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 Post subject: Bomber County Run 4 29th-30th May
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:35 pm 
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What is it?

Like aviation? Like WW2 history? Love driving your 924 on pretty, twisty, quiet roads? This is the event for you!

Lincolnshire is dotted with RAF bases. From abandoned relics to active stations the county is full of aviation history. Bomber County Run was Ed's first ever event and has grown from strength to strength each year.

Now in the 4th running, we are going to have two driving days. Join us for either or, ideally both.

Day 1

Starting just outside the county at the Alpine Cafe near Melton Mowbray, we will tour the South, taking in Bourne and the old BRM F1 works on the way. We will stop at the BRM factory for a photo opportunity.

As we enter the afternoon, we will stop at Coningsby Airbase and have a guided tour the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's hangar. Get up close and personal to all your favourite, flight-ready warbirds. Very often the tour guides are ex-RAF pilots who do love a good story! Oh, and Friday happens to be the day they do test flights of the planes ready for the weekend's display. If you've not stood a handful of metres away from a Merlin engine starting up, you've not lived!

We will then travel on to the RAF Woodhall Spa where we have exclusive access to the site and can walk the haunting abandoned runway.

In the evening, I'll book a table at the Bluebell in Tatershall, a pub famous for being the favourite haunt of the local bomber crew. If you can name bomber pilots and crew, they've got drunk here! The place is full of historical artefacts and a fantastic place to end the day.

Day 2

We will begin the day at the Petwood Hotel where we will have breakfast in the Squadron Bar. The Petwood is was used as an officer's mess during the war and that bar is like a small museum!

From there we'll proceed to the Bomber Command Centre. Here there is a small but perfectly judged museum overlooking the historic city of Lincoln. The memorial gardens have the names of all lost bomber crew enscribed upon the walls and a huge spire that frames the ancient cathedral.

After our stop here we will then tour the north of the county, passing more RAF bases. As we then pass through the pretty and twisty Wolds, you'll wonder why more people don't know about the area (answer: we like to keep it a secret so we have it all to ourselves).
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We will end our journey at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum. Here we will get the chance to park near Just Jane, a Lancaster in taxiable condition. This museum is a little gem, a time capsule of what a Bomber Base would have looked like in period.
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When?

29th and 30th May. You can join for either or both days.

Costs?

The standard entry costs for the museums should be discounted, depending upon numbers. Breakfasts and meals will carry additional charges, which I'll advise closer to the time. A full rally plaque and briefing pack will be given to each entrant. A trophy will be given for the best photo of the weekend, which will be yours to keep until the next BCR.

Staying over

There are lots of options locally as Lincoln is close by to the end points both days. If you want the full experience then the Petwood hotel is a lovely place to stay.

How to book

Let Ed know below or email him at events@porsche924.co.uk

Attendees

Mylando
Dr John
Bretongirl
Krautrock
Althejazzman
Bill Limbrick


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Definitely up for at least one day of this. If we're Lincolnshire residents by then I might even make it to both.

Big thanks to Ed for organising this and and all the other exciting events that have appeared over the last couple of days!

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Im definately attending. Heard good reports about past ones

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Desperate to attend this again!

Short of something important coming up (not to jinks it but that probably only includes my own demise!) I’d love to attend both days.

It’s in the diary! :party: :woohoo:

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Can I just check that the dates are correct, for a Friday and a Saturday? Either way I'm in, as I've heard enough good things about this event that I know I must attend this year!

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Now that Ruby and I are relocating to the UK, I will do my utmost to attend this year! Just need to get her through a UK MOT and re-imported into the UK, hopefully back on her old plates. Unfortunately, as I am finding with my Saab estate, not as easy as the lady at DVLA said it was going to be!

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I am starting to look at accommodation. Has anyone booked anywhere yet? My thoughts are to book one night near Melton Mowbray and then two nights around the Woodhall Spa area.

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Some are booking for Petwood on Friday and Saturday. If not there are several hotels near Woodhall Spa.

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Right, accommodation booked. One night in an Airbnb near Melton Mowbray and two nights in a B&B near Horncastle. Ruby has her UK MOT tomorrow, so everything crossed!

Update - she passed with flying colours! Just having a couple of fuel pipes, pump and filter replaced and she will be ready to go!

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I'm planning to join on the Saturday, for breakfast and onwards :grin:

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