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#1 High Peak Run 2019

Post by SEJohnson95 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:26 pm

Posting here because nobody ever seems to look at the "Meet and Greet" section, and Angus got away with his post here too :wink: :wink:

This year's High Peak Run - Sunday 4th August - sees us starting at the Grouse and Claret, just off the A6 in Rowsley, near Chatsworth (DE4 2EB). Please arrive at 10:30 for an 11:30 start. Bacon cobs and hot drinks will be available.

A few details are still to be finalised, but I can guarantee there'll be a ca. 70 mile route, plenty of interesting roads and things to see in the Peak District, and a nice lunch at the other end.

We usually have a fabulous day out and if the weather holds, we get a good turnout. Last year in glorious sunshine, we had 17 E-Types congregated on the start line at Hassop Station.

The event is open to all E-Type owners, so please leave a list on here with numbers if you would like to come along. We get a mix of E-Type Club members, non-members and customers of our local restorer (Paul Brown). The odd other classic jag makes an appearance along the way too.

Unless otherwise indicated, I'll assume you'll be up for lunch at the end as well. please PM me if you have any dietary requirements, etc.

A couple of photos from previous runs:

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Starting the list off:

Richard Eaton and Simon Johnson (S1 3.8 FHC)
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Post by SEJohnson95 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:40 pm

Dear All

We now have 14 cars booked on from the E-type Club, plus ca. 6-10 from our local restorer (Paul Brown) likely to attend as well. Should be a good turnout

If anyone is still interested in joining us, then let me know!
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#3 Re: High Peak Run 2019

Post by Robbiee » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:00 pm

Hi Simon
I gutted I can’t make it this year it was such an enjoyable day last time
Good to see a good number turning out
Have a great day
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#4 Re: High Peak Run 2019

Post by SEJohnson95 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 pm

Hi Robbie

Sorry to hear that you couldn't make it again. I will send you a copy of this year's route once it's all ready to go, so that you can have a go in your own time anyway.

See you again soon

Simon
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Post by PhilP » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi Simon
If possible I’d like to make one for the trip. My engine has just had a full rebuild so a good run will do it some good. We have met once before at the windmill. I drive the dark green series 1 1/2 fhc

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Post by chrisfell » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:39 pm

Just so much going on. 4th is the Goodwood breakfast club, and we are meeting friends after for a natter and lunch.
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Post by SEJohnson95 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:09 pm

Hi Phil

Sent you a PM

Cheers

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Post by Tony » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:19 pm

Hi Simon, I cannot see the actual date of the run. Has it happened or is it to happen. It might just be me being thick.
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Post by PhilP » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:46 am

Hi Tony

Fourth line down on original post.

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Post by Tony » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:39 pm

Just me being thick then. 🤔😀
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#11 Re: High Peak Run 2019

Post by madjack4 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:48 pm

Hi can u put me down for the run no lunch order please RED V12 ROADSTER
Regards Rob

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#12 Re: High Peak Run 2019

Post by bobsnicholson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:25 am

Hi Simon,
Got our E-Type only days ago. Need to give it a good shakedown to have confidence it will make the run.
Without confirming now could i just turn up on the day?????
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#13 Re: High Peak Run 2019

Post by SEJohnson95 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:21 am

Hi to both of you

No problem, feel free to turn up on the day, so long as we know rough numbers, which we already do.

Please both of you drop me a PM wth your email addresses, so I can send you the route documentation

Cheers

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Post by madjack4 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:27 pm

Hi thanks for organizing a fantastic day nice cars nice people great route

Regards Rob

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Post by bobsnicholson » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:29 am

I am dissapointed with myself that we didn't make it. Will never trust a weather forecast again........didn't see a spot all day.
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Post by Leekade » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:23 pm

Hi

Just echoing Bob’s comments, it was my first experience of one of these events and I can heartily recommend this run to others who are thinking about attending future meetings. As my car was the roughest looking motor there, I was apprehensive but I needn’t have been as those with whom my wife and I chatted were very friendly.

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to plan and document a great route.

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#17 Re: High Peak Run 2019

Post by SEJohnson95 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 pm

Thank you all for your kind words - I feel that we were particularly lucky with the weather. Richard and I got caught out in a short, sharp downpour on the return leg from the Barrel, but then again we didn't leave there until at least 6.

I do try and make our runs good fun - just a bunch of nice people having a leisurely Sunday out. We get E-types of all series, specifications and conditions and I love the fact that everyone turns up and has a good natter. Plenty of Forum members have been in the past, and I would love to that to continue. Apologies if I didn't get to speak with you all that much as I was a tad rushed off my feet, particularly at the Grouse and Claret!

This year in particular, having 20 Es in one place made for an impressive sight - 25 jaguars if you include the lovely XK150, the XJS, The XKR and the F-pace which joined the party - along with Paul Brown's usual supporting crowd (mob :lol: ) and a Triumph Stag! There was a moment where everyone was in their cars and ready to go, all engines running and I happened to walk right through the middle of the car park - that buzz from knowing you were part of making it happen was great.

We had a few hairy moments with interesting last-minute route change, owing to the problems up at Whaley Bridge, but the slightly shortened route did not spoil the day, far from it. It's been quite a while since we'd headed up the Manifold Valley so we made a return this year, coupled with those fabulous roads on the ridge as you cross the moors to meet the A53.

It becomes progressively more difficult to find "new" places who are willing to accommodate ca. 40 people without deposits, but you can always call in favours. I used to work with the management at the Grouse and Claret when they were at the Greyhound in Higham, and it was the easiest phone call I've ever made. They have the perfect location and a great car park for starting the run. Thanks again to Paul, Tina and the rest of the staff for your hospitality - especially given they squeezed us in between breakfast for the residents and the Sunday carvery onslaught! :lol:

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For dinner, we returned to the Barrel Inn at Bretton. Diane and her staff just take a large booking (particularly given the size of the place) in their stride, and the food was excellent. Notwithstanding clearing a full Sunday roast, the words "cheesecake of the day" cannot be ignored on the dessert board :wink:

Special thanks to Paul Brown (not all heroes wear capes) - who solved an issue with an overheating V12 at Wetton Mill whilst laying in a slightly muddy grass verge. John's V12 still retains its title of being the only car to have been on all six iterations of the run!

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Run finished up at the Barrel

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The only bad bit of weather all day..

See you all again next year! Incidentally, we're planning an informal breakfast meet at the beginning of September, will post some details separately. Oh, and if you took any good photos - let's see them!
Simon Johnson
Postgraduate Synthetic Chemist at The University of Bristol
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