We’re no boy racers! Cruisers say they’d be good for town

Echo: We’re no boy racers! Cruisers say they’d be good for town We’re no boy racers! Cruisers say they’d be good for town

CAR enthusiasts want to hold regular cruiser events on Southend seafront, claiming they would be good for the town.

An unauthorised meeting in Western Esplanade on Easter Sunday attracted police attention after complaints of antisocial parking. But organisers insist critics don’t fully understand the meetings.

Although the Easter event ultimately passed without incident, detractors say such meetings attract “boy racers” who drive dangerously at high speeds.

Several groups, including Essex Cruise Scene, were involved in bringing people to the last event. The original organisers called on groups not to meet in Southend because there was no council permission.

But the groups claimed by the time they found out, it was too late to get members to go anywhere else. Michael Dunthorne, 44, from Kent, the club’s coowner, said: “People at our events just want to show off their cars.

“They don’t want to be doing wheelspins or anything like that. We’re no trouble.

“We hold static meets where people, who’ve spent their hardearned money on their cars, can look at each other’s vehicles.

“We’re not boy racers. They race round the street, but we are static.

“There’s always going to be car clubs, same as pensioners’ clubs, bingo clubs –we’re no different.

“Some people parked illegally and got tickets, and so they should have. If the council allowed us to do it properly, we could have been more organised and spread out further along the front. I will continue trying to talk to Southend Council to let us meet. We’d like to do meets twice a year there.

“By having people visit, we’ll bring money into Southend to be spent in the town.” Tony Cox, Southend councillor responsible for public protection, waste and transport, said: “As long as it’s done in a controlled manner, is well organised and well marshalled.

I wouldn’t necessarily have a problem with it.”

But his cabinet colleague, Derek Jarvis, member for culture and tourism, questioned whether there was room on the seafront for large car meets and said he feared it could cause gridlock. He added: “I’m sceptical it would have any great advantage on days which are already extremely busy.”

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11:08am Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Michael Dunthorne, 44, from Kent, the club’s coowner, said: “People at our events just want to show off their cars.

“They don’t want to be doing wheelspins or anything like that. We’re no trouble.

“We hold static meets where people, who’ve spent their hardearned money on their cars, can look at each other’s vehicles.

“We’re not boy racers. They race round the street, but we are static. .

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if only that was all true, yes they want others too look at their cars, but they also will show off in the process, its all part and parcel always has been, if only they really could get it marshalled and some knobs did behave behind the wheel they might stand a chance, it could work maybe set a trial basis with the authoritys see how it pans out.
Michael Dunthorne, 44, from Kent, the club’s coowner, said: “People at our events just want to show off their cars. “They don’t want to be doing wheelspins or anything like that. We’re no trouble. “We hold static meets where people, who’ve spent their hardearned money on their cars, can look at each other’s vehicles. “We’re not boy racers. They race round the street, but we are static. . ____________________ _______ if only that was all true, yes they want others too look at their cars, but they also will show off in the process, its all part and parcel always has been, if only they really could get it marshalled and some knobs did behave behind the wheel they might stand a chance, it could work maybe set a trial basis with the authoritys see how it pans out. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

11:59am Thu 8 May 14

chicane says...

just as bad as a whole day during Easter of motorcycles BLARRING along the seafront , parking illegally and not paying for parking , going up the inside and outside of motorists . i found the normally pleasant drive along the seafront a scary nightmare

traffic chaos late afternoon when they all left together congregating at traffic lights , blocking pedestrian crossing etc etc

the exhausts while idling are probably legal but when travelling are so so loud

and this was a supposedly organised legal event
just as bad as a whole day during Easter of motorcycles BLARRING along the seafront , parking illegally and not paying for parking , going up the inside and outside of motorists . i found the normally pleasant drive along the seafront a scary nightmare traffic chaos late afternoon when they all left together congregating at traffic lights , blocking pedestrian crossing etc etc the exhausts while idling are probably legal but when travelling are so so loud and this was a supposedly organised legal event chicane
  • Score: -19

12:02pm Thu 8 May 14

Britanniaman says...

I agree it did used to bring a lot of people and business to the seafront in the winter months but that was when it was modified cars cruising around the seafront.But them days have gone now all you see is these cars that are new straight from the car show room with just different wheels and new speakers and they think they have modified them. I miss the days when you got an old banger and made it look like it was new the old escorts, Capri, sierra,Granada, But yeah it did used to be busy on a Friday and Saturday night in the winter months when the cruisers was driving around and around and all the girls sitting on the wall lol.
I agree it did used to bring a lot of people and business to the seafront in the winter months but that was when it was modified cars cruising around the seafront.But them days have gone now all you see is these cars that are new straight from the car show room with just different wheels and new speakers and they think they have modified them. I miss the days when you got an old banger and made it look like it was new the old escorts, Capri, sierra,Granada, But yeah it did used to be busy on a Friday and Saturday night in the winter months when the cruisers was driving around and around and all the girls sitting on the wall lol. Britanniaman
  • Score: 25

12:08pm Thu 8 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -3

12:34pm Thu 8 May 14

Mickysmith says...

Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.
Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant. Mickysmith
  • Score: -12

12:40pm Thu 8 May 14

The__Truth says...

"The Easter event passed without incident". Other than the modified car that crashed on Victoria Avenue around 11pm seriously injuring it's teenage passengers.

I would have no problems with them having car cruises or car shows on the seafront the same as the bikers or classic cars. As long as they are well organised, marshalled and organised with the Councils agreement.
"The Easter event passed without incident". Other than the modified car that crashed on Victoria Avenue around 11pm seriously injuring it's teenage passengers. I would have no problems with them having car cruises or car shows on the seafront the same as the bikers or classic cars. As long as they are well organised, marshalled and organised with the Councils agreement. The__Truth
  • Score: 19

12:43pm Thu 8 May 14

Mickysmith says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
Prat!
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.[/p][/quote]Prat! Mickysmith
  • Score: 31

1:13pm Thu 8 May 14

pembury53 says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
spot on son.... there are some real massive c0cks on here "my usually pleasant drive along the seafront" "it was chaos" moan moan moan, etc etc...... its chaos every fu!ckin sunday through the summer, and all they are talking about is having a meet twice a year, and spending a few quid..... as for parking and speeding violations, we already have 20mph zone, fixed cameras and more parking enforcement than you could shake a stick at, so a few tickets get issued, as per any weekend, so what....... so bring it on, i'd rather have the cruisers in town than fat loud mouthed day trippers, and their whining brats, driving around in circles for half an hour looking for free parking.....
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.[/p][/quote]spot on son.... there are some real massive c0cks on here "my usually pleasant drive along the seafront" "it was chaos" moan moan moan, etc etc...... its chaos every fu!ckin sunday through the summer, and all they are talking about is having a meet twice a year, and spending a few quid..... as for parking and speeding violations, we already have 20mph zone, fixed cameras and more parking enforcement than you could shake a stick at, so a few tickets get issued, as per any weekend, so what....... so bring it on, i'd rather have the cruisers in town than fat loud mouthed day trippers, and their whining brats, driving around in circles for half an hour looking for free parking..... pembury53
  • Score: 14

2:11pm Thu 8 May 14

southend_Dave says...

I used to love going down to the seafront when I was 17 or so, grew out of it very quickly when old enough to do other things.

Why is a 44 year old still doing it?
I used to love going down to the seafront when I was 17 or so, grew out of it very quickly when old enough to do other things. Why is a 44 year old still doing it? southend_Dave
  • Score: 3

2:23pm Thu 8 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

Mickysmith wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
Prat!
Bit like you then you old to55er!
[quote][p][bold]Mickysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.[/p][/quote]Prat![/p][/quote]Bit like you then you old to55er! Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -11

3:27pm Thu 8 May 14

whateverhappened says...

Mickysmith wrote:
Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.
stay in and watch x factor then...
[quote][p][bold]Mickysmith[/bold] wrote: Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.[/p][/quote]stay in and watch x factor then... whateverhappened
  • Score: 8

3:30pm Thu 8 May 14

whateverhappened says...

This council are close to losing my regular vote for them what with this anti everything fun stance...
This council are close to losing my regular vote for them what with this anti everything fun stance... whateverhappened
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Thu 8 May 14

whateverhappened says...

this council are close to losing my regular vote for them with this anti everything fun stance
this council are close to losing my regular vote for them with this anti everything fun stance whateverhappened
  • Score: -1

3:32pm Thu 8 May 14

whateverhappened says...

and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .
and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment . whateverhappened
  • Score: -3

3:35pm Thu 8 May 14

whateverhappened says...

Ha just read the next article ..i know where i would want to spend my evening with the kids.. opera my 4r5e.....council = fun ""Scott Dolling, Southend Council’s acting head of economy, regeneration and tourism, said: “We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed company Opera24 to the Royal Pavilion.""
Ha just read the next article ..i know where i would want to spend my evening with the kids.. opera my 4r5e.....council = fun ""Scott Dolling, Southend Council’s acting head of economy, regeneration and tourism, said: “We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed company Opera24 to the Royal Pavilion."" whateverhappened
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Thu 8 May 14

the25man says...

whateverhappened wrote:
and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .
I fully agree with you regarding the Web page having to wait for all the adverts to load before you can do anything on the page
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .[/p][/quote]I fully agree with you regarding the Web page having to wait for all the adverts to load before you can do anything on the page the25man
  • Score: 0

3:57pm Thu 8 May 14

the25man says...

The cruisers are fine it's just the few idiots that spoil it. The cruise should be allowed with Police there to stop and crush the idiots cars
The cruisers are fine it's just the few idiots that spoil it. The cruise should be allowed with Police there to stop and crush the idiots cars the25man
  • Score: 5

4:17pm Thu 8 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

pembury53 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
spot on son.... there are some real massive c0cks on here "my usually pleasant drive along the seafront" "it was chaos" moan moan moan, etc etc...... its chaos every fu!ckin sunday through the summer, and all they are talking about is having a meet twice a year, and spending a few quid..... as for parking and speeding violations, we already have 20mph zone, fixed cameras and more parking enforcement than you could shake a stick at, so a few tickets get issued, as per any weekend, so what....... so bring it on, i'd rather have the cruisers in town than fat loud mouthed day trippers, and their whining brats, driving around in circles for half an hour looking for free parking.....
Totally agree with both comments. Do we want people to come to our town or not,
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.[/p][/quote]spot on son.... there are some real massive c0cks on here "my usually pleasant drive along the seafront" "it was chaos" moan moan moan, etc etc...... its chaos every fu!ckin sunday through the summer, and all they are talking about is having a meet twice a year, and spending a few quid..... as for parking and speeding violations, we already have 20mph zone, fixed cameras and more parking enforcement than you could shake a stick at, so a few tickets get issued, as per any weekend, so what....... so bring it on, i'd rather have the cruisers in town than fat loud mouthed day trippers, and their whining brats, driving around in circles for half an hour looking for free parking.....[/p][/quote]Totally agree with both comments. Do we want people to come to our town or not, Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

the25man wrote:
whateverhappened wrote:
and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .
I fully agree with you regarding the Web page having to wait for all the adverts to load before you can do anything on the page
Its a massive pain, but relieve it easily with a spoonful of ABP (ad blocker plus) works a treat, you'll be reet in no time.
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .[/p][/quote]I fully agree with you regarding the Web page having to wait for all the adverts to load before you can do anything on the page[/p][/quote]Its a massive pain, but relieve it easily with a spoonful of ABP (ad blocker plus) works a treat, you'll be reet in no time. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Get Adventure Isle to run it, it will be a given.
I can actually see it working if its done well,Sorted Bruv's.
Get Adventure Isle to run it, it will be a given. I can actually see it working if its done well,Sorted Bruv's. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -1

7:44pm Thu 8 May 14

Nebs says...

Not only should the council be encouraging this sort of thing, but they should organise a big car show for the town.
Not only should the council be encouraging this sort of thing, but they should organise a big car show for the town. Nebs
  • Score: -1

8:08pm Thu 8 May 14

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
the25man wrote:
whateverhappened wrote:
and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .
I fully agree with you regarding the Web page having to wait for all the adverts to load before you can do anything on the page
Its a massive pain, but relieve it easily with a spoonful of ABP (ad blocker plus) works a treat, you'll be reet in no time.
cheers for that .... just installed in firefox/linux and it does indeed work a treat
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: and this website grrr why go blank when i push post comment .[/p][/quote]I fully agree with you regarding the Web page having to wait for all the adverts to load before you can do anything on the page[/p][/quote]Its a massive pain, but relieve it easily with a spoonful of ABP (ad blocker plus) works a treat, you'll be reet in no time.[/p][/quote]cheers for that .... just installed in firefox/linux and it does indeed work a treat pembury53
  • Score: 1

9:17pm Thu 8 May 14

essexmarc says...

Mickysmith wrote:
Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.
may I ask what your hobbies include micky?i agree with the litter part as that's just **** right lazy of people but in regards to the rest of the car scene its just something people like spending their money on and enjoy.it just so happens that its always been stereotyped as a antisocial culture.each to their own I say and yes if people are parked illegally,acting like idiots then they should be ticketed.
I could bleat on about how fishing is mega boring sitting waiting to catch a fish that will only get thrown back in or having a section of land to plant crops etc that is easily available in many shops but I wont because its not my hobby.world would be very boring if we all liked the same thing don't you agree?
[quote][p][bold]Mickysmith[/bold] wrote: Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.[/p][/quote]may I ask what your hobbies include micky?i agree with the litter part as that's just **** right lazy of people but in regards to the rest of the car scene its just something people like spending their money on and enjoy.it just so happens that its always been stereotyped as a antisocial culture.each to their own I say and yes if people are parked illegally,acting like idiots then they should be ticketed. I could bleat on about how fishing is mega boring sitting waiting to catch a fish that will only get thrown back in or having a section of land to plant crops etc that is easily available in many shops but I wont because its not my hobby.world would be very boring if we all liked the same thing don't you agree? essexmarc
  • Score: 4

5:46am Fri 9 May 14

jessloulau says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
i say fu!ck people who inconvenience others by parking illegally and blockin the roads
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.[/p][/quote]i say fu!ck people who inconvenience others by parking illegally and blockin the roads jessloulau
  • Score: 4

8:10am Fri 9 May 14

sesibollox says...

Oh dear, time to start locking those seafront gates again
Oh dear, time to start locking those seafront gates again sesibollox
  • Score: 0

8:34am Fri 9 May 14

sesibollox says...

chicane wrote:
just as bad as a whole day during Easter of motorcycles BLARRING along the seafront , parking illegally and not paying for parking , going up the inside and outside of motorists . i found the normally pleasant drive along the seafront a scary nightmare

traffic chaos late afternoon when they all left together congregating at traffic lights , blocking pedestrian crossing etc etc

the exhausts while idling are probably legal but when travelling are so so loud

and this was a supposedly organised legal event
Go back to your care home, where the fastest thing is the tea trolley...
[quote][p][bold]chicane[/bold] wrote: just as bad as a whole day during Easter of motorcycles BLARRING along the seafront , parking illegally and not paying for parking , going up the inside and outside of motorists . i found the normally pleasant drive along the seafront a scary nightmare traffic chaos late afternoon when they all left together congregating at traffic lights , blocking pedestrian crossing etc etc the exhausts while idling are probably legal but when travelling are so so loud and this was a supposedly organised legal event[/p][/quote]Go back to your care home, where the fastest thing is the tea trolley... sesibollox
  • Score: 0

9:36am Fri 9 May 14

LoopyLou88 says...

why not just ban it completley i have these sorta cars hairing along the top of my road most nights its so fraustrating i have insomnia as it is hard enough to sleep without thier added noise. all i hear till late at night is this vroooooooooooooooooo
ooom vroooooooooooom vrooooom and im in bed like for fooooks sake shut the hell up with your stupid cars i need sleep.
why not just ban it completley i have these sorta cars hairing along the top of my road most nights its so fraustrating i have insomnia as it is hard enough to sleep without thier added noise. all i hear till late at night is this vroooooooooooooooooo ooom vroooooooooooom vrooooom and im in bed like for fooooks sake shut the hell up with your stupid cars i need sleep. LoopyLou88
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Fri 9 May 14

Mickysmith says...

whateverhappened wrote:
Mickysmith wrote:
Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.
stay in and watch x factor then...
I would learn more watching x factor than getting brain damage listening to car revs and dire music.
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickysmith[/bold] wrote: Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.[/p][/quote]stay in and watch x factor then...[/p][/quote]I would learn more watching x factor than getting brain damage listening to car revs and dire music. Mickysmith
  • Score: 0

4:37pm Fri 9 May 14

Mickysmith says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Mickysmith wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.
Prat!
Bit like you then you old to55er!
I'm 30 you Mong and have more sense than you will ever have pal. grow up and do something productive with your life.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: I say fu!ck the critics. And fu!ck the police. If you want to park up and have a meet you do it. It can only be good for the town bringing in extra trade.[/p][/quote]Prat![/p][/quote]Bit like you then you old to55er![/p][/quote]I'm 30 you Mong and have more sense than you will ever have pal. grow up and do something productive with your life. Mickysmith
  • Score: 3

4:46pm Fri 9 May 14

Shoeburylass says...

I think having these meets bring something interesting to the town. It's part of Southend's heritage. I think it's fascinating and I remember cars driving up and down the seafront back when it was still a loop. They're not doing anyone any harm – it's a public highway and they have as much right to drive on it as anyone else, should they choose to. The same goes for parking spaces. I agree that illegally parked cars should be ticketed, as with anyone else.
As long as everyone drives safely and aren't doing 'doughnuts', I encourage it.
I think having these meets bring something interesting to the town. It's part of Southend's heritage. I think it's fascinating and I remember cars driving up and down the seafront back when it was still a loop. They're not doing anyone any harm – it's a public highway and they have as much right to drive on it as anyone else, should they choose to. The same goes for parking spaces. I agree that illegally parked cars should be ticketed, as with anyone else. As long as everyone drives safely and aren't doing 'doughnuts', I encourage it. Shoeburylass
  • Score: 1

4:50pm Fri 9 May 14

Mickysmith says...

essexmarc wrote:
Mickysmith wrote:
Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.
may I ask what your hobbies include micky?i agree with the litter part as that's just **** right lazy of people but in regards to the rest of the car scene its just something people like spending their money on and enjoy.it just so happens that its always been stereotyped as a antisocial culture.each to their own I say and yes if people are parked illegally,acting like idiots then they should be ticketed.
I could bleat on about how fishing is mega boring sitting waiting to catch a fish that will only get thrown back in or having a section of land to plant crops etc that is easily available in many shops but I wont because its not my hobby.world would be very boring if we all liked the same thing don't you agree?
No problem my hobbies are football, running & going to my local pub at the weekend and obviously irritating people on here. This is my opinion as you have had your opinion. All im saying is that even when I was 17 its been agro and yes maybe its a minor minority but it happens and still can't see what people get out of all this its just the way I am sorry if offended people but no matter what anyone says about this you will obviously stick to your guns about all this car stuff and cover up all the negative press. good luck with it all and I mean that but the good behaviour if any won't last for long. peace!
[quote][p][bold]essexmarc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickysmith[/bold] wrote: Pretty sad if you ask me, surely people have better things to do with there lives than sit around in cars and listen to loud music and litter the sea front with there mcdonalds bags and blocking people that want to use the sea front for its attractions. The majority of people don't want to see this stupid, immature meet at all so why cant you just go to an abandoned piece of land away from people who want to enjoy southend and not witness this rubbish you have already given it a reputation for bad behavior plus im sure this must cost money keeping it under control by the council & police so your so called extra business is irrelevant.[/p][/quote]may I ask what your hobbies include micky?i agree with the litter part as that's just **** right lazy of people but in regards to the rest of the car scene its just something people like spending their money on and enjoy.it just so happens that its always been stereotyped as a antisocial culture.each to their own I say and yes if people are parked illegally,acting like idiots then they should be ticketed. I could bleat on about how fishing is mega boring sitting waiting to catch a fish that will only get thrown back in or having a section of land to plant crops etc that is easily available in many shops but I wont because its not my hobby.world would be very boring if we all liked the same thing don't you agree?[/p][/quote]No problem my hobbies are football, running & going to my local pub at the weekend and obviously irritating people on here. This is my opinion as you have had your opinion. All im saying is that even when I was 17 its been agro and yes maybe its a minor minority but it happens and still can't see what people get out of all this its just the way I am sorry if offended people but no matter what anyone says about this you will obviously stick to your guns about all this car stuff and cover up all the negative press. good luck with it all and I mean that but the good behaviour if any won't last for long. peace! Mickysmith
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6:43pm Fri 9 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Shoeburylass wrote:
I think having these meets bring something interesting to the town. It's part of Southend's heritage. I think it's fascinating and I remember cars driving up and down the seafront back when it was still a loop. They're not doing anyone any harm – it's a public highway and they have as much right to drive on it as anyone else, should they choose to. The same goes for parking spaces. I agree that illegally parked cars should be ticketed, as with anyone else.
As long as everyone drives safely and aren't doing 'doughnuts', I encourage it.
The most sensible argument on this thread
Let's not turn this into another anti airport campaign supported by 5 people with multiple log ins
[quote][p][bold]Shoeburylass[/bold] wrote: I think having these meets bring something interesting to the town. It's part of Southend's heritage. I think it's fascinating and I remember cars driving up and down the seafront back when it was still a loop. They're not doing anyone any harm – it's a public highway and they have as much right to drive on it as anyone else, should they choose to. The same goes for parking spaces. I agree that illegally parked cars should be ticketed, as with anyone else. As long as everyone drives safely and aren't doing 'doughnuts', I encourage it.[/p][/quote]The most sensible argument on this thread Let's not turn this into another anti airport campaign supported by 5 people with multiple log ins Living the La Vida Legra
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7:54pm Fri 9 May 14

Steve H says...

I think it's a great idea to bring back a Southend cruise, but limit it to those who are members of legitimate car clubs, admins of those clubs can email out invites to trusted members. On the night, admins can marshal the event and liaise with the Police regards any gatecrashers. Those clubs that break the rules can be named and shamed, it will then be up to admins to report those who cannot behave.

If this type of event doesn't work then no more events will be authorised, make the clubs be responsible for their members and the consequences
I think it's a great idea to bring back a Southend cruise, but limit it to those who are members of legitimate car clubs, admins of those clubs can email out invites to trusted members. On the night, admins can marshal the event and liaise with the Police regards any gatecrashers. Those clubs that break the rules can be named and shamed, it will then be up to admins to report those who cannot behave. If this type of event doesn't work then no more events will be authorised, make the clubs be responsible for their members and the consequences Steve H
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10:41am Sat 10 May 14

pembury53 says...

sesibollox wrote:
chicane wrote:
just as bad as a whole day during Easter of motorcycles BLARRING along the seafront , parking illegally and not paying for parking , going up the inside and outside of motorists . i found the normally pleasant drive along the seafront a scary nightmare

traffic chaos late afternoon when they all left together congregating at traffic lights , blocking pedestrian crossing etc etc

the exhausts while idling are probably legal but when travelling are so so loud

and this was a supposedly organised legal event
Go back to your care home, where the fastest thing is the tea trolley...
LOL..
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicane[/bold] wrote: just as bad as a whole day during Easter of motorcycles BLARRING along the seafront , parking illegally and not paying for parking , going up the inside and outside of motorists . i found the normally pleasant drive along the seafront a scary nightmare traffic chaos late afternoon when they all left together congregating at traffic lights , blocking pedestrian crossing etc etc the exhausts while idling are probably legal but when travelling are so so loud and this was a supposedly organised legal event[/p][/quote]Go back to your care home, where the fastest thing is the tea trolley...[/p][/quote]LOL.. pembury53
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10:15pm Tue 13 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

Why do people drive miles just to look at other people's cars ?
Why do people drive miles just to look at other people's cars ? Letmetryagain
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5:20pm Wed 14 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
Why do people drive miles just to look at other people's cars ?
To get away from the ......!
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: Why do people drive miles just to look at other people's cars ?[/p][/quote]To get away from the ......! Living the La Vida Legra
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