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Had a mail about this today.

Speaking as a trader who needs to keep a full calendar for the show season, things next year are looking tight. (see separate thread discussing clashes of dates)

So - what is the reaction to Beaulieu announcing this show ?

How many of you are likely to add this one to your calendar for next year ?

It would be good to get some idea before I book trade space, pay for it, drive all the way there and find it's poorly attended.

(And before it turns into a bun fight, this is in no way meant to open a debate about the relationship between the Victory Wheelers and Beaulieu. )

Details and dates are here -
Hot Rod and Custom Drive In Day at The National Motor Museum
 

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If it is the South Coast Nats then I`m it`s in my Diary.........I reckon on about 15 cars coming with me from the AHRA membership as it`s a wind down weekend from our Mersea Motor Madness Show...No doubt the word of the AHRA Road trip will encourage members of Rebel Rousers & Nightmares to join up with us.


If however,it`s not the South Coast Nats but a "Big Business" venture I"ll have to think again.
 

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Can't see many people trekking to the New Forest 2 weekends in a row. I think Beaulieu will be a bit quiet, as everyone I have spoken to will support the Victory Wheelers event. Apart from anything else Beaulieu got too many people's tickets wrong last year and the Wheelers had to sort it out - who's going to do that now or are the show-goers expected to put up with the hassle? Beauileu also won't let you on site until it suits them. Can't come and go after 10:00pm due to security (not normally an issue but we had to leave the pub early last year - only went there to dry out). Beaulieu are only billing this as a two day event so can you arrive Friday, or leave on Monday......

Not much of a contest really. Very short sighted of Beaulieu to make it the following weekend (sour grapes?). They may have had half a chance if it was a couple of months away from the Victory Wheelers show.
 

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Seems a bit odd to me....
I can smell a rat here somewhere....
Can't quite put my finger on it....
But we will be supporting the Wheelers no question!
 

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Very short sighted of Beaulieu to make it the following weekend (sour grapes?). They may have had half a chance if it was a couple of months away from the Victory Wheelers show.
I'm not sure that was exactly the case. Beaulieu are using the same dates (weekend) as this years show was however in the split the Victory Wheelers have moved their event forward.
Short sighted of Beaulieu to not alter their show dates or sly by Victory Wheelers to put their show on the week before knowing many would be loyal and most wouldn't likely do an event two weeks running ?

Let's not throw assumptions around.
 

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As I mentioned in the other thread , with a new venue you often don't have a choice and have to take the dates offered.
Corporate big business , run by a person who is also the Chief Executive of FBHVC or support a rodding club ?

Yes, it was still run by the big business at all the other events and it did stick in my throat a tad.
 

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I`ll be supporting the Wheelers at the new venue,no prices for Beaulieu yet but depending on what else is on that weekend I might pop down on the Sunday if it`s nice.. I had a nightmare trying to book tickets through Beaulieu last year for the weekend though,nobody at Beaulieu seemed to know what was going on,& if it`s a 2 day event does that mean you won`t be able top get there til saturday morning?At least Victory Wheelers moved their show forward so if anyone wants to do both shows then they can...
 

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I have been asked to comment on this on behalf of the Victory Wheelers, The Southcoast Internations will not be supporting or have anything to do with the Beauliea hotrod show next year, we are holding our own show at Pylewell House as post on this forum where you can find more details of this under Victory Wheelers Southcoast Internationals @ PYLEWELL PARK 8-11 June 2012
 

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Apologies for assumptions in previous post as pointed out quite correctly by Roadrunna. For the avoidance of doubt they were purely my assumptions and I am in no way connected with the Victory Wheelers or Beaulieu - other than going to the show for the last 3 years.

Hopefully they'll both be successful so that they can happen again next year, but hopefully further apart timewise.
 

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Just to put this in context, we at the Victory Wheelers decided to split with Beaulieu because it was no longer going to be the Wheelers show at Beaulieu. The proposal from Beaulieu was to combine a more corporate custom bike show with the cars and take the whole thing under their banner. No more South Coast Internationals which after 34 previous ones didn't go down too well with our membership.

Beaulieu also seem to be gearing it towards a big public show (money spinner) rather than a laid back weekend event for participants that the Wheelers are known for.

Add this to the fact that Beaulieu kept adding restrictions (11pm finish on saturday evening for example), and the decision was a no brainer.

This has created a considerable workload for the Wheelers Committee and Members to get a new show up and running for you so we hope you all come and celebrate with us our 35th South Coast Internationals at Pylewell Park on the 8th -11th June 2012

We are also sorry that it clashes with Billing this year but we didn't feel it was right to hold it on the same weekend as the Beaulieu event and didn't realise that Billing was a week later than usual until it was too late.

Cheers, Chris

www.victorywheelers.co.uk
 

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Apologies to Tootall (and all the other traders who support us). We hope you can come to our event. I am sure one of our club could put you up for the period inbetween so you could do Beaulieu, as I imagine the custom bike market could be quite lucrative.
To anyone making a choice, just remember Beaulieu are a business. Their prices take in the cost of visiting the museum and house (yawn!). They seemed unable to grasp the concept of a rod run. Last year's fiasco with a limit of 400 persons in the evening entertainment with the hilarious hokey cokey of cutting off your wristband every time you went out the bar an putting another on when you went back in showed they have little clue how to run this type of event. Then they ran out of beer and shut me down as DJ in mid song without warning!. (Incidentally they would not provide the club with a marquee and insisted on shutting the bar at 11pm).
Our new event will be at a beautiful location overlooking the Solent on a completley flat well drained area of over 85 acres. Plans at present include a Rod Jumble, late opening bars and specialist caterers, and large marquee, as well as the usual cruise. The icing on the cake is you will be able to get in first thing Friday and stay over SUNDAY evening as well with the bar being open. This will make it real value for money.
Please support the Wheelers as they are non profit making and just want to organise something that is in touch with what Hot Rodders want, rather than maximising profit.
I would add that I am not a committee member so feel able to make comment without it sounding (hopefully!) like sour grapes. Beaulieu have undoubtably helped the club over the last few years, but it has been a struggle for the club at times to get what our participants want (we weren't even allowed to advertise the Burlesque in case it ruined Beaulieu's squeaky clean image!). We had the benefit of having a host venue, but Beaulieu as a business have done rather nicely out of us.
They have now decided to continue with their "hot rod" event. By bringing in an international bike event this will no doubt attract a whole new audience, but at cost I would imagine to the traditonal rod run. The choice, as they say, is yours!
 

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I noticed on the Beaulieu site they`ve got music during the day but there`s no mention of any evening entertainment laid on,wonder how they`ll cope with a load of bikers creating their own entertainment after this year`s curfew problems :incheek:
 

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I won't be going to Beaulieu and unfortunately the wheelers one clashes with billing
Yeah, I think that's going to be more of an issue for anyone the other side of the M4, NSRA event is bound to be a big draw.
I enjoyed the Beaulieu event last year and don't mind the bikes either.

Hopefully there will be room for both events.
 
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