Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

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Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby IanB » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:34 pm

I think word is getting around now, but haven't seen mention here, so:

The Airhead e-zine and the associated Airhead Fellowship are planning a one-off Event for all riders of air-cooled boxers from earliest times to final production (which I think was 1995). All riders of and enthusiasts for Airheads are welcome, but places are already filling up, so please don't hang around. More details here:

Website and access to booking form: http://www.theairhead.co.uk/the_airhead_event_2018.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754552 ... null%22%7D

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Eddie Barnes » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:46 pm

I'm going!
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby IanB » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:11 pm

:thumbright: See you there!
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Harleyman » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:06 pm

I'm not seeing any provision for camping on the entry form, just B&B and motorhome parking.

Isn't it supposed to be a rally?
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Bill Smithson » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:27 pm

I read it differently on the flyer

THE EVENT - 'THE AIRHEAD EVENT' - THE LARGEST GATHERING OF VINTAGE AND CLASSIC BIKES PLUS RIDERS EVER HELD IN THE U.K.

This isn't just a Rally; it isn't just a Show: it's an Event - The Airhead Event. And it will be unmissable for anyone who appreciates the older, air-cooled bikes that established BMW's reputation for quality engineering, superb design and long-legged performance.
If you like Rallies, then you'll like this event, with rides outs, socialising, quizzes and prizes
If you like Bike Shows then you'll like this event, with the largest display of vintage and classic BMW's ever - plus the usual vendors and trade stands.
Perhaps the College are not keen on having to provide all the facilities required for tent camping. Certainly the Airhead Fellowship doesn't have the funds available to provide them. Our £10 annual membership subscription goes direct to the Air Ambulance.
I still amazed that Peter has managed to secure the location in the way he has, probably from his own resources up to now.

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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby IanB » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 am

Peter's comment from Facebook:

"Motorhomes and caravans can park up in the college car park but tents aren't allowed. If anyone actually LIKES being uncomfortable in a tent then there are two good campsites equidistant from the college."
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Harleyman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:32 am

Whilst I don't imply any disrespect, I'd be riding my bike there if I went, it being the middle of summer and all that. I could book a room, yes, and I do appreciate it's all at cost; but that pushes the price up beyond my budget. Shame, it looks like being a good do.
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Bill Smithson » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:54 am

Whilst I don't imply any disrespect, I'd be riding my bike there if I went, it being the middle of summer and all that. I could book a room, yes, and I do appreciate it's all at cost; but that pushes the price up beyond my budget. Shame, it looks like being a good do.
I appreciate more than most having been a pensioner for 26 years, that everyone has to prioritise their needs against their wants especially over hobbies etc.
I also know direct from speaking with Peter that he tried a total of 7 venues altogether trying to find a suitable location to cover all types of accommodation.
I'm sorry that you may not be there.

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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Harleyman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:23 am

As i said Bill no disrespect intended. I was president of HDRCGB for three years and have considerable experience in setting up rallies and events, including our 60th anniversary rally which attracted over a thousand people; it is no easy task and pleasing eveyone is impossible.

Edit; it's also something i swore I'd never do again so please don't be tempted to ask! :grin:
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby george baker » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:42 pm

Hi Harleyman
You know just have hard it is to set up any of these events and as you say "pleasing eveyone is impossible", I find pleasing even some is hard work

Why not investigate the equidistant camp sites? It would be great if you could join us. OR, and I know it is heresy, how about advertising to see if a campervan person has a spare bed?

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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Harleyman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:37 am

Thanks George; I'm mulling things over, got family in the area so may visit them and just turn up for a day.

I've actually nothing against campervans or booking a room; it's simply a budget thing. I'm already committed to an event for pre-1984 Harleys in France next year, plus Dorset Steam Fair so I have to watch costs a bit It's also rather too easy to get the impression, from the Facebook post, that the organiser has a bit of a downer on bikers who camp. I'm sure that's not the case.
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Bill Smithson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:43 am

Hi Harleyman,
I'm sure that's not the case.
You are quite right. Peter just like me likes comfort and I can assure you through knowing him for a good few years that he has an open approach to everyone. The work he put in organising the End2End Lands End to John O' Groats run in July 2016 was incredible.
As far as I can see, my camping days are over as I approach my 84th year but motorcycling and camping have always gone hand in hand.

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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby andyb » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:01 am

Without wanting to state the obvious......If people arrive by campervan or towing a caravan they won’t bring their bikes.......
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby Bill Smithson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:17 am

Without wanting to state the obvious......If people arrive by campervan or towing a caravan they won’t bring their bikes.......
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There are many campervan owners who tow their bikes to a venue and I know quite a few members of clubs who have adapted vans for living in and carry their bike/s inside the van. A quick look at the photos of events on the various forums will show just how popular they are. Also a few wives, partners drive the 4/6 wheeled vehicles while their other half rides to the venue.

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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby IanB » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:11 pm

It's also rather too easy to get the impression, from the Facebook post, that the organiser has a bit of a downer on bikers who camp. I'm sure that's not the case.
That's not the case - I think he just hates camping himself.
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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby george baker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi
I'm not that keen on camping myself, I do it to facilitate getting to places where indoor sleeping is not a sensible option

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Re: Airhead Event Lincoln UK 13-15th July 2018

Postby adrian967 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:45 pm

I will be bringing the r90s i think.


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