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Rolls Royce Heritage Group Open Day - Derby - 12th September

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Rolls Royce Heritage Group Open Day - Derby - 12th September

Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:39 pm

Like jet engines?

Love rocket motors?

Fancy sitting inside a Canberra cockpit?

Want to stand 10 feet aways from a running RR Merlin on a test bed at 120dB ?

Then you've got to come along to the Heritage groups annual open day at the Rolls Royce works at Derby.

It's an awesome day that you'll really enjoy.

It's also the day before the National Mini Show at Stamford Hall so anyone coming along is more than welcome to kip over at our house the night before and sample a few beers up at the Rag & Mop.

I might even be able to organise camping at the pub if you'd prefer that instead. Very Happy
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Post  ZED on Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:07 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote:anyone coming along is more than welcome to kip over at our house the night before and sample a few beers up at the Rag & Mop.

I might even be able to organise camping at the pub if you'd prefer that instead. Very Happy

Beers? Beers?! Stuff that, let's hit the cocktails! Twisted Evil

Elaine. Laughing
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Post  Gray on Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:10 pm

Ooh that sounds good and on the doorstep !!!!  Very Happy

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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:24 pm

Thats sod all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Try standing under the back of a VC10 doing engine runs with each Conway producing 20,000 lbs of thrust.

That gets your bits vibrating, better than the spin cycle girls Twisted Evil
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:56 am

Mk3rob wrote:Thats sod all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Try standing under the back of a VC10 doing engine runs with each Conway producing 20,000 lbs of thrust.

That gets your bits vibrating, better than the spin cycle girls Twisted Evil

Now there's a chat up line ey Rob?

"Stop smiling or I'll have to throttle back!" rofl
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I did not know this did you?

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You might think that this is the American Space Shuttle on a modified 747 - nope its was the Russion's version of the Shuttle called the Buran (means Snowstorm) mounted on an Antonov 225 and this was taken in 1989 at the Paris airshow - I thought I knew a lot of stuff about spaceflight but I had never heard of this before.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:28 pm

I didn't know that either. It looks a little shorter than the NASA version.

Maybe its a spare Shuttle from Drax Industries? alien
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Post  wheeliebin on Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:09 pm

Sadly, that weekend is both Beaulieu Autojumble and VanFest at Malvern....decisions!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:39 pm

Message in wrong location....................Doh


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Re: Rolls Royce Heritage Group Open Day - Derby - 12th September

Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:33 am

Don't forget guys, the open day is this weekend.

There is access to two sites, 12 Shop on Osmaston Road, Derby and Wilmore Road, Derby. There is a shuttle bus between the two but it's quicker to drive.

The gates open at 10am.

We'll see you there. Very Happy
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Post  minislapper on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:12 pm

We're undecided yet. Got masses of stuff to do to the house/garden and running out of time to do them before winter. Might be able to do both....will see.

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