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22-06-2008, 07:35 PM
Well the journey up on the Friday was sunny, and the journey home on Sunday too !

Saturday however was a wet affair with Nova roofs firmly down for much of the day :annoyed:

Sunday was a lot better, though very windy.

Here are a few pics

Rendevouz at the services – sorry we were late !


We’ve got a convoy !


Setting up in the sunshine




Kevin & Nova ICE


Mike & Purple Passion


Group shot


There are many more uploading here as I type, including the other show cars

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22-06-2008, 09:12 PM
It was good to finally meet up for a chat with you Jim. Nena looks very good indead, top marks :clapping:

22-06-2008, 11:01 PM
Jim & Sarah

Great to meet up and see Nena in the flesh; a terrific job. In fact all three Nova's on display were a credit to their owners.

Newark laid on some great entertainment:
Near freezing temperatures (well it felt like it when someone :whistling: forgot to put the stopper in the airbed and Sue and I slept almost on the floor) which brought us back to earth after the tremendous :shock: band 'Oak' :thumbdown: played in the site clubhouse on Friday night. The perfect end to a sunny journey up.

Saturday it was raining or drizzling all day, a few stalwart show goers wandered down our way and peered through rain covered windows at Purple Passion, Nena and Nova ICE but we huddled together in the bandstand waiting for the evenings entertainment and 'Just4Fun' were a really good band :clapping: , although 'who can build the biggest tower of plastic beer glasses' held most of our attention. This was a good warm up to the much anticipated PARTY at the AllCarClub but some serious whingeing from another car club (that must have missed the turning for the quiet and boring peoples show) resulted in the volume being so low you couldn't here the party from more than 30 yards, so didn't attract the usual interest.

The partying went on into the early hours of Sunday when the noise was replaced with the sound of flapping canvas as the wind whistled across the showground launching the ClubNova banners into the trees and turning the Gazebo into a twisted mess. Still, the sun did shine for most of the day and the showground filled up. Main entertainment of the day was watching everyone trying to take their tents down and fold them in the gale force winds. I have videod some of this 'impromptu cabaret' and may post some later :nonono: unless Elaine bribes me :tongue: .

I'd like to thank all the ClubNova members for an excellent show, especially Ben (and his two person road crew) for carting all the stuff up there, Elaine, Mike, Paul and Ann for food supply (great B&E rolls Sunday morning Ann) and Kevin, Mike and Jim & Sarah for driving their Nova's up there. It was Sue's first show and she had a great time (other than the bed thing).

I may post some pics and video later.


23-06-2008, 05:41 PM
Cheers Mick, and thanks again for the DVD

Would echo everything you said about the unsung helpers. Whilst not our first Kit Car show, it was the first we camped at for the whole weekend, and despite the weather we both really enjoyed it. It wouldn't be possible without everyone who came along loaded up with supplies.

And if you are ever driving in convoy with another Nova, and want to pull out to overtake having Ben behind you in the truck makes life a lot easier! Anytime I saw his truck fill my mirror I knew the road behind was blocked ! Cheers !

It was Nena's longest journey to date, and for once pretty uneventful ! That is till we stopped at services on the way home and I went to hop out without having put the roof up fully ! A quick cut to the head and a dented ego !

Will be checking Nena over this week to see that the 9 hours of driving didn't rattle anything loose.

Mpg from Worthing to J22 M1 37mpg. (steady at 60mph other than jams on M25 and M1, and @40mph-60mph for last leg) J22 to Newark and back down A1M, A14 to top of M11 35mpg (steady 60-65mph) M11 to home on quiet M11 and M25 at a little more adventourous 70mph, and occasional bursts to 75mph 25mpg :shock:

I guess when that second Weber throat opens the fuel is really drawn through ! Filled up when I got home to aid the calculations, £98 in fuel over the last 4 days - ouch, particularly as I get free fuel at work !

Still, wouldn't have missed it at all - strangely having spent 10 hours driving a Nova this weekend my Honda seating position seemed all wrong this morning !

24-06-2008, 06:20 AM
Hi all,

Just like to add my bit. Thanks to all those that turned up for the show. Wasnt the best of weather but then its the people that turn up that make the day.

For me it was a great thing to finally see Nena finished (you know what that means in kitcar terms). Going from the heap i sold him a couple of years back to the fine example it is now. All credit to you Jim, great job. You can find the article in Complete kitcar mag. Its a great spread and there is more to come next month.

Sadly DJHarry was unable to make this one and he was sorely missed. Hope things with him and his kitchen are going well.

I would also like to add a thanks to the Allcarclub for good entertainment as usual.

Thanks for a great show

F003 Club Nova

24-06-2008, 08:28 PM
and 'Just4Fun' were a really good band :clapping: , Mick

:oops2: just looked at the programme and found the band were called 'Just4Kicks' in case anyone wants to book them for a wedding or something.


24-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Here are some pics from the Newark show:

Jim and Sarah take a well earned rest on the bandstand:

Coats and fleeces needed on Friday night

Despite the cold and rain on Saturday the CKC model looked happy but they moved her away from our bandstand view as her clothes came off :nonono: :

Petra doesn't seem as excited about being in the Nova as Sue!


24-06-2008, 10:54 PM
Hi all

What a grate show some times a bit wet :cheers:

More show pics and vids at http://forum.allcarclub.co.uk/index.cgi look under. Your Events / Show Pictures
Newark 2008 Show Vid's
Newark 2008 Show Pic's


Ps club Nova did win who can stay up the latest Allcarclub lost we hit our tent at 6:30am
Jordan and me that is. :clapping:

25-06-2008, 07:46 AM
Great pictures, guys!

It's a shame we can't control the largest variable, the weather - still, it looks like you made the best of it!

Some interesting cars in Jim's photo collection. Unusual to see a GT40 MkIII - presumably not one of the 7 original cars, may be a KVA replica (there weren't many of those either). See how the front wing profile is raised so that the outer headlights are at a legal height.

The 7even with the top-box is hilarious (but entirely practical - somewhere to put your clobber AND protection from the elements as well :D), what are the two brightly coloured (red and green) middies sat out on the grass?

Interesting to see Kevin using a solar charger, a very good idea where Nova ICE is concerned! Looks a fair size panel too - I wonder what the current capacity is in bright sunlight...?


25-06-2008, 01:07 PM
The GT40 was very special.

It was built by a Ford production manager/engineer.

He was asked by Ford to restore an original GT40 presented to a Ford bigwig. He agreed, on the proviso he could take a mould.

All running gear was genuine Ford, and panels a direct copy. It was a true one off with very low genuine mileage, and for sale.

I didn't ask how much - it would have only got me thinking !

The two mini cars are complete one offs - Brabinis designed by one man and his best friend. The built a pair together moulding the entire chassis etc using Kevlar etc. Complete Kit Car did a two part article on them a while back - very interesting, and great skills applied.

25-06-2008, 08:53 PM
Two shots of Club Nova's stand have made it onto the official stand (pages 1 & 2)


26-06-2008, 08:12 AM
The GT40 was very special.

It was a true one off with very low genuine mileage, and for sale.

I didn't ask how much - it would have only got me thinking !

The two mini cars are complete one offs - Brabinis designed by one man and his best friend. The built a pair together moulding the entire chassis etc using Kevlar etc. Complete Kit Car did a two part article on them a while back - very interesting, and great skills applied.

Would have to be £50k+, if GTD's (which aren't accurate copies) are selling for £30k...

Thanks for the gen on the Brabinis - sounds like the original Voodoo concept, and a great way of sharing the expense of development.