I just learned the hard way that picture embedding has become close to unusable on the forum...
It only supports very low resolutions, as the error message illustrates.
Since I use the same online pictures on different web sites, I use a single resource for my pictures: flickr.
The changes for embedded pics mean I'll have to break tradition and provide you with links to pictures below, rather than show you embedded pictures in this post...
naki_k wrote:You guys missed the best bit.
For me, i mainly go for the social aspect of the meets.
Can't agree more!
It was a loooooooooong weekend for me, arriving at Birmingham airport at 7:30 in the morning.
I took my time to pick up my rental, have breakfast and then drove over to the Midland Air Museum for a bit of Vulcan tyre kicking.https://flic.kr/p/2gQkpsy
Next stop was Coventry's Transport Museum, another venue I wanted to visit last year but didn't have the time for.https://flic.kr/p/2gQkmnL
Derek's car and this nice DB7 were the hotel car park welcoming committee...https://flic.kr/p/2gQjtiq
Those alloys are a straight fit on an XJ-S, so I was rather tempted to source a tool box and some bricks...
Friday evening quite a few of us met in the hotel, and thanks to Darren we had a BIG table for dinner.
Next morning we left for Gaydon, 8:45 from the hotel car park to be in front of the museum at 9:15 sharp!https://flic.kr/p/2gQkjY3https://flic.kr/p/2gQkjTihttps://flic.kr/p/2gQkjQN
A surprise visit: not long after the majority of '40s had parked Leo-from-Denmark joined us in his XJ-S!https://flic.kr/p/2gQkjQ2
View from the museum entrance: not bad, methinks...https://flic.kr/p/2gQjsRP
The inevitable happened: no meet is complete without a parts exchange!
For those interested: a boot lid DOES fit on an XJ40 rear seat... https://flic.kr/p/2gQkjzh
One of the more well-known XJ40s in the UK scene: 'Rusty' and proud owner Kevinhttps://flic.kr/p/2gQkjpT
I'll spare you all the Gaydon museum pictures, except for this one, a bit of elite automotive alphabet soup...
They had a C, D and E Type in the museum workshop https://flic.kr/p/2gQkj1G
Our next stop for the day was Caffeine and Machine, a brief and pleasant drive from the museum.
Their love for everything petrolicious goes as far as their door handles!https://flic.kr/p/2gQkiyu
The XJ40s joined a very eclectic group of other cars and bikes...https://flic.kr/p/2gQjrAhhttps://flic.kr/p/2gQkidzhttps://flic.kr/p/2gQjr9f
Last but not least: dinner at the Saxon Mill.
We visited twice(!) last year; our group of nine was not disappointed this year. The beginning of a tradition? https://flic.kr/p/2gQkh8P
If you have patience for almost 200 pictures, here is my full album covering a wonderful weekend: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pimgmx/al ... 0106043101