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****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013 ***

Postby andytats on Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:55 pm


PLEASE POST PICCIES, VIDEOS AND ANYTHING ELSE HERE!!!!
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Re: ****The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013 review

Postby andytats on Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:13 pm

First off thanks to Greg & sal for all of their hard work
Thanks to all that come today
Lisa and I and Summer had a really great day in the maiden voyage of the swb. I'm very happy with the way she performed with only mud tyres and no other modifications.

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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby Xplorer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:57 pm

Hugh thanks to Greg an Sal for hosting another great day in the woods and also for making the misses and kids feel so welcome
Owen had a great time spending most of his time scootering around behind Andys granddaughter Summer.
It was great to see and be welcomed back by the faces I meet at the weekender as well as a few that I went laning with in Cambridgeshire a couple of weeks back, look forward the the next gathering after the August bank hols :wink:
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby fudge on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:00 pm

had a great day today

finally the duck has going round the woods :twisted:

and i did some bits i didnt think i would do.. and i have to say it doesnt flex too bad for a leafer
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby andytats on Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:04 pm


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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby gregster on Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:20 pm

What a crackin day, cheers for everyone who came and made it a success. Big thanks to Alan from Total offroad for coming down and spending the day with us and photographing some of the trucks for future feature cars in their publication.
The weather was great to, then heavy rain from last night having apparantly soaked up and gone pretty much.
Will get a proper post up after work tommoz with some pictures...need ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ now, gotta be up at 5am!
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby andytats on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:32 am

I've just stolen this photo from TOR Facebook page :lol:
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby Retro Pedro on Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:45 am

What a crackin day for it :D
The woods looked a picture and the ground conditions softened up nicely with no resultant slippery soap stuff courtisy of the chalk/water mix substrate.
Sun shone nicely for the TOR photo shooting so looking forward to seeing our smily faces in the glossy mag.
Goods to see everybody again with a few new faces to say hello to as well.
Thanks to Greg and Sal for putting the party on and special thanks to Sal for her cooking skills :thumbup:
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby rospicer on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:13 pm

Awesome day out as usual!!! :dance: Thanks Greg and Sal for everything and all the organising and cooking :party: Great to finally get my jeep of road a bit and really good to see everyone again. Cant wait for the Weekender 8) Only took a few pics though and I was still a little shakey from the night before so please excuse the focus issues :lol: Sorry ... a few more jeep pics than fronty :oops: :mrgreen:

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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby bobbinsjob on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Big thanks to Greg and Sally for a great day again. Just echoing what everyone else said really and can't wait for the weekender
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby gregster on Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:18 pm

A great day indeed, and brill to be able to welcome some newbies to our antics, and Alan from TOR magazine...

It rained the night before, but this just served to kill the dust, and we were on for a day of lovely sunshine with only a momentary cloud minutes after Bobbins and a couple of others foolishly lowered the roof on the rainmaker... :twisted:
Alan snapped away busily all day, shooting 5 cars for the coming issues...namely fudges duck, petes 2.8 shorty, rospicers wrangler, chris Jimny and chris' wrangler. Stevey2stucks rainmaker was shot the day before when Alan and I did a recee of the woods. It was great to get an insight into how these shoots are done, the trench of most certain doom providing a great spot for pics and enabling Alan to crawl underneath the cars for the upskirt shots.

A really cracking day, and great to see so many having fun. We were all having a chat at the end I was surprised when Alan told us that our woods project is the only thing like it that he knows of, some clubs renting offroad sites for club days, but he doesnt know of anyone else who has done what we have by renting some land and creating our own space as a group. I knew what we had was unique when you consider the atmostphere at weekenders and picnics, but I had no idea we were that unique. Really well done everyone who has grafted or supported us on this project...its official, we are "special"! :crazy:

Massive thanks as always go to Sally, without whom none of this would have been possible at all, and guys, she does this all for you as she's not really interested in offroading believe it or not. And cheers for the top tucker too Sally...you are a great cook! :wink:

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The rainmaker, sadly with stevey 2stuck being absent
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Lynall and conners series 2's...which did really well (the 200tdi's under the hoods helped I think)
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Newbie to our madness, Benjyboy, in his camo'ed 2.0i sport on 33's...
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Andytats new truck..2.0i coiler...came down with Lisa too...
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Bobbinsjob and his boss where there too in their 2.8 shorty, repaired only days before this event...
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Great to welcome Xplorer's trooper back again, this time laden with the whole family...
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Chris was there in the jimjiminy again...and flopped it onto its cage getting some hooj air for the shoot
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Pete was down in his trusty 2.8 shorty for a play and a photoshoot...
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Fudge and mrs fudge came down in the duck, its woods debut...
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Rospicer was in attendance in his wrangler, looking great for the shoot also...
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Didnt catch all the trucks as my phone died sadly....

Heres alan hard at work...
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The 3wd BGL proved a worthy elevated photography platform...
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Also huge thanks to Krusher and Mr pete, who albiet frontyless at the mo, still came down to support us and have a good day out...
Thanks also to Chris with the blue wrangler, Lloyd, Louis and anyone else I have missed...

A brill day, with brill company as always...and I even managed to get the ill BGL suitable acrobatic for some pics, although leaving it like that for a while wasnt the brightest of moves, as all the fuel drained back out of the pipes leaving nothing to make it go again...it did drive out, by cranking it on the starter, with a bit of rocking assistance to overcome the sill/door/ground friction issues that starter struggled with...

BIG THANKS EVERYONE...YOU GOT THE RECOGNITION THIS WEEKEND FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK...KEEP AN EYE IN TOR FOR YOUR FEATURE, AND THE FEATURE CARS THAT WERE SHOT THIS WEEKEND!!!
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby cheekychick on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:04 pm

Looks like it was an amazing day. Roll on the weekender when I'll be able to escape the unpacking! :D
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby gregster on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:46 pm

Cant wait now....roll on august BH weekend, its gonna be wicked. :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:

Hope your move went ok? Has Harv settled in OK, or doesnt he care so long as his food bowl came with you?
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby geeks on Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:20 pm

Looks like a cracking day guys, sorry I never made it down in the end, although i wasn't drinking best man duties at my brothers wedding proved too much Sunday morning! Still there will be others...
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby Krusher on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:06 pm

Had a cracking day on Sunday, big thanks to Greg and Sally (especially Sally for her great culinary skills with an oil drum and some meat). Must try and get myself a truck sorted before the weekender. May not be modded but a truck all the same..... :thumbup:
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby 2much on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:53 pm

Looks like a good one as usual!

Well done all - loving the jeeps 8)
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby Drift on Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:45 pm

I knew what we had was unique when you consider the atmostphere at weekenders and picnics, but I had no idea we were that unique. Really well done everyone who has grafted or supported us on this project...its official, we are "special"! :crazy:


Freak or unique? ..................you decide :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby Retro Pedro on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:54 pm

As there been any feedback as to when our mug shots will be in the first issue of T.O.R.?
Alan did say that the column will be spread over a few issues, but I don't believe he said in what issue we would first feature.
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby Benjyboy on Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:03 pm

I've got to say you fella's know how to make a newbie welcome! I loved every minute of it, definately gonna be getting myself down for the weekender!

Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome! was a fantastic day!!!!
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Re: ****review The special picnic in the wood july 28th 2013

Postby andytats on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:02 pm

@pete
This is from TOR Facebook page
Brilliant day yesterday with the Frontera Owners Group and some of their mates in Kent. Great trucks and a top bunch of lads - and as you'll read in the next issue of TOR, they've got something seriously impressive going on with the land they use. A credit to off-roading!
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