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Title: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 18, 2013, 11:17:24 PM
For those of you located down here in the South West, without a club, then fret no more - as I have an idea to kick start it up again.

After a chat with my good friend BillyBob, (the man behind the original South West Buggy Club and the website Buggista), he has graciously allowed me to use the names in an attempt to try and revive something.

So what do you reckon then ? Are there any members out there willing to take up the challenge of setting up and running our own South West Buggy Club once more? Is the enthusiasm still here? Let me know if you would like to be a part of an exciting new venture down here in the South West, and I can then register you on our new Club Area.

Membership criteria (just whilst we get it started):
You must reside in the South West and have a passion for Buggies - ownership not essential

If you want to join us, simply add your name below, and I`ll add you to the new club area

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Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Liz DND on March 19, 2013, 06:54:27 PM
Good news how do I join? Is the web site still around?  ???

Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 19, 2013, 06:59:13 PM
Give me a minute, and I`ll upgrade your profile to include the new SWBC Zone  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: GBHgpJON on March 19, 2013, 11:15:26 PM
The King is Dead........Long Live The King........... :D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: sawmilljim on March 20, 2013, 07:28:53 AM
Be rude not to Dave,
I think I've got the king's old chariot sat at the back of my garage  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 20, 2013, 07:41:22 AM
Thanks for the support guys -  You now have access to a new Area in the Club Zone
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on March 20, 2013, 07:57:32 AM
Room for one more? ;D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: FireDancer on March 20, 2013, 09:29:31 AM
As a member of the original SWBC it would be rude if I didn't sign up.  I'm closer to having a Buggy now than I was then!  ;D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 20, 2013, 09:37:20 AM
Done  ;)

Make sure you now add your names to the member list in the SWBC Club area
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: GBHgpJON on March 20, 2013, 08:40:13 PM
Be rude not to Dave,
I think I've got the king's old chariot sat at the back of my garage  ;-)up

Just think Jim......who'd have thought I'd have a T Shirt with your Buggy on it.......... :P
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: chrisbarker on March 20, 2013, 11:10:20 PM
i am in the sw of surrey does that count :) :) :)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 20, 2013, 11:41:27 PM
i am in the sw of surrey does that count :) :) :)

Ah! That makes you a Northerner then !!

 :P
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxrod on March 29, 2013, 03:22:49 PM
I was a member of the old swbc so count me in ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 29, 2013, 04:47:15 PM
I was a member of the old swbc so count me in ;-)up

Consider yourself added to the list  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Richyc on April 01, 2013, 04:04:21 PM
dont forget little old me! :)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on April 01, 2013, 04:33:11 PM
dont forget little old me! :)
Of course I haven`t  forgotten you  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: bear on March 25, 2014, 06:45:43 AM
room for bear 8)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on March 26, 2014, 10:15:55 AM
Always room

If you could add a location to your profile for me, and I can then update the records over here

 ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: ChinaShop on April 03, 2015, 08:57:32 PM
South West.... Check
Passion.... Check
Buggy.... Wooooohoooooo :D :D :D :D :D ... Err,  sorry... check
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: garrie m on August 12, 2015, 10:52:06 AM
room for one more?
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: fromeflyer on August 12, 2015, 12:59:04 PM
& another
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: snoopy on August 12, 2015, 04:47:15 PM
Looks like the re launch will be a success  ;-)up ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 13, 2015, 03:35:17 PM
Looks like the re launch will be a success  ;-)up ;-)up

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D   If only   (http://www.dndservices.co.uk/smiley/brick wall.gif)


It would be nice if we could get a regular monthly meet down this way though - trouble is we are spread out a lot more than most   :(
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: ChinaShop on August 13, 2015, 08:54:05 PM
How many of us does that actually make then? It would be good to finally meet some buggers...
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on August 13, 2015, 10:00:34 PM
It would be nice if we could get a regular monthly meet down this way though - trouble is we are spread out a lot more than most   :(

Maybe we could have it somewhere different every month?? Hopefully the first meet could be in my garage as mine ain't running yet! ;D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 13, 2015, 10:31:31 PM
Most of the original SWBC members are not actually on the net, making a head count and arranging anything somewhat difficult, and I think its one of the reasons the club kinda fizzled out before. Also, unlike the other clubs, where most members are within a 50 mile radius with good roads, we cover many counties with crap roads and that big snowbound lump called Dartmoor in the middle.

So, where are we all then?

We seem to be spread out mainly along the coast, with the largest clusters around North Cornwall or East Devon.  Geographically, Okehampton is probably centralised, bearing in mind we spread from Bristol to Lands End, but anyone down here will know that for the colder months, the North side of the Moors is not going to make for an easy to get to regular meet. South of Dartmoor along the centralised line puts me, in Torbay not far from the middle, but as there are more members around Exeter than Plymouth, that would shift a centralised spot along a bit to, say, Newton Abbott.

Anyone up for starting a regular venue then? Needs to be a regular spot so you get known and people come looking for you.

So, looking for a good pub with Parking and access, would give us something like the Penn Inn, which is smack in the middle of the new Bypass roads, so should make for an easy place for most to find.

Anyone else got any thoughts?

Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on August 13, 2015, 11:33:16 PM
I would be up for travelling to there for a meet! I haven't got a working buggy yet so I would have to bring the Audi but it would be nice to meet some other buggers! 8)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 14, 2015, 04:23:22 PM
Well I think if you are prepared to travel that distance for a meet, then I think it only right I join you at the bar for a bevvie of some description.

Let me have a quick word with the Penn Inn first, just to see what nights they have free, as don`t really want to be gatecrashing other clubs meeting there.

 ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Hazel on August 16, 2015, 01:43:30 PM
I thought a SWBC meet would have to be at a surf club?
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 16, 2015, 02:20:24 PM
True . . .

But nothing to say a surf club cannot be inland,

besides, Penn Inn Pub is not far from the estuary I launch the boat from when sea fishing . . . . So technically, could be accepted   ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Hugh on August 16, 2015, 07:01:39 PM
Yes Hazel we mustn't stereotype our friends at the SWBC as whilst I haven't met Dave DND its unlikely he fits all of the stereotype traits of a surfer - bleached blonde curly hair, suntaned six pack showing through open tropical shirt, a few beads around his wrist, sandles and a regular use of 'hey man', 'cool' and 'dude'!
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 16, 2015, 07:22:04 PM
Yes Hazel we mustn't stereotype our friends at the SWBC as whilst I haven't met Dave DND its unlikely he fits all of the stereotype traits of a surfer - bleached blonde curly hair, suntaned six pack showing through open tropical shirt, a few beads around his wrist, sandles and a regular use of 'hey man', 'cool' and 'dude'!

Indeed Hugh, you are correct - I do not fit all of those stereotypes.

Need to find some beads for my wrist   :D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Hugh on August 16, 2015, 08:25:50 PM
Well I knew you had a SOH as that is obligatory for buggy ownership.
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 16, 2015, 10:28:14 PM
SOH is indeed important for Buggy Ownership,

But hanging out catching a few rays is essential for SWBC membership   ;-)up


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Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Hugh on August 17, 2015, 08:01:04 AM
Looks like 2 red buggies escorting their shy green friend to the seaside with a beetle on looker!
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxrod on August 17, 2015, 02:26:14 PM
The green one invited the others to come and play on the sand a bit of a bad influence on one of the red ones as it had to have a bath be for it was allowed back in to garage. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Hugh on August 17, 2015, 03:19:57 PM
Well children often mis behave if unattended so I blame the owners - looks like one of them has stripped off and is trying to sleep showing far too much leg !

If you added a surf board that would please Hazel or perhaps a couple of owners were out catching a wave ?
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 17, 2015, 03:25:41 PM
perhaps a couple of owners were out catching a wave ?

Wasn`t just the owners - the cars just couldn`t resist either   :D


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Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 18, 2015, 10:43:38 AM
OK then SWBC guys -

How does the first Tuesday of the month sound for a regular meet in Newton Abbott ?   ???
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on August 22, 2015, 08:03:15 AM
Sounds good to me Dave, I will be away in the first week of September but I'm good for any other months!

Only trouble is that its gone a bit quiet all of a sudden?? :-\

Is anyone else up for this????
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxrod on August 22, 2015, 02:31:36 PM
Unfortunately evening meets are out for me but I do like the idea of a SW get together personally I would prefer getting together maybe three times a year at a couple shows like Devon dub fest and Dubs at the beach in Paignton and a pub meet sometime during the summer only a suggestion as I will try to go along with what everyone else wants. I think that less meets will give it a better chance of survival just a thought ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: ChinaShop on August 22, 2015, 11:12:23 PM
I will definitely try to make it as long as I'm not at the other end of the country, however if it's persisting it down I may have to utilise alternative transport... I assume I wouldn't get lynched for turning up to a SWBC meeting in something other than a buggy?


As it stands:

September looks possible
October's OK
November might be tricky
December's the big holiday
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 23, 2015, 12:22:19 PM
No worries, I just may be in a daily as well given this weekends epic failure !!   :'(
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Hunter on August 23, 2015, 08:56:57 PM
Dave sorry for putting my bit in here with you guy's,but,

If you made it the third Tues or whichever day in the third week (unless there are other local meets happening) you may entice some distant visitors along as they aren't doing any other club nights that may be occurring during the first week of the month  ;).

Just a thought.

H
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on August 23, 2015, 10:35:38 PM
Dave sorry for putting my bit in here with you guy's,but,

If you made it the third Tues or whichever day in the third week (unless there are other local meets happening) you may entice some distant visitors along as they aren't doing any other club nights that may be occurring during the first week of the month  ;).

Just a thought.

H

Good call, I hadn`t really considered that one.

Difficult enough trying to find a suitable time for us lot without thinking ahead to other clubs - but it is a good point made  ;-)up

What do others think?

 ???
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: KJD 1302s on September 14, 2015, 02:31:51 PM
I am up for meeting any time really if I'm not playing bowls  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on September 15, 2015, 06:47:38 PM
I am up for meeting any time really if I'm not playing bowls  ;-)up

Excellent - won`t be drinking on my own then (http://www.dndservices.co.uk/smiley/hammered.gif)

How does third Tuesday of the month sound then?

I guess thats this month buggered, given the date - but starting from October 20th


Who`s in  then ?
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: KJD 1302s on September 27, 2015, 02:49:07 PM
The third Tuesday in October is good with me  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: ChinaShop on September 27, 2015, 04:13:38 PM
I'd love to say yes but I'll be in Yorkshire all day and 20th is our wedding anniversary so I'll have to take a raincheck this time round
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on September 28, 2015, 11:42:03 AM
Sounds good to me but I won't be in buggy, getting a brand new T5 tomorrow so look out for a big cloud of black smoke coming down the road!! ;D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on September 28, 2015, 12:19:23 PM
Excellent news then - sounds like we have the makings of a new club night

Tuesday October 20th it is then   ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on October 14, 2015, 09:08:27 PM
Is everyone still on for this next week?
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on October 14, 2015, 10:10:13 PM
I will certainly be there for sure   ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: KJD 1302s on October 18, 2015, 09:09:27 PM
Its all looking good for me as well :) Where are we meeting?
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on October 18, 2015, 10:45:52 PM
Toby Carvery, Penn Inn, Torquay Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AQ

As you approach Newton Abbott on the A380, there are roadworks building a new flyover over the top of the Penn Inn roundabout

Turn right, under the flyover heading for Newton Abbott, stay in the right hand land, and after a few hundred yards you will see the pub and entrance on your right hand side.

Big car park out the back, and from memory (haven`t been there in a while) there was a seperate bar at the front door of the pub, whilst the rear is restaurant - I`ll be at the bar from around 7:30~7:45 ish  and if all goes tits up, I`ll be in the car park out back in a Grey Landrover Freelander

My mobile is 07801131144 and I`ll be wearing a blue bandana if it helps to spot me in the crowd
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on October 20, 2015, 10:59:28 PM
Really good to meet some new faces tonight - thanks for turning up guys  ;-)up

We are now officially a club again   :D

Third Tuesday of the month makes the next one the 15th December

Same time - same place   8)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on October 20, 2015, 11:35:58 PM
Thanks for organising it, it was good to meet you guys!

See you next month! ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: KJD 1302s on October 21, 2015, 08:12:15 AM
Nice to finally meet you guys :)
Hopefully I will be free next month  ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Jaysons Dad on October 21, 2015, 02:25:20 PM

Third Tuesday of the month makes the next one the 15th December

Same time - same place   8)

I know you live at a different pace in your neck of the woods, but don't you Guys recognise the month of  November?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on October 21, 2015, 02:43:27 PM

Third Tuesday of the month makes the next one the 15th December

Same time - same place   8)

I know you live at a different pace in your neck of the woods, but don't you Guys recognise the month of  November?  ;D ;D ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Forgot to put the year too     (http://www.dndservices.co.uk/smiley/brick wall.gif)

So glad the other Clubs are keeping a watchful eye on us     ;D ;D ;D ;D


Right then, next SWBC Club night is Tuesday 17th November 2015  @ 7:30pm     (http://www.dndservices.co.uk/smiley/bow.gif)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: snoopy on October 21, 2015, 04:50:27 PM
well the successful first meet is good news. ;-)up
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Dave DND on November 14, 2015, 08:41:33 AM
I`ll be there again this Tuesday if anyone up for a second meet   ;-)up

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 8)
Title: Re: South West Buggy Club - a new beginning
Post by: Manxstu on November 15, 2015, 10:45:10 PM
I should be there Dave! I will let you know for definite tomorrow! ;-)up