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Archived 2014 Westcountry Cruise Weekend 11-13 April

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events Archive' started by La_vida_diver, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. La_vida_diver

    La_vida_diver Zorg Guru (I)
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    It is my intention to run a 2014 West Country Zed Event on the weekend of Friday April 11th 2014 to Sunday 13th April 2014. After the organisation that was required for 2013’s Cruise and the nerves I had about if everyone would like the roads I chose and how I drove them I though that this year we would do a Treasure hunt type event. That way people can travel at the speed and route that they decide with a number of meeting places along the way for teas or coffee. and to make sure they attend all the check points they could be required to take a digital picture to prove attendance.

    At this point the only thing that is fixed is the dates and that we are planning to use the Hartland Quay hotel again as our base. I am not planning to fix everything at this stage but am making suggestions and asking who is interested and allowing those who wish to to book the accommodation.

    In 2013 we filled the hotel and I tried an additional establishment for the overflow but that did not work well so this year when the hotel is full I will leave people to make their own other hotel arrangements and will publish the meeting time at the Hartland Quay Hotel so that both local and additional attendee’s can meet up and come along.

    I have agreed with Jill at Hartland Quay Hotel that for now we can book and she will not take booking from anyone who does not Quote Zroadster.org till some time in February and then make them available to the general public.

    There are various rooms available:
    • One Single room
    • One Twin room
    • Five Doubles rooms
    • Four Doubles with an additional Single
    • Two Doubles with 2 singles
    There is also an Annex with 1 Double room a twin Room and a family room with one Double and a Single making 7 bed spaces. Jill has suggested that if people want to organise them selves as a group to use the Annex she will offer an incentive based on how full the annex along the following lines:
    • 4 guests would gain a 10% discount
    • 5 or 6 guests would gain a 15% discount
    The cost will be the same as the 2013 rate which was £75 per person for the Friday and Saturday night and £25 should anyone wish to stay over on the Sunday night and leave on Monday. The prices includes Bed and Breakfast but does not include evening meals.


    The Website to look up the accommodation is www.hartlandquayhotel.com and the telephone number to book is 01237 441218
     
    #1 La_vida_diver, Dec 29, 2013
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  2. La_vida_diver

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    Attendee's

    Hotel
    @Forzed +1
    JR +1
    @Mint & Mrs Mint
    @bruce&kim
    @zedwheels Mrs ZedWeels & ZedBear
    @Bazza + Jan
    @john & martha z
    Keith McKendrick and Partner
    @Richard Dunsbury and Partner

    Locals
    @La_vida_diver Z3
    @Nutty_Hazel Z3
    @andy-tonsberg Z3
    @MikeE89
    @GazHyde Z3
    Nigel and Alison Davies Z3
    Black (Phil and Kate)

    Some of my local friends are also joining us:
    Alan and Joyce (either BMW 5 series or Prosche)
    Robin and Linda (Porsche)
    Charlie and Jenny (Westfield Kit Car)
    Nigel and Jenny (probably Audi TT)
     
    #2 La_vida_diver, Dec 29, 2013
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  3. GazHyde

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    Hi Duncan,

    I'm a definite after last years cruise weekend!

    I'll tag the @[USERGROUP=16]West Country[/USERGROUP] group so they get notified of this, and will do some social media stuff too.

    Cheers, Gary
     
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  4. Nutty_Hazel

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    Thanks Gary I did not think of tagging the @[USERGROUP=16]West Country[/USERGROUP] group. I have emailed the people I had from last year and have spoken to BMW Westerly and they are happy to be a part of it again in 2014. With Luck they will send one of their guys again with a few trinkets.

    Regards, Duncan
     
  5. bruce&kim

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    Count us in...love a treasure hunt
     
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    Yes, we're up for this. It'll be great to see you again Duncan & Hazel (and everybody else of course):):)
     
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  7. zedwheels

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    Just booked our room for the Friday and Saturday Duncan. Well cant hang around or all rooms will be gone!
     
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  8. bruce&kim

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    Nice little double with a sea view booked....
     
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    Our double room is booked as well...

    Fri, Sat & Sun. Anybody else staying Sunday?
     
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  10. andy-tonsberg

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    Hi Duncan

    Count me in - last year was a great cruise!!
     
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    Happy new year everyone!
    Have just booked 2 double rooms at the hotel for Friday and Saturday, for me and JR.
    look forward to seeing you then :)
     
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    That must be the last of the double's gone already!!
     
  13. La_vida_diver

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    No there are still 6 more doubles, the twin and the single plus the annex to fill yet.

    @Forzed did you and JR think about booking the Annex as that way you would get the 10% discount even if you did not get a 5th, 6th 7th to join you. (if you did not think of it and you are up for it give Gill, at the hotel, a ring and switch. You could use the double and the family room and leave the twin room empty as it says the Annex takes 7 but discounts start at 4 so just for the you and JR, as couples, that is a saving of £30. unless your booking a double each and not bringing anyone=)))

    I am doing an entry for Straight Six on this Cruise so if your thinking of it please book ASAP so that we get Zeds at the hotel I Know that some of the Non Zed lot that heard about it are hoping to come along and in the same way that I want it to be open to all Zed's I will welcome BMW CC Members as well if the hotel is not filled up by us Zed's especially us Zroadster.org'ers.

    I am also talking to BMW Westerly again about sponsoring us like last year and being taken very seriously so much so that we may even try and make it bigger by opening it up to all their customers as we are doing a Treasure hunt.

    To be clear the Law states that a Treasure hunt with greater than 12 cars has to have legal approval:bashhead: and I have the contact to do that BUT a "navigational" exercise where the cars go to differing points but meet up and then go in different directions again etc do not need approval this apparently is called a "Navigational Scatter Event" so this will probably be what we do with a suggested time for meeting at a location for tea/coffee and socialising during the event as well as the evening socialising. (Will people please let me know what they think)

    @[USERGROUP=16]West Country[/USERGROUP] those that live close enough (like @andy-tonsberg, @MikeE89 ...They have already let me know they are coming ) please post and let know if your attending. please look at the second post for forum names of attendee's.:thankyou:
     
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    Hi Duncan, never done a 'Navigational Scatter Event' but I guess it could become a bit of a cruise as we will be travelling from the meeting points to other points and will travel along the same roads. I'm sure it will be a great weekend if last years effort is anything to go by:):):). Thanks for organising another.:D
     
  15. bruce&kim

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    just a bit of a bump and to add we have just bought a holiday home quite near Hartland (about 40 mins max) so if the Hotel fills up our place is available which sleeps 6.....we will be staying at Hartland
     
  16. La_vida_diver

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    And your new place is only about 8 miles from my place......Result!!!
     
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    Hi, All first post on forum really like it, a few names I recognise from other Z sites, I will be booking the hotel for the weekend in April tomorrow looking forward to meeting you all.

    Baz & Jan
     
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    Hotel all booked a nice drive from sunny Dorset but well worth it, still trying to add my Avatar and still finding my way round this site computers are not my first language.

    Baz
     
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    Hi Guys and welcome to the Forum, glad you found us.:)

    Any pics of your Zed? It looks good in your Avatar!:cool:

    Mike & Sandy