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tdskip
05-18-2007, 01:44 PM
Any ideas for me? I have to be there for work so I thought I get in early and bop around for awhile....

YankeeTR
05-18-2007, 01:46 PM
There's probably a Honda show somewhere...hehehe

beaulieu
05-18-2007, 01:50 PM
Ace cafe in north London might have something happening

TR4nut
05-18-2007, 02:53 PM
You just missed a TSSC Triumph club meet last weekend, though it was cold and rainy.

Couple of minor thoughts: head over to Moss London, they have lots of spares that Moss U.S.A. don't carry.

Brooklands Museum/Mercedes Benz World out in Weybridge is pretty slick looking.

Or, grab a rental car and head west about 4 hours to RevingtonTR and grab some goodies.

Randy

YankeeTR
05-18-2007, 03:00 PM
How about a trip to Coventry to see the Motor Heritage Museum?

roofman
05-18-2007, 03:19 PM
tea and crumpets

SCguy
05-18-2007, 03:23 PM
Tom,

I'd ask you to look for an original TR4 gear shift knob for me... but I hear that they are just as hard to find in England.


Another thought would be to find that shop that does the conversions of TR7s to "new" TR8s.

Be sure to bring your camera and use it!

tdskip
05-18-2007, 03:41 PM
Think I can carry a Mini back as carry-on?

apbos
05-18-2007, 05:16 PM
A little bit of a drive, but from the TR web site https://www.wallingfordcarrally.org.uk/ .

Paul

Scott_Hower
05-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Tom-

The Ace Cafe is good, I've been there, but...

I've been to London dozens of times... trust me on this one, as I owe you a big favor... in two words, BROOKLANDS MUSEUM.

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/

It is a short 30 min train ride from Waterloo Station on the Woking rail line (get off at Weybridge Station and take the taxi 1 mile to the museum). Open 10AM - 5PM.

Short of Gayden, this is the BEST LBC experience to be found in and around near London.

gsalt57tr3
05-19-2007, 12:10 AM
Think I can carry a Mini back as carry-on?

Back in 1978, a few weeks before I left the Navy, I was on a 3 week detachment in Mildenhall England. We were an A-3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-3_Skywarrior) Squadron and we were delivering mail to the fleet during a NATO operation in the North Sea.

We had a bunch of Reservists along with us and one of them had rented a mini to get around in. The Reservists were only going to be with us for 2 weeks, but he had paid for 3 weeks rental and told us to go ahead and use it for the third week.

Bear in mind that we were sailors.

The A-3 is the biggest aircraft ever to operate off of an aircraft carrier. Ya, I know about bigger ones that were launched off of carriers, be we took off and landed both.

There are alot of places to hide things on an A-3. Since the statute of limitations has long since run out, I can say that I brought back massive quantities of tax free alcohal.

Anyway, we had been out at the local pub until past closing (for some reason they liked us) and it was a day or so before our birds headed back to the States. We came up with the great idea that we should return the mini to the guy who rented it. ...Who was already in the States.

The bomb bay of the A-3 is about 6 feet wide and 17 feet long. You can easily stand in it. We were drunk.

Fortunately (or not), the nose gear of the aircraft with the bay doors open made it impossible to position the car so it could be hoisted into the bay.

Otherwise, they probably wouldn't have invited us back to that Pub...

rosalind
05-19-2007, 04:13 AM
its the London to Brighton Mini run this weekend!!

Scott_Hower
05-19-2007, 06:35 AM
its the London to Brighton Mini run this weekend!!

And please tell us you will be participating /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/banana.gif

And, perhaps just as important, can we look forward to more photos of the event?

(you can exclude Tom in the photos if you want, we know what he looks like)

swift6
05-19-2007, 09:38 AM
Tom-

The Ace Cafe is good, I've been there, but...

I've been to London dozens of times... trust me on this one, as I owe you a big favor... in two words, BROOKLANDS MUSEUM.

https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/

It is a short 30 min train ride from Waterloo Station on the Woking rail line (get off at Weybridge Station and take the taxi 1 mile to the museum). Open 10AM - 5PM.

Short of Gayden, this is the BEST LBC experience to be found in and around near London.



I think the Ace is hosting different shows every Friday night anymore so who knows what you might see.

Brooklands is awesome. Not just cars but airplanes as well. Plus you can go for a stroll on whats left of the track, see the remnants of an Anti-Aircraft gun tower from WWII and walk up the 'test hill'. If you go, look for the unique 'snowblower'. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

beaulieu
05-19-2007, 10:17 AM
Imperial war museum is interesting too...

There are so many cool museums in London but not many auto museums in the city

StagByTriumph
05-19-2007, 06:39 PM
The transportation museum off of Covent Gardens is always good, as is Covant Gardens on the weekends!

rosalind
05-19-2007, 06:54 PM
i wish i could go but i cant make it this weekend /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif i even have a new dress to wear (its a genuine mini cooper dress that came from the original mini.co.uk website)