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#1 Old 01-21-2017
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Hello everyone. Just traded my MX-5 2.0 sport for a 2007 280 yesterday. 7G gearbox and the nice 10-spoke wheels in silver. Fantastic car, very impressed, great V6 sounds. 9 years old with 65k miles on the clock and it's almost like new, drives without fault so far
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Welcome from Northamptonshire. I'm sure someone will be along in a minute to point you in the direction of our UK meets calendar - there are plenty to be found in or near your neck of the woods. This is a great site with a lot of firndly people always able to over advice and insights into the world of the SLK. Enjoy.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Hi, from just down the A50 in Nottingham!


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Cool Welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham
Keep an eye on the UK Region

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Welcome again from Northamptonshire, quite a few of us in this county.
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Hi Rick, welcome from the Wirral.

Midlands is the main player for meets.
Regulars for Donington breakfasts year round and Notts car café in the summer.

Uk region with a calendar for meets:
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Feb meet up, deciding on venue at present (I'll post the question in the thread).
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...up-2017-a.html

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I do a couple of Cheshire meets. Occasionally around the Middlewich area.
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Hi Tiny Rick, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things tend to be a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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I'm up for UK Midlands meets, I'm only half an hour from Castle Donington
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