Rally Chat Bagwell Rally, 2015 & 2016....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    "Summary".....
    Apologies for being a bit late... (So much going on)

    Firstly grateful Thanks to Jez & Lin and Steve & Denise for all their help..
    Jim for the loan of the Event`s shelter`s.. and those who brought it and helped erect said Tent/Shelter.. And all the lady`s who helped (Did most of the work) for the Cheese & Wine and Bacon Roll cooking and serving and other get together`s.. :clap2:

    And Thanks to Bengie for dragging his Hog Roast machine all the way to Weymouth, to enable us to have Fish & Chip` supper and of course the Hog Roast..

    Last but not least all the Funster`s who turned up and donated for the raffle and delved deep into their Pocket`s & Purses for the £££££`s

    Which as most know was a fantastic sum of £750. for Julia`s House Hospice for Children..:clap2::notworthy2:(y)
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    .Now onto 2016,,,, early I know, but just putting feelers out to see what response, and do we want to do it again.. ?
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    This year we worked out, for the Fish & Chip`s & Hog Roast the approx amount to charge or suggest.(Not wanting to make a profit).. But unfortunately because of 7 unit`s not turning up who had booked, it was necessary to up the charge and suggest a minimum... for both event`s... Funster`s showed their true colours and came up trump`s, so much so that there was a profit of over £40... I cannot thank those that came and forked out enough, as I honestly thought I would have to dip into my own pocket..

    Now as said, Early but do we want another Bagwell Rally with a follow on to the fabulous Dorset Fun Rally... Run by Jez & Lin.. if possible to amalgamate the two again. ??????????? (Next time I WILL stay at Nordon Farm for the duration)
    If the feedback is favourable it will be run with a similar but different format and entertainment.. :wink:
    And I will have to go with what Jez & Lin did.... Deposit required to cover expenditure "Food" bought in Entertainment ETC... When booking to save me the embarrassment of putting prices up after they had been advertised as so much..:blush:

    Finally, I set the maximum unit`s at 50, which I thought the rally field we had would easily accommodate 50 with out being on top of each other..

    Having spoken to Bagwell Management we could have both Rally field`s.. But if this was the case I would need help with the booking in and marshalling and would offer some space to our sister Site "RVOC"... having seen how the ground can easily cope with 40 - 50 ton "Tank`s..

    And try and arrange it that it did not clash with some of the big show`s..

    Sorry for the long winded thread, but I would like next year to run like clockwork.. (y) with no mishap`s..
    Any suggestion`s will be taken on board...
    Thanks.
    Mo.
     
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  2. Les

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    Great rally Mo realy enjoyed no problem with increased price shame people let you down,take deposit next year make it easier for you.look forward to next year
     
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    We would be up for both venues next year, Mo. Deposit - no problem either......... Will try and turn up a bit earlier next time to avoid having our reserved hook up and space pinched as well............

    Thanks again for the great organisation as well
     
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    Hi Mo, we would have attended this years rally at Bagwell Farm. However it clashed with the show at Stratford upon Avon. For us rallies at Bagwell Farm and Norden Farm after the Stratford show would be Funster Heaven. Pam and I are more than happy to assist in whatever way we can should you need help.

    Brisey & Pamelaaar.
     
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  5. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks Brian & Pamelaaar. Appreciate that.. (y)

    Have to try and find out when Stratford is and have a word with Jez..

    Mo.
    PS.......... Just cracked a bottle of "Emporado".... tasted bootiful. Thanks a million.. :cheers:

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    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    I thought that bottle would have been long gone by now.
    Enjoy.:wine:
    Brisey
     
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    Could well be interested in attending next year, Mo, although it's dependant on work etc..........think you are right to look at charging deposits etc,
     
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    It is a big bottle........ ;)
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Not just one, but two... :clap2::party2:

    That was Judy`s we drank tonight...(y)

    I have hidden mine... saving it for a special occasion.. :giggler:

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    Hi Mo :)
    Loved both rallies & would love to go again:party2:
    If a clash with Stratford could be avoided, then we are talking BIG-TIME FUN:party2:
     
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  11. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Early day`s, just getting a feel to see if it will be feasable..

    As soon as I find out when Stratford 2016 is I can go to work.. (y)
     
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    cliffandger Funster Life Member

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    We would attend both rallies next year Mo, I would make sure Bagwell didn't clash with Corfu! Happy to help with whatever and to pay a deposit. (y)
     
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    We could only stay for 3/4 days so missed the hog roast. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and good to meet Jez and Lin again after 8 years ago in Egypt.
    Thanks for all the effort you put in, and look forward to next year.
    Phil and Gill
     
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    Excellent idea & we would love to attend both rallies for as much of the time as our family life allows!
     
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    Super rally MO when do you want the deposit will the morning do:) count us in and put us down for a day of stewarding etc
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks Steve......... You worked like a trojan.. (y)

    Trying to think of idea`s for next year... :)

    Couple of things come to mind...

    3 or 4 Charter boats for an evening cruise to Lulworth Cove, Anchor up and raft the boat`s (Tie up side by side) together and have an onboard Bar-B-Q party on the boats... Done it before and it was a fantastic evening.. (Providing the weather is nice and the sea calm..:wink:)

    And perhaps if the timing of the rally is right, a trip to this = http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt37899

    And maybe a Day trip round interesting places in Dorset, I can get my hands on 22 to 70 seater coaches.. :Smile:

    Did a self drive bus to the Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovil and down country lanes to Lulworth Cove, the last rally I did for RVOC & Funsters. Which turned out to be a good day out..(y)

    Any idea`s throw them at me, and towards the end of the year I will compose/post a list of suggestion`s for people to vote on..

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    I found the deposit route worked really well this time, it sort of made it an all inclusive Rally and saved the need to keep bothering folk for money for this, that and the other. It also shows the level of commitment of Funsters attending. This time I didn't have one DNA without giving me notice. Last year it was almost 50% (y) I need to call it something different though, quite a few thought it meant that they had paid towards their site fees rather than covering upfront costs.
     
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    Mo I've only just spotted your post, we'd love to attend next year and hopefully make it to Jez & Lins too........and @Popeye is aiming to tie the New Forest one to either end so sounds good to us.

    Totally agree about asking for payment towards food/entertainment up front(y).


    @old-mo
     
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    Would love to join you all if know dates as easrly as possible I can book off the time from work
     
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    (y) Hopefully ??.............we would be able to make both next year and the New Forest..........:clap2::clap2::clap2:

    .........God willing :D
    Jude
     
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