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Title: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Xylaquin on March 20, 2019, 10:47:42 PM
After last year's modest success (which I believe turned out to be the largest gathering of 126s in the UK that year) I'm once again making preparations for a weekend meet-up this summer!

Road runs, camping with our cars, perhaps another treasure hunt, parts market and no doubt seeing the local sights of the Peak District (a vote was held and last year's central location won again).

Click here (http://club126uk.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11092.15) to see how last year's event went!
(https://i.ibb.co/2d7GDWg/campwide.jpg)

It's a book-yourself-in arrangement. If you want to come, simply go to their website or phone them up and book yourself a tent space! If you're really quick there's also some comfy wood cabins.

LOCATION:
Riddings Wood Caravan & Camping Park
Bullock Lane, Riddings, Derbyshire DE55 4BP

TIME:
from late afternoon on Friday 5th July
till late morning of Sunday 7th July
(Saturday is the main day of activities, if you can only attend for a while)

WEBSITE:
Campsite booking (https://riddingswoodcaravanandcampingpark.campmanager.com/CheckAvailability.asp)
Event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1994903497485439/)

Once you've booked, I'd appreciate if you could let me know if you're coming! Or better yet, indicate you're attending in the corresponding Facebook event. This helps me anticipate numbers and plan the activities.
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: DeVilleChris on March 22, 2019, 07:13:46 PM
I'll be there..

Last year was great!
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Xylaquin on May 10, 2019, 06:44:34 PM
Two months to go, would be great to see more club members this year!
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: jonny on May 20, 2019, 04:45:25 PM
looks like a wonderful weekend.  might be too far to drive the little fiat up from London but might try and come up without it.
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Xylaquin on June 01, 2019, 09:37:25 AM
looks like a wonderful weekend.  might be too far to drive the little fiat up from London but might try and come up without it.

Just stick some earplugs in and you'll be fine ;)
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: jonny on June 05, 2019, 09:41:01 AM


Just stick some earplugs in and you'll be fine ;)
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oh it's not that.  I love the music my little engine makes.  would never consider trying to plumb in a stereo even. 

basically being away on holiday already from 19 june to 4 july means this isn't really doable.  I would feel a bit sad turning up without my little car.  but will keep a look out for the 2020 meet!
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Xylaquin on June 06, 2019, 11:51:40 PM
I went last year without mine: Was just as fun being a passenger in a 126 treasure hunt.
Come on, you know you want to  :P

Only a month to go now, will we perhaps see more club representation this year?
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Xylaquin on June 27, 2019, 07:54:02 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/LJ5dwRn/second.jpg)

Just over a week to go and we've nearly doubled since last year's event  :D Hopefully we can reach 10 if I can convince anyone here to come along. Think there might also be a 125p!

You don't ofcourse need to be staying over to join in, so if you're nearby or fancy a day trip next Saturday, don't miss out!
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: jonny on July 09, 2019, 11:01:15 AM
would be great to see some photos and hear some stories from the weekend. 
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Xylaquin on July 11, 2019, 10:21:20 PM
Well the weekend was a bit chaotic: we had low numbers due to unforeseen personal priorities, an MOT failure the day before, a breakdown on the way, and some 126s still needing work. There were also a few no-shows due to the downpour on Saturday morning but otherwise the weather was brilliant.

We ultimately ended up with four 126s, but it was good to see folk still turn up in normal cars.

This year the aircooled team took the limelight, since both BIS cars attending had problems. Mine broke down on the way (started only using one piston, hopefully it's just a dodgy ht lead) and the BIS that was there had some quirky fuel problems on our road run.

Er let's see...

So it was ok, unfortunately there's only so much you can do with 3 or 4 cars! But I think this year demonstrated that it was more about the community rather than the activities. It's still odd, for me at least, seeing other 126s in person and actually speaking to other 126 drivers who know what you know and other interesting things. And although there were only 4 cars in total there were 13 people in total. We might try again in a month or two!

Would be good to see more Club members; so far it's been me, ChrisDeVille and if she weren't on holiday Lina would have been there this year. Maybe next time!
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: jonny on July 12, 2019, 03:32:59 PM
brilliant.  many many thanks for the write up.  still sounds like a completely amazing event.  and so much of what you did is right up my street. 

and I love your comment about it still just being amazing to see even just one other 126.  I am lucky in that there is a fellow 126 owner in Hackney and I frequently see there lovely little car parked in the street.

and people driving 200 miles to get there - that is epic. 

I will try real hard to get to the one next year.  And will keep an eye out for anything else that is happening. 

Good times
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: DeVilleChris on July 13, 2019, 09:54:49 PM
I had a great time :)

And from this I have made a start on recommissioning my 126 :) made some good progress today
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: Aaron117 on July 19, 2019, 09:13:56 AM
Gutted that I didn't make it my fuel pump went 👎
Title: Re: the Fiat 126 weekend: 5-7th July 2019 - DE55 4BP
Post by: DeVilleChris on July 19, 2019, 10:30:48 PM
Gutted that I didn't make it my fuel pump went 👎

Hopefully next year!

Already got some ideas and plans in motion :)