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FOC GB nat meet & Concours

FOC National Meeting and Concours is at Boughton Castle (Oxfordshire, I think?) over the weekend of Sat 30th June & Sunday 1st July. There is bound to be a display of priceless exotics and racers plus a huge gathering of roadcars.
If anyone on the forum wants to meet up, introduce themself and say hello, let me know, I'm going on the Sunday.

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Are you sure it's Oxfordshire - there was an FOC concours at Boughton in 2005 - but this was in Northamptonshire - close to Corby.
Hopefully I'll make it for the Sunday!
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It's somewhere in that part of the country, I haven't looked at a map yet.

Are you taking any of your work in progress projects?

Hope to meet up with you, where a pink carnation in your buttonhole, that way I'll be able to spot you

If you see a 30 something with a 4 yr old boy wearing a red Ferrari baseball cap and red Ferrari t-shirt, that will be me and my co-driver.

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Hi M8, hoping to go with the 308 we've just finished.
Family coming as well - look out for a stressed mid thirties bloke with diminishing hairline, a mid thirties woman that has the look of 'I've moulded my man into exactly what I want & he doesn't like it' and two girls that could pass as being named Asbo & Troll!
Never mind, the Ale tent will be beckoning.
Should be a good day.
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You won't all fit in the 308
Your Mrs sounds just like mine
It's a boys day out for us, my Mrs hasn't got the slightest interest in cars, so she'll probably go out shopping with my credit card buying crap for our forthcoming baby's nursery.
I'll PM you my mobile no nearer the time, text me if you want to meet up

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I might try to go on the 30th. Any idea what is scheduled on the Saturday ?
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Sorry Boxer, no idea I haven't looked at the FOC website for ages, the forum there doesn't seem to be used that often. However the website events section might give some clues http://www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/

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Broughton Castle is near Banbury, not far from J11 of the M40 and it is on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

I haven't managed to find out what the agenda is for the 2 days, but would imagine there will be lots of cars to drool over, plus the usual array of memorabilia stalls and a bar.

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http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...1595&ay=238817

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Hi Arch M8, don't wish to sound a pain but have you checked the postcode FOC have given? It's just that when we took a Lusso a few years ago to hand over to a client we were told Boughton Hall (by FOC) and it was actually Boughton House!! We nearly ended up 50 miles away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At the moment it's looking like our chap with the 308 has a few motor issues, but we will be going as spectators on Sunday anyway.
Should be a few of my old projects there as well.
Hoping to see you there.
Marlin - are you coming 'darn sarf' for it???????
Promise to buy you both a pint (and any other FLife members there)
Cheers, Al.
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I might try to go on the 30th. Any idea what is scheduled on the Saturday ?
The Saturday is normally a convoy/run out & the dinner dance etc.
IMO Sunday is by far the better day. (& I'll buy you a pint if you're there on Sunday!!!!!).
Photo gallery for 2004/05/06 FOC concours from the super website of John Dickins can be seen at
http://www.johndickins.co.uk/group1381.html
I have no affiliation to John other than he very kindly sent me the pics of MEL 8 that he had taken over the years!

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Unfortunately I have to fly to Russia on Sunday morning so only day I can go is Saturday.
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Unfortunately I have to fly to Russia on Sunday morning so only day I can go is Saturday.
Next time you are in the Southwest of the UK pm me and call into the works for a cuppa. I usually have something intersting in.
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Hi Arch M8, don't wish to sound a pain but have you checked the postcode FOC have given?
Checked FOC website, definitely Broughton Castle nr Banbury, even a link to the castles website on the link.

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2007 FOC Concours
This year we return to Broughton Castle nr. Banbury, once described as "About the most beautiful castle in all England". On the night of Saturday 30 June there will be a party with a buffet, live music and fireworks. The Concours itself will take place the following day Sunday 1st July when lunch and tea will be available. Accommodation has been block-booked in a local hotel. Booking forms, including the entry form for the Concours can be downloaded from the r/h margin. If you've never entered why not consider it? There is a class for first-timers and another for those representing their AGs. However you get on you’re guaranteed one of the best parking spaces at the venue!

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Fab, thanks Archie.
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Al, thanks for the offer of a pint.
Unfortunately work will get in the way so the 60th event looks like my only trip "darn sarf".
Shame, cause the Concours normally reveals one or two "goodies" and it would be good to meet some other forum members.
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Next time you are in the Southwest of the UK pm me and call into the works for a cuppa. I usually have something intersting in.
Best wishes, Al.
Will do. Thanks
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National meeting reminder - Sunday July 1st

Just to remind everyone that the National FOC meeting and concours is on Sunday 1st July at Broughton Castle near Banbury in Oxfordshire. Hope to meet up with some of you there (that is if we haven't all been washed away with this torrential rain )

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I just heard that the FOC UK concours has been postponed until September due to the heavy rains.
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I just heard that the FOC UK concours has been postponed until September due to the heavy rains.
Yes, unfortunately. Al put a post up about it last night

Rescheduled for the same venue on Sept 23rd, weather permitting

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Rescheduled for the same venue on Sept 23rd, weather permitting
Let's reschedule our get together for then???????
T1f as well??
Marlin?
Boxer?
Any other takers?

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