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XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

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Elsa_jag
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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Elsa_jag » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:03 am

h18spk wrote:
Showman89 wrote:Quite disappointing how little response this is receiving.


Yep


Bear in mind this is the second thread on this, some of us have responded on the other thread!

I am trying to be there, it’s a bit early to guarantee attendance, but I do go along usually and I’d like to make the effort for ‘40.com
Regards, Carl

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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby KingfisherJon » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:59 pm

I will certainly do my best to be there, as I've said previously! I usually go on the Friday every year, as long as no work crops up!
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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Elsa_jag » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:21 am

I went to this on Saturday and I have to say the Show in general felt disjointed and more biased to trade stands than ever before imo.

But...

What an excellent job XJ40.com lads did. Four very well presented cars, complete with period accessories and sales men :lol:

Had a chat with Daztap whilst I was there, apologies to other forum members on the stand (who I didn’t recognise, Henry?), but every time I was about to chat to them they were attacked by members of the public admiring the cars!

Excellent job lads, looked well organised, nice cars that represented the model and club very well!

Let’s hope we get invited back!
Regards, Carl

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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Dazstap » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 am

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. It was really good to see people from here and meet so many people who have either got a 40 tucked away or have thought about getting one. Hearing peoples' stories is always one of my favourite take aways from this show.

We pulled this together on a shoestring, each buying props from eBay and the like. We washed the cars at a local petrol station in the pouring rain, which even brought people over to talk about the cars. Henry put a couple of info. boards together which was good.
Compared to all of the other clubs, with no branding or marketing, we were clearly the amateur new boys. However, as mentioned, we had a constant stream of people on the stand for all three days.

When the Stig got in my car it drew a thick crowd of people. Some thought Henry and me were traders, selling the cars, due to our dodgy suits. When I explained that we were recreating the 90s with the suits and props people were very complimentary.

One of the highlights of the weekend was when a guy stopped because he recognised Henry's car. He sold it to the first owner in 1989. This was confirmed when Henry pulled out the service pack and found his business card!

I have already contacted the organisers to express our interest in the 2020 show. More information will follow....
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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby pimgmx » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:13 pm

I couldn't make it due to family circumstances, would LOVE to see some pics of the XJ40 presence @ the NEC... ;)

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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby abercanadian » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:28 pm

Pics - yes please!

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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Dazstap » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:01 pm

I would if I could but I’ve been trying since Sunday. I’ve all but given up now....
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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby abercanadian » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:14 pm

really?

All you have to do is open up a new message, go below the text box and hit the attachments tab and hit add files.

browse you device for the pic, select it, then hit "place inline" .repeat for next pic etc

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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby kamilb1998 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:24 pm

I was at the NEC on the Friday, I did have a wonder around the stall as it was one of the first I got to on getting there. Must say I didn't recognise anyone on the stand, its a good few years since I last attended an XJ40.com event, but it was good to see a forum presence there nonetheless.

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Re: XJ40.com at the NEC Classic Car Show

Postby Showman89 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:40 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:I went to this on Saturday and I have to say the Show in general felt disjointed and more biased to trade stands than ever before imo.

But...

What an excellent job XJ40.com lads did. Four very well presented cars, complete with period accessories and sales men :lol:

Had a chat with Daztap whilst I was there, apologies to other forum members on the stand (who I didn’t recognise, Henry?), but every time I was about to chat to them they were attacked by members of the public admiring the cars!

Excellent job lads, looked well organised, nice cars that represented the model and club very well!

Let’s hope we get invited back!


Sorry if I didn't say hello mate!
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