BMW Show, Santa Pod, Sun 19/9/10 *UPDATE - 18/09/10*

Find out about meetings and cruises in here. Make the best use of your Z!

Moderator: Gazza

User avatar
Geoff H
Joined: Sat 08 Nov, 2003 12:03
Posts: 710

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Wellingborough

Post by Geoff H » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 15:08

Poddington is a smallish village. The last time I went to the Garden Centre (a couple of years ago now, may be better now) access wasn't that good, the Centre is set back off the High Street in-between the houses on the left coming in from Wellingborough. You can get some idea of it on Google Maps Street view
Image

swamper
Joined: Thu 13 May, 2010 18:14
Posts: 1866

  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 16:16

Geoff H wrote:Poddington is a smallish village. The last time I went to the Garden Centre (a couple of years ago now, may be better now) access wasn't that good, the Centre is set back off the High Street in-between the houses on the left coming in from Wellingborough. You can get some idea of it on Google Maps Street view
but were zeders...............the rules of the road don't apply to us.... :lol:
the badness makes me do it...!

Image

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 19:13

Geoff H wrote:Poddington is a smallish village. The last time I went to the Garden Centre (a couple of years ago now, may be better now) access wasn't that good, the Centre is set back off the High Street in-between the houses on the left coming in from Wellingborough. You can get some idea of it on Google Maps Street view
I thought it looked ok on Street View Geoff. My only concern was that there might be gates across the entrance to the car park that could be locked at 7:30 on a Saturday morning. If anyone has any other ideas for a meet up point then I'm open to suggestions...
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

User avatar
stu
Site Admin
Joined: Fri 10 Oct, 2003 18:49
Posts: 3540

  Z3 roadster 2.8 supe
Location: On the edge!

Post by stu » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 19:36

How about Tesco's in Wellingborough?

Sells 99 octane & big car park, just off A46 & it'll be very quiet at that time of the morning.

<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... "></iframe>
someone in a minority once wrote:I know I'm in a minority
Image

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 19:49

*UPDATE - 16/09/10*

REVISED MEETING POINT
stu wrote:How about Tesco's in Wellingborough?

Sells 99 octane & big car park, just off A46 & it'll be very quiet at that time of the morning.
That looks like a better option, thanks Stu. Multimap says it'll take 19 minutes to get from there to Santa Pod so we'll stick with the original timings i.e. 7:30am meet up, 7:45am depart for Santa Pod.
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

User avatar
Geoff H
Joined: Sat 08 Nov, 2003 12:03
Posts: 710

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Wellingborough

Post by Geoff H » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 20:15

I forgot to put that the Garden Centre gates would probably be locked at that time in the morning. Tescos is right by the Premier Inn, 2 minutes away. There is also a large car park in the Retail Park (B&Q) opposite the Premier Inn, either would be good for you but as you say Tescos has petrol, I use Tescos for my petrol as I only live just over a mile away. The road through the Town centre is still closed with the road works
Image

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 20:37

Are you going to come across to Santa Pod on Sunday and say hello Geoff? There'll be lots of zeds to look at :wink:
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

User avatar
aceman
Joined: Sun 01 Jun, 2008 12:16
Posts: 1478

  M roadster S50
Location: Wakefield

Post by aceman » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 20:47

myredzed wrote:I thought it looked ok on Street View Geoff. My only concern was that there might be gates across the entrance to the car park that could be locked at 7:30 on a Saturday morning. If anyone has any other ideas for a meet up point then I'm open to suggestions...
Sunday or Saturday make your mind up :lol:
Aceman

Arctic Silver '98 Z3M

Previously;
Bright RED '99 Z3 2.8

Rocking seats ? You need seat bushes click HERE

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Thu 16 Sep, 2010 21:01

aceman wrote:
myredzed wrote:I thought it looked ok on Street View Geoff. My only concern was that there might be gates across the entrance to the car park that could be locked at 7:30 on a Saturday morning. If anyone has any other ideas for a meet up point then I'm open to suggestions...
Sunday or Saturday make your mind up :lol:
:oops:

at least someone's paying attention!
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

User avatar
Geoff H
Joined: Sat 08 Nov, 2003 12:03
Posts: 710

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Wellingborough

Post by Geoff H » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 11:47

myredzed wrote:Are you going to come across to Santa Pod on Sunday and say hello Geoff? There'll be lots of zeds to look at :wink:

No ... Sorry I'm not about that weekend
Image

GrahamNorton
Joined: Mon 09 Aug, 2010 12:59
Posts: 43

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Ash Vale

Post by GrahamNorton » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 12:33

Hello all,

fairly new member here. Think im probably gonna be able to show my face on Sunday. Be good to be meet a few of you and be able to put a few cars to faces.

Just saw a Triumph Herald drag car on the back of a truck :D ! Couldnt help but laugh. I wonder if its on its way to the Pod as we speak.

User avatar
Alfie
Z Register member
Joined: Thu 29 Apr, 2004 15:28
Posts: 3307

  M roadster S54
Location: Broadchurch....

Post by Alfie » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 12:37

Hi guys...

Looks like I might be able to get along to SP on Sunday. If I do, RED won't be coming coz I'll be in my 330 ///M sport cabrio which I need to sell so I'm hoping to park in the Autotrader area.

Hope to see y'all Sunday.

Cheers.
A.
Image

swamper
Joined: Thu 13 May, 2010 18:14
Posts: 1866

  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 20:54

phew...car is ready :shake:
the badness makes me do it...!

Image

jontymo
Joined: Sun 08 Aug, 2010 19:52
Posts: 630

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Huddersfield
Contact:

Post by jontymo » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 21:44

swamper wrote:phew...car is ready :shake:
Just gave mine a quick clean as well

See you in the morning 10.15 at Mcds

Jon

swamper
Joined: Thu 13 May, 2010 18:14
Posts: 1866

  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 21:48

lookin forward to it jon :wink:
time for a quick bew :D
the badness makes me do it...!

Image

User avatar
Canman
Joined: Tue 21 Jul, 2009 16:34
Posts: 1199

  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Rotherham

Post by Canman » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 21:48

all clean and shiny here too, see you 3 at junct 1 m18 at 11.00.
please dont rain :bow
Image


Please help. The money will go to a good cause. email me for the link to my fundraising page.

swamper
Joined: Thu 13 May, 2010 18:14
Posts: 1866

  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 21:52

to right kev...........iv been getting it ready for 2 weeks :lol:
the badness makes me do it...!

Image

User avatar
Canman
Joined: Tue 21 Jul, 2009 16:34
Posts: 1199

  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Rotherham

Post by Canman » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 21:59

swamper wrote:to right kev...........iv been getting it ready for 2 weeks :lol:
what about the Zed :roll:
Image


Please help. The money will go to a good cause. email me for the link to my fundraising page.

User avatar
w4tkins
Joined: Wed 08 Apr, 2009 20:59
Posts: 563

  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Lincoln

Post by w4tkins » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 22:02

Canman wrote:
swamper wrote:to right kev...........iv been getting it ready for 2 weeks :lol:
what about the Zed :roll:
Mine was born ready :devil:

See you all at 12 :thumb:
Image My Journal
Favourite Quotes:
Rob Tan wrote: The Z3. Purely medicinal.
TREGZY wrote:''Ive seen the way you drive.....you got a heavy foot''

swamper
Joined: Thu 13 May, 2010 18:14
Posts: 1866

  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Post by swamper » Fri 17 Sep, 2010 22:16

w4tkins wrote:
Canman wrote:
swamper wrote:to right kev...........iv been getting it ready for 2 weeks :lol:
what about the Zed :roll:
Mine was born ready :devil:

See you all at 12 :thumb:
iv clayed my self.............. im shinny :D

see you further down there w4tkins
:wink:
the badness makes me do it...!

Image

User avatar
Jonttt
Z Register member
Joined: Sun 28 Dec, 2008 16:32
Posts: 6536

  M roadster S54
Location: Liverpool

Post by Jonttt » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 01:34

Guys I'm afraid I'm probably not going to make it but will decide last minute, combination of bad weather forecast, running deep in a poker tournement that finishes tomorrow (I'll be in the bad books when SWMBO finds out I'm not going holiday shopping :roll: ), going on holiday next week and having to get car ready for winter storage before I go = gutted.

Have a great day though and I hope you get some sun :wink:
Happiness is not around the corner........happiness is the corner
Image Video or Journal Garage: 2015 FFRR Black Edition, Porsche Boxster GTS, 1997 Porsche Carrara C4S, Ex 2001 BMW S54 Z3m Roadster

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 09:55

*UPDATE - 18/9/10*

Just received the following info from the organisers:

"Dear All,
Please find attached you club map ready for the BMW Show on Sunday 19th Sept 2010.
If you could let your members know the pitch number and to have the vehicle passes on display when they enter the venue, this will speed up the access as the Marshalls will be able to direct you more efficiently.
Gates open at 8am on Saturday 18th for weekend ticket holders or 7am on Sunday 19th for day only ticket holders.
You can access your stand on the Saturday if you so wish.
Please remember that no glass or PA's are allowed on site or on your pitch. Anyone wanting to run on the track must bring a full valid driving licence with them.
I hope you have a good weekend and enjoy the show!!
"

This is the site map, WE ARE ON PITCH NUMBER 8

Image

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

User avatar
yalden
Joined: Sun 30 Mar, 2008 19:03
Posts: 1228

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Devon

Post by yalden » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 12:25

Looks good!

I don't suppose anyone will be bringing an airbag reset tool with them? Whilst hoovering out the car and adjusting the seats I seem to have snagged the pretensioner cable and set off the airbag light. I did something similar 2 years ago and had it reset without any problems... until now?

Chris

User avatar
Jonttt
Z Register member
Joined: Sun 28 Dec, 2008 16:32
Posts: 6536

  M roadster S54
Location: Liverpool

Post by Jonttt » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 13:24

I have one in my boot but am not going now :head:
Happiness is not around the corner........happiness is the corner
Image Video or Journal Garage: 2015 FFRR Black Edition, Porsche Boxster GTS, 1997 Porsche Carrara C4S, Ex 2001 BMW S54 Z3m Roadster

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 14:56

I'll bring mine along Chris.
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

User avatar
yalden
Joined: Sun 30 Mar, 2008 19:03
Posts: 1228

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Devon

Post by yalden » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 18:19

Ah spot on, thanks bud!

In Jon's abense I'll have to cop a feel of your Raid as well 8-)

DAVE P
Joined: Fri 13 Aug, 2010 18:39
Posts: 44

  M coupe S50
Location: STOCKPORT

Post by DAVE P » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 18:27

sorry but due to the weather forecast I dont think I will make this, hope you all have a good day!

User avatar
stu
Site Admin
Joined: Fri 10 Oct, 2003 18:49
Posts: 3540

  Z3 roadster 2.8 supe
Location: On the edge!

Post by stu » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 18:53

Weather on BBC doesn't look too bad to me, or Metcheck.
someone in a minority once wrote:I know I'm in a minority
Image

Z3cade
Joined: Sat 09 Jan, 2010 18:18
Posts: 2634

  M roadster S50
Location: Peterborough

Post by Z3cade » Sat 18 Sep, 2010 22:12

Bbc Weather says it will be wet round 6-8am then just overcast/sun rest of the day... Should be fine.
See you all tomorrow :wink:
///M Roadster - Evolve Stage 3
Image

User avatar
stu
Site Admin
Joined: Fri 10 Oct, 2003 18:49
Posts: 3540

  Z3 roadster 2.8 supe
Location: On the edge!

Post by stu » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 05:59

See you all soon :D
someone in a minority once wrote:I know I'm in a minority
Image

User avatar
Althulas
Joined: Fri 13 Feb, 2009 00:55
Posts: 807

  M roadster S50

Post by Althulas » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 09:53

I wish I could attend this but I made a right gawf and got myself into anothet commitmant before I realized on what date I did it. I hope the weather stays good today and the is a cracker.
If you like gaming with mature minded players visit our retirement home http://www.oap-clan.co.uk/
ImageImage

User avatar
markrnorton
Joined: Mon 05 Jan, 2009 13:19
Posts: 841

  Other roadster
Location: Essex

Post by markrnorton » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 17:05

it was bloody cold there today !
Still modifying

User avatar
stu
Site Admin
Joined: Fri 10 Oct, 2003 18:49
Posts: 3540

  Z3 roadster 2.8 supe
Location: On the edge!

Post by stu » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 17:58

Had a good time, shortened on track by the weather and a poorly E30! Still didn't improve on my pb, but did improve a lot and my last run was better than and E46 M3 with SMG, so happy with that :D

Great to meet so many new Z'ers today and see some lovely new cars too.

Much to everyone's surprise, I am a big fan of the pink Z3, which really picks out the Z's curves, great paintjob I reckon, lovely wheels and a few choice M additions to the styling too.

Yalden's Z is better in the flesh than the picks - keep it you mad fool!

Didn't get to see Rich's MZLS3 run - shame.

Mark & Ian, thanks for the tickets!

Cheers all

Stu
someone in a minority once wrote:I know I'm in a minority
Image

snatch
Joined: Thu 18 Oct, 2007 18:01
Posts: 253

  M roadster S50
Location: alcester

crap run

Post by snatch » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 18:15

I did 2 runs = 1st 13.01 2nd 13.07 = pants.. traction was a problem.
(thats my excuse)

car seemed to develop a miss fire on 2nd run.... refused to get next 2 tickets but someone told me i did a 15 :oops: ..... No way would i collect that 1,
did 1 more run don't know time but then went home..
last year at stratford i did 15 runs at 12.6 every time..
OH well next time maybe. interestingly the e46 supercharged corvette could not get out 14's until i suggested he let tyre pressure down = he picked up a second faster.
Anyway enjoyed the day and nice to meet everyone. :wink:

User avatar
markrnorton
Joined: Mon 05 Jan, 2009 13:19
Posts: 841

  Other roadster
Location: Essex

Post by markrnorton » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 18:27

It did look slippery up the 1/4.

it was good to see some faces and meet a few more Z nuts

see you next year with a car ! :)
Still modifying

User avatar
aceman
Joined: Sun 01 Jun, 2008 12:16
Posts: 1478

  M roadster S50
Location: Wakefield

Post by aceman » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 18:34

stu wrote:Mark & Ian, thanks for the tickets!

Cheers all

Stu
Your welcome, don't know what the satnav was playing at on the way home but sent me in a totally different direction to the M1 than I came :evil: got home around 5.15 so didn't do too bad.

Nice to meet new faces and thanks to Ian for organising. :D
Aceman

Arctic Silver '98 Z3M

Previously;
Bright RED '99 Z3 2.8

Rocking seats ? You need seat bushes click HERE

Z3cade
Joined: Sat 09 Jan, 2010 18:18
Posts: 2634

  M roadster S50
Location: Peterborough

Post by Z3cade » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 18:54

Was agood day but freezing cold!! :colourful:

Nice to meet people and there zeds!!

When your finished with your supercharger stu let me know!
Loved the V8 Z3 :shock: Wow....

Liam
///M Roadster - Evolve Stage 3
Image

User avatar
TrickyZ1
Joined: Mon 31 Mar, 2008 15:39
Posts: 292

  Z1 roadster
Location: Derby
Contact:

Post by TrickyZ1 » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 19:23

Really enjoyed it today, could have been a bit warmer though!

Stu, your zed is rapid :drive

Chris, it was great to finally see your zed in the flesh - don't sell it!!

The funniest moment of the day for me was provided by a group of lads who quite liked my Z1 - I think. I didn't understand much of what they were saying bar a couple of words - 'sick' and 'gangsta' :shock:

Ian, thanks for all the effort you put in organising the zed stand - much appreciated :thumb:
Image Image

Seduced by the zed side

User avatar
Ian_C
Joined: Sun 10 Dec, 2006 20:10
Posts: 2412

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Lytham St Annes

Post by Ian_C » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 19:33

Great turnout today folks, thanks for supporting the forum. Good to meet up with the regulars again and nice to chat with those on their first meet - I think I got round to saying hello to everyone. Shame that I had to leave early today (work commitments :roll: ) but had a great time whilst I was there - I even got to drive Barbie Princesses z3 8-)

I'll get some pictures posted later in the week when I return home.
Current...1998 ///M Coupe
Image
Previously...1997 Z3 2.8
Image

jontymo
Joined: Sun 08 Aug, 2010 19:52
Posts: 630

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Huddersfield
Contact:

Post by jontymo » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 20:03

A great day guys, thanks for organising the event and great to meet all and having a good night out in sleepy Wellingborough (yes we did go to bed at 11)LOL

I have put some piccys on the aftermath thread.

Jontymo

User avatar
yalden
Joined: Sun 30 Mar, 2008 19:03
Posts: 1228

  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Devon

Post by yalden » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 20:21

I too had a good day out; the overcast sky and cold winds certainly didn't ruin it for me.

It was great to meet a few new faces; tricky, stu, Ian, watkins etc, and to see a few new cars.

Stu - I watched you run a couple times and was chuffed when you showed up the Phoenix Yellow E46 M3... great work! Is your car simply an M52B28 with bolt on S/C? It seems a serious bit of kit...!

Snatch - The quality of install with the LS3 is faultless, much better than I was expecting. It sounded nuts too! I am guessing by the plate of the E36 you were dragging against that it has a S/C'd LS1? ...bloody hooligans...

Ian - Thanks for sorting out the stand and also for rectifying my fault :wink:

User avatar
Canman
Joined: Tue 21 Jul, 2009 16:34
Posts: 1199

  Z3 roadster 1.9
Location: Rotherham

Post by Canman » Sun 19 Sep, 2010 21:45

fantastic weekend. great cruise down ( well done young W4tkins ) .
we had a brill night in Wellingborough with some very very very nice people ( you know who you are ) and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
thanks myredzed for organising it all.
will post some pics when i find the camera :head:
my ears still buzzing from the jet car. :shake:
how fast was that thing :shock:
Image


Please help. The money will go to a good cause. email me for the link to my fundraising page.

User avatar
w4tkins
Joined: Wed 08 Apr, 2009 20:59
Posts: 563

  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Lincoln

Post by w4tkins » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 10:44

A fantastic weekend. A great drive down on the saturday and night out followed by the mother of all hangovers :oops: The weather just held off but it was a bit bloody cold.

I was great to meet everyone and a big thanks to myredzed for organising it for us. Dont forget to pop in for a cuppa next time you pass Ian :thumb: I will post photos on the Santa Pod thread :D
Image My Journal
Favourite Quotes:
Rob Tan wrote: The Z3. Purely medicinal.
TREGZY wrote:''Ive seen the way you drive.....you got a heavy foot''

User avatar
Alfie
Z Register member
Joined: Thu 29 Apr, 2004 15:28
Posts: 3307

  M roadster S54
Location: Broadchurch....

Post by Alfie » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 12:24

I got to see the cars but not too many folks around when I passed through the Zed Zone.

Great showing of Zeds guys. Well done for flying the flag for ZR. I did that show 3 years ago and I think we had about 8 or 10 cars.

My lovely 330ci was all clean and polished sitting pretty in the 'For Sale' compound, but sadly no takers. Looks like I'll have to spend some dosh on a real advert!

Cheers.
A.
Image

reddyzeddygo
Joined: Fri 16 Jul, 2010 23:53
Posts: 151

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Deeping St James

Post by reddyzeddygo » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 21:23

Ian, many thanks for organising the Zed stand.
Our first attendance and great to meet up with everyone, put faces to names at last and get close-up looks at all the Zeds.
Thanks to all who shared experience and advice on matters Zed with us.
A brilliant day! :D
Have some pics which will be posting in the aftermath thread.

Edges
Joined: Wed 11 Aug, 2010 21:39
Posts: 43

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Nottingham

Post by Edges » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 21:45

This was my first zroadster meet and it was a great day out, really enjoyed it!!!! Will be makin an effort to get to some more club meets.

And how mad was that v8 z3???? I loved every part of that car (sorry I didn't get the owners name... For that matter, i feel quite rude but I didn't get anybody's name :( but anyway I'll be meetin you all again hopefully at some other meet or ultimate BMW next year :D

mid life crisis
Joined: Sun 23 Aug, 2009 08:14
Posts: 77

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Worcester

Post by mid life crisis » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 22:47

Thanks to Ian, for sorting the tickets & organising the stand.
Good to meet a few fellow Zedders & put faces to the names,
Our first Zroadster function, Great day
Hope to see you again soon
Regards Gary & Ann :wave

User avatar
ribs
Joined: Sun 16 Jul, 2006 12:06
Posts: 343

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Bromham, Bedford
Contact:

Post by ribs » Mon 20 Sep, 2010 23:45

Thanks Ian... the meet just gets better every year. Met some really nice fellow Zedders and had a great laugh.

Pics to follow...

Looking at that BMWshow pic, looks like we're famous Ian :D

Image
The Little Red Roadster

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest