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  1. Afternoon all, Nick here from TigerRacing, due to unfortunate events it’s with great sadness that Westfield has gone into administration, even though it’s a competitor it’s always sad to see company’s in this industry go under especially a company as big as Westfield. That being said we also understand the great stress owners / builders of westfields will now be under. So here at Tiger we’d like to extend a helping hand to anyone with a Westfield who’s struggling for bits or parts, MOT’s or anything else. We know the fall out from this is going to affect many enthusiasts and we don’t like to see the community struggle. King regards, The Tiger Racing team
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  2. Just posted on Facebook, the team at Tiger have offered a helping hand to people who are mid build.
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  3. I've started a discussion amongst the committee re what "we" as a Club can do. One thing I would say though, some of the suggestions would result in massive changes to the Club, pushing us in opposing directions to some of those suggested in the membership thread, so very careful consideration is required. - please, that isn't a cue to begin debate here, there will be time for that, and we will open up a specific thread. I just wanted to update the membership, so that you know we are considering/looking into options, should a buyer not come forward for the factory as is.
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  4. Stopping for a rest to admire the view from the top of Sychnant pass. The scenery is not bad as well.
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  5. OK, so I've been doing some digging and research through old receipts, packaging etc and picking peoples brains where possible to try and pull together a snap shot of "what came from where" at the factory. Hopefully this was all still current at the end, but without speaking to each of them I can't confirm. Note the list is provided "as is". I haven't been in communication with any of these guys, their details come from Google. I would suggest, if you want to try and see if you could obtain anything directly from one, start a thread here on the forum first, and see if you can get a few of you together, before contacting them. Goodwill, given they may be placed in awkward situations by the factory closing, may evaporate quickly if a couple of dozen people ring for the same thing! Suspension: Nitron (direct, dampers) Tel: (0)1993 849449 Sales@nitron.co.uk Protech (direct, dampers) Tel: (0)1225 705553 Uprights, brakes etc. Hi Spec (complete front upright assy, inc upright, hub, brake callipers and disc. Rear uprights) Tel: 01322 286 850 sales@hispecmotorsport.co.uk Driveline: Power Torque (OEM Ford engines) Tel: (0)2476 635 757 info@powertorque.co.uk Vitesse Ltd (OEM Mazda driveline, inc the adaptors for the diff) Tel: +44 (0)1455 611230 sales@vitesse-ltd.com Helix Motorsport (Clutches, Pressure plates etc) (0)1295 701076 sales@helix-autosport.com J&R (Rear lobro CV joints, outer rear stub shafts) Tel 0121 770 5636 enquiries@jandrcvjoints.co.uk Omex ECU - recently changed hands, suggest contacting @LiamMc at Tornado Systems Ltd, they're an Omex dealer Silencers/manifolds Birchills Automotive Tel: 01922 628 379 sales@birchillsautomotive.com (Main supplier?) JP Exhausts Tel: (0) 1625 619916 sales@jpexhausts.co.uk Radiators/Intercoolers Coolex Heat Transfer Ltd Tel: (0)115 9423344 info@coolexperts.co.uk Radtech Tel: 01543 502525 gd@radtec.co.uk Chassis/fabrication Caged/Laser (Cages, half Cages, wishbones, fabricated items, chassis) Tel: 01761 239 133 info@cagedlaser.co.uk Electrical Maxparts (Switches, wiper kits, lights electrical sundries, - many of the small parts, in fact) Tel: (0)1252 512 148 sales@maxparts.biz Interior/Exterior soft trim. Cobra (seats and interior) Tel: (0) 1952 684020 GB Classic Trim (Half Hoods) Tel: (0) 2476 325 928 info@gbclassictrim.com Brown and Geeson (Momo Wheels) Tel: (0) 1268 764411 TRS (Harnesses) Tel: (0) 1302 750800 sales@trs-motorsport.com Bodywork AJ Glassfibre Tel: (0) 1977 60 36 51 info@ajglassfibre.co.uk Windscreens Pilkington (glass only, the frames were always done by a small style operation, local to the factory, I've never been able to find out more) - couldn't find the contact info, they're hidden behind info request forms, the Westfield part numbers are in the Automotive Classics section. https://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/automotive/classic-cars-home/makes-and-models/all-makes-and-models?make=westfield As before, the list isn't exhaustive, and do remember that a. some of these companies may be owed money, b. may not be able to release products for which Westfield have the IP to you. But there they are, worth a try.
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  6. Well, despite requests and suggestions to rein it back in, we haven't. As a result, NO ONE is now collecting ANYTHING on Friday. And posts in THIS thread are the main reason. The insolvency people are on here, they are reading it, and now have justifiable concern for their own safety, the threat of "a few big lads" from various different justifiably upset clients arriving, attempting to gain access etc. We don't have any idea, at the moment, what parts of the orders that are sitting at the factory, have actually been paid for by WSC Ltd either, so even though you may have paid for that item, it may not be the factories to give you, and it's removal could be construed theft! But for the time being, no public (ie on the forum, whether in main or members only areas) discussion along the lines of going grabbing stuff etc, no matter how successful or otherwise you or your mate found it in the past, or speculation of what the Insolvency practioners are doing. If as a club, we have solid information from them, we will post it. If you have information that you're not sure if you should share, then PM either the mod team or myself and let us know. We will collate and respond. If the group who thought they had stuff there to collect want to set up a group PM to share the responses, again, that's fine, not a problem, if you're not sure how, let me know and I'll start it. This is something we need to do to protect the interests of our members. We will all, I'm sure, spend years dissecting the events of the current few weeks, when they're over. But for the moment, we need to be smart about it, and control our selves.
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  7. Le mans Classic here I come 😎
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  8. I finally have something to post that resembles a Westfield🤣 Been sat in the garage gathering dust for way to long... ahem 15yrs! 🤨 Its been slow progress but its progress in the right direction now!
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  9. Hi all here’s mine, only just joined the club and completely new to the Westfield world. Wanted one for 25 years and finally got one. Only drove it once before heading on Holiday last week then straight into surgery so I’ll have to drool over your pictures until I’m able to drive once again. I want to make it my own and less classic looking so will require some parts and advise from you all.
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  10. Hi, I collected my seiw this past Friday near Exeter, and I drove 2000km to my home. Almost 1500km in one day. No worries, all perfect!!
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  11. That’s my Dad - who attached the fuel pump to my brain when I was small. 84, not very mobile, but was NEVER going to miss a gentle scream round the East Cheshire lanes…..😀
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  12. Took her out for the first time today, was a little nervous to say the least lol
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  13. A few of mine taken before I picked it up.
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  14. This is incredible that companies that could easily be classed as competitors are so willing to assist in anyway possible as opposed to saying "tough, don't care". Just goes to show that we really are part of a small but unique group of enthusiasts keen to help others out! Shame the rest of the world wasn't the same🤔 I take my hat of to you @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Chairmanand the others involved in the background rallying around. Amazing work👍
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  15. Here’s mine. I’ve had it 23 years and still loving it.
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  16. 22 June 2022 No solid news to report at this point. Basic information went out to interested parties with respect to the sale of the business last week, - we received one having previously discussed it with MB-I. While I can't disclose the contents of the (confidential) sales memorandum, I can say at that point there was nothing "for us". Appointments for those interested in purchasing the business were being arranged to view the assets at Kingswinford. However, in order to proceed to even that stage, would have required a signature from ourselves, (me), on an NDA (Confidentiality agreement), worded such, that I couldn't sign, and be in compliance with our own Club Constitution, (and not in a small trivial way, either). At this point though, there was no point making a mountain out of a mole hill, as the only reason for going from the Clubs point of view would be morbid curiosity. I replied to the info pack though stating as such, however I did also stress, that should the business fail to sell in this first round, and be liquidated, there would be assets such as the archives, that we may be interested in, so we do as a Club, still have irons in the fire. And for the moment, that's it, as far as we know. I'll keep updating this thread when I have any solid updates. It's not our intention to repeat hear-say from Social Media, we don't have to be first with information, just right. I've been in touch with the Chesil Support Group on Face Book, now the Westfield Support Group, it's a closed group, I can see we have a few members on there, though it is mainly the Chesil guys. On the whole, other than some Chesil specific suppliers, they don't seem to have much more info than us. Westfield Support Group --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  17. Daily commute and the Westfield next to each other. Polar opposites! Grew up next to the factory so seen hundred if not 1000’s now I have my own. 2002 speed sport
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  18. OK, we seem to have reached a point, where there isn't much real news, plenty of speculation and a lot of raised emotions. To be absolutely clear; various posts, innocently made, some just trying to be helpful and giving examples of things that happened elsewhere, were seen by and reacted to by the company handling Westfield Sports Cars current situation. As a result, Fridays collection day that had been arranged for a few people has been cancelled. Those posts have now been hidden, I know, I know, stable door and all that, and this thread locked. If and when we get more solid information regarding the Administration process we will keep you up to date in fresh threads. I suspect it may be a little while. Bearing in mind the "damage" we have accidentally and unwittingly inflicted on those fellow club members affected by this change of heart on Friday's collection, we would ask once again, until things are clearer and public statements have been made by the companies involved, for the sake of those customers of the factory, both Club members and none members, can we please refrain from starting up more threads to speculate, and in instances, without meaning to, inflame the situation.
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  19. Sat watching Wheeler Dealers and Ant Anstead said 'this car has had more issues than Beano' made me chuckle and unfortunately I was just thinking about poor Glynn who had missed our last run due to clutch 'issues' and so Beano was born, my new name for Glynn's car. The Naming Ceremony commenced, although @HB46443's car is probably more worthy of the name at the mo, it all makes the world go round. Presenting Glynn and BEANO with their comic Meeting at McD's in the hot sun, phew. There is always one @Lee Bennett Luke and Deanne made it after a loose fuel pipe on the filter, making a 9 car meet. After a brew we went through Chatsworth, up near Abney Gliding Club, through pretty Castleton, to let all the traffic come down over the cattle grid, that was kind of me wasn't it😉. Now we had a clear run up Winnat's Pass, yes, and a clear run down Mam Nick to land at The Rambler Inn, Edale. Where else do you go on your birthday but to the best of the best. Best roads, best pub. Expecting to sit outside, Edale is 600ft up and it was now cold and windy, so after parking up we scurried inside for a small beef dinner, with a proper Yorkshire pudding. Glen celebrated my birthday for me by having a pint of Dortmunder Vier, mmm. Our return journey took us over Surprise View and on to lower ground for the cakey bit. It was a tad warmer so we got to enjoy the outdoors, Luke was dressed in true Honda style with shorts and a T-shirt on. I can assure you, I had my thermal trousers on, next it was time for Rocky Road and flapjack with raspberry and white chocolate, although the chocolate orange cake was popular too. Cars parked at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. Hey, these do breakfast, shall we try this as a meeting point next time? Big Andy is well known for having been chased by a chicken, so it was payback time as he mounted a co...shut it @Glynn Walters here is the DBPower jump starter that we keep in our car. Good to see @BillyPee back out temporarily with a new blue roof on the Porsche and having had the steering wheel recovered after it had delaminated. His Westfield has had a bonnet respray and flared side panels fitted so is expected to be back on the road in July before having the tub sprayed during the winter. Glynn has fitted a new slave cylinder and a clutch with a smaller plate after his issues last time we were out, this man doesn't hang around getting his car back up and running. I am sure there is a more technical name for 'clutch with a smaller plate' but hey, it's me talking here, cut me some slack😃 @LukeW had us all 'squealing' with laughter at his brakes, which were also squealing, thankfully he left a large gap from the car in front to reduce the need to brake, nice one. Although I have missed my other Honda Boys today it has been a fantastic birthday and I could not think of anything that I would rather do, so thank you everyone for turning up, eating lot's and driving well. We love Westfield's, they are absolutely the very best things in the world, LONG LIVE THE WESTFIELD BRAND ❤️
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  20. Folks, keep in mind that WSC Ltd was part of a group of companies, you may find it’s not so straightforward in terms of ownership of individual elements as you think. Until the insolvency practice has prepared their report, all this is just wild speculation, which may turn out to be well off track. As much as it’s in our nature to pick over the bones, and speculate, we need to hang back until we have more facts to go on.
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  21. Suspension setup….😎
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  22. Took a little drive to Ashdown forest to ask Winnie what he thought of the latest bodywork.
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  23. Don't let the plant life and sun fool you! Managed to take this with the only 10 seconds of bright sun that i seen over two days. Spent two days in Inveraray with grey skys and showers, mostly spent time in the pub though.
    12 points
  24. Just introducing myself having rejoined recently. I originally joined years ago but never posted anything, so here goes… When I was in my early twenties, I bought myself a little Westfield SEi 1.6 X-Flow with money I earned from my first job. It was my only car for quite a few years, and I drove it in all conditions, including snow which was quite lively. I made a few changes to it, fitting a Vulcan 138bhp 1.7l Ford X-Flow which perked it up a bit. We had many adventures together, including driving it up to North Wales for a stag do in fairly trying conditions. It was always a lovely car to drive, but cosmetically quite shabby and needed a few bits sorting which I never got round to. I kept the car for 16 years until one evening someone (a car with three yoofs in it) pulled out in front of me from a lay-by as I crested the brow of a hill, albeit at a fair old lick. They were clearly up to no good as they rapidly disappeared from the scene of the accident, leaving me to pick up the pieces. The car had a fair amount of damage, including a bent frame, and I ended up selling it to a mate of mine who just happens to be a very talented mechanic; building Bowler rally cars being his job for quite a few years. Anyway, he set to work and over a period of a few years completely rebuilt the car to its current lovely state. It may have been posted up on here before but I’m not sure. He has had it for about 14 years, but wanted to shift it on and given its sentimental value, as well as its potential for fun (!) I was not able to resist the temptation to buy it back. The biggest challenge was it being up on the Llyn Peninsula. I sorted getting a tow bar fitted and and hired a trailer from Gloucester to bring it back on. I set out at 6am on Thursday, picking the trailer up at 8am, then headed up to Wales which took about 4.5 hours through beautiful countryside which I’m sure many of you have enjoyed in your cars. A couple of hours to rest and load up and I was on my way, back to my parent’s house in Wokingham where it will stay for a couple of months until I clear my garage in Somerset and bring it down. I got back at 8.45pm, so it was a pretty long day, and my already poor trailer reversing ‘skills’ were sorely tested getting the car onto the drive 🤪. My poor Mondeo clutch was smelling pretty bad by the end of it! I headed home to Somerset yesterday afternoon and conveniently was able to drop the trailer near home. As my forum name suggests, I am currently a sizeable chap (with aspirations to slim down 🤣), so a narrow bodied SEi is likely not the most sensible choice. However, I love the small size, weight and minimalism of these cars and I was delighted to find that I fitted it ok, albeit having taken the seat out! I’ll have to find a suitable pad for the interim until I reach my fighting weight and can refit the seat. Anyway, if you made it this far, thank you. Hopefully I can make contact with some of you local to Somerset and perhaps meet up. The first two pictures are from 2007. My son is now nearly 21 and taller than me 😃. I said to a friend when I told him I was buying it back that it was my mid life crisis car. He replied, that’s not a MLC, that is true love, and I guess it is. I couldn’t face it potentially disappearing off to France and being lost to me. Stu
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  25. It is alive again 😊
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  26. On my way home from a car show at Tatton Park, Cheshire. Made a quick stop to use the scenery as a back drop.
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  27. Nobody wore a suit today but hey, a girly lives in hope, sigh, one day. First to arrive was Glynn with his BEANO liveried car, Gnasher fits in nicely with his colour scheme and it is very kind of him to leave Dennis the Menace colours to @RobH72😁. We met at McD's for a quick brew We took a route round to bring us to Chatsworth Garden Centre which is actually only 6 miles away from the start, my original route headed further West and the weather report made me change my mind on that one. Some pics en route We arrived at Chatsworth just in time for one of their super beef dinners Parked in the overflow car park out of the way Thanks to Andy Westwood for climbing high to take this photo Overload on foody photo's for which I apologise in advance, but what a beef dinner but of course the Andy's @Andy Westwoodand @aeg stole the show when they saw this lot on offer the more we eat and drink, the merrier we get The Vines Restaurant - is in a lovely setting and comes very recommended, those cakes were exceptional, a cut above and worth every single calorie Becky mentioned that she needed some ice cream on the way home, really? well you need company then, so Andy W gave me the route (excellent) that he wanted to take and Becky told me where she wanted to be and off we went.....to the Stone Centre (good choice)......and more sweet treats were consumed OMG! Parked at the Stone Centre Can someone please help aeg fix his gear box, obviously the reverse gear is not engaging, that's twice today🙄 tut tut So, listen up, next Sunday we are meeting at McD's as usual, getting breakfast/brunch at The Yondermann before going a run through the Peak District to a road near Hartington to do some filming/photography. Rob has arranged for this to happen so don't miss out, it will be a good one. Lastly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow to Debbie, our soooper Westfield Wife to Big Andy. Love to you darling, you are a good 'un XXXXX❤️🍰
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  28. Great place to stop for a bite to eat!
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  29. We stopped at the ponderosa at the top of the horseshoe pass for lunch. Just as we were leaving another Navy blue Westfield pulled into the carpark, so hello if that was you. We had a great day out around North Wales and the weather was perfect.
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  30. Not, I hasten to add a subtle way of me telling you I've bent something!! Though the information is hidden away in other threads, I just thought I'd make specific mention here. If you're in the unfortunate position of having an accident involving your Westfield, in these uncertain times, you obviously cannot go to the factory. However, we would strongly advise contacting Andy or Dennis at Siltech racing, details below. I could say that with the factory not operating currently, they're the next best thing, but to be brutal it was probably always the other way round, the factory was probably always the next best thing to Siltech! Siltech have done major accident damage repair for the racers and sprinters, as well as road cars, and have huge knowledge and experience with Westfields. https://www.siltechracing.com Main number: 01362 820456 Andy Silman: 07912 219642 Dennis Silman: 07516 716053 - they have a complete car of body panels (including a tub) - which have their own design touches and are outside any possible IP issues connected to the factory. They also have a long and brilliant history of producing some amazing fabricated and machined parts for Westfields, including, but not limited to: wide track front suspension, modified rear micro adjustable suspension, Big brake kits, including a replacement front upright/big brake kit. Anti roll bars, chassis fabrication work and chassis damage repairs, fabricated parts and CNC made parts. And they really know Westfields. Additionally, as per the other thread, on help while the factory is in administration, both Tiger Racing and MK Sports cars (Via their Kit Car Direct arm) are both able to carry out fabrication and repair work on the chassis etc.
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  31. Lovely day out today. Shame it needed two tanks of fuel at £2.02 /ltr 😂😂😂
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  32. Pitstop somewhere in Derbyshire last week. Got a really nice day for a run.
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  33. My car in amongst the peak District group this morning. New wheels make it feel quite different to drive.
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  34. Red Westfield, yellow Westfield, red Westfield, yellow Westfield.....
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  35. Take a break, with this limited edition WSCC YouTube mug! Getting your hands on one could not be easier! The next fifteen Video uploads we receive via westfieldupload@gmail.com will in return be given a limited edition WSCC YouTube mug! Visit the Forum - Video Talk section in the Start Line, for instructions on how to upload your Westfield video's. *Terms & conditions. Videos are to be sent to the email address - westfieldupload@gmail.com only! Please be the owner of the video created / submitted. Links to already uploaded video's on YouTube do not count. although you can send us an original video, that has been previously uploaded. Video's sent with music overlays may be changed, if we feel a copyright claim may be issued. This gift is from me personally & not a general issue item, from the Westfield Sports Car Club. First 15 email video's received after 18:00hrs on Wednesday 8/6/2022. Will be issued a WSCC Memorabilia YouTube Mug. Limited to one mug per recipient We will notify recipients. Get creating, uploading those video's! All the best. @HB46443
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  36. I agree Mark and in these early stages I feel it would be beneficial for the WSCC to open communications with the administrator if only to make them aware of our existence at this time but likewise to gain an insight into the direction of things in the future and whether there would be opportunities for the club to acquire certain assets from them if a buyer isn’t found. @Scott Young (Captain Colonial) - Club Secretary @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Chairman you likewise have my number and if you find in the future that there is a need for an archivist within the club I’d be happy to step up and help. To a certain extent but on a much smaller scale I’ve already been through similar when I acquired The rights etc to my JW4 racing cars so know what could be involved in documenting and recording records.
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  37. Autocrossing my 2014 Mega S2000 in Bozeman, Montana, USA. dave
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  38. Stelvio today, just awesome!
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  39. Elan Valley twixt the odd rain shower today!
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  40. Thanks for another great day around the roads of the Peaks with great company. We both had lovely time and lovely meal and cake too. Not sure having a sign about calories next to the cakes is a good selling point. I only consumed 1400 calories of cakes. Delicious 😋 
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  41. @HB46443 did a video for me, very clever stuff, slamming together in-Westfield footage with my favourite driving song. Happy On The Road by Chris Rea, which to my mind is absolutely wonderful together. Enjoy it while you can as YouBoob's bot is likely to auto-mute it due to copyright claims,
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  42. Firstly, I have news for you, the Bull in the Thorn cafe has finally reopened, it is now The Bull Yard and it is a pub. We called in the other day and the menu is typical pub fayre with breakfast is served from 8am, so when it has settled down we will give it a whirl. Thanks for the vid, Rob, and that's without a 360 camera We met at McD's and there was a rather odd car in the car park, it had Jag badges on it and it looked great, but what it was I don't know?? Alex had to park separately then Rob, Martin, Chris and Andy and Sue next to the friendly IAM bikers were us, Tony and Nigel After breakfast Rob and his Rebel's headed back South, leaving the rest of us to pick up the high roads of Buxton, the twisty roads of Crowdecote and the Via Gellia before landing in Bonsall. Glen got cheeky with the camera as we were travelling along. On the big roads and the smaller roads Quite how that moody sky didn't drop any water I don't know near the end Nigel peeled off down the Ashbourne road for Father's Day duties and we parked up in Bonsall village. Chris and Andy having a shiny car competition, and this was after a run through the Peak District, there are a lot of constipated cows out there. After lunch the cakes arrived, Martin had eaten his before the camera came out and Chris was having tomato sauce instead. Andy, The Cake Meister, did not disappoint, he had chocolate orange cake AND lemon ice cream, I bet you can't read that without your mouth watering 😜 Fantastic. If you ever feel grumpy or stressed just have a look at this photo and suddenly nothing matters anymore. Great company, lovely cars, and the super roads have made for a priceless day out, thank you everyone.
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  43. Another little run out with a few others!
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  44. Just reading that Andy has set a new lap record in his Westfield (45.966) 1400 bhp 7.2L v8 twin turbo those words in the same sentence as Westfield is just insane! Well done to Andy, think that lap time might last a while!
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  45. I was also thinking that and if things go badly in the end and we all hope they don’t, that would be one of several valid and serious propositions for the club to consider acquiring. It’s early days, but ideas are always good for being prepared.
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  46. IMO this is where the club could potentially step up to help and also strengthen our own future. I’m also a member of the Hillman imp club and they have a vibrant business through the club membership supplying spares and also remanufacturing obsolete parts to keep existing cars on the road. There’s not much of a Westfield that is unique and those parts that are can with a little effort and resource be copied and remade.
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  47. *makes notes, prepares to recommend increasing membership subs while blaming @Man On The Clapham Omnibus…*
    9 points
  48. Reviving an old thread by updating it and condensing it down… #1: Any thread that is started where the author requests an opinion as to whether or not something they do or have done voluntarily is right or wrong, will end with the author concluding they were right, no matter how strongly the majority who gave said requested opinion disagree with the author's point of view. #2: Any thread where the author states they are looking to purchase a tintop and then lists the cars they are willing to consider, will end after considerable debate, further models not on the list being suggested, and the author buying something utterly different from anything discussed or not purchasing a car after all and sticking with their current transport. #3: Any thread that is more than three pages long will end with a subject totally different to the subject that started the thread. #4: If a thread asks for a serious opinion it will not receive it - moreover, if the word "serious" apears in the title, it is open season for silly answers. #5: When asking if option A or B is the better, the answer will always be that options C to Z are infinitely superior (depending on the respondent's deep seated fears and prejudices). #6: Whatever the subject, no matter how well thought out and reasoned the subject matter is, someone will take the diametrically opposed view just to be contrary. #7: Asking what your car is worth will always cause issues and invariably will not end well. #8: Threads including references to unconventional dashboard instrument arrangement can only end in one way (see @Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Chairman). #9: There are more build diaries started than finished. #10: If you, presumably with the knowledge that you're mechanically incompetent, cack-handed, or just not interested in the oily side of things, make the simple mistake of asking about good garages / mechanics for Westfield related service work, prepare to duck and cover as the outrage at not "doing it yourself, it's easy" pours forth. #11: Any thread mentioning the word "Pinto" will also include the words "mighty", "anchor" and / or “boat”. #12: Threads asking which engine is best will only result in complete disagreement. #13: Threads arguing whether which of BECs or CECs are best will never be resolved. #14: In any thread that mentions driving a Westfield in poor weather conditions, those who don't will only say that those who do are "mental", and those who do drive in poor weather may only refer to everyone else as "wimps". #15: Whatever the tricky problem and no matter how many solutions are offered, the author with the problem will never come back and tell the members what was the actual solution to the problem was, leaving everyone following the thread wondering forever. #16: All Westfields for sale were built by retired engineers and were never driven on a track or in the rain. #17: Any claims to bhp figures, no matter how credible, will always be met with scepticism by other members unless supplied by an approved Westfield tuner and even then, those figures will have doubt cast upon their accuracy by members with identical engines producing less power. #18: Any member who starts a contentious thread that gets so out of control that it requires Moderator intervention will shortly afterwards post another thread entitled, “Where did my thread go?”. #19: Any post seeking to correct the grammar or spelling of a previous post will contain a grammatical or spelling error. #20: Using the Search facility will result in getting you so sidetracked looking at other interesting threads that two hours later, you will have forgotten what you were searching for to begin with. #21: An engine problem thread started in Tech Talk will invariably fail to state one or more of the following: engine type, engine size, or carbs or throttle bodies, distributor or ECU type, but will mention the age and condition of the battery. #22: The Westfield you really want to buy will inevitably be at the farthest geographical point away from your home, ie. you live in Aberdeen and the car you want to buy is in Cornwall. #23: When you buy your Westfield and arrive to drive it home, the weather forecast of bright sunshine will instantly change to thunderstorms, pouring rain, hail, and ten degrees colder. You may add your own below, remembering to number them for everyone’s future reference. (Please note that I reserve the right to edit as necessary or if it's not in keeping with the spirit of the thread - thank you.)
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