Rob and I have been kicking this around for a while and the rest of the nanomeeters AKA "The Usual Suspects" have been consulted and all agree it would be a good idea to have a NATIONAL Nano-Meet.
This thread is for ideas please. We all know that the Nano-Meet idea works but this would be the most challenging to produce and would afford the best possible chance of a national 'work on our cars' meet with the active blessing of the owners of the venue, which would be Four Ashes near Wolverhampton.
The basic idea is this:-
We know that some people travel a fair distance to get to the Nano-Meets as they stand but how would it be if we arranged a whole weekend? Maybe people from further afield might see it as a meet worth attending.
We would start with a meet and greet on the Friday afternoon / evening and a meal in the Four Ashes pub on the Saturday evening. The format of the remainder of the weekend is one of the things we would like ideas for please.
We could either have a two day session for working on the cars. That would be quite some event. Anybody who has attended a Nano-Meet in the past will agree, I hope, that even in a one day event, a tremendous amount of work gets done With a two day event, anything that doesn't get finished on the Saturday could be safely left over until the Sunday
Alternatively, we could organize a day-trip for the Saturday, if anybody thought that would be a good idea, with the working day on Sunday as has been the case in the past.
OR, we could have a combination of both. This is where we need input from people who would like to attend please.
In common with previous Nano-Meets held at Four Ashes, camping and car@vanning pitches would be free as would the use of the shower facilities, for Friday and Saturday nights.
If you are not keen on the great outdoors (even in the pub grounds ), there are several motels in the area and at least one very pleasant and reasonably priced B & B.
How it will work all depends upon what people want to do. As usual, families are welcome.
A date for the weekend would also need to be decided upon, with the middle of Summer being the favourite idea at the moment, July or August perhaps. Again, we'd need people to express their preferences.
If anybody out there doesn't know what goes on at a Nano-Meet, please do a search of the Community and Club fora and you'll soon get the idea Alternatively, ask me or Rob or Mick or Lyndon or Duncan or David or Bernard or, indeed, anybody who has been to a Nano-Meet
It should go without saying but I've been asked to just remind people:- The nanomeeters are an ecumenical bunch and the Nano-Meets are not affiliated to any particular forum or other group. All are welcome but it would probably assist if you had a Rover 75, MGZT, or at least a liking for the cars
In addition, each car owner remains, at all times, in charge of and takes responsibility for, his or her own car. You decide how many parts of your car you'd like to see ripped apart by an enthusiastic bunch of nutters
Well, that's the bare bones of it so...
Anybody got any ideas?
Ideally we'd like to get date and format firmed up as soon as we can so that people can start planning.