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Autosport International

Discussion in 'Motors' started by James_N, 11 Jan 2006.

  1. James_N

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    Anyone going to this at the NEC over the weekend. I'll be going up about half 9 on the saturday :)

    Looks a good show, didnt even know it was on till a mate asked me if i wanted to go, to which i gladly accepted :D
     
  2. saitrix

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    Yup im going on the saturday also. Will get there for opening or just after. Also got the live action arena ticket like i always do, always good to watch. :D
     
  3. BENJAMIN HERBLE

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    going tomorrow just to checkout the totty :D
     
  4. James_N

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    I think me and my mate are planning to buy tickets on the door, im presuming you can do this.
     
  5. Pug

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    My brother is driving in the live action arena!

    Watch out for a blue Land Rover 90 esque vehicle. Produces 400odd BHP, and is very special beneath the ally bodywork - wave when you see him!
     
  6. James_N

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    sounds quite a vehicle :D
     
  7. Pug

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    aye, it is... the torque is the most impressive aspect tho, can't recall the figure, but its phenominal.

    he's been there today, setting up for the press day etc
     
  8. nutcase

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    Location: SX, unfortunately

    Was supposed to be going Friday, but couldn't get tickets as MSA have a backlog of license renewals and my friend's hasn't come through yet :(
     
  9. Lowe

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    Going on Saturday. Oh and if you're going for the ladies you'll be disappointed. There will be some yes, but it's not a Max Power affair...

    Defo a good show, not working there this year but still blagged a free ticket :D
     
  10. Flibster

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    *raises hand* Will be going.

    Only going for the 100 years of Grand Prix really...

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  11. Vertigo1

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    It's far more Max Power than it should be tbh. I went last year and an awful lot of the stands were just selling what I'd call "chav racing tat". There were also some exceedingly scantily dressed women there, I have to say.

    I did a fairly rapid orbit of the show and then took up station by the stage waiting for the interviews, which turned out to be a good move as it was packed by the time they started.

    Going again this year as I have a free ticket, but it doesn't cover the live arena. I didn't bother last year as I figure this is what they want - give you free basic entry but then get you on the parking, live arena and food so by the time you're finished you've spent another 20 quid anyway.

    Is the live arena worth the £7 extra, and does anyone know what interviews they've got on Saturday?

    Is it worth maybe all meeting up at the show somewhere, say by the main central Autosport stand at 10am?
     
  12. saitrix

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    It definitly worth the extra £7 in my opinion. The other day i got an email about the autosport show, there seems to be a good section in the Live Action arena.

    If you see some 18-21 year olds pushing little kids off any scalextric sets out then it could possibly be me and the other 2 im going with. :p

     
  13. Lowe

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    To be honest, the aftermarket area of any show will have bolt on tat since it's easy to sell and fits any car - obviously an aftermarket area can't afford to be car specific so they know some of it will sell. And the cost of a stand at Autosport is phenominal, it's big money :eek:
     
  14. DaveyD

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    I'll be going there on the Saturday :)
     
  15. Dogbreath

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    I'll also be driving up early on Saturday.
     
  16. Pug

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    definately mate!
     
  17. BENJAMIN HERBLE

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    just for you ;)

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  18. Vertigo1

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    Ok then I'm convinced, now do you reckon it's worth paying yet another £6 for the "paddock pass" thingumy?

    Any anyone going up for meeting up?
     
  19. Ish

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    a few ford pics from autosport

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  20. Ish

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