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Dazstap
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NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Dazstap » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:11 pm

Hello,

Now I don’t know if this has been discussed before, but would we consider a stand at the NEC show in November?

I couldn’t help but notice that there was not one XJ40 there last year. The year before I only spotted two! With the interest I. These starting to pick up (a couple of magazine articles coming), maybe it is something to consider?

February is the month to apply for a stand if I recall. It’s great fun too, as I’ve displayed my other retro a couple of times.

I’m happy to do some research into this if there is interest.

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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby naki_k » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:21 pm

It has been discussed yes. Unfortunately it boiled down to one simple fact. It’s too expensive.
When it’s all said and done, the bill comes close to £5000, believe it or not. Unless a sponsor is found who would fit the bill, am afraid it’s a non starter.
These figures came from Rob Jenner who attends most years on the JEC stand. So has a good grasp of what’s involved.
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Dazstap » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:11 pm

I agree that if you opt for a larger plot or extra power points the cost rises. But a basic plot is free. I admit that it will probably be in a corner or side and will only have one power point and accommodate maybe four or five cars. We did this with the Vauxhall club that I used to be a part of, and we had some great stands.

The JEC always have a very impressive stand in a good location, but would it be worth considering?
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby naki_k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:23 am

If you can arrange a Free pitch Daz, I am sure there will be takers to fill spots. I hadn’t heard it was even possible to get a free stand. News to me.
Speak to JR, and if you can arrange it, then all good.
Better still, contact the organisers, and get all the details exactly.
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Elsa_jag » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:32 pm

The space will be free.

The show pays for itself through paying trader stands, larger club donation and of course the paying public.

As Daztap says, the costs go up with extra power points and things to go around the cars!

I'd be happy to consider showing mine, it's not far from me and I'm there with another club every year anyway.

I'd suggest if we do, we coordinate it locally and put some real effort in. The organisers have started turning away clubs that put in little effort!

The reason being that the paying public want interesting stuff to look at! Some smaller clubs were treating a stand as a cheap way of getting into the show for three days (you get about 6 free passes a day into the show - supposed to be for those exhibiting, but misused in the past)
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby carlmt » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:57 pm

I would be most interested in helping to sort this out.
Like Carl, the NEC is local to me and I can attend all days without the expense of hotel accommodation.
I will also be prepared to put some effort into sorting out some display material and attend meetings with the others looking to put the leg-work into this to co-ordinate ideas and really get this off the ground!

If JR gives the sanction to do this, I suggest we get the application in as soon as possible and take it from there.....

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Maybe Florian might want to bring his Chasseur (how do you spell it????) to show..........if he has fixed it in time!!!!!!!
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby naki_k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:19 pm

Good to hear the support is there.
Is suspected it will require quite a bit of tome commitment, plus cars being left there for the duration.
I guess once we know how many cars/ how much space there is, we can start narrowing now which cars. But of course makes sense for the local guys to get involved.
JR has been contacted, so we are currently waiting for a response.

The link to the application is here, for those interested.

https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/car-clubs
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Elsa_jag » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:21 pm

carlmt wrote:I would be most interested in helping to sort this out.
Like Carl, the NEC is local to me and I can attend all days without the expense of hotel accommodation.
I will also be prepared to put some effort into sorting out some display material and attend meetings with the others looking to put the leg-work into this to co-ordinate ideas and really get this off the ground!

If JR gives the sanction to do this, I suggest we get the application in as soon as possible and take it from there.....

CT

Maybe Florian might want to bring his Chasseur (how do you spell it????) to show..........if he has fixed it in time!!!!!!!


I'd be happy to get involved and attend meetings and offer whatever support I can etc, I'll contribute a bit to display materials etc too.

But due to work commitments I cannot lead the process... I've already got 5 trade shows to organise this year, I think a sixth would tip me over the edge!
Regards, Carl

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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Elsa_jag » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:28 pm

naki_k wrote:I guess once we know how many cars/ how much space there is, we can start narrowing now which cars.


Choice of cars will ultimately come down to who is willing to leave it there for three / four days.
After that it's about this years theme of the show and how our club / cars can contribute.
In the past there have been themes around production firsts, family ties, competition success etc.
2017 was 'this very car', some clubs honoured the theme (we have a car from 1926 that has been in the family from new - that was chosen for the club stand and to fit the theme).
I know some clubs made very little effort and when the organisers review the applications those clubs are likely to be turned away this year (all based on feedback from the paying public).

Worthy noting that set up day is usually the Thursday, so for those who work standard hours it's at least two days off work.
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Re: NEC Classic Car Show

Postby naki_k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:34 pm

Great of info. All very relevant.

I exhibited one of my cars at the NEC once (different show), but I brought it in my trailer, and left it there for the duration. But I expect most exhibitors will want to drive the car there and back.

If we assume space for 4 cars, then we need another two. I assume Daz will be available to exhibit? So then one more Car?
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