South West Cars and Coffee - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old 05-23-2018, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Bluebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Exeter, England
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,500
South West Cars and Coffee

A few members of the Fchat (please forgive my language!) forum based in the South West, recently met up to put faces to names and we thought it would be a good idea to have a venue for regular but informal meetings: an arrangement that doesn’t require any pre-planning by long-suffering organisers, or forward commitment by attendees to come – people can just pitch up, for as long as they want, if they feel like it on the day.

The place we met was the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford. We chose this because they already have a monthly “Breakfast Club”, so no prior planning was necessary, and the location was about the same distance from each of us (coming from various parts of the South West).

It proved to be ideal - a venue with a motoring interest (but no obligation to incur the cost of going into the museum if you don’t what to), plenty of parking, and a café on site for coffee / breakfast. There was, however, one problem: there were an awful lot of attendees, so our Ferraris were rather lost among a throng of rather mundane cars, and the queue for coffee and bacon sandwiches was horrendous!

After considering a number of options, we decided that the answer was to stick with the venue, for the reasons mentioned above, but to go with different dates, when (hopefully), there will be less other cars filling up the car park.

We are, therefore, going to try the second Sunday of each month, aiming to arrive around or soon after 9.00 a.m. (when the café opens – half an hour before the museum itself, so the car park should be fairly empty), planning to be gone by around 11.00 a.m., so as not to interfere with our families’ various Sunday lunch and other plans (though of course there is no reason not so stay later if anyone wants to do so).

The plan is initially to make this a gathering for Ferrari owners (though not just for FOC members), and, if it flies, then perhaps to open it up to other appropriate marques like Maserati and so forth.

Date: Sunday 10th. June (and the first Sunday of the month thereafter)
Time: 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Venue: Haynes International Motor Museum
Location: Post code - BA22 7LH

So, if you fancy coming along, that would be great.

Best wishes, John
Ferrari: 550 Maranello S/N 110995, Dino 246 GT S/N 6934
Other: 1990 Bentley Turbo R, 1989 Porsche 911 C2, 2004 Mercedes 500CLK, 2011 Mercedes E350 CDI, 1972 VW T2 Camper, 2014 Fiat 500C, 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC, 2015 Maserati Granturismo Sport
Website: http://bluebottleonline.com/
Bluebottle is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale