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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Ace Cafe
|Next month there is a midget meet at the ace cafe, I have always wanted to go, especially now I have a midget cafe racer. Is anyone else up for it?|
|Although I am the usual contact for Midgets & Sprites at the Ace, I will have just got back from the Le Mans Classic, I will do my utmost to be there though.|
|If that's Tuesday 13th, I plan to be there if I can bend my right leg enough to get out of the car (just had keyhole surgery) by then. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening when I went in May. Make sure you leave enough room for a good fry up though!|
|Saw the ACE CAFE on a 2 hour special of American Chopper. It was motorcycl oriented with hundreds of people trying to get on TV.|
|Yes planning to go on the 13th, weather permitting. Not been before , do you just turn up?|
|Best to get there early 5-6pm to have any chance of getting into the car park. They are truly egalitarian (is that the correct word?) in that if you turn up early in a clapped out mini or Spridget and a superstar turns up later in a 300SL Gullwing thingy, you will always get preference. It's first come first serve but there is always room on the street outside too.|
|Just turn up|
before six o clock or maybe take all night to squeeze into the not over large car park
Will see some of you there, we're likely to come from SS&NBMASC, John Geoff and others (me too)
and DO OBEY the car park boss he has done it before
Gary is this outside of the London meet or part of it?
another meeting last time around they moved the non classics out before six pm
They let me stay!
sos and mash is soul food
lots of hot nosh on the menu
|As far as i know it's the normal 2nd tuesday of the month meeting as it's always on the Ace cafe's events list. I haven't heard anything about any other meeting.|
|Sometimes the car park looks like this
|I couldnt find my pictures of the last Spridget evening last year|
nice one Gary
|IF a load of people go down from here, and I've got the time, then it could be fun ... |
Are you south of Cambridge?
|I'm in at Neots maybe we can hook up some where|
|I plan to be there. Though I have never managed to get there early enough to get in the car park! Plenty of parking on road outside but watch out for the kamikazi motor cyclists.|
|Graham M V|
|Sandy you should come over |
meet a few stalwarts off the BBS
Rach, JC may be coming too
The place always looks better with a car park full of CARS, usually one or two Yanktanks too (as we calls 'em)
Now I have to finish rebuilding my (Lara's) rear end
She needs an MOT next
|Spridgets at the Ace (packed in like sardines)
|I can SEE mine|
which one was Arie's?
|I'm really hoping to be there.|
It will be my first time!
Hopefully the K will be fully legal and reliable as I can't leave work until later than everyone else sets off and the blue midget just wouldn't catch up!
Pictures are all great by the way, love how they pack these little cars in
|you might not when one of 'em is yours|
everyone needs to know, John
How're Pom and baby doing?
|I see what you mean Bill|
We are all great, Pom is doing really well and is a great Mum and Austin is just amazing, its had a massive effect on us all and I am spending far less time in the garage and more time pushing the puschair around!
he's looking at me!
see you next week
|LOL - John has sold one half of the only way I might get there yet ...!|
It is something that I'd like to do before I go, and summer is preferable - but, I'm not committing to anything at the moment that is more than 20 miles from home!!!!!!
|Bill, mine is on the back between the white? and red frogs.|
What a brilliant evening it was!!
I can really recommend everybody to go to the Ace-spridgetevening at least once in your life.
John, good to see the little (Soon-to-be)spridgetmaniac is doing alright.
|Arie de Best|
|I thought that was yours Arie|
it was the upholstery that gave it away
|is it wrong to be getting excited about it? More pics please.|
|Call it what they may|
It won't ONLY be Spridgets
it is a great experience
|iv been to a couple of bike meets there but not a car one YET! anyone that loves cars,bikes,trucks infact anything with an engine really needs to pay homage to the ace at least once in there life.|
|LOL - YES I!|
Which way would you be going down - M11?
After today's work, I'm looking a tad more hopeful ...
|This is a typical Classic Cars evening|
We could play "Spot The Classic" with this one
I don't think the clock was accurate though :)
|Rach, i will head down the A1 i think, which way wil you go?|
|hmmmmmmm - via the scrap yard????|
Don't really know - was thinking the A10/M11 - will probably have to consult with a map and see which is the best way - especially that time of day. I'll come back to you on that after tomorrow when I get to see if she's even going to make it through the weekend, before the head refit!
|"We could play "Spot The Classic" with this one"|
Go on then Bill, I'll bite!
Lancia Fulvia Zagato
Fiat 500 Abarth lookylikey
Jag XJS convertible
Ford Cortina Mk1(as its two door, white and has some chaps looking at the engine lets assume its a Lotus Cortina!)
What look like two Jag XJ bonnets up behind the Cortina's boot
The thing on the right with quad lamps wants me to say Bristol or Humber or early Reliant Scimitar.
Front left looks like the rear of a white Jag MKII type.
The roof in the immediate foreground? Not a clue, but I'm guessing Renault Alpine as it looks like its got a sloping glass hatch with a rubber spoiler but don't think I've ever seen one that colour. As an outside guess what about a Matra-Simca Bagheera? Remember those?
Good quiz! How did I do?
|beat me Matt :(|
good game-good game-cuddly toy
I got about half those
(justasking the question doesnt mean I knew the answers)
Think I'll look at some other pictures from that night if I can find them
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