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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

Jesus.  Good business for the hotels if nothing else. Mannin was rammed with Howard and Hildas. 

I was at the gym this morning at the hilton and tge car park was rammed with the cars. Hopefully made a few quid over the weekend

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I love these things in general. But there seemed to be a lot of stuff which didn't quite belong this weekend: Knackered old nothing-special Volvo estates from the late 90s and crappy Rover MGs from the 2000s. Not really classics.

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13 minutes ago, pongo said:

I love these things in general. But there seemed to be a lot of stuff which didn't quite belong this weekend: Knackered old nothing-special Volvo estates from the late 90s and crappy Rover MGs from the 2000s. Not really classics.

My daily driver is older than most of the entrants! Then again was the criteria classics only?

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10 minutes ago, finlo said:

It's true though lot of mid 2000 stuff right up to 21/70 reg brand new car's.

Yeah, I clocked a few around the Island.

I'm all for it though, they must've spent a few quid and absorbed a positive impression of the Island.

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1 hour ago, pongo said:

I love these things in general. But there seemed to be a lot of stuff which didn't quite belong this weekend: Knackered old nothing-special Volvo estates from the late 90s and crappy Rover MGs from the 2000s. Not really classics.

The old Volvo estates are getting collectible now. You'd be surprised at what is sought after.

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There didn't appear to me to be anything in the advertising literature saying it was a classic event. It was a festival of motoring (not further described) so bringing your Skoda Octavia or whatever was par for the course. Probably better IMO as it makes the whole gig less exclusive and more accessible for the average Joe.

Two closed road runs and a police escort lap is mighty fine hospitality...

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

Yes. And boy what a good day they got for it too. Stunning

In fairness the Island came to life again last weekend , not only did we have the classic cars , but motorcycle racing  at Jurby, a round of the European Enduro for motorcycles with many world class riders , you couldn't get into a restaurant or a pub ,at the weekend ,huge late season boost for the tourism economy ,steam packet full  of vehicles and passengers   and flights starting to look healthy again ,please don't spoil it by knocking those who are trying their best to keep this place alive 

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