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Old 08-24-2008, 04:52 AM
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Re: Jae 2008

Hi Guys

Here is the latest info from the Organisation about JAE 2008.

Hello,

Well by now you should be pretty much set and hopefully more than a little excited about the prospects of JAE for 2008! On Tuesday morning I'm off to site to start getting everything set up so, if you need to contact me please do so via my mobile phone number on 0779 555 1774. But before I go just a few reminders:

To get to the camp you will probably come from the A12.
if you do and you're heading from South of the Thames take the A13 then the A130 then the A12. Having done the trip to M.I. several times this is a much more enjoyable route than the A12 directly.

Try and avoid Colchester Town Centre. The best route is as follows:
from the South/West A12 junction 26. Last exit at roundabout under slip road, keep left at island, second exit (A1124) at next roundabout, At lights turn right to "East Mersea"

If you miss junction 26, go to junction 27 and take the last exit at the roundabout. At the top of the hill go straight across the island and then left at the lights to "East Mersea"

From the North/East. A12 junction 29 onto A1232. Follow this into Colchester until you reach the A133, bear sharp left before the railway (Cowdray Avenue, A133) onto the Colchester Bypass. Stay on the A133 Colchester Bypass until you reach the large roundabout. Straight across, up the hill and at the island at the top straight on. At the top of the hill go straight across the island and then left at the lights to "East Mersea

IF IN DOUBT JUST FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO EAST MERSEA

When you get there you are responsible for marshalling and managing cars on and off your plots so please do so with consideration to others and for people walking around. There is a 5mph speed limit for safety reasons and driving while intoxicated on the site is against the law and something we cannot allow for safety and legal reasons. For this reason you now have allocated camping to help reduce the need to drive. Relax, sit back and enjoy the show rather than drive around

No glass bottles. Sorry but this is because children us the show ground for all sorts of activities and is therefore for their safety and yours. Not only that glass bottles can wreck tyres. Please tell your people to bring cans

There is a wedding on Saturday so for a period in the morning we may have to patrol the entrance and give priority to incoming vehicles for that function. Between 3:30pm and 5pm on Saturday the exit will be closed for the wedding reception people to arrive. If you need to go to the shops please do so beforehand

Mersea Island is a small place and no good for shopping. If you need to stock up please do so in Colchester which is a ten minute drive away and has a much better selection of shops

The causeway may be closed for a limited period. If it is there will be a gate crew at the pub just before the causeway. You can pay here which will speed up your entrance to the event, all while you're having a drink! The tide times are as follows:

Thursday 23:29 (JAE gates will close shortly after anyway)
Friday 11:54
Friday at midnight (JAE gates closed then anyway)
Saturday 12:46
Sunday 01:17 (JAE gates closed anyway)
Sunday 13:31

Weather forecast

Friday - 22'C, 5mph wind, sunny
Saturday - 23'C, 9mph wind, very sunny
Sunday - 24'C, 10mph wind, some cloud

Make sure you register for the Its a Knockout competitions as soon as you get there! You can do this at the Admin Tent which is right near the IKO Arena.

See you all there!

John


Hopefully the weather will be kind and the event will go well.

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Old 08-25-2008, 02:25 PM
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Thanks for the effort Phil and keeping us up to date,

As I will be doing near a 1000 ml or so, how many are definitely going? I wouldn't like to be the only one there sat in the middle of a field on my todd. The forcast for the weather looks very promising......then again we've had nowt but rain up here since the end of May.....saying all that, Joe and Graham will be there, so in my book more than two n' you've got a party

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:11 PM
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Re: Jae 2008

Amen.!

Yea, thanks Phil. Will you be able to call in for an hour or two? I hope so.

John, as you know Graham and I will be there.

Also Istvan said he would come and has not said otherwise.

We also have Ahmed coming on the Sunday, it will be great to meet him and see his car.

On the negative side I heard from Arthur today and he can't make it.

Phil & Belha are probably doing the Colin McRae run, so I would not expect them unless they change their minds or drop over on the Sunday.

Darren from Chester said he might come [Black CXD] but he is recovering from an accident and may not be fit to travel.
Scoobymal is another no show [Yellow SVX], Mal will be in Cyprus.

James [Jamsvx] said he would probably call. It would be great to see him again and Cassie if she comes. James has no SVX now, currently he has a Beemer.

That leaves 4 that I know of not yet heard from:
Ally from Scotland
Michael Messenger
Pottsy
Norman.

The fourth is Brett, and I will have to telephone Brett, he does not use the Forum at all.

If Norman's son is coming to the Miata club, maybe Norman will be there also anyway, he usually comes.

That makes possibly 4 or 5 cars as follows:

Blueji definite
svxistentialist definite
Istvan definite
Ahmed definite [Sunday]
Darren possible
Norman possible but unknown
Michael unknown
Ally unknown
Pottsy unknown
Brett unknown

I'm looking forward to it already, and I really hope the weather is good, we need a break here.

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Old 08-25-2008, 04:34 PM
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Sorted!

I'm looking forward to the run and hope the weather is kind, it's a part of the country I've never been to, been told it's a hidden treasure!?....

Is there a prize for the smallest club?

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I'm looking forward to the run and hope the weather is kind, it's a part of the country I've never been to, been told it's a hidden treasure!?....

Is there a prize for the smallest club?

John
Yes, but it's a perpetual cup!! Phil and Belha, Graham and I won it outright last year.

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Re: Jae 2008, update

Michael Messenger kindly contacted me to say he was heading for Hong Kong, so he can't make it.

Phil and Belha are doing the Banbury event, so they will not be able to attend.
So the latest list is now at:

Blueji definite
svxistentialist definite
Istvan definite
Ahmed definite [Sunday]
Darren possible
Norman possible but unknown
Michael not coming
Ally unknown
Pottsy unknown
Brett unknown

We have enough to make it a fun event.

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Old 08-27-2008, 02:09 PM
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just to confirm my attendance for sunday, prob arrive at 12'ish & begin the search for the chosen few!
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:30 PM
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just to confirm my attendance for sunday, prob arrive at 12'ish & begin the search for the chosen few!
Try the bar first Ahmed!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...Clublayout.jpg

The above link shows a map of the site. As you can see, come in the entrance, travel straight ahead till you can go no further, turn left, and the SVX stand is on the left down a ways beside Toyota Seras.

We look forward to meeting you, and seeing your car.

BTW tide is at half past one Sunday, so try to avoid that time in case the causeway is flooded.

Cheers man.

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Old 08-28-2008, 12:41 PM
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weather looks ok,will b there tommorow.istvan
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weather looks ok,will b there tommorow.istvan
Istvan, I'll be travelling all day tomorrow and won't arrive till early Sat. I'm collecting Graham who has our paperwork for the site. If you're there first, man the site for us. Tell them you are with the network and paid up.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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Old 08-30-2008, 08:47 PM
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Hello!!!

Again a short appearance to let you know I was following your activity while preparing for this year's JAE (as I usually do each year since our first appearance on the show).

I can't tell you how much I appreciate and envy your time together while enjoying what seems to be a fun and well organized event in which I am sure our rarities are "kept alive" before others eyes.
I am sure many don't know anything about our cars, even on japanese car events...

Anyway I was also follwing the McRae tribute gathering and I know from your posts how much the dates coincidence left many puzzled in terms of decision.
I leave you with this link a friend of mine sent me (yes, another Subaru nuts ).

Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYSYxWL2jU8

Cheers.

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just back from the JAE,fantastic time,thanks for the video,really nice to see how many ppl care,istvan
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just back from my first visit, my delayed arrively ment i missed istvan by 15mins, however met the rest of the attending members (graham, joe & john) for the first time, and it was a pleasure, with lots of useful infomation,tips & advice. hope maybe next year an annual SVX meet can be arranged seperate from the JAE?

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It was a pleassure to meet up with friends of old, and friends of new!......it was worth the 1,019 mile trip for the 'crack'......and Istvan's smoked ham!.
it was a shame you couldn't have got there earlier ahmed, better luck next time.......and I think I speak for all, a big thanks to Sam for keeping us fed!!

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Re: Jae 2008

Paulo

Great to hear from you man. Thanks for the vid link. You really have to get to one of our shows, maybe the next one?

Guys, got back late last night. Had a really smashing time. As the lads already said it was so good to meet new people with great interest in the SVX.

Our barbecue Saturday night was top notch and top nosh, and not too bad for a little wine or whiskey either.

It was a first for both Istvan and his girl Sam, and a first meet for Ahmed also, although we have had his car in the frame before in 2006. Good to see it in good hands and well cared for again.

Photos will be posted and I will link to them. Phil Hill did not turn up that we saw, and neither did we see any sign of James. Phil and Belha and Ashwina represented us in the Colin McCrae tribute and the Impreza guys really appreciated the SVX turning up. Nice one Phil.

Low numbers maybe but a quality meet. We all were pleased that Istvan's mum is trying [in vain] to fatten him up, with apple slices and fabulous smoked ham and garlic sausage sent from home. Must remember to email her a skinny jpeg of him in plenty of time before next year's meet.

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