BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Badman gee » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 08:58

Gazza wrote:I'm sorry Ian.............................I have no complaint about Sunday at all :D

Straight in, parked and pointed towards the BMW hospitality marquee for a free coffee and gift pack.

Many thanks to the Organisers from whatever Forum for their time and troubles.
You wouldn't have had any problems on the Sunday, probably half the amount of cars that turned up on the sat.

Last year on sat there was around 250-300 z cars.

On the Sunday last year there was around 15!
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Gazza » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 09:39

Saturday last year was the main event for us Zeds, this year was about the 911's

I just enjoy the event for what it is, a collection of like minded people showing their cars and having a good social and watching historic cars racing :D

There were about 40 Zeds on Sunday parked on the tarmac as the field was water logged

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by siwilson » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 09:47

I enjoyed both Saturday and Sunday for different reasons. By happy accident I was miss-directed to the stand instead of the marshalling a car park on the first day and had no issues parking up. Day 2 was also a breeze thanks to the organisation and the lower numbers.

Good to meet up with a few of you and put faces and real names to board names. Thanks to all those who put hard work into the event. Time permitting I will be there again next year.

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Boysie » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 10:38

We got lost as soon as we left the hotel lol
A very enjoyable day, We met old and made new friends
Great weather
Well done to all the people involved in organising it
It would have been to nice to put names to people,
but I always say this
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by ZedAintDead » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 12:09

Hi Boysie,

We chatted for a bit (topaz z3) when we were waiting to get into the in-field area, nice to meet you.

Met some other nice folk over the course of the day, I suspect we'll be back next year if all goes well! Hopefully we get a parade lap next year!

Cheers.

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Ian_C » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 12:30

Gazza wrote:I'm sorry Ian.............................I have no complaint about Sunday at all :D

Straight in, parked and pointed towards the BMW hospitality marquee for a free coffee and gift pack.

Many thanks to the Organisers from whatever Forum for their time and troubles.
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Jonttt » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 13:14

The 911s managed over 1200cars on their parade lap. But they had some problems with some not getting a full lap and some getting trapped in the area we waited for our parade for over an hour after their lap.

Personally I thought the location and organisation was great but in the future I don't think I would do a large cruise in. I should have peeled off and gone straight to the main entrance which would have been much quicker. I think there where just too many cars at the cruise end point to enter the circuit together and hence us waiting so long / setting off soooo early.
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Badman gee » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 13:34

I agree Jon the cruise was a waste of time. I was going to go straight to silverstone (20 minutes)
And get in early.

There was no need to do a cruise for that type of event.

Regarding the parking, as we were in a separate group we go a small area.

Good to see you though Jon, we had a good chat like last year!

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Gazza » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 13:37

Jonttt wrote:The 911s managed over 1200cars on their parade lap. .
Common as muck :lol:
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by c_w » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 14:52

Weather was fantastic on Saturday considering the forecast of rain from midday onwards, in reality it was HOT and sunny all day until the clouds rolled in about 5:30 and gave us the parade-cancelling storm after 6.

Good day, although last year felt more special somehow, and I think the layout may have contributed to that. Parking 3 deep didn't feel like a show "stand" as it did last year but merely a place to park the car in the in field. Not too much an issue though as we were wandering around elsewhere in the paddocks for most of the day. BMW stuff was very good though, and the complimentary attractions and gifts were nice!

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by ragerover » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 15:58

My thoughts on this year

Firstly thanks to those unsung Herod who organise these events because I know you can't please every one all the time
And I understand that there's corporate BMW to please so don't take any offence
I know I couldn't/ wouldn't dedicate my free time to do it

Thoughts : we left with the main group from the hotel but decidedtohave a bit crack with a yellow Vette and got lost
Good news we missed the que and got straight in
Parking as said was too tight and felt more like parking in a field
If the weather had turned crap it could have been a carnage getting out
Also some were parked 3 deep and pity man stuck in the middle if he had to leave for a familly emergency or something

I thought the racing and he show In general was better than last year
We were quite near the village and food which was good

Last year the parking was much better and better organised but I think that was our year and it was the porkers this year so what can you do

When the thunder came I did a u turn and scarpered as Ive been on a wet track with experienced drivers before,
and after a days racing with oil And rubber on track I expected a few pile ups (chicken)

Weather was better than could have been hoped for
The only thing I wish I'd took apart from suntan cream was a megaphone
To take the mick out of all you rag top drivers and especially jonttt when the rain started

A good day out ( I deserted on Saturday night) and see you next year

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by seasurfer » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 18:16

Many thanks for those who spent hours and hours making this event happen :thumb:

We did have a good time but if the organisers/BMW are looking for feed back I much prefered it all last year - the cruise was an enjoyable 'cruise' last year, not a race around lanes which were difficult to stay with the lead cars - it was totally unneccessary, and getting lost at the very first roundabout didnt help :shock:

The parking was quite poor, as said before, packed like sardines wasnt very pleasant but we were spoiled last year and totally understand and appreciate that it was the 911's year this time. The locatiion was very good and handy for everything, just too many in a small space.

It was very nice to be able to go to the BMW hall for complimentary drinks, and we took advantage of a ride on the big wheel for some great photos of the event.

Really enjoyed the racing, and the hotrods were great fun to watch. Its a shame about the parade lap especially if you hadnt been last year which was ace :D

Great to see everyone again.

Tess had a 760 miles round trip including a few days on the south coast first and drove excellently all the way :drive

Thanks again Ian/Duncan for sorting my ticket out.
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Robert T » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 18:46

Right, photo time. :D

Nice lineup of Z1's
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Most appropriately named car of the day - Healey Silverstone
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Some tidily parked zeds
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BMW Supercar
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A lovely old BMW roadster
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These guys were having a hard time keeping it on the ground!
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Obligatory picture from the top of the wheel
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Snoops' and Seasurfer's tea and cake stall with some hungry coupes
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Interesting angle for a closeup of the zeds - taken from the top of the wheel!
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The wheel also provided a pretty good vantage point to watch the racing
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These guys weren't holding back!
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Colin Turkington's BMW BTCC touring car
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The zed display
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Some slightly battered and bruised M3's
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Assembled zeds whose parade got rained on
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You can actually see the rain bouncing on the tarmac!
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Sunday's racing
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Classic BMW touring car
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Vulgar orange things
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Expensive red things
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Jonttt » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 18:59

ragerover wrote: The only thing I wish I'd took apart from suntan cream was a megaphone
To take the mick out of all you rag top drivers and especially jonttt when the rain started

A good day out ( I deserted on Saturday night) and see you next year
Are you the one who left their little sunroof open :lol:

Good to meet you at last. Cracking car you have, good decision to keep it :wink:
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Z3cade » Mon 29 Jul, 2013 19:14

I had a 'Cracking' Day..
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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by EnthuZiaZT » Tue 30 Jul, 2013 22:51

Hi Everyone,
Our pics of an incredible day with equally incredible Zeds and even more incredible company!! :bow
Thanks to all the organisers for their hard work and for making this day so special.

Shelly taking a photo of Sandy, taking a photo of Shelly, taking a photo of Sandy...........
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Zeds everywhere!
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The EAC Landlubbers, can you spot them?
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Seats empty, all gone on the wheel!
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The Artful Dodgers
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How a real car used to be!
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An engine to die for!especially if you have to clean it, Mark
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Mora and the Zed Lounge Hub!!
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Tea, Cakes and a chance to put your feet up and chat with the Guys, Heaven!!
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Zippy & Tess waiting for the lap that never was!
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Waiting in the wings, just before the Deluge!!
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All fed & watered over at The Harvester
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Roll on next year, don't you agree!

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Re: BMWCCGB Zedfest, 26 – 28 July 2013, Silverstone Circuit

Post by Brian H » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 08:00

Some more photos

BMWCCGB Photo Set

Page 3 & 4 shows the zeds off nicely ;)

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