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    One half of Gobi and Sahara EcosseGP's Avatar
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    I know itís a long way off and Iím not really thinking about the 2020 show season but I'm looking to see who's interested in attending next years Mega MINI Meet.

    Next years show will be held on Sunday 5th July 2020 and it's our intention as usual to head down on the morning of Saturday 4th July and return home after the show finishes (usually around 4pm).

    As always anyone who feels like attending is free to pop down for the day itself and attend the show if they'd rather so don't feel pressured into staying on the Saturday night if that doesnít suit.

    I will get numbers nearer the time in relation to our club stand but for now Iím looking for those that would like to make a full weekend of it. The Saturday night can be an evening of entertainment and carry on .... and no doubt someone will be celebrating a birthday lol.

    The show is again being held at Lytham St Anne's and the club have attended the show for the past few years. It is a very relaxed show and is as it says more of a ďmeetĒ rather than a show but itís great just to chill and chat to other like minded people and of course those members of the public that attend.

    Accommodation has been arranged at our ďusualĒ hotel and for those that havenít been it is literally a few miles away from the venue and it has secure parking and has served us well over the past few years. The staff have been amazing and look after us well. The hotel has private parking and more importantly an outside tap so there's no need to worry about you not having a clean car before you head down. The hotel only has 16 rooms (3 twin, 12 double and 1 executive suite). The price includes breakfast.

    If youíre thinking about attending and staying the Saturday night I will require a £40 deposit (non refundable) to reserve a room. As always in the hotel business room prices have increased for 2020 but Iíve managed to negotiate another deal at £80 per room. If you wish to book a room add your name to the post and your deposit will be required by Sunday 15th September 2019.

    I will allocate you a room once your name is on the post, however, should your deposit not be paid by the due date your name will be removed from the hotel list to allow others the opportunity to grab a room. Please also note that as we book all the rooms in the hotel any deposit is non refundable.

    If youíre thinking about heading down for the show only thatís no problem thereís a separate list for those attendees too.

    Please remember the number of rooms is limited so don't delay, check your diaries and don't be afraid to come along and join in the fun.

    If youíre lucky enough to have a two MINI family then why not bring them both ... letís try and get a few more MINIs on the stand next year. Weíve had a large number of comments over the past few years about how good the cars on the stand look and they are a credit to you and the club so letís keep that going next year.

    Donít worry if you've never been to a show before there are plenty of regular show goers who will point you in the right direction or if you pester them enough theyíll give you a hand with your car.

    All details will be added to this first post as and when they become available or are confirmed so please keep an eye on this post for any additional information. If you require any additional information then please just ask.

    Entry to the show is usually pay on the gate / day and is usually around £5 (per person).

    Note: Please let me know how many MINIs youíll be taking and I can confirm that again nearer the time for stand numbers.

    Hotel (room)

    1. Davy and Cat (2 cars) - deposit paid
    2. Lynn and Stuart - deposit paid
    3. Chloe - paid in full
    4. Pete - deposit paid
    5. Eddie and Jenny - deposit paid
    6. Matt - deposit paid
    7. William and Megan - paid in full
    8. Mom - paid in full
    9. Andrew - deposit paid
    10. Ali and Laura - Paid in full
    11. Alistair - Paid in full
    12. Mark - deposit paid
    13. Davy - deposit paid
    14. T - deposit paid
    15. Guy and Eleanor -
    16. Brian & Christina - paid in full.

    Hotel reserve list

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    Stand only :

    1. Martin (2 cars)
    2. Kerry
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    **** UPDATED POST 14.03.20 ***

    Iím sorry but Iím having to write as thereís a bit of bad news in relation to this event. Iíve been trying to contact The Birley Arms regarding our stay for MMM since late January. I do this every year to ensure theyíre updated with our stay and requirements prior to us attending. It just means we keep that rapport with them and we can change things as we go along making it ultimately easier for us both.

    Iíd tried phoning, emails and all sorts of other messages but without success. However, more and more digging led me to think theyíd shut down for either renovation work or possibly for good.

    So I tried another few local businesses and people in the area to confirm what the status of the hotel. Unfortunately it was as I first feared the place has shut down. It would appear that the company was dissolved in January this year.

    Iíve contacted the bank regarding how or if we could get any refund for the rooms that weíd paid a deposit on but unfortunately after a lot of discussion and legal debating it looks like we canít get any refund. I wonít bore you with any of the details as Iíd be typing all day but Iím more than happy to discuss it with anyone who wants the full details.

    During all my calls I spoke to a number of hotels in relation to getting other accommodation for us all secured for the Saturday night but given the time of year it would appear that weddings, other things that are on in Blackpool (Elvis celebrations) the Lytham festival and/or even other show goers have taken over most of them.

    So the long and short of it is that weíve lost our accommodation for MMM this year and also our deposits.

    Speaking to a number of local businesses there is the chance that the place could reopen under new management and rooms would / could become available there again but obviously that is not guaranteed.

    ** Those people that have paid in full will get a refund of £40 no problem at all and Iíll sort that out accordingly. **

    Iím sorry that Iíve had to write this but I have literally spent days on the phone trying to sort it all out and come up with a solution that would suit everyone that was going to MMM.

    I genuinely feel bad that this has happened and Iíve have sleepless nights thinking about how or what I could do to sort it before having to post this message but Iím afraid on this occasion Iím at a total loss.

    Also due to the ongoing Covid-19 and the rate that things are changing across the country just now I contacted the organisers of MMM and as expected they are like us unknown as to what will happen next wether it be hours, days, weeks or months down the line. They have ensured me that we will be notified of any updates and changes to the show plans. In this respect and the the fact that I donít want anyone to be any more out of pocket I will NOT be looking at or booking any other accommodation at this time.

    Can I suggest that once we establish if the show is going ahead that we look at and book are own accommodation and just meet at the show. If people want to organise a few rooms for company then that could be an option too. Some people might prefer just to head down on the Sunday morning.

    Any other updates will be detailed on this post as soon as they are known or received. Can I apologise to everyone that has been affected by this and rest assured I have done everything I can to try and get your money back.
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    We'll be there! I wouldn't miss the usual antics of the night before... anyway I've got to be there, it has to be someone's birthday! I guess it can be mine for a change PMSL

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    Yes please, Davy. Definitely up for making a weekend of this again

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    We will all be there Davy
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    Iíll be there


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    Super Moderator Alasdair JCW's Avatar
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    Yes please Davy for myself, Laura, Arwen and Dad.

    If the GP arrives in time we'll bring all three cars. If not... Laura and Dad will bring their two and I'll walk down.
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    I'm defo making a making a weekend of this, can you count myself, wife and 2 kids please in for a room please and I will be bringing one Mini.

    Davy
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    One half of Gobi and Sahara EcosseGP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisterboy View Post
    I'm defo making a making a weekend of this, can you count myself, wife and 2 kids please in for a room please and I will be bringing one Mini.

    Davy
    Davy thatís no problem at all. The only thing is that thereís not a family room or a room that will sleep four. The rooms we have are just twin or doubles ... that would mean two rooms for you all to get a bed. Unfortunately thereís no extra beds available Iíve enquired about this before.


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    Super Moderator Alasdair JCW's Avatar
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    Money sent in full Davy for both rooms. Thanks for organising things again.
    Last edited by Alasdair JCW; 22nd August 2019 at 12:43 PM.
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    Put me down for a room please Davy.

    I'll get the deposit sent over today

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