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Triumph TR6 - British Car Day

Well it is that time of the year again for us Ontario owners.
Who wants to join up on the way down?
(Will not be able to reply back to this post till Wednesday night)

Rick
Rick Crawford

Hi Rick,

British Car Day weekend seems to be a busy time for every other member of the family, so my decison to go or not will probably be last minute depending on how the scheduling go.

Let me know if you are meeting somewhere along the way and will try to meet up if I do go.

So far no mechanical problems like last year.

Sylvain
S Demers

I will be manning the entrant's gate again this year on the 1st shift from about 8 to 10.

See you then,

Len

P.S. To help with identifying which of the individuals are at the gate I will be wearing knee high white socks.
Leonard G Middleton

Hi Rick

Regret that I will be in Ottawa that weekend - had an offer that I couldn't refuse and British Car Day lost out.

Regards,

Barry
BJ Quartermaine

Regrettably, it seems with my work commitments I will not be able to attend. We're in the middle of a large facility upgrade and trying to get it started up. Last minute changes may enable me to but I won't know until Saturday.

I hope it is a great day.
Michael Petryschuk

Rick

I anticipate being there bright and early, what time do the gates open up, it seems the last few years i got there too late for a front row parking spot :-)

bob
Bob Craske

It seems so far that I am meeting Chris Trace in Orangeville and that is it. My buddy with his Spit in the paint shop (for a year now!!) bought a MGB but he does not get back from a word wind business trip till the Monday after the show.
Looks like it is going to be a cold day. Deffinitley TOP UP on the way down or Cheryl will wave goodbye at the end of the driveway.
See you at the gate Len.
Sylvain call me 5195992417 if you can make it and meet you in Shelburne.
Barry, hope she was cute
Rick
Rick Crawford

Bob
Went to TTC WEB site and it did not say participant entry time. BUT if Barry Q.(post above) is at the gate at 8AM then I would say 8AM.
Rick
Rick Crawford

I am on the first shift at the entrant's gate at 8:00am.

THere are cars before that time many belonging to volunteers or organizers.

Len
Leonard G Middleton

I am planning to go providing dry weather. Rick, what time are you meeting in Orangeville?
Cheers
Pete Russell

Pete
Sorry, tried to send you an e-mail but for some reason my ISP is being pirated by some other site. I am in Quebec city so have to go to my ISP's site to send e-mail. I got your e-mail but can not send...go figure.
Here is what I tried to send you.

Hi Pete and Chris
Looks like no rain but on the cool side. SOOOO...top up for the drive down...well at least to Orangeville.
Chris is going to meet me at the McDonalds (Orangeville) at HWY 9 and 10...you know the one. How does 6:50AM sound?
Rick
PS maybe you could forward this time to Chris as I am not home till later Friday.
Rick Crawford

How was British Car Day? I was sorry to have missed it but had an invitation to the 67th Battle of Britain commeration event in Ottawa, complete with Lancaster Spitfire, Hurricane and Corsair flypast! Perfect weather too.

Regards,

Barry
BJ Quartermaine

Barry,
We did a battle of Britain commemoration here at the Warhawk Air Museum http://www.warhawkairmuseum.org/ The Idaho British Car Club has participated the last four years, and this year my TR6 got a front row seat! Wasn't a Lancaster, Spitfire, or Hurricane, but it was a P-51 Mustang! There were several other cars displayed in the museum, but I think I got the best spot!
Rod

Rod Nichols

Barry
The day as good. About 68*F with mostly sun. The drive down (left at 5:30AM) we got rain for firs half then met up with Chris Trace, Pete and Bonnie Russell. Top up the whole way down. The show was a little smaller this year. Only 950 cars and there seemed to be less spectators.
I got second in class. Was beat out by a red TR6 that had a big base speaker in the place of the spare tyre with 2 big amps. A chrome roll bar very polished chrome rims a totally chrome engine and a crowded interiour with stuff. Go figure for a British car show judged by participants. The drive home was a little coolish but top don.
Rick

Rick Crawford

Thanks for the feedback.

Rod
Lovely car and in good company. My error, the third fighter at the Ottawa event wasn't a Corsair, it was also a P-51 Mustang.


Rick
Shame to be beaten by a chromed modified car - there's always next year!


BJ Quartermaine


Rick,

Congratulation on second place. I think that's a one place improvement over last year?

Wasn't last year also won by a chrome monster?

Sylvain
S Demers

Second Place Again!!. Time for a new canopy. Maybe one with a built in bar!
DON KELLY

Rick, offer a wee dram of a select single malt. That auter do it!!
db
Doug Baker

Hey Rick... sorry I mentioned that there was some dirt under that distributor cap to Pete. I think he changed his vote and there went first place. ;)
Ken

BTW, congrats on 2nd place! You have a gem of a car. It was great to see you again and to meet you Pete.
Ken Shaddock

Hey Ken
Yup,,, good to see you again also. Next year you will have that Blue TR6 of yours there. It almost sounds like you and your wife need to come down to Clarksburg the night before... sip on a little scotch ( you are welcome to come up Doug) then head out for BCD on Sunday morning.

Sylvain, yes last year was won by the same chrome car. It HAS to be his club members.

Berry, as you know we also had a fly-by of the Lanc. What was the second plane fly-by in the after noon? The same plan leading the pack in your image?

What a great day.
Rick


Oh Ya Ken and Pete, she ran a little better on the way home.
Rick Crawford

Rick

My family mentioned that they saw the Lancaster fly over Oakville early Sunday afternoon on its way back to Hamilton. It must have been the same plane since there are only two flying Lancs in the world - the one from the Warplane Heritage at Mount Hope and the other in England. My photos shows the Lanc followed by the P-51 Mustang, Hurricane and then Spitfire.

Regards,

Barry
BJ Quartermaine

Barry,
Yes it must have been comming back from Ottawa. There was a second fly-by later in the afternoon by a twin engine mono-cock(sp) body plane. I wounder if it is the image I attach.... a DeHavilland Mosquito? Is there a twin engine plane out of Hamilton?
Rick

Rick Crawford

Rick, Barry... I took a pretty good pic of the Lanc flyover on BCD. Had my 12X zoom Dig Cam with me at the time. Just have to figure out how to create an image link. Will search archives since I know this was discussed. Ken.
Ken Shaddock

Ken
By all means send me the pic. Do not reduce in size please. I will take the MG size file.
i had my stupid camera locked in the glove box when I heard this sound and said that is a lanc.....could not scramble fast enough and just got a still...but did get a movie of that second plane. Even my pic of the Lanc is not too good.
Rick Crawford

oops...again
Ken, Please e-mail me your pic of the Lanc.
Rick


Rick Crawford

Two pix of the Lanc on the way. Via my email address 'splain me again how to add an image to the text of my postings like you just did of the Lanc. I could not find the discussion on how to do this within archives.
Ken Shaddock

Oops... that Q on posting an image was for Rick Crawford.

Ken
Ken Shaddock

Lanc Flyover at BCD 9/16/07...
Ken Shaddock

Looks like a bird to me.
DON KELLY

The Lancaster is the only flying Lancaster in North America. I'm not certain but I think there is another one in the UK. This one can be seen at the Hamilton Air Museum, (Hamilton airport using airport transfers sevenoaks)where she lives.

Cheers
Pete
Pete Russell

Pete... they say there is another still flying in England but I've also heard that its days in the air are done. I have seen the one at the Warplane Heritage Museum in Mt. Hope. In fact my wife's uncle was a machinist during WWII and helped build Lancs in Malton. We donated his precision tools, tool box and some original pictures and papers on the Lanc to the museum. They were thrilled to have these items. They may be on display there...not sure. His name was Bill Broom.

Don... If I knew how to reduce the file size of the picture I took of the flyover I'd post the darn thing here.
Ken Shaddock

Hi Ken,
I believe when you send the picture it will automatically be re-sized as it's uploaded

Charlie
Charlie B.

Hey Charlie... hi there. Actually no, that did not happen. I was sent an error message from the BBS saying the file size was too large.

I bought a 7 megapixel camera and am having probs with large files if I don't downgrade the image quality before I take it which defeats the point of buying this camera. If I email an image using Kodak Easyshare I can lower the resolution to email size but there's no option, that I understand anyway, outside of this "Easyshare" software.

I emailed the pictures to Rick C. so he knows what I am trying to work with.

Cheers, Ken
Ken Shaddock

Do you know what size the image is at now on the camera ?
Charlie B.

Charlie

One is a 1MG file and another is 2MG. They should upload.

I think I have a solution... a tad silly but it may work. I'll email the picture to myself. Kodak's Easyshare allows me to downgrade the pic for email. I use that image to upload to the BBS.

The other option I offer to all BBS users is that if they send me their email address I'll send them an invitation to view all 24 pix I took at BCD 2007. They're mostly 76 TR6 images but some may enjoy the look at a fine day. If that is of interest I'll do the same for BCD 2006... many more pix, broader in LBC scope. My e-address is smokeyssonATgmailDOTcom

Ken
Ken Shaddock

Ken
You have mail.
But for others on this BBS who might not know how to UPLOAD an image to a posting.
1: click on UPLOAD at the bottom of this square you use to compose your postings text.
2:You will see a small PopUp window. Click on the browse button and it takes you to your hard drive ( I am not sure where it starts at in your hard drive but mine now goes to the last folder I uploaded a pic from). browse your hard drive for the pic you want.
3. Left click on the image you wish to share with all other BBSers and the popup window will come back the image selected and another button named submit>>
4. Click on submit and the popup will come back with:

"Thank you, your file (img_1642shrunk.jpg) was successfully uploaded

CLOSE>>"

5. Click on the close button. You will now see the pic at the bottom of this text composing box.
6. Finish composing your text then below the pic click on SUBMIT
Do not click on UPLOAD again as it will replace the pic with another pic you choose.

There is definitely a MB file size limitation. I know anything over 1MB will give you the error and not successfully upload.
Rick

The pics I uploaded here are on CDII thanks to Charlie and his "smart car".....:)

I used a free piece of software from Google called Picasa (beta) to create multiple pics in one upload. Picasa is a good (free) software for editing your pics.

As far as shrinking a jpeg down to under 1MB, I use (purchased) the following software and it works very well.
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Multimedia_and_Graphics/Graphics_Palette_and_Compression_Tools/Advanced_JPEG_Compressor.html
I know that one of Microsoft's programs will do the shrinking and it is free but do not remember if it does just BMP files or if it will do JPEG files also.



Rick Crawford

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