TECHENDERS 2015. THIS WEEKEND 21-23 AUG! NOW WITH FOOD.

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  1. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    We've had a few newbies this year so i'll start the thread with a bit of an explaination.
    What is TECHENDERS?
    TECHENDERS is a meeting of (mostly) bay owners to camp and fix/learn about their van in a central location, it's a chance to ask all those questions you try to explain on here or compare your engine and oily bits to someone elses with assistance or back up from people who've probably done the same job you're attempting.
    Where is it held?
    It's at victoria farm near Lutterworth http://www.victoria-farm.org/
    When is it?
    It's held twice yearly and this years 2nd will be over the weekend of 21/22/23 AUGUST, you can arrive (many do) Friday afternoon and stop 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 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, 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 - or be willing and we can point you in the right direction.
    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 chinese for a feed and the local shops are 10 minutes away with a Morrisons etc. The site has a bar and a heated barn which we have the use of for a small fee if we use it due to bad weather etc.
    What will it cost?
    Usually £8 a night to camp with no hook up or £10 with, this will be confirmed nearer the time incase it's gone up - we do not 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.

    THERE WILL BE NO BREAKFAST OPTION THIS MEET but @pkrboo may be bringing poptop kitchen (subject to confirmation)

    If i've missed anything ask away and if i'm not online @zed @Baysearcher @tuesday_wildchild will also answer most questions - i'm just the fool who talks to the site owner.....

    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 just for a rough idea on numbers for me to tell Eddy.
    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, i like to give Eddy a rough number of people coming but don't worry it's not essensial - no cash up front is needed i just like an idea of numbers.
    If we get enough interested i can get draught ales put on in the bar (doom bar or suchlike).
    Cheers folks. Rick.

    IF ANYONE WANTS TO SHARE THIS ON FACEARSE OR THE TLB TWITTER ETC FEEL FREE.


    EDIT @pkrboo WILL NOW BE DOING CATERING FOR US CONFIRMED SO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE.

    SEE THIS THREAD

    http://thelatebay.com/index.php?threads/poptopkitchen-summer-techenders.54563/
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2015
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  2. Moons

    Moons Moderator

  3. Will try and get down :beer::thumbsup:
     
  4. Im game for going..Ill see if @lowie is gonna head down too!
     
  5. Thanks for the explanation @rickyrooo1 always wondered...

    Tentative, we are on a loop that ends in Skeg Vegas the weekend before...I will see how it goes down in the morning... will get back to you
     
  6. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    For those not in the know it's a bit early this year and i understand it won't suit all due to it being in the main school holidays (we usually have a September date but it was all booked unfortunately) but feel free to come with the kids and tag it onto a week away or your trip home!
     
  7. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    I'm gonna try hard to get to this one!
     
  8. The list making is going well. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Ohhhh - go on then ....

    :D

    :hattip:
     
  10. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    ah well, at least it's got the right dates now :lol:
     
  11. Rickyroo - real ale convert
    Moons - me myself and O
    Lord Congi - trying to "get down". :cool:
    Mork C68 - game for a go
    Lowie - head down
    Wanty - tentatively looping
    Lasty - Ooooo
    Zed -
     
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  12. 1. Oscar-gerring drunk and mooching.
    Edit. Bugger!
     
  13. Need to get my Marmite together and get this done, I always seem to be up to something on previous weekends, so will get this in the diary
     
  14. Your list has numbers. :cool:
     
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  15. List i see no stinkin list.
     
  16. Not me - sulking!
     
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  17. Rickyroo - real ale convert
    Moons - me myself and O
    Lord Congi - trying to "get down". :cool:
    Mork C68 - game for a go
    Lowie - head down
    Wanty - tentatively looping
    Lasty - Ooooo
    Zed -
    Oscar
    Sick Boy (Gear box oil change, brakes)
     
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  18. I shall try and get , great time last time .
     
  19. Flakey

    Flakey Sponsor

    Rickyroo - real ale convert
    Moons - me myself and O
    Lord Congi - trying to "get down". :cool:
    Mork C68 - game for a go
    Lowie - head down
    Wanty - tentatively looping
    Lasty - Ooooo
    Zed -
    Oscar
    Sick Boy (Gear box oil change, brakes)
    Flakey-Pickup shakedown so could be anything
     
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  20. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Rickyroo - real ale convert
    Moons - me myself and O
    Lord Congi - trying to "get down". :cool:
    Mork C68 - game for a go
    Lowie - head down
    Wanty - tentatively looping
    Lasty - Ooooo
    Zed -
    Oscar
    Sick Boy (Gear box oil change, brakes)
    Flakey-Pickup shakedown so could be anything
    Baysearcher - loafing
     

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