Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

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Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby CraigD » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:28 pm

The Scottish Section of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club has organised Scottish Italian Car Day for 20 years and for many it has come to be regarded as a high point of the Section’s year.
Over this time, the hard work of a fairly small group of volunteers has developed the event from a relatively informal meeting (in a field!) for a select group of Alfisti into a rather more grand affair for the wider Italian car owning community in Scotland. The event is traditionally held on the Sunday immediately prior to spring bank holiday Monday and various locations have been visited. We have enjoyed the hospitality offered by such venues as Falkland Palace, Craigtoun Country Park, Hill of Tarvit and most recently, Cairnie Fruit Farm.
Like many similar car shows, SICD has not been without its difficulties and the old saying that you cannot please all of the people all of the time certainly holds true. Difficulties with access, amenities, cost, shortage of volunteers and of course weather have all had an impact and in a few cases this has brought out the worst in some elements of the classic car owning community.
So in 2017 the feeling is that SICD has certainly developed beyond its initial remit but there is also a view that it doesn’t meet the expectations of many of those who take the time to attend. It must be said that some of these expectations are unreasonably high as they are driven by comparisons with events delivered by other, much larger, car clubs. The Section has certainly attempted to cater
for changing tastes – the entertainment of those who are not particularly interested in the cars is certainly far more important than it used to be – but there is a limit to what we can provide.
In conclusion, the Section accepts that the format of SICD has become a little dated and perhaps a touch “stale” so in order to give ourselves an opportunity to review and assess the overall situation, the recent AGM decided to give the event a rest and we will not be holding Scottish Italian Car Day in 2017.
It has to be said that there was very little appetite within the Section to hold the event this year but there will undoubtedly be some who are disappointed by this decision. We are hopeful that SICD will return in some form in the near future but in the meantime we will be endeavouring to increase the Club’s presence at other Scottish car shows and we encourage members to join in and take an active role in promoting and enjoying their Alfa Romeos throughout the year.

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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby Harper » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:33 am

Thanks for letting us know Craig. On behalf of all at FS can you extend our thanks to the Scottish Section of AROC for all they have done over the years to make SICD the show that it was. We will greatly miss it this year and hope it will return in some form or other later. And if there is anything we can do to help just let us know and we'll pitch in
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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby CraigD » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:04 pm

Thanks Katie, Hopefully we'll see you at some of the other shows.
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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby lowered-punto » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:39 pm

Very sad to see this struck off the show calendar this was the first show I attended and have loved it both times I have gone hopefully in 2018 we can see the return of sicd in a bigger and better format as Katie has said we are all more then willing to help with anything that needs done to bring this show back as unfortunately this theme of shows stopping is becoming all too common and we need to change it before it is too late thanks Craig for letting us know might see you at one of your aroc meets as there always near me

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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby Harper » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:17 am

Note to self...buy Callum some full stops for his next birthday ;)
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Unread postby lowered-punto » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:19 pm

There. Over. Rated. Anyway.

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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby Harper » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:22 pm

Must. Resist...


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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby firstcar-Y10 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:34 pm

Oh no, need to find another excuse to get north of the border again now. Really sorry to see this one off the calendar, whatever came out of the traditional Scottish random weather bucket it's always been worth the trip for me..

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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby Harper » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:49 pm

firstcar-Y10 wrote:Oh no, need to find another excuse to get north of the border again now. Really sorry to see this one off the calendar, whatever came out of the traditional Scottish random weather bucket it's always been worth the trip for me..


Glamis?

If not perhaps we'll see you at Forza instead
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Re: Scottish Italian Car Day (Cupar) 2017

Unread postby firstcar-Y10 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:11 pm

Harper wrote:Glamis?

If not perhaps we'll see you at Forza instead

Glamis looks a bit highbrow for me - something about registering your car reg in advance? I never actually know which car is up to the trip until I'm re assembling bits of it the night before..
Absolutely doing Forza though, hopefully see you there.


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