Techenders: 26th - 28th April 2019. Who's coming?

Discussion in 'Shows Events' started by Baysearcher, Mar 20, 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)

    When is it?
    It's held twice yearly and this years 1st will be over the weekend of 26th - 28th April. 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 will be a fully stocked bar in the heated barn with Carling for @@1973daisey and Doom and Thatchers for proper drinkers. 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 full breakfast will be available Saturday and Sunday in the marquee at £5 for adults, £2.50 for kids. 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
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  2. Iain
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  3. davidoft

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  4. Me I guess !

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  5. Dazza

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    Can’t make it this time - see you in September :thumbsup:
  6. Baysearcher

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  7. Maybe, I am a bit crap with dates and end up booking work in ! I am not tenting again if I get a job off Alcatraz !
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  8. For sure!
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  9. Me, hopefully.
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  10. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  11. bernjb56

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    I’ll be there
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  12. Baysearcher

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    I don’t need a selection..
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  13. I'll be there too, hopefully both days :D
  14. I will be there with Old Rosie .....oh and my wife
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  15. Merlin Cat

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    Um, the thing is my special skill is double booking myself!

    I’m at a 50th birthday party Saturday in Wokingham but may well try and come for Thursday and Friday pm. :)

    @Ermintrude fancy a convoy? ;)
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  16. Michelle said she might come too along with Dougie
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  17. :thumbsup::burp:
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  18. Put me down for a definite not sure.
  19. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    1) BaySearcher & Alf
    2) Iain McAvoy
    3) davidoft
    4) paul2590
    5) 3901mick (maybe)
    6) pkrboo (unless he takes his engine out for the 12th time this year)
    7) scrooge95
    8) F_Pantos
    9) bernjb56
    10) MorkC68
    11) Faust
    12) Merlin Cat
    13) Mattlad (maybe)
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