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    Dave Boulton

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  1. If you book a club stand it costs £18 pp in advance, that's a lot of money to shell out with no guarantee that people will turn up especially if the weather was inclement. Due to rally day being so popular then it is likely that an OMOC club stand would be situated outside of the circuit in one of the car park areas as suggested on their booking form. One solution may be for the club to book say a 12 car stand at a cost of £216 from club funds then get those that want to put their car on the stand to pay the club back. Another solution would be for all interested people to meet up at Leigh Delamare services on the M4 by JCT 17 & then convoy into Castle Combe to ensure we all enter the car park together & are parked together. The guy who I spoke to at Market Harborough Simon Powell wanted Manta 400's or 400R's to turn up in numbers if possible & was looking to possibly have the club Gazebo & flags there.
  2. Rally day at Castle Combe is £18 in advance & £25 on the day. I believe at least 4 of us from around South Wales & West are planning to turn up in our Manta's. It would be nice to see others as well.
  3. I have fitted a modern unit to My Ascona its a Sony unit with no CD drive so is not very deep & fits flush. Also has USB input for memory stick. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6088174 Even the original Phillips units with cassette players will require the extension housing
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  5. Original to match what the car had, usually but not always looks best. What I like the look of is to recover the recaros in the front with a matching black material close to what the back seat looks like. Seen this done on a few early pre facelift B's & it can look better than putting a later interior in an early car. It depends how original your SRB is in other areas, e.g. does it still have wheel arch brightwork & side rubbing strips fitted.
  6. Had a great weekend with the South Wales & West crew & enjoyed chatting to lots of fellow OMOC peeps. Thanks to Steve & the LMF team who took up the mantle after Billing kicked us out. I complained to Steve about the lack of toilets at the Manta end of the ground on Friday evening & he arranged for extra loos from Saturday morning. Steve from LMF did admit that they had underestimated the amount of people that would be camping & therefore using loos on Thursday & Friday. Also next time there will be proper rubbish skips dotted around the site. Good points. level ground, relatively easy to get to, unlike Puddle Duck at Billing which was like a fortress our area this time was more welcoming. Great display put on by the OMOC members. Showers were good, Flushing toilets were good. Bad points. Layout of the event by the VBOA (John Ackerman ?) was crap, scaling was all wrong he must have drawn it up on a fag packet. Lack of toilets & those toilets were not serviced until Saturday morning, at an event like this toilets must be serviced at least once a day & preferably twice. Lack of temporary standpipes & the ones that were provided were a long distance from the OMOC It looked like of we had rain then the site could have become like Glastonbury especially near the entrance/shower facilities. Unlike Billing Due to the lack of a pub/restaurant nearby then a beer tent & indoor eating facilities should have been provided. I understand that the VBOA vetoed beer being sold in case there was trouble. Last year our section of the OMOC attended a very big classic transport show at Powderham Castle in Devon. They have a massive beer & food marque with food outlets of all sorts of variety all over the site. They provide showers & toilets for the camping with silent generators to provide light & water pump power. IMO if we stay at Harborough in 2018 & if LMF are willing to organize the ticketing etc then the following needs to happen. 1. Arena, Autojumble, food & drink outlets need to be in the centre of the showground with the various clubs circled around it so everyone is roughly equidistant from the facilities. 2. Extra toilets to be provided all around the site 3. Water bowsers provided at strategic locations around the site Reference our show & shine & the judging I prefer this format although I do understand what others are saying about going back to the prizes being given out on the Sunday. The judging is down to personal preference some will prefer modified over original, some will prefer post face lift B's over pre facelift B's etc On my voting form I tend to write down what catches my eye (the LHD GSi) or cars that look simply stunning due to the hard work put in by the owners like Simon Chapmans GTE exclusive & James Sene's Black SRB. Special mention about Chris Burt's S reg Sapphire Blue SRB, what a find ! Some Manta's like the Orange B PEU ***R I wanted to vote for but couldn't due there being no number. No derivatives (Ascona's & Cavs) to vote for this year first time I can rember this happening. Finally thanks to Sean & Chris for organizing the OMOC stand & thanks to the OMOC committee & our VBOA rep Ian who helped to mark out the field. Once again well done LMF for having the balls to take this event on.
  7. A great time was had by all at this show, weather was fantastic. Lots of luv for our cars over the weekend & had a couple of Manta owners turn up in the classic car park. Best bit for us as a club was Simon Chapman winning runner up in the "car of the show" category. Here's some pics of Simons car & Simon receiving the award.
  8. Once again the OMOC South Wales & South West will be displaying our cars at the Footman James Bristol Classic car show this coming weekend. http://bccs.bristolclassiccarshows.com/ There is also a massive outdoor classic car display no need to book just turn up on the day pay the entrance fee & enter through the dedicated classic car entrance. Look forward to meeting any visitors to our club stand in Sedgemoor Hall.
  9. Hi David Welcome to the club, Chrome bumpered Manta B coupes are rare beasts these days & don't very often come up for sale. A good place to come & see some nice Manta's is at the annual VBOA show at Market Harborough showground over the weekend of 8th & 9th July, sometimes you get people who put a car up for sale. If you can afford it buy the best you can as they can be money pits to restore
  10. It's a nice car that's probably worth £3k tops in today's market.
  11. Jack's first Manta was indeed a white hatch "DUX" Jack's second Manta hatch was D622 JWY As has already been said the link to the auction is from November 2014 & yes it is Jack's second Manta which I think he bought from a dealer in 2015
  12. The rarest of all the hatches, a chrome bumpered two slot hatch only made for around 18 months. Its unfortunately had its original side strips & wheel arch trims removed & is sporting incorrect front seats but this could all be put back. Looks from the pictures to be in good nick
  13. Hi Simon, welcome to the OMOC. That's one hell of a car you have bought, it looks like you live near Bridgewater Somerset so you are in the South Wales & South West regions of the club. We have quite an active area for members & have some events coming up soon if your able to join us. Bristol Classic Car show - Shepton Mallet Somerset over the weekend of 16th & 17th June VBOA show - Market Harborough over the weekend of Fri 7th till Sun 9th July Classic car action day - Castle Combe Wiltshire Sat 22nd July South Glos show near Bristol over the weekend of 5th & 6th of August plus other events TBC
  14. I used to insure my Manta's with Flux but they became to expensive. I tried Hagerty last year & they offered me an excellent price to insure all three of my cars. My renewal came through for the 1st May & it was £239 fully comp including RAC breakdown/recovery for all three of my cars. That works out at under £80 per car. That includes agreed values on My Ascona & both Manta's, ok it is limited mileage on each one so would be dearer if I wanted to use them as daily drivers. Regarding the 29 year old wanting to insure a Manta, if he wants to use it as his main car & does not own/use another car then normally classic car insurers don't always offer the best rates in those circumstances. I have used Footman James, Adrian Flux & Lancaster in the recent past but Hagerty were best for my circumstances.