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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by FRANKIE, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. FRANKIE

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    Ha ha, nice one Frankie..........:beer
     
  3. FRANKIE

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    I watched the video you posted. At the end of it, the u-tube screen suggested other clips and I watched one of them. At the end of that clip were other selections, one of which was the one of East Anglia who's link I posted. I thought it was very interesting. I know England has a long, rich history of which I only know a very small part. So I have a lot to learn. I was looking at the thread about the Silverstone Classic. Have you ever gone to this? Is it someplace where you race your car or just go to show off. What happened last year. It seems that badman or someone was complaining about parking. It was probably a nightmare. Sounds like a really big event.
     
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    :)
     
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    Hi Frankie,
    The Forum as a whole (albeit in several groups) have been to two Silver Classics, 2012 & 2013. It is a three day event and the first year we all attended, it was a celebration of Zeds, so they called it Zedfest and there was a big push in the hope of getting 500 Zeds all together for the event and with several forums and individuals there, they were not too far short of the target. We had wonderful time, the weather was really hot & sunny for the two main days and there was a real spirit of togetherness amongst the Zed owners, We all booked in to the same Hotel and 30 odd of us cruised down to the circuit and actually kept together. The Highlight of the day was the parade lap, arranged especially for the Zeds! we should have tootled round at 35 - 40 mph, but the Marshalls just waved us on to the circuit and all Hell let loose, the Guy in front was just gone and with that we floored it too, leaning over as we went round the bends, sometimes going over the red & white chequered curb. Everyone was full of it when we all got back to the show area, the tales of the speeds that some of the guys did was amazing, 90 to over a hundred miles per hour! It was a weekend that will be talked about for a long time!
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    Last year, the Zeds were not featured, it was a celebration of Porsches 911, so for us our show area was not as good, which is what Badman was upset about and our parade lap was rained off in a howling, windy deluge, which was also disappointing. Wherever we go with the East Anglian Crew and all the other Zed owners, we always have a good time, so we enjoyed the weekend together, but as the first year was so special, it would be hard to repeat or better it again.

    The film bought back a lot of memories for us, Frankie, especially when we used to help with the Harvest during the school holidays (which was the original reason for the six weeks holiday) We can remember when life was actually like those days. We live 5 miles from Ely Cathedral, at the very end of the film.

    Mike & Sandy
     
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    Frankie, don't believe shelly, It is exactly like it is in the video, nothing has changed since 1930, the women still dress the same and have the same haircuts, and they live in black and white :D, sepia when the sun shines!
     
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  7. FRANKIE

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have paid to have seen that. What must it have been like to have everyone cut loose like that? I would think something like that would have made the evening news on the tv that night. What must it be like to drive somewhere with a group of 30 zs together. A real traffic stopper. The dinners and especially the drinking that weekend must have been legendary!!!! Good thing everyone got through that weekend alive.
    I know that the film was about another era and that must have brought back fond memories. It is a difficult thing to see the changes over time of the things that are so dear to us. The memories we have of the places where we grew up do not reflect the same images we see when we look at those places now. So much changes with time. Different houses. different stores, open areas of fields and forest gone to new development. And sometimes, even more difficult, different people. It is only with the passing of time that I have been fully able to realize the truth in the saying: 'You can never go home." It only remains in our hearts, minds and memories. I try not to dwell in the past and become sad about it and memories are created by living life every day and thus new memories can be created every day. Maybe the memory I'll cherish the most will be the day I meet all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Well said Frankie, on both counts! It was truly awe inspiring and possibly a one off! Will look forward to that momentous occasion when you step on our hallowed ground!! :scorecard::party::coolsteer):D

    I will have a look tonight and find the page on the forum for the pictures of that Silverstone event, it is really amazing, there are some 'youtube' movies too, if you put Silverstone 2012 and add Zeds or Z3 in there somewhere too. You may find a film of us, we were lucky that Ragtop filmed us from behind, although it was when we had slowed down just before coming to the pit stop/start line.

    Mike & Sandy
     
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  9. FRANKIE

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    Just read your post. On break in dealer's lounge. back 1 hour
     
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    Hi Frankie, we ve been to two Silverstone zedfests they have been great day outs, staying at the hotel with other members was great fun, we also did a run up to the Lake district with other EAC members for a long weekend, you should be able to find pictures on this site
     
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    Frankie, Go to FORUMS (at top of the screen, next to home) then Events & Cruise Write Ups & Gallery, then go to Page 4 then scroll down to 'Horwood House & Zedfest Photos' and under that thread is our Thread 'Silverstone, A Lasting Memory' In fact there are several Threads of all the Forum members Pics to look at!! Enjoy :racecar: :cool:

    Mike & Sandy
     
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    they are just super Pics.
     

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