THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Rhothgar » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:11 am

Me too! Sylv's still out for the count though. A rude awakening should sort that out! :twisted:
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Citroening » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:03 am

We'll be on our way shortly in our convoy. The weather is lovely here ATM with not a cloud in sight albeit with a chilly wind...

See you all there... :)
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby davetherave » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:25 pm

An excellent day out and a great turn out, well done Franklin + co.
Good to see everyone again!, Im impressed how Paul managed to fit the interior in his already packed xantia!
I tried to turn will (dieselman) to the darkside of Cx'ing, i think he is tempted....
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Citroening » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:13 pm

Thanks Dave, and IMO I too thought people enjoying it today.

Thanks very much to everyone that came along today as we had an excellent turnout of just over 80 cars... =D> =D>

The attendance was mostly BX's however the Xantia's were very close behind I'm happy to say!

There was a good amount of XMs too but with a small number of S1s unfortunately. C6s were in plentiful supply and lots of other "Modern C's" including a couple of C4s, Picasso, ZX etc.

The totals according to the sign in list are below:

BX - 26
Xantia - 19
XM - 13
CX - 9
Others - 16

Good to see everyone again and chat Citroen's - won't name names as I will miss people out as there was a lot of people there today!

Prize-wise for Xantia, Jason won Best Xantia with his Series 1 3.0 V6 24v that used to be Roger's old car. I'm sure Roger would be pleased to see it looking like it was today as Jason put a huge effort into it and it certainly did show. 8-) 2nd prize for Xantia was Barry's 3.0 V6 Activa (Manual!) - what a car. Third prize was awarded to Mark's amazing 1.9TD SX white Xantia.

For CX, first prize for best CX Was Jon's blue Athena (he was there at 9am polishing it!). Second was Andrew's lovely low mileage Delage Red Safari, and third prize was to the well known Series 1 Prestige (HKY) that belongs to Dave.

XM-wise was a very tight competition however Matthew's beautiful gold Series 1 3.0 V6 XM got the prize for Best XM. Close behind was Darren's very beautifully modified Series 2 3.0 24V in a lovely shade of blue with wheels that really set it off nice. The CX Bonnet vent was a particularly lovely touch... Third prize was to Will's 2.1 SD that really is a nice car...

The only way to stop Tim winning first and second prize for Best BXs was to have him help judge the cars, and thus first prize went to John's (?) 19TGD that is a lovely car, second to Gary with his Meteor (he would have got first if his Meteor sticker wasn't faded!), and third prize to Paul's very clean Silver TGD.

All in all, there was some very nice cars there indeed, of course there has to be a mention for Ian's Mark 1 BX Estate and for that car he won a nice bottle of beer. Apparently he doesn't drink though, but he said his wife does! Dave's CX is worth a mention though, as we could hear Will laughing rather loudly when he was taking it for a spin around the field... :lol: Fish and Chips twice please, Dave! :twisted: :twisted: :wink:

Going to sort of the photos I took now, which should be up soon. I saw the C6 owners copied Jason and I's idea of putting his Xantia infront the the house for some photos and then the C6 boys moved up there! :lol: :wink:

Thanks again all...
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby CitroJim » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:29 pm

An excellent rally and a fantastic start to the season :-D Shame it got a bit chilly and stormy but that's now normal for CCC events :lol: :lol: :lol:

It was so good to meet up again with old friends and make a whole lot of new ones..

V6 Xantias were a common sight :lol:

In all, an absolutely great day and a round of thanks to the organisers... =D> =D>
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Napoleon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:58 pm

Back in Walmington after a good journey home.

Just starting sifting through a few snaps I took while there, but can't resist putting one up for the moment. Maybe more later, if any good.

Great to meet you Jim and Chris, btw, and few other the name of which escaped me! And yes, it was a little cold, wasn't it? Just a great day out, though, and in our weekend away, the jewel!

Later...

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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby CitroJim » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:04 pm

Really pleased you enjoyed it Tim and great to have a good natter today :-D
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Citroening » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Well as promised here are some photos...

First up is the main turnout which was very impressive indeed. This photo was taken early on and even more turned up...
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Some of the "non-X's"...
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White Piggypot leaving...
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Dad's Safari...
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Jon's (1st Prize) CX Athena - beautiful!
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Fil's Prestige Turbo 2...
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Good to see HKY back again...
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Another Safari...
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A very nice, and very rare GTi Turbo 2 with Cassis Leather - fantastic...
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Andrew's lovely low mileage Safari...
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Dave's DTR Turbo...
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Great to see Jon's recently restored Series 1 GTi Turbo - he's sold him MG ZT and uses this now!
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General line-up view...
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Xantia's were in force...
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Good number of XMs...
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Put 'yer bonnet down Will... :wink:
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My C4 Loeb with it's bigger brother...
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Some more XMs...
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BXs...
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Tim's BX GT back from test-drive...
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Three nice Xantias...
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Mmm...Jaune Mimosa... :-D
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Modern C's...
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Some more XMs...
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Darren's lovely XM complete with CX Bonnet Vent...
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Mark's lovely Xantia...
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Very nice...
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Some Valver's and Ian's MK1...
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Jason's V6...
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Some CXs...
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Ian's MK1 BX...
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CX GTi T2 leaving...
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C6ers taking advantage of the picture location - copy cats! :twisted: :wink:
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Will taking Dave's CX for a spin...
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Line up of BXs at end of day...
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Jon's CX leaving...
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Apologies for the quality of some of the pictures - at some points in the day it got rather dark...then light... :oops:

Anyway, hope everyone had a good day! Roll on next year - let's aim for 100 cars! :-D
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Napoleon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:21 pm

CitroJim wrote:Really pleased you enjoyed it Tim and great to have a good natter today :-D



You too, Jim, you too. Wish I'd had more time, to be honest!

Tim
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby CitroJim » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 pm

Great Pictures Franklin 8-)
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Citroenmad » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:47 pm

I had an excellent day, very nice to catch up with people again and meet some more new faces. The turnout was great, I was in my element surrounded by XMs and Xantias :lol: After having a good look around CitroenCrazy's Xantia 2.0HDi Exclusive estate I'm rally liking the idea of getting one and have been for a while actually.

Im very pleased with my bargain Xantia Haynes BoL :)

There were some really very nice cars there, the low mileage CX Safari was among my favourites, as was Matthews S1 XM and a selection of Xantias 8-)

An excellent event Franklin, great location too. Next time can we have a slightly warmer wind though :lol: At least the rain held off, mosty, I followed it most of the way home :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:Really pleased you enjoyed it Tim and great to have a good natter today :-D



You too, Jim, you too. Wish I'd had more time, to be honest!

Tim


Sorry I didn't get to meet you Tim, I didn't realise you were there. No doubt you might be at another event
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby carpysmith » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Hi everyone!
Really enjoyed my first citroen rally! it was really nice to meet some of the faces behind the forum!!
Would just like to say a big thankyou to the people who organized it all,and thanks also to Paul (citroenxm) for bringing a front fog lamp with him for me!!!
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Napoleon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:05 pm

Citroenmad wrote:
Napoleon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Really pleased you enjoyed it Tim and great to have a good natter today :-D



You too, Jim, you too. Wish I'd had more time, to be honest!

Tim


Sorry I didn't get to meet you Tim, I didn't realise you were there. No doubt you might be at another event


I think I had a glimpse of you, Chris - I was relying on Chris570 for so much info today. Was also looking out for Rothgar, and I have a feeling I might have bumped into him (carrying umbrella?).

I'm definitely planning on being in Beaulieu for the event in July, Chris. I love a day/two day trip out, and the family are more into it now. So hope to meet up again.

On getting home we found out CCC docs on the doormat - I was wanting got put some stickers in the rear window of the estate asap (possible when it comes back from the garage).
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Citroenmad » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:08 pm

I hope to be at Beaulieu so Ill see you there :)

Sad as it would be, name badges might be a good idea :lol:
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Napoleon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:17 pm

I don't mind coming with a tri-pointed hat and a feather plume if it would help.

As it is, this is the best I'd be able to do:

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It's that or a Boursin-filled epi and a small cup of Beaujolais.
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