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The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby Dazstap » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:06 am

naki_k wrote:I will stay over at least one night.
Maybe two if there’s enough others to make it worth while? Chesford Grange + The Mill is a tried and tested combination on that area, so unless there’s any better suggestions, I would suggest that’s as good a place as any to convene for breakfast/ evening drinks and a chat.

Is anyone coming from overseas? Leo/ Pim/ Florian/ Rens?

Attending the Evening meet.

1-Naki
2- KingfisherJon
3- CarlMT?
4- Dazstap

ChrisW? It’s not a school night!


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2- KingfisherJon
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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby carlmt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:15 pm

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Flo and I will book to stay at the hotel the Friday and Saturday nights.

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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby carlmt » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:17 pm

Saturday afternoon drive-out?

http://caffeineandmachine.com/roadhouse/

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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby naki_k » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 pm

carlmt wrote:Saturday afternoon drive-out?

http://caffeineandmachine.com/roadhouse/

CT


Sounds good.
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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby KingfisherJon » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:18 pm

In that case I’ll book the Sunday off work and stay for two nights at the hotel.

Caffeine and machine looks good. I was speaking to someone about it the other day - on a Saturday it’d be strongly advisable to pre-book as it gets insanely busy. Apparently the food can be a bit hit and miss, but it’s worth going to see what other cars turn up and was still recommended as somewhere to go for the experience!
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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby naki_k » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:27 am

KingfisherJon wrote:In that case I’ll book the Sunday off work and stay for two nights at the hotel.

Caffeine and machine looks good. I was speaking to someone about it the other day - on a Saturday it’d be strongly advisable to pre-book as it gets insanely busy. Apparently the food can be a bit hit and miss, but it’s worth going to see what other cars turn up and was still recommended as somewhere to go for the experience!


We would need exact numbers to make a booking I expect, and knowing how hard it is to get people on here organised, it could be tricky?
We have a few confirmed as staying over currently at least.
Let’s see if anyone else signs up, so we have a chance at gauging numbers.

The Mill would probably be a far better place to actually eat/ drink, as it’s near the hotel. But clearly a car themed destination is worth a look.
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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby carlmt » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:46 pm

I would go with the Mill for a main evening meal and drink and just look to the Car & Caffeine place for a pleasant drive out with a noggin and natter.

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Postby naki_k » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:10 pm

carlmt wrote:I would go with the Mill for a main evening meal and drink and just look to the Car & Caffeine place for a pleasant drive out with a noggin and natter.

CT 8-)


I would think theres easily scope to do both on the day? I would imagine a “Breakfast Club” meet suggests it’s only in the morning? Probably all said and done by 1pm? Correct me if I am wrong?
We should easily have time after that for both?
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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby carlmt » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:05 pm

You are right Naki.

I have attended the Breakfast meet before and, yes, it is generally all over by 1pm although the Museum is open all day, as is the Jaguar Collection.
Usually, they have tours of the workshops too where the collection is maintained.

As the Museum, hotel, Mill restaurant and Cars n Caffeine are all very close to each other, they are all very do-able in a day:

Morning - Breakfast at the Museum. Stay until 1/2pm
Drive to Cars n Caffeine for noggin and natter.
Back to hotel to S/S/S.... Meet in the lobby where taxi(s) will take us to the Mill for evening dinner.
Nightcap back at the hotel.


How does that sound?

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Re: The Official XJ40.com 2019 Meet Thread!!!!

Postby naki_k » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:29 am

carlmt wrote:You are right Naki.

I have attended the Breakfast meet before and, yes, it is generally all over by 1pm although the Museum is open all day, as is the Jaguar Collection.
Usually, they have tours of the workshops too where the collection is maintained.

As the Museum, hotel, Mill restaurant and Cars n Caffeine are all very close to each other, they are all very do-able in a day:

Morning - Breakfast at the Museum. Stay until 1/2pm
Drive to Cars n Caffeine for noggin and natter.
Back to hotel to S/S/S.... Meet in the lobby where taxi(s) will take us to the Mill for evening dinner.
Nightcap back at the hotel.


How does that sound?

CT


That’s a sound plan. Though I was hoping to be chauffeured again.
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