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All Italian Breakfast Meet, Alton, Hants. Saturday 4th August 2018
04-08-2018
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Posted by: Ross156
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LocationLocation: The Departure Lounge, Alton
RegionRegion: South Central
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Following our fantastic meet in June, our next event will be on Saturday the 4th August. The April and June meets have both seen fantastic attendance with approximately 100 cars of all Italian marques and from modern daily drives to classics. In June we had an 8C, 2 De Tomaso Panteras, and a Lamborghini Diablo, as well as a plethora of Fiats representing many eras and types. I always particularly enjoy the Coupes, 500s, and the nice Cinquecento Sporting we had last time, with a very enthusiastic owner!

For The Drive took some great footage of the last event, and you can see this here...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=orQW-hdzoh0

As usual the next meet will be held at The Departure Lounge Cafe GU34 4BH, just outside Alton in northern Hampshire.
The cafe is a great venue for a breakfast meet, as it has a large solid field on which we can park all of our cars so as to be all together and out of the main public car park.
The meet starts at 10am. It is open to any Italian car of any age, and is completely free to attend. Attendees have come from across the southern counties, with enthusiasts arranging their own convoys from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Surrey or arriving independently. It typically goes on until about 1 or 2pm, although people can come and go at any time.

There are few meeting points that I am aware of; for those coming from southern Hampshire there is a meet leaving at 08:30 in the car park of Sainsbury's at Junction 7 of the M27 (Hedge End), close to the petrol station, and then drive up in convoy.

There is also another meet in Newbury at 0900 in the McDonald car park at - Newbury Retail Park, Pinchington Ln, Newbury RG14 7HU

We would love to see you all again, or meet you for the first time if you havenít been before. Please do also spread the word to other Italian marque forums or boards that you are part of.
Ross
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That's what I was thinking. I would have to arrange child care for the day as well. If I could do that I might consider it though as sounds fun and I love driving my Fiat. Might actually enjoy the long drive.
Way delayed on this - if you were considering coming down this way for a meetup of sorts, I'm sure you'd be more than welcome to come to the summer picnic in the new forest if/when it happens. Hopefully details will appear soon!
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Re: All Italian Breakfast Meet, Alton, Hants. Saturday 4th August 2018

Sadly, due to needing a replacement rear axle, not driving the Panda anywhere, so can't make it this time. Not going to turn up in a Fiesta!

Unless, @werdna or @varesecrazy would accept a passenger. I can come to you.
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Sadly, due to needing a replacement rear axle, not driving the Panda anywhere, so can't make it this time. Not going to turn up in a Fiesta!

Unless, @werdna or @varesecrazy would accept a passenger. I can come to you.
IF things pan out I will have a lift from Werdna also,

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IF things pan out I will have a lift from Werdna also,

Charlie
Ouch! Looks like I'm in the back then. If he'll have us.

I now also have the use of a 2001 Focus estate. Still not suitable for the breakfast meet!
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Re: All Italian Breakfast Meet, Alton, Hants. Saturday 4th August 2018

Few days to the meeting
Anyone going from London?
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@varesecrazy
I sent you PM
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I now also have the use of a 2001 Focus estate. Still not suitable for the breakfast meet!
Oh, it so is! My courtesy car while mine gets fixed again is a '17 Nissan Micra! We'll just have our own little car meet to one side or something.

PS; I do fully intend to still attend, and fully intend to bring the Micra. It's Italian in spirit. Or something.
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Oh, it so is! My courtesy car while mine gets fixed again is a '17 Nissan Micra! We'll just have our own little car meet to one side or something.



PS; I do fully intend to still attend, and fully intend to bring the Micra. It's Italian in spirit. Or something.


Park well away from us!!!
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Sorry, but afraid not. Max and I are off on holiday next week and there are " things " to be done before we go
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I now also have the use of a 2001 Focus estate. Still not suitable for the breakfast meet!
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Oh, it so is! My courtesy car while mine gets fixed again is a '17 Nissan Micra! We'll just have our own little car meet to one side or something.

PS; I do fully intend to still attend, and fully intend to bring the Micra. It's Italian in spirit. Or something.
The Focus is dirty, and still full of crap from brother using and abusing it.

I'll use the Fiesta. A 17 plate, covered in AA Driving School livery.
Will of course park in the 'normal' car park and ignore it while viewing the proper cars.

@varesecrazy now we've had a NO from Werdna, are you going in one of your fleet, or do you need to have a lift in a Fiesta?
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No attendance from me
Too much to do at the house Im afraid. Oh..and a flood in my flat (again..)
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Looks like just me again then. @Noxide, hopefully you still have my number, when you see an AA Fiesta in the main car park, squeak and we'll meet at last.
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Looks like just me again then. @Noxide, hopefully you still have my number, when you see an AA Fiesta in the main car park, squeak and we'll meet at last.
Think you PM'd it to me, so yes I'll chuck ya a text. Look out for a filthy purpleygrey Micra.
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In what can only be described as a shocking turn of events, apparently my car is ready again. Dubiously fast.

Guess we'll see what the job's like this time before we get our hopes up...
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Fabulous meeting once again!
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