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Hi Folks,
I posted this in the South Central section a couple of months back...... Tess (her of TPTB) has suggested I repost it in SW area, she will do likewise in the South Wales section :D



Summer 2013: I know this might seem premature (especially as we haven't even had a Summer in 2012 yet!) but thinking of next year......
Every summer a number of seaside resorts hold ‘free’ car shows - the idea being to entertain tourists and thereby encourage both tourists and participants to spend money in the local economy. Poole, in Dorset, runs a weekly themed car show named Quay For My Car. (Q4MC)
Throughout the summer, every Friday, the Quay in Poole Harbour is closed to traffic. It is an attractive location – opposite Sunseeker Yachts (where they are currently constructing Eddie Jordan’s superyacht!) with a busy waterfront and an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. As it's a tourist destination, there are obviously plenty of hotels in the Poole/Bournemouth area.
Poole Tourist Information (pooletourism.com) organises and run the event. As it is funded through sponsorship so there is NO charge for participants or spectators!

Poole Tourism...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/7...

This year the themes have been:
4th May - Open Tops/Convertibles
11th May - Beetles & Combis (T1 & T2 only)
18th May - Porsches
25th May - 4x4s/Classic Landrovers
1st June - Open Tops/Convertibles
8th June - Mini Magic
15th June - Best of British (pre August 1983)
22nd June - Lotus 7/Caterham
29th June - Audi TTs
6th July - Open Tops/Convertibles
13th July - Beetles/Combis (T1 & T2 only)
20th July - Porsches
27th July - TVRs
3rd August - Open Tops/Convertibles
10th August - Mini Magic
17th August - Best of British (pre August 1983)
24th August - American Dreams
31st August - Sassy Smarts


As a fellow Italian Car enthusiast I think you would agree that there is a very obvious gap in their schedule!
I approached Anne Simpson, who is the Special Events Manager for Poole Tourism, to ask whether it might be possible to add a date next year for Italian Cars. She is very enthusiastic about the success of Q4MC and advised me that if there was a free date and sufficient interest it might be possible to inaugurate the very first ‘Italian Stallions’ themed Quay For My Car!



How can you help initiate the event?
I understand that in the past the Ford Capri Club held an event but out of the minimum 50 cars needed to make a date viable managed to attract only 3!

If sufficient numbers of Italian car enthusiasts register our interest and enthusiasm by e-mailing / writing then Poole Tourism will be willing to consider adding the event to next year’s calendar. Therefore please could you e-mail Poole Tourism at the address below. The more enthusiasts who register an interest the better! At this stage the event is only a possibility and obviously there is no commitment to attend just as there is no implied commitment for Poole Tourism to offer it.

Please could you register an interest by e-mailing [email protected]
stating that you would be a possible participant in an 'Italian Stallions' themed Quay For My Car in 2013

For ease you may Copy / Paste the following:
Title line - 'Italian Stallions' themed Quay For My Car in 2013
Message:
I / we would be most interested in participating in an 'Italian Stallions' themed Quay For My Car in 2013. I could bring my ………

Yours truly,





Footnote:
The TVR boys at Pistonheads successfully initiated a TVR night. Can us Italian car fans do likewise? http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Remember this can only happen if WE initiate it. So if you are interested please register your potential interest.







There has been quite a lot of interest, Anne Simpson advised me recently:
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Hello David
We spoke about an Italian car night at Quay for My car next year and I think you started some sort of a forum in respect of expression of interest?
I now receive e-mails daily and reply to every one, but I can only say the same thing, that a review will be carried out at the end of the year.
Would it be possible for you to change the insertion and ask owners to express their interest to you, then you can give me feed back, and I will let you know the outcome of any review?
We are not in a position to carry one out yet, as we will need to talk with sponsors to see if they intend to carry on for another year, but I will not forget the responses received to date, if they are a sample of the interest generated then I would be hopeful that a fair number would give their support.
Planning the programme It is not quite as straight forward as finding a free night, there also has to be a balance across the event as it is intended to be a mix of different marques and not just sports cars every week - Sometimes I am able to take a long term view to including a new marquee in the annual programme, rather than just as a one off, but that itself requires various changes, so takes a little time to establish

regards
Anne Simpson
Special Event Manager
Poole Tourism
Welcome Centre The Quay Poole

01202.262537/07973474050 (mob)
END QUOTE



Obviously I don't want to smother poor Anne Simpson with e-mails ..... so if anyone else would like to register an interest please could you do so through this site!
But it does look like sufficient interest has been generated such that Poole Tourism will at least consider a Q4MC if the event is held and if there is a suitable gap in their schedule. Fingers crossed.




If you would like to register interest please could you post your name and the car you would like to bring. I will forward this information on to Poole Tourism.
 

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Whats TPTB?
 

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She who must be obeyed is good lol
 

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Registering my interest.
I've been down to Poole a couple of times in the past for the Tuesday (I think) bike nights.
Always a fantastic atmosphere, be nice to see it filled with Italian cars.

And Tess....
When did anyone ever obey you??? :lol:
 
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Def regisistering my interest, would be well up for a visit to poole :)

And when did we ever obey Tess :cheese:
 

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You lot obey me all the time.....you knows it lol
 

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you know you want to obey me, its a much easier life if you do evil
 

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Yeah, I'm in! I'll steward :)


Why don't you post something on the Masarati forum. I bet those lads would be well up for showing off their motors. ;)

Also you could contact the BIAMF guys too come to think of it.
 

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Yeah, I'm in! I'll steward :)


Why don't you post something on the Masarati forum. I bet those lads would be well up for showing off their motors. ;)

Also you could contact the BIAMF guys too come to think of it.


IAMC (BIAMF guys) are on board - have already promoted it in their weekly newsletter :p !
I have e-mailed all the Italian car clubs I could think of, according to Poole Tourism a number of interested parties have registered. If you know anyone on the Maserati forum would you mind contacting them? Please feel free to copy & pate my OP. Thanks.
 

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Have posted it on maser forum to see if there is any interest
 

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cool hun, we need some welshies to go to keep me company:D
 

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Hi all, having never taken part in an Alfa or Italian car day (well I was present in Milan for the Alfa Centenary in 2010 - sadly I didn't own an Alfa then :( ) I'd be very interested in taking part or at least attending -does your Alfa need to be show standard??!

Are there any potential dates mentioned yet?

P.S. What's IAMC / BIAMF??!
 
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