Awe that's a real shame hun .... but not unexpected Sadly.I was not happy in the slightest when I went last year
The morning of the event I got up early and spent 5 hours pampering the GTA and when I arrived they hadn't got my reserve on record and with complete dismay I was ferry'd across the dust reminance of the barley field to park with those who were visiting the event. I was cringing the whole way across as being a sports car she's not meant for such off roading, needless to say I crept across the field in fear of bottoming out. By the time I got to the parking area my beautiful highly polished car was covered in crap. I complaind to the owner of the farm and he didn't give a ****, toffey nosed **** with all his upper class twit friends standing around talking utter pedantic rubbish. Sorry for that part but he and his friends seemed to find my complaint amusing If you're familiar with the Harry Enfield show of the 90's, you'll remember 'Tim nice but dim', and these folks reminded me of this character.
A very worthy cause this event, but the bad experience is one that won't be repeated for me, I just walked around all those gleaming cars on show which just rubbed salt into the wound that mine was sitting in some dusty field. Grrrrrrrr.
Hope you all enjoy yourselves though it's a great cause:thumbs:
Go for it then......then let me know asap and I'll put up-or you can start the thread and I'll make it sticky- whichever way you want to go?I'm going to book my spider in to join the show. It would be great if we could get a contingency from the E Anglian region. I'd even be happy, as I live in Bury st Edmunds to co-ordinate and talk to the organisers.
There were some alfa's there on show and my particular favourite was the mint condition yellow alfa sud ti owned by a guy called Mike.
I had originally booked a stand through the event organisers for up to 30 cars as it was a special year for us GTA owners (10 year anniversary) This was also open to other alfas but numbers dwindled with people not being able to make the day. I chose to book myself in anyway but somehow they didn't register my booking
Anyway I don't have their details anymore but you can obtain them from the eastanglian AROC administrator (Husband and Wife team based in Norfolk) They had organised an alfa meet there the previous year, try giving them a shout ok.
If you do book a stand and many wish to attend I might be persuaded to give it another go, after all it is for a good cause and one I think should be supported.
If you can get a banner made for nowt then the region would like two, if not three please Tess over in Wales had one made so she could put it up at meets and advertise to budding newbies to the Alfa brand and her region. Please tell me more about these FREE banners??I would be happy if we could muster up 1/2 a dozen cars to represent the area. I can probably get a banner made as well.(for nothing).
I have organised many things before and fully take on board that the numbers that say yes ALWAYS dwindle as it gets nearer to the "nitty gritty". So if we can attract 15 cars, I can rest assured that we will get at least 6.:thumbs:
If ya don't push your luck chuck now't would get doneDon't push your luck. A mate of mine is in "the trade" and he ows me a favour. I can do this for the E Anglian region...The others will have to carry on looking.
ie...something like "Alfa owner.com E Anglian region".....Ok?
Don't you have to be a member of the AROC if they take control, to join their stand? I'm not a real member of anything....I may need to go as an "independant" as the EA fried bread meister has taken a dislike to me because I don't fit in with the "getalong gang".Just an idea, but why not get AROC EA to organise this and they'll provide the necessary banners etc. With their clout we could see quite a turn out of alfisti
I haven't been a member for nearly a couple of years now but still turned up to one last year and was asked to park in the AROC stand. Thing is I've been to many alfa/italian car events over the years and most of the time as a non member, we drive alfa's and AROC are pretty good and lets not forget this is more about the Charity than an organised alfa day. Also, even if you do enter privately no one is going to stop you parking next to other alfa's If I do go you can park next to me ok:thumbs::lol:Don't you have to be a member of the AROC if they take control, to join their stand? I'm not a real member of anything....I may need to go as an "independant" as the EA fried bread meister has taken a dislike to me because I don't fit in with the "getalong gang".