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The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:36 am
by mycarsavw
Southern Meet Take2 went very well, a lot more cars than last time - twice as many attendees/cars - and there was positive talk of making it a more regular meet.

We plan to use the same eating venue as before - The Moat at Wrotham - but we'll have to work on the meeting venue due to the rather nasty speedhumps not agreeing with the rather tasty lowered Passats.

I propose doing this quarterly (for those who struggle with such things, is every 3 months (12 months in a year, 4 quarters in a whole, 12/4 = 3)) so the next one could take place in August. Opening it up to VWAF seemed like a good idea, but of the 50k members, only two turned up. Such is the nature of forums. If no one minds I'd like to keep it open to them.

So what are your thoughts?

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:02 am
by rob c
Sounds like a plan!! 8)

BUT how about moving it around each time, that way a few more people might be up for coming if that quarters one is closer to them!? IE. Dorking, Brighton, Eastbourne, Newhaven... It also means its not always the same people that have to travel a fair distance... ok ok eddie is an exception!! :lol: and its a change of scenery... Maybe one biggish meet smack bang in the middle of the South, as there are a fair few members in devon/cornwall and hampshire/berkshire...

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:04 am
by Matt
sounds like a plan :)

to be honest, with the big car park round the back of the moat, im not sure if we really need a separate meeting place beforehand? Plus the moat is nearer to the motorways and easier to find than the country park.

Robs idea of moving it around is good too, just need people to find suitable locations (apologies for my mistake with the speedbumps lol)

Keeping it open to VWAF is a good idea too, no probs with that.

I think id we set a date early and stick to it then it might make it easier for people to decide to come?

count me in though, defo :)

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:45 am
by mycarsavw
Maybe pick for places/counties and move it from each one each quarter?

Quarter 1 February -
Quarter 2 May - Kent
Quarter 3 August -
Quarter 4 November -

Maybe the idea of a central one could involve a cruise up the the UKP show :)

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 11:29 am
by doobie
Works for me...
How about doing a north south east west....
Assuming kent was east
North could be somewhere around milton keynes or santa pod...
South could be winchester or basingstoke
West could be Swindon or oxford

All the above shouldnt be more than 2 hours away for anybody...

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 2:53 pm
by ct.p
Seems OK for the Kent chapter.

I'd favour a South Central location somewhere along the M4 corridor.

At a stretch the catchment could be from Berks / Bucks / Oxon / North Hamps / North West Surrey / Wilts and West London.

The trouble is drumming up the interest.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:34 pm
by doobie
Drum di drum...lol
Should be ok the more peeps seeing us meeting n havin fun ....the more will turn up...

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:36 am
by erl72
rob c wrote:ok ok eddie is an exception!! :lol:
lol this is true in so many cases! :oops:
doobie wrote: How about doing a north south east west....
Assuming kent was east ... North could be somewhere around milton keynes or santa pod...
...or Northampton International Raceway :wink:
I could alwasy ask if we could use the carpark to meet up for a while or even if we could park up inside the raceway if it wasn't being used for an experience day or something? lthough we would obviously NOT be allowed on track for obvious reasons - not least of which is that I'd like to keep my job!

It took me bang on 2 hours to get from the Kent meeting back up to the track at Northampton.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:19 pm
by Matt
thats such a cool idea! im up for that eddi :)

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 6:49 am
by NToombes
So, when and where is the next meet?
I am in Basingstoke so pretty south central!!

I presume its open to anyone even if they drive a bog standard B5.5!

Neil

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:01 am
by mycarsavw
Matt wrote:thats such a cool idea! im up for that eddi :)
Great idea and me too
NToombes wrote:So, when and where is the next meet?
I am in Basingstoke so pretty south central!!

I presume its open to anyone even if they drive a bog standard B5.5!

Neil
That's what this thread is about, getting ideas out there :D

It's open to everyone, even if you're not in a Passat.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 12:12 pm
by erl72
mycarsavw wrote:
Matt wrote:thats such a cool idea! im up for that eddi :)
Great idea and me too
lol I have them every now and again :lol: won't have another one again now for ages......

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:42 pm
by ct.p
NToombes wrote:So, when and where is the next meet?
I am in Basingstoke so pretty south central!!

I presume its open to anyone even if they drive a bog standard B5.5!

Neil
Yep, bogoo standard externally B5.5 Estate here.

Don't worry, kicking tyres (gently) and talking about cars is suppringly interesting.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:23 pm
by Dave-B5
the last meet sounded like a great laugh, but couldnt make it.
and i like the idea bout moving it round, keepin it open to more people and fresh for those that will come no matter where it is 8)
im rite down there in poole so some where south, south would be awsome for me :mrgreen:

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:55 am
by madrob6
Closer to Devon sounds good to me ;)

then just the question of which Passat would I take.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:45 pm
by chimp
I don't have my Passat yet but i'm up for a meet when I do (Should be inside a month) i'm also south south bournemouth way.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:58 am
by doobie
In north devon working next week so anyone wanna meet for coffee on tues or thurs evening let me know...So next meet August... how about a meet at Stonehenge??? would luv a pic of the Passats with that as a background....

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:35 am
by madrob6
doobie wrote:In north devon working next week so anyone wanna meet for coffee on tues or thurs evening let me know...So next meet August... how about a meet at Stonehenge??? would luv a pic of the Passats with that as a background....
I'm up for meeting up with you, providing you survive that combination of bad drivers and insane road layouts ;)

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 11:06 am
by doobie
Yeah i know the 361......lol.... staying in Bideford..... where are you??

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 3:45 pm
by madrob6
I'm in Barnstaple, not far away at all.

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:00 pm
by doobie
Cool will Pm ya...better stop hi-jacking this post...lol

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:02 pm
by Dave-B5
yea back on topic, any more news on this meet?

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:24 am
by 20vtchris
hi

im in plymouth, i know there are a couple of other owners down here, jk charlie169 etc. plymouth volksfest is coming up, 22nd-25th may anyone interested?

check out this link

http://www.plymouthvolksfest.co.uk/index1.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

there is camping and all that on site plus the most important beer tent, would be good to get a few modern cars in amongst the classics

let me know what you think


chris

Re: The "Quarterly Southern-area Meet" idea thread

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:39 pm
by Glynn
here's an idea for the southern quarterly meet idea

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