50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

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#1 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Red Kite » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:09 am

Its now 2018, so it will be 50 years ago in October, that the launch of the Series 2 E-Type was heralded at the Earls Court Motor Show in London. 16 October – 26 October 1968.
Well, it wasnt really launched, but slowly wheeled in at the back while they showcased the XJ6 ....

I think it would be a great idea to have a Series 2 get together around that time. There is a Sunday Scramble planned at Bicester Heritage on Oct 7th which i'm sure we could get a club discount and parking for.
Anyone with other ideas welcome.
I'm happy to organise if there is enough interest.

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#2 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Gfhug » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:35 am

Gerry, a nice idea. A get together at Bicester or maybe Brooklands would be fun.
There are enough of us who appreciate the S2.

Though be prepared for a continuation of the S2 aesthetics theme :roll:

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#3 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by malcolm » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 am

Interesting that towards the end of the article, it reads "A welcome detail is a combined ignition/starter switch in place of the former separate controls", when the current rage in new cars is the inclusion of a separate starter button!
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#4 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by chrisfell » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:21 pm

(Says this quietly, so as not to arouse any ire....)
Would the invitation be extended to S2s which have had covered headlamp conversions and/or triple SU conversions and/or toggle switch dash conversions?
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#5 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by politeperson » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:25 pm

Count me in.
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#6 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Red Kite » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:55 pm

chrisfell wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:21 pm
(Says this quietly, so as not to arouse any ire....)
Would the invitation be extended to S2s which have had covered headlamp conversions and/or triple SU conversions and/or toggle switch dash conversions?
You've got loads of time to convert it back to its purest form !


However, as mine has a 5 speed gearbox and a bespoke tunnel i have to say Yes, all would be welcome :bigrin:
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#7 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by mgcjag » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:57 pm

Any meeting of E types is a great idea....but do you really just want just S2......Steve
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#8 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Gfhug » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:59 pm

We could charge extra for posers in S1s :lol:
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#9 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Simon P » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:07 pm

Sounds like a good plan! I'd be up for this :bigrin:
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#10 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Herzeg » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Brooklands sounds good for a change of venue.

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#11 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by malcolm » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:19 pm

Yes, I might do a Brooklands meet. Dates allowing of course.
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#12 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Paul71a » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:09 pm

I’m away from the 12th october, so if it’s before I’ll be up for it!
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#13 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by AshM » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 pm

I would be keen Gerry.

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#14 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Ian Cooke » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:08 pm

Brooklands sounds good - count me in!

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#15 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Red Kite » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:35 pm

Brooklands seems favourite at the moment.
That would also mean we are not tied to any particular day of the week or date.
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#16 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by cactusman » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:02 pm

Just be aware that for most coming from north of the big smoke or down in Kent the obvious way to Brooklands is around the dreaded M25 to jnct 10 . Living close and enduring its pleasures regularly I would observe that week days would be less than ideal as it is a car park more often than not between 6:30am and 9:30m and 4pm to 7pm. Saturday outside hols seasons are not so bad and Sunday's are probably best although admitted there is probably never a good time to be on the M25 except 4am when it is brilliant.

I would certainly not be joining it in my E in the week...although I have a S1 with hopeless head lights, poor brakes and seats that "would keep an osteopath in work for months"...or so some say :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: I could park in a corner behind a tree?
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#17 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Gfhug » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:13 pm

Julian, you won't need to park behind a tree. The more the merrier :bigrin:

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#18 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by Herzeg » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:58 pm

Being fully aware of the M25's reputation, I went from the dartford crossing to Gatwick in the morning rush hour two months ago and rarely went below 70mph. I was heading for the rolling road under the Gatwick approach path and had a sublime journey, passing every car except one. The journey back in the afternoon was westbound via Heathrow and again was non-stop. Just goes to show there are exceptions to the rule.

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#19 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by cactusman » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 pm

That's the trouble....it is brilliant when it works and a disaster when it does not. I have done Hemel to Gatwick and back in two hours....but I left at 3am. Equally I have taken 4 hours to just get to Gatwick....Generally the worst bit is the section round from the M1 jnct at 21 round to about junction 10...at least at rush hour...
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#20 Re: 50 Year Celebration of the Series 2 !

Post by JerryL770 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:04 pm

I could be up for this too but I would favour Bicester as I don't need to use Mway and it's closer.

But then I have still not been to Brooklands ..................
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