What you said...
Here are some comments we've received since the event. We'd like to thank
everyone who has shown their appreciation and send our best wishes to
next year's organisers in the Stevenage Area Centre.
Conratulations on a wonderful weekend, I really thought it was one of
the best I've attended over the last number of years. The amount of
work that goes into organising these events, people just don't realise
the amount of time and effort that is used.
Please convey my sincere thanksto Ron and yourself and everybody
involved and a special thanks to Tony who was so very kind in running
me around all weekend. I really appreciated it. I was only sorry I had
to leave so early. I will stay till the monday next year!
Again many thanks. I will be driving a "racing" Imp in Goodwood on
Looking forward to meeting you all again next year.
Kindest regards, RS
Hi Bob, I really enjoyed the National, thanks to you and Ron and all the team.
I am afraid that I was not able to attend IMP40. I think that my
disappointment was more than matched by my childrens'.
If the accuracy of your records is anything to go by then I am sure
that IMP40 was an exceptionally well organised event and I am equally
sure that it was well attended and enjoyed by all. Even though I was
not there my congratulations to you and all concerned for your
Kind regards, PH
Dear Bob, just a brief note to accompany the enclosed photo.
Firstly, I hope you've had a good rest from your National labours, and
this goes for the others who gave you great service.
Secondly thanks for the super 40th Anniversay celebration, it was very
Just one gripe before I close. Why are all those cars so beautifully
prepared? Where do they get their ideas from for improving
performance? Where do they find such long-suffering wives/ partners
who are prepared to let them work such miracles?
Thanks again and best wishes, DJC
Just thought I'd say well done to you and the team for a great
National Weekend. Everybody apart from my bank manager enjoyed it, and
even my Imp didn't miss a beat in over 200 miles travelled, only to
let the bloody gasket go on a 2 mile trip to the shops on Tuesday
Anyway, thanks very much, I thouroughly enjoyed it, and it was great
to have such a laid back atmosphere at the Wirral.
I hope everything went well from the organising team's point of view.
It ranks as high as St. Andrews and the Millennium weekend in my book.
Thank you for all dear Bob (without forgetting Ron). The National this year,
was very very fabulous, first thing and secondly the weather was there too.
Unforgettable WE !
Only one little criticism, the showers and toilets were not enough and so
long way from the campsite.(Fortunately we had our bicycles but not
everybody) and to take a shower, nude near others, it's not a French custom!
We are perhaps so modest!!!
In all case, we liked to be there, for the sympathy of all memberships, the
Saturday night disguised party.
See you next year in Stevenage. Cheers and friendships for you both..
Recovered yet? It must take an awful lot of effort and anxiety. I bet this
was one National you were pleased to see finished by the end. Well done. It
was a good event and we were really lucky with the weather. It always helps,
I remember Weston Super Mare!
Just a very quick note to congratulate Ron, Lorraine, and all the rest
of the organisers of IMP40 on the way it all went. We thought
it was superb!
Thanks also for bringing Suzy - she enjoyed being looked at by all the
people and we were really pleased to see her looking so good. I've
attached a copy of the message that we put in our Honda Civic (Katie)
over the weekend - it matches beautifully with Suzy's own message!
Now have a good rest! RB
Ron, please pass on my congratulations to all the organisers for the IMP 40
event. A good venue, well thought out and put together.
About 110 Imps on my count in the show on Sunday. The judging worked
well and was well balanced and fair. Some cars there that had a great
deal of time, care and money lavished on them.
Enjoyed my time there. Well done all, KdeR
Hi Ron, just a quick note to thank you, your wife and the rest of your team
for excellent weekend at the Imp40 event. Thanks very much for making
me so welcome, I was a little concerned about coming all that way on
my own but some people have great memories, Vince Frost and his Clan
remembered me from the late 80's when himself, Bob Hawes and a few
others ventured the way over here (Belfast) to see us, good times!! and
apparently still talked about fondly within his group, maybe we can do
that again. I'm going to try and get down to the Historic racing in
Dublin the weekend after next - he and a few other regulars are going.
Clan performed brilliantly all weekend and never put a foot wrong,
although I do have a noisy exhaust now, I think I blew the rest of the
sound defining material out of it during a high speed (7000rpm in
top!!!!) run up one of the crawler lane sections of the A75, this is
such a good car!!!!!
Thanks again, TMcK
Having been in the group travel business for most of my life, I do
appreciate how much work goes into organising such an event. It takes
the best part of a year to organise,
suddenly the day arrives and three days later it is all over. People
come, stay and go and do not always appreciate how much effort and
thought went into organising the whole event. Nevertheless, I would
like you all to know that I thought it was a smashing event and well
organised. I met lots of interesting, old and new friends, learnt a lot
and also spent a few bob! Great show.
Kind regards, MG