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BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Sat 05 May, 2012 12:08

The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon is again the host for this years BMW National Festival.

Located at Banbury Road Warwick CV35 0BJ

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I'm sure ian will post more details soon.
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Re: BMW National Festival 19th August 2012

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 29 May, 2012 10:12

Got my tickets the other day really looking forward to it :D
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Re: BMW National Festival 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Tue 10 Jul, 2012 20:57

I'm going along with 4 others
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Ian_C » Wed 11 Jul, 2012 12:28

I haven't received my tickets yet :(

Over the coming days I'll post up some more details on the zed register area and how many zeds you can expect to be parked up with. We have plenty of space so I'd encourage all BMWCCGB members to participate.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 13:27

Apparently the tickets are being sent out in bulk, few weeks time.

Zeds are usually very well represented at Gaydon
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by GAZ » Fri 13 Jul, 2012 16:43

Just ordered my tickets and was told they are
sent out in batches.

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by JamesRowe » Tue 17 Jul, 2012 07:34

Is this a good show? Think I may wonder there...

Do Zroadster not bother with a form of car stand?

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Tue 17 Jul, 2012 10:16

Not a stand as such but we do tend to congregate together :D
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 17 Jul, 2012 10:39

Sometimes even the carpark has a good display of nice BMW's that is without the ones on display.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Jonttt » Tue 17 Jul, 2012 20:31

I've ordered my ticket.

When you book you have a choice of where to display your car ie Zeds, your region, ///M's (if you have one ;-). I always park with the zeds :D

I've been the last 2 years and it is a great day. If you've never been to the heritage museum it worth the visit alone and you get free entry and are always parked close by the entrance to it ;-)
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 18:34

My tickets arrived today :D
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by GAZ » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 19:05

same here :D

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Jonttt » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 20:56

Got mine as well
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Ian_C » Thu 19 Jul, 2012 21:57

Mine have arrived too :D I should be in a position to post an update on numbers etc next week once zedfest is done.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Zee3 » Sat 21 Jul, 2012 10:31

Do zroadster have a display area for the cars in the car park in front of the Museum entrance?

And can you display your car in that area if you are not a BMW club GB member?
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Ian_C » Wed 25 Jul, 2012 21:42

Zee3 wrote:Do zroadster have a display area for the cars in the car park in front of the Museum entrance?

And can you display your car in that area if you are not a BMW club GB member?
I'm not aware that zroadster.net have requested or organised a display area. If you want to display a zed in the BMWCCGB Z Register area then you need to be a club member and registered in the Z-Register.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Thu 26 Jul, 2012 09:52

myredzed wrote:
Zee3 wrote:Do zroadster have a display area for the cars in the car park in front of the Museum entrance?

And can you display your car in that area if you are not a BMW club GB member?
I'm not aware that zroadster.net have requested or organised a display area. If you want to display a zed in the BMWCCGB Z Register area then you need to be a club member and registered in the Z-Register.

We don't have a display area, we usually park up with the others in the zed section.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Jamezee » Wed 01 Aug, 2012 22:23

Really wanted to make this one but cannot get the time off :(
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Ian_C » Sat 04 Aug, 2012 18:55

Any more takers for this? We currently have 31 zeds booked for the Z Register area and have plenty of room for more :wink:
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Zee3 » Sat 04 Aug, 2012 21:12

I will be there. I'm going to join the BMW GB club tomorrow and order my tickets
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Zee3 » Wed 08 Aug, 2012 14:53

Joined the BMW GB owners club and they are sending my Gaydon tickets out tomorrow together with my Zed pass so i can park with the other zeds. Really looking forward to it.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Z3andZ4 » Sun 12 Aug, 2012 08:00

Got my tickets and am bringing the Z4MC and the Z3 Roadster.

Booked one into Concours and the other into Show and Shine whatever that means!!

Guess I shall see lots of people from the forum there - although may not know that until after the event...............

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by zederbee » Sun 12 Aug, 2012 12:59

Got my tickets earlier this week and looking forward to meeting up with some fellow Zedders.

I'll be parked up in the BMWCCGB Z area - black M roadster with AC Schnitzer Type 3 wheels so drop by for a chat anytime.
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by J R » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 22:19

Got my tickets today. See you all there.
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If you've got a Z Register area display pass then take a look at the following to orientate yourself ready for this coming Sunday.

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...and this is how we will park the zeds this year. The numbers on the cars are to indicate the order of arrival parking - they DO NOT relate to the number on your display pass!
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Hylts » Thu 16 Aug, 2012 14:57

Noticed this last minute - never made it in the past so thought i would come check it out this sunday in my s54mZ3.
What's the best course of action, just turn up, pay and park anywhere?
Is it too late to get an advance ticket and to be able to park with all the Zeds?

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Ian_C » Thu 16 Aug, 2012 20:44

Hylts wrote:Noticed this last minute - never made it in the past so thought i would come check it out this sunday in my s54mZ3.
What's the best course of action, just turn up, pay and park anywhere?
Is it too late to get an advance ticket and to be able to park with all the Zeds?
Hi Hylts. Yes, it is too late to get an advance ticket however you can pay on the day and park in the public car park (which often resembles a BMW car park anyway!) Come along to the z register area and say hello, it's always good to put a face to a forum name :thumb:
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Thu 16 Aug, 2012 22:00

Hylts wrote:Noticed this last minute - never made it in the past so thought i would come check it out this sunday in my s54mZ3.
What's the best course of action, just turn up, pay and park anywhere?
Is it too late to get an advance ticket and to be able to park with all the Zeds?

Would be nice to have your S54 to boost the S54 numbers, give the BMWCC a call, you may be able to pay on the phone and collect the tickets on the day
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Sun 19 Aug, 2012 18:06

Perfect weather today, just got home with a sunburnt head, look like a Swan Vesta match
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by pedro20001 » Sun 19 Aug, 2012 20:08

Had a really good day, nice to see some nice zeds, even my missus commented on how much she enjoyed the day!!!!

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Post by Rocketbike » Sun 19 Aug, 2012 20:54

Had a great day today. Thanks to anybody on here who put their car out to look at, nothing like a line up to decide what you want to do to your own
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by zederbee » Sun 19 Aug, 2012 23:35

Yes it was a great day and nice to meet up with a few forum members.

Would be interesting to see the final photo of the 'zed of zeds' taken from the cherry picker and also the time-lapse video which was also running on it from 9:00am.
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Post by Z3andZ4 » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 08:16

Absolutely fantastic day - saw a few cars in the ZED's location that I recognised - Gazza.

I foolishly entered my Z4M coupe in the concours - so was disappointed not to be with me mates in the ZED's area, but will be next year as the stress of the concours was too much - especially when they found three minute dings in the front passenger side wing which I knew absolutely nothing about!!!!

Still I managed to come away with second in class and also Best Z trophy - obviously it was not the best Z there at all, just the best Z entered into the car cleaning competition.

So next year we will be bringing both UK based Z's and will join our friendly Z's in the ZED area.

Nice to meet and chat with those of you that we met and chatted with yesterday.

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Hylts » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 11:51

made it in the end, however could only get there really late, though pro was that i could drive all the way in even though i had no area pass, found what was left of the zeds and spotted the gazza and blueM plates, however no-one around so didn't meet the drivers but maybe you spotted mine parked up when you left. lots of nice beemers and knowledgable ppl to chat to - museum cars were interesting too.

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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Gazza » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 13:02

Hylts wrote:made it in the end, however could only get there really late, though pro was that i could drive all the way in even though i had no area pass, found what was left of the zeds and spotted the gazza and blueM plates, however no-one around so didn't meet the drivers but maybe you spotted mine parked up when you left. lots of nice beemers and knowledgable ppl to chat to - museum cars were interesting too.

Some of us were sitting in a group behind the back row of Zeds, sorry we missed you :(
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Re: BMW National Festival Gaydon 19th August 2012

Post by Ian_C » Mon 20 Aug, 2012 21:42

zederbee wrote: Would be interesting to see the final photo of the 'zed of zeds' taken from the cherry picker and also the time-lapse video which was also running on it from 9:00am.
Here's the time lapse of the 'zed of zeds'. Not bad for a first attempt and definitely something we can refine next year. Many thanks for your patience whilst parking up :thumb:
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