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SP250 Diamond Anniversary

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SPAR
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SP250 Diamond Anniversary

Post by SPAR » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:34 pm

All those who have booked in for the event will now have received their windscreen passes. Gates open at 10.00am and we look forward to seeing you there.

As well as our event, Ragley Hall are hosting “Swingtime in the Gardens”, described as a ”Family vintage festival …..” Have a look on their website www.swingtimeinthegardens.com for more information. Tickets on the day for THAT event will be £40 but your windscreen pass will allow entry for all in your car for £5. Our event closes at 5.00pm but if you wish to remain for “Swingtime” which will be performing a Sunset Ceremony (probably at 5.30pm) and then continuing until 10.00pm, you will be welcome to do so, although it will be necessary to move your car to the “Swingtime” car park.

Hot food will be available in the House café and bar and there will be a barbeque, either in front of the house or on the rear terrace, overlooking the Rose Garden. Weather and red tape permitting, we hope to be able to use a drone to capture this historic scene. .

Trophies will be presented by John Box at 3.00pm.

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Re: SP250 Diamond Anniversary

Post by JohnM » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Huge thanks to "Team Overy" and all their helpers for a great event!
The dinner was excellent - fine food, well served on hot plates, fantastic atmosphere and fascinating speakers! Organising 249 folks for dinner, and the car exhibits can't have been simple, but it all flowed beautifully. (and of course special thanks to DM for providing us the delicious liquid refreshment again!)

And huge kudos to Tony Fardoe and Lisa for coming so soon after their accidents, and also to Duncan who wan't going to let a little thing like 2 feet of titanium rod in his leg stop him driving to the event!

The rally site at RagleyHall was a great choice - and an amazing job by Alan Mason & Co to set us all out in the diamond formation. Did the drone pictures work??
The house and gardens were also a great hit - lovely gardens and a fascinating tour of the house. (Particularly good when that rain shower came on!)

And what a terrific representation from our Continental members, who had come from Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Germany and beyond - hope you had a safe journey home! (And not to forget our "Aussie" friends - great to catch up with you all as I wore my "Old Dart Rally" Aussie cap given to me by Keith 10 years ago.)

Sadly for Glyn, "only" about 150 SP's turned up on Sunday. I'm sure the others had good reason to not come, but they missed out on a great event.

Thanks again to everyone who organised, supplied cars, spoke, or like us just enjoyed the whole thing - seee you again in '29?

John & Pat
John M in Middlesex, NW London
1962 SP250 "B" Spec

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Re: SP250 Diamond Anniversary

Post by grahamemmett » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:54 am

I second that!
Well put John and Pat 😃
Graham Emmett
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Re: SP250 Diamond Anniversary

Post by JohnM » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:04 pm

Great picture of the anniversary "Diamond" layout on the SP Owners' Club site!

https://daimlersp250dartownersclub.com/

Well done !

John
John M in Middlesex, NW London
1962 SP250 "B" Spec

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