Rally Chat Retro Festival Newbury 2016

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by Spots, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Spots

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    Did I see a thread or rally posting about this forthcoming event? Anyone organising this event as I Would like to attend. Missed it last year.
     
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    You did - I shall be starting a new thread on this towards the end of February - we have the final planning meeting at the end of Feb when all the new plans will be available - what I can tell you is this is the 10th year of Retro- this will be its second year at Newbury as it out grew White Waltham. It will be bigger / better / more spectacular than any before with some world record breaking stunts going on as well as the usual things in the day time and 3 active stages in the evening. The club area is actually within the show so you will have unfettered access to everything. General camping is outside the show. More details as soon as I can - Dates are arrival Thursday 11th August departure Monday 15th August by midday
     
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    We are considering Retro Festival too as it looks great on their website http://www.retrofestival.co.uk/ (y) Like the range of music covered from 30's to 80's so something for everyone & lots going on & to see. The website says that they run a free shuttle bus to Newbury train station & Chievely Services so should be possible to pop out to get supplies or for a change.
    Only problem is that it clashes with the Malvern (Fun) & Bristol Balloon Festival (MCC) rallies so tough choices but plenty of Funsters to go around :)
     
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    Quite what's happened this year I don't know but I have heard of a number of events that all clash on that weekend. Retro is on the correct weekend but I seem to think there are not so many weekends this year (4) in August (5 last year ) which means quite a few have moved to the nearest , so for many it will be decisions, decisions
     
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    @Landy lover Do you know yet if the RVOC/Fun camping area this year will be near to a toilet/shower block & will there be EHU available please?
     
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    Not certain of the final location of the club area until the meeting but yes EHU will be available - water and chemical dump will be available nearby for certain
     
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    Thanks Landy lover, thought I read a thread but couldn't find it. I put it down to over imbibing during the festive season.
    Could I also have EHU. Thanks.
     
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    Does that mean we will be near noisy generators?
     
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    There will be generators on site - no generator use allowed on the club area - The generators being used for EHU will be the massive commercial ones that are silent. You will probably hear more noise from the M4 motorway than any generators. Worth also pointing out that anyone not having EHU will be in farthest away from those with EHU to avoid long cable runs
     
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    Once we have all final information I will be able to send by email a booking form to all those interested - all club booking will be via me - people booking via the Retro web site will pay more and be in general camping !!
     
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    Hi Landylover:)
    Could you please put us down as interested please...it sounds good.
    Perhaps you could e-mail us also once you have all the info ??
    THANK YOU:notworthy2::notworthy2::notworthy2:
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    For anyone considering how to choose between clashing rallies/events - it is possible to get quite a lot out of going to the Bristol Balloon Festival for the day on the Thursday (not so busy) with the Night Glow that night (usually) http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/balloon-festival-2016.122502/ staying at Parsonage Farm or Cotham RFC then off to Retro Festival or Malvern on the Friday so 2 out of 3 :)
     
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    Very interested in this :)
     
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    Me too(y)
     
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    For anyone considering this rally - the Retro Festival website is down being updated with the 2016 details at the moment http://www.retrofestival.co.uk/ but can see some past photos on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RetroFestivalUK/?fref=ts. Don't book direct as booking via RVOC/Fun with Landy lover will be cheaper (y) It was £99 last year.
    Retro Festival are currently looking for volunteers to help out so that's another option that might suit some - details on Facebook page.
     
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    Updated website now live - looks good so far & says more to be added soon :)
     
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    It was a great show last year i look forward to going again this time.
    Steve
     
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    I hope we can make it this year
    We where there 2 years ago and had a blast despite the torrential rain
     
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    Landy Bill on RVOC
     
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    Really enjoyed it last year and the year before but due to work only mananged the Saturday night stay. Could have stayed Sunday as well but all winding down and nowt to do.
     
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