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Mistress Death Metal ;)
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I will start a new thread for this topic as the old one is a few pages long. Here are the details once again. The proposed dates are October 2-7, 2001. We are trying to plan visits to the Geelong and Broadmeadows sites although exactly what we will be doing at these sites is yet to be decided because there are no public tours at this time. There will also be a tour through the Ford Discovery Centre, a visit to Tickford and a proposed visit to Herrod. Interested people at this stage vary from 20-60 depending on the XR club/s involvement.

Today I had the pleasure of visiting the Lindsay Fox Classic Car Collection. This is not a place normally open to the public, but they offered you guys the chance to come and visit if enough people are interested. The only drawback I guess is that there are no Fords in the Collection. Nevertheless this is a great chance to see some amazing cars and to see the restoration processes used. So... what do you all think? :thumbup: or :thumbdown

If you are new to this forum and are interested in coming along please tell me and let me know approximately how many people will be coming along with you.

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I take it no one is particularly interested in adding the Fox Car Collection to the agenda.

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I'm not real fussed myself. I think we'll have enough on our plate with the tours planned already. Anyone else keen?..
 
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If Lindsay is prepared to open the Bar, then I cant see why not.
Seriously I think there is enough on the plate. I myself would rather spend that extra 15 minutes in each dept, so I get the gist of what's going on, and it stay's fixed in my noggin, rather than being rushed around like japanese tourists and ending up like chips in a fish shop basket.
there is a lot to see and a lot to do. 5 day's wont last long, and not everyone will want to go and see everything that someone else wants too.
Flick, I think for your health, this is enough. (you have mail too).
 

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So far there are gaps in the proposed itinerary. The Geelong component will take one full day. Ford and Tickford will also take approximately one whole day depending on what we do there. You guys will probably have to organize the Herrod part of the trip if you want to go there as, like I have said I have no contact with them.

That's two and a half days by my calculations.

As for Japanese Tourists, remember No Cameras except for the FDC :wink2: :wink2:

Felicity

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Flick,
What does the Geelong component consist of. I f there is a fair bit to see, could it be spread over 2 day's.
 

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Being a car enthusiast, and knowing what's in the Fox collection, I'd give up sleep to go there if I have to. Maybe you can email me the itinerary too Felicity?
At this stage I would LOVE to see the Fox cars - as long as they promise to start up a few (isn't there a GT40 in the collection?).
For the other guys, Lindsay Fox has some of the baddest, rarest and well kept classics in the world let alone Australia. Some of the cars are worth a a major fortune and I assure you that you will never see some of them in your lifetime if you pass up the opportunity. In fact, if it's Herrod vs Fox I'm in for Fox.....
 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm Geoff's PA, and this is my first post.

Discovery - Would you like Geoff to meet up with the guys some time during their October 2-7 trip? Although Geoff won't be available October 5, 6 & 7 -- he'll be at Bathurst.

Sheila
 

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Welcome to the village Sheila. :D :thumbup:
If you need any help with the site, just let myself or DK know and we'll be only too happy to help out. :thumbup:

Sounds like a damn fine idea to me. What do you reckon folks?? ;) :thumbup:
We may have to organise a Bathurst party at a good pub or something seeing as though we'll all be in mexico for the weekend.
 

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The orig post in this thread mentions this thread was started again do to the length and number of pages in the old thread of the same topic. Well I have reset the threads to go on longer, more posts be4 they roll over to a new page!
 

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Mistress Death Metal ;)
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Sheila Vernon said:
Hi Everyone,

I'm Geoff's PA, and this is my first post.

Discovery - Would you like Geoff to meet up with the guys some time during their October 2-7 trip? Although Geoff won't be available October 5, 6 & 7 -- he'll be at Bathurst.

Sheila
Hi Sheila :)

Finally... another girl ;)

I was asked to make a submission to Communications who were going to chase up Geoff's availability. Maybe we could work together instead to work out a plan of action.

Felicity (Ford Discovery Centre)
email [email protected]
phone 03 5227 8700

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Hi Felicity,

The Boss and I chatted about the Oct visit this morning and said he'd be happy to get involved -- if that's what the guys want.

I'll be in touch - I'm sure we can work something out between us. I'll let Communications know.

Thanks for the welcome Ford Man - I may take you up on the offer of assistance with the site. I'll let you know.

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Sheila Vernon said:
The Boss and I chatted about the Oct visit this morning and said he'd be happy to get involved -- if that's what the guys want.
I'm voting for the "Yes" team!! It would make the trip to meet and greet with GP.

Sheila Vernon said:
Thanks for the welcome Ford Man - I may take you up on the offer of assistance with the site. I'll let you know.
No problems. Thanks for joining in.. :D :thumbup:
 
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Welcome to the forum Sheila.
Nice to have some extra company for Felicity.
 
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