iíve a scratch card riding on the outcome....
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: CBAbarth on November 09, 2017, 09:57:39 PM
Iím up for this👍
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Colin on November 10, 2017, 11:08:39 AM
I will announce the venue once I have actually confirmed our booking with them. l needed to make sure that we would have enough takers to cover the cost of hiring the place....... and the response within a matter of hours suggests that we do.

Target is for the cost to be a tenner a head, by the way.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: JC XSR on November 10, 2017, 02:08:45 PM
Sounds like a very interesting day.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: CJ on November 10, 2017, 03:03:45 PM
Yes please Colin  :)
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: noddyrocket on November 21, 2017, 05:56:59 PM
Umm intriguing! Sounds good Colin
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: HarrierJint on November 22, 2017, 07:21:59 PM
Should be up for this assuming something more important doesn't take place, so yeah sounds fun.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: 137699 on November 23, 2017, 12:11:44 AM
Possibly but can't say for sure until I know where it is.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: AR64RTH on November 24, 2017, 06:23:05 PM
Hasn't been huge interest on this forum especially, just from the No. of people who have responded. how are you getting on with numbers Colin?. Is this the same as the one last year at Coventry Transport Museum?  That one was fantastic.

TY

B
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: AbarthHorseProwler on November 25, 2017, 12:38:21 AM
 :o
Iím game! For sure!

Have just put deposit down on my first Abarth (595 Comp) having rented one for a week on honeymoon in the mountains outside of Porto a couple of months back. Wasnít even in the market for a second car until that week happened. The (new) Mrs wasnít too impressed with the 3rd person in the relationship that week and even less impressed when I told her what Iíd done today 🤭

Despite inevitably having to do some serious graft in marital purgatory, I canít contain my excitement and counting down the hours to pick up time next week!

Look forward to seeing club members and their motors next year!
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Neil R on November 25, 2017, 07:04:05 AM
Hi AbarthHorseProwler.
Welcome to the club.   Pictures required of the new car on pick up day as always . What spec and colour have you gone for...?
Hope to see you at some meets in the new year.
Neil.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Colin on November 26, 2017, 05:44:32 PM
Hasn't been huge interest on this forum especially, just from the No. of people who have responded. how are you getting on with numbers Colin?. Is this the same as the one last year at Coventry Transport Museum?  That one was fantastic.

TY

B
Over 130 people on Facebook have said that they are interested, which does make this viable. I will be confirming with the venue in the next few days - and once that is done, I will announce the venue.

The idea is to make this the biggest Abarth event of the year. 
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: jenniferlouise on November 26, 2017, 09:36:11 PM
The suspense continues.... itís like an episode of Miss Marple 🤔🔎
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Salvos_white_abarth on November 27, 2017, 10:35:28 PM
Im game for this (Y)
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
Post by: oVerboost on November 29, 2017, 05:14:47 PM
Very interested depending on location and dates :)
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Colin on November 30, 2017, 07:47:40 PM
Thanks to a very positive response to this, I have gone ahead and changed my reservation to a commitment.

So now I can confirm what a couple of people guessed: the venue is the Bicester Heritage site. We will have the entire "technical site" (ie not the airfield) to ourselves. This is going to be THE Abarth event of the year.

Tickets will be on sale early in 2018, but please etch the date in your diaries now.

And if you want to see what the location is like, don't forget that we are attending the Sunday Scramble there on Sun 7th January. See the separate thread for details on how to book tickets for that one.   
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: noddyrocket on November 30, 2017, 08:15:12 PM
FANTASTIC!

Well done Colin, I had a suspicion it was Bicester.

This will be excellent 8)
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Neil R on November 30, 2017, 09:16:06 PM
Great news Colin, Excellent venue.
Count me in for sure.
Neil.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: jenniferlouise on November 30, 2017, 09:18:25 PM
Thatís a pound in my pocket. Had that as the venue too. We are in for this.  Early bird tickets? A
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: HarrierJint on December 01, 2017, 04:37:11 PM
Totally in for this.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: garypass on December 04, 2017, 03:12:48 PM
I'm in!

Gary
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: oVerboost on December 04, 2017, 03:46:43 PM
Awesome, I'm up for this!!! Will post it on the Southwest Abarth page and try to get a few members to come along...
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Wheelycats on December 06, 2017, 06:24:14 PM
Yes we will defiantly attend this.

Here is an early warning of what will be THE Abarth Owners Club event at the year.

We have made a provisional booking for the exclusive hire of an interesting location for an Abarth Summer meeting on Sunday 3rd June. As well as providing a very accessible central location for Abarth Owners to meet up en masse, (we will not run out of space even if we get 500 cars!), the site has huge appeal to the photographers among you. This unique setting contains a lot of old  buildings, many of them restored, and we will be free to move cars around the site all day, which will give everyone the opportunity to shoot cars individually and in groups with all manner of great backdrops. The extensive grounds include an area with built-in BBQ facilities, and there are plenty of areas where people will be able to spread out their own picnics, according to preference. In addition, we plan to have an Abarth Dealer on site, with some of the latest models on show, and some form of concours competition. 

Full details will be supplied once the event is confirmed. As there is a significant (fixed) cost to hire the venue, I need to be sure we have enough interest to make this financially viable, so please could you post here to indicate whether you would support this event or not.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Colin on April 03, 2018, 04:25:22 AM
Sadly, I have to announce that this event will not go ahead.

I had been hoping to come up with a new date, but trying to find a slot that works for the venue and does not clash with other events has defeated me. 
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Salvos_white_abarth on April 03, 2018, 12:41:53 PM
Oh noooo :( gutted.

i know you would of tried really hard mate.

Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Neil R on April 03, 2018, 03:14:04 PM
Anything else planned to replace this venue ?
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on April 06, 2018, 08:24:45 AM
put me down Colin, its in the diary!
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: Neil R on April 06, 2018, 11:17:44 AM
Dan , check the tread..this meet is cancelled.
Neil.
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on April 06, 2018, 04:52:01 PM
Dan , check the tread..this meet is cancelled.
Neil.

gutted, never saw the post on other page  :(
Title: Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - Bicester Heritage - 3rd June 2018
Post by: jenniferlouise on April 09, 2018, 04:35:41 AM
Sadly, I have to announce that this event will not go ahead.

I had been hoping to come up with a new date, but trying to find a slot that works for the venue and does not clash with other events has defeated me.
Real shame however understand if it doesnít work. Appreciate all your efforts Colin. Lots more to look forward to.