Techenders: 13-15 September ‘19. Who’s coming?

Discussion in 'Shows Events' started by Baysearcher, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Afternoon all,

    Most of you know the score, but as an open event I'm mindful some of you reading this may not, so I'll start with a bit of an intro:

    What is TECHENDERS?
    TECHENDERS used to be a meeting where (mostly) bay owners camp and fix/learn about their vans in a central location. This still happens but it's grown into a bit more of a social event these days. It's still a chance to ask all those questions you have, or just compare your engine and oily bits to someone elses. There is always plenty of assistance or back up from people who've probably done any jobs you're contemplating tackling, before.

    Where is it held?
    It's at Victoria Farm near Lutterworth (LE17 5AU) http://www.victoria-farm.org/

    When is it?
    It's held twice yearly and this years 2nd will be over the weekend of 13th - 15th September. You can arrive whenever you like, but most tend to arrive Friday afternoon / evening. Stay as long as you like, it's a working campsite.

    Who can come?
    Anyone, including pets or kids - come to mess with vans or just come for a weekend break.

    What can i expect?
    It's whatever you make of it. In the past we've removed, rebuilt, and replaced engines, or just helped people change a bulb. All we ask is you explain fully what you expect to do and do it early. There's no use saying "can i take my engine out" on saturday night.... Also, be aware we won't do your work for you; we expect you to get dirty and we can point you in the right direction.
    If you do intend doing some spannering, don't forget a tarp or similar to keep oil off the grass!

    What about entertainment and food?
    This isn't a vw show, it's just people meeting at a campsite owned by a vw owner who lets us use his facilites. There are no stalls or tat, it's just camping. There is usually a run to the local curry house for a feed Saturday night, and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons etc. There may be a bar in the heated barn with Carling for @@1973daisey and Doom and Thatchers for proper drinkers. I’ll check this though. The site owner is a vw nut and has a 4 post lift which he usually lets us have use of if pre-warned.
    A breakfast may be available Saturday and Sunday in the barn at £5 for adults, £2.50 for kids but again, I’ll check. Order when you book in.


    What will it cost?
    It’s £10 a night to camp with no hook up or £12 with. We don't take any money, this charge is from the site. Electric is limited in the lower field although there is plenty in the top field if needed - you can always walk or drive down during the day. If you intend to use electric, please pay for it. It's cheap so don't take the mick.
    There's no need to pre-book; just pay on arrival.


    If i've missed anything, ask away. Plenty have been before and will answer questions.

    Below try to make a list of who's coming and what they want to do. Try to copy and paste the list now and again, for me to give to Eddie a rough idea of numbers.
    Try to update the list with your wishes of things to do and questions you'd like to get answered about the event. I know it's hard but let's try to keep it tidy..

    Although Techenders is publicised on the late bay, they do not endorse or have any say on the running of it. It's just a meet up. Techenders is owned by no-one and runs itself. It isn't "structured" so don't expect a timetable. If you want help ASK. A wise man once said "if you don't ask, you don't get."

    Cheers all
    Thanks
     
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  2. 1. theBusmonkeys : handles and fettling and drinking
     
  3. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    1: @theBusmonkey s: handles fettling and drinking
    2: @Dazza , usual for me , just mooching and helping if I can
     
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  4. 1. theBusmonkeys : handles and fettling and drinking
    2. @@Dazza , usual for me , just mooching and helping if I can
     
  5. Copy and paste on the list guys and gals. Gives an idea of how much beer to get in ;) and if youre on the list, youre coming...
     
  6. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    We have a severe case of doing the same thing at the same time here Neil:thumbsup:
     
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  7. 1. theBusmonkeys : handles and fettling and drinking
    2. @@Dazza , usual for me , just mooching and helping if I can
    3. paulcalf, not sure what yet.
     
  8. Bet we werent exactly!
    Just chatting to Doug trying to diary plan whilst having a poo looking out across the fields of Lincolnshire...
     
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  9. 1: @theBusmonkey s: handles fettling and drinking
    2: @Dazza , usual for me , just mooching and helping if I can
    3. paulcalf, not sure what yet.
    4: MorkC68 having a chat with Matt @pkrboo
     
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  10. Dazza

    Dazza Eyebrow not high brow

    Partly the same but Nottinghamshire
     
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  11. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    1: @theBusmonkey s: handles fettling and drinking
    2: @Dazza , usual for me , just mooching and helping if I can
    3. paulcalf, not sure what yet.
    4: MorkC68 having a chat with Matt @pkrboo
    5: Baysearcher - mooching
     
  12. Seriously thinking about going as other than my daughter's 21st I've doing nowt.
    Scared the big boys might pick on me though!
    If I do pluck up the courage:-
    Setting valve clearances and perhaps been shown how to use the timing light I've had gathering dust in the garage for several years.
     
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  13. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

  14. I would like to come, slightly nervous though as it will be my first.
     
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  15. Whose asking ??
    You want some or wot ....



    Yep

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  16. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    You won’t regret it :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Don't be shy , they don't bite ....

    Much !!

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  18. Oh really???
     
  19. I was the same on my first one, not knowing anybody, feeling nervous in case it was a bit clicky etc but left knowing loads of like minded people and now really look forward to meeting up again. I'm sure it's the same for everyone on here. @Mrs Busmonkey did a great job last time giving everyone stickers with their forum name and real name on it and it was a great icebreaker for people both old and new - just do it.
     

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