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  1. I think the largest gathering of 'proper' old school Fords happens the following weekend at the Lakes Tour. Personally I'd rather save the petrol money for that.
  2. Thanks everyone. I think we've got about 15 cars from the AVO club + the above at the moment, so should be a good Ford turn out. Hopefully we can get to 30+ Fords by the time of the event. I will ask about camping and let you know. Cheers, Stewart
  3. Still got my car and my plate. Nice to see my car a few times in the video
  4. I've been on OSF since day 1, think I was one of the first 10 people to register. Used to go to the boxhill meets, and was on the london-brighton run mentioned in another thread, and was nice to see my car in the video. Not much of a contributor nowadays though I'm afraid, the AVO club takes all my time. I am in contact with Chris (mexican gerbil) though, and as I've said to him I'm happy to promote OSF events such as tour of the moor in Havoc if you like. Anyway, we don't normally sell the magazines, but I'm sure we could sort something out if people want one. I'd have to check how many we have left, but pm me anyway if you're interested. If there's interest in an OSF stand at AVO National Day then please let Graham know nationalday@avoclub.com . It's 40 years of the club this year + 50 year anniversaries for the Mexico and RS1600, so as long as the weather isn't as crap as this year we should have a good turn out. We've got some interesting cars coming, including the Car SOS Mexico which is making the trip over from Jersey. We had 28 Twin Cams in 2018 for their 50 year celebration, so hopefully the Mexico & RS1600 owners will rise to the challenge this year! Cheers, Stewart (chief lurker)
  5. I'll ensure that the elitist AVO club make it very clear in the next edition which stand the cars were on. Obviously I'll ensure that this is done in the elitist manner possible
  6. The RS Owners Club seem to have quite a problem with the date based on today's fb thread! Unfortunately it's been deleted now, as it was getting quite interesting.
  7. I'm after a half decent late mk1 escort shell if anyone has one for sale?
  8. This Sunday if anyone fancies popping along. Weather looking good
  9. Doesn't look like they'll be an OSF stand, but if anyone wants to attend you'll be more than welcome. It's one of three shows left this year that are forming part of the RS1800 40 year anniversary tour.
  10. I've posted this on the AVO forum to see if anyone knows the car. You might want to try the AVO Owners Retards Club page as well.
  11. Personally I think the success (or otherwise) of paid clubs, or indeed internet forums, is pretty reliant on the enthusiasm (or otherwise) of those people who give up their time to run them. The AVO club is fortunate to have an enthusiastic committee, and I think this is reflected in the healthy membership numbers. If we didn't organise anything, didn't invest in new spares lines, didn't spend flippin ages researching material for our magazine, and weren' prepared to spend hours on the phone helping people with information about prospective purchases or restoration projects, then obviously the members would say 'no thanks, I'll spend my £30 down the pub instead'. It's the same with OSF. If those in charge didn't invest all of the time that they do to make the site what it is, then there would be no advertisers, no contributors, and as these sites don't run themselves for free, eventually no OSF. There's been plenty of internet forums that have disappeared due to lack of interest, as well as paid clubs. It all comes down to effort and enthusiasm in my humble opinion.
  12. Just to add a bit of balance to the thread: Firstly, there have been issues of late with regards to membership, which is the unfortunate result sometimes of unpaid volunteers having to put work and life commitments first, but which has now been addressed. Apologies to anyone affected by this. For anyone thinking of joining, the membership fee does cover a bit more than access to a ‘forum that nobody uses’., i.e. - A 52 page quarterly colour magazine (which I spend a lot of time putting together). - Club spares and regalia, where we try to offer the best possible value for members. Some examples include: Petrol filler hose, £26 Ebay v £14 AVO club – saving £12 RS2000 clutch cable, £35 Ebay v £24 AVO club – saving £11 - A free valuation service, plus help and advice on the phone or by e-mail from the various registrars. - Free entrance to our annual national day held at Hatton, for members who bring their AVO cars (a saving of £5). - Events, which in the last few years have included the last ever trip to the now demolished AVO factory, where 50 AVO cars drove through the gates for the final time, an invitation to the Ford 100 years celebration and the chance to drive round the test track at Dunton, and a near 30 car turn out for a drive on the historic Brooklands race track. - And there’s also a forum, which our new chairman has recently spent a lot of time upgrading and improving, and which will soon be much easier to access by members. That’s what £30 covers if you decide to join the AVO club, and not just access to a forum. As stated in the previous posts though, you can get some great advice and help on this site as well, and I’ve attended some excellent OSF events myself over the years and always found everyone to be very friendly.
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