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People have been asking if we can do something in memory of Rob and as a way of getting people together to remember him. Where Rob was at his best was building a car for the drag strip and in taking his R32 out to stretch its legs over a quarter mile. Because of the weather we can’t arrange anything at Santa Pod but there are plans already started for something next year. And with no date yet for the funeral it was agreed that something should be done.


On Sunday 15th November a convoy will run from TR racing in Harlow down to Brighton race Course. This gives people a chance to spend a bit of time together, driving their cars and also for more people to hook up en-route. Originally we’d wanted to use the sea front, home of the Speed Trails but sadly there is a 10km race on that day.

Knowing that not everyone can get to the start at Harlow there will be other start points at:
  • South Mimms
  • Surrey: A3/M25 junction
  • Maidstone Services, M20

The route will be as follows:

TR Racing, then on to M11 and down to M25. The first stop will be just south of the road bridge (Kent side) at the Bluewater Industrial Estate; details of the exact location when we have responses from various landowners. This will also be where those starting at South Mimms will join the convoy.

From Bluewater Industrial Estate it’s around the M25 and a stop off at Clacket Lane services to meet up with people starting at the Kent meet up.

After Clacket lane it’s along the M25 and down the M23. Taking the Crawley turn off we will meet up with the Surrey convoy and then all join up for the journey towards Brighton. As you come off the motorway keep left and along Copthorne Way there are two large laybys on opposite side of the road for us to pull in and turn around (and it has a burger van!)

On the A23 is the Hickstead Services where we may stop. Once we have a list then we will know if people want to join the convoy at that point, if not we will just stay on the M23/A23 towards Brighton.

Please add your name to a list but please to make sure we can accommodate you and so we know how many cars and who to look out for, please PM Amber (Ladyboom) with the following details:

  • Name (forum or own name up to you)
  • Car type
  • Your starting location
  • Your email address


Before the event everyone will be sent a full set of maps and times, please DO NOT BE LATE, we cannot afford to wait for stragglers at every stop.

9:45am Leave T R Racing
10:45 Leave Bluewater Industrial Estate
11:30 Leave Clacket lane Services
12:15 Leave M23 near Crawley
12:45 Leave Hickstead Services
13:30 Arrive Brighton Race Course


Anyone starting at South Mimms will need to leave there at 9:30am
Anyone starting at Maidstone Services will need to leave there at 10:15
Anyone leave the A3/M25 junction will need to leave there at 11:30 – ideally the Surrey convoy may well meet up with the Essex and Kent convoy on the M23!



Anyone that has ordered a sticker for their car will be given the sticker on the day. Those not able to join the convoy will be posted theirs the same time. If you have not ordered one and would like to someone will be available to sell you one on the day. In addition anyone wishing to make donations on the day we will have a collection box. All the money on the day will go to the Trust Fund for Lauren and to pay towards Rob’s funeral. We hope you can support this.

Once we get to Brighton Race Course please follow the signs and look out for the marshals. The Race Course have kindly let us have use of their lawn and facilities for free so please respect their wishes, which means no do-nuts and no burnouts. I am sure there are a lot of people who would want to see the TR R32 burn out one last time in respect to Rob. We will see what can be arranged.

After we have all parked up I am sure there are a few people who would like to say a few words and then we will hold a minute's silence in repect to Rob and to Nicola Newland.

We will be providing burgers and hot drinks – although I understand Harry has volunteered NOT to make the coffee this time! If you want to bring any cold drinks etc with you that is fine. The burgers will be sold at a little above cost with the extra money raised going towards the fundraising on the day.

Lets make this a great way to remember Rob. Please remember the police are aware of this and will be watching and for that reason we should all please obey the speed limits and other laws of the road.


See you all on the 15th and if you cannot be there, we know you will be there in spirit.
 

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this sounds really good.

Thanks to everyone who has helped to organise it :)

Am looking forward to it!
 

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Fantastic and many thanks to the organisers :) Me and the wife are going, just trying to decide on a meeting point from the list.
 

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This is not a GTR Owners Club or GTR Register event, this is being arranged in commemoration of Rob by a group of people and is open to anyone that wishes to pay their respects and be involved
 

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** TWEENIEROBS ATTENDANCE LIST**

Just going to start a list and edit it as and when people have Pm'd their details- this way people know whos going and can sort out whos meeting who and where....

TR racing - Harlow

-ShaggyR32GTR
-RBentley





South Mimms






Surrey: A3/M25 junction

-Cliff J





Maidstone Services, M20
 

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TR racing - Harlow

-ShaggyR32GTR
-RBentley





South Mimms

Gadget




Surrey: A3/M25 junction

-Cliff J





Maidstone Services, M20
 

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Have you got a date for this Amber?
 

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Sadly, i wont be able to make this. Absolutely gutted. The saturday would have worked for me.

I imagine a big turn out for this though, and it seems a fitting tribute to a good man.

May i suggest, even though i wont be there, but a minutes applause instead of the silence would be more fitting in this instance. the man achieved so much in his short time, and an applause is more of a celebration and appreciation of that.

A silence seems inappropriate for such a man.

Video footage would be great too for the people who cant make it. This is an event that should be noted and archived.

Maybe a stickied video? Never to be removed!
 

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personally. A minutes applause is what was contrived for football matches because the crowds couldn't be trusted to be quiet for long enough! Silence has been fine for hundreds of years too. Silence is a time for reflection and consideration
 

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Thankyou to the organisers, i have been waiting with baited breath for this to happen. Well deserved event:thumbsup:
 

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What a great idea. Sadly I will be working that entire weekend so I cannot meet up, but I will take a few minutes out at work as a way of paying my respects.

Daz
 

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Im not working that day, just working out which point we will join in, the mrs will be coming too. I will email ladyboom in due course.

Thank you to all who have helped organise this.
 

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