The Smurf
Steam Garden
Island Race
Little Floater
4AGE build
AMOC Pasta
AMOC 5th
The Garden
New HQ
Mr Ed (16v)
SMD castle
Camp Jul05
Camp May05
Annie Done
MR2 _1
Snow '05
Ed Spec
Annie Fix
Trailer 2
Mini Prayer
Spag Art
Trailer 1
The Pool
Ed at Lydden
Riv Run '03
Ed Vids #01
New Arrival
Rebuild 2
Rebuild 1
Taz Swap
Painting 2
Lakes 2000
Painting 1
CC 2000
MLM Dyno
Spag & FTM
Doris of Old

Riv Run '03

Here's a few pictures from the Mini World Riviera Run 3rd - 5th May 2003.

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Dave & Neil, a couple of scary looking members

(of the Ashford Mini Owners Club) at 6:30am.

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A few shots from the drive to Newquay on Saturday.

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Trying to assemble the new 15.00 AMOC gazebo proved a bit tricky in the force 9 wind, so in the end we modified for storm conditions by shortening the legs by 1 pole and wrapping a couple of sides with blue tarpaulin.

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Sunday morning the ducks seemed impressed with the gazebo, though Dave had trouble taking in its full glory - or perhaps it's apocalyptic flapping intruded on his sleep ?

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While we were waiting for the afternoon cruise, we decided to go for a 2 hour drive for fish & chips at Tintagel.

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As we left for the afternoon cruise we had a motorcycle escort towards Newquay!

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The cruise took in some splendid local roads, some of which we shouldn't have been on, but the deliberate mistakes on the route notes just added a little 'something' (about 10 miles prob'ly).

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Some obscure monkey type pictures.. Yes, he is gaffer taped onto a radio controlled car.

Radio controlled monkey vid to be uploaded when edited down from 11MB !!


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Night vision pics of the monkey (still) playing on the RC car, Dave on Prozac, and Steve being eaten by a sleeping bag.

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Mondays cruise had some nice wiggly little roads, but was let down by a stunning lack of planning (like no info on when it would start or who was organising it), so we ended up mostly on our own :-(   We saw lots of cars leaving the site, but no one knew if they were off for the cruise or just going home.   Conspiracy I reckon, but I'm not paranoid, the voices in my head told me so.

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On the way back home it rained, a bit, occasionally, on and off, sometimes like a lake.

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We had a few impromptu convoys with other Minis heading our way.... OK I'll admit it, we sort of grouped around other Minis so they didn't have much choice ;-)

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Erm, a few more 'almost' home pictures !