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Manchester show 2nd/3rd April 2016
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vort28



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:35 pm    Post subject: Manchester show 2nd/3rd April 2016 Reply with quote

Right then, that time of year again , time to apply for space at the Manchester show.
Over the last 3 years a few of us Northern forum boys have slowly increased the number of bikes on the stand from about 10 on the first years 3mx6m pitch to about 18ish on this years 6mx6m pitch
Now next year it would be nice to break the 20 bike barrier and get a few new face's involved.

It is a very tiring weekend with lots of standing up , will involve you wasting 3-4 days of your life that you will not get back , will cost you money ( fuel , new Bimota t-shirt , whatever , it will cost you) , will involve lots of cleaning and polishing etc and will also mean you have to talk Bimota and only Bimota for 8-10 hours a day. You will hear the same sad statement every 10 minutes ' Didn't realise they still make bikes' and probably have one muppet an hour ask ' Are they Chinese ' !!!!!

On the plus side you will get to meet US ( me and 2bims currently, maybe) , and maybe get 10 minutes to look around the rest of the show .

There is a 50:50 chance there will be some lycra action , and maybe this year it will even be female !!!! ( 2bims I still got the photo’s)

Set up day is the Friday and early Saturday , and it will be 4.30pm ish Sunday before you can get your bike/life back.

What you think ? Anyone want to put your name down ?
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sods law..........

i'll be in Manchester the w/end before and 2weeks later when we fly back in...... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be there if it wasn't for all the water on the road between here and there....
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brian



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpikeC wrote:
I'd be there if it wasn't for all the water on the road between here and there....


Me too Spike
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If worst comes to worst vort... you and 2bims should be able to do the 20. Might take a few trips though Laughing
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vort28



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brian wrote:
If worst comes to worst vort... you and 2bims should be able to do the 20. Might take a few trips though Laughing



SHHH , the wife might read this !!!! Confused Shocked
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2bims



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we'd be just the one short at present Brian.....so get that SB6 of yours shipped over and finally there'd be one at the show...... Laughing
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stockcar



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been planning to bring a 6R for the last 2yrs but events conspire to get in the way......
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confirmed booking to Manchester show , same size stand as last year , 12M x 12M , so plenty of space for about 20-24 bikes.
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Jesus....thats big....fortunately your stable size has also increased this year eh Vort?....Good to hear that after last years "spat" with the organisers that they've given us a spot once again....phew...
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vort28



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem is the transport, 6 is my maximum delivery , and that is with me riding one, 2 in van and 3 on the trailer, and even with yours that still leaves a bit of spare space.
Do you think we should only do pairs this year ?? Very Happy Shocked
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be even easier if we just did "pears".......I'm sure BimotaNige will be down...He'll have his repainted KB1 and freshly completed SB3 to show off ....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Nige should have the 80's stuff covered and we can have one of each vdue models there this year , AND an SB6 Shocked Yes Brian , especially for you !!!! .

Just need to find someone with a Db3 and we could have DB1-7 Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planning on having a few trinkets on display from the wonderful Paolo of BimotaClassicParts at this years show.......he's sent me through some literature, business cards, stickers etc that will be handed out......and I'll take down a few leather bimota key holders for anyone thats interested that turns up.(When I say that "turns up"...20,000 people came last year...evidently all of them bikers....and it felt like that many came to our stand at times also....)





Hopefully we'll have a few other bits and pieces and maybe...just maybe....some nice Bimota bottled red wine to give out as samples....evidently we dont have an alcohol license so wouldnt be able to sell bottles...but maybe we could decant some into small sampler cups to give away....and I'll maybe provide a few Proscuitto biscuits to boot also....

Also got myself a lovely set of genuine Italian red mirrors for my Ducati 900ss...was never too happy with the copy black versions I bought from elsewhere that are currently fitted...they have a plastic knuckle and arm that just doesnt tighten up...leading to flimsey floppy mirrors...these genuine ones have the original metal ball and knuckle and are very tight indeed to adjust....just the job...and the paint finish looks a foot thick...nice and shiney and lustrous...cheers Paolo....





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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh....and shiney New Bimota brochures also recently turned up.... big cheers to "you know who you are'.......Heres hoping Bimota Factory could send out a few that we could hand out to interested parties.....

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