I took myself off to the International Classic Classic Motor Show on the 23rd October at the NEC in Birmingham. Despite the rain outside the place was fairly busy. I tracked down the MMOC & MIR stand and thought that you would all like to see the results.
Motley Crew manning the stand - Andy W Ben & Andrew M (sorry to XXXX I
didn't get you in the shot). Three days is a long time to man a
and represent the club, well done you.
The was lots of interest whilst I was there and a lot of membership forms went away in interested hands.
This sort of stand is just the thing the club needs in my opinion.
|Just a point, at no time did I see
the stand unmanned, having walked round the whole show, a lot of other
clubs could learn from that, very professional. There was always
someone that club members & members of the non Marina public could
The gent reading the TC Coupes' screen info hung around for ages. Being sold on Coupes myself, I could understand as I thought that it was beautiful. I don't know why he was so interested, he didn't talk to anyone. I had a quick scout round the TC afterwards in-case something obvious was suddenly missing.
|The Royal Mail van was particularly
popular with two groups of people; the under 5s whose dad's were desperate
to keep them interested while they trawled round the show (I have
christened them the "Postman Patters") and a 40s/50s crowd, a lot of
whom I suspect were current or ex Postmen, who remember them with varying
degrees of fondness.
It's a beautiful job this one, it looks and feels as crisp as the day it was delivered (pun).
|The Sun Tor
was in a lovely condition, one guy came up and asked if we knew if there
was one for sale anywhere. Andy Morris has done a lovely job with
this one and it wasn't for sale.
As it happened there was one on eBay that morning so we passed that snippet on.
I was there, there were chaps after parts, a Scots guy who came down down
to the show from Aberdeen specially and was looking for a works van for
his business. He wanted something that no-one else had got.
All the guys were busy, so I chatted to him a while and made sure that he
left with a membership application form
It has inspired me to offer my services for one day this time next year, go on yourself, why not have a day out with the club and a free look around the show into the bargain?