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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:50 pm 
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danson67 wrote:
Where does this fear of not being fancy enough come from? It's not like BOTM. :D
There was no stipulation from Tom that the bikes needed to be original, period correct, catalogue spec or unused NOS garage queens


This was my worry about joining this sort of event. There is a lot of focus on getting things absolutely as they should be, which is as it should be. The gleaming original, spotless museum pieces presented by the dedicated few leave people like myself who nod to the past but get the job done by making compromises look second rate.

I dont know, maybe its all in my head, but I got the impression that the event was all about the garage queens


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:26 pm 
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Ditto.


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:16 pm 
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RickTheUncivil wrote:
danson67 wrote:
Where does this fear of not being fancy enough come from? It's not like BOTM. :D
There was no stipulation from Tom that the bikes needed to be original, period correct, catalogue spec or unused NOS garage queens


This was my worry about joining this sort of event. There is a lot of focus on getting things absolutely as they should be, which is as it should be. The gleaming original, spotless museum pieces presented by the dedicated few leave people like myself who nod to the past but get the job done by making compromises look second rate.

I dont know, maybe its all in my head, but I got the impression that the event was all about the garage queens



I must admit I too was under this impression, which transpires was an incorrect assumption.

I'm sorry to hear that the event is now being closed. Ironically the airing in this thread had made me determined to attend next year as I realised I had been wrong.

I really hope Tom doesn't cut all ties with us.


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:25 pm 
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Warwick is **** miles away, and car shows are shit.
That's why I didn't go.

Last year I just didn't go because Warwick is **** miles away.
Hope this helps. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:30 pm 
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I see that Iconoclassic won't be on next year (unless someone else takes on the job of organising it) :(

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Thanks again to everyone who took part in the show this Sunday gone, and the fantastic bikes you brought along. With a heavy heart, I have made the decision not to put on ICONOCLASSIC : 2018 next year, as I focus instead on my work and my family. I will be turning off the email servers on Friday this week, and won't be responding to any emails or messages received through the Facebook show / event / group pages from Friday 25.08.17 onwards. Cheers, and big love to everyone who shares my love and obsession with these crazy old bikes of ours.


Edit: I'm a bit slow with this news I see :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:12 pm 
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Truely crap news.

I couldn't make it this year, but have been to 2 of the three previous, and they really are an awesome day, and it certainy wasn't about garage queens :(

Tom, if you're reading this, PLEASE don't rule out future events completely. I appreciate it must be a ton of work, but there's nothing else like it!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:51 pm 
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its true that its not all about garage queens, take for instance my red rourke, sbike 503 and cannondale bote. they were all in a poor state when i found them but i put in the hours when i can and find the parts i need to get them back to some sort of former glory.

all three of these bikes needed resprays which i do myself with aerosols, i kid you not as those that have attended iconnos and seen my bikes there can testify and cannot believe that i achieved the results using aerosols....for me iconno is being able display my bikes with all the others and get really positive comments on my work and my bikes dont look out of place.

please please please dont let this show disappear, :cry: :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:58 pm 
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I think that was an own goal.


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yeah he shoots he scores, i suppose you could look at it that way.
were you there by chance on sunday


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 Post subject: Re: A big thank you.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:17 pm 
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This could be the death knell of retrobike


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