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Does that mean that I have to get to the venue via Clacketts then Richard? Glyn

 

Hi Glyn,

As you are one of the nearest, you might be like me and feel guilty at being so close, so I might head off to Paddock Wood first and make a nice round trip before returning to the racecourse!

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I think with the energy of Rex and team this will be a good move, I am sure it will have its teething issues but having a single point of responsibility os a good thing.

 

We will be supporting as both MV owners and a Living History group as there isn't another show where we could do the display we put on, it costs us about £1,500 per year to put on the display not including fuel costs so want the maximum amount of time to enjoy the experience.

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I think with the energy of Rex and team this will be a good move, I am sure it will have its teething issues but having a single point of responsibility os a good thing.

 

We will be supporting as both MV owners and a Living History group as there isn't another show where we could do the display we put on, it costs us about £1,500 per year to put on the display not including fuel costs so want the maximum amount of time to enjoy the experience.

 

£1500!!! thats dedication!!

 

Do you have to pay entry for your mv's?

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£1500!!! thats dedication!!

 

Do you have to pay entry for your mv's?

 

I'm afraid that's the sort of money quite a lot of us fork out each year to get multiple exhibits to the show. It rapidly adds up when you factor in fuel, food, beer, last minute repairs etc. Those not fortunate enough to have a transporter may well spend that just in haulage. This 'investment' is one of the reasons some people can feel aggrieved if the facilities etc. are not up to scratch.

 

- MG

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One thing I hope they clamp down on is the Civy Landrovers & other vehicles that pretend to be MV's.. I'm not talking about proper replicas of rare or hard to come by vehicles, they are ok if displayed as such IMO, just the bog standard landys etc..

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£1500!!! thats dedication!!

 

Do you have to pay entry for your mv's?

 

Thats just the cost of the display, building it, paying carpenters, wood etc. Then factoring in each persons travel to get their and renting a truck to get the stuff there. Its expensive. Next year we plan on bringing some veterans over from the States so we will put them etc. It's worth it though, you can see our display here.

http://www.modernforces.com/2012_WP_camp.htm

 

And yes we have to pay for the MV entry.

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One thing I hope they clamp down on is the Civy Landrovers & other vehicles that pretend to be MV's.. I'm not talking about proper replicas of rare or hard to come by vehicles, they are ok if displayed as such IMO, just the bog standard landys etc..

 

I'm with you on this. Really annoys me that groups spend a lot of effort on a display and on the next display is a civvy car or tent "hidden" under a cam net...

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I'm with you on this. Really annoys me that groups spend a lot of effort on a display and on the next display is a civvy car or tent "hidden" under a cam net...

 

+1.

 

Would be nice to see civvy tents in one area.

I remember 1 year talking to lee(marmite) in the americas field, there was an escort estate with 'UN' painted on the doors with a civvie tent!

Maybe areas for certain era's of mv's? I know this may be hard if a group has different vehciles.

Would also be nice to see more police/security presence.

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Looking forward to it myself. Never been to the war and peace show before. So it's my first time. Holidays are booked in work already. Are you taking an of your veichels down tim.

 

Mally

told you war & peace is a must for you to go to this coming year.

had no idea they would be moving. seems like it'll be new for both of us then.

interesting to hear what people say about it all when we go to the earlier shows

in the year,

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Ive had a good look at the new site on google earth.

What does look good is that it seems to have about 4 entrances, so hopefully will speed up entry/exit.

 

Shouldn't bother you how many entrances they have as you're not going next year;)

Just to stir things up a bit......................................:shocked:

 

Been looking at what shows to do next year.

 

I have decieded that any show that charges mv owners, but not re enactors, I will not be going to.

 

I cannot for the life of me understand why, we, as mv owners have to pay to get in any show when re enactors don't.

 

After all, alot of re enactors go to shows in thier cars and we take our mv's which cost more in fuel. Plus we have the standing costs all year round of our vehciles, tax, mot, fuel and maintainence.

 

I can sort of understand paying a small fee(£5) if the show is a club event and everybody pays, in order to fund the show.

 

Your thoughts?

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For what it's worth here's my Nutshell Take on it!

 

A change was needed I feel, as do a lot of other attendees. W&P is/was always a good show, but was getting stale.

 

People are naturally opposed to change in a lot of respects, & that is understandable. But, Now Rex has the freedom to

layout the show the way he wants to. After gaining MANY years expirience, & listening & noting comments from attendees. Both positive, & negative comments can be collated to hopefully produce a better show. Geared up more to the MV exhibitor & Living History sectors.

 

I am SURE he has gotten fed up with complaints & grousing over the years! BUT, no matter WHAT you do, we are all aware of the old. 'Your dammed if you do, your dammed if you dont' Syndrome!

 

I have observed some of the comments from some of our collegues here on the forum. Who live great distances from the new venue, & state that they will not attend next year. Well, my two penneies worth is, OK, I understand your feelings on that totaly. You have the right to not attend if that is what you wish. I feel, that there will then be more room for vehicle movement & the choosing of good space for those that do attend.

 

When those that are not attending then later hear how good the show was. & how there will be plans to better it even further the following year. they MAY, well regret not supporting W&P Revival..............And then book in for the next years show!

 

We have all seen how W&P has grown to immense Proportions over the years. A victim os it's own success (Within limitations!) you might say?

The new show Should indeed do similar, grow bigger & better. As expierince gained from the new show brings up the shortfalls & Bugs inherent with any new venture.

 

Bottom Line: There is NO show WORLDWIDE, that draws as much attention & attendance in the MV Field as W&P!

Why else, do some exhibitors travel all the way accross Europe to attend?................

 

NOTE: These views are my own, & expressed as Positively Contributed Information. They are NOT intended to invoke insults or negative comments towards our Northern Cousins! (I have a lot of Friends up North! )

 

Hi Mike, Richard & all other Forum members

As an old REME Tiffy who has often crossed Mike & Richard's paths proffessionly, I aggree with them. I feel that forum members should have waited untill the Boss (Rex) gave a full briefing, just like the Army, before jumping on the rumour mill. The premature press release has done more harm than good, I spoke to Jim Baxter (IMPS President) and was informed that no desision would be announced until Tuesday 4th December at 22.00 hrs. The members of the forum who have seen military service might agree with me when I say " stop winging it could be worse you could be in Afganistan".

It's just a show lighten up.

These are just my own opinions and I concur with Mike's note they are not intended to insult or elicit negative comments.

Regards to all, see you at W & P

 

Robbie (tiffy)

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