Several people have asked when the next one is so we decided to get another weekend in before the weather changes and makes camping and working on cars uncomfortable
This will be the last one of 2010, at least in the weekend format and we probably wouldn't be keen on doing the first one in 2011 until May
Following a (somewhat) successful meet in August, the format will be the same this time
The event will take place at:- Four Ashes Inn, Wolverhampton, WV10 7DG Please note that, although it has a Wolverhampton post code, this is a country pub
Click here to see map Look for "Four Ashes public house", slightly to the West of the marked location.
Thanks to Lyndon and Mick we have the use of some excellent facilities
There is a camping area at the Inn which will take Tents, caravans etc. and is fairly secluded. We will have the use of the shower block as well.
The nano-meet will still take place starting at 10:00 ish on the Sunday BUT, it's not just the nano-meet
We know some members are keen to stay overnight so what we've planned is to have a meal at the inn at 7:00 pm on the Saturday night as a bit of a social get-together. That should suit those who are camping, those of us who are local (although a few of the local members are camping anyway just for the craic ). There is also a Premier Inn motel for those that prefer, right by the M54 motorway called the Moseley Park and that is a mere 5 minutes away from the venue.
Everybody is invited for either the Saturday evening meal / drinkies, the nano-meet or both
Of course, those who would have liked to attend a nano-meet but thought it was too far to travel can now join in the fun.
There is a 24 bay hard-standing plus a huge grassed area for cars to be worked on so no limit on numbers. The usual facilities and expertise will, of course, be available.
Hopefully tea and coffee will be there as usual thanks to David. Plus there's a pub so what more could you need
The landord has agreed to have the outside kitchen open during the Sunday for breakfast sandwiches, burgers etc. They will, of course, charge but from what I understand they will be very reasonable prices. This is a big bonus for us as the logistics, work and initial investment in food would have been quite a headache, looking at the potential number of cars Thanks to Lyndon and Mick for getting that arranged
There is no charge for the meet, parking, the camping facilities etc.
Anybody who would like to come along, please add a post at the end of this thread, letting us know your requirements, how many attending, camping, caravan or motel etc.
Families are most welcome
If this meet is anything like the last one,it promises to be a great event. We're looking forward to seeing faces old and new
Now, for those of you who haven't a clue what a nano-meet is:-
A meeting for the sole purpose (other than eating) of doing work on our cars. If you've a job or mod you'd like to do but don't have the confidence to attempt by yourself. This is the ideal opportunity as there will be plenty of forum members on hand to help and advise. You're more than welcome to help others with their jobs as well
That's how it all works So if you've nothing you need doing then please just turn up for the craic and to get stuck in with others
It 's a great chance to get stuck in to working on our cars without the usual interruptions we all put up with at home
There will almost certainly be a plethora of diverse experience and facilities. With luck we should have a forum member there who has a T4 (Testbook version 4.Computer Diagnostic System) and knows how to use it
Retro-fitting powerfold mirrors seems to have become the signature activity of these meetings and we now have the connectors and terminations to make a pretty much OEM job of it, especially since Ben worked out how to use the door jamb connector blocks
Food and drinks generally available throughout the day. Certainly nobody has yet gone hungry.
The only restrictions on what we do are that the task must be comfortably do-able in six to eight hours and nothing oily please as we MUST leave the venue as tidy as it will be when we turn up on the day
If you were considering doing one of my remote projects then this meeting would be a good time to get it done, having access to yours truly if you need help
As the list of names develops, more specialities will become apparent
If you need more information then by all means contact either myself or Rob (Trebor). A search of the forum using "nano" or "west midlands" should give you an idea of what happens.
Although it says "West Midlands", these meetings are open to any forum member. You decide how far you're willing to travel
Please let us know what you're contemplating doing to you car so we can keep an eye on facilities, tools needed etc.
If you want powerfolds fitting, I make the looms up before the event so they are ready to fit Please let me know in plenty of time
Owners are responsible for their cars and any work carried out is at their own risk.
OK. Who's going to be there?
Paul (Raistlin) - nano-meet - nothing to be done on VeeKay at present.
Rob (Trebor) - Meal, camping and nano-meet - remote boot release.
Col (Deux gazoles) - Possible
Bernard + Janina - Meal, hotel & Nano - Possible door handle replacement
David (Monk) - Nano (possible overnight) T4 Ninja
Dave (Takestock) +1 - Meal (Breaded mushrooms x2, Vegetable Curry with rice and Naan bread, Gammon and pineapple), hotel and Nano.
Chris (MrB) - Possible.
Andy (Andy Willi)
Lewis (Cowley_MOA )
Steve (stevemac) Meal, hotel and nano-meet.
Duncan - meal (1x Steak and Ale with Mash. 1x mixed grill with Chips.) and nano-meet
Alan (Hodgy) - Nano-meet
John (johnwh74) - Meal camping and nano-meet (plus family). Parking heater mod.
Heather (goodlittlewifey ) and Tim - Meal (2 x nachos with cheese 1 x 8 oz rump steak 1 x veggy curry with rice) , camping and nano-meet.
Dave (onefortheroad) - Meal, hotel and nano-meet - Lots of jobs
Steve (Starbug2) - Meal + 1 maybe nano-meet
Les (Gren 24) - Plus Hilda Meal( Sirloin Steak with chips and side order of Onion Rings.Steak and ale pie with chips.) - nano-meet.
Martin (Chartermark) - Meal, B & B nano-meet - Replace steering wheel, hard wire sat nav power supply.
Simon (Spongebob) - Nano-meet
Mick AKA Mick - Nano-meet
Mike (Fingers) - Nano-meet